Monday, June 29, 2009

Fathers Day 2009

Well Fathers Day has come and gone but I really wanted to do this anyway. I don't think I tell these three fathers in my life how much I appreciate them.

BOBERT...what a great guy, where do I even begin. I am so lucky to have such an amazing father-in-law. I always tell B how much I love this man. He really is amazing. From day one I knew we would get a long. He has always made me feel so comfortable and right at home. He is hilarious. We are usually on the same page as far as humor goes. If you ever need a good laugh, just go visit Bob for a while. On top of humor, he is a spiritual giant. He is so wise. He has been such a great example to his family. He loves his family and especially his wife. I love watching those two. He has such an amazing work ethic. He is such a hard worker. B and I are so lucky to have him in our lives.

Bry-Guy, big guy bud... what can I say, this guy is the BEST! I am so lucky I can call him my dad. He honestly is the greatest. He has blessed my family so much and has been so involved in our lives. He is always there, no matter how late, no matter how far away, dad is always around and ready to help. He is probably the hardest working guy I know. For the past 4 or 5 years I have had the privilege of working with this guy. Let me tell you, it has been the most rewarding 4 or 5 years. I am not kidding. I have learned so much from him. He is amazing with people. People love to be around him. He is a people magnet. He is hilarious. He is the most generous person I know and the coolest thing about him is that I don't even know that half of it. He is very humble and not at all self-centered. He is the most selfless person I know. He loves his kids more than anything. He is the greatest example of a parent. He loves so unconditionally. When I am around him I sometimes forget he is my dad. I am just as comfortable around him as I am around my best buddies. He is so wise. He always has the greatest advice. I love talking to him for that reason. He is a spiritual giant. He loves the gospel and isn't afraid of sharing it with anyone. I admire that. He can make any sticky situation, un-sticky, he is the best of the best. I love my dad. B and I are so lucky to have you bud. My life would never be complete without you.

B, Beezer, B-sus... man o man. I am one lucky girl right? B and I dated for quite some time before we tied the knot. It was a crazy three and a half. You all probably know, between three breakups, no one probably thought it would ever work out... BUT you were WRONG!! ha. I remember the night that B purposed. I remember thinking on my drive to my man on one knee, that this is really who I was going to marry! That B was going to be the father of my children. You always know you are going to get married and eventually have kids, but you don't know who you are going to share that with. I remember being so stoked that B was going to be the one I was going to call my husband and the one my kids were going to call dad.

So now it has been three and a half years and one Lennon later and we are still going strong. This past year has been honestly one of the greatest. Watching B become a dad has been so unreal. I remember when I found out I was pregnant I was alone in the Smiths bathroom stall :). Ha, figures right? I remember walking out of the grocery store, probably talking to myself, wondering, how is B going to react? I got in my car and went to work, no emotion, just shocked. After work, I grabbed an envelope and made it look like a letter for B, and stuck the pregnancy test in it and wrote, I am PREGNANT! I came inside and kind of hid it in a stack of mail and pulled it out and casually handed it to B. I was afraid. I didn't know what he was going to do or say. He opened it and read what I had wrote. Seconds later he jumped out of the chair screaming, "YES!!, FOR REAL?!" I was shocked. He was stoked. It has never changed.

When Lennon was born, I remember looking at B and knowing it was love at first sight. He was so tender. He still is. B loves his little man. Lennon loves his dad. He really is a daddies boy. I think it is great. Watching B play with that guy really does make my day. He laughs just as hard with him as he does with any of his good friends. He really enjoys it. He is so proud of that guy. He is the best dad. He is such a great example to me, and I know Lennon will learn a lot from him too. He is truly my best friend. I am glad that we can laugh like we did when we dated. There is never a dull moment in our house. I am so happy we are together forever. Lennon, B and I.

B, happy happy first fathers day. We love you.

Friday, June 26, 2009

oldie but a goodie

(Heather, Magz, Moi, and Laura...or Larry. Either one.)
Some good friends getting together for an old fashion good time!
Lets do that more oft.

(keep scrolling. I made a multiple post, post :)

Lake Powell 2009

This summer my Family all took a trip to Lake Powell. It was a blast!! It has been three years since I have been there and honestly it is one of my favorite places to go. I love it. Here are some pics of our week long vacation.
Here we are on the beach with the gang. We made camp fires almost every night, and of course, during that... dad had to stay busy. Here he is at him prime.
We all took a trip through the canyons and went to the Indian ruins. Farrah, you are a dream.
Another good night by the fire. Lennon was mesmerised.
More boat rides!
Inside "the cave"

Lennon loved the lake.

All in all, the trip was a success. We had lots of laughs.
Mom and Dad, your the best. We are so lucky to have you both in our lives.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Don't you wish...

You could sleep like this?


It was Lennon's first time eating Mac-N-Cheese. I know, I know... lame post, but I am intrigued with the thought that everything Lennon puts in his mouth, everything Lennon sees, everything Lennon does.... is his first time.
I love first times....
and Lennon loves Mac-N-Cheese.