Wednesday, July 27, 2011

3 Year Anniversary

July 25th was our 3 year anniversary!

We were able to celebrate by going shopping at the Park City outlets like we do every year & then we had the opportunity to stay the night at the Homestead Resort in Midway. Thanks to Tim & Megan who we got a gift certificate from, we only paid a total of $8 for everything.

After several hours of shopping, we checked into the Homestead & found our room. It was really nice & cozy. We ate dinner at the restaurant there & splurged for the special occasion. It started to rain as we were eating & didn't stop until the next morning. So we decided after dinner that we would go swimming in the indoor pool & hot tub. We were brave and ventured out to the outdoor hot tub despite the fact that we saw lightening several times.. luckily it wasn't too close :)

I would be lying if I said we slept wonderfully.. we both tossed & turned all night (I think we missed our own bed) & at 2:00am we were awakened by the TV mysteriously turning on! Ya, we were a little freaked out by that!

We woke up & went back to the restaurant for breakfast & I ordered whole grain banana pancakes thinking I was being fairly healthy.. when it came out I couldn't believe my eyes. It was 3 HUGE whole grain pancakes covered in bananas, granola & powdered sugar - with maple syrup to pour on top. I was starving so I attempted to eat some of it.. about 1/3 of the way in, my stomach was NOT happy. I am not used to eating that much sugar so early in the AM. After breakfast we both felt like death & were so very grateful that we don't eat like that on a daily basis!

After breakfast, we went on a walk around the resort to try and burn off the food we had just consumed. Tyler found a lady bug friend & we had fun seeing the Crater. (It's a big hole in the ground with mineral water that you can swim in). We were going to attempt to go golfing.. but decided against it because the course was PACKED.

We loved the Homestead, it was a peaceful place & we are grateful we got to spend our anniversary there together! It's crazy to think that 3 years has already passed since our wedding day.. and even crazier to think that we have been together for almost 5 years!

Here are some pics that I managed to take while celebrating.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer time is a special time.

We love the summer.
Here are a bunch of reasons why.









{SWIMMING...even Roxi}

Monday, July 11, 2011

Independence Day

We had such a fun filled 4th of July this year. It was busy all day long & so much fun being with family & celebrating our country's birthday & our freedom.

We started the day off at the Kaysville Parade.

{Aaron & Meghann}

{Porter loved the parade}

{Porter & Grandpa}

{Ty getting his Porter time :) }

{Karli, Me & Dev}

{Tyler & I}

{Grandma & Priya}

{Micah & Devanee}

{Most of us at the parade}

We all went to my parent's house to spend the rest of the day. Meghann & Aaron had fun with Porter cutting out shapes in watermelon. He loved it!

My Dad filled up a little pool for Porter to have fun playing in with his daddy.

And Micah & Tyler even got in to cool off.

We had so much fun just spending time together!

Tyler & I cooked a couple things dutch oven style. I did most the prep & Tyler did the actual cooking. They turned out so delicious!

While the food was cooking, Porter was wandering around & started heading straight for the dutch ovens - so Tyler ran over to keep him away & in the meantime stepped on a hot coal with his bare foot! OUCH!

Dutch Oven food #1
Cheesy Potatoes
*FYI there are no calories on the 4th of July ;)

We had our traditional homemade vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Along with Dutch Oven food #2
Peach Blueberry Cobbler

We grilled hamburgers, hot dogs & tilapia on the grill. As well as grilled pineapple. And of course yummy watermelon. It was sooo good & even better sharing it with family!

After dinner, we decided to play wiffle ball baseball. With the rule that you could throw the ball at the runner to get them out as well as touch the base.

Not sure if that rule was the best idea because Tyler gave Chase this welt..

And I gave Micah this welt...

When it got dark we sat on the back deck & watched fireworks happening all around us. We could see the fireworks at Davis High, as well as about 5 other areas!
We then set off a bunch of our own fireworks & then started playing around with sparklers...
I got my camera out and decided to make pictures of people drawing things with the sparklers.
It was lots of fun, check out what we got:
{Tyler attempted to write his name. Keep in mind you have to do it backwards}

{I believe this was Micah doing a star}

{This is me writing "Love"}

{Devanee - Peace Sign}

{Karli - Flower}

{Jake & Dev - stick people holding hands}

{My Dad's cool shape}

{Micah's fiery circle}

I always love Independence Day because of how much fun we always have with family & spending quality time together.
I am grateful that we live in this country & have the freedoms we enjoy.