Sunday, September 6, 2009

We're not dead yet! Our summer:

The ZOO feeding the giraffes:




In Tremonton visiting friends and family--reunions, playing with cousins, games, shopping with friends (so fun!), eating lots of yummy garden food, and the good ol Box Elder County Fair.
Camano Island beach house visiting some of our best friends Russell and Kristin (can't believe we didn't get a group shot!)--crabbing, looking for Edward Cullen, berry picking, thrift storing, canoeing, relaxing on the beach, and eating all the crabs we caught (soooo good!).




Island Park
Cabin--hiking, campfire, EATING, movies, and huckleberry shakes.


Colorado--Swimming, BBQs with friends, HALO parties, celebrated 4 years in June (went miniature golfing)....mostly just the normal everyday stuff (Dave goes to work and I take care of the monkey and the apt).


Updates:

Dave--Starting his masters degree this week (Human Computer Interaction), trying to get into good sleep and exercise habits and has had a week of success, liking his job, missing Chewy and wanting to get into a house so we can buy "Clay" a dog, gearing up for fall softball, helping me around the house, and eating up every moment with our little guy.

Melissa--trying new and different meals to cook, getting ready for a bunch of big events in the YW, just finished training Clay to sleep through the night again after all this vacationing (it's hard on the little ones and thier mommies!), learning how to re-finish furniture (Craigs list is awesome in a military town), and really just trying to be a good wife and mommy.

Clay (10 mos)--laughs a ton, follows mommy around the house, loves to pull things out of the dishwasher, has taken a couple steps, will play with anything but his toys, sleeps from 7:30pm-6:30 am, is really naughty in church, has 4 teeth, will sit in his highchair for hours as long as there is food in front of him, hates to snuggle, but has a mommy and daddy who smother the bajeebies out of him.

Oh, and we miss you Bryce and Jamie--Can't wait til you come back!

12 comments:

The Special K's(0: said...

I seriously can't tell you enough how cute that baby of yours is! Awesome on the refinishing furniture stuff, you'll have to teach us the tricks of the trade some time, 'cause I'd like to get into it too. And wow, those crabs are HUGE!!! So glad you updated, I've been waiting for new pics.(0; You guys are awesome. Catch you later! Have a great night!

Elisa Allen said...

Yummy yummy, i want some crabs. Sounds like you guys have had a fun, busy summer. I love the second to last pic of Stitchy because he is totally pulling a Dave face!!! I love it!! He's so cute and I can't wait to see the little booger again. Love you guys!

Ashley said...

Kins always hated to cuddle when she was little too...it made me a little sad, but usually the ones that dont cuddle arnt super clingy, which is SUPER nice later...AKA nursery :) Now, she cuddles a little more and I just soak it up! Tell Dave HI! We miss you guys!

Ali said...

Yay! your back Melissa! Those Crabs we're huge how in the world did you cook them? and to bad you didn't find Edward :) Sounds like such a fun summer-- It would be fun to do something on labor day-- so far our only plans are to try to get our floor sanded and sealed so it doesn't get ruined-- anyways call me

Jamie Blake said...

YAY! You guys posted something, and it was awesome! The zoo looks like so much fun and I miss you guys already!!!

Coby and KaeDawn said...

Looks like you guys have been having tons of fun!! It was fun to see you when you were here.. Clay is such a cutie:) That's awesome he has taken a couple steps.. I'm just waiting for Braxton to, I think he is close.

Heidi and Eric Kowallis said...

So fun! I would love to feed a giraffe. They are one of my favorite zoo animals :) Sounds like you guys are rockin' out with summer fun as you should be :)

Christy said...

I am glad to hear your are not dead! ;) hehe. Sounds like you have been too busy having too much fun to post! But I am glad you did. Clay is so adorable! Glad you are having fun!

Sarah said...

So glad to know you guys are still out there and hopping. It sounds like you have had a wonderfully fun summer. Bummer we didn't see each other at the Box Elder County Fair! Clay is so cute... I can't believe how big he has gotten.

Andrew and Lauren said...

Fun pictures and really cute video! :) Having a super snuggly baby isn't all its cracked up to be either. Bennett is that way and was even more demanded when we moved. So Andrew's gone to school, I'm trying to unpack, and Bennett just screams and cries to be held. I so would NOT relive those days!

Aubrey Jane said...

Melissa, it was so fun to see an update, you look amazing!

Cristi said...

we took our kids to the same zoo when we lived in the springs!