Emma and Lily have been friends since birth. It's so fun to see them start this chapter of their lives together. They're not in the same class, but both have afternoon kindergarten so they get to see each other while coming and going from school.
Emma LOVES going to the dentist. I have to act like I do too so she'll keep up her enthusiasm. She has yet to have a cavity, so that may play into her enjoyment, and also she gets to pick out a prize at the end. The only part I like about going to the dentist is when I do have a cavity, because then I get the gas :)
We had a family hike and came across this tarantula right on the trail!! This photo was an attempt he gave to hide from us, you should have seen what he looked like while trying to defend himself and look larger than life.
Lydia loves picking strawberries from our little patch.
For our NINTH anniversary Ryan and I had a fantastic day together just the two of us. We took my parent's Ranger RZR over Avon and into Ogden Valley for a delicious lunch at Huntsville BBQ company.
Ogden Valley holds so much sentiment for both of us and we loved spending the day there. On the way home we were chased by dark storm clouds, but we made it back before getting drenched.
After showering and cleaning up we went out to my favorite restaurant, Elements. Then we saw a complimentary movie of Contagion, which we both loved. By complimentary I just asked nicely if they would let us see it for free, and the agreed. Never hurts to ask. We had the BEST day together! Thanks to my mom for keeping the girls all day :)
Sunday we went for a picnic over to Hyrum dam. The girls loved playing on the beach and the weather was perfect. I am kicking myself for not doing this more often, but at least we'll be prepared for next year.
Emma LOVES to take photos, even more than I do if you can believe it. I'm training her to get them just right, and she's actually doing a pretty great job.
Lydia is obsessed with her new pajamas that Annie bought her from Swiss Days. They're an early Christmas gift, and she couldn't be happier.
We had a long over due taco Wednesday date with our friends the Ferrins. This is their little girl Scarlet. They had to put up a good fight to get her to come on down here. She is sooo precious and it warms my heart to see their family grow.
I had a great photo shoot with my cousin Jake for his Senior pics. Isn't he such a good looking kid? He is a strong athlete, has great future goals, lives his standards, and has a fun sense of humor. He'll be a great catch for any girl, the kicker is that he just isn't interested right now, which makes him even better in my eyes.
Addi came up and spent the two nights with us while we stayed at my parent's house over the weekend. We absolutely adore Addi and her influence on Emma. I can't believe this is the only photo I have of the girls, but what can ya do?
I hosted a shower for my sweet cousin Sydney. It was so fun to try the new things I have discovered on Pinterest and to see my cousins who live out of town.
I'm so excited when anyone has a baby, but especially excited for Sydney. She is oober talented, has a rockin' marriage, and just as sweet and loving as can be. She's going to be a great mom who will likely fill me with jealousy when I see all the cute things she'll be doing for her kids.
These are the Smith wives (minus one who couldn't attend.) Some are blood related, some by marriage. I adore every single one of them and wish so badly that we lived closer so I could enjoy their awesomeness on a weekly basis.
Soooo, how often do you clean your kid's car seat? I hardly ever do. Let me rephrase, I NEVER do, unless vacuuming counts. This is how my husband does things. Takes it all apart, puts the cover in the washing machine, and scrubs the plastic in the kitchen sink. Yep....he's mine...allllllll mine.
This BEAUTY is my neighbor whom I ADORE. Stunning, isn't she? I had the best time driving around the valley with her and her parents while we hit up different locations. I could make a LONG list of why Sami is as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. Let's just say, that I am the President of her fan club.