Monday, October 29, 2012

Macklin's First Bloody Nose

Wanted to make sure grandparents didn't miss any part of Macklin's life!

All part of being a kid...Macklin got his first bloody nose tonight when his head bonked my knee on the bed. He cried for about four seconds and then was confused by what was dripping out of his nose and onto our sheets. No make up below, just my tough boy.

We plugged our noses together and posed again, victorious over his injury!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012


Picture from the Regional meet last week in Delta. Boys were 2nd and girls were 4th.  

Well, I still have a lot of things that I want to blog about...but no use in hiding the fact that I am PUMPED to travel to the state cross country meet with my team this weekend. We head out for Colorado Springs tomorrow and Justin will bring the kids up in the late afternoon. There have been ups and downs over the course of the season, but it is time to focus on the rewards and fight for a few more. My guys are shooting for top ten and my girls want to be in the top half, which is top 15. FYI - there are 72 teams in CO 4A and we are part of the top 30 by qualifying for state. Go Devils!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Moab Weekend

Last weekend, we headed out to Moab for our 2nd annual fall trip! Fall and spring are the best times to hit of the fantastic area of Moab. It is an increible place to visit with an unlimited amount of things to do and explore. I have loved our two trips with babies in the past couple of years even though they are significantly less adventous than some of our previous trips (at least for me :). 

We left after everyone got off of work on Friday. We stoped to grab dinner in Grand Junction and what did we find inside the Chick-Fil-A???? A 15-piece bluegrass band just jamming out! It was a fantastic find! What a surprise to have live music while eating our chicken. 

insert pic here....

As if our weekend could get any better....Macy ate out of a beer can for breakfast! Seriously, she did. You just gotta role with the bunches when you don't bring a little pot to warm her food up with! She was a trooper!  We ended up camping in a valley near the river and had some amazing views. 

We got moving a little more slowly on Saturday morning and then headed out on our bike ride. I got to ride with the group as our friend Haylee took care of the babies, taking them for a ride of their own. I have to say that I had a blast and think I will get back into mountain biking! 

After the ride, it was off to the river for a dip and some cliff jumping. The shady part about this jumping spot was not the deapth of the water, but the return up the cliff! Once you jumped in, you could walk out the base and then back up the cliffs via a skinny trail. Since that was too far, we opted to go right back up the water fall. While this didn't look too scary, it was slippery and turned out to be pretty tough.  The whole crew ended up jumping in (minus Macklin of acourse)

Playing in the water with Daddy. Macklin doesn't seem to be phased by the cold water.

The girls on the trip!

Me jumping in! Notice how Justin is already in the water....I was supposed to go at the same time as a little delayed up there.

Here is the jump and the lower route out.

On Sunday, while the rest of the group was riding the Whole Enchilada, Haylee and I took the kids to the Arches National Park to play in the Sand Dune Arch. I love this place - it is awesome! If you have not been to Arches National Park - you should!


The daredevil that I have for a child! 

Laughing in the Leaves

Since we have such a nice big yard now, we actually care about picking up leaves in order to keep our grass going. The only bad part is that there are SOOOO many leaves on the ground and way more still in the trees. The major raking will be an epic project for later :)

Meanwhile, Macklin has been LOVING the run through them and play in them! Go Mack!

Gotta get Macy into the fun too! 

At first she was not thrilled....

But Macklin's laughs got her in the mood!

 Fun for all! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Photo Shoot

Yes, I broke out the cute baby chairs to take a few pics last week. I love how they turned out! Macy was super happy this day and Macklin was being sweet, for the most part! 


Her eyebrows are so expressive! 

Here is my favorite of Macy....

Here is Mack when he was the same age! Quite a bit bigger :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cell Phone Pics

Here is your chance to get a glimpse into my cell phone photo library! 

Macy rocking one of her cute "new" outfits for the 6 month size! 

Macklin....just scoping out the playground...getting a little chilly at certain times of the day here. 

 A trip to target...Macklin is now figuring out that he would like to look at things at the store, try them on, and then convince me that he "needs" them. I always respond with my favorite, "Macklin, that belongs to the store" line and it normally works. But as he gets into different TV and movie characters, those are harder. "Mom, look, angry birds!" (which is everywhere by the way!) 

Fall in Gypsum. I took this pic on our drop off run up valley road a couple of days back. I dropped the kids off in our truck! 

Macklin helping make the baby food and Macy loving it! 

The scene that Macklin set up last week. Jesus thanks you for the extra protection! :)

Hanging out at the park with Alana's baby boy Logan. They are about the same size. 
And don't worry, Macy isn't pulling off her headbands just yet...this was a one-time grab. Her momma is a happy one still! 

 GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!! One win away from another World Series appearance! 12 in 12? I think so!