Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Catch Up

We have been enjoying the beautiful weather lately, so I haven't been blogging quite as much.
But hey, it's still a TON more than I ever did our first two years of marriage.

Here's what we've been up to:

Brian's Gradution.
Steve's parent were in town and we had a great time visiting with them.
We brought Bridger to the graduation, and he did pretty good.
Every time the audience would cheer, Bridger would SCREAM, not like a scared or sad scream, but an excited, "look at me" kind of scream.
It was pretty hilarious.
I love that he is noticing his own voice and is talking and cooing a lot more.
I seriously could listen to him talk

Steve and the baby were matching. And it was totally not on purpose! I'm just that good I guess :)

After graduation, we made our way to the tulip festival. It was so nice just to walk around and enjoy the weather! The flowers were beautiful, and made me want to get home and start planting. Too bad my flowers NEVER look like the ones at Thankgiving Point! Each year they are getting better and better, though, so I have high hopes for this year's little blooms!

Steve and I also left Bridger and went on a date, just the two of us! We went to see Hunger Games. It was my second time.
I loved it just as much as I did the first time around, and Steve liked it, too. I thought he would be a little critical of the movie, seeing as he didn't really know much about it going in. I thought he would come out saying, "That is SO unrealistic! That would NEVER happen in real life! No one would EVER dress like that or do that to their hair." You know, stuff like that. 
Hah! Does that sound about right, Steve?
I'm glad he liked it. And it was a nice night out, just the two of us.
We need more of those!

We left Bridger again, with Taylor, and went to the temple. It was the first time we had been since the baby was born. We went with our ward, and it was great. As usual.
Bishop Stone treated those who went to dessert at Magleby's afterward.
Best temple attendance this ward has seen yet :)

We went to dinner at Marley's with our friends Courtney and Rock and then Yogurtland for dessert (because I just can't seem to control myself when it comes to that place) and then back to our house for some good ol' Rollover.
Oh, and isn't their little Reece sooo cute? She was born just a week before B and they are getting married. Mark your calendars for like 100 million years from now. 

But seriously, they should totally get married :)   

Just yesterday, I planted flowers!
I was originally thinking I would just do all white flowers this year, but the hot pink was too pretty to pass up. I love that Steve loves having a nice looking yard and home. It makes yardwork and housework not seem like such a chore when you both like it and can do it together.
Also, I like it when Steve compliments my efforts. 
He loves the flowers I chose. 

My cousin and her husband were here for the weekend, so we got to visit with them and their two cute kiddos (soon to be three!)
Brookie was just itching for Baby Bridger to wake up from his nap so she could hold him.
She was pretty cute with him.

I weeded all the live long day for two days this week.
We have this little hillside in our backyard and it is was covered completely by this stupid weed called "myrtle spurge." Look it up and make sure the stuff doesn't come anywhere near your yard!

Steve said, "Too bad Adam and Eve were cast out of that garden. These are those noxious weeds they were talking about!" Haha Steve. Making every moment a teaching moment.

Anyway, we want to plant other things there, possibly some veggies, but can't plant til the thing is weed-free! Holy smokes that was a chore, and one I don't plan to do again. Ok, but here is the silver all my weeding, look what I discovered...

I have Lilies of the Valley growing in my weed patch! These flowers remind me so much of my sweet Mamma Donna. She cuts a bunch of these little white flowers, wraps them in a piece of wet paper towel to keep them hydrated, and sends them home with me each spring. I love looking out my window now and seeing these flowers on my once weed-covered hillside.   

Here is my little gardening buddy.
Happy as can be just playing on his mat in the shade.

Last weekend, we did a little shopping at the outlets in Park City and then dinner at Kneaders. It was fun, and I got a few new cute things. Thanks love!
(Steve got more than I did this time around. Just for the record.)

And finally, some moms from my ward got together and we went for a walk along the river down by the Riverwoods shopping center. It was nice to get out and enjoy the weather.
It's been so beautiful lately so we are definitely soaking it up around here.

It's been a fun few weeks, and we have a busy weekend ahead of us.

The day has finally come!
His parents get in tonight and we have a fun BBQ with pizzas on the grill planned for his party on Friday night.
And s'mores of course.
And strawberry shortcake.
We are so proud of him and are excited to see where life now takes us and what happens next!


  1. Such a long post and so much to comment on... You worked so hard on weeding that hillside and it looks great along with your flower. That is why we needed one on our front porch :)

  2. Congrats on graduation Steve! You guys all look great and happy-we miss you!