Sunday, January 22, 2012

utah, birthday, food

For our first long weekend of school, we took advantage of the time and headed to Utah for the weekend.

We stayed at Jordan (Lukes brother) and Trisha's house, and they are great hosts. Most of the weekend was spent like this.. following them in the car. Now that we both have carseats, we have to take 2 cars everywhere. 

Tracen and luke matched on Sunday (as per usual)

And Sunday night we got to go visit Auntie Wilma, Uncle Dave, nicole, chay, blade, their new puppy (which i am scared to spell wrong)

I don't have any pictures of wilma and dave, but Tracen sure loved playing with these cousins.  And I sure loved the games, company and good food (as per usual)

Look at this great shot of Blade and Tracen, you'd never know they were related. 

On Monday (my birthday) we headed back home to rexburg... but not before i tried to get Tracen to learn a few things from his cousin Hudson. 

Tracen and I on my birthday. 

I came home from school the day after my birthday to this... 

Luke made dinner, a card, a cake, and the flowers kaiti sent me. Because i'm still not (really) eating dairy, i ate the middle of the cake. It was delicious!

 This weekend we started Tracen on his solid foods. 

And - Jamie and Jenelle got here!!

so far.. we have enjoyed some good food (chicken katsu this sunday - inspired by the chicken katsu we had last weekend at auntie wilma's), jenelle has changed her clothes like 4 times today (due to Tracen), playing lots of games, treats, laughs and some American Idol.

It's going to be a good week!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mostly for my records

Looks like I've let too much time pass without documenting life, so now there are a lot of pictures...

A few days before Christmas Tracen enjoyed his first bus ride, and we all enjoyed Christmas lights and the nativity with family and friends (thanks to the Palmers).

More than one person commented on how much they liked Papahashi's hat.

I tried to get a picture of the animals - not the most flattering view.


On Christmas eve we were lucky to spend it with both sides of our family. The nativity that we had performed for us was impressive... look at that cast:

(Back) Meika - Star, Papahashi - wisemen, Luke - wisemen (from hogwarts), Scott - angel, Jamie - angel, Corban - shepherd.
(Front) Tyken - Joseph, Brylie - Mary, Tracen - baby Jesus, Porter - wisemen

Christmas morning was magical of course.

we spent the day enjoying gifts and family time.

On December 30th my sister in law got married.  Look who played the music while she walked down the isle? Erika and my other SIL Trisha.

the wedding was beautiful

this seems to be the only picture of the bride i have - she looked stunning! 

After a full day of packing, New Years Eve was spent playing Rook and eating good food!  We were so lucky to have Kristi, Greg, Elliot and Blair come visit too

On Jan 2nd we came back south of the border to begin school again.  We are SO SO SO grateful for mom, dad, erika and jenelle coming and bringing our stuff in a van and helping us put together furniture and make our apartment more of a home.  Plus we love their company.

Jan 4th school started, here is Luke and Tracen on the first day of school

Not enough pictures of Tracen yet? okay...

I realized one body part Tracen inherited from me - a jiggly, bum with cellulite (TMI?) - only difference is that his looks cute.

I used to tell Luke that when Tracen was born that i would dress them alike, he always would argue and say he wouldn't let me.  Turns out HE wanted to dress Tracen like HIM.  Saturday and Sunday their outfits matched.

Saturday we got out of the house.. Tracen and I waited in the car while luke ran into the grocery store to grab 2 (TWO) donuts.

he was gone longer than expected... and returned with:

a DOZEN donuts.  He has since lost his privileges going into Brolims by himself.

I wanted Luke to take pictures of Tracen in his cute shoes he got from Jamie and Jenelle before church
oh yeah, you don't get to see the shoes because all the pictures he took cut the shoes out - and not on purpose, he just forgot why he was taking pictures... 

Our happy baby is 5 months old now and currently surviving mom and dad both being in school.