Sunday, January 13, 2013

Our TOP 10 of 2012!

Well Emily and I have been accused of only doing blogs when Tyler and Chyanne do them in an attempt to out shine them.  They posted there top 10 2 days ago so now I will post our top 10 of 2012.

It has defiantly been a busy year for our little family.  It has had its ups and downs, but we try to stay up as much as possible.  Emily, Lynnlee and I are doing great.

Lynnlee is getting so big! Emily and I love to see  her discover new things.  Her latest love has been throwing things in the bathtub.  I think it is hilarious to catch her in the act because she always give me the same funny face as she attempts to flee the scene of the crime.  She is loving being a big girl and getting to eat real food, and she even like the baby food meats.  She loves trying to help Mom and Dad with their home work and always know just what button to push to lock up any computer.

Emily and I started our spring semester and things are going wellds.  We are both making a more effective effort to get our homework done in an orderly fashion and not stress.  We often feel like there is not enough time in the day, but hey there will be an end if we just keep pushing forward.  I am still working the night shift at Walmart here in Rexburg, so I am tired all the time, but Emily not having to work and being able to be with Lynnlee is worth it.

So now for our TOP 10 of 2012.  I am the one that put these events in order, so if you feel that I ordered them wrong, I am sorry.  Like many other things my excuse will be I just got off work and I was tired.

10- I got a 20 gallon fish tank.  Emily doesn't really think this is such a big deal, but I love my fish and often times they are the first thing people notice.  Plus all the babies love them.

My fishy friends
 9- Emily got a full tuition Scholarship.  I got a Walmart Scholarship. We were blessed to get scholarships for this school year.  Emily is amazing and got the grades for a full tuition one and it has been great.  I was lucky enough to receive one from Walmart and it has been a great help.
Emily and her semesters reading

 8- The Bingham Family moved above us.  Emily's sister and her family moved into the apartment above us.  It is great to have family so close.  We are always willing to help out one another.  Lynnlee also loves having her cousins so close.

 7- We moved to new a 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom apartment.  When Beth and Derek went to California this last summer Emily and I had a chance to move into there apartment.  It was a great opportunity. We love the extra room, and it is nice to have an extra room for studying and guests.
Our great moving crew
Our stuff ready to move

6- Lynnlee started crawling.  About 3 days after Lynnlee turned 6 months she started crawling everywhere.  She is such a little mover.  She loves being where Emily and I are and she loves being able to get to her favorite toys.

5- Emily's Father, Augie, came to visit.  During the month of December we were lucky to have Augie stay in Rexburg. It was great having him around and Emily loved spending the extra time with him.
Grandpa Peaches and Lynnlee

Emily and her Dad

4- Took a Family trip to Ohio.  In the beginning of August we took a family trip to see Emily's family in Ohio.  It was a fun trip.  Here is a fun story: Two days before Emily, Lynnlee and I were supposed to be getting on a plane to come home we discovered that Emily's wallet was missing with all of her ID and things.  We looked everywhere and stressed about it and called everywhere we could think of.  My dad, Kenney, finally found out that if we file a police report and talk to the people at the airport we should be able to get on the plane without photo ID.  Well, we did that and got to the airport early, so early in fact, that we were the first ones there.  We were eventually able to get on the plane and we were happy because a 30 hour drive to Utah would have been no fun.  When we got back to my parents house in Utah we received the packages I sent home to help us make weight on the plane.  When we opened the box we discovered that I had actually mailed the wallet to Utah by mistake.  It was quite the experience.
Me getting some SWEET AIR
My first fish caught in Ohio

Lynnlee with her Aunt Kimmy
3- Emily's step mom, Karen, passed away and Emily and Lynnlee went to Ohio for 3 weeks.  Three weeks after Lynnlee was born Emily's step mom passed away after battling cancer.  Emily and her sister Courtney and the babies Lynnlee, Peyton, and Loralie went out to be with family.  It was a good trip for them to be with family through the troubled times and help out there.  I was grateful everyone was so willing to help Emily with Lynnlee.
Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin all helping with Lynnlee
Emily and Peyton on the 4 wheeler

Fun family picture
2- We got 2 new nephews.  Beth and Derek and Tyler and Chyanne each had little boys this year.  It is great all having babies at the same time and being able to help one another.  We also love it when the cousins get to play together.
Lynnlee, Jace and Beth
Grayson and Lynnlee

Lynnlee not really sure about the Jace

Lynnlee picking on Grayson

1- Our number one this year was defiantly the birth of our sweet Lynnlee Marie.  She is such a great little baby and we love watching her grow.  It is truly a blessing having her in our life.
Lynnlee the day she was born

Lynnlee and her amazing mom

Our little Christmas Elf

Happy Baby
She loves her toy
Showing her favorite thing to do with the
Christmas tree


Friday, January 4, 2013

Bye Bye Grandpa Peaches!

As you know, my dad has been here for quite some time.  He arrived at the beginning of December to see Chris' graduation and be here for Courtney's birthday.  We were lucky to have him stay with us for the rest of the month to celebrate Christmas, my birthday and New Years.

Peyton, Loralie and Lynnlee loved Grandpa Peaches, especially his beard.  Every time Dad wouldn't understand Peyton or Loralie he would ask them if they wanted to touch his beard. It was hysterical because every time, no fail, they would completely stop what they were doing and go pet him! Haha! Lynnlee certainly liked the noises he would make am well.

I am glad that we were able to keep him entertained for a while. He fed us a lot and they were delicious meals.  He brought the grill out so we made sure to have a BBQ. We played a good amount of Catch phrase for his last night and it was a bunch of fun.  Dad is now spending some time with Adam in Colorado then he will be heading home to Ohio.  Hopefully Mom will be able to visit next! Thank you Dad for visiting with us!

Big smiles!

Peyton wanted him to wear her hair pretty

"Don't get my Grandpa!"

It's Mr. Friendly!!! Run!

Having an intelligent conversation.

Hmmm... I like that noise!

"AH! Grandpa Peaches! My shoes! My shoes!"

Lynnlee is 7 months!

Bye Dad!