Sunday, September 21, 2014

My babies are too big!

Well, a few weeks ago we got our photos taken by the lovely Kiana Livingston and we want to share them with you all. She did a fantastic job! We went to the gardens on campus to take them so we had some great places to get the pictures.

Their trick


I Love Lynn's face in this!

Favorite family one

Yep, that's Amelia for ya!

Kisses all around!

My Lynnlee girl is getting so big! I feel like she was just born and now she cuts with scissors! How sad is that?! She and her dad have been having a great time together while I'm at school. They play outside all the time and Mitch taught her a new saying, "All day!" Except she says it in a low voice kind of like a man. If you've ever seen New Girl Schmidt is who inspired him to teach her. I love them so much! Lynnlee is also determined to pick her own clothes lately. I didn't get a good picture of the other days outfit but know that it involved a zebra print vest. Her favorite color is pink and she insists on wearing dresses lately.

Nap time in a basket!

Lynn insisting on a dress!

Hmm... Pondering the questions of life

Her new toy, Boy. She loves him. 

Hanging out at the park. 

Amelia is now eating food like a big girl! She has had rice cereal three times this week and eats it like a champ. We were going to wait longer but she always tries to steal our food so we went for it! She also says Momma and Dadda! She is so big!



This week I started school and I'm already exhausted! 88 more days, but who's counting? I really do like my classes it is just a lot of work and a lot of reading. Luckily the reading is interesting and fun. I'm looking forward to student teaching in the fall! Mitch is already bored with being a stay at home dad but he does like to spend time with the girls. Although, some days I come home having a heart attack because he thinks for new tricks for Amelia!

 Here is what Mitch does with his free time, creates plaques!

Mitch's trophies!

Have a happy Sunday everyone!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy, Happy Birthday Mitchell dear!

We were able to camp out last Friday to Sunday with the Swallows and had a great time! Kenney cooked for all of us and everything was delicious. We had his bbq chicken and dutch oven potatoes, (my personal favorite) breakfast burritos, and pancakes and eggs. We also had smores made with Reese's cups! So amazing, you should try them! Lynn loved camping, I was freezing, Amelia loved being held the whole time. All together it was fun, fun, fun.

Mitch caught a pet!

He had a good time just hanging out on Mitch's hat.

Aunt Emma

Nana and Amelia Bedelia!

Beth and Amelia look the same! 

Tommy looking pretty bad!

Newly weds...

'What are you talking about? Am I even doing this right?'

This gun was a fun one, it was a 9 mm.

Scoping it out!

Ready? Pull!

Tommy went around finding frogs. He was impressed by his aim. 

Poor little guy!

This week was Mitchell's birthday. He turned 27 years old and still looks 23 ;). For his birthday we had a big birthday dinner: steaks, rolls, potato salad, deviled eggs, apple pie, and ice cream. He got Captain America 2, New Girl season 3, Captain Crunch, a bubba water bottle, and some things for a project he wants to work on. We had so much fun together this week, a great way to end to the summer!

Uncle Lane and Aunt Mal getting some Amelia time.

Enjoying some treats!


It's a party!

Mitch is number one is my book! Nothing to do with the fact
that I couldn't find the candles...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Trip to Courtney's!

We have been so blessed to be able to visit all of my family this year! Over the long weekend we went to Oregon to visit Courtney, Chris, and the girls. We had so, so much fun. Mitch and I shared the long drive so it wasn't too bad.

Courtney has been telling us to go to Dickey's in Idaho Falls for quite some time so when we got out there they took us and Oh. My. Gosh. So good. They have the best pulled pork sandwiches of my life! We also went to a pretty decent Chinese Buffet with Chris. I love me some Chinese food.

Just like old times..

Lynnlee petting Peyton. 

Enjoying some delicious Dickey's

Fun stuff!

Chris with the babies! He is an awesome dad and uncle!

It wouldn't be an Emily and Courtney reunion if
Just Dance wasn't involved!

Peyton taking care of sleepy Uncle Mitch

Attempting to sleep with Pops and Juj
We have about 15 of these. It was nearly impossible to get
a decent picture of all of us.
I said nearly impossible! Though, Caroline turned away
at the last minute. 

While we were there we went to the park. It had a mile long walking trail and old people workouts, like standing push ups, and a stair stepper. It was a fun time. It was also Amelia's first time swinging!

Maxin' and relaxin'


"I'm Yao, king of the rock! And there's nothing
you girls can do about it."

Hanging off the precipice!

"Mine, take a picture of me! Cheese!"

Those thrill seekers!

Jumping off. She's so brave!

Cutest kid ever!

"More pictures, really?"

Looking at something, no idea what. 

The river just behind/ beside the park. 

Chris pondering the meaning of life.

Peyton insisted on pushing the swing. Courtney wasn't
enjoying it in the slightest.

The horizontal tree

Peyton was actually really high up!
Her climbing skills were aces. 

Look at that sweet face! She is such a good baby.

My stick! 

Mitch defending himself from all the girls


We also went to the McNary Dam and saw the fish in the ladder, and hiked a bit in the area. The trail we followed had so many blackberry bushes! Lynn was sure to eat a bunch, as many as Mitch would give her. Of course, she was covered in juice after the first one.

This was one of many that we saw. This wasn't even
the biggest one!

I'm sure Lynn is imparting on Courtney her wisdom.

She's a goob. 

Exploring with Uncle Fo Fo

Just stopping to smell the flowers. 

There were a ton of bridges to walk over. It was very pretty. 

Chris and the girls leading the pack.

A little ninja warrior for Chirs

Lynnlee has blackberry juice all over her hands and this is
how Mitch washed it off. 

She needs two sticks to traverse the treacherous path!

Lynnlee loved seeing her cousins and Uncle Fo Fo and Aunt Neenee. Courtney was sure to spoil both Lynnlee and me. She made me two batches of puppy chow and who am I to say no to puppy chow, especially Courtney's. She seriously make the best puppy chow ever. That is why one day we will live next to each other. Not because I love her and our children have to be best friends, blah, blah, blah, but because of the puppy chow.  : ) Love you Court.

Also, it was Adam's daughter's first birthday last week. Happy birthday Audra! Sadly the vacations were over too soon! Hopefully the Bingham's and the Souza's will come visit us in Idaho in the next few weeks! I love that idea!