Saturday, August 1, 2009

Finally an update!

It has been months since I have updated the blog! The main reason it took me so long was we had camera issues, first our memory card got currupted and we lost all the pictures on it that I was just so fruastrated that I lost them I ignored the camera. We then lost our good newer camera twice! Our older camera is a pretty good camera and was top of the line when Jared bought it on his mission, but it has some some weird quirks and occasionally takes pictures funny. 

We finally have side walk and pavment and a parking lot!! After 3+ months living in a mudhole it makes such a difference! Love it!

We have had a fun filled summer! We went camping with Joel and Linda beginning of June, Had the Arnold's visit, went to Lagoon, got visited from the Robison's, went camping for the Marley family reunion and celebrated Jeanie 1st birthday!

I went ahead and put the pictures onto collages so that I can still post all the zillion pictures I wanted to share.


Wow! Can you tell they are siblings! They are at about the same ages here... Jeanie is quite a bit thicker then Joey ever was! This is the picture of Joey we put on his shirt that we announced Jeanie's expected arrival on.

Jeanie turns 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can not believe that our sweet little baby girl is already a year old!! I am so glad that we have her a part of our lives! She has the biggest heart and is just so sweet! Happy birthday cutie!

On my birthday (the big 25!) We went boating with the Stoker family. It was so much fun! Joey loved riding the boat! I never brought the camera down to the beach unfortuntly. While there we celebrated all the July birthdays and Jeanie got to destroy her cake! And boy did she have a good time doing it! She is wearing one of her birthday gifts from me. I made her a cute little apron as most of her bibs really don't do much but protect a small little area!

The day at the lake proved to be pretty exhausting! In these pictures there are 5 babies sleeping, and a sleepy Aunt Amanda watching over them! The only baby we were missing was Lucas... who was probably sleeping soundly wherever he was with his daddy.
On her birthday we invited the Grandma  and Grandpa Reece  and uncle Nathan to come enjoy cake and presents with us. 

We also did a fun little Korean tradition. You set out a couple items and you have the baby crawl and see what item they choose will tell you about there future.
A Ball- They will be athletic
Money- They will  be wealthy
Spool of Thread- Long life
Book- They will be a Scholar
Jeanie Choose long life! 
(that was Joey's choice as well!)

Unfortunatly we had to do a rather low budget birthday. We have so many toys already that we still have in boxes we have plenty of toys. The other day when I went to DI looking for something else I cam across a cute little cabbage patch doll that reminded me so much of Jeanie... I ended up not getting it, but went back and found another one that was also pretty cute. I bought it and brought it home. I gave it a good cleaning and made some cute little clothes for it. 

At first I had thought I had found a very vintage doll- apparently the color of the ink of the signiture on the tush tells you the year. I thought it was 1984 which was the year I was born. Upon further google research however I found that my signiture was on the right cheek rather then the left... therefore making it a 1998 anniversary doll. Oh well still a fun find!

The Reece family got together on the 24th of July and on the 26th of July for Grandpa Reece's birthday. They were bitter sweet visits. Debbie and fam had come up from Arizona to visit and Joey had a fun time getting to know his cousin Derrick! We hope to make a visit down to AZ this fall and give them some more time to get to know each other!

He also had a fun time with his best bud and partner in crime Dallin. It was the last time playing with him for probably at least a year! Good luck on your journey Joel and Linda! We will miss you guys!

Potty and Play time!

We have not really officially started potty training yet. We have started to introduce the idea, let him sit on the potty very often and get the feel of training pants ect. Joey likes the free feeling of walking around naked apparently... and will try to stay undressed, everytime we suggest getting his diaper back on he screams potty and sits on it. With all that he had actually used it until the other day. He started to grab at his diaper and we took it off and he sat down, then a while later he gave up and we put his diaper back on. A few minutes later he ripped his diaper off himself and sat down on the potty and went #1! Jared and I made a huge deal about it and praised him to no end... and treated him with a Reese's butter cup!

This is a fun little indoor playground that they have over at the mall.  Its a nice way to let the kids play a bit but we are able to get out of the heat for a bit!  Poor Jeanie, at first she really liked the bubble but got a bit freaked out when she couldn't figure out how to ge thru it.

Lagoon Day!

We were able to go to Lagoon on Harmon's Lagoon day with Melissa and her girls! It was such a blast! The little kids had such a fun time! Cousin Graci and Joey wanted to ride one ride after another! We will be definitly going back next year and invite anyone to come with and partake of the discount to!
It was fun eating all the free/inexpensive food Harmon's provided. We also hung around and waited as Bob and Randy Harmon called names for all the drawings they had... unfortunatly we didn't win anything.  Jared made the box that his store's names were drawn from. I don't have a picture of it... but it was so cute! He made it into a little VW  Hippie Van to go with the Groovy theme! Good job honey!

The Big Campout!

We went camping with Joel and Linda at the beginning of June! The kidlets had a Blast! Joey and Dallin had a good time playying together. After the campout we went and played freesbie golf in Taylorsville. Jared and I decided that we had such a good time and had NO desire to go home to our mudhole home we just kept on driving and went out to Wendover! We had a blast! We took some awesome pictures! Probably our favorite set of pictures of all time! Unfortunatly some how our memory card got curruped and we lost all the pictures! This is all that remains, what I had already inported into our scrapbooking program.