Oh man, I thought I turned this one, but this will have to do! Jason finally caught some fish--big ones, just down at the river! One weighed about 4 pounds 20 something inches long and the other 2 ish pounds and 18 inches long! Ya, sorry Jason can't remember! But he was super proud of himself! He has been trying to catch a big one all year! Glad he did--it made the license all the more worth it! Then, I have been couponing a bit and I have to brag a little on this one. Oh course I didn't need to buy all of this right now, but it makes for good food storage! I got 64 items for $48.98 and I saved $206.56! I know I spent a lot of money, but for the stuff I got and the brand, it was a steal of a deal. Plus I got a $2 coupon for my next shopping trip just for buying something (not exactly sure why I got it--I think if was from the oil). I was pretty proud of myself! It's fun couponing when you can get these kinds of deals, but it can be a lot of work. This one's for you Cass--I know you'll like it! Girl's Night at Sundae's! Yep, we are pigs, but we sure enjoyed it! After ice cream, we--I know you're going to like this one--we spent a couple hours in Walmart! Seriously, what is there to do when you're on a bugdet and just want to talk and the ice cream place was closing! Plus, the majority of us live with parents so there was no going back to someone's house! Maybe someday we'll grow up! Ha, ha!!! But Cassie did move to Utah and we are completely sad. Although we are so glad she is finally able to be with her husband everday, we miss her! It was just getting fun! Don't worry, we will do a big girls trip as soon as we're done having babies (or maybe before)! We'll just have to see! Anyhow, thanks Cass for all the good times! We enjoyed you and your kids while we were here and also thanks for all the support! You helped the last year pass with less pain!! You're great! Hope to see you soon!
(Braden camera shy again) My brother, Mike, and his wife, Angie, are in Nicaraugia (oh man, sorry I cannot spell) for her internship. Mike served a mission there and she speaks some Spanish so it just worked out for them. They left the end of August and will be back right before Thanksgiving! They are loving it and we are so proud of them! We send our love and prayers!
ALL GONE! Jason did this one too (he inniated potty training)! I went to the temple one morning and came home to a hairless boy. Which I had wanted to do, I just couldn't bring myself to do it. But the only thing I was slightly mad about was the fact that Jason didn't get any pictures of his first haircut, but really no big deal. We took one later and he did save the hair! Doesn't he look handsome and all grown up?! No baby anymore! Although he will be my baby for a while!! Nice cute boys showing off there adorable new pj's (if you can say that about boys pj's) from G&G Peterson. And then the wrestling began! And I've heard it just gets worse the older they get! I just can't wait till Kyden can stick up for himself instead of me yelling at Braden all the time! Braden will be in for when Kyden starts pinning him down. Then we'll see who's crying!
So, there is no picture of this, but Braden is potty trained! The week before Labor Day weekend Jason decided to make Braden wear underwear while I was at work. Well, when I got home and discovered this, we couldn't turn back. I really wanted to after a couple accidents and 2 poopy underwear, but it actually went very smooth after that. I think he is old enough to know that it just took a couple days to get used to the idea of wearing underwear. Plus, I was really nervous about him going camping only days after starting potty training, but he was actually really good and didn't have any accidents. He even usually stays dry at night! Good job Braden! We are so proud of you!
What a goof! He was being a bug or a hunter or something like that. Riding in the truck with Dad! One happy little boy! Being a puppy! Both boys just love playing in the dogs bed! Another one of Braden and Dad.
Braden is growing up so much! We have to be careful what we say around him! But we love him and are so grateful to have him as part of our family!
WOW! All I can say is "How can two little brothers be SOOOO different?!" I'm not complaining because I wouldn't want them to be the same. I love the differences--It's just hard to get used to when you expect them to be the same. Braden does get into things, but Kyden is so much worse. It just makes for adventure in our lives and a whole lot of laughs (at least when it's all over)!
Uh oh, I've been caught on the counter....with a bag a chips. Like father, like son! Yes, he just decided to crawl under the camper... And then eat some dried up worms from when it rained. NASTY! He was so proud of himself for putting these blocks together although he made a mess in the process. Always cleaning up after those little ones--that's what mom's do! Ky and Aunt Bec at her birthday dinner. What a smirky smile! What mom, it's just flour? Do I look like Grandpa? I love riding on the lawn mower! Bowl full of yogurt on the head. I thought it was a shoe! But it sure didn't fit like one! Carmel smeared all over my face and I'm tired. Doesn't mom's eye liner look good on my face? Ya, and he still hasn't learned after getting into it 3 more times! I have to put it up now and whenever he sees me putting it on, he points at it and cries if I don't give it to him. He just wants to be like mom! Dad doesn't like this very much, but what can I do when I am with these boys all the time and I can't lock them out of the bathroom while I get ready or they would get into something else. Uncle Ray carrying me in a box and I liked it! We love our Kyden! He is so funny! About a month ago, he woke up around 1am and was ready to go for the day--I wasn't. He was laying in our bed because I was so tired trying to get him to sleep and he kept moving around and bonking both Jason and my head. Jason was about ready to throw him out, but what made the whole night laughable was when we heard this little "choo, choo". Kyden loves trains and even if you can barely hear it, he'll hear it. We just laughed and laughed! He is such a goof, but we love him so much!
We went to the Visitor Center a couple weeks ago and the kids loved it. They have changed it a ton since the last time I had been there. It is so nice. And there's nothing better than innocent pure children seeing Jesus. Children are so precious! We watched a short film about Jesus Christ and all the kids wanted to sit on our laps when Jesus was being whipped and hung on the cross. They really felt bad for him. Me holding Braden because he was a little camera shy, Kyden, my cousin Quincy, Addi, Cassie, and Landon. How sweet! Idaho Falls Temple Wow, we had a hard time with pictures. First, Braden wouldn't cooperate and when he did Kyden decided not to! Oh well!
We love ice cream!! Especially when it's free! Every time Braden went to the dentist he either got a coupon for a free ice cream cone or hamburger. Here's Kyden enjoying his ice cream!
My boys! One mad boy! Dad and Braden weren't throwing him the ball. Poor kid! Thinks it's the end of the world! Hi guys! Eating a little sand doesn't hurt! Right? Discussing football plans... Playing football. Catch Braden! He was actually doing pretty good. We might have a little star on our hands.
Jason and Braden golfing. They both love it although they haven't gone as much this year because Uncle Jesse is on a mission and that's who Jason usually goes with. Braden looks out of it because he just woke up. Riding in the combine with Grandpa. Braden could ride all day. Kyden gets made if I drop Braden off without letting him ride too. Waiting for Grandpa and Braden to come pick us up.
Jason and I met while in High School but never went on a date--just dated each others friends--until Jason returned from a mission. Now, we wonder why we never dated because we are perfect for each other! We were married June 18, 2004. We have both graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelors degree. We have two wonderful little boys, Braden and Kyden, and are one happy little family!