Friday, October 28, 2011

Random Pictures and Thoughts

My sisters came to stay overnight.  It is amazing how alike and different we all are!!  I sure love them!

Crazy hair day at school!!! 

Chad took the kids to Moab while I was in Cancun.  They did some hiking and 4-wheeling!

The kids didn't have school so me and some of my friends took them on a hike!

Some of the greatest and most talented ladies I know!

The kids and I at Willow Lake up Big Cottonwood Canyon!  We live in such an incredible place!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cancun 2011

Dear Cancun,

There is so much to say.  5 days, 80 degrees, mother and sister in laws, guacamole, ocean, blue skies, poolside, 3 or 4 books, guacamole, boys hair club, "Blue" the mascot for the Indianapolis Colts, guacamole, i-pad, spa, gym, guacamole, Gilberto, birthday, beet salad, aloe vera, pina coladas, etc...etc...etc...  The list could go on and on.  I appreciated the delicious food.  I loved the people watching.  I liked the sun, minus the sunburn in my armpits.  I loved the blue water and the sand in between my toes.    I was embarrassed for the couple who kept taking inappropriate pictures, poolside. (don't need to ever see that again) I loved the 3 Australian boys who asked Sandi, if they looked gay, because, they weren't.  We loved meeting the sponsors for the Indianapolis Colts football team and their mascot, "Blue."  We met finance guys from Cleveland and a cute couple on their one year anniversary.  Their was a drunk group poolside.  One of the guys in the group wore a wig in the shape of a "mullet", awesome!  Did I mention they were drunk.  I loved the gym and the spa and the tasty buffet and restaurants.  Most of all, I loved that the four of us laid in the bed and laughed until we cried.  I love that my sister in laws are thoughtful and each brought me a cute momento.  I love that my mother in law loves us and is willing to spend precious time with us.  It was a trip I will never forget. 


So, Alex turned 7 on October 15th.  There are so many things to say about Alex.   He is passionate and stubborn.  He is creative and kind.  He is strong and smart.  He is affectionate.  He always kisses me and tells me how much he loves me.  He loves hugs.  He loves his friends.  Alex is so excited about life.  He is totally refreshing.  Watching the world through his eyes is overwhelming and incredible.  He is so excited about everything!  He is sensitive and tender.  I guess he gets that from me.   Alex definitely shakes things up around our house.  He wants to create and invent.  He is always making something or dying to try something new.  He loves to play baseball and swim.  He loves treats and snacks.  He enjoys going to school and primary!  I am happy to be able to be his mom.  When I think about him and how much I love him, I simply weep.   Is it OK to be in love with your kids, because I think I am.   Happy Birthday Alex!  Thanks for always taking my breath away!