December 9, 2014

BYU Homecoming - Part II

Friday night Devin's parents were so nice to watch all of the kids while us couples went to the Homecoming Spectacular. It ended with a grand finale of a guy flying in the air over the audience but having trouble getting him down, which is ironic because they had trouble getting him up in the first place, haha! Then we went and got ourselves some Rita's Water Ice - in PROVO! I have been craving that for so long.

Parade - Game Day

Saturday's weather was so gorgeous. The perfect warm fall day! When the marching band came by playing the fight song I became flooded with so many wonderful feelings and memories of my times here in Provo. We were so excited and ready to leave when graduation came but when I come back I miss it so much.

I hope these two little guys become great friends :) Owen and Mitt

After the parade I got to have lunch with these lovely girls! It is CRAZY to think that I hadn't seen Sarah since even before Ava was born! Best roommates I could have asked for, now we're adults with kids, real jobs, and law school.

The rest of the day was pretty relaxing - we went to the Bean museum and a park in Provo to let the kids play. Talane and I also went to this cute little shop in Provo called Harmony. They had the most beautiful shelves of yarn and fabric and handmade jewelry and ribbon and pottery and all that kind of girl-y stuff :)

The game didn't start until 8:30 pm! We were so bummed when we found out because we thought it'd be way too cold for the kids but it was actually really nice! We were all just in sweatshirts or coats but never felt cold! Ava thought the game was great for about the first 20 minutes and then started getting SO tired and cranky so Devin took her back to the hotel to sleep while some of the others there listened for her. It was fun to watch the rest of the game in some peace and quiet ;) (owen slept the whole game!).  It was a good game but unfortunately we lost in the very end, 42-35 to Nevada.

Once again, thanks to Neil and Laura for setting up a great weekend and showing us a good time! Pin It

November 16, 2014

BYU Homecoming 2014 (Utah Trip), Part I

I've spent every BYU Homecoming in Provo now for the past 7 years since I was a freshman in college. The past 3 times (after graduating), here, and here, have been with Devin's family and it is a trip I look forward to all year long!


Ava was a pretty good sport for all the driving we did that weekend! We went down Thursday for Devin to meet with his cousin about marketing stuff. Meanwhile I went to IKEA to meet up with Tessa, my good childhood friend from Pennsylvania who I haven't seen in 8 years! There are a lot of people in Utah who hold such a dear place in my heart, wish I could have seen them ALL.

After IKEA I met up with Corina and we went to this yummy bakery in So. Jordan called Schmidt's, they had this really yummy toffee, Mexican wedding cookies, and lemon bars! Then we went to Gardner Village - one of my all time favorite places, especially in the fall during Witchfest! I had a birthday coupon to Archibald's so after we did some shopping the boys met up with us for dinner and it was Y-U-M. I can't NOT get their Thanksgiving dinner meal, they really know how to do comfort food.


Friday was the most BEAUTIFUL day. We did a lot of exploring, starting with Rock Canyon in Provo. It was the perfect time to see fall colors in the canyons...I miss these mountains so much!

Talane made all the girls these really cute little felt cat purses - SO fitting for all these girls and perfect for packing out leaves and fruit snacks for the hike :)

Then we ventured up the canyon some more to Heber and stopped for lunch at Granny's - oh yum! I was dying not to have my own almond joy shake (can't eat milk while nursing), it was so good (from the couple bites I had, whoops)!

I love this picture of Rose and Owen getting acquainted :) After lunch, we continued up the canyon to Midway which is one of the most beautiful places in Utah I have ever seen. We found ourselves at the Homestead Resort. They were having a fun fall display out on their grounds.

While looking at the bloody heads I told her to make a "yucky" face. I think she nailed it!

We went back to the hotel after and swam and loved on babies. Ava was so funny to watch because I forgot a swim diaper so we just used a normal diaper and boy do those swell up with water! She had quite the booty, we were cracking up as she walked back and forth from pool to hot tub.

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Owen - 3 months

Owen is a really content baby. Lots of people tell me they can't believe they've never heard him peep! The things that make him cranky are being in his bouncer for too long or being hungry, or being tired. I'm slowly distinguishing the hungry cry and the tired cry...

He goes about every other week sleeping totally through the night from about 7-7. I usually put him down around 7 and then go in and feed him before we go to bed, at like 11. Sometimes it gets him through to morning, sometimes he wakes up at 5 to eat, it's kind of random whether or not he'll wake up that one time.

He still loves bath time and is smiling so much more when I talk to him now. Especially during church, if I hold him on my lap and sing or talk to him, he is a big coo-er. It's my favorite stage!

His tummy still gets upset when I have milk, which is kinda rough for me. No milk chocolate (Semi-sweet is ok!), cream cheese, sour cream, milk, creamy soups, butter (I use smart-balance). But cheese is ok!! gosh that would be awful.

He is also starting to love watching Ava do things, I'll do another post about just the two of them - I love how much Ava loves him!! Pin It