Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shower, Splash, and Sweet Splendor!


Mark's little sister (and therefore, my sister too!) is getting married July 30th. The weekend after Mother's Day, we showered her!

I wish I had more pictures of the tables, food, picture frames, etc. (all the fun stuff that goes into planning) but I was too busy to stop and document.

Oh well!

Here's a picture of me questioning the bride...

"What did Nate answer to this question..."

Pretty compatible I'd say ;)

Hannah made her Auntie a necklace

Fun after the party...

Bride and MOB :)

The fancy bouquet my Auntie JoJo made...
we all joked, "You don't need a real bouquet now!"

Christie and Nate
Soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Lantaff

Sly guy, that Nate :)

Cuzzos rockin' out to musical toys :)


The weather is warming up and my little water bug cannot get enough splish-splashin' fun!

So, we brought out the $5 kiddie pool I bought last summer (couldn't pass up a good deal!)
and Ethan went to town!

This water monster also likes to get into our new fountain pots so....
I sprayed him with the hose to make it shower over him.

He loved it!
Pots? What pots?


So I've been holding off on our before/after pictures of our yard because we are almost done. So close, in fact, I can taste it!

I planted a few veggies and fruits and we are already enjoying them!

This is my "topsy turvy" tiered stand filled with strawberries.

Wine barrel of herbs

Herbs, tomatoes, and more strawberries (we will have no shortage!)

A pretty flower :)


2nd small handful so far!

Happy Gardener!

Now we move to my parent's house.
Lots of beautiful flowers and plants... some planted specifically for our wedding reception almost 7 years ago!

Ethan loves running around Grandma and Grandpa Wager's yard!

They recently installed the gate for our kiddo... pool safety!

Walk with Grandma!
Beep! Beep!

That's all for now!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Mother's Day! - Happy to be a Mommy :)

Happy Mother's Day, Moms! I know I say this a lot, but it's true. I love my boys and I'm especially loving being a Mommy more and more everyday! The more I get to know my boy and his little personality, the more I love him... and the man who gave him to me :) Also, I'm so thankful to God for blessing me with the job! A lot of work.... but a lot of blessings too!

Mother's Day weekend was pretty crazy in our neighborhood. Two of our neighbors were able to get onto the show, Turf Wars (same idea as Yard Crashers only it's a competition between neighbors)... so we had camera crews and lots of trucks parked on our street! They filmed our neighbors, Tim and Melissa, for an interview on the hill beyond our backyard.

On Saturday, I really wanted to try out "Berry Fest" in Roseville. I've been to Stockton's Asparagus Festival... and I like berries even more! So my parents and Auntie Lori & Tim joined us for a little outing...

Ethan enjoyed stuffing his face with Grandma and Grandpa's food...

Check out the 2 mosquito bites on the little guy's forehead :(

A petting zoo!

Ethan saying "Quack! Quack!" for the chickens...
All birds are ducks and all other animals (besides dogs) are elephants.
Welcome to Ethan's world :)

Grandpa took Ethan to the petting zoo and showed him how to pet the animals gently

As a bonus, Grandma bought Ethan a rolling bucket.
He thought it was the best purchase ever!

For dinner we went to Susumu Japanese Steakhouse
Ethan LOVED the cooking show... he kept imitating the chef by pretending to chop food on the table...


On Sunday, we headed over to Grandma Young's for Mother's Day. We went out to Mongolian BBQ for lunch and then Mom and I went shopping. LOVELY! :)
We had a wonderful dinner (prepared by Grandpa) and Mark, Ethan, and I got to splash around in the hot tub... Life couldn't have been better for the little guy! 

The week after, I took Ethan to get his 3rd haircut.
But on Mother's Day, we had some fun with his locks in the Spa :)

I hope you all were able to celebrate this special day with your loved ones and enjoy the wonderful women in your life! We are so blessed to have two loving, precious, irreplaceable Moms/Grandmas and I will cherish each and every day that I get to spend with them both!
We love you Mom Wager and Mom Young!

"I thank my God every time I remember you... it is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart..."
- Philippians 1:3-7