Sunday, October 17, 2010

Who do you look up to?

Several years ago while working for an airline, being a trainer was part of my job. I was assigned to train a new girl who I came to have great admiration for. She lives on the other side of the country now and it's been a very long time since I've seen and spent time with her but I keep up with her and her little family through her blog. I still admire her to this day and I would say even more so now than before. Why you ask? She is such an amazing person! Humble, kind, loving, caring, genuine, considerate, thoughtful, thankful, I could go on and on. I look up to her so much, I don't think she realizes how much of an impact she has had on my life. If I could try to be more like a person on this earth, it would be her (other than my Mom. I think my Mom is pretty great). She is constantly giving to those who are without, spreading the word about important issues and always makes sure she has time for her family. Creative, artistic, beautiful in every sense of the word. Kassie, thank you so much for continuing to touch my life and be an example to me though you're hundreds of miles away.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The little love of my life

How can you not love this adorable face? I can't belive how much time has flown by. I love my little man. He's 9 months old, has his own unique crawl, pulls himself up to everything, climbs stairs and is always on the go. He loves blueberries and peaches, his favorite fruits but will eat anything I put in front of him. he's in 12-18 month clothing and has finally made it into the "Average" section of the weight chart for his age. He has 2 bottom teeth, one that just cut on top, and another one trying to poke through. He's a little flirt and knows a cute girl when he sees one and will go as far as to turn his head and stare when we pass one in a store. He loves snuggling up to mom at night but moves all over the place when he sleeps. He's talking up a storm these days though I have no clue what he's saying other than the regular "mommommom" and "dadadada". I love that I can be here to see all of his firsts and look forward to all the fun times that lay ahead for us.

Is it just me?

Am I the only one who thinks that 65 degrees in the fall times feels different than 65 degrees in the spring time? I probably am, I'm ok with that. Finally!!! After a freakishly warm start to one of my favorite seasons, the cool weather has arrived. I just hope it is here to stay. I was driving down the street the other day, it was in the upper 50's, the windows were rolled down and I was loving life! I just hope the snow stays away for a little while.


The owner of Alex's company get season tickets to all things U of U. Well, he was unable to go to their homecoming football game and the tickets were up for grabs. Now Alex and I are not fans of the Utes, but we're not haters either. With so many other crazy fans that he works with he didn't think he would get the tickets but he emailed and said he'd like them anyway. He actually was the first one to respond with interest. Who knew!? I was driving back from Vegas the day of the game and woke up extra early so that Erick and I would make it back in time. I'm so glad we did. Though we may not love the Utes, we love football. Too bad the game wasn't that great, the Utes won but it was a TOTAL masacre of the other team. But hey, I'm not gonna turn my nose up at free tickets! It was a lot of fun. There were a few "firsts" for Erick this night. His first football game, his frist trax ride, and he even got his first churro. MMM....churros!

I love new cars!

Ok, so it's not the newest model, it's actually an '07, but I love our new vehicle! We traded in Alex's Saturn, and purchased a Dodge Nitro. It provides so much more room than we had in the Saturn, it's comfortable and a person can sit comfortably behind my husband, who has to sit far back from the steering wheel to drive since he's tall. Alex, who is going hunting in a couple of weeks decided to really break it in and went scouting for deer last weekend. It's nice and dirty now, not as bad as I would have expected but we had fun with my brother Erik that day.