Sunday, December 18, 2011

Time is flying by!

It has been so nice being back in Utah during the holidays. Olivia has loved it here. She is attached to my Dad's side at all times. She really loves all the decorations and Christmas lights that are all around. She is going to be sad when every house we drive by is not lit up or has Santa out front. She is so full of life I just love this little girl. We are excited for Christmas because I know she is going to be so much fun in the morning. We are missing Josh a lot lately but we have been sending him lots of packages filled with love. Olivia loves talking to Daddy on Skype, she especially loves dancing for him. We are so blessed to be around family during this season. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Halloween 2011

It's been a long time since our last post, but a lot has happened and we have been so busy. Olivia and I are in Utah now for a couple months to help the time pass while Josh is gone. It has been so nice to have all the extra help, especially because I have been feeling so crappy. Oh ya and we have one big announcement Olivia is going to be a BIG SISTER. We are excited, and our new addition is due June 4th. Olivia was Cinderella this year, or in her words Cindereellllllelllllla. She loved wearing her princess costume and she especially loved Trick or Treating with her cousins. She was so polite and always said "Thank you" at the door. She also loved looking at all the pumkins and decorations at the porches. I think we have far past exceeded candy overload, but we do have some good memories. We missed Daddy so much but we look forward to next year's Halloween.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Goodbye Daddy!!

Olivia and I spent every minute we could with Josh before he left, even if it meant hanging out in the garage while he fixed the cars. We miss him so much, but we are so thankful for modern technology, and Skype.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Our Trip to Disney World

We wanted to have one last big trip before Josh deployed, and since we are so close to Florida off to Disney World we went. Josh's brother and his wife flew from Utah to met us there. It was such a great trip. The weather was perfect, the lines were short and Olivia LOVED it. It was so wonderful to see her face light up when she saw princesses, the castle, Mickey, Minnie, parades, fireworks and so on. She loved the rides and was not scared or nervous of anything. She truly made our trip worth it. We loved spending quality time with Josh before he left. On the way down we spent a night at St. Augustine. This was such a cute little beach town. It was so fun having Jordan and Chari with us. Josh and I were able to go on so many rides together, and we just loved having the extra company. Now that Josh is away Olivia and I will cherish the memories and wait for his return back.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Date Night at Millpond

One of our really good friends is PCS's to Las Vegas. It is so sad to leave because in the few weeks of knowing her we got really close. Olivia had a big crush on her little boy. She loved playing with Micah. Looks like we will be taking a few trips out to see her in Vegas. Good Luck Kimber, Brad, and Micah!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fun summer nights

It has been so nice having Josh back home. We have been having a lot of fun the past couple of weeks. Olivia loves swimming so we have done a lot of it. Last weekend we went to Riverbanks Zoo. Olivia really enjoys Zoo's and Aquariums. She is so happy to have Daddy back that she really has become a Daddy's girl. Gives me a break!!! We are sad to see the summer go by so quickly but we are getting excited for our trip to Disney World in September.

Olivia is 18 months

Wow the time has flown and finally I get to sit through church peacefully again. My little bug is finally 18 months. She is so full of life. Olivia is talking a whole bunch, her favorite words are mine, no no no, cookie, cheese, dada, mama, banana, mouse(Mickey), please, thank you, love you, fish, moo, doggie, and pretty much whatever else she hears you say. We are very blessed because she eats whatever we put on her plate, and she usually always asks us for more. She truly is the light of our lives and we are so thankful for her each and every day.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Visit from My Dad and Evie

I have been looking forward to this visit for some time. My Dad and Evelyn flew out last week for 10 days. We had so much fun and it was so great to have them here. My Dad did so many projects inside and outside, I loved it. They were the biggest help and lifesavers this month, since Josh is in Alaska. We stayed in Charleston for a few days. We rode a carriage through old towne, went to the beach, ate delicious seafood, went to Fort Sumter, shopped and much much more. Olivia were very sad to see them go, because it was back to just the two of us. Hopefully Josh will be home in 3 days. Thanks again Dad and Evelyn for coming out to see us, we loved every minute.

Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July

The 4th of July was a bit different around here. There was no parade to go to, and Josh had to go into work for a few hours. Needless to say it was not the best day ever. We had a few people from our ward over for a barbeque and some REAL fireworks. Lets just say nothing is illegal so we had quite the show. Olivia really enjoyed them and was not scared one bit. I really missed being home but it was fun getting to know new friends.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Our getaway to North Myrtle Beach

Will Josh leaving to Alaska soon, we decided to take a little weekend trip to Myrtle Beach. It was so fun, we stayed in The Embassy Suites right on the beach, 10th floor. The view was absolutely gorgeous. They had a fun kid waterpark, nice pools, and of course a great beach. Olivia loves the water, sand, and waves splashing in her face. She definitely takes after me. Being away from home on the 4th of July is hard, so it was nice to getaway and make some memories of our own.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Washington DC

Josh and I decided to take off to Washington DC over Memorial weekend. We all had a blast, even Miss Olivia. We stayed in Old Town Alexandria, and took the Metro into DC each day. It was so amazing to be there over Memorial Weekend, especially our visit to Arlington Cemetery. We were able to see almost everything in 4 days. Each day was packed , but we also made time for relaxing as well. I was really excited to see everything in person, including all of the Smithsonian Museums. Living on the East coast has its advantages, we definitely will need to go back, maybe next Memorial Day...........

First Day of Many at the Beach

We took off to Charleston, for our first official beach trip a few weekends ago. Olivia loved the beach, just like her Mama. She loved playing in the sand, not without a few tears when she rubbed her eyes. She is still learning about things, but she always does everything with a smile. I love the fact that we are less than two hours from the ocean.

Columbus Zoo

We made our first trip to the Zoo out here with my some of our new friends. Olivia loved it, and it was a beautiful Zoo. They also had a gorgeous Bontanical Gardens, we definitely will be getting a Zoo pass.