Wednesday, June 7, 2017

La Sal Camping and Other Goodies

We have had a good last two weeks. Both weeks Billy worked like crazy and both weekends Billy didn't have to work! So we played!

We planted our garden in our beautiful enclosed garden area. Truman was a very good help! 

Billy finally put up the back on the bar and the log on top. It is cool!

Billy finished this big job (Adrienne's) and the walls turned out sweet!

This last weekend Billy even took off Friday and we went camping in the La Sals. We had discovered them last winter and decided to explore them when it warmed up. It was great!

We did some fishing and caught lots of good fish

Burton chilled in the chair 

We did some good hiking

haha Truman copies everything we do

And this camping trip he actually wanted to be in the sleeping bag I made him! It worked great but soon it will be better for Burton than Truman becuase Truman is already growing out of it. 

Burton slept in the carseat. No room for the laundry basket in the Oldsmobile this time (which, speaking of the Oldsmobile, this was probably its last hurrah)

Both the boys did so great at night! Truman always does good camping and I was glad that Burton also was a good camper. 

In the morning Billy let me go running on a nearby trail, which was just beautiful! We had some good breakfast, did a little hiking, then headed over to Arches for some more hiking. 

It was so great! Arches is such a cool little park, and very kid friendly. 

Other good tidbits: 

Burton can smile! Considering Truman did not even think of such an action until he was like six months old, this is quite a pleasant little treat.

Bundle baby

Ice cream! Truman talks so much and will try and say pretty much everything I tell him to try.

Billy also got to sneak out for a dirt bike ride the other weekend and Truman got to have his first try at a little ride! He liked it.

Our rose bush is covered in beautiful roses!

These are Billy's goofy deacons. He loves being their leader.

Ok that's all! Goodbye!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May is gone!

Time is always going by so fast and we are lucky to always be having such a great and blessed life. We love having Burton here and Truman has adjusted magnificently well. 

May was a great month!

Started out with a visit to the Tulip Festival with Mom and the Bitters. I'd never been! It was beautiful and fun and CROWDED!

CJ and Eric DOMINATED their first half marathon!! I had been looking forward to this for months and months (years, really, since I'm always hoping some new soul dear to me will further explore the running world). We wore our best Toy Story garb and cheered our hearts out with M&D. It was so great and so fun. Eric even did it on a sprained ankle, crazy!

Tummy time (aka be in a susceptible position for your brother to whack you time)

Dooded up for church

Billy built me a beautiful, fenced-in garden. Hopefully it keeps the deer out!

Just like Dad....and nerdy

Billy is cool

We went and watched Lincoln's school play, Beauty and the Beast this year. It was as amazing as ever and he was the most awesome salt shaker I have ever seen. 


We did a little fishing at Vivian Park and it was so great! Look how overflowing the river is!

You better believe Truman was making constant fish noises

Summer and Eliana were in town!! I did not take many pictures. But everyone came to our house for a bonfire/hiking/shooting night and it was paradise.

We did some hiking and the kids did great and MeeMaw was cool matching GrandBill! And Eliana loved Truman and by the end of her visit, Truman loved Eliana. Maybe even sooner. He takes a little longer to get warmed up to peeps than Eliana does haha. 

Bum! Hammer!

The boys

Thanks to Jamie's donation to my sanity, I now have a double jogging stroller! It is so great to be back running after almost a year! And the boys do good. My legs feel fine but man, that stroller requires a lot of arm strength! I want a shirt that says Oversize Load on the back cus that's what I feel like when I'm running in the canyon haha

We have also been doing our fair share of hiking. Truman is very great at it for being such a cautious boy usually. 

Truman is growing up! He says so many words (over and over and over) and is getting to be pretty independent at most things. Burton has not quite figured out the sleeping at night thing but most times he does all right. I can't believe it's almost already been two months! Billy is working like crazy and has an awesome crew. Every day he gets a new job. And I am living the absolute dream! Bring on the summer!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Burton Dale!

Well, I had my baby and it was great and he is great! 

Waiting in the hospital

Long story short, he was born! As I was laboring in the late hours on Tuesday night and it wass evident that soon a baby would be born, the nurse said something like, "The only question is, will you have a 4th or 5th?" And I was like, "4th or 5th? Seems like something I'll be considering only after I take care of birthing the 3rd!" I thought she was pondering whether I would have a 4th and 5th child, but she was actually speculating whether, since it was so close to midnight on Tuesday the 4th, whether the baby would come on the 4th of April or the 5th of April! haha

Well, he came the 5th! 12:26, to be exact. There was a little prolapsed cord issue and a little NICU time but thankfully he was all right in the end. 

We thought he would be a scowly Jay-Z like Truman was, but he has unsquished and proven to not really have eyebrows at all.

Many joyous visitors came with many good name suggestions!

And Truman also finally got to meet his little brother. And ultimately was more excited about the strawberry shake and Lorna Doones haha. But he did so good being soft and sweet!

We were all too anxious to leave the hospital since they kept him a day longer than we were supposed to be discharged since he was having some breathing issues. Hospitals, for all their redeeming qualities, are just not among my favorite places in the world. 

We finally decided, after much deliberation, on the name Burton Dale. He's a good bub and we were so happy to be able to bring him home!

There has been much eye-poking, kissing, and secret-telling from Truman. He is so sweet even though there are the occasional whacks and throwing of hammers at poor Burton's head. On the whole, Truman has done tremendously well and much better than I expected or was warned he would do. He is such a good little boy. 

We have been enjoying our good transition to home with Burton!

Billy didn't miss too much work, which was good

And Easter! I LOVE easter! It is my favorite holiday. We had a fun egg hunt with the Hiatts, which Truman loved.

Many sprinkler parts

And we also had good Easter festivities at home

And now we are just charging on with good ol' life! The canyon in spring is so beautiful and me and my boys have fun every day. I forgot how tiring it is to have a newborn, but we are all getting used to each other and doing great!

Also, a brief summary of events before Burton is in the blog post below!