"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Friday, August 31, 2012

August 2012

We had a wonderful long weekend at the cabin with Jason's family this month.  Jack adored his cousins and that is all I hear about now!  We participated in the the Bailey 2012 Olympics, had four wheeler rides and (of course) had a few trips to the Dairy Freeze.  It was so much fun!

We embarked on a new adventure this month.  Camping.  Well, our family didn't exactly CAMP - we just went up for the evening activities and then came back home.  Lots of friends, LOTS of kids, lots of sugar, and LOTS of dirt.  Guess with all these boys around I better learn how to be a campin' girl . . . well, MAYBE.
Look at this kid's face! 
Getting ready for preschool to start was all to fun for him! 
His Superman backpack was the best find yet!

With the temperatures consistently over 110 degrees - we had to find a good way to occupy our time.  Water parks and splash pads became our best friends this month.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

July 2012

July 4th
July 4th was rainy here in Vegas!  It actually made for a fun day of playing in the rain and cooler temperatures.   We had a BBQ with my family and set off fireworks that night. 

 Newport and Huntington Beach
We took a last mintue/long weekend trip to Cali to let the boys play at the beach.  We literally played in the sand and water for two days straight.  The boys loved it and it was a nice break to the everyday routine of life.

 Ten Years!
Ten glorious years I have been married to this hottie . . .
Owen is running all over the place now!  He is on the go go go!  Thankfully he has started speaking a bit so the frustration of understanding each other is slowly diminishing.  He has probably 10 words he says pretty well and I can tell that he comprehends most of what we are saying.  Love that cutie.
This cute boy is still full of life and energy.  Somedays the exaustion of being such a stud sets in and we find a cool dude asleep in the backseat of our car.
 Matt is Home!
My little brother Matthew came home this month after a two year LDS mission in Mexico City.  It has been so much fun to be with him! 

 Gavin's 5th Birthday
Our sweet Gavin James would have turned 5 years old this month.  This was a big year and a turning point for me.  It was the first year that I didn't feel like crying all day.  I never thought I would get to that point.  This year I wanted to celebrate him and the way he has blessed our family and those who knew him.  It was a big change from how I normally feel on his birthday.  I find myself so grateful for our time with Gavin and for the things he taught us.  I hope I am a better mother to my other boys because of my time with Gavin. 
This year we decided Gavin might like a moster party . . .

 These boys are my crazy and my sanity.  My joy and my stress.  My happiness and my life.  I love love love you sweet boys!