Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last day in the snow this year

Cohen got my cold that I had, so he has been stuck inside for quite a few days now! :( Well we got a lot of snow yesterday, so today, I was hoping he was just well enough to go outside and play in the snow!! After his nap today, we got all bundled up, and headed out! Oh it was so much fun! And he LOVED it! Actually, that's an understatement... since he threw a MASSIVE fit, when we went inside!

He looked sooooo sinkin cute in his snow bibs! I really think he knew what we were doing when we got him dressed, cause he was sooo happy!

At first, he wouldn't move in the spot he was in. I don't know if he was afraid to walk in it... but he just stood still. So finally we took his hand, and showed him how to plow through! :)

He loved it when we would throw the snow up in the air! He giggled when it would land on his face!!

I have no idea who made this snowman, but Cohen sure thought it was cool! He looks sooo tiny next to it.

We finally just took him back to our cul-de-sac... it was a little easier for him to walk around.

This is my favorite picture we took today...

Oh it was just so much fun! It was a great way to end out the year!

Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Years! And all the above!! WOW I can't believe it's already the new year! Where did December go???? :( Christmas came WAY to fast. I feel like I didn't get to do some of the things I wanted to do this month. Oh well.... I guess there's always next year. We had a wonderful Christmas. It was so much fun with Cohen. Even though he was scared to open his presents. He would pick them up and hand them to us, like he knew there was something in there... but when we would start to rip it, he would back up! Then he would get mad, if we weren't getting into it faster! Pretty funny! So hopefully by next year, he will understand the whole "unwrapping" part! :)

Here's our tree... a lovely tree from Salem, Oregon. Did us good this year!

Cohen opening his Christmas P.J.s on Christmas Eve.

Reading Christmas at the Little Zoo. Definitely not the same when my Mom isn't reading it!

After Santa Came... Christmas morning!

Cohen didn't really know what to do with everything! he would just go from one thing to the next. Ahhhh what a little cutie.

His Trike!! He loves this thing! And he's just content pushing the buttons, then having to ride it! He loves dancing to the music that it plays!
I was lucky enough to get sick Christmas Eve... and I didn't get rid of it until Sunday! Soooo lame. Christmas day, after we did our stuff, We went up to Jeff's parents house and spent the day, and then the night with all his family. We had a giant sleepover! It was really fun. It was a very nice, and relaxing Christmas!
I hope you all had a nice Christmas, and now are looking forward to a GREAT New Year!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cohen's 1st Haircut!

Well I guess the time had to come... We had to say goodbye to the curls some time...

Cohen had his first haircut last week! Dec. 10th, thursday night, we took him to Cookie Cutters. This is the most magnificent place I've ever seen! They had tv's and dvd players at all their stations. And the chairs were cars, or airplanes, and they had a jungle gym in their lobby! Wow, it was the perfect place for Cohen!

We will definitely be taking him back there again!!

No more curls :(
What a handsome little man! :)

Cohen's snow day!

A couple weeks ago, we had a WONDERFUL, snowy day!! I had heard the night before that it was supposed to snow the next day, so I was sooooo excited when I woke up to like 3 inches of snow! It was soooo pretty! So we got Cohen all bundled in his new snow gear, and I got all bundled up, and we headed out! Jeff was actually home sick that day... so he came out long enough to take some pictures, and then went inside, and surpised us with hot cocoa when we came in!
Cohen had a BLAST!! We thought he would last maybe five minutes in the snow. But man, he just was sooo happy stomping through the snow! There were some kids building a fort in the cul-de-sac, and Cohen had a blast watching them! Riley, a little neighbor girl, started throwing snow in the air, and Cohen thought it was the funniest thing! It was just so cute watching him out there. I can't wait for another snow day!

Thanksgiving in Oregon

okay, you WILL NOT believe this... we were in Portland for 8 days, and I took TWO pictures. It actually makes me want to throw up. And I almost don't even want to post this, cause It's just the most awful thing. So you will just have to imagine the things that I say in this post, in your own mind. And if you were there with us... that's better, cause you actually saw what I'm talking about!

So we left Saturday morning, the 21st for Oregon. Oh boy were we excited! We spent the first evening just hanging out, and watching Cohen get familiar with my family again. Oh, and Oregon was playing too... Doesn't hurt for Jeff to get there in time to watch the game with my brothers and Dad!

Sunday wasn't that great of a day, cause half way through Sacrament meeting, Cohen started cuddling with my mom. You are probably wondering why that's a bad thing... but Cohen doesn't snuggle voluntarily... it means one thing.... He is sick. So yes, Cohen got a fever, and it was horrible. It was probably more horrible for me, just cause I wanted so badly to make him feel better. But on the happy side, he was soooo snugly the rest of the day, it was great! It was really nice to spend sunday dinner with my family.

Tuesday, Jeff, Cohen and I met up with our friends Tim, Brittany, and their daughter macy for lunch at the Olive Garden! It was so fun to see them, and have Cohen and Macy interact together. Macy is 4 months younger than Cohen.

I want to thank Britt for taking these pictures! My camera batteries were dead.... Okay, aren't these such cute little kids! And that doesn't even look like Cohen! He looks so old in it! People were ooohing and ahhhing over these two while they were walking in and out! Soooo cute!!

Wedneday, Luke, Jenny, Gwen and jefferson finally came!! They had spent the first half of the week with jenny's family. So it was sooo fun seeing them, and having Cohen play with his Cousins! Wednesday night all the guys went to the Blazer game, so Allie, Jenny, my mom and I hung out, and got ready for Thanksgiving!

Now for Thanksgiving... WoWzers! We had 24 people at dinner! The Hibler family joined us, and with all their significant others, we had a house full! It was so fun though. That's what Thanksgiving is all about! The food was absolutetly amazing thanks to my mom! The centerpiece on the table, was stunning, thanks to my dad! :) Everything turned out great! The evening ended with a nice family game of Loaded questions!

Friday... the weekend I have been looking forward to all year.... GIRL'S WEEKEND!!!! Every year, usually the weekend before Thanksgiving, my sisters and Mom, have a girl's weekend! Full of shopping, eating junk, and staying up late! We have been doing this... Mom, you'll have to correct me, for about, actually I have no idea... it has to be over ten years! But this year was the first time Jenny was able to come with us, and yes, Gwen got to attend too!! We went out to dinner, and then shopped until 11 pm! Gwen was such a trooper! She was sooo cute, and it was so fun having a little girl with us! We all stayed the night at Allie's apartment. The next morning, we lounged around, had a yummy breakfast thanks to my mother... and then shopped a little more. It was indeed a successful girl's weekend! Here's to next year!

Saturday night we spent celebrating my Dad's Birthday. Since it was just a few days later, we celebrated while we were all in town, which of course was awesome! We had Buster's BBQ, my dad opened presents, and then we just hung out.

Sunday we left back to Utah. :(

It was such a fun week! It was so fun to have the whole family together, and to celebrate a wonderful holiday! I had such a blast just hanging out with everyone, and I know Jeff did too. It was so fun listening to all the boys watching all the games together, and them "bonding"! I have the most wonderful family in the world. And I miss them all the time. So i am so thankful we were able to go home for so long!

alright, here are the ONLY TWO PICTURES I took while in Oregon.... I'm glad they were at least precious pictures, and not two pictures I took of a flower, or a cupboard. At least they were of a sweet mother/aunt snuggling and reading to two cute little boys in matching pjs, thanks to Grandma Lish!

Anniversary in Vegas!

Alright, alright... it's been a little while since I've posted last. But I'm here now... so enjoy!

For our four year wedding anniversary, Jeff and I headed south to Vegas! We spent Friday in St. George, all day saturday in Vegas, and then came home Sunday. Cohen was with Jeff's parents, which I have to say was probably the best gift of all!! It was so nice to not have "responsibilities"! Jeff and I came down with colds on the way down there... so that was fun! Friday evening we went and saw A Christmas Carol! That movie is GOOD! We really liked it.

okay so onto Saturday... We got to Vegas at around 11 am just in time for lunch at In-N-Out! We then spent the next 10 hours walking, walking and did I mention walking??? Holy cow, we crammed a lot of Vegas in! It was so fun though... we got to see sooo much cool stuff. I have been to Vegas two other times, but this was the first time I have actually experienced Vegas!

Do they really need their faces THAT big?!? Geez, just about scared me half to death when i first saw this on the side of the Flamingo hotel!

Okay, I have to mention this. You know the fountains at the Bellagio hotel? Yes, you do... the ones at the end of Ocean's 11... the biggggg ones. Welllll I have never seen them before! So while we were going in and out of Hotels, I was getting suggestions from my parents on what to see, and what not to see. My dad said that of course we "HAVE to see the fountains at the Bellagio hotel, but DON'T waste your time during the day, wait until night time!" So while we were at the top of the Eiffel Tower in the Paris hotel, we heard some chimes. We looked at our watch, and knew that it was time for the fountain to start! We got so excited that we were going to be up there to see it! Then we hear a announcement, that due to high winds, they would not be showing the fountain show! So the third time to Vegas, and I have YET to see the Fountain!! :( But don't worry, I saw a GIGANTIC Donny & Marie!!

Here are pics from the day... We had the most magnificent dinner ever at the Paris Hotel buffet! Oh my word, I had crab legs coming out of my ears!!!! It was sooo nice, and sooo yummy!

This picture was taken right before we left, in Cesar's Palace! Oh my gosh, we weren't even faking our faces... we were sooooooo tired. Actually... like the last hour or so before we left, Jeff kept complaining about his feet hurting and that he thought he had blisters. Well I didn't give him much sympathy, since helloo.... I'm pregnant, and I wasn't complaining at all! When we got home (back to St. George), he took off his shoes, and he had the BIGGEST blisters I have ever seen, on BOTH his feet!!! I felt so bad!

Okay, my favorite things about Vegas: The New York New York(I seriously think they were the only hotel that served Pepsi product!!), the Paris Hotel, The beautiful Venetian.... And The Wynn. Although I honestly felt like the dirtiest, poorest person walking through the Wynn. It was filled with the most HIGH END stores I have only heard about from TV! They even had a designer CELL PHONE STORE! yes, they were covered with diamonds and gold!

It was a fantastic trip, and I can't wait to go back! Believe it or not, we didn't gamble at all. Not even a quarter! We didn't even think about it! Kind of nice!

I'm so thankful for Jeff, and for our marriage! It's been a whirlwind first four years... and I love how our "love" is now growing into our own little family! It's been exciting and I can't wait for the years to come!