Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another Chapter to Write

As most of you know Jon has finished Dental School!!! This is his last day of school, after I took the pic. he said "this can't go on the blog" and my response was "yes Huh". I am so proud of my husband it has been such a long road to get where he is and he has taken every challenge with great strength and stride. We just got his board scores back and he ROCKED the test, I never had any doubts, but it is a relief to know that we are DONE. I am so excited for Jon and what he has accomplished I know it hasn't been easy and there were certainly a ton of hoops that he has had to jump through, but it is so worth it.
Yesterday we also celebrated our 6th anniversary of Marriage and I am so happy to be married to the man of my dreams! He is always so thoughtful and caring of me even when he is swamped with what he has to do. He is the most amazing man that I have ever met and is a wonderful father too. I cherish every minute that I get to be with him and I am really looking forward to getting to be with my best friend for 1 1/2 months before he has to start working. This last week has felt like one big long date, which is much needed after 6 years of hard core schooling. Being around him makes me want to be a better person and I am so thankful to have him in my life. Thanks for being the Man that you are honey, I sure love you and I am extremely proud of you!! I look forward to many more years to come and all the new chapters in life that we get to write together. I love you!

Dolphins & Lions

Dolphins just chillin
Daddy's girl!
Our family
Jon, Shelby, Brooke, Darrin, Logan, and Rylee (you can see her bow)
This is Shelby pole dancing

Now that Jon and I have lived here in Vegas for 4 years we finally have ventured down to the Mirage to see the dolphins and the Lions. We went with some of our Dental School buddies (Brooke & Darrin) since we all have nothing to do for an entire month. It was fun to get out, but since they don't really do tricks with the dolphins Shelby didn't really get to into it. She did have fun running around in the underwater viewing area, but looking at dolphins was not top on your priority list of things to do. All in all it was fun to see another crazy attraction that this town has to offer.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gunlock Resivoir

Dad, Shelby, Cru, and Matt throwing rocks into the lake

Grandpa made her this walking stick, which she totally thought was the coolest thing every!

This last weekend we went up to St. George to hang out with family and get out of Vegas. It was so much fun! We went with my parents and my brother's family to Gunlock Resivoir. The kids had so much fun hiking around with the walking sticks that Grandpa had made for them and throwing Tons of rocks into the lake. I swear the water level went up with how many rocks we threw in there, we had to cokes Cru and Shelby to leave they were having so much fun. It was also a caterpeller heaven there were sooo many that it was kinda nasty, but the kids LOVED holding them and eventually throwing them too. I don't have a pic. but my new little niece Macey who is only 3 weeks old was there too. She pretty much slept the whole time, but I'm sure she had a blast too.

My Gym

Grandpa and Mr. Jeremy helping her with her Balance
Swinging with Grandpa and Grandma (sorry I got you scratching your nose pops)

Miss Sarah helping Shelby climb

Just showing off for Grandma

Climbing up the slide and then going down

Inside one of her favorite toys, she likes to be rolled around the room in this thing, it is pretty funny to watch and hear her giggle!

Last week my parents decided to come down to go to one of Shelby's gym classes. It was so much fun even though Shelby was more interested in showing them all of her "tricks" instead of participating in all the activities. I think Grandma and Grandpa had a good time and I know we had an awesome time having them come visit us. Thanks for coming all the way down her to go to her 1 hr. class. It is so fun to share our fun times with those that love us.

This is how I found Shelby after her nap!

Shelby was supposed to be sleeping the other day and all of a sudden she started screaming like she was in pain so I ran in there to check on her and this is what I found. She was just mad that she couldn't get it all the way off and that is why she was crying. I couldn't stop laughing and so she had to stay that way for a little while until I could gain my composure. Jon happened to be home too which made it even more funny. As you can see Shelby eventually after her photo opp thought she was funny too. I love this girl! She is always making me laugh until I reach tears.

Silly girl

The other night Shelby was helping me cook dinner and then she decided instead of cooking she was going to dance, sing, and run around with her cooking tools. Some of the pics are kinda out of focus because she was running all around the house. This is her silly face that she will do anytime that you ask her too, it is pretty funny and cute... right?

show us your silly face Shelby

focused on being a clown
She kept on saying "my hat, my hat"

Baby News

Many of you already know, but I thought I would post about it anyway. Jon and I found out that we are going to be having another girl and we are so excited!!! This little girl is very active and in the ultra sound she looked like she was swimming, so she will fit right in! We will keep you posted when we figure out a name for her.

Clark County Fair

We went to the fair a couple of weekends ago, but I am just getting around to blogging about it. It seems like our house hold has been so busy lately that my blogging has gotten very behind. Anyway, my family has been going to the fair for years and it is one of my most Favorite things to do. I love the food, entertainment, animals, rides, and the people watching of course. The county fair always brings out the crazy people and I just LOVE observing everyone (wierd I know) My family was there this year and our friends Kelly and Gary came out with their boys too. It was a blast. Shelby couldn't get enough of the rides, she LOVED them so much. Her cousins Kallie, Koda, Treyson, and Kaden rode them with her, it was so cute to watch Kallie "babysit" Shelby. She was so precious! Plus they have a barn full of animals and if it wasn't so stinky in there we could have watched her pet them forever. The other part that she just loved was the "kid area" it has a bunch of stations for 3yrs and under to play at, of course the sand box got most of her attention, but all the others were fun too. Shelby also got to ride a pony which we are still not sure if she liked it or just put up with it because her parents were so excited for her????? Then later in the day she got up on the stage to perform and dance with the girls. It was cute to watch her dance, but she got a little distracted and started wandering the stage so we had to get her off. Anyway here are some pics from our weekend

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sand box fun!

Yesterday we went over to my friend Kelly's house because her husband built a sand box for their twin boys (Boston & Preston). Shelby always loves to go over there and play with the boys they are only 1 day apart and have been hanging out since they were like a week old. These three had so much fun digging and dumping sand. It was really cute to watch, plus Kelly and I get to talk the whole time which I LOVE! We had a little BBQ with some hot dogs, the kids kind of ate, but mostly played. Anyway we had a great time and hope to do it another before we move.
Boston, Shelby, and Preston just chillin in the sand box
It takes a lot of high pitched squeals to get all three to look at the same time.
them again.

The wind blew over this vinyl fence that they have to cover the sand box at night so the kids thought it looked like the perfect dance floor and all started jumping around with their "happy feet" too cute!