Thursday, December 1, 2011

The last four months~

The last four months have been rather eventful, and considering I haven't really posted anything important in the last four months, I thought I should do a little catch up post.

First, Skyler and I celebrated our 2nd year anniversary in October. The second year was very eventful, and there were definitely hard times. Cayman was born and spent almost 3 months in the NICU, we became new parents, we moved twice. It was a rough year, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I am so grateful for my husband. Every little thing he does, I don't think he'll ever know how much they mean to me. We spent our anniversary in Park City and the best part was that we got to bring Cayman with us! Skyler- you know how I feel. I love you!
Here's just a couple pictures Skyler took of me and Cayman on our anniversary.

Pumpkin Patch~ This fall was an absolute blast! We went to Swan Farms Pumkin Patch and I am so glad we did. We were able to find the most perfect pumpkins and get fun pictures. Here's just a few...

Pumpkin Carving- A few days after we went to the Pumpkin Patch, we carved the pumpkins. During that time we had at least 5 members from our ward stop by and say hi and give us treats. We spent so much time getting to know everyone, that it took us about 5 hours to finish the pumpkins!! haha

Halloween- Yes, we decided to do a Star Wars theme this year for Halloween. I must say Skyler totally rocked his Anakin Skywalker costume, and of course Cayman was the cutest wittle Yoda EVER!

We totally won best costume at the Halloween party... haha jk.

Our New Home~ As you know we are finally settled in our new home in Pocatello. Its the perfect house for us. Three bedrooms upstairs, and two downstairs (once its finished) along with a HUGE second living room. We are basically doing a "rent-to-own" because we want to make sure we love the area, love the ward, and can see ourselves living in this house for 5 years. So far we love it. Its brand new. Granite countertops, knotty alder cabinets, two tone paint, vaulted ceilings, etc. I have had so much fun decorating it. Now that I actually like my house, I can finally decorate it the way I like it, and not what "works" for the house. I decorated for the fall but completely forgot to get some good pictures, so ill share my Christmas decor and Cayman's new room. :) I decided to use the colors gold, silver, and brown this year. I did not want any red whatsoever this year. I don't know why, maybe its because I've always decorated my house with red and I'm sick of it? Who knows... all I know is that there will not be one red decoration in my house for the rest of my life!!!!! 

 I made this swag myself, it was time consuming but turned out perfect!
 Made the centerpiece and wreath myself. 
 This wreath took me 2 days and 5 hours to make!! I almost gave up, but I'm glad I didn't. 

Cayman's Blessing~ We FINALLY were able to bless our sweet baby boy! We had to wait until Cayman was old enough and his immune system was strong enough to be blessed at church. We thought we would do it at our house in MN, but we wanted our whole family to be there so I'm glad we waited till we did. Skyler gave a beautiful blessing. It brought our entire row of people to tears. I am so grateful to have a worthy priesthood holder as my husband. I love you Skyler! We had everyone over for yummy food afterwards, it was so fun to have so many of my amazing friends and family there.

 Here's a few of the people that came to his blessing, most everyone left before I remembered to take a picture! LOL^^^

Cute boy so excited to be blessed!

New Car~ Skyler and I had been looking for a nice SUV for months.  I just couldn't imagine driving around Cayman in my little Lancer in the snow. I am way too paranoid as it is, so we wanted to find a family car safe for us in the winter. We test drove a bunch of SUV's, but nothing seemed to compare to the Infinity FX35. Unfortunately its a pretty penny, and we are really trying to save right now. So, once id finally given up on the idea, we got a phone call from one of our close friends saying they got an FX35 with really low miles in their dealership. It was an 07' with only 30,000 miles on it!! We almost bought the 09' model of it with over double the mileage! haha I fell in love with it instantly, but Skyler seemed like he didn't feel right about it. He called me from the dealership and said he wasn't going to get it. I was so bummed. But an hour later he walked in the house, handed me my keys, and said go pick up your new car! I drove to the dealership, finished the paperwork and drove my new SUV home! I absolutely love it.  Thanks hubby :)

Ok, I have been blogging for way too long. I can only take so much before I go insane, and therefore stop blogging for months on end. Hah so ill stop now, so I have something to look forward to. Stay tuned for more posts coming SOON!

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