Saturday, January 30, 2010


I've had A LOT to catch up on! Ezra and I were sick over Christmas. Then Ryan got it. Then Ezra and I got it again and we were all sick together! By the time we were all well our house was SO trashed it took us quite a while to get our house back in order. Blogging has been the last thing on my mind!!! So that's why I've been M.I.A.

Please scroll down to the post titled ONE! to start from the beginning.....don't cheat and look at the other stuff first!

Scroll down NOW....don't look....Just scroll!!!!

Ezra's 1st party!

January 23, 2010

Ryan and I decided to have a "little" birthday party for Ezra. I say "little" because while putting together the list I realized just our family alone is over 30 people! We ended up having over 40 people come to the party. Our little house was STUFFED!

Thank you to all who came!

So I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked to. By the time I tried to say hi to everyone, made sure there was always enough food out, watched Ezra eat his cake, made sure all the guest got cake and opened presents, the party was over! I'm writing this next stuff down so I can remember........

We have nachos with chili, sour cream and jalapenos. It seemed to be a crowd pleaser. We also had a veggie tray. For dessert we had Texas Sheet Cake and vanilla ice cream. Yummy........even if I do say so myself!

Ezra's cake was a *Honey Applesauce Muffin with a cream cheese honey frosting. He LOVED it!

* I've made the muffins again and I used oat flour. I also added about a 1/4 cup more of apple sauce and about a tablespoon of water. They are very healthy and Tasty too!

If you would like the Texas sheet cake recipe leave your email and I will get it to you. I really wish Blogger would let me copy paste!!!!!


January 21, 2010

Happy Birthday
To my handsome, wonderful husband!!!
To celebrate we went out for Ryan's favorite........SUSHI!

Five ROCKIN' years!

Five years ago today (December 28, 2009) this couple was married..........

Little did they know.......

There was an amazing journey ahead!




Who the heck puts on there wedding dress and climbs a rock for their five year anniversary? ME...... that's who!

Ryan and I really enjoy rock climbing!!! We spent many of Ryan's days off last year climbing. It is a great active sport we can do together. I just can't tell you how much we LOVE it! Having climbing constantly on the brain I thought of many ways to well, for lack of a better word, make it cooler! And one day it came to me. How cool would it look to rock climb in a wedding dress!?! So what do you do when you have an idea? You take it to someone more amazing than you who can make it happen! That's where Mindy comes in to play........

A special thanks to are AMAZING photographer Mindy of Red Rock Studios!!!! Mindy does all kinds of outdoor sports herself including rock climbing. Because of her knowledge in "extreme" sports it makes her the perfect photographer for some really AMAZING photos! If you have a idea for some Crazy photos or just want a great photographer, she's your girl!!!

FIVE Years!!!

December 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary to us!!!!!

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband!

He really is the BEST!!!!!
(sorry for those of you who are mistaken in thinking that you have the best husband)
We had a wonderful day of celebrating. Ezra and I met Ryan for lurch at "our" Carl's Jr. Ryan and I went to the drive through right after we were married. We ordered Western bacon cheeseburgers and fries. Yes, I ate it in my dress! We try and go back every year to celebrate. This was our first time eating in the restaurant.
For dinner we went ALONE to Maggiano's one of our favorite places to eat. Can you tell we LOVE to eat!!!


December 26, 2009

Ezra & Ivy got these cute shirts from G&G Waldron!
They say G-Day...meaning Good Day.
Have I ever mentioned how challenging it is to get a good picture of these two? Well......IT IS!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


December 25, 2009

My baby is one!!!!
This has been such a wonderful and challenging year! It really doesn't seem like it was that long ago that he was born. Where does the time go?
When Ryan got home from work we celebrated. Just the three of us. We had a wonderful time!!!

The night before we blew up balloons. When he got up he was so surprised. Ezra LOVES balloons!

I made him a treat in our Vita mix. Just Frozen strawberries and bananas.

Not sure..."this stuff is cold!"

So we opted out for a known favorite........Kidney Beans!


He did a really good job opening his presents.


Opening all by himself!

Daddy got him a bag of 100 balls.

Talking on the phone Granddad Great gave him.

Reading his card from G&G Waldron

Ezra loves popcorn. Just plain old popcorn, nothing on it.

We decided it would be a wonderful birthday treat. He enjoyed himself while making a HUGE mess!
December 25, 2008:
8.6 lbs 21.5 inches
December 25, 2009
22lbs 31.5 inches
Our Dear Ezra,
We are so thankful to have you in our family! You are such a smart and sweet boy. It has brought us much joy to watch you grow this year and we look forward to many, many more!
We Love You!!!!
Mommy & Daddy