Monday, September 29, 2008

We headed down town last Saturday to see the circus. It was so much fun to go and enjoy all the different acts. It was fun to go with the Ames and enjoy their company too. Andrews favorite part was the 7 motorcycles going in the big father like son hu? It was also fun to see all the animals. I just wish Jackson did better. He was a bit of a pill. We did have a great time anyway.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Anatomy Class

Kevin here. Tonight in the tub I was teaching Andrew some anatomy that I am learning this semester. I'll just say right now that anatomy and the Berenstein Bears don't mix

Disclaimer: Andrew came up with this 100% on his own(other than the anatomy of course).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Note to Self....

Don't drive down to Gateway next year to see the Circus Parade. It turned out to be about 3 minutes long...I know I exaggerate but I am serious it was not longer than 5 minutes. I kept thinking there has got to be more coming but no that was it.

It was fun to see the elephants and the clowns. It did get Andrew excited for the Circus which we are hoping to go to this weekend. I guess I can't complain too much because I was there with friends and we went shopping and grabbed a treat. Seriously, next year they should be wild and crazy and make it a whole 10 minutes long.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tennis Tuesdays!!!

So we have started Tennis Tuesdays! Kevin and I are both really into tennis and so we decided we will go once a week and attempt to play. We take both our kids and they play on the court next to us. It is a blast and a great way to spend and evening together. After tennis we go get a fav. Andrew can't wait for our next Tennis Tuesday!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Can't a Girl be Excited for Halloween

Well, today was a great day as usual (all time-outs and tantrums aside) We had a fun day going with cousins to the museum and to lunch. We woke up to a cold morning. After telling Andrew no he could not wear a witch hat or his fireman hat he insisted he wear his Halloween Shirt from his Grandma Trish. He and Jackson both have one and since I rarely dress them alike he was really excited

At the museum a lady turned to me and said, "You are already putting them in Halloween shirts? That is the first I have seen this year." Then she turned to her friend and laughed. I never think of good comebacks so all I could say was "Can't a girl be excited for Halloween." I know it was totally lame. After thinking about it I kept wishing I would have said "Come on at least I got him to wear that rather than his witch or fireman costume that he wanted to wear.

Anyway, We got to play outside later in the day and help Grandma Trish with some gardening. Jackson and Andrew are really starting to play together and enjoy each other. I love it!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


After I ruined our day by changing plans last min...
*(I took them to the Sandy Heritage festival not too fun,
*talked Kevin out of the Gun Expo- my mom wants to give us a gun of my dad's
*made them go to South Town Mall- My boys love to shop:)

we did something really fun and headed to Fat Cats
. We had the best time!

I love this pic. Andrew is doing a victory dance after he bowled a strike!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Love to See the Temple

Last Sunday we had regional conference down at the Conference Center on Temple Square. We took tracks down there and had a great time. Andrew asks to see "Angel Ramoni" about once a week so he was thrilled. We took some pictures and walked around temple square for a bit. It wasn't until we got home that I realized that we had like one picture with the temple in it. Great Hu? Anyway, We had a great time and feel so blessed that we live so close to this temple that we love.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Me and Keys do not mix. I can't figure out why but I get locked out of our apartment all the time. I have every excuse in the book; I don't grab keys, Andrew locks the door, I thought I had them in my purse, I grab the keys without the house key in it. Today when I was looking through my purse for the keys Andrew said "Great Mom, we are locked out."

The first three times Kevin was with me so he just climbed in the window. Now it has happend a few times when Kevin was not there. I tell you what I have some great breaking and entering skills :) I have now gone to Home Depot and made about 10 copies and hid them all over the place. I WON'T be locked out again- i tell you that much. Anyway, I sit here typing with scratches all up my arms from climbing in the window.... Did I mention we live on the second story?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Save a Horse-Ride a Cowboy

Kevin: "Alicia, do you think I should dress up for the fair"?
Alicia: "Ummm, sure. But I think you need to show me what you are going to wear before I will be seen with you in public".
After an hour in the bathroom....
K: "Babe, how does I look"?

Dang my Baby looks good!

We went to the Utah State Fair on Friday and we had the best time.

*The HUGE slide
*Andrew ridding ponies
*getting ripped off by all the game and ride carnies
*The kids discovery Farm
*Kevin's haircut...just for the Fair (pic at top:))
*Being checked out by Carnies
*Cotton fav
*The smiles on my kids faces!!!

...It was great and I will do it again next year!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

September 11 has turned into a day of reflection. I remember that day and how tragic it was. We didn't know what was ahead for our country. My thoughts were selfish because I was greatfull everyone I knew was okay. I think about all those who lost their lives and it makes me want to live mine more fully.

I hug my kids tighter
I make sure to kiss Kevin longer
I call family and make sure they know just how much I love them

There are many of you I don't see or talk to often enough but you have influenced my life and I want you to know just how much I love and appreciate you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Discovery Gateway

This past year we have had a pass to Discovery Gateway. Last winter it saved me when I had a baby and was going stir crazy. We are so sad that our pass ran out at the end of August. It is such a fun place for kids.

Sunday, September 07, 2008


My cute boys

(Woof, Horrible pic)

So to many a 5K is a daily occurrence. For Kevin and me it was more difficult. We have been gearing up for it for awhile. We ran yesterday and both finished with decent times so we were excited. Neither of us are runners. I would actually rather do just about anything than run. In the last month or so I have actually started enjoying it. We both felt great after the 3 1/4 miles so we are geared up to do a longer run. Our next goal is a 10K so hopefully it happens.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Five years ago today Kevin and I met on a study abroad in Vienna, Austria. We met in an airport his sister told us he was shy so at first I didn't think he was my type at all. Little did I know he is the opposite of shy. After about month or so of becoming great friends I apparently changed my mind about him.

Anyway, out of the blue he held my hand on an overnight train to Italy. I was a bit surprised but more confused when he decided to "give back" my hand after it was awkward. It took him about another week to do it again...which is like 2 months when you are together 24/7. Anyway, he kissed me on the first snowfall that year, the day before my birthday, in front of a world famous opera house (I am not into opera but still it was a cool place)

Me and one of my best friends had a bet to "find" someone in Europe...or at least to kiss someone. (Sorry mom, I know it was dumb) Kevin knew about it so he claims that he didn't want me to win and that is what took him so long to pull the moves but really he was just trying to work up the guts.:)

We had the greatest time travelling all over Europe and falling in love. I have the best memories of Castle Hill in Prague, the baths in Budapest, riding boats in Capri, hanging out with townies playing pool and soccer, riding bikes to Melk, ice skating behind huge castles, the salt mines in Salzburg, being blessed by the Pope in Rome, and everything in between.

Towards the end of the trip we went to dinner at a tower with a revolving restaurant on top. That is where he asked me to marry him. (He officially asked me later after he talked to my mom and met the fam) The next day we took off to Rome and Capri for the weekend. It was amazing.

I am so glad I was able to study abroad in something :) I love Kevin so much and I am glad we have such a fun story to tell about how we FELL IN LOVE.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Thunder Clothes

Today was great, we woke up to fall weather. I was so excited and made a big deal about our "fall clothes" Andrew was excited to wear them and so was I. As we were getting dressed it started thundering and lightning. I got so excited which of course scared my kids but eventually they thought it was fun too. Later today Andrew came up to me and said..."Mom, I love my thunder clothes. I look very cute in them. Is Jackson wearing thunder clothes too?" We just had to laugh.