Monday, August 17, 2009

5 Years Ago...

Five years ago today I made the best decision of my life, to marry my best friend. Who would have thought that these two kids would have (almost) three kids five years later? We met when Justin was friends with my brother in High School. He came around the house a lot and used to take me & my friends places when Brandon refused. I always liked him and used to tell my mom I was going to marry him. I was only 12. I started writing him about 5 months after he left on his mission to England and we wrote back and forth every week for the rest of his mission. He got home in March of 2004 and we spent pretty much every day together after that. I turned 18 on June 2, graduated High School on June 3rd and we got engaged on June 5th. We were married 2 1/2 months later on August 17, 2004 in the Salt Lake Temple. It has been an incredible 5 years. I won't lie, it has been hard at times but I would not trade the hard times for anything. They have made us work together and become stronger.

Just a couple things I love about him :
He is the hardest working person I know. Once he decides he is going to do something he not only accomplishes it, he makes sure he is the best at whatever it is because he won't accept anything less of himself. I love that about him.

He is a big kid. He loves to tease and harass me about everything. Especially if I am wrong and he can prove it, he loves that. He loves to play sports even though he doesn't have very much time to and exercise as much as possible. He still gets the football itch when the weather turns cool. He is a die hard BYU fan and I am a U fan. It's fun to watch the games together and argue back and forth about who is better.

He has me completely "whooped"...still. I don't always love this because he can get me to do whatever he wants, but I love being in love with him and still getting excited to see him everyday.

He loves to play with our kids. Sometimes he plays a little rough and teaches them things I don't want him to, but I love watching him play with them and seeing their little faces get so excited when they hear him coming home each evening. They definitely love their daddy. I can't wait to see him with our little girl in October. I know she is going to melt him and be spoiled, he already bought her all new stuff.

He has taught me so much about the gospel. I love that he served a mission and has been able to teach me so many things that I never understood. I always seem to have questions and he knows how to answer them. He is a great example to me.

We have been growing up together for the past five years and I am so happy that I get to continue growing up with him and grow old together. He always puts up with me and tries to make me happy when I've had a bad day. He is definitely my other half, everything I could ask for. I love him more than I could ever express and feel so lucky to spend the eternities with such a great man. Happy Anniversary Justin, I love you!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

We were watching the Buick Open and Dyllan got some golf stuff out and brought Justin the camera and told him to take pictures of him being Tiger Woods. I definitely have two little sports fanatics.

I love Peyt's goofy face in the first picture.
He decided to wear Mr. Potato Head's glasses around.

Dyllan wants to grow his hair long, I thought I would hate it, but when it is done, it looks pretty cute with his little curls.

Dyllan's body art. He drew himself some new nipples, a belly button and stripes. Lovely.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Grass Fight with Dad

The boys beg to go outside and play all day long but lately it has been way too hot so we wait until the evenings when it starts to cool down a little bit. The other day we went out and Justin, being the big kid that he is, started a grass fight with the boys. They love the little bit of time they have to play with their dad in the evenings.

Dyllan is a good sport to put up with his dad's constant teasing.

Justin preparing his pile and the boys staying far away.

Who thought throwing grass could ever be so entertaining?

The many faces of Peyton

He doesn't ever hide his feelings.

Playing with their cars in the dirt and having fun with dad.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Fun Day

Today we decided to take a picnic to the lake. I thought I would be really ambitious and ride my bike with the boys in the trailer. It was 93 degrees and there are a lot of hills. I wanted to die by the time we got home, but it was fun while we were there! The beaches by our house are always packed so I took them out to the North part of the lake so we could be by ourselves and eat and play without all the masses of people. The boys ate and ran around for a while and then we took our shoes off and played in the water. They loved it! We live in the best neighborhood!

I have a ton of pictures like this, but I love that they are so close!

I love these adorable little men. We will definitely be doing this more often.

The belly today at 28 Weeks! Only 9 0r 10 more, Wahoo!!!