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Friday, May 28, 2010

Birthday Brothers...

Last night we had a birthday party for Kaden (7) and Mason (6) at their house. After we ate Tim, Michael and the boys were playing crack the egg. You couldn't have paid me enough to get on that trampoline with them! Michael is a pro at making you double bounce!
Faith doesn't always like to come to Justin...so sometimes we trick her...you'd never know it by this happy face though!
We made marshmallow shooters for the boys and decided we couldn't leave Tim and Jen defenseless. In reality we had more fun with them than the boys!
Mason in his Iron Man mask from Kaden
Tim and Jen bought them a Wii...I think Kaden was more excited than Mason.

Happy Birthday Guys!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MarioKart Wii...

Sunday we had my family over to celebrate Mother's Day with a taco bar and a really yummy mint chocolate cake made by Aunt Linda. Dean and Alberto came down from Sun Valley, but Tim, Jen and their family couldn't make it because Jen wasn't feeling well. After dinner and gifts we played a little MarioKart on the Wii. My mom recently purchased a Wii so Tim and I went in together and got her MarioKart so she could play with her Brother in California. We had to turn ours on so she could try it out before she went home. Jenny, Mom, Linda and Dave were a pretty even match!
Even Grandma Geri got in on the fun!

Justin's Birthday, Part 3...

and Mother's Day, Part 1! Saturday we had Justin's family over for another birthday party and to celebrate Mother's Day. We had a little BBQ (thanks Michael for grilling) and lots of desserts! What do you do when you don't have candles?? The Laws light matches!
Braden was having a great time with Grandpa...that kid has an awesome belly laugh!
JD and Justin took Maddie and Braden across the street to see the swan. That thing can swim fast! And it's obviously fed often by people because as soon as we got close to the water it was headed our way.
On to Mother's Day...Part 2

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Birthday, Birthday, Birthday...

Sunday we got together for a BBQ and Birthday party for Tim (4-30), Mom (5-1), and Justin (5-4). Faith thought she needed to help everyone open their presents...and it's no surprise that they let her help too! Grandma took care of the cake and Jen and I brought the salads.

Happy Birthday!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Justin...

Happy Birthday Justin...31 reasons why I love you...

  1. You're my best friend.
  2. You have more talent at the piano than anyone I know.
  3. You are always willing to help others.
  4. You have the most fantastic and contagious laugh.
  5. You are so funny!
  6. You are such a patient teacher.
  7. You can cook!
  8. You're always smiling.
  9. You have so much compassion.
  10. Your passion for music
  11. Your love for children.
  12. You're going to be an amazing father someday.
  13. Your love for all things Disney!
  14. You can clean!
  15. You're a hard worker.
  16. Your smile.
  17. You're always willing to take care of me when I'm sick.
  18. You love to travel.
  19. You will try to fix anything yourself...and most of the time succeed!
  20. You're a great brother (I know 6 other people who will agree with me on that!)
  21. You will stop whatever you're doing to help your family or mine.
  22. You always see the good in people.
  23. You are generous.
  24. You're so fun to shop with!
  25. You wear your heart on your sleeve.
  26. You are competitive.
  27. You'll cuddle with me even when you're too hot! :)
  28. You like to drive...or maybe you just don't like to ride with me driving...either way!
  29. You're so handsome.
  30. You sing like an angel...my heart melts every time.
  31. You chose me for eternity.

Thank you Justin, for being you! Here's to many more birthdays!!

Tonight we went out to dinner with our friends Jared and Jacque to Tucano's. We were excited to try it because we had heard so many great things about it. And if you sign up for their birthday club you purchase one dinner and get one free during your birthday month! Who doesn't love free!?
The favorites were the bacon wrapped filet mignon, pork tenderloin, and grilled pineapple with a brown sugar glaze...mmm.
And we had to try the raspberry Brazilian lemonade...so good!
Happy Birthday Justin!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Moving On Up...

It's official, we are now residents of Star! It feels like we've been moving for a week, and we're still unpacking boxes, but we're finally, officially, all moved out of the house in Middleton! Hopefully I'll get some pictures taken soon, when the boxes get unpacked.