Friday, January 23, 2009


Alright so what you ask do we do in Colorado when it's snowing?

I'll have to think about that one...well believe it or not we went SWIMMING. I know totally crazy but we are kind of stir crazy in the house right now so it was an option. Actually we thought of it when it was 70 degrees yesterday but you know CO and the crazy weather. Marcus had fun...he was a little scared at first but loved the fact that he could splash me in the face. He hasn't been swimming since the summer so I guess new things kinda scare him.

Speaking of being scared...we took him to his first girls basketball game at NJC last weekend. Well I took him last year to some games but he was so small he could pretty much sleep right through them. Anyways we took him to some volleyball games this fall and he was petrified. He couldn't even pass through the doorway before he would start crying. Poor little chap. Well this game he did a little better actually a lot better. We sat and watched pretty much the whole game. I didn't mind his death grip around my neck either. It was so cute but also a little sad... his bottom lip was shacking...but hey he made it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Week in Review

So the past week has been nice R & R. First off... last Thursday Aaron gave me the day off and I went to Greeley to visit my friends Sarah and Kristen. It as so fun to see their kids and visit. Also because shopping is so limited here I went to Hobby Lobby and Kohls for a couple of things. Overall the day was much needed and appreciated. Thanks Aaron for being a good hubby and daddy!

Then on Friday we went as family to Denver to the temple. We each took turns watching Marcus...poor little guy was couped up in the visitors center for a couple of hours, but he found plenty to get into. Then we headed to one of our good friends the Eales'. They were one of our first newlywed friends we had in Greeley. Now they live in a new beautiful home near Denver. We had a great time catching up and hanging out that night and Saturday. Marcus had an especially good time with their kids Adrah and Spencer. He just loves being around other kids and laughs hysterically when they do goofy things.

As a family we all enjoy the Wii. I'm starting not to enjoy loosing too much but I guess I'm getting used to it. When Aaron goes back to work I'll have to start practicing during the day. Usually we play when Marcus is sleeping but sometimes Aaron will bust it out when he's "watching" him and Marcus likes to hold a wheel and thinks he's playing.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas Time (a little late!)

Christmas came a little early this year as we didn't want to travel with all of our gifts. We set up our Wii and Marcus got several new toys that kept him occupied for hours.
But that gift that will keep on giving for Marcus was his new big boy car seat. He had a blast playing with the box and climbing all over his new seat. He was still not too excited once we strapped him in but really enjoys the new view.

Our first destination for our Christmas break was Longmont to spend Christmas Eve and Day with Aaron's family. Jozi and Brian are always such good sports when it comes to having a house full. Paul and Melanie where there with their five kiddos along with Aaron's brother Tyler. Marcus had a blast with all his cousins and loved all the attention. We played a lot of "non competitive" games during our stay but our fav was kick ball at the church.

Aunt Melanie was also nice enough to give Marcus his first hair cut. He did so good we just plugged in a movie and he didn't move. So now Marcus is mullet free!

After spend three days in Longmot we started our trek to Alamosa to spend some time with my family. We saw lots of family and friends and played lots of games, especially Mario Kart. Marcus loves spending time at grandma and grandpa's house, but Marcus' favorite part was the puppies that Megan was taking care of while we were there. They are just his size and now he wants one (I think). Marcus was spoiled with attention and gifts from "the great ones" and the rest of the family.

Well that's our Christmas vacation in a nut shell. We hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas!