Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ryan Sleeping

When Ryan sleeps he is ALL over the place. This is a cute pose I caught him in one night while he was sleeping. He's up at the top of his crib sleeping sideways. Such a cute sleeping boy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


We went to Sonic one night this week and Ryan was so excited about our Tater-tots. He loved touching them and picking them up and looking at them. I don't know if it was the texture or the grease that he liked about them. He even tried to feed them to himself and to take bites of them. He didn't know how to swallow them though, so they ended up back out of his mouth. I thought this picture was really cute though.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Anniversary Trip

So as many of you have noticed I'm not good at blogging, but I'm going to keep trying to keep my goal for the last 4 weeks.

I never blogged about our anniversary trip. For our 6th year anniversary my mom was in town so she watched Ryan for two nights while James and I went to St. George. We had a hotel voucher we got from buying our couches at RC Willey last year so our hotel was free and we ate at some awesome restaurants. James got an awesome Cannon Rebel for his anniversary present. I'll just post some pics to show you the trip.

We stopped at a Ghost Town (Silver Reef) on the way to St. George, in Leeds.

We searched on the internet for restraunts before going and this one looked really good. It was amazing!
I loved the interior design and they had huge pieces of artwork on the walls. This picture is blurry, but it's the only one our waiter took.

James had an amazing meatloaf that was infused with Tabasco and other yummy spices.
I was still full from our lunch at Jack n' the Box so I had a really good salad that had lots of fruit, nuts, and a yummy vinaigrette dressing. I love restaurants that present their food and make it look so pretty.
We had my favorite for dessert, deep fried Oreos with a milkshake for dipping. It was divine!

On Friday, James and I hiked around Zion National Park. You can read more about the hikes on my hubby's hiking blog. We did the River Trail, Upper Emerald Pools from the Kayenta Trail, Middle Emerald Pools, and Weeping Rock.

After a long day of hiking we ate dinner at the Anazasi Steak House. We started off with Cheese Fondue and then had two amazing steaks that came out rare on a volcanic stone that kept cooking your meat while on your plate, that way you could have your meat exactly how you liked it. I had filet mignon and James had a bison steak. They were amazing. To top it all off we had dessert fondue at the end. We found out that you got free movie tickets when you got dinner with an appetizer and dessert there so we went to see Scott Pilgram v.s the World. It was amazing! One of our favorite movies now.

On our way home on Saturday we stopped at Kolob Canyon and did a little hike called Timber Creek Overlook.

We also made a stop to Cedar Breaks National Monument to see the sites, which included a field full of sheep that were also all over the road and many majestic overlooks.

We had lots of fun on our trip and were really grateful to my mom for watching Ryan for the weekend.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SLC Bees

A few weeks ago Adobe had a night at the Salt Lake City Bees game. They fed everyone and then we all had sweet seats to watch the game. The game started at 7:05 and Ryan's bedtime is usually 6:30. Ryan was great durring dinner and even before the game started. A few minutes after the game started he even fell asleep. At the end of the first half of the first inning though the announcer came on and scared him to death. He awoke with a blood curdling scream like someone had hurt him. We exited the stadium quickly and went home. Good thing the game was free and we got to eat the free food before he had a meltdown. Poor little boy fell right asleep in the car and went right to bed when we got home.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bath time

Ryan loves bath-time, especially now because he gets to be in the big tub. He finally has enough hair for us to play with in the tub and he loves splashing in the water. Here are a few pics from tonight's bath. He scratched his eye on Friday so it's still a little red from that.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dry Mountain Peak

James and I decided to go camping and hiking before the season was over. A few weekends ago James' mom watched Ryan overnight and we went camping at Payson Lakes campground. It was beautiful! The next morning we attempted to hike Dry Mountain Peak. This mountain was only 2 miles round trip, but so incredibly steep. James made it to the top, but I didn't. We still had lots of fun and it was a nice break from being parents for the night.

Close to the top of the mountain

Before the Hike

Beautiful Payson Lakes

James at our campsite

Me at our campsite

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I have been challenged to write in my "journal" 5 times a week. I'm going to do this through my blog since it is my "journal". I'm determined to meet this challenge so you should see more postings for the next 6 weeks. Some things to look forward to are pictures of the cute baby and some pics of my new hair. It's nothing like I've ever done to my hair so stay tuned for updates!