Sunday, April 14, 2013

Life Lately Part 2

1. Ruby loves to say, "cheeeeese" for the camera.
2. I refinished our kitchen table with the help of some friends. I love it. Looks so much better.
3. My cute sleepy girl.
4. A little alone time with this boy. Stopped at sonic for a "green" slushy.
5. He is tired, and she loves to relax with her daddy.
6. Always wanting to brush her teeth, or her "cee-cee"
7. Taking pictures of herself
8. They love each other. So sweet.
9. He thinks he's funny wearing Ruby's 12 month old Halloween costume.
10. Watching a movie naked.
11. Eating some Nutella chocolate cookie dough.

Life Lately

Alright, I'm totally copying you Jenny ;)
1. Gavin's tired face on the way home from Costco.                                            
2. Throw up bowl on G's head. We had a rough week full of lots of puke. That was in March I think.
3. Ruby and her dad doing stretches at Gavin's gymnastics class.
4. Gavin helping out putting Rubes down for a nap.
5. We just found out we matched with Ohio State for residency! Woo hoo!
6. I ran a 5K. Felt good. Need to run more races.
7. Rubes is the cutest thing when she wakes up from her nap.
8. A little frozen yogurt stop. That girl ate most of mine. Note to self: Next time she gets her own.
9. Gavin and Dad enjoying theirs.
10. We like to make silly faces and take pictures.
11. She's just trying to get a little sun tan.                                        
12. I had a birthday! 27..I'm old. We celebrated with friends at Wild Mango. So yummy!
13. Got some new shoes for my birthday.
14. Just enjoying the chilly, but sunny weather.
15. Sharing kisses and jelly beans under the table during general conference.
16. Park day. She loves that big yellow swing.
17. We bought a kite. Gavin says, "I'm getting bigger now! I have a kite!"                                        
18. Some more park fun.
19. And more. This was in Columbus.
20. Just snuggling my baby girl after her nap. The best.
21. Watching the first thunderstorm of the spring.                                          
22-25. Finding rolly pollies.
26. Day in Columbus. House hunting and checking out Ohio State.
27. Hiding from a monster.                                            
28. General conference day. They are the cutest.

Pittsburgh Trip

Back in February we headed over to Pittsburgh for a fun few days with my parents. My dad had some conferences there, so we had fun swimming at the hotel, eating out, going to the Children's museum, and watching some movies. The kids had so much fun with Grandma and Grandpa Merrill. There flight got delayed, and they ended up not coming in on Tuesday night like they were supposed to. They finally made it Wednesday morning, and when we got to the airport to pick them up Gavin got so excited his little eyes welled up with tears. Seriously, the cutest thing I have ever seen. We were so happy they had finally made it!
 This cute little girl would only go in the hot tub. Once in a while she would get in the pool for a second, but then realized the hot tub was so much warmer!

 His first 3D movie.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


We had a fun Easter this year. We did a big Easter egg hunt with friends. They had a little small room just for the little ones, and the rest of the kids were outside. Adam went with Gavin, and I went with Ruby. Once she realized that her dad wasn't there she didn't even care about the eggs and just kept saying, "where daddy?" Then I got her back into the action. That girl loves her daddy. So sweet. 
Sunday we had dinner with some friends, and tried to get a some good family pictures. I tried getting some of Gavin and Ruby outside at the church, but Gavin wouldn't even stand in the picture...ha. So, this is what we got. 
Most importantly, we got to celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior. I am so grateful for my Savior, and know that he lives. I feel so blessed to know the things that I know. Our Heavenly Father loves us, and I know he is watching over me and my family.