Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy 7th Anniversary!

to me and Johnny boy!!

7 years ago today we were standing in a courthouse in Vegas with my best friend at the time Nichole... getting married while I was 4 months pregnant with Tristan... all we needed was Elvis to finish the "white trash" wedding lol. And John actually tried to talk me into it!! I decided not to do Elvis, but now, I kinda wish we would have just for fun. We don't have a single picture from that day, which is a shame, but I have wonderful memories of he and I and our little private marraige ceremony where I got so hot and nervous I thought I was going to pass out.

I love John today just as I did in the beginning plus way more. He is my opposite of everything but I wouldn't have it any other way... he completes me and balances me and I adore him completely.

We went out to dinner tonight at Benihanas of course and had a nice time. My friend Kristina (John has coined her his second wife cause she's always around lol) and her husband is out of town and she'd never been to my favorite restaurant so she came along. We had a great time as usual and enjoyed the food and we are stuffed to the rim!!

Here are just a couple pics...

We look like a polygamist family don't we? lol, the waitress was a bit confused whose anniversary it was and who should be in the picture ha ha ha... so she said "ummm everyone in the picture?" and we said "YUP"...

Then here are just some from home before we left (thanks for taking them Kristina)

Looking for Kings...

King Salmon that is.... but we didn't find any. :(

John, me and the boys went out fishing yesterday for a bit. We headed out about an hour and a half to hunt down some Kings. They are starting to run, but very slowly. We were hoping to maybe get Lucky.. we were wrong lol.

The first place we went to was a no-go for me. We had to walk through some thick woods and we ended up in a small opening on the river and I was way too freaked out about Bears. I don't have a gun, I dont have Bear spray and I can NOT defend myself against a Bear... so we didn't stay long.

Then we went down about 20 minutes and found a place right off the highway that was a little more fishing friendly for me. It was awesome and I got some cast and reel practice in on a river when there wasn't anyone around me in case I screwed up and tangled with someone lol.

Anyway, here are a few pics ....

(Oh and side note: Tristan lost yet another tooth!!! This was #8!!!!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just some more fishing :) (from last night)

... and no we didn't catch anything. The weather was kinda bad and the windy picked up and we stayed and still kept trying. We had a great time. Kristina, Brodie and Annie came with us to hang out for a bit and try their hand at fishing. Annie got extra tired and so about 7ish Kristina took her home and we kept Brodie with us then took him home later on. It was fun having an extra son for a bit :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So much going on!

Hey Everyone!!
There's been so much going on with us that I've completely forgotten to update and add pics. We've been enjoying the awesome weather, Tristan starting Tball, the last week of Kindergarten, going fishing etc etc etc!!
Here are a ton of pictures of what we've been up to... hope all is well with everyone!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

First of all I want to give appreciation for MY mother. I am the luckiest girl in the world and was blessed to be born to the best Mother of all time. If I grow to be half the Mother she is, I will be nothing short of amazing.

I had the most amazing childhood.. and have nothing but fun memories. My Mother made us girls her first priority making sure we were raised with great morals and values, while also keeping an open honest wonderful relationship with us.

I hope as my boys grow that I have the relationship with them that I have with my own Mother. I know I never kept secrets from my Mom and neither did either of my sisters. Now, I know there are times she wishes we didn't tell her EVERYTHING, lol, but I know that she is confident in our strong bond. When all 3 of us girls were teenagers (13, 15, and 17) we lost my Dad and my Mom had to take over as both parents... and the 4 of us have an amazing bond for bringing eachother through that part of our lives.

Momma, I love you more than you could ever even imagine... and I want you to know that aside from the silly part of the tattoo I got for you (because you hate tattoos so much) that the meaning behind that tattoo is very deep for me and I hope you appreciate that part of it.
Love you Mom, Happy Mother's Day!!


Ok now, as for my own Mother's Day... I had a wonderful relaxing day. My 3 boys woke me up with some wonderful Mother's Day cards then later in the day we took a beautiful scenic drive to the Wildlife Center, and then went out to dinner :)

Here are some pictures from our day :)