Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Colorado Trip!

The Sunday before the 4th of July we took off on a trip for a couple days to beautiful Colorado. We went to Grand Junction and spent sometime with my Grandma and Granpda Nelson and a few of my mom's brother and sisters.

We also went to Olathe and Montrose and spent some time Brandon's grandpa and uncle on his mom's side and his uncle's family. We went out to lunch and visited with everyone.

The babies loved being held and loved by everyone. My grandma really enjoyed holding them as well.
Hyrum really enjoyed his cool shaker car (you shake it and it goes) that he got from Grandma and Grandpa Nelson. He also loved the train calendar that he got from Brandon's Grandpa and sitting on Grandpa's lap. Hyrum also enjoyed taking Sophie, grandma's dog, for a walk and also swimming in the pool at the hotel. Hyrum also loved riding in the elevator.

We had so much fun and really enjoyed ourselves. We were so glad that we were able to take this trip before we head out east!
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Family Photos!

These are some recent family photos we had taken by one of our good friends. We think she is extremely talented and are quite happy with the results. These pictures were taken the last weekend in June. Double click on the bubble share to make the pictures bigger!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Handsome Hyrum!

Hyrum is growing up so fast! Some of the new funny things he says are, "I forgot something" and "just one second." When he says "I forgot something" usually he'll pretend to find something or look for something he "accidently" forgot. When he says "just one second" he holds up a finger and runs to go do what he needs to. It is so funny. I guess he probably learned that from me and Brandon since that is what we are always saying to him. He loves his cars and loves being outside. He calls a dump truck a "dump-a-truck." It is so cute. His favorite place to go is grandma and grandpa's. He is such a happy crazy boy who loves to run everywhere. He even chose the clothes he wanted to wear today.

Just the other day I was sitting at the computer holding Emily and Hyrum came up to us. He then put his hands on Emily's head, mummbled something and then at the end he said "In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." He then went on to do the same thing to me as well as himself. It was so cute!

He is such a handsome boy and Brandon and I love having him in our family.

It has almost been a year...

It has almost been a year since we found out that we were having a sweet baby boy and a precious baby girl. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. They can roll over and sit-up for small periods of time. They absoutely adore their big brother; they can't get enough of him! They love to be held, play with their toys, swimming and being read to. I shouldn't forget that they love to eat their solids; especially the gerber finger foods that disolve in their mouth. They get so excited when they see the bottle they can hardly stand it. They are so precious! We feel very blessed to have them in our family. The pictures are of the babies in the outfits I bought them when I found out I was having a boy and a girl.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What a beautiful day!

June 20th was a very important day for Brandon's family. Brandon's Grandparents and their children were sealed together in the Logan Temple. Also, Brandon's sister was able to be sealed to the daugther they adopted from Kazastan. We were so grateful that my good friend Alison from high school could watch them for us. Brandon and I felt very privileged and honored to be apart of it. There was such a sweet spirit in the temple that day during both of those precious ceremonies.

What a cute family!

The Princess

The Family

The two lovebirds!

What a silly monkey!

The Natalies

Brandon's parents

Ben and Grandma

Grandpa and Emmy

Alison and me
Fast asleep after a busy day!

Afterwards, we enjoyed a nice luncheon at a near by park with family. It was a very special day!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th of July everyone! We had a great 4th of July. To start the morning off we went to the Freedom Feastivle Parade in Provo. We watched the parade with our friends Willow and Josh, Matt and Mia and Lucy. We had so much fun! Hyrum really loved the Jesus coin he got from the missionaries that came to Utah to save us. He also loved the big balloons; especially Bob the Builder one, the fire trucks and police cars, all the horses and the bands.

The babies lasted for awhile, but ended up falling asleep. Emily even slept through the cannons at the end.

Later, Brandon, my dad and I went to see the movie Oceans 13. We really enjoyed it. It was nice to get out of the house without the kids.

We then had a BBQ at my parents house and went over to the Larsen's later for ice cream and fireworks. Hyrum loved the sparklers until he got a little burn on his finger. Daddy took the brunt of the burn and got a much larger burn then Hyrum did.

Hyrum found a little friend during the fireworks named CJ. They were so cute together. As they watched the fireworks they sat side by side and clapped after every single fireworks. That last for the first 20 or so then they ran around chasing each other.

It was busy day and we had a blast!