Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Anniversary Weekend

Eric planned the perfect weekend getaway for us to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. Thanks Eric for being so sweet and surprising me with such a fun weekend!

We lived the "city life" and rode trax to get from place to place. Trax is a pretty cool system, I never knew. It is fun to see the variety of people and listen to all the conversations going on around you. Our babysitters (my parents and siblings) were in Moab so Reese tagged along, and she was a joy. She stayed out WAY past her bedtime and was totally content and had fun. She is beyond amazing.
I met up with Eric and we checked into our hotel, The Peery Hotel. It is SWEET! It is the oldest continually functioning hotel in SLC, started in the 1910's, and has all this cool OLD furniture with inlayed wood and all. It was really pretty and perfect! It also had 2 rooms, which was fantastic for putting Reese to bed. It was beautiful!
After we checked into our hotel we went to Macaroni Grill and had a fantastic dinner. I forgot how wonderful Macaroni Grill is. I ate SO much, it was DELICIOUS! While we were eating our appetizers a group came in and sat down at the table next to us. Low and behold, our Bishop's wife with some other people from our ward, who had just gone to Disney Princesses on Ice for her daughter's birthday. What are the chances. We are barely ever in SLC together, and pretty much NEVER go out to eat at a sit down restaurant while there, and the one time we do, our neighbors are all there. Try to get away and you can't :) HAHAHA!
After dinner we rode Trax to the Gateway and did some shopping :) Then we strolled around town. There is this cute little ice skating rink in the middle of a park, there were probably 20 times the amount of people allowed to skate on such a small rink skating and there was music playing. The three of us danced to the music for a while until we got too cold. Then we headed back to the hotel.
We played around for a little while and tuckered Reese out even more (she was already beyond tired, but quite hyper). She LOVES her dad. She has become quite the daddy's girl lately. SO cute!
We enjoyed a nice evening with toasts and all!
The next morning we stopped at a little bakery called Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop and got some VERY overpriced breakfast. We did a good deed by supporting a little business though :) Then we took Trax to Temple Square. We first went to the Conference Center and had a "tour", not a normal tour. We were the only ones on the tour so the missionary said we could go as slow or fast as we wanted. We spent a little time in the actual conference room, and then quite a bit of time in a room that has paintings of past prophets and apostles. It was really cool to put faces with names. I'd like to go back and spend even more time looking at the pictures. Then we headed up to the roof. There was A LOT of planning put into that roof. For example, the structure of the building is tiered and the plants planted on the different tiers match the plants that grow on the mountains nearby according to altitude. SO COOL!
Cool view off the top of the Conference Center.
It was SO wonderful spending time with my family without the distractions of work, homework, tv, computer, errands, housework, or anything else that tends to keep us busy. I completely enjoyed myself. It couldn't have been a more perfect anniversary. Thanks Eric, I love you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

November 15, 2009

On Sunday Eric and I will have been married 2 years!! I'm leaving my house in 1 1/2 hours to meet him in Salt Lake to start the celebrating (because we know Sunday will be FULL of meetings and such). Eric's planned it all, so I haven't a clue what we're doing, and I'm excited, and happy he planned the weekend - I love being surprised.

Eric truly is a better husband than I could have ever dreamt up. I get butterflies when I think about the fact that I get to be with him FOREVER, like really, forever, how cool is that! He is my favorite person to be with and makes my life SO happy and fun. He is a good man, a fantastic father, a genuine friend and makes me a better person. All the time I learn things about him that give me even more respect and love for him. He is perfect for me! I love you Eric!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

All over the place

Reese is to the stage where she is into EVERYTHING! I love 10 months old!! I love her curiosity and enjoyment in toilet paper, toothbrushes, eating cat food, crawling out the door onto the deck, tupperware, paper, knocking things into the bathtub, boxes, smacking anything that makes noises when she smacks it, giving five, blowing kisses, opening and closing doors repeatedly, digging in the cupboards, playing with toys that other kids want to play with, making kissing noises with her mouth, pulling laundry out of the dryer, and giving CHEESY grins (eyes squinted and all).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Reese's 1st Halloween

After eating my toast all by myself, mom gave me a bath. Then, since it was warmer today, she let me play around the house with nothing but my diaper on while she cleaned the house! I was in heaven! After I played for a while, mom got me dressed up in my ladybug costume. We went over to our neighbors and delivered Halloween treats. Bruce and Debbie sure thought I looked cute.
Mom bought me my very own trick-or-treating bag and a glow wand so that I'd enjoy trick-or-treating even if I got tired.
Daddy had to work during the ward trick-or-treat, so mommy and I went trick-or treating with the Naffzigers and their families. Terra was afraid that her costume would scare me, but I was brave, it didn't scare me one bit. It did scare daddy though :)
Mommy and Terra wanted us kids to get a picture together. Aubree was so cute, but so sad. She told me she didn't like wearing her lamb hat because it made her forehead look big.
Trynitee misunderstood Aubree and thought she was crying because MY hat was making my forehead look big. So T tried to take off my hat to make Aubree stop crying.
Well, I didn't want my hat off, my hair was messy. So when T took it off I had to join Aubree in the crying chorus!
I calmed down once my hat was back on and had a grand old time. I ate some candy, got toted around on Travis' shoulders all night (I LIKED that!!! He even let me use his ears as hand grips).Then daddy met up with us and we all stopped at a Haunted House. I wasn't scared, in fact, I wanted to touch all the "scary" creatures. After that we went to Royce and Fran's for a spooky Halloween dinner (ghostly pie, squashy slime, finger sticks, Orange jello, and caramel apples.) I liked my 1st Halloween. Can't wait until next year!!