Sunday, July 10, 2011

We're back!

Seriously Kristin??? 2 years since you've posted anything. So since I haven't been too great about writing down stuff about my kids and what they're doing in my journal I thought I should start blogging again, at least more that once every few years.
My babies will be 3 this week, I can't believe it! I was looking at their pictures over the last few years the other night and started crying because they're not little babies anymore.
Let's see what have we been up to??? We've been busy as ever, Rich will be starting his 3rd semester of nursing school at Grand Canyon University. Only 3 semesters left and graduation can't come soon enough! He is such a hard worker and has really stepped up to do what he needs to do. He's been home with the kids all summer which I know has been a lot of work for him, but I know he's also really been enjoying his time with the kids.
I'm still working full time and I probably will at least until he finishes with nursing school. I have a great job and I really like the people I work with so I'm grateful for that, but I miss my family like crazy!
We did our first family vacation last weekend to San Diego and Huntington beach. We had so much fun. We did SeaWorld one day and the beach the next. The kids loved every minute of it! It was so nice for me to have time with them and not have to work or worry about anything else. Saturday Rich's entire family drove to Cali and we met them at the beach. There was about 70 of us there. We did BBQ's, swam, hung out, and we all got pretty burnt. We've been back for over a week and the kids are still talking about how much fun they had.
We just had some awesome family pictures done, so I'll be posting those soon.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

This was by far my favorite Halloween. We spent lots of time with family and had a great time with our kids. Nana and Papa's ward Halloween party was Friday night followed by pumpkin carving at my sister Lindsey's house with all my family. Saturday night we all got dressed up as the Flinstone's and spent some time with Bailey, Olivia, Marcus and Amy and my parents trick-or-treating. All the kids looked adorable! Later that night Rich's family had a big party with dancing a lots of food. It was a busy weekend, but worth it! Hope everyone had a great Halloween.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pirate Party!

Daddy and his princess

Dani's little pirate booty

Birthday boy and his mommy

Kaimen's first and only tatoo.
Happy Birthday to our cousin Tytan who just turned 1. He had a really fun pirate party and everybody dressed up. There was great food, dancing, and a best dressed conteset. And guess who won...Danica and Kaimen!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy NICU nurse's day!

I just wanted to say thanks to all our friends at the NICU. Thank you for being so wonderful and taking such great care of our babies for the 3 months that we couldn't. YOu are all so great at what you do. You not only helped Danica and Kaimen through those months but us too. I can't belive they are 14 months old now. They look nothing like what they did back then, starting out at a little over 2 pounds. They wouldn't be where they are now without your love and care. We love you all and hope to see you soon!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

We love the pool

The only thing she's missing is her drink.

Kaimen getting his first swim lesson.

It looks like 2's a crowd.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kaimen and his stretchy pants

Okay so you're probably wondering why I would do this to my little boy. There really is a good reason for it. These are Kaimen's new therapy pants. He is still having some developmental issues and needed a little extra help controlling his legs. He tends to spread his legs too far apart and it makes it hard for him to learn to crawl and get up on his knees. They are sewn together in the middle so it keeps his legs together. They look silly, but his Physical therapist recommended he wears them when he is playing on the floor with his toys. They seem like they help, but I can't help but laugh when he is wearing them. Love you my strong boy, keep working hard!

Our much needed vacation

Let me just say I love Cali. Me and Rich spent 3 days there by ourselves and had a nice relaxing time. My in-laws watched the twins while we went to San Diego. I cried when we left at the thought of leaving them. Besides the NICU, this is the first time I've left them. Our friends have a condo in San Diego right across from the San Diego temple that they were nice enought to let us stay in. Thanks guys! It was in the perfect location about 3 miles from the beach and right around lots of restaurants and shopping centers. We relaxed a lot, went to the beach, shopped, and ate more than we should have. I actually slept in past 7, which was a beautiful feeling. It was so great to spend time with just my hubby. This was the first trip we've been on since before I went into the hospital when I was pregnant with the twins. I hope to go back again soon.