Thursday, March 24, 2011

Get Out the Swim Trunks!!!

Mmm Humm, That's right our family went swimming.
On March 19th
We had fun. Hannah took it the best. What a champ, not even a wimper.
Stephen was the bravest though. He dived right in. (Of course his wife was chanting "Do It, Do It, Do It" on the side of the pool. She's so supportive and encouraging)

Me, well, this is all I was brave enough to try. I made up the excuse that I'm still way to lumpy and rolly to get in a bathing suit. (even if it is a private pool)

Ahhh, Sun tan dreams and beachrific wishes!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Blessed Year!

On March 12th, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary. (sigh) What a wonderful year. (sigh) It has been the best decision of my life. I'm so grateful for every minute. He has kept me calm in my moments of terror and panic. Laughed at my quirky behaviors. Dreamed with me as we think of the years to come. Listened sympathetically to my fears. Encouraged me to become the woman I want. Reassured me that I'm already everything he wants. My love increases for him daily. Here's to a wonderful year that has passed and to another one in the works! The day it beganSaying hey to Heyward. (Thanks Jason for the wedding gift!)
April showers bring November babiesIn May, we support the institution of marriage and families. Congrats Lance and Katie.

June baby bumps appear
July, the perfect season for red raspberries

(Oops, I missed August. It was a fabulous month too!)
September, Law students become Lawyers

Spaghetti man and his sidekicks, Prego and little meatball, put evildoers in to hiding on Halloween.

Two becomes three in November

December, Hanging out it hospitals
Ringing in the new year with the lovely Hannah Cate.

Upper level love.
We've had quite a year. After,
1 Baby
2 Moves
12 lightening fast months
15+ doctor visits
80 + pounds
100+ interrupted night sleeps
400 thank you notes
364 days (in this picture), I'm still madly in love with this man!
Happy Anniversary Bestie!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just Because Pictures

I don't need any reason to gush over my baby.

Best Valentines EVER

Cupid (aka Hannah) stopped by for a little visit the other day. As always, she was really working on that whole falling in LOVE thing. I had to reminder her that I was already deeply madly in love. I asked her if she had any plans for Valentines day. She said that she was single. So, I invited her to stay for Valentines dinner. She told me her stomach couldn't handle the steak that I had prepared. Warm milk is what she preferred. Perfect, I had plenty of that. She was a perfect guest and sat in her seat all content the entire dinner.
Cupid said she loved the atmosphere of the place. She called it quite romantic.
She loved the idea of the annual scavenger hunt so Stephen and I decided we'd have one for her next year.
You're welcome back anytime Cupid
What a perfect angel!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Sweet Granddaddy $

If you didn't know my granddaddy Dollar, I'm afraid you missed out. He was quite a man. I'm so thankful to be his granddaughter and that I had a chance to know him in my adult years. He passed away on January 26, 2011. He was 92 years old.
He was a father, grandfather, veteran, postman, painter, gardener and one of the hardest workers I have ever known along with a ton of other titles.
This is a picture with his beautiful wife Jimmie and his 4 children. I just so happen to have some old pictures on my computer. I don't know how they got here. (No doubt my mother was involved. Thanks Mom!)
These are my grandparents with my cousins (like I said random pictures popped up on my computer) We use to go to the beach as a family when we were younger.
***Ask Garrett about a story with my grandmother yelling out the window***
This was after Chad's wedding.
This is after Natalie's wedding. This is one of favorites.

He did have a chance to meet Hannah. It was such a sweet experience for me. He was still aware of what was going on and was looking for her as we were getting her out of her car seat. Then he reached out and held her hand. It was a wonderful experience for me.
I love you Granddaddy!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scottie Bo Bottie Bids us Adieu

The BOYturns servant of the Lord.
This is the night that Scott changed his name to Elder NeSmith. The name suits him well. Elder NeSmith reported to the MTC on January 19th, 2010. I loved being able to attend his setting apart. Speaking from experience, there is no better church calling than that of a missionary. I'm starting to cry so.... to sum it up. We are so thrilled to have a missionary out, especially one that has the caliber of Scott. THRILLED!

I definitely have times that I miss him. But then I suck it up because I know he doesn't miss me. Well, he might miss me a little. (But, I really don't think so) There is no other place I would rather him be right now.

These are just some of the pictures from the airport.

Scott left with another missionary from our stake.
We'll be seeing you soon!
I didn't have any family pictures from the day he left. So I decided to show what Scott will be (hopefully) wearing a lot on his mission.
Happy Baptizing Elder NeSmith!
(By the way, I always call Scott Scottie Bo Bottie in my head. Hence the title if anyone was wondering)