31 August 2014

My Dream Vacation

I've come to the startling realization that my dream vacation no longer involves traveling to Europe. I know. Shocking. 

If I could have my dream vacation, this would be it:

Spending the "after" holidays at a cabin in the woods

Where I could sit by the fireplace in a big cozy chair and watch the snow fall outside

I would sit by the Christmas tree and just read

While drinking hot apple cider

And I would definitely be wearing that sweet, sweet coat over a cable knit sweater and chunky scarf while my sweetheart and I stroll through the local town.

There is something special about wintertime plus Christmas. I hate being in the snow because I don't like being cold and wet. But snow is beautiful. I can think of nothing more peaceful. Don't believe me? Put this on: http://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=DIx3aMRDUL4 and in another tab listen to this: http://www.endlessvideo.com/watch?v=rQeHEY-eKWg&start=0m0s&end=4m16s

You're welcome.

UPDATE: If we were 100% debt-free and magically had $600 to spend we would go here for the three days after Christmas: http://www.alaskaninn.com/

29 August 2014

William is 3!

William is the best. 

He's sweet, funny, adorable, energetic, curious, and he's got sweet dance moves. 

William is my little angel. 

Three years ago, God sent Tyson and me a perfect little boy who is growing up faster than we can believe. 

The best things that William does are not related to his Elvis impersonations or the fact that when you ask him what his name is he says "Me!" 

The best thing about William is that he is ours forever. 

The best thing about William is his massive spirit crammed inside a tiny body with a brain that goes faster than his mouth so you can't really understand what he says all the time.

The best thing about William is that when I'm sad he tells me not to cry and gives me hugs and kisses.

We love you, William. We're excited to watch you grow up a little more every day. I'm thrilled to be your momma. I love you, sweet pea!

21 August 2014

Short Trip

Two weeks ago my mom and sister Jane came to visit. Jane was the bridesmaid in a wedding but she can't drive because of her seizures so mom was being the chauffeur. It was great to have them here. My family has had quite the crazy few months. My dad had back surgery, Jane's been having seizures, and my mom keeps having moles removed because of her skin cancer. I knew things were tough at home since my mom was the only one who could drive so Tyson convinced me and my mom that me going to visit for a week would be perfect. And it was. I drove home with my mom and Jane and flew back to Utah a week later.
My main job was to entertain Jane and help drive when needed. This is what we did during the week: visit to the Getty Villa, Disneyland for Jane's birthday, saw Guardians of the Galaxy and Hercules, took Katie school shopping, went out to eat a bunch, attended a missionary homecoming party, went to a wedding open house, went to the Dodgers v. Brewers game, and had a dermatologist appointment. It was a lot of fun. My life is going to get really crazy soon. It was nice to have some time to just relax and have fun. 
I'm glad to be back home. I'm getting excited for my classes to start this week. But mostly I'm excited for William to start preschool on his birthday. He's going to love it!