Baby's first Halloween


Halloween celebrations started this year on Saturday the 25th... we braved the crowd to do some trick-or-treating at Hogle Zoo, where half of Utah was. It was great to see the animals, with the cooler weather they are much more active. Here are a couple of my favorite pics we took that day:

After heading home to make some soup we headed out west for a party at the Pidcock's. We had a costume contest, some good eats, and decorated graham cracker haunted houses.

Congrats again to Mark and Ashlee!!! We can't wait to find out whether your bundle of joy is a girl or a boy…

Thursday we went to a Halloween carnival in Bountiful with our cousins. Taylee went 'fishing' for the first time and the boys were giving her all the secrets to success

There was a bounce house and I can't keep this photo for myself (check out the faces: Jayden is wondering what in the world got into his sister)

And finally...Trick-or-treating. It was late and raining when we finally walked around the culdesac for some treats, but it was definately cute. Taylee was tierd and therfore very cuddley-just how I love it! (Sorry I don't have any pictures yet)
We hope ya'll had a fun and safe holiday

The Best 4 Years…


Happy Anniversary! Lars and I were married 4 years ago. It was such a beautiful day. I always thought that I would cry if it rained or snowed on my wedding day, but boy was I wrong. I lived in Park City before we tied the knot, and I woke up early that morning to make sure I had all the time I needed to make myself as perfect as possible. I hardly noticed the weather outside while I was busy working on the details of hair/makeup…so when I walked outside to see that the world was dusted with white it honestly took my breath away. It was so beautiful. The sun was shining then and the rays glittered off the freshly fallen snow. That wasn't the last thing that took my breath away that day. Everything was so perfect. I was expecting something to go wrong but everything kept going just the way we wanted. Just before 'the toast' I went up to the brides room to get the goblets and they fell out of the box when I picked it up, and shattered. I started to cry…my sweet brother and mom got right on the phone and called around to get us another set. They found a BB&B that had one in stock and drove all the way out west to pick them up for us. The rest of the evening went just as smooth as the day and we found ourselves floating through the clouds. Lars was just as handsome and sweet as ever. My dad had a hard time giving me away - but couldn't be happier with the man that took me, and neither could I.

Lars, I want to thank you for the many wonderful memories you've helped create these past 4 years. You are the most loving, patient, and caring husband (and daddy) a girl could have. I am so thankful for the day you came into my life, and more thankful for each day since. You are so amazing, on so many levels. As cheesy as it sounds, you really do complete me. You are my 'Happily Ever After', my prince charming. Thank you for all of the love and support you've given and continue to give. Thank you for always being such a great example to me and those around you. Thank you for always accepting me for who I am. Thank you for helping me want to be a better version of myself, to continue striving for higher levels. Most of all, Thank you for being my partner, for now and all eternity. I love you. Always have, always will.



Wow! Once this baby of ours got the hang of things, it seems it just hasn't stopped. We thought the crawling thing would pacify her for a period of time, but this girl is too smart to be fooled by that. She now is enjoying pulling herself up on anything and everything that doesn't tip over in the process.

Yesterday Taylee and Mommy were playing the new game of 'Climb the Mommy' when Taylee started laying her head on my knees. I thought she was being cute and cuddly, but then she flung her head up quickly with a huge grin…and repeated. That's when I realized that my itsy bitsy baby figured out how to play Peek-A-Boo… which brings a tear to my eye for several reasons.

First - The feeling of joy I feel as Taylee shows her ever expanding personallity and talents; I can't help but maybe feel a glimps of how our Father in Heaven must feel as he watches us,HIS children learn and grow. Second - I can't help but fall more deeply in love with such a tiny little person, when six months ago I didn't even know exactly what she looked like. Finally - it's just that she is growing up so fast. I am afraid that the time we have to teach this very special spirit all the things that have been (and will continue to be) forgotten from her existence before now is so short, and then this cruel world is going to have its chance. I just want her to know how truly thankful I am for her. She has been the greatest blessing in my life…I love you sweet lil' bug of mine.

So sorry to get all mushy on you…back to the cute game we played, here are a few pics I was fortunate enough to catch. Taylee gets all hammed up when she sees the camera and it really distracts from the real reason I'm trying to take yet another picture of this beautiful gal. Not that I don't love her 2 teeth smile, I would just like to catch a candid moment here and there too.


These pics aren't great, but it is all I could get in a hurry. My camera beeps when you're focusing, so there again: distraction.

More pictures of the cutest baby on the planet :)


Accidental Family Photo

We went to Wheeler Farm on Wednesday to take some photos of our cute baby (which we'll post later) ~ But we ended up meeting a very nice lady who offered to take a photo of the three of us…she even edited it, and this is one of the finished products:

I think it turned out so cute - even with our 'So Serious' baby…no matter what we did that day there was no smile, well we did manage to catch a few I guess.

6 months…and counting


Happy half birthday to you…


Taylee ~ Thank you for all the joy you have brought into our lives. We love you so much!

Here are a few of our favorite things:

Your busy curiousity, the look on your face while you're concentrating on getting something, splashing during tubby time, your smile & your giggle, the way you "fly away" when you're excited that we've come into the room, your stories-oh how we wish we knew what you were saying-but we still enjoy all the new sounds…especially the lil' girgle, playing paddy cake and other gamesand watching you as you try to do all the actions,

We could go on and on and on…but it is just a FEW of our favorite things. We look forward to the many more adventures we have in store with you. ~ love, your parents!