Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy 21st Anna!

Yesterday was Anna's 21st Birthday so we invited her, Chris, Kayden and Alyssa to come up for the weekend. They came up on Friday night and we had a weekend full of fun. We went to eat at John's Incredible Pizza on Friday night and it was so good.

It was such a steal, only $8.99 for all you can eat buffet of pizza, pasta, salad, and dessert. I was afraid the food wouldn't be too good because the appeal might be the games, but it was delicious. I wish I ate more and I wish I remembered the camera! That night we played Phase Ten.
On Saturday Chris surprised Anna with a massage while he and Aaron played tennis (I'm proud to say Aaron won-sorry to publicize Chris) and Alyssa and I babysat. When they got back us girls went for pedicures and manicures. Later that day we went to the mall and then out to eat at Costa Vida. We played Yahtzee that night and watched an episode of Lost. Sunday we went to church and then came back and had lasagna, garlic bread and salad for Anna's birthday dinner, followed by a BR cake. It was so yummy.

Here is Anna blowing out the candles and the yummy fudge crunch cake (we highly recommend it).

A happy little family.
Of course this weekend was all about Anna but I couldn't help but take many pictures and videos of Kayden. He is just too cute. Here are some of the best.

We woke up on Saturday morning and, of course Kayden was already awake and happy as can be. He came into our room and was just talking up a storm.

Sunday morning he was very calm and just hung out. I thought he was so cute in just his diaper.
We had such a fun weekend and can't wait for you guys to come back. Happy Birthday Anna!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


It was one year ago that I graduated from BYU and at that time I wanted a frame for my diploma but never got one. Then I asked for one for Christmas from my parents but I didn't know exactly which one I wanted. I finally found it and just got it this last week. I absolutely love it! Thanks Mom and Dad!

It feels good to have this hanging on the wall.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sheryl and Rockwell's Baby Shower

On Saturday I was able to go to the Baby Shower for Sheryl and Rockwell. It was so good to be able to see them and finally meet baby Rockwell. He is such a cute little guy! Of course I forgot my camera so these are the few shots I took on Anna's camera.

Looking so cute! The next ones are pictures of Sheryl opening presents. She got some great stuff!

Present From Lauren

Present from Me

A glimpse at the shower from Sheryl's perspective.

We had so much fun and missed all of you that couldn't come.

Monday, April 7, 2008


On Saturday as Aaron and I walked out of our apartment, I noticed this tiny shell on the ground (it doesn't look so small but it really was).

Assuming a baby bird was somewhere near we looked up and found the nest with the mother.

I immediately thought of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and how everything hatches and is born in the spring. It is such a beautiful time of the year.

As some of you may know, Aaron and I joined the gym mid-February. We did a whole bunch of measurements and just re-measured ourselves today. I always heard that the chest is the first to go, but I didn't really know that that would mean me too. I have officially lost 2 inches off my chest and, of course, zero from my waist. I did thankfully lose a half inch off my hips and my arms. Hopefully next time I will be able to report 2 inches from my waist and even more from my hips and arms. Aaron's goals are a little different than mine. He is happy to report that his arms and chest are actually bigger. It has felt really good to work out and we already feel different, even if we don't look it!