Monday, November 19, 2012

10 Months

 Evan and Grandma got all these pinwheels out a few weeks ago and made a little wind farm. I thought they'd be cute for Audrey's little 10 month photo shoot.

 And of course big brother doesn't like to be left out. Such a handsome boy!
And today at about 10 1/2 months, Audrey took her first steps! Hooray!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fight On

I have the greatest husband. He's the best. He knows I really like USC football. I know he really doesn't. So I was a little surprised when on Saturday morning he proposed that we head out for the game that afternoon! I've always wanted to go see a game there, so we decided to throw the kids' schedules off and go. We had a lot of fun and the kids were pretty good. Reed hasn't changed his opinion about USC, but he enjoyed being there and experiencing it. Maybe we'll try it again sometime without the kids...

Reed & I have now been to both Coliseums! I prefer the one in Rome, but this one was really fun too! And I love Evan in this picture!
 It was a blow out game. USC beat Colorado 50-6, but it made the tickets affordable!
 Thankfully, both kids fell asleep for a little bit
 Love Audrey's hair in the one!
 Enjoying the game
 We walked around the front of the stadium before we left to see the torch lit. Pretty cool!
Evan's favorite part of the game was the Goodyear blimp!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

9 Months

Our little Audrey turned 9 months old today! She's such a fun, happy little girl and we love her so much!

 And the big brother wearing his 'super fast running shirt'

Friday, September 7, 2012

We Made It!

After a lot of packing and cleaning, we finally made it down to California! Before we left, we snuck in an evening at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens

and tried to spend as much time with our family in Utah as we could.

Then we headed west! The kids did really well in the car (especially since it was just me and the kids because Reed had to drive our other car down). And now we're just staying with my parents until we can find a new place to call home.

Reed doesn't start work until Monday, so we decided to have a beach day. The weather was really nice and since it was a weekday and school has already started, we pretty much had the beach to ourselves. It was really nice. 

 And a happy 8 months to this little girl!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

California Dreamin'

This is a long one!

Things have been crazy here lately. But it's been crazy fun! We just finished our 2nd back-to-back family reunion (3rd if you count the week before when we had Reed's parents here and got to spend extra time with his local family). First up was my mom's family reunion celebrating her parent's 60th anniversary-impressive!
We all met up at a park in Arco, Idaho for a picnic and some fun little games. It was so fun to get to see everyone there. It's been a LONG time since I've seen some of my cousins. Later that evening we met up at a local church for a nice dinner and short program for my grandparents. I love my Tibbitt grandparents and the legacy they have created. We got to see (parade style!) that they have quite the posterity. Everyone else there was taking pictures, so I didn't bother to take any. 
Sunday after church we headed up to Redfish Lake, Idaho. It's one of my very favorite places in the whole world. My mom went camping there every summer growing up and we went camping there almost every summer when I was growing up. It was so fun to get to see Evan just soak it all up and explore and love it the way I did.
We stayed in some cabins in nearby Stanley that were right along the Salmon River. It was so fun to have the river right behind us. The kids (Evan and his cousins, Bailey & Connor) loved wading in it and throwing rocks and sand into it.

Sunday night we took a walk down by the lake. It's a little hazy up there now from fires, but it was still so beautiful and peaceful.

Evan didn't want to stop throwing rocks for some silly pictures

Monday was beach day. Evan LOVED playing at the beach! He waded around in the water and played in the sand. My dad brought a little raft that he really liked going in for rides. Audrey enjoyed taking some naps while being held and I even got away for a little while to ski behind Uncle Wes' boat. Redfish water is SO cold, but it was so fun to ski again.
Reed, Evan, & Bailey
Evan & Bailey
Connor, Evan, Audrey, & Bailey
Audrey getting a turn in the raft

After dinner on Monday, we went to the Ranger Station/Visitor Center and did the little nature walk. Evan and his cousin Bailey kept saying-I found some nature!

 Looking for some fish
Quick stop at the beach to throw more rocks

Tuesday morning started off at the Fish Hatchery! The kids loved feeding the fish! 

Then it was back to the lake to do paddle boats. Evan thought it was pretty fun, but he was ok with it when it was over. Reed was glad when I put the camera down and hopped in to help him paddle! 

After a visit to the general store for a few little souvenirs and a quick lunch, we were back in the car headed home. 
Evan modeling what Grandma & Grandpa got him from the General Store

So what does our family reunion in Idaho have to do with California dreamin'? Absolutely nothing. But while we were there we decided to accept a job offer in Riverside, California! We a little nervous, but really excited. Reed will be working as a field engineer for PCL construction. We'll FINALLY leave Utah (no more long cold winters for me! woo hoo!) on September 4 and Reed starts September 10! Did I mention things have been crazy lately?! Yeah, it's only getting started...! 

Sunday, July 29, 2012


As of Saturday, Evan is officially a three year old! We had a really fun weekend celebrating him and his big day. We started off the day with waffles with whip cream and sprinkles. 

The highlight of his weekend was definitely finally getting his new Lightning McQueen bike and helmet. I don't think the kid walked all day-he rode his bike to the bathroom, rode his bike to the fridge-everywhere. He got lots of other fun toys too, but he loves his new bike.

After lunch, a couple of his little buddies came over for cake and ice cream. Since they're still so young, I didn't bother to do games or anything. Just hyped them up on sugar and let them run around.

Don't you watch your favorite movie sitting on your bike with a helmet on?! LOVES his bike.

We finished off our day with dinner at Wendy's and a good friend's wedding reception. It was a really fun day and we were all exhausted at the end.

He's only been three for a couple days, but he's already my very favorite three year old

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Audrey is 6 months crazy. She is so fun and Evan is starting to pick up on it too! They have been really good buds lately and it's been so fun to see. Here's a look at some stats.

Weight: 14 lbs, 12 oz (22%-so relieved it's up from the 8% at 4 months!)
Height: 27 1/4 inches (91%)
Head Circumference: 42 cm (40%)

And for fun, here's Evan's 6 month stats:
Weight: 13 lbs, 15 oz (0%)
Height: 25.2 inches (25%)
Head Circumference: 42 cm