Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NH with the Pyfers

One of the best parts of living in Boston has been being so close to the Pyfers. The short 2 hour drive up to Hanover New Hampshire is worth every second to spend time with these besties. Sadly I didn't get any photos of all of us on our last trip up there but of course it was really fun. Other than the minor (read major) bout of food poisoning Bryan got from our dinner date night, the trip was perfect. I did an 18 mile run which was great to do it in a new place. The boys went to Lou's for breakfast, then we all went up to Stowe Vermont and poked around. The next day we walked around Dartmouth and once again checked out the original Book of Mormon and you can flip through it. It is the one of the neatest things. Cat is always an amazingly gracious hostess and we are so lucky to have such awesome friends so close.  

Where this Taco bell/ KFC sits today was once the home of Joseph Smith when he received his bone operation depicted in Mormon multimedia :) 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Letters to my babes


You have entered the funnest stage the last few weeks. Your language skills have really boomed and you have become quite the chatter box. It only took you a few days to learn that if you really wanted something "can I have this please" was much more effective than "I want this!!" smart boy. You have also realized the power you posses being the older brother. You are quick to tell Christian to fold his arms during a prayer, push him in the right direction when he's running away and take away a toy but quickly follow up with "christian what happened? are you sad?" You still LOVE to sing primary songs. Your favorite at the moment is Child's Prayer and Whenever I hear the song of a bird (complete with sign language). I am still scared to potty train you but I feel like you are finally ready. We'll try that in a few months. You can't wait to be dusty crophopper for halloween and I can't wait to see you in your costume. You are still an amazing eater, sleeper, snuggler and pooper and I look forward to every morning when I get to see your sweet smile and ask you how your dreams were.


Baby boy- who is not so baby anymore. You are still a handful but for some reason I love that about you. I love your spunk, determination, vocal nature. You jump out of your crib every morning ready to go a million miles an hour. You say "woah!!" to every plane, truck, or pretty much anything that gets you excited. You are a bit melodramatic and I've learned to prioritize which cries I respond to. You still take quite a beating from your brother so you will always have points in my book for that. You are not such a great eater but it's ok we still love you. Your singing is my favorite thing you do right now and how you love to brush your teeth with us by singing the ariel song. I can't get enough of your "cheese" for taking pictures. I can already tell you will be more athletic then my genes with how fast you picked up running and pretty much any physical challenge. Right now it drives me crazy but I know one day I will miss you crawling all over me non stop. Your age has finally caught up with the family and things are becoming more of a competition with you and Tenny- pushing button elevators, who gets fed first, fighting over toys etc. It makes me wish I just had babies forever :) I know that your vocabulary will grow and grow but for now you are saying Mama, Dada, bye bye, cheese, hot, hello, baby.

love mama

Lake Winni 2015

We were lucky and got to spend a beautiful Labor Day weekend in New Hampshire at Lake Winnipesaukee with friends. It was 90 degrees every day and the water was beautiful. I had an 18 mile run to do on Saturday morning so I got up early and hammered it out on the hilly roads surrounding the lake. I was beat when I was done but couldn't resist jumping on the boat and getting a few runs of slalom skiing in. We tubed, swam, ate a lot, talked and had boat rides into Wolfeboro to get ice cream. On sunday we went to church and heard Bill Marriott give his testimony to this little branch. That was an unexpected treat. Other than an encounter with the lake police the trip was a success and such a blast to be a part of. 

Sunday night was beautiful and we couldn't resist jumping off the dock for a moonlit swim. It was the most amazing feeling to be floating in a lake in the dark and looking up at a beautiful sky full of stars. It felt like I was in a dream and I could have floated there for a long time.