Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hard to believe that this hunky man and I will have been married
6 years on Saturday!
Following a 5 year generation tradition of marriages on September 4th.

Happy early anniversary Mom and Dad, Bobby and Marjorie, and all our past family members who blessed us with the sacrament of their Marriage to carry on the tradition.

Andy-- Forever and Always

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

weekend walk

This past weekend we spent some amazing time with MilitaryMan's side of the family at the 2010 Krout Family Reunion! We had a great time and it was so great to see BooderBean running around with all the other kiddos his age! They only get to see each other a few times a year but they instantly began playing again.  BooderBean warmed right up to our cousins Toni and Greg and their son Gage, remember he was in their wedding back in May...well Greg and Gage are BooderBeans new buddies and you couldn't keep them apart! So great to see such great family memories starting!

After the reunion on Sunday the weather was PERFECT for an early evening walk around my parents neighborhood! So we took full advantage!

The photos aren't the best but i just had to share anyway!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

EIGHT months!

Happy 8 month birthday BrotherBean!  You are the happiest baby on the block, you smile at absolutely everything, you instantly light up at just the mere sound or sight of your big brother, you are eating baby foods now and starting to work on the sippy cup, you have mastered rolling and scooting, you can go from laying to sitting now, you are perfectly content sitting on your play mat surrounded by stuffed animals and toys, you beam and instantly get calm and smiley when mommas sings to you, you love it when daddy calls you Monkey and all sorts of funny nicknames, you get up on all fours and are trying so hard to learn to crawl, We love you little man!!!

Here are some photos from this past weekend just hanging out at home!

This was early morning playing with brother in pj's (and darn it if I wasn't doing all the cute pj's in the laundry the night before and THIS is what he had to sleep in??? ta well!)

BooderBean brought him lots of toy choices to keep him busy so BooderBean and I do a puzzle
He gets such a kick out of this! He'll just sit there and rock!
This is pretty much how he is every second of every day...smiley boy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Best Buds

These two cuties have grown up together since they were in diapers at 6 months old and we met at KUC school! Ironically enough, their birthdays are only a day apart! They were meant to be best buddies!  I love watching these two play and love seeing the excitement they have-they are both so creative and imaginative in their play.  This past weekend we got to have little Addyson and her mommy--who is one of my closest friends--out for an afternoon of play. The kids had a blast! MilitaryMan let them help feed the fish, they painted some pretty pictures, did puzzles, played with BrotherBean, and even let me capture a few photos (as hard as it was to get to active 3 1/2 year olds to hold still)

Addyson, we miss you and your family so much but are so so so glad we are able to stay so close and have fun play days like last weekend! Looking forward to seeing you again sweet girl!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just because...

This photo is framed and sits on my kitchen counter so i can see it when i am doing dishes, making my morning coffee, pouring my nightly wine, bathing the little bean, making dinner, etc.  I love this photo! The photo was taken in our backyard for Military Man and BooderBean for Military Man's 28th birthday.