Monday, December 14, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We took another video if you are just hungry to see anything of Mason doing the same thing. It could be a little overkill for those who got their fill on this first one.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
More importantly though, it's a time to reflect on what you're thankful for. I'm thankful for the best wife a guy could ask for who prepared an amazing thanksgiving feast for three families. I would never have guessed that this was Brooke's first time preparing a turkey. She did a fantastic job, and got lots of compliments when meal time came.
Another reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving is for having a healthy, happy, beautiful child who learned to crawl on Thanksgiving Day.
Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was as blessed as ours!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I loved how excited Dad was with all these planes.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A few months ago, when I heard Pearl Jam had added several shows to their tour I got excited, but when I heard they'd be coming to Salt Lake I was jumping for joy. I've been a huge fan since the early 90's when they first made it big, and I've been a member of their fan club almost as long. Now some of you may be laughing, but when they go on tour the fan club definitely hooks its members up with good tickets. Brooke and I had seats in the fourth row, and since this was Brooke’s first time seeing them I was pretty excited about that.
Ben Harper opened the show, and did a great job. Pearl Jam ended up playing some stuff with him once they took the stage.
One of the coolest parts of the show was when Eddie Vedder called a couple up on stage. He explained that the guy had written a very special letter to the band, which was why Eddie called them up. Eddie ended up giving the guy the microphone, and he proposed to his fiancé. After that, Eddie gave them a couple of chairs on stage and played the song “Just Breathe” for them.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
We went down to Georgia last week and it rained and rained and rained and rained. Then the sun came out the day we left. Due to the rain, we spent a lot of time indoors with Mason and the family. Mason can sit up now by himself, although we still don't leave his side without him being surrounded by pillows. Now he can really play with his toys, it's awesome! One of my favorite things that Mason started doing while we were in South Dakota last month is suck on his toes. I don't know why, but I find it absolutely adorable. I finally got a pic of it. We made a shirt for John's birthday since he's all the way out in Bolivia and hasn't met his nephew yet.
Justin and I went on a date with Lisa and Pete to Medieval Times, and it was cool. I want to take Mason when he's older; the kids in the audience were the best part of the show.
I had my 10 year HS reunion, and I LOVED catching up with my friends from way back when, especially my basketball girls.
We had a little get together at my parents' house so I could catch up with a few friends, and one of my very favorite people came - her name is Mearle Bean and she turned 100 years old at the beginning of this year. She played piano for us during the evening. Mason partied himself out.
We miss Georgia. Can't wait to come back for Christmas!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Since Mason had plenty of attention from Grandma and Grandpa and his aunt and uncles, Brooke and I had plenty of time to go on a few dates, play tennis, and go on bike rides. On our way back to Utah we stopped by Winters Quarters in Omaha, NE which is near the Omaha temple. We wish we could have spent more time there, but I'm sure we'll get to visit again someday. It was a great trip with a lot of great memories.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Uncle Dean and Natalie fed Mason his first serving of rice cereal. He didn't like that the spoon had to come out of his mouth to reload. . .
Bathtime will never be the same again. I can no longer bathe him while wearing and outfit I would like to keep on the rest of the day.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
We flew to Hawaii on a C-5, which is the biggest plane in the Air Force. It's used for transporting equipment and cargo, which may not sound like a comfortable ride, but other than being a bit noisy and having no windows to look out of it wasn't bad. On the plus side, the price was right, and we didn't have to put up with any of the headaches of commercial airports.
The flight back from Hawaii was on a KC-135, which is an aerial refueler (flying gas station). The flight went really well. Mason was great the whole time, even though the inside of the plane was a little chilly. We had a great experience. Here's a picture of a KC-135 and a picture we took on the plane.