Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy 3rd Anniversary to Us!

Yesterday was our 3rd wedding anniversary. It is crazy how quickly three years go by. I thought I would post a few wedding picture to reminisce. We were married in the Nauvoo temple. Here we are with our beautiful bridesmaids and handsome groomsmen. My mom made all of the bridesmaids' dresses, most of the groomsmens' ties and all of the flowers. She is pretty much amazing.

Doesn't Jesse look handsome?
Now for what we actually did on our anniversary. We spent about 5 hours staining my parent's fence. Luckily it wasn't too terribly hot outside. This is the neighbor's gate next to our newly stained fence. Doesn't it look so much better.
This is the part of the fence that Jesse and I worked on mostly. Next weeks task will be landscaping the backyard.
After staining the fence, we did go out for dinner. We went to Tgi Fridays, which was some pretty good food. After that we did a little bit of shopping. We got some treats and came home to enjoy a movie together. I have to say it was a wonderful anniversary, it is really nice to accomplish something. Now we couldn't leave a post without a picture of Alyssa. This isn't a picture of Alyssa, but it leads to a picture of Alyssa. My brother, Brett, was putting Alyssa's farm animals on his face as you can see.

After that Alyssa was trying really hard to do the same. We helped her out a little bit and here is the outcome.
What a funny girl.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Recent Happenings

In our ward here in Texas, there is a lady that had quadruplets about 5 months ago. She brought three of them to church a few weeks ago and she let a few families hold them since she can't hold three at once. My mom was holding Nathan and so I took him from her. After that Alyssa wanted to hold him. We let her hold him for a while, but he started to look uncomfortable and we took him away from her. She had a fit and wouldn't stop unless she could hold the baby. Crazy girl; she didn't seem jealous at all because she wanted to be with whom ever was holding the Nathan. In nursery when the toys come out she always picks up a specific little dolly. Sounds like she is about ready for some siblings, but she will have to wait until I'm done with school. Which is less than a year away. Hooray!
Grandma decided she wanted to put curlers in Alyssa's hair. I only have a picture of the curlers in. Afterwards her hair looked kind of funny on top. The next time grandma decided to only put them in on the sides, but the curls don't last very long, especially with an active little girl. My dad's work celebrated its tenth anniversary by having all the families go to an Astros game vs. the New York Mets. It was a really great time and the company even provided pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, cake, etc. We even got to witness a grand slam in the 8th inning. The game was tied 3-3. The bases were loaded and one person struck out and then the next person hit a homerun. It was awesome and the crowd went wild. Something Alyssa didn't like very much. Towards the end of the game I could tell Alyssa was getting really tired, she kept walking back and forth through the bleachers trying to keep herself awake. We wanted to wait until the end though because they have Friday Night Fireworks. Minute Maid Park actually has a roof that can be opened up. During the game the roof was closed and they had air conditioning so it was pretty darn cool. After the game was over they opened up the roof for the fireworks. It was pretty amazing to watch the roof slowly open up. The firework display was amazing. It was set to music and was really a great show. Alyssa ended up falling asleep during the fireworks, which I found pretty funny. Here is Jesse and I enjoying the food and the game.
Recently I have been making some decorating items for when we get back to our apartment in Provo. Thanks to the Jeppesens, we actually have an apartment in Provo that we will be moving into on the 21st of August. I've seen these in a lot of people's houses and really liked them, so I decided to try to make one. My mom has all kinds of crafting materials that I can use.
Here is my flower arrangement, double-sided table runner, and kitchen soap dispenser for our kitchen/dining area. I have also been working on and have finished a 4-month meal plan that includes weekly shopping lists. Hopefully this will make my life slightly easier during school and pretty much from here on out. I'll probably have to update it a little when our family gets larger.
On Saturday we went to a 1st birthday party, so my mom went to Toys 'R Us to get a gift. She ended up getting Alyssa a little farm house because she said she really hadn't gotten her anything for her first birthday. Here is Alyssa with Brett trying to figure it all out.
We went over to Max's (the little boy turning one) house and Alyssa had a blast. Max is an only child so far and his parents are well established and so he has quite a few toys. Alyssa especially loved this zebra jumping toy. She bounced up and down; Jesse had a hard time getting her to stop so he could get a good picture. This one is a little fuzzy, but pretty good for the camera on a cell phone.
We only have a couple weeks left here in Texas, which is crazy. It almost seems like we just got here. We'll be sad to leave my family, but it will be fun to see friends that we have missed in Provo.