Monday, December 15, 2008

Just a thought

Somewhere amidst the many "special offers" you get in the hospital/mail/email/Motherhood Maternity store I signed up for Parenting magazine. I don't remember doing this at all and I'm not really into getting magazines, but Jonathan insists that since I get that he gets to sign up for ESPN magazine (even though he reads every Parenting issue I get from cover to cover :) ). Still, I also devour them every month during my random spare minutes during the day and this month I read one of the most heartwarming things I've ever heard on parenting. It may just be touching to me because of the whole tantrum issue and the fact that Easton has been really sick for over a week and now I'm also sick, the house is a mess, and I'm going nuts not being able to go out because of the cold and now being able to play with friends because of those darn germs, but I thought I would share it anyway in case it might brighten someone else's day. The article is called "Learning from Liam" and is about a mother who was 41, already had 4 kids, and found out she was (suprise!) pregnant again. She talked about how she sobbed and didn't want to have another since her youngest was finally in preschool and she was actually getting time to herself to do things like volunteering, yoga classes, and swimming laps. She also knew how crazy people would think she was for having so many and for having a 15-year gap between her first and last (she should come to Utah) and so at first it was hard to accept. Well, a few things happened to help her put things into perspective and she talked about how now when her 14-year-old gives her trouble about curfews she remembers her as a little girl and knows it's just a stage, and also how when her new baby keeps her up all night she remembers how "the baby time of total contact is gone like a blink forever -- and I snuggle in and enjoy it." (Since the last two months have been a marathon of sleepless nights and sometimes days I really appreciated that.) Easton hasn't been too difficult and has really mostly been a lot of fun, but there are just some things I miss like sleep, getting to rest when I'm sick instead of still needing to take care of him, actually getting to read a whole book, and getting to run as long as I want instead of just until he decides he's done with the stroller. So what really touched me and helped me put my life into perspective is what she said at the end of her article: "I know that there is nothing better than being a mom. There will be time for myself later, when my children are grown. Right now, I'm busy having a wonderful time." From now on, when I'm playing with Easton, I'm going to forget all the really unimportant things that seem to fill my day and just enjoy having a really, truly, wonderful time.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Football and Food!

A few weeks ago we got to go to the state championships for football because Jonathan's alma mater, North Summit High, was playing. And what do ya know? They won! On a field goal with 3 seconds left in the game! It was pretty awesome! We also got to go to the semi-finals with Jonathan's sister Whitney and here we are with Easton.After the game we met up with Jonathan's brother and his wife and their kids and went and got some dinner. It was a blast and Easton loved playing with his cousins!
Here's Aunt Whit and the kids being crazy!
Our sister-in-law is pregnant and due in a few weeks! What's even cooler is that Jonathan's other brother's wife is also pregnant and due in March, so they'll be pretty close!
At this point Jonathan was still sporting the Fu Manchu, but don't worry, after a little encouragement he's decided to put those days behind him. ;)

It was such a fun day and so fun to see family!

Way Behind! (So this is waaaaay too long!)

I see other cute and creative blogs or else I see the ones that are updated almost daily and I constantly think, "I need to be more like them," and then... here we are almost a month since my last post and no, I haven't done any of the cute and creative things I've been dreaming about. I've decided I give up and I'll just be one of those occasional bloggers that does it whenever she's home from church sick and her little boy is actually napping (which is exactly what is going on today). In my defense, I did try a few times, but three sentences into a carefully thought out blog the computer would have issues or Easton would wake up from a nap. That's one thing I really don't understand. The second I quit cleaning and lay down to take a nap or hop on the computer or do something else relaxing, Easton's internal alarm goes off and he wakes up ready to run around some more. Lately he is becoming increasingly independent, at least as much as he can be for an 11-month old(which by the way is crazy! He'll be one year old next month!). My little baby was always so calm and easy-going and did whatever I wanted him to until a crazy thing happened: mobility. And we're not talking walking here, I mean the second he realized he could move at all on his own (beginning at rolling over) he turned into a much more demanding child that wanted to be moved all the time until he could do it on his own. Fast-forward to today and he is "on the verge" of walking and has been for months. Everyone keeps telling me how he's so close and it will be any day now, but he is completely content with holding mom or dad's hand and pulling us around the house all day(which is a bit painful on the back and more than a little time-consuming). He has his days when he'll walk around in his crib, let go of the coffee table and walk a little, and one day even walked all the way across the bedroom, but then for some reason he decides he doesn't want to do it by himself anymore and insists on being carried or hand-held to wherever he wants to go. Crawling has, unfortunately, completely lost it's appeal and walking is just not quite what he wants yet either, so we're stuck here in limbo. (By the way, I know this is quite long and probably pretty boring, but this is as close as I get to writing in his journal these days, so... you can just look at the pictures if you want. :) ) Anyway, back to the independence thing, does anyone have any advice for temper tantrums? If Easton doesn't get what he wants, and I mean just about ANYTHING he wants that he doesn't immediately get, he throws himself on the ground and cries till he gets it. If we're holding him he throws himself backward and arches his back and won't un-arch until he gets it. I know you're supposed to ignore their tantrums, but I'm having a hard time drawing the line between listening to what he wants and helping him learn to communicate and letting him think he should get whatever he wants, whenever. I try to only stop him if it's something dangerous, but I'm wondering if there are some more mom secrets I should know about this. Especially during church. Last Sunday he got to the point that every time I walked in the door of the Relief Society room he threw himself backward and screamed. The only reason we'd made it through Sunday School was because of a cute little girl that mesmerized him with her toys, but even then we were sitting in the doorway the whole time and we had to take him out a couple of times. By Relief Society the little girl's spell had worn off and there was no more keeping him in there. Granted he was tired and I'm sure a nap would have helped the situation, but I'm still struggling with the whole independence thing. So.... anybody have suggestions? I don't think Easton is terrible or anything, just very active and independent (sometimes stubborn... hmmm, wonder where he gets that) and probably pretty normal and so I'm wondering how other people taught their children about... well I'm not sure what you would call it, but basically how to teach him to not freak out if he doesn't get his way. If any of you have any advice, I would greatly appreciate it!
Even though I know I've already exceeded the maximum allowance for a single post, I have lots more to say! First off, I want to say Thank You Thank You THANK YOU Jonathan! While I've been sick he's been taking care of Easton, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and all that, even though he's doing finals right now. Mwah! I love you! I also want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I can't believe it's almost here! This year we're going to have a very busy and fun Christmas. David (my brother) and Robin (his soon-to-be-little-Mrs.) are getting married on Saturday, then we're going straight to Coalville to stay till Christmas, then we'll go to the Harward Christmas party and meet up with my family on Christmas Day and early the next morning we'll be leaving for California with them for David's reception and to go to Disneyland, Sea World, etc for a week and a half! Yay! It's all going to be so much fun! I'm sure we'll have tons of pictures of that and hopefully I'll post them soon!
Another exciting thing right now is that next semester is both mine and Jonathan's last! I'll have 2 classes and 3 online classes and he has 1 class and an internship and then we'll both graduate in April! I'm so excited! I'm really excited for Jonathan to get to have more Easton time. This semester has been pretty crazy and it's rare that he's actually home before Easton goes to bed so it will be a nice change. Easton loves his daddy so much still and is always crawling around the house saying "dada" and looking for him. Oh, and speaking of that, Easton's new tricks lately are waving, giving high fives, and pointing, all of which he does when he wants to, not when we're trying to show relatives. He also crawled in to me today, looked up and said "Hi" and then came up and grabbed me! It was probably pure coincidence, but I thought it was pretty cool. Anyway, I'm going to stop now in case Easton wakes up! I'll try to hurry and get some pics up since those are the most interesting parts of a blog anyway, but if I don't make it, I'm sure I'll try again in another month or so! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Tag!

Husband Tag
1. Where did you meet? At our ward when we lived in Raintree. He gave a great talk and I just had to go meet him.
2. How long did you date before you got married? 1 year and 1 month
3. How long have you been married? 1 year and 7 months
4. What does he do to surprise you? Flowers, cleans, comes home early
5. What is your favorite feature of his? his gorgeous face
6.What is your favorite quality? He has a good attitude about everything and is easy-going
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Usually sweetie, but lots of random things (cuddle ruckus, love chucks, that kind of stuff)
8. What is his favorite food? Fettucini and pretzels
9. What is his favorite sport? Football and Basketball
10. When and where did you first kiss? My apartment when we were country-swing dancing
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? laugh
12.Do you have children? Easton who is ten months!
13. Does he have any hidden talents? Yes I learn new ones every day! He can fix anything mechanical and was a mathlete in high school.
14. How old is he? 25
15. Who said I love you first? He did, 2 minutes before leaving me for the summer to work.
16. What is his favorite music? Some hard rock, country, punk, rap, basically everything. Oh, and he knows all the words to and the artist of any really really old country song.
17. What do you admire most about him? He is always striving to be better spiritually and he lets me realize my own mistakes instead of telling me I'm wrong.
18. What is his favorite color? Blue
19. Which side of the bed does he sleep on? Left if you are looking at the bed
20. Will he read this? Yes

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tagged by Jacque

1. Where is your cell phone? couch
2. Your significant other? Jonathan
3. Your hair? blonde!
4. Your mother? sweet
5. Your father? funny
6. Your favorite thing? love
7. Your dream last night? Easton
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? family
10. The room you're in? Livingroom
11. Your fear? intruders
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy
13. Where were you last night? Party
14. What you're not? well-rested
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. One of your wish list items? camera
17. Where you grew up? Riverton, UT
18. The last thing you did? exercise
19. What are you wearing? white
20. Your TV? BYU devotional
21. Season: Summer
22. Your computer? Dell
23. Your life? wonderful
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing someone? everyone!
26. Your car? Nighthawk
27. Something you're not wearing? makeup
29. Your summer? Washington, DC!
30. Your favorite color? Cougar-Blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? Morning
32. Last time you cried? 2 weeks
33. Who will/would re-post this? Bobi Sue
34. Your Money? enough
A) One thing you like most about yourself: Jonathan
B) Four people who e-mail me: byu,,,
C)Three Favorite Foods: grapes, eggs, stir-fry
D) Four places I'd rather be right now? Lake Powell, Riverton, Coalville, Fish Lake
E)Four people I think will respond(tag): Bobi Sue, Brindy, Natalie, Megan

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

One thing I love about being married is that you not only get to start your own family, you also become a part of your husband's family and get another set of brothers, sisters, parents, nieces, and nephews. I've been lucky to marry into a great family and I absolutely love all of my in-laws. Jonathan has two brothers who are married and have darling families, two sisters who are so kind and so much fun to hang out with and my fashion idols, and two wonderful and hilarious parents who have welcomed me into their family and loved me since the beginning. Besides the blessing of having these new people in my life, I also get to become a part of their lives. One of my favorite parts about having in-laws is that not only do you get to enjoy the traditions that you grew up, but now you get to be a part of all of their fun traditions and do things you wouldn't normally get to do! Jonathan's family has some good ones, like family camp-outs on the trampoline on the 24th of July, craft day for the girls while the boys go hunting, presents for the parents when a new baby is born (an awesome one! :) ), and one of my favorites, the yearly hike up the canyon to get Christmas trees! Jonathan's mom loves Christmas and really anticipates it so we got to go up the day after Halloween and pick out our tree for Christmas! And we got to listen to Christmas music! Easton loved it to and got packed all over the hill, but he could only last so long and eventually fell asleep in his carrier. We had such a blast! Thanks Dave and Kathy for a fun weekend and for letting me share in such a great tradition!


This Halloween was tons of fun! We had two parties and then were able to see both our families on Halloween and go trick or treating with Easton! Here we are up in Coalville at the Pecks getting ready to go get some candy!Jonathan was a mountain man/John Smith/Merriwether Lewis/who knows and I was Pocahantas/Sacajewea and Easton was our little Thanksgiving Turkey!
Here is Easton with Grandma Kate. He got a hold of her pumpkin necklace as soon as we came in and was eating it and playing with it the whole time!
I scalped Jonathan with my hatchet! :)
We had a Halloween party with a bunch of our friends and this is what Easton did the whole time! He made it through the first 15 minutes and then was out of his costume and asleep.
Here's our delicious treats! Appetizing huh?
Jonathan carved us a killer pumpkin! It's a turkey... I think.
We sure had a blast! Halloween is so much more fun when you have kids! We can't wait till next year!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

U to the E to the A! (Go Cougs!)

For UEA, Jonathan's parents came down and stayed here in Orem. We had sooo much fun! We went shopping, to dinner, watched the BYU game, and also went to the BYU vs Utah womens volleyball game. It was a lot of fun and we loved having the Pecks down for the weekend!
Here's Easton with Cosmo. We tried to get him to look at the camera, but he was having too much fun pulling Cosmo's whiskers!

Here's the whole fam! From front left to right, Jonathan, me, Jocelyn, then back Whitney, her friend Tyson, Easton, Grandma Kate, and Grandpa Dave.
Here's a family picture. Easton looks like a goof.

Easton was attacking me from the row behind!
Easton spent a lot of the game walking all over the bleachers and around the track. Good thing Grandpa was there to give Mom a break! Thanks to everyone for coming! We really did have a blast! We're sure excited to be home with family and not 2,000 miles away! :)

I thought I'd throw this pic in here as well. Jonathan and I got to go to the BYU vs New Mexico game. It's kind of funny looking at this picture now, because this was a cold day in the middle of a ton of warm days and now we're looking at semi-warm days in the midst of freezing days. Oh I miss summer!

Canoeing Adventures

One of my all-time favorite activities is canoeing and a few weeks ago our neighbors invited us to go with them on the Provo River! It was such a blast! Here is a cute picture of Easton, but don't let it fool you.
This is what he actually looked like for the first part of the trip. The life jacket was so bulky he couldn't move and he couldn't sit up with it on, so he had to lean back on Jonathan's knees! It was hilarious, even though he didn't really think so.

We had some friendly visitors thanks to Easton's snacks. The ducks were not shy at all and would come right up to the side of the canoe! In fact, Easton reached his hand out to pet one of them and it bit him! He looked a little stunned but after he realized it didn't hurt he just stuck his hand right back out there!
Thanks to Nick and Brooke for inviting us! We had a blast!


A few weeks ago we decided to enjoy the fall leaves before they were gone and hike up to Bridal Veil Falls. It was so much fun and Easton loved it!
My two cute boys. Awww!

Here we are at the bottom...... and at the top!
Easton L-O-V-E-D it! He especially loved watching the falls and the river.
Here's daddy's little boy. What cuties!

Fu Man-what?

For Halloween this year (those pictures are forthcoming) Jonathan was John Smith/Merriwether Lewis/a mountain man and decided to grow out a beard for it. He was so excited to have an excuse to prove his manhood. Well, the Sunday after Halloween he went into the bathroom to shave it off for church, and his beard became...
... a Fu Manchu! Wow what a stud! We both liked it so much he wore it to church. But with facial hair like this you can't just wear a common suit and tie, so Jonathan wore his grandpa's old cowboy suit, his elk belt buckle, and bolo (sp?) tie. Yep, he was definitely representing Coalville this week! He only intended on wearing it to church, but he's since become quite attached and today is Thursday and he is still sporting his facial ferret. What a goof!
He is a sweet little goof though. He called me last week and asked me on a date for last night. He took me to see "The Express" and then to get ice cream! What a sweet guy! I had a dream this week that I was married to someone else(a fictional man, not anyone I actually know) and I was telling everybody about him, but when they started asking me questions about him I realized I didn't even know him. Then I remembered Jonathan and I started freaking out and telling everyone that I had married the wrong person and now I was stuck! I remembered how funny he was and how good he treated me and how much fun we had and I was panicked thinking I wouldn't get to be with him forever. Well, I'm sure you can imagine my elation when I woke up next to my sweetheart and realized it was just a dream! I think every now and then we need a nice little reminder of just how much we do love and appreciate our companions and how lucky we are to have them. Just thought I would share that thought with you and let Jonathan know how much I love him! :)

Catch-up #2

Despite any promises at posting more regularly, I again have five or six different groups of pictures on my computer ready to be posted and with no one to post them. Finally, Easton is asleep, and even though I have a messy house and a million other things to be doing... I am going to get this done! Our house has been a little bit crazy lately though, so I guess I have a good excuse. Easton hit the 9 month mark three weeks ago, and since then he has had a bad cold, an ear infection, a yeast infection, and has cut FOUR teeth and is cutting THREE MORE!!! Holy cow. We noticed his first tooth on his 9 month birthday, and since then they've been popping out right and left. Needless to say, he is not a very happy little boy. And he still has the yeast, and for those of you who haven't seen it, it's bad diaper rashX10 and it creeping onto his belly and legs. Poor baby! We now wake up anywhere from every half hour to every three hours during the night (yes, we did have a night where it was every 30 minutes for almost 5 hours!) and he clings to me most of the day. But, the end is in sight. He is finished with his ear infection and we slap Oral B on every night as well as give him Motrin and teething tablets, and I think it's starting to help. Enough whining though, now onto the fun stuff!
A little while ago I put Easton down for a nap and went in to check on him and this is what I found:

What a silly kid! He slept like that for a while, too, until I got done taking pictures and laid him down. I love how babies can fall asleep in the weirdest places.
This next picture is one of my favorites! It's from Jonathan's birthday in September.

The picture doesn't quite do it justice. The lights were out and just the candles were lit so Easton went to sit on Jonathan's lap while he blew them out. Jocelyn snapped a picture just as it went dark and in the flash you could see Easton's eyes the size of golf balls! It was awesome!
Despite the difficulties lately we've had lots of fun times, too. We sure love being a family! I honestly have about 7 posts I need to put on here, so I'll do my best!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sleeping Buddies

So, we've been having trouble getting Easton to go to sleep on his own since we moved back from Virginia. The other day we put him in his crib to go to sleep and instead of crying, we didn't hear anything. I waited a while and went in to check on him and found him sound asleep- clutching his stuffed dog! Ever since then, he's gone to sleep on his own, holding onto his puppy, almost every single time. It is the most adorable thing ever! And it makes life so much easier for me!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Jonathan!

Sooo... I'm late on everything else, why not be late on this, too! :) Jonathan's birthday was actually September 30, but I'm just getting around to posting so I'll include the birthday post I was planning on writing. I saw this on my cousin's blog and thought it was a cute idea! Since Jonathan is turning 25, here are 25 random facts about him!

1. He will eat anything! If anyone is considering throwing something away because it's gone bad, just give it to Jonathan. He will eat it, even if it is spoiled, just so it doesn't go to waste!
2. He looks good in a pair of Wranglers.
3. He gets up with Easton every morning and lets me sleep in...
4. ... what he does when he gets up with him is take him into the family room to watch SportsCenter. Easton now loves watching football and gets excited when Jonathan whistles the ESPN theme song.
5. His family calls him Jonathan, his coworkers call him JP, and his friends from Coalville call him Johnny, but he won't admit to that one.
6. He didn't have a cell phone till after his mission and he didn't have text messaging till we got engaged.
7. He makes the best scrambled eggs ever!
8. He looks for any opportunity to serve. I have never known anyone to jump out of their seat so fast in Sunday School if more chairs need to be set up. I think he signs every sheet that comes around and over the summer(even though he worked till dark every night and Sunday was his only day off) he went on splits with the missionaries every time they needed someone.
9. He is studying Business Management and planning to go to law school. He still doesn't know what type of law, but he has liked his business law and labor law classes.
10. He is the most fun person to cook for! It doesn't matter what I make, he goes on and on at every meal about how good it is and acts like it's the best thing he's ever had.
11. He has one of the hardest jobs ever: a door to door salesman every summer. He also has one of the best attitudes about it.
12. If I would let him, he would eat macaroni and cheese, top ramen sandwiches, quesadillas, and grilled cheese every meal. He does eat a turkey sandwich or two for lunch about 300 days out of the year.
13. His weakness is Oreos and milk.
14. He acts like a little boy when he gets in the swimming pool and hops like a jelly bean all over the place. Easton loves it.
15. He loves the Knicks, the Raiders, and the Yankees, but is a die-hard Cougar fan.
16. He always sleeps on the right side of the bed. And he snores.
17. When I was pregnant he gave me a foot massage every night for three months, and the best part was he offered to do it without me asking for it.
18. He served a mission in Salta, Argentina and was a great example of obedience (or so I've heard from his old companions).
19. He loves Chuck Norris jokes and anything else that makes him laugh.
20. He calls me and Easton the craziest names you could ever imagine! (I'd write them here but he would be embarrassed!)
21. He always opens my door.
22. He told his mom he was going to marry me before we'd even spent 10 minutes together. (The reason he told her that was because he needed canned food to bid on me in the ward date auction.)
23. He sleeps like a rock. Every morning he asks me if Easton woke up during the night because he has no idea.
24. He is a great dancer
25. He wants to live in a small town and own a horse ranch someday.

Happy birthday Jonathan! I know every wife thinks her husband is the best one ever and I am definitely one of them! He is more sweet, loving, and kind than I ever would have expected and I am grateful every day that he picked me! Easton couldn't ask for a more playful dad! Just the other day I was thinking about what an amazing thing it is that out of all of the people who have ever lived, he is the one that I get to spend all eternity with and I am soooo excited about that! Sorry to take this opportunity to brag, but he never does it for himself and I just wanted to let him know how special he was. I love you sweetie!


Okay, so with the start of the new school year and a lot of changes, I've noticed lots of people's blogs saying things about how longs it's been since they've posted. I'd like to say I had a really good reason for being one of them, but... I basically just keep making up excuses and even though I frequently check other people's blogs, it's been a long time since I've done my own. So here goes a long long catch-up!
As most of you know, we are getting back into the groove of school, wards, friends, family, raising Easton, and actually having time together!(which has been awesome!) Boy I can tell you we are loving it! Jonathan only goes to school two days a week so we have lots of free time together and Easton has started a blessed trend of going to bed between 7 and 8, waking up at 7 and eating, and then going back to sleep till 9 or 10! Hallelujah! Believe me I am loving life! He still takes a couple naps during the day, too, and is the happiest little squirt ever with all this good rest! In fact, he's always been pretty mild, but now he's getting sillier and sillier every day. His daddy taught him to scrunch his nose and eyes and breath really loud and fast out his nose and now it's his favorite thing to do. Especially during meals. Another newfound hobby is screaming, and when I say "screaming," I mean somewhere between squealing, screeching, squeaking, and something that sounds like an attempt at hitting a note that is way above your natural range. And boy can he do it loud. His favorite place to do it is restaurants, church, whenever visitors come over, or for ten minutes straight at the grocery store. Our family is always the center of attention now! I can think of two specific times recently- a softball game and the swimming pool - when everyone was staring at us. He does it a lot when he's excited and since he gets really excited when he sees other babies, he ends up scaring a lot of them with his "greeting." He even scared some lady's dog the other day! I'm not sure if I should try and discourage this, but I just think it's so darn funny that I let him keep doing it. He's probably just learning to talk, right? Actually, he is doing really good in that department! He mimics a lot of words we say and will call me "mama" and the other day called Jonathan "dada" and reached for him! He even mimicked "vroom vroom" once, but that's understandable since he has a love affair with motorcycles, fourwheelers, trucks, and anything else that makes a lot of really loud noise. If any of these drives by he will not take his eyes off it till the sound dies out. My dad recently got a new street bike and he gets soooo excited when he sees it and just repeats "oooh oooh" over and over again. We have taken him on a few fourwheeler and motorcycle rides and he loves riding in Grandpa Peck's big truck.
Easton keeps us entertained all day long. He loves to crawl, chase, and he is constantly grabbing our hands to steady himself and then he pulls us and takes off running and we have to hustle to keep up so he doesn't fall. He pulls himself up on anything he can reach and everything is a toy so the bottom two shelfs of everything have only unbreakables on them. We can put him in the family room and he'll play by himself for an hour since he can crawl all over and pull everything off the shelves and just be silly. We love parenting so much and can't imagine what we would be doing without him! It's kinda funny, we can go through the whole day of being with him, and at the end of the night when we go to check on him before we go to bed, we often just stand over his crib and talk about how much we miss him and just want to wake him up to play with him! We love you Easton!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pastel Art!

So, my friend Brooke is an amazing artist and is going to put her talents to good use! She drew an adorable pastel picture of Easton the other day and she's going to start a business drawing the pictures you send to her! They are super cute and cheap so check out her blog, Personalized Pastel Art, in my friends list! Way to go, Brooke!
PS- I don't know why the picture didn't post, but if you click on the weird box at the bottom of this post it will take you to a page with the pic of Easton, or else you can just check it out on her site.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

We love being home with family!

Now that we're home we get to spend time with all of the people that we've missed so much this summer! We love our families so much and have been so excited to spend time with them! Here is Easton playing with Grandma and Grandpa Peck in Grandpa's new truck.
Here's awesome Aunt Jocelyn. Easton loves playing with her!
One of the highlights of our visit was taking a ride on Grandpa's new John Deere lawn mower. Can't you just see the excitement bursting out of him?

Easton and Grandma took off on the mower...
...and kept going... and going... and going...
...but don't worry, they came back! Easton loves Grandpa Dave and Grandma Kate and Aunts Whitney and Jocelyn and we're so excited to be home to spend time with them!