Saturday, October 06, 2012

And so another month goes by...

I would love to be one of those people that blogs every day. I think I might actually even have things to blog about most of the time, but the trouble is I can't find the time to sit down and do it. Cameron says I could do it if I gave up other things... hmmm. What could that be? Cleaning up the house? Taking care of the kids? Making dinner? Sleeping? Checking Instagram?

We just got back from a trip out west. I know it seems like we are big travelers, but it just happens that Cameron had a lot of vacation time and paternity leave we needed to use up before the end of the year, so use it we did.

My younger brother Marcus got married on September 22 (Fiona's 3 month birthday) to an awesome lady named Jessie in the LA temple, so it was a good excuse for us to spend a small fortune to fly our little family out west. We also got to see some fun friends (Tamara, the Bowens and Natalie). I say YES to California adventures. Our time there is never long enough. Sadly, we did not get to see the Crismon's or Sara Borg or any other number of our California friends. Boo. But we love you still. The wedding was lovely, and it was so fun to be there with all the family. It was the first time all my siblings and I have been in the temple together. Crazy wonderful.

We then jetted to Utah to spend some time with Cameron's family. His parents bought a farm in Fairview about an hour south of Provo, so we spent a few days there. John was in heaven. It was hard for me to drag him away. He got to ride the lawn mower with grandpa, play with the new dog Rufus, help harvest vegetables and explore without me following him around. Awesome for everyone.

Aside from all of that, I have been doing preschool for John alone. I call it mom school. All the other kids we know his age are in preschool, but I opted out. So we are doing a year of geography, which has so far been a lot of fun. I spend hours coming up with lesson plans. So maybe if I stopped doing that, I could blog more about it. Hmm, I don't think that would work.

I also canned about 50 pounds of tomatoes.

And Grant turned 2. Man, that kid is so beyond awesome.

Anyway, here is a smattering of photos from our trip. If you are on Instagram... you can follow me there if you don't already. If you do, then you will have seen many pictures from our daily adventures already.

 Oh, California... how you pull on my heart strings...
 Me and baby girl
 Happy 3 months!!
 Grant has a crush on another of John's friends.... Norah
 Mr. Adorable
 Grant loves Grandpa Walborn
 Cutest grandparents around
 Grandma Walborn and Fiona at Redondo Beach
 Grandma and Grandpa Meteer with Baby Fiona
 Me and my bro Jared
 The happy couple - Marcus and Jessie
 Smiles for Daddy
 The happy newlyweds... I mean Happy 5 1/2 years
 5 years and 3 kids later...
 Roommates reunited. My friend Natalie and I, with only half of our children represented.

 Farm visit in California
 Rub a Dub Dub, 4 kids in a tub
 Cam and Nate and kids... I love this photo.
 The Bowens!
 Grantyman turns 2! "I eat Happy Birthday cake!"
 John and Rufus at the farm.

 A boy and his mama.
 Grandpadukes and his littles.

Sundance in fall.

1 comment:

Sunny said...

Just looking around on your blog, Nikki. Your kids are adorable. That Fiona is a sweetheart. Your photos fantastic. Hope you are enjoying a happy Christmas.