Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Family Pictures

We had family pictures done a couple of weeks ago. Melissa Niu did them. I can not get over how much I love them. She did such an amazing job. I am still having a hard time deciding which to print off...

Bella's First Day of Preschool

Bella started pre-school on August 31. She was so excited. Here she is perfecting her Grandpa Bob smile.

I just had to add this one of Chase. His smile kills me.

Last year she cried when I put her on the bus, this year, she ran.

Austin, Texas

John and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary with a great trip to Austin, Texas. John and Brad had to go for work and Erin and I were lucky enough to tag along. It was the most relaxing, beautiful trip. A HUGE shout out to Julie for watching our babes.
This is the ranch we stayed at the first night. It was so beautiful. I could come and stay here anytime...

...we fished...
...John got a ATV stuck in the mud...

...the guys golfed and we tanned. Perfection.
This is the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol. We went there on our last day before heading to the airport. It was a gorgeous building and we learned some super fascinating facts about the Lone Star State. IE- There state legislature only meets once every other year. Ok, maybe that is only interesting to me.

Love Me Some Kenny!

Brennan and I went and saw Kenny Chesney in July. It was such a fun night. He played with Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert. He really does put on the best show. It doesn't look like it from the pictures, but we had good seats. We were on the first row above the floor. It was so hot though, as you can tell from the last picture....shine city! Love Kenny. Love My Brenny!

California Adventure- Dinsey Day 2

My little man dancing with Goofy to some Motown in the "streets."

These are the toys they chose. Of course, Bella's has too many tiny pieces and Chase is way too tired to enjoy his.

We spent our second day at Disneyland at California Adventure. It was a fun, shorter day. We loved the Tower of Terror and the Roller Coaster. However, due to an unpredictable work situation, we had to leave early and we actually drove all the way home to Utah that night. Spending time with John's parents in Southern California was a wonderful way to enjoy our summer vacation this year. Bella asks almost everyday when she gets to see "Papa and Bunny" again.


Is there any way to better celebrate a 4th Birthday than by going to Disneyland? For Bella it was heaven. Not only did she get to meet, Minnie, Jasmine, Snow White and Ariel, but for her birthday present she got to go to the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. This was an amazing experience that I recommend to anyone with a princess-loving little girl. A "fairy godmother in training" did her hair, makeup and nails. She got a special "birthday princess" sash and she got to keep her nail polish, makeup, and face stickers. You could just tell Bella felt so pretty and special. It was a perfect way to begin her birthday at Disneyland!

She chose pink hair. How fun!

Pixie Dust, of course.

Chase's first mouse ears.

Oh, how cute...

Other than there being longer lines than I have ever seen at was a MAGICAL day. I still hold to the belief that it is The Happiest Place on Earth!

Happy Birthday Bella Girl!

The Sunday night before Bella's birthday on Monday, we had a small birthday party for Bella at Grammie and Papa's. Brennan and I made her a cake and she opened her many Disney princess themed birthday gifts. I can't believe it has been 4 years since my sweet girl was born. She blesses my life daily. I love you Bella Beth!