Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Trey and I are so lucky to have such a great dad/husband in our lives.  I love seeing Trey drop everything he is doing when Ethan walks in the door.  Trey's face just lights up when daddy gets home.  It has been hard to have Ethan gone so much with law school and now the bar prep but I'm so thankful he is setting such a good example of hard work and endurance for Trey.  Despite how long his day has been, he always wants to come home and play with Trey before he goes to bed.  He usually gives Trey his bath at night so I can have a little break.  Trey loves it and I love it!  Thanks for all you do babe, we love you!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

18 Months!

I can't believe my baby is 1 1/2 years old!  I used this picture despite the fact that his shirt is making him look like a hunch back because it captures his personality.  He is just about to run from his daddy because he loves being chased.  That look on his face is definitely saying "catch me if you can!"  He loves games and he loves to laugh.  He makes me laugh everyday.  Despite how old he gets he will always be my baby.  I love him more than I thought possible.  Ethan got me a sweet book for mothers day about a mother and her son.  I love the song that the mother sings to her son throughout his life and I definitely feel the same way.  It says:

"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be"

We love you Trey Man.  Happy half birthday!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Life has just been more fun with cousins around to play with!

Monday, May 28, 2012

May Happenings

There have been a lot of great things happening for our family this month.  First Ethan GRADUATED from Law School!!!!  I am so proud of him for all his accomplishments and his dedication.  I've said this before but I really had no idea he would be so successful in law school.  That sounds mean but I really don't mean it that way.  His mom and I laugh about it because we both thought he would make it through and graduate but he definitely exceeded our expectations and truthfully I think he exceeded his own as well.  He received several awards at graduation including a dean's award, law clinic award, and of course an woody award for being in a bromance with some of his close friends!!  The second I heard the word bromance at the award ceremony I knew Ethan would be a part of it :)The picture below shows all the members of the bromance.   Trey and I are lucky to have him as a dad and husband.  The next exciting thing is that we moved to VEGAS!!!  Yay!  I can't express how happy I am to have so much family around not only for me but for Trey and my future kids.  I love that Trey is surrounded by cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  I was fortunate enough to grow up with a lot of family and I really had a great childhood because of that.  It's also nice to have baby sitters so Ethan and I can actually go out for the first time since before Trey was born.  I also love not missing out on weddings, babies, farewells, homecomings, blessings, barbeques, and all the other things that go on with my family.  I told Ethan I would be happy in Utah or Vegas but I just really wanted to be by one of our families and the job opportunity happened to be here.  We both feel blessed and thankful to have a job and be around family.  And last but definitely not least my sister found out she is having a BABY GIRL!!!!!  I'm so excited to have a second niece.  We've been doing a lot of shopping for this little miss already.  I can't wait to meet her in October.  In the meantime I'll be helping my sis work on the nursery.  To sum up...I LOVE this month!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gateway Discovery

Ok so I'm way late posting about this but what's new.  Back in February Trey and I took a trip to Utah to visit my In-laws.  His Grandma Thomas can't go too long without seeing her only grandchild :)  While we were there we went on a play date with our good friends Crew and Ashley.  Ethan and Crew's dad Brad have been close friends for basically there whole lives so it was fun when we found out we were both having boys and they would only be 3 months apart.  Ashley knew some fun places to go in Utah and so she took us the Gateway Discovery Museum for kids.  It was a hit with the boys - so much to do and explore.  We loved it and can't wait to go again.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Trey at the Zoo

Last Friday Ethan came home from school and said he had a surprise for Trey and I.  He was going to take us out for a "Thomas family fun day" that Saturday.  He must have known that Trey and I were feeling a little restless in our small apartment.  Me and my little buddy have at least one outing a day but it is nice to have a break from the usual routine.  So Ethan took us to the Albuquerque Zoo and I must say we were quite impressed.  I expected it to be pretty small but it had all the animals that we would have wanted.  Trey LOVED every second of it!  He was very fascinated with the pink flamingos and the gorillas but his favorite part was the duck pond where you could buy food and throw it in for them to eat.  He attempted to throw food to the ducks for a good 30 minutes before we had to pry him away.  He almost fell in a few times.  Ethan learned to just hang on to his hood to keep him from swimming with the ducks.  Next time we know to save the duck pond for last :) I liked the fact that they had the peacocks loose and they just wandered around the zoo.  Such a beautiful bird.  Hopefully we will make it back one more time before we move to Vegas in 2 WEEKS!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break

Last week was Ethan's spring break and even though we have a ton to do to prepare for our move to Vegas, we also wanted to have fun with Trey and do something we haven't done yet in Albuquerque. Ethan and I don't really consider ourselves outdoors people. Don't get me wrong we like certain outdoors activities like going to the beach, swimming, watching outdoor sports and so on. What we don't really like is hiking, rock climbing, camping, bugs, and dirt! So for those reasons we haven't been to the mountains here in Albuquerque and I would have been fine never going if it weren't for Trey. He is an outdoors, get dirty, rock loving kind of boy. I knew he would love going to the mountains so we hopped in the car and made the drive to the Sandia Peak. He loved every second of it. He got to play in snow for the first time since both times we were in Utah this winter there was no snow! While Ethan was running from bugs and I was watching for bears (there were warning signs I swear) and trying not to get dirty, Trey was climbing tree stumps, collecting rocks, jumping in snow, and running through trees. Yes our boy loves the outdoors and I'll do my best to let him have as many experiences as possible even if I have to get dirty! Here are some pics of our adventures. Oh and his hair is crazy because he fell asleep in the car on the way there which made it look kind of funky, plus he needs another cut.

Trey trying to push me away so he can go back to the rocks he was climbing

His two favorite things: rocks and climbing

The view

intrigued by the snow

loving life

Chillin on top of a tree stump