Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Happy first Father's Day to Rob! It started out kind of rough b/c of family leaving town and lots of tears, but it soon got back on track to be a great day! B/c we live by both of our Dads, Brynlee and I gave Rob our presents in the morning before we headed up to SL. Brynlee gave him an open it tool which is excellent at opening all those hard to open kids toys will all the zip ties and ridiculous packaging. She thought it would come in handy someday soon. 
 After church with Rob's family I changed Brynlee into her Father's Day outfit. The first time she had worn it, and it did not disappoint!
She even gave Rob his first Daddy-daughter kiss :)

My present to Rob was a weeks worth of Father's Day. Each day I gave him a "favorite" thing of his with a note. His favorite cereal, favorite dinner, favorite drink, favorite candy, a picture of Brynlee (his favorite little girl), we watched his favorite movie, and on the last day of the week we are going on what Rob calls a "Tiffany original date". That's just code for creative date. 

I am so grateful for my wonderful husband. He is always looking for ways to serve me and those around me. He's always doing the little things to make me happy, and he is the best dad to Brynlee. I'm so grateful for all the sacrifices he makes for us and all his efforts to give us the best he can. He is patient, kind, understanding, and knows how to make me laugh. Most of all, I'm grateful for his worthiness to be a priesthood holder and I think that is the greatest gift he can give our family. 

I have the greatest Dad and am so grateful for him. He has always made me feel like my best was enough. I cherish all the great talks and advice he has given me over the years, and he is the greatest example of how a parent should love their children. 

Thanks to all the amazing men in my life! Including my Heavenly Father who watches over me constantly and always has his loving arms wrapped around me. I can feel his love for me every single day, and I see his love in the people in my life he has blessed me with!

Our First Road Trip

We took our first road trip with Brynlee this weekend to Boise, ID. On Thursday we were in the car from 5 am- 10pm. LONG day!!! She did so well and slept most of the time. Until about 8:00 pm that is. Then she was not happy! I don't blame her. We have come to realize that she is very aware of whether we are driving on the freeway, and when we're not. As long as we're on the freeway she is content and happy. As soon as we get off she starts to fuss. Not very fun!
 We did lots of fun things including visiting Sandy Beach where Rob and his little bro, Chris, earned $5 by swimming out in the freezing water to touch the huge fountain in the middle of the water. Rob told me afterwards he did it just for me so we could go get snow cones that I had been begging for the whole trip. I love my hubby!
 Taking pictures of us as a family never gets old. We love our new little edition.
Brynlee put her feet in the water for the very first time :) No swimming quite yet.

Rob and his family use to visit his great grandma in Boise often, and this was the first time he'd been back in years. We did everything they use to do on their regular visits, and it was fun! I have a whole new view of Idaho- I guess it can be fun if you know where to look to find fun things! Our first road trip was a success :)

Baby Model

We may have a little baby model on our hands here... Brynlee had her first photo shoot when she was 3 weeks old, taken by Randy Collier. We got nothing but the best when we asked Randy to do her pictures! It was so strange being the Mom taking her baby to get her pictures done. I'm still getting use to this whole Mom business, but loving it all the while! Brynlee was so well behaved and patient as we disturbed her sleep to change her multiple times, position her when she didn't want to be, and flashing lights in her eyes. They turned out so great! Thanks Randy!

Brynlee's Blessing

We had the chance to do Brynlee's baby blessing on June 10 while the whole family was here! It turned out great and she was very well behaved in the circle, during sacrament meeting, and as she was passed around like crazy all day long. She's our little trooper, and we were so excited for our whole family to be able to share her special day with her. 
 4 Generations
 Our family of 3
All of the wonderful men who were able to stand in the circle and bless her