Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
As soon as the pinata broke open, (WAY to go Heidi - She is one powerful woman! :) JC dove into the candy and got as much as he could.
Zenock even figured out what to do. As soon as he got one for each hand, he was ALL set. Thanks Cook Family! Happy Birthday Rebecca!
Monday, April 21, 2008
The other day he got so excited because he figured out how to make his duck squeak. He would concentrate and push the duck really slow and then his face would light up when it would squeak.
One of JC's favorites
Zenock and his daddy. I love these two boys! If only Zenock would get his fingers out of his mouth for pictures!
One of our favorite things about living in the South is all the old houses. You can't find houses like this in Utah! A lot of people will buy these old houses and fix them up and turn them into bed and breakfasts. Along with old houses, you also get ghosts and haunted houses.. or so they say. The house above is a haunted house.This one is a bed and breakfast as well as a Gone with the Wind museum.Another haunted house that you can have a tour of.
We took a train ride along Cypress Bayou... Everytime we see a swamp like this somebody makes the comment.. "Do you think there are any gators in there." JC loves to reply, "I guarantee it!" Most likely there probably are!
Our cute friend Mason!
Our fun friends: Mike, Heidi, & Mason Anderson, Krystal & Shawn (who is taking the picture) Atkinson, & us! Thanks guys for a fun day. We had a great time!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
JC and I met the day he got home from his mission and started dating about 11 months later. I was spending the Summer at home from college. We spent every day that Summer together going to baseball games, lava hot springs, drive ins, and hanging out with friends. Our parents seriously wondered if we were trying to wear each other out. We were always doing something fun and on the go 24/7. After I went back to school at Dixie in St. George at the end of August, we weren't really sure what we were going to do. We decided we didn't want it to end and so there were many trips (almost every weekend) made back and forth from St. George to Brigham City. In October I had a series of unfortunate events happen where my roommate and one of my best friends was hit by a car and killed. JC was there that night to pick me up off the floor and dry every tear. He drove me back home to see her one last time and to be with my family. After returning to St. George I had lost my job (due to a boss who was insensitive about taking time off for a funeral!), I was behind in school work... and to say the least I wanted to be back in Brigham with JC. After a lot of prayer and consideration I made my decision to return home. I have never regretted that decision and I still feel like it was the right choice. By then JC and I had already decided we wanted to get married. JC and I were engaged Christmas Eve 2003 and were married in April. It really was the perfect day. I was told how fast it would go by, so I just tried to take deep breathes and to take it all in... It was perfect!
Four years later we are still happily married, loving every minute of life! We have definitely had to make our sacrifices and had our struggles, but we have loved being married... nothing is better than being married and going through the journey of life with your best friend.
JC really is the person I live with, laugh with, and love! He works so hard to give me everything I want. He has always put me and now Zenock first. I am grateful for his faith in every step we have taken in our four years as well as his great sense of humor to keep me grounded. (Even if he embarrasses the heck out of me while singing "Danny Boy" at the top of his lungs while drugged up at the hospital last week...)
Happy Anniversary JC! Thank you for all you do. I love you and have loved every minute of our FOUR years together!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Zenock's new favorite thing to do is to climb up on the lovesac and stare out the window. He will just sit and stare for minutes watching the golfers or whatever is out there.
And this is how Zencok gets down... head first! You can almost see the action of his little legs kicking to help him get down. I hate pictures of just me... So I made JC take one of Zenock and I. After 6 months of wanting to cut my hair and after actually going to the salon and chickening out TWICE, I finally got the courage and just did it! And, I love short hair! I don't know why it is such a stressful situation everytime I cut it, but it is. I guess I should just keep it short and then I wouldn't have this problem... but then I get comments from my sweet husband like, "I miss your long hair." Do they know what this does to us. ahh!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Zenock really got spoiled! He got so many fun gifts.
Zenock and his other cute buddy Hayden... They have so much fun together!
Don't look to closely at his cake... I'm definately not as talented as my mom who always made our cakes growing up, but I thought I would give it a try. I have wanted to make him a baseball cake for forever!
I really haven't given Zenock a lot of sugar before this... he was LOVING life!
SO, SO Good!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZENOCK!
We had such a great time getting together with all our friends! We will take any chance we can get to party with them. We are sure going to miss them all when we move. Thank You!!!
For any of you who noticed the little bandage on Zenock's arm... this is why. Monday he burnt his arm on the door underneath the oven. He reached in the drawer to grab a hot pad and the oven was still hot on the bottom of the oven (the top part of the drawer). JC and I felt so bad for our little boy! He really hasn't even acted like it bothered him too much. I think JC and I were more hurt than he was. (I just took this picture tonight... he loves spaghetti!)
AND... This was our highlight of Zenock's party... I really think he must have been on sugar overload or something. I started to give him some ice cream and at first he thought it was so cold and then he just started laughing and laughing every time he took a bite! It was so funny! He had already been laughing for quite awhile by the time we started videoing... EnJoy!