Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy Happy Birthday Gunner

I had never thought of myself as a dog person until we got a dog. Gunner is SO weird, quirky, annoying, and funny-we love him to death and wouldn't have him any other way. He keeps us laughing and is a part of the fam. This week he turned 1 so we decided to honor him by doing a few of his favorite things:
  • We started out the evening by "saying" the words to Happy Birthday-Gunner HATES it when we sing. 
  • We let him take out the trash with us-this is one of his most favorite past times. Whenever he sees a garbage bag, he freaks out. 
  • We let him sit in the front seat on the way to the dog park-the back seat just doesn't cut it for him haha 
  • On the way to the dog park, we all stuck our heads out the windows-it was quite delightful and now Dayne and I see why he likes it haha 
  • When we got home, Gunner got a bowl of cereal-yes his most favorite food in the whole world is cereal. 
  • We took turns putting his blanket over his head-his FAVORITE game! 
  • We ended the evening by giving Gunner a GIANT bone shaped as a candy cane wrapped in tissue paper-he liked the tissue paper just as much as the bone. For the last few days, a common phrase in our home as been, "Gunner, watch where you are going with that stupid cane!" It is seriously like 4 feet long and hits everything in sight when he carries it around. 
Ya, we are pretty weird, but we had fun celebrating Gunner's quirkiness! Happy Birthday Gunsmith! 

When Dayne went to "pick" Gunner, he said he knew Gunner was "the one" because he was away from the rest of the group, kept falling into a bucket, and would walk in between Dayne's legs and make Dayne trip. 
Cutest puppy ever! 
All curled up to his brush haha

Always wants to be a part of EVERYTHING at our house

Unwrapping his bone

Monday, November 26, 2012

Evan's blessing day

Evan's blessing day was such a wonderful and special day. We felt truly blessed by the support of amazing friends and family. Although Evan is still a little guy, he already has strengthened my testimony. Being around him reminds me that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father.

Thanks you Monica Draper for taking these beautiful photos! 

Life with the babe

I have to admit, as wonderful as it is to be a mother, it's a whole lot harder than I ever imagined. I thought that since I wouldn't be working that I would have a TON of time to get things done...haha WRONG! I never realized just how busy newborns are! Between the constant feedings, diaper changes, outfit changes (mine and his), etc I have a full day! Dayne will often come home from school to see Evan and I still be in our pajamas, the house a mess, and no dinner made; I look at him and say "I know it doesn't look like I've been busy, but I haven't had down time all day." haha However, every time I get to snuggle my little one or see a smile on his face, it makes everything worth it! I just grow to love our little family more and more every day. I'm so grateful that because of the gospel and a loving Heavenly Father, I get to be with my family forever. A few weeks ago, Dayne's family came to visit and we had so much fun! Thanks for coming Dean family and Grandma and Grandpa Willvie!

Dayne's sister Nicole! We're so happy that they now live only a few hours away. 

My little chunk at 3 weeks

Dean cousins

Dayne's wonderful mother. We sure enjoyed his parents coming to visit!

Grandma Willvie

Grandma and Grandpa Willvie

Folding his little fingers

Ya, this bone was gone in no time!

Almost a month!

Haha, one night, his was the only position that would stop him from screaming his head off. 

7 weeks!!! Love him!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby Pictures Galore!

Thanks for coming to visit Grandma! Love you mom! 

Our first picture as a family-week and a half old. 

Aunty Em

He loves bath time with Grandma!

Gunner LOVES being a part of every moment!

The beautiful blanket grandma made. 

Grandma brought the camo! And of course, Gunner is near by. 

Oh Gunner

Photo credit: Jamie Harper

Photo credit: Jamie Harper

Photo credit: Jamie Harper

Photo credit: Jamie Harper

Photo credit: Jamie Harper. This little guy melts my heart!

Photo credit: Jamie Harper

Photo credit: Jamie Harper

Photo credit: Jamie Harper

Meeting Grandpa for the first time.