Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Let it Snow!!!!!!

On Saturday Nathan and I wanted to take advantage of the Snow we received this weekend. So we bundled up and went to Nathan's parents house. Nathan's mom played with Parker inside while Nathan and I made a ramp so that we could play with the snow skate. We love the snow!! I was impressed that I didn't fall. Two years ago I wasn't so graceful on the snow skate. I'm hoping it means I will be a little better snowboarding this year. I'll have to see though.
Nathan isn't a big nerd like me so he didn't put on his snow pants. But he wasn't worried about falling in the snow as much as I was. It was such a fun Saturday night.

Here's hoping we have many more snow storms!!!!! Let it snow!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Story Time!

About two years ago while Nathan was still in school, Nathan needed new glasses. Nathan's parents, being the people they are, offered to take Nathan to costco to get new glasses. The appointment was made during a break between classes for Nathan. He met his parents and the searching began for a new pair of glasses. He soon found a pair much like his old pair that needed to be replaced, black rimmed glasses that screams he is cool and he has a uniqe style of his own. And yet there were another pair sitting there screaming something else. This scream was more to the parents to grab their children and run from this man. Creepy brown rimmed 2 inch round glasses. Nathan's parents had to buy both pairs when they both made their son so happy. And so every couple of months or so these creepy glasses made their debut to get their laughs from Nathan's co workers and friends. And then last month his black rimmed glasses broke and we were out of contacts and suddenly these glasses weren't as funny when they were his only way of seeing the world. So we quickly went to costco and got Nathan some contacts. So he doesn't have to scare the parents or the children. The End

Also Parker has found a new face and he thinks he is so funny when he makes it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Going, Going, Gone

Here is our barn before Nathan started taking it down.
This is obviously half way down.
This is the log cabin that needed more attention to take down.

And this is Nathan's dad finishing off the log cabin. Now we just have to clean up all the wood and junk that was in the cabin!! That is our goal for this saturday.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A day in the yard.

This Saturday was dedicated to yard work. We needed to rake the leaves and rent a track hoe so that we could tear down the remaining section of our back yard barn. The remaining section was a log cabin so it needed more than a saw to take down. Luckily as we started out Nathan's dad drove by and came to help. He has lots of yard experience and lots of yard equipment to help out. With our huge trees in front we were excited and grateful for the help. He brought over his lawnmower that sucks up all the leaves, three trailers and an extra leaf blower. With his help we were able to have the leaves all cleaned up by the time our track hoe arrived. Stay tuned for before and after pictures of our back yard coming up this week-I know you can't wait!
Thanks Jim, you were a big help!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween

This Halloween was packed full of friends and family. During the day my mom, sister brookann and Parker went with me to Gardner village where all the witches come out for the month of October. We went out to lunch to Cafe Rio and then I took Parker out trick or treating to all of our loved ones who I thought would want to see Parker that night. He kept his costume on all night without even crying or pulling on it. He however refused to smile at me for pictures no matter how big and dorky I jumped around my parents front yard! enjoy!!

ps this was my costume when I was a baby 24 years ago!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Yesterday while Parker was taking a nap I pulled out the leaf blower to clean up the lawn. It took me about an hour but I have to admit it was a fun little project. Parker woke up in enough time to play outside in the pile of leafs while I stuffed them into 4 bags.

This was the biggest pile there was another on our front side walk and one on our driveway. This is what I woke up to this morning. Can you even tell I did anything at all?? These trees sure keep our house cool in the summer and sure keep us busy every fall.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Weekend at the Cabin

Nathan's dad bought a cabin last year while my mother in-law was out of town. They have spent a year fixing it up and so we decided to use it this weekend. We invited Dave and Aubree to come with us, we had so much fun.This is one of Parkers favorite toy when we go to the cabin. We push his around and he laughs.
Nathan made yummy tri-tip with the seasoning we bought from Santa Maria on our Honeymoon/mission tour we took 3 years ago.

This is our game of rummikub. Nathan has never played before but as soon as he learned he wanted to play again and again. Dave loved that idea the girls wanted to move on to something else like settlers! That soon got out of hand as you can see. Thanks for the great weekend guys!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Dear Nathan

Dear Nathan, I love you!!! Happy Anniversary!!

A few weeks ago I was tagged by Sarah but I have been waiting for my anniversary.

where did you meet your husband?
Nathan and I met in High School our senior year. I was in love with him immediately, I thought he was so funny. We stayed friends-sort of-after we graduated and then we started dating in Jan 2002.
what was the first thing you said to your husband?
I was defending the fact that I didn't take a boy to the girls choice dance that night and he hadn't been asked so he was upset with my whole group of friends who didn't go. I DIDN'T tell him that my best friend had thought about taking him but that I talked her out of it because I was sure someone so cute and funny had already been asked out-even if he had put up a flier saying he still needed a date. where was the first kiss? First date?
Our first date he took me longboarding all around Provo. He had this thing called a freeboard which has three wheels on each side and is very scary to ride. He was trying to show me how to work it and he was holding me up. We have agreed that if I would have had the guts to turn around and look at him he would have kissed me right there. But I didn't and he went away to snow college for the semester and we didn't end up kissing until 7 months later in March did you have a long or short courtship/engagement?
We dated from Jan 02 until Nathan left on his mission on July 3 02. We wrote weekly for almost his whole mission. He came home July 7 04, we were unofficially engaged July 10 officially engaged July 24 and married Oct 22 2004. You mom would say short, I say I was in love with him since Jan 2001 so thats a long time!!where did you get engaged?
We got engage in Kings Canyon at sunset it was beautiful.where did you get married?
In the Mt Timp Temple
I don't know how but I am more in love with him than I was the day we married, and I was really really in love then. He makes me laugh every day and he is a great father to Parker. I couldn't have made a better choice than I did three years ago today!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Family Pictures

About three weeks ago we had family pictures taken. Since showing the to my mom she has wanted me to e-mail them to her. I have tried numerous times but it takes forever and never works out correctly. So just in case the email doesn't work out for the 80th are our favorites. Its going to be a lot of pics sorry!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Like Father Like Son

Parker loves all things electronic. He likes playing with cords so much I sometimes try those first instead of his toys when he seems bored. He loves to play on our laptops while we are trying to work or look up things online. So Nathan came up with a great solution...give Parker his own keyboard that we don't use. I have to wonder if we start him off this early what will happen as he gets older.I wish I could say these pictures were set up but they weren't. I love my computer nerds.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Over the past week I have spent my free time trying to get the tulips in my flower beds and trying to keep Parker out of the dirt. Our life has been pretty slow lately. Not much has happened which should explain the lack of posts. However we have put our house up for sale, but thats pretty normal here at our house. I'd say more but blogger is acting up. Stay tuned for more posts this week!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


My name is Celiece and I am a Q-tip addict. My addiction started in High School during a young women activity. We were doing a skit and a young women leader looked in my ear and asked me if I could hear her. At the time I wondered if she meant something by it but now I just think it was part of her skit. But from that point on I have used about 2-3 Q-tips a day. I hate to go on vacation and leave them home. I love clean ears, about a couple times a month when I grab a Q-tip and remember that I have already cleaned them a few times that day I go to Nathan's office and make him clean his. I was also grateful that for Parkers baby shower I got baby safe q-tips. With that being said, I think that even this is an exaggeration.