Monday, July 6, 2009

AKA "The Crammers"

I have been horrible at consistently posting, sorry. Our lives have just been sooo crammed lately. We have had Father's day, Steele's baby blessing, birthdays, anniversary, holidays and much more. I was going to try and rearrange the twenty-some-odd pictures so they would be in chronological order but I just don't have the patience. The pictures below are in reverse order...sorry.

We celebrated the 4th of July by going on an extreme first camping trip with Steele. Jennifer and Jordan came with and brought some sweet means for getting around!

His very first camping trip was much awaited and was such a fun first timer. We strapped him to the front of me in his carrying pack and headed up Tibble Fork (AF canyon) and went all the way up to Forest Lake. It took about 4 hours of riding time to find the perfect spot for the night. Steele was a trooper and slept the entire time. Most people looked at us like we were crazy, which we probably are for taking a 3 month old off roading. One lady gasped and said "Is that a BABY!". We both were very careful and made sure he was safe 100% of the time. I don't want anyone thinking we were wreckless but I figure why stop doing the things you love just because you have a little one? I think it's good for him to grow up doing these things early!

Our spot right next to the lake! We made amazing Dutch oven dinner!

Jordan and Toby. Tea got left out this trip because we wanted to be able to focus on Steele and not worry about her.

Our family at Forest Lake.

Steele's camping get-up. We made sure he was nice and warm. As far as we could tell he loved it.

July 1st we celebrated our 4 year anniversary! Can you believe it? Crazy how time flies. Brett's mom was nice enough to watch Steele while we spent the day on Jordan's 4 wheeler. We went up to find our camping spot for the following week end. It rained on us and made huge puddles that we drove through. We were supper muddy by the end of the day! This was both of our idea of a great way to spend our anniversary.

We cleaned up and went to Chef's Table for dinner. What an amazing husband I have! We are more in love today than ever. I am so glad we have each other to lean on and trust in. Love you babe!

Kind of random but Zach had his wisdom teeth out and would NOT for the life of him let us take a picture of his HUGE cheecks. It turned into a game of who could get a picture of Zach's cheeks. It was the funniest thing ever. I mean they were serious chipmunk cheeks. Once the swelling went down they turned a nasty yellow color. In this picture you can still see the yellow.
The big two-three
I don't know how big twenty three is but it was a very fun birthday. I have wonderful in-laws that threw me an amazing bash the weekend after my birthday. It was a perfect day full of swimming, sand volleyball, amazing flank steak and all the fixin's. Thanks Bill, Lynn and everyone for a memorable day!
Steele was very tuckered after Mommy's b-day bash.

We have had so much fun in the Sun! Steele LOVES the water and kicks like crazy every time we are in the pool!

Very random but Brett is selling his Bike. I love this thing so much but the time has come to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it as much as we have. If you or anyone you know is looking for a bike let us know!

Random Cute Pic

Father's Day and Steele's Blessing
This day was so special! I love Brett so much and what a great day to let him bless our little Steele. We had our closest friends and family attend his blessing at our club house.
(Left to Right) Panka Brady, Bishop Smith, Daddy, Steele, Pops Skousen


Brittany said...

Ok so when are we all going to go camping. I have really wanted to and these pictures make me want to even more. We need to plan it ASAP!!!

Rachel Leigh said...

My husband is selling his motorcycle too, I am sad as well. Sounds like you guys have been busy. Looks like fun!

The Redford Family said...

I didn't know you had a blog..I love it! What kind is his bike. It looks fun! Eric has a bulletbike but I don't like it. i would rather have one like yours. Steele is sooo cute and chubby!

Carrie said...

I love the pics of you guys in the offroading machine. So nice that Steele slept. Lots of fun.

jenna said...

fun pictures! what a cutie you have. where do you get all the hurley stuff? i look high and low! we need to hang out when we get home!

melissa marie said...

Hi Emily! Your son is darling and you look great as usual. I'm so glad you found my blog! I took my sewing classes at Nuttal's in American Fork that is where my mother-in-law bought my sewing machine. They weren't the greatest though, I probably wouldn't recommend it. I've heard David's Bernina in Provo does great classes. Good luck with everything!

K. Crisler said...

I love all the new pictures. Looks like you guys have had lots of fun. We need to get together soon!

Michael, Dlaina & Ethan Lindsay said...

I'm glad you found my blog so I could find yours! Your baby boy is so cute aren't kids the best! I'm glad to see you are doing well! I'm excited to be able to keep in touch with you!

Alex said...

I miss you already! I had so much fun seeing you at the cabin. It sucks that we had to leave early. We need to do a girls retreat again. I had so much fun. I've gotten so used to guy talk and Will's video game stories that I forgot how much i missed girl talk. See you soon :)

Masters Of Disasters said...

Tha looks so fun! I'm so happy you are having such a great summer. And I really got to see Steele so I can squeeze his cheeks (so cute)!

Steve and Ileana said...

Emily! It's Ileana from RC Willey. Aimee gave me your blog address! Steele is just to adorable! I'm so so so happy for you guys! We just had our second daughter on June 30th. I have a blog too if you want to check it out just email me cuz my blog is set to private. Our email is