Friday, September 28, 2012

10 Years!

10 years ago today, my life became 100% better.  I was playing basketball at a junior college in Moses Lake and decided to go to a small church dance with some of my friends/teammates.  Eric talked one of his heartbroken friends into getting out of the house and going to the same dance.  
Eric asked me to dance, later got my number, and you could say the rest is history.
It is pretty amazing how much life can change in 10 years.  We were talking about it this morning, that there is almost more people living in our house now, than was at that dance.  I thank Heavenly Father everyday for Eric.  He is my best friend and the best person I know.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jared is 2!

Jared turned two a couple weeks ago.  I can't believe he is already two.
Jared has the cutest personality.  He has the best smile.
Jared loves to get into everything.  Any cup that has anything liquid in it, has to be played with (dumped).  He loves doing the dishes and brushing his teeth.
Jared loves animals, dirt, trains, spiders, and hats.  He loves Sara.  I have to keep an eye on him and her door shut tight in the mornings, cause he wants his Sare.  He is going to go through withdrawals when Sara stops living with us. 
Jared gives the best hugs.  Whenever we come home, most the time it is Eric, Jared runs full speed and gives the best full squeezy hugs.  He is so good at snuggling!
Jared is a huge tease.  He loves to tease all his siblings, but especially knows how to get Travis to squeal.  Jared loves pouring cold water on whoever is in the bath/shower.  He is constantly making Eric and I laugh and smile.
Jared's Birthday was the same day that we have our CrossFit at our house, so we had a little party right after one of our workouts.  All my friends who come workout have kids who are around the same age as Jared.
 Jared was pretty excited I let him hold Jared for this picture.  Such cute kids!
We had a family picnic/party at the park that evening.  Jared LOVED blowing out the candles and he was so good at it.  He wanted us to keep lighting his candles over and over.
Jared is such a good brother. 
Jared now stays in nursery.  He cries for a little bit, doesn't really like that he has to go, but he does go. 
Jared is such a sweet boy.  He has filled our arms and has filled our hearts with love and happiness when we needed it the most.  He has been such a blessing to our family and we are so excited to see Jared's personality blossom.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lynnette's Senior Pictures

While we were in Wenatchee, Eric's sister Lynnette, let me take some senior pictures for her.  She is beautiful and super athletic.  It was fun to take pictures of someone who would stay still and smile on cue.

My favorite.

Wilson Family Reunion 2012

We headed to Island Park again this summer for our Wilson Family Reunion. All of my siblings were able to come except for my oldest brother Tom, who lives in London.  It is so pretty in there and we saw some awesome wildlife (3 moose, bald eagle, blue heron, muskrats).
  Our kids had so much fun.  Travis cried for a while when he realized we were home and not at the cabin anymore.
I have been going there since I was a baby, so it has been fun for our kids to start making their memories there. 
Leslie and Big Tanner gave a lot of canoe rides.
The kids loved playing in the cold river.
Aubree had so much fun spending so much time with Leah and Claire.  While we were there, my sister Jackie cut Aubree's hair and gave her bangs.  Aubree looks cute of course, but we're ready for her to grow out her bangs already.
Love Jared's tuxedo onesie.
My Mom even spent sometime helping the kids fish on the boat.
Jay is the best at catching frogs, leaches, and minnows.  Jared loved playing with Jay's frog.

Looking for more frogs.
We had a fun talent show one night.  For our families talent, Travis sang the Transformers song and then Tanner (with his game face on) did a few of his dance moves.
We had a couple family races and relays.

Eric won the adult race.
My brother Jon and his wife, just had their first little girl this summer.  Her name is Elsa and she is 3 months younger than Brady.
We floated down the river.
Jared reeling in his first fish.
 This is 16 of my parent's 19 grandkids.
These pictures are everyone who was there with Eric and I taking turns being in the picture.

Tanner got stung by a bee on his head right before we attempted a picture.  Travis just didn't want a picture.  Someday...
Love my sisters!  Just thinking about my sisters, makes me want to cry.  They are my best friends (besides Eric, of course) and have helped me in so many ways.  
It has been such an awesome blessing to have my sister, Sara living with us while we have been here in Seattle.  She is so selfless and we are forever grateful for her service to us. 
Eric is SO wonderful!  I really can't say enough about him.  He has to be the most patient man I know.  He is constantly serving people and works so hard for us.
These three boys were three peas in a pod.  They were either playing perfectly together, or chucking Beanie Babies at each others heads.
We headed into West Yellowstone one day and ate at a taco bus.
Thank you Mom and Dad for such a fun week!