Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Evanisms

The other day we were at the park and Evan said "puh puh" and then started to "bark", it was so cute I had to put up a video!!! It is so adorable-enjoy!

Evan like his cousin Wyatt just got his first haircut, I don't know that I was really ready for it, but his hair was a bit straggly and he had the back comb over going on, so daddy buzzed it last night and he looks like a big boy. In fact looking at him today, his cheeks look that much bigger, so Aunt Tera, get ready to nibble on his cheeks! Dallin also wanted to have his hair cut so he too had it buzzed, what a good sport!! My boys are just so handsome!

This is a pic of "snow" in San Diego...this mall brought some in earlier. We missed the festivities but Dallin and Scott walked on the ice! Sorry it is blurry!

We also made sugar cookies (one day) and then decorated them (the next day)-or in Evan's case he just wanted to eat them as you can see from the pics! Thanks Grandma Perry for the recipe! They are yummy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Better late than never-right???

So, I am really not the best blogger...I take lots of pictures, really I take my camera with me nearly every where I go...however, I never upload the pic's to my computer so I never blog. There you have it, that is my vicious cycle.
NOTE: I started this post Sunday night, and then didn't finish everthing until early Monday morning, so check both dates out for the newest updates!!!

So this will be the update blog. We had a great Thanksgiving with the fam-Janice and Dave were awesome and rented two Bouncy houses that were set up in the backyard, is there any question where Dallin was? Seriously, he would wake up, eat breakfast and then head out for the day. Thanksgiving was wonderful, I think there were about 42 people there-thanks Janice and Dave for hosting such a wonderful event! We also got to hang out with Grandma Marian, Uncle Jim and Aunt Michelle and their kids (JC, Nic and Ashlee), Aunt Debbie and bunches of her kids and grandkids. It really was such a beautiful day-in fact it rained that morning (apparently it rains on Thanksgiving every 12 years), so Janice was a bit nervous to say the least since 42 people would be quite a big group for an indoor event, not to mention that half that number where kids...fortunately the sun came out and we had a beautiful day! What a wonderful weather to be thankful for! Oh, and the food-yummy! Everyone did such a great job making the food...loved it! The next morning, Janice, Michelle and I hit the stores (Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Target) relatively early arriving at 6am. It was fun to shop and talk together that morning. When we got back the guys and Janice went golfing-which Scott loved! During this trip we were very lucky to meet up with some of our good friends-Cindy "Woodruff" who is a high school friend of mine, and Rusty and Sally friends from high school for Scott! What a wonderful week, we really had a great time!

Great Grandma's Visit!

Great Grandma with the boys!

Great Grandma with the boys and Scott!

Great Grandma with the boys and April!


In between beach trips and Thanksgiving, we were lucky to have Great Grandma come down for the weekend! We had a great time! We went to the San Diego Temple and did a session-which was so nice for me, it reminded me of being there with her for my wedding! The next day we went to the movies and saw Madagascar II, Dallin was in heaven-movie, POPCORN and big drink...who could ask for more! We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend with Grandma! Thanks Great Grandma for coming to visit us and spoil us! We love you!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Beach Days in November

Okay, so please don't hate me, but seriously the weather is so nice here that we have had beach days, and I mean goregeous, still get in the water beach days-in November!!! We had two beach days-one with some of the ladies of the ward and their little ones and then one with a couple of friends and their families! It was so nice...inviting anyone??? Come on down!

This is from our trip with the ladies! It was a bizarre thing-the sun, planet earth and the moon where all lined up so it greated huge high tides...so when we first got to the water, the tide was still very high and I was a bit nervous, especially since Evan wanted to run towards the water (no fear), but the longer we were there the tide went down and it ended up being so low, that the kids could run on the beach forever without having to really worry too much about the waves!

This is a video of the boys playing on the sand dune at Del Mar Beach!

Veteran's Day

November 11th the boys and I went with a friend up to the Veteran's Parade in downtown San Diego. It was really neat to be there and acknowledge these wonderful men and women who honorably and willingly protect our country! It was a bit emotional for me to be in the presence of these wonderful people! Thanks for all you do and for all that you have done! God Bless the USA!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I thought that I would quickly post a note while Evan is sleeping (now of course he is waking up) and Dallin is watching TV. I am so grateful for this time of year. I love the sounds, the lights, the smells, the craziness etc. of this time of year. I too often forget the real reason for the celebration, so let me briefly express my gratitude for the things I have in my life. I am so grateful for a wonderful husband, who gets up way to early to go to work and then comes home and jumps right into being the best dad in the world. He is so good to me, I love him a ton. I am also so grateful for "date night". Since we moved here, we have been able to go on dates-which has done wonders for us. I am grateful for the friends that we have that rotate babysitting for us so that we can have 2 weekends of him and I. We have been able to go the temple twice in the last 3 months-what a blessing. I am also so grateful for my little monkeys-they really are so wonderful! Dallin cracks me up with his faces and his crazy ideas. He is constantly saying funny stuff. I am grateful for his spunk and his stubbornness, I a sure in the future that confidence will come in handy. I am grateful for my little Evan whose dimples melt me. His squishy cheeks make me so happy. I love when I get him in the morning and he squeezes me close and plays with my hair, it makes being woken up way earlier than I would like worth it! He too is so funny and learning new things daily. I am thankful for a wonderful mom who sacrificed so much when I was growing up and who still sacrifices for our family. It means the world to me that she loves our little family so much and that she visits so often. I am grateful for my "older" brother who still likes to give me a hard time, but who always knows during my times of need to call me and ask me how I am. I am grateful for his beautiful wife who is such a wonderful example to me of generosity and kindness. I love their "little people" who brighten up my day when they call me TT. I am also very grateful for my grandma who is so sweet and kind to me. I am grateful for my grandpa who was their for Michael and I after school-who could forget the treats at the feed store. I am grateful for Sue and Jim and Deonna and Jeromy, who make the Perry Family complete. It is always so fun getting together for holidays, vacations, birthdays etc. It makes my year. And then on Scott's side, I have yet again been blessed by wonderful family. I am grateful for Scott's mom and her constant caring of our family. I am grateful that she too comes and visits and plays with Dallin the whole time! I am grateful for Scott's siblings and for the wonderful families they each have. They each enrich our lives and make us better people! I am grateful for the gospel and the plan of happiness that tells me that the relationships we have here will continue past the grave, what a blessing of comfort this brings! I am grateful for our home, the food on our table, the cars that we have and all the temporal things we have. I am grateful for our country and the freedom of speech and religion! I too am grateful for the wonderful friends we have from all the different periods of our life! Thanks to all! This is a wonderful time of year and I just wanted wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and share with you briefly the things I am grateful for! May you eat lots of turkey and sleep well tomorrow! Happy Turkey day! (I included are some pic's of my blessings!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Playing catch up!

It seems like am always playing catch up with updating my blog. I know, I should probably post more often, then I wouldn't be so behind...yeah, well, if you don't know yet I am a huge procrastinator so it just takes me a while to get to things!!! I posted some pic's of our recent normal day at the park. Things are so different now that Evan is able to walk everywhere and get into everything. He just gets this big grin on his face when he gets up the "toys" at the park, or if he dares to slide down the slide. It is super cute!!! He is at that stage now where he wants to always go the opposite direction that I want him to go-you should see us at church!! That time in a parents life when the wonder why they still attend church since they can't really fully participate in any of the meetings..you know what I am talking about. But it is such a fun age. He loves to just walk/run everywhere!!! I am happy to report that Evan says his first real word...are you ready for it....COOKIE! Seriously that is his favorite word right now and any time he is in the kitchen he says it over and over again, it is so funny. He also loves to stand on his head, kind of like a "downward facing dog" yoga pose or the beginnings of a summersault. It is so funny, I will have to find a picture and post it soon. Dallin on the other hand is so excited about Christmas. He loved Halloween and asks me nearly everyday if Halloween will come again and then when I explain to him that next year it will be halloween again he says "when I get bigger, it will be halloween". But Christmas is the newest fascination especially since he (we) got the Walmart toy catalog the other day in the mail, oh how he loves it!! This Christmas will be super fun. He also is starting to make up funny little stories-he likes to tell stories. About a month ago he would ask us constantly to tell him a story, well now he is starting to tell his own stories, which is super cute. He is still a handful some of the time, but I think it is getting better (or at least I hope it is). He gets stickers for being nice and after 10 stickers he gets a dollar to spend on anything he wants, so that has been helping a lot. I think he just needs a lot of attention and honestly I'm not always the best at giving it to him. But I am trying!!! Life is good and the boys are happy, so that helps!!!

This is a slide show from our visit from the Willman family (Scott's sister Janice's family). We had a lot of fun going to Sea World and having breakfast with Shamu and going to the zoo. Unfortunately Scott had to work quite a bit during their visit, but we still had a good time. We will see them in a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving! Yippee! Well, enjoy! I will post some other older things later and more recent events soon!