Guess who is 6 months..?

Rusty and I tried to take a few fun pictures of him. By the time we took him out it was past his nap time so we couldn't get him to smile...bummer.






Have you seen a cuter face?!!!

Conference Weekend Get Away

Since I was little, we have been going to our ranch for the October conference. I was hesitant to go this time just because of the long drive and all the work packing, but I am glad we went. The fall is the best time to go because of the fall colors and we saw tons of elk bugling in the field in front of us. Rusty was able to talk back and forth with them.

Here are a few pictures of the weekend.




I love watching them bring in the horses and watching them run across the field. Reminds me of the movie The Man from Snowy River.


It was nice to ride horses again. It has been a few years. Rusty and I looked like city folks who never rode before because we were the only ones not wearing pants.









Rusty looking for crawdads









My brother has been training his horse. This is him warming him up. We all were watching thinking there was going to be a rodeo, but we left disappointed.

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It's Been 26 Years, I Think it's about Time...

to make my first batch of cookies. Can't be that hard right?





Wade was so intreiged. He wouldn't take his eyes off the bowl.



Well obviously it is that hard. I swear I followed the recipe to the T. And my round balls were not that big and were a good two inches from each other. I blame the generic brand of chochlate chips. They had a horrible recipe that left an oily mess in my oven.





This is why I don't cook. My poor husband. Last year I tried to make brownies for someone, four boxes later I gave up. People make it look so easy to make brownies from a box, but it's definitely a talent.

Random pics of Wade

Getting so big! Rusty loves this picture because of his hair.


Sometimes..not enough, Wade will watch T.V. for maybe five minutes. That is five less minutes I have to hold him or entertain him.

Visiting Grandparents.


Every morning Wade and I go for a walk. We live next to the temple so we usually go there. It's peaceful and Wade loves to watch the water fountain. I am a little nervous for winter because Wade will get fussy if we are inside too long. I think he get's board.



My doctor gave me the go on solid foods. Which I was surprised because he is only 4 1/2 months. She said the new study is showing babies gain less food allergies if started early on solids. So she told me to start by 5 months. I tried a little to see how it would go. He loved it! But that night he had a hard time going to bed so I blame the baby food and think it was hard on his stomach. I think I will wait a little longer and start with oatmeal this time. (I'm working on a high chair)


Loves his jumper! He likes to eat the toys more then he does jumping. The time he really loves jumping is when you are holding him and your arms ache.

Bad hair day.


Wade is in this phase where he covers his eyes when he eats. People will say, "Oh he is so tired." No he just wants his privacy while eating. He will be wide awake when he is done. He is also in this phase where he ALWAYS wants to be held unless he is eating or going to sleep. :( Those were my two favorite times to hold him. Hoping that will change soon.

I don't think so...

Since Wade didn't sleep well without his crib, I was anxious to move to Provo. Monday I was determined to sleep in Provo and get Wade started back on his routine and then drive back everyday to pack. I got there Monday night and walked in and couldn't believe how old this place looked. I swear it had to be one of the first homes built in Provo. :) You know those old tubs that have legs and the toilet. I should have taken a picture. The smell reminded me of the "haunted house" we had at our ranch. It was an old abandoned wood house that my dad lived in when he was young that we used to walk through for fun. It had a distinct smell of bat and mouse poo. Well this basement kind of smelt like that. After about thirty minutes of being in there and seeing two roaches, I knew there was no way I was staying here. I know Wade wouldn't be able to sleep with it being a new place plus the strong scent and I wouldn't be able to sleep due to the fact I would be worried about a roach crawling on him during the night. So we drove back to Salt Lake late that night. My plan was to live with my parents for three weeks until our lease was up. Rusty then decided he didn't want to be away from his family so we would find another place to live and try to figure out a way to pay two rents for September.

Well long story short, Rusty told the manger that his wife wouldn't let him move there and so we would be out by the end of the week. The manager said he would send a pest control guy over there, I think hoping we would stay. Rusty ran into the man while picking up our stuff and he took one step into the place and said, "Yup. That smell is the smell of cockroaches." He knew there was a problem before looking around. He told Rusty that the problem was so bad that he probably wouldn't ever be able to get rid of it. He also told us that according to the Department of Agriculture the manager has to let us out of our lease. (Thank goodness because Rusty wasn't going to try and complain and get our money back) Even though when he went to see the place all the windows were open and the doors so there was no smell and also no cockroaches. But luckily all Rusty said is we would like to discuss about getting our money back and he gave us a total refund. That was a blessing!

Now the problem is the pest control guy said we need to make sure we don't transfer any cockroaches with us and that we should by this air freshener poison thing that would kill them. The only catch is you have to buy it online. So we have boxes we don't want to unload until we can get the poison and make sure they are all dead. I know. It sucks. We obviously needed our clothes so we had to wash every single article of clothes before we could put them away. Here is a picture of nine loads of laundry sitting on our floor. ...I only wish that was all the clothes we owned. But we still have bags left to do.




It was one stressful week moving twice! And I can't wait to be totally unpacked and settled!

Moving again

We are moving to Provo which has it's pros and cons. It will be nice living closer to where Rusty works so I can see him more. But I haven't forgotten how bad the traffic is in Provo and that it takes 30 minutes to get to Walmart and you have to mark on your calendar when the BYU football games are so you know not to leave the house.

*I'm still trying to find the positive in the place we are moving to. In my mind I thought nothing could be worse then Mission Meadow Brook (for those who live in Salt Lake), but Rusty proved me wrong. After Rusty signed the contract he noticed a slight roach problem in the house. Optimistic as Rusty is, thinks it might be an adventure to live with roaches, and a basement with no closets with rooms too small to fit our dressers, and cabinet doors missing, where you can look in and instead of seeing the bottom of the cabinet you are seeing under the house with dirt and pipes. Optimistic I am not. I draw the line with roaches and an open area to the ground where I know live a million spiders. But I will forgive him. Rusty has tried to reassure me that he has declared war on the roaches and has killed them all. i on the other hand no it is a long process to kill on the roaches and their eggs. But no worries for all those reading this. Rusty's friends has offered to let us move into their condo. So we will be moving AGAIN as soon as our month is up.

My brother was nice enough to help Rusty move the big stuff ...but then we decided if we are going to pay for a U-Haul then we better fill it up to the top. So he ended up carrying more loads then he bargained for. The problem now is we have no bed, crib, couch,T.V., or dressers.

This is how we are living....(P.S. I know the house looks dirty, but it always seems to happen when I move. You take things out of drawers and shelfs and then you have no place to put them anymore.)


Dresser= bags


crib=blanket (cross your fingers he still sleeps well)


chair=coffee table


My cute baby sleeping! I am lucky because once it hits his 8:00 bed time he passes right out and usually doesn't wake up until 7:30.


* Wade has been the best baby in the world. Once he got past the first month he never never cried. Now all of a sudden right before we move he is a fussy baby who always needs to be held. Which makes it really hard to clean and pack. It also becomes very tiring. I hope this phase ends fast.

Random picture. Wade is really good with his hands and loves grabbing things. He has found his feet and I think it is so cute when he grabs and plays with them.


Soon enough!

Rusty wishing Wade was older to take fishing.

Hip Hip Hurray for fishing.

Rusty thinks he is dreaming about fishing in his canoe, but I think he's dreaming about the day he wont have to put up with Dad torturing him with all this fishing nonsense.

4th of July

The parade. Here is my cousin Naomi dancing in the parade. She is the tall one closest to the camera. :)


The viewers. The one thing that is nice about the Malad parade is they throw TONS of candy.





For Father's Day we gave my dad remote control helicopters. He always wanted to buy them because he thought it would be a fun activity/competition when the family got together. Each helicopter shoots, but we haven't perfected flying them yet to be able to hit a target.

Take off!


Gaining control....


Losing control!