Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Barnum & Bailey Circus has officially come to town. Today they had an elephant parade downtown. It was so fun to see the elephants parade down the streets. Kayla and Isaiah LOVE elephants, but Kayla was a little sad that they didn't throw candy (she was remembering the 4th of July parade in Ann Arbor).
The parade took about all of 1-2 minutes, but the kids loved it, and it was fun to see the huge smiles on their faces.
My mom was able to join us for the fun. Thanks for making the trip with us Mom!
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 7:23 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Because of all the craziness of our life lately, I forgot to post pictures of Isaiah's birthday which took place a few weeks ago. I can't believe that Isaiah is now 2. It's true, time goes faster and faster the more kids you have.
Because of the traumatic way Isaiah's grand entrance occurred and the pain we felt together during the birthing process, I have always had a special bond with Isaiah since he entered the world. Isaiah really is a special little boy. He adores his older sister Kayla and mimics almost everything she does. He even wants to play dress ups, but don't worry, he always has a truck, car, or tool in hand, and he truly is ALL boy. He makes me so happy to be his mom. He tells me often that he loves me, loves to hold my hand in the car, snuggle, and he is his "mama's little boy". I need to cling on to these moments before he becomes his "daddy's boy" and will be embarrassed to even hug me in public. I love my little boy so much and am so excited for all the future holds for us.
Isaiah LOVES horses, so for his birthday he wanted to feed the animals and ride the horsies.
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 1:10 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ever since being in Michigan, we can't get enough of apple orchards. We found a great little orchard that even makes their own apple cider. We are so happy we have found a nice little orchard here and plan to find more. We love fall in Michigan, but we are really enjoying it here in Utah. Come on over for some cider and apple pie soon.
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 9:08 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The long awaited day finally came for Kayla. She had her very first dance class today and did a wonderful job. I was amazed just how long her attention span is. She was so cute and next class I will be sure to get some video.
Kayla is so proud of her new dance outfit and especially her ballerina shoes.
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 8:40 PM
Tonight our trusty Honda that has been good to us all these years had a little trouble. The kids and I picked Joe up at work, and all of the sudden, the car died on us. Thankfully we made it to Joe because I would have no idea what to do with 2 kids, stranded, and pregnant, could have been crazy. Well, we were able to get it started after about an hour wait and then we went to the car parts store and Joe worked on our car and was able to fix it. Here are some cute pictures of my boys at work.
Isaiah just got some tools for his birthday and they came in handy tonight.
Isaiah is truly ALL boy. He had so much fun hammering and sawing and learning from his Daddy.
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 8:40 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Joe and I can now officially breathe again!! We just found out yesterday that Joe has PASSED the bar!!!! We are so excited!! Law school is now in the past and Joe is very relieved that he doesn't have to take that monster test over again.
I am so proud of you Joe!! All those endless hours, early mornings, late and sleepless nights have payed off!!
It seemed so far away, but dreams really do come true with a lot of work and sacrifice.
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 12:58 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I've been got! Thanks for the tag Jen. The Rules: Answer the questions using only ONE WORD. Then tag four others. I'm going to tag Camille, Julianne, Danielle, and Heather Doney. Here are my answers:
1. Where is your cell phone? who-knows? (that's one word right?)
2. Your significant other? Joe
3. Your hair? Blonde
4. Your mother? Musical
5. Your father? Gardener
6. Your favorite thing? Chocol....er...Joe
7. Your dream last night? Grandpa
8 Your favorite drink? Crystal-lite
9. Your dream/goal? debtlessness
10. The room you’re in? mine
11. Your hobby? Scrapbooking
12. Your fear? snakes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
14. What you’re not? Creamated
15. Muffins? Triple-Chocolate-Blast
16. One of your wish list items? MazdaRX8
17. Where you grew up? Kearns/South-Jordan
18. The last thing you did? walked
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Favorite gadget? iPhone
21. Your pets? None
22. Your computer? On
23.Your mood? Pregnant
24. Missing someone? Michigan
25.Your car? Gadget
26. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes
27. Favorite store? Von-Maur
28. Like someone? (is that "are you..." or "do you...") - Kids
29. Your favorite color? Blurple
30. When is the last time you laughed? 2-seconds-ago-when-I-wrote-"Blurple"
31. Last time you cried? Pregnant
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 7:18 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I can't believe it has really been a whole month since I last posted anything. This will change, I promise. Just when I thought life would "kinda" slow down, it seems to have sped up faster and faster. We are now back in Utah, just trying to get settled. Kayla and Isaiah are DYING for friends, so if anyone would like to get together, let us know. I will be posting lots a pictures and new happenings really soon, until then............sorry for the loss of touch.
Posted by HIJK Skousen at 9:47 PM