Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Circus Time!

This past weekend we went to the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus! It was the first time for Levi & Olivia (and Caleb, obviously), and I hadn't been since I was very little. It was a lot of fun! Very loud, and a little long, but definitely entertaining. We joined our friends Carrie and Jenna (and one of Jenna's friends) there, and had a great afternoon watching the spectacle.

Eating her $12 SnoCone. She'll be eating breakfast out of that bowl for a very. long. time. It was acutally pretty cute...every time the vendors came by with something Olivia would ask, "Why aren't they giving me one?" apparently she thought they were just handing out the snacks and toys to all the kids and was worried they were skipping her! Silly girl.

Up on Daddy's shoulders for the preshow!

Mesmerized girls.

The clowns of the family...Olivia wouldn't put her nose on for the picture. And Caleb decided to be fuzzy.

At this point in the show Levi turned to me and said, "I feel like I'm in a Dr. Seuss book." An apt description, actually!

But Mommy, I'm thirsty!!

We've decided that we need to do more things like this...it was fun watching Olivia be so excited. If only we could figure out a way around the post-show traffic...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy (belated) Anniversary!

This post is nearly a month overdue...but important enough to share anyway! Things have been crazy around our house. Though I'm starting to think maybe crazy is the new normal for us...

Levi and I celebrated our 11th anniversary on July 28th! We were fortunate enough to have our friend Carrie and her daughter Jenna watch our two monkeys for us so we could go to dinner at a fancy restaurant. It was a lovely time, just the two of us. We love our kids dearly and normally bring them along for everything we do...but it was nice to have an adult dinner for such a special occasion. :)

I thought it might be fun to have a timeline of pictures to share...we've grown so much together over the past 11 years and it's fun to see it.

This was in college...we look like babies!
one of my favorite pictures of our wedding...and we've been happy ever since! :)

New Year's Eve...can you guess what year? lol.

Awww, young love.

it's always an adventure...

Our Christmas picture one year in Tucson

Another Christmas picture

Look at baby O!
Family time in Nashville

In Chicago on vacation.

In Animas on the farm

Family photo...waiting for Caleb to arrive!

First picture with our new house!

An Instagram photo before our dinner this year. 

I think we can both honestly say that we have been lucky enough to marry our best friend. I often hear people say that high school sweethearts don't make it because they don't know anything else and it's that curiosity of the unknown that drives them apart. Or that they were too young to know what they really wanted. That is definitely not the case with us - we have a wonderful marriage that I wouldn't trade for anyone or anything. We have had our ups and downs but the constant through it all has been each other and the strong relationship we have developed. I actually count it as a blessing that we found each other when we did, and have been able to grow together through it all.

Here's to another 11 years...and hopefully many more after that! :)