Friday, July 25, 2008

The Myers BFFs

We have some friends that live across the hall from us and Brighton has a new best friend. His name is Drae and they are inseparable. Reagan (Drae's dad) is in the nursing program with Kyle and Corynn (Drae's mom) and I workout together every day. We all became awesome friends quick. Well, things have worked out great because they do everything and play really well together. We love the Myers!

Kyle's Birthday

On June 7th, Kyle turned a big 2-8! He'd probably be upset that I announced his age to the world, but I had to share. Anyway, ever since we've been married I've always baked him a cake or gave him something that I thought he'd like, but really I liked it more than he did. A few examples would be chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, or basically anything chocolate, which he doesn't care for. So I was really thinking about it this year, and decided to make him a deep-dish strawberry rhubarb pie. His mom used to make it for him and he loved it so I finally made him something he enjoyed and hit the mark! Well, he had a great day! Happy Birthday 2 months ago babe!

Dairy Days

In June, we went to a thing called Dairy Days with all the wives in the office. It was at a farm close by and put on by 4H. They brought all their cows out, painted all the kids' faces, gave them cow ears, let them feed the cows, gave them homeade ice cream, and let them play in the barn. It was a ton of fun and Brighton thought she was a 'cowboy' when she wore the ears. Anyway, it was a bunch of fun and Brighton loved the whole thing!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Last Grandparent Events

One of the last things we did while my parents were here was go to Mt. Vernon and see George Washington's tomb. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of his grave because there was a terrible storm coming through as you can see behind his house in the pic above. Anyway, we had a great time with my parents and Brighton couldn't get enough of G Pops and Nana. We can't wait to see them again in November. By then, they'll have 2 grandkids!


I'd probably have to say the most exciting thing we did when my parents were visiting was go to a Red Sox baseball game. They were playing against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards and it was a blast! There were actually more Sox fans than Orioles fans and it was the Orioles stadium! Funny huh?! Anyway, Manny Ramirez (Long-haired guy pictured) was going to hit his 500th homerun of his career at this game, but unfortunately, he never hit it. It ended up being the next night, but that's okay. It was so fun to be in the atmosphere. I don't really like watching Baseball on TV, but this was a whole different experience! Super fun! And Brighton even learned how to say 'Go Red Sox!' She's been saying it ever since the game!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Long Zoo and Cathedral Day

Okay, so I know these posts haven't been the most entertaining, but it's basically for my benefit so I'll be able to remember our summer. Also, a little side note: This was all during the beginning of the summer, so my belly is much bigger now. I might posts pics of the largeness soon. We'll see. Anyway, so while my parents were in town, we went to the National Zoo, which was pretty fun and Brighton loved seeing all the animals. Her favorite were seeing the 'mingos' (Flamingos) as she calls them, becasue they were pink. The best part was that the zoo is free so it didn't cost us a thing! That's my bargain gene coming out for you. So after our long day of the zoo, my dad was still energized and had us walk a few more miles to see the National Cathedral which was actually pretty cool. It was amazing to see the intricacy of the building and the amazing stained glass all over. Helen Keller and Woodrow Wilson were buried there. It was interesting to see their tombs. The Cathedral kinda reminded me of the Salt Lake Temple from the outside. By the end of the day, Brighton was extremely beat, but it was worth it to see some cool stuff in a day.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Arlington and more

Continuing with our VA trip, while my parents were in town, we all decided to go to Arlington National Cemetary for Memorial Day which seemed pretty appropriate. We really enjoyed walking around and seeing the changing of the guard, the eternal flame and a lot of gravesites. It gave me a greater appreciation for our country and the people who serve for it. Also, right down the road is the Iwo Jima Statue so we took a walk and saw it. It is amazing how huge the statue is! All in all, it was a very patriotic day and we felt proud to be Americans.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's an....interuption

I just wanted to interupt my Virginia trip events to tell you all the big news... It's a BOY! We found out last Friday and couldn't be happier! Now we'll have one of each! Anyway, just thought we'd let the blog world know the good news!

Strawberry Festival

While my parents were in VA, we went to a local strawberry festival which was fun except for the fact that all the strawberries were all gone! The festival was at a u-pick farm and all the strawberries had been picked by 9:00 in the morning! Anyway, we had a lot of fun and there were lots of kid things to do which made Brighton happy. Anyway, it was a fun day and we enjoyed having Nana & G-Pops around to play.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Finally An Update

Well, I'm back in Utah for a few weeks for some doctor's appointments, so I thought I'd update gradually. For the first little bit of our Virginia trip, we had a lot of visitors! My grandparents came up from Florida and met Brighton for the first time ever. They loved playing with her and it was fun to see them after more than 2 years. Then my parents came from Alaska to visit the capital and we all had a great time. It was fun to see 4 generations all together. I'll continue the trip's events tomorrow.