Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 19-25, 2013

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My sweet boy has to take his second nap at church now. He did great the first Sunday. We are now in the Riverton 13th ward. So far, so good! We got treats from the Horner and Walker families already!

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I won this sweet Dapper Baby mustache pacifier for Spencer. My men are too handsome.

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Spencer’s new room! He loves it (I think). He’s slept well so far. It took awhile to paint the stripes, but I think it’s worth it for such a cute room.

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He loves the backyard! Grass is the best.

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These cousins are the cutest. Spencer usually crawls straight to Zach to lay in his lap – his way of hugging him.

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The boy and I went back to our old basement house to clean, clean, clean. Spencer thought he was very helpful.

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He LOVES the vacuum. As you can see. He chased me around the whole time I was cleaning.

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The adorable Riverton Farms Young Women brought me treats on Tuesday! I will miss these cute girls.

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I’m sad we didn’t get a good picture of all of us together, but we had the Tondevolds over for dinner and dessert on Tuesday! They live in California now, so it was awesome to see them. Nixon is too cute. He and Spencer were fast friends. We hope to find an awesome couple like the Tondevolds here in Utah.

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Such handsome little boys!

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He chewed on this bullet for about 20 minutes.

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Spencer loves his new playground. So many new things to explore every day!

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We be crazy.

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During a trip to Target, we noticed that PetSmart was adopting out dogs! This boy had a great time watching the dogs. I was too worried about him getting bitten to let him pet them.

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We went on a morning run, and he fell fast asleep. Sweet boy.

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Tom’s soccer game was at 6pm on Thursday, so we got to go watch! Spencer really enjoyed it. He was a pretty good boy the whole time. Tom is in the blue shorts on the right side of the picture.

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We went on a temple date to Oquirrh Mountain to do initiatories on Friday. Then we got delicious Costa Vida. I am grateful for a husband who is worthy to take me to the temple every month. The spirit of peace that is there is unlike anywhere in the world. We’re blessed to live so close to several temples here in Utah.

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During our date, Spencer was able to play with Grandpa and Grandma. When we got back, he was having a blast digging in the dirt. Lucky boy.

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On Saturday morning, we had Jake, Kitty, Kiley, Heather, and her two girls over for breakfast. It was delish. It’s so fun to be able to have a home to invite people to again. As payment for breakfast, the men installed two of our new door locks. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Steamroller!

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Hard at work.

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Home ownership is expensive! We bought a new lawn mower. It’s pretty great.

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This boy is a proud pool owner. I am so excited to be able to play in the backyard with him all summer. He loves water!

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Heather and the girls helped hang some of my pictures on the walls. I’m feeling a tad more settled. There is much work to do, though.

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On Saturday evening, we went to Jon and Anna’s house for Zachary’s FIRST birthday party! It was Super Why themed. We borrowed a few capes, and Tom made a pretty sweet mask. I can’t believe that Zachy is already one. Spencer isn’t too far behind him! Just three short months. Zach is walking now.

2013-05-25 18.37.30_smallMy little Superhero.
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I think dad and Tom were having more fun with the slide train than the boys. <3

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Spencer LOVED helping play with the new presents. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think he was more engaged than Zach. He’s ready for his birthday.

May 12-18, 2013

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Happy Mother’s Day! Tom and Spencer got me this great planter for the front of our new house. It will be perfect!

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My sweet baby made me this gift for Mother’s Day. I will treasure it always. My first real Mother’s Day present.

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Kisses for momma.

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He’s getting pretty good at the Ukulele.

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We went to a farewell talk and party for Lindsay Backman.

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Ernie and Grandpa chatting it up.

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Spence is getting good a giving kisses. I think this one with Great-Grandpa is so sweet.

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Happy ladies.

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Kisses with Britt.

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My mustached man.

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Darby Simon came to Utah, and asked me to babysit her kids in exchange for a mini-session with Spencer. Of course!!

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He was pretty grumpy, but she got a few good ones.

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My “good” packing helper.

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Popsicles from Grandpa! (The sugar ended up making him pretty sick, but he loved every lick of it.)

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“Before” picture of Spencer’s room.

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Playing with toys under the stairs while mom packs.

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Oh man, he had so much fun at the Home Depot! He loves spinning things. Like wheels.

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Painting time at the house! Spencer’s room was our first attempt.

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Happy 19 month anniversary. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The view of the backyard from the roof. It’s too dry.

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My baby has started to pull himself up on things! He was SO proud that he was up like this when I walked in. He’s learning too fast!

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Grandma gave him a cool dude mohawk. His hair is really long in the middle. But only in the middle. It’s pretty funny.

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Progress.

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This took hours.

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Thank goodness mom and dad came to help.

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ย Done with the paint job! It took until midnight the day before we moved (the 18th), but we did it!

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And…he climbs stairs.

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Therefore, he was banished to the Pack&Play.

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Saturday, May 18th was MOVING DAY! Cute litte Wyatt Whitaker came with his dad. He loved the donuts.

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ย All ready for the new house!

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It POURED until about 9:30am, and the ward movers were coming at 10:00am. I prayed many, many prayers that it would stop so that we didn’t have to postpone. I was ready to do it rain or shine! We had so much help. The whole move was done in 45 minutes. We feel very blessed to have been in the Riverton Farms ward, and now in the Riverton 13th ward. They are both so friendly and helpful.

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Spencer’s bedroom and toy room were the first to get put together. He needs his space! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love, love, love having a toy room for the boy. He loves it, too!

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All of our wonderful Utah family stayed through the afternoon to help unpack a lot for us. It was super helpful, and we were actually able to sleep in the house that first night. It was a very smooth and successful move. We love our new home!

April 28-May 4, 2013

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Loving on Bagel in the beautiful sunshine.

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Trying on his new swimsuit!

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Spencer squeals every time he sees the cats. He loves them so much. They run away pretty fast when he squeals.

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DrivingSales…hard at work.

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He is so funny about his pacifier. He loves to chew on it like this sometimes.

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Goodbye lunch for Paul and Lindsay. ๐Ÿ™ I know that Tom was pretty sad that they both decided to work elsewhere. He really enjoyed working at DrivingSales with them. They are on to bigger and better things for their growing family.

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We went wedding dress shopping with Lucy! She didn’t find her dress, but we sure had fun. Sister Empy from the London mission came with us. She’s a sweet lady.

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John and Lucy came to dance! We sure love having them live close.

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Spence was getting in on the action.

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Cami and Kolby Hales had their sweet baby boy!

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I love his happy little face.

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We went to the library’s toddler time. He was definitely more amused than the last time we went, but still a little skeptical.

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Friday, May 3rd, we signed on our house!!! It’s officially ours! We feel so blessed to have had everything go so smoothly with the purchase. It is going to be the perfect home for our growing family.

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He’s pretty happy to get his own house to play in.

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He still loves watching the washer and dryer.

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After much prayer and deliberation (and a blunt conversation with Dr. Wonnacott) we decided to leave Spencer in Utah with mom, dad, and Brittany while we flew to HAWAII!!! It was hard to leave my sweet baby, but in the end it was the best decision we’ve ever made. Gratefully, he was a perfect angel at home.ย Saying our goodbyes. I’ll miss you, sweet angel!

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He really wanted to sneak into my suitcase. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mt. St. Helens.

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On the long, but very enjoyable flight. It would have been a nightmare with Spencer! We were so excited to get to the beautiful Maui, Hawaii.

April 21-27, 2013

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My son crawls. Nooo! This was his first official crawling mess. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m pretty sure he’s been plotting it for months. He loves his new found freedom.

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He’s been pretty grouchy the last few days. I decided to let him just watch some Baby Signing Time. This was his first smile of the day. *sigh* He’s teething.

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I finished the Book of Mormon again. I’m not sure how many times I’ve read it. I lost track. I am so grateful for this book. I know it is true. And I know that every good thing comes from God. I am truly blessed in my life, and I know that I owe everything to my Heavenly Father.

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Tom was in New York City all weekend for the DrivingSales Presidents Club. Spencer and I were VERY excited to go to the airport to pick him up. We missed our husband/dad!

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Tom was excited to see us, too. Mostly Spencer, I think.

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This was Spencer’s first crawling bruise. Poor little guy will have plenty more where that came from, I’m sure.

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The boy has started to make these hilarious “excited” faces. He tenses up his whole little body and contorts his face in the craziest ways. There is always an accompanying squeal. He is a goof.

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It doesn’t look like it, but he’s actually happy.

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I was bored while Spencer was playing, so I made the whole Krebs family tree with Little People. Tom was the handsome Prince with flowers in his hand.

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DrivingSales fun.

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Such power.

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Hadoken.

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My little man turned 8 months! These months are just flying by – especially since we’ve been so busy and he’s developing so fast. I love this boy. So much!

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Two seconds later…he erased everything and thought he was pretty cool.

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We babysat Torbin and Zach. These crawling babies are trouble! ๐Ÿ™‚ Spencer was thrilled to finally be able to move with Zach.

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They had fun playing together. More so than usual.

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My crazy boy.

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We met up at the Temple Square with Jenna, Annie/Keith Barlow and boys, Kristina Okerlund and family, and John/Lucy. It was the perfect evening to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the SLC Temple. It was also really nice to be able to catch up with family and friends. Jenna, Tina, Annie, and I were roommates in the Regency at BYU.

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I love my man.

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And my toothy boy!

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The majestic Temple. I love to see it!

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The ENGAGED couple! John proposed this week, and Lucy said yes. It’s pretty crazy that my little brother is sealing the deal. The date is August 23rd. They stayed the weekend with us, and we loved being able to spend time with them getting to know Lucy a little better. She’s a sweet girl.

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ย I love my family, and we love the Savior.