Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 20-26, 2013

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Poor guy got sick, and we ended up bringing him to the Instacare. It was “just a virus.” 🙁

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He picked out his own tie.

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It’s a baby!

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Pumpkin Patch time!

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Spence was VERY excited about the tractors.

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Especially when we found one his size!

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He is the funniest boy. He gets so excited about things, and he always makes this face as he gasps and squeals.

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He’s all boy.

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We picked some good ones.

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I love this happy little bug.

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Mr. Smarty led us straight through the corn maze. (It only had one path.)

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Family picture time.

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On a tractor.

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Jared took everyone to an Indian Restaurant to celebrate DSES being a success.

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We painted pumpkins for Activity Days. Spence loved it.

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He wanted to “paint” everything.

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Cutie 8-year-olds.

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Leaf JOY.

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Burying daddy.

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He has the best facial expressions.

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Tom and I left Spencer with Grandma and Grandpa and went on an overnight date to SLC to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. We saw this comedy show “Dracula Vs. The Wolfman.” It was definitely funny, and random.

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My hot date.

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On Saturday, we had dinner at J-Dawgs with the Hawaii Krebs girls and then took a tour of John and Lucy’s house. They found lots of stuffed animals for Spencer to enjoy.

October 13-19, 2013

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We went to church at the Tates Creek building, and miraculously Spencer fell asleep! Such a good boy.

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Mom snuggling Gabby/Baby – she was a rescue from Sister Southworth’s house.

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 Cameo, Spence, and Leo relaxing on the Sabbath.

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Sunday Selfie!

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Meanwhile in Vegas…Tom and his team finished up DSES 2013! It was a success.

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Our attempt at a grandkid picture. This was the best we could get. 🙂

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On Monday we went to the Kentucky Horse Farm. It was so much fun for the kids!

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You can’t beat this gorgeous scenery.

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Playing hard makes you thirsty!

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My cute little jockey.

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The kids had a blast playing at the horse park with cousins.

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 We even got to go on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Spencer was really excited.

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He even kissed a (fake) horse. My sweet boy.

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The horses are so beautiful.

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Spencer really liked watching them in their stalls. I was worried a finger would get bitten off. 😉

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Thanks for driving all the way from Alabama to visit us, Cam! We had a great time with her adorable kids.

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Spencer about had a heart attack he was squealing so loud when the horses first ran out into the arena.

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 Fun times with the family! It was so wonderful to be able to spend a week in Kentucky with my family. It was sad to not have Tom there, but he was busy with DSES in Vegas. We laughed, and ate, and played, and chased kids around. It was a great trip!

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Spencer was so tuckered out after a wonderful trip to Kentucky that he slept on one of the flights home. He’s an angel.

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 Tom and I both flew home from our trips on October 15th, our TWO year anniversary! It was sad to not be together very much (since he didn’t fly in until midnight), but we were able to celebrate our anniversary in Salt Lake the next weekend. I am so grateful to be married to the most patient, happy, loving, motivated man I’ve ever met. He’s better than any husband I could have ever dreamed up.

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We went to a surprise baby shower for Paul and Lindsay Hamilton on the 16th. They are having a boy in November.

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 Spencer really liked sitting by the fire.

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Cozied up with panda.

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It’s FALL! (Now who’s going to rake all those leaves?)

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My little ball of joy. I love him so much.

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Spencer took advantage of an open fridge, pulled the milk out, and immediately tried to drink from the top. Tom followed his example. Boys…

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 One last play in the sandbox. It’s getting coooold!

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Friday potluck.

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 His first real bleed. He was coming up the stairs and bit his lip somehow. He was very sad about it. It healed super fast, though. I’m a little surprised that he hasn’t gotten any real cuts/scrapes/bruises. He’s a careful boy.

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And then he got sick with some nasty virus. 🙁 We didn’t sleep for days. Poor thing. I blame all the airplanes and travel.

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 The neatest part of the week was being able to attend the baptism of the (entire) Schumate family. Nate works with Tom and moved his family here a couple months ago. They were befriended by neighbors who shared the Gospel with them. Nate was baptized the week before this, and was able to receive the Priesthood so that he could baptize his wife and kids (their youngest son is only 7, and will be baptized when he turns 8). The spirit was so strong at the baptism. I am grateful for the knowledge of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. It brings so much happiness and peace to my family, and any family that accepts it.

October 6-12, 2013

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Little boy in a big closet.

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He fits right in.

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Happy birthday, Lucy!

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Spencer got a new toy for our plane trip to Kentucky!

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We’re about to take off for a week with the Krebs!

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Spencer was a great travel buddy. Yes, he wants to move and climb and explore…but we were able to survive the 4 airplanes to and from KY with ease.

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 He was a good sleeper during nap time. Hallelujah.

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Of course, the first thing he found amongst grandma’s toys was the stuffed panda.

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We went to Keeneland and were up close and personal with the horses! Spencer loves horses now!

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He pointed and squealed the whole time we were there!

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He’d never seen a phone like this in his life, but he knew just what to do! 

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It took a bit to adjust to KY time, so the first night he was up until 10:30pm partying with the adults (and the dog, Baby).

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We had so much fun playing with cousins! This cool sprayer was at the UK arboretum. Spencer was a little obsessed. He stayed and played there for a good 20 minutes.

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I love his dark hair and eyelashes!

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The kids loved playing in the dirt. Spencer’s mean mom wouldn’t let him dig. He was already soaked from the sprayers.

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It was so fun to play with Tam and the kids for a few days before they headed back to Arizona.

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We took a quick hike up Raven’s Run to see the KY river. It was the perfect weather! Spencer enjoyed the backpack – as long as I was feeding him snacks.

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We made it to the top! Spence loved his Grandpa Krebs. It was fun to spend time with my parents and have them interact with the boy for a little while.

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Glen and Jo-Jo, pondering life’s deepest questions.

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Glen has grown up SO much over the last year. He is a completely different (looking) boy/man!

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BFC! Best friend cousins!

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He quite enjoyed the book closet in the bonus room.

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We went to a kids consignment store and I found this great snowsuit for Spencer. He kept falling over and mom and I couldn’t stop laughing. I hope it works this winter!

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Sometimes it helps to have a dog…

September 29 – October 5, 2013

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I’m sad I didn’t get another picture, but my men were matching at church. It was too cute.

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He thinks he owns the cul-de-sac.

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This is his best TV watching spot.

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And his best pilfering through the fridge spot.

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A little light reading on Aunt Brittany’s bed.

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Mom was too scared to let him ride, but he sure had fun sitting with Papa on the dirt bike.

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I was working on a project, and Spence stole my fabric. He looks pretty good.

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The Halloween banner I made!

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We had a fun date night at the temple and Texas Roadhouse!

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Spencer has taken to sitting in boxes.

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Tom sold our Shelter Logic! I love not having it block up our backyard.

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Walking in daddy’s shoes.

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Tom went to the Priesthood session of General Conference with his dad, uncles, and Grandpa Bay.

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While they were out at Priesthood, we went to Provo with mom to eat with Brittany and do a little window shopping. Even though he doesn’t look like it, he had a great time on his date.