Monday, August 29, 2011

Getting organized

In more ways than one, I am getting organized.  Right now, I am trying to organize my summer photos for the blog!  In the mean time, here is a recent pic of my teenager! 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Birthday fun

I think I will back track over our summer of fun.  So, we will start with the most recent festivities!  THE BIRTHDAYS!

Jaren had karate camp the week of his birthday, so he took these sweet little cupcakes with him the day of his birthday.  We thought it would be fun to share some sweets on his special day!
I thought this picture was so appropriate for our life.  Kayden is a jokester and is always being silly.  Here he is, trying to cash in on Jaren's birthday limelight!  Notice the yummy ice cream cake (thank you gramma)!
We did our birthday a little backwards this year.  It was presents, cake, then pizza, wings and YUMMY pina coladas!
Check out Tyler and I and our pina coladas.  Yep, I am a big pig and just drank it straight out of the blender!
While in UT, my little boys kept picking out clothes for me to try on.  This is Carter's find.  He so desperately wants an angry bird shirt for himself, but after searching in several stores, we came up empty handed!  I thought he would like it if I wore "his" shirt for my birthday!

No Halladay birthday would be complete without some lego building.  I think Jaren and I both had a really good day.  We had visits from people we love, were showered with yummy food and gifts and spent time as a family!  What more could you want!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Jaren!

Jaren holding all the awards he won recently!  You go Mister!
Eleven years ago, I got the best birthday present ever - a 10 lb 8 oz baby boy!  Now, fast forward to today.  This handsome young man is fast approaching my height, is smart as a whip and has the memory of ten elephants.  He is fiercely loyal to his friends, knows a lot of stuff about a lot of things, loves karate and nature and is more than a little particular about most things.  He loves his brothers - as long as they are not in "his" room and is a really great cousin (maybe it is easier to be patient with cousins).  He is still a momma's boy(maybe he has a soft spot for me because I shared my birthday with him), but still has fun with dad (dad is way cooler and has way more adventurous side than mom). 

I am so glad that we were blessed to have Jaren in our family.  He is such an easy kid to be around and I LOVE HIM so much!  Happy Birthday Jaren!

I am still here

WOW!  It has been a long time since I last blogged.  This summer has been the busiest one ever!  So many things going on - fun things, work things, kid things.  You name it.  And soon, I will blog about them!  Stay tuned!