Saturday, February 23, 2013

Our Trip to Washington... Weddings and other family fun

Well, we just came home from a fun trip to Washington.  My brother Alex was getting married so the whole clan made it up there to celebrate with them.  We left on Valentine's Day which meant that Logan missed his school party, but his Papa and Grandma stopped by before we left and dropped off some cute Valentines presents {stuffed animal & candy}.  Our flight out was later in the day so Donald was able to catch a few hours of sleep before we headed to the airport.  My sister Kelli met us there and we arrived in Washington at 8pm.  Liam did so well for his first time on the plane.  He slept through the entire flight!  My brothers Jordan and Blake picked us up and then we headed home to wait for my parents and Alex and Chelsea who were at the temple.   

On Friday {2/15}, we were busy getting all the last minute items ready for the wedding {ie: shoes for my outfit}.  My mother, sister Kelli, Liam and myself ran around the entire town looking for shoes and makeup and anything else that a girl needs to get all dolled up.  While we were out, we just happened to run into the Weiner Mobile!  Who wouldn't want a photo op with a giant hot dog?!  That night was the rehersal dinner/family gathering for our family and Chelsea's family.  We had a baked potato bar, wore name tags with our relationship to the married couple and even watched as Alex and Chelsea played a version of the "Almost" Newlywed Game. 

 On Saturday morning {2/16}, Donald and I, along with my parents, were able to see my brother marry his wife for time and eternity at the Columbia River Temple.  I love going to the temple and to be there with my parents to see my brother marry his best friend was even more special.  The reception was held at my parents church building and was beautiful.  It was great to see cousins, my Grandma Thomason {who lives in Seattle}, and old friends from when we lived in Washington.  After the reception, we returned to my parents house and visited with friends that flew in for the wedding.  
Sunday {2/17}, Donald and my sister Kelli returned home.  I decided to stay a little longer with the boys.  We literally did nothing all day except eat, watch tv, and reminise.  
Monday and Tuesday were pretty much the same... watching movies, eating and just relaxing. Alex and Chelsea returned from their honeymoon.  Chelsea had to be back for school on Tuesday so we were able to chat with them and see the gifts that they received.
Wednesday {2/20}, Logan, Liam and myself met up with our friends Katie, Stephen, and Emily for lunch at Subway.  
Thursday {2/21}, our last day, we went to Katie's house so that the boys could play together.  They had a blast!  They really wanted to play longer but we had to get back home.  We left their house and met up with my family at the bowling alley.  Logan was super excited to bowl.  We had a great time and even played some games in the arcade and won some prizes.
Friday {2/23} was the day we left.  My mother was able to come with us to drop us off and Chelsea even stopped by to say goodbye! {Logan was super excited to see her} The boys did pretty well for the long trip home.  Liam slept on both flights the entire time and Logan slept the entire second leg of the flight. 
All in all it was great to see my family.  I'm happy that Chelsea has joined this crazy gang.  Love you guys!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Lowe's Build & Grow Activity: Wheel of Love

Logan and Michael Hatch playing around
Brittany playing with Liam
Logan adding the stickers to his project
All three kiddos
Logan, Liam and myself all trotted over to our local Lowe's and participated in the Build and Grow activity.  Of course Logan's friends were there and they pretty much played and entertained Liam while their mother and myself put the project together.  But they did have fun so that's what really matters.

Friday, February 8, 2013

School Field Trip: Post Office

Today, Logan went with his preschool to our local post office.  He had a great time and really enjoyed going behind the scenes to see how the post office works. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 75th Birthday {Great} Grandpa!!!!

Today was my grandfather's birthday {party}.  He turned 75 years young... ;)  I love my grandparents and especially listening to all of their stories.  I really lucked out to have them around to see me grow up and have my own kids.  Now my kids get to know them and its great having all these generations around.  We drove to their house in Victorville, CA for a turkey and ham dinner.  It was great!  Then afterwards were the great desserts of cake, cookies, and rice crispies with my grandfather opening his presents.  It was a simple party and was great to just have family around.
Grandma Karen and Grandpa Jim

Logan with his {great} grandpa with the present that he picked out.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Liam's baby blessing

Today was Liam's baby blessing at church.  Yes, the poor guy is 3 months old, but I didn't want to take him earlier especially when there has been this horrible bug going around.  So, although it wasn't fast sunday, we had his blessing.  It was pretty special too.  My grandparents came from Victorville to attend and so did 2 of my uncles and their families.  At the blessing, Donald's parents and sister Becky showed up as well.  This was pretty great considering they're not members.  I was so happy and thrilled that they came and stayed for the entire sacrament service.  Not only did they stay, but they got to hear me give a talk. {Lucky me, right?!}  After sacrament, Donald's family went back home because right before coming to the blessing they had just had breakfast {oh, we have the 1pm session so late breakfast obviously} and were not hungry.  My family came back to our place and we had sandwiches and cookies for a light dinner.  I was grateful for all the family that could attend. 

Jaren, {Great}Grandma, Liam, Kristin.
{Liam was wearing the same outfit that Logan wore for his blessing, but since Liam has grown so much faster it was quite snug.  Liam is currently in size 6 months clothing where as the outfit was 0-3 months... As soon as we got home I changed him and he wasn't as fussy}

Jaren, Logan, and Fred waiting for food in the kitchen.
Donald and {Great}Grandpa

{Great}Grandpa, Fred, Donald, {Great}Grandma, Liam
The Forshee Family

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Another birthday party...

Well, it seems like the birthdays {& their corresponding parties} just won't stop this month.  Logan's friend, Michael Hatch, had his 5th birthday party.  It was super hero themed and so cute!  He and logan are exactly 1 week apart and are best friends.  They were able to make their own super hero masks, partake in an obstacle course to defeat the bad guys, fight their way through a spider web and then devour cake!  All of Logan's friends from pre-K were also there at the party.  They all get along so well. 

{And wouldn't you know, I leave Liam with Donald, asleep in his swing only to come back 2 hours later to find him in the same spot... the kid stayed asleep the whole time?!  So not fair!}