Thursday, July 2, 2009

How's this for an uber-post?

Sorry for the pseudo-posts, oh loyal readers, but things have been insanely busy around here lately. Here's just a bit of what we've been up to:

At the end of May, we headed out to the Beehive State for Spencer's twin siblings, Kyle and Kimberly's graduation from Springville High School. Congrats to some of the sweetest, cutest, more talented teenagers I know. Kyle is planning on going on a mission sometime this fall and Kim is headed to Southern Utah University for school. Congratulations you two!!!

On May 26th, Georgia turned a big ol' 2 years! I know most people can't believe that their baby is a baby no longer, but I've been convinced of it for a while now. Georgia's been talking, running, and acting otherwise grown-up for so long, that I've felt she was nearly two since she was about 18 months old (more on her later).

Who doesn't love a $1.99 echo microphone? Everyone knows it's the only thing to sing into when you're table dancing to the Beach Boys

Georgia concentrating hard on ripping tricky wrapping paper

Georgia loved the Barbie cake that Aunt Kim made her (didn't she do such a cute job?)

I'm going to take a quick break from our regularly scheduled trip log to just say how absolutely in love with Georgia I am. She's easily one of my very favorite people in the entire world. How can one not adore someone who calls things "fabwulous," says "Hallelujah," and "I love you the whole world" on a regular basis. If there ever was a firecracker, she's it. The mere thought of my daughter makes me smile. Heck, even when she's being a bratty, sassy diva, it's still mildly humorous (for example, when I asked her why she had pinched Ezra, she replied, "I just wanted to" and then, "it funny." Horrible? yes. At least a liiiitle funny? absolutely.). She giggles behind her hands, enjoys being naked more than anything, and dances instead of walks. Sometimes I just look at Georgia and wonder to myself, "Who is this little mischievous sprite in human form and how did I possibly give birth to her?"

Now back to our regularly schedule trip log...

While in Utah, we went up Payson Canyon to a beautiful little waterfall called The Grotto. Not only is it a beautiful spot, it's actually the place that Spencer proposed to me, making it particularly fun spot to visit just a couple of weeks before our five year engagement anniversary.

Ezra on the trail up to The Grotto

Spencer packing Scarlett

Kinda a random picture, I know, but I just love Georgia's face peeking over my shoulder

Ezra throwing rocks into the waterfall

Georgia picking up rocks to throw (it was obviously the activity to do)

While in Utah, we also visited some local wetlands. I should remember the name...but I don't. Here's some cute pictures anyway.

Ezra looking for fish

Ezra, Aunt Kim, and Aunt Leslie

Georgia running down the trail (she did a lot of that)

Ezra and Uncle Kyle

Scarlett, Georgia, and Me

We were so blessed to be able to attend the Oquirrh Temple Open House. It is just such a beautiful temple and the spirit was so strong in it.

Our last event was a quick trip up to Bridal Veil Falls up Provo Canyon.

Georgia showing us a seashell she found

Scarlett and Mommy

Ezra and Uncle Kyle "being tricky"

Other random cute pics:

Scarlett and Daddy feeding ducks

Georgia reading on Grandma's front porch, her very favorite pastime

At a picnic with some friends, Ezra discovered that he can climb big trees all on his very own

After coming home to Oklahoma in early June, we quickly packed up and moved to Kansas City (well...Overland Park, Kansas, to be exact. It's a suburb of Kansas City that's close to Spencer's job) on the 15th. It's been absolutely crazy since (then again, that seems to be the constant state of affairs at our house). We've been busy unpacking, pottytraining Georgia (we've tried off and on since she initiated it last January), being all kinds of sick (there's been fevers, puking, and grumpiness galore), and exploring our new surroundings ever since.

I'm uber-impressed if you made it through the entire post! Either you're really bored or just very dedicated. Have a fabulous day!


Janice and Jessica said...

Such a beautiful family sweetie. It's funny about your youngest though, when your husband was holding her I thought she looked like him but when you were hold her I thought she looked like you. You have a beautiful family and I have been lurking on your blog for a long time. Just finally thought I would leave a comment.

Liz said...

Nope, not bored. You're just a really fun read, Whit!

I love seeing all your pictures. Georgia looks like such a little girl instead of a baby with her adorable curls.

Adrienne said...

I have an idea about how busy you are and I dont' know how you made such a long post. Great job! I read the whole thing. Not boring at all. You have some cute kiddos.

Potty training already?! I've started thinking about it. Wonder what Jacob thinks. I think we'll find out in August.

Have fun in your new home. Didn't know you were moving.

Leah Florence said...

Such beautiful children!

Zachary said...

I love your family! It was so good to see you guys!

Courtney said...

I know this is a typical comment, but your kids are seriously adorable.

Smiley Family said...

I am so sad that we missed you guys!! Looks like you had a great time in good old Utah and I am sure that Grandma and Grandpa are missing their grandkids terribly! Good luck in Kansas.

Coty said...

Ah, so glad you were able to get away for awhile before the big move!
All the kiddies are adorable and hilarious.
And you look fantastic!

Post pics of your place once you settled into Kansas! I want to see how you whitify it ;)

Take care!

Aubrey said...

Both bored and uber-dedicated. Looks like you guys had fun. Happy B-day to Georgia - she's just like her Mom, dancing while she walks. :)

Your kids look great and I love Spencer's goatee thing going on... Oh and you in the brown shirt with the brown earrings holding Scarlett - yah, you look like you have some cool curly, modern-day-princess-Leia-look going on, and then I realized they were earrings. :)

Mack Daddy said...

oh whit your family is so cute and i miss them soooo much your such a cute mom and you do such fun things !!!!! i hope i get to see you some time in the future haha