Monday, October 31, 2011


Having a 3-year-old little girl is a dream (minus all the drama :) Everything is so magical to her.  It took Mia a while to get into the whole princess craze, but she caught on and now she all princess.  So of course she wanted to be, but who else for Halloween??.....Cinderella!  And what a cute little Cinderella she is.  
 Our Halloween consisted of going to the ward Halloween party....

 ......and a whole lotta candy!!!
 Merek....a.k.a. "skunk" was just happy to go along for the ride!
 Cutest little skunk I've seen.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

***Breaking News***

Merek is 3-months-old!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Merek's Blessing

Bryan had to work in Utah for the week and so we all tagged along.  I always love coming home and seeing our family and friends.  We blessed Merek today in my parent's home.  It was such a special day having both of our families and friends gathered together and Bryan gave the most beautiful blessing. 
 Grandma Rosenvall
 Hailey, Jordan and Jeff
 Kandice, Aunt Kelli and Grandma Great
 Not the best picture, but what a handsome group!!
 Like father, like son.
 Mia's good friend Maddy!
 The Grandmas
 Finn & Michael
 Mi Hermanos
 Mi Familia
 Handsome boy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sweet Sulivan Turns "1"

While we were in Utah, we were able to attend Suli's Monster Bash for her 1st birthday.  Her mom, Kirstin, is amazing and planned such a creative, fun birthday party.  Happy Birthday Suli!
 The spread
 Pumpkins from Grandpa Roper's pumpkin patch.
 These balloons (filled with a surprise) were strung all across the yard. The kids had a blast popping them. 
 Mia the lamb. She wore this costume for maybe 3 seconds and then ditched it.  At least I got one picture of her in it. 
 Grandma Great and Mr. Man.
 Grandma Roper and Mr. Man.
 Cutest cupcake EVER!
 Devin and Mia decorating pumpkins. 
 Lynn and Weston going to town on the doughnuts. Would do you think won......??
 The ADORABLE birthday cake and the ADORABLE birthday girl. 
 Happy Birthday Sweet Suli!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.....

Now most people believe that Christmas is the "most wonderful time of the year."  While I do think that the Christmas season is fantastic, I can't even begin to tell you how much I love the fall.  I love that the weather starts to cool down, the trees begin to change colors, burning warm scented candles and I all the fun fall festivities......including going to the pumpkin patch.   If you couldn't tell by these pictures, Mia had a ball!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Change'll Do You Good

We have absolutely loved being here in O'Side. We love the weather, the people, the beach, etc.  It has been such a great adventure for us.  With several changes with Bryan's work, it has brought us to a new location (still in California) just a little more inland.  We made the big move this past weekend.  I must admit that it was really hard leaving our awesome friends, our ward family and the ocean.  Over the last few years, it seems like we have experienced a lot of changes in our lives.  I have learned to love change and embrace it in every aspect.  So here's to new adventures.

In other news......
Mr. Man turns 2-months-old!!!
Check out this chunky little monkey:
At his 2-month appointment, he weighed in at 12 lbs. (50%) and 24 inches long (90%).  With a dad standing at 5'6 and a mom at 5'1, this little man may just break out of the mold.  He may get some height after all.  He has been such a blessing in our lives and having a little boy in our family has been a dream come true.