Monday, July 14, 2008

The last two weeks in review

So I've been missing in action for awhile. A lot has been going on the past two weeks since I have updated my blog. Here is a little review of a few things that have happened at the OwYoung household recently.

Friday the 4th of July Jason and I couldn't agree on what we wanted to do. About noon we finally decided to pack up and head up to Brigham City to hang out with my sister's family. We usually go up there every year for a BBQ, activities and the park and fireworks. Last year we didn't make it because my brother got married so this was the first time taking Alex there.

Minutes after arriving at the park I received a phone call informing me that my good friend Stephanie had just lost her husband Clint. It probably won't come as a surprise to many of you that I am a very sensitive girl. I had the hardest time enjoying myself that day knowing that she was in so much pain. A week later on the 10th I was able to attend the funeral service, it was beautiful! I wonder if Clint knew how many people loved him, it was incredible. Since then I have browsed over pictures from their wedding. They made such a cute couple, so in love! I know the next few days, weeks, months and years will be difficult but Stephanie is a strong women and I know she will be able to make it with Clint looking down over her.

Steph and I at her wedding in 2005, I was so happy for her.

The happy couple exchanging frosting.

Their First Dance

I tried to make the most of the rest of the 4th and had a good time overall hanging out with my family as usual. I didn't take many pictures but here are a few of Alex with the kitty. My niece Hilary also took a few self portraits I thought I better include here. She claims I have no pictures of her and Alex on my blog, not anymore!! We worried that Alex would freak out over the fireworks but he loved them. He also kept entertained with a glowstick. It was a great day full of games, swing sets, fireworks, pedicures, homemade ice cream and lots of laughs. I love holidays!

Alex loves when his cousins push him in the swing.
Alex first time with a kitty. He did end up petting it but my camera was acting up at the time.

A few self-portraits of Alex and Hilary

Wednesday the 9th Jason stayed home with Alex so I could have a Moms night out with my group. We went bowling at Sandy lanes and had dessert at Chili's. It was nice to get away for a few hours. Thanks girls!! I am looking forward to next month already.

Friday the 11th Alex and I met up with my sister's family at Seven Peaks for the day. The weather was perfect. Alex loved being outside and of course playing in the water. I was able to go on some rides thanks to my nieces who were thrilled to spend some time with Alex. Areiann took Alex down the lazy river where he fell asleep so they came back to the shade for a nap. We had a wonderful day and came home sunburn free. A first for me at Seven Peaks for sure.

Nap time

Hanging out with cousin Shae

My BIL Mike get some sunscreen on, he was really white but worked fast at getting the lotion rubbed in before I could get my camera. I promise he doesn't always look this goofy.

Bath time at our house is always fun for Alex. The other night I yelled at Jason to grab the camera. Doesn't Alex make a cute Alfalfa.

Last night I was busy getting ready for bed. It is a difficult thing to do when you have Alex at your feet. Don't worry I found the perfect solution. Tampons anyone? They sure entertained Alex for awhile.

Alex turns 14th months old today, where has time gone. Stay tuned for updated pictures, firsts and funny stories. Alex is always making us smile.


Bennett Family said...

i was wondering where you were! cute pix. sorry about your friends-that's so hard.

Carly said...

Its good to here what's up with you and your cute family! I bought those cute pj's for that cute little guy!!! How Funny is that, I least I think I did!!! They are so cute and even cutier on him!

dibble family said...

how cute is your family? I'm so sorry to hear that your friends husband died, that's so heart breaking.

Anna-Marie Still said...

that dessert looks sooooo yummy!

Natalie said...

I can't believe how big Alex is getting! He is a beautiful boy. I just wnat to squeeze him. Hope things are going well. We need to catch up!