Monday, September 29, 2008

We will miss you Portland!!!

Well it is time! We have had many good memories here in Portland but we always knew this day was moving on us pretty fast. To those we love here please I pray we can keep in touch! To our neighbors Steve, Wonda, Lori and many others we have loved each of you dearly and will miss you!

Nicole- You were so fun and so great ! I will miss all of our garage selling, long chats and fun times. Thanks for being such a great friend.

Mike and Kris- What can I say, you guys were the best! I love all of our coupon fun times, hanging out and talks thanks for being the best neighbors ever!

Steve- Thanks for always being such a great friend you will forever be one of our most favorite people

Lori- It was so fun getting to know you and see how much you loved being with hunter. He will sure miss all your goodies and smiles!

Wonda- I always loved that you would walk by and always say hi! You are a great Portland memory.

We made many other friends as well and they will all be missed. Most of all Jacob and Briaunna Hair!!! We love you guys!

So now about our move, all I can say is yikes! We had a lot of help the first day but by the end of our night we realized we would have to unload the u haul into our yard overnight and wait for a larger U haul in the early morning. We were so tired we could not even think straight but the time we got on the road the next evening. 1 day behind schedule and tired. We slept that night with blankets on our hardwood floors in that house. Here are some great pics of our move.

Moving days are always so crazy and messy!!!!

Ryan worked so hard!

This was our moving van that ended up being TOOOOOO SMALL!!!!!!!!!!

Hunter loved that ramp and Lori got a good workout!

Lori, we will miss you! Thanks for playing with hunter that whole 2 days.

Wonda, thanks for all your help that day!

He had the best job!

He managed to give me a thumbs up even though we were so not excited for the 14 hour drive. I had hunter he got the pups!

Can you tell just how tired we are! This is our last family shot in PDX

Hunter did so well this entire trip! Never a fuss out of him! It was great!!! He is such a trooper.

We are on the road!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SLEEP? Whats that?????

I don't know if any of you have experienced a night like this.

8:30 start our bedtime routine with hunter so ryan and I get a few minutes together before bed.

9:30 hunter is asleep

10:30 ryan and I go to bed

11:30 hunter is up

11:40 hunter is asleep

12:00 hunter is up (maybe he is hungry???? Nope, he doesn't want a bottle just wants to cuddle)
12:30 hunter is asleep mom goes to lay down. Just as my head hits the pillow!!!!!

12:40 NOT

1:00 hunter just wants to play, do I let him scream???? Yes

2:00 Ok hunter is still not asleep

2:30 hunter wants to laugh at me hysterically

2:40 hunter is still awake

3:00 ryan saves the night

3:15 hunter and ryan end up in our bed. Ryan starts to snore instantly hunter is laughing and playing.

3:30 hunter and I are still working on getting him to bed

4:00 mom says forget this, we are just going to start our day

4:30 hunter is not interested in eating he just wants to read

5:00 hunter and I play with the camera until it dies at 5:30. (here are some fun shots)

6:00 still playing and reading tons of books. (what is his deal)

6:30 hunter crashes and so does MOM

10:00 mom surfaces and hunter and dad are playing and I get to give ryan a hard time about SAVING ME LAST NIGHT!!!!!

May all of your nights sleep be a bit more restful :)


Monday, September 22, 2008

They are all friends

Today I caught hunter in his room playing with the pups. I love it when everyone gets along. Hunter adores pappy and pappy adores him. Now foxy, well that is a bit different. She pretty much keeps to herself but sticks up for pappy 24/7 when hunter is beating up on him. Hunter tries so hard to be their friend and they are better to him that I ever expected. He gets at least 100 kisses a day and I wish I could say they were from me but they are from THEM!!!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kitty Kitty

As you can see, we caught hunter and his funny KITTY KITTY!!!! We are guessing it was a bird or a plane or something.

Door knobs and screws!!!

OK, not really a whole ton new, just PACKING!!!!! Ryan and I did however take hunter to the park the other day and it is so funny how he calls everything a kitty kitty. Especially since we don't even have a cat, we have two dogs. Funny, I know!!! We see any kind of animal or bird and you hear hunter scream.... KITTY KITTY.... It is so funny how he just points and gets so excited.

Today was a first, I really needed to do a bit of cleaning and hunter is one of those boys who can't even play 2 minutes by himself. But today for some reason he was extra quiet in the other room. When I discovered him, he had taken the knobs off of my cabinet and well lets just say I was surprised that he kept quiet and had the time of his life with just a door knob and a big screw for almost 3 hours. Can you believe that? Amazing how some things can just be so interesting.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fun pics

Hunter has decided that he can stand on his fire truck and he thinks it is so cool! I keep telling him no and he keeps falling off!!! What do you do???? And he loves to kiss pappy!

Only 2.5 more weeks until our move!!!!

Well, this has been a long time in the making but we are down to just 2.5 more weeks. I can't beleive it! We are just about all packed up and have almost everything in order, however, you know how moving goes..... You never feel ready. I am excited about my candle party on the 20th. I guess it will be my last little harah with all the girls here in pdx. Portland has been good to our little family but we always knew we weren't staying. So here we come Logan Utah! Ryan and I are really excited about his internship with smithfield chiropractic. Then we come back to portland in December just long enough for ryan to graduate!!!! Yipee.... Then we go back to logan and we plan to open our own office up. So wish us luck cuz we are heading out for an adventure..... As for the picture, it is just a fun one of hunter playing with pappy and foxy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Time goes by so fast!!!!

Well, things are about settled down for the night and I thought I would give this blog thing a try again! Ryan and I just got back from our nightly walk with our little hunter and well, we were unsucessful at getting him down for the night. Usually it works so well but for some reason it is 10:00 and he is still up! Happy but AWAKE!!! Today was a fun day for us, we got to spend it with a good friend of mine who has a little 6 month old daughter. It is crazy how time flies and you all of a sudden have a 13 month old child and not a newborn. It just got me thinking how very lucky we are to have our little hunter. He is such a joy in our lives and I thank my Father in Heaven every day for letting me be his mom. I can't believe how fast he has grown up but we are loving every day of it. I don't know why I all of a sudden just stopped to think about this but it really got to me tonight and I just want many of you to know how very greatful I am for all the help we got in getting this little squirt into our home. Many of you are the reason he is here as well.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Better shot of the baby elephant!!!!

Trip to the Oregon Zoo

As a family, we went to the Oregon zoo yesterday! Man do I love to go to the zoo. Maybe it's the kid in me but I find it really fun! Suprisingly hunter showed so much interest in all the animals however, the GOAT was his favorite. Take a kid to a zoo with lots of exotic animals and yep a GOAT is his favorite!!! I made goat sounds and he thought that was pretty funny. All you moms, no what it takes to make your kids laugh, mine likes animal sounds!!!

We were also so excited to see the 1st third generation baby elephant born in captivity. Now I don't know about you guys, but how often do you get a chance to see a baby elephant. He was such a cute little things! Now when I say little I mean 350lbs so LITTLE in elephant terms I guess.

My personal favorite was a red chimp who came over to the glass when she saw me and put her hand on mine. Through the glass of course. Then I even got lucky enought to get a few kisses from here! Can you believe that, how lucky can a girl get!!!!!

Well the zoo was fun and here are some great pics to share.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our little disaster

Hunter saw we had a new food dish for the pups and well as you can see! He picked it up and it exploded! I could only laugh, even though it scared him to death he did help me clean up the mess.