Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Our weekend was busy, but oh so fun. Check it.

Movie night.

Drew's grandparents drove up from South Carolina to help us hang up our curtains. It was SO nice of them. They sure love hanging out with their great-grandchildren. The picture with Luke and Gracie is Luke "tickling" Gracie. She doesn't normally respond to it but most of the time she smiles at him...probably because she thinks he's crazy.

Rootin'-est, tootin'-est cowgirl in town! Gracie's Sunday outfit.

Monday, after ALL day of searching for a media chest thingy and FINALLY finding one at Rooms To Go, we decided the kids deserved to go swimming. Luke loves the pool. Gracie is undecided. The first picture Luke is trying to copy his daddy and make a peace sign. The second picture is after we told him we we're done and going home.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bragging Rights

Drew really loves designing with InDesign or even a little on Illustrator. When he heard that his company was accepting designs for a T-shirt for the upcoming American Heart Association walk, he was ALL OVER THAT!

And...he won! Well, they used the back he submitted. They used a different front design. (His was better, though!) I loooove bragging about my hubby.

Check out his design! And we walked 1.3 miles at the AHA walk, which is quite the feat with 2 little kiddos. It was fun to exercise with the whole fam.

This is just because she's beautiful:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sweet Good-nights

Drew likes to read a book to Luke before he goes to sleep. Gracie wanted to listen, too, this time.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day ... a day late

I am so incredibly grateful that I've been given the opportunity to be a mother. My two sweet children mean everything to me. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me these two sweet spirits to take care of. I am also incredibly grateful for my own mother. I appreciate everything she's done for me so much more so now that I'm a mother. She's been such a wonderful mom to me and my brothers. I also can't do a Mother's Day post without mentioning my mother-in-law. I have to say she did an incredible job raising Drew. He is an amazing man, and I know that I should credit that back to his mom. My mom and my mother-in-law have also been wonderful grandmas.

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Bliss is having two babies nap simultaneously.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Memory Monday

Drew and I have A LOT of junk.

We tried to go through some bins yesterday and get rid of stuff. We got rid of about 1% of the stuff we went through.

The pack rat-ness lives on!

Anywhoo, I found my old journal that I used my sophomore/junior year at BYU. I got a kick out of reading it. I am SO DANG GIRLY. Seriously. But I thought it would be fun to share with you the story of how Drew and I got together, straight from the horse's (or my) mouth. (P.S. I changed all the names, except for mine and Drew's. Just for people's privacy. And I may/may not edit as I type it in. You'll never know the difference.)

19 February 2006:

Oh how much has happened in the last month! Well, I broke up with Lorenzo because he wasn't very good at the dating game. He just thought he was doing his part and he really wasn't. Anyway, it was a really good break up. Then I was pretty interested in this guy Sergio in my ward and could tell that he was kinda interested back, BUT, then something kinda random happened.

Drew Pepper, my chair for the Friendship committee, came over on Tuesday, about 2 weeks ago. I had broken things off with Lorenzo that previous Sunday. Anyway, Drew had always been super sarcastic, borderline mean to me. So, I knew he liked me because Julius, his roommate, told me. (P.S. Julius and Berta--my roommate--dated for about a month but they broke up last night.)

So Drew came over on Tuesday and told me he broke up with his previous girlfriend. He also told me it was because he wanted to date me. Crazy, huh? So I am going to give him a chance. We went on our first official date last night to Young Ambassadors but we've been hanging out for a while now. He is so nice to me now, though.

Oh, but this guy at work asked for my number so we could watch his favorite movie together and then this guy that I study Spanish with asked me on a date. I've never had so many guys interested in me at once. So, Sergio is out of the picture now. But I'm having fun with Drew. I can be myself around him and he's funny and he's cute.

I write about some other things and end with:

I think I like Drew, though.

This is straight out of my journal. Isn't it funny? I'm such a girl with all the boy talk. Really, weren't there more important things going on in the world? My posterity will never know 'cause all I wrote about were boys. Oh dear. Also, I like that I say "I THINK I like Drew." Haha, what a good start to an eternal relationship, don't ya think?

Drew and I during our dating period: