Sunday, September 28, 2008

The First Nephew - Kyle Dillon Young

Oliver and I welcomed our very first nephew into the world on September 12th! Kyle Dillon Young was born at about noon and he is the first grandbaby on both sides of his family. Needless to say - you know what we have all been doing for the past two weeks - holding, loving, feeding, kissing, cuddling and enjoying our new little addition!

Proud auntie and uncle -
Great looking mom -
Fun-loving and adoring dad -
And the Nana that came all the way from Oregon!

Utah State Fair

We had the privilege of taking our neighbors' children to the State Fair. It was so fun! Kaitlyn and Brandon came with us and we are now convinced that the State Fair is far more exciting with kid minds, kid comments, and kid fun. Oliver and I were amazed at the comments that came from the kids and the way they processed thoughts. It was a ball! If you want a break from your kids for a night so that you can date or just get some stuff at home done then give us a call because we love all the kids in our lives!

Kaitlyn is just mimicking Brandon, but he was really disturbed by the smell in the animal barns. We started at the cows and he walked around with his nose plugged for the entire barn length and back. But, by the time we made it to the other barns, he had adjusted okay and we loved the animals.

Kaitlyn loved to pet the animals. This is a baby cow and she would pet anything that would stand still long enough. Bunnies, cows, horses, goats, pigs, etc. Brandon wasn't quite as brave, but he did get some courage to pet a couple of the sleeping animals and he loved the bunnies!

Brandon loved the pretend farm. They both got to go through and plant and harvest, drive a tractor, milk a cow, buy a treat from the store with their profit from the harvest, etc.

We had a great time and, seriously, the invitation is open to anyone who is ready for a break.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

One Year and Still Blissful...

It has been a little while since I have posted to our blog and I have some great stories and photos coming. But today is memorable; we have been married one full year! Like tradition requires, we saved our top layer of cake until today. I have always heard that it is disgusting and freezer burned and just absolutely gross. I have friends that only waited a month or even just a week, but I am obedient and so we defrosted the cake today.

So here we are getting ready to unwrap the frozen layer and cut right in... (Since my sister just had her baby, my mom is visiting and it was her weekend to stay with us so she joined us in the festivities.)

Surprisingly, it was phenomenal cake! It tastes great! You are welcome to come over and have a slice and I think that my mother-in-law still has some in the freezer too. When we ordered our cake the maker suggested that we get the top layer made with lemon poppyseed because she said it freezes the best. Well, she knew what she was talking about and even after a full year it was really good. Must be sign, one year married and still blissful. May we have many, many more just like it or better!