Monday, April 11, 2011

Home Sweet Small Hometown

Last weekend I went home to Idaho to celebrate my cousin's birthday. I left the "big city" behind and went back home to the small town where I grew up. Sometimes I forget how small it really is. For example, I was lucky to catch a picture of these two beauties in a field rather than from being stuck behind them on the road.

We got to go to an awesome concert! We had 3rd row seats. I've never been that close to the action before and it was incredible. I had to fight the urge to try to run up and hug them! (The security guard sitting in front of the stage didn't look like he would have appreciated that...) Lee DeWyze opened. I hadn't even heard of him before (I don't think I've mentioned my distaste for reality tv) but I was very pleasantly surprised. He is a very talented singer and a natural peformer.

Next was Colbie Caillat! I kind of hated her immediately for her outfit. She was beautiful and charming and (obviously) a very talented singer. It was an amazing concert!

Then it was time to go home! My parents drove me up to the airport and we had time to get lunch first. It was so nice to have some extra time with just my parents. They are not the type to just drop me off at the airport so they walked me in and waited until I was all the way through security and could just barely wave over the top of the machines and people behind me.

Then I finally got to come home to these goobers!

I always enjoy visiting my hometown but I love being home.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Date Night!

I love my kids, but before they were even a twinkle in my eye, I loved this guy.

I love being a mom. Love it, love it, love it. I don't mind cleaning up sticky food off the floor, changing diapers or folding tiny clothes but there are times I love just being me. I don't leave often and I actually don't even look forward to being away from the kids but every once in awhile Luke and I are lucky enough to have a date night.

My sweet sister brought her family over and stayed with my kiddos all day. Luke and I went out to dinner with some really good friends and then to the Blazers vs. Mavericks game. (Yes, I went to a sporting event. Get over it.) : )

After an awesome game Luke and I went to a late movie. We didn't even get home until midnight which is unheard of these days. We had such a fabulous time just the two of us. We love laughing together, holding hands, just sitting and talking and don't mind waiting in line for anything.
It's nights like these that remind us why we started this beautiful family in the first place.

All because two people fell in love...