Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Catching up

So some big things have happened in the last two weeks and I thought I would briefly catch you up. It snowed for about 2 minutes one flukey Saturday, so of course we had to get a picture of Matt and his first snow.
We celebrated my sister Amy's 22 birthday.... sorry about the cake again. It looked pretty before we made the car ride up to Kaysville.

Matthew rolled over from back to tummy for the very first time on Oct 21. We were so excited and proud of our little guy. Now he won't stop rolling over. Time to babyproof.

And these next pictures are for my mom. Here are the little Timberland boots you bought him. He looks like a wanna-be thug. HAHA!

We had a Whitmer Family dinner and we had a contest to see who could build the best mummy. They all looked really cute.

And lastly, Amy tagged me on her blog. So this is the 4th picture in our 4th folder which is Amy's Engagements. It was taken at Gardner Village and this was a practice shot to get the camera's settings fixed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Fishing

We finally made it to Strawberry Resevoir last weekend for the big turnover. We were scheduled for two weekends ago, but it was too cold and snowy for us. Good thing we waited because the weather was perfect on skies and sunny. Float tubing is always an adventure. In times past, I've had mini-panic attacks if I get too far from shore or if I see something in the water (underwater trees, gross moss, etc) or if I let my mind wander about what is in the lake. I know, I'm a wimp. But much to my delight and surprise, I was able to have a pleasant and calm time out on the lake this time. We even went further out than Josh usually goes!
There were lots of people fishing that morning and we saw some big fish come out of the lake. I'm proud to say that I caught the first trout of the day!!! I was off by myself at that time, so I was screaming across the lake to Josh, asking "What do I do now?" I haven't caught a fish in over a year, so I was a little rusty. Poor Josh started kicking as hard and fast as he could to get
over to me and help but he had a long way to go. (Sorry for that babe!) I pulled in the fish and landed him in my lap by myself. As soon as he got in my lap, the line slacked and the hook came out of his mouth...I'm thankful I didn't have to pull it out because I didn't have forceps. But then the guy started flopping around (as fish do out of water) and I couldn't get a grip on him. Needless to say, he flopped right back into the water before Josh made it over and before I could hold it up for a picture. Bummer. I think it was about 18 inches and a Rainbow. It was a gorgeous fish, too bad I'm the only who got a look at it.

Josh caught the next fish, a 20 inch Cutthroat trout. That was a fun fight to watch. We each had a couple more bites and some that were caught but got away. Then 30 minutes before we were suppose to leave, Josh's dad caught 3 cutthroats in a row!!! They were all good sized too. He definitely had the right fly on. I think it was a dark olive woolly bugger.

Then the merciless wind started. It was a hard and long kick back to shore. I'm grateful to my tug-boat husband for helping me get back to dry land. All things considered, it was an awesome trip.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My Adorable Baby Boy

I have been feeling the need to take lots of portrait type pictures of Matt recently. I've seen some friends' baby pictures and wanted some of my own cutesy-artsy baby pics (without taking him into a studio and paying for them). So here are some of my favorites! He sure makes it easy to take good pictures, such a photogenic babe.

This one is at Gardner Village in his carseat, not the best background. I still need to work on it.

This next one is my absolute favorite!!! His eyes are gorgeous!

He is such a cute smiley boy. We are so blessed to have a happy baby.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

First Time

Hi! This is my first attempt at blogging. I hope its not a total disaster. Our lives are starting to calm down after a rather hectic year. Or maybe its just the shorter days that have us becoming less productive. Regardless, its nice to have a normal paced life for a while. My biggest dilemma right now is " What will Matt be for his first Halloween???" Any ideas are welcome.