Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Whitmer Rose Garden

Well, its getting to be my favorite time of the summer....when my roses start to bloom! For those of you unfamiliar with our yard, its on a corner and it is edged with about 60 rose bushes. They are a lot of upkeep, but when they bloom they are out of this world gorgeous! Here are a couple pictures of the first roses to bloom this year. They are all hybrid tea roses which I think means they are known for their flowers (which are humongus) more than other types. They smell super floraly-sweet and are all different colors. So if you are ever in the neighborhood, stop by to see our gorgeous roses!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yummy Corn on the Cob

We had corn on the cob for dinner tonight and Matt wanted to have some too. Up until this point he had only nibbled off our cobs. Well, I thought it would be cute to see him try to eat it all by himself. And it was so much more than cute! He held it on the ends and nibbled every last kernel off it, which was only a few when I gave it to him. It seems like everyday Matt does something new and adorable which makes me love him even more (didn't think that was possible!).

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Staying busy and having fun!

Me and Matt on the trail to Delicate Arch

Josh and Matt at Arches National Park

Our lives have been pretty busy the last few weeks. We had our first mini family vacation to Little Wild Horse Canyon/Moab. We celebrated Matt and Josh's birthdays, Amy's graduation, and our anniversary. My family flew out from NC and spent a week with us. We had some cement poured to give us a full driveway/RV pad. Josh has been working hard on his Oracle presentation and paper. We've spent this weekend getting ready for our trip to Orlando for Josh's Oracle convention. We will be there for a week. Amy and Justin are going with us, which is awesome! They will keep Matt and I company during the day while Josh is doing his Oracle thing. We are planning on going to Sea World and Aquatica (the awesome water park inside Sea World). You get to go on this water ride/tube thing through a dolphin tank. How amazing is that. Then, Amy, Matt, and I are flying on to NC to visit the family while our hubbies fly back to Utah. Anyways, here is a photo summary of the last few weeks.

Our family about to enter the narrow "slot" canyons of Little Wild Horse.

Me and Matt at our campsite in the middle of the desert (aka San Rafael Swell area)

Matt was quite the trooper. We hiked around 8 miles that day and he had a blast in his backpack.

We went with our hilarious friends (the Fords). Here is Mike lifting a boulder out of our path.

Some tough chicks (me and Chrissy) getting their hike on.

Josh and Mike went rock climbing, or chimney-ing?

Me and Matt taking a walk in the slots.

Panaromic of Arches National ParkMy happy babe

The breathtaking Delicate Arch

Our new concrete

The proud parents of another college grad!

Amy and Justin

Amy and our Aunt Betty (her first trip to UT!)

Happy Birthday Josh! I love you babe!