Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Nationals

This years NCAA wrestling tournament was in Oklahoma City! It was so fun!! My mother in law watched the boys for a whole week for us! I honestly didn't know what to do with myself! This is the first time the Fonz and I have really had a vacation without the kids and I missed them so much but it was also nice for us to get some much needed time together. When the guys were busy me and the other wives got lots of time to go shopping and hang out downtown. It was a nice getaway for sure.

My 16 year old sister has a huge crush on Kyle Dake who is a 4x National Champ and guess who we happened to see our first night there?! I tried to be a creeper and take a pic from our table but Fonz called me out, so and I just had to take this pic and make her super jealous! haha.

Our hotel was right downtown so we pretty much walked everywhere we went. This fountain was left over from st. patties day I think.

Watching this year was definitely a lot less stressful than other years since my hubby wasn't competing. It was still so exciting and fun even though our team didn't do as well as we had hoped. But making it to this tournament is a big deal anyways so next year they'll be bringing it!

We got some much need time out on the town! It was so fun to get all of this time together! I am so happy I got to go.

And let me tell you how thankful I am for facetime! I got to talk to these munchkins pretty much everyday which made it easier being away from them and knowing they were doing fine. In Aiden's picture he said "mom, do you want to take a picture of  me?" And this is the face he made. It was cracking me up.

When we first got home Madden kept laugh/crying at the same time.  He wouldn't come to me from Fonz for a few minutes but when he did he would not let me put him down!! By the next day he was back to his happy little self! I missed this face! Aiden went right back to usual like we'd never left which was nice!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

picture roundup

Aiden is still creating things like crazy!! It makes me happy! Here is his tiger.

Madden loving on his dad. He loves him so much and everyday when he leaves for work is heartbreaking but everyday when he comes home is the best thing ever!

It was FINALLY warm enough to play at the playground. I have cabin fever so I can't imagine my boys! I think Maddawg's face says it all!!! Love that boy!

Yep... more building! I just get so excited to see what he can come up with I can't help myself! I thought this was pretty cool ....

but then came this one!! All by himself! He said "this is my best work!" Haha, I agree buddy!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Aiden is FIVE!!

Aiden had his birthday! I had him help me choose what kind of cupcakes to make for preschool. He wanted chocolate everything of course! So we made twix cupcakes. 

Madden got spoiled at preschool. They made sure he always had something to do while the other kids were doing centers.

 Aiden was so cute when the class sang Happy Birthday to him. He was so shy and happy.

The class had to wait for Aiden to take the first bite of his cupcakes..... he really took his time!!!

Saturday was his actual birthday so I stayed up Friday and put streamers on his door and decorated the house a little bit. He woke up earlier than usual and came running to my room screaming "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! I'M FIVE! THERE IS PAPER EVERYWHERE! IT SCARED ME! BUT I'M FIVE!" He cracks me up. We had doughnuts for breakfast with candles of course!

Madden seriously makes me laugh every single morning. He always wakes up with bed head and just wondering what the heck is going on!

 We let Aiden choose where we had dinner and he chose Pizza Hut. So we had pizza then we went bowling with some friends. Madden loved the balls and celebrating everytime someone took there turn.

Aiden's reactions were hilarious! It was awesome. I should've taken more videos!

We came back to our house for presents and cupcakes! Aiden got a remote control car, a new reading board game, and tons of Legos and Lego accessories! The Legos are by far his favorite along with every other boy there! I don't think Aiden is going to know what to do on his birthdays when he doesn't have "his wrestlers" anymore!

Happy Birthday Aiden!! I can't believe your FIVE!!! The years go by so fast. I feel so blessed to be this kids mom.


I LOVE you Aiden!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Aiden the Builder

Aiden's favorite thing to do lately is build with his blocks! He has always loved his lego duplos but he has found a new love for his wooden blocks. I love to see his imagination and how proud he is!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

Kids are fun! This year for Valentine's Day I got the boys each a small gift. I got Madden stacking rings and he loves them more than I thought possible! I got Aiden this huge tacky Hulk watch that he's obsessed with. And balloons. You can never go wrong with balloons. I also helped out with Aiden's preschool party. I love seeing him at school! For dinner we made little heart pizzas. Yum!

 Aiden's Valentines :)

Monday, January 20, 2014


2013 has been such and amazing year for me and my family! I feel so blessed! Some of my favorite highlights:

Aiden turned 4........... he is growing and impressing me so much! I am so proud of him. He's grown into such a sweet little boy. And he is the best, protective big brother!

Nationals! Fonz took 7th! I couldn't have been more proud to watch my husband become a 2 time all american after all the work he put in.

Graduation! Fonz graduated with his degree in kineseology and is currently an assistant wrestling coach at UW. He eventually plans to go to medical school.

Summer... was full of traveling, family, weddings, hiking, fishing, swimming, and lots of fun!

Maddawg turned 1..... he has been such a blessing to our family! We love all of his snuggles and laughs.

Fonz and I celebrated our 5th anniversary..... WOW!

Aiden started preschool at Slade Elementary. He LOVES it! And is super sad when there is no school. I love hearing all the new things he learns!

Just when I thought I was done with my husband being gone most weekends he takes a job as assistant wrestling coach. Which I'm actually very blessed and thankful for! Wrestling season has kept us all busy just like the last 5 years :) 

The best part as always has been watching my family grow and change. I love each of them more each day!

Cant wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!

Monday, November 19, 2012