Monday, February 8, 2016

New Bedroom

Over the past few weeks Andy and I have been working on re-doing our bedroom decor.

We have finally finished it!

We decided to go with a more "pop art" theme that is much more in tune with our personalities.  We just have so much cool artwork and figures that we have collected that we needed more space to display them.  The bedroom seemed a logical choice.

Of course we will be adding more artwork as we collect it.





Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Random Linkie-ness

So far the month of January has been pretty quiet.
I haven't blogged much because we haven't really done much.

But I have been taking pictures of our little Lincoln, so I will share a few of those now.










We sure love this boy!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Jazz Game with GREAT seats

On Saturday night Andy and I headed up to one of the Utah Jazz games that we had tickets for.
The Jazz were playing the Memphis Grizzlies.

The crazy thing was that we just so happened to be in the right place at the right time.  We were stopped by a Utah Jazz employee who offered us free tickets to sit on Row 1.  We couldn't believe it was real!  The employee said he was told to find a couple of people in Jazz gear and give them the tickets.  Score for us!  Of course all the credit goes to Andy and his sweet purple Jazz coat.

I was able to get some great pictures from our vantage point.  







I kept waiting for a player to land in my lap, but that just didn't happen.  It was alright, though, since the seats were so amazing!  I have never sat that close during a Utah Jazz game, and I probably never will again.  It was so much fun!

(Oh and the Jazz did end up winning that game in OT.  It was a close one!)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Goals

I can hardly believe that it is now 2016!

Of course I have to set my goals for the year.  I like to call them goals rather than resolutions.  It make them sound like they have a little more weight to them.
Of course a number of these will be repeats.

•             Complete a Blog Book for 2015
•             Lose 30 pounds
•             Put together & print more photo books
•             Visit at least one National Park
•             Save money for Christmas
•             Redecorate the bedroom
•             Pay off the Line of Credit
•             Pay off the Chase credit card
•             Get at least one Carbon Monoxide detector for the house
•             Visit the grandparents at least once a month
•             Reorganize Lincoln's bedroom
•             Take a picture a day and post to Instagram  #tbirdpicaday2016

Let's hope this year will be a big success!

2015 Goals Revisited

I have made it part of my New Year's routine to take a look back on those goals I placed for myself for the previous year.  I then make note of what I have accomplished and what I have not. 

For the year of 2015 it looks like I did about a 50/50 job this year.

•             Complete a Blog Book for 2014 - DONE!
•             Lose 65 pounds - Epic FAIL.
•             Scan in the rest of my hard copy photos - FAIL
•             Put together & print more photo books - I did have one printed this year.
•             Visit at least one National Park - DONE!
•             Save money for Christmas - DONE!
•             Paint the office - DONE!
•             Pay off the Line of Credit - DONE!
•             Pay off the Wells credit card - FAIL.
•             Replace our patio furniture - FAIL.
•             Visit the grandparents at least once a month - FAIL.
•             Enjoy my time with Lincoln - DONE!

Hopefully I can do better with 2016.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Day

Christmas Day was a great one for our little family.

We woke up Christmas Morning to around 5 or so inches of snow outside.  It was nice to have a real white Christmas.


After all of the presents were opened, we spent the rest of the day just hanging out at home.  Lincoln was happy as could be playing with all of his new toys.
And of course we had to dress him in one of his new outfits.






Andy also spent some time playing his new video game.  Lincoln was more than happy to sit with him and watch for a while.




My two cute boys!


That evening we had Andy's dad Glenn over for Christmas dinner.  We had a delicious dinner of ham and cheesy potatoes.  After dinner Lincoln spent some time playing with his Grandpa.  Jon's family also dropped in for a visit to help round out the night.


I think it's safe to say that we all had a wonderful Christmas this year.  I am so glad that Andy and I have rearranged our schedules so that we can stay at home and enjoy our Christmas Day together as a little family.

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Christmas Morning - Andy & Traci

Christmas Morning was a great one for Andy and I as well.
We always try our best to get each other wonderful things.

This year we started with Lincoln doing his stocking and a couple of gifts, but he got so distracted with all of his new things that we decided to give him a break and do our own in the middle of his.

Here is Andy's pile of gifts:

Traci's pile of gifts:

Of course I took a lot of pictures of our opening of presents.














It turned out that we both got a bunch of great stuff!  Christmas Morning is just so much fun!
What a wonderful day of the year!

Traci's haul:

Andy's haul:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Morning - Lincoln

Since we had so much fun with Lincoln on Christmas Morning (and he's so stinkin' cute), and I have so many pictures,  I will break our Christmas morning into two separate posts.

This one is dedicated to Lincoln.

Here is the pile of presents that Lincoln woke up to.  A nice little bunch that Santa left and some from the rest of the family.


Here is Lincoln checking out the presents:

I think he looks pretty excited about what he is seeing...

We started by showing Link his Christmas Sock, but he was a little distracted by all the pretty presents with their bows.


Finally he realized there were things inside the sock.



But then he became distracted with his new Popper toy.


Back to the sock.


Of course Lincoln wanted to stop and play with almost everything he pulled out of his sock as he pulled it out.




Finally it was time to move on to the presents from Santa!


And of course stop and play with each one.















After all was said and done Lincoln had quite the haul!  What a spoiled...I mean loved little dude!