Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Most of you know that we just bought our first home together in Highland last month. It's very rewarding owning a home , but it is also sooooo much work. I do enjoy the interior design part a lot. I almost went to school for that and
I'm now kicking myself really hard for not doing it! Anyways I have put together a few rooms but it feels like everything is still missing something.
Here are a few pictures of Sawyer's room. We are stilling missing his nightstand and roman shades on his door windows. Other than that he's is the most complete of the rooms. We took down his bunk beds and made them into 2 twins. One for Sawyer and then other for Easton when he is here.
We added new duvet covers, pillow, sheets, quilts and artwork.

If you can't tell already we have a sports theme going on here!! I love the canvas mural of the football player running down the tunnel.

We need lots of storage for all of Sawyer's little knick-knacks. I found this cute
bead board book shelf and added the metal locker baskets.

Sawyer's bathroom

Two rooms down alot more to go! Check back for more.

Taytem's Circus/Carnival Party!!( Feburary 21, 2010)

For Taytem's 2nd Birthday we had a Circus/Carnival theme party!
I got these cute custom invitations online at each one of the
kids got their own ticket to the party.

Taytem with her favorite gift- a doll and stroller from her aunt and uncle and cousins.

We stared out with a "Photo Booth" photo op when you first came in the house. We had balloons to hold and clown noses to wear! I had a Polaroid camera we started using until it jammed and we couldn't get it to work. Oh well!

We had LARGE ENORMOUS balloons and this cute flag banner I made.

Sawyer and Taytem opening her presents. (Sorry it's blurry)

Sawyer was so excited to wear his clown nose can you tell!!

For party favors we had a candy buffet table and everyone got a bag to load up on the candy!!

Candy buffet table

We had so much candy leftover I was passing it out to the neighbors.

Taytem and her flower made by Dot the Clown!! She was great and also painted faces.
Taytem was not into the face painting.

Taytem's birthday cake, I tried to make. We didn't eat it, it was just for looks.

Brielle getting her face paint by Dot the Clown. We also had carnival games for the kids to play, hot dogs, hamburgers, and fresh made popcorn!

Marcus and Jake (Taytem's hot cousins!)

Maycee and Brooke
(Taytem's half sister and cousin)

Side note: We had just moved in the night before to our new house. We were up all night trying to get the house ready for the party. Slightly crazy but it was fun.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sawyer's Big Day( 8 years in the making!!)

So I need to get back in the swing of things and start posting again. We have had a lot of big changes in our family and it's about time I share them with you all. The first of big events in our family happened back in October of 2009.
I think we started the process in January and through lawyers and the courts everything just takes FOREVER!
Rob officially adopted Sawyer!!!
I remember sitting at the dinner table just a short time after Rob and I got married and Sawyer said, "Rob should I call you Rob or Dad?"
Rob replied,"Whatever you want to Sawyer."
From that day Sawyer called him both or Rob I mean Dad.
If you ask Sawyer he knows no different Rob has been like a Dad to him since they have met.
Sawyer will also tell you that they are exactly alike and then proceed to list everything the both like and have in common... hair is the same
same glasses
both like to eat-
Ice cream
cold cereal
And the list could go on!
The night before the big day our family got together at Brick Oven and had dinner. We knew not everyone could make it the next morning. Grandpa and Grandma Adams couldn't make it they were taking cows to Colorado for the winter. We tried to reschedule but once again the courts are impossible and it would have 2 more months.
Sawyer with his Grandpa and Grandma Bushman and his Great Grandma Fisher.
Grandma Fischer and Sawyer

Most of Sawyer's cousins on my side of the family.
Jaxon, Boston, Sawyer, Cy, Kelson, Bently, Taytem, Brielle,
Gerhig, Quincey, Cassie and Gus.

We had Judge Hansen, and he was great. He asked Sawyer if he wanted Rob to adopted him and if he wanted his last name changed to Adams. Sawyer said yes but was very nervous. The Judge also told Sawyer how lucky he was to be adopted by such a great guy!
Next the Judge went on to ask Rob a lot of questions. He then went on to say what a great guy Rob must be and is to adopt Sawyer. But we all know Rob is anyways don't we!!!
Then we were able to shake his hand and take some pictures with him. Judge Hansen told Rob again that he was very proud of him for "stepping up the plate" as he put it. He said that it was one of his favorite days because most days are negative as where ours was such a positive.

Maddux, Sawyer, and Trail

All of our wonderful family that could come to support us on such a big day!!
I don't have any pictures but Sawyer was able to go spend the rest of the day with his Grandpa at work. Grandpa's work if you don't already know consists of BYU sports. Sawyer first went to basketball practice and hung out with the team. He was able to go on the court and shot around with all the big guys. Next it was off to football practice where Coach Mendenhall shook his hand and congratulated him on being adopted and signed a helmet for him. He was also congratulated by Coach Doman who told him all of his kids were adoptive and he knew just how special the day was for Sawyer. But I think the highlight was when Coach asked him what position he played in football and then sent Sawyer off with those guys to run drill and practice the rest of the time with.
I sure think it was one day Sawyer will never forget!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

TaCkLe FooTbAll!

This year was Sawyer's first year to play tackle football. He was so excited going to the weigh in, coaches meeting and the first week of practice. They had practice every Monday-Thursday and games on Saturday.
Sawyer was one of the youngest on his team and so he didn't get to play a lot. There was also 32 players on his team. But he loved every second that he got to play. He made lots of new friends and had a blast. Rob told him that next year he will be older and have experience and be one of the top players on his team.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

DiSneylAnd TrIp!!!

We took the family and my Mom down to Disneyland for a week. Sawyer has been begging to go and we thought it would be fun to take Tay for her first trip.
We did the Storyteller's breakfast at our hotel and Sawyer was more interested with getting his picture taken with all the character instead of eating. Taytem was the opposite, she liked the characters from a distance.

My Dad couldn't make it for the whole week, so we flew him down on Sunday morning and stayed for 2 days. It was a lot of fun. Muhollands Madness was one of Sawyer's favorite rides so him, Rob and my Dad rode it over and over again.

We got there the weekend they were decorated for Halloween. They had a great Halloween fireworks show we watched almost every night.

The Adams Family!!

Taytem and Sawyer eating Cheetos for breakfast!! Isn't that how it goes when you're on vacation?

Sawyer watching some TV on the plane ride down.

The first day we got there Taytem saw Minnie and wanted to go see her. So, we waited in line and when it was our turn Taytem freaked out and swatted at Minnie.

This is my Moms attempt at taking our family pic!!

The weather was a little on the warm side and the crowds were very few. The kids got to ride all the rides whenever they wanted without to much of a line.

Sawyer and Woody

Taytem had to ride the carousel over and over again, without any one's help. She thinks she is so BIG.

Taytem loved the parades and would dance!

We did some shopping at Downtown Disney and while Rob was looking in the Quicksilver store and I was chasing Taytem, Sawyer was being a live model!! He fits right in check out the shirt!!

My VERY cute kids.

We had such a great time and we are so glad Dad(ROB) would take the time off work to go with us!!!