Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kasey’s New Do

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Yes, I know.  I am just as appalled as you.  And no, this is no camera trick or fancy editing – Kasey has a real, live mullet. (From the pictures, he looks just as shocked as I am.) I’m pretty sure that now all of Kris’s dreams are fulfilled through his son.

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Here’s the before pictures– check out those beautiful waves!  What a shame to cut them.


Well, a small part of me knew it was inevitable.  I line keeps from a children’s story comes to mind: “You knew what I was when you picked me up.” (You know, the story of the man who picked up the snake and carried it to the top of the mountain where it bit him.)  It’s true, Kris did have a mullet while we were dating. Clearly, is mullet-love was no secret. And I just thought it was a phase….

Kasey turned 3!  Here he is with his three-eyed spider cake. He wanted chocolate cake with chocolate frosting  - we had to do something creative! Kasey was driving home from Lake Powell on his birthday, so we saved the celebration for Saturday -  we made his cake, then he opened his present (a yellow glider bike).  Then we took it to Liberty park for a spin. Afterwards we went to McDonald’s for dinner, then home again to eat cake a watch a movie together. I’m pretty sure, in Kasey’s eyes, this day was better than any party.


Logan Trip: We decided to take a walk down memory lane and visit our old stomping grounds at Utah State University. We went to the U of U vs. Utah State Game. Unfortunately, I was the only one in blue.  However, my team clearly dominated, as shown by Kris’s sour face.


Even Shelby was an innocent traitor to the Aggies.


Together at the game.


We stayed at a bed and breakfast in the nicest location – south of the valley in Paradise. We walked out our door and horses and cows were there to greet us.


On the quad at Utah State campus. We have such wonderful memories of going there! And yes, that is where Kris and I met and made our dreams come true: we both graduated! (haha and yes, we got married, too!)


Pictures of the kiddos:


Kasey just told me the other day that he likes having a little sister. I’m pretty sure she likes him, too. It is so darling to watch them interact and giggle and squeal together (yes, squeal – they both have the same high-pitched scream. It sounds like a chorus of chipmunk angels when they play sometimes.)


Giving Molly a bath in the kiddie pool.

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Shelby doing a ballerina pose in her tights.  Our homemade Halloween decor!

In October, Shelby and I went to VA to visit my sister Heather and my new little nephew Liam, and Kris and Kasey went to Lake Powell. We missed each other terribly, but we also had the best time.

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We had the best time in VA. Little Liam is so darling! It was so fun for the cousins to finally get together! Heather and Javan spoiled us with food and entertainment and took us to some fun places.

Great Falls

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Potomac River at Roosevelt Monument


Mr. Liam Christopher Bowles


Cousins – going for a ride!


Heather and Javan spoiled me with this Mobe baby carrier – love it! and Shelby does too, apparently.

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Crazy hair day! (Liam sleeping in the back. Smile)

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Mom and Shelby playing in the mirror. We had the best time in VA, hanging out as moms and talking non-stop.  Love you Heather! (and Liam and Javan, too!).


Here are a few pics from Kris and Kasey’s adventures. They had a great time together, playing in the water and on the beach, relaxing at Powell.  Kris even took Kasey boarding again, and he informed me that Kasey likes it when he does jumps (yikes!  I guess this is what you get when you don’t go with them!) They also had an amazing storm with beautiful waterfalls afterwards!


Apparently, Kris wakeboarding through this waterfall after it had calmed down a little.  That does not sound enjoyable!  Kasey said it looked like chocolate milk.

The storm front




More waterfalls.


There is nothing more beautiful than a Lake Powell storm, as long as you aren’t in the middle of it, that is! Smile

Brother and sister – they are so sweet together!  I hadn’t anticipated them having so much fun together, but I love it! Kasey really likes having a little sister to play with.


Our lil’ butterball.



· Before Lake Powell – “I will miss you! But I’ll still love you.” So sweet. Smile (He gave me about ten awesome hugs when we saw him again. It made my day!  He really did miss me!  It was the longest we’d been a part – a whole week!)

· After coming back home: “I don’t like to be home. I like to be at Lake Powell!” Agreed!

· “Whoa there’s some monsters coming out of Shelby’s bum!” – after she was passing some gas.

· “If you take my stick I’ll take your phone!”

· Singing to Shelby – “Beautiful, beautiful Shelbs” - Shelby loves it! I love how he calls her Shelbs. Smile

1 comment:

  1. You are right...nothing is like Lake Powell in a rainstorm. I miss that place so much! I love your pictures! They brought back some good memories of my own! I am sooooo glad you came out to visit! Seriously, so much fun! I can't even tell you how much it meant to me that you came (or how much I needed a visit like that!). It was so fun to spend time with both of you! I feel so lucky that I got to steal you away from your family for a week! Liam looks so much younger in those pictures! Man, even after a few weeks these kids grow so much! Shelby and Liam were darling together! I so love Shelby and Kasey together too! All those pictures of them melt my HEART!