Sep 24, 2011

Photo Wall

 We've been busy lately with lots of fun projects so more future posts to come but here's one for photo wall. I didn't like these bland pantry cupboards that are taking up half of the kitchen so I decided to turn them into a work of art. I had a lot of fun with this project and Taylor of course was again a great help.

 We first covered them with butcher paper (I am renting and don't want to ruin anything of course). We then mod podged a ton of black and white family pictures onto the top half. At first I was going to do the whole thing, but Bridger kept trying to peel the pictures off haha. So plan B turned out to be way better in the end...
 ...Chalkboard paint! We put it on the lower half for Bridger to draw to his heart's content and we can write fun messages on it to each other as well :)

 I love our photo wall! It's a fun way to keep many memories close by and I catch myself often just staring at it as I'm eating my cereal or whatever else I'm doing while sitting at the kitchen table.
 Last but not least we put up a little saying in Norwegian (where Tay served his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Can you guess what it says? If you guess Families are Forever you are wrong haha (the usual guess). It says, "Because two people fell in love"...
 Yep...a project we all ended up loving

Sep 20, 2011

Wahoo Zoo!

 The problem with taking way more pictures than is humanly possible, is that it's hard to choose which ones to put on the blog...therefore lots n lots o pictures :) Enjoy our trips to the zoo in Utah (before we moved of course) and here in Portland...
 We went with lots of family and had a blast. We were practically a zoo within a zoo. Bridger LOVED seeing all the animals! His first time to the zoo... and Mason's first too of course, but he mostly slept.

 Connor, Brady, and Bridger

 me mom and amber

 debbie bridger and steve

 Now whenever we ask Bridger what a giraffe says he sticks out his tongue haha

 The following pictures are from our trip to the zoo in Portland with the Harris family (Tay's mission companion) and had such a great time... we even got season passes!

 He was a little more awake for this trip :)
 A little tribute to our Alma Mater's mascot
 The zoo had so many fun things for Bridger to play on, including a fun tractor and wooden horsies

 I had to add a couple of his modeling shots for me...the boy is a natural 

 A little treasure Tay and I found...very pertinent to our lives don't you think?

Sep 8, 2011

Labor Day Fun

Happy Labor Day everyone! We had a fun labor day weekend starting with a fun hike up to Punchbowl falls. It was gorgeous! We were so happy to do it with Christine and Garrett and little cute Tommy as well. Even though all the boys ended up getting pretty tired, we all had a good time enjoying the beautiful weather and surroundings. Mason and Tommy both fell asleep for a little while too. Bridger was a trooper, even though he was tired, he sang (not too many recognizable words, but super cute jibberish in a sweet sing songy voice :) most of the way back which was quite entertaining.

 There was a ton of these trees covered in lush green moss and it was so pretty (you can't tell too well from the picture). 
 a little danger adds to the thrill of the hike
 Tay was originally holding Bridger and I was carrying Mason but for some reason it killed my back and when we switched I felt ten times better carrying Bridger (even though he was heavier the weight was more on my hips instead of back).
 a few look out points and we could see the river below's about time :)

Even though the water was freezing, Bridger loved playing in it (good thing I brought him an extra set of clothes :)

 Nothing is more manly than a man and his baby 

 On Labor Day we were invited to a BBQ with some friends in the ward. We appreciate the Cards for having us over and especially the Bishop for grilling all the meat. Here's some of us with our babies. (Me and Mason, Kira and Brooklyn and Christine and Tommy)

 Tay and Bridger
Tommy and Bridger loved being thrown high in the sky...Mason not so much haha look at that cute chubba face!

 I have the cutest boys and so grateful for their joy and love for life