Thursday, December 25, 2008


I have never been in weather sooo cold!! We went to the Chicago Bears game on Monday night. It was a very fun and exciting game but it was also a record breaking game. Not only did rookie Matt Forte rush for the most yards as a rookie, but it was the COLDEST home Bears game in history. Yep that's right weighing in at a -12 degrees. I think I had 4 layers of pants on including snow pants, and 6 layers up top!! No joke I have never felt anything so cold, it was piercing! Tish and I were laughing at the weather warnings the news kept flashing on t.v. about not going outside with exposed skin if you didn't have to... well folks that warning was no joke! We sat out in that weather for 6 hours watching da Bears beat the Packers in overtime and then I found a little frost bite the next day. OUCH! It was such a fun game to go to with my dad to watch our favorite Bears. Don't worry we left Kohen at the hotel with Nana and Aunt Tish while Trav, Trevor, Dad, and I went to the game! Here's just a few picutres of us...

Nice look Pa!

We almost didn't get in... Dad lost the tickets about 3 times in 15 minutes. Trav was the lifesaver. Thanks for keeping him in check Trav.

Dad and Trevor

They advertised ice cold drinks... fancy that... all they had was bottled water that turned to ice in the first 20 minutes of the game if you dind't drink it (the fountain drink machine was frozen), or the drink of choice except for the only 4 non-drinking fans, (trav, trev, dad, and myself) was ice cold beer. Literally speaking ICE cold beer.

Me & Trav just trying to keep warm!

Dad and Trevor

I love you Walt!

Pre-game. Why am I the only one up? Oh yeah, the rest were snuggling each other to keep warm! Go Bears!!

Trav and I in front of the original stadium pillars.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

no more MIA... hopefully

I know I have been MIA for a while, but with finals and all I told myself I couldn't blog because I swear this blogging world is a huge black hole that consumes way too much of my time. Does anyone else feel the same? Once I start looking at everyone's blog, 3 hours have gone by that I will never get back and for what? guilty spying pleasure!...
Anyway now that finals are done we have a semi normal life back, if only I can get my camera sent back to me now I can continue with this exciting life of mine. ha!

Last night Kami, Alli, baby Jordyn, and myself finally got together to do dinner which we have been trying to do for about 3 weeks! It was a fun and crazy time like always! Of course Kohen just wanted to get his lips on his girlfriend Jordyn. They will be the cutest couple ever one day!!! I love you girls!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wow it's been a while so here's a few things we've been up to:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kohen and daddy playing in the leaves:

Lots more things have happened that I'll just list mostly for journaling purposes:
I ran the 5k turkey trot and beat my last time. YAY!
Saw Twilight twice. I think I love it, but each time I see it I have mixed feelings
UTES beat BYU!
Megan and I pulled an all-nighter and did the midnight mall shopping on black Friday
(we were so tired but it was SO worth it!! We couldn't stop laughing waiting in line at Kohls, Target, and Old Navy in the rain. What were we thinking?)
Kohen is sprouting 2 more giant teeth! The upper ones.
Kohen can now stand by himself, but it never ends well, usually resulting in a new bump on his head because he is still really wobbly or ends up head butting the end table.
We no longer have anyone living in our basement!! Home-Sweet-Home!
Peyton came home from the hospital!!!

We've been busy busy the last few weeks and haven't had time to even think about blogging, so here's just a little of the exciting things we have been up to. Finals are coming up, so maybe we'll have a little more free time after them.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh, so you do track and field?

I ran my first 5K this weekend with Kami!! It was such a rush. Megan and I have been running everyday (packing up the kids in the jogging stroller is a lot harder than you think, after bundling them and making sure they have snacks and drinks and blankets)We head off for our run, to train for our first 5K that we were all suppose to run this weekend but Peyton ended up getting really sick and ended up in the PICU at Primary Children's. It is the saddest thing, but he is stable and doing good right now. He is in our prayers every day! WE LOVE YOU PEYTON!! (you'll have to check out Megan's blog for updates!) So Meg didn't come with us but Kami and I still went down to St. George to run it. It was so much fun and we did so good!! Our goal was just to finish the race and we thought we could do it in about 45 minutes... well we finished alright at an all-star time of 29:49!!! Wahoo for us!! We rocked it. We are getting ready for our next one... the turkey trot, in just 2 weeks.
It was early and we were still a little sleepy... I forgot I had a seatbelt on


Coming around the last stretch

Trav clocked our time, but he was a second behind. We crossed the line at 29:49!

My biggest fan was there at the finish line waiting for me!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

We were busy this week playing all over town!
Chantel and I went to Gardner Village to get some pictures of the boys to send to mom and dad for Halloween. It was quite the adventure I think we got about 3 pictures out of 200 where both boys are acutally looking at the camera. Kohen just wanted to climb on Tennison any time we set them next to each other.
Oh the cutest Hooter I have ever seen!

Tennison the turtle and Kohen the Hooter

I think Kohen got lost in his puffy vest.

Oh I love that little man!

On Friday we went to the pumpkin patch with the Howell's. They had tons of perfect pumpkins, tractors to climb on, and a corn maze for the boys to go through.
Awh, family picture

What to do with all these pumpkins? Kohen didn't know what to do...

Kohen just loves Peyton! Look at how cute he is with his arm around Peyt!

Then on Saturday we headed up to the BYU game to tailgate with the Jackson's. For those of you who have been up there you know what I mean when I say they don't mess around! Chris brings up his extra satelite and t.v. to watch other college games on, and they always have a gormet menu. They have 2 grill going making a 4 course meal. It truly is amazing! Thanks Chris! Their tailgating alone almost converted me to a BYU fan, things were going so well Meg convinced me to buy this shirt (crap dad close your eyes, this picutre alone may make you get up and leave your mission to come home and punish your delinquent child) anyway, all was well until we got to our seats and I had to sit next to real BYU fans!! I lasted about a quarter and a half but this guy in front of us (typical annoying BYU fan) would not shut up!!! Yelling at the refs like they could really hear him, and narrating every move like he should be down there calling the plays. I wanted to punch him in the back of the head so bad but Trav kept me contained. I even kept my mouth shut and didn't even say a bad word to him!! Oh what blessings come when you have so many family members serving missions!! Thanks Dal, Mom, Dad, and Cade!! (it only took 4 but hey I'm improving with each day :) If I did have to evalute the cougar experience I would say it went pretty well, BUT I STILL BLEED RED!!!

Lastly we had a family Halloween party. Since Kohen was our Hooter I figured Trav and I could be Hooter girls. I ordered Trav a pair of hot orange shorts, but sadly enough they didn't get here in time for this party. :( I hope they get here before Halloween. So here is a picture of our boring costumes. Good thing Kohen makes up for our lack of costumes!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A few randoms!

Yes that is barf not food but I can explain!! Kohen is known to do a lot of spitting up, but today he took it beyond the usual. He was laying on the ground laughing really hard and the next thing I know... Poor little man was spewing everywhere!! I fed him prunes and apples because he has had a hard time poo-pooing (if I say it like that it sounds better than it really is) lately so I thought it might help but I guess I filled him too full!! It was the saddest thing, it literally sprouted out of his mouth like a waterfall and it just kept coming. I felt so bad I just threw him in the tub clothes and all because it was everywhere!! Guess prunes and apples are off the list!

The cutest double Crack-o-lanterns!!

(Zachary and Kohen)

Sometimes I can't help myself, I want to eat this kid up!! He will give kisses on demand now and I love it!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

He never stops!!

Kohen started scooting a week or so ago which wasn't bad, but now he can crawl and fast!! I left him on my bedroom floor in front of the mirror to play while I finished my hair, before I could get the dryer out and on, I look down and he is trying to crawl up my leg! AAHH! He is insame, he never stops!! Now his new thing is to crawl under things. First it was the coffee table, he would crawl underneath it and knock everything around he could find. Then he was not only knocking things down, we found him gnawing on the edge of the table!! Yeah like a have a freaking puppy or something. I know he is teething and all, but no one told me he was going to chew on things!! All my furniture has Kohen's little chomper marks all over it now including my legs if I don't pick him up fast enough!! (he gets impatient when he can't pull himself up and starts digging his chompers into whatever he is holding ie. my leg or arm!
Now he likes to crawl under his exersauser and play which is good, I don't care if he wants to chew on that but of course, he doesn't want to!
Here is his step by step.
Happy he sees a hut to crawl under and trys to get all his toys to take with him...

Has his hands full of his puzzle and takes a few balls with him.

Gets bored, now skips the gnawing of the furniture and decides to come out the other side.

Gets caught on the little ledge and high centers himself and starts screaming until I come and rescue him.

Trys to pull himself up on his toy, falls 3 times before finally getting up and now doesn't know what to do. He could try playing with some of the toys he finally reached...

Oh no! He would rather reach for me because he wants to be held while he plays with his toys.

And down he goes because he couldn't quite reach me :(

He is so stinkin cute. But I'm waiting for the day he can play by himself and not need me right by his side to be happy and able to play with his toys! I've been waiting 8 months and it still hasn't happened so I'm beginning to think it's a lost cause! People tell me to just let him cry which I have tried and I do let him do sometimes but one look in those sad puppy eyes and he has me wrapped around that pint size pinky!!! I love that little man.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Justin Phillipps Cunningham

Justin Phillipps Cunningham 3/21/1984 ~ 10/15/2005 Not a day has gone by these past three years that we don't think about you and miss your beautiful smile. We know you are sending us kisses from above and we send them back to you too! Keep looking over us all, especially your brother in Guatemala, he is depending on your companionship. Until we meet again, your loving family, Grandpa and Grandma C., aunts, uncles and cousins. Condie Lane is not the same without you!
(Salt Lake Tribune)

Can't believe it has been 3 years since Justin has left us! Some days it feels like he has been gone forever and then there are still those days you wait for him to come popping around the corner like he has never left. Justin was adventurous, crazy, loving, outgoing, well lets just say there was never a dull moment when he was around, he was sure to make every minute with him count! We love him and miss him much but know we WILL see him again. I am so greatful to know the plan of salvation and families will be together FOREVER! Kohen will see and know his Uncle Justinko! Not to get all emotional on you... but I remember thinking that when he left the day of his funeral, that when our kids came how sad it will be for them not know their Uncle Justin. Every kid should have an uncle like him. We have many pictures and stories that will be shown and told over and over again so that they will know him when that time comes. Kohen is a never ending moving machine that doesn't like to hold still or anyone to show him what to do (I think I know where he got it, and I truly think Justin hand picked him out to send to us!) Can't you tell this kid was loved by everyone? Just look at all that stuff and how cute his grave is!! We love you and miss you dearly!! Gone but NEVER forgotten!


My love and I in sunny Seattle