Sunday, August 8, 2010

Baby Brother!

Since this blog is really about Aly anyway, we thought we would let everyone know she is expecting a baby brother this December. She is very excited, and loves to lift up Mommy's shirt and kiss her belly to give baby brother kisses. We have no idea what to name him... boy names are ridiculously hard to decide upon. so if anyone has suggestions feel free to send them.

Just for good measure, here are some more photos of Aly being extraordinarily cute...
Me and my baby dolls
Nice kitty!
Go Huskers! (and BYU!)

Return to Utah

Aly with grandparents and great-grandparents in Oak City Canyon
We took a vacation back to our old stomping grounds in Utah last week on our way to Dave's family reunion in the small town of Delta. We stopped over in Boise going both ways, and were able to spend time with family and friends there (thanks Bethany and Ryan!).
Dave and Aly in Fire Engine at the Weed's block party
Spending some time in Provo made us nostalgic; we miss BYU terribly, with its overdose of high-octane Mormon culture and unmatched proximity to some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on earth. We made sure to grab the latest edition of BYU football t-shirts to enhance our game-watching this fall... if only the game against Washington was an away game:( It was fun to see some of our old friends in Provo and reminisce about college days and falling in love.
Dave and Aly with "Y" mountain in background

We took advantage of an extra night to camp out on the Alpine loop at Timpooneke; the wildflowers were in full bloom, and the scenery could not have been more picturesque. It was like a little piece of heaven.
Erin and Aly with Mount Timpanogos in background

Aly loved spending time with her grandparents and great-grandparents, despite some new teeth that decided to come in at a bad time. Dave's grandparents are both in their 90s, and manage to get by remarkably well despite some of the health challenges of aging. We got to hear stories from grandma and grandpa about how their families joined the Church and what it was like growing up "back in the day". Dave's mom quickly became Aly's new best friend, and Aly was sad to leave her, especially when it meant another 2 days of riding in the car.

Old enough to know better

Aly has learned quite a few of the functions of our new phones... most notably, how to turn them on and off repeatedly and how to call people, especially at the most inopportune times. She has also developed the habit of sneaking items she knows she isn't allowed to have; fortunately, she usually alerts us to the misdeed by saying "unh-uh" (no-no) repeatedly, as if she is having a conflict of conscience out loud:)