For my first post to fill in the the year and a half hole we'll do a picture dump of some of our happening Winter 2016.
We spent lots of time with this cool kid, obviously.
Definitely hopped around a lot. First stop: Denver.
Next stop: Parowan.
Tiny Kellan with tiny Landon. Their ability to take pictures together remaining awkward, at best.
One of Kellan's favorite things to do was shovel snow with Grandma - who is a freak about snow shoveling and has to do so before anyone can step on a sidewalk and if you aren't going to do it exactly as she likes it you probably shouldn't do it at all. Or walk outside. haha.
When in Utah, spend time with the Bothwell's of course!
Kenobi's crate was (still is) perfectly sized for a toddler.
This picture is too good because we have one almost identical to it of Kurtis when he was about the same size on the same drawers in the same kitchen. So cute and funny.
Lots of running/dog walking happened. Mostly at ridiculous hours of the morning. Welcome to life with my mom and me. haha.
Also, sun bathing.
Expo hopping (St. George Marathon pictured here).
And then the Super Bowl of course! This is a big deal when the Bronco's win and you are in a house full of Bronco's fans (minus my dad who will always be a Bear diehard, but appropriately cheered for the Bronco's here).
Conveniently, the Provo City Center Temple Open House happened when we were in Utah and we made it a point to go. It was extra special for Hunter and I because we had both been to church meetings, Stake Conferences, etc. here and it was really neat to see how from the ashes, literally, a beautiful temple was raised.
With the Bothwell's of course!
A lot of working out happened as well - both with my mom and with Marci.
Parowan 1st Ward having 1 pm church was ROUGH for a toddler who was still very dependent on that 1 pm nap....
So much snow! Little did we know this would be our last winter in the snow for the foreseeable future.
Kenobi lived it up in Parowan and would likely choose life as a country dog if he was given the choice. Poor guy stuck in an apartment for so long now.
There was playing with friends - specifically my high school friend's kids.
There is a reason female dogs have the nickname they do. These two taught my mom and I that in the small time they spent together and all the walks they took with the two male Australians.
Much family visiting happened.
And more Kellan and Cora. So much love and nostalgia here.
Then back to Denver! And Tocabe, of course.
I attempted my first Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. It looks quite pretty if I do say so myself.
More snow but mostly an adorable Kellan with his hands in his pockets like a big kid.
This just about sums up how we were starting to feel after about 4 months of living with on or the other set of parents, having nothing of our own, and no where to call ours. We were BEYOND ready to get into our own space again and re-establish our routine. Oh, and start making money again. Gah.