Friday, January 25, 2013

A New Year

I am a terrible blogger. I have the best of intentions to keep my blog updated for our friends and family who are far away. Life is just so crazy and so busy, and I am neglectful to my little blog.

I cant believe 2012 is over! I cant believe this year Ryan and I will celebrate our 5th anniversary, Peyton will be 4 and Beckam will be 2! And I cant believe the holidays are over.. I am always sad when they are over and I am automatically done with winter on December 26th and ready for summer! Too bad that really isn't the case :( Especially because this winter has been extra painful for me. I can not handle single digit temperatures.
We stayed in Boise again this year for Thanksgiving. It was the Christensen's year so we had Thanksgiving at my Grandma Christensen's as well as Ryan's moms house. It is fun having so much family in one place, but it sure makes holidays crazy! We always say we are going to start switching off families each year, but it just doesn't happen. We end up eating 2 thanksgiving dinners each year, on one day.
Christmas was wonderful. I love the Christmas season. I love all of the Christmas activities. Having children old enough to understand what is going on makes it that much better!  The babies were completely spoiled, as usual. It was so fun seeing their faces opening all of their fun things!

We baked sugar cookies
And decorated them
And of course did a little tasting..
We made gingerbread houses
And opened Christmas pajamas
And of course presents
New years is never a very big deal to me. I do love the start of a new year, and I always feel like its a fresh start to make this year better than the last and try harder to be better and accomplish goals. But the actual holiday of New Years does nothing for me. Ryan and I have been asleep for the last few new years, so me made a goal to stay up this year. Ryan did manage to take a little nap and wake up in time to light a couple fire works that we saved from the 4th and say happy new year.
3 Wonderful Things in 2012
1. Ryan joined the air force!
2. My mom finished her treatment and is healthy!
3. I finished one year of nursing school!
We have so many goals and plans for this year. We will have a 4 year old, a preschooler and a sunbeam this year. Beckam is officially a toddler and will be in nursery! Ryan will graduate as a double major from BSU, as well as a graduate from his air force training and this will be the year I will officially become an RN! I cant believe it. It will be a big year, with a lot of changes and new chapters of our life! Happy 2013 :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

We're a Military Family

Big changes for the Douglas family today! Ryan is officially a military man! I am so proud of his decision to serve his country!
Ryan is now a member of the Air National Guard! He will be leaving to Texas for basic training in January, and then shortly after that to Florida for TACP tech school.
Although this wont be a forever job, it is going to be so perfect for right now. It will help so much as Ryan progresses through dental school. We are grateful for all the school benefits and opportunities the air guard offers.
This is a completely new a different experience for us! I am nervous about Ryan being gone for training, but also very excited and proud of him.
Love you Ryan <3

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Meet Ms. Minnie Mouse...
and Mr. Clark Kent...
To much surprise, Beckam actually left his glasses on all night.
On Saturday we went to Boo at the Zoo. The  babies loved it of course because there was animals and trick or treating! And I loved it because my bestie was in town for a couple days so I got to see her :)
This was Beckams first Halloween trick or treating.. he was a natural! He definitely wasn't shy and helped himself to handfuls at each stop. We went to my aunt Dawns ward trunk or treat so that Peyton could trick or treat with her cousins Chloe and Miri. They had a blast together!
Beckam completely did his own thing. He ran around the parking lot, grabbing handfuls of candy, and daddy got to follow him where ever he went :) 
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

bsu babies

Its football season! How cute are our little BSU babies <3


Monday, September 10, 2012

Western Idaho Fair!

I LOVE the fair!

Exactly 9 summers ago I went to the fair with this cute high school boy <3
At that time I had no idea 5 years later this would happen...

and this...

and then this...

and then this...

and 9 years later we are at that same fair with our two sweet babies :)

I was so excited to take them to the fair this year because Peyton is at the age where everyting we do is the best thing that could ever happen to her, and Beckam is happy any time that she is. And they both loved it!

When we first got there we ran into Aunt Jessica and cousin Aven. Peyton and Aven are little buddies so Peyton was so excited to go on some rides with her. We thought we found a ride they could do on their own, but poor Jessica got stuck riding with them last minute in the hot, tiny helicopter.
Peyton is a thrill seeker, just like her dad. We found the most intense rides that she was tall enough for, and none of them quite did it for her. She enjoyed the rollarcoaster and the swings, but kept asking us to go on all of the huge, crazy rides.

Beckam was happy being strolled around for a while, but by the time we got to the animals he wanted his independence. He walked all over that petting zoo, touching the animals, talking to them, yelling at them. He was loving it.
This guy got a little to close for comfort, and Beckam looked up and let Daddy know that he needed to do something about it..
Are you seeing this dad?!
And of course we had to get some greasy fair food!

We ended the night with yummy Roy's milkshakes. It was a great night at the fair.