Tuesday, August 13, 2013


 Zachary took me on a little getaway for an early Valentines Day!  It was so nice to get away and relax.  Of course we had to hit up a seafood buffet, Zachary loves those things!  We also went to a mentalist show, it was so fun!
 My sweet Valentine, love this man!
 We made it home to celebrate Valentines with our little sweetie! Heart shaped pancakes and strawberries for breakfast!
 We had a fun night in just watching a movie in bed with pizza and popcorn!
 Selena is such a little copycat I have to watch everything I do!  She likes to hang her wallet over her stroller, just like her Mama!
 This is the first time I remember Selena really getting into trouble making a mess!  Zachary found her putting "make-up" on with the markers, silly girl!  She looks so sad in this pic!
 I had a fun little weekend with the girls in Las Vegas!  We had so much fun shopping, dancing, eating, hitting the spa, and just being girls!  Who knows how I handled that weekend being a huge 9 month pregnant lady, but I needed it! It was good for the soul!  After that trip I felt totally prepared for Baby Nixon to make his arrival!
 Selena on her new trike!
 Just some quality Family Time :)
 I feel like we couldn't cram anything else into February.  I think we felt like our life was ending now that we were going to have two kids!  We just wanted to do everything fun that we could, we were so silly!  We spent a fin weekend in St. George with family.  Selena LOVES playing with cousins!  Despite the fact that we ALL got the flu we still had a blast!

Selena's 2nd Minnie Birthday!

Selena turned 2 this year!  She loves Minnie Mouse so of course we had to throw a Minnie party! 
 Selena LOVED being the center of attention, and all the treats that she was allowed to chow down on!
 We have the best family around, we were glad everyone was there to share Selena's special day!
 I was so lucky to win this darling cake, it was seriously the cutest thing ever!
Zachary wanted to dress up like Minnie too!

We are so lucky to have our darling little Selena.  She is funny, sweet, inquisitive, and just darn cute!  She is growing up right before our eyes.  She really is my little sidekick and I try to soak up all our time together.  She is growing to be quite the independent little person, and sometimes I feel like she is about 22!  We love her so much and are so grateful she is ours!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Years in WA

 New Years Eve dinner at Fujiyama!
 We had such a good time, it's like dinner and a show all in one!
Last family photo of 2012- soon there will be one more in our pictures!
 We rang in the New Year with yummy drinks courtesy of Kristin, games, and yummy food!
 Selena didn't quite make it until midnight, but she partied while she could!
 Happy New Year!
 All the Boys
 Our annual gift exchange with the Gibbons
Zachary really scored big!
 Selena got her first haircut while we were home, such a big girl!
 We got to see Nataley and little Lincoln while we were home, those 2 are so cute together!
 Bowling with the Family, Selena was loving it!
 What a big Mama I am these days.  Ready for this little babe to come!
 Kristin and Dave treated us all to P.F Changs one night, so nice!  
 More bowling...

 Last night home.  We spent almost every night around the table playing games and laughing like crazy!  I wish every day was Christmas break and every night we could all be home together playing games...June can't come soon enough!
 Selena LOVES to eat snow.  Luckily Selena's Aunts and Uncles will just go outside and get her a nice big bowl to chow down on! She is SO silly!
 Just goofin' around
 Of course you can't have a trip home without a trip to La Fama - Love that place!
 We went to a basketball game and Selena thought it was the bomb.  She loved the popcorn, and cheering along with the crowd!
Sadly on our flight back our plane got delayed.  We didn't take off until 11 and didn't land until 2 AM.  It was pretty torturous, but we were glad to be home!  Selena is a champion flyer, but we are grateful that she is turning 2 this month and we will start buying her a ticket.  She most definitely is getting big enough to need her own seat!


 Christmas Eve PJ's
 Selena was way too wired to nap on Christmas Day.  When we went to get her up, she had found all sorts of goodies to play with!
 Grandpa Doug and Grandma Net came over to check out the presents!
 Opening presents in WA
 Out to dinner with Dad in Las Vegas - we love when we get to tag along!
 Christmas Eve Bowling with the Johnson's - Selena's first time
 Getting the party started in WA!
 More presents
 Selena loved to help everyone open up their gifts!
Zachary was sure he was getting a shotgun for Christmas, but was surprised to open up some new golf clubs!  I think he was pleasantly surprised!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

 Christmas has come and gone, and so here are some photos from this past fall and winter finally!  I can't believe how fast time is flying, our baby boy is going to be here before we know it!
 Selena has some seriously awesome bed head in the morning now that it is getting longer.  I love lazy mornings when we can just snuggle in bed and watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse together.  I am trying to treasure every moment I have alone with her since big changes will be coming soon!

We LOVE Payson Canyon in the fall.  It is just so gorgeous.  We took a Sunday drive up to the Lake one afternoon and Selena loved exploring!

 Selena loved playing dress up with her old Halloween costume, but flat out refused to get into her new costume....I couldn't quite figure it out.  She was a little unsure about the whole Halloween thing at first, but once she started trick-or-treating she was loving life!  The girl loves candy!

We loved doing all the fun fall activities this year like cheering on the BYU Cougars and visiting the pumpkin patch!

 One of the big highlights was getting our Costco in Spanish Fork.  Selena and I love to go there and just look around to pass time when Zachary it out of town!

 Selena has been asking to help me cook a lot lately, and she loves it.  She especially loves using the Bosch to make cookies and do a little tasting after we are done!
 We were lucky and had an especially warm fall, so we were able to spend lots of days at the park.  Selena got pretty brave and could climb all the way up and go down the big slides by herself!  It was so fun to watch her play with other kids, she is growing into a little girl so fast!
 We finally got some snow, and Selena just thinks it is so awesome to eat it.  I have to be careful when I come into the house if I have snow on my shoes, because she will scavenger it up off the floor and eat it!  
 Our little beanie baby, she loves to wear her hat!
 We got her all bundled up to go out and "play" in the snow.  She was having the time of her life, mainly because she had an endless supply of snow right there to eat away!
 We had a little family outing to the aquarium, Selena liked the penguins the most
 I just noticed this picture has something funky going on, but I love it.  Selena has been bringing my camera to me, so I can take pictures of her and show them to her.  Every once in a while she will try to do funny faces, and she will give a face like this picture, she is so silly!
 Zachary has been working in Las Vegas now for quite a while, so it is just the two of us a couple days a week.  We usually end up eating Mac & Cheese in our PJ's, and I have to say I kind of enjoy the lazy night each week!
 A girl through and through, she is always trying to get into my jewelry drawer!
 We went to the free zoo day in December, it was a little bit chilly, but not bad at all.  Selena was so interested in all of the animals, but I think the monkeys were her favorite.  She was cracking me up because she would see other kids take photos on these sculptures or in front of signs and she would want me to take a picture of her doing all those things too!
 On the Carousel at the Zoo
 Watching Dad play a little basketball.  I have been surprised at how well she just sits and watches the games, she loves to cheer for her Dad!
 We got some of these antlers for a Christmas Party we went too, and there were a couple times Selena insisted on wearing them out and about.  I wanted to refuse, but just couldn't, she looked so dang cute!
 We love going to the movies.  I think Selena just likes all the popcorn!
 It seems like everything in our life revolves around our little Selena girl and we wouldn't have it any other way, but in December Zachary and I were able to get away on a little weekend trip just the two of us!  We missed our little girl, but it was so nice to have a little break.  We went to a Raiders/Broncos game, explored the City with Kristin and Dave, and just did a lot of relaxing.  It was heavenly.  
Selena on another one of her silly photo shoots.  

Christmas post coming soon!