Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vin's Blessing Day-- 9/28/12

When Vin was four months old (we like to take our time over here) Vin received his baby blessing. It was given by a man with long(ish) hair and a handle bar mustache, also known as his dad. We did it on a Wednesday night at the Howard's house, surrounded by a small group of friends. It was a beautiful blessing and we wish our families could have been there to join in.

(What!?? Vin is suppose to wear white and not be old enough to hold up his own head! Guess I missed those memos.)
These are the men that made up the circle during the blessing. Starting at the left--Nate Howard (he and Jonathan were friends growing up), Brad Hinton (he and Jonathan also grew up together), Suliasi Lautaha (Member of the bishopric), The men of the hour, Ryan Hitz (Friend from the ward), and Taylor Burnham (married to Jonathan's step-sister, he is attending BYUH too). There are not many things better then a circle of worthy, priesthood holding men. Always gives me the chills, I love to see the priesthood at work.
(The handsome boy showing off his smile)
Vin was pretty nervous he wasn't going to be able to hold in his emotions during the blessing, he did pretty good though. So good in fact that it made me happy (see smile above), and surprised him (see wide eyes above).
(Hanging out with his friend Autumn Hinton)

And of course a couple of family photos to commemorate the day. I thought that three, semi-identical, pictures was the appropriate amount to share. Your welcome. If you want more however, let me know and I will accommodate.

P.S. The long hair and mustache have long since disappeared. Don't cry, I already did enough of that for everyone! Of course, my tears were tears of JOY!! So if it is sad tears you want...cry your own.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hi, it's me Vin

Well I decided since my mom wasn't keeping up on the blog and letting everyone know what I have been up to (because let's face it I am the only one you guys care about) I would step up to the plate and let you know.

So back in July (forever I know but it must be documented) I got to go to Arizona with my Mom to see my Uncle Jason get married to this cute Stacy girl. I even got a new cousin Camden who kept singing me twinkle twinkle little star, I really like him. I also got to meet most of my Aunts, Uncles, cousins and a few new friends on the trip. OH and did I mention that I did AWESOME on the plane ride!! Mom was so proud. So glad my rad dad bought the ticket and let me and mom go. Here are some pictures of the trip.
(The newly weds, my head petting (new) cousin, and naked me)
(two of my Crockett cousins, Me, Cooper, Jett) (My Great Grandpa DeWitt)
(taking my first dip in a pool, the ocean was old news) (My moms friends and their kids)

After we got back from Arizona my Grandma Margo and Papa Russ came to visit. We went on one of our first hikes together, hung out on the beach, went to Pearl Harbor and, I took my first SINK bath (I usually shower) . Grandma always knew just how to calm me down too. I miss having them around.
(hiking Sacred Falls, a family favorite)
(Pearl Harbor)
(My first and last sink bath but I sure did love it)
(Hanging out on the beach with Grandma)

Then in September we headed to the Big Island thanks to these two---
(Grandma Gwen and Grandpa Jim, (this is when we met in the hospital))
(A look out on the Big Island and my dad and I at the volcano)
(This is when Mom and Dad left me behind for 6 HOURS and did the zip-line! I was not happy with them.)
(Me looking very GQ, I'm not sure what those things on my feet are though)
(Getting love from the parents on our hotel balcony)

It was a good trip but our island is way better!!

These next pictures were taken when I was 3 1/2 weeks old! I just thought they were pretty awesome of me so I wanted to share them. Don't be jealous of my awesome bod!

That is the end for now. My mom said she was going to try hard to catch up in the next little while.....we'll see about that. I might have to take over permanently.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

HELLO! How are you? I know it has been awhile and I have so many things to write about (e.g. Vin's blessing, our trip home to Arizona and the Big Island and so much more)!! For now though I just wanted you know we are alive and well.

AND we wanted to wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! HeHe! (<---Mario laugh)

I know you are thinking Jonathan is pretty dedicated to grow out the stash for Halloween wasn't for Halloween he has worn it like that everyday for the past two months. Lucky me.

The Girls (+ Vin)

Shout out to my awesome friend Kim (in the red dress) who made the hat for our costume, also to Chandra (in the white) who provided my dress, and Luigi's overalls! Thanks guys for making all my Halloween dreams come true!
The Boys

We also went on the Haunted Lagoon that they have at the PCC every year. Vin loved it (well except the screaming girls behind us) I was scared.

Close-up of the stash because I know you wanted it!

We liked it so much we are thinking we might put one on him everyday! (By we I mean Jonathan)

Monday, August 22, 2011

For My Mom

More Posting to come soon! My Mom just wanted her picture to not be the first one anymore!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Grammy and Grandpa Come to Visit

I am very lucky and I will tell you why, I am blessed to have these two amazing people in my life...

They came to see their new grandson and to help me out "a little" however that little turned in to A LOT!! The day after they arrived we were informed that we could move from our studio into a one bedroom and we had four days to do so and had to start immediately. We had not packed a thing. We had not cleaned a thing. We had not organized anything since Vin arrived. So with Jonathan working everyday and my parents being sympathetic to my pathetic state pretty much moved us. And when I say pretty much I mean they did it all! I was there to be bossy as I sat feeding Vin but that was about it. I am sure we could not have done it without them. It was definitely a blessing they were here (at least it was for us but it probably wasn't for them). Oh and did I mention that our one bedroom was on the second story. . .

Although much of the time was spent moving we did fit in a few other activities though. We hit up Hukilau Cafe one morning, we went shopping (thanks for the new purchases you gave us), of course we went snorkeling, and also just hung at the beach.

(love this picture!!)

(grandpa was on a very important business call but was still willing to smile and pose for a picture! Me and my mom were laughing so hard at this!)

And OF COURSE Vin got spoiled with tons of Grammy and Grandpa time! Oh boy did he LOVE them! He (we) sure does miss them!

Lots of kisses were given too!!

Love you Mom an Dad! Thanks again for everything I am so lucky (like I said before) to have you as parents!! Looking forward to seeing your wonderful faces again!