Sunday, July 29, 2012

Noah and Alyssa

these two have been pals for the last few years, since Alyssa's family started attending church with us at Victory Temple. Aunt JJ works at the animal hospital that her parents own and operate. noah loves to play with alyssa, even though they are both a bit bossy and fight quite a bit...she's quite a bit older than him (she is 5, he isn't quite 4 yet)...she starts kindergarten this fall so she'll be a couple of years ahead of him in school. but for now they are just best buds. they spent all day together today - eating lunch at Firehouse, swimming, and then playing on the bounce around and water slides at church... 

 a pretty funny conversation was overheard while driving to lunch...

Mark (alyssa's dad) - "Noah, what was your name before you got married?" (joking)
Noah - "My mommy says I can't get married til I'm big!"
Alyssa - "Noah! You'll probably marry me!"

so in preparation of their future marriage ;) i thought i'd put together a little "through the years"

 May 2011 - after their "date" to see Rio 

July 4, 2011 - hanging out at the Greenwood square for Freedom Fest

July 4, 2012 - Alyssa is dragging Noah back to the slides at the Freedom Fest

July 29, 2012 - eating at Firehouse after church

aren't they just the cutest? :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

pretzel chips

jonah absolutely LOVES these things! actually, we all love them!! we get them in a huge bag at Sam's...and yes that is his entire arm in the bag! 
we love to eat them with WhollyGuacamole! {another Sam's find}

bye bye baby

i can't believe we finally cut his was time though. those curls, while dangerously cute are super hard to control!! i like his little boy haircut..still long enough to curl up but now we can do some other fun styles too :)

much easier to fix
no more crazy hair in the morning
less likely to get lots of food stuck in his hair

he can no longer be 1.einstein or 2. doc brown from back to the future for halloween
he doesn't look like a baby anymore :(

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

summer boys

just a normal tuesday morning in the brown home  -  except fort he fact that i had two of my wisdom teeth out yesterday and have not really felt like doing much.  that doesn't stop my boys from being boys though!! this morning noah asked me to take a picture of him and his brother as they sat on the floor in their pi's... so of course i obliged...

these silly boys are getting so big! Jonah just turned 2 and Noah will be 4 in just about three months! it's crazy how time really does fly during childhood.

we decided to get out of the house a bit this morning after breakfast, and headed to my dad's house for some swimming and mowing time {jonah absolutely loves to mow!!}

the boys decided to play - by play i mean noah told jonah to push him around - with their stroller which they found in the trunk of my car!

Monday, July 23, 2012


this was us 7 years ago. newlyweds. we were such babies.

this is us today, all grown up. 7 years into our marriage. 

the new Batman movie was sold out which was kind of a bummer since we had a kid free night - so we went to dinner at a "new to me" but really old place called Catfish Hole over in Alma. we had a good time reminiscing about the last 7 years and jamie enjoyed watching me eat a pound of crab legs!

i love you jamie alan, you are my "always and forever"

Thank you God for putting this crazy, silly, big bear of a man in my life. Thank you for blessing our marriage and continuing to draw us closer to you and closer together.