Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hawaii Part 2!

Here are some more pics from Hawaii! I got to go to a baby shower for a sister that I served with on Temple Square, she is from Romania and she and her husband both attend BYUH and another sister that we served with threw her a shower--it was good fun!

Temple Square 4-eva....Norcie, Nui, Iuliana, me and Jamie all doing the 2 finger point!
My cutest Laie friend Nui--she makes me smile really big! I love love love her! And yes, Paige has a cast on her arm, she broke it right before we left, I felt like a crappy mom!

We got to go to a BYU basketball game so Nick could check out the band--it was a fun night!

Dane "hangin loose" with the gecko! He thought this thing was pretty dang cool! He talked about the giant lizard the entire next day!

Me and my precious--

Monday, March 30, 2009

This is something New and Exciting! Hint, hint...Aloha!

Okay, so for the past 2 or 3 months, Nick and I have been talking about where he's gonna go the school in the fall, and the crazy thought came to both of us that maybe we had a second chance at going to BYU Hawaii on a drumming scholarship (we could have gone right after we were married, but I said no way! too far!) So we started talking to people that might have a connection, and the Professor wanted to hear Nick play, well, crazy Hannah thought we would use our savings and take a family vacation and visit the campus and Nick could play in person...so needless to say, it was not an easy trip, in fact we were probably more worn out when we got home! Paige came home with an ear infection, so yea, that was fun! We will see as far as going to BYU goes...maybe, maybe!! Here are a few pics of our trip. It was actually not great weather, but it is still Hawaii!

Dane trying on his new goggles, he never wore them in the water...just our hotel room! And I think he got a size too big! oh well, he thought they were cool!

On the beach on Nick's birthday! This is right by Brianna's house, lucky girl! And notice we aren't wearing swim suits...everyone else only put theirs on ONCE, and I never even pulled mine out of the suitcase.

The birthday boy and his little present! Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

The daddy and the kids at Sunset beach!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Here's a DOOZY!

Holy smokes, that month flew by! I thought about blogging, but never quite got to it...so now we're gonna post a doozy...

My precious Paige had her first birthday at the end of Feb. We had a crazy little party at Casa in between the friday lunch rush and dinner rush! My mom and Allison were both working, so we took the party to them. It was a fun little party, Gramma and Grampa DeRusha came and brought Gramma Marge. Momma Diane and Poppa Danny came, Gramma McBride came, Allison and Brian came, and Adam and Stephanie and their two kids came! We love family birthday parties!

Aunt Emily is going to BYU in the fall, and she got this for Paige in Provo! Thanks Aunti Em!

Paige rocks her little dolly and pushes her in the stroller too! Aunt Allison gave her this cute cabbage patch!

Paige LOVED her cake--her little face was purple for a few days!

This is my clever birthday crown--I spray painted a burger king crown and put little scrapbook letters and flowers on it! I thought I was pretty clever, maybe I'm not the first one who has thought of this, but I think I'm pretty smart...

Paige is the sweetest, happiest, most joyful little girl ever! I don't know how we ever got her...she makes us all smile every day! She loves to follow Dane around and bug him (she already knows how to...it's funny) She has her daddy wrapped around all of her fingers...and her mommy is absolutely flipped over her! WE LOVE YOU PAIGE!