Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Photographer In The Family

Landon absolutely loves to take pictures of anything. I catch him many times on my phone taking pictures or on our camera taking random pictures. I thought I'd share some of these incredible pictures. Life from the perspective of a 2 year old:
Here we are saying goodbye to Elder Kasparian.

Our carpet and John's shorts. Totally random I know.
I thought this was VERY artistic. He has his foot and John's foot in the same photo. It could be very deep.

The lamp that stands all alone in front of the window? I don't know!!! It could be artistic!

Of course pictures of us! Like the hand block? Didn't mean it.

And this is what Landon's view must look like all the time.

Half the time we don't realize Landon's taking pictures until he tells us to say "cheese" in which we turn around and try and get ourselves in view of the camera while twisting every which way. Poor 2 year old! Always having to look up at us. His neck must hurt.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Although I'm not a big Valentine's Day person, I did carry on a tradition that my parents did for us. Every year on Valentine's Day, we'd come downstairs and at our place at the table, there were chocolates. It was always so exciting to get them. There they'd be, one at each of our places at the table just screaming to get eaten! They were always the same kind of chocolates too. It was 5 chocolate hearts wrapped in pretty pink and red foil. After each chocolate was eaten, I'd take the foil and gently scrape out all the wrinkles so it was as smooth as possible. So this year, I tried to find these chocolate hearts but didn't fine any in a flat box like I'd grown up with. So I found 2 hearts (one for each boy) that had 5 chocolates in them and gave them to the boys this year. We waited till after church to give it to them and they sure did enjoy it. Next year I'll have to be a little more prepared and look a little harder for the chocolate hearts wrapped in foil in a flat box.
All these men/boys in my life. I am one lucky woman!! I sure am glad I married John and although I don't need a Holiday set aside to let him know I love him but I do LOVE HIM!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Monthly Update

I thought I'd keep my blog updated better but here's the happenings in the Vranes family.

Cody's first haircut! It's only been 14 1/2 months! We finally did it. I was mostly scared to cut it because I didn't want him to look bald and I didn't want my little baby to look like a little boy. The final draw was when someone mentioned how cute she was. He was beginning to get some legnth in the back. I could have probably put it in pigtails!
Look at that length in the front!! And the happiness to get the back cut!
He kept himself occupied with John's phone. And he's still happy!
A couple more snips and done! Doesn't he look pleased with the results?
I also got my hair cut. I haven't really taken any good pictures of it yet but Landon helped me out and took a picture of me! Don't be too frightened by it.

We left the kids with a friend for the night and went to Durango for some boarding and skiing! I haven't been in 10 years and it's been 6 for John. See that little hill behind me? Didn't look too little when I was up there! I was really timid in the beginning but I still kept up with everyone. By the end, I was doing pretty good! I was super impressed with John. He was really good and he's only gone twice! It was a great day and we were exhausted.