Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Logan got his pictures taken and they are so cute! Check them out here then: enter site, click on Proof, and the password is logangarner. Or you can get a quick peek here. I just love how they turned out. Nicole Berrett was the photographer and she did such a great job. It was a really cold day and Logan wasn't too happy about it at first but he "warmed-up" quickly and gave us some great smiles. Thank you Nicole.

Monday, November 24, 2008

That's right my friends we had our ultra sound this week and found out that we are having another boy!! Logan is going to have his very own little brother. I have to admit that I was a little shocked, I had pictured our future family with a little girl as number two. That makes 5 grandsons for my mom and dad and no grandaughters, crazy. We are so terribly excited and are trying to come up with some new names. Let us know if you have any suggestions.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Logan is pleased to announce (for those of you who don't already know) that he is going to be a big brother. I included several pictures so that you could try and figure out what his shirt says but the title of this post sort of gives it away. I made this shirt to suprise Mike with the news a few months ago. I originally used iron on letters but they didn't iron on so well this time so I covered it up by sewing on felt letters that I cut out. I think Logan will make a great big brother. Don't you?
So yep, we are having another baby and we are so excited. The due date is around April 20th, hooray! We find out what we are having in just eight days and we can't wait!

I had to include some more pictures of Halloween. My pictures are out of order. This is the aftermath of a short trick-or-treat outing, a proud monster and his loot.

Mike dressed up as Dwight Schrute on fun run day (but he added the sweater and put his hair back to normal for trick-or-treating) . I made my witch's hat in honor of my mother's Witches party.

Logan was a very determined trick-or-treater. He would push his way to the front of the other kids if he had to.

The evenings have been getting nice and cool so we enjoyed playing bocce ball with Mike's dad on Sunday. I love this game although Mike always seems to win.

This was our Saturday business. We finally washed the charger but it was a lengthy process because I had to battle with Logan for the hose whenever I needed it. The kid was soaked and freezing in the shade but refused to let go of the hose. He loves water!

This was before he got a hold of the hose. We tried to distract him with Bob for as long as possible.

I had to include a picture of the kid's crazy hair. It is so curly and unmanagable but it is his trademark and I love it.

I am not the only one that craves fruit smoothies, they are Logan's favorite. Random, but I had to include it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Logan is a monster for Halloween this year. Doesn't he remind you of a character from Where the Wild Things Are?

We went to the ward trunk-or-treat party where Logan picked up quickly on what was happening. If you hold out your bucket people will put candy in it, yum. Right at the beginning he reached in his bucket, pulled out a sucker (his favorite), and ate through the wrapper. It was a sticky mess but he was so happy!
I think he really did have a good time. And luckily that evening was cool enough to wear his super warm costume.

Logan wants to tell you about all the other fun things that we have been up to this month...

October 27th was Mike's birthday. Logan helped decorate this lovely wrapping paper for daddy's new skim board.

Mike loves the Office so I couldn't resist making him a Dwight Schrute tshirt (Dwight wears one like this on the fun run episode). Mike is now thirty, ahhh! I think he had a good birthday. We went out to dinner and had peacan pie instead of cake.

Logan insists on going to the park often. His favorite part is the swings. He could do this all day (as long as momma keeps pushing). This day was one of the few days that we have actually needed to wear a jacket outside, which actually didn't last long. We had to shed layers while we were playing.

We went to a fun Halloween birthday party for our pal Audrey(smiling and wearing yellow). Happy second birthday Audrey, we had a blast at your party!

Last weekend we spent the night in San Marcos on our way down to Sea World in San Antonio. This was Logan's face during the whole Shamu show. He was in deep thought and observed the whole thing taking in all the details very carefully.

He really did seem to enjoy Sea World although we didn't capture it perfectly on film. His favorite part was this little foam room where toddlers could run and play.
We wanted to make a Sea World trip again because we thought that the weather had cooled down enough. It was in the ninties as we pulled away to journey back home, can you believe it?

On the way home Mike humoured me and stopped by one of my old mission areas. This was my favorite place to stop and eat. My favorite things to get are the aguas frescas, the fruit cups (which comes doused in lime juice, salt, and chili powder if you wish), and helote (corn on the cobb covered in mayo, parm cheese, and chili powder...like on Nacho Libre, the movie).
We also drove by my old apartment and then we went to a family that I taught's house. The Camachos were an awesome family that I absolutely loved and I was so happy to see that they hadn't moved and are still active in the church. My only regret was not getting a picture with them. What was I thinking? It was seriously an awesome day and Logan was a trooper through it all. On top of all the awesomeness we passed by a Costco on our way out of town and made a quick stop. I love that store! I just wish we had one closer to Waco.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Giveaway. . .

My mother is having a Halloween giveaway on her blog (just click here to sign up to win). For those of you who don't know my mother, she could be compared to Martha Stewart. She is crafty, fun, and an awesome decorator. She made and designed the cute garland that she is giving away.
This year she hosted a witches brew party that I wish I could have been a part of, check it out. I think that this is such a fun idea. She has several posts about it and her Halloween decorations so go to her blog if you want to see all the details and collect ideas.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pictures Galore

I haven't been the best blogger lately (but I am sure you already knew that). I am going to try to be better. The following is a result of my poor blogging habits...a million pictures from the last month that I should have already posted.

On August 24th Logan turned one! It happened so fast. At his one year appointment we found that he was about 24th percentile in weight and 90th in height. He is doing so much now. He can say Momma, Daddy, ball, dog, Bob, woof, Moo, and balloon. He also know over twenty signs now (ASL). He communicates pretty well and continutes to keep us entertained.

Great Grandma Mona sent him these horses for his birthday and he was very excited.

We threw him a little cowboy themed party and a few of our friends from the ward here came. More pictures to come from the party. This is Logan thinking about eating his giant cupcake.

He didn't get too dirty. He wasn't too sure about the frosting.

Here is one of the things we got him for his birthday. Doesn't he look cute at his new table?

He is getting so big!

He insists on feeding himself although not much gets in his mouth as you can see. He loves silverware.

He is still really into watching Baby Signing Time. He asks to watch it like ten times a day.

He is still as in love with Bob as ever. They are best friends and they follow eachother everywhere. A week ago a board fell off of the fence and Bob got out. We looked all around the house and the neighborhood. I was carrying Logan in one arm who was carrying the leash and in my other hand I had Bob's ball. We were squeaking the ball and yelling "Bob" in hope that he would hear us and come back. Logan seemed to understand the situation and with a very serious face he yelled "Bob" with me. It was so cute. I just kept thinking that we had to find Bob for Logan's sake if for no other reason. Don't worry, we found him, he had been picked up by the city.

Mike's sister Lisa came to Waco for a day and brought Ava. She had a conference for work in Dallas so we were fortunate enough to see her. Logan is six days younger than his cousin Ava. They seemed to really enjoy oneanother's company. Logan walked over and kissed Ava on the mouth he liked her so much (although she wasn't sure what she thought about that). I wish that we lived closer so that they could grow up together.

Logan is always busy-busy these days. He recently discovered his love for the hose. It is getting a tiny bit cooler here so we are finally enjoying the outside world again.

He was so happy and had me laughing so hard.

He was soaked and not a tiny bit sad about it.

Grandma and Grandpa Paul came for a visit. It was so nice to spend time with them. Logan especially enjoyed their stay and was heart broken when Grandma Elsie had to return to Utah. We are glad that Grandpa is still here atleast. We hope that he likes his new job here.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Lake Tahoe

We had a blast on our trip to Lake Tahoe. My grandparents have a cabin there so we went there a lot while I was growing up. I love the weather there and all of the fun things to do plus it is always an opportunity to hang out with family.

Logan finally got to meet his great grandparents (my mother's parents, the Carrs).

Here is the cabin, you can't see how great it is from this angle, but you get the idea.

We got to go on the gondolas and chairlifts and one of the ski resorts. (This is Stephanie, Creed, and my Dad on the lifts.)

Here we are at the top.

This is the crew enjoying the view from the top (left to right: Grandpa, Mom, Dad, Stephanie and Creed, Mike and Logan, me, and then Aunt Cheryl).

Here are my handsome boys.

These little cousins will one day be unseperable I'm sure.

My favorite part of the trip was playing on the beach. The water really wasn't too cold and it is so clear and beautiful.

Here are Mom and Dad playing with Logan.

Logan loved playing in the sand.

More beach fun (Creed, Mike, Logan, and Steph).

Logan is quite the little walker these days and insisted on doing his own thing part of the time.

This kid loves the water!

We also enjoyed kayaking, river rafting, playing cards, watching the olympics, Grandma's cooking, and visiting with family. It was an awesome trip but it ended too soon. We'll be back Tahoe!