Wednesday, June 30, 2010


So we went and saw Eclipse last night. Mckinley didn't do quite as well as she did for Prince of Persia. She never did fall asleep very soundly. We didn't have an end seat either so that made things a little harder. But, given her track record of crying {a lot} she actually did pretty well. I was able to watch the whole movie, I just watched most of it sitting on the hard steps. I liked it though. We were in the mammoth screen at Thanksgiving Point which was so huge. Our seats were on the second row and it was a little hard to see, so I walked up a few rows and sat on the steps there and actually had a better view.

My sister-in-law is in the hospital today having a baby (her 5th, yes, she is amazing), and I can't wait to meet the new little guy!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Freedom Festival

Provo is such a great place to be to celebrate the 4th of July. The big kick-off for the Freedom Festival (at least for the Salmon's) is the BBQ/Miniature Golf at Cascade. We went last night and had a blast.

Tonight we are off to see Eclipse. We definitely don't consider ourselves "Twi-hards" but I did read the books and liked them so when free tickets come along, we'll take them. :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Concert in the Park

Concert in the park is over for 2010. It was every Sunday night in the month of June at Pioneer Park. We go every year and I'm not sure why it's so fun, but it is. It kind of makes it official that summer is here.

Last night at the park Mckinley was so happy for a little while and was smiling like crazy. It was so fun.

Love that cute little tongue!
She is getting so big! We're going to have to adjust the straps on her car seat soon. She used to always keep her legs scrunched up when she sits in her car seat. Now she stretches them out and it makes her look even bigger.
They grow up so fast, but I think we've done a pretty good job of enjoying every minute of it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Where Does the Time Go?

Time is flying. I can't believe the first 6 weeks have come and gone. I'm so happy I don't have to go back to work yet!

I think if you looked up the word "cute" in the dictionary, this is what you would find:

Mckinley was so excited to try swimming for the first time.

We got her all lathered up with sunscreen for no reason.

As soon as her feet touched the water she screamed and was done. We'll try again next time... :) (Don't worry, we weren't expecting her to like it at all. But she looked so cute in that suit that we thought we better at least try.)

Mckinley is growing so fast. We upgraded to size 1 diapers. It's weird to think there are things she doesn't fit in anymore. She has outgrown a few of her clothes too. She is so much fun to have around. She likes to cry a lot during the day but she sleeps like a champ so we still consider ourselves very lucky.
Here is a picture of all the Salmon grandkids. This family definitely isn't getting any smaller. Mckinley looks so grown up wearing those jeans. Sigh...

I can't believe the 4th of July is in 2 weekends. I'm so excited for it this year!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I always said I would never

let my temple recommend expire.

Well, it expired. And guess when I found out? At the temple last night. Oops. :)

A couple months ago I remember thinking wow, we're coming up on our 4 year anniversary. That means we're going to have to renew our temple recommends again.

Then I had a baby. And completely forgot about renewing my recommend. Luckily Brandon is much smarter than I am, and he remembered. When we got home from Church on Sunday he told me he had talked to a guy in the stake presidency to find out when we could do our stake interviews. I was like oh yeah, I forgot we need to renew our recommends. So Brandon said we couldn't do it next Sunday because it's Father's Day, so we would do it the next week. I asked Brandon if our recommends expired in May and he said no, they expire in June.

So this week we had been planning on going to the temple. Last night when he got home from work we decided that I would just go on my own. So I got all dressed, got in the car and drove to the temple. As I was walking in, I thought I better look at my recommend and see when it expires. Well, I saw that it expired in May. But I was already there, so I thought, what can it hurt, I'll play dumb and see if they let me in. Well, they didn't let me in. So I left and drove back home. I thought it was pretty funny.

I got home and Brandon pulled out his recommend and saw that his expires in June. I don't know how we got off, maybe our interviews with the Bishop were separate last time, because I know we went to the stake together. Anyway, long story short, I have to wait a few more weeks to get back to the temple. :(

My friend Libby came by today to hang out with me and our girls had a blast hanging out toether. Crazy that at 6 weeks and 6 months old, they recognize each other and just love each other. It was so cute.
Mckinley was smiling like crazy at Kenzey. Of course I didn't catch a full smile. One day I will.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Nights

Summer time is the best.

Here's what we had for dinner tonight. (Salad, 7-layer dip, and smoothies.) Doesn't it just scream summer?

After dinner we spent a little time out in the yard taking care of some neglected areas. Can you tell a baby has taken over our lives? That dandelion was about 2 feet tall. Yikes. We had tomato plants here the last 2 years. I doubt we'll get around to it this year. Oh well. We've got better things to do.

Like sit and stare at this sweet girl. She is getting cuter and cuter and we are starting to see more of these. Not the best picture, it's hard to try to get her to smile and take a picture at the same time. But trust me, in person, it's adorable!
Now we're headed out to go on a walk.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

4 Years

Time flies when you're having fun. Today Brandon and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. It seems weird that we've only been married 4 years because we have crammed a LOT of vacations and fun times into 4 years.

Brandon worked a half day today and then we had a picnic lunch. I don't think I could ever get sick of picnics.
After .lunch we went and saw Prince of Persia. I don't want anyone to get their hopes up too high and then be disappointed, but this was pretty much the coolest movie I have ever seen. We both loved it.
For dinner we got Pizza Factory to go.

Now we are enjoying a quiet night at home with our little sweetheart.
Here she is all dressed for Church last Sunday in a dress my sister-in-law gave me that drowns her. She's still so small, I love it!

Man, she is the cutest thing ever!
Mckinley is always so happy in the mornings. She has started to smile at us a little. We haven't got the perfect smile on camera yet, but we're working on it. Yes, she is sporting the old man hair style, but do you think it bothers her?
Apparently not. :)
Here she is on her 1 month birthday, 2 days ago. This girl loves her car seat and it's a good thing because we are always out and about.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend was awesome. It was so nice to have Brandon home for 3 full days in a row. I didn't even realize Monday was a holiday. That's what maternity leave does to you. :)

We took Mckinley on her first picnic. And then on her second picnic. And to her first BBQ. And to Utah Lake for the first time. And to Pirate Island. There are a lot of firsts when you're new to this world. All of it was a blast.

Just a few of our sleepy girl's sleeping positions. Do you think she likes to sleep with her hands up or what?

I can't believe our baby is almost a month old. We have done a lot of stuff with her this month. And I know all the future months are just going to get more and more fun. We are so grateful to have her.