My beautiful blessings!

My beautiful blessings!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin Patch!

This is probably the best time I have had at a pumpkin patch in a long time. Probably because Rome was being so stinkin cute and having so much fun. As soon as he saw the pumpkin patch he was pointing and saying "Pumpkins please, I go pumpkins". I absolutely love this age it's so much fun. I love to hear all the new things he says and comes up with each day. We didn't get a good pic of the 3 of us but we still got some really cute one's.  
I'm not smiling good in this one but I promise I was having fun!!
I'm super baby hungry and it's pretty much on my mind all the time and everything makes me think of babies. I think my husband is beyond annoyed of hearing me whine about how long it's taking to get pregnant, how everyone is getting prego,  and having to deal with all my emotions and sad days. I've been trying to keep busy and focus on Rome so I don't get back in that dark hole I was in a few months ago. I'm not quite ready to write about it and I'm not the best and expressing my feelings. I had a few months after the miscarriage that I really, really struggled and it was Rome and my hubby that kept me going. I had to decide that sitting around being angry and sad over something I had no control over was not the right way to live and Rome deserved a mother who was happy and enjoyed life. Rome is only little once and I didn't want to look back and regret all the time I missed because I was to busy focusing on what I wanted and didn't have.
Even though I'm much happier and positive these days I still can't help but have little things everyday remind me of my desire to have more children. Like at the pumkin patch, watching siblings play and laugh and run around together. In creeps that ache in my heart. I feel bad that Rome doesn't have anyone to play with every day but us. Some of my fondest memories are playing with my siblings. I don't want him to miss out on that.  Then I look at him sliding down the slide with a big cheesy smile on his face, not a care in the world, just there in the moment having fun. Suddenly, that ache is filled with love and gratitide for the visible blessings I have right in front of me sliding down a blow up slide. I'm greatful that he's still young enough and still loves playing with his mommy and daddy. 

Climbed up all by himself. Why do they grow up so fast :(


This kid is still in love with choo choo's. He kept shaking the fence and was getting so excited!

Rome was being so cute with the animals. He was loving being able to pet and talk to them up close.
He picked out this pumkin all by himself. Such a big boy
It was so nice to get to spend the enitire day with just our little family. Keegan had been gone hunting the past two weeks and I was recovering so we didn't get out much, so it was nice to get out and have some fun.  At the end of the day I can't help but count my blessings and realize that I do have such an amazing life and there is so much to be greatful for.

Friday, October 11, 2013

When dad is away we play...or get sick!


Keegan and some work buddies decided to do a hunting trip up to Elko. This was Keegans first year ever going hunting and to say he was excited would be a serious understatement! He was like a little kid at Christmas! Bought himself a new gun and a new scope to go with it! I'm not sure who was drewling over the gun more, Rome or Keegan haha.

     I had all this fun stuff planned for Rome and I to do while daddy was away but poor Rome was sick the entire week Keegan was gone. Pretty much all we did was sit in the chair infront of the tv and snuggle and watch cartoons! One day he went to bed at 12pm, because he took a late nap, but didn't wake up till 1pm the next day! I kept going and checking in on him to make sure he was still alive! It wasn't as bad as I thought having Keegan gone for 5 days straight but I was definiantly ready and excited to have him home. I'm not the type of personality to sit around inside all day long, I start to go crazy. It was getting a bit depressing not being able to workout and get some me time. I was glad Keegan got some time camping with the boys though, he works so hard for our family and he really deserved some fun time to himself!

     I little advice for all you men who enjoy going hunting every year and appreciate your wives being good sports about it. When you call home and your wife tell's you she can't wait for you to be home cuz she is sooo ready for some "me time". Don't say to her, I repeat DON'T SAY to her, "You do get me time for 2 hours every day while Rome takes a nap". Oh honey, haha not the smartest thing you have ever said. I still love you and realize sometimes you don't think before you speak.  For the record, I do have to say that my husband is pretty awesome at letting me have time to myself! I can't complain to much he is a dang good husband and father.

Anyways, by the time Keegan got home on Saturday Rome started to feel better and get back to his old self again! Rome was so happy to see daddy and to see the four wheelers back in our garage, and so was I! The weather has been perfect this week and we are LOVING it!!! We have been riding four wheelers pretty much every day in the desert behind our house. Can I just say that I would much rather have a smaller home on a big peice of land in the middle of nowhere than a mansion in a big city any day! There are some farm houses on huge lots near us and I just love to ride by at look at them and dream about living in one of them one day! Well, minus the farm! The only animal I would really want is a dog.
Rome and I out on a ride! Love these mountains! 
 When Keegan pulled up with all the four wheelers on the trailor Rome had to sit on each one and try em out! This kid could seriously go riding all day and not get sick of it.
Such a cheeser!  
Every Tuesday morning after story time at the library we go pick out a new set of books to read before bed! This was our favorite book this week! It was so cute!!  Such a fun book for boys!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mickey Mouse clubhouse Party!

          For Rome's 2nd birthday this year we decided to do a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme! I was gonna keep it small and simple, and of course I didn't. I can't help myself! I LOVE planning and throwing parties, expecially for my lil guy. Here are some of the fun things we did for his party. Some of my ideas worked out and well, as you will see, some didn't! Enjoy!!

These were the invites I made out of cardstock. Super Easy to make, I just traced a small plate for the head and a cup for the ears!
This is an easy game for younger kids. I traced and cut a mickey head out of a cardboard box then spray painted it black. I poked little holes and stuck the suckers through. I colored three of the sucker sticks black. The game is whoever picks the suckers with a black stick wins a prize!

This was a bean bag toss game and so fun for kids of all different ages! My hubby cut and
spray painted it out of wood! I bought the bean bags at party city!
And of course every party needs a piniata, right!!!
Food and decorations
Party favors and plates bought at Walmart

I bought these cute mickey bowls at Target!

Juice boxes! Covered them with cardstock and white buttons.
Things that didn't turn out so well......

We made this for decoration and a picture prop! And I think it turned out so cute but we ended up not getting a picture of him with it somewhere. By the time the party was over my 2yr old was tired, cranky and uncoperative. Next time we will get it the day before or when he's well rested and happy!

We ran out of balloons and helium and time. I think this would have been really cute if the ears had a few more balloons to make them bigger.

Overall it was a success! Rome loved playing with all the kids and seeing all his cousins and grandparents!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Where it all began!

     Hey ya'll! So I created this blog months and months ago and am now finally deciding to use it. I've been hesitating starting this blog for many reasons, one being I am a horrible writer,  but mostly I was worried by starting a blog it would just be another distraction and time suck. The main reason why I wanted to start this blog was to document our lives. There's times while talking with friends or family I get asked, when did Rome do this or that, and sometimes I cant remember and it makes me so sad. If I can't remember things that happend a year or 2 ago how the heck am I gonna remember 10 years from now.  I don't want all the wonderful memories and silly stories and milestones to be forgotten. Plus, how fun will it be for my kids and grandkids to look at this blog and be like, hey that's what I was like as a kid, or  I'm just like my grandma, or my mom struggled with that too!  Although I love to stay in touch with people on Facebook, I thought this would be a fun way to share what we are up to. I hope you guys can look past the horrible grammar and enjoy the funny stories and pictures!

Our Story
        I first met my husband Keegan at a new members dinner activity our church singles ward was having. I was sitting at a table with some friends across from me was this guy with the name tag Keegan. I said hey, how do you say your name? Keegan? Ya, he said! I have never heard that name before, it's so cool. We talked for a bit, ya know, where you from? Where did you go on your mission?? Small talk.
        Later on everyone went out back for a swim. Since I was planning on leaving early I didn't bring my suit, plus it was to darn cold and I'm a huge wuss. As I sat by the pool chatting with people I couldn't help but notice this boy Keegan jump out of the pool to grab a volleyball! I turned to my friend Kelsie and said, Oh my gosh look at his abs. He had a smoking bod haha! As we went to leave I heard a voice behind us say, hey will you guys do me a favor? Turned around and standing by the opening of the fence was Keegan. Ya, what's up? Can you check if my sun roof on my car is open its starting to rain? As we went to check my friend pointed out that he drove a  Mercedes. I remember her jokingly saying something like you totally should marry this guy, you guys totally hit it off, plus he drives a Mercedes hehe! I was like meh, I mean don't get me wrong it was nice but I'm just more of a truck gal! He later told me he knew his sun roof wasn't open but saw me leaving and that was the only thing he could thing of to talk to me and make an impression before I left, haha, dork.
        Soon enough we started hanging out in the same group and flirting back and forth. The first time we hung out alone was at the gym, so romantic, I know! It was crazy how fast I felt comfortable around him. It was like I knew him for years. I loved watching him teach Sunday school, he was so confident and it was soooo attractive. The thing that made me fall for him the most was how he could make me laugh and feel so comfortable. We became an official couple in October 2007, general conference weekend. 5 months later we were engaged.
      A few months before we were married Keegan started the police academy for Metro police here in Las Vegas. People who had been through the academy thought we were absolutely crazy for getting married while he was still in the academy. It is super stressful and time consuming. Those who know someone or have gone through it know what I'm talking about. But hey, when you know, you know! We were married in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints Las Vegas temple on June, Friday the 13th 2008! That's right, Friday the 13th baby! I remember people saying, why would you get married on Friday the 13th its bad luck. Well, we are not supersticious and we kinda thought it was fun! It actually ended up being a very lucky day for us!  After waiting ever so patiently(ha, ya right) for 3 years on May, Friday the 13th 2011 we were blessed with our son Rome Keegan Doty! We have now been married for 5 years and wouldn't change it for the world. I stay home with our lil Romeo and love every second of it! I would never ever want to go back to my life before marriage, NOT EVER!! We are now patiently awaiting baby #2 and crossing our fingers that it doesn't take 3 years like last time!
Super blurry but Wedding day in front of the Temple
This was taken at Keegans Police academy graduation 
Rome at 2 weeks
One of my favs from his 1yr photo shoot 

 Such a cutie at 2yrs old
Family pic taken at the beach in cali