Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jaren, Kass & Crew.. plus little Molly Sue!

Crew's first dog! And mine too! hahaha. Jaren, however, is a SEASONED dog owner. We rely on his expertise everyday. But Molly is a GREAT dog. She's potty trained, kennel trained, and cuddle trained. ;) She LOVES... like really loves... when you come home after being gone (or even taking a nap in Crew's case). She wags her little bum and goes absolutely nuts!!! The only accidents we've had in the house are when she "excited pee's"... that's what Jaren calls it. She loves her toys and is so good about not playing with any of Crewzer's toys. I like that. 
The only problem is.... that now instead of 1 kid, I have 2 kids. No... I take that back. I have 2 DOGS. They both crawl on all fours and follow me from room to room. All day. It's nuts. I have to constantly make sure they aren't getting into trouble. Usually they get in trouble TOGETHER. 
Like the other night... when I went grocery shopping all by myself... Jaren was put in charge. Crew got into the RED, beef flavored dog treats and had red slobber allllll down his white pajamas. Molly was licking it off as fast as she could and Crew was pushing her away, so Molly's back was just as sticky as Crew's hands. THEY WERE CAUGHT RED-HANDED. Oh my, I'm so funny. 
But I was NOT laughing when Jaren called to tell me this story. I immediately started chastising him for not watching the "kids"!!!! He was too busy watching TV. But the thing is... I wasn't shocked to hear that Crew had eaten dog treats because, let's face it... Crew eats more dog food than Molly. But for realz. He's just SOOOo fast and he crawls to the dog bowl at a lightning speed when he see's an opening. Then he stuffs as many kibbles in his chubby cheeks as possible. AHH!! He could choke!! But worse... I mean, it's DOG FOOD!!!!!! YUCKKKK. Whatev tho. I've heard of plenty of other kids that have done this and they've turned out alright.
*So funny story... as I'm writing this in our bedroom (Jaren's at bball, Crew's in bed) I hear her bark from the living room! Naughty! So I get up to go see what the problem is. She's barking at the window that's open. Sooo... I go to close it but first notice a very naked butt in the neighbors window. The blinds were open just enough for me to see the cheeks and nothing else. THANKS FOR THAT, Molly. Sheeeeeeeshhh!!! No wonder she was barking. hahah. Anyway..*
But yeah, Molly is growing on me. I like just seeing her fluffy bodily curled up like a cat. It's kinda comforting?? I had a HUGE issue with her wiping her wet-self all over the carpet (where Crew crawls all day long) after her bath the first night we brought her home. My OCD/Perfectionism kicked in BIG time and I had a little panic attack. I take pride in my clean house. I can't go to bed at night unless the dishes are done and the pillows are perfectly straight. How was I going to allow an ANIMAL to live in my home? Where my kid lives and where we EAT!? But then I realized, that I'm simply way too uptight. I need to learn to loosen up a bit!!! It's a DOG, for heaven's sake. A non-shedding dog with WHITE hair, which makes it practically invisible if have an occasional loose hair. This dog makes my husband extrememly happy, and I can't wait for my kid to have a loyal, long term companion to grow up with. I just love the idea of that. So I'm willing to cut a few strings and try to relax a little. I know this dog will wiggle her way into my heart in no time. Welcome to the fam bam, Molly Sue!!! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Crewzer's first swimmin-summer!

He LOVED grandma and grandpa's boat! Didn't even mind the lifejacket or hat that I made him wear. And like ALL babies in the history of boating have done... he fell asleep haha! So cute. 
 We are loving summer! We even got a little pool and umbrella for our backyard and Crew and Remmy loved splashin around! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jaren's 1st Father's Day

Jaren is the best dad that we could ever ask for!!! He is so patient and kind and I would be a complete mess without him. He keeps me grounded and keeps crew entertained! We absolutely love DAD!
We got to host all the Nelson's for Father's Day Weekend and it was a total blast!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Our First Home

Welp, we finally bought our first HOME!!!
I actually happened to see that a real estate agent posted it and so both my mom and I asked about it. So one day while jaren was at work, I drove past it and took a picture with the asking price that I found out from the listing agent. I thought it was probably out of our price range, but I really wanted to see the inside anyway! We fell in love with the trim, layout, size, basement, kitchen, everything the second we walked in!!! So we went home, made a list of Pros and Cons, prayed, and realized it was ours and we needed to fight for it! After a few counter offers back and forth, we finally agreed on a price (way below asking!!) and the house was ours! Our real estate agent called in the middle of Jentry and Kaylee's wedding luncheon with the good news! We were so happy!]
At first, I wasn't sure about the location with the highway and such, but we LOVE that it's right inbetween Idaho Falls and Rexburg for Jaren's work. 
We signed the papers on May 18th, but didn't actually move in (because of the constant rain) until like May 26th. 
We have loved living here! We've been busy painting and scheming and making it our own, which is simply a dream come true for me. The ward is awesome and we're excited to get to know more people. Hopefully we'll be here for a while!
 more pics to come!