Thursday, June 25, 2009

Missin' Da-da

The kid's taking over Brady's spot in the bed while he's at Scout Camp. Aren't they sweet?!
video
Synchronized snoring, hope you can hear it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Messy Marvin

I know I've posted pictures of Nash eating before, but it just never gets old. He's such an entertaining little guy!


I just want to smooch those little cheeks even when they're covered in beans!



Friday, June 12, 2009

Nash's Turn

After watching Brynlee swim at her lessons, Nash finally got his long awaited turn in the pool. He's a little water dog, not afraid at all! He loves to splash and kick his legs. I think if I got some floaties for his arms he'd be swimming all over the place.










Wednesday, June 10, 2009

7 Years of Heaven

11-25-2001
I met Brady Murray who just got back from his mission to Peru. It was nice to have him here, it made the communication much easier & he did a great job teaching the lesson. I know we all felt the spirit as he talked about the plan of salvation and the importance of the temple.

12-3-2001
...before we went to the stake center we stopped at Grandma's and man does she like Brady! She kept saying what a great guy he was & how right when she met him she felt like she'd know him her whole life & how handsome he is and on & on, we were only there for 10 minutes! She's right though, Brady is really awesome. I am very impressed, Brady seems to be really on the ball.

12-10-2001
Brady is so amazing. I am so impressed with Brady, he really knows what this life is about and what he's doing. He has so much direction and determination. He has so many good characteristics. I heard him talk today in sacrament and after seeing him interact with people and how he teaches the Rivera's, it makes me want to be so much better...it makes me feel very good to be around him.

12-18-2001
I really like how honest Brady is about everything, he's really up front and honest about how he feels and what he wants...I have been so impressed with his goals and his priorities. He seems so directed and its obvious that the gospel is most important to him. He was saying tonight how he doesn't want his wife to work when they have kids & how he want to take his wife to Peru. It was making me so excited because those are the things I want too!

12-25-2001
What a great day this has been, it got off to a good start last night when Brady came over and brought gifts, he gave me an awesome picture....After that Brady came and got me and I gave him his leatherman and we went and saw his family. I like his family, he has lots of cousins...It was fun I was glad to be able to spend time with Brady today. Tomorrow we're going to the Jazz game, so I'm pretty excited for that!

01-01-2002
The really good thing about my first day in 2002 is that I got to be with Brady again for a while tonight. I like him so much. I have to write about our day together yesterday, it was so awesome. Brady took me ice fishing, duck hunting, and fishing where his dad works. I had so much fun...I seriously felt honored that Brady would take me there, because I know how much he loves it, its a really cool place. It was so nice while we were sitting there waiting for them (the ducks) to come back, everything felt so peaceful...I'm glad he took me with him yesterday now I understand better why he likes it so much up there.

01-29-2002
I still just love seeing Brady teach. He is so amazing, I have such a deep respect for him. We've been having quite a few ups and downs in our relationship the past week but it really has helped me feel a lot closer to Brady, I know I'm really learning a lot. When I'm with Brady I just want to be right next to him, I want to hold him and take care of him and just make sure he's happy. And when I'm not with him I miss him. Everyday I get so excited to see him, that's always the best part. He is so good to me, I love it when he tells me I'm pretty even when I'm not because I know he really means it...I feel so good about Brady, I already love him so much. I'm dang excited for us to keep dating.

02-12-2002
Time is flying by. I see Brady everyday and its always the best part of my day. Usually we just sit and talk and whenever I can I try to get him to have dinner with me. He is so much fun to be with.

02-20-2002
I love Brady more everyday. We went to Bear Lake today, we didn't catch a thing but that's not why I go anyway, I just like being with Brady. We had so much fun talking, we talked about all the stuff we're going to do together, how we're going to raise our kids, where we'll live, what vacations we'll go on and stuff like that. Brady will be the best husband and father ever. He makes me feel like a queen..he gave me my own fishing pole with a shimano reel for Valentine's Day!

02-24-2002
This has been quite the day, I'm pretty excited now okay so really I'm dang excited because I'm going to marry Brady, all I have to do now is propose! JK

Note: My proposal most not have gone to well because we broke up twice in March! I had some crazy mission idea or something.

03-24-2002
Wednesday night I had an interview with my stake president...I ended up leaving his office feeling very good about not even thing of a mission until I turn 21 in May. And let me tell you, its been great not thinking about it, to tell the truth, I don't even want to go now. I miss Brady too much when I have to go 24 hours without him so it would be stupid to leave him here when I want to be with him...all I want is to be with Brady. We went to the Special Needs dance Friday night. I love Brady.

03-31-2002
I am so excited to watch Brady play baseball this summer. Brady is the most amazing person in the world. I love him so much that when I think about it I forget to breath. He makes me so happy and I feel like such a good person when I'm with him...the more I learn about Brady the more I love him...I am just so grateful for the patience Brady has had with me and for his unconditional love. I am so grateful for all that Heavenly Father does for me and the way He teaches me. It's hard to fathom all the love He has for all His children but I know its there. From the things I've learned over the past few months I think I'm starting to get a glimpse of that kind of eternal love. It's just awesome how things work out.

04-07-2002
I am seriously the luckiest most blessed girl in the whole world! I've been on cloud nine all week, especially since Thursday. That night Brady and I were talking and somehow we started talking about marriage and you know that saying that when its right you'll just know? Well this is so true, as we've talked about getting married its so amazing the wonderful awesome peaceful feelings I've had...I love Brady so much, its the best kind of love I've ever felt because it makes me feel like such a better person and I just have complete faith and confidence in Brady. I love his ambition and his goals, and the way he loves me...I love how we're always thinking along the same lines, half the time I go to say something and he takes the works right out of my mouth. I love how we can just be ourselves around each other and how we love each other so much that it makes us better people...I didn't know love could be so great. I'm just realizing more and more everyday that Brady is more than I ever even hoped for...I want to spend every single day forever and ever with Brady. I know it might sound like I'm kind of blinded by love right now, but honestly I know we're not perfect but I know we'll always be able to nurture our love and respect for each other and learn and grow together. It's really true, life does just keep getting better!

04-13-2002
What an awesome day! It's official now, I'm going to be Andrea Murray! I'm so excited, I love Brady so much!...It's so great to know that we are going to be married forever, I feel like I already love Brady so much that its hard to comprehend how much more our love will have grown by our 50th wedding anniversary. We are going to have the best life together!

06-10-2002
Only 12 more hours and Brady and I will be married! I am so excited I can't even believe it. This is the happiest I've ever felt before! I know marriage won't be perfect bliss all the time but I know our home will always be happy as long as we keep God and each other as our top priority. It almost seems too good to be true, marrying the man of my dreams but holy cow, it's going to happen in the morning! There is so much more I would like to write about but I really better get some sleep, tomorrow will be the beginning of the best days ever!

06-11-2009
Today marks seven years of the best days ever! My how time does fly. I love anniversaries because its fun to reflect on where we've been, where we are now and where we are going. For all that changes a lot stays the same. I still get excited everyday waking up next to Brady. He still possesses all of the wonderful qualities he had while we were dating plus a million more that I've seen in him over the past seven years! It turns out I was right, he is the best husband and father ever! I love living our dream, dreaming new dreams together and all that comes with life as we go. Get on your dancing shoes Brady because I'm hoping for millions of more years like these past seven! I love you always and all ways! Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Miss Brynlee

Sunday morning I came walking out of my closet dressed for church with my high heels on. Brynlee looked and said, "Mom I want some shoes with little sticks on the bottom so I can walk like this..." and began prancing around on her tippy toes. Brady and I had a good laugh.
Monday the kids and I went to Target. Brynlee: "Mom I need some shoes with sticks on the bottom." We walk down the little girl shoe isle, I show her no little girl shoes with sticks. Not satisfied she wanders up and down the isles until she finds some 4 inch leapord print high heels. "I found them!" "Great!" I say, "Do they fit?" She tries them on, we look though all the boxes, only mommy sizes! Devistation, frustration and anger. Huge meltdown. And I mean a real meltdown. We immediately leave with Brynlee screaming about shoes with sticks on them and people looking to see who is beating their child.
20 minute drive home, Brynlee screaming the entire way. 20 more minutes at home Brynlee still screaming about stick shoes. Not calming down at all, can't even hear myself trying to talk to her. Nash needs a nap, Brynlee gets to go to her room kicking and screaming all the way. I hold her door shut, she's trying to pull it open, still screaming she says, "DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER, PLEASE HELP ME! MY MOM WON'T GET ME ANY STICK SHOES AND I REALLY WANT SOME! AMEN!" More screaming, but this time I am laughing!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Oh What Do You Do In The Summer Time

Brynlee started swimming lessons today, she loved it and did a great job!






Nash wishes he was in swimming lessons too! He really wanted to get in the pool while we were watching Bryn. Last night Brynlee was so excited about her lessons she and Nash had a little practice session in the tub. At 7:30 she wanted to go to bed so that the morning and her lessons would come faster!

Since Brady and I both were goggles to lap swim, Brynlee insisted that she needed some too for her lessons! Lookin' good Bryn!

Cassie has been in heaven this summer, she's never had so much attention before!




The sandbox has also been a favorite this summer! It was well worth Brady's effort to put it in! And the hours of entertainment are a great trade off for a little sand in the house!


Cassie knows she can always get loves from Nash



I don't know if I've ever seen such a messy eater! He could seriously use a bath after every meal and every snack too! He insists on feeding himself most of the time which is nice but I don't know if he really gets much in his belly. Most of it ends up in his hair, on the floor/walls/highchair or across the kitchen.

These last two pictures are from our bear hunt, notice I didn't take any pictures of the bears, Brady was disappointed about that but I was afraid the flash would scare them! We did get them with the video camera though, so Brady will have to post a clip from there. I had a lot of fun, it was the perfect bear hunt for me because we got too see a mother bear and the two cutest smallest little cubs I have ever seen without having to "harvest" anything. The bears were so darling and such fast little climbers! Just watching them was enough for me. The fresh mountain air smelled so good, especially since it's still spring up there. In the afternoon big black clouds came rolling in and the thunder started rumbling, thunder in the mountains is awesome! I love it! When is started raining it really smelled good! We saw deer, elk, hundreds of squirrels, a coyote, and on our way back the truck a hawk flew just above us the whole way down the canyon. We live on such a beautiful earth! It was a fantastic day!

Monday, June 1, 2009