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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Lot to Catch Up On...

1. Sam's First Camping Trip

We took Sam camping for the first time last weekend. We went to Moab and camped in the Sand Flats campground with our friends Jeff & Shera, Cam & Cindy, and our new friends Jared & Jen. All together we had a 6 year old plus 7 kids under 3!!

The weather was BEAUTIFUL, and we did two short, kid-friendly hikes: Corona Arch & The Millcreek Swimming Hole. We had a blast, but it turns out camping in a tiny, two-man backpacking tent with a 2 month old is really hard! We barely had any room, and while Sammy slept great, we slept terribly trying not to smash him. Needless to say, we ended up spending the second night in a hotel in Moab. Time to get a bigger tent!

Here are some pics and videos that I took during the trip on our little camera:

Sammy enjoying Moab in the nude

Cam and the kids on the way to Corona Arch

Jack taking a break after working hard on the way to Corona Arch

Kenny took the easy way up on Jeff's back, and he LOVED it! Here he is having a snack on the way up.

Sam tried out his baseball cap for the first time. It's a little big, but it worked great!

Mike and Sammy on the way to the watering hole

The Whitmers on the way to the watering hole

Jeff and Jack at the watering hole

Sam getting cooled off after a long hike!

2. Weight Watchers Week 2

I ate too much junk food during the camping trip and gained 1 lb, total bummer! Bootcamp starts tomorrow, so wish me luck. I'll definitely lose weight, but they make you wear a 20 lb weight vest the first week, so there will most likely be tears involved. I'm terrified.

3. Happy Birthday To Me

Thursday was my Birthday! We dropped the kid off with Aunt Amy and Grandpa Blommer, and Mike took me to The Melting Pot for dinner. It was delicious as always, and we stuffed ourselves!

For my present this year Mike watched Sam while I went skiing for the day at Alta with Shera. This was a big deal because I'm breastfeeding, and I've never been away from Sam long enough to miss a feeding, and skiing meant I would miss two feedings! I pumped two bottles, and Mike fed Sam for the first time. It all worked out great, and it's such a feeling of freedom to know that I can skip a feeding here or there when I need to.

4. Skiing Post Pregnancy

As mentioned above, I went skiing yesterday for the first time since being pregnant. The weather was AMAZING, and the snow was good. I was ridiculously out of shape, but I still had a blast! Thanks to Shera for skipping the back country for a day and going with me to the resort, and for being so understanding about me pumping in the parking lot...twice! We were both bummed that we forgot our cameras, but I can assure you that we were lookin' good!

5. Sammy at 10 Weeks

Our little guy is getting so big we can't believe it! Everyday he gets more fun. Lately he likes to shrug his shoulders when he giggles, and it's so cute I can't even stand it. He also had two nights in a row this week where he slept for 6 hours straight!


Cheryl and William said...

you two are the most ambitious parents I have ever met taking your little infant camping! Truly amazing that you were even able to do ONE night in a 2 man tent with a kid. I can already tell that Sammy is definitely going to be a mountain man like his dad. And Happy Belated Birthday Katy! Good luck with boot camp- YIKES is all I have to say about that

Ireland Fam said...

This was really fun to read. Is that arch picture at the top the same one where Becky and Mike posed for the picture that was next to the phone for so long?

Jenny said...

That sure was a fun camping trip! I wish there would have been room in our trailer for you guys... sorry the first night was so rough. I'm impressed you even attempted it. :) Sounds like you had a fun birthday!

Susie said...

Katy! Not even a baby can slow you down!! I am glad you had fun camping and I am glad you got a hotel room! Sam is so cute and big now. I am starting to finally see some katy in him- very cute.

Brew 2 said...

Oh Mike and Katy - Sam is adorable. Happy Birthday, Katy. I'm glad you are still having so much fun together as a family. I loved the videos - hilarious. I miss you!

Cheetah said...

Ha! Sammy is going to have more camping experience than I do in another 2 weeks. Nice work all.

Kim said...

Don't you wish we could enjoy Moab in the nude too? Oh how I love these pics...will your hubby give me a lesson? Srsly.