Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Dustin!!!

For your birthday I wanted to take you on a trip...down Memory Lane. I dug through lots of old albums and scanned tons of pictures. I hope you enjoy your trip... You and Riley in late 1990. Where's the beach??
Christmas 1990. We were thrilled about the bikes...not so much the helmets.

Visiting the Clark's in American Fork, UT

Look who's 12! April 1991

Good times in the indoor/outdoor pool!

Check us all out in Idaho, waiting for the parade.

Halloween 1991 at the Montoya's. We LOVED going Trick or Treating with the Montoya's!

Christmas 1991

Aren't we so cute?!

You gotta love Dustin's troll doll in the pocket!

April 11, 1992 in Idaho

Dustin and I riding a quad at Mark and Verla Darrington's. So much fun!

Another visit with the Clark's April 17, 1992

All of us cousins at Grandma and Grandpa's July 20, 1992(...I was obviously having a no-good-very-bad-day!)
Halloween 1992 at the Montoya's again!

November 1992

December 1992, Disneyland

Christmas 1992 at Grandma and Grandpa's

Who doesn't love a puffy paint sweatshirt?? Honestly!

Visiting the Garrard's in Las Vegas (before we lived here). We were on that trampoline from morning to night when we visited!

Easter 1993

Grandma and Grandpa's June 1993

Huntington Beach, June 1993

Christmas 1993

One of my favorites! Tyler, Dustin, and I always had a good time playing in the bonus room!

Easter 1994. Check out Riley's face!

June 1994 at Grandma and Grandpa's

Hanging out with Brandon and Morgan in San Elijo, camping at the beach. Summer 1994

Time to leave!

Hanging out at the Taylor's in Idaho, with Brandon and Morgan.

November 1994

Christmas time at Disneyland, 1994

Fast forward to... The whole family at Disneyland in December 1995.

Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's 1995

Another one of my fav's! Crazy water fight. We lived in Vegas now. June 1996

Dustin and I goofing around.

Sibling love...haha!

Our little drummer boy!

Dustin and Leah exchanging mints, June 1998. So cute!

Dustin and a very little Madison!

Dustin being Dustin.

Dustin, Leah, Madison, and Riley at Disneyland, I'm guessing summer of 1998.

Dustin and Leah camping at the beach. Hubba, hubba! haha!

Another one of my fav's (okay, so I have a lot of favorite's!)

Check out this guy! Camping at the beach, July 1999, just DAYS before Karley would be born!

This is a great example of one of Dustin's stances. Another one would be when he folds his arms and tucks his hands in his pits. haha

Dustin taking a nap with a very new baby Karley...SO PRECIOUS!!!

Fast forward to today and look at what a beautiful family you have and what a wonderful man you've become!!! Dustin, you are such a great father, husband, and brother!!! I have so many fun memeories of our childhood and I love making new ones with our little families. I hope you have a VERY HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY, YOU DESERVE IT!!! Love you bro!!!
P.S. And you know if I had the money I would totally buy you a sweet drumset for your big day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

7 years ago today...

Frankie and I tied the knot! I can't believe it's been 7 years already! I'm so thankful for Frankie. I love watching him playing with our boys. I love that we still laugh so hard that we are sore. I love that he puts up with my craziness. I love that he works his butt off for our family so we can have all the things we want. I love his dedication to our little family. I LOVE YOU FRANKIE!!! HAPPY 7TH ANNIVERSARY!!!
I thought I'd throw in some pictures from the big day. I don't love the pictures we had professionally done, so I only put a few on here. And the other pictures were taken before digital camera's were all the rage, so that explains the quality.

I now pronounce you husband and wife! I love this picture. We're laughing because I put his ring on the wrong finger! Hey, he gave me the wrong I blame him! haha!

This is my little Bradley. Wasn't he so handsome?! He had just turned 1. And Frankie was lookin' hott himself!

Another one of Bradley in his little tux. Aaaawww!

My Grandma and Grandpa Darrington...I love them soooo much!

This is my parents with the Clark's. They came all the way from Utah so Larry could marry Frankie and I. I love these guys!

This is just a random shot of my relatives, but I love it none the less.

I love my cousin's Bryan and Amanda!

We share our anniversary with my Aunt Lisa and Uncle Kurt, so we surprised them by playing their wedding song so they could dance together. So cute!

Hey ladies!!! All these lovely ladies are related to me!

My Grandpa, (a very tiny) Madison, and myself were gettin' our groove on! Darin was observing from the sidelines.

My Aunt Julie and my cousin Brandon...aaawww mother and son dance!

Morgan, Garrett, and Brandon just chillin' watching all of us gettin' crazy on the dance floor.

My Grandpa and I were dancing to a slow song when No Doubt's Hey Baby came on. Do you think we were going to stop dancing?? Heck no! That's when we really started shakin' it! My Grandpa's got some moves!

Brandon and I sharing a dance.

No cake fights at my wedding! Frankie knew the consequences...haha!

I love, love, love this picture of my dad with Bradley! Soooo cute!

There was A LOT of dancing at my wedding, but when us ladies had a little dance circle Dustin couldn't help himself. He got in the middle and let loose! That was THE BEST! It's still talked about to this day.

She's got legs! Frankie getting my garter. Naughty boy!