Goodness gracious! I cannot believe how long it has been since I have written on this thing! And so much has happened! So here is an Instagram Life update, since that is what I've been taking pictures with these days. (Since Cole spilled milk on my point and shoot- Yeah, you know the term, "There is no use crying over spilled milk?" It doesn't always apply.) So starting in November. We had an awesome Thanksgiving, and I showed off this little baby I made.
The next day, we hit the Auto show, a yearly tradition. This show shows ALL of the cars for the upcoming year! I picked out this sweet ride for my next car. Is it family appropriate? Probably not. Do I look cute in it? YESSSS.
And we drank a lot of this. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. To. Die. For.
And did a LOT of winter cuddling. I took all the cuddling I could get, which is not a lot from this squirmy little guy!
DECEMBER: Hello, December! My favorite month of the year, and boy did we have a great December! We started the month off right with the Mesa LDS Temple Christmas Lights! Cole absolutely LOVED walking around those lights. And we just let him go!
Then we strapped on a big puffy jacket, and headed to Idaho Falls, Idaho!
Cole LOVED the airplane. He spent the whole ride like this:
He got to feel snow for the first time. He wasn't too sure what to think of it. It didn't last long since we've had some unusual heat wave this winter, but I loved seeing him in the snow!
Cole loved Grandma and Papa Mitchels's house! And how could he not? My favorite part of their house was the Christmas tree in front of these huge windows looking out to the winter white backyard! It was picture-esk.
I love this picture of Cole on Christmas Eve. He had no idea what was about to hit him!
The best present ever was seeing our dear friends, Jeff and Whitney (not pictured) and Dave and Stephanie! It had been way too long since we had seen them. Derek has a group of about 7 friends that he has grown up with since high school. It was only natural that all the wives became best friends as well!
JANUARY: What a way to start off the new year. We spent New Years in a cabin up in PineTop and spent the days skiing and if I ever edit my pictures, I will post our pictures up on here! As soon as we got home, my little bbabe got sick with a 104 degree temperature.
But once he was up running around again, we started to play! We went with our (prego- WHOOHOOO!) lunch buddy, Kristin and hit up some food trucks in Phoenix and then explored DownTown. I don't know if it is exploring if you have lived there already, but we did it all.
And I ate here too. Jose Garce's (Iron Chef) new restaurant, Distrito. Delish.
Aaaaand we spent time hanging out, dressing up and watching a little baby Einstein:
We also celebrated a birthday! Derek turned 29 this year! I made this cake for him!
February: We started off February with a much need hair cut! Cole got three inches cut off! It was CRAZY how long it was! He may or may not have started to look like a girl.
Then, I started to get a little creative. I was in dire need of a new pillow...so I made one! I am awfully proud of my domestic self.
We also went a little crazy for Valentine's Day too, which we spent home (by myself because Derek was out of town) and with a sick baby. No bueno. At least I had good looking cookies.
So we're only halfway through February and Cole turns 18 month in about a week! I know, it's crazy but he is getting too big for his own good! He is the happiest little trouble maker I know! He thinks EVERYTHING is a game. He laughs constantly, and loves to watch his movies. It's crazy to watch his personality grow. We love him so much!