Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

On June 28, 2012 this Hunk o' Love & I celebrated 9 years of marriage!

Here is a little recap of our married years so far... 

9 years of marriage
8 different cars
7 broken ribs
6 career changes (by Spence!)
5 "amazing" weight loss challenges hosted by Speener!
4 states lived in (Utah, Arizona, Washington & California)
3 kids
2 houses we've owned
and 1 studmuffin by my side to share in the adventure!
(not to mention 18 countries visited, 3 degrees completed, 10 moves, 9 wards and tons of new friends and fun adventures!)

It is safe to say it's been an adventurous experience so far, and I look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with my Speener.
So, to celebrate our anniversary this year, I decided to plan a little date.  Our actual anniversary was in the middle of the week, so that day we went and did sealings at the Temple and ate at Blue Lemon.  I kept the big date saved for the following Saturday...  

If I'm being honest I thought I was pretty dang funny.  When we first started dating, I was working at the fruit stands.  Ya know the ones you see on the side of the road?  Well, when we got married Spence and I worked the Tagge's Fruit Stand down at Pioneer Park for a summer together.  All the money we made at the fruit stand that summer we spent on a trip to Guatemala to visit Spencer's mission.  

Well, I thought it would be funny to surprise Spence with a blast from the past and work the fruit stands together.  He thought I was surprising him with an early morning tee time, so he wasn't exactly jumping  up and down when Saturday morning came and I told him we would be working for the next 7.5 hours selling fruit BUT being the good sport he is he decided to have fun with it.  (Especially after I told him all the money we made we would spend at LuluLemon later on that night!)  

Here we are back at our old stomping grounds - Tagge's Fruit & The Farmer's Market at Pioneer Park!

Spence manned the jam/salsa stand most of the day, and anyone who knows Spence knows that he can sell ANYTHING!  I bet he sold more salsa that day then they have sold the entire season, he was so funny.  Telling people the raspberry salsa was like having "a party on your tongue" among other things.  It was quite entertaining watching him! 

Well, so Spence wouldn't be disappointed, I also planned an afternoon of golf up at Mountain Dell.  I wasn't quite ready to leave the little p with a babysitter so we brought her along!

Man this guy LOVES golf! 

                                                   Us girls riding in style in the golf cart!

Great swing my love! 

I seriously can't get enough of this little girl! She is the sweetest thing!  

 Oh hello little deer in the middle of the fairway! 

2 of Speener's loves - Pres & Golf! 

After golf we ate at the Bombay House (one of our fav's), shopped at Lulu Lemon with our fruit stand money, and went to a movie!  

Thanks to all our babysitters that day we were able to enjoy a super fun day celebrating 9 years of us!  I love you Spencer Paul Taggart!!!  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Swimming at Mimi's!

We spent hours swimming over at Papa & Mimi's house this summer.  They live in a condo and it has the most amazing pool!  It's quite shallow and rarely are other people there.  One of our favorite activities this summer was meeting up with our cousins for swim days! 

Lance really started to grasp swimming this year and started the arm strokes.  It was fun to see him swim around and see how much he enjoys it! 

Tallie & Chloe dipping their feet in the hot tub! 

 Lance & Allie with their cute goggles!  

Soph & Lind - Aunt and Niece!  3 weeks apart!  These girls are so dang cute!  

All the Taggart Grandkids!  

Happy 3 months Little P!  
June 25, 2012 

- Rolling over 
- Reaching for toys and things
-Constantly smiling 
-Constantly laughing 
-Sleeping 12 hours at night 

Yeah, pretty much a dream!  

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Burn Party!

One of my favorite parts about summer is BBQ with friends and late nights sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows and chatting with good friends.  End of June we had the Lambert's and Taylor's over for a night of swimming, tin foil dinners, mallow roasting, darts and chatting ! 

Starting off the night right with a sip of DC!  

This dart board has accompanied us through 4 moves, and it is so much fun to play a good game of darts in the backyard!  

The beautiful gray striped ladies preparing the tin foil dinners!  

Roasting up some hot diggity dogs for the kids! 

 Well it's pretty obvious that Whitey and Sammy are going to be pros when their new baby sister arrives! 

And wala, tin foil dinner is perfection, and delicious! 

Amy introduced us to the most delicious marshmallows.... a marshmallow wrapped in biscuit dough, dipped in melted butter then rolled in cinnamon and sugar and then roasted over the fire.  Um, my mouth is watering just remembering the goodness.  

The adorable little p at 2 months!  Happy as ever! 

A close up pic of the cinnamon mallow goodness!! 

Great night! 

Love these girls!  

Mrs. Mischief!  


When I married Speen two of my good friends also became my cousins.  It is so fun to have kids the same age with Mollie and Tenley.  We love getting together with this crew.  

Here are the boys (minus Jack)  
Lance, Brooks, and Tait 

Our attempt at getting a group picture.  Tallie got something in her eye right as I started clicking away!  
Tait, Tallie, Chayce, Bailey, Addie, Lance, Presley, Jack, and Brooks 
The Little P & Jack are only 2 days apart!  

Love these girls and their fiesty personalities!  It's definitely never a boring day with these girlie girls around!  

Love for her little sis!