Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our really, really long catch up post!

It has been waaaaay too long since our last post and I do apologize to our followers, although I know we don't have many! :) We are finally feeling completely settled in Idaho Falls and really enjoyed this summer with our family and friends. Warning: This post will be HUGE with lots of pictures...sorry!

July Murdock Family Reunion at Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah.

The best thing about our reunion was watching Landon's reaction while we pretty much forced him on the rides. Mean parents? Hey, he ended up liking them in the end!

See, so much fun that we just tuckered him right out!

Look, my first tattoo!! Watch out, us Murdock girls are pretty wild!

4th of July (It's not that bad that I am posting this in November right?)
Food, Fireworks, Family, FUN...enough said!

Grandpa and Grandma Kay...

Camping with old friends! (We are still in July folks!)

We were so excited to finally take Landon camping. We had several opportunities to go in Pittsburgh but Landon was a handful in his infant days and we were too afraid it would be a nightmare! It was great to reunite with some friends that we haven't hung out with in forever. We played in the water, cooked by fire, and played lot's of games! We had an awesome time!

The slip-n-slide...brought memories of when I used to slither down that long tarp as a kid. Landon loved it!

Tyson and Roger, they are sweeties through and through. (There is more to the story there...)

Roger and Melissa.

Josh and Jill.

Our amazing view from our campsite.

And here is my scary camping story. Ooohhh! We went to bed late, Landon was already in the tent sleeping. Tyson and I snuck in the tent and got settled into our sleeping bags. Unfortunately, it had started to rain earlier in the evening which was kind of a bummer. Tyson fell asleep pretty quickly, as he usually does (urgh). I was fading in and out of sleep, trying to get comfortable, trying to get warm, listening to the rain. I all the sudden was awoken by the loudest growl I have ever heard. It was coming from behind my head, right outside the tent wall!! I don't think that I have ever really felt true fright until that moment. I thought something would rip through the tent at any second. I didn't say a word, I was too scared, I hid in my sleeping bag. Didn't hear the sound again. In the morning a fellow camper said that there were coyotes in the area. AHHH!!! I coyote was right by my head, growling!

Long over due trip to our cabin in Island Park! (September)

Every time I step into our small mountain cabin by the lake, the smell, the old furniture, the sound of ducks on the water always brings back a million memories. I was so glad to finally get back and spend a weekend there with my family.

Landon with his cousins eating some gold old s'mores!

The best thing that happened all weekend was Landon's first catch! Sadly it happened so fast we couldn't get the action on camera but here are a few of the big fish he reeled in.

He may be quite the boy with his big fishing skills but he still loves his time with the ladies.

And what cabin trip would be complete without a bath in a rustic metal tub on the back porch in the woods! Isn't he the cutest!?

October, Yellowstone Bear World

Prepare yourself for the cutest picture you will ever see! A little deer and a little boy, it could be in a calendar!

They had some little rides that Landon enjoyed before we left the park.

That's it for now! We have house and fun Halloween pictures to blog next...hopefully I'll get them posted before next year! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer fun in Idaho!

It has been great being in Idaho and finally settling into our new home (pictures to come soon).

Tyson is working as Dr. Murdock and is really enjoying it. He actually took care of some cavities for me today and I was quite impressed with his skills. He looked good as a dentist. I was so proud that I almost wanted to jump out of the chair and give him a big kiss, perhaps it was the laughing gas causing me to have a little too much excitement!

I have been busy decorating and organizing (my two favorite things) our home and getting some sort of a routine after moving. Surprisingly, I do miss Pittsburgh a tad. Just a tad! I got a little emotional recently as I reminisced about dinner at the Thompson's, game nights and girls nights with friends, playing at the neighborhood parks, and the Children's museum. Man do I miss that place!!

Landon has had so much fun getting to know his cousins. We have been busy with the family and trying to get lots of fun activities in during the summer. He is getting so big. I think I finally know what people are talking about when they say "terrible two's". I think it is starting. He has been throwing himself on the floor, which is new and so so much fun!

Here are a few pics of the things we have been up to...

Lot's of swimming at Nanny and Grandpa's house.

This is Walker, Landon's cousin. They are the new troublemakers in the Murdock family. Landon has never been too mischievous but little Walker has had quite the influence on Landon. See here, cute, doing their Superman pose. But then...

Trouble!! Walker snuck into Landon's room while he was sleeping, woke him up, and they both decided it would be loads of fun to wipe Desitine all over each other. I was laughing so hard when I saw it that I nearly peed my pants!

The evidence...

And exhaustion follows the next day after a late night of Desitine play.

The Blue Angles came through Idaho Falls and it was an awesome airshow! The planes were literally right above our heads!

Here is Mr. Cool waiting for the show to start!

Landon's cousin had a bowling birthday party and he was able to bowl for the very first time. He was excited for about 20 minutes then he was done. Typical!