Aug 17, 2014

The Beez

This weekend we attended a Bodybuilding competition that our friend Christopher competed in. Christopher is one of Sean's closest bromances, and he lovingly calls him The Beez. We've been good friends with the Beesleys for almost ten years now and it's been so cool/amazing/inspiring to see him go from, "strong and fluffy" to "buff and ripped." - I typically float somewhere in the strong and fluffy phase myslef, so it's inspirational to see what some dedication, hard work and discipline can do. 

In addition to Bodybuilding, Christopher just happens to be our Bishop, father-of-four, concert pianist, prosecuting attorney and classical music virtuoso. He's an eyebrow raiser for sure! :) A bunch of friends from our church have been cheering him on and enjoying getting updates on progress throughout the journey. We all are so proud of him (and his side-kick Mary). They're such wonderful friends...I mean, family. 

 I thought I'd share some pictures and video (with his permission of course) of the competition. We have oodles of mutual friends who've been cheering him on too, and I know you've all been anxiously waiting to see. So, here ya go! 


Here's the video of his routine. Of course he chose Mozart, which was perfect for him and refreshing after all the butt-rock being played. 

Competition Day
 5 Days Out
 12 Days Out
 26 Days Out
Hey! Remember when Sean and his Christopher made that funny Buff Stuff video for our ward talent show? That was awesome. Protein rocks

Aug 15, 2014

We Made Them

Alrighty people.  So, it needs to be said that this is an off-the-cuff photo shoot in Balboa Park and was not done by certified professionals who know what the heck they're doing.  It was more like - Let' say... chasing cats, in the heat, through a crowded park of photo-bombers.  Quit judging me!  Ha ha.  We just dragged everyone down there and took a bunch of pictures and prayed some would turn out.  We took 599 pictures, guys.  Less than 100 were acceptable and less than half of those I'm actually sharing.  I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does.  Some are grainy, out of focus, and repetitive.  So there.  It's been said. 

The stars aligned just right so that Sean was able to make it home in time to spend a few days with his Mama Annye before she had to leave us.  We knew we needed to take advantage of that sitch and get some pictures of us all together.  We all have an insanely deep love for Balboa Park - so we knew that was the place we had to go. 

To explain the blog post title.  This might sound like something an arrogant jerk-face would say (although I'm not I swear) but, we have some pretty cool & good looking kiddlets.  Whenever we get nice comments about our kids we look at each other and wink or whisper a little phrase.  A phrase we secretly know the other one is thinking, because we can't help but feel blessed to be able to say it.

"We made them." 


Reality check. No one ever looks at the friggin' camera. Seriously, kids man.