Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby

Can't believe 1 year has gone by. You have brought so much joy into our family. I can't imagine a day without your confectious smile and bright, loving eyes.

Your personality lights up a room. Everywhere we go you bring so much joy to others by smiling and interacting. Who knew at one-years-old you could be so in tune with your surroundings. At the gym, the grocery store, restaurants, meetings with clients...wherever you are the center of attention and the life of the party.
I love you. Jax loves you. Matt adores you. Happy birthday baby. You are such a joy in our lives.

At 1 years old:
weight: 24.8 lbs
favorite words: daddy, dad, mamamama, jax
toy: musical playland piano
music: rap and pop (don't ask me, she gets her groove on)
food: peaches
activity: dancing or being around people
practicing: walking
loves: your sippy cup, your daddy

Friday, July 15, 2011

New House, Old House, New House Again...

We are back at the house we love and missed so very dearly for the one year we were gone. Keim Drive you were missed. We love this house. We worked hard to make this the house of our dreams. Jax is a bit confused at the "new" house and the "old" house. We are loving the pool every day, sometimes twice a day, I am loving my separate office, Lucy is loving the carpet and crawling all over and we are loving the play room. We feel blessed to be back in our ward too!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A New Road: Our path to Life: Happy birthday Julie!

A New Road: Our path to Life: Happy birthday Julie!: "Happy birthday Julie!" Everyone in Salt Lake please support my friend in her quest for new lungs. Please attend this benefit concert by Paul Cardall in her honor.



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jax's 4-year-old carnival birthday bash

This year my friend Heidi and I decided to combine forces for Jax and his bestie Marley's 4-yr-old birthday celebrations. I'd remembered my favorite party for my 9th or 10th birthday. My sisters had planned it and used the trampoline and other booths and prizes to create the best backyard carnival ever! It was my most memorable birthday. Jax at 4 may not remember this one, but I will! Who are we kidding at this age they're for us more than them anyway :) It was a lot of fun.

Friends + Carnival Food + Prizes + Bouncy Castle + Face Painting + Games = Good Times

(did I mention the weather was awesome)

all tuckered out after at the end of a busy b-day

go to my friend Heidi's blog for more cute pictures and a break down of activities in case you'd like to throw a similar party: Heidi's Blog

flown (fl┼Źn): {filled too full}

The last couple of months of my life has flown by
Matt has been traveling for interviews for fellowship 30 out of the last 60 days. I've had two clients under contract, one client remodel and three additional closings since Lucy's birth. Lucy is out of the newborn-sleepy-stage and a little trickier to take to work with Mommy. Jax has emerged into an inquisitive and attention demanding 4-yr-old. I keep thinking to myself how am I going to do this? I have felt several moments of regret for life going to fast and too full that I am not able to soak it up and really enjoy it. I am always in a hurry, running late, tired, up late working and just trying to juggle it all.

What do I do to get a piece of my sanity back? How do I less busy my life? I've decided to care less about getting my pre-baby body back and just give myself a little time. How do you moms with 3 and 4 kids do it? I am having a hard time wrapping my arms around two. Any advice here would be welcomed.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jax's Bad Habit

So I'm laughing hysterically and have to write this down before I forget. Jax has a horrible habit of going poop in the bathtub. We have been working on making sure he goes poop before he gets in the bath to prevent these mishaps.

Jax is in the tub. From the other room I hear the toilet flush.

Matt yells to Jax: "Did you just go poop in the potty."
Jax: "No Daddy. It's okay, it's okay."
Matt: "What's okay did you poop in the toilet or the bathtub"
Jax: "It's okay Daddy I pooped in my hand and flushed it in the toilet"


Little Buddies

I love siblings. I love my siblings and I love Matt's siblings. These two are cute little buddies.

with aunt Rach

Jax is figuring out the differences between girls and boys a few of his cute little comments:

Jax: "Mommy boys are dudes..." "girls are Shes"

Jax: (while changing Lucy's diaper) "Where is her penis is it hiding?"

Jax: "Mommy both you and Lucy have butts like Daddy and I, but you don't have penis'.

Holiday Happenings

zoo lights

decorating Christmas tree


Making Christmas cookies

Jax and Lucy Christmas morning

Okay so it is evident I'm either non-exsistant during the holiday festivities or I spend a lot of time nursing and behind the camera:)