Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Photo Shoot

So I decided to make some last minute Christmas cards for my family, and since I'm cheap and Stevie's probably slammed...I did my own lame photo shoot. Here's the blurry, unprofessional pictures I came up with:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Christmas Card to you..

I was reading a talk by Pres. Henry B. Eyring, and contemplating the need for "Peace on Earth", a phrase often heard this time of year. I came to the conclusion that we do have peace on earth if we want it! Pres. Eyring said:
"More than any other people on earth, we have, through the glorious events of the Restoration of the gospel, felt the peace that the Lord offered His people with the words 'Be still, and know that I am God.' "
Maybe we can't stay wars or world-wide anxiety, but if we just be still, and trust in the Lord, truly we can feel peace. If the peace begins in our hearts we can spread it to our homes, and then communities! If everyone trusted in the Lord and did his will, we would have peace on earth! My goal is to really try and trust the Lord. I know to often I demand justice when what I really need to give is mercy! I wish all of you Peace in your homes and hearts this season as we turn to our Savior!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thansgiving what-nots

So I went to a little craft party at my friend Pam's house and we made the cutest little turkeys! I quickly decided this is what we would be doing for Activity Day's too! I love them and they are super easy! I wanted to make a cute crafty cookie, so I realized that my flower cookie cutter could be turned into a turkey! How lucky! They turned out Ok (I'm not Martha Stewart people!) Wow, you're thinking, Isla let you do all that? Well, No! She was asleep for half of it, then she unrolled the paper towels while I was frosting and sprinkling! Ha!

Friday, November 19, 2010

They grow up too fast...

Chelsea thought it would be hilarious to yearbook Isla, and she's right, it is hilarious, so I thought I would share the fun. Let me know if you: a.)like it b.)think it's horrifying c.)want my Christmas cards to include 1978 Isla

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A new addition to the family!!

CHE CHE is here! My little sister Chelsea is going to be living with us for the next 8 months until her parole officer says otherwise....Haha NO, she's going to Austin Kade for esthetics! We all have mixed feelings: Chelsea leaving her friends and having to live in our basement, and with us now we can't walk around in our underwear. The good though is that she will get a great education in something she loves and we will have a live-in baby sitter! (And the fact that she is super fun and we love her to pieces helps too!)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fairy Butterfly Princess?

I don't know what the heck this costume really is, but it's CUTE! I bought it about 4 years ago, and like everything else with Isla pants...it fits! I seriously have been oddly blessed with things like this. I had almost everything bought before she was even realized, and it has all worked out! Tender mercies for sure! Anyhoo, the pictures aren't great because Isla didn't see dad all day except for a minute while he took the pictures so she was crazy-excited and consequently blurry!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Baby needs her some Exersaucer!!

Well, we finally bought Isla a substantial toy! We really haven't gotten her much of anything, because Aunt Lisa lets us borrow all of her little girls clothes, and we got tons of toys for the baby shower! We've been super lucky! Plus I hesitated because she hated her swing! Anyhoo she was SICK of her old toys so we got this exersaucer and she likes it! YEA!

She seriously played with the nub that was sans toys for forever! Of course! We should have just gotten her some toliet paper rolls and old newspaper! Ha!

Morgan being a smart-alec and telling me she's too small because her feet don't quite touch the ground! She'll grow into it MORGAN! (She's just jealous!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Decor

So this year for Halloween we are decorating with kitty heads! Ha! Morgan always does this, she knows she's not supposed to get on the table but wants to see what the heck we are doing up there, so she sits on a stool and pokes her head up. It make me laugh every time!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Post Script

Ok now I feel bad. My mom says it sounds like I'm depressed! No world, not depressed....just human I guess.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why am I so lame?

It has come to my attention as of late, that I'm stilll pretty selfish, a perfectionist and painfully aware of my faults and insecurities...all with no intention of changing! Why you ask? I'm just too tired! Ha! No, I'm trying... just moving very slowly as to not jolt the rotation of the Earth (because it does revolve around me and my problems) so, instead of complain right now, I'm just going to list some things I'm grateful for:
1.) Lisa Cardon
2.) Lisa Cardon recommending I read Jane Eyre (small ha)
3.) Isla's baby toes
4.) My washer and dryer
5.) This one should really be at the top...Heavenly Father forgiving me and then forgiving me again, and still loving me!
6.) Tim forgiving me and then forgiving me again and still loving me? Ya, pretty sure still loving me.
7.) Ben wanting to go back to school thus re-igniting Tim's little fire to definitely go back to school too. I'm ready!

Friday, September 24, 2010

This one's for you Denise!

I have an Aunt that has been very sick and since we cannot visit her, I was hoping this cute picture would cheer her up! We love you and hope you are doing better! Denise, I know sometimes Karl's face just isn't enough, so this one's for you! Ha!

...and this one's for Karl! Ha! Her hat says "I heart skiing" in case you can't see it! You'll have to help me teach her!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Moon-face Baby

Here's some current Isla pics. She is getting giant! She seriously changes every week! Isla is almost 5 months old now. She loves to blow bubbles, jabber when she's tired and she only poops when I'm in the tub! True story! Thank goodness she's not in the tub with me! Ha! She's super needy right now and hates to be left alone for more that 5 mins, but I thinks she'll grow out of it. Anyway, we love her to pieces!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Feeling Sentimental

I got a sweet letter from a friend, and it made me sentimental. So of course you all know that Isla-pants was a hard baby because I've probably complained about it umpteen times, but she is the BEST baby now! She is 4 months old now and I can't believe the difference! She finally likes to play on the floor with her toys and she'll even swing in her swing now! I love it! She sleeps 8 hours every night with only one 1-hour feeding between 2-4 AM! Wow! It's amazing! She is starting to laugh, and she sucks her bottom lip in and out...it's hilarious! Anyhoo, I remember thinking this Brendan James song when it was 2 in the morning and we both hadn't slept more than an hour at a time in days. Things always felt better in the daylight. I wanted to post it in case there are any other hard babies out there:

The sun will rise, the sun will save me
From the night the sun will change me,
Change the way I feel.

I've had enough of the hard and harder
Times are tough, I've drifted farther
Farther from myself.

I won't dwell baby, on my failures
It won't help baby, it won't bring changes
I won't run baby, when all I want is to run
I won't forget the mornings sure to come.

...The love I want, the love I need is sure to come
it's sure to lead me, lead me home again.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sibling Togetherness

Travis, Chelsea and I went to Dave Matthews last Tuesday and it was amazing of course. This is my second time seeing him, but first time with the new sax-a-ma-phone player, and he was impressive. He played two saxaphones at once! This picture was after the concert so we are tired and I have a headache from all the marijuana smoke. Ha! We had a good time and I saw Lesli Parson, Heather Low, Mark Rasmuson and Devin Wood, pretty much my entire graduating class!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Isla-face-pants

Here's some recent pics of Isla. She's getting so big! She loves-loves bath time! She sucks on a wet rag the whole time and drenches me in water splashing, so I had to take a picture of that too!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Isla Pictures!

We took her to her 2 month appt. a while ago, and she was 24" long and 11lbs. 14oz. She is almost 3 months now (August 1st)! I'm not going to lie, this has been the LONGEST 3 months of my life! During these last couple of weeks Isla has gradually got better and better, and now I think she is the BEST baby ever! After trying about 4 different things we have finally got her tummy issues somewhat under control! She is sleeping a ton better and is just a happier baby which equals happy mommy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Post Script

Denise! I just got the spoons! Tell you mother thank you so much! That was so cute of her, and as you can tell...you're not the only one who would like to see more pics! Ha! Hopefully I can get some up this weekend!


Ok, so I know it's been years since I have posted but life just won't allow it!! We have had some tough weekends with Isla-pants and her tiny tummy which equals all three of us crying, and then our laptop broke! Our desktop is in the basement so I have to schedule time to come down here, and because we traded printers with family I have NO WAY to import pictures. So, all the cute pictures I have taken of Isla's chunky legs and cute face will have to wait until I find a solution. Also...we did have Isla blessed at then end of July and didn't get any pictures taken with our camera, so if anyone who was there wants to share, please feel free. Maybe I can update my blog when I am in Logan next week! Until then, so sorry but I am trying!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ramble Ramble

I really don't have anything much to say, except that I think I'm surviving motherhood a little better these days! Ha! We had a hard time with Isla at first, colic and acid reflux are not fun, but we have been taking her to see Monkia Buerger who is a chiropractor and I believe the combination of her adjustments and Isla growing into her body has made a world of difference. She is starting to smile like crazy and recognize Tim and I, and whenever I look at this picture (which come on doesn't she look like a cabbage patch doll) it makes it all worth it!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pictures by Stevie Croft Photography!!

Stevie just happens to be my neighbor and friend, and did such a good job on these newborn pics! I love them! If anyone is interested in her work go here: http://steviecroftphotography.blogspot.com/

and more...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Baby Isla

Here are some up-dated pictures of Isla-pants cutie face. She is super sweet and fun and a lot of work. Ha! We love her a lot and are super happy to be home. I literally NEVER slept in the hospital being on call for feedings and surrounded by other crying newborns, and when I did sleep I had dreams I was suffocating or living in a house that was barely big enough for me to stand up in. Now I can breathe and hold Isla without being supervised and I love it! I sure won't take these small things for granted. Stevie took some newborn pictures and I can't wait to see them and share them with everyone!

Monday, May 3, 2010


What a crazy couple of days it has been!! I did have a baby (Isla), on May 1st at 1:29 AM, which is my Grandfathers 100th Birthday. He was my mom's father and died when she was in college, so I never got to meet him, but I feel like that Isla didn't come that day on accident! She was 8lbs. 12oz. and 22" long! There were some complications, but nothing serious and Isla just needs to stay to finish her antibiotics so we should be out for sure on Friday! Our Bishop, Dr. Smith was our Pediatrician and was FABULOUS! We are so thankful for him!
I just have to say, I think I was somewhat prepared to fall madly in love with my baby, but didn't think I would fall madly in love with my husband all over again. What a trooper! He sure loves his wife and baby and we love him and are lucky to have him! I'll post more later when I get some down time!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Progress in one area...and not so much in another

So I promised updated photos of the bathroom, so here they are! We got the vanity, sink and floors in and the beautiful tile job you see was done by yours truly!! It was awkward sitting in the tub tiling, so I'm gonna let Tim finish the job! Ha! Now on to the area with no progress... my baby! She is refusing to come! I am not dialated or even close to progressing toward labor as of 9:00 AM this morning! Really? Oh well, I did pray she wouldn't come early so I'm being blessed. I'm really not uncomfortable either! Sure my feet are swollen (note the cankle above) and I can't sleep, but other than that I'm fine! I'm definitely NOT desperate for her to come. I can be patient! I'll work on posting pics of the nursery next as soon as I get things together! YEA!