Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Five Seconds of Fame

We went shopping at the Gateway today, and as we were heading to the parking garage, we got interviewed by a KSL reporter.

Video Courtesy of KSL.com

Neither of us really knew what the story was about.  The reporter gave us a two- or three-sentence synopsis before he wanted our opinions.  While I don't really care about the story, it was fun to have my five seconds of fame!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Bunny

We took M out in the snow a couple of weeks ago to give her snow gear a test run.  It was a workout to get it all on!  Her gloves weren't great(not waterproof at all), but the boots, pants, and coat work well.  She wasn't quite sure what to do in the snow, and she mostly just stood around and watched the other kids.  Eventually, she worked on moving snow from the yard to the patio, and Chris towed her around on a saucer.  Now we just need it to snow some more so we can play again.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We did a little photoshoot of our new addition last week.  The bow is from Chris's sister Jenny

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Here are some more pictures of the girls this week.  M is getting really good at smiling for me now:

 And here's little A:

Here's a picture of M in the same outfit and about the same age:
M likes to hold her sister, bring her toys, and give her pats and kisses.  A is doing really well sleeping and eating.  Our neighbors have been great to us, and we have been eating like kings this whole week.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby Amelia Jane

Welcome, baby Amelia Jane!
8 pounds, 6 ounces
20.5 inches
We're all doing great and enjoying our new girl!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Last weekend, one of our friends had a cowboy birthday party.  M was invited to come see the animals, have some lunch, and hang out with the birthday boy's little sister.  She wore the bandanna and made us take turns wearing her hat.
There was a petting zoo with a sheep, goat, and rabbit.  
They also had two ponies giving rides up and down the street!
Chris walked along with M.  She was really good and didn't try to get off.  The party was such a fun idea, and we had a great time!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Fun

We finally made it to Gardner's Village this year to see the witches with Gma Diane.  It was much less crowded than last year, when there must have been some kind of school holiday we didn't know about.  M really enjoyed looking at the witches and ducks this year, although she wanted to go swimming in the pond with the ducks and was a little disappointed when that didn't pan out.  We also ate lunch at Archibald's, and M got a new stuffed friend, Owly.  She's holding Owly in the picture.
M was a dalmatian puppy this year for Halloween.

She wasn't too pleased when we tried to get her to turn for a side view.
These are the pumpkins we carved this year.  I did the "Welcome" and the Jack Skellington ones, and Chris did the mummy in the middle.  We still have three other pumpkins that we are considering carving with Thanksgiving themes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

For FHE this week, we took a trip to a pumpkin patch out in Hooper to find our perfect pumpkins for the year.  It was $5 an armload, so we ended up with six pretty good-sized pumpkins for $10, thanks to Chris's capable hands.
It was pretty fun to wander around and choose pumpkins, but there was also a horde of mosquitoes that kept our trip reasonably short.  Luckily, M had long sleeves so she didn't get any bad bites.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


We've been hard at work on the new baby's nursery!  It's not 100% done yet, but it is really close.  This is the view from the door:
These are a couple of the canvases I made for the other wall.  There are four altogether.

 This is the quilt that my mom made.  It looks so good in there and matches perfectly!
The color of the walls is a little bit brighter in real life, but it was really hard to photograph.

We just have a couple more things to do in there, but I have stopped worrying about getting it all done in time.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just a Few Pictures

This is how Chris found us when he came home from work last week.  M snuck in some doodling while we were watching something on TV.  Whenever M wants to watch something (usually Wallace & Gromit), she brings me the remote and says, "Show?"
For two days in a row, I went into her room in the morning to find M sleeping like this under her blankets.  She hasn't done it since.

Good Morning!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Just Like Mom and Dad

I caught M doing some homework the other day, just like Daddy.  She put on the headphones he usually wears to watch lectures and started scrolling with the mouse.  It was really cute!
She has also gotten into wearing our shoes all over the place.  I think she's better with heels than I am.
It is also really cute, but very loud when the heel part slaps down on the wood floor.

We(read: Chris) finished painting the nursery yesterday!  I will post pictures when I get some good ones taken.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Chris had a birthday yesterday.  We went to Ruby River for dinner, then came home for dessert with my parents and Jon and Crystal.  I made him cheesecake with ganache on top.  It was yummy!

My dad used the propane torch that I got Chris to light the candles.  Happy 28th, Chris!

Here are some pictures I took of M today.  She had just woken up from her nap, so she was a little bit out of it.  

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August Updates

We've had a busy August so far!  Now that the month is halfway over, and Chris is done wiping all our computer's drives, I thought I should get back to blogging.  It's been a month of firsts for M.  She turned 18 months on the 10th, so she has been going to Nursery at church.  She still has a hard time with that, but we're working on it.

I finally decided it was time to cut M's hair for the first time, since she has started trying to push it out of her face when it's not in a ponytail.  We gave her some bangs and evened out the back.
I thought this picture was great because of the accidental thumbs-up.

We took M to Lagoon for the first time for Chris's work party.  Last year, she was just a little thing, so we left her with my parents.  I thought she would be into the rides this year, but she actually had a couple of meltdowns.  The rides that we could do with her were okay, but the Baby Boats and Bulgy the Whale were both no-go's. 
Chris put M in the boat, and things were great for a few minutes.
Once the boat started moving, M started screaming, and the lady running the ride stopped it for us after a lap and let M off.  Things weren't all bad, though.  M rode the merry-go-round with us and the Kontiki boat with Chris.

We took M on her first camping trip with Chris's family this last weekend.  The weather was really nice, and we had a lot of fun.  M woke up really cranky from her nap, but she did great that night!  We even woke up before she did in the morning.
We've had so much fun this month!  Thanks to everyone who was a part of it.