Thursday, December 8, 2011


Our friends the Stoors did a post about Emma when we went over to their house Sunday.  You can see it with pictures of her here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kid Photo Contest

There's a kid photo contest going on on Katie Evan's Photo blog.  Click here to "like" my pictures!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pics with Will's Camera

The camera really does make the difference, and Will has a good one so we took lots of pictures!  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photo Book Giveaway

Katie Evans is doing a giveaway on her blog of her photo book that I just mentioned yesterday!

Go enter the giveaway and you might win her book, too!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

25 While 25 and more pictures

FIRST, if you don't think I have your address and you want a birth announcement for E, email me your address or make a comment with it. I took pictures of E today for them, so I think they should be out soon...  The above pictures are not them, but I wanted to post a few more pictures of her.

A little update on my 25 list...

I finished The Book Thief today and it was very enjoyable.  I grabbed a book at the library because nursing takes FOREVER.  All of those people who love nursing, good for you.  I hate it.  I'm doing it because it's a FREE way to feed E and it's good for her.  Anyway, with me spending at LEAST 5 hours a day feeding her and trapped on the couch, I might as well do something enjoyable while I'm there, right?  That's probably how my book list is going to be completed.  The Book Thief is a WWII book, which I usually hate and avoid, but I didn't know it was a WWII book, and it had me hooked by the time I thought about not reading it, so I finished it and it was wonderful.  I highly recommend it.  There are, of course, some sad parts (it is about the Holocaust, after all), but the majority of the book is not sad and from the point of view of death.  I highly recommend it--you won't be disappointed.

I made petits fours for a relief society activity June 21st.  They were fun but not tasty at all; just super sweet.  If I had had a way to keep the frosting warm they would have been prettier and taken less time, but I didn't, so they weren't.  You can see my post on it here.

I'm on the list at the library to get The Help, so I'll have an update when I finish that.

I'm going to try fondant when my family comes to visit Aug 30 - Sept 13.

I haven't registered for it yet, but I'm thinking of doing the Soda Screamer on October 8th, so that'll fulfill the run a race goal.

Now that E's born, I've taken pictures of everyone's profiles, so I'll hopefully have a silhouette something created.  I'm thinking it might just be a print.

The SAT word of today is "discursive" meaning rambling.

I've been doing a good job on writing in their journals.  The day before E was supposed to come I had a meltdown most of the day about how it was P & my last day alone together, and wrote LOTS in his journal.  I'm glad I have them, because I'm really enjoying writing to them.

I've been taking a picture of E every day, but she does NOT want to be set on a white, hard surface in order for me to get the kind of picture I want...oh well.  I've been trying to take a picture of P every day too, but sometimes he just straight up refuses, so sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.

I've been pretty good about reading the Sunday School lesson every week.  I enjoy being prepared.

I'm going to get Katie Evan's The Key to taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer so I can learn how to take better pictures.

I think that's all.  I've also edited my book list to compensate for disappointingly scandalous books, and added one that I wasn't planning on reading but did for a book club and very much enjoyed (also, surprisingly enough, about WWII).

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blessing Pictures

We blessed Emma Gray this last Sunday and it was a wonderful blessing!  She was blessed with the Gift of Love--isn't that a wonderful gift to have?  I think it's so neat.  We had cupcakes and ice cream afterwards.  I should have made 10,000 chocolate ones because they were gone in 5 seconds and everyone wanted more.  They were divine if I do say so myself.  I also had mason jars filled with ice water.  I made Emma's dress (from ideas from Gap and JCrew), and it turned out so well!  It had flannel against her skin and tulle on the outside.  I also made the bunting with her name that was above the food table that will go in her room.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  P loved all the treats and entertained the girls with his burping on cue...great.  My grandparents from Provo came up, and J's parents and uncle were here to also be a part of the blessing.  We're thankful to everyone who participated. (That first picture is our bishop).

Friday, July 29, 2011


We went to Lava today with some friends.  It was AWESOME.  I can't actually swim yet, but everyone else got in and it was soooo fun!  P loved going down the kiddy slide, and jumping into the arms of Seth, our friend.  I didn't make E wear clothes at the pool and she loved every second of it.  P was a swaddle kind of kid and he could have spent every second curled up in a ball.  E spends a lot of time with her legs straight and since it was so hot she stretched her arms out too.  It's funny how they're different.  He wasn't a pacifier kid and she DEFINITELY is.  He didn't want to have anything to do with nursing and she loves it. It's so fun getting to know her.  I think she and P look exactly the same (you can see pictures of P at this same age here).  She's a little darker in her hair and skin, and she's a little hairier than he was (it's super cute now, but will be a bummer later in life).

Not his greatest smile...

Some sun a day keeps the jaundice away...

Being silly...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Life is a Gift EDIT

For whatever reason, I've been singing this song at least a few times a day since E was born.  It's so pretty, and I want it to go in her (& P's) room.  So, I made it into subway art!  I already have a frame that I'm looking forward to putting it into.  If you'd like it just email me and I'll send the file to you.  

EDIT:  I didn't notice that two of the fonts were the same.  I also reworked some other things I didn't like. 

Miss Lina's Ballerinas

I read this book and think it's divine.  If I could have a choice, I'd have E's life feel like this book.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I don't want her to get jaundice, so I sit her in front of the window for a few minutes.  She's soakin in the sun.      

 P talked a lot about the different things he wanted to do with E when she got here, and one of them was watch movies with her.  Now she can.

This started out as kisses, and at this point is now just blowing on her face and laughing.  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A few more of E

Here are a couple more pictures...

In these I think she looks like a flapper with her headband and "fur" wrapped around.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

She's Finally Here!

July 21, 2011, at 12:55 in the afternoon Emma Gray was born.  She weighed 6lb 14oz and was 20 inches long.  She's a superstar.  We don't have super great pictures of her yet, but we'll put more and more up.  P's been pretty good happy about the whole thing, so far.  We'll see how it goes.  She has really pretty skin and dark hair.  Labor was a dream, because I had an epidural and everything worked the way it was supposed to.  I pushed 3 times and she was out.  It was fantastic.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sparklers & Update

J bought some sparklers discounted after the 4th and we had  BLAST with them.

Baby Update: E still hasn't shown up, yet.  She's 4 days overdue, today, but Thursday is my next induction date.  If the pitocin still doesn't work, I'll have to have a c-section, which is not something I ever wanted, but we'll just see what happens!  I'll keep you all updated!

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