Friday, July 29, 2011


it's Friday!

Myer and I are having a "Mother-Son" weekend since Jake is off to Moab with the guys.
So a dinner and movie in is the big plan.
Or I may just eat this chunk of a munk.
(I'm even contemplating a big sleepover in M's room since I get so scared when Jake is away...)

But I gotta go,
I have a cute little guy waiting to start our date.
Till Monday...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

pioneer day

We love you Utah.
You never know what kind of weather you'll get.
Like rain.
On your birthday.
Makes looking up at fireworks a little different.

Happy (wet) 24th!

Monday, July 25, 2011

beatin the summer heat

Our big purchase this weekend was a plastic baby pool.
Going to a public pool seemed like a lot of work since M would only last 2 hours.
So we filled it up in Mimi's backyard, set up some beach umbrella's, 
and soon it was a splish splash party.

Best 10 bucks we ever spent.

Friday, July 22, 2011

a letter

Hey there 4 month old baby!  I feel like the time between 3 and 4 months was quite a jump.  You already look like a little boy, no longer a newborn, and your personality has shown through.  You still are a chunk though with the frists, cankles, and extra rolls around the knees so that's how I know you're still my baby.  But you can move and do so much!    

Your hands are more controlled- you can reach out and grasp toys, raise your thumb to your mouth, and let's not forget about your toes. Oh how you love to hold your toes. Every time we lay you down those toes are in your hands.  Sitting up is also getting there.  You can sit with your arms on the ground out in front of you like a tripod, but not very long cause let's be honest, the chubs makes for extra weight.  The bimbo is your favorite place to hang out while you talk to the bookshelf, but if you had it your way, you'd rather stand.  All day.  Sometimes that is all we do: hang out on the blanket, I hold your hands, and you stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down...

What melts our hearts is that you recognize who mom is and who dad is.  With me you are cuddly, talkative, and reach for my face and hands.  Once Dad picks you up, oh goodness, you shriek, laugh, and grunt cause you know you're gonna get a wrestle. And that shriek, is like a "come and get me" taunt and that totally gets your dad around your little finger. Smart.

Another moment that we can't forget is when you see Daisy, the landlord's dog.  Never fails, every time, you erupt in laughter. I think you sense her playful spirit. (cause you certainly don't do that with their cat.)  I think it's a sign that we need to get a dog, Jake?

Only two more months and you'll be a half of a year old!  Crazy how quickly you learn, grow, and get such a personality in such short time.  It amazes me that your body knows the necessary steps to get you to sit up, crawl, stand, etc. Truly a miracle, and I feel honored to be a part of this and see you grow every day.  Can't wait to see what this next month will bring (hopefully not more teeth...)

Love you,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Where to even begin...

This amazing lady and her hubby are moving.
As happy as I am for her new job opportunity and Will's new excitement to surf with the sharks,
I'm gonna miss them.
You've heard me gush over them here and here
so I won't over do it.
Just a simple thank you and goodbye.

and I think the party was a clear message enough how much we love them.

thanks Ash and Becca for great night.
And I'm still dying over all the treats.
If I ever move, I want those strawberry shortcake ca-bobs....

Best of luck Will, Flavia, and Ryssa!
Be sure to visit!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Had to share my favorite pictures from the weekend.
this crazy guy was all energy.
(no I did not get my naps)

but even if I could nap,
how could I resist this face?

In other news, I finally finished M's birth video! (not gross btw)
I can't wait to post it!
but...I do look...what's the word...unexcited? tired? unemotional?
so I feel like I have to explain why I look unattached to the birth of my son,
but that would mean a birth story.
(which to some that's gross.)
trying to decide if I should share.
I try not to make this blog too personal, I have another blog for that,
but this video would raise questions otherwise.
I'll think about it...

yay for another week!
and more pics with this yahoo

Friday, July 15, 2011

plans for no plans

This weekend I plan to do nothing except sleep and just lounge out.
We think M is again sleep is the master plan.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend in their own way.
I'll be llivin up mine in pj's and slippers.
Party on.

Above picture from last summer up Hog's Hollow. 
200 film

Thursday, July 14, 2011

browsin finds

some of my favorite things on etsy.
thought I'd share what is currently in the "cart".
happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the complete switch-up

The past 4 summers I've worked various jobs (cause interpreting is scarce in the summer).
I couldn't just get a full time job because I would have to quit for the fall.
So I'd look for stuff that worked for 4 months.
Let's see I've been a receptionist at a jewelry store, personal assistant to a financial adviser, merchant account processor (THE worst), and an office manager for a moving company.

By far being a mom tops the cake.
Every summer I would complain getting out of bed,
"I just want to be a mom and stay home."
Well, finally, wish granted.
No more summer jobs.
You have no idea how happy I am to wake up every morning and see this face 
instead of a spreadsheet.

Monday, July 11, 2011

family self portrait

The past two times at church we all had matching clothes as a family.  Not on purpose.  Last week was red, blue, and white (funny how it was the 4th of July too. So cheesy.)  This week was blue, pink, and gray.  I see it last minute as we jump in the car.  Just goes to show what a hetic morning we have every Sunday.  Wonder what our neighbors think... I guess this means we are a family now?  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

and i thought he was all jake

 Found some pics of bad baby self and guess what?  I can see a little bit of Myer in me...

2 1/2 months with older sister Jamie

almost 4 months

6 months

this is what we get to look forward to.
kinda excited.
now onto find Jake's baby pics...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

the 4th of ju-ly

we basically had the whole 4th of July package...

yummy food, family, friends, games, smores, songs, and fireworks.
I have to say this was the best celebration I've ever seen.
Now that aerial fireworks are legal, this holiday will never be the same.
Happy Birthday America!

Saturday, July 2, 2011