Sunday, April 29, 2012


What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

1. Watching Lydia grow and accomplish so many cool things
2. Being a stay at home mom
3. The sunshine
4. I have a car with awesome gas mileage given recent gas prices
5. I am going to California in July! Can't wait for a MUCH needed vacay!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could

1. You don't need to work, there is plenty of time for that later
2. Don't waste your money on designer clothes and such
3. You really aren't going to die if your mom doesn't let you do something you really want to!
4. Spend as much time with family as you can
5. Enjoy the freedom from responsibility that you have now
6. Dance in the rain 
7.Love hard
8.Don't take things.people for granted

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

1. I am afraid of swimming in the many Jaws movies! Yet, I love the ocean....weird
2. I hate, hate,hate spiders. I mean to the point where I get the chills and then freak out! Not sure where that fear comes from but hey lets face it, its a spider!
3. I am afraid of snakes! I came face to face with a water moccasin when I was younger.

Monday, April 16, 2012

20 Random Facts

1. My three favorite smells are the inside of a freezer, my hubbys deodorant & Lydias shampoo.
2. I LOVE the city!
3. I wish I could live on a beach
4. I could eat tacos for dinner every night
5. I love to cook
6. I wish I were craftier with my sewing machine
7. My dream vacation would be to Italy
8. If I could live anywhere in the world I would have an ocean front home somewhere
9. I have traveled to 16 of the 50 states, going to make that 17 this summer
10. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints and have never read the Book of Mormon from cover to that bad?
11. I have 5 sisters
12. I wish I had an older brother growing up
13. I have all 4 of my wisdom teeth, which are killing me right now
14. I eat a bowl of cereal every night before bed
15. I gained 25 pounds when I was pregnant and I still have 10 left to lose
16. I love to kiss my daughter, I do it atleast 1000 times a day
17. I have an obsession with pictures
18. I suck at organizing things around my house right now
19. I'm obsessed with making baby food for Lydia, its so fun!
20. I used to be the type that couldn't leave home without make up on my face, now I don't care!

30 Things

To spice things up a little this month I will be posting something random about myself each day {or close to each day, I'll try my hardest!}, according to the following list of questions I have conjured up. The idea is to record different parts of my personality for my posterity, and I guess you get to know me better by default. I think this'll be super fun and I invite you to play along! I would LOVE to read what you have to say about yourself in regards to these questions, and get to know you better, too. This could potentially be very hilarious


1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

5 Months

You're 5 months old now and I can't believe it! You are sitting up all by yourself, enjoy eating apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, pears, peaches, carrots and I just picked up some mango for you to try. I have an obsession with making your baby food, its really fun! You are working on your first two teeth. You have discovered you have feet, which you have been "eating" every chance you get. I went to get you out of your crib the other morning and put you on your changing table and you started flapping your arms like you were a bird trying to fly! You love animals, your favorite toy is a giraffe. You like reading with mommy. You try to turn the pages and love to try to eat your books. You are talking a lot, like to spend time in your bounce bounce because you are all about standing these days. You are rolling all over the place, getting your self up on your knees and just the other day you pushed yourself up on your arms. Its just a matter of time before you start crawling.
You pulled your first all nighter this week. Daddy unswaddled you because you had a fever and it woke u up after you had been sleeping for 4 hours so you were wide awake and happy from 12am-4am, that is not playtime my dear! Daddy stayed up with you while you hung out in your swing hoping you would fall back to sleep, he slept in the chair that night because he didn't want you to be out there alone.
You had your first Easter but since you stayed up all night we didn't get to go to church the next morning because we were so exhausted. You have been fussing in your sleep the last few nights, we can't wait for you to go back to being a solid sleeper, we could use the extra rest.
You went to the doctor to get a shot they were out of last month, you cried for 2 seconds and then were distracted and forgot about it. We started teaching you sign language this month and I swear you sign mommy all the time.
I really can't believe that next month you are going to be half a year old! Time sure does fly but I am thankful I get to stay home with you and watch you as you grow because it is all happening way too fast!
We still haven't come up with a nickname for your yet. Everyone refers to you as princess and your cousin Luca calls you Baby-ah. He loves you so much. You guys lay in your crib all the time and watch your mobile. When you are in your swing he brings a chair over and sits in front of you and talks to you. You two even carry on your own conversations at times. It so cute to watch you together. I am glad you will have your cousin to grow up with.
Now its on to see what things you will do in the next month. Maybe your teeth will pop through or you will start to crawl or maybe just for once you will slow down on this whole growing up thing, its kind of making mommy a little teary eyed.

I love you!
Love Mommy

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sitting Up

@ 4 1/2 months she's sitting up a by herself and loves putting her hand in her mouth.

Nothing Wakes this Kid

So Lydia experienced her first thunderstorm last night. Complete with lightening and house shaking thunder and she slept right through the whole thing! I thought for sure she was going to wake up!