Thursday, January 31, 2008

We are So BORED!!

For the last 3 weeks we have been house bound because Shelby and I have been sick. Shelby had croup for a week and then she had some fancy name for swallon lungs so she has been doing breathing treatments. Anyways as we were sick, it gets pretty dull around here especially because we are usually gone all day except nap time (usually just doing random things). Shelby has become quite creative in her playing though. the other day Jon and I found her in the kitchen playing with the stool that Jon's dad had made me a while back. She was cracking herself up and was so proud that she had found something new to play with, it was pretty cute. Pretty lame with the most exciting thing that has happened in the last few weeks is her playing with a stool Huh?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Going for a Jog

This is Shelby all ready to go Jogging with dad. She really likes to go fast in her jogging stroller and giggles the whole time that you are putting her gloves, hat, coat, and blanket on. I guess she knows what is coming, or at least the fact that whenever we put her in weird contraptions she has a good time (i.e. backpack) We love this girl!!

Playing Kitchen

This is her face when we found her with the bowl of cream of wheat. (can you say guilty?)
Yes, she is licking the bowl!
Notice all the cream of wheat on her face and in her hair.
This is the best game EVER!

For Christmas Shelby got a bunch of kitchen stuff. Including the actual kitchen, fake food, pot and pans, pot holders, an apron, and other kitchen utensils. Needless to say she has LOVED it all, but it is quite funny because now she wants to "play kitchen" with EVERYTHING. If Jon and I ever leave a bowl and spoon out; guess who will be stirring our dinner in a matter of seconds. The other morning I fed Shelby cream of wheat and then had to leave the room for a second and Jon and I found her having a blast with the remains of her breakfast.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Photo Shoot!

So everyone is well aware of my desire to be a good Photographer and so my poor Shelby is always my main target when I practice so here are a few fun pics. Sorry Shelby, one day you will understand why I always have this big black camera in your face all the time. As you can see sometimes she wants me to stop chasing her and just let her play!

Happy New Year!

I am always so happy when we bring in a new year because it gives me a chance to reflect on the past year. We have been so blessed and it has probably been one of MY best years. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband who was truly made to fit me perfectly. I couldn't be happier with our marriage, our family, and our future! Plus I have the cutest little girl I have ever seen! Shelby has brought me so much joy in my life. I never knew that I could enjoy something so much, but being a mom is the most rewarding and most fun thing that I have ever done. She and I crack up every single day. (I'm not kidding we really do belly laugh at least 2 times a day, she is hilarious and knows it). I also have GREAT friends. It is so nice to be so close to so many people and be able to just call them up and go to lunch or have a play date. Another great thing is that my family is so close that I can visit them all the time and have them be a part of our family. My only complaint for the year is that my best friend (besides my husband) moved all the to Flordia!!! I understand why, but it still doen't make me too happy, I miss you MOO!
In 2008 I have a lot of goals, as does most everyone at the new year. If I put them in writing then I seem to be more motivated. I seem to always do 10 because I really like that number and I hate odd numbers.

1. Get back in shape (isn't that everyones number 1 goal after the holidays?)
2. Eat Healthier
3. Keep a Journal of blessings, cute things Shelby does, and anything else that is noteable
4. Buy a House!
5. Read my scriptures once a day (even if it is only 1 verse)
6. Plan a fun FHE activity every week and a date night every other week
7. Wherever we move I want to get my real estate license again in that state
8. Learn about Photography enough that I can take professional looking pics for my family
9. Get all my Personal training certificates
10. Be more Thankful!

Dress up!

While we were unpacking Shelby decided to put on all of my clothes. I thought this was the cutest outfit for her, it made her look like a melted snowman. Don't mind the runny nose, she is getting a bunch of new teeth right now! I just love this little girl, it's pretty crazy.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The suspense is over!

Here is Shelby waving Hello to everyone after a long time away.

We're finally Back!!!! It seems like forever since we have slept in our own bed. We have been gone for a month doing family stuff, school stuff, and interview stuff. I am sure that everyone has been anxiouly awaiting a new post from us only to be dissappointed for quite some time (as if you didn't have something better to do!). Well we had a great time on our break but it is so nice to be home, even if I do have an upstairs neighbor that I would LOVE to strangle.

We were in St. George with my family for a week and then we went to Idaho Falls to visit with Jon's family. It was great to see everyone and especially to show Shelby off. She seems to be getting so big. We took her sledding in Idaho and she had a great time, I think her face actually froze in a smile! I am still working on getting the pictures of that. After Idaho we went back to St. George for Jon to take the last half of his boards! Yeah only 5 more months of dental school!!!!!! We still aren't sure where we are going to be in a couple months, but the fact that it will be somewhere that we will have an income is awesome news to me. We are stoked. We had a pretty uneventful New Year's. Matt & Haley came and spent the night at my parents so that we could party, but our party ended at about 10:45pm because we were all falling asleep. ( I know you are all so jealous of our wild night!!) Anyway just wanted you all to know that we are back!