Sunday, January 29, 2012

2 months

Our baby girl is 2 months old and I still can't believe how lucky we are to have her in our family. 















Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I'm realizing more and more each day that Little Miss is literally growing right before our eyes. The last few nights she's been sleeping from 9:30 to 4:30 and after she woke up this morning she rolled over for the first time, which seems a little early to me. Also, before I could get a bottle in her mouth this morning she found her thumb and it was the most endearing thing my eyes have ever seen. I was a thumb sucker for a very long time and although I won't disclose for how long, I couldn't help but be happy she will more than likely be a thumb sucker too. I wasn't expecting such milestones to occur so early and it makes me a little sad because it means with each new day she won't be a baby for long. BUT I'm thrilled we get the opportunity to experience more milestones with our little rockstar. 

Her eyelashes are really coming in beautifully and I'm totally jealous. 


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sunday Sledding

This past Saturday we enjoyed a day of snowfall that was magical to watch come down.  It was a great excuse to stay inside and be cozy with one another, dog included because she makes a great furnace. Although it was perfect snow to go skiing we jumped on the chance to get our sleds out. I was reminded how much I do love snow and probably feel this way because this year we aren't buried under 10 feet of it. Regardless, we love the excuse to feel like kids again. 






Gracie's idea of sledding was to chase or grab a hold of anyone coming down.





We're both surprised she didn't die in the process. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Parenthood is awesome. I've been hesitant to share how happy and lucky we feel because I know how beyond annoying some new parents can be.  But here's the reality... I've decided I can't care what other people think because I have to document my babies life and our growth as a family. 

So I thought I would share some things that I've learned in the last few weeks: 

* I understand why the Lord usually provides 9 months to prepare- although I wouldn't change anything about our journey. 
* Seeing Madelyn smile in the middle of the night is worth the lack of sleep. 
* I should write a book about the things I learned and didn't learn while being a nanny. 
*Cony and I have to consciously set time aside every day for us. It doesn't come as smoothly as it once did. 
*I've gone days without washing my hair. Not a pretty picture. 
* I've gone a day without brushing my teeth. Not sure how that happened. 
*Finding time for the gym is near impossible unless I wait to go late at night. Thanks Johnathan and Afton for the rides! 
*I'm reminded how much I want my sisters around when working on the nursery. I yearn for their input. 
* My first week home without any help was a lot more challenging than I imagined. And it really has nothing to do with baby. 
*One day I will hire a mommy's helper. 
*I would rather have a clean kitchen than take the time to prepare a meal. I like to blame the fact we only have 28 inches of counter space. 
*Running quick errands with a baby isn't possible. 
*Our baby is remarkable. Period. 





Where's Baby?



She has this happy face about 85% of the time. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Being away from home was a little rough on Gracie but now that we've been home for a few weeks, she's finally adjusting to our new family. In fact, so well our little girls are now best friends. 








Vermont Day Trip

While mama was here we decided to take a day trip to visit the Joseph Smith Birthplace and it was beautiful, even without leaves on the trees or much snow. It was an uplifting experience we are glad we made the drive for...

A painting of Joseph and Emma after they adopted twins after loosing their own twins. I have a new found appreciation for this painting. 






can you see us?


Our Christmas decorations this year were only up for a week and a half but I loved them...





I'm obsessed with gingham. 



Pillows my mama made for me out of fabric napkins I purchased last year for under a $1 each. I'm obsessed with these too.