Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pistachios and Halloween

So me and Brookey decided to tag along with my parents to Ca lifornia a couple weeks ago! It was so much fun the weather was great, we went to Catalina Island, Disneyland, the Aquarium. We had lots of fun! The first day started out great Mom, Brookeand I went grocery shopping the we got pedicures so fun!! We got back to the boat and were watching a movie and eating pistachios, and Brooke wanted some so we crumbled up two and gave them to her, well within 5 minutes she started to act funny her face was kinda swelling and she sounded like she was having trouble breathing. So I really started to panic and so we raced to the ER and luckily my mom found some benadryl in the car, by the time we got to the hospital she was barely breathing and had welts on her face and her face was really swollen. We found out that she is allergic to Pistachios, we were at the hospital for a while and then we got to leave she did great!! It was one ofthe scariest moments of my life not being able to help her, I am just so grateful we were 2 minutes from the hospital and that it is only pistachios if it was peanuts that would be so hard and scary I am so glad that I wasn't alone dealing with this. It is crazy how fast she reacted to the nuts, so now I am little paranoid cause they told us the next time she has them everything will happen faster! It was very scary, but so good to know! I love that little girl more than anything and in that moment of not knowing what to do or if she will be ok, it kinda changes you, you love her even more ( if that is possible ha ha) and you have more patience!! I feel so blessed that she is ok!! It was so cute Garrett was so worried about her at the hospital he just kept crying, that just about broke my heart he is the sweetest kid around! I love that boy he just makes everything so fun, he can always put a smile on face no matter what is going on. He is so funny he made up a song about pistachios and how we love them cause they are so good but now we hate them ha ha he is a riot! So the rest of the trip was really, really fun we went to Disneyland, my favorite place on Earth and it was so much fun! We had a blast!! I love my parents so much they are the best people!! We got home the friday before Halloween that was a little hectic to get everything ready for Halloween. It was kinda sad to be gone I felt like I missed some of Halloween but Halloween day was great we had so much fun us girls and my mom went to Gardener Village for pictures and then went home and cooked the took the kids out Trick or Treating it was so much funand such a warm night!! I loved it!! Well that is all from me today!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Brooke's 1st Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Brookey!! ( we just got internet, that is why this post is so late)
I can't even believe my little baby cakes is already one! This last year went by so fast, I am loving being a mom! She is just the sweetest baby, I love her so much! It is amazing how much they change and how fast, it is weird that you do everything for them and then all of sudden they can do so much alone. I love her so much, I am so thankful to be able to stay home with her everyday, it means so much to me to be the one that gets to raise her and see all of her achievements. I would be so sad if I had to miss any of that. She has changed my life in so many ways for the better, she has made me a better person, trying to be the best I can be in every way! I love You Brookey Sue!!! For her birthday we had our immediate families over for cake and ice cream. My mom helped me make cute bundt cakes, that turned out delicious! When it came to the cake eating I was expecting her to dig in and just devour the whole cake, well she wouldn't touch it and would barely eat it, I was a little bummed we didn't get more of a show ha ha.Brooke got so many presents from everyone, she got spoiled! We are so blessed to have such wonderful and supportive families!! Then on her actual birthday we went to the aquarium with Mimi, Uncle Gar, Auntie Whit and Tripp, Auntie Chels and Cal. It was so much fun, then we went to Blimpie's for lunch, yummy! Then went to Gardener Village and walked around, and I bought Brooke her first nice baby doll, that she loves so much, at the store she wouldn't let go of her, she is so cute!!! Here are some pictures!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello.. It's been a while

Finally updating the blog it has been so long. We just got internet yipee!! So this summer has been pretty eventful. Tyler left for the Air Force in June, we went to California, then Lake Powell, Brooke turned 1, we went to Texas. It has been so hard to have Ty gone, we just went and visited him and watched him graduate. It was really cool to see everything but at the same time really hard to see some of the conditions that he had to live in. I really don't know how he worked out in that heat it is unbearable! But I am so proud of him, we don't get to see him until Christmas, that sucks and now his wife Sarah is moving down to Texas it is so sad to have both of them gone, but I guess we have to get used to them gone :( Brooke and I went to Cali with my parents for a few days and Jared came down for the weekend it was so much fun!! Lake Powell was very fun and HOT!! But Brooke loved it, she loves the water!! Then she turned 1 on August 2, I can't believe my baby is one!! Oh it went by so fast! Here are some of the things that she is doing now; She is walking, Says Mama,Dada, baba,Hi,Yay,Duck,Hey, drinking from a straw, and lots of other things but my mind is blanking now. And Chelsey had her baby August 20th he is a doll so cute! I can't believe that she has two kids, so crazy! Here are some pictures!!Prepare yourself for picture overload!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Before I was a mom...

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations
Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep
.Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

I just love this, my mom emailed it to me. And it is so true you never truly know what it feels like until you have a child. I remember growing up knowing I will love my kids, but I never expected it to be a love like this. No matter what is going on in life all i need is a smile from Brooke and it makes everything better, she is my world I am so in love with her, she has made life so fun and interesting for me. I love everything about her, she is so funny always pulling new faces, thinking she can walk, saying mama she makes my life so much brighter!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Family Pictures!!!

Happy Spring!!! Oh I love this time of year, (minus the random snow). I love all the colors and the flowers are starting to bloom!! I cannot believe that Brooklyn is already 8 months old. She is all over the place now, she is trying really hard to walk! She now has 5 teeth in and one more is on it's way! She is so big and so adorable I love my little family!!Here are some pictures of our little family, and my little brother Garrett, I wanted him to join in on some of the pictures he is my best friend!! So here they are!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thank You!!

Jared, I love you so much, I can't imagine my life without you! I can't believe we have been together almost six years! I have loved these last few years with you and being married to you has been so amazing! I want to thank you for everything, you do so much for me and I don't thank you enough. The biggest thing that you have done for me is let me be a stay at home mom and raise Brooke. I love it so much it means so much more to me than you will ever know! I love you Jar, thank you!! I know this is random!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Brookey Sue

So Brooke is already 7 months I cannot believe it! It goes by so fast, you always hear people say it goes by fast so enjoy it. Well I didn't know it would go this fast!! Oh it is so sad but so good! She is just growing like a weed! She is 17 pounds & 28 in. long, so she is in her 98% for her length, and is 76% for weight so she is moving right along. It makes you feel so good to know that she is doing well, I question myself all the time if I am doing everything right and to know that she is growing makes me feel great!! So about three weeks ago she got her first 2 teeth, started to crawl and sitting up! I can't believe it, and it all happened around the same time! My parents and Gar, just took Whitney, Tripp, Brooke and I to California for a week and that is when all these things happened I think she was watching Tripp get around and got jealous so she decided I better start figuring out how to move! ha ha She is starting to get into drawers, and under neath furniture. The other day we had to lower her mattress in her crib cause I walked in and she was standing holding onto the side bouncing. I didn't think that would happen this early. She has discovered her toes, which I think is adorable. She loves to eat them and pull of her socks! We pierced her ears a few days ago, she looks adorable with them. I know that's not every body's cup of tea but we just love it and are so glad that we did it now! She is eating a lot more food now she loves oranges, strawberries, spaghetti, potatoes and anything chocolate, she is most definitely my daughter. Oreo shakes are her favorite!!I have just realized I need to enjoy every single moment of every day cause not to long from now she will be walking then talking and then who knows. It goes by so fast, Brooke has taught me to enjoy every day even if it means we stay at home all day in our pj's and look like bums! It is those days I enjoy so much! She is amazing I feel so honored to be her mom and to get to watch her grow! I love her so much!! Life goes by in the blink of an eye! Enjoy it!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Wow last year went by soo fast, I can't believe it! Last year was so eventful for me and my family! Last February Tripp was born, and now he is so big and almost a year old. He is the funniest little kid! And in May Cal was born and he is growing like a weed and the most relaxed baby ever he is so funny how easy going he is!! Jared and I had our first anniversary and went on a trip to California, so much fun!! I love vacations with him they are so much fun! We loved it and hope we can take another trip soon! Jared got promoted to be a banker, at Wells Fargo. He loves it so much, and he is very good at his job!! I am so proud of him, he is such a hard worker, he will do anything to support us! I love him! Then August 2nd came and our sweet baby girl Brooke was born, it was one of the most amazing days! And now she is already 5 months! Holy cow has it gone by so fast! She is rolling all over the place, starting to sit up, laughing, and doing her baby talk constantly! It is the funniest thing the way she talks, we love it! She has been such a blessing to my life, she has made me realize what is really important in life. She is so much fun, even though she can't really talk she is my little buddy! We do everything together and I love having her with me everywhere I go! In october she went on her first trip to Disneyland with us and my parents and of course uncle Gar! It was a blast!!Her favorite ride was Monsters Inc. oh it was so much fun!!She has the cutest personality, just happy, a bit dramatic and she knows what she wants! We say she is going to be a bit of a drama queen. I love my little family so much it has been so much fun being married & having our sweet baby girl. I am so grateful for all that I have, for my parents and for all that they do for us, they are so good to us!! I wouldn't be who I am if it weren't for them! For my siblings and there friendship and love they show toward us. For Garrett who is the
most amazing little boy that you will ever meet!! I love him with all my heart! He is so cute with Brooke he just adores her, and it means so much to us!! I had a great year with happy times and trials, they all made us stronger and as a couple and as a family! I am excited for this new year and what is it going to bring!!!