Friday, April 25, 2008

5 Weeks old
I cannot believe that baby Elise is already 5 weeks old. She is growing so fast! We are so in love with her. For those of you interested we will be blessing her in our ward on Sunday May 4. Anyone who wants to come is invited to the blessing.
Here are some pictures we have taken this week. I seriously love her rock star hair!
Jim left this morning for Arches Nat'l Park with his friend Todd. They are going hiking/camping for the night and will be back tomorrow night. It will be nice for him to get away for a night and do what he loves outdoors. My awesome Mom is coming to stay the night with us tonight which is great. I don't know how I would do this without Jim.

My little onsie Daddy bought in Texas....Go Cowboys!!

Daddy and Elise's hands

Jim's Graduation
I wanted to update everyone on the status of Jim's Graduation speech. He was not chosen to speak at Graduation which I think he was a bit relieved. He had a great experience and I am so proud of him for writing such a great speech. Jim will graduate this coming Friday May 2! Yeah for him, he has worked so hard to get to where he is and I am so proud of him.

Friday, April 11, 2008

My Sweet Husband

This post is for my husband. A week ago on my Birthday he came home with these beautiful flowers. Jim normally doesn't buy me flowers because he knows how I feel about them. I love flowers but I would rather have the $$ spent on flowers for shopping and buy something that lasts longer. But it was so sweet of him to think of it and I really do love them. Even though we stayed home to celebrate my Birthday this year Jim went out of his way to make it special.
Jim is a wonderful husband, throughout our marriage he has always been so caring, sweet and helpful. While I was pregnant he was amazing and always did little things for me that made being pregnant just a bit easier. Never did I dream that once we had a baby that would change. Well it has....for the better. I am in awe at how great he is with Elise. He really is a GREAT father. I am so in love with him and love to watch him with her. He has also taken care of everything around the house so I don't have to worry about it. I feel so lucky to be married to such a great man.
I know he will kill me for putting this in but I think it deserves attention. A couple of months ago Jim got a letter from the University of Utah asking him to submit a speech for Graduation. After much persuasion from me he decided to do it. Well, this week the U called and he is one of 10 people chosen to come give their speech in front of a committee. If chosen he will be speaking at Commencement on May 2. I am so proud of him and all he has accomplished!
Love you baby! Good luck on Monday.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Our Little Angel

We can't get over her hair. She has so much and it is such a pretty color. I hope it stays that way.
4 Generations-Yvonne, Grandpa Olenik, Elise, Great Grandma Olenik
Grandma Kathie
Uncle Dale
Cousin Mackenzie
Uncle Brent and Aunt Jen

We are all doing well. We are trying to adjust to this new schedule of no sleep. I have been told all along that this little baby will change our life but nobody really tells you how hard it is. You will not sleep for days and everything you do is for this little one. I can't wait for the day when she sleeps through the night! With all that said I love her and love being a Mom. She has changed our lives forever and we love it. Thank you for all of your comments and well wishes. We love to read them.