Thursday, October 30, 2008

This little ladybug says:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Back in the Swing of Things
Elise and I returned home to find our sweet Jim-Dad waiting for us. When you are the one on vacation time seems to go by a lot faster than those at home. We had such a great time with family and friends and I am so thankful that Jim let us leave him for 2 weeks.
I have a ton of pictures I need to post of our fun trip to Utah. I forgot my cord to my camera at my parents. Hopefully I will get them posted soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Day At The Park
The weather this time of year is gorgeous. Today we went to the park with Jim's sister Ellen and cousin Mackenzie. Elise and I had a great time and we enjoyed being outside in the beautiful fall air.

I love this girl
Elise loved the swing

Elise and Mackenzie

Ellen and Kenz getting ready to go down the slide

Ellen is a good sport, even though she is 5 months pregnant she still went down the slide with Kenz. She is brave.

Kenz climbing to the top of the slide all by herself.

Who Let The Dogs Out
Elise is getting to be around dogs, something she hasn't ever done. She loves them and is cute to watch as she tries to play with them. Thankfully both Grandma Kathie and Aunt Tasha have mellow dogs that love kids. Uncle Brent and Aunt Jen's dog Solo is a little bit more playful which Elise loved.

Playing with Otis at Grandma Kathie's
Elise and Tamone at Aunt Tasha's house
Our Flight to Utah
Elise did so well on the airplane on our flights to Utah. She is such a good little traveler. We had to change planes in Las Vegas and as we were waiting to board our flight we sat next to the slot machines. Elise loved the noise and just sat there so content listening to the slot machines. Note to self in 21 years watch Elise around the slot machines.
New Kids On The Block were playing at Madalay Bay that night. I figured this is as close as I was going to get to the concert.
We are so happy to be at home in Utah for 2 weeks. We woke up to snow on Sunday morning which was so fun. We miss our Daddy who is working hard at school in Texas.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Rock Star Ride

Our friends Todd and Frances gave us this when Elise was born. She is pretty happy in it, and now thinks she deserves to be "chauffeured" around town (our apartment). Baby girl now has a rock star ride to match the her rock star hair. This afternoon we found her strapping herself in and pointing in the direction she wanted to go. Once you give in to their demands.... Little diva.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

My Two Babies

We have had a nice relaxing weekend at home as a family. I love this time of year and watching General Conference for our church. In case you are interested and want to watch it click here.
I feel renewed and am committed to being a better person and serving those around me. I feel thankful to be a woman and a mother. I am so blessed by my Heavenly Father. I was also reminded this weekend that we have many opportunities living in Texas to make new friends and share our beliefs.

We love technology and are grateful that we could watch all the sessions on the internet from the comfort of our own home. Today we have had a huge thunderstorm which made us cozy up even more while at home.

Elise continues to bring us joy. She loves to roll around in her blankets on the floor. I will come up to her and say "where's the baby girl" She just laughs and keeps hiding. It is so cute. These pictures are her coming out of her sausage roll.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I Am Okay With My Husband's Man-Crush

I am excited about the new James Bond movie coming out in November but not as excited as my husband. He really likes Daniel Craig and isn't afraid to admit he has a man-crush on him. Lately, Jim goes around telling me to call him "James" and asking for his protein drinks to be "shaken, not stirred." My opinion? I think he has beautiful blue eyes.....o yeah and he isn't too hard to look at either. Jim thinks he's a great actor and loves his "action" moves. I think Jim is confused about what those "action" moves are....

For the Grandparents

The Shirt Says It All

I am not really sure why Elise has decided that she likes to wake up at 3am to eat. She has always been a great sleeper, sleeping through the night since she was 2 months old. However, lately she has been waking up to eat around 3am. Maybe she is just teething or having a growth spurt. Whatever the reason we hope she goes back to her old schedule.

We are enjoying our new life here in Lubbock. We sure do miss our friends and family in Utah. Elise and I will be going back to Utah for 2 weeks. I am excited to see our families and friends. Jim has a very busy October with school so we figured it was a good time to go. We are going to miss Jim but thanks to Skype we will be able to talk to him each night.