Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baby Elise is 4 Months old
Elise turned 4 months on Sunday 7/20. We are so thankful to have her in our lives. She is such a blessing to us. I love watching her grow and discover new things each day. She comes to work with me each day and she is an Angel. Everybody loves her beautiful red hair! Here are some random pictures from the last month.

Family picture before Daddy went on a long hike somewhere. I can't remember where he was hiking that day. And if he wasn't out hiking Lone Peak today I would call and ask him where he went that day.

Jim at the top....again, I don't know where he is...sorry

4th of July with Aunt Natasha
4th of July Balloon Fest. Notice Dad is not with us, he is home in bed. What?? Who doesn't want to get up at 4:45am to see some hot air balloons? It's tradition.Why does my Mom make me wear these bows on my head!
Dad trying out the Baby Bjorn...she loves it!

I love watching these two together. And if anyone is wondering where Elise gets her beautiful red hair from....

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

My husband
This goes out to my wonderful husband. I am so thankful for him and all he does for me and Elise. Who would have thought that in May of 2000 when I started working at the Provo Marriott I would meet my future husband. It has been 8 years and I can't imagine my life without him.
Jim loves the outdoors. Maybe that is an understatement. Any free time he has you can find him hiking some peak in Utah. He is what they call a peak bagger. I love that he has such a love for the mountains. We always miss him when he is gone but I know he is doing what he loves. He has invited me to go with him plenty of times and I have to refuse. In 2003 we hiked to Silver Lake and let me just say he almost broke up with me after that hike. In my defense I had run that day and lifted weights. I was tired. Last year when we were in Zions with our friends Todd and Frances I broke my foot hiking. Anyway, you get the point this is something he does without me and I am perfectly fine with that. You can check out some of his hikes here.
I love my husband and watching him with our baby girl is so rewarding. He is such a great DAD!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Pizzeria Seven Twelve

I have been meaning to blog about this for awhile now. If you live in Utah and you haven't been to Orem's Pizzeria Seven Twelve, you must go. On Thursday nights for the past few weeks now Jim and I have dropped the little nug off at my parents and made our way to a little bit of heaven. The atmosphere and the food are wonderful. The menu changes quite often so if you want something you had better order it when you are there because there is a chance it will be replaced with something just as wonderful next time you go. They buy most of their produce from local farmers markets, so it is fresh. You can’t just try the pizza either. You must have a bit of everything. My favorites right now are the following

Appetizer: grilled corn on the cob-seriously this is so delicious

Salad: Greens, homemade mozzarella cheese, yummy croutons, this lemon oil dressing that is amazing

Pizza: Corn pizza. I can’t remember what all is on it but it is the best. Actually all of their pizzas are great but this is my favorite right now.

Dessert: Plum crisp with spotted dog ice cream

Jim loves that they also sell Coke in the bottle.

If anyone wants to go and needs a friend to come with them just give me a call. I crave Pizzeria 712 daily!
Yeah team Jesse!!

Needless to say I am pretty happy with the final rose ceremony on last night's episode of the Bachelorette. I wonder if Jesse will get cold feet before the wedding or if this one really lasts. I am curious if anyone thought the whole Matt and Shayne thing was a bit awkward. I wasn't really feeling the love from either of them. And Matt's shaved head is so not flattering. As always my favorite re-cap of the show is found here.