Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Brad!

Brad is now the BIG 30. I can't hardly believe it. This is actually good news for him, because he can now play in the 30 and older leagues. Brad is a great husband and father. Happy Birthday Babe! We love you!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

More pictures and update

Yes, we are Jazz Fans! Our jerseys were one of our Christmas presents. We have taken Indie to two games. The game against Indiana Pacers, we got to sit the last half of the game on row 10 lower bowl (thanks to Denver's car being stolen) and Indie made it on the bigtron twice! I swear she's the cutest jazz fan.
Brad gets his own 30th birthday blog. Tomorrow on his birthday. Isn't he a great dad. Indie is a daddy's girl!
I am working at the U still and doing work from home. However, I think my average hours of work per week is maybe 5. Yes, I have a way cool boss who let's me work as many or as few hours as I want. These pictures were taken at Zion. We went hiking, while I was down there for work. Don't you just love it when your work pays for you to vacation. Thanks to grandma Indie for being a trooper. She went to St. George with me and watched my girls. Brad was on his own business trip. Indianna. What can I say about the little spitfire. Besides being a daddy's girl. She is talking very well now. She actually attempts to try any word you ask. Before she could say any word, she called Maylin "Me Me" and Brooklyn "Boo" and Denver "D". She uses them so often, that they have stuck with us all. So, you may here me say "Me Me" for my dear little sweet Maylin. Indie can now say both of their names fairly well. Indianna is all girl! She loves "baying kitchen" and taking care of her babies. She tells me "bye bye mommy. Me watch Me Me." She's a handful with her dramatic crying tantrums, but so sweet at the same time. We just have to make sure she gets her "beauty sleep." Which she isn't fond of. She has a mind of her own. I've been trying "reverse psychology" and it worked for a while, but now she is starting to catch on. Smart girl! Oh the baby she is kissing is her cousin Daxton. She loves babies and kids.AND last but not least. My dear sweet Maylin. She is growing so fast. She is sitting up, rolling over, and says "ma ma". I love that she says that and not "da da". Indie didn't say "ma ma" until she was at least 12 months. Her 6 month appointment, she was in the 90th percentile for her heigth and 20 percentile for her weight. Tall and Skinny. She is a total mama's girl. Which is nice, but not so nice at night. She is still waking up in the night to eat. (Probably because she is so skinny) Other than waking up at night...she is the "BEST" baby ever. She is so sweet and happy. She's my little angel. She can make any one's day with those big "sparkly" eyes and smile. I just don't have a picture of it that does it justice. That'll have to be my next post. (maybe in another 6 months ;) You never know.)

And that's our quick update.


Ok. I realize I haven't blogged for a long time. Thanks to all of you that have reminded me. In honor of Brad's 30th birthday, I thought what kind of wife would I be, if I didn't blog about that. So, I am going give a quick update with LOTS of pictures and then blog about my "wonderful terrific Husband."

The most recent pictures would be of our trip to Florida. We went to Florida with my entire family (except "Boo" Brooklyn, McKenzie's baby). My parents paid for everyone's flight except Indie's. We paid for hers. They also paid for the sweet house that we stayed in for a week. It came equipped with it's very own swimming pool and hot tub and enough bedrooms for everyone. We had so much fun and are so thankful to my parents for the generous trip. It was a lot of work with 2 little ones, but was well worth it. I think the pictures say it all.
Indianna and dad on one of her favorite rides. I like the look on her face. It says, "grab a bag and watch out." No, she didn't on any of the rides, but we had our fair share of "grab a bag!" (That's my polite way of saying she gets motion sick and she was SICK!
What's Disney without meeting the princesses. This was probably Indie's favorite part of Disney World. Although hesitant at first, she really started to like meeting the characters. The picture after Cinderella, is her yelling "DUCK!" for Donald Duck to come back. She started yelling "Mouse" when we were waiting in line to meet Mickey and Minnie.
Maylin's favorite character. Pooh and Eeyore. She loved their soft fur. Indie's favorite character...would be either Mickey or Cinderella or Snow White. (The good mommy) That's a story for another blog.
Indie's other favorite ride. She got her very own driver's license. She's a horrible driver. She would hit the middle thing and we would whip lash back to the other side and then back to the other side. She thought it was SO funny. I had to hold her from falling out. The seat belt didn't do any good.
What "Me Me" thought of the trip. For those of you who know Jayben Whitesides...what do you think? Could they be related?
Beach Babes! We only made it to the beach once and it was extremely windy. Indie loved playing the sand and Maylin loved spending time with Grandpa.
On the airplane, I think this was about 5 minutes before our first "grab a bag" incident.
Almost forgot this one!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

4 Month Appointment

I know, we are WAY behind on blogging. We had a wonderful Christmas down in Southern Utah in Toquerville. I'll blog about it and post pictures later. But, let's just say that Santa was more than good to us. We had a great year and welcomed the New Year in here in Ogden with family. We are working really hard with Indianna for potty training and trying everything we can to get her to say new words. The potty training is going well. She's pretty much trained, but doesn't know how to pull down her own pants to go. We are working on that. The new words, well let's just say that we get really excited if Indie decides to share her new words with us or actually attempts to say a word. Her newest words include "sticky" and the one we have been working on "food". But my favorite is "luv u". She's only said it once to me, but at least we know she can say it.

Maylin is growing up so fast. She went from being the best baby to the worst baby ever since our trip down south. I think we finally have it figured out though. She's just overtired. She is starting the earlier bedtime schedule and I love it! Even though, she still doesn't sleep through the night. BUT, she is taking naps and falling to sleep on her own. YEAH!!! Maylin had her 4 month appointment this week. She weighs 12 lbs. 15 oz. which places her in the 50th percentile. WOW! I'm not use to hearing anything less than 75th percentile because of Indie. She was always 75th, 90th, 100th or off the charts. Maylin's head is in the 25th percentile. I guess you could say she has my head and Indie has her fathers. Maylin is 24 1/2 inches long and that puts her in the 75th percentile. Maylin is a very sweet baby and is smiling and laughing tons. Brad, Indie, and I love it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope all is going well with everyone. We are doing great. We have our tree up and presents everywhere. Indianna is very excited to open them, but she is a good little girl and hasn't opened any on her own... yet.

Indianna is doing really well with the potty training thing. She knows when she needs to go and does her best to tell us when that time is, however sometimes we don't pay enough attention and fail to let her use the potty. She gets pretty upset about it, but hasn't started using actual words to tell us. I think that one of these days she will want to tell us something bad enough to tell us about it in words.

Maylin is also doing well. She is all smiles, slobbering and talking (jibberish). Everyone says that she is the best baby they have ever seen. Karlie and I feel very blessed that we could have two beautiful good little girls to give us some excitment.

Karlie is being a good mom to the three of us and does a very good job of taking care of us. She recently had a chocolate making get together with her sister and sister-in-law (McKenzie and Trisha). The chocolate was really good and helped me gain around 8 pounds. She also has four plates of them still sitting here that has set aside for visiting teaching (they might not be there for very much longer...mmm...)

I have been enjoying learning many things at work. My current trainer will be going to a training course for a couple of months and will be leaving me to fend for myself and all of the AF tires. Hopefully I won't have too many problems with getting things done. A couple of days ago I got to test out our snowblower. It was so amazingly fast and easy compared to shoveling that I am trying to figure out why I didn't save up for one years ago.

We just want to let you know that we are greatful for our Savior Jesus Christ. We know that his sacrifices through love and obedience have prepared a way for families to be together forever. We know that his perfect example and teachings can help us have a full and happy life. We have a strong testimony of the Atonement and the healing powers that it offers. We know that Heavenly Father loves us and has given us his son so that we can be happy. At this time of year we hope that everyone remembers Christs birth and makes an effort to give back by finding a way to bless the lives of others.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Potty Training

We are at it again! AND, I think we are back to where we left off. Indianna has gone on the potty twice in the past week and one of the times she told us she had to go. BUT, now she likes to go every 5 minutes. We bought big girl panties over the weekend and yesterday Indie wouldn't put on her diaper. She wanted her big girl panties. I told her that if I put them on her, she HAD to go on the potty. Well, she didn't go in her panties, but she didn't go on the potty either. She ran to the potty every 5 minutes. Finally at nap time, I switched her over to a diaper. Does anyone have any new ideas for me? She loves sitting on the potty and playing with stickers. I switched her over from candy to stickers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I thought I would just list things that I am thankful for. These are not in any particular order and are just a few of the many things I am grateful for.

1-That I am still alive
2-My beautiful sweet girls
3-My husband
4-Family (including in-laws)
5-Jesus Christ
7-The Gospel (including temples, prophet, etc.)
9-Mine and Brad's Employment
10-My education

I think my favorite quote is appropriate for Thanksgiving.

"To bad we can't forget about our problems like we do our blessings." I hope we can all reflect on our many blessings this time of year. I know I am greatly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving.