Monday, November 29, 2010


What a wonderful time of year.

My birthday present was purchased this weekend because holiday sales are the best. Ever since living with the Tanya, I have wanted a pair of cowboy boots. Then I married a man who wears his boots every Sunday to church. Finally, he bought me a pair. Aren't they pretty?

I think so.

The air is cold and smells of cozy fireplaces. Thanksgiving is still fresh in our hearts. I am so grateful for my family, my friends, my husband and my daughter. I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the difference it makes in my life. I am grateful that we are getting by comfortably, with food in the cupboards and water in the pipes. We are so blessed.

Christmas is right around the corner. My decorations are still in their boxes, but they've made it from the garage to the house. I am excited to put them up, to bring holiday cheer into our home. I am really looking forward to Emma's excitement when she sees the tree lit up for the first time. This is going to be a lot of fun.

Thursday, November 11, 2010



Yesterday I turned 28. I like birthdays, I especially like my birthdays, so I have no complaints.

Today, Emma celebrated 9 months of life. Wow. She has been a living, breathing person in the world for the same amount of time that it took to grow her inside of me. That is amazing. We went out to Chinese food for dinner tonight and the fortune inside my cookie said, "Remember 3 months from this date. Good things are in store for you." Yes, they are. I can't believe my kidlette is so close to being a year old.

Here is a list of her latest and greatest achievements:
Crawling like a champ.
Standing up while holding onto anything for support
Cruising all over the place while holding on to anything for support
2 bottom teeth
She can pick things up with just her finger and thumb - she loves to feed herself!
She repeats sounds. We can get her to say "Dada," "kiki" (for kitty), "DuhDuh" (for doggie), and sometimes "baba" (for bye-bye).
She laughs hysterically with her mouth wide open and her tongue out.
She is about 27 inches tall.
I don't know how much she weighs.
She claps her hands and it is adorable.

I love her.