Monday, October 30, 2006

a preview to Halloween...

Well on Saturday night we had a ward Halloween party night and Kambria won the cutest costume award! It was the most fun hearing the oo's and awe's from people once they found out that I made her costume...And mine and Bryan's...Well Bryan really made his own costume...Along with my help. It was a lot of fun. Now we can hardly wait for tomorrow to dress up again. We are having our friends Nate and Sarah and another couple from the parkwood ward, the Gardners, over to our house for a fondue night! It should be a lot of fun!

That is what is going on for now...Until next time

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

just fun pictures

I thought I would also post just some fun pictures. Th first picture is Kambria's first piano lesson fomr her dad. She LOVES piano music and whenever it is played is VERY content to listen to it. For this I am grateful. The pictures with two babies in it is Kambria in the purple and our friends Nata and Sarah Pettitt's baby Hannah, who is only 3 weeks younger than Kambria...they are the same size basically. Enjoy

Ready for Halloween?

So I am almost done with all 3 Halloween costumes for us this year...Kambria's monkey outfit, my monkey outfit ( I couldn't think of what else to be) and Bryan's pirate outfit, since he has to be one for work. But I put Kambria in here Halloween clothes today and she is most cute...Although truthfully you would not know if she was a girl or a boy. Usually I put a colored bow in her hair if I dress her "neutral" meaning no pink... This you can tell from the red outfit...But it says, "grandma loves (to spoil) me and I thought it most cute! I am just having so much fun dressing her and then taking pictures. Hopefully I will still have this much energy when the next kids come along...Who knows.

So Don and MaryEllen, Bryan's parents, left this morning for their adult reunion. So Bryan and Amanda and I have the house to ourselves. It definitely is weird having to figure out how to cook again ;o) not really but different being the only ones here. Bryan is going to a bank work party tonight so Amanda and I are going to go to Chick-fil-a for dinner since Bryan gets to go out...He can not have ALL the fun!...
Until next time

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Nothing new yet

Well I have not posted in a whole, because nothing new has really happened yet. Bryan and I have been working on his Halloween costume...yep that is right Bryan has been MAKING his costume. He loves to use the sewing machine, probably because it is a machine that he gets to use. He is going to be a pirate so I have been showing him how to read a pattern and he has done quite well. We made his shirt and now are in the process of using that shirt pattern to make his vest. Then we will move on to make his head dress bandana like thing. Then once his outfit is done I will fix Kambria's and then start on mine. Hopefully they all turn out good. I will post them once they are all finished!

That is the comings and goings for now.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What fun it is...

Being a mom has been so much fun lately. Kambria is finally starting to smile and me and Bryan on demand. When we start to talk to her she smiles up a storm. So that is how we FINALLY captured it on film.

I also have figured out that onions have an effect on Kambria's tummy. On Monday night we went to Texas road house for dinner and got on awesome blossom and since then Kambria has had a LOT more gas and liked her tummy positions a lot more too. So I am paying for the wonderful treat I had. I am not quite sure if it was worth it and whether or not I would do it again. I have decided that at least I know onions are not the choice food to eat.

So we have had our first snow storm of the season last night. So I will have to go take pictures and post them. I am not quite ready for snow, but then again I do not know when I would be ready. I like the fact that it has snowed and stayed on the ground, but not on the streets. That is the best kind of snow, and here in Colorado it NEVER says for long.

So tonight Bryan surprised me with another b-day present. He got me a Willow figurine with a mother holding a brand new baby on her shoulder. It is called 'Angel of Mine' and it is perfect! We have a little collection of these figurines and so I was really excited to receive another one. And the fact that it is a new mother was even better!

Well until next time...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Fun weekend, and my birthday

Bryan and Kambria and I went down to Denver this weekend to celebrate my nephew Hayden's 1 year birthday celebration. We went to the zoo and I think Bryan was more excited to go to the zoo than anyone else. Tess, my sister, made a comment that Bryan is a like a little boy when he gets excited. I think that is what makes me love him so much. He is a fun guy to be around. So Kambria had her first zoo experience. We had a lot of fun looking at the monkeys, especially because that is what we call Kambria; monkey face. It was a lot of fun.

Then my mom, Tess, and I went to Dre Downs' bridal shower. It was a lot of fun seeing how incredibly happy Dre is. I am so proud of her and the choices she had made so that she can have an eternal marriage. She inspires me more than she knows. And while we were at the bridal shower, in walks my "sister" Ester. She is not related in any way, but looks like me and people have called us sisters before. My mother thinks so too. So I told Ester she needs to date my brother Brady when she moves to BYU in January. I talked to Brady yesterday and he said he would be up to it come January. So we will see how that goes. I think he is open to most anything, but a little shy about the girl situation... He will do just fine and the one that marries him will have a GREAT catch.

So yesterday, October 15, was my 27th birthday. I feel pretty old, and as my dad says, "Well then that makes ME old." But truthfully it does makes me feel old to say I am 27 now. I know it is part of life, but it still doesn't change the fact that saying 27 when someone asks how old you are feels old to me... I had a good birthday, despite the fact that I was a little grouchy about the whole 27 thing...And for that I am sorry, esp. To Bryan and for the fact I got upset at him. I know he forgives me and I him, but I still wanted to say I am sorry!

I had a little birthday 'pie' instead of cake and that was fun. Then My in laws sang happy birthday and I blew out my candles. Hopefully, my with will come true. I will let you know if it does! I got some coupons for dinner and ice cream, some smelly lotions and soap and some nice earrings from the in-laws, Amanda included. I got some more earrings and a work out outfit from Bryan. We hopefully will go out for a nice birthday dinner some time this week since we couldn't on my birthday since it was on a Sunday.

Well I should log off for now and go exercise...yep that is right I am doing well on it so far...wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Kambria's blessing

Kambria was blessed on Sunday by Bryan and ALL of my immediate family and Bryan's immediate family were able to attend. It was WONDERFUL!!!! So Bryan and his dad and brother Scott and Brother-in-law Erik and My dad and brothers Brady and Nelson were able to stand in the circle to bless her. It was a day I will never forget. I have dreamed of that since I was a little girl. It was was amazing.

So Bryan and I are now on a diet. We have not figured out the exercise timing yet, but we are working on it. We feel like it will be a good thing if we do it together. Hopefully we can keep on it.

no sign of what our plans are still. Bryan got a letter from Northwestern yesterday, since we did not check the mail on Saturday, but it just said that his application had been received and will be reviewed. I HOPE and PRAY that he is accepted. It would make us have some sort of goal to look forward too. Sometimes I just feel like I am living my life with no REAL purpose. This room is starting to drive me insane, but I try to think, it is not forever and someday I will have my own home again...I just don't know how long. The LORD must just be teaching me patience.

So today I think I will try to make Kambria's Halloween costume. We decided she is going to be a monkey. I hope it goes well. Until next time.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Final doctors appointment

Today was my final doctors appointment for my pregnancy. Everything checked out good and he said I "can do what I want..Within reason of course." That means come Monday I go on a new exercise plan...And diet too. I know I still have to be eating a TON of food, but it will be more on the healthy side than it has been lately. After having avoided almost ALL junkfood due to gestational diabetes, I went on a junk food ravage it feels like the last 4 weeks or so. SO back on the healthy eating and to the exercise. I actually have missed being able to go swimming, or exercising at the gym or even a brisk walking. That's what a c-section will do to you....WANT to exercise.

So Brady is going to come home this weekend, which makes me really happy. I want to spend some time with him so I will be down to my parents house on Friday night and spend Friday night and Saturday morning with my family and then I will come back up to fort Collins Saturday afternoon so Scott and Lisa can spend some time with Kambria too. Bryan was so nice about the whole thing and that made my day. I know Bryan does not like it when I leave him here and I go to Denver, but I think he is realizing that I need time with my family too. He is very kind and sweet that way! Man, I sure do love him!

So that is my life right now in a nut shell. Until next time.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

6 weeks

So time has flown by. Kambria is now 6 weeks old as of yesterday. And my nephew turns 1 in 3 weeks. I can not believe also that I have been living in my in-laws house for 6 weeks either... That is a shocker to me. Bryan has made a couple of phone calls to some people about jobs and his schooling, but all he ever gets is voice mail and NO ONE ever calls him back. How annoying!!!! I wish people would get on the ball! I would love to have this progress in that area and then we could move down to Denver with my family and then Bryan would be in the biology field for a little while as well as making more money. I think it would be beneficial for Bryan to get a job in the biology field as well as me getting to spend more time with my family. I think they need me as much as I need them. My mom sounded a little family hungry when I talked to her last night. My dad needs some support with his job situation right now and us being in Denver with them I think, would help them out.

So my brother Brady is single again...BUMMER. But I think it was a good experience for him and it made him realize how nice it is to be with someone who you trust and like. There is blessings that come from all experiences if done with an open heart and I believe that Brady will get through this. Even if it is hard. I have been there before and know what he is going through. Good luck buddy! And if you do come to Kambria's blessing I would be thrilled!!! Love ya!

I have decided to try and make Kambria's Halloween costume...I just don't know how it will turn out. And I have not quite decided what she will be exactly, but I have bought a pattern to start the process. We should know in the next couple of days...Also I have begun teaching myself how to crochet. I am not too bad at it, but I have a lot to learn still. I will post a picture of my end product...when I get done with it which might be a while. But I am proud that I have taught myself.

Well I need to run. until next time