Thursday, November 30, 2006

more photos...

Here are some more photos...enjoy

Kambria's 3 month photos

Bryan had the day off yesterday from work since he is working Saturday, so we took Kambria to get her 3 month photos. My brother and sister-in-law did pictures every 3 months for my nephew Hayden and when he turned 1 year old it was really cute to see his 3, 6, 9 and 12 month photos together. So we decided to get on the ball and do it too...But we were not expecting everything that they did. It was a fun experience and from it all we ended up getting a CD that contained ALL 83 photos that they took. The guy said that they normally do not take that many pictures, but he said he goes crazy with babies, since he has a 2 month old son too. So I am sure next time we do pictures, it wont be quite the same, but it was fun for first timers like us! So here are some of the cute pictures so everyone can see...
Until next time...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A good holiday

So I wont say much due to limited time, but Thanksgiving was fun. My family was all together again. We spent 5 days with my family just hanging out, going to our traditional thanksgiving day movie, playing games and setting Brady up on a date with a friend of mine named Esther. It was fun. A very thankful time and I reflected a lot about how much a truly do have. Here is the family photo we took before Colins goes on his mission on January 31, 2007. He is going to Mendoza Argentina!!!! I am only worried about when he gets home and Brady and him talk in Spanish and the rest of us wont be able to understand them...But until next time, enjoy your day!

Monday, November 20, 2006


So this time of year really makes one think about all the things one should be thankful for. First thing that comes to mind is my family...Immediate and extended. My little girl makes me so thankful for prayers being answered. I think of all the worries I originally had when I was pregnant and all the family and friends that said prayers in my behalf. I know that they were answered ten fold, because Kambria is healthy, well and growing like a weed. Our friends baby Hannah who is only 3 weeks younger than Kambria is not near as alert or as physically strong. Kambria loves to be on her tummy and holds her head up. She will be crawling soon by the way she is acting on her tummy. She also loves to stand. It is ust amazing how strong she really is. This I am thankful for.

I am also thankful for a husband who loves me beyond measure...Even if I wake up on the grumpy side of the bed and am not a happy camper. He still loves me!! I am grateful for my brothers and sister and the friendship we have with each other. I just wish that I could spend more time with them all. I guess that makes the time I do spend with them that more worth it. I am grateful for a set of parents who love us all and teaches us so much with their actions and words. They have remained faithful to each other and have taught me so many things with their words of love and advice. If I could only begin to have their knowledge I would be set. But I am learning ... Slowly learning.

These are just a few things that I am thankful/grateful for. Did I even mention the gospel of Jesus Christ?...That makes everything just make sense and have purpose. Like my brother Brady said, "there is a lot to think about, but nothingto worry about." I love it!!!

Well until next time, remember that Eliza Fairbanks has a thankful heart this day!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Photo opportunity


Kambria has been so cute lately, not that she isn't cute all the time, but tonight she was sitting up all by herself. Some of the credit has to go to the fact that she was calm and not too anxious about moving around. So MaryEllen set up a little "studio" on her living room chair and we took pictures of Kambria sitting up with the help of the crevice of the chair too, but Kambria tried to keep sitting up all by her self. We were VERY impressed, being that she is only 2 1/2 months. I do not think she will officially really sit up for a while, but it was fun to do. We got some cute pictures of her smiling that are absolutely wonderful and I thought I would share. One shows how she likes to play with her tongue, one is of her trying to really sit up and one is of her making her talking cooing noises. Enjoy.

Friday, November 10, 2006

It has been a while

Well, it has been a while since I posted last. It seems like I do not have much to say, but I know that when other people say that in there posts, I think that they have a lot to say. It is interesting to me, so I guess I will just start typing and it should turn into something good...I hope.

My brother Brady said on his blog that people need to be needed. That is so true. The other thing I think is important is that people need to feel like they have a purpose. And I think that finding that purpose is what life is consisted of. I think this is the constant battle; finding purpose. We can choose to be happy, or choose to be unhappy, but always improving. If that makes any sense.

I am excited for thanksgiving to get here. My whole family will be together, and for several days. Then Colin is supposed to go through the temple the day after thanksgiving, and all of us should be there, except for Tess who will be watching Kambria for me! How great that will be!

The other day I made bread for the first time, but I was given a roll recipe instead of a bread recipe, so the bread really tasted like rolls. It is good, but not my favorite. I made the bread in my Bosch mixing machine instead of kneading it by hand! It was a lot better to do it in the machine. Bryan and I did it together, since he had Wednesday off from work. It is fun that we can do these type of things together, yet still have him working every day.

Well those are the boring things of my life.
Until next time...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Same old same old

Just a quick thought...Life happens whether we realize it or not. I have now spent 2 months in my in-laws basement. Sometimes it feels like we have been here forever, and other times it feels like we just got here. But I have come to realize that time goes by whether I am unhappy or whether I am happy. I have decided to enjoy time and life, while we are in our current situation. I have been working out, which has made me a happier person. I also have tried to teach myself several new things. All of this time waiting around for something to happen; a decline or acceptance to Northwestern. We still have not heard a yes or no, but did have an email from the college stating there has been some hold up due to some red tape the college has had to get through. They said they will let us know when they know . But I have now I have realized accepted or not I need to make everyday count. Whether or not I have anything to show for it is something different, but everyday will count in my book...Until next time.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Cutest costume...

Halloween went well yesterday. Bryan dressed up as a pirate for work, which he made all by himself, of course with some coaching from me, and I put Kambria in her monkey outfit, that I made and took her to visit him at work and show her off there. Everyone, including the customers at the bank thought she was the cutest little monkey ever. It is always fun to hear complete strangers tell you that you have a cute kid! I certainly agree. Then we had Nate and Sarah Pettitt and Dave and Morgan Gardner over for a fondue night. We sat around and ate fondue and talked from 6:30 till 10:30. It was so much fun to hear everyone's perspectives on life and their thoughts bout what to do in life for a career. I think it was good for both Bryan and I to hear that one decision is not the "all" in your decisions about what to do for a career. Dave and Morgan are some friends that I think Bryan and I could have a lot of fun with. They are like a Shelby and Travis relationship that e miss. (Shelby and Travis were our good friends that we spent most nights with until they moved back to Utah.)

Well...It is now November 1st! Cold and turning more like winter every day! It just means less time until thanksgiving and Christmas!!! That is what I have to look forward to since we STILL do not know whether Bryan has been declined or accepted into Northwestern. Bryan sent them an email today asking if they had any more info for us.

Well until next time...