Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The newest addition...

so this is the cute addition to the family. I do think she looks more like Erik, her Dad, than Lisa, her mom. But I am jealous that she has so much hair!!! Her name is Madalyn Marie and she was born Feb 26 at 3:30 am. She weighed 6 lbs. and was 19 inches long. She was over a month early but both mom and baby are doing well. We are planning on going to visit them in Utah this weekend. We just hope the weather is nice enough to go! And then we can visit Grandma and Sherie and Brady too! Grandma and Sherie still have not seen Kambria yet except in pictures. So pray for good weather!

I better get going on the baby blessing dress I told Lisa I would make for Madalyn. I went and bought the fabric yesterday and I should start on it today. That is my goal.

Monday, February 26, 2007


So this weekend we did nothing, but it felt like we did everything. Friday we ran around and did errands all day, and Saturday we did the same. I mopped the kitchen floor, while Bryan and my dad went to Auto Zone to get his car some new spark plugs and then came home fixed it and then went back to Auto Zone to have them reset the computer. I guess to reset the computer in the car you are supposed to take it to the dealership, but Auto Zone was nice enough to reset it for us, even though they were not supposed to. Did I mention that my car is getting a new transmission in it? Yeah it is going to cost about 2 grand to have it fixed but the car it worth more than that and we could not get a car like mine for that amount of money. So we decided to go ahead with it. I have not had a car for over a week now. It is OK, but I am starting to get stir crazy. I even walked about a mile to the store and a mile back, just so I could get out of the house. I do not know how people do it with only one car. It is doable, but in the winter time I would not want to have to do it. At least it has been sunny here the past couple of days.

Then Saturday night we had my friend Dre and her husband over for dinner. Dre lived with my parents for a couple of months after she graduated college in December of 05. They had not met her husband. They only got married this past November. They are cute together and he makes her happy. It is good to see her happy! I wish they could have stayed longer and that we could have chatted more, but that is the way life goes...FAST!!

We watched the Prestige with them and if you have not seen this movie I would suggest you find it and watch it. An then watch it again! The second time was MUCH better and I understood a lot more of the movie! It is a GREAT movie and I think Bryan might even go out and buy it!

Then Sunday was a FAST day too. Bryan and I both had to give lessons. Mine was in YW and his was in Elders quorum. So my mother got to watch Kambria. I do not know what we would do without my family being around at church. It would be hard to have to teach holding a baby in your arms. Then we both had to give talks in Sacrament meeting too. it was on the topic of symbols within the church. It was a hard subject for me to talk about. Not your typical fasting, prayer, or even repentance talks. But it was good for both of us and I am GLAD it is done!

So on to the title of my post...Bryan got a phone call from his dad about 7pm last night that his sister Lisa's water broke!!!! So Bryan did not get the message until about 9pm so when he called his dad back they were just leaving their house to drive to Provo. She is about a month early, which is kind of scary. Bryan sent Lisa's phone a text message saying good luck and that she is in our prayers. She texted him back about 12am this morning that she was dilated to a 9 already and that it is crazy she is going to be a mom! We are excited for her. It is a little girl and they had the named Madalyn picked out. So Good Luck Lisa and we look forward to hearing more of the story!!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Cute baby

So this is the second post of the day, BUT I had to post some most cute pics of Kambria. The wedding info is below.


So this weekend was fun and I am glad it is over! Friday night was the family dinner which turned out well. Then Saturday morning we headed to the temple and witness the sealing of Scott and Jacqueline. That was beautiful. Jacqueline was gorgeous! She is one pretty lady. Her colors were ho pink and black. Which I thought was a little different, but it turned out WONDERFUL! And I have to admit that I thought Kambria was the cutest baby there! I did make her dress and people were amazed by that. Even to the fact that Lisa, Bryan's pregnant sister, told me I could make her baby's blessing dress. I had wanted to ask her if I could make i, but was worried that she would not want me to do it yet would not tell me no since she didn't want to hurt my feelings. But that comment of, "WOW!!, you can make my baby's blessing dress if you want and I will pay you." made me really HAPPY!!!

Then we had the reception Saturday night. It was a sit down formal dinner and turned out wonderful! I think that is the way to go if you have the funds to pay for it. But I do have to admit that Bryan and I got a TON more presents that they did, but that is one downfall of only being able to invite a select number of people for a sit down dinner!

So here are some pics of the wedding. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

What a wonderful day...

So Valentines day turned out good. I spent most of the day decorating and preparing food for our fondue. My parents and Tess joined us, however due to inclement weather it took Bryan 2 hours to get home. So we did not start eating dinner until about 7pm!!! And then on top of that we could not get the bullion to stay hot enough to cook the food fast enough. I think if we are to do it again, I would have one pot per 2 people. That way it is guaranteed to stay hot enough! But it was fun and definitely an experience! A memory maker!

Bryan's coat was returned and it turned out OK, except for taking 2 hours to get home, when usually it is about 45 minutes! Poor guy! Hopefully tonight is better since we have to make it to the temple by 6 for Jacqueline's endowment session! We are REALLY excited for her and this weekend. Bryan and I will spend the next 4 days with his family and doing wedding stuff and just having a good time! So I may not post until after the weekend. We will have to see.

So that is the plan for today.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy V-day!

So today is valentines day and I sure hope the end turns out better than last night. It seems like everything went wrong. Kambria was NOT happy, I burned the potatoes, and the house STILL smells like burned food this morning, and Bryan's coat was taken by mistake and it had his car keys and wallet in it. Well the coat was returned and hopefully everything works out this morning for him. I should hear later this morning....
But today has been good so far. I got up at 2 am with Kambria and then put out 12 roses for Bryan so he could see them before he left for work at 5:15 this morning. He was VERY surprised and in a better mood. That Was my plan. Then I got up at 7:30 and "temporarily" got ready and took my car into the shop to find out what is wrong with it. Hopefully it is not the transmission!!!! Then I am at home planning on working out and then REALLY getting ready for the day. I have to some what hurry so I can figure EVERYTHING out for the fondue meal tonight! I am excited and hope that it all works out!

Well Happy V-Day and hope all goes well...

6 weird things about me for my friend Heather...

1. I like to have the toilet paper going over instead of under. I usually change it if it is the wrong way

2. I like to organize things and reorganize them. Sometimes I get so crazy with organizing that it seems like that is all I do...Kambria's changing table has been reorganized probably 10+ times in the last couple weeks. This however does not mean that I am organized!!!!

3. I cant stand the smell of orange fragrance spray. I was throwing up when I smelled it being pregnant with Kambria and now I gag when I smell it.

4. I like to have my clothes separated into colors and whites right after you take the clothes off before you put them in the dirty clothes. That way I don't have to sort when wanting to do laundry. It is already done!

5. I am NOT a phone person. I like email a LOT better. I usually don't call people back and would rather email or see them face to face. Michele Griggs can testify to this one. Sorry Michele, I do think about you!!!!

6. I HATE stacks of paper! I go through them and throw stuff away when they have been there for more than a couple of days. Sometimes I throw stuff away I am not supposed to and regret it the next day. I think this has to do with my organization thing.

That is what I can come up with. Hopefully it works for you Heather.

Now I tag Kristy,Leah and Brady. Come up with 6 of your own weird things to share!

Monday, February 12, 2007

just having fun...

Well this was the first weekend that Bryan had since he started his new job. so he had Friday Saturday and Sunday off. It was WONDERFUL!!! Although Friday felt like Saturday and so I was a little thrown off. But wonderful. I know that soon he will have to have volunteer hours on Friday to get experience in the prosthetics field, so i am enjoying it now.

Kambria is growing like a weed. She was a little pill this weekend. We think she is starting to get her first tooth/ teeth in. She would cry for now reason and after we gave her Tylenol she was good for about 4 hours. So we hope that is what it is and nothing else more serious. We can not feel any teeth but my mother thinks it is teeth so I have confidence that is what it is...

nothing else too exciting yet. This weekend Scott, Bryan's younger brother is getting married so I am sure I will have many stories and pictures. He is marrying Jacqueline who he dated in high school. She is convert to the church and so the wedding reception is a little different that us Mormons are used to. they are having a sit down dinner instead of a calling reception. Bryan is a groomsman and so will be sitting at the head table. So I will be sitting alone...Hopefully Kambria is good and lets me sit down. We shall see how it goes. Jacqueline has picked hot pink and black for her colors and so I made Kambria a little hot pink and black dress. I will post pictures next week.

These pics will have to do for now! What a cutie!
Sitting up! she is now an expert!
The cats are interested in something on their level!
Kambria standing up...of course just for a short minute! she is only 5 months!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dont you get bored?

This is the question that my sister asked me the other day since now I just stay at home all day! Wow she just doesn't quite understand what taking care of a kid entails. I think that she just has the idea that babysitting is what it is like. Well to answer her question, no I do not get bored. There are days that I get more done than others, and no I will not get up and going at 6:30 Dad. Although he did apologize for the comment that I should get up that early. Apology accepted. I have always been told to sleep when you child sleeps and to enjoy the "easy" time while I can. That is what I am doing. I will only have one child once. It only gets more hectic form here on out.

So no I do not get bored and yes I am enjoying my "laziness" as some would put it.

On another thought. I loved hearing about my friend Heather's weekend with her young women. I would LOVE to know what else you have done. Since now being called to YW again, I need some ideas of how to connect to these girls. A lot of them have some pretty rough lives and are not to open to getting close to people. Especially leaders. So if anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear about them.

So those are the thoughts for the day.
until next time

Monday, February 05, 2007

a New day

So it has been about a week since I wrote anything. This is due to finally moving in with my family in Denver and having Bryan home for a week. He wanted to do Fun things and so sitting on the computer was not an option. So this week i should be back up to par on my blogging since Bryan started his new job today. We shall see how it goes. He will be cutting up dead peoples bones. I know I know a DEFINITE conversation starter when someone asks what do you do for a living.? His is working for a company called Allosource which takes allo graphs of skin and bone tissue to use in operations instead of metal or synthetic things. This way you can have bone and actual tissue for operations! It is a great learning situation for Bryan and I know he is excited.

So being in a new ward you get new least we did. However the ward does not technically even have our records yet...but the stake and ward presidencies didn't seem to mind. Bryan is second counselor in the Elders quorum and I am second counselor in the YW. We both just came from these organizations in Fort Collins. I was second counselor in YW and Bryan was Elders quorum secretary. I guess the Lord was just preparing us in Fort Collins to work much goodness here in Denver. there is MUCH more opportunity to serve here since there are fewer people and many more people who are converts and need all the help they can get. I am excited to work with this group of girls... My sister Tess included. It is a little bit different in the sense that all the girls meet together ALWAYS since there is not enough girls to split into age groups. So it will be a little while before I get the hang of how they do things.

Bryan is working with a guy named Jon Daniel who is from Africa and hopes to return there one day. It will be a teaching experience for him so he can be a leader once he goes back to Africa. So the stake president told Bryan to teach Jon Daniel all he knows and help him as much as he can. So I know things will be good. We have even met a few young couples that we think will turn out to be good friends! We are excited!!!!

That is all the is happening around here...hope its good in your neck of the Al Roker would say!