Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"The Lady in Red"

My grandma passed away February 22, and it was such a blessing. She has not been well for a very long time, so it was nice that she is no longer suffering. She was always such a great example to me, and taught me many wonderful and important lessons through her actions. She loved to serve others and always did so with a smile. One thing I will never forget is her smile and attitude that nothing is impossible. I love her, and miss her. A challenge was given to my family at her funeral, and that was to live our lives in a way so that her legacy will live on. And live up to her expectations of us, as she wanted nothing but the best and for us to be happy by doing what was right.

Fun changes...

My Dad is good to remind me OFTEN that as Aniston gets older, she is more and more fun. It's hard to remember that as I look through her old clothes and as she gets more and more personality. She has changed so much in the past month, and it's hard to remember everything. She sits up really well, has TWO teeth, waves with her palm forward instead of up like a lot of babies, she says "Dada", holds onto her pants and "helps" me pull them up, and the list could go on. It's been amazing to watch her learn new things. She's so smart, and full of spunk. My parents told me her personality is a lot like mine, something I DIDN't want(sassy is the best way to describe it). I love her little personality, and love that I can be home with her to watch all these FUN things. My favorite is how sweet she is, and that she still loves to cuddle. She gives the most adorable hugs and big WET kisses. My aunt held her the night my Grandma died and the first thing Aniston did when my aunt picked her up, was to give her a big hug and kiss. She is such a sweetheart, and we LOVE her!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

once upon a time...

I knew it!!!

I knew it, I just knew it!! Aniston has one tooth that has come through and another that is trying to poke through. They are the bottom front teeth, and I am SOO excited. That explains ALL the fussiness and drooling and of course don't forget the boogie nose. She is growing up so fast, and I am so glad to be home with her and enjoy EVERY second of it!!

Friday, February 8, 2008


This is fun to remember all the fun things about Chris and I, you should do it too!!
How long have you been together? We were married in August 2005, so 2 1/2 years!
How long did you date? 4 months and engaged for 6 months.
How old is he? 25 on Sunday, Happy Birthday babe!!
Who eats more? Chris, and he should eat more.
Who said I love you first? Chris, and this is sad, but I don't remember the details, so maybe I said it first??
Who's taller? Chris, 8 1/2 inches taller!! and I'm 5'10". I married a giant...
Who sings better? I hurt my own ears, so I'm going to have to say Chris.
Who is smarter? Well, it depends... It depends on the subject, but overall I'm going to give it to Chris.
Who does the laundry? Me me me me me...
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do, so that I can see Aniston and get to her whenever she decides it's time to wake up.
Who pays the bills? Chris, I am a mom so my income is not tangible.
Who mows the lawn? We have never had a lawn to mow, but I love mowing the lawn so I bet we would probably take turns.
Who cooks dinner? I do and it comes from a box 99% of the time.
Who drives when you are together? Chris, I don't like driving.
Who is more stubborn? Me... I will honestly admit that I am one of the most stubborn people and what I say goes. Poor Chris.
Who kissed who first? Chris kissed me, and I really don't remember much except that it was on our 2nd date and it was akward.
Who asked who out? Chris got my number from a girl in the ward and made her hook us up for a Halloween dance after he had told the first girl she hooked him up with no. I know, I thought he was rude too, but I'm sure glad he did it!!
Who proposed? Chris, and I do remember that! He came to my work and I had NO idea, it was awesome and it was on his Birthday.
Who is more sensitive? Me, I think before we had Aniston is was him. Now everything gets me.
Who wears the pants? Me most of the time, but every now and then Chris doesn't let me get my way.

Tag to all of you lovebirds... take a walk down memory lane!!