Monday, July 28, 2008


Saturday I took Ashton to JCPenney's to take his 6 month pictures. I took his white diaper cover so that I could get pictures without the tacky diaper in the pictures. I LOVED how they turned out. I was so excited because out of the 4 years we've been going there I thought they were the best pictures yet. Well, here comes the bummer part. They called me just now and said that their server crashed Saturday night and lost all the pictures they took on Saturday. They said its never happened before and are giving me lots of free pictures to make up for it but I'm still really bummed out. I hope Ashton takes just as good of pictures this Saturday. I scanned in the printout they gave me since it's all I have to show. Here are some that were taken, P7 was my favorite shot. But as bummed as I am I can't beat the price and I've never had any problems before so I'll keep going to JCPenney for our pictures.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ashton is 6 months old already! I can't believe how fast the last 6 months have gone. I'm not sure how much he weighs now but he was 18lbs. at 5 months so I'm sure he's close to 20lbs.

I came home from the gym this morning to find Kaleb in our bed. He said that I can't workout when he's still sleeping. I asked him why and he told me because the birds haven't woken up yet. He's always good for a laugh. Kaleb starts swimming lessons the beginning of August and then preschool the end of August.

Matt has finals next week and then he'll have a couple weeks with no school until fall semester (his last semester!) starts.

I don't mean to be a downer but while searching through blogs there have been a couple of blogs I always look at. I don't even know the people but they have all recently lost a child. I think I am so drawn to their blogs because of the strength they have. I couldn't imagine going what they've gone through and yet they're so strong and positive. It has helped strengthen my testimony of this gospel. I think the biggest effect it has had on me is that I enjoy every moment I have. I have been a lot more patient since following these families' stories. I don't mind the crying and the messy diapers as much as I use to. My prayers are with the families of James, Lucy, Camille, Joy , and Daxton.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ashton's Dresser

I was all excited today to post my "before" and "after" pictures of Ashton's dresser but I only have the "after" picture. Matt uninstalled and reinstalled everything on our computer this weekend because we were having problems and my "before" pictures seem to have disappeared. But it was really ugly before. It was white with huge black wooden round knobs and the paint was coming off exposing the beautiful yellow color it use to be. I spent $20 on the dresser and with some new hardware and a small can of paint I think it turned out pretty good.

This weekend we had a lot of fun at the Murray Park Outdoor pool. Kaleb jumped off the diving board and went down the slide the whole time. He would have stayed all day if he could. Ashton also spent his first night in Kaleb's room. He usually only wakes up once a night to eat and then he's back to sleep. I was worried Kaleb would wake up with Ashton in the night but he didn't.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Big Brother

Ashton has to put up with a lot from Kaleb but yesterday he didn't seem to mind this. Kaleb thought this was the funniest thing ever. We also picked up Kaleb's 4 year pictures today.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Seriously So Blessed

If you want a good laugh you'll have to check out this blog. Thanks Traci.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Camping in Leadville, Colorado

Other than the mosquito's we had a lot of fun last weekend. We went fishing (really just casting), we went on a train ride, swimming, ate smore's and did a lot of relaxing.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Girls Camp

Last week was girls camp and we had a lot of fun. It was just me and my 4 YW but they did a lot of activities as a stake. Each night a priesthood rep. would come and stay with us and Brad was lucky enough to lose a jump roping bet and have his nails painted. The girls had a lot of fun teasing him. Someone made a stretchy ring that you would bounce eachother around in. It was a lot of fun and I had never seen anything like it. We had awesome food. I love good food when you're camping and I think we ate better than any other ward.

Camp was a lot of work and now we're getting ready to go camping again. Wednesday we leave for Colorado to go camping with Matt's family. Kaleb is so excited to try out his fishing pole he got last Christmas. Last night someone broke into our storage unit. They took everything out but we don't think they took anything. Luckily with going camping last week and this week half of our stuff is at our apartment. The only things in there are Christmas decorations, baby items and outgrown clothing. Not what they were looking for I'm sure.

3 Joys:
1. Family
2. Vacations
3. Ashton's chubby cheeks

3 Fears:
1. Close family member dying
2. Car accidents
3. Something happening to Kaleb or Ashton

3 Goals:
1. Work out to lose the baby weight
2. Buy a house
3. Get my degree

3 Obsessions:
1. Food (doesn't help my #1 goal)
2. Lately orange juice
3. Saving for a Nikon DSLR camera

3 Random Facts:
1. I hate doing dishes
2. Someday I would like to run a marathon
3. I know the dance to high school musical (thanks to camp)