Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What have you done?

Things I have done... Just copy and paste this to your blog and bold the ones that you HAVE done and make sure to put your score at the end. I saw this on Candie's blog and thought it would be fun.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Gone without food or water for 24 hours or longer

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Stayed up for 24 hours with NO sleep at all

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Changed a lightbulb

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Mowed the lawn

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. I am no longer a teen...I turned 20! My mom came to babysit Em and Christopher and I went to dinner at Chili's and walked at the outlets for a bit. It was nice. I didn't get as anxious as I thought I would, but it was only 2 hours.
My husband got me beautiful flowers and...the most amazing picture of the sacramento temple. It is panaramic and looks antique, and looks great above our couch! It was hanging when we got home, because Erick hung it. Feels more like home.....

Christmas Party

Saturday was the Ward Christmas Party. I had lots of fun. But it was extremely tiring because my family is on the committee so we were working all day. The quiche was so good!! Mmm breakfast for dinner....
We were asked to portray Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the live nativity. I enjoyed myself. Met some very wise men ;) Emery did so well. She was awake for a little while but eventually fell asleep in the manger. The bishop said that a lady asked him why we decided to use a plastic baby? That's how good she did...

They had a vintage sleigh at the building to take pictures. So we did. I love my husband and my little angel.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Our Christmas Tree

We got a christmas tree! We didn't get one last year so i was extremely excited. It smells so good!


I bought legwarmers for Emery. Aren't they adorable? Still a bit big, but that means they will fit longer!

Emery's Blessing

Sunday was Emery's baby blessing. It was great to have family come to church and get together afterwards. It was beautiful. Christopher was so nervous. Her grandma bought her a beautiful blessing dress that looked gorgeous on her, as well as a blanket and some shoes. The shoes were adorable, and she really was wearing them under the dress!

The men who helped bless my little baby was Christopher, Papa, Papu, Jeff, Greg, Matt, and Erick.
Here is our little family and our blessed daughter. I am so proud of our little family and I was so happy this day.

Here is Emery with Auntie Sammi, my younger sister.

I can't help but love MY little blessing...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Our crib got recalled. How frusturating is that....and i'll tell you why.

In February, when we found out that I was pregnant we thought.."Let's buy a crib right now. I know its early, but let's buy it to make it easier on us and while we have the money."
key word: easier

And everyone kept asking if i needed anything big for the baby, and we didn't. Now we do. We have to find a new crib. And it's not any easier.

Monday, December 1, 2008

How did I have such big baby?

I took Emery to the doctor's today...she hasn't been in 5 weeks, since she was only 9 days old. She now weighs 12 pounds 14 ounces. That isthe 99 percentile for her age! I think it's amazing that such a big girl came from me. Not that she was that big born...but still. I know she's big but shes also proportionate so the doctor isnt worried at all. I can put her in 3-6 month clothes now!

She got some vaccines today. In both thighs...poor thing. She barely ever cries so it was hard for me to see her crying and know that feeding her wouldnt make it go away. But I knew she was kind of hungry so I nursed her anyway, and she fell asleep. The nurse gave me some tylenol for her, so hopefully she wont be too fussy in the next few days.

Her cousin Ethan has had a hard time gaining weight. He was born 7 lbs 4 oz and after a month was only 7 lbs 5 oz. But today he is well over 8 pounds, and so good news for him as well.

Speaking of all this baby news, Amelia had her baby last night! A big baby too...8 lbs 10 oz. Mason Scott...I went to visit her but didn't get to see him because he wasn't in the room. I'll go visit again later today but I've heard he is beautiful and I definately believe that. Also, he has a normal 10 fingers and 10 toes...we really thought he'd be webbed but he lucked out. =]

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Well, first of all I got a new haircut today. Thanks Amelia! Now I think I look more like a mom and less like a teen. My birthday is in 2 weeks and I will finally NOT be a teen anymore. So it was the perfect time for a change.
So, we went walking today. We being me, chris, erick, and amelia. We were trying to get her to go into labor. At target, Christopher was messing around and "scanning" Em. He said "How much do you cost?" I think the thing was broken...she wasn't scanning. Erick said "Priceless."
I'm telling you this because the next line was from me...."That was so cute, I'm going to put it in my blog!"
Erick is glad that he was blogworthy tonight. Funny story, meaningless, and thats why im glad I made this blog. =]

Monday, November 24, 2008

Magic Baby Sleep Book

So I have been hearing wonderful things about this Babywise book to help your baby sleep. On Saturday I said "Let's go buy that book so Emery can sleep better." And Christopher joked about her sleeping better magically just because I bought it, without having read it or anything.

Saturday she slept wonderfully and last night as well. Both nights she went to bed around midnight, woke to feed at 4:30 and then again at 8:30. So today I asked myself, what happened saturday to make her suddenly sleep perfectly?

I bought the book....I highly recommend it. =]

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm glad she loves me

I'm trying to break her from her habit of needing me to sleep because although its sweet during the day its stressful at night. So today, just a slight change I had her take her nap in the living room with me but not on me. It took a while to fall asleep but eventually she did. She took a two hour nap and then woke up and wanted to eat, of course. She is a big eater.

After that we went for a short walk to get the mail and when I got back she was fussy. I didn't know what was wrong because usually she is only fussy when shes hungry or tired and she wasnt showing signs of either. But I turned on my itunes and started singing along, and she stopped moving and just stared at me while I was singing. It only took two songs, and she fell back asleep.

I sang her to sleep. It was cute, and I loved that she was just staring at me while I was singing. It's proof that she loves me, because I'm not a good singer =]

Monday, November 17, 2008

Breastflow Bottle

I've started to give her bottles every once in a while. I was looking forward to it so that Christopher could have a chance to feed her, and I could get a break. I tried a little while ago but the flow in the bottle was too fast.

We bought the breastflow bottles from Babies R Us and they are simply amazing. If you are breastfeeding and going to use a bottle sometimes this is definately the one to use. Well, I think its to use even if not breastfeeding. It promotes jaw developement and reduces air flow.

Anyways, Em takes the bottle real well and its nice to have Christopher get to feed her every once in a while.

PS: Today Emery is one month old! Happy seventeenth!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Smiling, Sleeping, Happy Baby

So, today I finally got Emery to take a nap in her bassinet. That is why I have updated my blog SO much. If you didn't notice, they are in the dates where they belong so they are all over. But since, I only had like 3 posts before it was updated, you might as well just look at the whole darn thing. Lots of pictures. I like pictures.

Emery has been smiling for a while now, but never long enough to snap a picture. But I managed to get some this morning and they are truly adorable.
This is her staring off into space. Well actually at the wall. Or the couch. She is always staring at boring things like that, silly girl.
This one looks like a papparazzi shot. I have no idea how to spell that....

She is always more comfortable with a pillow. It's cute.

This brown and pink paisley blanket was made by my friend Brandi. We went to visit her last night and so she could meet Emery. The blanket is so cute and I love visiting friends! Even better is when friends come visit me! {hint to whoever takes it}

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Breakfast with Abbie

This morning I met my friend Abbie for breakfast at Mimi's Cafe. She had a 3 hour break from school and I, of course, have no plans. ever. Breakfast was nice, and delicious of course. I love their pain perdu! It was her first time seeing Emery and of course, she adored her like all my friends do. Emery loves making new friends, but I have no idea how she is going to remember everyone's name....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


My friend Summer got this cute little Jordan outfit for her at a shower. Christopher and I are not big into sports, but it is still cute, and even cuter on. I love hats on her. They don't stay on well, but she looks so darn cute!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Sleeping Angel

I love the way Em falls asleep. She can sleep through anything and in any position. But, what she usually needs to sleep is the comfort of me. I know I shouldn't get her so used to it, but it is so sweet the way she sleeps.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I got to shower!

Up until now, when Christopher gets home he showers, and then watches Em so I can shower. But, now I have made things easier. I now bathe her in my tub while I sit in there. It's actually easier just to be holding her in there with me, and she is much more content as well. After she is done, I wrap her up in a towel, and then a blanket, and let her sit in the boppy right outside of the shower. And I leave the shower door halfway open while I shower. She is within reach if she needs anything, I can talk to her and see her. And most of all she is content because she just got her bath. It's wooooooooonderful!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Folsom First Ward

Today we finally went to our own ward for service. For the past two weeks, we have gone with my parents. And the previous Sunday, I was at the hospital. Before that was conference. So it had been a while. She wore a dress her Grandma bought her and she looked truly adorable. I love taking black and white pictures of her.
I love my new ward. It was fun...I sat by Morgan in Relief Society and we just talked about our babies. Nathan is about a month older and was a big baby too. She is going to have lots of little boy friends.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cousin Kenna

Today we went to visit family, and it was so cute that Mckenna wanted to hold Emery. They are a few years apart, but they look almost the same size. Mckenna is so small, and it was adorable to have her "hold" Emery.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Girls

Today, my baby girl Emery met my other girl Sadie. Sadie is mine and Christopher's sweet little, fat little beagle. But she wouldn't be happy stuck in an apartment complex, so she lives with my parents. But, it was cute to see Sadie sniffing at Emery.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Long Night

The day after Halloween...a long night. I guess they were both really tired from a long night.
She sleeps like her Daddy; almost always a hand up there by the face.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Party at Crystals Crystal's parents house. We got there kind of late, but there was LOTS of yummy food and we played Scattergories...I love games. By the way, Christopher did Emery's hair for Halloween. In a faux hawk. There are no good pictures of it, but you can kind of see it. Erick and Amelia cracked me up. They went as white trash. Shes very pregnant so it was funny with her belly hanging out.
Christopher and I didn't dress up. I really wanted to. But I had not much time, no money, and no realy cooperation from Christopher either. And i'm one of those people that likes to match. I like costumes that go together. Next year we are going to be the Flinstones with little Pebbles. And hopefully Erick and Amelia will be the Rubbles and Mason can be Bam Bam!

Party at Grandma's

The first party we went to was at Grandma Cobabes. It was fun to see all the little kids dressed up. Of course, everyone wanted to hold my little pumpkin. [halloween reference =)]

These cousins going clockwise from top left are Rebecca, Macey, Samantha, and Mattie.
Victoria said its the first baby she held that doesn't cry.

All the girls eating their candy after trick or treating...watching a movie. Kit Kittridge I think?
And of course, Grandma. It's hard to get her to let go of Emery even when other people haven't ever seen her. =]


We recieved two shower gifts that were Halloween onsies, newborn size. First, she barely fit in newborn the day she was born. And second, well, really, there's just that. So I let her hang out all day in the candy corn one from the Ellis and took pictures. She wore the other one to the parties. Isn't she so cute?
I don't know what shes doing. I think shes crying, but her face is so adorable, and shes so cute stretching out like that. Even though the onesie is a bit small. I couldnt let it go to waste.

I don't know how I managed to get this shot, but I'm glad I did. She really loves me, and that makes me happy. =]

This is her zoolander face. With her pinky like that and her face turned, I definately feel like she's posing. Maybe she'll be a model? Who knows...