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. =]