Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Chriffas!

On Christmas Eve we went to Buz's parent's house and opened presents there. It was a great and yummy way to kick off the Christmas hoopla!
Christmas morning. Can you tell Lily was sleeping, or more like tossing and turning, in our bed all night? We think she's finally getting over this nasty cold.
A little later, cleaned up and showing off her new sweater and skinny jeans!
And of course, her true love, the dancing Santa!
Merry Chriffas one and all!
Buz got me a Flip video camera, so I'm testing out this video post thing for the first time. Sorry if it doesn't work, I'll work on it!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


We were lucky enough to get to see Santa and Mrs. Clause at our brother-in-law's mother's house. Lily thought it was fun to shake her bells as we sang Christmas songs, but she wasn't so sure about sitting on Santa's lap. Mommy had to help. Don't mind the baby bump taking up half my lap!
We thought this was hilarious...Lily's cousin Beckett went in for a smooch, and Buz snapped the camera at the exact right (or maybe wrong!) moment!
Staring at Santa, still making up her mind.
We also got to play with Lily's friend London for a day. These two are so cute together, it was so fun to listen to them talk to each other all day! Thanks for playing!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lay Off!!!

we're sick. me and lily. stuffy and sneezing and fevers and no sleeping (the no sleeping is caused by lily. i would be sleeping fine otherwise!) we've done some fun things this last week, and we're soooo excited for christmas, but you've just got to give me some time to feel well enough to function and get some batteries for my camera (we've been borrowing the remote control batteries to take pictures-sad since wal-mart is a 5 minute walk away) so i can upload my pictures. sorry!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our Deadly Catch

Love this show
This fishing boat was on the show. So what, you ask?
Well, we went searching for a Christmas tree on Saturday. I had read about a Christmas tree farm down in Alpine where you can cut your own down. This is how we always did it growing up in the east/mid-west, so I begged Buz to go down with me. So we did. Basically, all the trees looked like this.
So, we headed home and stopped by the trusty corner lot. Now, the lot on 9000 S and State is no shabby lot. We got a tree there two years ago and really liked it. We started looking around, and got a feel for what they had to offer us. We finally found what we thought would fit best in our house. We went and got one of the guys to take it down for us, and we got to talking. Back to the first picture, turns out the guy who owns this tree lot also owns The Lucky Lady, which was on the first season of the Deadliest Catch! Apparently you have to be burley to fish and to sell Christmas trees! That's what the guy told us.
Here's the best part...they brought king crab legs and Alaskan halibut with them and are selling them at the lot too! We were going to pick some up last night but due to the weather we bailed. Hopefully Buz will stop by on his way home from work. YUM!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


we went to our 20 week ultrasound and got to say hi!......
to our new baby girl!!!!
while we were watching the screen, she waved at us a few times. it was so cute! now on with the great debate for a name, so far we both like totally different names!

Monday, November 23, 2009


last weekend we got to go down to texas to see my brother-in-law graduate from pilot training. and not just any pilot training, but the 'euro-nato joint jet pilot training'. he's in the air force and was accepted to this elite training base. they've been there for 18 months and he's been working his butt off. and it was pretty amazing to see what he does. thanks for having us, and thanks julie for watching lily! (it was our first vacation away from her!)
sarah tried on the parachute (smaller of the two they wear). i wanted to try it but i was exempt due to my current condition!
thompson, my step-dad, is a retired pilot. he flew fighters in the air force then flew for delta. he was in his element when he heard he would be able to fly the simulators.
buz taking off on the runway. he made it up without crashing! he didn't try to land it.
my brother-in-law, will, sitting in the t-38. that's the last jet he trained in. can't you tell he loves what he does?
standing in front of the t-38. we also got to stand out in between the two runways and watch the planes take off and do touch and go's, and we watched them take off in formation too (that's two or more planes taking off right next to each other at the same time...scary!)
t-38's all lined up and ready to fly
this is the t-6, the first plane they fly at enjjpt. they fly this (and the t-38) solo and in formations. a little too intense for me!
sarah and will, after he's had his wings pinned on. thompson got to pin his wings on since he also received his wings in the air force.
my family (don't mind my sorry attempt at not looking too pregnant when really the skirt was hiked up to my boobs and i still couldn't zip it up!)
congrats will! i can't believe you actually get those machines up in the sky and do those crazy things! thanks for having us!

a sad look...

at halloween. this is the only picture i captured of lily. we were having such a good time taking her around and watching her catch on to the idea, that i never thought to pull out the camera. she was a really cute kitty cat. she really enjoyed throwing the candy into her bag!
thanks to courtney for painting her face for us!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

it's finally fall, and i think it's over

i know it's been quite a while since i actually posted recent pictures of lily. but i think i have a pretty good excuse. you see, i've been a lot more sick (just nauseous really) with this pregnancy, so i haven't had the umph to get out my camera and take pictures of the nothingness that we do! but, i'm 14 weeks now, and feeling a little better every day, so i thought i'd share our nothingness...
every week we get to have carter over. they're just two days apart and have so much fun playing together (lily usually doesn't get out of her pj's those days. just too much to think about!)
the newest obsession...bubbles
we went up to my parent's home in wyoming over conference weekend. carter and lily found a hiding place and thought they were hilarious sneaking out and "scaring" us!
we've spent time at the park
and of course the season isn't complete without a visit to the pumpkin patch!
and p.s. just a little congrats to all my friends and family out there expecting too! you know who you are!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

one year ago

lily at 8 months. where has the time gone?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Taking a Poll

i know, i know, pretty much the same shoe. that's why i'm stuck. which do you like better?
you see, last week lily had a growth spurt. i went to put on her size 3 shoes that have always had plenty of room, and couldn't even get her foot all the way in without scrunching her toes. then i put her tennis shoes on and she said, "mommy, toe. shoe off." so, here we are finding ourselves shopping for new shoes. i can't say i'm not having fun, but i need opinions!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Don't You Just Love Going To The Doctor?

I do! Especially when you get to see this...
9 weeks down, 30 weeks to go...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Why Do They Do This To Me?

Anyone been to Babinski's lately? Well, I was in there the other day and I saw a whole collection of these.

Different styles and colors too. And they range from sizes 1 to 6. Uh oh. Buz better hide my wallet come spring! (Not so practical for our upcoming snow!)


On a side note, I had Lily's 18 month pictures taken. These two are my favorites, but there's lots of good ones!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

18 months

So, we went to the doctor on Tuesday. Here's the latest:
-Height: 31.1 inches - 33%
-Weight: 20 lbs even!!!!! - 3%
Our doctor was thrilled that Lily is actually a little more on the charts than she ever has been!
What she's up to
-She LOVES babies. She has a hard time keeping the clothes on them though. We'll work on that!
-She's talking up a storm, tells me all the time "Daddy verk (work)" "nigh-nigh" "I lova too" "Mommy shair?" (wants me to sit next to her). She says help when she needs it, says hello and bye bye and waves, blows some serious kisses, asks for specific books, and tonight for the first time she told me what was going on in a specific page of a book. A genius I tell ya!
-When she gives kisses she says "muah!"
-She is on the move! I can't keep up! She's constantly asking to dance, and she's particular as to the music. That can make it interesting!
-She thinks I'm hilarious! I love it!
-Since Buz has gone back to work she's waking up with him. Not something I'm so fond of. Hopefully she'll adjust soon. She's also deciding that an hour and a half is sufficient for nap time. SLEEP, KID!!! I liked the 2 1/2 to 3 hours of napping I used to get!


We really haven't been up to much, but we've been around town a little.
This is Lily and her Great Grandma Jerry. At Grandma's house there's a little red chair with a blue and white gingham cushion that has always been in her kitchen as long as I can remember. Lily likes to sit in it, and she tells Grandma "shair" (how she says chair) and makes her sit next to her. It's so cute!
We took advantage of $2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point a couple of times. We visited the dinosaur museum that ended up being more of a reason to get out of the house than entertainment for the kids. Oh well!
We are now members of Discovery Gateway! Here we have Dr. Slaugh and Capt. Hansen ready to go rescue someone in the helicopter! If you haven't been to the children's museum, you should check it out, and I'll go with you!
A week after Buz started work (yay!) his company took us to the zoo. It was a little hot, but really fun. Lily liked the ice cream best, I think she's still a little young to really enjoy the zoo. However, the ice cream was probably my favorite part too!
Who doesn't love a good bath time pic?
Lily's ready for winter! We searched and found a pair of snow boots just her size! Well, they're a 4, so that's still a size too big, but thick socks should do the trick! We found her some great show pants at Kid to Kid too, so she's ready to go sledding!
She loves to get into her toy box.
This is what happens when Daddy works late. We eat mac n cheese for dinner! Lily's really into feeding herself. Whatever...
Last but not least, this is what I get when I ask for a smile!
small side note-we're growing her bangs out, sorry for all the hair in the face.