Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Please pray

My friend Missy who I met online when I was pregnant with Aven had to say goodbye to her husband this morning. He is leaving for Iraq. My heart breaks for their family her son is Aven's age and she has another girl on the way due in August. Please keep them in your prayers that he returns home fast and safe and that she stay strong while he is away. She was also in the Marines and is such strong woman. I don't know how she does it. These pictures break my heart. It reminds me not to complain when my husband has to leave for a little weekend business trip.

9 Months

Yesterday Aven turned 9 months. My sister and I usually try to get together on the 30th of each month to take pictures of both our babies since they were both born on the 30th one month apart. Since we had a BBQ on Sunday she took a few pictures of them. I can't wait to see them grow up together. I know they will be really close. I can't believe my baby is so big already. He has no intrest in crawling either. Finley will be soon running circles around him.

Aven 9 months, Finley 8 months

Thank you Auntie for this orange. I love when my aunts and uncles give me good treats.

Aven bit through the orange and got a tasty surprise.

Monday, March 30, 2009


We had a really good weekend. Johnny was in Vegas till Saturday evening so we went out to my brothers house so Aven could spend some time with his cousins. We went to my niece Chalice's softball game. We don't get to see them as often as we'd like so it was nice to see them.

My mom and Cylis. He is so cute!
Aven is in awe of his cousin and couldn't keep his hands off him. Cylis just sat there so quite and let him do it.

Brad showing Chalice how to bat.
My brother swore Aven wanted some Licorice and I wasn't gonna argue because it kept him quite :)
haha Mommy I got my way again!

Look at those cheeks!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Welcome to the World!

One of my best friends Sommer who I threw the shower for had her baby last night. I am beyond excited for them. He is such a cutie. I'm so excited Aven will have a new friend so close by. I can't wait to get my hands on him :)

Ryland William
6lbs 12 oz 20 inches long

Congrats to the new family!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I love myself

As you may have read in some previous blogs how Aven loves to see himself in the mirror. I was trying to get some work done and he made it pretty hard with his screaming at himself in the mirror. You can also see he has been trying to practice his waving that I've been trying to teach him the past week.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sonora Senior Pictures

My friend Courtney asked me if I wouldn't mind taking some pictures of her sister Sonora for her senior pictures. I was really nervous since I'm still learning alot and am really new at it all. But I said sure why not. I love doing it and it's a good learning experience. She is such a pretty girl! We had alot of fun taking the pictures. Don't worry Courtney I left out the picture I took of you bending over. :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Swim Lessons

Aven had his first Mommy and Me swim class last night. He did really good, which really surprised me. I thought he was not going to like it but he LOVED the water. I even dunked him under and he didn't even cry. Here is Aven in his swim attire right before class. :)

Watch out at Wally World

Yesterday I got 4 of the same text messages from some of my friends and the messages said "Do not go to any walmart tonight. Gang initiation to shoot 3 women. Not sure which walmart. And confirmed on tv." I pretty much knew it was not true and looked it up online. My predictions were correct and it was a hoax that has basically been circulating since 2005. I just thought it was funny that I got it 4 times. I guess my friends know how much I go to walmart. I should have taken the oppurtunity to get some shopping done without the crowds. ha

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. (almost) Patrick's Day

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. I have always loved celebrating different holidays but since being a Mom they are so much more fun for me. Not only do I get to start new family traditions in the house but I will get to teach Aven as he grows up what all these holidays really mean. I also get to dress him up in ridiculous outfits and take pictures of him :)

Aunt Brenda gave our dogs their own St. Patrick Day gear.

Growing up I never even knew what St. Patrick's day was. All I knew it was a holiday where we had to dress up in green to avoid getting pinched at school. Little did I know it's was something totally different. For anyone who doesn't know, here is a short version.
At age fourteen, Patrick, a Scot born sometime around 385, was captured by Irish raiders and forced into slavery. Patrick later escaped and was reunited with his family, but in a dream felt called by God back to Ireland. He preached the gospel and built churches throughout the country until his death on March 17, 461.
For the modern-day Irish, St. Patrick's Day is thought of as a time for spiritual renewal as they fondly remember the slave-turned-evangelist who spread Christianity to the Emerald Isle.

Hope everyone enjoys their St. Patrick's Day with their families.

Special Visitors

Yesterday my Grandma and Grandpa came over to visit. They hadn't seen Aven in a few weeks and were having withdraws. Aven was taking a nap when they stopped by but I woke him up so they could spend some time with him. He was so sweet and loved snuggling with his great Grandpa and Grandma.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Yesterday we went to my friend Heather's Wedding down in Newport. It was really pretty. Of course I had everything planned out (as my husband always says) for the wedding and notice my camera was dead in the car on the way to the wedding. Then I was filling out the card on the way there and signed it and forgot how to spell my name. Then I licked and sealed the envelope without putting the money inside. Guess that's what happens when you have kids, your brain gets sucked from you. I had to carefully open it without ripping it to put the money inside. Johnny just shook his head at me the whole time. At least I remembered to pack everything in Aven's bag for Grandma and Grandpa's house and not forget him at home. Here are a few of the pictures I managed to take with my camera phone. I will update pictures of the bride when I get them. She was such a pretty bride!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is why I may never allow Aven to use a computer. I logged into my facebook today and clicked on some link and this popped up. Don't ask me why out of all the friends I have on facebook it picks my husband and this bizarre question. haha I guess I better give his boss Ron a call. jk

Spray Tan

Yesterday my friend Heather, who is getting married on Sat. called me and asked if I wanted to come to her house and get tan with a bunch of other girls. She had a girl who goes to peoples houses and is a mobile spray tanner. I figured what the heck I am so white and I really don't go out that much so I'll try it. I got home last night and looked like I made a trip to Bora Bora on my lunch hour. My husband kept teasing me saying I was trying to look like the Gotti brothers. But really I feel more like this....

JK. I actually like the results and it was alot of fun.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Baby Shower

Saturday was my friend Sommer's baby shower that I threw at our house. We had a really good time and everything turned out really good. I think it might be the first event I've ever thrown that nothing major happend....Phew.

This is Sommer's Mom and the cake she made for the shower that she spent two days on making. So cute!