Friday, November 30, 2007


So it's been a long while since we've updated our blog. The last time Brett got sick of me procrastinating and finally just did it himself. Work really has kept me busier than I thought it would. I do enjoy my job and love having it so close and being able to contribute to our minimal income. We were able to take off for a few days and enjoy our Thanksgiving with family in Arizona. It was a beautiful Thanksgiving and like no other Thanksgiving I've ever had but more of a Thanksgiving I've always dreamed of. Growing up in my family my mom would slave all day and stress all day and then we would have way too many leftovers. We would have all the family come over and it was just stressful and messy and crowded and messy. Oops, did I say that already?

Anyway, we would always do buffet style and leave the food just in the pans and it was just ugly and...messy. Well Thanksgiving is bound to leave lots of dishes and lots of cleanup but this time it just seemed to be stress free. We started cooking the day before and didn't stress. The day of, we finished things up and still cooked a lot but we also decorated the table and put things on nice platters and had yummy appetizers (that unfortunately ruined my appetite but oh well) and it was just pretty. We still did buffet style but I think that is inevitable with so many people and so much food. So I just have to thank Lindy for such a wonderful Thanksgiving. For those of you who don't know, we were in Arizona to visit Brett's brother, Matt and his family. Here are a few pictures of what I was talking about.

Kyle was ready to feastWe really had a great Thanksgiving. Here are few other pictures of our weekend...
Of course I had to take some pictures of Lindy's adorable wall of pictures and what not. I was telling my friend Ashley about it and she wanted to see what it looked like so here you go. Cute huh!

Brett just had to walk in front of the camera right as I was taking the picture.

Jules was so good on the trip. Here she is just playing with her binkie clip. I do have to admit that I will probably never travel over Thanksgiving weekend again. The traffic was horrible with all the other travelers.
This is Brett's nephew Spencer. I finally succeeded in getting a picture of Jules smiling. Isn't Spencer such a good big brother. He's going to get a new sibling in April-Yay! He was so proud of himself for holding Jules and her not crying.

Jules' first time in a high chair, she did really good. It also helped us get the dinner ready.
So Jules does this new thing now that when she's drinking her bottle she holds her left ear. I thought that maybe she had an ear infection but the doctor said she was clear. Looks like she has a new form of comfort. It makes it difficult too because she was just getting used to holding her own bottle. Brett and Jules at the Hoover Dam. Yet another picture of her smiling-she looks so mature in this picture that it scares me.
So after Arizona we had to swing up to Las Vegas to watch my brother get married for the second time. I'm really still not sure as to why they chose Vegas. They claim it was cheaper but that was a very selfish thing because it wasn't cheaper for anyone else. But hey, it was their wedding, I guess. It was a very cheesy wedding at the "Chapel of the Flowers". So let me just vent a little. Their limo was an hour late, we couldn't take any pictures afterwards on their grounds, the minister asked that we take my brother's (the grooms) daughter out because she was crying, we had to pay $20 each for the dinner after the wedding and it was the worst worst worst buffet I have ever eaten in my entire life and they tried to kick us out after being there for a half hour. Let's just say that the restaurant heard it from me. So in case any of you are wondering about weddings in Vegas...don't wonder any more and just don't do it. Also, don't eat at the Stratosphere unless you want to waste your time, patience and money. In the long run, I do have to admit that Vegas didn't cost us anything because my parents do have a time share there so we were able to spend the night for free. The only thing we had to pay for was the disgusting buffet. We are happy for my brother, his new wife and their new family of 4.
So that was our Thanksgiving. I do want to say that I am very grateful for everything the Lord has blessed me with and continues to bless us with. I am grateful for the gospel and modern day prophets, the scriptures. I am especially grateful for our families and my cute little family and wonderful husband.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I guess it's time to update the blog.

So where in the heck did November go? I guess we're only just a little over half way done, but still! Stacey's slow on the blog, so here's an update.

Jules has been sick the last few weeks. It's the first time she's ever been sick. She has a cute, but nasty cough. It only comes out a few times every day. She's just turned very sullen and is really out of it. We're lucky she's not that whiney. We're still trying to get her to sleep through the night, like she did the first 2 months of her life. A few weeks ago, Stacey decided that she was just going to let her cry, rather than get up every hour or so. This was great news for me as I have been saying that she's already spoiled. She's doing pretty good so far. We've had a few days where she'll cry for a few hours even, but for the most part, she's learning.

Stacey's doing great with her new job. It definitely keeps her busy though. Ya know what though? It's worth the free rent! We love it here. Once you get past the weekend party people running through the halls at midnight (this is a singles apartment complex) it's not bad at all.

As for me, I'm keeping busy. I spent the last couple of weeks trying to get rid of sinus problems. I'd wake up with a headache and it would last all day. I finally got rid of it a couple days ago. We figured it was from all the dust from moving. The semester is coming to a close, which is exciting. Yep, that's about it. We're settling in and loving it here. Come visit any time. If you haven't seen the place yet, come check it out. If you already have, we always enjoy company.

Monday, November 5, 2007


We got this cute costume from my cousin. She actually loved being dressed up. We couldn't stop laughing at how cute she was as a little flower. I still can never get a picture of her smiling so I hope you enjoy these...
For Halloween we didn't really do much since we were moving the following day. We did go to our neighbors for some soup and as much candy as we wanted. After that we went to Brett's sister Marci's house so Brett could interview Aaron for one of his classes. So Jules got to hang out with her cousins. This is little Mitchy as a cute little pumpkin.
Being timid already...?
Sadly this is the closest picture I could get to her smiling and of course she has spit up all over. She really has been doing better on the goats milk. She now weighs over 12 pounds so we really are making our way up there.
Well we are all moved in and all unpacked. Kyle came over and said that it actually looks like a really home-yay. I love all the windows that bring in the wonderful sunlight. We love it and you are all welcome to come visit any time. I'll post pictures soon.