Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Here are the pictures we took from Jules birthday party. This is her opening her presents. I'm a horrible mom and didn't even get her anything. It just totally spaced me since we were so busy packing, moving, and working. Her earrings really were for her birthday though so I don't feel too bad. Luckily my family remembered and got her some stuff so she had something to open.She didn't have much success blowing out her candle. She wanted to touch it instead.
I thought she would be so good and excited to eat her cake. She was so tired though and for once, didn't like all the attention.
She didn't like this too much after she was done rubbing her eyes. OUCH!
This was a phase Jules went through for a couple of days. She would give people the nastiest looks. This was the best I could do on camera. If looks could kill though, we would all be dead. She thought it was kind of funny though and would laugh afterwards.
Today I got a little creative and put Jules hair in pig tails. The back looks really cute but the front makes her look even more like a boy. It's nice to be able to do something different with her hair though.
So I'm training for a half marathon. I'm doing it with Brett's brother, Kyle, and my brothers wife, Kellie. Our 10 week training officially starts next week but we have to make sure I can even start the training. I took Jules for a run up the canyon today and she loved it. Next time I will put a hat on her, that or wake up earlier. NAH!
Here is a video of Jules walking. She's still afraid to walk and where she can get around just fine on her hands and knees, she will continue to crawl instead of walk. She really has good balance though. Just a little scared.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jules is 1!

So Jules had her birthday on Sunday and she got to eat her own cake. She also decided to walk like 2 days before her official birthday. She took 33 steps for Brett but hasn't really wanted to walk since. She has balance and everything, she just gets scared and knows she can get to where she wants to by crawling. She had a very uneventful birthday because we have been so busy packing and moving. We are moving in with my parents for a few months until we can qualify for a house loan with Brett's new job. We really don't know how we feel about living with parents again but hopefully it won't be too bad of a situation. In all the packing, Brett packed up the camera cord so I can't download pictures. Things have just been really crazy and busy and we are ready for them to slow down a little and ready for the change more than ever. I did enjoy my job at Ventana and got to know some really great people but I am a little glad to be done. There is some crazy drama that goes on and I just want to spend more time with Jules.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Ok, so for some reason our blog is retarded and won't let us make comments normally like every one else's blogs. You can still comment by clicking the title of the post. For instance, this post you would click on "HOW TO MAKE A COMMENT", then scroll down and it will let you make a comment at the end of the post. Some people know how to do this already but for you people who are new to our blog, that's how it's done. Thank you for having me.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Well we just had our trip to California where we enjoyed a wonderful vacation. It started out at 5:00am on Thursday the 1st. We won our trip on the radio. We got 4 3-day park hopper passes and 2 nights at the Pier Hotel, right next to Disneyland. We decided to take Kyle and Callie (Brett's brother and sister) with us. We had a blast. Here are some of the pictures.
We left in the snow in our little plane and arrived in beautiful, blue sky weather in CA. We were a little scared to be on such a small plane.
Our free hotel.Hollywood. This is in California Adventure.

Getting ready for another day at Disneyland.One of the dinky, but fun rides. You have to hit them all if you are there for 3 days.
A Bug's Life. I think we were trying to make bug faces...?
Don't know what Brett was doing. He made faces at every picture we took.
After 3 days at Disneyland we had a day break and spent time with Brett's cousin and her family. We went to church and just relaxed from all the rides, lines, lack of sleep, and sun. On Monday we went to Six Flags, Magic Mountain. It was so crazy there because longest we had to wait in line was 5 minutes and that's only because we wanted the front seats. There was hardly anybody there. We did manage to see a girl a used to work with, so that was fun. We realized that lines are a little bit of a blessing because it lets your stomach settle a little. By the end of the day we were done with roller coasters for a while.
This is the Superman ride it goes from 0 to 85 miles per hour in 6 seconds. It was crazy fun.
On Tuesday we went to the see the beautiful San Diego Temple. Doesn't Brett look buff? Gotta love how pictures can be so beceiving depending on the angle you take them at. Haha, it's funny ok.
After the temple we went to the beautiful beach. Yes, that is Brett is a sweatshirt. It was cold, windy and cloudy. Kyle was the only one crazy enough to go in the water.
Saying good bye at the airport the following day. Thank you Keri and family for everything you did. They dropped off a car at Disneyland for us, let us borrow it for the time we were there, and dropped us off at the airport. That's a lot when gas is $3.89 a gallon. They also let us sleep there and everything that comes with that. It's always a party with them. We watched her son, Thomas, a freshman, hit a home run in a varsity baseball game. They were the perfect hosts, now we just want to move down there.
To top it all off, we got a picture with Tinker Bell in our hands. Kyle even has her on his shoulders too. How did he get such a hottie?
Like always, it's nice to be home. We missed Jules and the more I was away from her, the more baby hungry I got. Good thing that ended once I had her in my arms again. She's the only baby I need for right now. We really appreciate my sister-in-law Kellie for watching her while we were gone. We never worried about her once. Except the fear that she was going to start walking while we were gone. Luckily, she's still too affraid to walk on her own.
Our lives got flipped a little quicker than we expected once we got home too. My job here at the apartment complex wasn't what we thought it was this whole time. I went from working 16 hours a week to finding out I was supposed to be working 30 hours a week. We were extremely blessed the past 6 months that we have been here but now that is going to change. I just can't handle being away from Jules for 30 hours a week. We are going to be moving here a lot sooner than we planned but it's all for the better. Brett will hopefully be finding a job here soon and then we're out. It was nice while it lasted but I guess it's time to move on. I just want to play mom.