Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Well, Christmas has come and gone. The decorations have been put away until next year and we are all healthy. I say that only because Jules got the flu for Christmas. For a while now, I was anticipating her excitement when she opened her presents and I got nothing, no excitement, no happiness...nothing.
Ok, she was a little happy to get this candy but it was during a white elephant game and we traded it for something else and that didn't make her very happy.
Here she is opening her pajamas on Christmas Eve, she also got those cute slippers.
This is Christmas morning after we woke up to vomit all over her crib. She got the most excited about some "ucker" (suckers) I had put in a little tupperware pitcher she got. You can also see the new 52" HDTV Brett got for his birthday, which just happens to be Christmas Eve.
We got her a toilet seat in hopes that she will get potty trained soon. I don't want to buy diapers for 2 so we better get on it; we only have 5 months left. (BTW, we find out what we are having on Jan. 20.)
Lately, she loves to hide and close her eyes. She also loves to put things over her eyes so she can't see. I don't know where she gets these ideas but I love them.
This is after she got dressed and with most of her presents. It wasn't much but we have been so blessed that she doesn't need much. She would have been happy with nothing for all she cared.
This is Jules about 30 minutes ago before I put her in bed. It's nice to see her smiling again and almost back to herself. This flu was a nasty one and lasted for almost a whole week. We are very happy to see it pass and just pray that we don't get it. Sorry for all those that got it from her.

As for me, Brett totally surprised me with a new camera. I bought my old one right when I got home from my mission almost 4 years ago. It works fine but it was time for a new one and I couldn't have been happier about it. I have really been wanting one for a while but never really complained about it because we have been looking for a house and I want that more. By the way, we didn't get that house we were waiting on. That makes 3 houses now that haven't accepted our offers. I guess I just haven't learned my lesson on patience yet.

First Hair Cut

I got sick of the mullet. Sure the pigtails are cute and I do miss them, but I was damaging her hair every time I put them in. We went and had my cousin cut her hair a while back and here are the pictures. She did so well. She just sat there and let her do her thing. She looks so big in these pictures.

Now we just do it curly every day and it looks cute and will hopefully grow more evenly.

Just as a side note: Jules loves to put our shoes on and walk around the house. She didn't want to smile for this picture but she really was happy.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Take a minute to sign against abortion

Please go to this web site to sign against abortion. If Obama signs this bill, then every doctor will have to perform abortions whether they want to or not. Let's try to petition and stop it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Coffee Anyone?

Last night Brett's group, Hangtime, had a performance at a Discovery Christian Church in Taylorsville. They did a great job and everyone loved them. Jules kind of stole the show with her dancing front and center to all the songs. After the performance they let us decorate a Christmas ornament. I was busy doing that and Jules had climbed up on a bench drinking her little Capri Sun. A minute later I hear her coughing so I look over and there was a cup of coffee on the bench and Jules decided she wanted to try it. It wasn't hot so it didn't burn her, but I have no idea how much she drank. This would be her first experience with caffeine since I never drink it. On the ride home she was banging her head from side to side for a minute but other than that, we didn't see any other signs. The funny thing is that I have been craving coffee lately so I was a little jealous. I do have some substitute stuff from Brazil that we would give our converts. It helped them switch over to a more healthy hot drink that kind of tastes like coffee but it's made out of barley and doesn't have any caffeine.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dr. Gordon

So I wasn't super close to my OB/GYN but I sure liked him a lot. Last week as we were reading our friends blog, we found out that he had passed away that week. I was super sad about it but not as sad as when I went into the office for my check-up today. First of all, pregnant women are emotional. When I see any adult crying, I cry. Doesn't matter what they are crying about, I am always a social crier but not as much as when I'm prego. Today as I walked into the office, they had programs from his services with a great picture of him on the front. You could just see the happiness in his eyes even though he had been struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease. They had another picture of him on the wall and it was just sobering. I couldn't help but tear up and was so embarrassed by it. I know he is in a happier place and for that I am happy for him. He had a full and complete life and helped so many people. What a great example. I am so grateful for the gospel and that he can be with his family again.

As far as progress of the baby, everything is going great. We find out what we are having on January 20th. I'm still not showing, just getting a little thicker around the stomach area. I'm surprised by it too because I feel like I am eating all day long.