Sunday, August 31, 2008

You will be Missed!

My brother Milan and his family are moving to Texas this week, and I have to say that I am really sad about it. It will be strange to go to my mom & dad's house on Sunday or our monthly family dinners and not have them there. It is crazy that this is the only brother/sister in both of TJ's and my family to be outside of Utah. I guess we have been very blessed to always have all of our family close by. Milan and Sarah just had their third child, and first girl a couple of weeks ago. Her name is Payton Elizabeth, and she is so cute. I am pretty sure being the youngest, and the only girl she is going to be spoiled by both her parents and her brothers. Milan is 10 years older then me, and the next brother/sister up from me. He is always taking care of me. I have had so many great Accounting jobs because of him, such as: Mrs Fields Corporate, Greenbacks All A Dollar Corporate, SBI and finally I just started a work from home job with the old owner of SBI. Seriously, I don't know what I would do with out him. I am so lucky to have such an amazing big brother. We will miss them so much between Milan taking care of me and talking sports with TJ, Sarah making such cute crafty things and having her to talk about girl stuff, Carson with his craziness, Ethan with his funny personality & cute little miracle baby Payton. We will see you guys soon, but until then we love ya and we will miss you tonz.

My crazy nephews Carson (right) & Ethan (left)

What's funny is that they were just fighting right before I took this picture.

Good Actors I guess??

My cute neice Payton!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just too Sweet!

So I received all of my pictures from our photo shoot that we did in July, and I have to say that they are some of the cutest pictures ever. It is probably just me because they are my kids, but I love them. I don't have any idea which ones I am going to even choose to put on my walls. I know that I have already posted about our photo shoot, but I had to share this one just because it is my favorite picture of my two girls together. The minute that I saw this picture it just made me smile because it captures my daily life with the two of them (seriously). It also made me stop and think about how sweet my little Taylor really is. Sometimes I can be really hard on her because she gets really buggy, and all she wants is to be close to or be touching Addie at all times(unless we are with Carter or Lexi). She just has such a big, soft heart. Taylor just loves to bug her sister all day every day which can make Addie either really mad or put a big smile on her face. Sometimes Tay can be such a big helper with Addison, but then other times she just smothers the poor thing to death. I know Tay is going to make an amazing big sister, but I have a feeling that Addison is going to walk all over my soft hearted little girl. I guess time will tell.

Thanks again JoRae! They turned out great!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Amazing Addie

Okay, so I have to blog about my cute but lazy baby Addie. She is the most amazing night sleeper ever. Every night I put her down between 9PM & 10PM and she sleeps through every night without getting up until 11AM or 12PM the next morning. I love it. This allows me to get lots of things done in the morning and spend some one on one time with Taylor. Watch now that I have bragged about her she is going to stop sleeping through the night. I probably just jinked myself but what an amazing baby. She is not the best napper during the day, but I would take her unbelievable nights over day napping any day. She is so cute when she wakes up. She never crys even though it has been about 14 hours since she has eaten. When I go into her room to get her she usually has turned herself sideways and kicked her music player to turn it on. She will just look at me with her puffy/sleepy eyes and smiles. I love my Addie she is so dang cute.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

In Memory of Nathan

On Wednesday, August 6th my cousin Nathan passed away. He was only 37 years old and had been battling late stage melanoma cancer. I can't seem to stop thinking about him, his family and his life. Even though I know he is at peace and in a better place it just hurts me to think of him not being able to physically be there for his wife and two little boys anymore. I know that the lord has something great in store for him and his mission here was done. In times like these I feel as if we are being tested of our faith to make us stronger and closer to our family and the lord, and somehow it always works (at least for me). You hear of things like this happening all the time to young families, but it seems when it happens to someone that you know and love it hits way to close to home. He will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy 28th Birthday Teej!

Today is TJ's 28th birthday. Yep, he will be hitting the thirties soon. Just Kidding. I have to be nice, because I am only a year behind him. We are so thankful for having TJ in our lives.

You are such an amazing husband and father. The girls and I love you so much. You are always making us smile with your goofy things that you say and do. Taylor just can't wait until you get home from work everyday so she can tell you about how good or bad she has been. The minute that Tay and Harley hear that garage door open their faces just light up. I just love the way that Addie looks at you when you talk to her. She gives you her best smiles everytime. She is already a daddy's girl. Thankyou for always doing such an amazing job of taking care of us. You work really hard to get us girls the things that we want and need. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. We love you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Monday, August 4, 2008

1st Day at Dance Class

This week Taylor got to begin her first day at dance class. She loved it. She thinks that it is so cool to get to put on a cute little outfit & go dance with her cousin Hadley and all of her new friends (which she couldn't tell you any of there names - what a good friend she is. j/k) I love this new studio that we are taking the girls to. It is a basement studio in Riverton right by the new Walmart on 13400 S. My sister-in-law Hailee went to school with the girl that runs the studio (Academy of Dance), and recommended her to us. The teacher (Brittani) is so cute and patient with the girls. Thanks Hailee for recommending Brittani to us. So far so good.