Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lillie really needed an update all to herself...

I was looking at my blog and realized that Lillie's pictures are when we got her almost 5 months ago! She's now 6 1/2 months old and has grown a lot!!! Here's her update:

A few months ago Lillie was acting depressed, which worried me a bit, but I just let it go for a bit until I noticed she wasn't eating or drinking. I got nervous and called everyone to ask them what they thought. I heard different scary things, but then Lillie threw up green liquid and it was then that I realized that she had been eating my house plants and poisoned herself! We gave her hydrogen peroxide to empty her stomach and had to baby her for a couple days until she was back to normal. Scary!

One day at my parent's home, Lillie found this stuffed animal, so mom gave it to her. She LOVES this bear! It's lots bigger than her, but she would carry it around everywhere. Now it's sitting on our dryer waiting for a few stitches so Lillie will no longer spread it's fluffy guts around the house. :)

Pictures for Fall...

Merry Christmas Pictures...

Another story... growing up I HATED getting loose teeth. I hated that whole process! Well... I don't think Lillie liked it much either. Here's a view of Lillie and her experience with a loose tooth (also scary the first time I saw this and thought she was choking on something I couldn't see nor feel with my fingers, poor girl):

An Active Little Guy...

I've been asked a lot lately if I've been able to feel the baby. Well, a couple days before Christmas I thought I might have felt something, but I wasn't completely sure. Then on Christmas I was pretty sure I was feeling him move. Well, the day after Christmas he was moving so much in one spot that Trav was able to feel him and the next morning he was all over the place.

Man, that happened quick! This little boy is so active in the mornings it's crazy I haven't felt it before!

Side note:
House updates should be coming soon-ish. Some of my new year's resolutions are to get things finished. I have one big project to finish each month, so we'll see! If anyone wants to come help, you're more than welcome to! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Trav took a picture of me right before we got in the car to head to the doctor's office...

Since the baby wouldn't ever show us it's face these are the pictures you get. The lady doing the ultra-sound kept shaking my belly, but that just seemed to frustrate the baby and make it hide it's face even more. :) Already shows us some attitude!

A BOY!!! We're so excited!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Beginnings...

Well, I know I've promised many pictures of the house and such, but progress has been going slow lately and we still have lots to do before pictures will show what I want them to. ;)

Anyhow, I've been thinking a lot lately about the way I'm spending my time. Yesterday I went home teaching with Trav because his companion wasn't able to make it to their assignments. Well, it was good for me. During one of our visits a man reminded us that reading the Book of Mormon is a commandment and like any other commandment we receive blessings. So, simply by opening it and reading even a few verses we receive great blessings! :)

Well, to make a long story short. I am taking my own challenge to read scriptures and/or conference talks every day. If you haven't read the talks from last conference you can read two-three a day and make it before the next conference. That is my goal. Then the next 6 months I want to read and ponder them one at a time. I might create another blog for this very thing... to help me keep it going. Anyhow, if anyone else needs that extra boost, you can join me. I'll let you know the blog later.

We are very blessed we are for the most simple actions we do and I am so grateful for that. I'm grateful for the atonement and the opportunity we have to change and become better. I love the gospel!

Monday, August 9, 2010

New addition to the family...


Yep, Trav and I got a puppy! She is half Westie half Yorkie. They said the Westie genes are more dominate... we hope so, cause we both like Westies and aren't too excited about the Yorkies. But, we'll be attached no matter what she grows up to look like. :)

Pictures of West Highland White Terrier (Westie) Dogs

Pictures of Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Dogs

Trav wanted her to have a strong name, dad mentioned Bertha. Trav liked it... Gee thanks, dad! ;) We thought of Helga and a million other names. Trav said Lillie, and it stuck. Trav was talking to the puppy and said, "Hang on little tiger" or something to that effect. Mom said Tiger Lillie... Trav and I both liked it... strong, yet girly. PLUS, she acts like a cat... she needs her claws trimmed, cause she can climb about anything. The people we bought her from said one of their dogs would climb trees to chace squirls. They also had a chain-link fence, but they had to change it to a plastic fence because the dogs would climb it. Their white fence they had to keep adding to because their dogs would jump it. They said their dog could clear their, somewhere close to, 5 foot fence without even touching it... CRAZY!

Anyhow, we're excited to have her! Saturday night (her first night here) she slept until 4 am... then we put her on our bed so we could sleep another hour or two. Well, I guess that was a BIG mistake! Last night she was pooped by 9. So, we went to bed at ten. She cried all night. I either took her outside or told her no and put her back in her bed around 11:45, 1:30, 3:00, and 5:30. Yeah, she's breaking us in to the family life, I guess. We might have to put her in the storage room behind the garage until she's potty trained and the house is baby/doggy proof. :) Good times!

She sure is cute though and I know she'll be a good dog once she's trained... it's just the training that will leave us with sleepless nights and many messes to clean up. ;)

Leaving her mother and being in a vehicle for the first time...

After her first bath. She was freezing and super sleepy.

She is now obsessed with leaves... thanks again dad! ;)

Mom decided we needed pictures of our new little "family."

After her crazy night last night... after we were up and ready for our days, Lillie decided she was tired. Thanks Lillie! ;)

Sunday, August 8, 2010


A couple weeks ago Tiffany called to see if I would want to go with her and the kids to Heise the next day. Did I ever! :) It was sure a fun trip! We spent our time in the swimming pool (that had a diving board) and down the water slide (separate from the swimming pool).

Here are some of the pictures we took (sure glad I brought my camera... the pictures were a blast to take)! :)

Water Slide Intermission:

I took Zachary down twice... he cried the whole way down both times. Maybe next year!? :)

Brandt and I waiting in line for our turn to go down! :)

There goes Aubrey...


and Caitlyn!

Brandt definately liked it WAY better than Zachary did! :)

Back to the pool for more pictures.

I really don't know how everyone stayed under the water AND opened their eyes... I couldn't focus on opening my eyes and focus on trying to stay under at the same time. Next time we'll have to go to the deep end! :)

Man, Tif, how did you do that!?