Thursday, February 24, 2011

29 Weeks

So I decided I should update a pic of me. This is me at 29 weeks. I feel like I am an elephant:)

Two People That Make My Everyday

1. Mike

So Mike and me will write sweet notes to each other on the whiteboard we have on our fridge, but its been a while since we have kept up with it- or at least me... I woke up to this, this morning. I have such a sweet husband who has been putting up with so much lately. With being pregnant this time around has been really hard on my body and Mike has been very patient with me. And then of course he has been superman with my hand being broken- I finally can make a hard fist w/o it hurting:) But up until this time he has been so much help with me! And it seems like once one of us gets better, this stupid sickness keeps coming back around. So he has been really great with entertaining Olivia and taking care of me. And he has been really amazing in how much he supports our family.

2. Miss Liv

I know most of my posts are about this sweet little princess, and really I would be fine making all of them but I won't:) With another baby on the way( just over two months:)) lately she has gotten really clingy and I love it. I have really been trying to give all my attention to her during the day because this other baby is going to be coming really soon and of course I'll give Olivia attention when the baby is here but I know how important this time is with her.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sewing Project

So I am sick again. I believe it is just a head cold but hopefully it goes away fast.
So I should have been sleeping when Olivia took her nap today but instead I decided to make her an apron. It's been a while since I have gotten out my sewing machine and I had some cute material so I decided I needed to practice if I'm going to be making a carrier cover and nursing cover since I didn't buy any when I had Olivia, and I haven't sewed a lot on my machine since Mike has bought it for me last year. I think the apron turned out cute and Olivia loves wearing them especially when she is helping mommy with the dishes, and making dinner:)

(This is the back of the apron)

This is our goofy apron photo shoot:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fun Weekend

So to start out our fun weekend, on Friday night we got some free box suite tickets to the Utah Grizzlies hockey game. The seats were sweet, and it was nice to be in the box so when Olivia got restless we could just let her run around. I'm not a huge hockey fan, but if I have to watch a game then I like to watch them in person. It's the fights that are the entertaining part anyways, right?:)

So after the game we drove to Logan to visit my sisters. We got there around11 PM and Olivia got her second wind. She didn't go to sleep til after 1, little stinker:) So Friday night we stayed at my sister Kasi's ( who is also expecting for those of you who didn't know:)) And then on Saturday morning we went to her work- she teaches gymnastics- and we let Olivia run around and have some fun jumping on the mats and trampolines. The rest of the day was pretty relaxing. We hung out at Stephanie's watching TV, and playing around with our camera's. That night we watched the All-Star events. It was really fun to hang out with them. So while Stephanie was showing me some camera tricks and taking the way cute pictures of Olivia, here are some practice shots I took of Olivia-

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beautiful Notice Photography

So we are up in Logan hanging out with my sisters and brother-in-laws, and I have to brag about my sister. She is becoming an amazing photographer. I brought my camera up and we have been playing around with it. She showed me some pointers, but I still have a lot of practice. She just took some way cute pictures of Olivia and I had to share them. I love them! She really is very talented at was she does. You should look at her blog and website!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

I'm not exactly sure what our weekend will be like, but we don't have anything going on for once! Mike has had basketball games every Saturday and this week they don't have a game. I love weekends where your not obligated to anything:)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Takin' Pictures

So my hand is getting better! I can finally make a fist without forcing it and I can do more. Of course, if I force it or lift too heavy things or just put the wrong pressure on it it hurts so its not completely healed and I know it will take time, but its getting there:) So now I can start to play around with my camera. I need to study up on it and really do research if I ever want to get really good at taking pics- maybe a class in the future- but for now I will be experimenting a lot with taking pictures and editing. I at least want to get good for myself and that's one of my goals for the year. My sister Stephanie is getting really good at taking pictures and so I wish she lived closer, so when I do see her she will have to give me some pointers ( wink wink ;) )

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

So we celebrated Valentines Day on Saturday. We walked around the mall, bought Olivia some clothes and then we decided to go early to eat at Carrabas ( everyone else had the same idea:)) It was so yummy! mmmm...! I made some crafts earlier in the week for my primary class and for the ladies I visiting teach. I have 4 girls and 1 boy in my CTR class. So for the girls I made them each a flower clip, and we bought a toy car for the boy. Then I made some boxes to put them in.

For the ladies I visiting teach I just put together a couple of boxes and some chocolate for them. I actually love to go visiting teaching. It seems that this year for the visiting teaching messages is all about the history of Relief Society. This months message was on the purpose of the Relief Society- strengthening family, service etc... It got me thinking how important it is to have scripture study, and prayer with family, and how glad I am that we have started to do those things with Olivia:)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How cute is this?

I took this picture of Olivia after we were done reading scriptures- she was waiting for us to kneel down. This is how she kneels down:) and then she usually is sitting up at the end of the prayer with her arms still folded:) (most of the time:))

So I know I have mentioned that Olivia loves to dance to all music and she has such an awesome beat with it, but whenever I want to record her she sees the camera and either 1. wants the camera or 2. won't do anything. So last night before her bath she wanted to dance- and she will ask us to put on some music "dince dince" so I was able to record her for a little bit- she always gets crazy before bedtime:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Elder Kevin James Porter

Kevin entered the MTC today! Its so exciting to think he will be sharing the gospel for two years. I think its going to fly by fast. He is such an amazing brother. On Sunday when he spoke, you could feel the spirit so strong, and could tell that he is ready to go and serve the Lord. Mike and me went to his setting apart last night, and it was a really spiritual experience. We all got to share our feelings, and testimony to Kevin. It was such an overwhelming feeling for me at least. You could tell that Kevin has prepared so much and that he was ready to go. He has such a strong testimony of the gospel and I know its going to help so many people. I got to go with my parents and Melanie to drop him off at the MTC today. Even though its just curb side drop off we didn't feel rushed which was really cool. You could definitely tell Kevin couldn't wait to go! He had the biggest smile on his face the whole time:) I'm going to miss him for the two years, but it's not like it's forever. I'm so proud of him, and I'm so grateful for my parents and how they have raised us to make righteous decisions.

Stylin' the Curls

Yes, I decided to curl Olivia's hair today. I think she looks so cute and she sat so good for mommy. She is such a girly girl, and she loves to get her hair done (well most of the time). She loves lip gloss and helping mommy put my makeup on:) She loves jewelery and perfume, and loves loves lotion! She definitely is our little princess, and so she is finally saying "please" along with other words but it's taken me forever to get her to say please because she says it in sign language. But now she knows to say it to get what she wants- and she has the cutest voice so who can say no:) She is growing up so fast!