Monday, September 29, 2008


I haven't been very diligent in tracking my progress at a life here in Grand Junction, so let me fill you in on whats been going on. Emilyn and I have been doing a program called Kindermusik for a few weeks now. It is with a bunch of other little babies close to Emilyn's age and is fun. Emilyn hasn't decided exactly what she thinks about it yet. She sits in my lap and clings to me the entire time!!! It is sweet, but you think that she would get over it after a few weeks.

There is also another music program that I found out about just recently that is done in our stake. It is pretty much like the other one, but with the kids in our stake and totally free! I think we will be keeping up with this one much longer. Last week Emilyn held this little boys hand when they were was really cute!

I joined a gym with my sister-in-law too and have been going at least weekly to do a pilates class, though it is getting harder every week with my tummy getting bigger. I am still doing a jazz class and Emilyn and I also found a cool playplace for her to play at.

I still haven't found a connection with someone that I feel we could watch 24 or The Office with and haven't found a dance base to keep up with, but it will happen, it just takes time.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Midnight Thoughts

Emilyn woke up a little while ago crying and the minute I picked her up she went right back to sleep in my arms. I couldn't put her down, she was so sweet. I just sat and held her for awhile and looked at her beautiful face. She doesn't really let me hold as much anymore, so I have to take every opportunity.

It is so hard to think that a little over a year ago I wasn't a mom...and now I have a beautiful girl who is a year old with another on the way. What joy she brings me, along with her crazy moments; I only hope that I can take on two little ones at once and still be able to enjoy the moments like the one tonight.

I'm getting to be way to reflective nowadays and whoever reads this is going to get sick of my ramblings, but thats okay. I think that this is my therapy now and maybe I will become a writer (HA).

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Emilyn's Party

So Emilyn had a birthday party a couple of weeks ago. It was lots of fun and she loved every minute of it. She had no idea what was going on, all she knew was that she was getting tons of new toys to play with all at one time.

One of my favorite things that Emilyn got was a cute little tutu from her Aunt Ashley. You can see it in the pictures below. She also got a little car, but we have since confiscated it since she hurt herself playing with and her mouth started bleeding. It was really sad and we decided that we would put it in the garage until she was a little bigger.

I made her birthday cake and was really excited at how it turned out. You can see it pictured below. I know that it isn't perfect, but the fact is that I made it and I totally didn't mess it up.

Frustrations in a New Place

So I haven't really been writing in our blog lately and everyone has probably given up looking at my blog by now, but thats okay. This summer has been especially difficult for me with all the things that have been happening. First we moved to Colorado the beginning of April, making it possible for me to be home with my baby and also leaving me without knowing anyone. That in itself is hard, but to make things more exciting we found out that I was pregnant a few weeks after getting settled in. So here I have been in a new place and totally emotional, tired, and sick. Not having any friends in town for support has also made it tough and though I love staying home with my sweet little Emilyn; our conversations are not what I need right now.

Considering the situation I have decided that since I am finally starting to feel better, I am going to write down my frustrations and feelings on my blog and then go out and start doing things. Emilyn and I have signed up for a program called Kindermusik and we are going to do a swimming class in October together...if I don't feel too fat by then. I am also taking a couple dance classes which as most of you know is one of the few things that make me super happy no matter what is happening in life.

This is how my life is going right now, but hopefully with my new found energy to do things I can go out and make some friends for Emilyn and I to hang out with.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Almost Walking

Emilyn has decided that it is really cool to walk around using anything with wheels. Here you can see that she is using her uncles truck to move around the room. She spends tons of time doing this almost everyday, going back and forth in a room. One other thing that Emilyn loves to do now is try to stand on her own. She will get up and stand holding something, then just let go and smile. It only lasts for 10 seconds at the most but she is getting better everyday. I don't know how much longer it is going to be until she is walking all over the place.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

King Look-alike Meter

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So Emilyn really hasn't been crawling for that long now, but already she is getting into everything!!!! We have had to make a gate for the kitchen so that it is safe in there. But we don't know how long it will be safe. As you can see in the picture below, Emilyn is already trying to climb over our make-shift gate! Auuugghhh! She gets up on it and starts using her feet to climb over, thank goodness it doesn't work or the kitchen would be a disaster zone! As you can see in the second picture, she doesn't even feel bad about it!!! If she wasn't so cute, I would...give her a good spanking! :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Our Blog

We finally took the leap, we are official bloggers just like everyone else we know. Okay so not everyone we know is blogging, but alot of you are so we decided to just go for it. We are excited to be apart of the blogging world and hope that we can meet all your expectations!

Things currently happening with our fam...Emilyn is all over the place!!! She crawls everywhere and wants to have her hand in everything now. What a handful. She likes to throw the dvds off of the bookshelf and Dallin thinks that she will start climbing up it sooner or later. I hope not.

Dallin is working ALOT! He really loves working for his dad and helping making the company better. I am trying to keep up with dancing and am taking a jazz class at a local studio. It's nothing like I did in college but at least I am doing it.