Friday, July 29, 2011

Maddie's B-Day

My sweet baby turned 3 in April! I can't believe it's been three years since that tiny infant was placed into my arms for the first time. She is growing so fast (tear). At our house we have a tradition that on your birthday you get to be awaken by cake and the whole family singing "Happy Birthday". Here's the video! It's so sweet.
Then I gave her a letter from Cinderella (whom she LOVES) that said Happy Birthday and may all your dreams come true. Also if she had time she would come visit Maddie on her birthday.


After that we went to the park and then home to get a special present!


She very own gown sent from her fairy Godmother to wear to a Royal Ball that was being held in her honor. She couldn't wait to get ready and go!

Thanks to my sweet boss at ShowStoppers I rented the perfect ballroom! Also my sister Kenzie made this amazing cake!

Most everyone arrive in a carriage! Darn that Nate always talking and driving!






By the best thing about the party was Hailey (Kenzie's friend from her ward). She looks just like Cinderella and is such a sport. She got all dressed up and came to the party and danced with Maddie. She loved it!






Thanks to everyone who came for making Maddie's birthday special. I'm so grateful for our family and all the love and support they give! And to my sweet baby girl: Happy Birthday Maddie. I'm so proud of the person you are. Are have taught me so much and I am eternally grateful for you. I love you Madeline!
Love Mama

Thursday, July 28, 2011

April Update!

April is always a big month at our house! But before I dive into birthdays and all that I have to tell you about a new focus I have. Now that we are officially a family of four I've started doing family fun time! for our first adventure we went down to the Mayan (which no on had been except me) and explored the world of "fine diving" LOL (I'm so cheesy).


For my birthday Nate took me to the roof and I went to the Salt Lake Temple for the first time! I know! Crazy! Seven years of being endowed and I just barely went and did a session there. It was amazing and probably the best birthday I've ever had. The roof is some much better if you are with your true love and not some lame prom date would forgets his check book LOL.


Then that Friday (at my request) my wonderful friends and family went Laser tagging! And seriously it was just what I wanted! My sister Kenzie made a beautiful cake with says "Happy Birthday" in french.





I really liked this birthday. I wouldn't mind repeating it because 26 seems like an easy age.
Stay tuned for Maddie's Birthday......................

Wow! Really?

Has it really been this long since I've posted something? Life has been flying at double speed lately, some of which I am grateful for. Well I will be posting several things and giving a quick update about everyone so stay tuned! Oh and yes we moved to Salt Lake!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Look and new signature!

My friend Kerianne has the cutest blog I have seen! I always wonder how she did a personalize signature at the end of each post. Well I'm please to tell you I've discovered it! If you would like to know how...please feel free to leave me a comment :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Baby Dez Update

Baby Dez is growing like a weed but has the temper of a thorny bush. And get this....he has red hair!! What? We have no idea where that comes from. Both of us has a red tint but baby Dez looks like he will definitely be a redhead or at least reddish brown.

Baby Dez got surgery.


He was born with a small clef lip and went down to Primary Children's on the first of April to have it fixed. He was such a trooper and the team down there are excellent. Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers. He is doing great!

Right after the surgery



He had to wear arm restraints. It was so sad.

Two weeks after surgery. He is healing so fast!

Maddie Update

I figured since I was posting quite a bit I would do individual child updates. Maddie is going wonderfully. She is very excited to celebrate her 3rd birthday on the 22nd of April. Here's some of the achievements Maddie has made this year.

In January Maddie started at ShowStoppers.

Her class has 6 other girls one of which is her best friend and cousin Brinlee. Maddie and Brinlee are the youngest in the class which can be a struggle at times but all in all I think they are both doing very well. They are doing three songs: When you wish upon a star, Bibbity Bobbity boo and Beautiful Briny Sea. I love teaching her class. Although I don't know how school teachers teach their own children. I don't think I would have the patience to do so.

Maddie is a great big sister!
She loves to hold baby Dez and always asks first. I can tell she really loves him because if he isn't with us she says "Oh no! We forgot baby Dez!" I then explain to her that baby Dez can't come to ShowStoppers because he's too little. She get's so worried. It's adorable!

She can ride.......well kind of.


She got a tricycle for Christmas this year and has wanted to ride it almost everyday since. Finally we got some nice weather for she to play. She tried really hard to pedal but her legs are so short that it might take a little while before she gets the hang of it. Until then we have lots of fun watching her. LOL

Las Vegas!!!

Since Nate and I didn't get a chance to celebrate our sixth year anniversary (Dez was only 6 days old) we decided to head to Las Vegas.
Here we are beginning our adventure. We almost weren't able to go because I threw out my back two days before. But with some help from loved ones and lots of rest I was able to still go.
When we got there it was super early so we explored our hotel. It was amazing!! We stayed at the Cosmopolitan. It's named after the museum and has lots of random artwork everywhere in the hotel.




It was the cleanest, nicest hotel I've ever seen in Vegas. They gave us an upgraded room!!



The is our view from the balcony!


Oh and did I mention this view??!!?!?

Our hotel also had this amazing crystal chandelier bar as well as this huge shower at the pool. LOL

Yah it was pretty incredible! We went to the tournament of the Kings and ate at Bobby Flay's Restaurant! We loved it!




Our last day we went to New York New York (I just love Greenwich village there). I found this cute door! It's my dream to have a yellow and black house :)

That night we got to see our friend's Melanie, Nephi and there adorable son Anderson. Nephi is going to med school in Las Vegas so it was super fun to see them. Sweet Melanie is 9 months pregnant and I'm sure she's the cutest prego I've seen :) We went to see the fountains and the gardens at the Bellagio.



All in all we had a great time. Although Vegas is a pretty corrupt city we tried to stay away from places that made us feel uncomfortable and I will tell you this was the most positive experience I've ever had in Las Vegas. We'll be going back soon!!