Friday, January 20, 2012


Our baby girl is walking! :) She has been cruisin around the furniture for quite awhile now, and also standing on her own but was too chicken to take a step. Well last night I put her down to stand up while I sat down and she took 2 steps toward me! Luckily Tommy and I were both home to witness it :) So he sat down and we took turns having her walk to us..and she ended up taking 6 steps in a row! She was so proud of herself and everytime we would say yay she would get so excited and clap and flap her arms :) Im so loving this stage of my princesses life. I am so blessed to have her. Love you pickles :) (thats a nick name Tommy gave her for some odd reason and it stuck..)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

11 months

My princess is almost a whole year old. 11 months! Where did the time go..seriously. Lyla is so fun. I am so blessed to be her mommy. I couldn't imagine my life without this sweet girl. I must have done something right for Heavenly Father to trust me to raise such a sweet spirit of his! We love our baby girl more than anything!!!

at 11 months:
-eats all sorts of solid foods
-crawls like a crazy woman
-loves to swing..would be out there all day if I let her!
-loves to be outside
-loves to go for walks
-getting her 4 top front teeth all at once
-still sleeps in till 8:30 or 9 and takes 2 1 1/2-2 hr naps a day!
-still wears size 3 diapers
-still in 12 month clothes
-reaches for people to pick her up and hold her
-claps her hands anytime you say yay!
-signs "more" and "all done" :)
-had her first big bonk and goose egg :(

Love you princess! Can't believe how fast you are growing up. You are the best thing that has ever happened to your daddy and I!

Friday, January 6, 2012


10 months.. yikes! these months just keep flying by.. what the heck!
at 10 months my baby girl is..

-CRAWLING! woot woot :) finally..unless she really wants something fast she still army styles it
-walks like crazy if shes holding onto something
-claps her hands!
-waves bye
-gives high 5's
-wears 12 month clothes
-wears size 3 diapers
-Eats all day long! LOVES snacks and her sippy cup of water or juice!

I love this little girl more than anything. I can't believe she is already almost 1 :( a whole year almost gone by! I love watching her grow and learn and can't wait to see what the next year holds!! Love you baby!

Christmas 2011

Christmas was super busy this year! Seems like everything is busier with a baby :) But so much more fun! We had lots of family parties..lots! It was so great seeing everyone. Lyla still wasn't sure what to do with the presents :) but had fun none the less! I love having her around now..she seriously makes everything so much better..I am so grateful for her..I can't imagine not having her in our lives! Here are a few fun pictures from our craziness!.. I also got some 9 month pictures of lyla taken and since it was right around christmas we did a little christmas shoot..thanks marc!!

her new swing from santa..LOVES it!

cute christmas church dress!
not a fan!
christmas eve :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4 years!

Today, 4 years ago I married my best friend. He truly is amazing. He is kind, smart, hard working, handsome, worthy, honest, the greatest daddy in the world, selfless, and most of all he loves me unconditionally. I am so grateful for him and the man he is. I love him more than words can express. This year for our anniversary was a little different having a little one! But my sister ever so graciously offered to watch the babe so we dropped her off and headed off for a night out..which consisted of dinner and then....we went home. :) We ended up watching a movie at home and both just missed Lyla. We left her at Mellys though! I was surprised we didn't go pick her up in the middle of the night between the both of us being so sad to be away from her for the 1st time. But we did it! hooray! It was nothing fancy, but being with him made the night wonderful. I Love our one on one time even as little as it may be now days. I love you Thomas. Thank you for being my husband for the past 4 years... I can't believe I get you for eternity!