Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This weekend we are looking forward to Christmas parties with Santa. . .we will see how Jane likes the man in red. She yells his name ("Tan-ta") every time she sees a picture of him so we are hoping that enthusiasm will carry over to actually sitting on his lap.
Jane Helping Trent wrap, tag, and bow my present. She loves bows and tries to stick 3-4 on each present!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
The first big snowfall of the year here happened the next day and Jane loved to look at it, but was very scared to touch it or step in it. We got her a big fluffy snow suit (she reminds us of that poor kid on Christmas Story who can't put his arms down).
th and she finally weighs 20 lbs!!! (too bad all the front facing car seats now say kids have to be 22 lbs. . . maybe by Christmas) She is talking so much more now and can say around 25-30 words (my favorite of which is "cool")
Thanksgiving was wonderful this year. We were able to spend it with Trent's entire family (immediate family, that is) and it was so fun having so many people around and kids scattered everywhere. Trent got to go shooting with the Bassett boys in the morning and they all had a great time. I got to scan ads for good Black Friday deals and smell the turkey cooking. mmmmm Jane loved playing with the dogs and her cousins and was so tired by the time we left she didn't even make it to the freeway before crashing. She was not so into turkey dinner but, to her great fortune, the other cousins left their half eaten pie slices on the table when they went to play, and Jane dug in! She was a little pie thief! And Grandpa Bassett egged her on by serving her whipping cream from the can right into her little mouth. That girl was in heaven!
Trent went shopping for us on Black Friday and got some good deals. I'm so glad that he's brave enough to go, because I'm sure not! Later that day we got our apartment all decked out for Christmas. . . now all we need is a tree!
We hope you all had a wonderful November. Here's looking forward to a snowy December :)
Monday, November 3, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday we went and had a family day out at Boondocks. We played a round of mini golf. Trent won, of course, and Jane loved playing with all the rocks along the path. I am definitely rusty on my golf skills but still had fun whacking that little ball around. After golf we went inside to the arcade and played all sorts of games. Jane loved the Whack-a-Mole, but only if we were doing it. . .it scared her to hit those moles popping up. We won enough tickets to get her a little stuffed animal puppy and some other little toys. It was the best family outing we have had in a long while. After Boondocks we got Trent some real nursing shoes and got to visit our good friends Rob and Jocelyn. They are expecting their first baby this November and we couldn't be more excited for them!
Friday my mom came to watch Jane so Trent and I could go on a hike. We went up to Brighton ski resort and hiked up to two little lakes up there. We couldn't have asked for a better day! There was snow up on the mountain so it was a bit (and by "bit" I mean really) slushy but the lakes were beautiful and it was nice to spend time together.
Trent at Dogwood Lake (there really is a 'lake' in those weeds, promise)
Me at Lake Mary (I'm not in the picture, but I was there :) )
Today was my brother Jon's homecoming talk in church. It was so wonderful to hear him talk about his mission and his experiences. He has grown so much I don't even know what to think! What a guy! We got to visit with family and friends after and it was great to see people I haven't seen in a long time.
All in all it was a great week. Tomorrow it's back to the grind but at least Halloween in coming up fast. . .
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This fall is quite different than those in Cedar City. The leaves still crunch and the air is still crisp but I have a very different position in life. Elections are coming up, everyday the economy seems to take a turn for the worse, my darling daughter is learning all sorts of new things, my little brother is home from his mission, my husband is going through the toughest semester yet, and I am struggling with things that I have never before struggled with. I used to hate fall because it meant an end of summer, but today I saw how beautiful is it and how beautiful it has always been. Change is good. Nostalgia is good. And this fall I hope that the nostalgia that I feel will lead me to change. I hope that it will push me to bring poetry back into my life. I miss the color that it brings. I hope that I can stop and appreciate the fall colors and smells and light so that 5 years from now I can stop and remember this fall and how wonderful it was.
Things that remind me of Fall:
* The movie Gardenstate
* Tori Amos music
* JaeLyn's cooking and teaching me how to scrapbook
* meeting Trent
* Hard Rock Cafe
* Sarah McLachlan "Afterglow" album (thanks Amylee for hooking me on this)
**Feel free to add your own in the comment section. . .I'd love to hear what reminds you of fall or what fall reminds you of :)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Jane and Jane
Hugs are the BEST!!!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
So we took Jane to her first tailgate party yesterday. She got all decked out in her Ute spirit and then we walked down to the parties and ate some chicken strips and ice cream and got her her first temp tatoo! (what a rebel) It was hot and she was tired so she didn't enjoy it as much as we thought she would, but we are proud that our daughter is a little Ute!
Her first tatoo
Eating with fellow Ute fans
Ladies in Red
Walking home with dad
Oh, and in case anyone is wondering. . .my little brother comes home in 5 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
I guess this all started a few years ago when I went out to lunch with a friend at Chili's and he made me try the Molten Lava Chocolate cake. I didn't promise anything, but I gave it a go so as not to be impolite. I was surprised to have liked it. I actually had more than one polite spoonful. From then on, I started expanding my chocolate horizons with a Hershey's bar here and there or a small piece of chocolate cake when occasion permitted.
But things started getting bad when my dear, sweet sister-in-law brought me a piece of chocolate cake she'd bought from Costco. It was a beast of a cake--huge beyond belief. And moist. . .oh it just melted in your mouth. it took the two of us a week but we finished off that entire cake.
The other day I had a girls night with some friends. We indulged and bought the beastly cake from Costco. It lite a fire in me! I now actually CRAVE chocolate! I don't even know myself anymore. I bought a pack of chocolate bars the other day and told Trent they were all mine. . .I was protective of the stupid things! I never understood why people, women in particular, spoke so highly of chocolate. Now I know. I've had a taste and there's no going back now!! Of course I'm still kind of picky about what chocolate I put in my mouth but I'm pretty sure the extra pounds I've gained in the last little while are proof that I'm hooked.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Later in the day, Trent went to the U of U tailgate party and came home with a Jr. Ute shirt for Jane. She put it on and walked around like she owned the place. Here are the happy Utes. . .
And then today at church Jane didn't want to sit through Sunday school and by the time we got to Relief Society, she'd had it. I let her play in the hall with my friend Jenni and the little nursery kids came by on their way to snack time. She just joined right up with them!!! I kept wondering if she was doing ok so as soon as the closing prayer was done, I dashed to the nursery and peered in the window. There she was sitting nicely at the table coloring on a fish. She was perfectly content! I was so proud of her I almost cried! I went in to get her and she didn't want to leave. It was Daniel's birthday so everyone got a cupcake. She loved that! A big thank you shout out to the Ashcrofts for letting her join nursery. Hopefully they will let her back next week. . .Here she is with a cupcake covered face and her first nursery drawing (which is, of course, hanging on the fridge!)
Friday, August 29, 2008
oh and if you don't agree with my political views, that's ok. We don't have to agree, that's the beauty of a democracy--everyone has a voice. It's just the first election where I've actually felt strongly about a canidate and that the issues and concerns are staring me and my family in the face. Hope you all vote Nov 4. . .no matter who it's for!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
September brings back my favorite show of all time. . . The Office. It makes me laugh so hard I pee! Dwight K. Shrute is the best!
The first part of October my little Bro Jonny is coming home from his mission. I have missed that guy so much and I fear he will come home more mature than he left :( He was my joke around buddy and I hope to rope him back into being silly as soon as he sets foot off the plane!
November brings a most blessed event. . . the 6th HARRY POTTER MOVIE!!!! That's right, get your red and gold scarfs ready and head to the theaters. I know I'll be there opening night with my wand and scarf shaking with excitment!!! (I'm a nerd, get over it)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
And for all you Twilight fans out there, I hope Jocob gets the girl! :) Can't wait for the new book! Happy Reading.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I have had the privilege of being around some beautiful pregnant women lately. And I think that they are like Oysters making pearls. Hear me out. It all starts with a small little "particle" and the mothers body makes it into a beautiful baby. Sometimes that little "particle" irritates/makes the mother sick/uncomfortable. And when I look at these wonderful pregnant women, I think, "I wonder what their pearl will look like?" You can't tell by looking at the outside of the woman how big the baby is (most of the time. . I was HUGE and Jane was small.) or the shape or the unique characteristics that the baby will have. But each woman produces their own beautiful, one of a kind, pearl. So long story short. . .that's what I think about now when I see a pregnant woman waddling around: what will her pearl look like? I love the way that God works!
Oh, and if you are wondering. . . .I am NOT pregnant, just admiring those that are :)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sand-Baby Jane noticing that she may be bit dirty. . .
Venice Beach. What a crazy place!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Trent wake boarding. He does tricks!
I almost got up. . .just not quite there.Jane enjoying fireworks at the park!