Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thankful



I have so very much to be thankful in my life!!!
For the past 33 months I have been married to my best friend who works so hard for our family.  He is one busy guy but he ALWAYS makes time for us.  I love him so much!!  I am one lucky girl to have found the perfect match for me.  Adam- I think you are the best and I am so glad that I get to spend eternity with you!  


For the past 15 and a half months I have been the mommy of the sweetest little boy ever!  I am so happy that I am a stay at home mom and get to spend so much time with my Logan Baby.  My favorite part of the day is waking up with him.  He is so happy and so excited to see me and I am really excited to see him and play with him.  He has been such a wonderful blessing in my life.  He makes me want to be a better person and I hope and pray that I can always be a good example to him and that he will know how loved he his by his parents.  It is amazing how much he has learned and I love being a part of it.  


What Logan Baby is up to these days:

  • He has discovered that people pay attention to him and he loves showing off!  
  • He is very proud of himself and will clap pretty much after everything he does.  He will shut the dishwasher and clap, turn off the tv and clap, he will throw the ball and clap and I love it! The clapping stage is really fun and I am glad he didn't skip it.
  • He thinks that every fruit is a banana so when he sits down to eat he will always say banana over and over again. 
  • He likes playing with his hair which is a problem when he is eating because there will be pasta sauce, jam, bananas, or any sticky thing in his hair. 
  • He will sign "all done" when he is finished eating and he will mimic other signs as well.
  • He loves the shower and bath if he is downstairs and hears the shower he will come upstairs as fast as he can to join mom or dad.  One time with me he started climbing in with his clothes on.
  • He loves finding mommy's bellybutton. (which is not hard to find)
  • He has mastered the stairs up and down which is really nice for me since carrying a baby in my belly and then a 28lb. Logan baby up the stairs was getting tiring!  Yes that is right he is 28lbs!!
  • He loves his bottle!
  • When he gets hurt or if he is sad he wants ME!
  • When he goes to bed he wraps the blanket around his head.
  • He babbles all the time but the main words he says are: banana, a ball, da da or daddy, mama sometimes but not often, he says a word that sounds like happy, heidi, or abby so I just assume he is saying he is happy.
  • He will crawl under the bathroom sinks and unwrap all of the toilet paper rolls.
  • He is happy pretty much all the time.
  • He liks pushing the kitchen chairs all over.
  • He sleeps 11-12 hours a night and usually takes a 3 hours nap.
  • He is starting to throw little tantrums.  The tantrums are usually caused by him seeing a cell phone, ipad, computer mouse or keyboard, the remote control and me not letting him have them.  So he will start crying and I will open up my arms and say "what's wrong" and he comes running to me to love and comfort him.  Sometimes he will just throw himself on the floor or throw his head backward or forward and will get hurt which makes me sad. 
  • He loves gymboree, music class, playing outside, and wearing hats.
  • He loves his bottle! (This deserves to be on here twice)
For being such a good baby, church is really hard.  I just wanted to say that because I kind of dread Sunday's a little bit. 

For the past 9 months I have been able to carry sweet baby number 2.  I feel so lucky and blessed to be a woman.  There are definitely ups and downs in pregnancy but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.  I get to carry and give birth to my children and that is a HUGE blessing.  I pray for those who are trying to conceive and for those who have a lost a baby or child.  I can't imagine how much heartache they must have gone through and continue to go through.  I pray for this sweet, sweet baby that he or she will be healthy and that the labor will go well.  I have two weeks left until my due date and I am excited to meet this little piece of heaven because that is what he or she is.  I will miss my pregnant body and feeling the baby kick all the time but I am ready to meet him or her.  I look at Logan and I am excited for what this new baby brings to our life.  He will be a big brother!  I love Logan and the baby in my belly so much, they are what life is all about and I just can't imagine life without them.

I love the gospel, really, really, LOVE the gospel.  I am grateful for my Saviour for His unconditional love for me and for His atoning sacrifice.  I am grateful that He loves me even though I have many things I need to work on.  I am grateful for the hope and love the gospel brings into my life.  I know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for me and he is concerned for my wellbeing and the reason I have so much is because he loves me and wants me to be happy.  I know that my Heavenly Father knows what is best for me and I trust that.  I am grateful that I was raised in the gospel and that my parents have always been a good example to me. 

I am grateful for the past few years with my little family.  They have been wonderful and I couldn't have asked for better.  I am excited for the years to come.  This is truly the best time in life!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!  Thanks for being part of my life!


Here is a picture overload in no specific order.  Some pictures are more recent and some are from the summer.  


Logan loves bath time!

Hiking in St. George 


First Haircut and Sucker!

 Hiking to Secret Lake
Trying to eat rocks
 Sick with Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease

Milcreek Canyon

 Our little monkey was a monkey for Halloween
 This is what I would drive home to for about a month! Amazing!

 Grandma Rose

St. George
 First cookie ever! Thanks Aunt Jen!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Logan's "Birdie" Party

My little "Pro" turned 1 on August 28th!! We celebrated Logan's birthday with a golf themed "birdie" party.  

On the menu:
"club sandwiches"
"donut hole in one"
"chip it in" chips
"fruit parfaits"  
veggie tray
cupcakes

We had a lot of fun with the family on this beautiful Sunday evening!  But we missed the Miller clan!  Thanks so much for coming to Logan's special day we love you all so very much!  Logan is a lucky dude to have the best grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in the world. 

Dear Logan,
I can't believe that you are 1!  This year has been filled with sleepless nights, blow-out diapers, a never ending clogged tear duct, and the days of listening in church are long gone.  It has also been filled with unconditional love, joy, laughter and something to look forward to everyday.  You are such a good baby and my love grows more for you every single day.  I love when you wake up in the morning and you are so excited to see me that you laugh and giggle and fall over in your crib.  I will let you in on a little secret I am just as excited to see you (I just have better balance).  It has been amazing to watch you grow.  I have loved it all: Your babbling, your laugh, when you could finally sit on your own, crawling, how much you love baby signing time and baby einstein, how much you love food-seriously you will eat whatever I put in front of you, I love that you know that I am your mama (even though dadada is your word of choice).  I love that I get to stay home with you everyday.  Thank you for being the choice spirit you are and for bringing so much joy into my life.  I love you, I love you, I love you!!

Love, 
Your Mama



















Saturday, July 30, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Laughing at Some More Monkeys


Logan loves Baby Signing Time and Baby Einstein. Generally he just gets excited and then settles in for a little TV watching. This time he can't get enough of these monkeys on Baby Einstein.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot-Lanta

We spent last week in Atlanta and we sure had a good time! It was HOT, HOT, HOT 92 degrees and add the humidity it was quite a change from Utah.

Thank you so much David, Judy, Eliza, Abigail, and Jonah for letting us crash at your place and for taking us to all the fun places.

Some of the highlights of the trip were: Swimming, Pedicures, The Amazing Coke Factory, Braves game, The Aquarium, Piedmont Park, The yummy food and of course the yummy treats.

I am so very grateful that Logan is such a good boy. He was awesome on all the flights. And was a great little trooper during all of our excursions.



Logan saying goodbye to Utah


Logan's first time swimming! He loved it! I don't know why the boy won't smile for the camera.


Wait, i'm confused is she saying up yours or that coke is number 1 or maybe she's saying coke up yours is number 1.

Eliza and Miss Abigail



Logan loved playing in the fountain!

Go Braves!



Doesn't he look so big? I can't believe my baby is 9 months old!

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's Baby Signing Time!


Logan LOVES Baby Signing Time! He does this every time we let him watch it.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


My baby boy is 8 months old today!!!

Baby “Nogan” or baby “Wogan” (from the mouths of my adorable nephews) is the best little boy ever! No, really I don’t know what I did to deserve such a sweet, sweet little boy, but I am ever so grateful.

The little dudes accomplishments:

-sleeps through the night…yay for me! (secretly, I miss getting up with him)

-rolls all over the place

-crawls backwards or shall I say scoots backwards (he can't quite get the forward thing down)

-is constantly in the plank position

-loves eating solids (lets be honest this boy has never had problems with eating)

-is in the 75 percentile for height and weight (he is what "they" call thriving)

The little dudes likes/loves:

-mommy and daddy

-baby signing time

-musical toys

-water spray bottle

-being outside

-driving in the car

-still loving his jumperoo and playmat

-bubbles

-likes to be carried around and loves when we dance to music

-his bottle

-being tickled

The little dudes dislikes:

-getting dressed

-having his face washed

-moving his arms to much (pat-a-cake is not an option)

-going to bed at night (just the past 3 nights) I end up going in and rubbing his back for 5 minutes and then he falls asleep

-the wind in his face (who does?)

We love this little man of ours. I hope he will always know how special he is to us. He brings us so much joy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Boys


I just LOVE my Boys!!!


My heart is full today and everyday!
Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

For Your Viewing Pleasure



Who Doesn't Laugh at Monkey's?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Little Buddies


Thursday's add a little more excitement in mine and Logan's life because we get to hang out with cute little Hudson. Hudson is my friend Shay's little boy and he is just as cute as can be. Logan sometimes just stares at Hudson especially when he starts to squeal, probably wondering what all the fuss is about. The boys have quite different personalities with Hudson having a lot of energy, constantly moving and he has definitely found his voice. Logan on the other hand is very mellow and is content with just hanging out, he likes to talk but not quite as loud as Hudson does. It changes things up having two babies but it is a great time!

The Simple: Playing with two cute, cute babies.
The Not So Simple: When they have alternating nap times and when they both cry at the same time.