Friday, February 25, 2011

Latest Happenings....

The winters around Utah can make things pretty boring. I never want to go anywhere or do anything when it snows, but up until last night we had about a 2 week period where the weather was rather pleasant. So we decided to have a little family outing and went to this new place called Provo Beach Resort. It was AMAZING!
There was SO many things to do here it could keep you entertained for hours. There was indoor surfing
on the flow-rider. There is a golf simulator, bowling, an amazing ropes course, mini croquet and what we
went for the CAROUSEL! I remember growing up and always going to South Coast Plaza and ALWAYS
wanting to go on their amazing carousel. This one was not as large but still quite fun!

When we got there we walked around for a while just to check everything out and then decided to do a little
bowling. Michael killed me! I could not bowl a strike to save my life but Brady cheered me on none the less.
He was so entertained with everything going on. I love watching him observe his surroundings.

p.s. look at his 2 teeth!!
 "hey why is there a hole in this ball?"

 Mom's cheering section...

Next stop: The carousel. 
He went on first with Mommy, and I am not sure he smiled the entire time. I think he was a bit confused
as to why this thing was going in circles and why his seat kept moving up and down.
But don't worry I smiled big enough for the both of us.
You would have thought I was the one riding the carousel for the first time...

Seriously....easy with the horse grin mom....

 Dad made sure to take a picture of us everytime we came around to see him!

 Are these not the 2 most handsome guys you have ever seen?
And Brady looks like he is 2 not 7 months! STOP GROWING SO FAST!

  We finished off the outing with an unreal and delicious meal at Malawi's Pizza.
It was mouth watering good! We will be back for more!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Sexy Mexi and I

Before Michael and I got married we took a million pictures. Poor guy, every time he turned around we were taking pictures. But I am so glad that we did. I love taking pictures and having those memories to last a lifetime.
A couple months before the wedding we were in town for wedding plans and did another fun photo shoot with a friend who was a photographer for Quicksilver. I don't know why I have never posted these before BUT I just found them and fell in love with them all over again. It made me realize 3 things... A. I need a tan BAD! 2. My husband is one sexy mexi (he is also Norwegian but nothing rhymes with we will stick with Mexi) and D. I need new clothes! We had a stylist style us for this shoot and I LOVED it. And I am realizing I haven't updated my wardrobe in about 2-3 years. YIKES! I still wear the same jeans I bought the first year I went to BYU. UM...What not to wear can you come to my rescue?? K thanks!
Anywho...I love these pictures and gives me more motivation as a photographer to get creative!

Michael you are more sexy now then you were then, and looking at these pictures you
were freakin' hot then! I love you a million times over.

P.s. nice sideburns ;)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Mooshy Moment

Apparently after becoming a mom, I have become quite the moosh. I cry (ALL THE TIME) when I am watching Biggest Loser....I am so sad/happy for them. I cry when the little one gets shots or blood drawn (seeing him scream in pain is NOT awesome). But yesterday was a new one for me. I cried while looking at pictures of Brady and our little family. (I might even be crying now just thinking about it...NBD)

I don't even know if I can adequately describe in words what is in my heart for this little guy and his daddy.
Michael came into my life when I least expected it, and I guess it was only fitting that we got pregnant
when we least expected it. Although I had 10 months to prepare for baby bear's arrival, I was not
prepared for the overwhelming feeling of love that would come over me and has only become 
stronger since that day he arrived. The love a wife has for her husband and the love a mom has for her
child, although different, has changed my life forever. In Michael, I have a loving and amazing partner
in life. He loves me for who I am, and looks over my imperfections. He balances me out and helps me
strive to accomplish my goals and helps me when I fall along the way. I love the way his warm hugs can
melt away a bad day and put a smile on my face. I love the way he calls me beautiful, when all
I can see is what I am not or what I am lacking. But what I love most is seeing the way Brady smiles
at Daddy when he says good morning or walks in the door from work. It's amazing to see his whole face
light up, because that's exactly how I feel too. Michael makes me light up inside.

Speaking of lighting up, doesn't this smile just make you want to smile?
These were the 2 pictures I was looking at yesterday that made me seriously mooshy.
We had some family pictures taken by the fabulous Tiffany with ElizaJPhotography.
Like I was saying earlier, I was not ready for the amount of love I was about to feel for this new
life that I had created. I knew I loved Michael, but the love you have as a mother for your babies
is something nothing can compare to. I love Brady with all my heart and I cannot imagine my life
without him in it. I love everything about him. I love the way he coos in the morning
when he is playing in his crib after a full 11 hours of sleep :)
I love the way he is crammed into the corner of his crib, when every night we put him down
dab smack in the middle of his bed. (I really wish I could see how he gets into the positions
he wakes up in....I need a night vision camera over his crib)
I love the way he sticks his tongue out all the time and jabbers on and on and on.
I love the way he DEMOLISHES his baby food at night....we are currently averaging 7 oz. mixed
with a truckload of rice cereal....and then add on an 8 oz bottle right after bath time. The kid is a beast!
I love the way he is obsessed with Mickey's clubhouse and "The Hotdog Dance"
I am just about obsessed with his laugh and how easy he is to make laugh.
I could tickle him for days just to listen to him laugh...I fear it sounds just like mine.
I love the way he cries when I leave the room...don't worry pal mom will always be there!
I love how he puts everything in his mouth...from fingers to toes, to remote controls to cell phones,
he loves paper towels, paper bags, basically if he can grab's goin in the mouth!
I love making farting noises on his belly and watching him scream with delight.
I love the way he smiles at the crazy cat. He LOVES to pet her and feel her fur. (She not so much )
I love the way he rubs his eyes when he gets tired and mom knows that means bedtime.
I love the way he wants to always stand on his own. I hope that means he will be independent when
he is older and know how to stand on his own, when others around him won't.
I love the way when he is on my lap that he grabs my face. 
Random...but I love his face when he is pooping. He gets SUPER serious and quite and concentrates,
makes the big push then is ALL smiles.
I love the way he plays in the bath and is so entertained with simply a washcloth and his manhood :).
I love the way when I put him down for bed, he is actually excited for bedtime and loves to snuggle
his blankie to his face and roll to his side to go sleepy.
I love this kid and he has captured my heart in an instant. Just looking at simply a picture
makes me instantly and eternally grateful for this wonderful gift that has been given to me.
I can't wait for that day I get to hear, "Mommy, I love you"
I most likely will cry then too.

To Brady and Michael:
You have changed my life. 
I love you forever plus a day!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

It's a day of LOVE! 

I am so lucky that I have this little guy around...I sure do love him LOTS! I love his daddy just as much too!

I feel so blessed each and every day to have this lil' man to hold and snuggle. He is the light of my life!

Friday, February 11, 2011


This has been a super long week for some reason!
And for a laugh when you need it most...
check out FUN FOTO FRIDAY....HERE!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fun Foto Friday

I started up a lil' thing I like to call "Fun Foto Friday" over on the photo blog...
Don't be skuuuurrred...DO IT DO IT...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Brady Turns 7 Months

Brady is ALREADY 7 months old! When did that happen? To me that is craziness! That means he is closer to turning one than he is being a newborn... NUTS!
Pretty soon I will be planning his first birthday and that just blows me away. 
Brady has had a few firsts this month (when he was about 6 months...before the 7 month mark)
...he can hang out and play on his tummy now ALL the time (now that acid reflux/colic is gone)
...he sleeps through the night and then some
...he is a great nap taker
...he got his first tooth (6.5 months)
...He loves FOOD and is such a great eater
...He can stand on his own and is quite an independent boy
...He is a chatter box and talks all day long
...He sits and plays with toys and is so content with the most random things
that entertain him for long periods of time
...He also steals toys...Just ask his friend KP
...He LOVES to LAUGH and thinks I am HILARIOUS (that's my favorite part)
...will be crawling any day now I swear...then he will be off to the races!

Let's get real people... Does is get ANY CUTER than this?
I think not.
P.S. if you wanna see more pics...Hop on over HERE