Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Few Favorite Summer Photos..

These are some of my favorite pictures from this summer. Alana has grown so much, so fast. Her first year has flown by, I can't believe it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I have to apologize that it's been so long since I have posted anything. We have been really busy lately. Mandy was married on July 22 to Matt Olsen and it was a whirlwind planning. They are now enjoying themselves on a Cruise to Mexico. We have also been working on buying a new house in Herriman. It's a beautiful house and we were able to get it as a forclosure. The hard part has been getting everything squared away with the bank and our loan. We were lucky enough to get our garage put in, since it was a model home before, by the bank, so we don't have to pay for it! We hope to close by this friday, July 31. At the same time we have been working on selling our current home, which we haven't yet, but hopefully the right person will come along soon. We have definitely felt the Lord's hand blessing us through this process and know that we are making the right decision.

This past month Jenny turned 26! Whoa, she's getting old. Also, just recently, Alana has taken her first steps. Last night she just stood up on her own and took three steps to Jenny all by herself! What a milestone and what a big girl she is becoming! We love our sweet baby so much and are filled with so much love for her all the time. She is our little angel from Heavenly Father and we are so grateful for her and the joy she brings to our lives.

Rusty also had a milestone this month, it was his first time swimming! We were able to go swimming with some friends on the 24th of July and right after we arrived at the pool Rusty jumped right in to play with Christian without realizing what he was getting into. It was very funny and he loved playing with us in the water.

Some of the things that Alana has been doing lately that I love are (in no specific order):
1. Talking and making sounds through a crooked half open mouth.
2. Growling like a monster, all the time. Especially with Daddy.
3. Standing up all by herself.
4. Laying her head on my shoulder when she's really tired. So precious.
5. Dancing whenever she hears music. She's definitely got rhythm.
6. Eating more grown up foods cause she has 4 teeth now!
7. Answering questions we ask her and sometimes making sense, ha ha!
Ex. Jenny: Are you a monster? Alana: Ya! Rahhhh!
Mike: Alana? Alana? Alana: What.
Mike: Did you swim with rusty yesterday? Alana: No.
8. Being able to copy movements that we do with our hands and sometimes mimick sounds.

There are so many things I love about our sweet Alana. I promise that I will soon catch up with more pictures and videos.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I love video!

Video seems to capture so much more than just a single photo can. I love being able to catch little moments of Alana's life that make me smile. Here a some of my recent favorites...

Visiting the Cousins

We had the chance to visit Kaiulani, Amora, and Julien a couple weeks ago. We had a nice time visiting as we took a walk to the beautiful Draper Temple. We stopped to take a few pictures of the babies together.

Monster Baby

We have been so busy lately and I haven't taken the time to put up all the pictures and videos we have taken of Alana. She is such a sweet girl and is getting smarter, bigger, and more grown up every day. I love this little video of Alana being a monster. She loved to make growling noises. You can see her starting to crawl a little bit here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Favorite Pictures

Here are some of my new favorite pictures.....

Hangin' out with dad...

Hangin' out with Mom...

Ridin' in the stroller...

With Rusty underneath...

And, YES! She's crawling! On her feet =), but nonetheless crawling. Video coming soon!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

8 Months Old!!!

I can't believe that 8 months have passed since I received this little angel to be my daughter. It has gone by so fast and she has grown and learned so much. These are the pictures we had taken to give as gifts for the grandmas (and myself) for Mother's Day. I can't help thinking that Alana is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen, but I'm sure all mothers think that of their children. =)