Thursday, June 28, 2007

My tough little girl!

I dread Well Baby Check-ups! Today was Emmas 6 month check-up which meant another round of shots. It has been harder and harder each time. As she gets older and more aware, I feel worse about subjecting her to pain. Even though I know it's for her benefit. I realize that this way of thinking is something that I have to look forward to the rest of my life, as it is part of motherhood and parenting. I just need to buck up and be tough like my little Emma was when she got her shots today. She did really well! When the nurse was done she cryed a little, then whimpered a little, and by the time we were out making her next appointment she was laughing at her Nana again. (Who, by the way, has been so great to come to all Emmas check-ups to lend her support). I was so proud of my tough little baby girl!

Just a tip: My sister Carrie said give Emma tylonol before her appointment to help with the pain and that has made such a difference. Although she is a little loopy when we take her in, it has been a life saver and Emma recovers SOO much faster.

p.s. please sign in on the guest book I just installed below! Super fun!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


That's right! Today was the first official day of summer. Emma and I just had to get outside and enjoy the day. Although, she was a little sleepy and wasn't in a real summer'y mood (it was probably the heat).

Even though she wasn't her chipper self, we (ok..I) sang our favorite summertime primary song as we walked around the track at the nearby elementary school.

Oh, what do you do in the sumertime, when all the world is green?Do you fish in the stream, or lazily dream on the banks as the clouds go by? Is that what you do? So do I!
Oh, what do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green? Do you swim in a pool, to keep yourself cool, or swing in a tree up high? Is that what you do? So do I!
Oh, what do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green? Do you march in parades, or drink lemonades, or count all the stars in the sky? Is that what you do? So do I!

Well, we didn't do any of those things on this 1st day of summer but it's only just begun, Right?

What do you do in the summertime?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It's been awhile

My blog has been a little neglected these past two weeks. I am sorry for my absence and I will hopefully begin to make it up to you all with these.......

We went for a little picnic today and these are a few of the pictures we took.

If you haven't noticed, my blog looks a little different too! Well, I am making some changes but it's taking me a while. I will be done soon enough. So please come back!!!!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Out of touch

After recently reading my friends blogs and seeing there home makeovers and new hair cuts, I decided that it was time to reconnect myself with the world of fashion.

I have never really been known for my unique style or for being trendy or "in the know" when it comes to fashion. But I've always viewed myself as someone who is very observant and interested in what the latest trends are for those around me. In college I had roommates who were great examples of what to wear and where to shop. (although looking back at pictures I really should have taken a little more advice!) Then I moved to Hawaii where what you wear are mumus!
just kidding, (this is one of the only times I wore one) but really, you wear board shorts and t-shirts, and if you are wearing something nice you were most likely a "Summer Term Student" from Utah or Southern California who didn't understand the local style. (no offense)

When we moved back to the mainland I was pregnant and I couldn't fit into anything cute. Now here I am a (still out of shape, but working on it) mom who is too busy to think about what is cute to wear, and frankly goes days without wearing anything more than pj's with a pony tail holding back my recently, "unsuccessfully" highlighted, super long, washed if I am lucky, hair.


I am taking suggestions on the following topics:

1. What should I do with my hair? (I have had it long since high school and I like it that way, I just need something different.)

this is what it has basically looked like for the past 10 years!

2. I know long tops are in style, but where do I get them, and what is a cute way to wear them?

3. I am in desperate need of a tan! What tanning products are good, or how can I get some sun without exposing Emma to the heat?

These are just a few things that have been on my mind, but I am
Open to Suggestions!

I would love to know what is in style!

I know I am in good hands!!