Saturday, December 25, 2010


Christmas is coming to a close at our house tonight.

Grace is {finally} sleeping in her bed. Her head resting on her new Bumble Bee pillow pet (thank you Grandma Nancy) whilst donning her new Disney Princess pajamas (thank you elves Anna & Brandy) she made quite the hall this year. More toys and clothes than she knows what to do with but she had a blast! (Fur real kitten, a stuffed kitty, a stuffed puppy, coloring books, washable crayons, chalkboard, movies, clothing etc)

She had 3days of presents.

Nate and his wife came up on Thursday to play and have their Christmas celebration with Grace. She had a ball! Here she is dancing with Nate in her new outfit, she wears this beautiful tutu everywhere she goes.
Chase's dad Roger and his lovely wife Shelly came up Friday afternoon to visit and deliver presents. Watching Grace open gifts and watching everyone get down on the floor with her to help her color or do other various things was hilarious!

{This little girl definitely has EVERYONE wrapped around her little finger}

Christmas morning Grace came into our room to wake us up, after she got changed we were able to convince her to go see what Santa left. She has never really been a big fan of his so when she heard he had been to our house she was NOT interested in venturing out to the front room, but once we convinced her she was elated! She got a Disney Princess Kitchen and the funniest part about that is she also got a Zuzu pet (hamster) which she calls Mouse and she keeps him in her kitchen's oven.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ta Da!

Original No?

Well with me being on bestrest and all getting all gussied up for a new family photo hasn't really been much of an option, but from our family to yours we wish you a Happy Holiday season. :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Still at It!

So I heard a chair sliding across the kitchen floor the other day which is not an unusual sound now that Grace has figured out she can get to things that have been put away with the added help of an extra sixteen inches. I called to her and asked what she was doing to which she replied, "Nothing Mom!" It then got a little too quiet and when I walked into the kitchen this is what I found. Grace the notorious Hot Chocolate fiend, had struck once again. She had it ALL over, face, hands, counter, toaster and every other surface of the kitchen. Lovely!

I'll Get You My Pretty

Grace was the Wicked Witch of the East for Halloween (notice the ruby slippers). She got to dress up and go to various parties and various trick-or-treating locals. She made off like a bandit and then ate as much as she possibly could the next day. She had so much fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I WON!!!!

ruffling feathers: shanna kesler design: winner: "thank you to everyone who showed their support & entered the awesome giveaway for shanna kesler designs! the winner chosen via is..."

HA HA hA!!! I won I won I won!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

We are alive.

Grace is growing like a weed, talking more and more every day. She loves to sing and DANCE! She loves dancing with Papa.

I will post pictures soon.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I have been a very bad blogger lately. I'm sorry. I am sans computer lately. I ran off with my dad's computer last week with the intention of returning it later that afternoon but the afternoon, turned into the next morning and the next morning turned into the next day etc. Now five days later I really should return his computer this afternoon.

Grace is still not feeling well but she's doing a bit better, getting into things she's not supposed to and such.

I am busy chasing after this little girl, learning my new job, trying to figure out how to pull off the last of my classes, figuring out the rest of my summer and life for that matter and trying to convince everyone that I know what I'm doing and getting into... more than they even realize...and believe it or not I am a grown up that can make my own decisions whether they agree with them or not!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Just an ear infection?! Seriously? 6 days of fever and 6 nights of torture and its just an ear infection?! What gives? Dr. Firth has promised me a new kid in 36 hours. I'

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On Fire

This little girl that lost a fight with a fan (hence the split lip) has been running a fever for the last FOUR days. Throw in there twenty hours of sleep deprivation for an EEG and the last few days have been GREAT!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I love my dad.
He has been my best friend since I was little.
His sense of humor can't be beat!
Isn't he HANDSOME?!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Promise

This amazing TRIPLE rainbow showed up the other day just as the sun was setting. It made me pause for a moment and realize that the simple little things, moments, signs in this life need to be enjoyed and savored.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I know exactly how she feels!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Tomato (singular) chives, parsley, dill, basil, kolrabi, lettuce, watermelon, cucumber, marigolds (to keep the bugs out) onions, squish ( i mean squash) crookneck and zucchini and PUMPKINS!!!

Let the battle (with birds, bugs and deer) begin!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

From Scratch

Last week whilst retrieving something from my parents basement my mother had requested I stumbled across the long forgotten pasta machine. I had asked if I could borrow it long ago and somehow it never made it as far as the pantry, well since I was down there I snatched it up and took it to my car probably forgetting what I was sent down for in the first place. That said, Grace, Chase and I made pasta last Wednesday.
Chase took great joy in making the whole wheat pasta it had an insanely amazing nuttyness and different texture than the typical hard semolina pasta we use.
Since Chase and I started seeing one another 5 (!) months ago Wednesday nights have typically been our pasta nights.
We have tried a variety of different kinds, ziti, angel hair, rotini etc with various different sauces but Wednesday night fettucinni with meatball marrinara has to be my favorite thus far.


Its is yet again another Wednesday night. Perhaps we'll shoot for ravioli?
But wait its Cinco de Mayo!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Grace LOVES to put on my heels and hear them click click click on the tile.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


How lucky am I?
I get to sit next to these two amazing people at church :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bright Side

I woke up this morning with a killer migraine.
Not fun. I took some medicine and went back to bed.
Mr. Chase took care of and entertained Grace this morning
cleaned the entire apartment
got ALL the laundry caught up!
All while I was dead to the world in a migraine medicine stupor pillows pulled over my head so the light and noise of the day wouldn't bother me.
When I {finally}woke up
thankfully feeling a million times better
I walked into the bathroom to find this:
Made. My. Day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Planning Ahead

Anxiously Awaiting Spring!
Between snow storms we have spent a lot of time outside prepping our soon to be magnificent garden.
Mr. Chase has expanded the garden by about 4 feet
he and grace have been working hard pulling weeds, and getting the leaves out

I have been in charge of taking photos and directing traffic
That's right I'm Management :)

Grace found my hanging baskets and she thought they were better as a hat.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4 Month's and Counting

Mr. Chase and I have been dating/together for 4+ months now
I think this is one of 4 or so photos we have taken together.
We know each other a bit better than we did when I first started writing about him.
Truth be told we've had a few rough patches.
He's not perfect, but neither am I.
He makes me SMILE and that is so amazing!

New Cousin!

Jared and Monica's baby Pablo- okay that's not really his name but for the better part of two months that's what Mikey called him- arrived March 31, 2010 9:07 AM he was 9lbs 7oz 20 inches long. Getting to hold him when he was a few hours old was such an amazing opportunity. We ALL (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, big brothers, daddy and oh yeah, Mommy too) have been anxiously awaiting his arrival.

Michael John & Daniel James

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Red Nails

This post is me being a bit selfish.
I was bored.
And this is the result of Photobooth.
Yeah, I'm a goober!

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Quick Post

Grace is always trying to help, see here she is helping Chase vacuum.
Here she is taking care of her baby (SHE took the voicebox out of a doll she has and carries that around saying, lots of the time stuffing it down her shirt so she can push it up against her tummy and then she cries out-Baby!- once the doll voice makes the noise. Then she laughs and laughs.)
Grace is constantly on the go. She loves to be out and about and she has two speeds, fast and faster!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Good Morning- Grace and I are both very much looking forward to Spring Break this next week. We have had an eventful March, we've been to and fro Salt Lake to visit friend and relatives and for work. I have been taking photos on the weekend and a couple of weekends ago we hit the Great Salt Lake.
This is Grace and my old friend Shane, in all the Years I have known him this was the first time I had ever seen him in uniform (he was the reason we were taking photos-he needed them for his portfolio thing.)

And my little bumble bee, she is such a ham! She LOVES to have her photo taken and when the camera is NOT focused on her anymore this is what happens.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


My Little Fashionista- Notice the fishnet stocking?
I had no idea where they came from
Apparently they are Aunt Anna's but they shrank in the wash to Grace size.
Grace loves playing with my accessories a moment before the camera came out she had on my yellow beaded necklace and bracelet.
She's hilarious.
This two year old has her own ideas and is not about to give in if she wants something.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Birthday

Well Grace made it to her second Birthday!
Enter the Terrible(y) Terrific (terrifying) TWO's!

Friday, February 5, 2010


I can't think up a caption to do this justice.
Chase got grace and then I got him.
He laughed till he cried. It was great!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Chase and I went ice skating at the park. It was SO much fun. You should see the bruises I have from my oh so graceful fall. When was the last time you went ice skating?

Friday, January 8, 2010


Rawr means I love you in Dinosaur.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Sebastian is no longer with us.
He has gone to climb up that big filter in the sea.
We bundled up walked to the park today.
We had SO much fun.
It felt so good to get behind my camera again
to take pictures of my favorite subject

Saturday, January 2, 2010


This is Chase. { everyone all together now - Hi Chase! }Chase is our friend. (Grace and Mine that is- but I'm sure he would be your's too)
He is awesome. {-Why is Chase awesome?-}
Chase is awesome because he:
  • Not only figures out why the lights on the tree don't light up. He fixes them too!
  • He also takes the tree down when its time.
  • He's a great assistant when babysitting. (Okay, I was more of the assistant, he kept all three children entertained while making my front room SHINE like the top of the Chrystler building.)
  • He has the magic touch when it comes to kids. They all thought he was great!
  • He sings, He dances
  • He helps me clean
And Chase is AWESOME because...
He reads THIS blog!
{Hi Chase!}

New Year's Eve

We went to the girls basketball game @ USU.
Then we came home and went to bed.
Happy New Year!