Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Did you know that Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has the same melody as the ABC'S? I learned this the other day in the waiting area at my dentist....I so did not even know that!

I have been receiving US Weekly and some other random magazines in the mail for couple months.... I have no idea how I got signed up for that, but I'm not complaining!

I think the month of January is so blah....it's so boring, cold and long. I'm so glad it's pretty much over!

Did you know that HGTV is giving away a dream home in Park City, plus $500K and an SUV?! I think if I spread the word maybe I'll get good karma and win?! Ha- fat chance, but somebody's gotta win!

The Lehi McDonald's sells approximately 3,000 happy meals a day...the drive through guy told me that randomly as he was folding more happy meal boxes. That's so crazy to me, and that is just one location!

I can now shop in the girls section at stores for some things, instead of the toddler girls and it makes me a tiny bit sad, but the cute clothes make up for it.

I have made no bake cookies like 5 times in the last 2 weeks, they always sound so good! This is a problem.

I have just now jumped on the band wagon of bountiful baskets! They are so great and so healthy- love em!

I have done 2 days of the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD and it freakin hard! I'm so out of shape! I struggle with DVD workouts, I'd much rather go to the gym, so I'm excited to get back to Power Pump!

I'm loving this mild winter we've been having.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

1 Month

A few things we've learned about our little Haven in her first month of life...

She makes tiny little squeaks and purrs-  it's the sweetest sound ever
Loves to eat
Sleeps like an angel and looks like one too
Loves to stretch for a good 5 minutes after waking up from a nap
Loves to snuggle in close
Loves her bouncer chair
Makes lots of cute and funny faces
Scratches her face off when she is mad
She has great coloring and tons of hair
Has the exact same cry as her big sister did

As for me, I've learned that things are a lot easier with the second baby in the sense that I'm way more relaxed and way more confident in what I'm doing. I remember with Alli I was always so stressed out whenever she cried, or even just putting her in the car seat stressed me out. I'm not quite as an emotional wreck as i was back then. I feel like I know what I'm doing and know what to expect, so that has been so nice! Also, the recovery physically has been much easier and a lot quicker which is great!

I've also learned that you heart expands a 100 times over with the second child. You love them just as much as your first, and my love for Alli has grown even more.  She is so happy, understanding and easy going. I love having a new baby and i am loving the age difference between Alli and her, i think it's perfect for me.

Cheers to 1 month!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

3 Weeks

Sweet Haven is already 3 weeks old today- kind of breaks my heart! 
She is an Angel baby. 
She only wakes up once during the night, is a good traveler, is getting good at calming herself down to take naps, rarely cries, is getting used to her baths, and is just so sweet! 
 I'm trying to stay indoors as much as possible since she's not immunized yet and can't be for about another month. That's the only downfall about having a baby at this time of year. But I still get out everyday, and drive-thru's are my favorite right now =) 

She fell asleep during her bath the other night =)

Monday, January 16, 2012

To Love or Hate?

 I think this is so funny and so true!!! I can't decide if I love pintrest or hate it. I think it does have some awesome/creative ideas on it, but then at the same time it makes me want to go out and buy everything, upgrade everything and change everything. Right?!
 Maybe that's just me =)

I think I must love it more than I hate it though because I always seem to find time to login and do some pinning....it's pretty addicting in a weird way. What do you think about it?

Also Alli has been writing her name for awhile now, I think it's the cutest thing....

Also, I've been enjoying many "gas smiles" from Haven...they are the best!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2 Weeks

Haven is 2 weeks old today! She is a really good baby so far. She doesn't cry very much and she only gets up once or twice a night to eat which isn't too bad. She is on a good 2 1/2 to 3 hour schedule right now and eats like a champ. 

I went to Target the other night to get out, and I found these pictures on the camera when I got home. I thought they were so cute. There is nothing sweeter or special than Daddy with his girls, I love them..and such a good Dad he is.

Alli has been doing amazing with the new baby. We've tried our best to find a good balance between her and the baby. She is really good at entertaining herself which is good, but we've also been trying to give her some extra attention when we can. She is doing great at adjusting and I'm SO proud of her! She is a good helper with talking to the baby to keep from sleeping so much during the day, getting me drinks of water and putting away the dirty diapers in the diaper pail. 

The other day I asked Alli to go pick up her toys and then a few minutes later I found her on her bed sleeping. Being a new big sister is very hard work!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Postpartum Cravings

Ever since I came home from the hospital there's a few things have been tasting so good....well, pretty much everything sounds good to me right now because I am seriously RAVENOUS all the time! I forgot how much the whole nursing thing takes it out of ya! I think it's interesting what your body suddenly "craves" after having a baby.

First off...Lorna Doone shortbread cookies. I've never even heard of them and didn't even knew I liked shortbread cookies until the hospital, where I ate package after package and got hooked. Thank goodness I found them at the grocery store!

Next would be dried Mangoes from Costco. I tried these once awhile back and didn't care for them...now I totally love them!

Chocolate...in the from of M&M's. Don't think I need to say much about this one =)

Rolls with lots of butter on them =)

Last but not least....WATER, WATER & MORE WATER. I forgot how thirsty you get when you're nursing. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Love This....

Cleaning and scrubbing
Can wait til tomorrow;
For babies grow up,
We've learned, to our sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs,
Dust, go to sleep;
For I'm rocking my baby,
And babies don't keep.

Friday, January 6, 2012


I took Alli & Haven to get their pictures taken at Camera Shy and I thought they turned out SO dang cute! I was really impressed with the place- it has so many cute backgrounds and props and the photographers were so nice and easy to work with. I'm glad I could capture this moment in our life and this stage of our precious girls. There were so many too choose from it was hard to narrow it down, so sorry about the plethora of pics! =)