Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lovely Things

Good Friends!

My talented friend Kaycee's handmade baby slings! Ellie loves hers:) Find yours HERE.

Running.....I ran for the first time again yesterday and it felt so good! Can't wait to run another race.

Counting down the days until Sober Down's C.D. release party!!
You can buy your ticket HERE. Hurry! They are going fast.

This freaking cute baby picture of Ben:)

This AMAZING gingersnap pumpkin cheesecake that I made not too long ago...perfect for Thanksgiving!

This sweet picture of Grampa and Ellie

Monday, November 9, 2009


When I gave birth to Ellie, I hadn't chosen a Pediatrician yet. The day after I had her, a doctor came in to take a look at her and he said that his name was Matt Clayton. I asked if there was any relation to Dr. Keith Clayton and he said that it was his dad! Keith Clayton was my Pediatrician when I was a baby and all growing up. So today I took Ellie to her two-week appointment at Dr. Clayton's office and it brought back so many memories. The second I walked in, it was just as I had remembered it as a child. The smell stayed the same, the train was still there that circled the ceiling, the same plastic rings were set out for little girls to choose from, and this feeling of being a kid again rushed through my body. As I was waiting in the room for the doctor to come, I had this over whelming feeling of my mom. I remember her taking me to the doctors and then we would go to Magelby's and get hot breadsticks. My mom was the best. The spirit of her was so strong. I couldn't believe that I'm now a mom bringing my little girl to the same office that my mom once took me. I miss her terribly... and lately it has been hard with her not being here to share every moment with me. But I know that she is watching over me and little Ellie. I can feel it.

Here's some pictures by Jessie of my little bug. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween weekend

My sweet grandma flew up from Arizona and got here on Friday. It was so nice to have her here to help out! She is such a sweet lady and is now a Great Grandmother of 8!! What a woman. Also, my whole family spent most of the weekend at our house visiting with us and holding Ellie. I love my family so much! and am so grateful for their love and support. We also found out that Ellie will have a cousin to play with coming up here pretty soon....CONGRATS Dan and Alli! We are so excited for you:)

Ellie is such a good baby, she is already sleeping through the night! Ben and I couldn't be happier. We Love having her in our lives!!!

Brad and Gina got some great pictures of the babe in her Halloween costume so I thought I would post some. Enjoy!