Today it snowed in Lancaster, the city I grew up in. This is a quite unusual occurance here in the high desert. I heard it hasn't snowed like this since the 1980's. I can only really remember it snowing once before and it was a very small amount. This snow was like a really good snow, lasting all day long and into the night. There's my parents house below. Andrew took a great shot.
Well I apologize for not posting in awhile. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood. But with the Holidays here I figured I better start back up again. I'll start with November.
First major event
My sister-in-law's retreat to Vegas. My sister-in-law, Alisa headed up this wonderful outing where all but one sister-in-law came plus Nanny (Andrew's mom). We stayed in a nice hotel and we had tons of fun which consisted of: shopping at the outlets, going out to dinner, swimming and hot tubbing, late night talks, cooking, a great Sunday with a fireside from Nanny and a surprise Baby GIRL shower for sister-in-law Kathleen (it's her 6th child and FIRST GIRL!). My mom and my sister Breanna also met us up there since Vegas is pretty close to where they are. They were able to see Zoey and visit with me and my aunt Kathy. The whole weekend was so much fun and I really got to build some great relationships with family members.
Second Major Event
Thanksgiving! We stayed here in UT for Thanksgiving with Andrew's side of the family. We ate and ate and ate. I made a pomergranite salad that is tradition for my family and I think I was one of few who actually ate it :) It was delicious though. Besides that there was homemade white rolls (thanks mandy), homemade pies, yummy turkey, raspberry jello with real raspberries, stuffing, homemade mashed potatoes, pumpkin bread, chocolate oreo pie, homemade cranberry relish, and tons more I'm sure I'm forgetting. It was just so fun having all the family here. I heard there were 66 of us there.
I guess those are the two major events but there are plans for more. We are driving to CA to be with my family for Christmas which I am so excited about. I think Zoey will love it. In three days I will be done with my last credits for my diploma. I also want to take family Christmas pictures. That's about all that's going on around here. Enjoy some pictures of the cutest one in the family...
She was intrigued by the ornaments.
Pick me, pick me!
This is Zoey's stocking that I made. She also has a Grandma's stocking that my mom tells me is already filled...oh boy! I am also told by my sister that Zoey is the only one with presents under the Christmas tree...what a spoiled little girl.
This isn't her official Christmas dress but I thought it looked pretty festive so we got some shots under Nanny's beautiful tree.
She can sit up for short periods of time but that wasn't enough time for me to get the amount of pictures I wanted so in came the pillows; they match pretty good though.
I just love her smile. My sister Brittany says it's a wallace and grommitt smile... you know the wide, teethless smile. She's so much fun; we love her. Oh, one last thing...we started her on rice cereal over Thanksgiving and she loves it, what a natural :)
A couple months ago when Dustin was starting BYU we were hanging out on campus with my mom. My brother Dustin has some amazing hair and we wanted to see what Zoey would look like with some curls. Let's just say we're glad we have our bald headed baby girl.:)
As my mother was driving up to Utah for a visit last weekend, she was browsing through her scrapbooking idea books. She stumbled upon the cutest pose and she just had to arrange it with Zoey. We picked out the perfect pumpkin, just the right size and my mom bought the perfect bow for her head. I think it turned out pretty cute.
My college roommate Lori works at Gap....need I say more. She got Zoey the CUTEST fall dress and tights (the tights are a bit big but still cute). It looks adorable on Zoey and I just had to take some pictures outside. Oh and the tights have a bear face on the bottom which means they're "bear bottom tights" get it :)
I ran across a great deal and would like to give you the opportunity to get a discounted photo book! It's a website I found called artscow.com and they are just another online photo website. Anyways, they have 30 page photo books for $11.99 where other sites run around $30 for an equivalent book. Great deal if you get the chance. I posted the coupon codes below for anyone to use. They can only be used once so if one doesn't work, use another.
3 month old pictures. She's really growing up but is still very petite. She's mainly growing in length and in smarts :) She's a sweet baby and has now learned how to roll over both ways. She has the cutest personality and just lights up whenever she sees anyone really. She'll go to anyone and especially loves her cousins. We really just love her so so much.
I have created a new blog to post projects and creations I've made. You are all welcome to it. It will be a public blog so feel free to share it with anyone. I'm hoping to post things such as recipes, crafts, etc. canyoucreate.blogspot.com
I finally got the things off of my phone and onto the computer. There are so many times when I don't have my camera but really want to video/take a picture of something. Even though it is horrible quality, you still get the picture. So, most of the things are pretty random but I thought they were cute. So far these videos are the only ones of Zoey laughing that I have. Anytime the real video camera comes out she stops laughing :( I tried to put these in order but it just didn't work out. Anyways, there are explanations to each picture, enjoy! I think I'm posting these just so they don't sit on my phone uselessly taking up space. Now they have some type of meaning to them.
This was about 6 weeks ago when we were visiting my family in CA. She had smiled before but this is one of the first pictures of it. Pretty cute.
I'm not sure when this was, but it's pretty good quality for a cheep camera phone.
Zoey has learned how to stand up on dad's hand.
This was taken yesterday in the car. She was in a really cute mood.
This of course, was when she was first born. The yawn is so cute.
She was a cutie the moment she popped out.
Cute little body.
Her chubbier days. I kind of miss them.
The blanket I made as one of the projects while awaiting Zoey's birth.
The nasty fat, long earth warms that are in the dirt as you approach our front door. They seriously are like two feet long. If you touch them they will suddenly (like a rubberband) snap back into the ground. They're weird.
Gross picture of me, I know. This was a day or two before my due date. Andrew took me on a really bumpy drive up American Fork canyon to silver lake (i think that's the name). It was gorgeous up there and no, it didn't help me go into labor. But, this is the last picture I have of me pregnant. I don't even remember looking that big...weird.
Just another cute picture of Zoey in the hospital.
During winter semester there were a lot of birthday's for the nieces and nephews. Many of them took place at Chuck E Cheeses. It was pretty fun. I mostly helped the little ones get tickets and prizes.
Danny and Jacob being silly.
Savannah and all her prizes.
Andrew took this picture. It was a sick day for me :( morning sickness that is. I was at my internship and basically this is what I looked like through my whole pregnancy..really sick.
Andrew and me at our ward halloween party. He likes dressing up like this. He's been it every halloween since I've know him (it's a ghost if you can't tell :) This was the first day of morning sickness....yuck! I made my dress and apron without a pattern....the dress ended up ripping before the night was over :( I think I needed a pattern.
This is another sick day. It was at Britt's apartment before she got married. Oranges were one of the VERY few things I could get down me (not saying it didn't eventually come up, but atleast I could swallow it).