Friday, April 5, 2013

Pillow Talk

     It's O.K. right? stay up late every once in awhile? To look through pictures of your child and reminisce  of the wonderful times with them. To have pillow talk with your amazing hubby. I love pillow talk, I love lying in bed late at night talking and giggling like we are little kids again. Talking BIG... Discussing our BIG hopes and dreams we have for our little family. I love being married. I love having a husband. A hubby who has ambition. I love our little peanut. I love how incredibly simple life is right now.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dear Norah Jane,

 You are 6 months. Time has gone fast. Too fast. I look at you and cannot believe how much i already love you. My heart swells and aches just thinking about how much you mean to me. You are my world- you and your dad- you two are all i need.
   I used to babysit a lot. One thing i loved to watch was how the mothers knew everything about their kids. They knew when they would need to nap or what signals they gave for hunger. They knew their children better than the back of their own hands. I  LOVED this and couldn't wait to KNOW my child like that.
    Now i have you. And i know everything about you. I know you love to cuddle with something soft right before you go to rest. I know you rub your eyes when you get sleepy. I know that right when you wake up you will be hungry.

 I know that you are getting your first tooth because of your runny nose and fever.I know that if i feed you some rice cereal after dinner and put you down early, then you will sleep through the night. 
 I know that if i place you in front of the mirror, you will get the biggest grin across your face. 

 I know that you only fuss when your hungry or tired, you are even temperedI know that when i peek over the crib, i will see all smiles from you.
I know when your bow falls down on your mouth, you will have a mustache

I know that if i set you on the floor, you might fall back and bonk your head, so i must put a pillow behind- just in case.

 I know that when i sing to you, you will try to sing along with your tiny little sounds. And that as I sing to you, my eyes will fill up with tears, and i will have a hard time finishing the song. 

I know that you love bath time, you could sit there all day if i'd let you.

 I know that when your dad comes home, both of you will be entertained for hours on end... i love watching your face light up when you see him. 

I know that when you see another baby or child you will smile with your whole body. I know that if i take you to the store you will brighten everyone's day.
 I know that once you fall asleep, then i can spy on you  (p.s. i miss you when you sleep).

         I know that i am your mother and that i will continue to learn more about you each day. I am so blessed. 

I love you Norah Jane.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Norah's 6 month Birthday present.

Norah Jane is 6 Months! We Thought we would celebrate by giving her cereal. She has been watching every bite we take. Yesterday i took her to Red Mango, and boy was she wanting my yogurt (already like her mom)...  

She did not take her eyes of my yogurt, it was so sweet, yet i started feeling a little guilty that i wasn't sharing more with her...

So that night we decided to let her finally taste the good stuff.....

And she LOVED it.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sleepy Snowshoer.
  It feels like it's been months since we have seen the sun. I took the snow shoes out with little Norah Jane strapped to my front and took advantage of the beautiful clear skies we had the other day.
  Norah loved it. The minute i stopped walking, even to sip some water, she would gently yelp to let me know she wanted to continue. The carrier she was in rides in front of me so there really isn't much head support... so when she fell asleep, she looked like a limp doll in a marshmallow costume. I was literally laughing out loud when i saw our little shadow. 
   I love having Norah around. She is simply a treat. Hopefully there will be more snowshoeing adventures ahead...with Tyler too.

Monday, February 4, 2013

I've missed this man.

   Tyler took a couple days off to visit his new baby half brothers in Washington D.C. It's the first time he has been away since we had Norah. And boy have i missed him! He does so much for me, I've become so lazy! Ever since our first date he has been a gentleman. I can't help but dream that someday our little Norah Jane will find someone to treat her with this love
  We can't wait to see you tonight!
   Love, Your girls

Friday, January 11, 2013

Christmas with Norah Jane

   I think it's fair to say that this was the BEST Christmas. Norah's sweet little spirit brought more joy to the already joyous season. We were very fortunate to spend time up at my parents cabin in Midway. Our favorite family from San Fran came home too. Norah was definitely spoiled, i don't think she was ever put down. Everyone wanted to hold her, and of course she didn't mind.
  It's amazing what a child can add to your life. I look back on  what i thought were my happiest moments and am amazed that i could even be happier. Even getting out of my warm bed on a dark winter morning is enjoyable. It's like i'm a little kid again, i'm anxious to wake up and play with my new favorite toy. 
   Because of Norah, our Heavenly Father's plan of eternal families, is more beautiful than ever. We need children in our lives. They keep us humble, make us happier and they complete our marriage. Mine and Tyler's relationship has become meaningful.I respect him, I love him, so much more. I am grateful for Norah Jane.She may be tiny as ever, but what she has given to us is unmeasurable. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tyler gave our little Norah Jane a beautiful blessing a couple of weeks ago.
We truly feel so blessed to have her in our lives. She has such a sweet and perceptive spirit. From the minute she was born, she would stare you right in the eyes. Sometimes i feel as if she is more knowledgable than me! We love her so much and are so grateful for all the friends and family that made it out for her special day.

I couldn't believe it! Matt , Lindz, and Bailey surprised us! They drove through the night to get here. We feel so loved!