Saturday, February 25, 2012


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


If anyone still reads our blog...sorry I have been MIA lately! This semester has been so busy so far and is only going to get busier. It figures that my hardest semester of college is the semester of college where I also have a newborn...go figure. I'm talking about course load and out of class work though. I cannot wait until the end of April when school is over. It is almost going by too fast though, because I know all of the things that I have to get done before then and it scares me! We will survive though, even if it is only on a few hours a sleep a night. I am really hoping Gavin will start sleeping through the night soon. Nothing too exciting has been going on this month. School and work is consuming most of our free time. Although, we do know how to work hard and play hard. We do relax a lot on the weekends and make time for ourselves.

Just a little recap of things that have been going on. Valentines Day was great. Jayden and I didn't celebrate on the 14th, because we had work and school until the evening, so we decided we would wait until friday to celebrate. Valentines Day was still great though. My mom came up to babysit that day while I was at school. She made us a lovely Valentines Day dinner and dessert. It has been so nice having my moms help while I am in school!

On Friday for our Valentines celebration we went to the Roof and on a horse carriage ride through downtown SLC. My parents watched Gavin for the night so we were able to get some time to ourselves. On Saturday, we were able to go to the temple and see a movie. We saw "This Means War", which we thought was hilarious, despite some bad reviews. Then to finish off the long weekend, we went to the Jazz game with Jaydens parents, Ryan and Jodi. The weekend was too good to us, and it was hard to get back to work/school on Tuesday. 

Gavin goes to the doctor for his 2 month appointment on Friday and he gets his first round of shots...I will let everyone know how it goes after. Gavin is doing great and growing so much! I had to put a stack of his clothes away that he has already outgrown. Gavin pretty much started in 0-3 month clothes. He only had a few newborn pieces of clothing and he only could wear them for about a week. Now he is wearing a lot of his 6 month clothes too! It amazes me how much older he looks everyday. He is very alert now and is interacting. Gavin loves to look at his mobile. We will put him in his crib and he will giggle and coo at the animals when he is all by himself. He loves making noises and tracking objects!

Dinner at the Roof

Carriage ride through SLC

Grandma and Grandpa with Gavin at the Jazz game

How handsome are they!?


The Moby Wrap

All bundled up ready to go to the Jazz Game

Gavin's clothes that don't fit anymore!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Smiles and Giggles

Just wanted to share a cute video of Gavin this week. The quality isn't great because it is from my phone, but I think it is pretty cute!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

All Smiles

This last week, Gavin has really started to interact with us more. He now smiles all the time and we have caught a few giggles. It is really fun to see him progress and grow. His smiles are SO cute and make my day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Next Phase of Life

I have been in school as long as I can remember. Right after I graduated high school, I moved to Salt Lake to attend the University of Utah. Four years later, I am now about to graduate with my Bachelors degree in May. Life has been non-stop since I graduated from high school. Since high school I have traveled to Uganda, married my best friend, had a baby, and am finishing my bachelors degree. Now that I am about to graduate, I'm not sure what is in store for me. Once summer is here, I will be done with school forever. After spending the last 16 years of my life in school, it will be very different not having to go to school. I all of a sudden feel grown up and feel like I am in the next phase of my life. The good thing about being done with school means that I can focus on being the best mom to Gavin that I can be. I am very fortunate that will be able to stay home with Gavin and work from home. Jayden has one more year after this semester until he gets his Masters degree, then who knows what life will have in store for us! We will be staying in Salt Lake until Jayden is done with his degree, but his career could really take us anywhere. I would love to live out of state for a few years or even out of the country. It is exciting and nerve wracking not knowing where the next few years will take us. I am a person who is very open to change, and I am excited for the next phase of life. I will admit, not being in school will definitely take some adjusting to. Until recently, I felt a little out of place for girls my age. I was the only one of my close friends that got married so young. Most of my friends were still single and I was pregnant! This year, a lot of my close friends are dating someone seriously, engaged, or married. It is exciting to see so many people growing up and starting their next phase of life as well.

Moved to SLC to get my BFA in Photography/Digital Imaging

Fell in love with this boy

 2 months before we got married I went to Uganda for 3 weeks
Married the boy I fell in love with

Had baby Gavin

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gavin's Baby Blessing

Yesterday was a very special day in our family, it was Gavin's blessing day. We had lots of family and friends come to support us. After Gavin's blessing, we had everyone come to the clubhouse of our apartment complex ( too many people to fit into our apartment) for lunch. It was great having everyone there and for everyone to spend time with Gavin. It was a great day, but we were sure tired by the end of the day. Warning: Picture overload!