Sunday, November 23, 2008

For those of you who are jealous of the amount of hair Samantha has.....

Well, last night Jacob and I were in the kitchen making cookies and Sammy was laying down in the living room looking at some stuff we put up for her to look at. She started crying and we looked over and I was just like 'why on earth is she crying??' Jacob noticed her hand up by her head jerking around. We went over there and she had grasped her hair in her hand and was trying to move her hand away and was pulling her own hair!! We felt so bad for her but could barely control our laughter long enough to free her hand from her hair! We would have taken a picture, but that would have been mean to leave her there any longer....

Money CAN buy happiness!!

Here it is! The happiness that is definitely costly! Sammy is happy, which means mommy is happy, which means daddy is happy! We found the cure for Samantha's fussiness. We got some of this in the mail for free and decided to try it and see if it made any difference (it's for babies that are fussy because of painful gas or colicky or whatever) and it did!! It has been sooo nice to have our happy playful baby back! She is such a sweetheart and we love her so much!



This is one of Samantha's outfits that sort of fits her. Jacob and I went to a hockey game in Salt Lake on Friday night and dressed her up nice and warm for it. I love this outfit, I think it is so adorable! (Thanks Helen from Ridgecrest!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

1 month!!

That's right.. Today our beautiful baby girl is one month old! It's so crazy how time flies! It really doesn't seem like that much time has passed! And she is still so little! (Between 8 1/2 and 9 pounds) Some babies are born that big! I guess she was early though :) Anyway life is going good, Samantha is doing much better about sleeping at night for the most part. She is interacting quite a bit more now, too. Meaning she'll make eye contact...haha. Lately we've been doing tummy time and she has been pretty good about it, a week ago she was able to do what they say your baby should be doing around 1 month which is lift her head up and turn it from one side to the other. She doesn't seem to enjoy being on her tummy all that much, she usually lasts about 3-6 minutes before she starts crying. Today I got out one of her colorful rattles and kinda waved it for her and she really liked it and responded well.
She is Finally starting to fit into a few of her 0-3 months sized clothes (well sorta, they're still big), so I've had fun dressing her up :) I'll post some pictures when I get more time. She has been kind of a pill lately, crying a lot and she only poops every few days. I've called the doctor but they say not to worry about it... I guess I won't, but I miss my happy baby and am sooo tired!!
Today Sammy gave us a really great little present!! Jacob was holding her when he got home so I could get a few things done (she is seriously that high maintenance right now with the crying, I have to hold her ALLLL day) anyway I walked over at just the right moment.. she turned her head and gave her first real, non-gas smile!!! Her eyes were just shining and she looked so happy, it was great! Hopefully they keep coming!
On a sadder note, my very favorite aunt passed away this last weekend and so Jacob and I are going to her funeral this Saturday. It happened pretty suddenly, she had even been to work earlier during the day and she just collapsed that night and went into a coma then died a couple days later. My Aunt Myrna was a wonderful woman, so spunky, vibrant, and funny! She is everyone's favorite aunt/grandma etc. Thankfully Jacob was able to get work off so he will be coming with me, which will be great for when Samantha gets all fussy. It will be good to see all of the family I haven't seen in ages (and of course show off my beautiful new baby). I always marvel that it's at funerals that I see my long lost cousins, sad that that's what it takes to bring families together but oh well.
We are also still looking for a new apartment (but very fruitlessly) we've looked at a bunch of places and check the BYU website, Daily Universe, and Daily Herald regularly but to no avail. And everywhere we do go to look at has about 15 people looking at it that day, so that doesn't really help things, either.. So if any of you wardies hear about any openings in the ward let us know-- we'd LOVE to stay in the ward!
Anyway more pictures to come soon!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Another Tag...

Wellll 2 different people tagged me with this one, so I guess I better do it.
10 years ago I . . .
1. was 11
2. was in 6th grade at Midway Middle School
3. was nicknamed 'gullible annabelle' by some boys on the bus who liked to tease me
4. thought that NSYNC was the greatest boy band.
5. couldn't wait to go into young womens

5 things on my "to do list" today . . .
1. take a nap
2. Post on my blog
3. do laundry
4. take care of Sammy
5. apartment hunting

5 snacks I like . . .
1. sour stuff like shockers
2. Fruit Snacks
3. gummi worms
4. chocolate oranges
5. fruit

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire . . .
1. Buy a nice house
2. Have a stay-at-home hubby
3. Buy a huge cabin in the woods... probably Island Park
4. Buy a bunch of toys.. 4-wheelers, snowmachines, etc
5. Travel the world

5 places I have lived . . .
1. St. Anthony, Id
2. Rigby, ID
3. Salem, ID
4. Provo, Utah
5. ......that's all

5 jobs that I have had . . .
1. swim instrctor
2. Sno*Shack worker
3. carhop at Sonic
4. window washer
5. cashier at Supersonic

8 favorite TV shows I love to watch
1. Gilmore Girls
2. Cold Case
3. What Not to Wear
4. Weird, Strange and Freaky (not sure if that's the right's on animal planet..)
5. I don't really watch any other shows

8 things I did yesterday...
1. Went to church
2. Made Lucy Pie with Jacob
3. Washed dishes
4. Sanitized bottles and pump accessories
5. Watched The Amazing Race with Jacob
6. Ate the Lucy pie we made
7. Changed 2 major blowouts with Jacob's help
8. Got Home Taught

8 favorite places to eat . . .
1. Ottavio's
2. Applebee's
3. Olive Garden
4. Costa Vida
5. any goood Mexican food
6. Brick Oven
7. Jason's Deli
8. Texas Roadhouse

8 things I am looking forward to . . .
1. Jacob graduating
2. Finding a new apartment
3. Samantha being able to hold her head up
4. Going snowboarding this Christmas
5. Thanksgiving and going to Twilight with my mom and sister
6. The next time we get to go to Cancun
7. Seeing Jasper (my kitty) again
8. Being able to go shopping again!!!!!!!!! (now that I'm not pregnant!)

8 things on my wish list . . .
1. More time with my husband
2. No money worries
3. Lots of money to go shopping with!
4. The rest of my pregnancy weight would be gone when I wake up tomorrow :)
5. Hair cut and colored!
6. season passes and time to go snowboarding!
7. A new car that has good gas mileage and cruise control
8. A house rather than an apt.

5 people I tag . . .
1. Jacob
2. Briana
3. Angela
4. Sara
5. Katrina

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well life has been going good, Samantha has developed her baby acne finally. She only had about 3 little "zits" until yesterday morning when she had about 15 more and this morning when she had about 20 more than that! Yesterday morning I had a pleasant surprise, Jacob came in and got me up at 7, and brought me out to the kitchen where he had made a delicious breakfast of biscuits and gravy with a side of eggs!!! (Well, the gravy was pre-made from when my dad was here, but still!) He had woken up early to finish some homework and got done faster than he anticipated, and instead of sleeping for another half hour he made me breakfast! What a sweetheart! We also made a new discovery with Samantha-- she loooves pacifiers. They definitely pacify her(haha..) we slept better last night than we have since she's been out of the womb! It was great!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Sammy update!

well here are some new pictures of our adorable little girl, most are just some of her silly faces, including her new purple mouth, and now also a little purple mustache on her left side, because I didn't notice it until it was already dyed, oops!










Friday, November 7, 2008

It's been awhile...

Well Sammy is finally asleep so I thought I'd update since it's been awhile! We've been super busy- Jacob's parents were in town for a week to see their granddaughter and help out and just left yesterday. It was so great to have them here to help out, but today has been pleasantly quiet. Sammy is our little sweetheart, she is so much fun. She really only cries when she is hungry or 'straining' really hard, haha. I need to take some updated pictures because she has finally started plumping up and her cheeks are all chubby now! Oh and the doctor thought she might have a little bit of thrush, so her mouth is purple because the medicine is basically purple ink, so she is a cutie right now :) And she is getting her days and nights a little bit more straight which is nice. Jacob and I are about the same, he is plugging away at work and school and is still the best husband and father ever! We're currently trying to find a new place to move to, and might have found a great place- we're going to look at it tonight and see how it is. If we end up getting it, we'll have to move wards again which will be SO sad, since I love the ward we're in right now- everyone is so great and I love my calling and visiting teachees and teachers and other great people in the ward. But we'll see how it goes. Plus, we'll probably have to talk again as the new people. ugh. I really don't mind public speaking, except in church! Anyway more pictures to come soon!


Alright i've been tagged a few times the last few weeks, but I've been super busy, so I'll just start with this one from my sister and hopefully I can get to the others some other time

The HS tag:

1. Did you date someone from your school? yeah, a few people

2. What kind of car did you drive? '92 Honda Accord and '93 Ford Ranger

3. Were you a party animal? yeah, but not in the drinking sense

4. Were you considered a flirt? yup

5. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? choir

6. What was your most embarrassing moment of high school? well kelsey and i were headed home from school in my truck (a stick i hadn't quite mastered). We were on main street and for some reason there were a bunch of guys on the side of the road next to a red light we were stopped at. Well, of course I stalled my truck when the light when green and the guys on the side of the road started clapping and whistling and all the cars around me started honking, haha!

7. Were you a nerd? nope

8. Were you on any varsity teams? No

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? No

10. Can you still sing the fight song? ummm?? maybe if other people sang it with me to refresh my memory

11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mrs.Ashton, Mrs.Woolf, Mr. Grover, Coach Buck

12. What was your school's full name? Madison Senior High School

13. School mascot? bobcats

14. Did you go to homecoming, and with who? junior year: sugar salem: devin rothwell, madison: carson tietjen senior year: sugar salem: josh siepert madison: fielding davis

15. If you could go back and do it again, would you? not a chance! it was super fun but college was way better and now married life is even better than that!

16. What do you remember most about graduation? haha... well you see I was sitting there waiting for my row to go up when I remembered I owed one of the counselors 10 bucks and she said I couldn't walk unless I paid her and she was the one reading the names... so when it was my rows turn, I ran up into the stands and made my dad give me the money, haha!!!

17. Where did you go senior skip day? I don't think we had one.

18. Were you in a club? oh boy... Spirit Club, NHS, BPA, FCCLA, student body/ gov't (is that considered a club?) Natural Helpers... there might be more.

19. Have you gained some weight since then? I just had a baby.... so yes, but it's slowly coming off :)

20. Who was your prom date? Junior year I think weston anderson, but that might have been the christmas dance, i don't remember and senior year dave page

21. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? If I'm around. I stay in touch with the friends I want to see.

22. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself? work harder in chemistry... or just not even take it.

That was fun, I tag some of my friends from HS! amy, camille, sara