Monday, September 28, 2009

Dreaded Mondays no more!!!

I have often had a bad attitude towards Mondays- they usually mean that much longer until the weekend when I get to spend more time with Jacob. But last night and this morning I have decided to become a lover of Mondays. Why?

Mondays (for me at least) determine how my week will go. The last few months I have been working out in the mornings 4-6 days a week. Last Monday, I didn't feel like it, so I didn't. I think I only exercised twice last week (and only one of those was a tough workout), and it was truly a miserable week. I didn't get as much done during the days, I didn't feel as motivated to do things. Friday rolled along and I realized how gross I felt. I just felt so disgusting, from going to working out so much to hardly at all. I just felt so 'soft' and Blech! Last night I decided that I would definitely work out today and every day this week, and oh what a great decision! It's 10 am and I have already worked out, showered, gotten ready for the day, dishes are done, the floor is cleaned and vacuumed, AND I've been taking care of and playing with Samantha! I feel so accomplished!
Mondays are no longer dreaded, instead they are a chance for a new beginning, to start over and make something of myself and improve from last week!

Friday, September 18, 2009

First pigtails and our little climber!!

Her first pigtails! Sorry it's blurry, I took it wiht my phone!

Some funny lookin hair post-piggies

Lately every time I turn around for 3 seconds, I find her climbing on top of something!

She loooves to climb! Notice how proud of herself she looks in these two pictures?

On top of my scrapbooking stuff

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Labor Day

For Labor Day Jacob and I went to Idaho to visit my fam. While there we went to Big Springs and Mesa Falls. I took so many pictures I put most of them on here really small sized- if you want to see them big, just click!

This is the Johnny Sack cabin (at Big Springs).. The guy who built it was onyy about 5'3 or so and the cabin is just miniature. When you look inside the windows all the furniture and stoves are sooo small!! It's really cute!

My mom and I by a door at the cabin

This fish was HUGE! A Rainbow trout estimated at well over 20 pounds.

A momma moose and her baby!


My 17 year old brother, Mat

Grandpa, Grandma and their grandbabies

Ang and Mike

Grandpa and Landen

The lower falls

And of course, you can't go to Idaho and not see a phenomenal sunset.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stewart Falls!

A week ago Jacob had the afternoon free so we decided to hike up to Stewart Falls. It was Samantha's first time in the pack, and she looooooved it!! She spent the first 2/3 of the hike in squealing, singing, and giggling, it was really adorable :)

When we got there I climbed up to the top of the first tier and took a few pictures:

I climbed down to find daddy and his little girl just hanging out!

Samantha had so much fun just playing!

The hike back was beautiful and some of the leaves were already starting to change colors!

Samantha had so much fun she fell asleep on the hike back....

We had a lot of fun and are planning on going again in early October when all the leaves have changed colors!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

An update on our angel :)

Samantha has been growing soooo fast! She is getting so so big! She can now do so many things! She will stand up on her own without any support, and a couple weeks ago took her first steps without any encouragement at all and without falling! She was just standing in the middle of the room, took a few steps, then stopped! She didn't do anything after that until about 5 or 6 days ago, when she decided she would walk between us, so now if we get her balanced she will take a few steps to wherever it is she wants to go. Pretty soon we will have a little walker! We went to my parent's house for Labor Day weekend and she kept saying 'kitty' and 'doggie'.. which I'm sure won't continue saying since we don't have either animal. She was so cute, my sister and her husband's little Boston Terrier was there, and Sammie just adored her and spent her time chasing her around, then working up the courage to touch her, haha!
She is also very into books lately and I'll often find her with a book open in her lap (usually upside down) and she will just go through the pages jabbering to herself and pointing at the pictures.
The last week has been really great, and I'll post about it when I get a little bit more time!