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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. We had a great one, Adie went trick or treating for the first time and had no clue what we were doing, but had a great time. She would just smile at the poeple when they opened the door and found this...

a cute little ladybug standing on their porches. We only went to three houses before we went back to my Mom's house. Jonathan ate all her candy when we got back.

We first started out the afternoon by going to my Mom's school to surprise her, Dad went with Adie and me.

Mom was a tree.
Next we went to Jonathan's work so he could show off her costume. She was a big hit.
After that, we tried to get some pictures with Hannah and Alexis before they went out trick or treating. Erin and Greg were with us for the weekend, it was great to have them here. The girls looked great in their costumes.

And finally, we went to Nana Botkin's and took pictures with Branson and Mattox, they were both Lions. They looked adorable!!!! It was a great night and we look forward to next year!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Slacker!

Yes, yes I know, I have been a major slacker when it comes to blogging. This semester has just been kicking my butt. Jonathan is taking 19 credit hours and working full time and I am taking 15 credit hours, interning at a local high school, trying to fufill a new church calling, and trying to keep up with Adie in every sense of the word. It's been a really crazy semester, I've hardly had time to breathe. Aside from the weekly all nighters I have managed to spend time with Adie and Jonny and get some classic pictures. Here's what we've been up to.

Adie learned to walk over Labor Day weekend, she has been running since


Adie discoved the dishwasher is just the perfect height for climbing. She comes running whenever she sees its open

On a quick weekend trip to Star Valley, Adie discovered slurpees. She left only a fourth for Jonathan, even though it was his slurpee


She is simply perfect

I found this adorable bumble bee costume in some clothes Erin gave us and had to put Adie it in. She looks so cute. Adie actually is going to be a ladybug for Halloween, but I wanted to see this costume on.

My two favorite people

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ode to Rosco

Sadly, at approximately 7pm last night a member of our family passed on. Rosco was a very loyal, sweet, and caring pet to us. Rosco was a happy beta fish that my brother Jeramy gave to us after he killed our other beta, Oscar while we were on vacation. Rosco lived a quite life of peace, and never complained about anything; like the time we left him on my brother Blaine's porch in January for 2 hours and he almost froze, or the time his fish bowl got so dirty that I couldn't find him and I had to swoosh around the water to see if he was still alive. And he never said a mean thing about all the people who would come over and vigorously tap and bang on his bowl, awakening him from a peaceful nap or a nice leisurely swim. No, not once did he ever complain or cause any trouble to any member of the family. After discovering Rosco floating upside down at the bottom of his bowl last night, Jonathan proceeded to give him a funeral service worthy of any deceased fish; he returned him to the sea by way of pipe. Rosco, you will be greatly missed my friend!

"God be with you til we meet again...." Rest in Peace Rosco.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last of the Summer Fun

As Summer is closely at its end, my family decided to do have one last summer outing, which took place this past Saturday. My Mom wanted all of us to hike up to Timp Caves and take the tour through the caves. It is about a 45 minute tour and was a lot of fun. Sadly Justin and Kamie couldn't make it, Justin has been out of town for work for over a week. We had a really good time laughing and joking all the way up and the caves were pretty cool. Mom and Dad were excellent troopers and kept great pace going up and coming down. The total hike is 3 miles. We are planning to do it again next summer if anyone wants to join!

Here we are as we start up the trail and I straped Adie to me with my backpack straps since we forgot her backpack.

Mom, Dad, and Blaine



Cheri, Jeramy, and Branson

Jonathan, Adie, and Me

Inside the caves. This one is known as the "heart of Timp Caves" because this stalactite is in the shape of a heart


Jonathan, Adie and Me in "The Big Room." We can actually stand up in this room, all the rest were a bit crowded

And we all made it through the caves alive and without any injuries. It was a really fun and neat experience. After we hiked down the mountain, we found a nice shaded table and had a picnic. It was a great way to spend a Saturday. Thanks Mom and Blaine for planning it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

A New Experience

Undoubtedly, I love my baby girl more than life itself and last night Jonny and I experienced something completely new as parents. It's one of those events that makes me love, respect, and appreciate my own parents even more. Over the past couple days, Adie has been really grumpy, clingy, and just not her happy sweet self. We figured it was because another tooth was finally coming in and showed all the normal signs of a teething Adie; bad sleeping habits, really warm, but no fever, indecisive about what she wants, only cuddles with specific people, etc. Well teething could have been a contributing factor, but on the way home last night from my parents' house, Adie was almost asleep in her car seat when I heard this unmistakable sound.......the throw-up sound. I instantly turn back and Adie had thrown-up all over herself, the car seat, and on the seat next to her. And mind you, Adie is eating solid foods now. Nice mental picture huh? She just gave me this look like, "Oooohhh, I feel so much better." Luckily we were less than a minute away from home. I immediately took her in, washed her, and put her to bed while my sweet, amazing husband took care of the car and her car seat. This has never happened before, sure the occasional spit up when she was a newborn and all of the blow outs were nothing compared to this. Happily, Adie slept like a rock and has been a very chipper baby girl this morning and seems perfectly fine. I now deeply appreciate my own parents for loving me enough to take care of me all those times that I was sick. But I guess when you love your child enough that you would move heaven and earth for them, cleaning up some throw-up isn't that bad. Well to all those parents that have already experienced these kinds of situations, I tip my hat to you and say to myself, "Welcome to Another Stage of Parenthood!" I can only pray that Adie won't be the kid who smears poop or boogers on the walls. Yuck!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Catch Up!

Yes, it has been a while since I've posted. And since its only 11pm, I thought it was the perfect time to give you all a quick up date. After Adie's birthday party, we had a family reunion in Star Valley, WY and then we flew down to Vegas the weekend after to visit Jonny's family. Both trips were a lot of fun and Adie got to take her first airplane ride. She did great on the way down to Vegas, but coming home was a completely different story. It has been a great couple of weeks and a lot of fun to be with Jonny and Adie. Adie and her first set of wheels. Right after I took this, Adie fell out of the car. It was sad, but I was laughing so hard. Don't worry, she was fine.
Adie and Uncle Jeramy on the swing
Yes, you are seeing this picture correctly, my family is beating each other with pool toys. My sweet mother was in charge of the family reunion this year and she created the first ever Roundy Olympics and this was one of the events. Needless to say Christy's team won and the prizes were amazing!! Just ask some of Mom's past students.

Another one of Mom's great games. Each team took a few hats and had to make a song. And no, our song was not the Jaws theme song.
Oh Blaine, how I love him. He makes every day so much fun. Yes, he is wearing a chicken hat.
My awesome family! (L to R) Cousin Craig, Aunt Karol, Mom, Aunt LeVon, Aunt Peggy, and Uncle Dave
This is how Adie helps me with Laundry now a days.

Adie at Nana and Papa White's in Vegas
Adie's first airplane ride. She is so excited about getting on the plane.
My cute girl in her Sesame Street chair

Monday, July 20, 2009

Adie's Birthday Party

Although, Adie's birthday isn't until Wednesday, we decided to have her birthday party over the weekend since we have a family reunion the weekend of the 24th. Adie's party was great!! My whole family came to celebrate my sweet baby girl. Even Uncle Dave from Montana was here and came to the party. We had a lot of fun, we had a BBQ in our backyard, opened gifts (and there was A LOT of presents), had cake and ice cream, then the boys had a squirt gun fight in the backyard. It was a great day!! THANK YOU to all my family for coming and celebrating my sweet Adie Ru. I love this little girl more than breathing and am so happy that she is my little angel.

Jonny & Adie opening presents

Branson was so sweet to help Adie open her gifts

Mattox, Boone, Jeramy, and the Birthday Girl

Isn't Mattox so cute? Sorry Kamie, but he is totally Boone's mini me

Nana Botkin got Adie pots and pans just her size. She has been banging on them since. Thanks Mom!

No, I did not make this cake. Jonny did. He even made butter cream and fondant to make it look good. Thanks Honey!! You are amazing. It turned out really cute for Adie's party.

And of course, Adie had to have a little cake of her own. I thought it was so cute and she dug right into it and loved the icing.

I hope you can see this, but Adie was covered with cake by the time she was done. Frosting was everywhere on this child. It was cute to watch.

And lastly, this was my special gift to Adie. I made her a cuddle blanket. It has that soft silky fabric on the back and very cute poka-dots on the front. I made Jonny help me tie it. I used my Mom's new embroidery machine to stitch Mickey and Minnie and Adie's name above them. It turned out super cute and I love it. Happy Birthday Adie!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

So Close

Its happening... Adie has crawling down like its nothing and she now working on walking. She loves to hold your hands and walk around the house. I am on the brink of tears every time I see her and Jonathan parade up and down the hallway. She is getting so big and I hate that I can't give her some kind of magic potion to slow her down from growing up so quickly. My baby is almost ready to pack up and go to college... okay maybe not college, but some days it feels that way!! Her personality is really starting to shine and she is sure going to be one funny, firey little blue eyed brunette. But no matter if she is walking or crawling, screaming or laughing, I love her so much and I am overjoyed that she is my little princess. Enjoy the video, I'll post more later.

video

Friday, June 5, 2009

She's Crawling!!

It happened, something I have been anticipating for months now. Adie is crawling! It happened on Wednesday night. My Beehive class was over for our activity night and some of the girls were playing with her on the floor, taunting her with their cell phones and anything that was shiny and noisy and she finally couldn't take it anymore, she had to have them. So, she got up on all fours and crawled her cute little butt over to them, grabbed their cell phones and was happy as could be. I was so excited! Now, the only thing is I am forced to vacuum everyday, but its totally worth it.
Also, Adie is in the process of learning the fine art of screaming. She squeals when she's happy and excited and screams and yells at you when she's mad. Who would have thought that listening to your own child screaming at you would be so funny and cute. I'm sure I won't be saying the same thing when she's two.

Friday, May 22, 2009

10 Months!!

Yes, its true! Adie Ru is 10 months today. Time has just flown. We love this little girl more than anything. She is the sunshine in our lives and we are so grateful that she is part of our family. As of now, she is almost crawling, she loves to eat a variety of foods including spaghetti, pizza, toast, cheerios, and crackers. She still only has her bottom two teeth, but loves to bite fingers. Her favorite words now are "Momma & Dadda." And her most favorite thing to do is cruise around the kitchen in her walker. She is our princess and we love her more than words can explain. Happy 10 months Adie!!!
Our smiley girl.

she loves spaghetti.
Adie at the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. That day she discovered dirt, she was fascinated by it.
Our nightly bath ritual. I love her hair! Adie and some of her Disneyland loot.

Branson and Adie in California. Branson kept putting Adie in "jail." I don't think she minded too much.
I love this picture- Adie's "go with the flow" face.

This is Adie's "huh?" face.

My Princess at the beach.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

3 Years of Pure Bliss




















Three years already? Yup! Three years ago today Jonathan and I were sealed for time and all eternity and it has been the best decisions of my life. I love Jonathan more than words can describe. He is my best friend, my cheerleader, my personal comedian, my knight and shining armor, and the amazing father of my baby girl. He treats me like a Princess and he makes my life so perfect. I love you Jonny so so much and I am so happy that you asked me to marry you. I love you!! Happy Anniversary Baby!!!