June 28, 2011


Sometimes on hot summer days all I want to do is swim, run through the sprinklers, and drink out of the hose. Today is the epitome of a hot summer day, and instead, I'm inside my home at 4:45 p.m. with my two loves sleeping by my side. I had a hamburger and a tall glass of lemonade for lunch. I think today is the perfect summer day.

June 16, 2011


-the sound Ellie makes when she sucks on her pacifier.
-laying in bed til eleven a.m. with my baby girl.
-giggling in delight every day when Ellie wears another adorable outfit.
-hearing her grunt at any given hour of the day, namely when she's eating.
-watching her every move in complete admiration with BJ.

-taking my girl on walks every day, in the sling or the stroller.
-going on more and more outings together, including BYU soccer games.
-seeing her arms and legs and cheeks getting increasingly chubby.
-smelling her after her bath.
-kissing her cheeks.

-being a mom...finally. :)

June 8, 2011


Tomorrow Ellie Layne will be three weeks old. I still get teary when I think back to her birth day. That was the most miraculous day of my life. 
I'm amazed that in spite of the challenge that being a new mom is, it feels so natural. It feels so right.
I'm also amazed at how even though I am a mother now, I still feel just like my old self. I'm still me. BJ still goes to soccer practice, and we still laugh together as we watched FRIENDS in bed at night.
We're really just two kids in love, blessed to have this angel baby to take care of.
We love our new life... it keeps getting better and better.

June 1, 2011


My dear friend Kim Boldt has done an unbelievable job photographing my:
pregnancy, delivery, and newborn baby.
She is an incredible photographer and is beyond enjoyable to share these experiences with.
I am so grateful to have this monumental time in my life documented so beautifully.
If you are interested in using Kim, contact me by leaving a comment.