Friday, October 16, 2009

The House

We are so excited to be building our first house!...Thanks to a very generous builder-brother-in-law who is giving us a great deal, and very low interest is happening. Here is a photo I took a few weeks ago. It now has a roof, plumbing, electricity, and a driveway!!! Our favorite part is the view and the quiet neighborhood with lots of that possible?...quiet road, maybe not quiet kids.'s coming along nicely and we should be in by December!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lost Passy

Maybe it was divine intervention, but we lost the last passy last night. After looking for it for a while, we decided Bridger's passy days were over. It was time. We told him that his passy went "Bye Bye" and he seemed to understand. He slept just fine! ...except he woke up a little earlier than normal- asking for it. I told him it was gone and he's been pretty good about it so far this morning. I think we might have a rough nap time today and maybe a little bit of a rough night time, but I feel so relieved that we are doing this more passy!!! more passy when he's loud in sacrament meeting, or when he's grumpy in the car, or EVER! I ready for this? I have to be!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bridger Turned Two...two months ago

Today I had a minute to go back and look at some old photos...everyone says it, but WOW- Time flies! I can't believe my baby is already two! I feel like I just brought him home from the hospital last week. I have to say that Bridger has been a joy to raise and have in our family from the start! He's got such a fun personality and I love getting to see the person he is becoming!

Since his Birthday was on a Sunday, we had some family over for some dessert...I opted out on the cake and made a strawberry chocolate cream puff dessert instead. Bridger didn't seem to mind!
Then to celebrate later we went to the Zoo with family and friends.... It was way hot and a lot of the animals were hiding out, but it was still a good time!
my brother Tim and B checking out the lions

Bridger Loved the zoo, but he really just wanted to tear open all the toys he raked in! It's a good thing we had a wagon to haul them around in!

Earl, Bridger, Easton, and Chad seeing how they measure up to the gorillas.

Grandma Smith pushing b around on his birthday throne.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Bridger's day special! Our goals for the year are to...Lose the passy, Lose the diapers, and learn a ton of new things.
Love you Bridger!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Move

This post is intended to update me to the present and attempt to fill in some things I've yet to post about since our move to northern Utah. So I am calling this ...

The Move- the good, the bad, and the ugly
The Good- I have to say that this is the biggest category thankfully!
  • being close to family! I was WAY under-rating that one.
  • getting back to our country roots...the Farm, bridger gets to explore nature, room to roam, the cows & horses, ect. (see photos)
  • Our HOUSE!!!! is coming along nicely. We should be in by Dec 1st at the latest so get ready to come visit! I'll soon be posting pictures of the framed wood which will be our home.
  • Being able to let Bridger play outside at noon without overheating!
  • Trendy Tikes- is going so well! My neckties are being sold in a boutique in Pleasant Grove called "Bliss Boutique" and were featured on the show "Good Things Utah" last Tuesday. It was pretty cool seeing my stuff on TV and getting to watch the live taping!
  • Chad is loving school and is doing really well! He's over a big research project for weight loss in the city of Magna, is training the Swim Team for Judge Memorial High, and recently taught a class on American football to about 45 Japanese students...all the while keeping up with his ph.d classes, and finishing his master's thesis...whew!
  • and the best news...I'm Pregnant! due in April, I'm about 11 weeks!

The Bad-

  • I'm sick...barfing, nauseous, depressed because I'm always know...
  • Chad is so busy with school, we don't get to see him much(as was expected)
  • We are not social anymore...I stay close to the barf bowl, Chad stays close to his books, and so we don't get out much
  • we miss all our southern Utah friends

The Ugly-

  • me...white, chubby, always in sweats
  • Chad's work farm work pants...see photo below

Good Things Utah! The cast, me, and the two models wearing my ties!

The Ugly- Check out those work pants!! "Floods a comin!"

Bridger and his friend the caterpillar...who was almost squashed to death so we had to let him go.