Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ready or we come!

I wrapped Jeff's Christmas present and Braelyn loves it! She keeps picking at it and trying to eat it. Christmas should be fun this year with all the boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper.

We have been trying new things with her hair...this is the remains of a side ponytail :)

This little girl is getting more and more wild. So family, ready or not, here she comes!

Friday, December 4, 2009

More Brae...

This is a post for our families...preparing them for the little girl coming to visit. She is trying to reach her Christmas presents. She gets up on her tippie toes and grunts.
I do not remember if it was Brandy or Great Grandma who gave Brae her hat, regardless it finally fits and it is adorable.

She is starting to balance but she does not understand to fall to her butt, she just free falls to anyone in front of her.

She is our little screamer. Jeff's mom told us that Jeff was always screaming with a high pitch and I think Braelyn is a MINI Jeff.

She has started to laugh hard! She is also cruising around getting into everything. Jeff said the other day, "she is a real person."

Her new tricks are walking around and around this chest until she falls down. Every once in a while she gets adventurous and goes over to the couch and back. She is getting very daring! We are excited to come home and show everybody this fun "real person."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day!

We are so grateful this Thanksgiving for all of things we have been blessed with. Our beautiful baby, a peaceful home, good friends and family. We are also grateful that this is the last Thanksgiving away from home!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Braelyn worked and worked all day long to learn to crawl. For the past few days she has been getting up on her feet like this... She did not like the leaves very much.
Except for when there was only a few :)

Then tonight she started to really move. Mom and Dad are very excited and proud. Brae does not seem to care. We cannot believe how fast she is growing!

Friday, November 6, 2009


These may take a while, but they demonstrate most of the things she is doing right now. We miss everyone!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall and Halloween

Here are a few new pictures and a new video of Brae eating. She LOVED prunes and they seem to be helping to manage her problem.

She is going to be a strawberry on Halloween! We went to the ward chili cook off / trunk or treat and they had a place to take pictures. I love some of the pictures we took.

Last but not least the video of her eating the lasts bites of prunes...

Monday, October 19, 2009


HOME: our home is leak and maggot free thanks to my wonderful husband!

SCHOOL: I am so close to being more day of night shift, 3 more tests and a 30 page paper!

BABY: She is growing up so fast. Just this weekend she started shaking her head. She does it so dramatically that when she is sitting she knocks herself over. The funny part is, I did it when I was a baby too! She wants to crawl, but is not quite there. She is finally enjoying baby food, but her body is not..constipation :( Any suggestions???

Here are a few pictures and videos for the family. We love you all!

By the time I made it home Sunday morning I was exhausted! Brae and I would sleep in..Jeff caught us both sleeping with our arms above our heads :)

My aunt made Brae these shoes, they are so adorable.

She loves to be with her daddy. When he gets home from school she is very excited.

Six months old!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Our House...

So...this past weekend was a big shock! I got home from the hospital early Sunday morning and of course fell into bed. A few hours later Jeff woke me up and said the ceiling in the kitchen was leaking from all the rain. I didn't care much about it and I quickly went to sleep.

When I awoke later that afternoon, I found my kitchen looking torn apart with rags and bowls and little slugs on the floor and counter tops. I was so disgusted that I didn't even take pictures... :( It grossed me out so bad... Jeff got home and took some of the little slugs outside and the neighbors told him that they were maggots. Yes...maggots in our kitchen. I spent the rest of the day cleaning, bleaching, and more cleaning. It was the most disgusting thing ever. I didn't even study for my test the next day, and if you know me well that says a lot!

On the bright side of things we have somebody coming to look at the roof tomorrow. Baby is getting so big as you can see, her personality is just showing so much and she is our little princess!Starting to stand...of course I put her up there :)
She hates the crawling position but can hold herself there for quite a while.

This is her buddy Brennan. They hang out on the lawn and stare at the world!

She is chomping on everything.

I went with some friends to the park and Brae loved to swing. It was so cute to see her sitting like a big girl and giggling.

This is exactly how she looks most of the day. She is so curious about everything and she grabs for anything is site.

This is what we do every night before bathtime. She loves to play and does not seem to be afraid of anything. Even my scary roars..haha (Why didn't Jeff tell me how ridiculous I sounded...)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

She sits!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Brae has been laughing so much lately. I can't help but love it every time!

School started back for me on August 24th and since then everything has been a blur. My schedule goes something like this....
Monday: School 9 -4 (My neighbor Fawn watches Brae)

Tuesday-Friday: Run errands and be a normal mommy! Write my 8 page journals, my 1 page of comments on the website and do any other random assignment for school.

Friday Night: Leave for my clinical around 6:00 p.m. (Jeff becomes the mommy!)

Saturday: Return home from clinical around 8:30 a.m. Sleep as long as I can... 3:00??? Relax, hang out, eat dinner and get ready for another night of fun. Leave at 6:00 p.m. :(

Sunday: Get home around 8:00 a.m. Sleep for 2 hours, get ready for church. When I get home from church I let myself sleep for a few more hours. Then I get to start all over the next week.

*On Holidays such as the upcoming labor day weekend I get to go in on Sunday night as well... (252 hours is what I have to have so I guess it's good to get it over with)

Although it gets hectic and crazy, I really do enjoy my clinical. Being a nurse in the night makes me feel like I'm in a dream. (Poking people, looking in places that you should never have to, eating all night long and asking all sorts of personal questions.)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brae did not like cereal!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Happenings

We had such a fun week with Jeff being off of school. I was so lucky to have him home during the busy wedding weekend. My friend Brittney Yadon now Brittney Porter got married this week, and I debuted as a Bridesmaid. It was wonderful and beautiful. Braelyn is getting so big, we will find out all her stats tomorrow at the doctor :)This was hilarious. The flash scared her so bad and every picture looks just like this one. What a silly little munchkin.
Her newest trick is playing with her feet, we just love that she does it!

We planted flowers this week (Jeff even got a blister :)). Then we took pictures of the house, because we may need them when it comes time to sell. We wanted our lawn to be green and have flowers for curb appeal.
Just another cute picture of the "berry sweet" baby.
She hates hates hates getting her nails cut! I am finally feeling comfortable doing it.

We leave for a visit to Utah in a few days and we are very excited!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jogging Stroller

I've been searching for the perfect jogging stroller... in my surfing the web I came across this web page, they are giving away a free Tike Tech stroller! I thought what the heck I could use a free one instead of spending the money we don't have. I probably won't win, but keep your fingers crossed for me. Any other brands you guys like?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Random Stuff

We took Braelyn to the Picture People to get a free package of pictures. Luckily I didn't LOVE the pictures so it wasn't to tempting. I did like this one but I didn't pick it because I do not like the letters at the bottom.At Jeff's parents there were baby puppies. We thought Brae would like to see them, but she didn't.
My brothers and I got to visit Jeff's dad at the Fire Station. It was very fun! We got a tour of the station, a ride in the truck and the boys squirted the hose. They loved it and Brae slept..

This is one of my favorite pictures because it is exactly what she looks like when she sleeps.

This is a view from my parents backyard. The picture doesn't even do it justice. I love Utah sunsets!
We had Braelyn's Blessing when we were home. It was held in Hobble Creek Canyon. Jeff did such a wonderful job.

We got a FIVE generation photo taken. This is a rare thing and we are so lucky we drove to Idaho to get it when we did because a few weeks later my Great Grandma Wanda Berrett passed away.

Sometimes Braelyn folds her arms when she sleeps.

She often makes this grumpy face, especially when the camera is in her face.