Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lots of camping and talking!

We have been camping a few times this summer and had really fun times. Although Jeff and I don't love to get dirty, Brae can't get enough of it. It was so fun to be able to go on all the little outings with our family that we have missed over the past few years. This first picture was when we were coming home from bow hunting/camping. We were pulling Jeff's parents trailer when suddenly a part of it was ripped off by a wind storm and Jeff and Tyson had to go rescue the remains. Tyson was not happy about it :)

We went on a family reunion to island park with my dad's family. Brae loved being with all the kids! There were so many people there, yet so many missing. Jeff didn't get to come on this trip with us... sometimes it stinks having jobs. We played minute to win it games. This one is where you start with an Oreo on your eye and try to eat it without using your hands. This one is Grandpa trying to complete the task.
Just some pictures of the gang hanging out around the camp fire. We did so many fun things on this trip, we played games, floated down the river and fished. Thanks Page family we had such a fun time!


Brae loved to go on four wheeler rides and stop to pick all the flowers.

Sadly, this is the only picture I took while Jeff and I were in Lake Powell :( The boys were doing some cliff jumping and trying to catch a football... I did not approve!
Jeff went on his Elk hunt this past weekend and had a blast with the boys. We missed him, and are glad it is over.
MOVIES...enjoy!
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Catching Up and Our New Life


Before we left Kentucky we did lots of fun things...

We had a visit from my Grandparents. It was so fun to spend time with them and Braelyn got to know them very well! She loved to play with Grandpa and he was in charge of her babies.
We had good food with the Perrero family! It was so nice to have Jeff's family there to support him for graduation. We also got some good shopping in at the outlets!
We had to say goodbye to so many good friends and neighbors. We also had to leave our first home :(


And of course we had to get family pictures in downtown Louisville before we left. Thanks Amanda Graves for the beautiful pictures!






Jeff''s parents remodeled his grandparents home for us and it is so so so nice. We are still getting used to our new place and sometimes we feel like we are just here for vacation and will be back to Kentucky in a few weeks.





We visited my grandparents at their home in Northern Utah. It is beautiful there.
When Brae smells she blows out of her nose.
And she loves to talk on my cell phone.
So pretty.
Brae loved Buddy the Pony.

We spent a day with my family at the Zoo and of course Brae like it.




Brae is talking so much and she learns all sorts of things from her cousins. Such as... no no no, go away!, no way, mom go?, thank you, moe moe moe (more), help you and much much more.

She has also learned lots of animal noises and what the animals are. She loves her letters in the tub and can find A, B and X. She loves the letter X and says it so cute :)

Jeff started work today and I will start as soon as my background check goes through. Jeff is at Ashman Dental in Provo so if anyone needs a dentist he is ready! I am going to be working the night shift at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital. I'm not looking forward to working, but I am looking forward to extra money and good insurance.


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Monday, May 17, 2010

Sneak Peak Pictures

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We are in Utah, busy as can be. Updates coming when I get the internet!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday Braelyn Dear


It has seriously been ONE year since I had this sweet baby girl! It seems like yesterday I was so scared for my baby who did not weigh enough, could not keep her temperature up and possibly had Cystic Fibrosis. Luckily, she has turned out to be as perfect as can be.
We had a fun little party for Brae with close friends and neighbors. She was having a rough day though...she had a runny nose and a fever. So my little girl who never stops smiling has not one inch of a smile in any of her birthday pictures :(
Even though she was sick and had a lack of appetite, she did not miss out on her chance at sugar! She loved her cake, but she was really dainty with it. There was no big mess, just dirty fingers. I tried to make a fondant, three-tier cake...but...it didn't work out very well, so I found these cute cupcakes the morning of the party! I'll have to blog about the cake making later, there are some good pictures.


The kids totally enjoyed themselves!




Sorry, you will have to turn your head to the side :)

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We had so much fun at the gym that we did not have time to open the presents. Thanks everyone for all her fun things.
Here is how she slept that night...she was exhausted.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

House Sold!

Our house has SOLD!
We are still not sure about our closing date, but it should be around graduation time! Things are really coming together for us. We can't believe it has almost been four years. Dental School has flown by.

Here are a few updated pictures of Braelyn. We have been enjoying the Spring weather and have spent lots of time out with the neighbors and friends.

Last night right before we came inside, Brae pointed up at the moon and signed ball. I love that she is learning so much and is so curious about everything.

The pictures of her in her red jacket are on St. Patrick's Day. She did have a green shirt on and the inside of her jacket is green. I love to take her out on the deck and have a mini photo shoot, but she gets irritated with me as you can see by the photo.






Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Learning and Walking

Braelyn has recently started to CHOOSE to walk. Although she has been able to walk for well over a month now, she has realized that walking is much faster than crawling. There have been lots of bruises and crying, but she still gets up and tries again and again.

We have been watching signing times every day (it is the only way she holds still long enough to get her hair done). She loves it!!! I uploaded a short clip of me trying to get her attention while watching Signing Time... She signs:
All done
More (She even tries to say this one "MOE")
Shoes
Ball (Shoes and ball look a lot like more so luckily she says MOE)
Play
Dog
Bird
Fish
Eat/Food
Book
Baby (this one is still my favorite)
Please
Thank you
Prayer (We taught her to fold her arms when we say prayers and now when I say prayer she gets ready. She even attempts to say AMEN at the end)

She also knows where her belly button is, well...sort of, sometimes she points to her chest or leg. She can show you her tongue and point to your hair, nose, eyes, ears, mouth, hands and feet. She also thinks she knows what a pig says and she does do the same noise every time and scrunches her nose up :)

Brae looks more like her dad...at least that is what people tell me. So one day we decided to do Daddy's hair. Brae thought it was funny.

Oh yes and she loves gum! She is definitely a Perrero!



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Monday, March 8, 2010

SpRiNG BREak!

These first few pictures are at the end of our Spring Break. I have been watching the neighbor boys on Monday and Wednesday. Brae loves them at the house and she especially loves to ride in Carter's truck! Somehow they all wore blue that day:)
Braelyn has been walking so well inside that we have given her a few chances to try her skill outdoors. She loves outside and if you ask her about it she immediately looks at or walks to the door and whines to go out.
We spent most of our Break in Williamsburg, VA. It was so much fun to see the historical sites, relax, enjoy food and friendships. The drive was 9 hours! Brae did great in the car, although there was a few tantrums, she learned some new signs and how to show everybody her tongue.
I can't believe that they held prisoners in these before their court trials. Jeff and Ashley got to be in reenactment in the courthouse. I don't have any pictures because Braelyn did not want to listen.
Matthew and Brae became best of friends. You will see later, that she cried whenever Matthew was going to bed. I love her pigtail hairdo, especially after it comes out and she has horns.

We came across wild Bamboo. It was the first time I have seen so much of it. Brae loved it and so did Jeff, I even snapped a shot of Jeff climbing up the shoots.

I love this picture. Too bad, Jeff has his admission sticker on :(
This was a first for Brae. That's right, she had never been in a swimming pool before and as you can tell by her expression she was thrilled. She didn't mind doing back floats, kicking and yes..being dunked. That's what you get when your mommy taught swimming lessons for five summers.
Tonight we had family home evening and Brae showed her newest skill...folding her arms. It is so fun to watch this little girl grow, we love her more every day!

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