Monday, May 19, 2008

Kiss You Better

i have been sick with a bad cold the last couple of days and haven't had any energy. i put a gate up in th hall so elizabeth could just wonder downstairs freely while i laid on the couch. she was playing with her toys but took a break to do the sweetest thing. she came over to me and gave me a kiss on the cheek then went back playing with her toys. she knows exactly how to warm up my heart.

Loosing My Mind

May 15, 2008
i am a stay at home mom, but to keep my foot in the door i work a couple days a month if they need me. i was covering for my co-worker for the day and my dad agreed to watch elizabeth. so i got up and got elizabeth and i ready for the day. ate breakfast, got into the car, drove to my parents to drop off elizabeth. i was as the top of their stairs talking to my dad as he walked up and mystery was next to me and we all started laughing because we all noticed that i was wearing two totally different pairs of shoes on! it was so funny...but i did feel like i was loosing my mind.

Kennecott Copper Mine

May 14, 2008
-kennecott's bingham canyon mine has produced more copper than any mine in history - about 17 million tons.
-the mine is 2-1/2 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep. you could stack two sears towers on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine.
-the mine is so big, it can be seen by the space shuttle astronauts as they pass over the united states.
-by 2015, the mine will be at least 500 feet deeper than it is now.
-if you stretched out all the roads in the open pit mine, you'd have 500 miles of roadway - enough to reach from Salt Lake City to Denver.

yes, these are just a few really cool facts that elizabeth and i learned when we went to the copper mine with the taintors. i don't spend as much time with them as i would like, but i will miss them so much when they leave next month.

Kateyann's Birthday

May 10, 2008
kateyann turned 5 years old on may 9th, but the family all got together to celebrate on the 10th. i love geting together and hanging out with my siblings! plus all the kids love playing with each other.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2008
my mom always told me that I'd never understand what it's like to be a mother until i had children of my own. i understand now only a small portion of what she meant by that because i'm still a new mother and learning daily about parenting. i do know that being a mother to elizabeth is probably the hardest thing i've ever had to do in my life! you go through so many emotions daily, but at the end of the day it's so rewarding. she is my pride and joy and i love her so much and she won't understand how much i love her until she has children of her own :)
i'm incrediably honored that i was able to celebrate as a mother this mother's day!
i want my mom to know how much i love her. i know i wasn't an easy child to raise, she and i had a rocky relationship for many years. i'm so grateful that the last few years we have healed our relationship and have become so close! she means so much to me and is always telling me how much she loves me.
i love you mom, happy mother's day!

California Baby!

May 1 - 7, 2008
ryan and i took elizabeth down to california with our very best friends the cleverly's and their beautiful daughter brighton. although the trip went by way to fast, we had such a blast! the vacation was filled with some very exciting activities. we spent a day at knottsberry farm...which i have to admit would have been much more exciting without two little kids. we also went to newport beach. everytime i go to the beach it reminds how much i really do love the ocean! it was so windy and cold, but we couldn't help but run into the ocean and get wet! then of course disneyland! i have to say that disneyland is one of my very favorite places to go! it's such a magical place! we spend two days at disneyland and california adventure. we spend most of our time at fantasy land, which the girls really loved! we also thought it would be fun to do a character breakfast. when elizabeth first saw the characters she was smiling, but as soon as eeyore came over and touched her arm, she lost it and started screaming. she finally warmed up, once i had her touch chip and dales fur..she liked cinderella's fairygod mother...but she loved captain james hook the very most! i can't wait till elizabeth is a little older to take her again! plus i'm so glad that we have such wonderful friends to share these memories with..yes that's right we are still friends after a week long trip together..hehe..this is for you guys...poop... poop... crap... you guys, thanks for a great vacation!

Nap Time

April 29, 2008

this is what happens when ryan puts elizabeth down for a nap


April 18, 2008
i was relaxing in the tub thismorning and elizabeth was playing with the bath bubbles. after a few minuetes she pointed at something in the other room and stared yelling something. it sounded like she was saying ooger. she then went off running into the other room and I look over and she is chasing our dog sugar...and she's smiling and yelling sugar sugar.