Monday, July 20, 2009

Heber 2009

So Derek and I finally got a day off together on July 16th!!! We decided to go to the lake and see what Olivia thought. She loves to play in the bath so we new she would love the lake. We invited a couple of friends along that we don't get to see very often. Andrea, Selena, Kari Beth, and Tayler! We had so much fun. We put Olivia in her floaty and at first she was real sleepy and kept laying her head over. Then she finally woke up and started talking and kicking her legs like she was trying to swim. We only stayed for a couple of hours but we had so much fun. When we left Olivia had not been in her car seat for just a few minutes when she went to sleep. She was so tired. It was so nice to be together as a family and share it with some friends that we miss. And thank you Derek! You were awesome handling being the only male there!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!!!

Ok. I want everyone to send me their favorite recipes! Main dishes, desserts, punches, ect. I want it all! I am looking for new thinks to try. Even if it is very simple I want it!! If you are unable to leave it as a comment email it to and put recipe in the subject box.
I can't wait to see all the yummy stuff that you send!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sleepy Girl

The other night Livvy and I were playing hard in the living room floor. Livvy was going from one side of the room to the other playing with her toys. I couldn't keep up so I just sat in the middle of the floor. Olivia was playing and talking up a storm when all of the sudden I noticed she was very quite. As any parent knows that usually means they are doing something that they shouldn't! I turn around and look behind me and I see that my little Livvy Bean is fast asleep. It was too cute!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Our 4th of July

The 4th of July is always a hard day for me because it is the day that I lost my Granny Lou. I have not celebrated the 4th since she passed. But this year I wanted it to be different because I want Olivia to enjoy the holiday. Derek and I were lucky enough to get the after noon off on the 3rd so we could go to Daddy's. It was so much fun. It was the first time the grandchildren have been toghether. With the exception of Layla. We had a wonderful time and hope that we can do it again soon. On the 4th Derek's brother Ethan and girlfriend Tayler came down and we went out to eat. We can't wait for them to come back so we can have some more fun. The picture below is Olivia and Aunt Tayler. This is my daddy and Olivia. She looks so much like him in this picture!
Sawyer and I. I love a bald man!!!! I have the cutest nephews!!!!!

This is all of the grandkids! Kristen, Sawyer, Alissa, Brayden, Kaylee, Carter, Allison, and Olivia.

Me and my Livvy Bean

Derek and Livvy.

Olivia Grace

Hopefully next year we can all do this again. It helped me get through the holiday so much easier being able to be around family and having so much fun!!! Thanks guys and we love you all!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just for fun!!!!

I just wanted to share this picture of Olivia and Derek. She is such a Daddy's girl! He can walk by her and if he does not speak to or love on her she will have her self a screaming fit. She loves her daddy so much.

The further I get with my pregnancy it gets harder for me to get down in the floor to play with Olivia. Right now it is almost impossible. Well I can get down just not back up!!! So last night I felt bad that I could play with her in the floor so I gave her plastic bowls and wooden spoons. I don't know who enjoyed it more. Olivia or me! She wouldn't put the spoons down for anything and I loved watching her try and crawl with them!!

Ok. I have started to crochet again. I have not done this in a very long time. I am super exicted about it and can't wait to finish my first blanket. It is a very simple stitch that I am starting back with. But I got carried away with it and when I am done it will probaly fit a twin size bed! I am having fun with it though and can't wait to learn new stuff. So watch out Amber and Stephanie. Amber is my tutor now and my friend Stephanie is a cross between Betty Crocker and Martha Stewart!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Little Bit of Everything

Olivia is 9 months and has gotten her first ear infection. This is the first time she has been sick and as bad as it hurts me that she is sick I think we have done pretty good going this long with out illness. The doctor had to clean out her ear and Olivia hated it. She does not like to be held down to have her ears cleaned! Olivia also has her top two and bottom two teeth in. And she has 4 more coming in. She is also finally crawling forward and lets go when she is standing. You can tell she is thinking about taking a step. She also loves fruits. Apples and strawberries are her favorite. She is not crazy about sippy cups yet. She just likes to throw them. And she loves Cheerios!

As for Layla, she is very active. She is constantly kicking me. And she treats my bladder like it is a trampoline. I am very thankful for her but I am so very tired of being pregnant! Come on September! At my next doctor's appoinment he should schedule me for our last ultrasound.

Derek is still working for Kensett PD. It is summer and very very hot out there. Poor thing has to wear black. Pants and a Kevlar vest are very hot in winter so I don't know how he does it during the summer. He also still works part time for Bald Knob and auxillary for the County.

As for me I still work at the 911 center. I like my job but wish I were able to be at home more with Olivia. I also wish I had more regular working hours. As for me and summer, I feel like I could sleep in the deep freeze and still burn up!

September is going to be a very busy month for us, so any ideas and/or suggestions are welcome. Olivia's birthday is the 4th, Derek's is the 5th, and Layla will be here around the 20th. I am trying to think of ideas for Olivia's birthday. So send me your suggestions.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Welcome To Our Life

Ok so I thought since my wonderful and crafty sister n law can do this I thought I would give it a try! Derek and I got married January 6, 2006. We welcomed our first child Olivia Grace on September 4, 2008. She is a wonderfully silly and active little girl. She has kept us very entertained. She is such a good girl. We are expecting our second child Layla Elizabeth around September 20, 2009. No we did not plan on having our second so quickly! But we are very blessed because we know that Olivia and Layla will be very close. As of right now Olivia crawls backwards and walks while holding your hands. She is also constantly talking. When she was born she was a momma's girl. Now she is being a daddy's girl. As for Derek he has been a police officer with Kensett for almost two years now. He also works part time for Bald Knob and also auxillary for White County. He loves his job and would not be happy doing anything else. As for me I work for the White County Communications Center as a 911 dispatcher. We dispatch for numerous law enforcement agencies, fire departments, first responders and work closely with North Star and State Police. I love my job. I have done it for years. I have tried other jobs but always missed dispatching and was always unhappy. Derek and I would not trade our little family for anything. We also love are large family for all the love and support they have given us over the years! Thank you!