Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Anniversary & Turning the big "2"

7 year Anniversary

Rick and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on April 13. As a present to me, Rick and I went to the Blue October concert in Austin. It was awesome! We were the 4th row back and I swear the Justin was singing to me the whole time :). It was such a great concert and I even converted Rick into being a Blue fan.

I can't believe that 7 years have already passed. As you all know, I am not a mushy person so I will just say this: Rick you know I love you and am so glad that we found each other. You are such a great husband and father! Enough said!

Bella Turns 2

Our little Bella turned two on April 14th. We had such a good time taking her to Build a Bear and letting her ride the carousel in the mall. It took over two hours for her to open up all of her presents. Thanks to our families for spoiling Bella so much!
Bella's Stats:
Weight: 29 lbs 2 oz 80%
Height: 35 1/2 in 90%
Head: 49.5 cm 94% (She has my big noggin, poor girl)
Bella's Favorite Foods: Milk, Mac & Cheese, noodles, pizza, nuggets, grapes, strawberries, ham sandwiches.
Bella Likes: Gymnastics, movies (Madagascar II and Horton Hears a Who), Dora, friends, jumping, bubbles, and coloring.
Bella Dislikes: Vegetables, most of her mom's cooking, bees, nursery, and naps.
Her Favorite Sayings: "More Milk", "Come on mommy/daddy", "Cleo off the table", "I watch a movie".
Favorite Books: "No David", "Llama, Llama Mad at Mama", and the Pigeon Books.
Favorite Songs: "Elmo's World", "Popcorn Popping", "Wheels on the Bus", and "5 Little Monkey's".
Personality Traits: Stubborn, loving, fiery, and playful.
We love you very much Bella and you are such a blessing!

Bella at two weeks.
Bella at one year.
Bella at almost two years.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Parties, Parties, Parties!!

Bella with her BFF Lucy having a sleepover :)

Bella with her close friends Lucy, and Mckenzie at their tea party.

Bella and Lucy at the zoo. They held hands most of the time, so cute!

The "Sprinkles" cupcakes that I made for Bella's party.

Dora and Diego party

The kids running wild!

Bella with her friends

Everybody jumping.

We have had such a fun month with parties! Bella went to her first tea party a couple of weeks ago at her friend Lucy's house! Mckenzie, Lucy, and Bella had so much fun dressing up, drinking from tea cups, and eating PB & J sandwiches. They were so cute together and they always have a great time with each other!
Our next adventure was the zoo. Bella's most favorite person is Lucy. She is Bella's best friend and they just love hanging out with one another. Rachel and I thought it would be fun to take the girls to the zoo for a day of animal watching. On the way to the zoo we were serenaded with the debut of Lucy's and Bella's first music single "We love the zoo...zoo, zoo, zoo-zoo!" It was great. It was a perfect day and it was a lot of fun to see all of the animals.

The most fun celebration was Bella's Dora & Diego Birthday Party! She was so excited for her birthday party and it was all she could talk about for the last few days. We had her birthday party at her gymnastics place and all the kids had so much fun. She even had her favorite coach, Coach Kelli, as the instructor for her party. It was great! Her friend's Lucy, Gracie, Lilly, Treyson, Mckenzie, Asher, Preston, Caleb, Jacob, Maddie, Sofia, and Randen were all there to celebrate the day. We are so blessed to have so many great friends! Bella's real birthday is on the 14th of April and so she will be really excited for more presents and more cake. The pictures are terrible from her birthday party and I apologize for this. We have a very old digital camera that breaks often and once we get an income a camera will be the first thing I buy :)!!!


We are making it official, Rick has accepted an offer from Dr. Kelly Carroll in Salt Lake City. Rick worked with Dr. Carroll before we moved out here to Dallas and he has offered Rick a position as an associate for his practice. It is a great offer and we are so excited to move closer to our families and old friends. Dr. Carroll was actually the one that told Rick to apply to Baylor and we are so glad that he did. We have absolutely loved it out here in Dallas and will miss all of our friends so much. We have made great friends out here and it is so sad to leave them behind. We will also miss the great weather out here as well!!! We will be moving back to SLC on May 16 and Rick will start work soon after. We have found a great house in Draper and it has an awesome backyard, which I am so excited about!!! All of my SLC friends can't wait to see you again and also do any of you workout at 24 hour fitness? Just wondering....

I hope all of you are doing well and hope to talk to you all soon!!