Monday, April 27, 2009


This past weekend, Steve graduated from College! I am so proud of what he has accomplished. This last year has been hectic to say the least. Steve somehow managed to finish his last year of school with the changes of a baby (Mikayla), while teaching seminary, working, being in a bishopric, and dealing with a pregnant wife. All of these things would be a full time job in and of themselves, so I don't know how he did it. But what amazes me is that not only was he able to do all these things, but he did all of it well. He succeeded in each area and that is an example to me. Congratulations Steve, I love you!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Whenever Mikayla sees a picture of a lion, she will roar at it as I usually say, "Lion." Well, the other day, Mikayla and I were sitting on the front lawn and she noticed the dandelions growing. She pointed at them and looking at me seemed to question, "What are those?" I told her, "Those are dandelions. Pretty huh?" About 10 minutes later, I noticed that Mikayla was roaring and I was looking around, trying to figure out what she could have possibly seen outside that resembled a lion. Nothing came to mind, so I thought she must have been day dreaming about a lion. Finally it dawned on me, she's roaring at the dandelions! That little girl associated the last part of the word dandelion, with the lion she normally sees and assumed it must be the same thing. Now whenever we go outside, she will always point and roar. Everyday that little girl puts a smile on my face.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Steve and I took Mikayla swimming for the first time this week and it was so much fun. We went to the Legacy Center in Lehi and it was packed. Because it was so noisy and so much going on, Mikayla didn't like it at first. However, she quickly warmed up to the idea and was getting mad at us because we wouldn't let go of her in the water so she could go where she wanted to. Now that she's been swimming, she will grab her swimming suit, head to the bath tub and look at us like, ok guys, fill er up. She loves the water!

I love that her sandals match her bathing suit. I can't handle it, it's so cute!

So cute

She loved the water that sprayed up, she was trying to catch it.

Daddy Daughter

Sporting the Shades

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

1 year old pictures

We took pictures of Mikayla for her 1 year birthday (it was the first time since she was born), and we just got them today. I think they turned out pretty good. The one with the basketball kills me. The photographer had tons of stuffed animals and dolls, but the only thing that caught Mikayla's eye was the basketball. I love that she is in a fancy girly dress and holding a ball. Like Mother, Like Daughter

we took more pictures, but I need to scan them in still. When I do that I'll upload them

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's a baby...

So we finally had an ultrasound to find out what we are having. It's another girl! I'm so excited because Mikayla and this new little one will only be 17 months apart and they are going to be such good friends (until the teenage years when they will probably hate each other). Looking at the profile, I think she will look a little like Mikayla. Can't wait to meet her!

Look at how defined her leg is. I'd kill for legs like that!

I like that the ultrasound guy put the arrow in the picture so we could all be sure.