Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I never can think of a creative title

For Mothers Day we tried to take some family pictures... Sophie was in a very bad mood so we didn't really get any great ones, but thanks to his sister for coming down and taking them for us. I would like to be able to get professional ones done (maybe by Courtney while we are in Oregon) but I'll have to see. On the topic of Oregon. We are going to be there from the 3-8 of June. We'll be at my parents house, obviously. We don't have any plans really set yet so if you want to see us just call my cell or my parents house when we are there to see if we are around.

Also, on another note. Sophie slept pretty much all night last night, 11-6:30. It was super nice. She wasn't even too upset when she woke up. I mean 6:30 isn't my favorite but 7 and a half hours is nice whenever it happens to be.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Random memory

Last night I was thinking about this and I wanted to record it but I don't have a consistent journal or anything so I figured I could keep it here.

When my sister and I were in middle school and high school, after everyone in my house was headed to bed I would go into Krista's room and we would talk. We would talk and talk late into the night. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I even wrote a poem about it in middle school (I wish I hadn't lost it). Some of my favorite memories with my sister come from those late night talks. I know that my mom knew about them but I don't remember her sending us to bed. I think she knew we needed it. Sometimes I kind of wish I could still sneak down the hall and sit on her bed while we talked about the things going on in our lives.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Favorite moment of the weekend

Yesterday Josh and I came home from dinner at his parents with the plan to watch Avatar (finally) and so as we got home he turned it on while I fed Sophie. He burped her after and then kept holding her like that for about a hour and a half until I realized that we didn't change her after she ate like we usually do. Thinking back it had been about 5 hours since we had last changed her diaper (don't think I'm a bad mom please... we don't usually wait that long) and so I paused the movie and then set Josh back to Sophie's room to change her. After a few minutes of silence I wandered back there and saw Josh just cuddling in the chair with Sophie- he said he couldn't bear to wake her up. They sat there for about 15-20 minutes before she began to stir.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

little things

I was reading through a blog I kept before I got married and I found this from a couple years ago
sometimes I think we need to stop waiting for life to begin and just enjoy life and enjoy the moments. The ice cream when it's freezing, the friend who calls to say I was bored and you were the first person I thought of, the hyper laughing late at night, sitting on a swing in the snow listening to Jack Johnson. This is life. Life is not, when I get married, when I graduate, when something happens to me, because life is happening all the time it doesn't stop your just missing it. Your waiting for life to happen to you, but oh life is happening- feel it, breathe it, live it! Life is in the small things, nothing big can ever happen without the little things. And besides the little things are what can make and leave a smile on your face.
so here are my little things lately-
sitting in the sunshine so warm it makes me sweat
holding hands with my husband while we walk
the perfect song on the radio
the windows rolled down in the car
my daughter curled up on me, smiling
watching my husband with Sophie
capris and flip flops
dancing around the house
phone calls with my sister and emails from my dad
cute little girl clothes

today I've been feeling tired just thinking of everything I'm trying to keep up with right now, our lives are so crazy but I need to remember to just enjoy the little moments that make life. I can't live life when things calm down because they probably never will.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Life is good

So I will have more pictures soon- as soon as I actually turn my computer on and stop just using Josh's all the time. But in the meantime here are some things going on here.

Sophie is sleeping great. Usually she does one 5 hour stretch at night, which is great. Last night though, I put her down at 10:30 and I didn't hear a sound from her again until 5am. I was in total shock. I don't think it'll be a regular thing but it sure felt nice. We passed the month mark and I can't believe it. It feels like she's been here forever, but also that she is so new. We really love having her here. Also, she is starting to smile now. She's getting pretty good actually. I think she just likes the reaction she gets from us when she does it.

I am walking a lot lately. I'm planning on doing a 5k in July and although I'm pretty sure I will just walk it I would like to be able to have 13 min miles. We'll see though... yesterday I did two miles at a 16min/mile pace, but it wasn't on very even ground and I was carrying Sophie.

Josh got a new calling at church but they haven't released either of us from primary yet so that is for sure interesting. We'll see how it goes.

I'm excited for my mom to come tomorrow, excited for memorial day weekend, and then excited for our trip to Oregon coming up. Life is so good right now.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

some pictures and how we came up with her name

It's been a good week. I feel like we have come a long way. Sophie sleeps good at night and the last few nights has only woken up once during the night, and although I can always wish for sleeping in a little longer in the morning it has been so nice. Also, she likes to lay on her side. She can roll to her side but not any further so she's been doing that when we lay her down on a blanket or such. We love our Sophie girl.
I don't know if you can tell by this picture, but Sophie has a hold of Josh's pants.
She likes to sit like this- she does this with her arms pretty often.

Sophronia is the name of Joseph Smith's oldest sister. Josh and I had both read about it in his history. Ever since Josh first read it, he liked it. Sophie comes from greek roots and means wisdom. Sophronia means foresighted. Ruth is my middle name, which is a family name.

Also, it's official. We have a trip to Oregon planned. We bought plane tickets and everything. So we will be there June 3-8.
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