Thursday, November 21, 2013

1 month

Bennett is one month old today.  It is absolutely crazy to think that he has been in our lives for one month and even crazier that I can't imagine our lives without him.  He has slowly started to establish a routine and we can almost count on him waking up every 3 hours throughout the night... like clockwork.  He has grown substantially over the last month now looking a little less ridiculous in 3 month clothes.  Bennett continues to have skinny little limbs with the longest fingers I've seen.  Bennett loves to be held and cuddled on your chest and has transitioned from the soothie binkie to his favorite basketball binkie.  Bennett loves bathtime and enjoys sucking on his bath puppy towel.  His eyes have transitioned to a bluish-greenish color which we think will end in a green.  He loves car rides and his swing has become his favorite morning activity.  At 3 weeks old he was already rolling from his tummy to his back impressively enough he has done it 80% of the time we attempt tummy time.  
enjoying some candid moments with his kangaroo.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Finished Duplex

A week before Bennett was born we began renovations on our duplex.  Our renter had lived here for 15 years and everything was original to the 1950's pink tub and all.  Finally this past Saturday we finished our remodel and now have new renters.  Our new renters are in the same shoes Lance and I were in when we bought the duplex.  We were engaged and one of us moved in until we were married a few months later.  In looking at the finished product I started the reminiscence on the days where we only had the upper floor as living space and us being newly married.  I started to remember how much I loved our ward and missed those who are still there and how much I loved going on our nightly walks with Ellie and the many firsts we experienced being newlyweds.  It is also crazy to think of how far we have come since those first days at the duplex and how truly blessed I am.


The After:

we refinished the floors, replaced the entire kitchen with new flooring, cabinetry, counters, lighting, and appliances.   Also new paint to the entire place.

 we gutted the bathroom and replaced the flooring, shower, vanity and toilet.

Announcing: Bennett Nicholas

words cannot express how beautiful I think my little boy is.  some days I just stare at him in awe that he is a creation combination of Lance and myself. We are so so lucky to be your parents!!

Week 3

Saturday Nov 9
You my little munchkin are 3 weeks old and already leaps and bounds from where you were a week ago.  You've transitioned from newborn diapers to size one and from newborn clothes to 0-3 month clothes.  0-3 month pants are still drown you out, but the tops fit you length wise.  You have also been very good the past week at keeping your mittens on so you're precious little face remains scratch free.  We can always tell when you are hungry because you go from completely content one second to red faced and so mad/frustrated in about 20 seconds.   Your cry is QUITE LOUD, but you are only fussy when you've got a full diaper or are starving otherwise you are content staring and kicking your limbs.  On Monday Nov 11th you decided to roll from your tummy to your back.  Your dad and I were SO impressed/shocked!  We finished the remodel on the duplex and you enjoyed your afternoons napping in your carseat as we finished the last odds and ends.  At night we've gotten down a 3 hour routine. Like clock work you are restless and squaking for food and completely content after we've filled your belly.  All in all the last 3 weeks have been amazing, tiring, and wonderful to have you in our lives. -love mom

Sunday Nov. 10

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Favorite photo moments

There are so many moments that I look back on and think I am the luckiest girl in the world.  Many of these moments are due to finding my wonderful husband and the joy my life has been as we have added additions into our family - 2 dogs and now our son.  I can't believe it's been 4 years that I have been with this amazing man and I'm excited for the years to come. Here's some of my favorite moments and pictures. 

Engagement session: April 2010 Bee Hive Tea Room: Salt Lake City, UT

 Bride and Groom Session: July 2010. Alpine, UT

July 22, 2010 our wedding: Salt Lake City, UT

 2011 Christmas Card Photo Shoot:

 2012 Christmas Card:
Birth of our first child:  Bennett Nicholas   October 21, 2013