Saturday, January 28, 2012


No...I haven't just been taking pictures of Logan all day. I do try to accomplish things, but some days I am A LOT more productive than other days. Logan has been teething and he wakes up a lot at night when that happens so I haven't been too motivated to do much, but here are some projects I've completed. I've been wanted to keep a record so I can come back to them if I want.

Baking... I like to bake, but I don't do it that often.  Before we moved I decided to do a little baking.  I hope I can make time for it in the future because it's fun.

Here I made some chocolate eclairs. These turned out well but I would change the chocolate topping next time to milk chocolate.

This was called egg bread, but I think it is basically Challah-a Jewish bread.  It was fun to make because they turned out pretty :)

Sewing...haha, this first dress I made from a shirt that I had. As you can tell, Darrin wasn't too thrilled about me dressing Logan up in it, but I had to make sure it would fit...the bow is just to complete it. Maybe I'll get a/some cute girls in the future, eh?

This project was so frustrating, but I'm glad I ended up finishing it.

I also made this vest for my nephew for Christmas.  This was made from an old pair of dress pants.  I followed this tutorial. I thought it turned out cute and I'm thinking about making Logan one soon.

I've made a couple more things, but those will come later. I'm also thinking about working on a quilt, stitched quilt squares, and perhaps a quiet book. 

It's nice to see finished projects because it motivates me to be more productive. Lately days have been hard as far as motivation, so maybe this post will help me...and you!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

8 months

Well...seeing as how Logan is almost 9 months now, I thought I better get to posting about 8 months.  It seemed like so many things started changing by the time he hit 8 months.

-He started holding his hands up when he wants picked up
-He constantly had his bottom lip under his top lip, even when he smiled.
-He realized he could make a lot of noise and started to yell.  
-He likes to pull blankets off his head.
-Started crying when mom or dad leaves the room.

-First move (from Provo to Payson)
-First Christmas!

-Has 2 bottom teeth and shows them off while he smiles :) 

-Just barely started getting up on his hands and knees (though not sure what to do after that).

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

baby's 1st christmas

This year for Christmas we went to Idaho. Both my sisters were there too, so it was almost my whole family. (We missed you Jeff, Jackie & kids!!).  There are lots of pictures, so I'll let them do most of the explaining...

Here is Rose (9 months) and Matthew (3 yrs).  We put Rose in the stocking.  Their faces pretty much show what they thought about that!

Rose again (9 months) and Logan (7.5 months)...yes...she is older :)

Logan got to follow tradition by opening a gift on Christmas Eve. 

Though...he wasn't quite sure what to do with it.

He got some Christmas pajamas. They were actually given to us as hand-me-downs, but I don't think Logan really cared. He still looked cute in them.

Our 1st Christmas as a 3 person family. 

Here is Lincoln (2 yrs) in his Christmas pajamas. He liked to put the "cars" on his feet. He even tried to get them on his mom and dad's feet too.

Lincoln (2 yrs) hugging Parker (10 months) on Christmas Eve.  Patience & Mindy in the background.

My sister gave us her Johnny Jumper and Logan loves it. He spent a lot of time in it over the break.

Here are Matthew & Lincoln on Christmas Day.

Rose on Christmas.

Daddy helping Logan open his stocking on Chistmas.

Mindy & Parker before heading off to church.

Parker, Mindy, Lincoln & Jesse

Lincoln is a pretty picky eater so it was funny to see him eat the prime rib straight off the bone.  He loved his "chicken"!

The family on Christmas eating our traditional prime rib-yum! Thanks mom!

My great aunt Violet and her husband, Don, joined us for dinner.

I helped my nieces Hannah & Hailey make chocolate houses. Later, Darrin & I made one too.

It was a fun break and fun time with family! Thanks for hosting, mom & dad!