Monday, January 26, 2009

Wonderful Weekend!

This weekend was so wonderful for us! My cute sister Kellie, and her awesome hubby Garrett were sealed in the St. George Temple for Time and all Eternity! I had the honor of being her escort in the temple when she went through for the first time on Friday, and then again during her sealing on Saturday. I really was so excited that she asked me and that I got to share that with her. They were both so ready and seemed so happy!


Are they not so cute? :)

Kellie also snapped a few of us... although the night before was NOT a good night and I was a little swollen... Oh well... My two boys are cute :)



We spent a lot of time with family the whole weekend, and went to my aunt Katie's for dinner after church on Sunday. My Grandpa and Grandma Hefley were able to come out from California to be at the sealing, and it was so great to see them! We don't get to see them that often, so it was nice to have a wonderful excuse to be with them!

My Aunt Kate, my Uncle Ryan, and my Mom... I love having my family all so close :)
(Notice the saying on the wall in the background- I love it!):

And me and Kellie... It's so not fair... She's so cute! We're exactly 4 months apart with our babies. :) I love being pregnant the same time as her...


I love you Kell Bell and Garrett! Thanks for letting us be apart of this wonderful weekend for you guys. We're so proud of you and love to see you guys glow! :)

(P.S. If anybody reading this has questions about being sealed for eternity or questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, please go to www.mormon.org to learn more. :)

Nesting...

I've been trying to get a few things ready for this little girl before she comes. I'm trying to be a lot more prepared this time, unlike my first time around with Dallin. Dallin came a month early and I had NOTHING ready. So this time, I think I've been a little crazy in trying to get stuff ready to go. I've been trying to sanitize and clean up everything in my house... problem is, I have no energy so it takes forever... I've had her car seat, a few pairs of clothes, blankets, and diapers in the car ready to go for about a month now... and a little suitcase is partially packed for Dallin in case we need to get out the door quick. I've also made 9 meals so far to put in the freezer so all Jeff has to do is heat them up in the oven after the baby is born... I feel like I'm getting there... :) But there's always more to do... Here's a few things I've been working on this last week... Just to keep me busy.
We still need to set up her bassinet and crib and everything, but I finally got her bedding in the mail (from Ebay). This is part of it:

Then I got these little bins from Walmart and made little tags for all of them so I know what's inside. We really don't have room for another dresser in the kiddo's room, so I'm putting all of her clothes under the changing table in these. I still need to glue the daiseys on:

Then I got this little thing of Drawers to put all of her bows/headbands/and whatever other little accessories she has in. I made a little tag for that too:

Anyway... I have a few more projects in mind, and of course I need to finish these... But like I said- I'm getting there... :)
Oh, and
6 WEEKS LEFT!!
It's getting closer!

Pudding Painting...

Last week, Dallin and I were trying to find something to do- So I finally decided to buckle down and do something that I've wanted to do with him for a while - Pudding Paint! :)
I made some chocolate pudding, put a little bit in a bowl, and let lose. :) We had a lot of fun... and even more fun eating the rest of the pudding afterward.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

On the Countdown!

Eight weeks to go... And it can't come fast enough! :)
I'm excited to see this little girl!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thanks for the Memories!!

Better late than never... Right? I started this post on the first day of the year, and never got around to posting it. 2008 was so great for us.. Just wanted to recap a little bit :)

January- My sister Kellie (and Garrett) had their reception- They're so cute! And she wore my wedding dress :); Cheer took over my life the rest of this month... So glad it's over. :)...
February- Had a HUGE snowfall that made our apple tree fall down; Planned a Secret Valentines Day surprise for Jeff at the high school- chocolate strawberries, a movie I made, lights,etc... It was perfect!; Valentines was also our "Bloody Valentines #2" with Jeff having to go get stitches after cutting his hand open while chopping wood. ("Bloody Valentines #1" was when I forgot to bring a bottle opener, so Jeff had to break open the bottle- resulting in another open wound...); "Dallintine" was what Dallin said all day...
March- Had a great Easter; Got our Tax refund; Steve and Lindsey (Jeff's brother) got married (finally made the plunge!) :); Jeff turned 29! and we had a great date night on the top of Dixie Hill...
April- Dallin's 2nd birthday- Winnie the Pooh Party; We were chaparones at Jr. Prom; State Drama in Nephi- the kids did great!; My family all met together in Springdale and had a really fun day...
May- Got a New Camera- won on Ebay with 2 seconds left!; Jeff's class had their annual field trip to Zion- Dallin developed a crush on Ebbi in Jeff's class; Saw both families on Mothers day, and I made some fun projects for the moms; Went to many graduations; My 22nd birthday! Jeff planned a little party for me here- we went on a date in St. George- and I went to brunch with my mom, brother, and sister...
June- I pulled out half of my Eyelashes with an eyelash curler! (Not a good memory!); We took the kids down to the water park in Kanab a lot; Dallin got his "Big Boy bed"; and he had his first horse ride; My wonderful friend since 2nd grade- Mallory- had her Bridal Shower and Wedding; My Great-Grandma Ilean had her 87th birthday in Pine Valley...
July- 4th- Dallin was Abe Lincoln in the parade; Next day got a POSITIVE on pregnancy test! WOOHOO!; Later that day left for our AWESOME California trip- beach, Calico, Knotts Berry Farm, Long Beach Aquarium, Grandparents, and San Diego Temple; But our van broke down on the way home...; Jeff's Family Reunion on Cedar Mountain; We took Dallin to WALL-E (first movie he sat through in the theater); And he started Swimming lessons...
August- Nate and Monica (Another brother of Jeff's) got married- I made the cake with Laura!; I finally got my Van back after a month of getting fixed!; My friend and I planned an Awesome Secret Luau Date with clues and a scavenger hunt; I made a LOT of Jam; and helped a lot with the Kane County Fair...
September- Bought a lot of Meat- 1/4 of a cow; We went on a random fun date night that happened to end with Swiss Days Fireworks on our way home; Went to Swiss Days in Santa Clara...
October- Watched a great Conference; Enjoyed the beauty of the leaves on Cedar Mountain; Found out we were having a GIRL!; My Dad got married; Had a "Scarecrow Party" with a bunch of our neighbors; Also had a fun Halloween party at our house...
November- My kids performed "Seussical the Musical!" and they did SOOO good :); I got to enjoy being home finally!; Dallin had Pink Eye; Had a fun Thanksgiving at Jeff's parents house- and then our van broke down... again...
December- Went to the annual Tree Lightingceremony in Orderville; Surprised my Mom on her Birthday; Made real Gingerbread houses from scratch (first time!); Played a lot in Snow, Had such a wonderful Christmas! Especially watching Dallin get the concept of Santa, and even more importantly- the Nativity and baby Jesus; Relaxing with the lights of the tree...

Thanks for the Memories 2008!

Oh... And a late Merry Christmas! This was our Christmas card Picture (Thanks Ann!!)


And this was a little collage I made of Dallin's 2 year pics...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009!

Hope everyone had a happy, safe, New Year!!
Lets make 2009 the greatest yet!
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