Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Can this really be true? As I was waiting for the dogs to potty I spotted this!!! There are really little blooms on the bush outside our house! I cant wait for spring, it is for sure the happiest time. Waiting and watching things come back to life!!! It truly fills my whole being with joy!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

6 month pictures

I cant believe my baby Cyndal Marie (Findle "Re-Re") Lyza calls her, is already 6 months old!!! Time plays cruel tricks on us! I feel like I just had her yesterday. Our good friend, Lara Ellingson took some pictures of Cyndal the other day. I have always been told that she resembles me more so than Marcus, but after seeing these pictures I couldn't believe how she has Marcus' expressions down pat! It kinda freaks me out that they can make the same exact face! Cyndal has been the BEST baby ever! We have had so many people tell us that too, so I know it is not just us thinking so. She is also so squeezeable, being 18 pounds at 6 months you would love to squeeze her too! Cyndal is the sweetest girl that thinks her big sister is the funniest thing in the whole world. No one can make her laugh like Lyza can. I think my favorite thing is to see her face light up when she sees her big sister. We are so blessed to have Cyndal in our family, she bring s us so much joy and lots of smiles!
This is the one that reminds me so much of Marcus!
This one breaks my heart, but I think her lip sticking out is cute!

This picture is so typical of Cyndal.... Happy girl!

And what is a photo shoot without beautiful Lyza Jade?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Remembering Grandpa Gerald

After my Grandpa passed away I took his shirts to make my Grandma a quilt for her bed. I thought a lot about how I would piece it and what other fabrics I would use. I decided on a pinwheel pattern and to do all the other fabric white. I also did a small border around the large 4 pinwheels made with the pearly button snaps. I had Maureen Ellsworth quilt it and she did an amazing job! I was so happy with how it turned out. I was thrilled that I was able to give it to my Grandma in person, but also sad to be giving it away... Is that weird? As I was making it I got really attached... Grandma seemed to like it and I am happy she will have memories to sleep with. Hopefully this can be of some comfort to her. Anyway, one more project down, and on to the next!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Az Spring Break

Marcus had spring break last week. We weren't planning on going anywhere, but 3 days before his break he decided we were going to Az! I was excited, but also stressed... So much to do before we go! I am a freak about the house being clean, all my errands out of the way, the fridge emptied, the laundry done, and so forth before hand. I would hate to come home to a smelly germy house! We finally got everything done and off we went. Lyza was so excited to go to "Air-e-zone-ia" and go on the airplane with Daddy! It was a better deal for them to fly on delta, then Cyndal and I flew on Southwest. A lot of our family didn't even know we were coming, so it was lots of fun to surprise them! We had a whole agenda of things to do while we were there... Family to see, doctor appointments, #3 surgery for Marcus, fix the bosh, finish grandmas quilt, go to the Temple, get a haircut, go to all our favorite restaurants, see our friends, get a pedicure, do Grandmas hair.... Oh gosh, the list went on and on, no joke! We felt like most of the time we were trying to get so much done, but looking back we did have a lot of fun! I wish I would have taken more pictures though! We were able to go to the Lehi Days rodeo, and Lyza even caught a chicken in the chicken chase!  She named her peep... I did end up finishing my grandmas quilt and I was able to give it to her in person which was so special to me! I spent countless hours making that thing! It was so great to see all our families back home and we were so sad to leave, but it was also great to come home to a clean house!
Here are some pictures from the annual Lehi Days Rodeo..

Some pics of the fam...
Lyza and Papa Greg..
Lyza, Papa Greg, and Grandma GG
Marcus and I...
More pics of the fam...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I did it!

I cut my hair, and donated it. I have been wanting to do it for a while, since it is probably the last time it would be long enough and not colored. Why not? It went to a girl like this... Who wouldn't do it? I figure I would want someone to donate their hair if Lyza didnt have any. There are times I do miss it, but I do love that it takes me 10 min to do it, and there is a lot less hair to pick out of the drain and the bathroom floor!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Girl

Cyndal has now sitting up on her own for 2 weeks. She gets so excited, she starts waving her arms and kicks her feet until she looses balance from the excitement. You can see it in her eyes that she is so proud of herself! I know I have said this a thousand times, but where has the time gone?