Monday, December 23, 2013

John's Baptism

What a wonderful weekend it has been in our home! John was baptized on Saturday, December 21st and confirmed on Sunday, December 22nd. We have truly been blessed as we have been following the example of our Savior even more then before.
The Elders who have been so wonderful in teaching John (and I have learned a lot of stuff along the way too!) My brother-in-law, Joe was able to come baptize John; it was a neat experience to see them in the font together. So many people came to show John & our little family support- the whole room was packed and filled up!! We are so excited for this next journey in our life together! Now we only have eternity to go :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Nine Month Pictures

We got back Mikayla's Nine Month pictures today [they were taken back in October] and we absolutely LOVE them!




The picture above is one of my favorites. I love how John & Kayla interact with each other- they always seem to be laughing :)

Me & My little girl


I cannot believe that my little girl will be one year old in 20 days! It just seems like last week that I was holding a little baby who only weighed 3 pounds 10 ounces!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

First Halloween- nine months-pumpkin patch

In October, Mikayla turned nine months old! It was also her first Halloween.
 This picture is at John's parent's church Trunk or Treat. They had a REAL donkey. Mikayla grabbed onto it's ear and didn't want to let go. it was so cute!
 Kaylin and Joe came from North Platte for a visit, and so we all went to Vala's Pumpkin patch. It is so fun to watch Lindsay and Matthew with little Mikayla- they just love her!
 First Halloween day gear!
We also learned how to read too. We're smarty pants.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

6 month post

Mikayala is six months already! [almost seven actually!]
13 pounds
24 1/2 inches long
5.5 percentile for weight
8% for height!
Our girl is growing up, and we feel so lucky to be a part of it! Here are some pictures to enjoy :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

For Danielle...

Our wonderful photographer who started here with us and went on our journey from engagement to mikayla being six months old has moved. I cannot write this without tearing up. Danielle is such a wonderful person! She has not only been our photographer, but she also helped me through my C-Section so much in answering questions, etc.! She was in our ward in church and will be greatly missed.
Even though pregnant herself and having a few pre-term contractions, she still did our maternity pictures [in the SNOW!] thankfully she was a trooper as I delievered pre-term at 32 weeks just a few days later.

after having a baby herself, she jumped right back into the action a month or so after and took our first family pictures and mikayla's three months!

This is one of Kayla's six month pictures. I will post more of them later- but per ususal, we LOVE them!! We will miss you Danielle!! We may have to follow you so we come visit and you can take our pictures :)
We wish you all the best in the rest of the hubby's schooling and mommyhood. I consider it a blessing to call you a friend :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happenings of 5 months

Mikayla has really started to take off on eating rice cereal and different fruits & veggies.

Lots of Snuggle Time!

Waiting for our rice cereal & veggie!

5 month old picture.

This is also her first real t-shirt that she has worn [and owned]

I tried making her a tutu for the 4th of July, but failed. So I had someone make her one- this isn't a very good picture but we thought it was really cute!
*Oatmeal Cereal
*she hasn't been measured in awhile, [she will be at her appointment next week] but she was weighed 11 1/2 pounds!  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day 4 of vacation- The windy city! chicago.

After spending Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Ohio, we headed home on Monday. When John and I drove out to ohio last year, we stopped in Chicago on the way home. We had soooo much fun! We just had to do it again this year- in fact, this was one of the parts of the trip I was looking forward to the most :)
We were able to go to the Shedd Aquarium. It is pretty amazing, we LOVED it and cannot wait to take Mikayla back when she is older. Although she is young, she really enjoyed the different lights and sounds.

Waiting for the aquatic show to start.
Showing the audience how they train the dolphins.
Aquatic Show

She LOVED it!

They had a stingray interaction where you could go touch the sting rays.

Patiently waiting while mommy, daddy and grandma touch the sting rays.

John touched them first. When I saw his hand made it out alive and unstung, I went for it.

They felt like the bottom of a lake- slimy.

Me "petting" one.

Daddy & Mikayla in the jellyfish area.

Dolphins. I have never seen a real live dolphin in my life, so I thought It was really cool. I was OBSESSED with dolphins growing up.

Beluga Wales.

more of the dolphins

I really could have stayed there for hours watching them.

After we finished up at the Shedd, we decided to go down to the Navy Pier for a little while. Last year John and I rode on the Ferris wheel and so we wanted to do it again this year.

While on our trip, a certain little lady started holding her bottle up by herself! She still needs a little extra support, but for the most part can do it on her own.
It was super foggy when we were there, but we still had lots of fun!