Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloweenie time

Happy Halloween

from my little lion

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Jazz Season has started!!

Max is a true Utah fan

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Amazing Grandpa Draper.

My Grandpa Draper is one of the most amazing kind hearted man I know. He is continually caring, positive, and speaks of his greatest love often. He raised 9 wonderful children and loved my grandma so tenderly. He really is an amazing man. We are lucky to have been able to spend a lot of time with him not only when we lived in Utah but when he visits in California. He painted some wonderful pictures for me for Max. This is one of them that I love and then he did another one for my dad. They are both hanging on my parents wall right now. I will treasure theses sweet paintings forever and he was kind enough to write something to his great-grandson on the back of the canvas. It is so great to have not only his original artwork and pottery in our house but also these as well. I love them and I love my amazing grandpa.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

EL Dorado Hills

Babies babies everywhere!! I have been in EDH for 2 weeks because lets face it being a law school wife is the pits {but being a student is probably worse} Anyways Larry the best husband ever surprised me with a ticket and I got to come up here for 2 lovely weeks. We leave on Wednesday but I have been able to work on so many projects...aprons, baby blankets, car seat covers its been great!

My sister-in-law Carlene Martin had here 6th baby on October 5th and my other sister-in-law Christine came down from Oregon with her 9 month old and 2 toddlers {her other 4 big kids got left at home} So....with all our babies around its been so fun. We have gone shopping, and made a huge trip to the fabric store with 3 infants and 3 toddlers it was crazy 2 hours later we escaped with only minor melt downs.
Brooklyn 9 months, Max 4 months, and AJ 2 weeks

I also got to see one of my best friends Jill Taylor who has a darling little girl named Carmen who is about a month younger then Max. It was so fun seeing her and her family hanging out at their house talking like old times in high school. She is the best!
My parents have loved having Max around and let me sleep which is so nice. We have done alot of fun projects including going to homemaking and cleaning Carlene house and letting her sleep and holding her sweet newborn. I love being home it makes me want to work hard to be able to buy a house here and make it permanent eventually. Also its so nice and rainy and cool which makes it feel so much like fall and the holidays are coming!

whew...Max is exhausted from all our partying {we do miss daddy though}

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Being A Mom is pretty Cool...

We are relaxing up at my parents while Larry studies. Fair? I think so.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

4 Months

Max is 4 months today!

Really where does the time go? It makes me so sad at times to think how big he is getting.

He weights 14 pounds and is 25 inches long.

He has rolled over and loves to take baths and make shrieking noises and bubbles with his mouth and wants constant attention! Still startles very easily and was sleeping well but now not so much. He does take lots of naps though and really is a easy happy baby.

We are SO in love and are so grateful he is part of our family.
Happy 4 months my Max!

{Side Note: I stopped blogging about the 10 day challenge because it was to time consuming to write about it my journal then no one I have been in EDH for 2 weeks and super busy with projects and hanging with my sister-in-law Carlene all day}

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 2: Gods definition of beauty

Day 2 of the challenge was to read this and to answer these questions:
How do you think Heavenly Father defines beauty?
Why might this be hard to internalize and believe?

I think that this talk was awesome and something you hear a lot throughout the young womens program. Elder Robbins talks about how happiness is the true way we show beauty. I remember when I was a teenager and how someone had commented on my friends and I. We were modest, clean, doing what was right and it showed. People said we glowed with happiness and they could tell that we were making good choices. I am not always as good as I once was, sometimes I feel like life has chewed me up and spit me out and that shows I think a lot in ugly ways when I am complaning or being selfish. Being beautiful in Hevenly fathers eyes is to be christ like, to be happy with life and to make vituroius choices. I think its hard to believe because the world tells us that you are only beautiful on the outside and the inside doesn't really count. I want to be able to teach my daughters {If I get some} that being beautiful is from the inside out not the other way and I will teach my sons to understand the different levels of beauty so that the girls they interact with know that there is honest men that show respect toward women and that looks are not the only thing that matters.

“I testify that no one of us is less treasured or cherished of God than another. I testify that He loves each of us- insecurities, anxieties, self- image, and all. He doesn’t measure our talents or our looks;...He cheers on every runner, calling out that the race is against sin, not against each other.” -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Isn't he a beauty??

Monday, October 11, 2010

10 Day Beauty Challenge

My sweet awesome cousin Halie Stout sent me this email about BYU putting on a 10 day beauty challenge that has various activities to recapture your beauty, I think it is so wonderful and I want to blog about it for the next 10 days...So maybe it will inspire you and I think it is just such a cool idea.

Day 1:
Today, start your journal for the challenge. Write for at least ten minutes and express gratitude for all the things your body allows you to do. Continue to write for at least 10 minutes each day though the challenge.

I wont write down everything I thought in 10 minutes but the things I am most grateful for that my body allows me to do is to create, grown, and carry a human life. Being pregnant and having a child has been the most important thing I have done and the most miraculous and amazing thing I have experienced. It is a testimony to me everyday that there is a greater plan and that Heavenly Father put so much time and effort in to our mortal bodies that we can reproduce...its amazing that a little heart developed in side of me and a brain and beautiful blue eyes and hands and every organ...being grateful seems like an understatement. I also am grateful for the ability to speak and hear. Speaking and "talking it out" is away I can connect as a women to other women..its what we do it is a way to make friends, say prayers, give thanks, say I Love you its amazing what a small conversation can do to your day.

There are many other things I thought about as well..personal things that married people do :) and silly things but I loved this exercise because It made me realize how much my body can do and how much I take for granite.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chruch and such...

I love our new ward. We have hit the jackpot it really has been fun and everyone is so friendly. It makes me look forward to Sundays and I actually know peoples names and phone numbers haha. Sounds dorky but when you move to a new state, ward, city your ward becomes your family and is a great way to meet new friends and Im just so excited and feel blessed. This entire San Diego thing might work out minus the heat its time to stop with that :)

Funny things this week...

Max found his feet and likes to hold them

Max rolled over!!

AJ Martin was excited to see the new baby this week

I picked larry up from a study group...3 girls and larry haha they all held Max and loved him up and were super sweet, good thing I am not a jealous wife :)

Larry bought me season 5 of happy

I had a huge melt down consisting of late and missed Dr. appointments for Max resulting in me thinking child servises was going to come pick him a little tired and emotional.

Max has decided to stop sleeping well and wants to be up 2 times during the night..DISS like!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Little baby In a Big Bed

This melts my heart. I love him.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

5 loads later

The laundry mat is my new hang out spot. I pack up all our laundry probably 2 weeks worth and then load it in the car, load the baby and drive off to the mat. The I proceed to unload it all and try to do all the laundry while entertaining Max and hoping he will cooperate so I can wash, dry, and fold the laundry then reload it all into the car.

Whew...I am tired just thinking about it!

Here Max is in all his glory at our sweet laundry mat...

oh and it doesn't have AC so it is hot as heck in there..we work up a sweat and always get a diet coke to cool off, dont worry I only let Max play with the bottle once its empty :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tender Mercy

Yesterday morning driving home after dropping Larry off from school there were clouds dark and gloomy looking in the distance. I was praying that the heavens would open up and poor down on us, making it cool and stormy and feel like fall. Heavenly father answered my prayers! It rained almost all day long. It was beautiful still very hot and humid but rainy and gloomy.

I was in a wonderful mood I even felt the desire to get out my fall and Halloween decorations to make it appear like fall. Larry came home pleasantly surprised to a happy wife and a pumpkin smelling house. I know it will be hot again and its never going to snow or the colors change but I am hoping that one day I can break out the jeans and not die of heat stroke.

anyway I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a great conference weekend!

Here is cute Max smirking because he loves Halloween like his mom.
He is ALL mine