Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Farewell Grandma Frank

Grandma passed away at 4 this morning. She's been sick for a long time, but was given just days to live a couple weeks ago when she had another stroke. It still hasn't really sunk in that she's gone yet. So for now, I'm thinking about all the wonderful memories I have of her. She was such an amazing woman. One of the neat things about her was her memory! Man alive she could remember everything. Whenever we visited her she'd tell story after story. Even stories about me that I don't remember. One of the last ones she told me about was how I liked to take naps with her on a blanket in our backyard in California. My favorite stories though, were the ones about when she and Grandpa were dating and what it was like growing up in Hamburg, Germany. The two of them were so in love and it always showed. It makes me happy to know that she is with her Heavenly Father right now and with all our relatives who have passed on. I know she's already given my mom a hug and a kiss for all of us and is telling her many stories to everyone about her time here on earth. I love you Grandma, you will be missed.

Layin' on a blanket with Grandma in Huntington Beach, CA.

Wearing the German dress she made me.

At Dad & Ada's wedding last year.

This was just taken last Tuesday.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Best smile in the world...

Kristie just has the cutest smile EVER. We can't get enough of it. (So thank goodness she's doing it pretty often now!!)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Adventures In Blow-Outs

Kristie had a blow-out today. Instead of being annoyed, I laughed my head off. Here's what happened...

Kristie was doing some tummy time on her little play mat. After awhile she got a little fussy. So I turned her over and was confused because my hand got wet . To my surprise, her stomach was covered in runny poo. I said "Oh no, Kristie!! What happened?" Instead of crying like she normally would if she was really poopy, she started smiling like crazy! It was hilarious! I can't even begin to describe how cute it was. It was almost like she was saying "Haha Mommy, look what I was hiding!" It made me laugh so hard. So I gave her a bath and she continued to be in a crazy happy mood! She kept "talking" and smiling at me as I dried her in the towel and changed her. What a fun afternoon. =)

(Yuck huh?!) What a silly goose.

More than happy to take a bath!

All smiles in her towel. =)

Here she is making happy sounds while I was drying her off. What a cutie!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Blessing Day

Today Kristie recieved her baby blessing at church. It was absolutely wonderful. Dad, Ada, Dustin, Darrin & Dallin were all able to make it out here for it, which was soooo great of them! They came into town yesterday so we've been able to spend some time with them. This was Darrin and Dallin's first time meeting Kristie and our first time seeing Darrin since he got back from his mission in Hawaii this month! So it was a good time, for sure! The blessing went beautifully. I can't ask for a better husband and a better daughter. And I'm so grateful to have the gospel in our lives.

Yesterday before the family came.

Meeting Uncle Dallin for the first time!

All smiles for Uncle Darrin! (She was for everyone!! It was absolutely adorable!)

With her Abue!

In her blessing dress today.

We took pictures at the Rexburg temple afterwards.

With Uncle Dustin today.

Abue singing in Spanish to Kristie!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

We're Parents

Kristie's now acknowledging us as her mom and dad! It is truly an amazing feeling. A few nights back, Jason was sitting with her on the couch...she'd look up at him and smile when he talked to her. Then when I said something, she'd look over at me and smile! Oh my heavens, I can't think of a better feeling. Just reassures me that we must be doing something right. We love our little Kristie pie so much!

This was last night.

This was the night I was talking about her looking back and forth at us, smiling.

Kristie with her lovie!

Our child's a genius...she can already sign "I love you!" =)

Fresh & clean from her bath.

Another cute thing is she smiles at herself in the mirror!! Jason was at work, so I had a hard time getting a good picture of it.

Here she is smiling!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Demolition Derby

Tonight we went to the annual demolition derby here in Rexburg! We've never been to it here before and it was such a blast! Kristie did a wonderful job. =) (We also saw "Get Smart" yesterday at the movie theater and she slept through the whole thing!) We went with Scott & Aileen and their baby Brock. It's days like these that I just love living in Rexburg. I can't wait to move back to Washington, but summer days here are awesome.

And a smile!!!
A bit of the demolition derby...

Between heats, they had a race to catch a tag on this pig! It was pretty much hilarious!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fun Pics

This girl is hard not to take pictures of. How can it be possible that she gets cuter every single day?

She's opening her hands up more lately! Such a small thing, but sooo fun. I just love them.

"This is my little black dress" (How cute is that?!)

This just cracks me up.

Holding hands in their matching outfits!!

Brock & Kristie sittin' in a tree...

Monday, July 7, 2008

1 Month Old!

Kristie turned a month old on Saturday, the 5th. My goodness, where has the time gone?! She's grown up so much already, so we're trying to cherish every moment with her. She's doing this thing lately where it takes her forever to go to sleep after her late night feeding, the last feeding for the day. During the day, she goes to sleep so quickly and easily after eating and sleeps well between feedings at night. But for the last feeding of the day when it's time to officially hit the hay, she takes forever to go to sleep. Any suggestions?

Sitting on the couch together. =)

We love sneaking her up to each other from behind. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever to hear her breathing and her little noises right next to your ear.

We are so grateful to have such a healthy little sweetheart in our lives. We love you Kristie!!