John, Cristy, Brooklyn and Paxton

John, Cristy, Brooklyn and Paxton

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

7 Months

Brooklyn was 7 months old on 3-17! Wow time is lying by! She has the happiest personality, we feel so blest! We love our princess so much!!!

She is such a little ham! She absolutely loves attention, can you tell? Whenever we go out I usually get stopped numerous times with people telling me how adorable my daughter is. I just smile like a proud mom and say, "I know!" I don't think I ever get tired of hearing it!

She is so helpful! She was helping me put the laundry away in her room and not having any fun.

Mom's first attempt to paint her toe nails! Hopefully I get better as she gets less squirmy! At first it looked pretty bad but after a day the the oopsies wore off of the skin and it looked so cute!!

Can you believe she got all of these toys out on her own? Ok, well most of them anyway!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring is Here

The first weekend in March we had a wonderful family outing! We had a picnic lunch at the park then explored the newest attraction to NW Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The weather was wonderful (70 and sunny)

Monday, March 12, 2012


February has been a busy month filled with lots of changes! The first day of the month Mom discussed the option of working part time with her boss. At first it seemed hopeful that I would be able to work a few hours a week, but it turned out that they were not able to accommodate that schedule. So... I will be staying home for good! It came with bitter sweet emotions. Working has been such a large part of what defines me as a person that letting go of that aspect of my life was hard to fathom. Once it finally set in, I now feel relief! I no longer have to decide whether or not I want to leave Brooklyn. Now I just need to focus on being the very best mother, wife, and homemaker!!

I had the best birthday this year! One of my good friends watched Brooklyn so I could have the afternoon to myself and go shopping! It was wonderful! I wanted to update my wardrobe with "mommy attire." I know what you are thinking, I already have tons of clothes. In my defense, most of those are boring work clothes. I need "casual, comfy, easy to wash and wear" clothes. I had a hay-day then picked up Chinese take out on the way home and snuggled with my 2 favorite people while watching a chick flick. Best day ever!!! My wonderful husband got me a fossil watch, and 2 pairs of comfy shoes (which I wear one of them every single day)! Good job babe!!!

We hosted a superbowl party on Sun Feb 5th and lots of people Brooklyn's age came! It was so fun to see her playing with the other kids!

We woke up to snow on Feb 13th!! We thought it would pass by this year with nothing, but we did receive a few inches. Brooklyn wasn't quite sure what to think. Hopefully we will have more next year when she can play in it!

Valentines Day!! - We both got so excited that we couldn't wait til the evening to exchange gifts! At lunch John brought me flowers, a card that almost brought tears to my eyes, and made me a coupon book which held the most thoughtful things (dinner for a week, girls weekend, massages without having to return the favor, cleaning the house, you get the the drift). I love my husband so much! It is amazing how Heavenly Father knows us so well. He knows exactly what we need, WAY better than we do! I am so grateful that he brought me and John together. The more we get to know each other, the more I realize that he has EVERYTHING I would ever want in a companion. Things that I didn't realize were important to me at the time of dating, John somehow has exactly what I need and would want in that aspect of a husband. I am always telling him how grateful I am! I truly am the luckiest girl in the World!

Brooklyn turned 6 months on Feb 17th!! I can't believe half a year has gone by!! Our little princess is so big! She smiles all the time, sits up very well on her own, and is just such a happy baby! She brings so much joy into our home and into our hearts! We love our princess more than words can express!

I am having so much fun!!! I have lots of ideas floating around in my head and can't wait to get started!!! I have been keeping busy learning how to cook fun meals (I have only made the same recipe a handful of times over the past 6 months and most of them are actually good), bake (bread, cookies, cakes, pizza crust, breadsticks, cornbread, etc.) crafts, play dates, serving in YW, couponing (I am not sure if I am saving money or actually spending more because I feel like I need to use the good coupons), cleaning and organizing the house, sending clothes and household items to consignment stores (that is my way of making money right now), shopping, our landscaping (thanks Lindz) plus many more fun things!!! Did I mention painting and re-doing the decor in each room? John is excited about that one!

Doesn't it look nice? I am not quite done but am at least feeling content for a while. I still have visions of new curtains, throw pillows, and a few new pieces for the wall. I decided to pace myself so I don't run out of projects. I have a list of things to do from now until the end of the year! :)