Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our Family Pictures

I wish Grace was looking at the camera but the colors are gorgeous.

I absolutely adore this man. He pretty much makes me smile like this everyday.

UGH...the dog wouldn't cooperate for family pictures. He also looks like a rag-a-muffin.

I just love this picture.

Strike a Pose

Can't believe this girl is one. Unfortunately, this is one of the only shots Grace was smiling in. This truly captures her cute little personality.

So serious and actually quite sad. She looks like one of those kids that needs a donation for food. Feed me!

Another true capture of Gracie...her tongue sticking out.

And this was her saying "you won't get a smile outta me today!"

I loved the colors in this one.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Don't mess with........

Wonder Woman!!!

Gracie may be petite but she can show you whose boss!!

Since we started walking, its been a whole new world for mommy and daddy. Grace has suffered from some massive ear infections so we are headed to the hospital for tubes on Monday 11/9...wish us luck!

Checkin' out her stash...

Grace turns one in just a few days. We have been working on this number 1 for weeks and she finally has it down!

Of course, Ace had to be in on the action. AND of course he was a San Diego Charger Football player...yes that's his personalized jersey. LOL

Mike and I went to a small Halloween party on Friday night. Unfortunately, all of my fun costumes are in storage right now (sigh) so we trudged to Zurchers and found Mardi Gras apparel. It worked...I guess.

Here is Grace and her cousin, Crystal. They LOVE being together. (As you can tell Elleisha is due in 1 week with Crystal's unborn sister, Cynthia). We can't wait to meet you baby Cynthia!!

My happy girl!

These two are best buddies.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I am almost ONE!

Check out our "sneak peek". Grace got her 1 year photos done by the amazingly, incredible, super-duper Denise with Bella Blu Photography. It was cold, windy, and a little rainy but she was a trooper. This picture of Mike holding Grace's hand is precious! I will post more pictures in a few weeks when Denise gets done editing them.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Me and my ponytail

Little girls are so fun. I have been waiting for this day and it has finally come! THE PONYTAIL!! Our little Gracie is getting so big. She is now 10 months old but still wearing 6 month clothes..just a petite little thing. Grace loves to clap, squeel, say "da da" (we are working on "ma ma" daily but I think she is just teasing me by not saying it!!), crawl, walk from one piece of furniture to the next and laugh. Grace also LOVES books, dancing and singing. She is also attached to the dreaded BINKY. We absolutely adore this sweet girl.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quick Trip to Jackson Hole, Wyomin'

For those of you who know Mike and I, you wouldn't consider us "campers". So this is what we call "roughin" it....

Yep, it was rough indeed...we had to share a bathroom with four other cabins.

Here is Mike and Grace "making do" with our king size bed in our 5 star cabin.

But no...really...this was my second trip to Jackson, WY and it is absolutely gorgeous. Mike and I had the privilege of attending our good friends wedding. The view was picturesque and we enjoyed spending time with Mike's best friends.

I'm pretty sure it is illegal to leave Jackson WITHOUT a picture of ourselves at the infamous Antler Arch. So here it is!

Camille was glowing and she looked gorgeous!

JUST MARRIED - Introducing Jordan & Camille Kuretich!

Mike and the "Shaw-eans" (yes both of them are named Shawn/Sean)

Judge Memorial (the High School Mike went to) picture with wives/girlfriends & baby included. Gracie is the first of her kind from this group.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yo Gamma Gamma

***Apparently the show is called YO GABBA GABBA!! Thanks Tiff for setting me straight and teaching me how to be a "good mom"!! LOL I was typing too fast yesterday.....ok Tiff..that is my excuse.

Grace has found a new passion and love for a simple show called Yo Gamma Gamma. Whenever I turn it on her eyes are glued to the TV. Actually, during the entire show her eyes won't leave the screen yet she walks in circles around the ottoman. It is quite funny. But can it be that my almost 9 month old enjoys this show? It's a mystery.

"Oh my favorite show! Thanks Mom!"

Halfway around....

"I'm almost where I started and my eyes haven't even left the screen yet. YES!"

Still going....

Must be a commercial.....

Time for bed.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Fun in the VERY hot sun

Our July 4th weekend was very eventful. My family, Marquita's family, Shawn's family and Justin's family drove to St. George to celebrate together AND to see our Grandpa Murdoch who is living there with my Uncle Cam. The weekend was packed full of eating out, pool, 4th of July festival, Tuacahn play and visiting grandpa. The kids had a blast getting reacquainted after not seeing eachother for 2 years (since my wedding - my anniversary is tomorrow...YAY!!). I am going to attach a bunch of pictures (we missed you Morgan, Steph and Keira!!) Love you mom & dad!

Marquita, Lilia and the little boys enjoying the sun.

My brother Shawn with his youngest son Xavier.

Hannah and Lauren.

Gracie enjoying the view from her floatie.
Mitchell, Shawn's oldest, posed just long enough for me to snap one shot of him! Thanks Mitch!

As you can tell by Grace's flushed cheeks it was 100 degree weather. Thank goodness Aunt Lilia was there to keep her cool.

Grace is at the age where she just wants to be held by mom and dad. During this trip she allowed people to hold her for a short time. If you weren't holding her then she was probably smiling, laughing or waving at you though! She is our little sweetheart.
Gracie and Natalia.

Jeff, Taylor, Justin and Carlee at the festival.

Justin and Eridee

Dallin is such a good cousin.

Here is our beloved Grandpa Murdoch. Isn't this a nice photo of him mom?? This is the only living grandparent that Mike and I have so this is a trip we will cherish.

It was so special to be able to introduce Grace to her great grandpa. I hope she never forgets that moment.

Grandpa surrounded by family - just what he loves!

Mike with his new best buddy, Xavier.

Natalia and Lauren at Tuacahn. We saw Footloose and it was incredible!! It is a "must see" show if you will be in St. George this summer.

Xavier would not allow a picture of his face so the back of his head must do.

As you can tell, it was 11pm at night and I was still sweating like a pig.

Dad, you remember this highchair??? Yep, this is the one you sat in 55 years ago...hee hee

PHEWW!! I told you there would be a bunch of pictures. Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday Mom!