Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Looking back on what a year!!
Things that stick out in my mind....
- a brand new baby girl-- she was 4 days old when it turned 2008.
- the birth of our nephew Trey
-living with the in-laws
- celebrating Lucy turning 1, Troy turning 25 and I turned 27
- buying our first place!
- getting a dog!
- making new friendships and rekindling some and it has been SO nice and refreshing for us!
-continuing the blog and making new friends because of it
- I started cooking more and taking risks
-Troy started delving more into his passion of photography
- I started to get a passion..haha...for sewing...hopefully 2009 will bring many projects and much more confidence for me!
-a trip to Vegas and then St George at 6 weeks and then 8 months for Lucy
- a business ( well I can call school business right? it is my work!) trip to New Orleans

This is just a list of the things I could remember quickly..I am sure I am forgetting some..but the most important one is working on our family and our faith. I know we all make mistakes, but those are the times in which we learn the most. Then, after we have learned, we pick up the pieces and move forward.
I have been VERY fond of a crockpotting blog ( the link is on the says crockpot recipes) where this woman made a new years resolution to make something in her crockpot every single day of 2008. She not only accomplished this, but she is now publishing a book with the recipes. SHe totally became famous!
I can not say that I will be as disciplined..but I do want to say I learned A TON from her. I want to be more goal oriented and disciplined like her. I am great at setting goals, but horrible at reaching them.
Here are some of the areas I want to work on this next year....I hope that I will stay motivated to accomplish them, all I need to think about is the Crockpot lady to try and keep on track!

- taking vitamins daily ( i never took more than 1 my whole pregnancy--thank goodness Lucy is healthy)
-Journal ( or even blog about life events) more often ( notice I didnt say everyday? ) I dont want to set a goal I will not be able to achieve
- be less rigid with Lucy every once in a while and just let loose. I have to maintain a schedule during the week because we both work, but other than that, I need to give every once in a while and just let Lucy be..... on the same note, thanks to my friend Darci, I am realizing I need to teach Lucy to be an independent girl. I am going to struggle with it, but I am not going to come to her beckon call. I am going to allow her to find out things on her own, explore, and learn to have fun doing it! Thanks Darci!
-finally--- SEW! My sewing machine I got on Dec 19th is in the shop already, it came broken to me, so I havent gotten to sew anything! BUT as soon as I get it back I am going to try my best to get started having fun and sewing. My first project is a scarf and hat for Lucy. What I love the most about all of it is that Troy wants to learn to along with me, so it makes it even that much better. I love you Honey!

What things are you wanting to work on this year?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lucy's B-day!

We started her morning in style!

She was the first one to break open the Celebrate plate! We are going to use this on all of our birthdays!

Streamers entering the kitchen....

Joels date...girlfriend...whatever you call it..her name is Morgan..she is from the show Laguna Beach...some of you who watched it might recognize her..I never watched it so I have no clue! My that boy gets lucky! Carrie Underwood and now her ! He is a catch!

She loved this little ride on car from Grandma Jugan..and here they are testing it out!

Three generations!

This pic is for all the girls who love Troy's friend Joel....yes he's a cutie!

Logan....his bday is 4 days from Lucy's! I always mention that..maybe I should stop ...everyone knows by now right?!?
My Uncle and Troy ..

Logan and his dad Brad
I just love him! Cuddle bug

What a cute family!

Uncle Mike and Lucy
Monica and Ethan

Grandma Jugan and Lucy

What? I had to do something with it!
Lucy loves books!

My Uncle and cousin playing a ladder game that Steve was a hit!
Andrea and Luke
My cousin Henry in the chips for like the 3rd time;)
Grandma Sherman and Lucy
Starting the cake! I have to admit, I was much better than I thought I would be!
She had so much in her hands that she squeeeeeeezed it and the frosting squirted out her fingers!!
Everyone ..and I mean EVERYONE ( all at once) played the game " How big is Lucy?" while she was eating the cake...and she played right back!

Yeah.....she got it ALL over her hair!!! That was the worst part! Then when we got home, the dog followed her around licking her head!
Cake drunk!

When we started cleaning her off she wasn't too happy!

I love this picture of her!

This was the cake that was hers to eat! Way cuter than our Costco cake that we ate!
My cousin Cherise and Lucy

Great Grandparents :)

Our friend Korey with her daughter Lauren. Lauren is not even 10 months yet and has been walking for a month!
Grandpa Sherman and Lucy

She looks SO big here!

Troy and I made water bottles to match the theme :) He is so patient with me and does everything I want! He actually is the crafty one in the family! Thank you Honey!

We had SOO much fun! Thank you to my dear friend Becca who took all of these GREAT pictures! She happened to get a great camera from Santa and decided she would be our photographer. How GREAT are the pictures? THANK YOU BECCA! I OWE YOU BIG TIME! And thank you to everyone for making it such a special day!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A pic to tide you over!

This says it all. I let it all go....what was I thinking????? More pics tomorrow! It was a great day and Lucy had a BLAST! Thats what matters!

Friday, December 26, 2008

I can't believe...

Lucy turns 1 tomorrow! My little girl is growing WAY too fast!! I will post Christmas and birthday pictures as soon as I recover from the last few days! Whew!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas pics...

Are we all done yet?
It was like 20 degrees outside ( not really) and windy...and Lucy was soo sick. We just needed her to look at the camera!
All this picture taking is boring!

Almost walking!

She did NOT want to be put on her stomach...had to add this type of picture in for laughs!

Don't document the kissing please!!!!!!!!

Hopefully most of you will be getting the Christmas card today or tomorrow..but for those of you that dont end up getting one ( #1 my apologies...I probably dont have your address! and #2 enjoy these ones instead!)


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