Sunday, November 30, 2008

Attitude Adjustment

Do you ever look at blogs sometimes and think that everyones' life is better than yours? :) After looking at blogs and such tonight I've been wanting things. That's right, THINGS! I'm seeing people's houses, new clothes, cute pics....a bunch of STUFF! I looked around my house, in my closet, at myself and am feeling a little -blah.  It's not that I'm unhappy, but I could sure use an attitude adjustment and some working on. Then the thought rang out true to me that stuff and things are not what will make me happy. (perfect timing for Christmas) I ALONE need to make myself happy. After watching a fireside tonight that Gordon B. Hinckley gave, he mentioned that if we are unhappy, we need to stop thinking about ourselves and think about other people. That hit home. I definitely need to stop thinking about myself. I think I'll try these 2 new ideas/reminders and hope for the best. :) Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

14 months of Sarah

A typical day for 14 month old Sarah.

7-7:30am: wake
8: eat breakfast
8:30: watch Baby Einsteins
9: play
10: nap
11:30: wake from nap, lunch
12-2:30: play
2:30-4: bottle and attempted nap- usually never taken
4-6: play
6:30: bath by daddy
7: bottle and bedtime usually with mommy

What's new? Sarah weighs around 24 pounds. Not sure how tall she is. Her vocabulary is growing. She repeats most anything we say. Some new added words are, "diaper, shoes, boots, baby, ite for light, towel, Leah, etc. She's starting to fold her arms when we pray, she signs "all done" and "drink" by raising her hand in the air. I love how babies personalize their signing. ;) Sarah loves to sit on ledges, and has 8 teeth (middle top/bottom four). Sarah usually eats what we give her, sometimes the airplane is required. She is becoming a champ at walking. Sarah is also getting better at throwing tantrums and fake crying. She head butts Ed and I all the time!! Yowza!! She's still pretty easy going and mostly happy though. We love you bug!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ed turns double 3!! 11/15/08

Happy Birthday Ed/Daddy!! For Ed's birthday we celebrated with his parents. Good ol' German Chocolate Cake and the rest of our celebrating together will be done on 3 different nights with 3 different activities during the course of the next week. I'll let you know what the fun plans are after they happen! Love you babe!
^So far Ed got a couple pairs of shoes and a bunch of cards and moulah from family. :)

^Sarah loves to sit on any ledge now. She's also very fond of Ed's birthday balloon.

Ma & Pa Harman visit SF

Grandma and Grandpa Harman took the long drive from SLC to CA to come visit us for the weekend. We're so grateful! We had a great time. :)
 Thursday we headed to Alcatraz
^ I don't think she really licked the bar. ;)
^Our jail bird
^Alcatraz has some cool scenery
^Thursday night we headed to the Golden Gate for some pics and the whole SF experience.
^Friday Ed and Steve golfed Spanish Bay, and later us gals met up for lunch and 17-mile drive!
Saturday for Ed's birthday we got lunch and went up to Stanford campus to walk around. That night we ate at one of our favorite restaurants Dish Dash.

^Camera man is always behind the camera dangit!
Sunday just before sunset we headed to Half Moon Bay to watch the sunset.
Always a good time to take pics! The sunsets are amazing!

^ Thanks for visiting Grandma and Grandpa! We (especially Sarah) loved your company!

Some Family Pics

Some samples of Julia's work. ;) Let us know what one you like.  Thanks Julia!

Cute Sarah

Ba-ba-da-ba-da-ba Sarah! Our/her new favorite trick. The gibberish at the end is her attempt at e-i-e-i-o. So cute! :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

True Love

It's really sad for me to say that tonight for the first time in A LONG time I held Sarah while she drifted away to sleep. Usually I'm so quick to feed her and put her in her crib to fall asleep so I can get on to the next thing. Tonight I just enjoyed her. Her smell and her sweet cuddles. The only time she's cuddly is at night and I haven't taken advantage. I reclined her rocker and let her lay her head down on my shoulder while she babbled a little, but mostly relaxed right into me. I totally enjoyed our quiet time just being together. It was one of the best feelings in the world! Ed said he does that with her a lot. I've realized I'm too rushed and worried about what to do next all the time, what I need to clean, what I want to do. I need to enjoy my Sarah more. She is the sweetest creation. For those of you who don't yet have kids, but want're in for the best treat of your lives. It's amazing how much love one little baby can bring to your life.  I can't wait to have more! It's truly fulfilling! I love my little family!

What I've learned while reading other blogs lately: 
-Let Sarah just be, explore and make more messes- I'm way too uptight
-Slow down and enjoy my baby- Time passes way too quickly

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

High Hopes

I have high hopes for my votes today, but I AM afraid I might be disappointed on the two votes I wanted to count the most. We'll see. Sarah was very happy to vote. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

FINALLY up to date! Let's hope I keep it up!

The last 5 posts are new! Check it out! LOTS of pics!