Tuesday, August 2, 2011


What else can I say, except that she has become my most favorite person in this world. (Next to Eric of course!) I can hardly believe she is 7 months old. Before I know it we'll be celebrating her 7th birthday. now THAT is scary. I just know this. I never knew how much a heart could grow until this little life changed every essence of my existence. How lucky am I that she came to us! Let the fun begin. My sister's keep telling me she acts just like I did. That is hard for me to imagine. But I believe it. Hang in there Eric....We'll make it!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Few Recents....

It has been a while since I have posted any pics of the little girl. Icannot believe how big they get...and how fast they do it. This little girl definitely has us wrapped around her little finger. Her personality is coming to life and there is not a day that goes by that we don't laugh with her. Yes, WITH her. She is such a funny girl.

I have gone back to work, and don't get me wrong, I love what I do, but it takes everything I have to not think about and long to be with my baby every second I'm away from her. I will work toward going part-time as soon as I can.

I love this pic...we [i] took Kyla to get her ears pierced a couple weeks ago. Little daisies. I just love them. Yes, it was sad to see her scream for a minute...but I"m amazed at how quick she got over it.

This little girl absolutely loves her daddy. All the time they spend together when I'm working has just magnified their little relationship. I love it!

This is just her goofy little self.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Beauty...in the most purest form!!!

Three months!n I cannot believe it was a short 3 months ago We welcomed this beautiful little gal into our lives. It seems we have never been without her. She is the absolute most perfect thing we've ever done. And we adore her more and more everyday. She is starting to talk up a storm....(or squeal....) and she recently found her HIGH voice....ya.....interesting....

There are some pics of her blessing dress. I actually didn't get any of her in the dress the weekend of the blessing, so we did these the other day. It was fun. One day I will be a pro-photographer.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trip to AZ

The beginning of March, Eric and I took a trip to Az-so we could bless Kyla down with my family. It was a 10 day trip for myself and Kyla, that went by all too quickly.

This is my second parents....Dan and Joyce Bott.

Monday, February 28, 2011

some more of the "mini me"

Love love LOVE her little smile.

A few of her cute little outfits.

A little bed head, after riding in the car seat for Um-teen hours. I thought it was sooo funny.

Friday, February 4, 2011

some thoughts....

So I have tried to post pics of our little boogar.....but I haven't really written anything. So, I think I'll try now. Not for your reader purposes, but more for venting purposes.

I can't beieve Kyla is here....and that she is actually 5 weeks old tomorrow. It seems only yesterday when I was working, feeling contractions, then home and heading to the hospital. The whole event went so much better than I could have ever imagined....and so much more painful (in the beginning.) I discovered I am much more of a wimp in the childbirth department than I thought i would be. As I posted on facebook, I love me an epidural. Those women who face the pain without one...you are CRAZY! :) More power to ya.

Kyla came fairly quickly, with soooo much hair and was soo sooooo beautiful. Ok, so her first day or two (or more) she was the funny looking newborn with lots of vernix and a cone shaped head. But she was ours! All ours! After having the fear of having and ugly newborn, I still maintain she was beautiful.

Life since then has been a rollercoaster. We had guests/family in our home for about 3 weeks. I cannot put in words how grateful I was to have my sisters come and spend days with me. It surprisingly made me soooo much more homesick for my family in Az. The other part I did not expect with her birth, were the tears....I do blame those tears on exhaustion in that first week. By the end of each day, I was emotionally and physically spent, and my body only wanted to cry. So it did. I did. It was weird. Those days are much farther apart now, but the exahusting nights remain. I believe Kyla had so much love and so many people wanting to hold her all the time for so many weeks, she doesn't enjoy being put down yet:) As I type, she has been in her pack-n-play for 40 minutes, crying, fussing, and sleeping on and off because she can't just surrender and sleep! It will be a process! and I don't know if I'm ready. But ready or not.....

One thing I learned....Well, I did not learn this, but it greatly humbled me. After having a baby, it is amazing the amount of support and love and service that gets poured out in your direction. I had people from church I've never even met before volunteer to feed us. Though I claimed it was strange having strangers care for us, I admit, it was humbling and such an example. I wanna be more like those strangers, able and willing to serve others, even if I don't know them. I have had friends, and co-workers, and family send stuff, call, come by to visit....It is amazing the love that pours out,,,and once again, I am humbled. So I'll end with a thank you. A very humble, and tearful thank you to those who have served my little family in these weeks past. There are no others words to portray what my heart feels. You will be blessed in return. I just know it!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thanks Annie....:)

4 Shows i watch...
*Grey's Anatomy. (No, Kyla is NOT named after this show!!!) lol
*The Mentalist
*NCIS Los Angeles, NCIS
*AMerican Idol, America's got talent, The Sing Off

4 Things i am Passionate About...
*My family
*The Gospel
*My home
*My dogs... :)

4 Phrases i say a lot...(lately)
*Shut the Front Door!!!
*What-a-matter...(when Kyla is screaming for what seems like endless hours...)
*Chuy....quiet! get down.

4 Things i have learned from the past...
*The past can/will haunt you at random times in random places..., but focus on the future!
*Things can ALWAYS get worse. but will eventually get better. hang on.
*also...in hindsight, things were never as bad as they seemed.
*be kind. Smile...and make friends! You never know someone will need you... or you will need someone.

4 Things i did yesterday...
*Laundry...(baby laundry smells SOOOO good.)
*Ordered a crib for the baby room finally!
*Trip to Sonic! Oh the sweet nectar!....
*Changed many many diapers, rocked Kyla many many minutes, and kissed her chubby cheeks many many many times!

4 Places i would love to visit...
*Tour Europe

4 Things i am looking Forward to...
*Getting more than 3 hours of sleep at one time....(maybe in the next few weeks)
*My trip to AZ with Eric and Kyla in the up coming weeks. Can't wait to see my az family/friends, & for Kyla's baby blessing.
*Hearing the first words come out of Kyla's mouth. ("mama")
*The day i dont have to work..and i can stay home and be a mom full time.

4 Things i love about Winter...
*I do love woodstoves, though we do not have one. (sad face)
*Being able to wear more clothes, versus less
*Holidays & families...Games & stories

4 Peeps to TaG...

This on is hard...cause I don't know who reads this blog...so I tag anyone who wants to participate.
(Emily Despain....)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Newborn pics with Nikki

While my sister was here visiting, we went and had a friend/co-worker take pics of Kyla. The session lasted much longer than I thought due to feeding, changing, etc....but Nikki was great. Her little boy kept trying to share his toys to make Kyla feel better. It was soooo sweet. Anyway, we really like this pics....Thanks Nikki.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Absolutely IN LOVE!

How can a heart grow so much! Find all the extra room to love a little girl oh so much. I am so proud...and happy to have her here. I can't believe she is all mine...(and Eric's too! ) lol

Just wanted to post a few more pics. She changes sooooo much everyday! How is it even possible.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shout out!

Shout out to the Amazing Cassie Jones for the AWESOME pictures....I REEEEALY wish she were here to take pics of Kyla.
Go check out her website. She is amazing!
Thanks Cassie...You are AMAZING!


Story to come.....