Friday, September 21, 2012


Ryan is such an awesome, fun, loving Dad! He does so much for our family. I am so proud of him! Ryan is Elders Quorum president at church which keeps him busy. He loves working at SRP but isn't in love with working nights but we do what we have to do. He loves gardening, loves to do tractor work, loves playing with his kids, helping others, cooking, and loves to make his kids smile. He always is worried about us and that makes me smile- he tells me he just loves our family. We love Ryan and all that he does for us! Thanks for being so amazing!


I love life these days! I love watching our cute kids play and explore and discover life. I love playing with these cute kids too. I love helping Dallin with his homework. I love making Emma her goat milk formula everyday because I know it helps her to be happy and is easy on her sensitive tummy. I love snuggling next to Ryan. I love watching Jacob's love of life and becoming a big boy! I love reading books with Hannah and seeing her smile! I love making treats for the YW and visiting with them about personal progress. I love talking with my friends about life and kids! I love my life these days!

Dallin Gary

I love our Dallin Gary. He loves life and all that he gets to do these days. He loves playing with his friends and being outside. He loves helping Ryan do everything and loves doing tractor work with him. Dallin started kindergarten last month. He just loves it and loves learning. I am so proud of him. He loves to ride the bus and I love that the bus stops right in front of our house. Dallin also started playing soccer last month. He loves that Ryan is his coach and I love watching him play. He does so well. We are so proud of Dallin and the awesome boy he is growing in to!

Jacob Ryan

Jacob Ryan sure is growing up. He is our sweet, loving boy. He can be a little stinker at times and knows what buttons to push. He's growing out of that slowly. He just loves life and loves to have fun. He loves Emma and is always worried about her and wants to give her kisses. He loves playing and being just like Dallin. He loves ice cream, anything sweet, Curious George, anything Cars, and loves playing. Jacob loves going to Joy School and being with his friends. He loves to learn and will be right next to Dallin when he does his homework- Jacob is learning also. He will be all ready for kindergarten. He loves to help me in the kitchen and I love all the snuggles he loves. He still will ask me to hold him and I love those times. We sure love our Jacob Ryan!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hannah Nicole

Hannah Nicole is 2 years old today!! We love her so much!! She has always been our happy girl that loves life. Hannah loves to be just like her older brothers but is learning girly things are fun too. She got Disney dress up shoes and necklaces and bracelets from us today. She loves to wear them all. Hannah can count to 10 and then says blast off. She has started talking so much lately. This morning I was putting clothes in the washer and I heard Hannah say "Mom where are you?" She got most of the words in there. It was so cute. She also will say "Get out! Get out!" when she wakes up from her nap. She is still in a crib. I have tried to potty train her but she isn't ready. She kind of freaks out when I put her on the potty. We just got her a cute Minnie toilet seat to help her learn. I hope that helps. Hannah loves to take baths, do the hot dog dance at the end of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Show (I love watching her do this dance), loves being on the tractor with Dad, loves otter pops, and is a good girl! I love you Hannah Nicole. Thanks for all the snuggles you give me and all the smiles and laughter we share together!

Emma Lacey

Miss Emma Lacey- as Jacob calls her- is our little sweetheart! This coming Tuesday she will be 5 months already! We finally figured her out and she has been on goat's milk the last 5 weeks. I make a formula for her just about everyday. Luckily living in St. Johns it's a lot easier to get fresh goat's milk than all the ingredients to the formula. She is finally our happy, easy going girl. She has been sleeping through the night the last couple of months. Sometimes though she rolls from her tummy to her back but has figured out she can roll to her side. She doesn't like sleeping on her back but her side is ok. She loves to watch the world and her big brothers and sister. She will smile at Jacob and Dallin- she was a little afraid of them for awhile beacuse they were always in her face and touching her. Hannah loves to have her right by her and will talk to her. The other day I was doing a few things and had put Emma on the ground by Hannah. I went to blow dry my hair and put Emma in her bumbo on the bathroom counter. Hannah came in and was whining. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I tried to give her a treat so I could get my hair done. She still wasn't happy. She started saying Emma, Emma and reaching for her. It dawned on me- she wanted Emma back by her. So, I put Emma in her bumbo on the floor in our bedroom so I could keep an eye on Hannah and put some toys by them both. Hannah was then happy. Emma loves to smile at anyone that will smile at her. We love this sweet girl so much!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

3 Months

I'm a little behind these days. Emma is 3 months and a little over a week. We have had plenty of ups and downs lately with Emma. We played the formula guessing game to which one would be best for her tummy since my plumbing doesn't work. We have always known her tummy was bothering her. She would get so upset. We finally figured out she has reflux. I was a little annoyed at my doctor it took so long but it is so nice to have an answer to all of our fun. We put her on medicine and then after doing research and talking to a few people we took her off the medicine and we now put powder enzymes in her bottle. The enzymes is what her tummy needs to do it's job. The medicine was just masking the real issue. Overall, I feel like we are on the right track. She has been happier and takes better naps. We still have had a few times where she will cry in pain but it has been nothing like before. I feel so bad for our little Emma. I just hold her tight and tell her I would take her pain if I could. She has been so much fun lately. She will give me huge smiles and will laugh. Emma is a sweet girl that we love so much!

Emma now has some bling bling in her ears!!! And she loves her friend Clifford which helps to hold her paci in- greatest invention. It really does help just might look a little funny with a big red dog right there.

Our happy girl 2 days ago!!!

Emma loves to watch her friends!

Emma slept all through the 24th parade. SHe loved snuggling with Uncle Joe!

Emma also loves to sit and watch the kids play. She's never left alone too long. Jacob or Hannah always have to make sure she is ok.

PS- I post pictures more often on Instagram for those of you that do it. It's so much easier. Just look up my name!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2 Months

Emma Lacey is 2 months today! Where is the time going? Emma is such a sweet girl. She lights up the room when she smiles. She uses her voice and I can't wait to hear all of her stories she has inside. Dallin and Jacob love her so much and will help me out with Emma. It's so cute when they want to see her- they have to see her eyeballs and then they are happy. Hannah loves to say hi baby while waving to her. Hannah also loves to give her loves. Ryan loves to snuggle with her and she is the first one he looks for when he gets home. We just had to switch her formula to sensitive because of tummy pains so hopefully this will help her out. Poor girl- we know what her hurt cry sounds like. I love this girl so much and it melts my heart when she knows it's mommy that's holding her and is happy.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jacob is 3!!

Our sweet Jacob is 3 today!!! Jacob is our snuggler, helper, teaser, big brother that we love!! He has a cute personality with a tender heart. He is so worried about Emma and talks to her in a high voice. He is also learning that Hannah is fun and doesn't always get into his things. Jacob tells me all the time that Dallin is his best friend. He loves to help in the kitchen, carry in groceries, get things for me, and give me a kiss anytime I need one.

I love Jacob's smile!! It always melts my heart!

I love when this boy comes up to me and says he needs me and sits right next to me. He has always been my snuggler and hopefully always will be.

Jacob is my biggest helper when it comes to Emma. He loves to pick out her onesie for the day, get her brush, even throw away her diaper. He is always coming up to her and giving her kisses and loves. He gets so excited when she gets up from her nap.

My cute Jacob!

Jacob always loves treats! All the kids were loving ice cream on a hot day!

Jacob had so much fun picking out his birthday present. He picked this blue race car and made noises of a car the whole way home.

Happy Birthday Jacob!! You make me be a better mom and I thank you for that. Thanks for joining our family! Dad and I love you lots always and forever!

Monday, June 11, 2012

2 Big Girls

Hannah is such a big girl now. My goal was to get rid of Hannah's pacifier before Emma came. That didn't happen. She is such a paci girl and has had so many ear infections lately. Her paci was the only thing that made her happy. About 2 weeks ago, Ryan put her down for bed without it and surprisingly she didn't cry. Ever since then, Hannah has been such a big girl and not had her paci. It really was no big deal. If I would have known it would be this easy we would have done it a long time ago. I am so proud of our cute girl. This last month Hannah has also started talking a ton. I love how she comes up to me, puts her arm straight up, and says hi. She runs through the grocery store saying hi to everyone. It is so fun to hear all of her words. I love this picture- she is saying cheese as I pulled my phone out.

We have another big girl these days- Emma!! She has been a champ these last 2 weeks at night. She eats around 8 and goes to bed, gets up at 5:30 or 6 and eats, goes back to bed until around 9 when we start her day. Wahoo!! That has been so nice for me. She has just started to give us HUGE smiles and even today she was using her voice when Ryan was talking to her. I can't believe she is almost 7 weeks.