Friday, November 28, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving to all!  I thought I'd post a few things that I've been thankful for this past year...

1-Ellie Maxine, our beautiful miracle baby, she has brought more joy than I ever knew was possible!
2-Rachel, our sweet birthmother and friend.  LOTS OF LOVE!!
3-Jeremy, for bring such an amazing husband, and working so hard for our family, he is the love of my life and my best friend.
4-My mom, she really stepped in to help when we we only had days to get ready fo Ellie and I was in a panic!
5-My sisters, for coming over and cleaning my house, and watching Ellie so I can lay down!
6-Sara, for coming from Ohio to see our baby and making me the CUTEST diaper bag and quilt for Ellie!
7-Our sweet neighbors and ward members who took such good care of us when Ellie came.
8-Our friends... we are so blessed with great friends!!!  Enough said!! :)
9-Our health.
10-Jeremy's job: you never realize how blessed you are until you have to go without it, 8 months of unemployment this year.... we are so GRATEFUL for our EMPLOYMENT!!
11-My sweet grandma BUB, losing her this year was one of the hardest times for me, but I am so grateful for her legacy and that my daughter can carry on her name.
12-Our house.
13-My dog.  Funny how attached infertile people get to their pets.  Yes, I talk to her and she has been my baby for the past three years!!  Hahahaha-- ok bring on the crazy pet lover comments!
14-My king size bed!  
15-The Christmas season that is finally here!!!
  Oh goodness, I have so much!  Up until Ellie came into our family, this year was going down in our books as the worst year ever, but it's amazing how a tiny baby can turn everything around! Ellie has been so fun, I love being her mom.  I understand now when people say that being a mom is the hardest yet the best thing you can do, I love it!  Ellie is starting to coo and grin whenever she looks at us, and everytime it makes my heart melt.  Oh how I love my baby girl!!! 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our First Family Pictures!!

Yesterday we went to Pleasant Grove to get some pictures done with Ellie. My cousin Mandi is starting a photography business, and these are a few of the beautiful pictures she took! To see the rest go to her blog at She does beautiful work, and I must say it helps that we have such a beautiful baby! Ellie is smiling a lot more, and she's finally getting some rolls!! She has been such a blessing, I just love her to pieces! Isn't she soooo cute?!?!?!!!