Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Grace's Room

Here are some pictures of Grace's room. It's not finished yet so it's a work in progress. :)

A few picture frames I made with my favorite picture of Grace in it. :)

My rocking chair. Sam the bear has a nice seat. My friend Kirsten made the quilt and I LOVE it!
This is her bookshelf. The bottom shelf actually has books on it. :)

Her dresser/changing table.

My FAVORITE thing in her room (other than Grace herself). My best friend Kristin made this for me. We already ran out of pegs for headbands though and I haven't even bought any yet! Lol. I LOVE putting things in Grace's hair, whether a bow or flower. I can't wait until the hats my mom bought her actually fit her tiny little head. :)

This is the view from the door.
Her crib. I need something above it and was thinking of putting her name in block letters above it. Just got to find time/energy to do it. :)

Grace is Smiling :)

Grace started giving social smiles a couple days ago. It's been so much fun. It's so hard to put her down for her nap because she just looks at me and gives a huge grin. She makes me laugh constantly. We have so much fun together. I love this onesie too! She really does love all her aunties (and she has quite a few with her aunts and birth aunts). She is one loved little girl. On another note, Grace is sleeping SO well. She sleeps from about 10:30 until 5 or 6 every night. She also takes 2 hours naps every 3 hours. It feels like she's always sleeping but it sure makes her much happier when she's awake. I love this little girl so much and so glad that she is here to complete our little family!

Friday, June 18, 2010

5 years in pictures

5 years ago, on June 17th, I married my best friend. I was so in love with him then but it doesn't even begin to compare to the love I feel for him now. He is such a wonderful husband and father. We have been there for each other for all our sorrows and for all our joys. I am so grateful that we are sealed for Eternity thanks to the temple.

On our wedding day

On our honeymoon in Nauvoo at a family reunion. Yes, with my whole family. Not much of a honeymoon I can tell you that, but it was fun to see the Nauvoo temple, and it was free. :)

Disneyland shortly after we were married. What was I thinking with the haircut? Yikes.

Robby and I at a service project for one of my classes.

Our first anniversary we went to Vegas. We had a BLAST! We consider this our honeymoon since we didn't have a real one.

Robby got me a hamster! I begged for a pet for months and this is what I got. Her name was Lily. She lived for a few short weeks and then passed away. I literally sobbed for days. Note to self, don't get a hamster.

Robby had a conference for work in San Diego so I went with him. We had a blast and it was fun just to get away.
Disneyland yet again. We seriously love this place!

Pretty sure this is Disneyland too. Robby went to New York for work a week after Christmas so to make up for me not being able to go, he took me to Disneyland. That's true love. :)
Robby and I with our twin nephews, David and Erik. We seriously love these guys! This was on their blessing day. It was so fun to be there and we really miss them while they are in Texas.

Another baby blessing but for Robby's cousin. We went to celebrate their little boy being blessed. Funny, they moved to Texas too.

Robby and I on his birthday. This was shortly after finding out we were infertile so it wasn't a very pleasant time. I can distinctly remember forcing the smile because I had been crying earlier.

Back at Disneyland! I'm seriously dying to go back right now and can't wait to take our little Gracie-Boo.
This was done for a photoshoot that we won in a giveaway. It was so great to take pictures as a couple since we hadn't done that since we were first married.
Christmas lights. Robby got the courage to ask me out after a FHE at the temple lights so it always holds a special place in my heart. :)
Robby and I at Disneyland, again. We were the first ones on the Tower of Terror for the day. We got to sign the book and Chip and Dale escorted us down there. It was so much fun!
Robby and I on our cruise to Mexico. We are already planning our next cruise. We had so much fun and it was a great way to spend some of our last weeks as just the two of us.
This is us at the hospital right after Grace was born. I can't even describe the love that we automatically felt for little Grace.
This is us with the birth parents, Kayla and Austin. We would not have Grace without their love and sacrifice. We are so grateful for them and love that they can continue to be in Grace's life and ours.
Our first family picture. We went to Green to celebrate Grace being ours. We love this little girl so much.
At the baseball game with Grace.

I can't believe it's been 5 whole years. I can't wait for the next 5, 10, 100, infinite years spent with Robby and Grace and all our future little munchkins.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teddy Bear Pictures

I know I just barely posted one of these but I just love watching Grace grow. :) I put her Newborn clothes away and was so excited. I'm sure that one day it will hit me that she is not our little tiny baby but I just love watching her get bigger. :) She is growing so fast but is becoming more fun everyday. I love having her interact with me and smile and coo. She is so much fun and I love her so much.

Grace at 3 days old. Look at those cute little chicken legs. :)

3 weeks old. Finally starting to get some rolls on her legs. :)

1 month old. Look at that chunky little belly. :)

6 weeks old. She keeps getting longer and bigger. :) Isn't her outfit adorable too? :)

Grace's first Baseball Game

We got a great deal on tickets to a Diamondbacks game so we went on June 5th. Robby and I aren't big on watching sports but we actually had a lot of fun. I think being at the game is SO much better than watching it at home. It was Grace's first sporting event and we think she liked it. :)

This is pretty much what Grace did the whole time. Sleep. It was pretty funny. We woke her up to eat and she went right back to sleep. :)

This is the view from our seats. We were sitting by some crazy people though so that made it fun. They actually had the wave going around probably 3 times in a row. It was pretty funny.
Robby with his little Angel. Doesn't it look like she's smiling up at him? She loves her daddy!
The whole family. :)
The whole family again. We had such a fun time and can't wait to bring Grace back and take her on even more adventures. :)

Pictures of Grace

I got some professional pictures done when Grace was 3 weeks old. You can check a few of them out at my friend Shannon's blog here She's done a WONDERFUL job and I can't wait to see more!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Teddy Bear Pictures

This is Grace with her teddy bear Sam. We gave both Kayla and Austin have the exact same bear so they can watch as Grace gets bigger and be able to have something to compare her growth to. This is Grace with Sam at 3 days old.

This is Grace with Sam at 1 month. She's getting so much bigger!