Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Look who's High-tech!

Holy smokes! Grandma Adams is finally connected to the wonderful world of technology! It's all right at her fingertips! I know she's going to kill me for posting this, but it's great! The family has already seen this photo, but I like it! Grandma, I hope you get a good laugh when you see this, and you won't kill me the next time I see you! I just thought it would be funny to see yourself when you open our blog! Give Toby a hug from Jeff. Love you tons!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

Do you see how cute our little 2 month old boy is? We took him to see Santa the other day, and as you an see he wasn't quite awake yet. I think he's stinkin cute! He had his 2 month check up the next day. He is now 10 lbs 1 oz and 23 inches long. He's tall and skinny. I love his cute fat rolls that are becoming more prominent. He is really good at blowing spit bubbles, putting himself to sleep at night, and moving his head from side to side. It's amazing to see the little things he does as such big milestones. He's been holding his head up since birth. I have not been peed on yet (knock on wood), and he loves bath time. When he's awake he looks like a little, cute monkey. He's such a wonderful boy. We are so blessed to have him in our family. We're excited to have Christmas together as a family. He makes me a very happy mamma!

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year! We hope you and your families are full of happiness!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Random pics

Here are just a few random pictures from the past 5 weeks of Landon's life!Here's our handsome little guy on his 4 week birthday. This picture doesn't quite do him justice. I'm just not a very good photographer. It's my favorite outfit so far!
Every first time mom needs a picture of the baby taking a Sunday nap with Daddy. They were both so exhausted! Aren't my boys handsome? I think so!
He loves to sleep with his hands by his face. This is how we find him all the time. If we try to keep his arms away from his face he just freaks out and cries until they're free from restraint!
We looked everywhere for a beanie for his newborn pics. This is the only one we could find that was big enough. We had to buy it at Build-a-Bear workshop! Please don't tell our son we found his clothes at a toy store! This was his dress rehearsal.

I love it when he's awake and alert! His Nana bought him this darling outfit! He looks so cute in it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

He's Here........

He's here! He's finally here! On Sunday October 25th, I had contractions all day long. I finally started timing them steadily around 2:30 p..m. and they were 5-7 minutes apart. We had a stake meeting that night at 4:30 p.m., and the contractions went to every 2-5 minutes. That meeting was excruciatingly long and uncomfortable for me. As soon as we found out what ward we were in, we left and went to Jeff's parent's house for dinner. On the way to their house, I called the hospital to see at what point I should go in and get checked. The nurse told me it was up to me, and gave me some suggestions to see if it was true labor if it was false. After contracting through an entire movie, we decided to go and checked out. After an hour and a half of being monitored, the nurses checked me and I had gone from a 2 to a 4. The doctor was there rather quickly and ready to break my water. He made a goal of having the baby by 8:00 a.m. He paused, and got the ultrasound machine to verify the baby's position. He found the baby's head up by my ribs, meaning he was breach, and told me we had to have a c-section. I was unfashionably calm through the whole thing. A few minutes later at 1:47 a.m. our beautiful baby boy was born. He was wide-eyed, alert and darling. He weighed 6lbs 6 oz and was 20.5 inches long. The above picture was right after he was born.
Pardon the look on my face! It was almost 2:00 in the morning, and I was exhausted! and feeling great after the spinal! For the first day, we called Landon our little old man because that's what he looked like. He was so long and skinny, but we love him, and glad he's finally here.
Here's the proud papa! Jeff's family came over the next day and the pictures were being snapped all over the place. Our son faces a long life of "snap happy" grandparents! :)
If you look closely you can see that he already has his father's attitude! He decided to give Grandpa Curtis the "bird". He's just telling us all that he loves us!
Our little squirt a few days after we got home! The first night home he went through 3 pairs of pajamas, 2 blankets, and lots and lots of diapers. Wow! What a wake up call for us new parents!We love him more each day, and glad we were blessed with such a sweet boy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shower and 35!

I had my first baby shower on Saturday. As you can tell it turned out really cute! Our nursery has the Dr. Seuss theme so my mother-in-law threw me a Dr. Seuss shower. I had no idea so I was really surprised. We had ham and green deviled eggs, pink and green cupcakes. Zucchini soup and Jones soda! She had Dr. Seuss books and stuffed animal characters around the basement as decorations. Thanks Diane for the wonderful shower. I know it was a lot of work for you all by yourself! I really appreciate it!

This is the diaper cake that she had made. Isn't Horton cute on top? It's full of fun toys and baby items. I can't bring myself to take it apart yet because it's so cute! It's still sitting on my kitchen table. I smile when I look at it.

Such a creative idea for the cupcakes. They were key lime cupcakes and Pink lemonade cupcakes.

Pardon the retarded look on my face. I guess I blinked when the picture was taken. I knew the moment I saw this outfit that Jeff would love it. I wa right! Oh, I was TOLD to wear the hat because I was Dr. Seuss. We had family pictures afterward, but it didn't mess up my hair too much! :)

Again I appologize for not looking at the camera. We got this cute present from Nana and Poppy. It was a swing/bouncer duo. Plus, the book had a note from them in the front cover. I read the book to him yesterday when I got home from church. It's called "Are you my mother?" He liked it, I'm sure. It's the first book I've ever read to him.
Family pictures went well. I hope I don't look too much like a baluga whale in the family pictures. Everyone seemed to cooperate for the most part (Nick was a bit of a whiner, but what's new?!) :) The photographer was pretty funny so that helped with getting the boys to smile.
We had some friends come over that night and we ate and played the wii until 11:00 p.m. I was exhausted by that point, but I had a great day. Thanks to everyone for a great shower and day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The strangest thing!

The strangest thing happened to me at lunch today. Jeff and I went to Zupas in Provo. If you haven't been there, you should go. Their ultimate grilled cheese sandwich is heavenly. Anyway, we got our food and sat down to eat and before I knew it, I was chilly! This is strange because I'm NEVER cold. Especially since I've been pregnant. It got so bad in the restaurant, I almost started shivering. I was glad to be contently full, and walking outside to the lovely warmth of the sun!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Holy Crap is 1 way to describe what I'm feeling lately! I realized today that I only have 70 days left until baby boy Curtis is due. That's only 10 weeks! I'm excited for him to come, but I'm silently having a panic attack just thinking about what needs to get done. This pregnancy has FLOWN by and it doesn't seem real that I could be that close to being done. I know my stressing is normal, but if you have any ideas on how to overcome it I'd be happy to listen!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Truly heaven sent

I don't think many people read this because I'm such a bad updater, but here's another one. I think that this is one of the most impressive inventions EVER! It makes it so I don't have to do do this anymore!

I enjoy cooking more now because I don't have so much of a mess to clean up afterwards. GENIOUS! Many of you have had the blessing of a dishwasher for awhile now, but we are newbies. It's one of my favorite things about my new house. Yes, we're in, and loving every minute!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In loving memory!

The greatest Grandpa in the world died July, 18, 2009. It made for a crazy week. The viewing was last Wednesday, we did the final walkthrough on the house that night, they wanted to close on the house on Thursday morning, but we had a funeral. We had a wonderful funeral and luncheon on Thurday morning, and then left immediately after the luncheon and signed 150 pages to finalize our house. Later that night, we put blinds up in the new house, and didn't get to bed until 12:30 a.m. We were at the parade bright and early, and then did a 1 hour emptying of our apartment. It was wild and quick. It took 15 people, 3 pick-up trucks and 3 hours to get completely into the new place and mostly unpacked! Whew! My mom and Jeff attacked the kitchen boxes and got most of them unloaded. My wonderful in-laws were up in the bedroom unpacking, hanging clothes, arranging our room and making the bed. I'm very grateful for everyone's help. We treated them all to pizza. My brother, Aaron was here for the funeral, so he and Jared did a lot of the heavy lifting. Thanks, guys! You're the greatest. My grandpa sure has a way of bringing people together, don't ya think. I miss him terribly. He is the nicest and funniest man I know. I'm glad he and my grandma are together again. They've spent 10 years apart, and I wish I could have been there for their reunion. I can't wait to see them again. I'm so blessed to call them my grandparents. I love that I have the knowledge of the gospel so we can be with them again. I love you, Grandma and Grandpa! Say hello to my children while you're up there, o.k?

Helpful tip

I don't know about anyone else out there, but I like candles. I love it when my house smells yummy and not stale. However, there is one problem......the wax. We've had a couple of "mishaps" with wax since we've been married. One candle was on a warmer and it would explode when the wax on top would melt. The other was one of the scentzy plug-in things. It got red wax all over the carpet. It does not come out . I have, however, found something that works. You put a paper bag over the wax, and then use an iron on top of the paper bag. It will soak up all the wax in the carpet. I had quite a big wax spot, but now it's gone. I was so proud of myself!

I've been cleaning my apartment because we've moved! Yes! We're so excited. We moved on July 24th (after the parade, of course!) It's a long story so I'll share it another time. We love our new house! It's beautiful, new, and it smells good!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dropsy syndrome

There is another syndrome you get when you're pregnant that I wasn't too aware of. It's called the dropsy syndrome. I suddenly have been cursed with butterfingers. No, not the yummy kind covered in chocolate (i want one now), but the kind where you're fingers don't stick to ANYTHING! I constantly drop things. Just yesterday I dropped my mascara wand, and what cute, dark spots now rest on my clothes and carpet! Just last week I dropped a bottle of cough syrup at work (not all my fault. Someone didn't put the lid on tight) and it spilled everywhere. It was all over me, the wall, the floor and the medication on the shelves. I spent forever cleaning it up. I drop pencils, spatulas, cooking spoons. You name it, I'll drop it! It gets really annoying, but the good news is it should suddenly leave me in about 5 months! Wahoo! I can't wait for that to be over.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lots of good life changes!

I have the news that you've all been waiting for...................we're having a BOY! Everyone we talked to SWORE we were having a girl, but they were all wrong! We went to the ultrasound, and the little bugger just kept doing somersaults. Just as the guy would almost have the picture our baby boy just rolled around. We were trying to see the gender, and he just kept crossing his ankles and hiding his junk! Silly boy, modesty doesn't exist in the womb! We got some really good shots of him "flexing" his muscles for us, and he kept "boxing" when the ultrasound guy would hold still for just a minute. He was so cute! We love him already! Both of our mothers were in the room with us when we found out. Jeff and I just had perma grins on our faces the whole time. I heard a few (or should I say LOTS) of sniffles from the grandmas during the ultrasound. Jeff and I went in expecting it to be a boy, but hoping for a girl. We weren't too surprised. I think it finally sunk in last night, and we were super excited!

Our little contortionist!

Showing us his guns.

Isn't he CUTE?

That's not the ONLY good news we have! During this past week or two we've been in the process of buying our first home. It's a townhome/duplex just Northeast of the new high school. The process is exhausting, overwhealming, and a bit stressful, but we can't wait to get into our place. We got to pick the carpet, countertops, and appliances. Obviously it's not finished yet, but we're hoping to be in by the end of July. We are really going to miss our wonderful neighbors, and the ward we're in now, but we know this is what we're supposed to be doing and we know this is where we should be going. It's going to be hard, but I can hardly wait! I'll have a ton of space, a jetted tub, AND a dishwasher! Woo hoo! Within 6 months we'll be packing, moving, settling, and having a baby. What a whirlwind! I'll post some pictures of the inside when they get the carpet, countertops, and cupboards finished. Wish us luck!
Ours is on the left

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Everyone, meet the newest member of the Adam's family!  His name is Toby and he's a ShiChi (Shitzu and Chiuaua mix). I'm not a big dog fan, but it is the cutest thing ever. It won't get very big. His mom is only 4 pounds and his dad is only 4.5 pounds. The loving adoptive mother is the great and fabulous Grandma Adams.  Grandma's last dog, Katie dies suddenly due to breast cancer.  

Toby is going to be a great new addition for Grandma.  Grandma Adam's is Jeff's grandma, but I've claimed her as my own. She's always treated me like one of her actual grandchildren. She deserves this cute little guy.  Aren't you jealous?!  The will be united forever next weekend at the family reunion.  

One week from today!!

Wahoo! We get to find out the gender of our little peanut in 7 days and 5 hours, but who's counting? ! Oh, wait! I am! We have found the most gorgeous crib , and we have 2 possible bedding sets, but we have to see what the gender will be. LOTS of people think it's a girl, but you never know. My Doc has guessed TWICE now that it's a girl, but apparently his track record isn't that great for guessing the gender by the heartbeat. At my last appointment he told me it was his final guess. Funny guy, at my next appointment, we'll have the results of the ultrasound. I just hope the next week flies by! I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I have this incurable (well for awhile, anyway) disease that I have rightfully named STS or Sudden Tear Syndrome. This disease has just attacked me since I've had a bun in the oven. It will just catch me off guard for a variety of reasons. It can be a commercial, a song, a movie or even a t.v show. The worst shows are the ones like Grey's Anatomy where it gets intense or "tender" and the music changes to sound all sad. If Jeff suspects an "episode" of STS coming on, he'll just look over at me, and more often than not, I'm crying. We were at Jeff's Grandma's house yesterday, and she was talking about the day she was on her misson and found out that Kirstyn, Jeff's sister, died. I lost all control! I got up and had to vacuum her house so I'd stop crying. It was the saddest story I've ever heard! So, watch out all you pregnant women! You may be the next victim of STS! On a positive note......it should be gone after 9 months or so! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What a wonderful husband!

For Mother's Day this year, Jeff gave me my first present. In years past, we've gotten cards for each other, but we call it Wife's Day and Husband's Day. Now that we're pregnant, Jeff got me a present. I was not expecting it, and it was such a wonderful surprise. He gave me this Willow Tree angel. It's called Cherish: Awaiting a miracle. I love my husband, and I could never ask for a better companion. Thanks for the gift, Babe! I love you!

Now I've just got to figure out what to get him for Father's Day. Does anyone have any good ideas?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby's first photos!

I know I am way behind, but here are the first photos of our little one. I was barely 5 weeks (we thought I was 8 weeks) prego with the first picture. We had a couple of issues at first, and this is just the solidification saying yes, we were pregnant, and oh, there's only 1 baby! Woo Hoo!

They had us come back 2 weeks later to see if the baby was alive or not, and sure enough, there was a viable baby with a strong heart beat. It was such a relief to know nothing was wrong. Now, here we are 15 weeks pregnant and the baby is now about 4 inches long. It's amazing how much they grow from week to week. Here we went from a small blob to a bean. Crazy, huh? We're excited to find out what we're having at the end of June.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I kicked the habit!

After a long, hard struggle with addiction I can finally say, with all the happiness in the world, that I have kicked it in the butt! WOO HOO! My parents (especially my dad) has gotten after me about it for a long time. I would give in to the temptation even when I didn't realize I was doing it. It's worn on my self confidence and everything. I know what you're thinking.............poor, poor me! I've had this issue my entire life, and I hate it!Sometimes it gets worse, and other times it's not so bad. What substance do I have issues with you might ask? Well, I hate admitting it, but it was biting my nails! I have successfully grown out a FULL set of nails for the first time EVER! I'm so excited. I had to actually file them the other day. I don't think I've ever used a nail file before yesterday. I know, I probably sound really stupid to you all, but to me it's huge! I guess the little peanut growing inside of my gut doesn't like the taste of human finger nails. Who does, right? If you fell for the above paragraph then GOTTCHA! I crack myself up!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weeeeeee're baaaaaaack!

Well,we made it back from Mexico without any drug cartel trouble or the swine flu (as far as we know)! This guy is what I call the Evil Man-eater Iguana of death! If you know me, you know I DO NOT like "creatures." I lost a "staring contest" with 4 Iguanas. They were blocking my path, and I was scared! I know my pregnant hormones played a huge part in my reaction, but to put it mildly, I FREAKED out! Jeff had to shew the critters away with his snorkeling flipper. As soon as the coast was clear, I ran as fast as I could with bare feet. They look like little dinosaurs don't you think? Evil, evil, evil man-eater!

Here's a shot of our pool. Jeff did a good job taking this picture to cut out the topless ladies everywhere. It's pretty sad when you feel overdressed at the SWIMMING POOL! It was a great place to drink Pina Coladas and Strawberry Daiquiri's.. I'm not telling whether we said "virgin" or not! What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico!

Jeff loves to just soak up the sun(and looks good doing it)! This Eco park we went to had tons and tons of hammocks to just sit and relax. Watch out for the Iguana, though, they might bite you!

We went to the Mayan ruins called Tulum. It's not the big one, but it was awesome! We got an LDS tour guide, and he showed us all the resemblances of our church and the ancient Mayans. It's amazing how much physical evidence of our church was there. For me it was a huge testimony strengthener. It was terribly hot, but worth every minute. I recommend going to see a ruin if you get a chance. In stead of having a huge tour group, we only had our little family of 5. I loved it!
I must say it was really weird driving down the highway in Mexico and seeing stations of policemen holding machine guns! It was quite intimidating! One of our taxi drivers warned us that if we rent a car we might get pulled over by the police. He said absolutely do not give them your driver's licence. They usually just want money. Isn't that just scary? To say the least, we just stuck to taxis for our transportation.
On a final note: We're having a baby! We had a few interesting/scary moments right at the beginning, but now it's good. Our original due date was October 8th, then it went to the 23rd, and after 2 early ultrasounds, it's now November 1st. We are 13 weeks pregnant, and very excited for our next adventure. Our baby is the size of a small shrimp, and is fully developed. We will find out in June what we are having. It's a whole new world coming up for us!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Done esta el bano?

Jeff and I are so excited to be going to Mexico in a few weeks. We've had some stress in our lives for a couple of weeks, and we're very much looking forward to all the virgin pina coladas, and strawberry daquiris one can handle. We're going to see some Mayan ruins, snorkel, swim with sting rays (I'm not to excited about this one), and spend a coupl of days just relaxing on the beach. We can hardly wait. I know how to say "Where is the bathroom" and "how much is it?", and "I want to eat". With those few phrases and the hopes that heaven will open and I will be blessed with the gift of tongues, then we should get by. Plus, we're told that where we're going is very "americanized" so we can only hope! :) Oh, and don't worry about the drug cartel. I will give em the old heave-ho and then I'll kick 'em. I'm not afraid to use the tools I say on Miss Congeniality with the self defense. I'll use my elbows, jab em in the eyes, and of course (my personal favorite) the groin! Don't mess with me. I'll kick your butt! :) It's going to be a great trip!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Grandma Pennie

I visit teach this wonderful friend of mine in the ward named Pennie. I met my dear friend while working with her daughter at Stone Drug. This lady is amazing. She really is like my adopted grandmother. She would give the shirt off her back if she found someone who needed it more. Well I went with my partner to visit Pennie, and we were a few minutes early. She had modern, youthful music playing loudly, and she was in the kitchen. We came to visit her, but she had a pie baking in the oven for US! I love her! She gave us a fresh piece of pumpkin pie, a large glass of chocolate milk, and some homemade caramels that are to die for. I finally got to the spiritual message after awhile, and we chatted for a bit. I thanked her for my "dinner" and gave her a big hug. I told her and my companion that we would for sure come back more often :) I can only hope that when I am in my 70's, I can be as charitable and youthful as she is. She rides jetski's and 4-wheelers and wants to ride in a hot air balloon for her birthday. She's an amazing perosn,and I love her.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Was I ever like that?

As I serve in the Young Women's in my ward, I often think back to when I was 12 and 13. I don't EVER remember acting silly and girly like they do. I love the enthusiasm my girls show. Sometimes it gets too loud and chaotic, but I love 'em anyway! Maybe I had teenage blinders on, I don't know, but surely I wasn't giddy, right? I remember being a tomboy-ish, quiet, shy, and an awkwardly tall teenager with not many friends. That's what I remember about being 12 and 13. When my YW leader said to me "Boy, I'm so glad you came out of your shell." I didn't know what she was talking about. I was the same as always. I am so grateful that those awkward years are behind me, and you couldn't pay me to go back. What do you think? Do you remember me acting like that? I don't!