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Sunday, April 15, 2012

shhhh. . . Baby Sleeping

Let me introduce you to our Little Oreo!


If you have ever wondered what I might look like at 3 AM, well, here you have it!

Our little Oreo arrived at 9:47 PM, Sunday, April 1

weighing in at 7 lbs. 8 oz.

we received the call at 11 PM that evening that he had arrived and of course we went to say hello!

Hello, little one. . . we are so excited you are finally here

The daughter didn’t do too well and kept fainting/passing out so they transported her to the hospital.  We all met at the hospital and arrived at the same time as the businessman, which was actually pretty cool.

Because they opted to deliver at a Birthing Center when they transported the daughter, they sent baby Oreo with dad and when we all arrived, including the businessman's family we took care of baby for the three hours that they were stabilizing mom.


we simply took turns holding our little bundle and 
enjoyed every nano second of the experience.  

The Other Grandma and Aunt


Uncle Genius


Uncle Musician


We even let dad have a turn. . . we were so nice!

It takes a few days for babies to get their color,
that first day he was just as pink as any baby. . .


Baby Oreo 4 days old


7 days old


just a tiny resemblance. . .

precious moments napping


Family Forever!

 I went to help the new adjusting parents for a few days.  I left the following Sunday, but missed Church, so I decided to stop at Temple Square on my way home that afternoon, to take a moment to ponder and reflect on the events of the past week

words just can't describe the feelings.


 beautiful, peaceful, amazing


I couldn’t help but enjoy the beautiful day and took a couple snapshots of the scenery as a feeble attempt to capture all that was in my heart.


I finally had to leave.  I was VERY tired and wanted/needed bed

Someone asked me how it feels to be a grandma. . .

I don’t feel like a grandma

I don’t look like a grandma

I certainly don’t act like a grandma

but. . . 

being a grandma is an awesome place to be!

although, I have forgotten how much these little tykes DON'T sleep!

What a wonderful time


Monday, April 2, 2012

Sometimes life is beautiful


Especially when a friend tells you that you are special

There hasn’t been much going on this week, so I decided to keep life simple.
The weather has been wonderful and so finally I’ve been able to ride outside again

then this weekend was General Conference. . .

oh, how I LOVE listening to conference, it gives such a boost to life.

We are expecting a baby any day. . .

. . . Now that is exciting

work has been busy

The week before last, I was in Salt Lake for an entire week for training, 

which kept me VERY busy and occupied. . .

. . . I thoroughly enjoyed every moment

The City Creek Shopping Center opened while we were there and we went to take a peek,
Visiting was worth the trip, what an amazing place, it was fun!

here’s a very small sampling of what we found there:



For those who remember the ZCMI Center and Crossroads Mall, 
well, they have now been joined to create City Creek

What an amazing place!


I’m not much of the shopper type


but I enjoyed my time watching people have a good time!

The dancing fountain. . . looks like fun

The girl in the dress was having the time of her life!


and just browsing around 



a live mannequin. . . if you touch her she moves. . . for real!


A dress display, made entirely out of packaging ribbon

the kind you would use to make a bow for a birthday package. . .

. . . amazingly cool!


a cool window display


Tiffany’s. . . this display is for one little ring

across the way was the Rolex store, a single watch was listed for $8550.00!

I’m not sure why I didn’t snap a picture of that. . . .


We just found this entertaining!  

our group determined that this was a reporter or something like that and she was trying to see if her hair was doing what she wanted it to do. . . 

she would take a picture of herself show it to the camera dude and then try again, we watched this little action for 4 different attempts. . . kind of funny