"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I know this is sacreligious. . .

. . . but I find this kinda funny. It's painted on the wall of one of our favorite restaurants on Maui.

Just chillin'

So, I came across this picture of my nephew Will, and I just had to post it. I think he is about two years old here and there is something about this picture that is so simple. I think he had just taken a bath and seems to be relaxing on our big chair. If life were only that simple for the rest of us. . .

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Little Eyes

Jason's cousin sent me this poem after our baby shower in Salt Lake City, Utah this last weekend. I just love it . . .
Little Eyes Upon You

There are little eyes upon you
and they are watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly
take in every word you say.
There are little hands all eager
to do anything you do;
And a little boy who’s dreaming
of the day he’ll be like you.
You’re the little fellow’s idol,
you’re the wisest of the wise.
In his little mind about you
no suspicions ever rise.
He believes in you devoutly,
holds to all you say and do;
He will say and do, in your way
when he’s grown up just like you.
There’s a wide-eyed little fellow
who believes you’re always right;
and his eyes are always opened,
and he watches day and night.
You are setting an example
every day in all you do;
For the little boy who’s watching
to grow up to be like you.

–Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Since it was Father's Day on Sunday, I thought it would be appropriate to post this picture and me and my father on my wedding day. It is one of my favorite pictures because it depicts how I see my father. Many see him as a hard working, serious man. . . but in my eyes, he's a fun, kind and loving father. Not only has he provided me with the necessities of life, but he has given me opportunities to grow and develop my talents. He has taught me the meaning of sacrifice as I have watched him and my mother work so hard for our family. Even though I have "grown up" and moved away, he's still my dad and there is something special about the relationship between a father and his daughter. I just hope that I make him proud of me.

And this. . . this is my cute husband and first-time father. Soon, he will have a little guy to follow him around the house and want to do everything that dad does too. It will be fun to watch. There is no doubt in my mind that Jason will be a great dad.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Hand Magnet . . .

OK, so I understand that my eighth month pregnant stomach is a hand magnet. I mean, it's just so far out there and people think it's "so cute." But, why do strangers think it's okay to touch me? This is a stupid pet peeve I have, but it's this really weird phenomenon that I have noticed over the past few weeks. I have had more and more strangers touch my stomach and it's kinda caught me off guard more than once. It's one thing to have family and friends touch it, but when the cashier at Wendy's reaches over the counter to touch my stomach, I just feel somewhat violated. Don't get me wrong, I love it that people are excited for me. . . but it's just something I have noticed lately.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


This last week my sister Rebecca graduated from high school. She graduated with high honors and we are so happy she has been able to accomplish so much in her high school career. Now, she will move on to bigger and better parts of her life. In August she will leave to attend Southern Utah University (Go Thunderbirds!) and hopefully she will have an amazing "college" experience. Having graduated from SUU myself, I am so excited that she chose to go there for school. When I left high school I thought that I had just completed the best times of my life. Little did I know that college would be even better. Life is what you make of it. If you don't expect a lot, you won't receive a lot. If you wait around for others to make your life happy and complete, you will wait forever. Don't look too often to the past, it will only hold you back. Make your life what you want it to be.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Happiest Place on Earth

One my favorite childhood memories are our family vacations to Disneyland. It was one of the times I would see my father run like a little child to Pirates of the Caribbean and sing, "Yo Ho Yo Ho - a Pirates Life for Me!" as loud as humanly possible. Usually twice a year my brother James and I would pull out our Disneyland maps from the trip before and map out a route that would take us to all of our favorite rides. We would devise plans to get my parents to buy churros, frozen lemonades and the occasional princess crown for myself. Without fail, we would ride Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Haunted Mansion until the park would close.
Needless to say, it was a blast to go to Disneyland with Brent (Jason's brother), Allison, Mabel and Will last year. Watching Mabel's four year old face light up when she saw Princess Jasmine and listening to Will laugh at Uncle Jason's fear of heights on the Ferris Wheel at California
Adventures brought back all of the memories I have as a little girl at Disneyland. Even going as a "grown up" makes me feel like a kid again.

Monday, June 11, 2007

The First Look at Our Baby Boy

This is our baby boy at 29 weeks! We had a 4D ultrasound done on Saturday and it was so amazing to see his face and little body! He looks so much like Jason and I am so relieved to see that he looks healthy and active. In fact, he never stopped moving the whole hour we were there. (Perhaps that has something to do with orange juice I drank that morning. . . ) My mom, Dad, Becca and James went with us to see "Little David" (as my family affectionately calls him). It was so fun to see him open and close his hands, flex his feet, blink and smile. It's an amazing feeling to know that he is ours.