Thursday, November 13, 2008

5 months and counting

Well, our little baby is getting bigger each day. She's five months old and will be six at this end of this moth so I thought I would give a little recap of how she's been. She's figured out how to roll over and doesn't really cry anymore when she's on her tummy. It just seems to be a natural thing for her if only she could figure out how to get around and crawl. She'll turn in a circle to find something, but that's about it. She wakes up in the mornings now making different noises. She hasn't been doing it long enough for me to really figure out what it means, but it's funny. It's like she trying to tell me how her night was and what she wants to do today. (it would probably sound like babbling to anyone but me) She loves watching what everyone is doing and seems fascinated by her cousins most times. She's on the edge of being able to sit up. If I put her on the floor sitting up she'll stay for awhile until she gets so excited she falls over. She drools ALL the time, but still no teeth. Her hair is growing funny with just a little patch on top and is slowly coming in on the sides, it seems to have a little bit of curl to it, we'll just have to be patient and wait. All in all she's a happy healthy baby that keeps us busy! Enjoy the pictures!
Happy 5 months Maci!

Josh is sure she gets all of her funny faces from me!

I know the drool is gross

another weird face and crazy hair
big girl!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We have had a fun day of Halloween treats! I just wanted to post a picture of our favorite treat of all!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I can't believe it! I actually won something! I have entered a few giveaways that Natalie has been having to celebrate the Fall season and I am the recipient of some fun things from the Pleated Poppy. I would have found out sooner if I would have gotten online this past weekend, but we were busy packing up and moving(I don't really want to talk about that right now-not ready to cope with change yet) so it was a wonderful surprise. If you're interested you can enter some yourself, she has lots of fun things offered. Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mmmm Cereal

Maci has been eating baby cereal for a few weeks now. The first two weeks she seemed really confused by me trying to stick a spoon in her mouth with mushy stuff on it. This week she has really started enjoying her cereal. The first day she started to like it she would cry when I took the spoon out of her mouth to get more. She has learned to be a little more patient now. This morning I was trying to eat my own breakfast and she just stared at me the whole time and would even open her mouth for me so that I could share. This little girl really likes food!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy 2 years!

So I was out of town two weeks ago when Josh and I had our 2 year anniversary. I feel that it's a blog-worthy event and am going to post a few pictures to commemorate the special day. Enjoy

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sniff Sniff

So I guess it's almost official... We're moving. I'm happy and sad all at the same time which makes me feel kind of unstable. We love our little haven here in Rexburg and will really miss everyone who has contributed. I just thought that I would give everyone a little update so that everyone could be up to speed. We did find renters and owners for our condo all at the same time! My brother and sister-in-law have decided to move in so we're happy to know that they will love our place just about as much as we have. It's been a big relief to have good tenants. For some reason it's just so hard to let our little home go. They will be moving in around the 25th of this month so I guess that means that Maci and I should be out sometime before then? We haven't set a definite moving date yet probably because that would make it seem too real. So we're off to Utah! (Draper to be exact, for now). After writing this I feel like I coming to grips with it a little more so sorry for my rambling!

Farewell, Reed's Dairy Ice cream! You have made our life so much happier. Oh how we loved to support our local cows! Now I will have to find something else to fill the void.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sweet Baby

She's just too cute! The two of us have lots of fun together.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's just boring

Wow, I realized today I haven't posted any happenings in a long time. I guess that is because not a lot has really happened. Maci and I just sit around the house all day keeping each other busy while Josh is down in Salt Lake working like crazy. We decided today that we'll try to rent our place out here starting in October so then Maci and I will move down there and find somewhere temporary to stay for a little while. It's been exciting that Josh has a new job, but not so fun to not be together. We had a fun weekend when Josh came up to visit. Maci showed off all of her new tricks. She's rolling over now and she isn't sure if she likes being on her tummy, but it's fun to see her reaction. I think she gets a little shocked. She picked up on peek-a-boo this morning and I'm not sure that putting a blanket over her face to get her to go to sleep when we're at church will work anymore because she thinks it's time to play the game again. She's so much fun and keeps me busy all day, it's great! Lauren just joined us here in Rexburg now that she's going to school at BYU-I and it's been a lot of fun to hang out with her! Well, that's about all that I can remember that has happened recently.

(this is a piece of corn from our garden)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Search is over!

Maci enjoyed cousin Addi's bumbo

Josh and Maci at Gardner Village - Thanks for getting her to smile NeSmith!

We decided to walk around after Josh's interview in SLC.

We went down to Utah last week so that Josh could go to a couple of job interviews and it turns out that they were successful. Thanks again for letting us crash with you Kelli! Josh was offered a job with the Employment Resources Services for the Church in SLC. We're not sure when he'll actually start and we have to work out all of the housing details, but we're still excited. We're not that thrilled that we will have to go through the whole moving ordeal and leave all the things that we've come to enjoy here in Rexburg behind like friends and family (Nathan, Hanna, and Lauren-we really will miss you), the garden, the small town, only having to choose between three places to eat at on the weekends :), our little home, etc., but we're on to a new adventure and not so much snow!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


It's been so long since I last posted that I'm sure I'll miss a ton of things, but I thought I would just try to recap a few of the happenings. We had Maci's blessing back in June and Josh's parents were able to come along with his sister Kelli and my parents were able to come also and my sister Kelley joined them. My family stayed for a week and we had a great time having them visit. We just recently came back from our trip to Tennessee. Josh was able to stay a week and Maci and I stayed a two weeks. Nathan and Hanna were sealed in the Memphis temple on July 26th and it was a lot of fun to see all of our family that was able to make it. We then went to Chattanooga and stayed with my parents. Kelley was such a big help with Maci the whole time that I'm not sure what to do on my own now :) Lauren, you're still her bff and thanks to Greg's encouragement she's pooped in her diaper almost everyday since we've left. She sure misses everyone holding her. This past weekend Josh came down and picked me up in Utah and we were able to see his parents and his sister Kelli's family along with the newest addition cute little Addi. So now we're back home here in Idaho waiting for that amazing job to surface somewhere and I still hope that we're here long enough to be able to hang out with Lauren and help her adjust to BYU-I (it's not like she'll even need our help) It'll be fun to have her closer. So now I'll just shower you with as many pictures that I can find that show off our fun summer!
Maci was rolling onto her side this morning while she was laying on her back
Our happy little baby!
Grandad and Maci
Josh's b-day cake on Monday
Happy Birthday!!
She has become very interested in her bouncer, it keeps her entertained for quite a while! Thanks Kelli!
On top of an observation deck looking out to downtown Chattanooga
Maci at the bowling alley
They're happy because they were so much better than all of us at bowling
We all had a good time bowling!
Hanna's Birthday cake made by yours truly...chocolate & peanut butter & more chocolate, oh so yummy!
Happy b-day Hanna!
Ruby falls, an indoor waterfall inside of this huge cavern on Lookout Mountain
A picture from behind the falls
Josh and I-it was a little too dark to see us
Hanna and Nathan
Aunt Kelley and Maci
Lauren and Greg at St. John's Restaurant