Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
During our Christmas vacation Jake, Tori, my little sister, Nina, and I took a road trip and were able to visit some of my extended family i have not been able to see in a very long time. It was great. I am planning on going down there more often. There is no way i can let another 6 years go by with out seeing them again.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Dear Family and Friends,
I am very excited that it is the season to be sending Christmas cards and that I am sending out our family’s very first Christmas greeting. 2008 was full of adventures and blessings. The biggest adventure and blessing of the year was the birth of Tori.
Tori was born into this world on January 28th, healthy and alert. My labor with her was fast and was such a great experience. Like all babies, Tori is growing so fast. Currently she loves to give high fives, clap her hands, jibber jabber, and crawl very fast. She also loves to play with her little friend, Reggie. She even recently tried to give him a kiss. She is such a sweetheart!
Speaking of sweethearts, mine is also doing great. Jake graduates this month in manufacturing engineering and business management. We are so excited for no more school. He is working at Rocky Mountain Composites as a manufacturing engineer right now. Basicly, he uses computers and robots to make carbon fiber airplanes. Jake has also been busy working on our home, learning how to create websites, and being an extraordinary father and husband.
As for me, I have enjoyed the year being a full time mom and blogging away. Recently I have decided to become a certified doula. As a doula I will support mothers emotionally and physically through childbirth. I am not sure just how much I will work as a doula but helping women give birth is a growing passion of mine. Since August I have been busy with my church calling and responsibilities as a joint activities committee chair for our congregation.
Being the head honchos of our congregation’s activities Jake and I have learned many valuable lessons. We (mostly me) have learned how to delegate responsibilities, how to listen to others’ ideas, become better organized, and how to throw one mean party. We have also been able to become better friends with fellow church members, and have had so much fun. Jake and I would like to thank his parents for babysitting Tori on the nights of our activities.
Even though Jake and I have been busy with parenting, school, work, church, and life in general we have been able to do some pretty fun stuff this year. We were able to get BYU football season tickets and even took a few vacations.
First, for Memorial Day weekend, we visited our good friends Dennison, Robin, and Carter Harris in Vancouver, Washington. Then In August my little sister Odessa was married to Sergio Alonso. We are so happy that we were able to witness Odessa and Sergio married for time and all eternity in the San Antonio, Texas temple. Our last trip of the year will be a vacation to Louisiana for Christmas. We are very excited because we will be able to visit my grandparents and other extended family for the first since Jake and I have been married.
Most of all we would like to wish y’all a merry Christmas and testify that we know this beautiful season is to celebrate our Savior’s birth. We know our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, was born upon this earth to live for us, and to die for us so we can return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven.
Merry Christmas and have a wonderful upcoming year.
-Jake, Sylvia, and Tori Green
First Elaine tagged me....
Next for the the "tags", Tami's...
8 favorite tv shows: These are not in any particular order
1. Pushing Daisies
2. King of Queens
3. The Cosby Show
5. Samantha Who
6. Greys Anatomy
8. The Office
8 things i did yesterday:
2. Made Dinner
3. Finished Christmas cards
4. Made plans
6. Watched Toy Story
7. Went visiting teaching
8. Talked to my mom
8 things i look forward to:
1. Going to Louisiana
3. Getting pregnant again
4. Being a doula
5. Jake getting home from work
6. Wendee having her baby
7. A hair cut
8. Five pounds from now.
8 favorite restaurants:
1. Gloria's Little Itaily
2. Joe Verdes
4. Villiage Inn
6. Sensous Sandwich
7. Mimi's Cafe
Friday, December 5, 2008
Like I said before today there is a ward activity therefore my mother in law and father in law will be coming down to watch Tori for me. So that means time for me to clean the house. Meaning as I run to put something away in the next room Tori gets moments to crawl around and play with a whatever. Of course she will get her little hands on something and taste it. Today she tasted the dish soap. When I saw her I said "Hey baby, that is gross. Yuck!" I don't think she understood because she gave me a big smile that showed all her teeth, and then clapped.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Call me a Trekkie but I just got really excited when I watched the upcoming Star Trek movie trailer. The movie comes out May 8th and I'm pretty sure I'm going to go see it on the big screen. Maybe not opening night but I definitely will pay 8.50 to see it.
I might not seem the type to pay the big bucks for a remake Sci Fi classic but I was raised on watching Star Trek and Star Wars. As a child it was such a treat to watch Star Trek and Star Wars with my father and asking him questions like, why spock had pointy ears, and why the klingons had such weird foreheands. If I remember correctly we even had a few episodes of the Star Trek the TV show record on to a VHS along with some of the movies. Oh memories.
As I grew older I never got in to knowing all the facts of Star Trek characters or even what type of being they were, or anything that would give my coolness factor a bad rep. But I still would not mind watching a episode or two with my Bother, only if nothing else was on of coarse. Plus I never chose a side in Star Trek vs Star Wars battle of the best. So I guess you can't call me a Trekkie, but it does not mean I am not already a fan for the Star Treck Movie.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tonight when I was making dinner Tori was being less than happy. I handed her the tomato that I was holding because she was stressing out because I was had it, and she wanted it. When I gave her the tomato I thought She was going to play with it like a ball, but like the good explorer that she is she tasted it first. Then she took a bite and another then another. Tori ate almost half of the tomato! In the time it took her to eat her share of the tomato I was able to finish dinner! I only hope that much tomato isn't to acidic for her little body.
Here is a video I took of Tori eating her Apple des Paradieses.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Um I am little bummed my forth picture was not a cute picture of Tori when she was spanking brand new into the world or even of me pregnant. I was tempted to just use of my favorite pictures of Tori on here instead but I'll be a good sport.
My forth picture is of myself and Ryan, the guy who I was strapped to when I went skydiving. I actually like the picture of myself. I think I look radiant, young, a little tan, and excited with a tid bit of scared mix in.
Looking at the picture make me want to skydive again. I really enjoyed myself.
So now it is time for me to tag four of you to post your forth photo in your forth folder. Lets see who will it be... Okay got it. I tag Wendee, Loyd( Loyd, just do the dang tag), Elaine, and Camilla. Have fun!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Monday, November 10, 2008
Jake and I had season tickets for BYU football this year. It was so much fun going to the games and getting my cougar spirit on. I guess it was pretty easy with the all the home victories. Anyway we will be definitely getting tickets next year. Go Cougars!
On Saturday night Jake was on the computer, and I was holding Tori's hands helping her walk around the living room. I was started to feel like a hunch back bending over for so long and decided to let go of Tori's hands expecting her to fall on her bum. However I let go and she stayed standing. She stood for about 5 seconds then with her arms stretched out she eased her self very slowly to the floor. Now 5 seconds doesn't seem to be significant when reading this but the it is huge for a baby. During those 5 seconds I didn't know what to do. It seemed I was paralyzed with excitement and surprise. The only thing it seemed I could do was stammer to Jake to have him turn and look. Thankfully I was able to get my message across in time for him to see Tori standing. Tori seemed to just as surprised with what her body did. After she was back on bum she gave me a look that had, what in the heck did I just do, written all over it. She was not upset though, but I do think it freaked her out quite a bit. I have tried and tried to get her to stand again but her little legs just go limp when I let the weight of her body go on them. I'll keep practicing with her and try to get a good picture to post.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Okay this is a husband tag. Answer the question about your significant other, and tag at least one other. Tag more people if you like. The more you tag the merrier!
1. Where did you meet?
We met a his apartment when My sister, Angela, and I went to go visit her crush.
2. How long did you date before you got married?
11 months, we were friends for a few months before we dated too.
3. How long have you been married?
About 2 1/2 years
4. What is your favorite feature of his?
Come on, just one? Jake is a stud, I love everything about him. But if I have give one then I say his smile. It sparkles, make me happy, and he has dimples!
5. What is your favorite quality of his?
He is incredibly talented at everything he tries.
6. Does he have a nick name for you?
7. What is his favorite color?
He likes black for most things but he won't call it his favorite.
8. What is his favorite food?
His favorite thing to consume is Diet Dr. Pepper. But that is not food so I'll say fajitas.
9. What is his favorite sport?
It is a close one, football or snowboarding.
10. When was your first kiss?
Our first kiss was on the night of July 10th 2005. I was not sure if I was ready for a boyfriend but the moment we kissed I fell in love.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Cuddle and watch movies, or go on walks when it is nice outside.
12. Do you have children?
We have Tori. One beautiful little girl.
13. Does he have a hidden talent?
He can fix any kind of AC: Central air in a home, a car A.C, or a window unit. He fixed each of them this past summer. Amazing!
14. How old is he?
15. Who said I love you first?
Well this complicated because he says he said I love you while he was singing a song before we even kissed. However if you go by saying when just talking then I did. He started to say, "I lu" but then I jumped in and finished his sentence. So I guess it was me. By the way that was on July 12, 2005. I told you I fell in love right when we first kissed
16. What is his favorite type of music?
Rock and Roll, baby!
17. What do you admire most about him?
He doesn't quit.
18. Do you think he will read this?
Yep, he always reads my blog. Lalu
I'll tag Elaine C. and Connie P.
Monday, November 3, 2008
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
With "Put your picture here" written on it. Hayley and Peter were asking for a prank of some sort. So I picked up that pumpkin and took it home. I showed Jake and asked whose face we should put on. Haley and Peter are from Alaska so I mentioned Sarah Palin, but that idea wasn't to great. Then I suggested George W. Bush, and then it came to me. The perfect picture to put on would be one of David Hasselhoff. The Hoff would be proud to have his picture on a pumpkin.
Right away I knew this was the right picture for the job. I printed it out taped it to the pumpkin and put it right back where I found it. Latter that day they let us know they knew Jake and I were that ones behind the Hoff pumpkin. They loved it. Ha ha ha, it was great. You all better look out for me next year.
Unfortunately Jake and I were the victims of some hoodlum's mean prank. Some punks came and smashed my pumpkin. I wish I could kick those sons of guns right in the knee. I didn't care so much about the pumpkin but inside the pumpkin there was a cute bat candle. Now it is ruined and broken. Kids there days. Oh well, at least they didn't steal my big spider.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
What I did Halloween 2008
9:30 till 10:30 I went to aerobics at my church building, and Leslie I am feeling those lunches!!!
11:30 till 2:00 Tori and I went to a fun mom and baby Halloween party. I had a little lunch, chit chatted, and decorated cookies. So fun!
3:00 till 4:00 Jake, Tori, and I went trick or treating down Provo Center Street. Tori seemed to enjoy holding on to her little bag of candy. Luckily we were able to get our trick or treating before the rush. We left right as hundreds of black cats, fairies, and iron men came along.
5:00 till 8:00 We were at home handing out candy to tick or treaters.
8:00 on Jake, Tori and I hung out with some friends.