Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Close One

I won't lie. Tori has falling off the bed. I was trying to keep it a secret, but what the heck, I am a normal Mom. Even though it isn't a huge deal to have Tori fall from my bed, the experience is heart wrenching, and I never want it to happen again. There are feelings of guilt, worries of brain damage, tears pouring from both Tori and I, and a nice sign of it on my babies forehead, so every thinks I neglect my her(embarrassing.)
Since her plummet from the bed I have been cutting down on bringing her into my bed at night. However last night I was way to tired to to feed her and bring her back to her crib so she stayed with Jake and I. She usually sleeps in the nook of my arm, to keep her form rolling off the side, but now that she a strong crawler my arm is cake for her to get over. I woke up and absolute panic filled me. There was Tori with her head hanging off the bed, going for the dive. I grabbed her, hugged Tori for 5 minutes, fed her, and put her back into her crib. All while thanking Heavenly Father I was prompted to open my eyes so early in the morning.
Even if Tori did fall from the bed again it wouldn't of be the end of the world but, I am so Thankful I was able to keep her from falling and being hurt. I am so greatful I have the holy ghost there to help me protect my precious child.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

One more thing about Austin

If you look closely at these pictures will see little black dots. Those little black dots are bats. Don't be a baby! These bats are really cool. They live under a bridge and at sundown everyday they fly out by the thousands. There are streams of bats following one another threw the sky. It is a really cool sight to see.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Jake and I purchased season tickets for BYU football this year. Of course Tori is coming along and she is going to show off her BYU spirit as a baby cheerleader! I'm so excited for the first game tomorrow! Go BYU!

(I still love you more LSU, Geaux Tigers)

Sarah Palin

I am not a big political guru and don't like to have huge debates about politics. Politics usually don't even really get me excited especially recently. However I am excited about McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin. I have done a little research about her and like what I've learned. I am reframing form listing the pros and cons about her so I think you should all go learn about Palin on your own. However I do think she is as cute as a button.


One of the best things of having a baby girl are all the cute little things there are to accessorize with. Unfortunately those cute little accessories, like bows, can be pricey. But now I have learned how to make some of those pricey bows vendors sell. Yepee!
These are the bows I leaned to make.A Lady bug and Bubble bee bow
Some pink bows
A BYU bow and a candy corn bow

My Little Inch Worm

Tori has been crawling now for about a month and has gotten pretty fast. Her crawl reminds me of an inch worm.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Random Cute Pictures


One day I was doing my hair and Tori was playing at my feet. She decided to go exploring and a second latter I heard a disturbing noise. I knew it was going to happen eventually. I rush around the corner into the kitchen and there Tori was eating Theo's dog food.
Yeah it is a little gross but this happened over two weeks ago and she isn't in the hospital. So get over it and laugh, you know it is dang cute.

Texas Trip

As you might know my sis Odessa recently was married in Texas. Meaning I was able to get to go see my family in the lone state. I flew down early to spend time with my sister Candida and her family and had a blast. We went to Schlitterbhn, a totally rocking water park, mount bonnell, Dave n Busters, shopping, swimming, partied, went to the wedding and other little things. The trip was great. Tori did very well on the plane rides. She slept most of the way there and played happily in my lap on the way back. I am very proud of her.
My nieces Jena, Cassidy, any my nephew Bryce
Jake and Tori at Mount Bonnell looking at the Colorado River
Tori Sleeping on the plane

My other Niece Righlie

Camilla was a great comforter to me when I was growing up. Neither of us got a long with our mother and she was always there for me when I got upset about it. When she moved out I missed her so much that I put her senior portrait by my bed and named a cat after her.
I love you Camilla!

Party Time

So you know my sisters and I had to through Odessa a little bacheloret party the night before the wedding. Odessa wasn't up to play funny little games like kissing a bald man on the head because she was tired from the night before. However we did get her to wear some big girl panties and a veil while riding on the hood of Candida's mini van through the drive threw of Macdonalds. LOL . After wards the six of us went to the the Oasis.

The Oasis is an of the coolest places in Austin TX. It is a old building that burned down then was reconstructed into two restaurants. In the front there is beautiful garden with amazing flowers and walkways. In the back there is a awesome view of lake Travis. On the third floor is one of the restaurants and it is also a venue with a dance floor. A live band comes and you can dance as much as you want. So fun. Oh and all ages are allowed, It is a family friendly place. One more thing, it is free. You can walk right in, find a table, watch the sunset over the lake, listen to live music, dance a little, and go home with out paying a dime.

Anyway I am a party animal by heart and had so much fun shacking my thang with my sisters. It was a great time but the whole time I couldn't stop thinking how much more fun I would be having if Ang were there. So Angela when you get back from Spain we are going dancing to make up for you absence. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Odessa and Sergio

My little sis, Odessa, got hitched on Aug. 23rd! She was married and sealed in the San Antonio, TX temple. It was so special to see her sealed for all time and eternity. I even cried. Here are few pics.

A New Calling

I received to get a new calling at church recently! I am now privileged to be the activates comity chair along with Jake. We were called together about a month ago and I am still very excited. A bit over whelmed but very excited. As of now it looks like I get to do all the nitty gritty work, and I like it. Jake steps in when when I get stressed or when I forget something. Jake and I also have a great activities comity that are more always do their part. I like feeling of being the leader of the fun part of church! I like having fun and I like the people around me having fun so I am am pumped to fulfill my calling to the fullest!

We organized and had our first activity as chairs on the 16th of this month. We had a block party. We closed the road, had two inflatable bounce houses, snow cones, popcorn, a bbq, and one awesome water balloon fight. I think most people had fun but I know I did. I was worried it wasn't going to come together but it did. In my eyes it was a success!

If y'all have any good ideas let me know!

To Karen

Karen, I am so sorry it has been so long since my last post. I know you get really bored at work, and need pictures of Tori to look at to keep you going. I promise I'll do better at blogging! I hope this pic makes things better.