Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Aaliyah walking

So, I haven't been on here in a long time. First reason is that my camera batteries died and it took me forever just to get replacements. :) Second reason is because I've not really felt up to blogging with the morning sickness stuff. However, I think it's on the downhill side! Well, in the last couple of months Aaliyah has learned to say a few words ("snacks", "uh-oh", "whoa", "hi"), wave "hello" with her hands, and her latest...she's learning to walk! So I thought I'd include a video of her taking a few of her first consecutive steps. Hope you all enjoy!

Friday, December 11, 2009



I'm always really hesitant to use that word, but for the sake of this post I had a revelation the other day in the sense that I realized something that I've never realized before. As I was in doing initiatories yesterday I was listening to the women speak. Sometimes I feel guilty when I do a lot of initiatories in a row because it seems so monotonous and you kind of stop really listening to the words and your mind wanders. For some reason, I was thinking as they were speaking that this is really God's voice, speaking through these great women. These words were given by him, and through his servants they are spoken. Isn't that an amazing thought? From that point on, I thought of the words as being spoken by God Himself, and it was such a great spiritual experience to do the ordinances that usually seem so monotonous and unexciting. It was great.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Halloween and More


Aaliyah being tickled into smiling for the camera in her Halloween flower costume. The funny part, you can see all of our Christmas decorations in the background because we never actually took any Halloween pictures... :)

...hence the pajamas under our mad scientist costumes...

Hmm...I think I'm done...

Aaliyah is so cute playing with her daddy. She grins as soon as he walks into the door and starts saying "da, da, da, da, da". It is so cute!

Daddy hiding...
Using daddy to stand up.

Looking for a good toy...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Family Pictures


Ok, so these family pictures are a couple of months old, but I put the blame on the wonderful postal system of Idaho. We just received them in the mail this afternoon. :) These were taken in the gardens by the greenbelt in Idaho Falls in August by our dear friend Alyssa Perez Tolman. Unfortunately, Aaliyah was not in a friendly mood this particular afternoon after just waking up from a nap and she only graced us with a couple of half smiles. We are having Christmas pictures taken, so hopefully she will cheese it up then!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baby M.I.A.


So this afternoon I asked Justin to run upstairs to check on Aaliyah during her nap because we didn't have a monitor set up. A minute after he goes upstairs, he comes running downstairs and says "You need to come upstairs, quick!". Of course I go running up into the room where I had laid her on some blankets to take a nap. To my surprise, this is what I found... Aaliyah. I was almost in a panic and said "...Justin, where is she?". If you look closely at the zoomed in picture, you'll see that we had a clue...

...a little foot poking out from underneath the bed! So I pull up the blankets from the floor, and this is what I found!...

...a very mobile Aaliyah! She had crawled from her bed of blankets under the bed and was entertained by the wrapped up Christmas tree that was being stored there.

...uh-oh! Caught red-handed!

..."I can explain, Mom"...

"Actually, I'm speechless..."

It's a good thing she's cute! Needless to say, that was her last nap outside the safety of her crib!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Karli's company is doing a show soon...

The dance company we started is doing a Cancer Benefit in October, and this is the ad Justin made for the September/October issue of Idaho Falls Magazine.  Tell all your friends to come!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Funny Video

This was hilarious! We were just sitting and playing before getting her in her pj's, and she started shaking her fist at us! It was so funny! I guess this was her way of telling me that I'd better feed her now...OR ELSE!