Friday, January 21, 2011

Let the good times roll

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted, I mean I still had a Christmas background! Goodness, well Tyler has started back at school and got a research position where he works 10 hrs a week. I am so glad to have a little money coming in. I am still teaching dance, but only once a week and I'm doing a little sewing on the side, but so far that hasn't moved very fast...We just need to hang on until May when Tyler starts back up at Ernst and Young.
Some fun stuff we've been up to:
Tyler is coaching Brennan's Jr Jazz basketball team named the Battle Stags

Tyler is also playing intramural bball at BYU; a bunch of his buddies made up a team of ISYS master's guys--all married and most with kids:) Last night was their first game and thankfully they dominated of course since they have more wisdom and prowess being all in their late 20s. They beat a freshman team. Eliza was a great cheerleader

I have signed up to take a photoshop class...heavens knows I need it:) As I was taking these photos I got so excited thinking about what I could possibly do. I have a very willing model:) 
On the flip side of cool things that have gone on, I got a bad bad cold on Monday--sneezy, coughy, sore throat--Thankfully it was only a couple days, due to a great blessing and good old medicine. Eliza rewarded us with 3 nights this week of 8hr stretches at night. Just when I think it's a pattern that will continue she goes only 5. haha. But I really can't complain because she usually sleeps in until 10 or 10:30. During her bath last night I tried to get rid of her cradle cap using some olive oil(has anyone else heard of this strategy?) and today her hair is nice and stringy. (of course I washed it after!) It seemed to have worked a little. She also has these rough patches of skin on her calves, elbows and shoulders that appear to be excema...I'm using eucerin and aquafor and hoping that it helps since treatment for excema is really expensive. Maybe when we have good insurance again I can go for that treatment (dang it BYU).
Also question, did anyone else get monthly visits while nursing?

On January 11, our new little cousin Brielle Ann was born and Eliza loved not being the center of attention...NOT. Her and Ashlyn sure did have fun though

I put her in Brielle's crib for "memory's sake."
I know you get tired of seeing Eliza, so here is beautiful Brielle

7lbs 2 oz
So happy she's here!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sianara 2010 (Viewer Discretion advised,some kissing pictures)

Tyler's fam has some great Christmas traditions and this year we created a new one...going to the BYU basketball game.

As you can see, Eliza loved it!

Jackson Emery ringing the victory bell

We even got a picture of Eliza with Cosmo--such a perfect cheerleader! Go Cougs!
Last year's new tradition was to build, 

"The Christmas Fort" As the following depict, this is a spacious lounge where we play Wii, watch movies and generally chill Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Some of the fam slept inside, but since we had little Eliza, we slept in our bed:)
Here I caught Brennan playing Wii
With his pants down

Brennan's Christmas tree (by the way, if you couldn't tell Brennan is the Christmas tradition enforcer)

Merry Christmas!!!!

And now, we fast forward to New Year's. One of our goals before we move is to rid ourselves of extra junk...even though I love shoes, I decided I could part with a few pairs. I went from this:

to this!

that's like 20 pairs I got rid of...go me:) Right now this is how I store them, since we share a very small closet...

 Tyler has one shelf, I have two

Eliza did so well on our trip to Colorado. She is such a cutie pie, and looks so adorable when sleeping.

Or awake

Or in her carseat as we take pictures
 Or on the plane

When Daddy's holding her

 I tried to find an angle without a line of light across Ty's face, but the airplane sure wasn't cooperating.
Ok, well we love our little girl if you couldn't tell. And we had a blast this break. Here's to a Happy 2011!!!!