Friday, April 17, 2015

50 Weeks

Nixon had a rough week this week. He had some kind of bug and it hit hard. Throw up and blow outs, both of us are ready for a new week! He had us a little worried because he dropped some weight with his lack of eating and drinking and throwing up so much, but it looks like he's on the mend.

With only two weeks until his first birthday, he has three teeth and one ready to pop through (along with more busted lips on those sharp things!), he's standing more without support and he's getting even more fun!

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Last night as I lay in bed, I was overcome with the strongest feeling of gratitude for this man.
Not to say I don't feel grateful often, but this was so overwhelming. I laid there, holding his hand, in tears thinking how blessed I am. Ethan is the most amazing man and I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have him be my husband. I even imagined us as an old couple, me with a white pony tail, him with his million dollar grin, and both of us more in love than ever before. It was a sweet image.

He works so hard. He's going to school, working, church callings, and is continually serving others as well as makes time for his family. I don't know what I've done to have such an amazing guy, but I know I'm going to keep holding on to him as tight as I can!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

49 Weeks

Nixon has had quite a week so far. He's almost fallen face first down the stairs, but was caught by Ethan's dad Dwayne and I, he pulled a chair down on top of him and whopped his face pretty good, he's got his two top teeth trying to pop through, and he's bumped his head multiple times on furniture, floors, and anything else he can.

With all of that, he's also had some successes! He had his first Easter, and on that same day stood for the first time on his own for a substantial amount of time. And just today he took his first legitimate step on his own and drank from a straw successfully for the first time (on the first try).

We've had a bit of a sick bug going around the family, so we hope he is able to avoid getting it!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Day

Our Easter was just how I imagined it: low key, spending time with family, and hearing the amazing talks from general conference. Living in the East, means conference doesn't start until noon! That left a lot of time in the morning for Easter baskets, breakfast, and lounging.

I'm not going to lie when I say I probably had the best Easter basket! First, Ethan tied mine to a string and made me go through the whole main level of the house to find it.
Ethan and Nixon got their baskets as well! Nixon was uber excited for a couple of the balls in his basket (that, crazy enough, he's played with before... he's young enough he'll never know). 
The loot!
After the basket festivities, I made some pancakes and we enjoyed a nice breakfast all together. We put Nixon down for a nap, and put conference on while I made some colorful deviled eggs (I'll post those later). It's always amazing listening to the prophets and apostles and getting spiritually filled!

I made sure to get some Easter pictures of Nixon, which make my heart melt every time I see them. I had a really hard time narrowing them down. I decided maybe it's ok to have a couple of pictures, even if they're similar poses because he was so dang cute during the whole thing!
After pictures, we headed over to Ethan's sister Jessica and Eric's house for a delicious dinner. It was fun to spend time with them again, eat yummy food, and play a mob card game (which I ended up winning)! 

Ethan and I ended the night with reading the three gospel accounts of the resurrection. I am so thankful for my Savior who made it possible for us to live again and for me to be with my family for time and eternity.