Sunday, November 15, 2009

So far in November...

Braddock got his ears clipped...

ALL HALLOW'S EVE!!! is finally here

Braddock's costume is really cute, but he hates wearing the part that goes on his head. We tried to go to our ward's Trunk or Treat but for some reason when we got to the church parking lot, it wasn't our ward... We took Braddock around anyway, then figured we didn't know anyone so we left to go home and hand out candy. Not as many kids this year, and NO kids from our ward, so I am still wondering where our ward party was that we missed!

First steps

Braddock first learning to take his steps...

Swimming Lessons

In October, Braddock started swimming lessons...

Quick Shots

First Teeth!

Lounging with Dadda.

Playing in the spice cabinet

Emptying out the bathroom drawer

Throwing food all over Mamma.

First trip to the Playground

Findlay had his first birthday party in October at the park. Braddock surprised us by being able to hang from the monkey bars without any help!! He likes the swing and the slide, too.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dad's Favorite Video !

Braddock Laughing at Mom.... I giggle every time I see this video !

Friday, September 25, 2009

O.P... Here it is

So, thankfully, no one refers to him as Optimus Prime, but this sweatshirt finally fits...
My father named this next one Myrtle... Hopefully that one doesn't stick either. But what do you call them before you know if it's a boy or a girl?
Yes, we are expecting another one... in April. I guess we decided we just weren't busy enough with Gil working 2 jobs and me with a work at home job, the Junto partnership and chasing Braddock around... why not, we had so much fun with the first one.

Monday, August 17, 2009

JUNTO NEWS: I Made Partner!!

So in the spring I applied to be considered for JUNTO.

See to find out what that is...

I found out the Saturday before our first meeting that I had been accepted into the program as a candidate. The first good news in a series to come.

So, we started our meetings, on Tuesday nights at the library. Our first project... a service project. There was a bumpy start, but once we got all our ducks in a row, we decided on a food drive. We mapped out three neighborhoods, asked Triumph Youth Services to pitch in and help, got grocery bags, boxes and flyers all donated by local grocery stores, print shops and the like... and we hit the road.

The trailer floor below is completely covered with the food we collected:

The Monday morning following our food drive, we dropped off 1,554 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank! We were so thrilled at what we were able to accomplish.

Our next task was a networking event, which was exaclty that and I connected with at least one person who I am currently doing business with right now. Gil and I hosted a meeting at our house for thinking up new business ideas, I interviewed the CEO of a local company, sold $372 dollars in a sales challenge and attempted to raise $5K from someone I didn't know. Tough stuff! During this, we were doing classwork, studying, and other "homework" like assignments. It was a VERY busy 6 weeks.

Then, Junto took on something different this year that was not done in any of the past classes. We planned the Junto Protege Mentoring Conference. The website, as of today, is still up:

This took a lot of planning. I was chosen to be the logistics team lead, which put me in charge of the catering, venue, set up, take down, agenda, activities, speakers, registration, panels, raffle, and since we were trying the first ever "speed mentoring", the setup, rotation, and logistics of getting everyone a seat with a mentor! I wish I had taken a picture that day with my camera, but I didn't. It was a huge success, with a fantastic turnout. My team worked so well together and with me getting everything in place. The other team leads busted their tails too... and at the end of the day, we were not just relieved it was over, we were ecstatic because of the overwhelmingly postive feedback of the attendants.

As a gift to Greg (who was the 2009 Mentor of the Year) and Alan (who was the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year) for running Junto and for all they offer, I created this power point to express the gift we chose for them.

After much deliberation apparently, and after days and weeks of waiting to hear the results of the Junto Parntership.... I finally got the call. I had been chosen as a partner. And it is my honor, along with one other female candidate, to become the first female Junto Partner.

This means so much to me because I applied with the intentions of being chosen. This is a new chapter in my life and one that will catapult me right into my goals and dreams. Happy day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bocephus posts his new personal best!

Hurricane, Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bocephus is even closer to that coveted 4.0 s!!!!

See his new personal best run of 4.020... two one-hundreths of a second to shave off...

He also earned his Top Flight this last weekend racing with Hell Razers.... Good job Ceph!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

12 weeks old...

Snuggling my Easter bunny

Relaxing in my tub... hey man, just chill

My first pair of shorts

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A video and a picture!

Lately, Braddock has discovered the wonderful taste of his hands. everyday he spends a little more time sucking his thumb.... here he is trying to get some tasty fist and enjoying his blanket too.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

8 weeks!

Today I read Grandpa One Fish Two Fish...

Hiding from the Shiites

My favorite place to watch the game...

I can stand up!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

6 weeks old

He hasn't really taken to his car seat much, but here is a pic when he wasn't crying in it.

All dressed up in his church clothes!

His hair curls when its wet...

Smiling for mama

hugging his duck...