Saturday, November 26, 2011

6 months!

In case Lauren hadn't had enough,
I took more pictures when we got home.

6 months and cuter everyday.

Garett pointed out that Lauren's tongue seems to be functioning as a barameter of sorts.
When it's out, she's a happy baby.

November 2011

we did it. we went to a professional photographer.
we got up really early. made it a team effort.
I brought so much stuff Garett thought we were maybe spending the night there.

here is a few you may enjoy.
You'll also enjoy our Christmas card.
I know I will.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

~Happy Halloween~
from Lauren the ladybug!

Can a mom brag enough about her amazing, sweet baby?!?
We started out our morning going to Garett's office for a little
trick-or-treating and flu shot for me.
She was the most happy, lovable ladybug the whole time.
Then, after a short nap on the way home, we went to ASEA for a potluck at my work.
Again, the most happy, smily ladybug ever.
And now she's taking a well-deserved nap!
She's just the best. I love my little ladybug.

Happy Halloween to everyone!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5 months!

5 months today! and a beautiful (although chilly!) fall day in the SLC~
I found her some 3-mo size jeans and they will get worn!

Lauren weighed in over 12 pounds today!
Any day now she'll be done with the size 1 diapers. 
24 1/2 inches long and growing...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sarasota, Florida

This past week we took Lauren on her first plane trip - the mission:
sun, beach and relaxation in Sarasota, Florida

First stop: the pool!

Second stop: the beach!  

Aunt Michaeleen and Cousin Ava

Third stop: St. Armand's Circle

we visited the Sarasota Jungle Gardens for the first time.

Cousins Ava and Lauren really adore each other. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

4 months!

4 month dog pillow photo

love me some bathtime!

Lauren Elise - my cutie pie

Monday, September 19, 2011

Summer fun - 2011

 What a wonderful summer we've had!
Family visited in August: 
Cousins Kate, Emma, and Gabe, and honorary cousin Jordan

Cousin Sophia holding the new baby

Aunt Janet with Lauren
Uncle Stuart napping with Lauren
In Bozeman over Labor Day we visited lots of friends:   
Adela Straub, born one week after Lauren

Lauren and Adela having a chat

out to dinner with Doreen Kenfield and both little girls

Plus this summer we've been growing and learning new tricks:
in her bumbo, watching the US Open
loving with Lammie

Rolling over from her belly to her back

prepping for crawling

just looking cute today in a hand-me-down from Sophia

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2 months!

 Lauren is 2 months old today!
She is growing up - weighing in at 9 lbs and 21 inches today!
Here is her side-by-side with her doggie pillow.
I had to include the crying shot. She can go from smile to frown and back again in seconds.

Last weekend we took a little roadtrip to Sundance.
Along the way we stopped to take in the view of Mt Timpanogos.

A few more photos from this week for your viewing pleasure:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Murder Mystery! 1960's style

Last weekend Garett and I were invited to a Murder Mystery, held by a friend of mine (you might have heard of her) - Ashley Pearce Carrell ( We had a blast and Garett was totally in his element.  He must have learned to act while at sailing camp or something!

Because of some really awesome friends (shout out to Kami and Michelle), I was able to borrow some 1960's dresses and even had several choices:

Ultimately, I went with the tulip sleeves, hippy look. Topped off perfectly with hoop earrings and a peace necklace, compliments of my sister and niece. (Thank you Stacia and Elise!) 

Garett's character was a bad-boy drummer who ultimately was found out to have attempted to murder a member of a competing band.  My character wasn't as innocent as she appeared either, guilty of sabotaging an important competition between the bands.

And Lauren, sweet Lauren. She played herself - groovy as can be chillin' in her carseat in Ashley's backyard.