Monday, December 20, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Last night we finally got Dane to laugh...its funny the things we do to make them laugh!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


So my mom was looking through some pictures the other day and she claimed that Dane looks like his cousin Brogan. So I checked it out and I couldn't agree with her more!! Like what Brent said..."I'm okay with that I like Bo and he is a good boy too!" Bo had more hair but when I get Danes hair wet it gets curly too! Too cute, love them both!!!
(Dane is the top picture and Bo is the bottom)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

3 Months

Dane is a 3 months now (well a few weeks over 3 months) and where does time go? He makes us smile so much every day. He is such a happy and good baby. We have moved him from the bassinet to the crib and he is adjusting well. Sometimes he wakes up but for the most part he has continued to sleep through the night! He is just full of smiles especially in the morning...when I get the camera out to capture his smiles...he stops! Ha ha of course. I'm still trying to figure out who he looks like, from the cheeks down he looks like my baby pictures...but there is something in his eyes that looks like Brent. He has Brent's hair line too! I'm just so thankful that my Heavenly Father loves me so much to sent this sweet spirit to us. I learn so much from Dane everyday. A month ago I put some new shammies (jammies) on him before I had washed them and we woke up the next morning with hives on his arms and legs. I felt like a bad mom. But still no matter what, Dane still loved me and gave me smiles. I learned from this that we need not to judge others of their mistakes and still love them unconditionally.

He loves to sit in his chair and watch mom fix dinner!

I captured a video for Clint and Heather! I didn't know how to upload it so here is the link that you can go to and watch it!! To say the least, he doesn't like to say good byes!

Monday, November 29, 2010

No Church

This is what we like to do on Sunday's when church has been cancelled!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


To say the least, we had a fabulous Thanksgiving as you can tell from this big grin!!! Hope you all did too!
(This cute little monkey is starting to look like his cousins...Red & Bo!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snowed IN!

Over the past few days we got this awesome snow storm that just snowed and the wind blowed...A LOT! Brent went to work on Tuesday for half day and then hurried and made it home in time before the freeways were closed and what not. Since the weather was so bad...they decided to take a snow day today at work! How cool is that? I'm so excited that Brent is home with us for the rest of the week and to have some family time!

I captured a few pictures of how much snow we have been getting!

Oh yeah, I failed to mention that the temptures are so cold now that it froze the river over night!! BURRRR....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Yep that right...I had a birthday on November 10th and turned 25. Wow, its still hard to believe that I'm 25 and have a kid. Some days I think that I'm not old enough to have a kid...maybe its because I'm the baby in my family. I did have a fabulous birthday though. My wonderful husband spoiled the poo out of me...along with my family. I know, leave it to me, I totally didn't take pictures. (Heather I need you here to help get everyone in line for pictures...and to play with my baby!!) If anyone knows me and Brent...we just can't keep secrets from each other. So that is why we always have to do our shopping for each other last minute. Well, he waited as long as possible and ended up giving me my gift on the Sunday before. (I joke around that its my birthday WEEK.) So he started the week off with one of these...

Yes, a Nano Ipod. Whoa huh...I'm in the process of getting my CD's in order and put them on the ipod. He always is giving me a hard time with all of my CD cases in my we will put a stop to that!
Then on my birthday, Steve and my mom made their famous shrimp dinner! Boy was it to die brother and his family (Joni's birthday is the day after mine) came and my step sis and her family! It was just great getting to spend so much time and getting phone calls from my family!
Then they surprised me with this awesome Dairy Queen ice cream cake!!!

Then the weekend came and we were able to spend time as a new family. Brent has been working 14+ hour days for the last 6 weeks so that they could get done paving before the bad weather sets in. Luckily they finished on my birthday and his boss gave him Friday off!
We decided to take a quick trip to Utah so that we can turn our A/C off and turn our heat on. Funny story, we turned our heat on and I guess with new construction, it hasn't been turned on before so we ended up setting off our fire alarm. It scared the snot out of me...I grabbed Dane and put my shoes on and RAN out the door. To say the least, we won't be sleeping through any alarms. There is a high pitch sound going off and a lady yelling FIRE FIRE FIRE...I look back now and laugh. But at the time I was freaking out. Brent shut off the heat and we opened the doors to let the gas smell air out and then we turned it back on and we were good to go!
Man I just love our cute house. Dane slept in his crib for the first time and he loved it. I would go and lay him down and he would just go right to sleep!
We had such a great time at our house...its the first time we've been there since we've had Dane. Brent was nice and took me shopping and Christmas shopping. We forgot how much fun it is to people watch at the mall too! We had quite a blast!
In Santaquin we live by the Rowley's Red Barn. It seriously my favorite. They have fresh fruit, ice cream and carmel apples and lots of other goodies. I had to take Brent and they have Christmas lights on their barn. I just love the little town feel. Feels like home!

In Brent's work truck the back seat isn't big enough to stick a car seat back there so Dane gets to ride in the front with us. Man this kid LOVES to smile. He never cries except for if he is hungry or stinky! Here is a cute smile that I captured.

Here is another cute one I snapped!
Thanks to my family and friends for making my birthday so special!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


So the river behind my mom's house is really low right now. Its lower than usual due to letting people repair their river banks and so forth. Its crazy to see where all the sand bars are and wonder how people miss them!!
Usually the water is all the way up to where the trees and bushes are!
Oh, did I mention that I have the cutest baby EVER?!

Monday, November 1, 2010


This year for Halloween my mom had a party and we dressed up as Penguins. We are big fans of Penguins of Madagascar and so Dane was "Rico" because he tends to spit up from time to time!
Such a cute Penguin!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Dane has mastered waving...including in his sleep!!!
We went to the doc for his 2 month check up...
weighs 12 lbs 6 oz
24 1/2 inches long
and sleeps at night for a 5-7 hour stretch!!!
He such a good boy!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tis the season...

to carve pumpkins! Its been a tradition since we've been together and it has to continue since we have Dane!

Dane was just so thrilled to carve pumpkins. He kept on looking at Brent wondering what he was doing!
The finished product. We carved our pumpkins with Gram and Steveo! We sure had a great time!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

This last weekend we went to the Pumpkin Patch in Paul with the cousins...Ava & Red! This is the first Halloween around family and its been really fun. I've never been to this pumpkin patch before and it was a blast!

As you can tell...Dane just loved it...haha slept through it!

Ava, Red & Luke!

Sugar Cookies...

...are a must to make on Halloween! While I frosted, Brent decorated and he monogrammed the cookies for the family! He did a good job and got very creative!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Yep, you got it...I colored my hair brown and I love it!!!

Craft of the year...

If anyone knows me, I'm not the crafty type. Well, when your up at 3 a.m. your mind tends to wonder and you think about all these things you should make. Well I decided to do my craft for the year and I made this car seat cover for Dane. Thanks to my mother in law that cut it out for me and then I sewed it all together! I'm really happy with how it turned out!!


On 10.10.10 we blessed Dane! He was such a good boy. I used Brent's blessing outfit that he wore. He was just so handsome! It was fun to have so much family around! Thanks to Brent that gave him such a wonderful blessing and here are a few pictures that we captured during the day!

This is a typical look that he usually has! Dane loves his cute monkey quilt that Grandma Turpin made for him! I love it turned out perfect!!!

My brother and his family came down from Washington for the weekend so it was fun getting to hang out with Vy and Bo and watching them bond with Dane! Vy was so good with him!

Work day with Dad!

Brent has been pulling some pretty crazy hours at work due to trying to get paving done before the cold weather sets in. So in his words this is his "harvest" time. Thank goodness I grew up with a family that farms and so I understand the importance of this! This last Saturday he only had to work half a day so me and Dane thought we would tag along...Here we are hanging out in Brent's office! Dane is such a good little boy. He loves to ride in his car seat...pretty much makes him fall to sleep the second we put him in it. Good thing since we will be traveling the next while!
Dane is funny, when he is sleeping he will wake up every now and then a take a peek around and make sure we are still there!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We just can't get enough...

...of our cute little boy!!!

Here are some pictures that I've captured this week. I love his cute little smile! He is such a little Brent its amazing! He looks like him and the things he does is Brent! I'm so lucky to have such 2 great boys in my life!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Here are some pictures that we got taken of Dane! He was a good boy at first, then towards the end he was starting to get hungry! Thanks to Heidi, she did such a great job!