No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lucy's Birthday a.k.a Thanksgiving

Well, this year Lucy's birthday fell on Thanksgiving! It was fun because we had more time off of work and was able to spend more time at our parents house and spend Lucy's birthday with our families!
In the morning we took Lucy downstairs and had decorated for her. My mom bought her a fun tent and set it up for her with toys and presents inside! I think she really liked it!! We went to Ben's parents house after she opened all her presents and spent the rest of the afternoon there! We had a delicious dinner with them, but the most amazing thing to me was all the pies that Ben's mom made!! She made: pumpkin, apple, cherry, peach, mixed berry, chocolate, cheesecake, lemon meringue, coconut, banana cream, and eggnog pie! It was extremely delicious and inspires me to start a new tradition with our family!
After all that fun, we went back to my mom's to celebrate Lucy's birthday! My grandparents came over to share the fun day with Lucy. Her highchair was all decorated with balloons and bows and she had turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy! She really loved it! Then came the cake! I thought she would just dig in and mash it around all over the place, but she was very dainty and made sure she was getting every piece in her mouth.... but the she got a little bored with that and then it was everywhere!!
All in all, I would say the day was a success! I have been planning this day for what seems like months, and now it is all over and we have A ONE YEAR OLD GIRLY! We love our little Lucy and are so thankful for the sweet little person she is turning into!

Opening Presents!

Blowing out the candle

Playing in her tent

Eating Cake

Yum Yum!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Taking Pictures!

Last night Lucy and I set up my hair cutting chair and took some pics in front of our Christmas tree! It was pretty fun, at first... the smiles slowly died down though! So we brought in the dog! She just loves Charlie! ENJOY!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree....

Well, I had a little time on my hands this week, and after talking to my mom-who already had her tree up a week ago- I put up the Christmas tree and decorations! It was a lot easier that I thought it was going to be, what the Lucy and the Dog! But They helped a lot, and we got it all done in one afternoon! Ben was sure surprised when he came home from work! Now we can enjoy the Festivities much longer!
Our Christmas tree. I had to put it up so it wouldn't get chewed or ripped down!

Cute earmuffs... getting ready for the snow!

I just added the picture of Lucy and Charlie for fun!!

New Dresser

This past week I have been working on our new dresser... well, new to us! Ben's brother gave it to us and I thought, "I could do something good with that!" So I have been sanding with Ben's vibrating sander, but it was taking forever! So Ben had a friend at work who's dad had a belt sander, and that baby did the job!! So after a long hard week, I have finally finished and am very happy with the results! THANK YOU STEVE AND LAURA FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

sorry no before pics! i guess i wasn't thinking!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I cannot believe how fast this last year has gone by! This time last year i was huge pregnant with Lucy... and now SHE is getting huge! (in a super cute, good way!) Life seems to be going by so fast lately and Lucy will be ONE YEAR OLD next week, so i thought i would put up some pics of when she was a tiny newborn, which only seems like a few months ago!

The First night we brought Lucy home!

She was so tiny!

I love this picture! She looks so much like Ben to me!

Three months old!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Little Ballerina

This year for Halloween, Lucy's first, we decided we would dress her as a ballerina! (because i had already made her a tutu like 6 months ago!) I think she liked her outfit and she sure looked cute! We didn't do any trick-or-treating, on account of getting our new puppy! But I don't think that Lucy minded one bit! And there is less candy around the house for me to eat!

Christmas Came Early!

Well, this weekend was Christmas in our family! (well at least for me!) We were looking online at a few PUPPIES for sale in Utah, and i found some that were so cute!! so i showed them to Ben after work on Friday. We talked to our managers Sat. morning and Sat. afternoon we were on our way to West Jordan, UT to pick out our sweet little addition! We all loved him from the first time we met him! His name is CHARLIE! He has been so good to Lucy and I think that they are going to be great friends! We take him out about every hour and so far no accidents in our home, but it has only been a few hours! I am so excited for the fun (and time-consuming) years ahead for out sweet little family!

"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo