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Saturday, January 31, 2009

So sweet

I got to hold Gavin until he fell asleep in my arms tonight. It's been over a year since that has happened and I loved every second of it! Unfortunately, he's a snorer just like his daddy. :(

Friday, January 30, 2009

Perfectly Grateful

First off, I made the rice pack today and it is PERFECT! My feet and bed are all toasty right now. I'm glad I did it.

Tim's company, Cambridge Financial, had an awards banquet at Little America tonight. After meeting all these people that Tim works with and seeing the type of company that he works for, it has made me so grateful that he is able to work with such an amazing team of people. The majority of these men are SO successful, yet they are all still so humble and have so much integrity. The majority, probably something like 90% of the people he works with are LDS, which is, even in Utah, not very common to have a workplace that dominated by Mormons. At dinner tonight, they started the meal off with a prayer, which I thought was really cool. Then, the speakers all had something a little spiritual to say. I find this so cool that Tim gets to work with these men that recognize the Lord's hand in their success and give thanks to Him all of the time, even if it's at a work party. One of the qualifications for some of the awards given out was that not only was the employee successful, but that he continuously helped his junior colleagues move ahead. This company stresses the importance of working together and of donating time, money, and knowledge to those in the company that are newer. They're not about it being every man in it for himself. I'm so glad he's working with a team of people who are so willing to share the knowledge and experience with him to help make him more successful. I seriously could go on and on about how awesome this company is and how grateful I am that we get to be apart of it. I am so glad that the Lord led us to this company.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cold Feet

I NEED an electric blanket RIGHT NOW! I can't take these freezing nights anymore. Even with all 5 of my blankets on me and supposedly my own personal heater named Tim, I cannot seem to get warm at night. I used to have an electric blanket during college, but when I married Tim, it had to go. He gets too hot at night, and I get too cold. If I could, I'd have the heat turned up to 80. I've been looking at heating bankets, and the really nice ones are quite pricey. I think I may just make me a rice hot pack tomorrow, then atleast I can go to bed with warm feet.

Draper Temple

I just got back from the Draper Temple Open House. I went with Gavin and Tim. This was the second time I have gone. I went last Wednesday with the YM/YW. That temple is GORGEOUS! When we walked into the Celestial Room and Gavin saw the huge chandelier, his eyes got really big and he said, "wow!" He loved all the chandeliers in there. Afterwards, I asked him what his favorite part was and he said the bus and cookies. You have to ride a bus up to the temple, and he LOVED that. I'm glad I got to take him to see that. He calls the temple, "Jesus' Temple". It's so cute!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Tim has been taking our laptop with him to work every day and then comes home and works on it, so I rarely ever get to do things on the computer. After enough complaining, I finally got my own laptop. I made sure it was pink so that Tim wouldn't be tempted to take the NEW laptop to work with him! Sucker! I'm finally going to be able to blog again and waste countless hours on the computer doing absolutely nothing. Life is wonderful. I've finally been able to upload pictures from our camera of Christmas and everything after it. I'm sorry there are more late Christmas pics. Just blame it on Tim for being lame and taking the computer from me every day.

One of my roommates from Sophomore year, Ashlee, moved to Texas. A few weeks before she moved, Tim was out of town, so we decided to have one last sleep over before she left. I'm so sad she's gone now, but I'm aslo so happy that she finally gets to be with her husband! I LOVE YOU, ASHLEE!
Ashlee, me and Courtney

On Christmas Eve we took Gavin sledding for the first time. We were pleasantly surprised to see how much he actually enjoyed it. We thought he'd be so scared. After going down the hill with Tim and me, he was finally up for going down by himself. So, naturally Tim takes him to the biggest hill there and sends Gavin down by himself. Halfway down the hill Gavin fell off as we knew he would and the slid down the rest of the way. He LOVED it, though!

Look closely at Gavin...poor kid

Gavin got some tools for Christmas. He loves his drill.

Gavin took a liking to an empty diaper box. He would drag it everywhere and sit in it with atleast 4 blankets and a pillow. His favorite place to put it and sit in it was on the couch.

After I threw the box away, he emptied his little toy box and got in that.

Gavin found an old tiara of mine and put it on. Tim loved this...

Any of you that know me well, know that I LOVE blankets. At night, I can't get enough blankets on me. Gavin is the same. He can't have just one blanket on him, he has to have every blanket that he can find. Here he is eating breakfast with atleast three blankets on him.

Tim, my dad and Bryce (our brother-in-law) went to a car show. Bryce brought back a car magazine. Gavin insisted it was his and took it. He slept with it, ate all his meals with it...everything. When I would go to get him out of his crib, he'd be sitting there looking through the magazine saying, "this is mommy's car, this is daddy's car, this is Jen's car, this is Mat's car, etc..." It was sooo cute!

I know that this is a HUGE post (again, it's all Tim's fault), but just a few more things. If you ask Gavin to say his name, he says it 'Damin Satan'. We've started potty training a few weeks ago and Gavin is doing AWESOME! I'm so proud of him!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I have been without a computer for weeks now. We sold our desktop and Tim takes the laptop with him every day. By the time he gets home, I just don't feel like posting anything. There is no other reason for not posting than the lack of a all of you with your wild imaginations or keen deductive reasoning, rest assured that whatever you were thinking, was not true...or was it? But alas! Here is a blog with pictures from my parents' camera. Some of these were taken during the summer and some were from Christmas and everywhere in between.

His new favorite movie and shirt

He likes to have my mom lay down on the floor and then he grabs ALL of his toys, books, magazines, etc and pours them out all around them

I have no idea what he's doing

Gavin got really quiet one evening and we turn around and find him up at the table eating my parents' truffles
He LOVES to help my mom cook

and loves to help my dad clean the yard