Tuesday, December 18, 2012

13 december 2012

thursday night we went to the mormon tabernacle christmas concert to cheer for nick's mom & drool over alfie boe. okay, maybe that was just me. but we definitely both cried. it was an incredible concert!

12 december 2012

i am in love with this boy.

11 december 2012

tuesday i pulled out my markers and decorated a sunshine box for a super special girl :) i miss coloring sometimes!

10 december 2012

09 december 2012

we tried putting gray in his sleep sack (aka dress) on sunday morning. he spent almost an hour trying to find his missing feet :)

08 december 2012

since nick cut down (with help) and set up (with help) our crazy 12 foot christmas tree, he decided i should decorate it (without help). i spent an hour on a huge ladder trying to get lights around the stupid thing and muttering a few choice words under my breath...

luckily, erin came and helped me hang ornaments after that, bless her heart! we've never had a tree topper (we're really picky), so we've used angel moroni for the past few years. somehow, last year, we lost his horn. so, as you can see, nick rolled up a tithing slip for his horn and we stuck him up there.

several days later, nick and i were sitting on the couch when poor moroni fell & broke his arm. maybe that was god telling us that moroni is not an appropriate tree topper... 

07 december 2012

friday night was our ward christmas party. i cooked two hams, a pot of mashed potatoes, and the most delicious brownies ever! our bishop and his wife sang a bunch of christmas carols using the names of all the families in the ward. it was great!

nick made fun of me for dressing gray in suspenders, but he was stylin' and got lots of compliments :) the drool was especially stylish! i told nick i don't get to pick his clothes for too long, so i'm going to take advantage of it while i can.

nick's much better at getting gray to smile... such a daddy's boy!

06 december 2012

every thursday i have to go drop my baby off early in the morning and head to work. luckily he's a delightful morning baby :) no clue where he got that from!

05 december 2012

gray and i headed down to mapleton where my cousin, tyler, opened his mission call. he kept joking that he was going to go to boise. not even close. how about outer mongolia? :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

04 december 2012

gray's had LOTS of new foods... probably more than he should, at four and a half months (at least according to all these online articles). but so far so good. he LOVES food. he's had peaches, apples, sweet potatoes, peas, tomatoes, corn (all of these baby foods)... and all sorts of real foods like pickles, soup, bread and pineapple... :D

we are being cautious, though, and making sure to only feed him new things once a week or every 4-5 days. he's still alive, so i guess we're doing okay!

feeding him is hilarious. the first couple of weeks, it got all over. now i can feed him while he's on my lap and he devours it & makes very little mess. he always has one token strange look on his first bite, and then dives right in 

i love all his weird faces :)

03 december 2012

today gray discovered that there's a parrot above his bouncer! he is now kind of concerned whenever he remembers it's there...

02 december 2012

i did mention this is 365 days of gray, right? i need to learn to take photos of other things.

we spent an hour and a half sunday morning taking photos for some friends... six gorgeous roommates in provo who needed a christmas card photo. 

gray was an angel and slept the ENTIRE time. photo shoots bore him, i guess...

and really, aren't these girls beautiful? and they have an awesome hammock...

01 december 2012

gray used to hate baths... he'd only be okay if he was in the shower. now he LOVES splashing, and is pleasant for the rest of the evening :)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

30 november 2012

hanging out on our bed, watching the ceiling fan. life's little pleasures...

29 november 2012

gray's favorite new pastime.

28 november 2012

feeling 100% better now. i love coming into his room to his big smiles and toe grabbing. we sat there for thirty minutes while i occasionally snapped photos and he babbled to me and played with his toes. love mornings like this.

27 november 2012

feeling SO much better & bouncing in his bouncer.

Friday, November 30, 2012

26 november 2012

another super sick day with a super sick baby. this time it was an ear infection, and he spent several hours in the morning screaming 'til he exhausted himself. poor little guy :(

25 november 2012

let the christmas decorating begin :) i'll post more photos later, this was just the beginning stage. i love christmas! now we just need some snow...

24 november 2012

sick babies are THE worst. this was probably the sickest we got. poor little guy! we did lots of snuggling and sleeping that day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

23 november 2012

thanksgiving with the thurman fam, including many hats :)

(let's not tell nick i put this lovely photo of him on the blog ;))

22 novermber 2012

i may or may not be trying to take a photo every day. but i can't say that, or it won't happen. sooo... i just happen to be taking daily.. consecutive... photographs. 

oh well!

this was thanksgiving with the savage family. i was pretty sick at this point, so gray just got passed around all day, to eat people and sleep with them.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

happy thanksgiving

i'm thankful for these two boys. they're the best people i know, and i love them forever. i'm thankful i get to spend all weekend with them, and not out in lines shopping :) i'm thankful we're leaving in a little bit to go spend time with loud, crazy family.

happy thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

photoshop babysitting

apparently this is what keeps kids entertained when they're all snow-ed out :) 

(please forgive the sloppy-ness... kids also have short attention spans!)



lukey: "i want to be blue! i really want to be blue!!"

goofy sam

jakey potter

lukey mouse

sleeping anna

we take requests ;)

Monday, November 5, 2012


if you're not a fan of people bragging, don't read this post. but it's my blog, so i can do what i want :)

having a baby is different. awesome. but different. we don't really take naps anymore. we don't sleep in. we don't even go running together (gray is evidently NOT a fan of the jogging stroller ;)). but we do have an awesome baby to hang out with all the time, so it's definitely okay!

however, more often than i'd like to admit, gray and i spend the day in pajamas and don't get a ton accomplished. so when i do accomplish a thing or two, i feel pretty good. when i accomplish more than two things, i feel amazing. i feel like bragging!

today, i...

did three hours of accounting.
edited a photo session.
caught up on photo e-mails.
made, stored and froze chicken stock (SO easy to make, i don't know why i never had before...)
did two loads of dishes.
did a load of laundry. 
tidied the house.
got gray a high chair.
went grocery shopping.
made THE best pulled pork sandwiches and homemade bbq sauce (with my own changes).
went running.
cleaned up the kitchen (i always make a huge mess when i cook).
smooched my husband.
bathed my baby.
... and i should probably take a shower.

feel free to be impressed now :) because tomorrow, i probably won't do much. but i will vote! and go see wreck it ralph! both very important things...

ps- i should probably point out that nick is amazing, and worked all day, also went running, cleaned the jogging stroller, fixed the jogging stroller, and put our kid to bed :)

pps- i hate blog posts without photos. so here's my cute baby!

Friday, October 26, 2012

"we're pretty damn funny"

my brother scott has a blog in which he writes about good friends of his. he definitely got his writing talents from my dad.. something that i missed out on. i hadn't ever read his blog, until tonight. one of the posts was about my grandma, who passed away almost two months ago. the post itself was wonderful, and very sweet. but one part of it totally cracked me up. it was worded perfectly.. i love it, scotty :)

My dad's side of the family is pretty intense. We're loud, but not rowdy, or rambunctious, we are just loud. We talk loud. We laugh loud. We have differing political views. We're all incredibly good looking. We love good food, and company. We come across a little too strong some times, but we're super loving. We debate, but never hate. We're together all the time. We make jokes about everything. We tell all the stories to everyone. Not in a gossipy way. Just because we're pretty damn funny. It's just what we do. Some people don't have the luxury of having close relationships on a personal level with ALL their aunts, uncles and cousins. I do. I could walk in the front door of any of their houses and start drinking the milk out of their fridge and it wouldn't seem out of the ordinary. I love my family. If you think I have good friends, you wouldn't BELIEVE how great my family is. Quirky. Easy to please. Smart people. Loving. Savage. That's us.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


i'll eventually get caught up on blogging :) here is september, in photos. (a lot of these are cell phone photos, so not the greatest quality!)

daddy & gray taking a nap.

labor day get together at my parents house. love these people!

okay, this looks really creepy, i know. but she's smiling :) really. this is what happens when you say, "where's your pretty smile?"

garn's birthday... the candles look like they're taking over his cake ;) old man!

homemade oreos.

before gray was sleeping through the night... we slept wherever we could get it!

this is honestly one of my favorite photos. he has this little sock monkey that we call douglas, and it used to really freak him out. he hadn't seen douglas yet in this photo, he was just screaming at me, but it's still funny :)

my arm after airsoft.

love that he sleeps like superman.

fell asleep holding onto his toy :)

this next slew of photos is from the steve & liz's house. we honestly spend more time at their house than anyone else's (besides our own). they watch gray every thursday (because liz is AMAZING) while i work, so we babysat for them one day and took a million photos. i'm in love with these kids.