Monday, December 19, 2011

Is Your Birday!!!

Okay, so clearly I'm not that great of a blogger. I apologize for those of you who are actually trying to check in to see how our little family is doing!

I have been feeling a little guilty lately that Ryan has gotten no attention on this blog!! But as it just so happens, last Friday was his 23rd birthday! So here goes a whole post just about Ryan to celebrate his birthday :)

Since he was born on the 16th, here are 16 random facts about Ryan:
1. He loves junk food--like I'm talking gross amounts of peanut M&M's and Coke.
2. He is super generous.
3. A good 50% of your conversations with him, he will be quoting movies.
4. He will go out of his way to help a complete stranger.
5. He adores his family.
6. He has a huge soft spot for the homeless.
7. He understands people.
8. He is the best daddy.
9. He likes to take care of and spoil people, especially me!
10. He loves a clean house, particularly to have his bed made.
11. At heart, he's a softy.
12. He loves to tinker and fix things.
13. He's mildly obsessed with
14. He is a million times better at decorating than I am.
15. He goes over and above for his job.
16. And last but not least, he is the best husband I could have ever asked for :)

On Friday we got to celebrate with a "grown-up" night out while my parents babysat. We went to a fancy dinner, broke-even playing a little poker, and then went to the new Sherlock Holmes movie (which was fab by the way). All in all, I had a blast on Ryan's birthday! Hopefully, he did too!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Getting Crafty!

About once a week, Ryan and I break down and clean our house really well. Which means I get a beautifully vacuumed home. You see, I loathe vacuuming. So it never gets done during the week. But when Ryan has the time he always does it for me. I love the perfectly straight lines he makes a special effort to create, but for some reason a clean floor screams to be covered in itty-bitty scraps of paper, glue residue, and spare buttons. Naturally, I am quick to oblige. I break out all my craft supplies and begin to work on my current project.
I have always loved to scrapbook, but this year I have had a new desire to make or decorate things, I chalk this up to nesting. Most pregnant women clean incessantly, but oh no, not me. I decide to make things! While pregnant I made a good amount of Maylie's room decor:

And even now that I am no longer pregnant, I still have this desire to make things. Here's a few of the crafty things I've been up to lately:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

May Baby is Mobile!

Earlier today I noticed Maylie jabbering to herself in her crib, so I went to pick her up. When I looked down into her crib she was laying on her back starring up at me. This could be normal, but Maylie sleeps on her tummy. Conclusion: She had to have rolled over. I then proceeded to pull her out of her crib and lay her down on a blanket for some tummy time. Almost instantly she tilted her little head and rolled right over onto her back! She did this a few more times, but by the time Daddy got home I had wore her out, so she wouldn't show him her new trick.

She's growing so fast! Look out world; Miss May is mobile!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lucky to be Loved

It's the best thing in the world to be surrounded by family and friends. We have been so lucky in the last few weeks to have so many of our loved ones visit us, or invite us to visit them. 

First, we were able to go to Provo two weekends in a row. Okay, that's a ton of driving, but it was so worth it to be with some of our favorite people! (Sorry for stealing the pics Riki!)

Then my awesome friend Madi, who is still referred to as "my roommate," even though it's been almost two years since we've lived together, came to visit us. A funny fact about Madi: she does not like babies. But for some reason she was loving Miss Maylie. I wish I had a photo of them together, but I do have this adorable one Madi took of May.

Next my aunt Tera and her husband Jeff were in Las Vegas, so they drove to Mesquite to have dinner with us and to meet Maylie. They were pros and getting her to sleep and calming her down.

After that, my Mimi came all the way from Florida to meet Maylie! She was so awesome with her. I think the only times she wasn't holding her was for feedings and after bedtime. And naturally I failed to take any pictures, so those will be added as soon as I get some from Mimi, who was totally on top of it.

And to top it all off, we spent a wonderful weekend in Mesquite with my parents. I think my mom was a little bummed she had to forfeit her time with Maylie to share with Mimi, so we drove down to give Momma her Maylie fix. Which worked great for us, because that meant we got to have some "grown-up" time. Doing things like:

Bowling. (I hate to lose, especially when there's a bet involved. Meaning I have to cook or eat WHATEVER Ryan wants for a whole week. Hello Taco Bell.)

Drinking Starbucks.

And eating ice-cream.

Total grown-up things, right?

We're so blessed to have family and friends who are crazy about Maylie, otherwise we'd probably never see anyone ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our Big Little Girl

Maylie's two month check-up was yesterday, wait... Has is seriously been two months?

As cliche as it sounds, I cannot believe how fast life has flown since we brought Miss May home.

It seems like I was just learning how to change her diaper. Or Ry and I were struggling to dress her for the first time. When I still needed two hands to do everything, and we were both up all night baffled by what she could possibly need at 2 am. But since those first few days of complete confusion, we've started to figure things out. We can successfully feed, bathe, clothe, and diaper our munchkin, with little or no complication. 

And some pretty big things have happened in these last couple months. Maylie started to smile, and sometimes (though unsuccessful) she tries to laugh. She took her very first vacation and plane ride to Georgia, where my family was just loving her.

She is still attempting to scoot and crawl, though she doesn't seem the least bit interested in rolling over.

On most days, it's easy to pass her off to Ryan, my mom, or anyone (who I know has washed their hands). Or to be so focused on making sure she learns to fall asleep on her own. But on days like these, all I want to do is cuddle my beautiful little girl. 'Cause I remember, she's never going to be this little again.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Just in Case you Missed it...

2011 was kind of a big year for us. 

We got engaged... (Ok this happened like 5 days before 2011.)

We got hitched...

And we started our family with this little precious bundle of joy...

This has been a year full of blessings and time moving far too quickly. And no matter how truly wonderful our adventure has been, I know it is only the beginning of our little Laws life.