Sunday, December 26, 2010

Baby's 1st Christmas!


 Having Lincoln for Christmas made it so much more fun for us (even though he had no idea what was going on). It was really fun watching him enjoy the wrapping paper more than his actual gift. Christmas Eve we spent with my family at my grandma's house. I always have fun seeing all (well, most) of my cousins and aunts and uncles. I love my family so much, I couldn't ask for a better bunch! Christmas day we went over to Chris' parents and enjoyed the day over there. We had another successful year and I look forward to the next.
We were blessed once again with another Christmas miracle.

Notice Lincoln's little stocking! ha ha ha


My happy boys!
He just stared at his gift like, "what is that!?" ha ha
I think he enjoyed eating the wrapping paper more than anything!

I'm glad santa got him a jumper because he loves it!


Friday, December 17, 2010

CBU Alumni!

Chris graduated from CBU today! He got his bachelors Degree in Political Science. I am so proud of him! He has been working so hard and definitely deserves this. He worked during the day full time and went to night school full time, all while being a full time husband and dad.  I love Chris so much. He is such a hard working man, and so determined and dedicated. I admire and respect him so much. He is the greatest example to my son(s). He is a return missionary, worthy priesthood holder, married in the temple, university graduate, protector/defender of our country, and a wonderful husband and dad. I know he did this for me and Lincoln (and our future kids). I appreciate everything he's done and continues to do for us. I couldn't ask for a better husband and father for my children.


After his ceremony, a few of us went out to celebrate at his favorite restaurant, El Torito. There, we gave him an awesome graduation gift, a TomTom 350 XL! He was not expecting anything so it was a fun surprise.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Naughty or Nice


Lincoln had been such a good boy all 3 1/2 months of his life, so I took him to go meet Santa today! We waited in the longest line, then when we were next, he threw up all over his cute little outfit, and all over me, and all over the floor. Oops! I think it made him feel better because he was all smiles after that! I managed to get a good picture with my camera since I was not going to pay $20 for a single 5x7 picture that they took!
Here's my little man with the fat jolly guy! 
(Don't tell your kids this, but Santa's hair really isn't white! He actually came into my salon and I helped give him those shiny silver locks.)




Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tis the Season...

...To start mailing out Christmas cards. I'm really excited about making our family Christmas cards this year, especially now that we have our little addition. This is going to be the first time I'll be making photo cards to send out to our family and friends. (I don't think anyone would be interested in having a picture of just me and Chris ha ha).
has got a great 2010 Holiday Collection you've got to see! They've got such a wide selection of great designs that I never feel limited. 
This Thanksgiving we went up to Utah and we took some beautiful pictures out in the snow. It was really cold. Can you believe it was 9 degrees?! Poor little Lincoln was so cold that his nose turned red. but it was worth the perfect scenery. I'm really excited about using those pictures as our Christmas card and sending them out to everyone. I like to keep it simple with just one or two photos. So far these layouts are my favorite.
But I'm not giving you a sneak peek of our family cards yet, you will just have to wait til' Christmas! 
Right now they have this awesome promotion going on where you can receive 50 free holiday cards! 
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving in Utah

My first time in Utah!
Chris' grandparents were kind enough to fly all 3 of us up to Utah this Thanksgiving. It was absolutely gorgeous up there (and freezing)! I think it got as cold as 8 degrees. We had so much fun our there. They rented out a beautiful cabin out in Eden. It was 3 stories and each family got to have there own room which was really nice. There was even a hot tub out side in the snow! Chris and I went for a romantic stroll through the woods and made snow angels. I felt like a little kid playing in the snow, but I've never had the chance to do that. We had a pretty intense snow ball fight too, and of course I dominated him. Hahaha! Our snowman was the coolest!
The whole Fam!
 my cuddly bear
our super cool "ICE MAN"
 ahhhhh, the life.
 my boys relaxin'
family Christmas tree!

As much as we enjoyed our stay there with family, I must say, the airport was a pain! It took us 2 1/2 days to finally get home! Our flight was originally scheduled to leave 8:30 Sunday morning. So we get there, go through security (anyone who has flown with a baby knows how much work it is), sit for an hour and a half, only to find out it was CANCELLED because there was no one there to fly the plane! (at this point all of our luggage has already been shipped to California). We get RESCHEDULED to fly at 11:30. So we wander the airport for hours and as they finally scan our ticket to board, we find out we weren't scheduled until 11:30 the next day! So we talk to 3 different people and they work something out so that we can fly that night at 9:30. Chris' grandpa drives back to the airport to pick us up, we hang out at there house for a while, then he drives up back to the airport at around 7. We check in, go through security AGAIN, wait to board our plane, and we're finally in! We're seated, buckled in, and all ready to head home. An hour of waiting passes, and they announce that this flight has also been CANCELLED because one of the engines wasn't working! Chris is going nuts at this point and I'm just trying to stay calm and Lincoln was great through all of this. Our flight has now been RESCHEDULED for 3:30 pm the next day! Grandpa drives back to the airport to pick us up and we stay another night in Utah (without our luggage). This time we have a shuttle pick us up and take us to the airport (give poor grandpa a rest), check in, go through security yet again, wait to board, seated and buckled, and we're still crossing our fingers. YESSSS! We finally made home to good ol' California! It feels so good to be home.... the next day we were both sick in bed with the stomach flu!
hahahahahaha! It's funny now, but it sure wasn't at the time! What an adventure!
 It's snowing! this was our first attempt, so we're still happy
Lincoln slept the whole time.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I love being a stylist, I love my clients, I love my co-workers...

...I just love my baby more!

November 10, 2010 was my last day working at my salon. I worked at the Carlton Hair Salon for 2 years. It was a great experience. I absolutely love doing hair and I had such a great clientele. I called the owner of the company to tell him that was going to be my last day working there. He was so understanding and he told me to just call him when I'm ready to come back. Things couldn't have worked out any better!
As much as I loved it there, it really wasn't hard for me to decide to be a stay at home mom. I love my little Lincoln so much and I couldn't imagine missing out on him growing up or having someone else raise him. I love every second I spend with him. We've got such a strong and growing bond. It's been the best decision I've made yet!

Here's Lincoln meeting the people that were around when he was growing in my belly!
 Looks likes he's scared of Oscar... ha ha
I think he likes Trisha's bright hair!





Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birthday Mini Date

Sunday was Chris's 27th birthday! My mom babysat for us on Saturday night so that the 2 of us could go out and celebrate. We had all night to do what ever we wanted... but we're boring so we were back at home by 10pm! hahaha It was still nice to just spend the evening with the love of my life. Happy birthday Chris!




Friday, November 5, 2010

Newport Beach Get Away

Marriott Newport Coast Villas
This past week we stayed at this gorgeous hotel that had 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a complete kitchen and living room! Nicole and her family stayed there too and we had some others come and visit for the night, it was always a party there! The view was gorgeous, the pool was wonderful, and the day was full of fun activities. Nicole and I went shopping while the guys went surfing, and there were even little activities planned for the kids. Here's a picture of Lincoln "playing" with the play dough we all made.
I think he just liked the way it tasted!
Here we are hanging out by the pool. The weather was great the whole week. I put Lincoln's feet in the water but it was way too cold for him. He quickly crunched up his legs and let out a little squeal, the look on his face was priceless! (poor little guy)
I didn't want our little vacation to end. The best part was we all got to stay there for FREE! Chris' grandma has a Time Share and she was kind enough to let us stay in that $800 a night hotel for a week! We'll probably never get the chance to experience that again, so we definitely enjoyed it this time.





the Latest on Lincoln {2 months}

2 Months Old!


Lincoln's 2 month Well Baby visit
weight - 13 lbs. 7 oz.
height - 25.2 inches long

Lincoln is getting so big! When we went to his 2 month check-up, the doctor said his height is off the chart for babies his age. The doctor even said he's really alert for his age. I feel like my little baby is growing so fast already. Lincoln was so happy in the doctor's office, he would smile and coo at the doctor as he spoke. But once he got his shots he turned bright red and stared to cry. It was so sad. Lincoln is such a good baby, he really never cries, but when he does it's the sweetest thing. He puckers his bottom lip and whimpers as tears stroll down his chubby cheeks. It's the cutest, yet saddest thing. His personality is coming out more too. He still has a bunch of different facial expressions. Sometimes he'll glance at you while raising one eyebrow. Chris says it's his "sexy" look and he definitely gets that from his dad. He is constantly moving his arms and legs, especially when he gets excited. When he's hungry he starts rooting around with his mouth in a perfect little "o" then when his food is close he starts his rapid breathing like he's so anxious to eat. When he's being fed he clasps his hands together as if he's praying and sometimes he puts his hands on the bottle as if he's holding it. He sticks his tongue in and out like a little lizard, it's pretty funny. He's getting better at entertaining himself. He'll stare at the ceiling fans, or the little toys above his swing. He even brings his pointer fingers slowly toward his eyes and it looks like he's concentrating so hard, it's really funny. Lately he's been reaching for his toys. I swear I have a little genius baby! He loves attention, doesn't matter from who as long as he's getting it. when you talk ti him he smiles so big you can see his gums and he coos like he's having a real conversation with you. He gets really excited right when Chris gets home and smiles the biggest for him. Lincoln loves getting his diaper changed, once it comes off he's all smiles. He loves his baths too, the longer the better. I can go on and on about my little sunshine. He is just the cutest, sweetest, funniest little boy. No one can ever prepare you for how much work it is being a mom, but it's the greatest gift ever and I love my little man more than anything!

Some of this months little moments caught on film:



Early morning jog.



Second hair cut! (First one was when he was a month old) Look at all that hair!



Tummy time. (with his new haircut ha ha)



Trying out his Bumbo seat.



He likes his new jumper.




Aw poor little guy was sick in this picture.



This is his cry and puckering his bottom lip. 
 
 


Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Addam's Family

I always have so much fun with halloween. This year we decided to be the Addam's family. Chris was Gomez, I was Morticia, and Lincoln was Pubert! It was very last minute but we managed to pull it off!


Lincoln had his first Halloween party! It was really fun dressing him up and seeing him lay around with all his baby friends. haha. These were most of the babies and there were a ton of kids! It was fun getting together with some friends and watching their kids run wild. Can't wait 'til Lincoln can actually enjoy it as much as I did.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lincoln's Special Day

Lincoln was blessed on 10.10.10. It was such a special day. He was blessed with health, strength, moral clarity, intelligence, understanding, and open mindedness. After church we had a great dinner at my house that my mom and sister so kindly prepared. Our home was filled with people we love and that love our little Lincoln.
(His grandma Seymore made his cute little suit!)




















































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