Saturday, December 22, 2012

6 months

Leo turned six months yesterday, are you serious?? That seems so big! He is at such a fun stage right now. He is sitting up like a champ and likes to rock back and forth on his hands and knees before he face plants. He is entertained by toys for a short period of time and he loves to reach for everything close by and if he gets his hands on it you can be sure it is going in his mouth. It is so fun to watch him learn new things every day and he has been loving all of the attention from our families these past few weeks! I love my sweet baby boy.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

the graduate

Chance graduated from his doctorate of physical therapy program last Friday, and I am so proud of him! The ceremony was the best I had ever been too and it was fun to return to Provo for the day, so many memories made in that city.
Leo has had a month of changes, from Austin, to Lodi, to Provo, and now to Idaho Falls. He still keeps that perfect smile on his face during the day, but unfortunately his sleeping habits have returned to newborn ways... no fun.
First family picture with the doctor. 
These are all of the students that were sent to Texas for the past year, the others were sent to other locations throughout the country. 
Congratulations to the inaugural class of the DPT program at Rocky Mountain University! The past three years have had some ups and downs being the first class to go through the program, but it was the perfect fit for us. Chance is so excited to begin his career! We are in Idaho Falls for Christmas and then we will be moving in with my parents in California until Chance finds a job in the northern California area. What an exciting year it has been!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


We had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Chance took Wednesday off and he only had to work a half day on Friday, so it seems like we had an extra long, beautiful weekend.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with some of the great friends we have made here in Austin. Cori set a beautiful table and we all pitched in with the food. It was a great afternoon!
This is Gwen, she and Leo might get married some day.

Saturday we went to the temple and took turns with Leo. It worked out great and it felt so good to be able to go, I love the temple. 
It was a beautiful day to spend some time outside!
I can't believe we are leaving Austin in a week. We have had some great experiences here, with Leo definitely topping the charts. Chance has some interviews in northern California in December so we will see what happens, but for the time being we will be living with our families. Here is to a week of packing all of our belongings for the third time in three years, I am hoping this will be the last time for a few years!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

5 months at the zoo!

Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday we celebrated Leo's five month birthday by going to the Austin Zoo. He had no idea what was going on, but he loved being outside and we enjoyed reading each of the animal's story on how they were rescued. The zoo is unique in that they only have rescue animals, including the biggest pig you have ever seen... ever.
crazy big pig, this picture does not do justice
Leo means lion
Leo continues to get cuter (and chubbier) every day and we are so grateful to have him in our life. He is sleeping better (after a rough few weeks of sleep training), talks all day,  gets hyper in the evening which is hilarious to watch, loves to grab at our faces, and is just so so smiley. We love our little boy!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

this week in pictures

we voted :)
practicing sitting up
hanging out with Mom
soooo happy without his clothes on!
enjoying a Sunday airplane ride

Sunday, October 28, 2012


We were doing the dishes after dinner tonight when we started to hear Leo fussing in his bouncer, I walked from behind the sink and saw that Leo had turned completely backwards! Of course I grabbed the camera and caught this gem on film. He even stopped to give me a smile, such a cutie.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Four Months

I can't believe this little guy is four months old! His smiling face brings so much happiness into our life. This month Leo became much more interested in everything around him. He is attempting to reach for things and is able to hold on to toys, he loves sitting in the bumbo and watching everything I do,  he learned how to roll over back to tummy, and smiles, smiles, smiles. He goes down at 7:30 every night with out much trouble, but is still waking up twice at night and is not a big fan of naps (I don't know where he got that from). Hopefully the sleep will get better this month!

He always scooches off of the play mat, I put him on it the long ways and whenever I look back at him he is like this.
Jana did a little photo shoot of Leo when we were visiting in California last week and the pictures are so so cute.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mendocino trip

I love last minute trips, and this one was probably the best yet. My parents flew Leo and me home to join the family on a trip up the northern coast of California. We stayed in a darling beach house right on the coast and had the best time! The cooler weather felt amazing coming from Austin and I just loved spending time with my family.
Leo had no idea what it was like to be bundled up! Luckily Noah had some clothes he could borrow.
view from the living room window
I told Lily to put her arm around Leo... she cracks me up.

racing, just look at Lily she is the cutest 
Sea Glass Beach

Aunt Emma
cousin love

Sunday, October 7, 2012

conference cutie

We have loved sharing our General Conference experience with Leo! It is always one of my favorite weekends, I feel uplifted and motivated to be better. I am so grateful I belong to a church that believes in continuing revelation from God, not only for the leaders, but every individual. What a wonderful weekend it has been!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunday naps

Love these two guys.

Friday, September 28, 2012

walk it out

This kid loves being outside! I now know why people hate running, it is really hard when you haven't done it in awhile! I stopped running pretty early in my pregnancy because it just didn't feel good and then I used the "it is way too hot" excuse until just last week. So almost ONE YEAR later I am out running again and feeling sore, but feeling oh so good. It is a win-win because I get to exercise and Leo sleeps, both make for a happier afternoon. 
This is Leo about five minutes into the trip, out for the count. Anyway thanks again to my wonderful parents for the best running stroller around! Now that we are out of the 100 degree weather I am using it all the time and loving it so so much. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

3 months

Our cute little boy is three months old today! He loves to smile at us, make crazy sounds, stand up with us helping him, play on his tummy, suck on his hands and blanket, look at himself in the mirror, and play with Dad when he gets home from work. Being a mom can be pretty draining after a long day, and here I am with only one! I am so grateful to have a helpful and supportive husband by my side and I realize now how amazing it is when someone does it on their own. I love the two boys in my life more than words!