16 months

the months get quicker and quicker!

I can't believe she is 16 months, just TWO more months until nursery at church. Then I will be able to enjoy the last 2 hours of church without miss Hazey running around. She has actually been very good/easy at church.... as long as we have snacks, books, binky, and a backpack FULL of toys...

Her vocabulary is quickly expanding as she loves to mimic everything we say. which includes:

Amen, Jesus, Apple, Princess, please, thank you, shoes, socks, pretty, milky, bubbles, Livi (our next door neighbor, BFFS)

her favorite words: uh-oh and NO

She loves books, is always very busy, demanding, prefers us to spoon feed her still, working at using a spoon, 

still has 8 teeth (4 top, 4 bottom)

size 3-4 diapers

still fits in some 12 month clothes, but mostly 18 month clothes.

stay tuned for some pics. 


she loves to hide.

hazel has always enjoyed a good game of peek-a-boo, but lately she has taken it to a whole new level. under pillows, blankets, tables, where ever she can hide. but a couple of days ago, she freaked me out. I knew she went upstairs so I went up there a few minutes later to go find her, of course i start calling her name and she was being absolutely silent and not responding when i called her i was worried she was hurt or something. Lucky our upstairs only has a few rooms/places she usually hides so i found her in my closet. it is a scary feeling, but she just busted up laughing when i did find her. I can tell we are going to have lots of hide-n-seek games whether or not I want to play. oh and usually she hides because she has to poop. haha.



we have a sickie pants over here and it's no fun. I don't think she has ever been this sick :( it started wed night, then thur she slept like all day and fri was BAD. i decided to just take her in before the weekend so i just would know whats going on. ear infections + hand, foot and mouth. (but without the rash on her hands and feet) so just sores in her mouth throat.. she has a hoarse voice, yucky cough, runny nose and doesn't want to do much more than cuddle or watch TV. friday night was awful, she wouldn't sleep more than 30-60 minute stretches so Jas and I took turns throughout the night, saturday was pretty bad, but she did take two 1+ hour naps so we were happy. Saturday night we did not want a repeat. we got her all ready for bed, laid her down and she started to cry. (i'm a no CIO when there is a sickie involved..) so i tried to rock her but she was trying to escape and then the crying was worse when i was trying to rock/hold her so i laid her back down.. there was only a minute of tears and then she was out for the night. (she did cry out a few times during the night, but never long enough for me to even go get her.)

Today is already much better, naps are longer, less pain meds, less TV/cuddles and more play time. I hate sickies. I guess it will build her immune system, and all my cleaning can wait for another day.

oh and work did not want me to come in fri or sun night so i wouldn't spread it. happy day, weekend off!


The schoolless life

Schoolless, lacking school. Real word - I looked it up. Anyways I have two minor assignments left but I've already checked out and it's amazing. Ill get those two done at work tomorrow night but in the mean time, I have enjoyed spending evenings watching TV, lounging around, baking things and being able to be more focused on my baby during the day! Two more semesters, 8 months, I can do this. But I can't wait to be schoolless for good.

What I've been up to this week in pictures:

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes

I didn't even get mad when I saw the spilt Splenda all over the floor, I couldn't help but laugh and take a picture because it was my own dumb fault for leaving the pantry door open

Trying to decide what colors to redo my kitchen

Working out almost everyday so naturally I wanted to take selfies of my huge guns (hahaha go ahead make fun!!)

Dressing up this cutie with piggies and all

Cuddling to the max everyday all day as much as she'll let me!!


the Minnie Potty

so at Hazel's 15 month appointment our pediatrician suggested that we start to introduce the potty. Yes, she is very young still but just kinda show her how it works or whatever. I'm not even going to start potty training for a long time, but potty's were on sale at toys r us this weekend so we thought we could just get her one and put it in the bathroom to get used to or however you introduce a potty. we gave her a choice of which one she wanted and of course she picked this cute minnie potty

Last night, i let her loose in the bathroom, nakey. I sat her on it once and then let her do whatever. I leave her for a minute and hear "wee,wee,wee..."

I go back to the bathroom, she has peed ALL over the floor (didn't know she could pee that much)

and she is swiping her hands in it on the floor, splashing in her own pee yelling "wee,wee, wee"

lucky it was bath time. 

oh, and when you 'flush' the little hand on the side it cheers for you. 

so now i hear Minnie cheering a hundred times a day.

Little miss hazey cracks me up.


blog redo

Thanks to my wonderful cousin Mallory for my wonderful new blog. i'm still working on tweaking a few colors, layouts etc but overall i'm SO happy!! She is wonderful!! oh and here is her amazing shop.


The perfect woman.

definitely not me! There is so much pressure put on women of the world and now with pinterest even more!! ha. anyways, For my religion class, we were just required to complete a case study about how pressured women in the church are and how we have these false expectations of perfection, or that we are never as good as one another. I know I have felt these feelings of inadequacy- so when I GLADLY had to research the topic, some amazing messages were found. I can't just keep these to myself, they made me so happy and filled with the spirit. I think everyone should read, watch these. 

Read this poem called "Girl in a Whirl"
Look at me, look at me, look at me now!

You could do what I do

If you only knew how.

I study the scriptures one hour each day;

I bake,

I upholster,

I scrub,

and I pray.

I always keep all the commandments completely;

I speak to my little ones gently and sweetly.

I help in their classrooms!

I sew all they wear!

I drive them to practice!

I cut all their hair!

I memorize names of the General Authorities;

I focus on things to be done by priorities.

I play the piano!

I bless with my talents!

My toilets all sparkle!

My checkbooks all balance!

Each week every child gets a one-on-one date;

I attend all my meetings (on time! Never late!)

I’m taking a class on the teachings of Paul,

But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all …

I track my bad habits ‘til each is abolished;

Our t-shirts are ironed!

My toenails are polished!

Our family home evenings are always delightful;

The lessons I give are both fun and insightful.

I do genealogy faithfully, too.

It’s easy to do all the things that I do!

I rise each day early, refreshed and awake;

I know all the names of each youth in my stake!

I read to my children!

I help all my neighbors!

I bless the community, too, with my labors.

I exercise and I cook menus gourmet;

My visiting teaching is done the first day!

(I also go do it for someone who missed hers.

It’s the least I can do for my cherished ward sisters.)

I chart resolutions and check off each goal;

I seek each “lost lamb” on my Primary roll.

I can home-grown produce each summer and fall.

But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all …

I write in my journal!

I sing in the choir!

Each day, I write “thank you’s” to those I admire.

My sons were all Eagles when they were fourteen!

My kids get straight A’s!

And their bedrooms are clean!

I have a home business to help make some money;

I always look beautifully groomed for my honey.

I go to the temple at least once a week;

I change the car’s tires!

I fix the sink’s leak!

I grind my own wheat and I bake all our bread;

I have all our meals planned out six months ahead.

I make sure I rotate our two-years’ supply;

My shopping for Christmas is done by July!

These things are not hard;

It’s good if you do them;

You can if you try!

Just set goals and pursue them!

It’s easy to do all the things that I do!

If you plan and work smart, you can do them all, too!

It’s easy!” she said …

… and then she dropped dead.
 found HERE 

I laughed when I read this poem. 

and I cried when I watched this video:

to read the full version talk of the video it can be found HERE

and the other talk that was so uplifting can be found HERE

It is titled, "Believing Christ."
It focuses on the Atonement and how ONLY through our Savior Jesus Christ can we be "Celestial material" perfect and return again to him.

"The great truth of the gospel is that we have a Savior who can and will save us from ourselves, from what we lack, from our imperfections"

"Sometimes we feel very inadequate when we compare ourselves to others. We may even begin to despair. But when the Lord looks at us, he measures us against ourselves. His expectations are based on our abilities."

Sorry this post is so lengthy, but there is SO much GOOD news i want to share! 

I have a Savior, who died for me, for all of us, so that we can become perfect and return to live with him again. He is the only one who knows our hearts, our feelings, through him we can repent and work on being the best we can. He will help us. He wants to help us, he is on our SIDE!

This life is hard, and we all have different struggles and trials in life. That is why I am so thankful for Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. They know me!! 

I am so grateful for the Family unit, and the emphasis the church places on the family. My family is pretty amazing, don't ever think we are perfect... but we are perfect for each other. I know I can always count on my family to pull me along and strengthen me, and i hope to be able to create my own family with the unique bond that my family has. okay back to homework. I love you all.