Sunday, August 7, 2011


For our 5 year anniversary Eli surprised me with bungee jumping! It's something I've always wanted to do, but when I actually got the chance, became super super scarred. We went off a bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho, and it was 175 ft jump. We've been skydiving, so I thought I'd be ok, but this was seriously the single scariest thing I have ever done. You just plain fall. And then the cord catches, recoils, and you fall again. Over and over. We each did two jumps, and the guy running it makes you do them both in a row. I almost didn't do the second jump, but when I got back to the top he just set me back on the beam and started counting down. SO glad I did it, but probably won't be doing it again!


In June we took the long drive up to Hammond, Oregon to see Eli's brother Jason and his family. And I mean LONG drive. Twelve hours one way with two little girls is not so much fun. Sophie watched Oliver and Company NINE times. We got so sick of listening to it that we stopped and bought headphones for her. Also very annoying was the fact that she has to pee every five seconds. Once we finally got there tho, it was awesome : ) Jason is a park ranger and so we got to do all sorts of cool things in the forest and on the coast. We spent a lot of time at the beach, bike riding, and just spending time together. Sophie loved the aquarium, and having a sleepover with cousin Kenyon every night. Definitely a trip I would love to take again, but not until after I petition the state of Oregon to raise the speed limit to anything other than 65!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Switch

I have now done the one thing that I swore I would NEVER do when it came to babies - cloth diapers. And as incredibly ludicrous as it may sound, they're not that bad! I have always had such a negative opinion of cloth diapers, probably because when I thought of them I envisioned those old school ones fastened on with a ginormous safety pin, leaking everywhere and everything else gross that goes along with diapers. I have a sister in law whose been trying to talk me into "going cloth" since before Sophie was born, but that wasn't happening. Lately, with Eli back in school and working less, we've been doing everything we can think of to save a little cash, cloth diapers were brought into the discussion as a mere joke. Shortly thereafter, I was in Colorado visiting family and friends, and found out that both my sister in law (a different one) and a good friend of mine were also doing cloth. So, after hearing about how much money they save and how great they are for the environment, I did a little research. Turns out cloth diapers have come a long way. So, we've traded in our Huggies, helped the environment (not something I'm super worried about, but it sounds good), and "gone cloth." They're actually no where near the work I thought they'd be, super soft on her little butt, about the same size as a disposable, and come in patterns so cute I'm considering buying t-shirts to match and calling it an outfit.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Elin Danielle 6 Months

Just like Sophie, Elin is at the top of the charts : ) At her 6 month checkup she was 27.5" long, and weighed 19.5 lbs, both in the 97th percentile. She would already rather eat baby food than drink a bottle, and loves gram crackers and raspberry jam.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

We found out on Monday that Eli was accepted into the Masters Nursing program at BYU! I've cheered for a number of colleges, played for a few, and wished I could have gone to some others, but never once dreamed that I'd do any such thing for BYU. It's actually a very highly rated program, and Eli was very lucky to get in only having graduated from nursing school 2 years ago (only 15 people were accepted into the program). His stellar GRE score and awesome letters of recommendation helped. So, I guess for the next 2 years I'll have to suck it up and cheer on the Cougars. Good job babe, you're a male Cougar. But, we already knew that : )

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Elin Danielle @ 4 Months

I can't believe it, but Elin is already 4 months old. She's just getting big SO fast. . . . . a little too fast for me. At her 4 month check up she was 25.5 " long, and weighed 15 lbs 11 oz. She's about the same length Sophie was, but weighs about 1/2 lb more. She's in the 95th percentile across the board, big girls at our house!