Sunday, September 16, 2012

bath time- and catch up

Lola loves baths! and as you can tell makes the funniest faces. I just absolutely love her. She is such a joy to our family. She will be 11 weeks tomorrow. I cannot believe how fast it is going. (a lot faster than the pregnancy, that's for sure) She weighs 12 pounds 9 oz and she has the super cute rolls to prove it. I mean look at that double chin. She sleeps 11 hours at night, and is the happiest baby in the world. She is getting really good at smiling, and she wants so bad to laugh but can't quite figure it out, so she just smiles soooooooooooooo HUGE that her eyes pop out. hahahahah!!

My post partum is going well. I am getting my strength back and I am 4 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. WOOHOO!! I did a cartwheel the other day, just to see, and I will probably never do one again. It's amazing what pregnancy does to your body, and there is a reason why gymnasts retire at 16. Your body just can't take it anymore. It was a sad moment for me.

Star is doing well. She loves Lola, and loves to help any way she can. She is becoming a talker. And the fun part is we can actually understand some of it. yay!!! I look forward to the day when she talks and will say something ridiculous!

Denton is almost done with his masters. He is now on the writing part of his thesis. He could be done in December but may prolong it until next May so he can publish some papers and work a little longer for his professor. His professor keeps trying to convince him to stay thru next November, but that is not likely. I am so ready for the career part of our lives to start. Pay off debt, buy a house, etc etc!

I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with such a beautiful family. I feel so blessed to have a husband who will do what ever he can to allow me to stay home and raise our two daughters. I love Star and Lola with all of my heart, and could not imagine life with out them. They bring so much joy and happiness to our family. This is what life it all about. Family!! There is honestly no better joy. I am so grateful for the priesthood and the sealing power so I can be with my family for time and all eternity. I am grateful to my Savior who made it possible, if I do the best I can, to return home. To gain eternal life, which is the greatest of all gifts. I love my Heavenly Father, and my brother Jesus Christ.