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Friday, January 28, 2011

Good Ol' Texas!

So Bella and I are finally back home and starting to get back in our routine. Its been pretty busy day, i cleaned and did laundry pretty much all day, made some pot roast for dinner and then I took Bella to dairy queen for french fries and ice cream! She was sooo excited it was adorable:) she kept saying YUMMM after every bite. She really is adorable. We came home i gave her a much needed bath, read her a book and put her to sleep. It's been nice being home. she loves all her toys, its like they are brand new to her again. Routine is wonderful!!

Look at how much she's grown! These are size 2T, my mom got these p.j's for Christmas (3 weeks ago) and they where swallowing her and now they almost fit her! crazy she has grown so much in such a short time. They are still a little big on her but not compared to 3 weeks baby is getting so big:(

but just to catch up on some of her recent achievements!
she now says TONS of words and copies everything you say (at least really tries) and she can mix 2-3 words together to make her own little sentences its super cute! so she says things like
"mas please"
"mom please"
"hi mom (dada)"
"bye, muah!"
"no buck!"
she can also say grandma now and grandpa
she runs everywhere
she points to what she wants
she loves food! her favorites are still chocolate but she is expanding more to her food selection so its easier to get her to eat healthier foods.
she knows what besos are and gives me plenty of them!
she can follow instructions now for example she pulled down all her DVDs again and i told her to put every single one back and she did! a little messier but still she understood the concept.
Also i say sientate (sit down) and she does.
lets go and she follows.

some of the silly things she's starting to do now is she pulls her diaper off every chance she gets that darn kid! This morning i went to get her from her crib and her diaper was completely off! or last night she was walking around the house pulling it off. I'm not sure why she does it, maybe because she can so its fun and new but its so funny. i might start duck taping her diapers on lol.

All in all she's growing like a leaf and she's still such a fun little girl. I cant believe how much she has grown but i love love love that she knows that I'm her momma and that she loves me so much. She needs me so much, whether its playing, cuddling, or just kissing her. She loves me and i love her<3


While we where home visiting family Bella and I planned a fun play date with Blanca and miss olivi to Jabbers! my sister had told me all about it and it sounded to fun to pass up so we went and it really was great! We let the girls loose and they had an absolute blast! So did Blanca and I just watching and playing along with them. I really cant wait to go again next time with doug though because i know he'd love it too! I highly recomend it as a family date:)
Here are just a few snapshots that i took. Enjoy:)

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Motherhood: An Eternal Partnership with God

I think every mom should watch this when they are feeling overwhelmed...
made me tear up a bit:)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.

Doug is in pre deployment training right now, he's been gone for almost three weeks and  i miss him dearly! I Miss snuggling with him, holding his hand, kissing him, lauging with him, talking to him, making funny faces with him, making him roll his eyes, EVERYTHING! he's my best friend and i cant wait to be with my love bug again:)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.

Bella was one month old here. She was actually sleeping and i captured so many diferent facial expressions that day but this one was and still is one of my favorites! isnt she adorable!?

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 25 - A picture of your day.

Doug is away so i was sending him silly pictures:D

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.

If i could change something I'd have my husband stay here in Texas with us. He is deploying in may and although it seems so far away it seems much too close at the same time. It makes me sad that he has to be away from not just me but Bella too. She loves him so much but i know that soon we will be together again. I wish i could change it but i am also grateful for skype!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."

This is such an insperational book! It makes you want to be a better person.
 "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."
"You closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too-even when you are in the dark. Even when you're falling."
“Same for loneliness: you let go, let the tears flow, feel it completely – but eventually be able to say, ‘All right, that was my moment with loneliness. I’m not afraid of feeling lonely, but now I’m going to put that loneliness aside and know that there are other emotions in the world, and I’m going to experience them as well.”

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.

I think yoga is so relaxing! I know its not a competion but i used to do yoga almost everyday and as i was doing it more and more i could feel myself improving and i loved it! I love how bodies can bend and move. Its a beautiful hobby.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.


all i'd want to take is a swim suit and my husband=]

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 19 - A picture and a letter.

Heavenly Father,
     You have blessed me with so many amazing opportunities, people, experiences, and have just helped my life be incredible. I am a daughter of God and it took me a while to realize that you love me unconditionally. No matter what i do ever in my life you will always be there to guide me. You have given me so many amazing resources to be an amazing mother. Speaking of mother you trusted me with this beautiful child and i know you wouldn't have placed her on this earth with me unless you knew i was capable of bringing her back to you. You guided me to my eternal partner and he loves me so much and brings so much happiness to me. I am forever grateful for what you have helped me accomplish. Some days are harder than others but I just have to look around and everywhere i look i see you and know that living a good life is worth it. You have warmed my heart. I will see you again<3

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity

This was my old insecurity....
but its not like im comortable enough to post pictures of my current one lol. I only took these full on belly shots for my own self and NEVER thought that i would show anyone. i was embarrassed of my large stomach but you know what now i look back and i actually think i look pretty cute pregnant.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day #17 A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.

The temple. Preparing to go in. All the work Doug and I did to be worthy. Getting sealed together and having our family there. We are now working on Getting sealed to Bella and after that Doug and i will feel overjoyed and completely blessed. One step at a time but I do know that my family is a lot happier and better off because of this huge decision we made.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day #16 A picture of someone who inspires you.

Grandma Collins. It was over our Christmas trip home when i realized what an amazing, kind-hearted person she is. We went over to her and grandpa Collins house for lunch and then we got in a circle to open presents. The part that really amazed me was she made sure to get every single child, grandchild, and great grandchild something special. Not only where their a ton of people there but she really did take the time to find out what everyone wanted. Her face just lit up when everyone opened their present and you could just feel so much love in the entire room and it all started and ended with her. I love grandma Collins. She really is the nicest person I've ever met and i hope Doug and I end up as happy as these two love bird<3

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day #15 A picture of something you want to do before you die.

I want to go to Hawaii with my family! I want Bella to dip her toesies in the sand and swim in the water all day with her mommy and daddy<3 I love the sunshine, I love the water and mostly i love my family. 1 week of tropical bliss with my favorite people in the world...that's what i would LOVE to do before i die.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day #14 A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

Lets face it my whole blog, life, everything is about my little girl. Yes i do love my husband very much, my mom, my dad, my sisters, my in laws, friends...but my little girl is my world. I could go on and on about how beautiful, smart, funny, my girl is any time of day. i LOVE talking about her and how much she is growing. Some days i want to just pull out my hair but she gives me a hug or kiss and i just melt. I know that without her in my life i woud be a completely different person. She made me who i am and i am so grateful and blessed to have her here. My baby Bella is the one person i really dont think i could ever live without. <3 i love you baby!