Jan 28, 2009


I know, I know, I've totally been MIA. I haven't had a computer, so it's been a little tough. Oh, and I haven't been great at taking pictures, either. Dan has our camera at work with him most days, so that's my excuse. I definitely need to do better! Anyway, here's a few recent pics of Sienna. (I've been playing with photoshop, so the colors are all different...be patient with me!) Most of our pictures are all on Dan's computer. He just bought a new desktop for work, so hopefully next week I'll have the laptop and can do some catching up. I can't believe Sienna is already over 5 months old. I'll admit I kind of hate that she's that old. The older they get, the less excuse you have to still be a fatty. Sigh...oh, the joys of motherhood! I'm definitely not one of those girls who just nurses and loses it all. In fact, I think I'm one of those who's not really going to lose it until I stop nursing. Dan and I just signed up to do another triathlon in St. George in May (Anyone want to join us!??) so hopefully that will help us get our butts in shape! Anyway, back to Sienna....It's a good thing this kid is so stinkin' cute. She is definitely worth it! She is such a happy, smiley baby. I love getting her up in the morning. She decided last week that she likes to wake up at 6:00 a.m. But, honestly since she's basically been sleeping through the night since she was less than 2 months old, I can't complain. I'll totally take the 6 a.m. wake-up call over the 2 a.m. ones! So, back to the 6 a.m. wake-up call...she just lies in her crib, cooing and chewing on her feet, just waiting patiently for mom or dad to stumble into the nursery to get her out of the crib. She just grins up at you with the hugest smile! She has THE sweetest smile--that has gotta be the absolute best thing to wake up to in the morning.

Jan 7, 2009


Check out this video. It's incredibly inspirational.

Jan 2, 2009

Christmas Eve 2008

Sienna's first Christmas! Can't you see the excitement?

Uncle Brad & the boys Grandpa Hanson playing with the boys. Why spend money buying gifts when kids seem to be happier being pushed around in a box?! Some of the favorite white elephant gifts...We especially liked how the footie jammies had pleats in the back to make for a more fitted look Rob, Brad & Sienna chillin' in their jammies Dan and his "What does Yuletide mean anyway?" undies & his anti-monkey butt powder (and his favorite gift from Debi & Jared--his redskins belt buckle)Not the best picture of them, but I got these huge, rainbow-striped suspendersSienna and her two cousins--Tommy & Carter Carter after making chocolate reindeer cupcakes

It's been fun to have my brother Jeff & his family here for so long over the Christmas break. I think they are here for a total of 5 weeks, going back and forth between Carolyn's parents in Logan and my parents house in Woodland Hills. They are in medical school in Wisconsin, so we don't get to see them very often. These pictures are from one night when we made dinner at my house and then went to see the lights at Thanksgiving Point. It was fun, even though, the lights were highly overrated. Christmas isn't Christmas without a light display and some hot chocolate. My sis-in-law Carolyn looking thrilled to be going
Aunt Nelly & the boys Sienna in the adorable outfit my aunt & cousins gave her

Carter & Tommy ready for the lights
Dad, mom & Brad (we were all wishing we were in the car with the boys--would've been much more exciting!)Check out those lashes. Glad she got them from her dad!