Friday, March 29, 2013


The arrival of Jane Nancy Long!!

March 23, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
8 lbs 14 oz,  22 inches

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Birthday to my two favorite people!

 Happy Birthday today to Cora and tomorrow to Geoff!
All of Cora's cousins came to celebrate...
 Cora loved licking the candle ends and then re-dipping them in the frosting and licking them again.  It was hilarious!!

I can't believe my baby is 2 years old.  Geoff and I were just talking last night about how much she has changed since her 1 year birthday.  She has grown up so much!!  She talks up a storm now and has this personality that entertains us all day long.  We love her so so so much and could not imagine our lives without her!

At 2 years old Cora....

-loves her blankey
-sleeps from about 8 pm til 9:30 am
-has some favorite foods: eggs, french toast, oatmeal, broccoli, carrots, pineapple, raspberries, fruit smoothies, pasta, mashed potatoes, salmon, ham, rice pudding, goldfish crackers (fishies)
-loves dogs, especially coopie (Steve and Nancy's dog), chloe (Karen and Jon Quist's dog) and Max (Tony's dog)
-loves to have play dates with some neighbor friends and her cousins (she's pretty obsessed with Cade and Connor)
-talks all the time!  Some of her signature phrases are:  "Love you, miss you, bye-bye, hello, thank you, please,  I did it!, Mommy do it, where daddy go?, daddy's sleeping (she says this almost every morning), watch show (she loves mickey mouse clubhouse), donald funny (as in Donald Duck from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), hide (she loves hiding under her blankey)
-loves everything princess and thinks she is a princess (her favorite princess is Cinderella, she calls her Rella)
-loves washing her hands
-loves bubbles in her baths
-loves to twirl and show off a pretty skirt or dress she is wearing
-loves to do make-up with mom
-does GREAT in nursery at Church
-loves pops (lolly pops)
-twirls the right side of her hair into the CRAZIEST knots when she is tired or during nap time and during the night when she's sleeping.  That side of her hair is now shorter than the left side.
-is going to be a big sister in a few weeks!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas 2012

We have been in Arizona this Christmas with Geoff's family.  It has been a wonderful trip, just what the doctor ordered!!  Cora has had the chance to really get to know her cousins (the Rudd's) that live here and she has soaked up ALL of the love and attention that Grandma and Papa have been giving her.  Cora really could not be any cuter right now and we are loving every second of her and the fun personality she has.  Here are some pictures from our trip so far...
Eating out at a restaurant called Buffalo Chip near Steve and Nancy's house on Christmas Eve.  The kids loved this fun atmosphere and were tearing it up on the dance floor!

Cora and Grandma Christmas morning.  

Trying out her new toy with Papa.  Cora has been such a Papa's girl this trip!

Cousin Lexie and Cora...They have been buds this trip!

Rockin out with Lexie's new electric guitar!

These two played the piano for a long, long time together at the New Year's Eve party at Michele's house.

Cousin Chloe reading to Cora New Year's morning.  Cora is really going to miss her cousins!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

City Creek

We had a fun day at the City Creek food court and play area in Salt Lake City with some of my mission companions and their kids!  It's so fun to see us all as moms now and have our little ones play together.  Cora had a blast climbing on everything and going inside the shells.  We can't wait to go back!  

Sunday, September 30, 2012

visit to NY

 We are enjoying our little visit to New York to see my family... Cora could not be having more of a blast with her cousins!  She has felt so comfortable here with everyone, and I love it!
 The Fall weather here is perfect!  Here we are about to go pick apples with Great Grandma Pat.

Monday, July 16, 2012

change is FUN!

I got a much needed haircut... and felt like changing things up a bit without chopping my hair all the way to my chin like I did over two years ago (i've been growing it ever since).  SO... I had the thought to get bangs, and when I asked the gal cutting my hair what she thought she was ALL about it and VERY excited.  She thought it would look really good, so I trusted her and I LOVE IT!

My grandpa Elmer would be proud because he always told me when I was younger that I have a big forehead and would look better with bangs.  He was so right!  I'm glad I finally listened and took his advice.  I like to think he is smiling down from Heaven at my new do!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The 4th

Happy 4th of July!
We spent it with family in Park City Utah.
Papa Steve, Grandma Nancy and all their Grandchildren
(expect for Stacie's 4 kids who were in Washington)

laying down to watch fireworks, and trying to get Cora to lay with us.  She was too busy though and did not want to sit still.  She mostly just wanted to sit with Grandma Nancy.
watching the fireworks with Grandma