Thursday, February 14, 2013

6 Months Old!

I can't believe my baby girl is already 6 months old. Its been a half a year since she has joined our family and I have loved every minute of it. She has the cutest little personality and a smile that melts my heart. In the last week she has had her first cold, first ear infection, first all nighter, and her first tooth!
Things Brinley Loves:                                                          Things Brinley Hates:
   * Her Toys                                                                           * Taking Medicine
   * Baths                                                                                * Getting Dressed
   * Oatmeal Cereal                                                                 * Peas
   * Banana Puffs                                                                    * Strangers
   * Her Binky                                                               
   * Being on her Tummy
   * Cuddling with Mommy/Daddy 
She is so sweet and I just love her to pieces!!
I love you Brinley Marie!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Let's Go Jazz!!

After having Brinley, date nights are very rare. But last Friday, Chris and I were able to leave Brinley at my parents (which was extremely hard for me...I almost cried) and head down to Salt Lake to watch the Utah Jazz!! Our close friends Cody and Kristy Funk were given some tickets from their parents and asked us if we wanted to tag along. Free tickets to a Jazz game, how could we pass that up? We left Poky after Chris had gotten off work and had a nice drive down to Salt Lake. We grabbed a bite to eat inside the Arena and then headed to our seats. We knew they were good seats, but we didn't realize how great they really were. Our seats were on the 14th row!! It was awesome! You could see the players faces and actually watch the court instead of the big screen. The Jazz were playing the Chicago Bulls and Chris had looked up each teams stats and predicted it would be a good game. It was a great game to watch, but unfortunately the Jazz lost by 4.
We weren't so lucky on the way home with roads. About 30 miles outside of Malad we got stuck right in the middle of a huge snow storm. There was about a foot of snow on the freeway. We pulled off in Malad to use a restroom and when we opened the doors, the snow was all the way to the bottom of the car. The roads just kept getting worse and we had slowed down to about 30 mph. We finally made it back to Inkom around 3am. Even though the roads on the way back were rough and a  2.5 hour drive home turned into 4, it was still great and a lot of fun! Thanks Cody and Kristy for inviting us to come along!!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Brinley's Nursery

I have finally completed Brinley's nursery!! I have been so anxious to get it done. In our old apartment we had two bedrooms, but the second was filled with Chris' desk, our guest bed, and everything else we didn't have room for. Because of that, having a nursery there was a no go. I was pretty sad about not getting to do all the fun decorating. But in our new home, Brinley got her own room and the decorating began. 
This dresser has quite the history. Chris' Grandpa Keller made this for Chris' Uncle Roger when he was born. There is a slice in the dresser from when one of the boys received a real tool set for Christmas and took their saw to it haha. Not only that but on the inside of the drawers Chris' mom and Uncle Roland had written Tamara +her crush from middle school as well as Roland's. There is just so many memories that go along with dresser, I just had to keep it.
So here is the before:
Here is the after (idea from Pinterest of course):
I must say, I love it. I am pretty impressed that I actually pulled it off, since I have no artistic ability what so ever!
Here are the very cheap frames I spray painted and that are collaged above her dresser:

I must point out the adorable rocking chair in the corner. I bought that at the DI for $5! Score!!!

After seeing all the adorable trees on pinterest, I had to have one in her room. I thought it would fit perfectly with the touch of owls that are in her room. So of course, my mom being oh so talented drew and painted this amazing tree! I love it and it just ties the room together.

And of course I had to post a few pictures of the beautiful girl this room belongs too!!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

ChRiStMaS 2012

Christmas this year was a blast. We started it off by heading to Twin for the weekend before Christmas. We were able to spend time with family, open gifts, and again just enjoying being together. Christmas Eve morning we met up with my family at McDonalds for our traditional Christmas Eve breakfast. After Chris and I took Caden, Kate, Carter, and Brinley to see the live nativity scene at McKee's. We then spent the rest of the day relaxing and sledding out in Inkom. When it got dark we opened our pajama's and had a program about our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is always so nice to have a moment to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas. Of course, Christmas day was filled with opening gifts. Overall it was a great Christmas!!

Brinley in her Christmas Pajamas 

Santa Loves Me

Our Little Reindeer

Chris in his Christmas jammies, his new Boise tee and sweat bands from Caden

We must have been good! Our stockings were nice and full.

Brinley's first stocking!
Santa Came!

Brinley sure got spoiled! Here all her new toys!

Stuff for Brinley's room

Her new playmat. She loves it!
Chris' new dress coat and some of his gifts.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

4 Months Old!

Brinley is four months old as of yesterday!! I can't believe how fast time has gone, and how quickly she has grown. It seems just like yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital. She is now smiling, giggling, and her new trick: screaming!! She finds it so entertaining, and for now we think its pretty cute too:) She loves her toys and gets so excited that she shakes. her favorite toy is a butterfly with crinkly wings and a bell inside. She hasn't rolled over yet, but is getting so close! She will roll over onto her side but that's as far as she dares go. On the downside she still is not the best napper. If she is being held, she will sleep for hours, but as soon as you lay her down its over. Hopefully she will get better as she gets older! I love this little girl so much and am so grateful to have such a sweet little girl in our home!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Yay for Christmas!! It is my favorite time of the year. I love the lights, trees, treats, smells, music, family, and everything else about the Christmas season. We have our tree up and decorated, the lights on the house, and the Christmas music cranked. So glad I get to spend this time with my family and to spend time to reflect on the birth of our amazing Savior!

 Chris loves real trees, so for the last few Christmas' we have gone to the tree lot to find the perfect tree!
Brinley's first Christmas tree

 Brinley and Daddy! I would have to say that these are the two cutest people I have ever seen;)

All finished!

Brinley loves all the lights! 

Blurry picture, but you get the idea
 Lights on the outside! So fun to be able to hang lights around the house!!