October 16, 2010

My Big Little Man

I can not believe that one year ago (give or take a day) I was woken up by a strange feeling. Little did I know in those wee hours of the morning that my life was about to change so drastically. You have proven to be the most amazing life lesson. I no longer expect things to go as planned. Life is truly about the journey. I have an amazing family who support me and make me a better person/wife/mother/daughter.

Happy Birthday My Little Man. You are my world. And Daddy and I wish you a life filled with joy and kindness.

June 14, 2010

Charlie Update

Charlie is on the brink of his 8 month birthday. He has been sleeping through the night for almost a month now and he even is so kind as to sleep in on some weekends. This weekend he cut his first tooth. It was a big surprise to Joe and I since he has not been particularly fussy lately. He is eating solid foods 2-3 times a day. I am making all of his foods which gives me such a sense of pride. As a working parent I find joy in the little things I can do for him. His favorite food right now is bananas; he smacks his lips when he eats them. He even likes to pretend to feed himself which is just a fancy way of spreading banana all over his seat and kitchen.

Now that he is close to the 18 lbs mark we have been taking him hiking in the hiking backpack. It is so much fun to get outside and experience with world with him. It really seems to like the outdoors and is happy just to sit back and take it all in. Overall, he is such a happy baby; Joe and I are so lucky. I can just sit and stare at him for hours. Even after he has fallen asleep I hold him and take it all in. I am so grateful that he is healthy and happy. He has changed my life.

March 8, 2010

Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride 2010!

Joe and I just registered for a two-day 150 mile bike ride to benefit MS. I am so excited to finally commit to this ride and also to have Joe as a team mate. I have wanted to participate in the ride on The Canyons Team for the past 3 years but couldn't make myself commit mostly because I hate fundraising, it always feels like I am asking people to give ME money.

This year turned out the be The Year for numerous reasons. First and foremost Anastasia's shocking diagnosis this fall at the age of 27. Second, needing to get motivated to get in shape. The ride is in late June here in Utah so Joe and I have plenty of time to get our butts into shape. My mom has graciously agreed to watch Charlie while Joe and I punish ourselves by riding 75 miles each day.

February 15, 2010

Hanging with the grandparents.

We are fast approaching Charlie's four-month birthday. He is growing so fast. Last week he got to spend some quality time with my dad, grandpa and my mom, Umi.

Taking a nap with Grandpa

Umi and the Bandit

Roxie being a good sport.

January 25, 2010

Cross-Country Skiing

Yesterday Joe, Charlie, the dogs and I went cross-country skiing at Round Valley, a network of groomed trails in Park City. It was the first time we had taken the Chariot out with the ski attachment. Joe and I took turns pulling Charlie along. We went for about 2.5 hours and didn't hear a peep from the little man except the faint sound of snoring. He slept through the whole adventure and ride home.