Friday, December 21, 2007

Congratulations Jonathan!

Yesterday Jonathan finished his last final at BYU! We are so proud of him and how hard he has worked these last 3 1/2 years to graduate with a degree in Biology. We got married right when he began his education at BYU so it has been quite the long haul but Jonathan did it and we are so happy! Many are probably wondering what we are going to do with a biology degree and that is a good question. We were planning on going to dental school but we still have not heard from 11 schools and this late in the game, that is not a good sign so we know the Lord has other plans for us. Yesterday Jonathan got offered another job at the MTC which is a big promotion and he will be able to work full time so we decided to take that job for now. Jonathan has been applying for jobs and has a few interviews lined up in the next few months so we will continue to look for the right job but in the mean time we are happy to stay here in Provo and save some money. Thank you to everyone for your support and congratulations again to Jonathan! You are amazing and I love you soo much!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


My dad travels a lot for his job and last weekend he had a conference in Laguna Beach. They like to tell people that they invited Abigale to go with them and had to bring me along, which is fine by me! With finals coming up for Jonathan, I thought it would be a good time to get away and let him study and who can turn down a trip to California. We spent two nights at an amazing hotel in Laguna and then two nights in San Diego where we went to the zoo. Abigale loved it all so much, especially being with Grammy and Poppa. Thanks Mom and Dad for a great vacation!

Abigale didnt really like the water but she loved chasing the birds:

The hotel had a giant gingerbread house (this picture is only half of it) and every part of it was made out of food. Of course, Abigale was obsessed with it and every time we walked past it we would have to drag her away from it: The hotel had a dining area on our floor and they served delicious food all day long and so of course we made frequent trips. One time we were all just sitting down with our food and before we started eating, Abigale folded her arms and bowed her head. At first I didnt know what she was doing and then I realized she was praying! I was so proud and had to capture it on the camera. This is after she finished her "prayer". So serious.

Sorry I cant get this picture to turn but this is at the San Diego Zoo!

Abigale loved all the animals kept trying to touch them through the glass. I was impressed with how brave she was.This monkey walked over to the window and Abigale walked right up to him and tried to pet him. She even leaned over and kissed the glass.She loved this hippo statue. She walked up to it and just sat there and started laughing. Silly girl!

On the Skytram at the zoo. It was freezing but an overall awesome trip!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Thanksgiving and a little Halloween!

I know it has been a very long time since I updated, but we are still alive and doing well. Jonathan is getting ready to graduate in a few weeks, I still love staying at home, and Abigale suddenly became a toddler almost overnight. She is now walking/running everywhere and finally started signing. She knows about 10 signs and it has been so amazing! Now that she knows she can communicate with us, it has kept everyone's frustration level way down. I highly recommend it to everyone!

We also had a wonderful Thanksgivng in Pocatello with my family. My sister and her new husband came from New York and we had so much fun hanging out. We played a lot of games, ate a lot of food, went to a movie, went to Lava Hot Springs, ate some more, and since my sister and bro-in-law don't have a tv, we helped them catch up on episodes of The Office. It was so much fun and went way too fast. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Getting ready to eat:
Working hard in the kitchen. Can't you just see the excitement?:
Jeffrey's face says it all as we begin to bring out the food!:
Abigale was more interested in these bowls then the food:
What is Thanksgiving without a little apple pie before bed?
Abigale had so much fun but was definitely tired. She slept almost the entire way home:
Better Late Then Never:
Our Little Dalmation Puppy!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Abigale!

I can't believe my baby is a year old! Time continues to fly so fast, and sometimes too fast as she is turning into such a little girl! This last year has been an adventure to say the least, but I have truly loved every minute of it. Abigale has brought so much love, happiness, and laughter into our life and we love her so much. I made a slide show for her birthday party but I think the file is too big to post, so instead I chose my favorite pictures of Abigale from the first year of her life. Happy Birthday Abigale!
Warning: There are a lot of pictures below, but it was too hard to narrow it any more! She is too cute! Enjoy!

Abigale's Birthday Party

We had a birthday party for Abigale on Sunday night with a few friends and family and we had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Abigale only got one nap that day because of our church schedule so I was a little nervous but I think she had a great time. She was not quite sure about what to do with the cake we put in front of her but she loved all of the presents. Thank you everyone who came to the party and for making it such a great day.

Relaxing with Grandpa before the party and before he had to leave for the airport. Yes, she is slowly getting over her stranger anxiety!!

The Cakes

Some of the decorations

A few of the many presents. Thanks everyone!

Abigale was not sure what to think when everyone sang Happy Birthday to her!

Abigale finally enjoying the cake after a little help.

Grandma Tanner made Abigale a beautiful quilt! She loved it so much! As soon as I showed it to her she climbed right on it and just started smiling! Thank you so much for the beautiful gift!

Opening more presents while Weston patiently watches!

The Birthday Girl! Happy Birthday Abigale! We love you so much and feel so blessed to have you in our family!