Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm 4 months old!

Is this not the cutest face EVER??!!! Zachary turned four months old this past Saturday. He is such a joy in our lives. All I have to do is look at him and he breaks out in this HUGE toothless grin. He has got great dexterity and is grabbing at everything he can only to put it right to his mouth. We are hoping that he might roll over soon. He raises his legs into the air and leans them to the left. I try to work with him and show him how to roll over so we will see. Thank goodness
for the bibs that we have...this kid drools like there is a faucet in his mouth! He just opens up

and out it pours. My favorite is when he is attempting to eat and smiles and it all comes right back out. On Sunday Joe convinced me to
give Zachary some rice cereal. I don't think he
knew what to think.But I loved the look on his face. And in case you cannot see it Mom he is wearing his I LOVE MY NANA bib. I think that we might wait just a little bit before we try it again cause he kept pushing it right back out with his tongue. I'm guessing that his stomach is going to have to get used to this stuff considering it all wound up all over me a bit later. That was a fun mess to clean up. BLAH! Not sure if I have talked abou the "magic blue chair" yet, but you can see it here in the pictures. I am totally convinced that this chair has magic powers. Zachary never ever cries or fusses when he is in this chair. He might be fussing and I put him in the chair and he magically stops! LOOOOOVE THE CHAIR! Lately, he has been trying to turn around and look at the bear...way cute! Anyhoo...enjoy these handsome pictures of our growing boy.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ward Camp Out

This weekend was our ward camp out. This year it was somewhere up in the Uinta Mountains. (I had no idea where we were.) I was not too keen on camping with Zachary being so young still. I had dealt with the fact that we were going to hold off on camping until he was a bit older....so probably next summer. Our neighbors, Chandra and Spencer, convinced us to go up and have dinner with everyone, hang out by the fire, and play some games for a little while. Then they said that we could stay with them at Chandra's family cabin in Midway. We agreed and had a blast with everyone! I'm so glad that we agreed to go to the cabin...it was freezing! As you can see Zachary stayed bundled up pretty good. Thanks for the jacket Nana! He was totally fascinated with the fire. That is what he was staring at in the picture below. The view from the cabin was fantastic! We could see the Provo River and even caught sight of the Heber Creeper (a train) making its was across the valley.

It was Zachary's first night away from home and he did really well. (Great preparation for our trip to Cali) It didn't even disturb his sleeping thru the night. =) In the morning we decided to head out to breakfast at the Homestead. It is a resort in Midway. This was also the first time that we have taken Zachary anywhere to eat.....and we probably won't be taking him anywhere soon again. He is usually such a great baby but he did not do well there. In due time right?

Friday, August 24, 2007


Have you ever had a hard time forgiving? I am having that exact issue right now. I have encountered a situation with a person who has said some hurtful and incorrect things. This person has made several assumptions about me and my family that just are not right. I guess Heavenly Father puts us in these situations for a reason. Joe and I gave talks at Church a couple of weeks ago on forgiveness...I spoke about being on the receiving end of forgiveness and he spoke on giving forgiveness. I think that I might have learned more if I gave his talk. Or at least maybe I wouldn't be having such a hard time with this unfortunate situation. I so badly want to respond to every single hurtful comment but decided after several discussions with Joe to take the higher road and not respond to the things that were said but to simply send an email to end the discussion and move on. I have such a wonderful husband and that he is such an awesome example to me. Well this morning I received yet another email......FAAAAREEEEEK!!!! ARGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! This whole situation will not go away! It is like this person has to get the final word in. Well I'm letting her have the final word. I just don't feel that anything she has said warrents a response. As much as I hate to just let her make all of these assupmtions I just don't have the energy to respond. I'm sure that as soon as I make a response then there will be another email to follow and another and another. It will turn into the neverending circle of responses. Is that forgiveness to not respond or just me not having the energy to let this go on and on and on and on?

Thanks for reading my vent fest!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Arianne and Dakota

We had visitors this week! My former roomate Arianne came and spent the night with us on her way up to Montana with her son Dakota and her niece Leilana (not pictured). I was so excited to see her!!! It was so nice for Joe and I to spend some time with her. Look how absolutely adorable Dakota is! Joe kept saying that he couldn't believe how much Dakota looks like his daddy Aaron...but I think that he looks like his beautiful mommy as well. Zachary tried and tried to stay up as late as he could to see them. But it was past his bedtime by the time they arrived from their long drive from California and he only lasted about 5 min. Poor little guy. But Dakota was a joy to have visit. He would clap his hands and shake his head...just too too cute!

I'm so grateful for close friends. No matter what you are doing or where you are in life you can always pick things right up where you left off. Ari has been a dear friend of mine for over eight years and I will always cherish her friendship.

Thanks for stopping by Monkey!!!! We love ya tons!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


So Zachary and I are flying to California next month for a visit with the family. I am scared to death to fly with my kid. He will be about 4 months old when we go. Joe is busy with the restuarant and won't be able to go this trip. So I am going to have to lug Zachary and stroller and stuff thru the airport. SLC won't be too bad but we are flying into LAX....I am having a little trouble breathing just thinking about it. Is he going to be the good little baby that he always is or is he going to turn into my worst nightmare on the plane? Will it be totally difficult to navigate thru the airport with him and all of our stuff? Where is my crystal ball that will show me all answers? Any advice would be appreciated!

Monday, August 13, 2007

I've Been Tagged!!!

I've been Tagged!!! Thanks Tiffster, Tiffster the cool rockin riffster! Now y'all can learn a little more about me. =)

Jobs I’ve Held:
1. Mann 10 Movie Theatres
2. Best Buy
3. Standard Abrasives (yes...paper with sand on it)
4. Flexpak
5. Mommy to my dear sweet Zachary!!!!

Movies I Can Watch Over and Over:
1. Goonies!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Band of Brothers (Thanks to my husband)
3. The Little Mermaid

Places I Have Lived:
1. Garden Grove, CA
2. Saugus, CA
3. Northridge, CA
4. Camarillo, CA (THE BEST PLACE EVER!!!!!!)
5. West Valley, UT
6. Salt Lake City, UT

TV Shows I Enjoy:
1. The Nine
2. CSI- Las Vegas
3. Big Brother 8

What were likely the 1st things you thought when you saw your significant other for the first time? I hope this guy keeps hanging around he is so much fun...and pretty cute!

Places I’ve Been on Vacation (other than the U.S.):
1. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!!!!

Favorite Foods:
1. Mexican Food
2. Indian Food
3. Anything my wonderful Chef of a husband makes!

Websites I Visit Daily:
1. Hotmail
2. Blogs of family and friends3
3. FamilySearchIndexing.org

Body Parts I Have Injured:
1. Knees
2. Toes (I tend to kick things ALL of the time)

Nicknames I’ve been called:
1. Kim
2. Kimmie
3. Kimbo
4. Monkey

Now I get to pick other Blog buddies to do this!

Tag, you're it:

1. Andi Davis
2. Arianne Lewis

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Manna For Mother

The Friend is a magazine from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This magazine is for our littlest members. When I used to work in the Primary with the kids I used to buy it all of the time. But now I am no longer in Primary so I don't look for it anymore. Joe's mom was up for a couple of weeks in July and she brought us the July issue of The Friend. There is an article that talks about a few relatives (The Mellor's) of Joe on his Dad's side. Here is the link...http://www.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655bb69095bd3e44916a0/?vgnextoid=21bc9fbee98db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=c993e5e18be63110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1

I didn't realize that link would be so long. Anyhow....it is an article about some of the pioneers coming across the plains to the Great Salt Lake Valley. Joe's ancestors were part of the Martin Handcart Company. I am grateful for those pioneers who made the long and sometimes dangerous treck across the plains. What determination and strong testimonies they had! Had I lived in those times I am not sure that I could do the same things. They suffered so much yet continued on. My mother-in-law was telling me about one girl who had to have her braids cut off because they had frozen to the ground during the night. Many many many people were lost due to the terrible weather conditions that they came upon. I have a deep respect for all those that did endure and made it across the plains. Check out the article. It is titled Manna For Mother. Heavenly Father does listen and does answer our prayers.