Monday, December 14, 2009

Playing in the SNOW!!

This past weekend we were in Heber with our family, and they got like a foot of awesome puffy snow! Rachel played in the snow for the first time and loved it! The snow was up to her waist! The camera died before we got any pictures of Dad pulling her on her sled :-( By the way, do you love her last minute snow boots...Uncle Ty's gloves! I know she looks like some kind of animal, but I can't think of what it is!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


A few days ago, I got up to leave the room, and Rachel was playing with Mike. When I got just about out of sight, Rachel started fussing, but then out of no where she started saying, "mamamama!" Ok, I'm not sure if she's actually calling ME Mama, but it is one of the best feelings I've ever felt in my life! Even now, my heart is bursting! I can't explain the love I have for my little girl. She is everything to us! Now these last couple of days, she just keeps saying Mama more and more, I love it! Being a Mother is one of the greatest gifts.

This is one of her latest pics that I had to throw in here!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Lion and Two Hippies

Halloween was the best for both of us this year, it was so cool having our baby to share it with! If anyone knows our girl, you know that she is always roaring and making funny noises. That is why the lion costume was perfect for Rachel! We had fun taking her to the downtown Logan trick-or-treating, and then later on we went to a friend's party and had a great time. Rachel was in such a good mood all day, it made it even better! Pretty sure she's giving the peace sign in the picture below!

Sidenote: I finally finished making Rachel's growth chart, and it turned out so cute! Look how tall my little one is getting!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rachel's First Boyfriend...

We couldn't be prouder that our little girl has decided to follow in our footsteps! She is on her way to becoming an Aggie in no time! Big Blue was pretty smitten with Rachel, and she LOVED him as well. I thought she would be scared of him...but I was totally wrong! You know as parents you never know who your daughter is going to fall in love with....he's a little blue...and a little furry...but her can make her laugh, so we can learn to deal!?! haha! Rachel is officially an Aggie fan!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rachel 6 Months

FINALLY finished these...whew ;-) Now its time to take her nine month photos in a few least I'm closing in on the gap! These are a few of my favorites, check out the rest on my photography blog if your interested. I'm working on getting them all posted on there as soon as possible! Its crazy to watch Rachel progress. In her 6 month photo shoot I was so excited because she could finally sit up, and now she's already standing! We LOVE you little one!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Halloween

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hanging Pool Side

I meant to post these a while ago, these pics are almost three months old! One last salute to summer! I figured I better get around to it seeing how fall is just around the! I am a summer girl, but there are a few things to look forward to about fall approaching: Halloween, gorgeous leaves that make awesome photography, and Thanksgiving! Everything seems more exciting this year seeing how it is Rachel's first everything! Rachel is growing up so fast, she is already starting to pull up on furniture and anybody who has legs nearby, almost ready to WALK! Umm...when did MY BABY turn into a toddler?? How cute is our little one just chillin' in the pool! LOVE IT, she is so dang cute! I always love going to my hometown of Vernal and visiting. My mom has this AMAZING yard that Rachel loves to explore! Considering our front yard consists of busy streets, it's a nice change! Here are a few of my favorites!

Rachel knows how to work it...when she smiles or laughs and crinkles that little nose...her dad and I are ready to give her just about anything she wants!

Rachel with her grandma (my mom)! Good buddies! I need to get some pictures of her with her grandma Moss, she was gracious enough to watch Rachel while we went on our cruise, and I think Rachel developed a new best friend while we were gone!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Baja Mexico!

Wow! What a trip! SOO much fun! A few words to describe our trip would be:
Missing Rachel
Staying up past 11pm
Extreme FOOD POSINING...which I don't know if that qualifies as a highlight
Exploring an island on a two person bike
Virgin pina coladas by the pool
Sun Burnt
Hot tubs
Eating way too much food
Sleeping in
Shopping aka: "Negotiating" prices in Mexico
Remembering how much fun it is to hang out with Mike

Well that pretty much sums it up!
I actually didn't take that many photos...Hey I was on vacation! I loved the little animals they made each day in our room out of towels...each day there was always such a cute surprise waiting!

This was the view of the elevator at night in our ship...pretty impressive

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Good Morning!

I just had to share, this is what I found when I went in to get Rachel this morning!!

Also we found this bear in our car the other night! Ferocious isn't she?

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rachel...Six Months Later!!

Wow, it's been awhile! The photography blog is taking up all my blogging energy! So not much is going on, I dedicate most of my posts to Rachel, so why not another one?

I can't believe my baby is six months! It might be through a mother's eye, but she just keeps getting cuter and cuter! It seems like she has grown up so much fast! It kinda makes me sad, because now I can totally understand how people say enjoy EVERY moment, because it goes so fast. She is now eating solids and sitting up all on her own. Our latest challenge is trying to get her to take a bottle. Mike and I are going on a vacation in a couple of weeks to celebrate our anniversary, and we're trying to get her ready for a week with Grandpa and Grandma. Any tips??? Seriously, we've tried everything!! I just don't think she can live a week strait on rice cereal and mashed string beans!

So in other news, our anniversary is on Tuesday...another thing I can't believe how fast life is flying by! I'm so lucky to have such a great husband. Our trip that we're taking...was totally planned by Mike and was supposed to be a surprise. Long story short...I found out we're going somewhere, I just don't know where!
Another milestone coming up is my B-day. year older...and just older! It kinda seems like all the milestone ages that you look forward to are behind me, but that is also a good thing. Every stage I'm in I think is the best one, but then when I see other people going through ones I've already been through I always think to myself, "That was a fun stage, but I'm so glad we're not there anymore!" Oh well, Rachel is slowly stealing my youth with every late night feeding anyways hahaha! Well enough of my random thoughts!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

First Time Swimming!

We had so much fun on Saturday watching Rachel play in the pool for the first time! She was totally a natural! She just automatically started kicking her feet and waving her arms...she knew what to do! The whole time she just had a big smile on her face and was squealing in delight! It is so awesome watching your child discover new things, and how they see the world, I love being a mom so much!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Photography Blog

After much debating, I finally decided to put my hobby into action! Photography is one of my favorite things, it is so much fun, I love to do photo shoots! I've been needing somewhere to organize my photos, so I decided to put them into a blog! Click the link to the right, and it will take you to my photography blog. I'm just starting this up for fun, and so if anyone is interested in getting some photos for cheap give me a hollar! My contact information is on my photography blog!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fun Family Photos

I finally got around to touching up our newest family photos, they turned out pretty good for just playing around! By the presence of Mike's hat and my ponytail, they obviously weren't planned. But oh well, when the scenery is that pretty, who cares! By the way, that dumb baseball picture of me is only in there because I keep deleting it and Mike keeps putting it in to be funny, so oh well I figured I better explain!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hmm...Mom Body

Mom Stats:
Today was a sequence of discouraging events. Mike took the day to go work on some manly projects and then go golfing with his brother and dad, so I decided Rachel and I would go on a summer shopping spree. UGHH....mistake...the reality of the mom body totally hit me. The sizes I used to wear, I GUESS I can still squeeze into (skin tight isn't looking too hot either these days...hehe)! But after having a baby, I'm just re-proportioned all weird and differant now! Don't get me wrong, Rachel is totally worth it...but it's just kinda depressing I have to say! Anyone else ever feel this way? All these cute summer shorts and capris, not so sure anymore! We're going on vacation in August, and I am now for the first time saying goodbye tankini...hello one-piece! Does anyone know, is there really such a thing as keeping on "nursing weight?" Any who, our Moss family is having our own biggest loser competition. I'm hoping maybe that will help motivate me a little more, a cash prize always helps, right?

Rachel Stats:
So in the last week, all the sudden she's ROLLING OVER! I was sitting there changing her diaper and off she went! There was hardly any gradual steps towards this, it was like, "hmm...I wonder what will happen if I do this, and BOOM she flipped over!" She rolls over onto her stomach and can keep going back onto her back. This week she's also discovered her feet. She loves staring at her feet and just playing with them! My little baby has changed so much in the matter of one week! Ya know, of course I believe she's the alpha baby specimen:-), but I'm still shocked!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Video of Rachel

We just thought that for those of you that are far away from us you might like to see some video of rachel in action!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mass Exodus

Here's a solute to all my friends leaving Logan and moving on to bigger and better things! Last night I had to say goodbye to my best friend of 12 years as she decided to leave me and move to Orem...we lost another one...and many more! Mary, you know I will miss you so much, and so will Rachel! I say this mostly in jealousy, because I see most of our friends that Mike and I started with when we were all freshman and sophomores moving on and being done, so it feels like we're supposed to go with them! But ya know, there are much worse places to be than Logan with no friends...that's debatable! haha We still have a lot of good friends up here, they'll probably just start hearing from us way to often :-)
I'm so glad that school is over for the summer, I will finally have a husband again. Mike has had a crazy semester, from switching majors and not to mention having a child, he's pretty much burning from both ends. He is going to enjoy a much deserved break! He's going to be playing in a softball league with some guys from our ward, and I think he's pretty excited!
I know that my posts are all these random thoughts, but ya know I just write how I think! Mary and I went shopping and got Rachel a new dress for my brother's graduation coming up, but it is so cute on her we decided to take a little photo shoot:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So this past weekend it was somewhat warmish for Logan, so we decided to take advantage and packed up the family and of course headed down to first dam for a picnic. It was great, it felt so good to be outside again FINALLY. Then we decided to finish out the day with our first barbecue of the year. Mike was pretty excited to whip out the grill again. So we enjoyed it while we could...and we're not talking about the fact that it is snowing right now as I type :-)

::::Rachel's Blessing::::
What a neat day, she looked adorable! It was so great to have all the family and friends come up and have a little celebration all in Rachel's honor! Mike gave a great blessing and we just enjoyed a great day!

:::Bath Time:::
I just couldn't resist putting in this bath time picture! Rachel loves bath time, the whole time she just kicks, coos, and squeals. Its so much fun!

p.s. for those of your that read my husbands previous post...I apologize for his nerdy ways! He kinda thinks that geek speak is funny...hahaha...but I love him anyways! Just kidding babe your the smartest and hottest geek in the world!