Sunday, April 22, 2012


April has gone by so quickly! It's been a great month of nice weather and other good things.
Nora Elizabeth was born and we got to visit her. I am really excited to be able to see her again in a few weeks. I just finished making a cute tulle and ribbon tutu for her!

I made my first ever real cake (I've only ever made regular 13*9's), with my mom's help of course. It was a chocolate and chocolate chip cheese cake cake. It involved 3 layers, ganache, chocolate butter cream frosting, and real baked cheesecake. All stuff I had never done before. It turned out pretty good.

My grandparents had us to Easter dinner. To thank them the next week we made them dinner, partied, and ate the cake.

Adam got his braces off after having them on for about 2 years. He was super excited! His teeth look great and he is more handsome then ever.

We visited Yellowstone with my parents during free National Park week. Our car got up close and personal with some bison and we also saw elk, a coyote, and some heron, and of course Old Faithful.

After our Yellowstone day trip we feasted on Kebabs and Naan bread with our next door neighbor. And today, we had our home teachers and their families over for dinner.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Nora Elizabeth arrived at 2:26 A.M. this morning! I am now an auntie! Adam and I were going to celebrate a late 3 year anniversary today, but decided to come visit momma and baby instead.
Nora is so tiny. 5 lb 10 oz and 19 inches long with tiny finger nails. Her hair looks a little reddish and curly like Savanna's.
Baby Nora

Adam and I with Nora

Abby with Nora

Mommy and Daddy

From what I hear, Savanna was one tough cookie during labor. She wasn't even given any pain medicine until near the very end. My mom's poor hands will probably never be the same though. They look like they have hickies on them from being squeezed so much! After the baby was born she just looked dazed and said, "I can't believe I just had a baby!"

Grandma and Grandpa

Monday, April 2, 2012

Day 17 and 18

The 18th was our last day in New Zealand. We were sad to leave our vacation and our friends and go back to real life and responsibilities, but we were looking forward to living out of a closet again instead of a suitcase.
Before we caught our flight out of New Zealand we were able to attend sacrament at one of Adam's mission wards. We ate dinner with his old bishop as well and bade everyone farewell.
Then it was off to our long long flight, which inevitably caused us elephant legs and kankles again. After we landed in LA, we were so tired that we staying in our hotel room the rest of the day. We ordered in pizza, layed around, and tried to recoup for our flight home the next day.
The highlight of the day definitely was coming home to our apartment to find this:

Not only were there balloons and a sign, but delicious dinner in the fridge and cupcakes on the table. It was so nice to know that we were missed and that we are loved. We have great family. Thanks mom and Abby. We will never forget!

NZ Trip- Day 16

March 17th was a long day of driving to the Coromandel Peninsula, but it was definitely worth it! Here are the days highlights.
* Hiking down to Cathedral Cove. There were a lot of ups and downs to tire us out, but it was quite a pretty sight.

* Soaking at the Hot Water Beach! The hot water beach was so awesome. There is a hot water source underneath the sand, so you dig a hole, it fills up with hot water, and you soak right on the beach. Adam dug us a 2 person hole and we lounged in our personal spa under the stars. It was awesome! If we can ever make it back to New Zealand we will come here for sure!

Sniff, sniff! We were so sad to leave and head home the next day!