Jade meeting Levi

Jade meeting Levi

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2 weeks old already

Our little Levi is already over 2 weeks old. He is 8.6 lbs now and 20 inches. So he's growing a little bit.
He spends more time awake now. Jade loves when he looks at her, she laughs and makes faces at him.

We all do a lot of this. I love snuggling with my little wookies. Nap time is great!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Introducing Baby Levi

I had my last Dr. appointment this past Thursday the 23rd. At my apt. my Dr. asked if I'd like to be induced later that day. I called Jevan (who was at home in West Point) and told him our options, thursday or monday to be induced or maybe going on my own over the weekend. My dr said he'd call when labor and delivery could take us.
The hospital called me at 2 pm and asked if i could be there by 2:30. I called Jevan who had just started his shift 5 minutes before, and asked him to leave and come up to logan so we could have this baby. I drove myself in and met my parents there so they could take Jade.
By 3 I had the paper work done and they were ready to get me going. By 3:30 I was all hooked up and started into labor. Jevan arrived shortly after. The Dr. came in and broke my water, a while later I got an epideral, and at 7 they called the Dr. He was there by 7:15 and I was allowed to start pushing, Levi Jevan was born at 7:37 pm. He weighed 7.5 lbs and was 19.5 inches long. He has lots of dark hair. We stayed in the hospital till friday night. I was relieved to get out. I was going crazy just sitting there. Honestly I hardly feel like i just had a baby. I know they tell you to take it easy after, but I went and hung out with some of my sisters that night and the next day went to a dinner before the RS broadcast. Then I went to dinner with my hubby and his brother. Don't worry I kept strangers at a distance from our new wookie.
We stayed at Jevan's parents house till Monday night, we had a Dr. check up for Levi on Monday. They had to check him for Jaundice again. His test came back great.
Jade loves our new baby, she is always asking to snuggle, kiss and hold him. I ask him what our baby's name is and she says "wahhaaa".

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Please Read and help if you can....

Jevan's cousin was recently involved in an accident with a power line and was badly injured. He was cutting down a tree while in a man basket and a limb fell on an electrical wire. Mark grabbed the limb and could not let go. His father-in-law grabbed him and received a bad shock and couldn't help Mark.
He was rushed to the Hospital in Heber where they were able to restart his heart but he still wasn't breathing. He was then life-flighted to the University hospital.
They've been running tests and doing all they can to figure out the extent of the damage. He will not work again and his wife Jamie cannot work right now, they also have 2 small children.
If you would like to help Mark and Jamie Padigimus, there are accounts set up at Mountain America and Wells Fargo in Mark's name. Any amount, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A bit of September

My little sister Heidi got married, the 10th of September. Even tho this baby is due soon I was able to get pretty involved. She asked me to do her cake and also her hair and then my mom and I decorate weddings so we took up that task also. Here is the Bride and my mom at the luncheon. Hawiian Haystacks! Yum!
Jade sure loved seeing all her cousins and playing with her daddy!
Here is the top of the cake, her colors were orange, pink, yellow, and purple. The cake was three layers, 2 were rice crispys and the layer they cut was german chocolate. The frosting was vanilla, almond buttercream and then my homemade fondant. It turned out pretty good.

Here is a shot of our new house in West Point. We sure are loving it. I will have to post more pics when I finally get everything in order. Our baby is due in 9 days so hopefully I can get it all done before then. I can't wait to meet this little guy. I sure am ready to be done being pregnant. I hope Jade can adjust to this new baby quickly and happily.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Jevan's brother Jake got married this past Tuesday. I had the opportunity to make their wedding cake. I've made a dozen cakes before this one, but I have never made my own fondant. I'll tell you what tho, I loved this fondant, so much easier and better tasting then store bought fondant. Here is the finished cake at the reception. I'll have to post pics later of the cute rice crispy layers on the bottom two.

This is just the wedding time of the year for us, my little sister gets married on Sept. 10th. I am also making her cake. Hopefully this baby doesn't come early!

But getting ready for all of these weddings made me remember that I never posted about my anniversary this past June 17th. It's been 4 years for us. I did infact make my own cake, crazy I know. Here are some pics that I actually found today, while packing and organizing. I was thinking I didn't get any of my cake or reception, so glad I was wrong and have these.

Here we are 4 years ago coming out of the Logan temple. I can't believe how the time has flown by. We look a bit different today. Maybe a little older and wiser?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Random pics and catch up

My little Jader bug loves taking baths.  She even pretends she's swimming, she loves splashing too.  Tonight I gave her a bath and I'm pretty sure I ended up being more wet then her when we were done. 

My little sister Heidi is getting married in September.  All our sisters and her soon to be in-laws all went dress shopping.  We all picked out dresses we wanted to see her in.  After about 20 dresses my sister Sarah brought in this beauty and it happened to fit her perfectly and looked amazing on her.  This was the one! It was so fun to be there and share that time with her.  The dress is nothing like what she had in mind at first.  So excited for you Heidi and Alan!

Jade has been a bit of a drama queen lately.  She is either happy or mad, no inbetween.  But she has also been good at letting me do her hair.  I'm not too brave yet, but I love to do pig tails on her. She will even leave the flowers/bows in most the day now.  :) yeah!  

Her hair is so fine and thin but it has the most beautiful natural curl to it. 

Jade and I went to Jevan's family reunion without him this year. They go to the Uintas every year over by Vernal. Most the family brings their trailers. But we slept in a tent for 2 nights.  Jade did amazingly well.  She loved the tent and loved being outside 24/7.  She took great naps during the day and slept so well at night.  It was a long 3 days without Jevan, he had to work so he wasn't able to make it. Hopefully next year. I'm not taking 2 kids camping by my self.  Here is my 6 month pregnancy pic too.  Sorry it's not very good, but I wasn't that big still.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

no more Fairy Princess TuTus

I had just noticed that some of you still had my tutu website button on your blogs.  I'm sorry I forgot to tell you that we stopped our website back in March.  So if you have our button on your blog, if you wouldn't mind deleting it that would be great.  That web address has been taken up by another company now and they have a site set up on it.   
If any of you are interested in making a tutu I'd love to show you how, I even have some stuff you can buy from me if you want to make your own.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

26 years young!

Today is June 1, 2010.  That means it is Jevan's Birthday!!!  He turns 26 today.  We don't have any huge plans today.  He did have to be in SLC this morning at 8 am so he could do his last test for the clearfield officer job.  The test is 4 hrs long and they are testing to see if he's crazy!  lol. What a nice b-day present, here take a test on your birthday.  oh well I'm sure he'll do great!
Jevan-  Jade and I sure do love you.  We are so grateful that you are part of our lives.  You are such an amazing dad and husband.  I love to watch you play with Jade and watch her copy the things you do.   I am amazed at your strength and faith in everyday life.  I am so blessed to have you as my best friend.  Hope you have a great birthday!  We love you!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jevan's Graduation

Well for those of you who don't know, Jevan has been attending Weber State's Police Academy since January.  As of today (May 19th, 2010) he is all certified and graduated!  I am so proud of him and all the hard work and dedication he's put into the academy. 
My mom and little sister Heidi were able to come and Jevan's Mom, Dad and his brother Jake also came.  We were happy they could come support Jevan and I was glad to have the help with Jade, it would have been hard to keep her occupied for 2hrs, all alone. 

Jevan got an award for being Top of his class in Physical Fitness. 
We were able to snap a few pics before heading off to lunch.  Oh and I'm going to count this as my 20 ish week pregnancy photo.  I was thinking I was a lot bigger with Jade at this point, but I'm sure it'll pop out one of these days. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ultrasound results are in...

Well I had my ultrasound today... and it looks like Jade is getting a little BROTHER!!!! Yep that's right we are having a boy.  Any name suggestions? They also moved my due date back a week.  So it is now closer to Oct 4th. Which i'm okay with.  

Saturday, April 24, 2010

18 months old

My Jade is now 18 months old! It has been a fun and challenging journey getting this far. But I can't wait to see what the next 18 years have in store for her.  I love watching her grow and learn about  new things, she gets smarter by the day.  I'm sure she'll be an awesome big sister.  We love you Jade!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

just like Reeses peanut butter eggs...

I saw this on a friends blog, it is from simplydesigning.blogspot.com   I'm for sure gonna try this.  They look so tasty!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

I love peanut butter cups.  I love reeses pieces.  I love Hagen Daz Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream.  I love chocolate and peanut butter together.  Yum!  

So for Easter, I have a good excuse to make these yummy chocolate covered peanut butter eggs!  Yum yum yum!

And the best part?  They are so simple!  

Peanut Butter Eggs

1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons margarine
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips or melting chocolate (a good brand)

Combine all ingredients.  
Mixture should be moist enough to shape, but not too gooey.
Shape into egg shapes.
Place on waxed paper and freeze for 30+ minutes until firm.
Melt chocolate in microwave on low.
Dip eggs in chocolate and let set on wax paper.

Yield: 1 recipe makes approximately 24 eggs

Eat and enjoy!

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


We have some exciting news!  But this is how Jade took it...  
"You're having a what?!?  You mean I'm not going to be an only child anymore?!?"
Okay she didn't really take it like that but i just love this picture of her.  She was growling at me tho.  So stinkin cute! 
So we are having another baby!  I'm due September 25th ish.  So only like 6 1/2 more months.  I've been feeling alright but am starting to feel great!  Not really showing yet either, only i can tell what that little bump is.  We are so excited and they'll be about 2 yrs apart.  Jade loves to look at pictures of babies and even hold her little cousin when ever possible.  If I ask her where mom's baby is she'll point at my tummy.  I love it, and she can kinda say baby too but it sounds more like bab ba.  If anyone has any great advise for having two kids i'd love to hear it!