Sunday, January 25, 2009

wow time flies!!!

I know I'm not the best at updating our blog, so I just thought I'd give a brief review of how we are doing.  Nora is such a joy in our lives!  I don't even know how to explain it!  Being a mom has made me a happier person, and I love taking care of her!  She is almost 4 months now, and is hitting milestones everyday.  Watching her roll over for the first time was so much fun.  She brings her feet up to her head, rolls to her side and then shoots her legs out straight to finish the roll to her tummy.  She found her feet about two weeks ago and loves playing with them and she found daddy's face last week and now loves touching and hitting it all the time :-)  Nora loves making noises now too!  I sing to her and then she starts singing back... very loudly!!  she is all smiles that is unless she is hungry!  Well, my mom started chemo therapy this week so last week we took an amazing girls trip to florida!  My mom, all my sisters except Lins :-( and a few of the older grandkids went to disneyworld and universal studios.  Oh my gosh it was soooo fun!  And Nora now LOVES her stroller and being outside (too bad utah is just too cold to take her out on walks right now!)  Thanks mom!  It was so good to get together with all the girls.  Play games every night, catch up on our lives, see kelly's boys since they live in Georgia now, we just had fun together!  Mark unfortunately didn't go :-( and that was our first time being apart in a year and a half! Mark is studying every day for two hours, because he takes the LSAT in June!  Once he takes that we'll kinda have a feel for where he might be going to law school or where we might live for the next couple years.  As for now we will be here for at least another year and a half.   I love our little family and I feel so blessed to be where we are right now!  It's hard not to want to be where other people are or try to jump ahead in life, but we feel very blessed right now.  Life was fun while we were dating, it got better when we got married and now it just feels right with having a family!  We couldn't ask for more! 

9 comments:

Kate and Wiley said...

That is a cute picture of the two of you! We are glad you are back from your trip...we were wondering if you secretly moved out because of the loud heater. :)

Jerry Evans said...

Oh, Jody, thank you so much for including me. I've just gotten an account so I can stay in touch. Nora is absolutely adorable - but then you already knew that!!!
Love, Gramma Bob

Parkinson Family said...

cute cute pic! glad you guys had a great time, yeah i was sad we couldnt go, but oh well, thats nice that you guys got to spend time all together, cya!

Rhiannon said...

What a perfect post! Thank you for the update. I am sorry to hear about your mom, that is too bad. I really need my hair cut, so I'm going to be calling you soon!

Kelly Evanson said...

it was sure fun seeing you and spending time with you and i am glad i finally got to meet nora. she'll probably be walking the next time i see her!! and i'll be huge or else have 4 boys!!! crazy. talk to you later

Cyndy Parkinson said...

Very Cute!! It was fun having you on the trip. I was impressed seeing you be a mom and how well you handled things. Thanks to Nora for being so good, and also for allowing us to do baby swaps and go on rides a second time without waiting in line! Love MOM

Mabis said...

En esa foto Nora se parece mucho a tu mama, no conozco a tu mama, pero por las fotos que he visto, se parece mucho :)

Cheryl said...

Crazy how motherhood just gets better and better! Nora looks gorgeous and I'm sure glad you all had an awesome time in Florida!

John and Valerie said...

that is such a cute picture of you two!