Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Eliza is 2 Months Old

On Sunday Eliza turned 2 months old and we can't believe how fast time is FLYING!  Here are a few pictures of Miss Eliza:

She loves to:

- pull mom's hair
- smile, especially when dad talks to her
- eat
- lay in her Boppy with her alligator rattle on her arm. (The alligator's name is Walter Jr.  Matt named him.)
- pull on her headband
- the newest thing though is to sleep for 5 or more hours during the night! Hooray!!!

A Welcome Shower For Eliza

Before I had Eliza my co-workers were planning a little shower for me for Thursday, September 24th. Unknown to all of us, Eliza came on Tuesday, September 22nd so they weren't able to give me a shower. So last week Eliza and I went into work for a "Welcome to Earth" shower for Eliza. Here are a few pictures:

Eliza got some ADORABLE new clothes and can't wait to wear them!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Family Pictures

We had our family pictures taken today. Here is a sneak peak!

The same photographer that took Eliza's newborn photos, did our family pictures. Check out her blog at www.photographybyeden.blogspot.com or click here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Is this really who I married????

A few weeks ago Matt looked like this:
Then after Eliza's first week of church, Matt looked like this:
Soon it (the beard) grew to this:
He even went out in public when it looked like this:

But now it looks like this:

ha ha what a funny guy!

(don't worry he hasn't lost his way, and is now clean shaven)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans' Day!

Today we would like to say thank you to all those who have served and are currently serving in our country's armed services. We are so grateful to you for keeping us safe and protecting our freedom. The USA would not be what it is today without you and your courage!


Thank you also to my brother Casey who is currently serving in the army and is stationed in Baghdad. He gets to come home this week for the next TWO weeks and we are so grateful to have him home for Thanksgiving. Here are a few pictures of Casey!

Your nieces are so excited to see you for the FIRST time!

Eliza: 7 Weeks
Savannah: 17 Weeks

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eliza's Blessing

For anyone interested we are planning on blessing Eliza on Sunday, November 29th at the Neil Road Chapel at 1:00 pm. We would love for you to come if you can.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Our New Car

Last night, Matt & I purchased our very first car together! It was quite a long journey of searching and test driving and talking to salesman and saying no, walking away and wondering if we did the right thing.... but we finally found it!

Luckily my dad knows some nice people in the business and he called up his friend at Lexus to see what they had. We picked out a few online and I went and met with a salesWOMAN who was the best salesperson I have ever met. She told me her honest opinion of the cars we were looking at and had done research to see what the ratings were. She was very knowledgeable and told me, "I wouldn't sell you a car that I wouldn't buy myself." Can you say "it's about time we find an honest salesperson!!!"

On Thursday night I took an 08 Toyota Highlander home and was pretty sold on it, but Matt wasn't. We went back on Friday and they let us take the 07 Ford Edge for the day. Later they called and said someone was about to purchase the Highlander so we decided on getting the Edge. We went back later last night and signed the papers and we are now a proud owner of a 07 Ford Edge... and I love it!

Just a short side note. The guy my dad knows at Lexus used to work at Winkle Pontiac GMC & Hummer, which was where I got my first job (of course my dad worked there at the time also, so he "got" me the job) At Winkle I was the filing clerk and was stuck in this little tiny room, smaller than most kitchens, with files stacked up the the ceiling. It was so boring so I roamed the dealership quite a bit... Jesse, my dad's friend, joked around with me a bit and made my filing job a bit more bearable, so I was grateful when I found out that he was who was helping us.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sugar Cookies with Great Grandma Hawley!

Here I am back blogging again!! A few weeks before Halloween Eliza & I went over to my Grandma Hawley's house to help her make her infamous pumpkin sugar cookies. Eliza was quite good and spent most of the time sleeping in the swing while we enjoyed eating hot dogs, rolling dough, baking and frosting our cookies.

At first I made mine thinner than I was supposed to but they turned out alright, the next few batches were thick and DELICIOUS though! Here you can see our beautiful decorating skills :)

Lots and lots of cookies.
Eliza woke up just in time to eat some left over frosting and try a cookie :) Just kidding.
Great Grandma Hawley and Eliza's first baking experience. My grandma has the cutest picture of me helping her in the kitchen when I was younger and I wish I had a scanner to show you! Hopefully Eliza will get many more chances in the future to hone her baking skills!
Mommy & Eliza.
Great Grandpa Hawley didn't help make the cookies but he helped EAT them :) No, he hadn't even had one by the time I left... what was he thinking, those cookies go fast around this family! GGpa Hawley had a shingles vaccination before Eliza was born so he couldn't hold her at the hospital, but he is grateful that he can hold her now and so are we!

You know parents always say that the reason they have children is to have grandchildren. Well I think my grandparents had children so that they could have grandchildren so they could have great grandchildren :) Thanks Gram for letting us come over and help... hopefully we can do more baking, candy making or (cooking in general) real soon. Gram & Gramps your the best!
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G & G Keeler Came to Visit

A few weekends ago Matt's parents came to visit and to see Eliza for the first time (in person)! It was so much fun having them here, I just wish Matt didn't have to work so much! We didn't do anything amazing but on Saturday Linda and I went to my cousin's cheerleading competition while Matt & Al went to look at cars and eat at Arby's. On Saturday night we went to our Ward Harvest Part, where we won 1st place in the chili cook off. And on Sunday we went to my parents house for some tri-tip and the World Series.

Here are a few pics:
Ellie wanted to be lovey dovey with Grandma but she wasn't having it! Ellie sure enjoyed Grandpa though... thanks for Pinky! Grandma was so excited to hold Eliza while she was here, too bad Eliza slept almost the entire time :)
Here is Eliza after the Harvest Party... doesn't she look so ADORABLE!?!?!
Grandma holding Eliza while she is sleeping.
This is at my parents house after dinner and watching the game. Eliza is sleeping AGAIN!
I made my delicious brownie bites and dyed them orange to look a little like pumpkins. The chocolate topping was courtesy of Matt :)

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