Friday, October 30, 2009

Eliza is growing so fast

I can't believe Eliza is already a month old!! Time is going by so fast and I am so glad that I have been able to spend EVERY day with her. Her little personality is unfolding each and every day and it is so fun to see her start to hold her head up and smile randomly.

Eliza at 4 weeks

Eliza at 1 month

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ward Harvest Party & Chili Cook-Off

Last Saturday was our Ward Harvest party and they had a Chili Cook-Off! Of course we entered and were one of 6 to be judged. We entered our recipe for the delicious White Chicken Chili that my family makes. After the judging we were tied for first place with another family's chili but after a final test we were the WINNERS!!!

Matt had to go up and tell about our chili and he tried to make a funny joke saying that we just dumped a few cans of chili from the store into a pot and brought it... no one really laughed but I thought it was funny. Here are some pics of us and our trophy!

Also, here is the recipe for the White Chicken Chili so you can make it your chili of choice :)


One pound boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed (Or one rotisserie chicken torn into small pieces)

½ of a medium onion, finely chopped

1 ½ tsp garlic powder

1 Tbs vegetable oil

2 – 15.5 oz cans of Great Northern beans, drained

1 – 14 oz can chicken broth

1 – 7 oz can green chilies chopped

1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 C sour cream ½ C whipping cream


In a large pot sauté chicken, onion and garlic powder in vegetable oil, cook until chicken is no longer pink (or if using rotisserie chicken, cook until chicken is heated all the way through). Add beans broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for approx. 30 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and whipping cream. Serve immediately. Top with cheese, green onions, and sour cream.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eliza is 3 Weeks Old

So today we tried out Eliza's Halloween PJ's and her new bow to celebrate her 3 weeks of life. Doesn't she look adorable!!
It is amazing how much personality she has and she is only 3 weeks old. She of course loves to sleep, eat and go to the bathroom, and she just adores her "awake" time from 9:3o pm to 12:30 pm EVERY night! She makes the cutest faces though and I love how she almost always falls asleep on my chest while I'm burping her.

Even though I can barely remember life when I got to sleep ALL the way through the night I am loving every moment I spend with her. She is definitely one of the biggest blessings Matt & I have ever received!

Monday, October 12, 2009

All of Eliza's Newborn Photos

We got the CD with all of Eliza's newborn photos and we are so excited to share them with you!

Click HERE to see them.

Also, the pictures were taken by Eden Thome. You can see more of her work at or by clicking HERE.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Eliza Goes to Church (for the first time)

Today was Eliza's first time going to church. She looked so adorable and did really well. She fell asleep in the car on the way to church and almost slept through all of sacrament! At the end of sacrament meeting she needed to be changed and fed but slept through the rest of church. What a good baby!!!

Eliza with Daddy. Dad is trying to grow out his beard can you tell??
Eliza and mommy.

Eliza was quite hungry while we were taking these pics.
Isn't she just so cute!?!?!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mini Eliza Update

Sleepy Girl
Best Friends

Just a quick update on our little lady. She just had her two weeks apt with the Doctor and passed with flying colors. Enjoy the pics.