Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fall Festivities!

Happy Halloween! We have had a blast these last few days. This year for the festivities, Stone was Batman, Cliff was Robin, and I was The Joker. We had fun putting the costumes together, and Stone was such a good sport about it! Poor guy, though--he didn't recognize his mommy! I usually can get him to smile with the snap of a finger, but he was terrified when he looked at me.

This is Stone on the couch in the foyer at the church Fall Festival. My cute lil' Batman.

Out little guy slept through most of the festivities. He's such a good sport!

And yes, Cliff wore tights. It takes a manly man to wear green tights, I tell ya! And he did it. We had so much fun!

Also, this past weekend, we went to our first Murder Mystery dinner. We had a lot of fun! I was Sylvie, a Polish immigrant and director of the paparazi, and Cliff was Valentino, a Spanish Richard Simmons. He got to flaunt his tights twice in 3 days. Beat that.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, Cliff!

I have the best husband in the world. He is the biggest stud, and today he turns 25! If life, as I know it today, was as good as it would ever get, I could honestly say all my dreams have come true-all because of Cliff! I know it may sound cheesy-I can just picture my brothers gagging as I write this, but it is true! Happy birthday, Love!

Most people know that Cliff and I grew up in the same area/ward. However, my dad was his Bishop, my mom was his Sunday school teacher and my brother was his buddy. Therefore, he felt I was off limits. It took a little work for him to get over it all, but once he did, we became inseparable.

My junior year in high school, Cliff left to serve a mission for our church to the Fresno area of California, where he used his beautiful Spanish. When he got home from his mission, it was as if we had never skipped a beat. Three months later, we were engaged, went to BYU-Hawaii as visiting students (AMAZING!) and then went home to El Paso, where we were married in the Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Temple (Aug 04).

We moved up to Utah, where we both obtained our degrees from BYU. In Cliff's home stretch of his undergrad, I gave birth to our beautiful, fun, energetic baby, Stone. Cliff is a natural. He is so good with Stone. The minute he gets home, he is throwing Stone all over the place making him giggle (well, it's more of screach) non-stop (as if Stone ever lacks energy).

Now we find ourselves in Lubbock, Texas where Cliff is attending law school at Texas Tech University. His law school orientaiton was actually during his graduation from BYU. Talk about no summer vacation for him! I'm so proud of him!! He's doing a fabulous job juggling the stresses of law school, his very energetic baby, and me! He's the best husband a girl could ask for and the best daddy, already! I don't think a day has gone by since we've been married that he has not thrown a compliment my way-SERIOUSLY. Life with him is soooo entertaining. It's full of laughs all day long. We can have fun anytime, anywhere.
I am so proud of Cliff and all that he has done and does. I love you, baby!! Happy birthday!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Grandparents Galore!

So we had quite the week with Grandparents! First, my mom was in town, then Cliff's dad made a surprise visit for some vehical swapping (but we missed Marcy!), and then my Dad and Lisa came into town this weekend. How fun!!

It's fun to be closer to all the grandparents now that we're in Texas. It gives us the chance to see them more often. My parents are determined to see Stone frequently so that he's not all grown up out of nowhere one visit down the road. We sure enjoy seeing them all!

While my dad was in town, we took him and Lisa around the Tech campus, looked for a rocking chair, and just spent some fun quality time. My dad just loves babies, so it's fun to see him with my baby, now! Thanks for coming, Dad and Lisa!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My Mom Comes to Town!!

My mom came into town this weekend and left this morning. We had sooo much fun!! We did some yummmmy cooking, shopping, and some nice relaxing. We're best friends, so we had a wonderful time! And Cliff loves her, too, which makes it that much better.

While she was here, we got Stone a Bumbo. He loves it, and I love it!

It was sad to say goodbye, but we always love when she comes to visit. Thanks for the fun weekend, Mom!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Home with my baby and computer!

For about a year leading up to Stone's birth, I worked at an awesome advertising agency downtown in Salt Lake. Soon after Stone's birth, we made the final decision that Cliff would attend Texas Tech Law School. Soon after, The Summit Group (who I worked for), offered me the chance to work out of my home here in Lubbock. It truly has been a blessing to be at home all day with Stone while continuing work in the advertising world.

Here I am at my computer working.

Here's my happy baby! And yes, his shirt says "Hey baby... wanna come back to my crib?" Thanks, Lorette. :)

Here he is giving me one last smile moments before falling asleep.

And then there's this. Cliff sometimes comes home for lunch, and yesterday he took a little nap with Stone. Stone, however, woke up first, and waited patiently for his daddy to wake up!

Needless to say, life is great!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

And so I get tagged...

Lyndsie tagged me, so here we go! See who I tag at the end....Considering I only know a few people who blog, it's probably you.

4 Places I've worked:

1. Puerto Vallarta--A Mexican Seafood restaurant. It is owned by a sweet Hispanic family. I was the only non relative (I think), and I spoke as much Spanish as they did English. It made this 2 year job very fun and exciting!

2. Wisdom Teeth Only in Provo. I cleaned equipment and helped assist the dentist. A little side job (once a week) while I worked at TGI-Fridays my freshman year at BYU. The dentist is related to my Dad.

3. Marie Osmond's radio show, "Marie and Friends"--I was an intern. It was a very interesting job. It's fun to see her now on Dancing with the Stars!

4. The Summit Group--My first "real" job after obtaining my degree in advertising. It's an advertising agency downtown in SLC. I worked there for a year, leading up to Stone's birth. Once we moved to Lubbock, they offered me the chance to work out of my home, so I am blessed to be at home all day with Stone while continuing my work for them!

4 Movies I can watch over and over...
1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. The Notebook
3. Borne Identity/Supremacy
4. Smallville/Veronica Mars (Do TV Box sets count??)

4 funny movies I can watch over and over...
1. Meet the Parents
2. Dumb and Dumber
3. Along Came Polly
4. Nacho Libre--well, I don't know if "over and over"

4 Places I've lived
1. Mesa, Az.
2. Silver City, NM.
3. El Paso, Tx.
4. Provo and SLC, Ut.

4 Favorite TV Shows
1. Smallville--For anyone that knows Cliff, they will understand...
2. Prison Break
3. Veronic Mars
4. ....and random reality shows...yes, I will admit

4 Places I've been
1. Hawaii--Visiting student at BYU-H. LOVED it.

2. Mexico (I did grow up on the border, mind you). We even got married in Mexico.

3. Washington D.C.
4. San Francisco
4 of my Favorite Foods

1. Eggs Benedict. Family tradition that I have carried on. We eat it every General Conference, first day of school, Christmas, and any other special occasion. YUM!!
2. MEXICAN!!! mmmmmm....
3. Anything chocolate
4. Coconut flavored things

4 Weird things about me
1. I LOVE salsa, pico de gallo, ketchup, tomato soup, etc. But I HATE tomatoes.

2. My tongue is "freakishly" long, as Cliff says

3. I don't like McDonalds, but I love their straws. Yes, their straws.

4. I did not throw up once while pregnant, and labor was a piece of cake. Which probably means that next time around, it will be a different story.

Alright! I tag Jacki, Ashley Harper and Deborah!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

All Smiles

Stone is such a happy baby all the time! He is now sleeping through the entire night. The first night it happened, I rolled over to Cliff in the morning and said, "Oh my gosh...he didn't wake up last night!" The other morning he woke me up by talking away in his crib waiting patiently for me to come and get him. When I got to his crib, he was all smiles. Oooooh we love this boy!!

So this is Stone stuck in the Boppy. We sit him up against the couch, and he LOVES to try and roll over. He'll fall over, and we'll roll him on his back, and there he is SMILING BIG. So, Cliff put him in the Boppy like this so that his feet were higher and he would not roll over. He was VERY frustrated although the picture shows him happy as can be.

"Come on, Mom."

My two men in their camouflage.