Shout out to our wonderful cousin Mirielle for our great family pictures! Thank you so much! Love you.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
(also, how cute and big are his lips in these pictures?)
Luckily, Mikey slept through the whole blessing and woke up right after they got back to our seats- excellent. That little boy is just amazing.
Oh! And potentially the best part of the tux- the tails. Seriously, adorable. And I love it. And him. And Jake. And I love that we are a little family! I am so grateful for both of them everyday.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
He got a new job! He starts tomorrow. I think its going to be way better, mostly because it isn't set hours so that will be easier to work around. The only downfall is what if he gets too busy to work... you know? He is doing school still- graduating in April which is very exciting because that means he will get, at the very least, a full time job so maybe we could afford to move...? Keep your fingers crossed. Jake is pretty great dad and is beyond willing to do anything that means he can spend time with Mikey boy.
I am not up to a lot. I started to work for Primerica which is cool. I am not sure that I am the right personality type for it but we'll see what happens. My wonderful friend Bri might have gotten me a job that I can do from home which would be all kinds of exciting. I am very excited about the fall- its my favorite season :D Also, we got cable so I get to watch the BYU football games. I am very excited, unfortunately this season hasn't been the greatest but I still love to watch. I am constantly online looking for a new apartment but I haven't been able to find any that I think will actually work- plus Jake doesn't want to move. I also stay at home with the Mikey all the time- its so fun and I just love that little kid.
He just had a visit from my dad and step mom and brother. He loves his Uncle James which was fun to see. Today he got blessed (pictures are coming) which was so great. Jake did a great job and Mikey was just a doll in his blessing tux. He has his parents wrapped around his little finger and I am pretty sure he already knows it. He has started to smile which just shows how mischievous he will turn out to be- for example, he'll pee in the tub and then give a big toothless grin and start to laugh. Tsk tsk. He gets his first round of immunizations on friday so wish me luck- I hear its more traumatic for the parents than the baby.
Well, all in all, we are pretty great. Jake is doing school and working hard to provide for us. I am staying at home with Mikey mostly, working parttime for Primerica and just learning how to be a house wife/mom, and Mikey is just ruling the house in every single way. Its a good life. We are pretty happy.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Well, I do that a lot, and normally I think "Hmm, not bad. It could definitely be worse."
Last night, when I was waiting for Mikey-boy to fall asleep I thought about my life goals and you know what I realized?
My life is pretty much exactly where I wanted it to be. I have always had a list of goals and these are the top ones- the ones that I am not really willing to change.
(these are in no particular order)
- graduate high school- preferably early
- get into BYU
- get married in the temple
- have kids
- go to Europe and see a Shakepearean play in the Globe Theatre (don't worry, I know its not the original, blah blah blah- just let me dream okay?)
- go to a Disney park
- be a photographer
- graduate college
Now- check this out. The bold are the ones that I have reached...
- graduate high school- preferably early
- get into BYU
- get married in the temple
- have kids
- go to Europe and see a Shakespearen play in the Globe Theatre
- go to a Disney park
- be a photographer (this one is partially bolded because I am actively working on this goal but I haven't reached it yet- so if you know anyone that wants some free pictures done to give me experience that'd be cool...)
- graduate college
So of the goals that I haven't reached Europe seems pretty far fetched- and you know, having kids makes that dream a little harder to reach but I guess its all in the priorities, sacrifice one goal for something greater, and you know what, I don't regret it- so I guess maybe I am willing to change that one... And graduating from college- I only have 2 semesters left!
So now I ask you, I am completely happy with my life and soon my list will be mostly complete- what do I do then?
Monday, August 29, 2011
If you are reading this blog, you probably know me at least a little bit and so then you know that I tend to be a little hard to handle sometimes. :D Well Jake is just so patient with me all the time- its amazing. Here is an example- when we were dating and talking about marriage, I literally gave him a list of proposals that I would say no to on principal. (For example- no scavenger hunt, don't make me exercise first, don't put the ring in the food, not in front of family, blah blah blah) I mean I was only being half serious- I of course would've said yes but I would not have been pleased. Well it turns out later that I may or may not have listed how he wanted to propose. Oops. But he took it in stride and the proposal was fantastic.
Then we got married and he is just the most patient husband and he just does everything- it makes me feel like a junky wife sometimes but he is totally willing to make dinner, do the dishes, make the bed, etc. (The only thing he won't actually do is the laundry which is okay I suppose)
And when I was pregnant he totally took care of me all the time. He drove me everywhere, he let me sleep all the time, he was sincerely worried about me and did all he could to make sure I was comfortable, he was so sweet. It made a hard time way better.
Now we have a baby! And Jake is just a cute dad. Jake stays up half the night with Mikey so I can get some sleep, he holds him, cuddles him, changes his diaper probably as much if not more than I do, burps him, helps bathe him, and he just plays with him all the time. (Currently he is teaching Mikey how to stand and how to grip... he holds him under his arms and helps him hold up his head, which he actually does pretty well on his own, and then counts to three and stands him up for as long as Mikey will lock his knees. I think its real funny. And Jake is trying to get Mikey's left hand grip tighter than the right so he can be a lefty like Jake. Silly)
Thursday, August 25, 2011
You can kinda tell if you look closely, behind my hand Mikey is seriously bugged with us. Just check out that look in his eyes
So I hear that when Jake was little he was a frog for Hallowe'en for a few years in a row or something, so his mom bought Mikey a frog robe! How cute right?
He was clearly still upset after the bath, it was probably a little chilly for him. I know I am normally pretty perturbed when I get out of a nice warm shower and then I freeze until I get dry and dressed. (This picture it probably my favorite of Mikey- I know his face is pretty covered but I think its seriously so cute, plus check out his fat cheeks)
So, we finish the bath, we lotion him up, put him in a onesie, gloves, and socks, swaddle him and Jake takes him over to the computer to hang out with him while I make some breakfast. It has been maybe 3 minutes when I walk over to see them and Mikey is making his "poo face"-Oh well, I hear thats just the way it is these days, at least it didn't get on either of us.
But seriously, how funny is this face?
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
I wish that you could all see how long his eyelashes are, how dark his eyes are, and (my personal favorite) how chubby his cheeks are. He is so adorable. These pictures are just not sufficient! (In my humble and completely unbiased opinion)
Monday, August 8, 2011
- First on the list was a baby afghan! I have wanted to make one of these ever since my niece Faith was born. I think they are so cute but they are way more expensive than the regular baby cross stitches I make. So when I got pregnant I told Jake that this was what I was going to do. We went to Michael's (probably my favorite store) and tried to find a pattern for one that we both liked, which did not happen. So we designed one! And here it is!
Mickey is one of my favorites- I think he turned out really cute.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
This is a picture of all his presents! I will list them because it might be hard to tell from just the picture: a pair of plaid shorts, a pair of black dickies shorts, 4 ties, 3 shirts (only 2 in this picture because he is wearing one), a pair of basketball shorts, new shoes (that is the gift I was most excited about), 5 books: Magicians Apprentice and Master, and the DragonLance Chronicles, an eBay giftcard, Enchanted, and two external harddrive encasings. Oh yeah, and a new belt.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Jake: Jake just finished spring classes and he is very excited to take a break from school. He did really well and I am very proud of him because it was really compacted but he managed to come out alive and well. He works at the Post Office still, but periodically applies for programming jobs but there hasn't been a ton of response- probably because there are a billion people that want those same jobs. He had an interview which ended up just being a learning experience but I am still grateful for the opportunity and the guy seemed really nice and gave Jake some pointers which is great. He plays his video games- World of Warcraft (with my brothers) and Eve but he still manages to get everything he needs to done and spend lots of time with me so I think its a pretty sweet deal.
Meredith: I am still pregnant- almost 32 weeks. Pretty exciting. Sadly, the pregnancy is getting harder and harder and has forced me to stop working and going to school until next January so I have a lot of open weeks ahead of me. But, don't worry- all the hard stuff is apparently just the normal course of pregnancy (which really, doesn't make me feel any better about the situation) I also just finished classes- it was just a silly waste but it made it possible for me to sign up for 2 independent study art history classes which will help me graduate a semester earlier than if I hadn't and I didn't have to pay for them which is awesome. I have completed one and am about half done the other but its modern art and no offense to anyone who thinks that sun rises and sets with Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Frank Lloyd Wright, but I just don't like it at all. The architecture is almost acceptable but the art pieces themselves definitely don't make me smile. I am still trying to do photography and have done a couple photoshoots and I learned to edit which is great, now I just need to try and get my name out there so I can bulk up my portfolio so I can apply for that online photography program I want.
Mikey: Mikey is our soonish to be born baby! Full name Michael Ma`iola Logan after my dad (Michael obviously- I'm the white half of this relationship) and Ma`iola is Jake and Jake's dad's hawaiian name so he is going to start life with a good strong name but we are going to call him Mikey because I think its cute and Jake doesn't seem to care. We just went to the doctors yesterday and they listened to his heart and its good and strong and he is measuring in at just about average. Our doctor (Dr. Somers- she's great, I'm a big fan) says that the baby is good and healthy and growing just as wanted. He is extremely wiggly- normally only giving me about 5 minutes in between quite impressive kicks (in my opinion) and about a two hour break in the morning when I can only assume he is sleeping. Also, what I think is the most exciting, is that he has started to respond to Jake's voice so when Jake talks, he moves. I think its pretty amazing.
So overall, we are doing great. Hope you enjoyed this update and that it wasn't too detailed to or ton boring- its a fine line I think.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Mostly I just wanted to post this picture because I think it looks nice, haha. But it is a good recipe and its seriously easy.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
AFTERIts nothing special, just a slip cover but I am so excited about it! I feel like the whole living room will look so much nicer and since I spill all the time it'll be nice to be able to wash it. :D
(I know there is a weird shadow in the pictures- I had to sit under a table to get the whole couch in the shot so we are dealing with the shadow)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Please let me know what you think of these few little ones- I like and need feedback. Good, bad, and inbetween!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
You know, I haven't experience everything, or even close to a lot of things in my life. I haven;t traveled abroad, I am not a parent (but I get closer all the time... and bigger too), I haven't graduated from college but despite all that I am pretty sure that being married in the greatest thing in the world. Now some say that by getting married young you miss out on a lot of experiences. And that might be true, I'll never know. But honestly, this has been the greatest 10 months of my life. (And that is fair to say because I have a pretty good memory- I mean pre-5 is pretty much gone but since then, I am pretty solid.)
I have been thinking about the things that I have done since I met and married Jake. (That covers more then the last 10 months but only slightly...) I went to Hawaii- cool. (I am not going to lie- I have never been terribly intrigued by Hawaii... I don't like heat or water, so a tropical island isn't really my idea of a good time but I loved it.) I went to Disney World, which was a dream of mine... I am not sure it lived up to the hype but that was probably the weather (I hate humidity). I get to have a baby! I changed my major. I moved and I got to live alone for a month which is also something I have always wanted. I have learned how to make sushi. I am in the process of getting my driver's license. (I know, I know. I am 21 and don't drive. How do I live?!) I had my first Christmas without my parents. I made my first turkey for Canadian thanksgiving. I got ridiculously spoiled on Valentine's Day. I went to the temple. I climbed a tree. (Okay, that sounds lame but if you know me at all, you that about 6 inches off the ground and I start crying and freaking out, so a tree is a BIG deal.) And so much more.
I mean really, just look at some of the good times we have had...