Monday, October 4, 2010

Naomi's Story

Naomi is finally here and we couldn't be more in love or happier. So remember how I had Ruthie fast? For those of you who don't know I had Ruthie in 7 hours. I was told from the doctors that that was super fast for a first timer and next time I have a kid to get in quick because the time will probably cut in half with the second. HA that would have been nice doc try an hour and 10 minutes!
And this is how it happened.. (If you just want to skip down to the pictures I wouldn't blame you, I wrote a novel and I am not going to reread it right now so it might not make sense.) On October 2 at 3 am I woke up to go to the bathroom and started having a contraction that hurt pretty bad. I wasn't sure if I should wake up Justin or not because I was in the hospital the day before for leaking. It ended up being the mucous plug and I was so embarrassed. For the record I wouldn't have gone in, but the nurse told me to and called the hospital to tell them I was coming. Well I decided to wake him up and said I think its time. He jumped up and we got dressed told Hannah and went on our way. In the car the contractions started getting harder and I was so happy we left because the hospital was 20 minutes away. We finally get there and I am dying from the pain. They take me in, check my cervix and I am totally effaced and at a 7. The contractions are not stopping. I ask for an epidural and of course because its 3:30 a.m. he is not there so they call him and the doctor. About twenty minutes later I tell them I am in a ton a pain and feeling pressure so they check my cervix and I am fully dialated and ready to go. If it wasn't for my water still being intact the nurse would have delivered her. The doctor shows up at four and says you have a choice to pop your water and have this baby now or get the epidural and wait for it to kick in. Soooo I went natural because I could not take the pain for another 20 minutes for the epidural to kick in. Naomi was born at 4:10 weighed 7lbs 2 oz and 19 1/2 in long.
We absolutely love her! It took Ruthie awhile to warm up. I read other blogs where they had the new baby give older siblings presents to help smooth things over. I thought this was a cute idea so we had Naomi buy her a train set which she loved and therefore loves Naomi now. Justin thought Ruthie needed to learn how to be giving, so we also had her get a gift for Naomi. And that's the story!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Simply the Yummiest

I made this salad at the Leavitt family reunion and it is the yummiest! Thanks Jo for the recipe!!

Salad De Maison

Juice of 2 1/2 lemons ( i usually do three)
3 cloves of garlic pressed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil ( i have used canola and olive oil it still tastes the same)
Combine and let stand for 3 Hours

2 romaine lettuce
bacon diced (i usually leave this out because i dont like bacon)
2 cups grape tomatoes
1 cup Swiss cheese
2/3 cups toasted almonds
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


And i have to share this new website i saw on my friends facebook its and it has adorable dresses. i wish i could afford them. just look at this dress!

Black and White Houndstooth Dress - Madison Ave

Friday, April 30, 2010

Good Manners

This morning I changed Ruthie's diaper and afterward she stood up and said, Thank You Mama! Either this girl is learning some good manners or her diaper was really that bad and she truly was grateful to finally have it changed. Hopefully it's the first one!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

For those who were asking

the site I got those swimsuits from is

Friday, April 16, 2010

If I wasn't going to be so fat this summer

I would be buying one of these adorable swimsuits!

Oh and the reason I am going to be so fat? Baby numba 2 is on its way due 10-10-10!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Once there was a Snowman

Ruthie and Daddy made a little snowman with the little snow we had left on our backyard.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Give to Haiti

If you have been wanting to give to Haiti here is your chance. This site is set up by my church and I know that 100% of your donations will go straight to those in need. You can read more on this site.
Humanitarian Services

Thursday, January 21, 2010


My friend has this awesome blog called Favorites and Things. The other day she posted about doing more activities with her daughter that is Ruthie's age. One thing that she did was made playdough. I thought that sounded so fun that we just had to do it. It has been soo long since I have played with playdough. Ruthie liked playing with the cookie cutters more than the playdough. She thought it was funny to stack them on her head and wear them as bracelets. If you want the recipe to making the playdough, you can click on her blog from my list.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

For Chris and Ashlie

Ruthie's Uncle Chris and Aunt Ashlie got her this cute hat for Christmas and I promised I would take pictures so here they are! It was really hard to get one of her face, because she refuses to look at the camera. But I think she looks rather adorable in it.

Thanks for the cute and very warm hat!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Best 7 layer Bean Dip

At Thanksgiving, Justin's aunt made this awesome 7 layer bean dip. I crave it everyday now. I forgot to get the recipe from her, so I decided to look it up and found this on . It's amazing and I had to share it. ENJOY!

  • 2 cans jalapeno-flavored bean dip ( we have made it with a can of jalepeno flavored refried beans and it was just as good)
  • 3 avocados
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package Shilling taco seasoning mix
  • 3 or 4 finely diced plum tomatoes ( justin's aunt used grape tomatoes)
  • 2 cups sliced black olives
  • 1 or 2 bunches sliced green onions
  • 2 pounds shredded cheese (suggestion: mix jack and Cheddar together)
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped.

  1. Mix together sour cream, taco seasoning mix and mayonnaise. Set aside.
  2. Mash and mix avocados with lemon juice ( to taste- approximately juice of one lemon), salt and pepper.
  3. In a 13x9 glass casserole dish, layer as follows: bean dip, avocado mixture, sour cream mixture, tomatoes, onions, olives
  4. and grated cheese.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Want a serious butt kicking work out?

Try this DVD and if you are as out of shape as I am, you will be hurting.. I have been doing it for two weeks and still have not made it through the whole work out!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catch up!

I know I have been terrible about blogging. It's kind of a love hate thing I have with blogging. I hate writing and reading all of your blogs get me depressed. You are all such great writers and I love reading your blogs. Then I look at mine and feel a little embarrassed about how boring mine is. So this blog will be lots of pictures with some captions of what we have been up to...

Going to Ikea.

Dinosaur Museum

Christmas vacation in Vegas.


Ruthie's favorite place to watch t.v. at Grandpa and Grandma's house.
Bass Pro Shop

Bellagio Flowers

Decorating the Christmas tree which she would redecorate everyday!

Chuck e cheeses for the first time.. she was one crazy driver!

We are officially Utah residents. Ruthie waiting for Daddy to be done with his test.
Waiting for Santa at the South Towne Mall.
Our Ward Party
Ruthie eating her prize from the Pinata!
Visiting Santa's reindeer at Thanksgiving Point.