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Monday, November 23, 2009

Family Christmas Pictures

I've been looking forward to doing Christmas Card's this year but Jake and I spent a lot of money on our family pictures and Hannah's 6 month portraits earlier this year. In order to save some money my sister-in-law Rashell was kind enough to take our pictures this past weekend. She did a wonderful job and I am very happy with how they turned out. The only thing that could have been better was Hannah's smile. Mostly because her smile was nonexistent the majority of the time, at least for our family pictures. It's a good thing she's so adorable, not many people can pull of the grumpy scowl face and still look pretty.

Friday, November 20, 2009

First Performance

The tap company I am on (Foot Poetry Tap Dance Ensemble) will be performing on November 30 at the Poinsettia Festival in Highland Utah. Admission = 1 can of food that goes to the Utah Food Bank and all donations are matched by Highland Gardens. Our company will be performing from 7:30pm - 8:15pm. Come have fun and watch a great show while supporting a wonderful cause!

Performance Details:

Monday November 30 7:30 pm
9736 N 4800 W
Highland, UT
Admission = 1 can of food

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hannah is walking! Video included :-)

Hannah began taking a few steps by herself at the end of October. The little munchkin became an expert at walking around rooms while holding onto furniture/walls. One day we noticed our girl being more efficient by cutting corner's and letting go for a couple of steps. Jake left us for a few days for an interview and when he got home Sunday night Hannah was ready to show off her skills. Jake and I were laying on the couch watching Hannah when she stood up at the far end of our long couch and walked to the other side of the couch (8 steps) without holding onto anything. It was so cute watching her wobble around and catch her balance a couple of times to keep going. We have been trying to catch her walking on video and this morning I was able to get a few good ones. Now for your viewing enjoyment, I introduce to you Hannah, the amateur walker:

This first video display's her ability to pivot and change directions mid stroll. In the second video she walks towards me 8 steps and then sits down. And the last video is mostly for my mom :-) She wanted me to post more video's of Hannah talking.

Disclaimer: Please ignore my high pitched squeal of a voice. If only there was a mommy mute button....

Friday, November 6, 2009


Jake received an interview invitation from the University of Utah yesterday. The U is our top choice, so I am soooooo relieved that we heard back from them. We are definitely counting our blessings. Way to go Jacobo!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hannah's 1st Halloween

Jake has been sick for the past week, so Hannah and I celebrated Halloween on our own this year. Her costume is a hand-me-down from her cousin.

Hannah made an adorable little chicken!
Hannah and I spent time with my brother's family eating chili, drinking cider, and eating lots of candy :-) It was fun, but we look forward to celebrating it with a healthy Jake next year!

Hannah and her cousin Leah.
Hannah with my sister-in-law's mom Rexine and her cousin's Daniel and Leah.
Trying on Little Mermaid's wig.