Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July

This past week Luke and my Dad and brother Casey were on the middle fork of the Salmon. Brynlee and I stayed home and hung out by ourselves. We had a fun week, and it helped that it was the 4th of July. This past week was very hot outside, so in order to cool off Brynlee and I went to the Ross Park Pool. She wasn't sure what to think about it at first, but she started warming up when I gave her a toy shovel to play with. She decided it was fun to splash it around in the water. Brynlee and I also enjoyed taking laps in the lazy river. 
To celebrate the 4th, Brynlee and I went to Inkom to watch a parade and the headed to Rigby to spend time with my family. Luke got off the river and met us in Rigby later that night and then went to see fireworks in Menan. It was fun to watch Brynlee enjoy the fireworks. One of her favorite words right now is "Wow," but it's a drawn out long "Waaahhhw" or something like that. Brynlee also started clapping for the ones that she liked. It was fun to see her enjoy the fireworks this year! 
We hope everyone had a fun forth of July!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Brynlee helped me as we worked in the garden this weekend. She enjoyed paying in the dirt and pulling weeds, as you can tell from her face. She also liked pulling on my potato plants, but thank goodness they were a little stronger than her and should recover.
This weekend we also had the opportunity to attend my 10 year class reunion. It was fun to see friends that I have not seen for several years, and I look forward to seeing them in the future.

Friday, June 27, 2008


In may I finally graduated with my Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene.
It was fun to walk and to finally get hooded. 
So what's in my future now?? 
I am not really sure yet. I have been visiting with ISU to see if I can start teaching there in the clinical and lab settings for the students, so I'm waiting to hear back from them. In the mean time I am enjoying my summer with Brynlee. We hope to get to the pool, and play a lot in our newly fenced back yard.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Brynlee

Brynlee turned one on Thursday! 
I can't believe that she has been in our lives for a whole year. We have learned so much having her around. She definitely keeps us going and is awesome to have around. She is a kick in the pants, and we love watching her figure out the world around her. She has figured out the walking thing pretty well and loves to be on her feet. 
Here are a few photos of her on her birthday as well as a fun photo shoot we did for her being one.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

March is almost gone.

I am not doing well with keeping up with my blog. Hopefully when I finish my thesis this summer I will have more time to update this blog.
This past month has been another busy one.
Luke had been competing in ski mountaineering races. Overall, he has done awesome. He was able to get first at the Pebble race, 9th in Alta, and 15th in Jackson. He did very well for his first season racing pro. We look forward to next year. 
I have been busy working on my thesis and trying to keep with with Brynlee. My thesis is getting closer, and I am schedule to defend my thesis on the 30th of April. YEAH! I will be excited when I get this behind me. It will be great to walk on May 10th in celebration. 
Brynlee is growing so fast. She is so close to walking. She loves to roam around the house now at her own will. As long as she has a wall to touch, she can go anywhere she wants. Easter was good for Brynlee, she received a new pair of Carhart bib overalls, sunglasses, her own Sigg water bottle, and a few new clothes. Grandma and Grandpa Nelson gave Brynlee her favorite thing right now- bubbles. She loves watching bubbles in the air, but I not sure who gets more enjoyment, it is a toss up between her and Pedro.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy valentines day

Happy "V" day:
I can't believe that we are half way through February already. Time is going by too quickly. I have a lot to get done before May graduation, so as the dates quickly go by it makes me a little sick. 
This past week I went to Utah to a dental conference. Luke stayed home alone for the first time with Brynlee. She was very good to him and slept all through the night. I was gone for valentines day so it was a little quiet for us, but when I got home I found a homemade card from Brynlee and a dozen roses. 

Brynlee Crawled

On monday February 4th Brynlee finally decided to crawl. Luke was visiting her at daycare and we were lucky enough to get it on a cell phone video. 
She wasn't too sure about it, but is slowly getting more confident with her skills. Her favorite thing to do lately is to walk around the couch, coffee table, kitchen walls, and nearly anything she can hold on to. We are slowly having to baby proof the house as she is perfecting the art of pulling out everything she sees.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

First Snowmobile ride.

Here is Brynlee's first snowmobile ride at Grandma and Grandpa Allred's. She is on the "Kitty Kat" sled that her Grandparents purchased after we told them that Luke and I were expecting. It will be a few more years before she'll love riding with Grandpa. 

Friday, February 1, 2008

February all ready!

Wow, I can't believe how fast this last month has gone. 
Highlights from this month include:
  • Our biggest news is that Luke was accepted into P.A. school at ISU! We are so excited that we will be able to stay here and finish school! Congrats to Luke for all of his hard work. He will start in Aug and will finish in Aug of 2010. 
  • We were able to go skiing to Pebble Creek on the 21st. Brynlee came along and hung out with us in the lodge. We toted her around in the backpack. She got her first run in on the Bunny Hill! (on her dad's back)
  • On the 24th we were able to go through the Rexburg Temple open house. It was neat to see it, and we were able to take a friend with us who is not a member. It was a great experience.
  • Luke spent the last week in Las Vegas at the SIA ski and snowboard show. He worked for HEAD snowboards and Scott's Ski and Sports. He comes home tomorrow from a long week. We are excited to see him because Brynlee and I have had a long week. 
  • Poor Brynlee has had a cold, now it is in her chest and she is loosing her voice. She has a bad case of diaper rash caused from a few days of the runs, and has bonked her head several times- one almost giving her a black eye. We will both be glad when she starts to feel better.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Hello Family and Friends,

Happy New Year.
One of my resolutions for the new year is to keep everyone updated with our family. We started this so family and friends could keep track of us and watch along with us how quickly Brynlee is growing up.