Monday, October 29, 2012

photo contest

Dear people who read my blog, 
(aka my parents and in-laws)

We (ok mostly me) entered this cute picture of Avery into a Halloween photo contest.
The grand prize is an awesome stroller that I really really really need (ok want).
They have daily winners that then go on to compete for the grand prize, the awesome stroller.
So if you have a minute today, we (ok me) would love it if you voted for our Little Red Riding Hood!
If she wins I promise to give you a really fast ride in her new stroller 
followed by the best high five of your life!

(go here to vote)

Thanks so much, 
Love Avery's Momager

ps: mom+manager=momager. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Right now I should be....
unloading the dishwasher, or vacuuming, or finishing Avery's Halloween costume.
But instead I'm...
sitting at my computer
drinking a diet coke, eating chocolate chips and melting over some pictures I took of my little love. 

When I get ready in the morning I let Avery play in our bed.
I do this because when I was little my sibs and I would spend most mornings in my parents bed 
before we got ready for school.
We would just talk and play,
and for some reason we thought it was so fun!
Its one of my favorite memories.

Anyway, this morning Avery was being extra cute so I had a take a few snapshots.


This picture is for her Aunt London. Avery does not like blankets on her. She always kicks them off. 
Just like you.

Alright I guess I'll get back to work now.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I'm not saying she poses for pictures because of me

Ok, maybe I am.
(sorry Avery. Its a gift and a curse)

Like mother, like daughter.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we went to a Pumpkin Patch outside San Jose.
 We laughed as we drove there knowing full well 
that Avery has no idea what a pumpkin is
let alone a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, or even Halloween.
So basically we went for ourselves and 
we'll just show her the pictures and tell her how much she loved it
 when she's older.  

(I am obsessed with the picture of her. Her eyes. Her lips. Her little peach fuzz hair)

 (my two loves)

(Brandon was as excited as the kids to watch goats and chickens run around!)

 (she constantly looked perplexed. I thought it was adorable)

 (This was her favorite part. If the sun wasn't in her eyes she would have stayed there all day. 
She loved just chillin with the pumpkins.)

Friday, October 12, 2012


1 year ago today I was at our apartment in Provo
watching Ellen and doing some crafts,
when I realized that I had been feeling a little nauseous
the last couple of days.
So randomly during a commercial I took a pregnancy test....
and my life changed forever!
I'm so grateful for that little test.
If all tests were that easy and exciting I wouldn't have gone to beauty school!
(just kidding)
I've learned a lot this year,
and although I may not have enjoyed every minute of it,
(heartburn, back pains, sleepless nights)
I can honestly say that it was worth it.

(she's cute even when she's tired and cranky)

Thursday, October 4, 2012


There are some moments that are cute
and then there are some moments that are really cute.

This was one of those really cute moments.

Avery loves when Brandon comes home.
Her face lights up when she sees him.
Sometimes I wonder if she thinks...
Hey where have you been all day??

Then she intensely listens to his every word
as if she understands what he's saying.

Its adorable and it melts my heart.
Love these two.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Today I am missing this place

(for those of you who dont know....this place is Spokane! aka the happiest place on earth)

Dont get me wrong,
I love our new life here.
I love our apartment.
I love the weather.
I love the city.
I love the people we've met.

But, I woke up this morning missing all things familiar.

Dear Thanksgiving,
Please come soon. I'm missing my family and friends. I promise I will eat lots of turkey and pie.

A homesick girl
PS) Is this little girl adorable or what?

She rolled over for the first time yesterday and I literally stood up and cheered!
(it was embarrassing)
I think i'm turning into one of those annoying parents who brag to everyone
about how amazing their child is.
I'll try to tone it down...
but she is amazing!