Monday, March 30, 2009

Go Nuggets!

On Saturday, Jeff and I went to a Nuggets/Warriors game with some friends in our ward. They had free tickets in the club seating area. We weren't super close, but since Jeff and I are used to sitting in the nose bleed section of any sports game we go to, this was quite a treat. We even had a waiter come and take our order of whatever food we wanted. I'm even proud to say that I ate an entire bag of cotton candy that night by myself. I don't think too many people can stand to do that, but I love my sugar! However, the best part was that the Nuggets won, so we had a pleasant ride home! We are so spoiled to live with Jeff's parents, who are always so willing to babysit for us so we can have an evening out. Thanks a ton! We love you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Moab

This past weekend Jeff, Eva and I drove down to Moab, Utah to run in a half marathon, hike, and spend time with family. On Friday, the day before the race, we strapped Eva onto Jeff's back and hiked up to the Delicate Arch. This was Eva's first hiking venture, and even being somewhat sleep deprived, she did surprisingly well. She did manage to fall asleep for about 20 minutes of the hike but spent the majority of the time contently watching her surroundings and playing with her hat. Following the hike, Jeff had a blast four-wheeling with a few others of the fam.


On Saturday, Jeff's two sisters, Sarah and Laura, along with brother Jake and his wife Annie, Laura's friend Jenny, and I all ran in the Canyonlands Half Marathon. It was a very tough run but we all did well, and I had a great time. I can say that now that the race is over. During every race I've run, I always think to myself, " This sucks! Why am I doing this?" About half way through this one I wanted to crawl into one of the EMS vehicles and be driven to the finish line. But even now, I'm searching to find what race I should do next. During the race, my amazing husband was in misery as well. He had the fun task of caring for Eva, who hated every minute of waiting at the finish line for her mother. Every time he calmed her down, someone would yell and cheer and she would start her screaming all over again. She's staying home with the sitters next time. Also, my wonderful parents came down just for the day to watch the race and more importanly to see their beloved grandchild. It was great to see them and I hope they had a good time. It was a fun trip and I look forward to our next little vacation.

The Speedy Beakies

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Progress

A small presentation on the progress of our posterity. Best viewed with high volume. Enjoy.


video

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My, How Fast They Grow

Well, Jeff has decided that it's finally time for me to contribute to making new posts on our blog. I am far from being computer literate, so this is a big step for me. I'm determined, however, to update our blog regularly, since I love reading everyone elses blogs and get excited when there are new posts. I feel as though we lead somewhat of a boring life, and I don't feel as though we do anything worth writing about, but I can at least use the updates to show off our little cutie, who I just constantly want to squeeze!

Here are a few tidbits of our life and our little Eva for your reading and viewing pleasure.

Over the past month we have been blessed by having family come out to Colorado to visit. Jeff's sister and her family came out around the midde of February, and then a couple of weeks after that his brother's family came to visit. I love to spend time with the fam, and since it's just Eva and I most of the time during the day it's especially nice to have more activity and noise for a change of pace. Although it takes her a little bit to get warmed up to unfamiliar faces, Eva really enjoyed playing with her cousins and aunts and uncles as well.

Eva playing with cousin, Sophie.

Eva chilling with cousins Nellie and Gracie.


We have found that it's like pulling teeth trying to get Eva to drink her bottle, however, she loves solid foods. So far, she has liked everything we have given her to eat. We have even given her food that is on our plate because she will just sit there and stare, druel and whine until we give her whatever we are eating. Things included are fries, chicken, and banana bread. She even enjoys all of her pureed baby foods of all kinds; veggies, fruits and meats alike. The latest I had her try was pureed beef. To me it looked and smelled like cat food, but she loved it. We can only hope that doesn't change.
Here she is enjoying her green beans.

Eva is a non-stop busy body. The only time she is calm and relaxed is when she is sleeping. She is constantly trying to climb on everything...

Squirm, roll, and the beginning phase of crawl....

And suck on anything and everything she can find to put in her mouth.

...again with the sucking.


Although she leaves me completely exhausted by the end of the day, I am so grateful she is a part of our family and I love her to pieces.