July 24, 2008
Here are some of my newest creations. This is my first attempt at digital scrapbooking. I got Photoshop last year for Christmas and up until recently haven't used it very much, but I sure am enjoying it now. Also, stay tuned for pictures of Ryan's haircut. More soon. XOXO, Holly & Co.
July 15, 2008
First, I just wanted to say Congratulations to my sister, Jenni and her husband, they had their little boy this morning. He is 7lbs. 7oz. and 18 inches long. Last I heard Mom and baby are both doing great! his name is Noah Zachary Sisson. You might want to check their blog for pictures and updates. Now to the overhaul... If you have ever been to our apartment, you will notice, it looks a lot like a college apartment. Lots of different, not necessarily matching furniture and decoration. Well this week that is all about to change. Currently Ryan is sanding & painting our T.V. stand, so that when our new TV comes next week, it will have a new home. Then we bought a new couch! You can view it here. It's a charcoal gray color. I'm also shopping for a rug and coffee table, but haven't picked those just yet. I'm very excited to finally have a coordinating family room, rather than a collegesque apartment. I can't wait to post pictures! Our little Zoe has been growing like crazy, I can't believe she's already 6 weeks. Here is a recent picture of our little monster. (I say that because she looks like the kid from "Where the Wild Things Are" it's the spiky hair)I've also been using Photoshop a lot recently. I've been learning more than just fixing red eyes. This is my newest technique. Have a great week! XOXO, Holly& Co.
July 12, 2008
Ryan and I have joked about this term because it is meant to imply sleeping well. However, if you have ever had a baby, you will probably agree, they are not quiet or good sleepers. They snort, coo, sneeze and wake up about every 3 hours. Some nights, we are lucky and Zoe will sleep about 6 hours. But even on those nights, we get up to check on her and make sure she is okay. Last night, she blew us both away and slept for 8 hours straight! Tonight will be the real test, to see if this is going to be a pattern, but either way last night was like a small light at the end of the tunnel, letting us getting up twice a night, won't last forever. In other news, my unborn nephew, Noah is being stubborn. Please send labor vibes to Jenni. Ryan started summer school this week. He's taking a philosophy class. It's a lot of reading, so he's been quite occupied with that this week. My good friend Jamie and I went out for a girls night last night and found a great Chinese food restaurant in Rocklin. So yummy, it's a been a long time since I had Chinese food that wasn't Panda Express. Also during our evening, we discovered a great new home store, West Elm. It's like Ikea, but more upscale. This is one of my favorite things that I found there. Ryan and I renewed our gym memberships today. They gave me 2 free personal training sessions for free too! Hopefully by Christmas I'll be back into my "skinny" jeans. I'm hoping to get some good pictures of Zoe this next week. I want to take some outside, but it's been too smoky. Hopefully the weather this next week will be better. XOXO, Holly & Co.
July 7, 2008
What is his name? Ryan Daniel
How long have you been together? 3 years, 3 days
How long did you date? we dated for 23 months before we got married.
How old is he? just turned 23.
Who eats more? Ryan usually eats more, except when I' pregnant.
Who said I love you first? I did. but he said it soon after
Who's taller? Ryan
Who can sing better? Probably me, although Ryan won't sing often enough for me to judge accurately.
Who is smarter? I think Ryan is. The way he figures things out, just astounds me.
Who does the laundry? Ryan does most of the time (I couldn't carry the baskets while I was pregnant) but I fold it.
Who pays the bills? I do. I have the computer at work that I can pay bill online from during the day.
Who mows the lawn? We don't have one.
Who cooks dinner? Usually me, but Ryan makes a mean grilled cheese.
Who drives? Almost always Ryan.
Who is more stubborn? We are both stubborn, but I would say Ryan wins that one.
Who kissed who first? Ryan kissed me. Although I probably would have kissed him if he didn't kiss me soon. He made me wait awhile.
Who proposed? Ryan proposed to me, although I brought up the "M" word first.
Who has more friends? I do, I'm much more social than Ryan.
Who is more sensitive? Definitely me, I cry like 8 times a week.
Who has more siblings? Ryan, but just by one.
Who wears the pants? I think we both do. It depends on the topic we are referring to. I tag all my cousins and sisters and friends. Celebrate your husbands!
July 6, 2008
Hello all. Sorry it has been so long since I've posted, but you're in for a long one here. Zoe and I left early Sunday morning for Utah. She was so good on the flight there, she slept all but about 30 seconds. Here she is ready to fly. For those of you that don't know, the 4th of July in my family is bigger than Christmas. We always get together in Provo at my Grandparents house to enjoy the freedom festival that Provo puts on. This year we got to introduce Zoe to my extended family and this wonderful tradition. I spent Sunday- Wednesday spending time with my family, while Ryan stayed home in California and worked, and then he joined me Wednesday night. Thank goodness for Parents. Zoe had a couple of rough nights and my parents were so wonderful and got up in the middle of the night with her. I bet they thought their nights of changing diapers and midnight feedings were over, but I'm grateful they were wrong, and helped me out. It was interesting, even though I was with my parents and siblings, being without Ryan made me feel like a single parent, a feeling I'm glad was only temporary. While I was there, Zoe got to meet her Best Friend (as decided by her mother). My best friend from High School, Heather, had her baby girl in March. Zoe and Brooke got to meet for the first time this trip.Zoe got to meet her Papa, Aunt Jenni, Uncle Aaron, Aunt Natalie and Uncle Ben. (She got to see Nona, but she already met Nona when she was born) Zoe also got to meet her cousin Noah, well sort of. Noah is due in just a few weeks. Every time Jenni would hold Zoe on her belly, Noah would kick, I'm hoping that means that he's excited to meet her. Zoe with Jenni Natalie with ZoeZoe with Great Grandpa Morgan Zoe with Great Grandma Morgan While we were in Utah, my Uncle Chris introduced us to an authentic Italian Pizzeria in Salt Lake City, called Settebello. It was delicious. (Italy is a very big deal in my family too) Here's there site I would definitely recommend it if you are in the downtown Salt Lake Area. Zoe smiled for the first time July 1st. That was a great moment, I just wish she would do it more often. She has also started to really hold her head up. Here's me and Zoe on the 4th. and here's our beautiful little girl, in her firecracker of a bow. We're home now, and Zoe is having a hard time adjusting to not being held all the time, so we've had a few rough nights. Zoe is now a month old. I can't believe it. She has grown so much. It's hard to imagine life without her now. We love her so much. I just wanted to say thanks to all our family and friends for the support, the dinners, the gifts and sweet words. It's great to know that Zoe has so many people that love her already. More to come soon, XOXO, Holly & Co.