Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I am sick of being sick. LUCKILY Reese has not gotten sick (Knock on wood, cross your fingers, pray a TON)!!! Both Eric and I have been sick for the past week. I don't know what it is. Both of us have coughs, wheezy breathing, headaches, nasal congestion, and lots of sneezing. I had a fever for 5 days, and my throat kills. Luckily the fever is now gone, but I've just had enough of feeling sick. I haven't been sick for so long, so it SUCKS! I'd still been going to school but then yesterday one of my teachers re-emphasized the point that if we are sick we should NOT be coming to school because of swine flu. So I started feeling guilty and decided to email my teachers today and let them know I'd be out the rest of the week. Hopefully it'll all pass by Saturday morning so I can enjoy conference weekend. (Not that I won't if I'm still sick).

Today it has snowed most of the day at our house. I have had to use our pellet stove (our home's source of heat) all day to keep the temperature comfortable. I'm not good at staying inside all day. Reese and I bundled up and braved the weather. We went to town to buy stuff to make homemade potpourri (lemons, oranges, cloves) and stuff to make paninis for dinner. YUM! I miss Eric! He is working an evening job after his normal job each day now and I'm SO grateful that he is doing that so I can stay home with Reese but I do miss him. Reese misses him too. If you're a stay at home mom you might understand this: I swear by 6-ish, Reese is ready for a change of scene. I'm old news, and she is ready to move on to daddy. It is so nice when he gets home because Reese is excited to see him and is able to be entertained for quite a while longer before bed.
Eric, I'm wearing your tuque, since you aren't here to wear it in the picture :) We love you!!!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

2 Teef

Reese's second toothe came into day. Isn't it great that teething is a long process, since they have to continue to get the rest of their teeth. Oh yipee... I musn't complain too much though because her 'grumpy' is other kids' 'good mood'.

My mom and dad bought Reese a couple more pairs of PJs. They are so cute on her! Here she is in her piggy jammies with her hair made into little piggy ears. Yes, she is eating a saltine crumb off our kitchen floor.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sick Day

Reese is having a hard time getting in that 2nd tooth. So we stayed home today. She had a fever yesterday and again this morning. Her cheeks and nose are all rosey and sort of chapped, kinda weird - I'm guessing it is linked to the fever. She decided at 4 am this morning that she was too sad to sleep (I even tried putting her in our bed but she would cry when I'd lay her down.) So from about 4:30-6 she sat in our bed looking at her dad as he'd make his sleeping noises (deep breathing etc :)) She's been pretty sad today, I feel bad for her, I know how not fun it is to feel yucky. Hopefully that tooth will pop through tonight....or soon, because it is sad to see her not feeling well. Papa and Grandma gave Reese these cute monkey jammies yesterday. There is nothing like a little body in fuzzy jamms. Thanks mom and dad! We love them!!
She's a charmer as soon as the camera comes out. 1 minute before this she was wimpering, then I pulled the camera out and she started posing and smiling. SO funny!

She did NOT like getting her temperature taken. And she is strong! I don't think I even got a correct reading because she is such a squirmer. I let her play with the thermometer case to help her cheer up.
P.S. Eric got set apart on Sunday, so it is safe to spill the beans (or not spill since I'm allowed to say it). He is the Elders Quorum President (Sorry Lindsay - not in the bishopric), and believe you me, he has got his work cut out for him. I'm so grateful for him and the good guy he is. I know he is going to be a great EQ Pres and I'm excited to support him in this [intense] calling. He called some really cool guys as counselors, one of his very best friends Travis Naffziger, and another friend in the ward, Jared Weese. He's still looking for the secratary. They'll do a lot of good work together and luckily me and Terra Naffziger are besties, and I love Jared's wife Jen, so I think we'll have to do a lot of EQ Presidency's wives parties when the guys are doing there stuff :)

Friday, September 18, 2009


Reese's tooth broke through!! Bottom right. Good job little gal, getting that through - finally - at 8 1/2 months old. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September so far...

The mountainside out my window is covered with red and yellow leaved trees, I'm in school, it's BYU football season, it cools down REALLY nice at night, there really is a lot to love about this time of the year. I'm loving the weather, but am getting nervous for Winter, I don't think I'm ready (or will be ready when it rolls around). Here are some updates on what we've been up to in September so far.
Our grass is looking good eh? By the end of next year it should be perfect :)
Reese is finally teething. I was wondering if it would ever happen. Both of her bottom teeth are visible through her gums, but one (the bottom right) has almost cut through. She has been good, just more sensitive than normal, and has had a runny nose.
FYI: this is a long story, but I want to remember it so that's why I'm writing it all down. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that Reese's fingernail on her middle finger of her right hand had a line down it. I noticed it during church and wondered if she had stuck her finger in one of the vents on the wall and bent her fingernail. For two weeks I watched it, the line got darker and the base of her nail turned dark. On Tuesday, after I fed her dinner, I was wiping her hands and she started screaming. I looked at her nail and the base had turned white and her finger was all red and swollen. Eric and I were going to the temple that night so I decided to make an appointment for her with the pediatrician group, she went to in Provo before I found a Dr. in Heber, because they always have a Dr working until 10pm, and all other Dr's were closed for the night.
Reese's appointment was at 9:30 and it was already close to 2 hours past her normal bedtime, so needless to say she was overly sensitive. She finally got into the examination room around 10:00, where we had to try to entertain her with the plastic animals in the room, and waited for another 1/2 hour for the Doc. By this time, Reese had had enough! The Dr. told me to hold Reese and Eric to hold her hand so that she couldn't move while the Dr. drilled a hole in the base of her fingernail. Before the doctor even touched her Reese tensed up and looked like she was crying but made no noise. She WOULDN'T breathe. The Dr asked if Reese has ever held her breath til she passed out. I told her she hadn't, first of all Reese barely EVER cries hard. Reese turned blue but finally breathed. SCARE me to death. So then we get her situated again and she does way good while the doc drills the hole and squeezes puss out to collect so she can culture it. The doc says she needs to drill the hole a little bigger so the puss can continue to escape, but while so doing hits Reese's nail bed and it starts bleeding and Reese starts screaming again.
After all this the Dr grabs some tweezers and starts digging under Reese's nail to see if she can get anything (like a sliver or something that may have been under there). Reese was screaming and wretching her body trying to get her hand away from the Dr. It was SO sad to have to just hold her there at the cause of pain. I was crying too, luckily I have a silent cry! The Dr. got a little something out and said maybe that was the cause of the infection, but for now we give her antibiotics and soak her hand a few times a day in warm soapy water and hopefully it will just heal up. Otherwise we'll have to find the root of the cause, by having her nail dug into to see if they can find a sliver or anything else. I was just thinking the other day how blessed we were to have never had to put Reese on antibiotics because she has been SO healthy. Well, here we are, using antibiotics on her for the first time, but at least she isn't sick :)

Over Labor Day weekend, my parents and Camla came up and stayed in their camp trailer on our lot. It was fun to spend so much time with them!! I must say that my parents are the ideal grandparents and show SO much interest in and love for all their grandchildren. Reese is one lucky little gal to have them in her life.

Last but not least, Eric got a new calling. I don't know if I can disclose it yet, since our ward doesn't know yet, but I'm grateful for him and grateful he is such a good guy. I love my life with him!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Last month

A little over a month ago we went to a fun party up at Snowbird, with my mom's work. The girl who was working at the chairlift told us that Reese was too young to go on the Alpine Slides, but that she could go on the trampoline bouncer (that you get strapped into a harness) or the rock climbing wall. HAHAHA! Really?
The Naffziggers treated us to a Bees baseball game in Salt Lake a few weeks ago. It was fun, and I got my hair cut while I watched the game. They were doing haircuts for charity and I had just told Eric I wanted him to trim my hair that week, so when he heard I could get it done at the game for $5 he strongly encouraged me to go donate to a good cause.

I love this picture. Aubree is all calm, and Terra is trying to get her troublemakers to cooperate for the picture :)
She's good, real good. Got those hooligans to look at the camera and smile.

Reese has great hair in the mornings :) I can't get enough of this girl!

Here's a video of Reese's 2nd day of crawling

She's now even more of a pro. She crawls over many different terrains, up and over things, and just LOVES her new found mobility.