Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I have been loving this holiday season!! Here are just a few pictures that I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


So writing is therapeutic, right? Well, here we go because I need therapy! I am struggling. I feel like I have post post post-partum depression or something! Let me know if any other stay at home moms have felt this way: You went from working at a job you were really good at, being praised and talking to a lot of different people to being at home all day- alone. You don't get acknowledged, you don't feel like you are doing anything right and you start to feel like you have no talents. Am I the only one who has struggled with this?

Don't get me wrong, I love being a mom. I really do. Harrison lights up my life. When he smiles, I just melt. And it's not everyday that I struggle, it comes and goes. I just feel like I need to know that this is normal, that others have been in the same boat. Please leave me a comment if you've ever felt this way!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Happy Late Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Domestic Diva

Lately I have been a little down on myself. I feel like I don't really have all that many talents and skills- other than being an excellent driver :). And I've always wanted to become a domestic diva- that woman who does it all- sews, cooks, cleans, makes her home a haven for her fabulous family all while being a total babe. I think we all know someone like that. And I got to thinking, she didn't get to be that way over night. She had to start somewhere, right? And if she could do it, I can do it! Thus begins my journey on becoming a domestic diva!

Stay tuned for posts on my adventures in discovering my inner potential and talents! I am going to try new things and find my niche!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Fun!

This Halloween we went to a little family get together. It was pretty fun. My favorite part about Halloween this year was Harrison. I loved seeing him in his little costume. He looked so cute! One of my favorite things about being a mom is the holidays. Having a little one makes holidays so exciting again. I can't wait 'til Christmas!

Cutest frog- ever!

Indiana Jones

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Going Private

So I have made the decision to go private with the blog. I just want to protect my little Harrison- I hear creepy stories of pictures getting stolen off blogs. So if you want to keep up with my fabulously exciting life, just leave me your email address!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rolling over!!

Harrison has become a rolling-over machine!! He rolled over from his back to his tummy the other day and now he won't stop. He is an animal! This morning I went to get him out of his crib, and there he was on his stomach!

Then today I had him laying on a blanket while I did a few things around the house and when I came back, there he was chilling out on his tummy!
It is pretty crazy how proud of him I am!! He is growing so fast and I love getting to witness all of his "firsts".

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Not a ton has been going on here lately. Just living life day to day. Harrison is growing up so much every day. In fact, the other day he rolled over! Is that normal for a 3 month old? He just amazes me at how strong he is. Here are a few pics of recent happenings

I decided to make grape juice again this year. It is so much work. Every time I make it, I wonder if it is worth all the time and work. But then I have a sip and it all pays off!

Harrison in his little Bumbo chair. He likes it. I think it is the cutest thing when he sits in it!!

Brian and Harrison are great buddies!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hogle Zoo

This past weekend, we decided to go to Hogle Zoo to check out that cute new baby elephant!! It was a pretty hot day and really busy, but so worth it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My guys

There really isn't much to say. I think this picture says it all.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Two Months Old!!

Harrison is now 2 months old!! I love the little guy so much. I can't believe how much he has changed over the last few weeks. He smiles so much and is starting to coo at me. He makes my little heart melt!

On Sunday we went down to temple square. I absolutely love it there. It is so beautiful and inspiring. I hope to have a garden as beautiful someday!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A few things...

Today is my anniversary! Two years....time sure flies! I have loved every minute with Brian and just love him more and more every day!
I am loving being a mom! Harrison is my pride and joy. He makes me smile constantly. When he smiles, I just light up. I never thought I could love someone so much, so fast. He grows so much everyday.
I have to go back to work next week- yuck. I don't know how I am going to leave my little boy. It makes me want to cry just thinking about it. Luckily, a good friend will be taking care of him, so I know he is in good hands.

Lately I have loved taking pictures of nature. The earth is so beautiful! I absolutely love flowers and the mountains. I love these pics, I hope you enjoy them to :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Diet

My gallbladder attacks are triggered by what I eat, so now I am on a low-fat diet. Until I have my surgery next week I can't have anything that is too fatty. My diet consists of fruits, veggies, breads and limited amounts of chicken. I do love these things, but they aren't enough! I want french fries! I want a steak! I want ice cream!! Low-fat is really hard for a girl who loves fast food! But I am hanging in there- the upside is that I am losing a little weight :) So one more week and then I am grabbing some cookies!

Friday, July 31, 2009


Well, I have to have my gallbladder taken out!

The last week I have had these severe attacks of pain in my chest and back. The pain is so awful that I can't do anything. Brian took me to the instacare and I had an ultrasound. The diagnosis: gallstones. I guess that it is really common to develop gallstones during pregnancy. We women sure go through a lot to bring these little babies into the world. So in about 2 weeks, I have to have surgery. I am a little nervous, but glad to know that after it is out I won't have the pain. In the meantime, I am so afraid of having another attack. They say that eating fatty foods triggers the attacks, so I am trying to eat really low fat foods. Knowing I can't have certain foods makes me want them even more! I want ice cream, steak and french fries!
The surgery is pretty simple. It is an outpatient procedure and I will be home in a few hours. It makes me happy to know that I am not going to have to stay overnight.
So that is today's update. Wish it was about something else!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Evening Walk

We have gotten in the habit of taking walks over at the South Ogden Nature Park. We love it over there. Jack runs everywhere- Last week he chased some pheasants. I really like it because I get to be with my little family and it is helping me get back into shape. Here are a few pics-

Jack looking for birds

Brian and Harrison

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Here's the boy!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Harrison Scott Rogers

Brian and I are proud to announce the birth of our little boy! On June 23, 2009, after 16 hours of labor, Harrison came into this world at 10:28 pm! He weighed 9 pounds and was 21 inches long. He is such a beautiful little boy. We are enjoying having him here with us and look forward to all the good times in store. We are very grateful that everything went well and that both he and mom are healthy and doing great.
Sorry we don't have any pictures yet. I haven't had time to load them yet! Keep checking back for pics!

Monday, June 22, 2009


So, the induction last week didn't go over too well. After ten hours of contractions, baby decided he wasn't ready to come into this world. So I was sent home. It was a long day and hard to come home without a baby.
But the here is the good news- I am going in again tonight to be induced. I get to go back at midnight. So hopefully sometime in the early hours of the morning, baby Harrison will come into our lives!

Friday, June 12, 2009


I went to the doctor today and had a great appointment! Why? Because he said that he can induce me next week! So on Wednesday, it's off to the hospital I go to have a little baby boy! I am so excited. I just can't wait. The fun part will be that it's also Brian's birthday! So he will be getting the best birthday present ever! Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 31, 2009


So I am now 37 weeks along in this pregnancy! Yay! It feels good to know that I am so close to meeting this little guy! It's a little scary- everything is going to be so new, but I know that it will be amazing!
Speaking of amazing.... yesterday I had a prenatal massage. It was absolute heaven! If you are pregnant, or when you become pregnant, you must get one! It was the best feeling to lay on my stomach and have all the pressure relieved. I wish I could have one everyday!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Feeling Huge

I had another doctor's appointment today. I get to go every two weeks now. Baby's estimated weight- 5 pounds 11 ounces! Huge! I think that has to be an underestimate because I feel huge, I look huge and I am just plain HUGE! Sleep is impossible and my feet retain so much water! I can't wait to meet this little boy! 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Setting Up The Nursery

We have begun to get baby's room ready! I am so excited. Today Brian put the crib together, with a little help from me. We haven't got all the bedding on yet. I won't get that until one of my baby showers. But it is still pretty exciting. Tomorrow we are getting the dresser! Then I can put all of baby's clothes away. And boy does he have a ton of clothes! My sister in law, Jacki, gave us all sorts of hand-me-downs! Our boy is going to have a new outfit for every day of the year! 

I will post some pictures when I have the room more put together. 

I am getting so excited for baby to come. I can't believe how close it is getting. Only about 7 more weeks! 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

San Diego

Last week we went to sunny San Diego! We had so much fun with Brian's family. It was so hard to come back. Of course, Brian and I took plenty of pictures. It was hard for me to narrow it down, so here are a few....

Sea World:
I love the penguins! I want one! 

The Sea Lions were so funny! They were very vocal. 

San Diego Zoo:
Brian loves gorillas. He got some good video. 

On the bus tour

The pandas were so playful! Another animal I would like to add to my menagerie! 

All the Koala's were curled up and sleeping- I want to hold one so bad! 

Who doesn't love a meerkat? They were great at posing for the camera. 

We also went to this old mission. It was pretty cool: 

I loved the garden!