Tuesday, September 2, 2008


My goodness! Today is Tuesday already? Marin is almost 2 weeks old! Good Grief! Where does the time go?! It's been a little while since I've been able to update the blog, but, we need to start somewhere.

Friday Kris's dad and step-mom came down to the city, It's been a while since weither of us have seen them. Saturday Kris took everyone, except baby and I (we were pretty pooped) to Lake Las Vegas. "Lake?" you say? "In Las Vegas?". Why yes! However, it's man made (or at least made bigger) and all the way on the opposite side of town. It's a very posh community, where the super rich live, Celine Dion, when she was still performing at Caesars, had a house down there. Anyway, the area next to the lake that has the casino has a very upscale shopping area, very French bistro casual kind of feel. With misters on the trees and music playing, and people eating outside of the cafe's. Kris and I like to take picinics and go eat on the grass down there. So, like I was saying, Kris took everyone to the Lake Saturday night for Jazz on the Lake. It's free, every Saturday evening at 7 pm, and there is a different jazz band each Saurday. The band performs in the small ampitheater next to the lake and the crowds can sit on the grassy hill with picinics and it' really cool. Last time Kris and I went, I was 37 weeks pregnant, very swollen and uncomfortable, but dying to get out of the house. We didn't last very long. I just couldn' get comfortable in the 100 degree weather. But I digress. Everyone had a good time I think, even if my parents don't get into jazz. . .

Sunday was the baby blessing. My parents came to Sacrament meeting with us, where they were blessing 2 babies that day, then we came home to get ready for our little one's blessing, which we did at home. Kris did a great job with the blessing. I know he was a little nervous, but it was a wonderful blessing and I need to get at the tape recorder so I can type it up. I'm so glad to have a wonderful husband who is able to bless our baby, it means a lot to me. Marin wore the dress my mother wore for her christening, and it fit perfectly. There was some moth damage, but we just hand washed it and ironed it and it came out beautifully. (Pictures are below, no worries, I didn't forget!)

My parents left Sunday night and Kris's family left early Monday morning. It's been strange to have an empty house, we've been entertaining for 3 weeks now! I'm a little sad to see everyone go, but it's nice to be able to get into the groove of things, or, at least try. I keep wondering when I'm going to get back to life and feel like I can leave the house with a baby and not have it be a big deal. Where running to the grocery store is routine and not a scary project! I suppose that will come with time:)

I came down with a cold a few days ago. I could feel it coming. I think I overdid it. I've been running everywhere with everyone and getting up with baby during the night doing everything by my gosh-darn-independent-self, I think I forgot to take care of, me. Kris slept downstairs with the baby the last 2 nights so I could rest (and he could. . .not be sick), which has been wonderful, I feel a million times better, even though I'm still hacking up a lung, I so feel better.

Kris goes back to work on Thursday. I think he's glad. Nevermind, I'm being reprimanded as we speak. He's not glad to go back. I love my husband he's so funny! I;m laughing at him now! Anyway, it's will be good to get back into a routine:)

Picture time! Here's our little girl in her bath today! Isn't she cute? She rather likes the warm water, and I just keep pouring it over her chest. That's a washcloth over her front to keep her a little warmer.
She had pooped all over her pretty little oufit, so she needed a bath. I keep telling her to stop pooping on her clothes, but none-the-less, it happens anyway.
L to R, Sally Lyman, Duane Lyman, Kris, Marin, Myself, Alison Owens, David Owens. This was Sunday after the blessing.

Marin cuddling with grandpa Lyman. Sally had her eyes closed, oops!

Here is the blessing dress. Kind of hard to see, but is was cream colored sheer fabric with green silk ribbin accents over a very pale green slip. Just lovely and a perfect fit for Marin.

She's just so blasted cute! Fortunately, she did not poop on this outfit. Mama and grandma would have been pretty upset.

Daddy cuddling with his little girl after church.

Her Sunday outfit. An adorable dress I got from a baby shower. She pooped on the onesie. Ahh well.

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

All I can say is, "awwwwwwwww!!!" And I also need to say ... more pictures please!! I can't get enough of this little angel :-)