Monday, November 8, 2010

What a cutie!

So, it's been a while, but compared to my past blogging efforts, I still think I am doing a great job! We have been busy just living life lately! We had a great Halloween; Meeks was the Incredible Hulk. Donovan picked out this costume because Malik used to "Hulk Out" when he was a baby. It was pretty cute. He didn't fully understand the whole Trick or Treating thing, but he did think it was very cool that people were putting stuff in his bucket. Mommy and daddy thought it was pretty cool too, but our waistlines didn't! :)
Donovan's parents paid us a short little visit last week. It was nice to finally host someone at our house! They weren't here for very long, but we were able to fit in some good shopping, great eating, and a fun trip to the Hoover Dam. Malik loved seeing his grandparents! He is going to be pretty spoiled this month because he will get to visit with a lot of family! Talon's wedding is in about 2 weeks, so we will be heading to Idaho for about 10 days! It will be fun to spend a holiday with the family. The only downside is that Donovan can't come into town until the Friday after Thanksgiving, so we will be celebrating it apart! Bummer!
Well, I hope you are all well! Enjoy the beginning of your holiday season. And if any of you get tired of hanging out in the cold, come pay us a visit!
P.S. I was too lazy to plug the camera in today, so these pics are from Donovan's phone. Enjoy!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Malik and I go to a little class almost every Friday called Gym Cats. It is at a local gymnastics center and they offer a free baby gym. Malik LOVES it!!! He likes to crawl through the tunnels, climb on everything, bounce on the trampoline, and jump into the foam pit. I don't love the foam pit, because I get stuck in it! I try to bring my camera every time, but today was the first time that I actually remembered it. The pictures aren't great, but I wanted to share some anyway.
I am trying to figure out what to dress Malik up as for Halloween...any suggestions? I am having a hard time deciding. We plan on going to some local events for Halloween and hitting up some Trunk or Treats. Malik needs some candy! :)
We are enjoying the fall. Donovan has been riding his bike all over town and Malik and I enjoy getting out and taking walks now that the weather has cooled down. Malik has claimed ownership of this banana chair, and loves sitting and rocking in it. We are going to Idaho in November for Talon's wedding and are very excited to be able to be there for his special occasion and spend some time with family.
Hope you enjoy the pics! I am getting a little better at this blogging thing! :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Yeah, that's right...another post within the same month! It's like someone else has taken over my body. Insanity, I know.
We are getting settled in the new house and are LOVING it! The extra space really does make a world of difference when you have a little one. And Donovan is so industrious! He goes to Lowe's and Walmart all the time, picking up little things to "improve" the house. Malik and I have discovered all the great home good deals that can be found at Ross and Homegoods (part of TJ Maxx). Sometimes you have to pick through things, but you can find some sweet deals! I got a shower curtain, liner, rod, and hanger things at Ross the other day for $12!!! And they are cute too! The cheapest setup from Walmart for all those things was $22, so I felt really proud of myself. We've also acquired quite a few things from my friend Heather. She gave us some indoor plants, artwork, mirrors, etc. to decorate with. Donovan commented "It feels as though we are living in a jungle, with fine artwork hanging from the trees". Foliage does make all the difference in a house though!
Little Meeks is doing well. He is involved in so many little classes and groups...I don't really know what I'm going to do when he actually is older and wants to participate in things! He really is the boss around here. His current favorite things are cars. Heather also hooked us up with a car rug, with streets and a little town on it. He loves zooming his cars all over it and making noises. He shouts out "CARRRRR" all the time, and he loves pretending to drive daddies car. I think he is a very smart boy (but don't all moms?) and he is learning so many new things every day. Life is fun right now.
I am staying busy with work and I have recently started to bake/cook more. I've never been able to make good chocolate chip cookies, but I found a great recipe and have been baking up a storm. I think the neighbors like it, because I always make too many and give them away! This week, I am going to attempt to do some amazing things with butternut and spaghetti squash. Wish me luck!
I hope everyone else is doing well. We will see if I can keep up this pace with updates! Keep your fingers crossed!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Miracles do happen and I am FINALLY updating my blog! I can't really cover everything that has been going on with us, as it has been like 8 months since I have updated and I have a bad memory. I will just skim over the bigger milestones/happenings, give you all some awesome pics of my adorable baby, and try to do better (hey, I can't really do worse, right?).
We recently moved into a house and we LOVE it!!! The neighborhood is great, the house has a lot more space, and we are really happy that we made the decision to move. We are still enjoying Las Vegas a lot, and we will probably be here for a while longer.
Malik is 15 months old now, and still the perfect little baby! I know he really isn't "perfect", but pretty close! He is a happy little boy, and he is so fun. He loves playing with other children and he is into playing with his toys. He gives lots of kisses, and is very lovable. I wish he had a little more fear (of strangers, water, etc.), but he really doesn't! We just got back from a houseboat trip and he was so good and didn't drown. :)
I am still working for Creative Kids Learning Center, and it has been a wonderful job. I get to work from home and help people learn more about putting there child in preschool. I hope to continue doing it, and Malik will be able to start attending when he is 18 months old. He (and I) are SUPER excited!
I hope all is going great for the rest of all of you! I will try to be better about updating!!! LOVE YA!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Yes, it has been a while since I have updated our blog. Trust me, I haven't been just hanging out eating bonbons. We have had quite the winter. While we haven't been bombarded with horrible weather like most, we have been at the mercy of quite a few bouts with illnesses. I could go over the sordid details of all of them, but let's just stick to the worst one. Apparently, Malik is allergic to ammoxicyllin. He woke up one morning covered in the worst hives I have ever seen! He started struggling to breath, so we rushed him to the doctor. Everyone in the practice had to come take a look at them because they had never seen a little guy look so bad! Poor Malik! And little did we know that he was cutting his first 2 teeth at the same time! We got him a steroid shot, and it started to go away. He is doing much better now. He is always really happy and he just jabbers away all day!
Donovan and I are doing well, really busy with new callings at church and with work. Donovan just got a bicycle and he is enjoying getting out and going on little rides here and there. We are planning on going out to Red Rock Canyon with it and maybe doing some family hiking also, when the weather improves. We are really enjoying Vegas. A lot of people come here, so we have been able to see a lot of friends we haven't seen in a long time! Anyone is welcome to come see us!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday Fun

Thanksgiving was different for us this year. We need to stay in the area because of Donovan's job, so we just had a low key day. We woke up late, played around in bed with the baby, and then went to Claim Jumper for our dinner. The food was really good, and there was a lot of it! I swear we left with like 5 lbs of leftovers! Donovan ended the night going to a movie, while Malik and I just chilled at home. We missed seeing family and friends, but we had a really nice day. I feel like Christmas might be harder to be away. So, anyone that wants to come and visit us between now and then, come on over! I think it will help stave off any holiday depression I may get!

There are a lot of pictures of Malik that I am posting. I'm so bad at getting the camera out and taking pictures, but I will get better! He is such a good baby. He is eating solid foods twice a day now. His favorites seem to be carrots, squash, and apples. He REALLY loves the carrots, just gobbles them down! He is getting really big and he is still as happy as ever. He loves to put both legs up and grab his toes and roll on his side. He also loves to just talk talk talk! He is doing this really cute fake laugh thing now too. Malik is also fascinated with his tongue and mirrors. He likes music and being read to. And he really likes bath time, with his little fish toys! Time is going by so fast! He will be 6 months old in December. We sure do love him!

We hope everyone is having a great holiday season! We miss and love all of you!

Monday, September 28, 2009


So, I know that I have used this excuse before, but I really do misplace the cord that connects our camera to the computer. I couldn't find it after the move, but I dedicated today to finding it. AND I DID!
So, you will now be able to see all our pictures from when we went on our huoseboat trip at the beginning of September with the Slosberg family. As well as some other random pics. Mostly of the cute one in the family, Malik.
Thanks to everyone that helped us move. A big shout out to Gabe and Talena, who flew to Utah to help us pack and make the drive. I have never been so stressed as the day we moved here. We were under a time cruch and had to get to our apartment complex by a certain time, but we got a late start. If Talena had not been with me to help with Malik, we never would have made it!
Because of all the stress, Malik and I both came down with pretty bad colds. It was awful! It's never fun to unpack and this just made it doubly bad. On top of that, we had to get ready to go to the houseboat. I was nervous that I wouldn't be up to it, but we had excellent timee!
It has been a month of a lot of firsts for Malik. First move, first houseboat trip, first time on a boat, first time in a lake, etc. He was a little angel baby, as per his usual. I gotta say, we got really lucky with this kid! He is so happy, a great sleeper, and so flexible to our schedules. He is showing a lot of personality now; Donovan and he just giggle and giggle when they are together and it is SO cute!
Anyway, we are doing well. We are loving Vegas and having a great time getting settled! And now that I have my cord, I will be blogging more often!