Thursday, January 2, 2014

Out with the Good, In with the Better!

2013 was by far the best year that Isaac and I have every had. Hmmm... I wonder why? Duh! Our beautiful baby Laila was born.  She has been such a joy to have in our family, and in a strange way it has brought Isaac and I closer together. We understand each other a little more and we have seen the good the bad and the ugly from each other. (the ugly is coming from mostly me postpartum).

Isaac graduated this last year and we have been blessed with Isaac's new job. He loves it which make it a wonderful atmosphere when he gets home each day. We love our apartment and feel fortunate to be close to family and friends. I was able to finally finish school. I am studying again from the Praxis so that hopefully I can pass it this time and be a certified teacher.

We were also lucky enough to have another little boy join our family with the birth of my nephew Bradley Wayne Hightower. I am sad because I haven't seen him yet, but so excited to go for a visit at the end of the month. From what I have seen in pictures, he's pretty adorable.

I love being a mom. But man is it hard and exhausting. And she doesn't even walk or crawl yet. But through this journey I have learned to seriously "Enjoy the Journey". I have loved every single stage that Laila has been through. I never once have said, "I can't wait until she can..." I want to cherish every moment I have with her and that exact stage.

Right now she is rolling all over the place and she can sit up all by herself. At 6 months she already has her first tooth that popped through on New Year's Eve. She eats foods like: avocado, mango, apples, green beans, peas and carrots, and bananas.I love making her baby food from scratch too. She nurses pretty well now which has always kinda been difficult for us, but she is a healthy baby girl with so much in store for her.

I have some goals for this year just as most do.
1. Document more of our life together. ie, blog more often, and take more pictures (not just of Laila)
2. Develop an organized home where we can feel the spirit continuously.
3. Teach Laila the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a good example. 







Celebrated our 3rd Anniversary in Park City






Friday, August 16, 2013

Newborn/Family Pictures

Oh goodness...almost two months old. I am happy to announce that this little baby girl slept through the night. In fact, we all slept through the night. It was miraculous. Best nights sleep in a long time. And she was even happy when she woke up too.

So far it's been a good day for us girls. My life has completely changed since having this lady around. You truly do CHANGE, FEED, PLAY, SLEEP. We are finally on kind of a schedule. It changes a little bit each day. I am learning to be very patient and learning how to be a good mother too. I find that I am pretty much the same with her as I am with elementary school kids. When she cries i tell her to knock it off as sweetly as I can. However, she doesn't quite get it. haha She is really fun though. 

She is starting to talk to us more, she looks around and notices things around the house, and she loves to stare and shadows on the wall. Isaac likes to dangle things in front of her face. He is convinced that you can dangle anything in front of her and she would love it. (fine i will never have to buy her toys then) video

I love watching them together. As soon as he gets home I hand Laila right into his arms. He is such an amazing dad to her. She loves when he comes home probably because she is tired of me too! It's fun to see the relationship they are forming. I think she will be a daddy's girl just like I was. 

So my Cousin Erin is a fabulous photographer and I wanted to share the picture from the lifestyle photo shoot that she did for us. 













Families Can be Together Forever
i love my family




Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stationery Card

Cover Girl Birth Announcement
Announcements for every life event: graduation, wedding & baby.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

THE HIGHTOWER'S WERE HERE & BABY BLESSING DAY

 
Aunt Ki

Second bath which was a little more successful than the first.


My mom knows everything.



Grandma Hightower through this beautiful dress together in about 5 hours the day before for Laila and it is GORGEOUS!









Proud Momma