Friday, September 4, 2009



Matt started back at Weber State University last week with a whole 6 credits! He has one actual class and he is doing research with the Head of the Psychology Department for 3 more credits. He is researching Youth Drug Abuse and Addictive Personalities. It will be a lot of work, but will help him in what he wants to do when he graduates. He will be taking the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) in September, and finishing applications to Grad School. On top of school he is still working at Crossroads Acadamy as a Staff/Mentor to kids that are in rehabilitation.


Well I'm not doing school (graduated a couple of years ago....whoohooo!) but I am working and being a mom. I'm working 2 days a week as a nanny for two energetic girls and a couple Saturdays a month as a personal trainer in SLC. (You'd think since I'm a personal trainer I'd be in a bit better shape, but I'm working on it.) I play volleyball twice a week for an hour or two, and I'm trying to exercise 3 or 4 days a week. I've started cooking again, which has been kind of fun. Matt's parents have an awesome garden so I have been trying to make recipes with vegetables I can get from their garden. Last week I made a chicken ravioli dish that had zucchini and red peppers with stuffed zucchini as a side. Other than that, nothing too exciting...just trying to keep a clean house and be a great mom.


Well Berkley is getting more and more mobile. She is army crawling everywhere! She gets into places I didn't think would interest her, but I was wrong. She likes to get things off the bookshelf, she crawls to the shoe mat by the door and tries to eat the shoes, and inbetween the furniture is especially interesting to her. We thought she wouldn't like the hardwood floors but we were wrong. So now I have to keep them extra clean so she isn't ALL dirty all the time. The other day I was in the bathroom and she crawled all the way from the living room to see what I was doing. I was surprised because she couldn't see me from the living room, but she knew where to go. She loves to stand and loves to walk. She is consistantly staying about 3 months ahead in clothes which has forced us to go and get some 9 and 12 month jammies. She is just growing so fast! The other day I was complaining about her not sleeping through the night anymore, but we are quickly on our way to fixing that problem. She still wakes up about once a night but goes back to sleep after a couple minutes of crying. I feel bad sometimes about just letting her cry, but I know she isn't hungry. If she was she would cry in the morning when she gets up, but instead she just looks at you and smiles. I think she is teething also. So we are anxiously awaiting her first teeth.

Well I think that is all that is going on with us right now. We are doing great and just enjoying all our time together!
Family Picture!

Cute little B

Playing outside in the grass

Playing with flowers

Sweet glasses!

Hangin with Grandpa in the hot tub.


  1. I love hearing updates on your cute little family. Berkley is absolutely ADORABLE, and I'm hoping to meet her later this month! I'll be at my Mom's the 18th-21st.

  2. Oh, what a completely CUTE family!

  3. Ditto, your family is adorable! And don't fret her crying in the crib. It's always worse when it's happening but it's for the better so she can know she doesn't need to wake up. I did the same with both my kids and thankfully they slept ALL the way through the night from 4 months on, we're lucky like that! But if they're not hungry, you don't need to get them. You're a great mom! Miss you!