Friday, June 5, 2009

Fishin' "Down South"

Well, I guess you all may (or may not) want to know what is going on with me. Jared, Gabriel, and I went down to Jared's family's property last week with a couple of our friends, Devon and Chelsey. The first day, we went to a lake, called Forsythe, just up the road from the property. Gabriel didn't have a life jacket so I took him for a walk, and a scenic drive while the others went out in the boat. A couple of hours passed and Jared came in to meet up with me. He took Gabriel and I got to go out on the lake. At this point everyone was a little frusterated and annoyed because those wiley fish had skunked them. Devon and Chelsey were getting bites but not landing anything. I let out my line and the time passed, as we drove around the lake... Nothing happened for a long time. We drove down near the dam, where Jared and Gabriel were hanging out with Devon's stepdad. As we went around in a loop past the dam, SLAM! My line got hit!!! I set my hook and started reeling in. I just love the adrenaline you get when bringing in a fish. I fought him, hoping I would be able to land him (and show these yahoos how it is done) and I got him! He was a great looking tiger trout. A few minutes later and in about the same spot it happened again! SLAM! Another bite and another fight. I caught 2 fish and then the weather started to turn cold and rainy so we called it a day. That night was a rough one. Gabriel was sick and cried most of the night. When morning finally came, we decided to try our luck up at Fish Lake. (One of my alltime favorite places in the world, it also happens to be where Jared proposed to me:)) As we arrived at the lake I got Gabriel ready to go out on the water. (We had borrowed a life vest for him from a cousin) Away we went. Not too long into our boat ride I once again let out my line and hoped for the best. Well how excited do you think I was when......SLAM! Once again I had a fish on my line! I pulled him on in and he turned out to be the prettiest rainbow trout I have ever seen. The pink stripe down him was so vibrant and he was so shiny and beautiful! After that we started having good luck all around. Chelsey caught 2 rainbows, Devon caught one, and I caught another. We had a great day and saw eagles flying overhead and a deer at the waters edge getting a drink. What a beautiful trip.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Back to work

So I am back to work after 3 months of maternity leave. I have to say the time off was really nice, but at the same time coming back is kind of fun. I get to see my awesome friends and it is kind of a nice break sometimes to be away from a crying baby. I adore him more than I can even say, but sometimes the relative quiet of work (even at the airport) is nice. Does that make me a horrible person, or a bad mom? I hope not, but maybe it does. Although I really wasn't happy about the welcome back to work news I recieved that potentially a couple hundred of my friends and coworkers are going to lose their jobs. Delta is forcing us to furlough a bunch of people and I am really bummed out about it. In addition to this news I was informed that Delta decided to up our yearly fee from 50 bucks to 200 bucks! Now I know you are probably all thinking "how spoiled is this girl that she is upset at paying 200 dollars to fly free all year?", but 200 bucks is a lot of money when both you and your husband have been out of work for 3 months! There are days like today ,though where I really just want to be home with my little guy, and Jared, but alas, here I sit at work...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Being a mommy

Well, three and a half months have flown by since Gabriel came! I love being a mommy, but it is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. :) Gabriel keeps me going all day and most of the night so my old friend -sleep, is elusive. Poor little guy has colic and crys A LOT! But we are doing better recently, when he finally settles down and takes good naps. I can't believe how much he changes everyday, and how much bigger he is, versus when he was born. He now weighs a whopping 14 pounds! He definately loves to eat, I think it may be the only thing he really feels is worthy of his attention. He is beginning to play more and coo a lot. TV grabs his attention quickly and I try not to let him watch a lot of it. I don't want him to be a couch potato afterall. I am hoping he will start to sleep through the night soon, so far his personal best is only about four hours, but maybe soon I will get a full night's sleep.

Friday, January 30, 2009


He is finally here! As most of you know I have been waiting for this for a long time, a lot longer than 9 months. I have been wanting a baby for my whole life and we tried a long time to get him. Gabriel was born at LDS hospital on December 16 2008 at 7:45 am. He had to come by C-section because he refused to drop into the birth canal, (can you blame him?) I was in labor 20 hours and was 5 days late ughhhh. But it was all worth it when I saw my little guy. Jared just adores him. What a great daddy he is. Well now for what I know you all really want, no more blabbing from me, just pictures!
He was a screamer right from the start. Actually he is a terrific baby.
First bath, it went ok but he didn't love it, he loves them now though.

This is his blessing he looked adorable!