Monday, February 28, 2011

Laughing Lilly

Lilly can be quite ticklish some days. And we just love to hear that giggle of hers. Check it out.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Monster Under the Bed

The other day we were all in Lilly's room playing and suddenly Lilly disappeared. We looked around and this is what we found.

And she hasn't gone back under due to the head bonking part at the end.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spoons Are Overrated

Apparently, hands are much better than spoons. At least, Lilly thinks so.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

To Utah And Back

Last week Lilly and I took a trip up to Utah. It was nice to be back if only for a short time. Lilly did amazing on the long trip up (and back too). To get there via a cheap Southwest ticket, we have to fly to Albuquerque, stop but no plane change, fly to Phoenix, change planes and 1 hour layover and then finally fly to Salt Lake. Basically, a 3.5 hours of flight time turns into 6 hours. Lilly recieved tons of compliments on her good behavior on the flights, someone even asked "Is she always this happy?" She even did well through the medical emergency on the plane that happened to the guy right across the aisle from us on the flight. Overall, a dramatic but easy flight with Lilly.

The reason we actually went up to Utah was Kristine's (my former roommate) wedding. She was married in the Salt Lake Temple last Friday. The day was clear and beautiful and not too cold. The wedding was so special, especially due to the fact that Kristine's father was the Sealer. I'm a little jealous.

The Temple
Waiting for the Bride & Groom.

Kristine & David

Kristine and me

While I was in Salt Lake, I stayed with Emily, my friend from Benicia who just moved to Utah. Saturday morning we ventured to Kneaders for their Cinnamon French Toast. It is quite possibly my favorite breakfast ever. It was Emily and Brett's (her husband) first time there and I think they will be back. It is just too good not to go back.

This stuffed dog was probably Lilly's favorite thing about our trip. It was Emily's and Lilly just loved it. She would carry it all around the apartment. She even tried to stuff it into the suitcase to take home.

All bundled up for the Utah weather, which actually wasn't that bad. At least not any worse than Lubbock during a cold spell.

Emily and Lilly

Lilly and me

We also went out to Famous Dave's. I just love their pulled pork bbq. Delicious. Here is Lilly chomping on Emily's bun.

On Sunday, we took a drive to check out the Jordan River and Oquirrh Mountain Temples. The one below is the Oquirrh Temple.

Checking it out.

Beautiful Utah mountains (definitely something you don't see in Lubbock)

Other highlights from our trip that I forgot to document with photos was our dinner with my brother Ryan at Cafe Rio, shopping, and accidentally bringing the sickness we just got over to Emily. Sorry Em! We really didn't think we were still contagious. Our bad.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentines Recap

Valentines Day is over but here is a little recap. First Lilly began her Valentine's Day celebrations with a little package from Grandpa and Grandma Thomas.

She loved her card, her long lost binky, and especially all the candy.

She even loves to wear the necklace which she used to hate! Though she still doesn't know that it is filled with candy.

On Monday, Lilly and I returned from our short trip to Utah (but a long flight) to find some beautiful flowers, more candy, and a little stuffed animal.

Lilly loved to smell the flowers.

And taste them too.

And she quickly took ownership of the stuffed animal.

What a cutie pie. I just love my two valentines.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Great Happiness

“If two people love the Lord more than their own lives and then love each other more than their own lives, working together in total harmony with the gospel program as their basic structure, they are sure to have this great happiness.”

– President Spencer W Kimball


In honor of the month of love I will be posting a quote concerning love everyday up until Valentine's Day.
Quotes from here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Joy and Happiness

“If a man and his wife were earnestly and faithfully observing all the ordinances and principles of the gospel... The joy and happiness pertaining to the marriage relationship would grow sweeter, and husband and wife would become more and more attached to each other as the days go by. Not only would the husband love the wife and the wife the husband, but children born to them would live in an atmosphere of love and harmony. The love of each for the others would not be impaired, and moreover the love of all towards our Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ would be more firmly rooted in their souls.”

–President Joseph Fielding Smith

In honor of the month of love I will be posting a quote concerning love everyday up until Valentine's Day.
Quotes from here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love of God

“True love of man for woman always includes love of God from whom all good things issue.”

–Elder John A Widtsoe

In honor of the month of love I will be posting a quote concerning love everyday up until Valentine's Day.
Quotes from here.