My sweet baby girl is named after my childhood best friend! I use to spend just about every weekend at her house with her and her family! I loved going to her house! She was one of nine children and it was so fun to have so many other kids to play with. We would often stay up most of the night talking with her big sister talking about boys! (Of course!) I would get in trouble when I got home because I would occasionally be sick after spending the weekend at her house. Total lack of sleep = a sick Christie !!! My mom would tell me I couldn't go if I was going to come home sick! When I think of my childhood I can't help but think of my special friend! I'm grateful for all the wonderful memories that I have of us! And though Facebook we have been able to stay connected and also many of her siblings too! As for her middle name it just sounded good! Really I have always thought Sophia Loren was a beautiful lady. And I love Ralph Lauren clothing! Not so much the clothes themselves but the initials on the clothes. They are the same as Ralph's! I even have sunglasses at say Ralph on them. Ralph and many friends think I'm so silly! I am so it's OK with me! We also followed a tradition that Ralph's parents started. Ralph and all his siblings middle names start with the letter "L". Ralph is RLL. Me ~ CLL so I fit right in! =) Now our sweet Jessica is JLL!
I'm looking for a picture of my friend Jessica and me as kids! Will post later.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Aunt Sandra and Uncle Joe and my cousins Michael, Joey, Brandon and Alyssa
Joey kissing his beautiful Alyssa!
Cousin Joey kissing me!
Dad and Cousin Joey and little ol' me! =)
My first wedding! I got to see my cousin Joey marry his beautiful wife Alyssa! We are so excited for them both and love Alyssa so much! She came and saw me in the hospital right after I was born along with cousin Joey! We wish them every happiness as they start their new life together! Love you both!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Grandpa came to see me at the hospital! Mom told me grandpa looked a little nervous about holding me. Grandpa replied the last time he held a newborn baby was when my daddy was born! He's a pro at it now! He comes to visit often and is much more comfortable hanging with me! Love you Grandpa!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
These are my walking and preggo buddies! I can't even remember now how it all started and when. There is five weeks difference between us all. Kami is 5 weeks behind me and then Melissa 10 weeks. It has been so fun to be able to share our experiences with each other. We would meet up just about everyday and walk usually 2 miles. Giving us lots of time to talk about our appointments, what we were experiencing, whats coming next, and just girl talk. It is amazing how fast the time went by I now have a baby and they are both very close. I can't wait to meet their sweet little babies! And then when we need help we look to our friend JeriLynn. She had her third baby just weeks before me and has tons of great advice!
Notice the matching shorts! =) We all showed up wearing them at Kami's shower. I know I just had a baby but they are really comfy! And I love them! And these great ladies!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I went to my first party! It was in my honor! It was so fun! Lots of games! Lots of mom's awesome friends that came to see me and give me gifts! I know the party is suppose to happen before I came but I think this was the best. I got held by many people that my mom loves and adores! Mom's YW president (Leanne) and her daughter (Kira) that my mom use to babysit threw the shower. There was lots of yummy food and tons of games and prizes! One of mom's friend (Simone) from high school came up from Portland and her mom (Sis. Schilling) was the Stake YW pres. when my mom was growing up. Mom's pregnant walking girls club friends were there. (Melissa and Kami) Grandma was still visiting so she attended and Auntie Lisa drove up for the day to hang with us too! The Johnson girls were there and fighting who was going to get to babysit me! Dad's evil twin's family (Kellyn and Sis. Bennett) they're not evil just Adam! Thanks for making my first party so awesome! Mom will have to work really hard to top that party! I got wonderful gifts! One was a beautiful quilt sent from Sis. deMars who use to be in our ward. She sent mom a very cool bag just for her. And then mom's friend from her young single adult days (Cheryl) made me the coolest cover up ever! Thanks again for coming to meet me and love on me! I had the best time!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I love my grandma! She has been helping mom take great care of me! We will miss her when she leaves later this weekend. She keeps telling mom she's going to take me with her. My mom is putting up a really good fight! She tells grandma she has waited too long for me and worked too hard for me to let me go.
As for my other grandma she is AWESOME! We get surprise packages in the mail full of wonderful things just for me!
How did I get so lucky to have two loving grandma's? So willing to spoil me!!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Mom really another picture! Mom loves to take pictures of me! She takes some every day and sends them off to Grandma and Auntie Lisa and Sandra! Now if she misses a day they call and ask where the picture of the day is. Auntie Lisa says I could have my own fashion show because mom always has me dressed up.