Wednesday, January 18, 2012

6 months

This little man is 6 months old. Chaz is such a great baby! We have kept him on a schedule and because of it, he is happy, fun, and a social baby! We usually always know why he is fussy, if he ever is. If you are going to have a baby, be sure to read 'Healthy Sleep Habbits, Happy Child' and 'Baby Wise', and 'Happiest Baby on the Block'. They are miraculous, and I swear by them!

We have many nick names for Chaz. Monkey, Punkin, Z, Chazzy, Baby Traz ( from Lucy). He has been rolling over since he was 4 months. He hates to be on his tummy. He's feet are like a monkeys, and if anything gets near them, he grabs it and hangs on! So funny! He sleeps 12 hours at night and takes 3 naps during the day. I tried to switch to only 2, but he gets way too tired. Anyone else have this happen? Loves any kind of food we give him. Loves to hang out in the salon while I work. Quite the womanizer all ready! Loves his bouncer, and if he goes to the bathroom while in it, it goes straight out of his diaper and...WHAT A MESS! I'm talking, all the way up to his neck! Nasty. Loves to take baths. Loves attention. Just started spitting and blowing. Quite the little chatter box, once he gets going! Already trying to out talk his dad!

So far, having a baby is the most wonderful thing! I can't wait to play with him every waking minute. He's so cute when we go and get him from waking up. We pretty much take him every where we go and it never seams to be a problem, as long as we keep him on his nap schedule. How did we get so lucky?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Uncle Rollie

Last Tues, Jan 3rd, My Dad's brother, my Uncle Rollin unexpectedly passed away. I still can't believe it happened, and especially the day after we returned home from my Grammy's funeral in St George. I have been very emotional as of late. I feel drained and yet so thankful. I also feel overwhemed and guilty. I think of my young cousins and ask why I'm so lucky to get to have my dad, and have him able to come to my wedding and see my kids and keep making memories with him. I know and understand this is part of life and what we agreed to. I look at them and how strong they are and how they deal with this, and I don't know how they can. I made all these new year's resolutions, and now not one of them matters, except to be better, and to make more of an effort to show my loved ones that I love them and to spend as much time as possible with them. Hearing how everyone says they remember my Uncle, is so humbling to me. Everyone said how kind and nonjudgemental he is, and what a hard worker, and thoughtful man he is. How he's so charitable. I now have these goals, and to hopefully have people remember me this way too. I have the type of personality where sometimes I feel like I need to let people know what I think, if I feel they are wrong. I also don't let people walk all over me. I know that sometimes I can be mean and I do things that I end up wishing that I didn't. I am judgemental. I now want to change these things about myself. I want to have more empathy for people and their way of doing things. I want to have more grace. I want to do more things for others, because I know I am very self involved. I want to not feel the need to be competitive with wants and needs. This has also made me feel so fortunate to have everything I have, and really family is what is most important. These are all of my dad's siblings. These are some of my cousins

Me and my Grandma Lancaster ( notice, she is rockin DC shoes :)

Grandpa Lancaster, Chaz, and me

April, Andrew, Me, Deon, G pa and Gma Lancaster

I never thought the new year would start out this way. But though it has been hard and rigid, I'm glad it's made me have a better attitude and admiration for life!

The Holidays

Right before Christmas, My dear Grammy Nelson passed away. She was 83. She was beautiful, kind, courageous, thoughtful, happy, funny, sweet, wise, thoughful, strong, witty, pleasant, and so dear to my heart. She had been living at my mom's this past year because she was struggling and because of it, I got to spend much more time with her. She has been in so much pain, and went through so much the last year of her life, so for her to be relieved of her pain is such a blessing, yet I miss her so very much. I'm so glad she got to meet Chaz. She was living in St. George befor she moved here and if she didn't come, I don't know that they would've ever met. I'm so happy that she gets to be with my Grandpa now! When he died, a little bit of my grandma did too. I believe in gardian angels and know they will be watching over us! It was too much fun having a baby at Christmas! He is so spoiled. He got fishing waders from Travis's mom, and she made them! By far the best present for Trav and Chaz!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Merry & BRIGHT

I was extra excited to do Christmas cards this year, for this very reason! We either needed a dog or a baby. Who knew this would be so exciting for me! He is our little monkey!

This was on Thanksgiving.

These are the grand kids on my side of our family. 17 and counting!! Never a dull moment!

Chaz and Katie

Halloween. Fish. Pole. Bait.

In the middle of Oct. we took a boating trip to Sand Hollow in St. George. It was so needed, since I couldn't go all summer. Chaz was perfect. I'm so thrilled to have a baby that does so well where ever we go. We are sure to keep him on his schedule, and it keeps us all happy.

It feels so great to be doing the things I was before a baby. When I was pregnant, it felt like I would never be in shape again, or be able to do the fun stuff that I really love to do.

Things are very busy for us, and I feel like I don't get anything done. Mainly because I want to stare at Chaz and be with him every second possible. We take him everywhere we go and he brings so much life and fun! He hangs out at work with me, and is quite the girl enthusiast! He already flirts so much. But he just hangs out and is a perfect little baby. I can't even believe how fun he is and how well it works out. I'm wondering what the trade off is?? Next baby is rotten, all people tell me. So I'll enjoy every second I can!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'll make this as short as I can.... but there has been lots going on with us! As you can see, we are busy playing with our little love! He is so fun, and such a happy baby. We can't get enough of him. I thought by now I would want some sort of break, but I can't wait to spend every min I can with this handsome guy!

He's been loving his bumbo seat! (Thanks so much Lauren!) He's been able to use it since about 6 or 7 weeks.

This day we went hiking in the Uintahs. We go on lots of hikes! Chaz loves it!

We blessed Chaz on Sept 4th. It was such a great day. Other than the blow out, in his perfectly white blessing clothes!

We took Chaz boating and he loved it!!

Went to Fish Lake with all the Gillespie's last weekend for Trav's parents 50th b days. It was gorgeous! We took our bikes, went fishing, hiking. It was so fun.

Happy lil camper!

It's so cute to see Trav fish with Chaz. He would talk about it ever since we got married! I'm so lucky, and so is Chaz to have Trav as a dad!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gone in 60 Seconds

Does anyone else feel like this last month flew by in 60 seconds? I can't believe it! Chaz is 5 weeks old and has just been so much fun! We've been out with him alot on walks and picnics and to visit everyone. He's been such a good baby..... we are waiting for the trade off! We feel so lucky and don't know how it happened! this is Chaz and his cousin Gage

Chaz looks exactly like my baby pics! I always wondered what I'd look like as a boy!!

1 month old!

The term " sleeping like a baby" brings a whole new meaning! Nothing phases them when they want their sleep!

2 weeks old at a family reunion. We never knew being parents really is the best thing ever! We love love love this little munchkin and can't get enough of him! I feel like it would be really easy to be one of those parents who make their kids so attached to them that they never want to leave! I'll try not to!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I can't believe it! Our little angel is 2 weeks old. I have been meaning to post this ever since he was born, but I haven't wanted to spend one second away from him that I didn't have to! He has been so incredibly fun and wonderful! I don't know how we got so lucky to have him, and to have him be such a great baby! Well.... I'll begin with the nursery, we added a few things. We made a cornus for the window.

We hung pics and I made a bird mobile. I took the whole month of July off, and he wasn't born until the 14th, (4 days late) so I had fun working on a few projects!

Well this was the morning we had him! I ended up having to have a c section, because I wasn't dialating and he never dropped. We actually loved doing it this way!! We had a time we were scheduled, I never had to do labor, and it took about 20 min! I was nervous about my recovery, but it really hasn't been bad and really I'm so happy about it all!

In my hot gown getting prepped!

Travis begged for a cap like McSteamy! He hated the puffy white one they gave him below, and so the nurse got a kick out of Travis and happily gave him a new one!

While we were waiting to be taken back, Travis was cracking me up! Here he said he was a Bee keeper! We were just so excited and nervous, that we were making ourselves laugh to calm ourselves!

Here he is! Such an angel from the beginning! He stopped crying and went so calm the second they brought him to me and he heard my voice! I've never experienced anything so great in my life!

Our first family photo!

We are so obsessed with Chaz! We are constantly fighting over him, and I could stare at him all day long!

I've never been so proud of something in all my life!

He really just sleeps all the time, and when he is awake he just looks around, and is so content. I hope it lasts!

My niece Lucy has been so sweet with Chaz! My brother says she cries everyday because she wants to come and hold baby "Traz"

Cutest Dad. Trav has been such a great help! They are always watching fishing and hunting shows together!

Hanging with friends

What mom doesn't take a million pics of their baby?

He loves to lay on my chest, and is so cuddley

One week old Chaz and his cousin Gage, Mallory's baby. They are 2 weeks apart. Too cute! Being a mom is the neatest thing in the world. I'm so lucky to be able to be Chaz's mom! We love him soooooo much!