Saturday, September 4, 2010

10 Months

As I watched Allison take her first 2 unassisted steps today I couldn't help but think back to how fast these 10 months have flown by. It's hard to imagine that she was once so small. And as I was admiring the growth of my amazing and beautiful daughter I though I would share one photo from each month.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wow, time sure does fly right on by! Allie is now 8 months old, and has the best little personality. She brightens up my day all the time! She loves her mommy, daddy, grandmas and grandpas, and all the other family she meets....she absolutely flips when she sees animals and kids. It is just so cute. She is slowly putting up with mommy trying to teach her to crawl but I think she really wants to just skip to walking. We shall see! Oh ow much I love this little girl.

In other news, I am now a stay at home mom since I was RiFed again this year. It has it's good and bad but I'm enjoying my summer and time I get to spend with Allison. Joe is working hard and believe it or not will be turning 30 on Monday the 5th. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating his 21st birthday part 2! But I guess it really has been 8 years!!!! Wow! Well I promise to post some new pictures soon. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

family, love and the cutest baby ever

Well February and the beginning of March were very busy for us. Joe's little sister Amy married Danny on Feb 20th and lots of family was in town to visit. We are so lucky Allie has been able to meet all of her living great grandparents. Also Joe and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary on March 6th. We did your traditional Redlands Temple trip and dinner. I can't believe that its already been 6 years, I love my hubby so much. Allie is now 4 1/2 months old and has started eating big girl food. She loves rice and got the hang of eating off the spoon after the first day...I guess she was ready for it. She even had green beans for the first time last night...but that picture is on Grandpa Gilsen's camera. We love her so much...she is the sweetest and happiest little girl.
The 3 newest cousins
Sydnee, Xander, and Allison

All the cute Gilsen Cousins

Generational Pick of Joe's Side

6 wonderful years

Allie's New Trick
My cute little bearThink she likes it?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Allie's Blessing

Allie was blessed on Dec. 27th, by her daddy. She was absolutely adorable in her gown, the same one I wore 26 years ago. Joe did a great job. I love them both so much.

Catching up!

It's been a crazy few months and I apologize for not updating this blog sooner. Life as a new mom has been wonderful. I love every minute of it and Allison is truly the greatest blessing and gift I have ever been given. She is a happy and good-natured little girl and loves everyone she meets. Here are some updated slides of her first few months.

Unfortunately, with happy times also come sorrow and sadness. When Allie was 7 weeks old my grandfather, her great-grandpa, passed away. This is my favorite picture of the two of them together. He was one of the best men I know, and he is greatly missed. I am just so thankful that we were able to spend time with him and capture these memories.

And this one is just priceless!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

She's Late!!!!

Even though I thought Allison was going to make her appearance soon...she has again fooled me. I had major back cramping last night, but it stopped after a few hours. So my doctor told me to hang out until Sunday and see if she decides to come on her own. If not than we get to go to the hospital at 1am, if they have an available bed, and get induced. As much as I love having the experiences of feeling her kick and move around inside me, I want her the whole world can enjoy her and so I can actually sleep on my stomach, walk without leg cramps, and yes sadly wear jeans that have a zipper and buttons again. Oh yeah and being able to hold my daughter and see Joe with her is whats fueling me through the thought of labor and delivery. We will keep you all posted and post pictures as soon as we can.