Sunday, January 27, 2008

Looks Who is 1

Blyss is one year old today- Jan. 27, 2008. I can't believe she is a year old already, this year has gone by so fast. Blyss has definately lived up to her name so far, she is such a good little girl and we love having her in our family, she is such fun. She motors around the house (walking across the room now) entertaining herself and she is just content, she loves following Hallee around and watching her. This past week we went to Idaho to go through the Rexburg Temple open house, so while we were there she got to celebrate her birthday. At her Grandma and Grandpa Bazil's she got to open her present, a cute little dress. At her Grandma and Grandpa Miller's they had a party for her, with all her Great Grandmas and Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Her cousins helped her open her presents, she got a walker that turns into a wagon, a shopping cart (Hallee loves this one), a book and CD. Today our little Blyss is sick, she has a fever and just wants to be held, but we still are celebrating, we gave her a bounce and ride zebra and hopefully she will want to try her cupcake birthday cake. Hallee has definately loved all this, she helped me frost the cupcakes- actually I think she was mostly eating the frosting, and she was getting very impatient for Blyss to open her presents, she kept asking, "Can Blyss open her presents now?" So finally we gave in and opened them even though Blyss just wanted to sit and be held. And yesterday Zak and Hallee made a snow man, they are both very proud of it, and Zak wanted the picture to be included on the blog.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sledding Days

On Saturday we were bored and the girls were getting restless, so we decided we needed to get out of the house and do something. I suggested we go sledding, Zak thought it would be fun too. We asked Hallee if she wanted to go sledding and she told us, "No, it is to cold, I don't want to get cold." Hallee is usually up to anything, except when it comes to being out in the snow and getting cold. But we still went and dressed her up in her snow clothes, while she cried the entire time that she was cold. We went to Utah State University (since the college is on a hill), there is a great sledding hill. The hills are so steep, it was a killer hiking up them with Hallee. Zak took Hallee down twice and I took her down once. But after hiking up the hill twice, both Zak and I decided that we were pretty tired. It was a great time, the hill was slick from all the other sledders that you just flew down the hill, catch air a few times from bumps, and had a good rush. Hallee thought it was fun and so I asked her do you want to go again and she said no. We pulled Blyss around in the sled a little bit and she seemed to like it.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


We did it, starting our owm blog. We had an awesome christmas, we went to Idaho, we spent Christmas Eve with my family, Hallee went sledding with her cousin Trustin behind the four wheeler and had a blast. Christmas Day we spent with Zak's family, once again Hallee went sledding, this time on the sand dunes, and also behind the snomobile, with her new cousin, Rylan. We were in Idaho for their major snow storm, it snowed the entire time we were there.
My Grandpa died on Dec. 28, so went to Idaho on New Year's Day for his funeral. My Grandpa was 89 years old- how incredible is that. He was to go into a nursing home on Dec. 29, and he did not want to go, so lucky for him he didn't have to. He left an incredible amount of posterity, 42 grandchildren- 21 served missions, and 77 great- grandchildren. From his passing I have realized how important families are, and how important to have our families be eternal. I am glad for his example and what he did in his life so I can be here.
I am so blessed to have a wonderful family- Zak- who works for Cargill, also a great husband and father, Hallee- who is3 1/2 years old, and growing up everytime I look at her- she is very headstrong, and then our little copper top- Blyss, 11 months, she lives up to her name.