Wednesday, April 29, 2009

almost 10 months!

I just wanted to post a few recent pictures of Gracy, she has really grown up in the past week. Its so weird that she is more like a little girl than my new born baby. Its so fun but I'm sooo sad to. lol. it really happens fast. She is so funny she loves to dance when music comes on, and that means just wobbling side to side and occasionally shakin' her booty a little. She has been waving to EVERY One and also just stretching out her arm to say hello. She also is pulling herself up on things, like the couch and the coffee table. She is so vocal it cracks me up, she has this feisty little yell that will set you in your place for sure. lol. She also just randomly will giggle, its my favorite because its just her little personality developing. Its really getting challenging to baby proof our house. She can pretty much get anywhere she wants by scooting or sitting up and half way crawling. We are predicting by the end of the week she will get the crawling thing. What a little Daddy's girl she is. They are so much alike its hilarious, in looks and even body chemistry, they both have this terrible cold, its so funny, Gracy wont let me hug on her and love her while shes sick but she will just cuddle right up to Danny and watch an entire movie just hunkered down on his lap. I am a little jealous but its seriously the best part of the day to see them together. I think She gets a little tired of me lol. poor little thing. And also I have been able to pull all of her hair up into a high pony tail and It makes her look so big, Its so cute to me.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I have been in the need of comfort food lately, sometimes I just gotta have it, So my mom always made the best homemade chicken noodle soup, actually my favorite is turkey noodle after Thanksgiving but through winter its my all time favorite. Its actually more "semi-homemade" anyway I wanted to make it one last time before it gets to hot. So for anyone who needs comforting, here ya go :) by the way its idiot proof so anyone can make this. (even me)

1 1\2 bag egg noodles
1 can cream of chicken soup
Chicken Bullion
S & P
2-4 chicken breasts, depending on how big

Cook noodles as directed, Leave in about half of the water with the noodles. Boil chicken let cool and then shred with fingers. add cream of chicken soup and bullion to taste, a little S & P.

( my mom used to serve the soup over a bowl of mashed potato's its soooooo good)


Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy 25th Birthday Danny!

OK so Danny's birthday was on the 12Th of April and we ha vent gotten to the Birthday Date until last weekend :(. I feel like a bad wife. Anyway, so I was going to go all out and rent some motorcycles and drive up to the Lodge and have dinner, I even thought about flying to Vegas for the weekend because we have some free tickets to use up, but it totally didn't work out, he has been wanting a bike for so long and I am not really ready for us to have one so I thought I would indulge his little fantasy for his birthday. Anyway, we ended up driving because apparently its like winter up there, seriously it snowed right when we hit the switch backs. It was still really fun. then of course we went and looked at a gun he wanted at Basin sports and then hit Monsters Vs Aliens movie. It was really cute. So nice to finally have a REAL date night. Nothing special but still so fun to have a night together. I am so lucky to have someone like Danny in my life. He is the smartest person I know, and even though he is way past my level, he still makes me feel smart. He is an amazing Dad to Gracy, Theres nothing better in the world than seeing Gracy's eyes light up when he comes home from work. She is just in love with her dad. He never complains, and mostly NEVER about my cooking which should for sure be a crime. What an amazing person. He works so hard and I love him so much for it. I'm so glad I'm not a man and have to go out and work like they do all day. Its really amazing what they accomplish. Love ya babe.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Last week !

This last Thursday I went and hung out with my sister Corinne in provo and we had a sleep over at my aunt Angie's house, well the plan was on Friday was for me to go pick up my parents from the air port and Ang offered to tend gracy while I was gone. Me being such a good and organized mother left her with NO DIAPERS!!!!!!!!!! and of course she poops right when Im half way there. Anyway, Angi is so good natured and patient with me, she just totally dealt with the situation, let gracy pee on some dish towels and when I showed up this is what ang had her in. I though it was the cutest thing. She has a little boy about 5 years old. and he shared some cool undies with his cousin Gracy :) Oh and that stylin' wife beater :)
This is me and my sister corinne aka Coco. She took me to the neatest little Boutique in orem. Busy Bity, its so cute. its has a bunch of charms so you can make your own necklaces and they have baby stuff, bags and home decor' anyway. its my new fav. Its so weird for me to just hang with ONE of my sisters. Theres always a hole or something missing. I am always the happiest when all of the G-sisters are together. We miss you Tiff!!!

This is the newest addition to the Gardner Clan. His name is Barkley .....a little Maltese (sp?) He is hilarious. He looks like a little cotton ball jumping around. We love him.

Monday, April 6, 2009


We had such a great vacation this last week. Unfortunatley poor Gracy decided to start cutting her 2nd tooth and woke up the morning we needed to leave with a fever of 102. you can see how miserable she was. I was so proud of her, she was such a good girl the entire way there. We were driving to Mesa AZ and it took about 14 1\2 hours to get there. (we had a few potty breaks for the kids). Gracy just rode in her car seat and never complained. (on the way home was a different story) It wasnt as warm as I would have hoped it was. it probabley got to about 85 degrees in mesa and It was soooo nice. Nights were a little bit cold, im so glad I packed warm clothes for Gracy :) We went through Hoover Damn, none of us had ever seen it and so we thought we would drive through that way nad through Vegas. It was pretty cool.
This was amazing to see, they were building a new bridge near Hoover damn. it gave me the willeys just looking at it. Living in good old vernal you dont really get to see the engineering you usually get to see in big city's :)

This is Gracy starting to feel better :) her little spirit is coming back :) she really was Zombie-like for a few days :)

We hit the Mesa Easter Pageant and it was amazing. Its pretty cool what the church offers the public. Alot of investigaters were there with the missionaries. I think its a really great way to get people there and interested. There were also alot of protesters that looked alot like an angery mob to me. lol. funny how its getting more and more common to see people on the side of the road with pickett sighns.

Me and Danny at the pageant :) we both got a little sun that day. Danny and his family are alot of fun to travel with. The drive is half of the fun of vacationing :) Im so glad we got to go. We rode in Jon and Linda's truck so we could fit all of our stuff in the back. we had so much fun eating junk and sight seeing :)

Danny insisted on Driving alot of the trip, (so much like my dad its not even funny). He took Gracy back to the truck early after the pageant and we came back to this. So She thought she needed to drive the whole trip.!!! She wants to be big like her daddy :)

We went to this park with Botanical Gardens and it also had a zoo and some hiking trails. It had a bunch of crazy Glass sculptures of plants andstuff. It looked really neat in the sun. Kinda wierd though to see a bunch of plants and then glass ones in the middle. anyway, it was a huge perk for me to get a little art in.

My sister and brother in law live in Mesa, so we got to see them a little while we were there. unfortunatley their work schedules were off so we only got them one at a time lol. It was so nice to see them though. from left to right. Cousin Annie, Linda, Jon, Danny, Gracy, and Clark.

This was Gracy's favorite place to be. of course with her daddy on his shoulders, cuz she thinks shes such a big girl :)

I think Ive seen this one in SLC, anyway it was like this huge glass bush thing lol. again alot cooler in real life >

Linda was so good with Gracy, its funny how Grandma just knows lol. She tickled Gracy's face almost the entire time we were in the truck. It really helped Gracy feel better and go to sleep.

Well this is "Out of Africa" it was really neat to see. There was alot of people interaction with all the animals and you get to be a little more closer than you do in a real zoo. the animals have acre's and acre's to roam in and they were huge and so so beautiful. Its amazing how different they look than Zoo animals, just so much more healthy and strong looking.

We packed alot of sandwich making stuff, we had alot of kids to feed so so were always stopping to make pb and j's and ham sandwiches in the parking lots. Look how cute my nieces and nephews are. Kaylee (triplet) Annie, Chase (triplet) and Alexis (triplet).

They had a few shows that were really neat. Nothing was planned they just let some tigers loose with a few people and they just played together for like 45 min. Jumping into the water together and it was pretty amazing how the tigers would totally tackle someone and pin them down. But the tigers were really fun to watch. Gracy wasnt really that interested lol. She liked watching the people more.

I dont know if you can tell but there is a man underneath that tiger. He totally pinned him down lol it was really funny.

Anyone seen Madagascar 2? King Julianne :) He was totally posing for us.

This Lion was amazing! they named him Lazarus. He was still born and after 30 minutes of CPR they brought him back to life. he put on quit a show. He would just ROAR when people would come by and he would shake his main. Pretty Powerful animal. You could feel his roar in your chest like Bass on speakers. pretty neat.

They had another show with the Grizzly bears. They were just babies thank goodness. but I did get a really cool video ill have to post later of them playing around.

Gracy had a really hard time the last 30 minutes to get to neola. so Danny let her REALLY drive. She was pretty happy to get out of that car seat. I feel so bad because every time she even sees her car seat she cries !!! Its now torture to put her in there.

Happy girl. I am sooo glad to be home in my own bed. but so Glad we were able to make it. we all had so much fun. We are so thankful for Jon and linda putting up with us, between gracy's blowouts and my hungry belly, we stopped quit a bit. :) Love you guys!