Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas in Park City

We had a blast in Utah for Christmas. We stayed at Ryan's parents new townhouse (2 doors down from my brother Chris' place) right in Park City for 10 days! It was so nice having the family all together for the first time for Christmas since Ryan and I have been married. While we were there we saw lots of family and friends and enjoyed a TON of snow. We loved having a White Christmas and Camryn learned how to sleep through the night! It was fantastic! Here are the many pictures we took!

Camryn in her Christmas Dress

The 4 Good-Lookin' Brothers

The Smart Family

Bundled up for our outing on Main Street

This was probably my favorite part of our trip. Shopping, snow and carmel apples...a perfect Christmas!
It was so fun seeing Ryan's family with the baby since this is their first Grandchild and niece. I love how involved and helpful they all were!

Greg loving his neice

Camryn loving her Uncle Jake

We got a ton of fun things tickets to see Crique de Soleil, Southwest gift cards and a video camera...more videos to come! Merry Christmas and thanks for everyones gifts and making an effort to hang out!

We drove home early the day after Christmas to go to Nichelle's wedding

We were so glad we could go and she looked so happy and beautiful! Congrats! The backyard was Ryan and I's day!

She has gotten so mature and so smiley, but I loved this serious face! We also were able to have my parents visit for a day on their way back to Sacramento from Arizona. It was awesome having them stop by even though it was a short trip. Now it is back to the grind and we will see if Camryn keeps this sleeping thing up, but we will enjoy it while it lasts!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Utah Snow Bunny

This is just a little teaser of the many pictures Brenda and I have taken in Utah. This was her first outing while it was snowing like crazy! It was snowing SO hard and we just bundled her up and boy did she love it! She was asleep in an instant and stayed asleep for over 2 hours. Since we have been here Camryn has turned into a completely different baby...and one that we love even more! We aren't sure if it is Utah or if she is just maturing. Whatever it is...she is sleeping through the night and not just one night out of the blue but 4 nights in a row! And she is SO much better in the evening hours. Let's just say that our 10 week old baby is growing up to be a good little baby! (Knock on wood!)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blessing Day and Weekend with The Fam

Although we had jst been with our famiy the week before, we were able to get together again for Camryn's blessing! And it gave a great excuse for my oldest sister Nikki (who was sick for Thanksgiving) and her fam to come visit and be with all the cousins. It was a full house...8 adults, 5 kids and 2 babies. We were able to do a lot of things in less than 48 hours.
The 5 boys showing their muscles after feeding the animals at De Jongs Farm. Amazing chocolate milk!

Then next we headed to the park next to Lake Elsinore so the kids could play around. Me, Mom and Nikki. And Carter just finished peeing in the background gotta love that! Who thinks Nikki and I are twins?

Then we took the kids to a Children's Muesuem. I had looked it up hoping it was cool and luckily it did not let us down! This was in the glow in the dark room with highlighter on the kids arms. They loved it. We topped off the day with pizza and walking around Old Town Temecula. Very fun day!

Then it was the big day. This is Cam right before church...she was all smiles! My mom bought the dress for her...I was obsessed with it! Real raw silk!

The Smart Family minus Ryan's other two brothers and sister-in-law who couldn't make it

The Motley Family...and this is just half. Thanks Nugget for making an appearance.

Camryn was an angel through the blessing and all the pictures. We had such a fun day with a luncheon and visiting with everyone. A big thanks for all our friends and family that made the great effort to come for Camryn's big day.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving Week

I was able to go up to Sacramento early with Camryn. I found a cheap flight and so she was able to have her first flying experience. She is a spoiled little one. The family that could make it threw a party for my Grandma Motley's 80th birthday.

My mom, Grandma Motley, Me, Camryn and my sister Amy (31 weeks-due mid Jan.-does not look it!)

I had some great one on one time with my mom since my oldest sister Nikki was too sick to come up with her fam (not fun...but nice to have the attention). Camryn was able to get some new clothes since she had nothing that was suitable for cold weather. We are spoiled Southern Californians what can I say? Although it was nice to have it finally feel like the holidays.

It was awesome getting to hang out with the fam. We visited the Railroad Museum with 4 of my adorable nephews.
Ryan, Owen and Sean
Who does this?!

We left all 6 grandkids with the grandparents so us parents could go have lunch and see a movie together. No not Twilght even though that was my choice. We actually split up and some saw the James Bond and the rest Four Christmases. I can't believe my parents survived all those kids!

Giving the Prego a pedi. This was the one thing I wanted someone to do for me when I was pregnant and I think she appreciated it too!

My brother Chris, SIL Lindsay, Dad, BIL Mike, Amy and Ryan doing last minute preparations for an amazing dinner!

The day after Thanksgiving we went up to Apple Hill as we have since I was little. It was fun showing Ryan this part of Northern CA. We came to help my brother's fam pick out a tree as we did for many years. After we shared an apple fritter and watched the kids run at the park.

It was such a great visit with everyone!!!

Let's just say Camryn didn't know what to do when we came home and no one was there to hold her.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


While I wait for all the pictures of our Thanksgiving is our smiley girl! She is smiling all the time now and is making it very fun to take pictures! I can't believe it has been 7 weeks today!

And eventhough she is not smiling in this one Ryan made me put it on here. She got this outfit from Grandma Motley...boy do we love it!
This is a little video of her smiling and cooing...(mainly for the grandparents) ENJOY!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

One Month Old

We survived the first month! It has already gone by so fast and today she finally smiled at me! So fun!

Camryn's guilty pleasure...she sleeps SO much better like this. I wish she could always sleep like this since she will sleep for hours in this position as opposed to 20 minutes on her back. I may be a bad parent for letting her sleep like this but she just loves it!

This weekend we got to go to the Clippers game at the Staples Center. This normally wouldn't be that cool since the Clippers suck...but we were in a box! Every sporting event should be watched in a box; I am a fan of the box! Ryan's dad works for Mattel and they have a box at the Staples Center for most of the events. Why is this the first we have ever gone? I'm not sure, but we definitely plan to go to more in the future.

We got to have Ryan's cousins, Lou and Layth, come with us since they were staying a couple nights with us. This is Jake (Ryan's younger bro) with a nasty beard and cousin Lou enjoying her free hot dog!

Lou and Layth

Grandpa Smart enjoying how good Camryn was being. Look at her just look at him. She loves to study peoples faces. You can see in the background a small portion of the amount of food they had in there. Hot wings, hot dogs, salad, sandwiches, popcorn, kettle chips, chips and salsa, desserts and plenty of diet soda!

After the game we headed to Santa Monica since the traffic was so bad due to the fires that were out of control. You can see how the smoke from the fires created such a beautiful sunset. Don't worry we left before the air smelled like smoke for the baby's sake.

We had such a great time together. These two are a blast to hang out with. We walked along the pier and 3rd St Promenade, had a visual scavenger hunt-very entertaining, saw lots of crazy acts, shopped and ate delicious Pinkberry. The baby did SO well all day, but then had a HUGE melt down on the way home. We had never heard her cry like that! When I finally got her out she just wanted to be held and cuddled-poor thing! I don't blame her though, we were all SO tired after being gone 12 hours! But all in all a very fun Saturday day trip!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Got Tagged!!!!

8 favorite TV shows

1. Jon and Kate plus 8

2. Project Runway

3. So You Think You Can Dance

4. The Hills

5. Gossip Girl

6. ANTM-America's Next Top Model


8. Designed to Sell

I could keep going if I was allowed...I just love reality TV!

8 Things I did yesterday

1. Gave Camryn and Nugget a bath (separately)

2. Started reading Twilight

3. Went to Chipotle for lunch with Ryan and his co-worker in Irvine

4. Shopped at the Irvine Spectrum-Target, Forever 21 and For Love 21 and Urban Outfitters

5. Forgot to buckle Camryn's carseat after leaving the mall!!!! I'm the worst Mom ever!

6. Watched ANTM with Ryan

7. Changed lots of Diapers

8. Fed Camryn (I could use these last two as all 8 things I did yesterday)

8 Things I Look Forward To

1. Camryn smiling at me.

2. Sleeping more through the night.

3. Getting more stuff done around the house.

4. Going to Sacramento for Thanksgiving with the whole family next week.

5. Fitting into all my pre-pregnancy clothes.

6. Ryan coming home.

7. Going to Park City for Christmas with all the Smart family and tons of friends

8. Going to Spain in March

8 Favorite Restaurants

1. Chipotle

2. Canes Cantina

3. On the Border

4. Cheesecake Factory

5. Bajio

6. Cafe Rio

7. Flemings

8. White Lime-Frozen Yogurt (that counts right?)

We don't have a ton of good restaurants by us, so that was kinda tricky

8 Things on my wish list

1. A shopping spree to Anthropologie, Forever 21/For Love 21, and Nordstroms.

2. A gym membership to LA Fitness.

3. Have my pre-pregnancy body back.

4. Have the economy turn around so we don't lose money on our house.

5. Live closer to the coast.

6. All our family to live closer.

7. All our friends to live closer.

8. Go to New York and Hawaii.

I'm new at this, but apparently I'm supposed to tag 8 people. I won't be offended if you don't do this but it is actually kinda fun to think about for yourself. So I will have to tag Nikki Treese, Brittany, Heather Kunz, Kirby, Katie Johnson, Carrie, and Brooke and Whitney Davenport since they are new at blogging.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weekend Events

This weekend we took advantage of the beautiful weather in San Diego. It was 80 Degrees and sunny...just how a November should be! It was also Camryn's first night away from home. I think she loves the salt air and was very happy to spend time by the beach!
She is loving the Babybjorn! She stayed in there while we enjoyed a nachos over looking the ocean with Ryan's dad. It was nice spending time with him since he is always traveling!

Cute picture of Daddy and Daugther. Who else loves her bracelet?

Camryn also finally got her first bath since Ryan was home to help me. She was a little shocked when we first put her in and then she loved it. She was so calm in it and didn't even mind the water in her eyes.

Her little belly is getting so big! It looks so round in this picture.

(The duckie tells us if the water is too hot)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Baby Camryn's First Halloween

We were totally disappointed when we realized Camryn would be too small for any costume this year and ended up settling for a cute little onsie and beanie that was way too big! But then that morning I had the brillant idea of putting her in Nugget's old costume!
Is that not hilarious...Ryan and I were peeing our pants over how ridiculous she looked! We dressed her up for pure entertainment or some may call it torture!

It's a good thing she looked SO cute because she was the worst sleeper, it was like she knew it was Halloween and didn't want to miss anything! As you can see Nugget was feeling left out and betrayed that Camryn was wearing his costume. So we dressed him up too!

Nugget the Lobster! I tried to get a video of how fast he could get this off but we weren't fast enough...also very entertaining.

We ended up having a fun Halloween. We had our friends Dan and Heather over, ate In and Out, passed out candy to about 40 trick o' treaters (not nearly as many as last year...thank you foreclosures), ate our weight in candy that we had left over and watched a movie! I love holidays...can't wait 'til Thanksgiving now!