Wednesday, December 26, 2007

P.S. ....

Probably from lack of sleep and it being late right now I forgot a very important part! We went to Jake's family's house after my family. They gave us some fun gifts also. Then Jake and I made breakfast while everyone played with new toys and with Jarren. It really was such a good Christmas.

A Very Merry White Christmas

The snow started sometime Christmas Eve afternoon and did not stop until sometime early Christmas Morning. It was a very beautiful COLD morning this morning.

We woke up at 5:45 to get ready and go over to my parents house. We had to be there by 7 because my siblings have a very hard time waiting to see what Santa brought (as I'm sure most kids have the same problem). From the time we left the Apartment until the time he fell asleep on me after presents, Jarren was wide awake from excitement. Aunts and Uncles screaming with joy, and giving him lots of crinkly wrapping paper to shove in his mouth. He got to be held by his Grandma Hunt for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks and was so excited he gave her a hug!

Out of all of Jarren's Christmas gifts I believe the wrapping paper was his favorite. His second favorite would probably be the Hokey-Pokey Elmo. And then his new playmat. We still haven't put together a few of his new presents so his favorites might change.

Jake was a very spoiled man this year. But he deserves it so I went all out. He got a Wii (which his brother helped me pay for...thanks Rob!) and a bunch of games to go with it. Jake got me a new ipod shuffle, and Rob got me the armband case to put it in so I can use it while I work out! I'm so excited. After all of the presents and a very exhausting morning, I started dinner. (yep...we had our OWN dinner this year) and took a nap. Then I woke up and finished dinner. We had a very good ham. After dinner was over we went to the movies and watched Alvin and the Chipmonks. It was a pretty funny movie, we enjoyed it and laughed a lot.
This was one of the best Christmas's in a long time. Having Jarren with us this year made it even better. We love him and are so thankful that he is in our family. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and was able to feel the love our Savior has for you.
Love you all! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Today we learned that Jarren is Spiderbaby. We already knew that he loved to be upside down on our knees or just tipped upside down, but Jake decided to hold him up to the ceiling and LOVED it. When we brought him back down he kept his head down cause he didn't want to come back up. We decided to pull a "Spiderman Kiss" with him. :)

Other things spiderbaby has learned lately: Pulling himself up in his swing! So we decided to finally put his swing in an upright position when he is awake and he loves that also.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Oh one more thing...SNOW

We got soooo much snow over the weekend. The tree outside our balcony looked so cool, this picture doesn't do it justice but I thought I would share. It looked like this most of the night and then some kids came and shook the tree, it was disappointing.

Big Boy!

Jarren is getting so big and learning so many new things I can hardly believe it!

Some new things Jarren is doing or has been doing for about a month:

1. Holding his own bottle (most the time)
2. Laughing really hard when we do something funny or undress/dress him
3. Grabbing everything and shoving it into his mouth
4. Putting his arms out when he wants us
5. Rolling across the floor
6. Eating cereal and last week the doc had me start him on veggies (we've been trying out peas)
7. Talking really loud so everyone will pay attention to him
8. Raising his eyebrows for certain expressions
9. Sitting up on our laps on his own (he doesn't like leaning back he has to be leaning forward)
10. Standing on the ground holding onto our fingers

He is such a big boy and he knows it. He wants to be doing all the big boy things. Doesn't like just sitting there if he can help it. Tonight Jake was standing Jarren up on his lap and Jarren would bend his knees and Jake would "blast" him up into the air and Jarren thought it was so funny! He would come back down and bend his knees again cause he knew that meant he would get blasted off into the air. Jake probably did this about 20 times over and over again then his arms got tired and had to stop, Jarren was upset about that.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Cards

This is to everyone we didn't get Christmas Cards out to. We are sending them today, so I apologize if you didn't get one.

Merry Christmas Everyone! We love you!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving in Arizona

We got back yesterday from AZ, it was a fun trip! Although I somehow have this TERRIBLE cold. I think it started before I moved and then got worse while I was there, I lost my voice and couldn't stop coughing. I also passed this onto Jarren and Jake. Jake got over it fast but me on the other hand I've had it for a good week now.

We spent Thanksgiving with my Uncle Hersch and Aunt Jeri and their family. It was really good seeing them, I haven't seen Hersch since I was about 3 and I don't remember ever seeing Jeri. I loved it there and will miss them a lot. Thanksgiving dinner was really yummy, Hersch made these yams that are to die for, and the turkey was yummy too! They had a park near by, my dad took the boys there often and decided to take Jarren too one day. He didn't have a hat so this is what he looked like. haha

This is their dog Sasha that wanted in on the food too but couldn't have any. They called her an "angry old woman".

Anyway, then we went my Grandma Hunts house Friday morning and were there all day. It was a party for her 80th birthday. I saw many cousins that I haven't seen in a long time. We have a lot of family. My Grandma said that in May when my Cousin has her baby she will have 80 children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren all together! That is SO many!

They had a Mexican buffet for dinner, it was pretty good. Then my Aunt's/Uncle's put on a skit for my grandma and it was pretty funny. I can see where my dad gets some of the things he says and does.

Then they did Talents where a couple of my cousins showed off some skills, and my brothers got to perform some of their karate. Then they did presentations of their gifts to my Grandma that was fun, to see of the things people gave her. After that we watched a video of a bunch of pictures from her life, it was fun to see her younger, she is so beautiful. We got a picture of her and Jarren together, which will have to go into his scrapbook, I love it.

So the next day everyone just hung out, all the guys went to my Uncle Doug's pretty much, along with my mom and a few aunts. They watched the BYU/UTAH game. BYU won of course :) GO COUGARS! While they did that my cousin Colleen, Ben, my sister Brittney, Jarren and I all went to lunch at Cafe Rio. It's not nearly as good as Utah's Cafe Rio, but it made do. Jarren LOVES Ben. Ben could look at him and Jarren would just start smiling. It was awesome.

Well that is the jist of our vacation. We spent the night in Page Sunday night on our way home, it was a nice vacation by ourselves, our little family. Then we drove the rest of the way home yesterday. Besides my cold, it was an awesome trip.

Here are a few more pictures I like:

Jarren in the sink at my Aunt and Uncles house.

One of our Cousins and Dallin taking pictures of each other.

Chinese Tourist Brittney.

My Aunt Jenny trying to eat a sandwich the size of her face.
Sorry the bottom pictures are messed up it wont let me change it.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


This week for Thanksgiving we are going to AZ, my Grandma's 80th birthday party is on Friday and we will be spending Thanksgiving with my Uncle Hersch. Jake asked for Wednesday off a little over a month ago. Because this is a new job he doesn't have any paid time off so any time he takes off is a "personal" day. They also don't schedule a week in advance or anything like that. You find out the time you work the day before (All the time not just for holidays).

His work told him they don't know if he gets it off, because all the PTO requests get granted before his personal time. It doesn't matter if they ask for the PTO the day before, they still get it off before him!! So Tuesday night we find out if he works Wednesday. He even asked if he could switch days so he works Monday and gets Wednesday off. They said they couldn't do that because the don't know 100% that he will be working Wednesday, and because Monday's schedule isn't made yet he wouldn't know who to switch with. I hope this all makes sense, they know what days they regularly have off but they don't know if they get a requested day off. UGH! I'm so frustrated. I wanted to be able to follow my family down and now we don't know if we will be able to. Who makes schedules the night before for EVERY DAY??!

Thanks for letting me vent.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Tomorrow is officially my last day of work at XanGo. I have been here for 3 years (in december it would have been), it's going to be hard to leave the friends I see everyday, but not so hard to leave the work. :)

I can't wait! This week has been dragging out forever, I just want to get home and be with my baby. I will be working from home for my parents, but it will only be part time and at least with that work I can have Jarren there with me. I have a hard time leaving him at the babysitters every morning, but it is people I trust. (My mom and best friend)

So starting right now I have 29 hours and 42 minutes left until I am officially a SAHM! (Stay at home mom) Who wouldn't want to stay home with him?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Week of Halloween

This week has been a busy Halloween week. We went to the corn maze again (not the haunted part though) with my family, and took Jarren. It was fun, there was a big slide that the kids loved to go down! And Brittney talked Jake into going down it with her. Then for Halloween, Jarren and I dressed up as devils, he was my little devil. :) Jake dressed up (kinda) as a cowboy. We took Jarren trick or treating at my work, they do it every year for the kids. So we got free candy and everyone held Jarren. Then that night, my mom watched Jarren while we went and hung out with our friends. We carved pumpkins (I haven't done that in years!) and watch 1408. That is a scary movie! At least when you haven't watched scary movies in a while. Over all it was a fun week. A Late Happy Halloween to everyone!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Haunted Corn Maze

This weekend we decided to go to the haunted corn maze up the street from us. Jake and I went with his brothers and sisters. Before we went in I was joking around about getting hurt because I'm so accident prone (not thinking I would actually get hurt)...YEAH ran into the door frame and about knocked myself out. I am aMAZEing.

Here is what happened: I was basically holding Jake in front of me the whole time but holding his jacket, we went into this dark room and I assumed that some scary guy was going to jump out and scare me so as soon as we entered the room I started pushing Jake and yelled RUN! He happened to go out of the room at an angle through the door way and I figured the door frame was at an angle....I ran smack dab into the door frame. My sister-in-law was behind me and came out LAUGHING! She said I looked like one of those cartoons where they run into the wall and then go FLYING backwards. So now I have some war wounds. I big knot in my arm that is turning a beautiful blue color and a goose egg on my head. I got a cool picture with one of the goons though.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The name game.

1.. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car): Sugar Cavalier
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): Strawberry Oatmeal Rasin
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name):JOLI
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal): Red Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born): Ann Chandler
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first): Olije
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink): The red sobe
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers): Bruce Herschel
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Chanel Cookies 'n Cream
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ): Ann Bruce
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Dikeman Dallas
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Summer Calla Lily
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”): Strawberry Socky
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Hashbrown Weeping Willow
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The painting rain tour

Everyone do it too!

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's back to work I go...

I have one week left. I go back next Monday. I can't believe that 12 weeks is almost up! It's sad and exciting that I'm going back. I'm going to miss my little guy so much, but the sooner I go back the sooner I get to be at home with him again.

If it weren't for money and insurance I wouldn't have to go back at all. When is someone going to find a money tree? When you do, let me know first ok?

Sunday, September 30, 2007

This Weekend

The weekend started off with Jarren getting his 2 month shots on I actually didn't have to be in there, my mom did it :) I had to go across the hall to my appointment, I was having a biopsy and had to fill out a history form so I had to be early.

After all of that we went and spent the weekend in Ogden with Jake's sister and brother-in-law. It was pretty fun, we just hung out all weekend, and relaxed. We were supposed to go to Lagoon on Saturday, but because of Utah's OH so wonderful weather, it got cancelled. The ride up there wasn't as bad as rides lately with Jarren, he complete hates his car seat, but I figure out if I sit in the back seat and entertain him, it is a much better ride. So I got some cute pictures out of that. We found that Jarren has a "dopey" look (left pic). And that he learned to raise his eyebrow(right pic).

Then on Sunday, we had Jarren's blessing. My Aunt Amanda (mom's side) made Jarren his blessing outfit. It was SO cute! Everyone loved it. We called it his "pimp suit". He looked so good in it. And he was such a good boy for his big day. He was a very quiet baby during his blessing, which is good, cause I was worried he was going to cry. The baby that got blessed last week cried during hers. And then afterwards we went to my parents house for a big luncheon with all of our family and friends that came. It was a long weekend, we had lots of fun, but I'm happy to be home and relax just the three of us for a night before another big week. I think General Conference weekend will be a good weekend for just the three of us too...something to look forward to :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Check out my Slide Show!

Baby Pictures

This morning we went and had Jarren's professional pictures taken. He was such a good boy and he was awake the whole time. They turned out so well I was so proud of them. People kept stopping outside the window (cause we were in the mall) and watching the "cute little baby" have his pictures taken. It was a proud mama moment. I'm posting them on here (even though I'm probably not technically supposed to. They emailed them to me so it's their own fault ha) He's just too cute to pass up posting.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Today my friend Nicki came over with her son Logan, he turns 1 next month. We decided to take them to the playground that is at my apt complex. Logan loved the swings. I tried to swing on the swings with Jarren on my lap. He only let me go back and forth a couple of times before he started to cry. Maybe one day (hopefully next summer) he will enjoy swinging. It was a lot of fun to take them outside though, especially since it's going to start getting cold here soon. I heard it's supposed to snow this weekend, I'm not excited, I hate the snow. I know...what am I doing in Utah then right? I'm not sure, maybe one day we will move somewhere where it is always warm. :)


Thanks to Keri, I am now addicted to blogging. And since it is 1:50am and I'm awake taking care of Jarren I decided to add some more pics and show you the cool thing I did today. I have been wanting to make a family sign since we got married last year and with Keri's assistance in getting me the lettering I finally finished it tonight. I'm very proud of myself. I've never really been creative and ever since I had Jarren it has just come out in me, or at least I think so.

I also wanted to post the very cute pictures of Jarren I discovered on my camera this afternoon, I guess Jake took them when I wasn't in the room, but I thought they were VERY cute. I am the mother though so that is always my opinion.

Monday, September 24, 2007

New Signature

I am on for information on my baby, I have been since the beginning of my pregnancy. It's a site where I can talk to other women at my stage of pregnancy/women who have babies the same age and I can get updates on my baby weekly. Someone on the website made me a signature for my posts and I thought it was so cute, I wanted to share it!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Everyday he is bigger...

I can't believe how big my baby is getting! It's amazing how fast he grows. He has started smiling at me now when he sees me. That is the most amazing feeling! He will also get in moods where I'm the only one who can calm him down, which is cute and hard at the same time. The other day I was in the shower and Jarren was screaming and Jake brought him into the bathroom and all I had to do was talk to Jarren and he stopped. I love being a mom.