Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Very Sad, yet Happy Day!

Yesterday was a huge milestone for Priya - She cut her first tooth! Hence the Happy, yet Sad Day! Though she's stayed remarkably happy, she's definitely had her moments!!
Sunday she also learned how to blow raspberries! (Thanks Daddy Joe!) I'll post a good video as soon as I get one!
Today was quite busy - play group, then lunch with Wendy and Sophie, some time watching the Lemke kids, Wal-Mart and a heavily mosquito attended softball game for Joe's new team from work! Whew! Of course, there were a few directionally challenging moments, as well as messy diapers just when you would want them the least to complicate the day, along with a sever LACK of bug spray! But, all in all, it was a pretty good time :) I'm just sad Priya and I missed Jon and Rainah, the newly weds, as they stopped over today! Sad! :( Well, maybe tomorrow!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cali Continued

Just a few more details about California - We headed down to Sacramento on Friday, hung out in Fulsom for Sat and Sunday, then headed to San Francisco on Monday! We had a great time on Pier 39 etc. One of the best things about the trip was hanging out with Robert and Beth! Priya just LOVED being with her auntie and uncle! Every time Priya saw Beth, she started squealing! Monday night we met Rainahs wonderful family for dinner, then had a little Heaton family bonding back at the good ol' Travelodge! We had a great time just hanging out, then we went around the room giving Jon-o some final advice before his big day, with everyone making sure to give him the most important advice - don't listen to any of Joe's advice! ;) We love you, Joey! After everyone else went to bed, the Heaton Brothers spent a few more minutes with some final brotherly "bonding" complete with pillow fights! I never realized what a wimp Joe can be! It's also amazing how Joe manages to be the center of attention, no matter what the Heaton event! Who would have thought that'd be the case when I married this quite, laid back observer! I'll have to get some of Beth's photos of the event!

Tuesday was the wedding! Rainah & Jon looked great and the sealing (marriage) was beautiful! After, we had a little family luncheon, with some great stories by both families! We are sad we can't be there for the reception on Friday, but I'm sure it will be wonderful as well! There were some emotional and trying times,combined with a few not quite sleep-filled nights, as there often are with a small child, but all and all, a very nice trip - I cannot say enough how grateful I am for WONDERFUL family that also definitely counts as friends! :)

A New "Do"

So as you may notice (or not if you're using Google Reader :), I've finally changed the look of the blog a bit! I have to admit, I was largely inspired by Cheri who seems to have a new look to her blog about every other week! Amazing! Anyhow, I'd love to know what you think! I'm happy to tweek stuff still, so please be honest! Hope you enjoy! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


We just got back from California for Jon and Rainah's wedding! Yah them!! Unfortunatly, my camera died right after they came out of the temple!!! So, I need to just wait till I can get copies of photos from everyone else! There are a few photos from when we went to San Fransisco the day before the wedding, and a few from when we were waiting for the bride and groom to come out. Priya and Joe were especially cute yesterday as we were waiting.

We love you Jon and Rainah!!! Congradulations!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Lemke Fun without us! :(

A bunch of my family just went to Door County WI last weekend and were messin around with my Dad's new 4-wheeler! Even my MOM was tearin it up! There's a shot of the cliffs by my Grandma's house, then a couple of Brenty doing cancer stuff... no one has really told me what that was about yet, but I liked the pics! :)
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7-15 - a few more photos :)


Oh, and just so you all know, I kept the hair flowers or, as my mom called them, the chiquita banana bands :) Thanks a ton for voting! It was so fun reading all your comments etc! In truth, I just ran out of time to take them back and they seemed potentially fun enough, so we kept them :) Thanks again for the votes! Our friends and family Rock!

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My friend had this on her web journal and I thought it was fun :) Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Whole 5 MONTHS OLD!!

Our little Princess turned 5 months old yesterday! Here are the stats:
13 lbs 13 oz
26.75 inches
That keep her in the 29th % for weight and the 96.25th% for length! Very like her 2nd cousin Rex! (without the crankiness:) And I thought she'd put on some weight this time! I guess she just isn't meant for chunky baby-ness :)
Here are a few (ok, a lot) of photos from a quick photo shoot yesterday! Not as artistic as Cheri's, but at least their something! Maybe I'll get a chance to play with them a little one of these days! :) I'm kinda sad because a neighbor wanted to take photos of babies to build her portfolio, so I let her take some of Priya around her 4 month mark. Granted, it turned out not to be a very smiley day for her, but the neighbor hasn't ever shown me any of the pictures... I guess I figured she'd give us copies, but I guess I was wrong :( That's what I get for assuming!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


You know, I just can't believe how quickly Priya is developing new skills. Just over the last 2 weeks she has really mastered the roll over (unfortunately, that means she really enjoys sleeping on her stomach, much to her mother's dismay and horror), she is cooing and "singing"(aka skreaching) all over the place and the thought and carefulness that goes into grabbing things is just amazing! You can definitely see some of her father's engineer brain functioning there as you see the wheels turning every time she's presented with a new situation! She's already fascinated with any type of harness, remote or, (thanks to Uncle Jon) cell phone! It's just amazing. The craziest thing is that I keep thinking I can wait to record this stuff, expecting each stage to last longer than it does! Sometimes I just wonder where the rewind button is on this thing! (and maybe at times the mute ;)

Blogs, Blogs Everywhere!!!

So previously I praised Google Reader and to be honest, I'm still a huge fan! I think anyone with more than 2 blogs they like to check out should DEFINITELY use it (works especially great with or a Google home page, by the way). In fact, I feel bad because there are a couple blogs I would LOVE to read, but literally NEVER remember to because they've been restricted from Google finding them - However, there is one draw back to fabulous Google Reader! I've now subscribed to so MANY blogs that I have a hard time finding time to post things on MY blog! But, HEY! I'm having a great time reading everyone else's! :)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy Birthday, Joey!

So it's Daddy Joey's birthday today! The sad part is that he's not even here so we can celebrate together! Its actually neat for him because he gets to go to Martins Cove with the youth, so you could say he gets a really awesome birthday present! Here are a few reasons why I love him :)

*He's a great dad and loves our daughter more than anything, and she loves him, as illustrated in the video below!
*He's patient and keeps working at things even when it seems like we could not be from more distant planets!
*He's funny, even when I pretend he isn't (shh.. don't tell him that!) :)
*He's religious and faithful and always striving to stay worthy to hold the Priesthood
*He comes from a wonderful family that I love!
*He loves my family as if they were his own
*He can and WILL fix anything you place in front of him, even if you don't want him to!
All in all, he's a pretty great guy! Love you Joey! Can't wait for you to come home! Oh, and if you're wondering why the photos of Joe really aren't very much of Joe... well, I recently had to do a PC "clense" we shall call it, and so my photos etc are very limited currently to pull from! That's ok, he's got a cute side-kick at least! ;)

Friday, July 04, 2008

Freeze Tag!

I do such a bad job with this tagging stuff! I PROMISE I don't hate you if I kinda "freeze" when I get tagged! Maybe if there's a tag w only 3 questions, I might be able to do it! Wendy had a good one today so hopefully I'll get thawed out soon w regard to being tagged... and if not.. well, please don't hate me if I get a little stuck when I get tagged!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Best Kept Secret - the FOOD NETWORK!!!

SO.. I'm a new Food Network junkie... more for the compitition shows and Ace of Cakes... ok and maybe Good Eats and Unwrapped sometimes, I do confess! I love it!! So I've started telling my friends about my new addition and guess what - they're all like - "oh yah -I watch FN all the time" Why did no one share this treasure with me YEARS ago!!! I could have avoided watching rerun after rerun of Charmed and Law and Order! Thanks for keepin me out of the loop. guys! Shesh!

should I go or should I stay now?

K, so yesterday I found one of these headbands that lets you change what crazy flowers etc you have attached to your baby's head. Normally, Priya is more of a bow-glued-to-my-head type of girl, but I though I'd give it a shot... However now I'm not sure if I wanna keep them or take them back! LOL - SO I've decided to make a poll!!! On the right hand side of this page there SHOULD be a poll where you can answer and help us solve this MAJOR dilemma! Thanks for helping us decide in this important matter!
Heart, PB (Priya & Bree)

PS - PROMISE our child does ususally wear clothes! It just seems like all the best photo ops are when she's a nakie diapie baby!! Why is that?