Monday, October 19, 2009

Russanne and Kyle Married

On October 17th Russanne and Kyle were married, they weather was perfect, everything was just right and both the bride and groom were glowing. After they were sealed the sealer asked the groom the grab Sister Sasser, (yep that's right her name is Russanne Sasser it still makes us laugh when we say it) and he smiling said, "holy" because it shocked him so much to hear her name, and he said it in a I can't believe that is her name kind of way. As he grabbed her she was just bouncing she was so excited, I mean literally bouncing. The day was amazing but we are all glad the craziness is over. Kyle and Russanene are still glowing and so happy to finally be married. We only have a few shots of the bride and groom, I am not going to lye, Jon was in charge of getting the shots and he did not get too many. So I will post ours now, but our friend who took our family pics did their wedding so when she posts those so will I!! Congrats you two we love you both. Oh and my favorite part of weddings is to look at the bride and groom right when they are walking out of the temple, you can see the pure joy on their faces, look at these two. The bottom pic is not the best but it was one of the two together.

Family Pics and 6 Months

Are you serious Liv is six months old, aaaahhhh, where has the time gone! Her appointment is on Wednesday so I am not quite sure how big she is, but she still is barely fitting into her 3-6month clothes so she is still pretty tiny. But she has been pacing on the chubs lately what with her new love for food. She eats like a champ the first time I fed her food from a spoon, she made no faces, in fact I am pretty sure her thoughts were "thanks mom for finally giving me real food!" Then last night we gave her carrots for the first time because she has been on cereal for a month and still no faces. We got all ready to film the funny faces she would make, and nothing, she love food, she is officially is addicted. She has been sitting up for a few weeks now, she loves rolling all over the place, she reaches for everyone, I am not just saying this because I am her mom, but because other people comment on it all the time, but she is the smiliest, happiest baby ever, she is such a good girl and other people recognize it so its true! I don't know how I lucked out so well. Liv loves to read and play with her toys, but most of all she loves people, she got that quality from her dad, not that I don't love people but that they are attracted to people and new people everywhere. To me it is one of the greatest qualities they have.A week ago we had our friend take some family pictures of us. We had a cold snap come through so by the end of our session, which had to be quick because of the weather, we were all freezing and Liv was screaming, she was a trooper. So on Monday Liv and I went to my friends in-home studio and had her 6 month pictures taken, we love all of them so much, she is so talented! These are the few we have seen, I can't wait to see all of them!

Friday, September 11, 2009

4 Months old...actually almost 5 now

So I don't have to upload tons of pics because they were sent to me. This is me signing in from my parents...still no Internet at home! At Liv's four month appointment she was tiny, I mean super tiny. Weight 11lbs 10oz, height 25in, and we had to go to the doctor yesterday and she is 12lbs fully clothed and full of food. I love how tiny she is, petite little girl, Love it. Here are some of her 4 month pictures.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Russanne and Kyle

I have to finally post about this because it is officially official tonight! My little sister is engaged to Kyle, and we are so excited. The wedding is in October, oh I love weddings. The last post was talking about our crazy fun lives but I could not say this was adding to it!! So congrats you two, we love you!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

We are still here!

We are alive and very busy. We have not had internet for three or more weeks and will not have it for a few more. I will have to do one of those catch up posts where I post two months in one day, that day is not today!! Here it is, first Liv is growing and getting so smart, she is a strong one, everyone thinks she will be walking early, and man she is a talker, she has so many stories to tell. She rolled over twice on the fifth and wants nothing to do with it anymore, what a cutie. The newest, we are home owners now (pics to come) and our life has been crazy. Painting every room, gutting the kitchen, and then trying to put it back together, trying to move clean etc... all by Friday. We love our house and back yard, but there is so much stuff to do when you buy a house...aahh! You might not hear from us for a while but we are here!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Extras and Grandma and Grandpa Great

She fell asleep on her made Jon laugh when he found her!
One day last week I could not get her to calm down so I layed her on our bed and put my diaper bag in front of her, she loves it becasue of the contrast and I also set a bright book in front of her. She was totally quiet, I guess you do anything to get them to calm down!
This was her sad day, she did well with her shots but still did not feel good that evening.
And because her teeth hurt, her hand is her new best friend, and mine too! She can't hold a teething ring so when she finds her hand she chews away!
These are Jon's grand-parents, Liv's Grandma and Grandpa Great. Here is a picture of them with Jeyza and Scarlet, Jon's sisters kids
Liv loved her Grandma great, Liv told her all kinds of stories, such a cutie I know!

Matching Girls and Lots of Faces

First of all, who is the worst blogger ever...your lookin at her! Our little girl had her two month appointment last Monday and I am just now posting her stats, the worst is that I can't even remember all of them,
Weight: 9lbs, 11oz-21st percentile
Length: Don't know but she was in the 88th percentile
Head circumference: forgot this one too, but she was in the 33rd percentile
It never hurts to be tall and skinny huh! I guess I am not that bad of a mom if I can remember half of the stats!! She did great with her shots, she is a tough one, but I think her first hospital visit toughened her up. Her teething has set in real nice now, can you since the sarcasm. I feel so bad for her, I can tell she doesn't feel well and I hate to drug her all the time so I have had to pick and choose the times to give her Tylenol and the times I just want to hold and comfort her. Jon's mom said that him and his sister teethed pretty early and I guess that is something Liv got from dad. We are getting mixed reviews on her looks, Jon and I don't see much of him in her, we see me. I should get a hold of one of my baby pictures to show you how much she looks like me. But then we get, "she sure does look like her dad." So I guess this must mean she is a good mix of both of us.
Our house should close on July 15th which is totally exciting, most of all I can't wait to have paint on the walls. There will not be a white wall in our house!! No pictures yet, it is still not ours, but we are excited about our cute little bungalow! I thought it would be fun to post pictures of Liv's many faces, most of them were taken on a day where Liv and I were dressed the same, no I did not mean to, and it is not exact at all but the colors matched. Oh and she has some baby acne we think, so her face is blotchy in some of the pictures. It is sad, aren't you supposed to get acne when you are like thirteen. She is a cutie be warned!! This is my all time favorite look of hers, she has the cutest lip!
This is my Crazy girl!
And my sweet girl


What you talkin' about?

This is my thinking pose, hmm?

Cute little yawn!

Oh and I do get mad!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Our lives have been full of blessings lately. With Liv joining our family we have recognized the amazing, eternal love Heavenly Father has for us as his children, in fact we only have a glimpse of how much He loves us. Liv is truly a gift and we have now recognized the great blessings from being patient. Not only through waiting for Liv but in other areas of our lives. Last week, well first let me say what a blessing Jon's new job has been. We are financially stable enough to where we feel comfortable with buying our first house. With that said last week we made an offer on a house that Jon liked and I loved, our second offer was accepted and we had begun the process of purchasing our first home. But during our family home evening that night we decided to pull out of the deal, luckily before anything had been signed or earnest money was lost. So we were back to our search, which by the way house shopping, not so much fun. Not even three days later we found another house, we both liked. we made an offer today and it was again accepted after negotiations of course, and we both feel great about it. It is old and small and needs some work, but it will be a great first home. We don't have pictures, in fact until we actually own the house I wont post any pictures (what if something happens and we don't get it?). We are blessed in so many ways, with the gospel, eternal families, temples, we are blessed in happiness, and love, we are blessed. Another great blessing is the priesthood, and I am so grateful for the priesthood in our home. Jon was able to give Liv and I a blessing the night she was born, and we saw great blessings come from that. But last week Jon gave our first baby a blessing, and it was amazing, and so powerful, and Jon's sweet mom recorded it for us, so we will always remember it, but more importantly Liv will be able to read it one day and realize how special she really is. Life is a gift that is truly amazing.
My computer is noy working right so I can't post as many pictures as I would like to, oh well there is a few!