We went to see Santa at the mall on Saturday. I wasn’t sure how Ford would react… he’s been showing signs of ‘stranger danger’ lately so I figured he’d be a little apprehensive. We went right as the mall opened on Saturday, so there was no line – we basically walked right up. Ford seemed okay at first, I thought we’d try letting him sit by himself. That lasted about .234 seconds. So we got family pictures! this was the {Read More}

Ford – 15 months


This little stink is growing up WAY too fast! I know our previous updates were a little more structured, but I just don’t have that dedication anymore. Momma is BUSY being a momma! We just had his well check yesterday and he is finally stabilizing weight wise – LOL. My lil chunky monkey has been in the 98% at his last 3 visits – weighed in at a whopping 28lbs 15oz! He’s 32.5” tall. Grew a whole inch taller since {Read More}

Ford’s ONE YEAR OLD photo shoot


Kristina Curtis has done it again! For Ford’s last photo shoot we headed down to Utah Lake at the docks. It was an early morning and much like Ford’s 10 month photo shoot – he wasn’t really digging it. It was a bit chilly being right on the water and he was tired. But we managed to get some good shots and Kristina offered to take some family shots as well. (of course, we brought Olivia too!) My cute boy! {Read More}

5 Things That Surprised Me as a New Momma


Just a few things I’ve realized over the last few months as a new Mom – besides the obvious parts, like loving the little chubby bubbie to death. I don’t think I’ll ever feel like I know what I’m doing 100% of the time – but I do feel like I have it figured out most of the time. and look – memes and somee cards. 1. Internet Friends (or “pretend” friends as my Mom and I also call them) {Read More}

What NOT to say to a Pregnant Woman


I’ve been thinking about this post for a long (LONG) time. Been keeping mental notes (and literal notes, too) all along my pregnancy of the stupid things people say to pregnant woman. Here are just a few: 1.) (upon finding out that I was pregnant) “I thought your face looked plump.” the polite response – smile & nod in agreement what I really want to say - “Well, yes, it is normal to gain weight in pregnancy. Which explains my ‘plump’ {Read More}

Eastern Caribbean Cruise


WE had a BLAST. So much FUN! Started off with the safety lecture… (thank goodness we were not on the Carnival Triumph and we never needed to put our life jackets on again!) Our first stop was at Princess Cays. Which is Princess’ (our cruise line) own private island in the Bahamas. We were basically lazy bums and just laid in beach chairs all day. Diz snorkeled and saw some cool fish. My Dad and Josh played a few games {Read More}

Urie Christmas 2012

Christmas Morning

So here’s what we’ve been up to for the last few days! we did gingerbread houses – a Wright family tradition (mine was the cutest! check out the Christmas lights!) Diz and I had our Elevated CrossFit Christmas Party, we did a white elephant gift exchange and Minute to Win It games (which I was in charge of). Watching the banana & orange game was the best. I was laughing so hard! Van and Tyson got really into the water {Read More}

Update on Olivia!!


We got some GREAT NEWS this week! Olivia is NOT a hermaphrodite! (Not that it would have been a bad thing necessarily… #justsayin) The histopathology came back and the bumps ended up being inflamed lymph nodes. The pathologist could not find any reason for the inflammation which is strange. There was no bacterial infection, no viral infection and no fungal infection and MOST importantly — NO CANCER! And all the swelling that she has (that we’ve been so damn worried {Read More}

(almost) wordless wednesday


remember when  you were a kid at Christmas and your Mom had empty wrapping paper tubes and you had sword fights?! well… Olivia wanted in on the action. except – all we had was a paper towel tube. and we only had one. so she played tug-o-war with Dizzle. obviously… this game did not last long. ya know… the whole slobber thing kinda makes cardboard soggy.

1 year ago…


this little love bug came into our lives! I fell in love with her the moment I saw her! I knew we had to bring her home. from snowball chasing… to her first lake trip… to loving on us, kissing on us, and constantly snoodling with us… She makes our family complete!