Monday, May 25, 2009


I just want to take a minute and wish my dad a happy birthday. I am so grateful for the example of hard work, dedication, and love that he has been to me! Thank you for all of the support that you have given me my entire life. I love you!!!! (And I'm doing this from my phone, so no pic sorry!)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

No shoes, No shirt, No problem

Ok what's your vote on shoes for newborns when going out of the, or no shoes? I'm just wondering if I'm a crazy for always wanting her to have shoes on....let me know!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Need some motivation

It's volleyball season again, and I am not feeling any motivation whatsoever to coach this year, however I can't just bail out on Keith (the head coach) now. I didn't really want to do it last year but knew that it would be a good experience, and it was, but it didn't change my mind really about doing it this year. Except I was too slow to make the decision that I didn't want to do it again this year, and so he wouldn't have had enough time to find someone is going to be very difficult to do practices and especially games with Harley, in fact I really don't know how I am going to do it. Especially with the late night games and things, I am never going to get to see her. I am kicking myself for not making the decision quicker. I don't know what to do now, I guess I don't really have a choice, I will just have to figure it out. Ugh I need motivation, and some sort of belief in myself that I can do this both literally and mentally. Sorry for the venting.

Monday, May 18, 2009

uh oh

We have a problem....ok, just I have a problem. And that problem would be, that ring discussed below in previous post would now quite possibly be a permanant addition to my hand. It seems I may have been a little too hasty in assuming I could wear it and shoving it on my finger. And due to the fact that it has some moderately pointy edges it is at times quite painful. Poop

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lovely Days

We have had a beautiful couple of weekends here in monsoonville, and so we have worked and played as much as we could! Last weekend we spent our Saturday outside, washing vehicles and Albert worked on a lawn mower for a man in our ward....So Harley and I basked in the wonderful sunlight and read books :) I got a wonderful farmers tan however, but oh well, I will take sun where I can get it haha!

While we had so much fun, we kind of got worn out from all of that vitamin D! See below....

This weekend we woke up early and went to the Temple for a sealing session, which I was glad that we got to do this month since it will be our one year anniversary at the end of the month, I wanted to get that in somewhere so we could remind ourselves of the promises and covenants we made. Harley got to spend some quality time with her Uncle Scott, while we were in our session, he was so wonderful to drive to the temple and watch her for us! On our way to the temple while we were on the ferry we saw the coolest thing, a submarine going through the water right next to us it was so cool!

On a side note, I have been able to get my wedding ring back on every few days or so, which is so exciting! I haven't worn it in quite some time due to the swelling and such.....I actually cried the first time I got it onto my finger about a week know the hormones :)

Love the Shaver's.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mother

"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
-- Victor Hugo

Thank you Mom for holding me in your arms, and holding my hand. I know that your arms are always open and outstretched to me whenever I need you. Thank you for helping me be the woman I have become.

I love you Mom.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Birfday Albert!!!.....and other updates too...

Beware....this is a very long post, I had a backlog of pictures because we do not have the internet at the moment. I wanted to dedicate the first part of this post to my sweet husband, as it is his 24th birthday today. I always told myself that I would find someone who would take care of me and that would be good enough, but I never in a million years dreamed that I would find someone who truly loves me, who would sincerely appreciate me for who I really am, who treats me like a princess, who honors his priesthood, and who does so many more things there are too many to name. Happy Birthday sweetheart, I love you!

So now for the update on our lives, last thursday we moved as I talked about in a previous post. We found a place that is a good size for our little fam, and is a good price as well. Alberts brothers and the Shaver's home teacher helped us move and we were able to move it all in one day, which was awesome. Thanks guys!! Then on Sunday we had Harley's baby blessing which was so amazing, it was really an eyeopening experience to be able to see Albert take her up there and tell her the blessings that she can recieve from her Heavenly Father. I was really reassured of the strength and the truthfulness of the Preisthood. The rest of the pictures are just updates of little Harley girl. She is growing so fast!! She is just over 11 lbs and I have had to put away all of her newborn clothes, which makes me sad....oh well. She is really starting to focus her eyes, and is also getting more vocal, which is cute (at the moment). She is really a great baby, she and I go to work, and do tons of things together! She loves to have shower time with Daddy, and loves her Uncles too, the last picture is her with her uncle Pasquale. Well thats all I have time to write at the moment!!! Oh and I am not so happy about posting these pictures of myself, but I have to document that I do in fact spend time holding and loving my child!! Oh yeah and I got my wedding ring on today....I cried, you know the hormones :O Love you all, enjoy the pictures!!