Tuesday, December 30, 2008


We had such a fun Christmas this year! Like always it was full of parties, food, family, and fun. Of course I forgot my camera for Christmas Eve and morning but here are some pictures from our family parties.

Owen and Lily with their rudolph noses(not sure why they are blue)dancing for everyone.

Landi, Libbie, Jack, Lily, and Owen

Owen and Jamison showin each other some love..(I'm sure they are apologizing for fighting 2 minutes prior!)

All the grandkids getting ready to sing for santa

Grandpa Simkins, Jack and Owen reading The night before Christmas to everyone.

Owen was exhausted from all the fun and passed out on Justin right before Santa came. He was not to happy when we woke him up to see santa.

By the look on his face I'm not sure he was loving Santa.

Oh how sweet.....family picture with Santa.

John playing the guitar for everyone at my families Christmas program.

Owen and Carlee are so cute together. She loves to hug and kiss him and he usually responds with "don't touch me", typical boys and girls.....

Owen thought it was great getting presants. It was so much fun watching him this year.

Eli is 3 weeks now and is growing so fast!! He has been such a good baby and we have loved having him around.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

GeT OUT oF his GRILL.....

.....Is something we are constantly saying around our house! Owen cannot seem to leave Eli alone! He is such a good helper and is really loving Eli but his constant sucking face with him is driving me crazy! I can't help but laugh though cause Owen will look at me all serious and say "just one more kiss marc"(yes he thinks it's funny to call me Marc or Marci like "Daddy does")
Eli is still doing great and we are loving having two little boys around!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Eli Stuart Simkins

He is finally here (well a week ago, I am a little slow at posting!)!! Eli was born last Saturday morning at 6:30. He was 6lbs 15oz and was 20 inches long. Everything went so well and we are all doing great! At first Owen didn't really want anything to do with me or the baby but he has been so good and loves his little brother "baby Eli"!

Owen's first time meeting his new little brother.

I know this next picture is random but I had to include a picture of Owens new outfit. He has to wear underwear over his diaper, wants his pants off, and finishes off his look with his cowboy boots! Whatever makes them happy right??

Sunday, November 30, 2008

BaBy Eli

I havn't posted a ton about my pregnancy but it is officially going to be coming to an end so I thought I would give an update. I went to my doctor for the last time last week and I am so glad to be done with the "weigh in's"!! :)
My body just doesn't seem to do what it's supposed to naturally so I am going in on friday to get started!!! Yaaaayyyyy!!!
I'm not sure if Owen really understands that we are literally going to be bringing a baby home but he gets so excited when you ask him about baby Eli and he keeps telling everyone that he is coming in a week and that he is nice. I am excited to see how he is going to be with him.
We can't wait for Eli to finally be here and we will be sure to keep everyone posted!

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Birthday...

This year we had Thanksgiving at my parents house. Everyone on my side came except my two brothers who live out of state. The kids all had a fun time playing cards, riding bikes, and playing football. The guys all took naps and watched football, and of course we ate ate ate!

The kids played apples to apples and loved it!!

John and Owen

Owen just turned 2 and his birthday happened to be the day before the big Utah Byu game (GO UTES!!!). We decided to combine the two and Party. We had a bunch of friends come over for dinner and the big game and had a cake for Owen for his B-Day.

Blowin out the candles

We had to have a UofU cake and this is as good as it gets! I had made one the night before and decided to put it in the oven so it would stay good for the next day. Well.......I woke up eairly to bake some cookies for the party, turned on the oven and proceeded to make my cookies. When I went to put in the first batch of cookies I found a completely melted and burnt mess all over the inside of my oven. Needless to say I had to hurry and make another one and unfortunaly it didn't look near as nice as the first one.......Oh well you just eat it right??

Navi is so cute!! She brought the football things you put under your eyes for her and Owen. They looked so cute. Navi was so good and kept them on the whole time...I think Owens lasted about an hour. Navi is always so cute with Owen and brought him a soccer goal for his birthday which he loves (Thank You Navi!!).


Monday, November 3, 2008

Finally a new Post..

I am so far behind on blogging! October was a busy month and has just flown by! The first week of October Owen and I went with my parents to Vegas to visit my brother and had a great time. We got babysitters and went the Cirque Du Soleil show "KA" and it was amazing!!!
About a week after I got home from Vegas I went with Justin's Mom and sisters to Palm Springs for a girls trip (of course I forgot my camera so I'll have to get some pictures from them to post later). We had a blast!! Lots of laying out......shopping......eating.......and laying out! Even though I missed Owen and Justin it was so nice to some relaxing time before the baby comes. We are getting really excited for the baby and I can't believe we only have a month left. I am on weekly appointments and next week they will do another ultrasound and give me a day that I can get started.


Owen was a beaver this year for halloween and was pretty excited about it. Justin picked out his costume...you don't see too many beavers!

Grandpa Hillam and Stuart took Owen down in the field to pick out some pumkins for Halloween.

What a cute little tail...........

"Trick or Treat"

Owen with his Great Grandpa Hillam sharing treats.