Monday, February 25, 2008

Our Wedding Day!


I have been tagged several times by several different people and I haven't done anything. So I am finally doing something. This was our wedding day. Jordan and I were married for time and all eternity in the Oakland, California Temple on August 4, 2005. We had our ring ceremony and reception that evening at the Bridges Golf Course in San Ramon, CA. The day was beautiful and perfect. I could only find the pictures that my brother-in-law took so the pictures are more candid. However, my photographer has some of our professional pictures on his website at http://barthhoward.dotphoto.com/CPListAlbums.asp . I can't believe he still has them up. You have to scroll down and look for our names. I enjoyed looking at my wedding pictures and reflecting back on one of the best days of my life. I tag anyone that wants to participate.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Our Healthy BIG Girl

Today Ella had her 1 year old check up with Dr. Adan. Here are her stats.

Weight: 26 1/2 lbs (97th percentile)
Height: 31 inches (93rd percentile)
Head Circumference: They didn't say but she was past the 100th percentile.

Dr. Adan said Ella is very mature for her age. She was amazed at how well Ella walks and her coordination skills. She said ready for whole milk. She also received her shots. That was not fun and Ella screamed!!! I gave her a bottle right after and that calmed her down.
Ella has 4 teeth on top 3 teeth on the bottom. I believe she has one molar in the back. Ella has been walking for about 4 weeks and she likes to walk and wave her hand at the same time. She loves to talk and yells all the time in public. It's pretty funny but sometimes embarrassing. As you can see, Ella is very healthy. Jordan and I are very blessed to have a beautiful healthy big (not little) girl.

Disneyland Fun!




Yesterday Ella and I went to Disneyland with our friends Lisa, Audrey, and Kai Ruitman. It was a great day to go because there was no wait for any of the lines. We were only there for 3 hours and rode almost every child ride. The weather was great too(80 degrees). It was fun. Ella likes all the rides and shows no fear (even the drop on the Pirates of the Caribbean). She is harder to take since she wants to walk everywhere. It was a good relaxing day at Disneyland.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Our day at the beach

The Happy Birthday Song

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Happy 1st Birthday Ella!




This is Ella's cake made by her Aunt Wendy. It looked great!

Ella celebrated her 1st birthday at the Rainforest Cafe. It was on Friday day night. Ella's grandma and grandpa came from Washington for the big event. We kept the party simple and invited mainly just family and some friends. It was sooo fun. The party started late because grandpa Scott's flight was later. Even though it was late, Ella was still a good girl. She loved all the attention. It was fun spending time with with everyone.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Josh and Sarah's Wedding




While being in the Bay Area, we got to attend Josh Fosson's wedding. Jordan was a groomsman. We got to see a lot of our friends we haven't seen in a long time. There was lots of music and dancing. With all the excitement going on, Ella decides to fall asleep. It was so cute. The wedding was beautiful and we were glad to be there to support Josh and Sarah.

The Blue Coat



This blue coat is very special to Ella. It was bought about 20 years ago from her great grandma Dorothy. She bought it for Jorie for her first birthday. Well now Jorie is over 20years old and her mother sent it to us so Ella could have it. We hope to continue to pass it down to keep this tradition.

Our Trip to Portland!

Ella's First time on an airplane. She was an angel the whole time!





After Christmas, we flew to Portland to visit Jordan's parents. It was fun. It rain most of the time but we got to squeeze in lots shopping. We spent New Years there too. Ella stayed up to ring in th new year but then went straight to sleep.


Christmas 2007



Ella is so excited she got her stocking from Santa. She must have been a good girl.




This is Ella with her cousin Lily! They are 6 months apart, however they look about the same size.

For Christmas, we went to the Bay Area with Jordan's Family. We spent Christmas morning at Grandma Jean's house and then spent the rest of the afternoon at Aunt Sue's house. The flu seemed to be going around at the time. Marjie happened to get it on Christmas day. It was a bummer. We had a great dinner at Aunt Sue's followed by gift exchange. Ella's cousin Lily was there and they got to meet for the first time. It was a fun day.