Monday, January 20, 2014

Hello 2014

We are down to only a few months before Matt graduates from BYU! Yay! Last semester was a very busy one. Matt had a tough semester anyway, but throw a few interviews on top of that each month and it was crazy! Brylin and I drove made the airport drive over 10 times in just 4 months! We have had so much fun learning about our little girl and how to take care of her over the last 5 months! (Seriously, 5 months?! Time slow down- PLEASE).

So the quick catchup of the craziest 5 months of our lives...

Brylin was blessed the middle of October. We were originally going to bless her in November, during thanksgiving, in Lethbridge. But then decided not to go home until Christmas. We were lucky to have a lot of our family there.

I have had an issue with taking a TON of pictures of the babe since the moment she was born. And then she started to smile (at about 6 weeks) and I couldn't put my camera down. My favorite thing in the entire world these days is hearing that little baby giggle.

Mr Lowry had a dental school interview at UNLV at the end of November. I was pumped. Mostly because I got to go to that interview and it was in Vegas! We needed a few days together, without any school, so bad. It was heaven.

Turns out The Strip isn't exactly baby friendly. I asked the info desk lady at Caesars Palace if there was a mothers lounge anywhere in the building. I knew it was probably a stretch but I had to ask just incase. The lady couldn't even keep a straight face. No. No mothers lounge there.

Once again we braved the crowds and went to the lights at Temple Square. Us and every other person in Utah. But the weather was perfect and it would be the last year we had the chance.. so we couldn't resist.

Christmas was already more fun with a babe... and she had no idea what was happening. I cant wait until Christmas with her next year!

Christmas was kind of different this year. Mostly because Nicole wasn't home (but she told us she should make it home in time for Christmas next year!!! She better not just be getting our hopes up). But we had such a fun time at home with our families and showing off our little babe.

We made gingerbread boys with my parents and then on Christmas Eve delivered them to some lovely elderly ladies we have known for a very long time. 

Then we headed to the Lowrys for the traditional Chinese dinner (YUM).

I wanted to have a Nativity so bad, and it happened! Brylin played the part of baby Jesus wonderfully. Mostly because there was a football game muted on the TV and she was mesmerized.  I had the giggles the entire time. Little kid Nativities are my favorite thing ever.

Brylin gave Grandpa a candygram for Christmas, featuring "American" chocolate.

Grandma gave Brylin her first doll for Christmas. She is already part of the family.

We got to talk to Sister Smith Christmas evening. It was so fun. And super hard to say goodbye. She is doing so well and working really hard in Carson City.

While we were home Brylin decided to start hating sleep. One of our attempts to change the childs mind was rice cereal. 

We were surprised to see how much she loved it.

They are buds

It looks like we are going to have a thumb sucker... she spit out her binkie to get a taste of that little digit.

We thought Matt was done with interviews. We paid our deposit to the University of Pittsburgh. And then the University of the Pacific called. And we bought tickets to San Francisco for the middle of January.
This was on the flight. That bag of popcorn entertained the babe for at least 1/2 the flight.

The morning of Matts interview we went out for breakfast.

We spent most of the day on Friday looking for apartments... just incase. It was depressing. That night our friends had us over for dinner and games. Saturday they showed us around the city. The weather was perfect and we saw some beautiful sights. And made the rental prices we found out about on Friday kind of worth it. Kind of.

Full house anyone?

Brylin was introduced to the ocean

When we got home yesterday Brylin was having some tummy time and decided she might be happier if she was mobile. And then she pushed herself up onto all 4s. No crawling yet... but I think its just a matter of days. Also.. this super cute outfit she is wearing? Thats what happens when dad dresses her. "What? red and white, and red and white. It matches no?"

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