Sunday, November 30, 2008

What a blessing!

Well today we blessed our little one, Ella Margaret Rodee. Not only was our family and many close friends able to be there, but Christian gave a beautiful blessing. I am so blessed to have a worthy priesthood holder as my husband. It's such a miracle for our family to be sealed for eternity. THank you Christian for being an amazing father and making it possible for us to be together forever. I feel so lucky to have two beautiful girls. Ella, today on your blessing day I just want you to know how much I love you. You have brought so much more joy to this family. I cannot wait to see the young woman you become. You are such a light to us. You are so loved. Thank you for coming to our family! I want you to always remember that your father and I are always here for you and we will always love you.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Thanks to Brittney who took these family pictures!!!
On this Thanksgiving day I am overwhelmed with things that I have to be thankful for. Sometimes I feel like I don't really deserve all the good things I have in my life! First of all, my beautiful daughter Eden. I can't think of you and not get teary eyed because I just love you SO much. You have changed my life. You truly are my best friend and I enjoy every single moment I have with you.
My new baby Ella. I did not think I could love another baby as much as I love Eden, but you proved me wrong! I love you so much. You are so sweet and we can already tell that you're going to have the sweetest personality! These last couple of weeks have been some of the best times. I am SO grateful you came to our family!
My husband. Christian...what can I say. You saved my life. SInce the moment I saw you I knew there was something special about you. You have given me the best gift any girl could ask for. Being able to spend eternity with my best friend and our beautiful children. You have loved me more than I could ever ask for. Thank you for being the man you are, and making me the woman I am! I love you so much!
My family. I don't know what I'd do without you guys. I ALWAYS have the best times when we're all together! I couldn't have chosen better people to spend eternity with! Especially you mom. I can't even express to you what an amazing mother you are. You are so selfless and giving. I don't know how I would have survived these last couple of weeks without you. You are so great with my girls and I just can't tell you how much it means to me that you've been here. I love you so much.

My other family!! You guys are awesome. I have always felt so welcome and accepted and just part of your family from the very beginning. You guys are so fun, and so loving and I am SO thankful that I married a man with such an amazing family! Mom and dad, you guys are such a great example of love. Thank you SO much for loving me and for loving my daughters. Brittney, I never thought I'd get a best friend out the deal when I married Christian, but seriously, you mean a lot to me!!
Our Missionary. Elder Rodee your letters mean so much to our family! Christian cries almost every time we read them because you just have the most amazing spirit. You are truly an extraordinary missionary and are doing an amazing work! We love you so much!
My sister...I don't even know how to start. I've never known anyone as special as you are. You mean more to me than I could ever say in a blog or letter or anything. You have always been there for me, even though I know it must have been so hard. You are an amazing person and it means so much to me that you are so great with my girls. They LOVE you so much. Thank you Stef for being you and loving me. I love you so much.
To all our friends and family, we are so lucky to have so many amazing people in our lives. We love each and every one of you! We hope you all have a very special holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Ok so I was tagged by my sister and so I thought it'd be fun to do this one!!!
7 things that attract me to my hubby
1. His love for our daughters
2. His love for his family
3. His obsession with anything football (even though it is one of our biggest fights I still love that he loves it!)
4. His work ethic
5. His ability to make anyone laugh
6. His mullet...haha! Had to throw it in there!
7. His love of anything disney!

7 things I love to eat:
1. Skittles
2. Tacos
3. Carabbas...anything from there!!
4. Granny's brownies!
5. Cheesy potatoes
6. Freezer Jam
7. Chicken alfredo

7 things I can do:
1. Digital Scrapbook
2. Sing primary songs
3. Be a mom
4. SHOP!!!
5. Put cute outfits together for my girls
6. Lift more weight than you would think just by looking at me!!
7. Watch disney movies over and over and over over!

7 things I can't do:
1. Go to bed when I know I should!
2. Let people help me
3. Say 'NO' to Eden
4. Handle not knowing who is the biggest loser this year! LOVE THAT SHOW!!!
5. Eat healthy
6. Go to Target without buying something for my girls!
7. Handle my cats at 4 in the morning when they decide they want to wrestle each other

OK girls I tag...Vic, Candice and Mimi!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Melissa, Melissa, Melissa...

Why do I do this to myself! Melissa Davis has yet again has taken some AMAZING pictures of my girls! She is so good at capturing just the right moment! Here are just a few of the beautiful pictures she took the other day! There are so many to choose from that I just don't know what to do! Man kids are expensive! If it's not diapers, it's clothes or food or PICTURES!!!!! If you want to see all the pictures she took go here Thanks again Melissa! It was fun and I can't believe some of the shots you got! If you want to check out Melissa's Website go here. She does amazing work!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday night walk!

Well since my mom is here we're able to still take Eden out and do some things with her one on one. yesterday was such a gorgeous day so after church we took Eden for a walk to the little playground up by our house! She just LOVES going to the park and going down the slide. It's one of her favorite things to do! She's so brave! She climbs right up the biggest slide and goes right down without any hesitation! You can also see the cute curls we got from the sponge rollers we put in yesterday! They turned out SO cute! She did have a cute clip in for church but we all know how long those last in a toddlers hair! I was pretty impressed though how good the curl held up and how cute it turned out!

So Melissa Is coming down to take pictures of Ella on Wednesday and I am SO excited!!! I've been a little nervous though because Eden has NOT been smiling for the camera lately and I really wanted her to be a happy girl for pictures. So the genius that my husband is, he thought of a little trick to get her to smile! Eden is really good at remembering things, like animal noises and things people say and do, so Christian said to her last night, "Eden, what does a Princess do?" And then he smiled SO big, showing her that that's what a princess does. So now every time you ask her what a princess does, she gives you the prettiest smile she can!!!!! ISn't that so funny!!! I'll have to try and get it on video to show you guys! But hopefully that will work for at least a few pictures while Melissa is here! I seriously can't wait to get these pictures done! I've been looking forward to it for a long time!!! I'll keep you posted!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Football, football, football!

Well for those of you who know our family, you know that our lives pretty much revolve around Christian's football schedule! He plays on an intramural BYU team that have made it to the elite 8. He plays in a city league, and he recently has been added to an arena league team where they get to suit up and tackle and everything. This has been his DREAM forever to suit up and play tackle! He loves it! So last night Stef, Eden and I ventured out to Kaysville, SO FAR, to watch Daddy in his first arena league game! He didn't get too much playing time since he's only been on the team for about a week but it was fun to see him all cute in his pads! Eden just LOVES to watch her daddy play so it was fun for her to see some real action! Unfortunately Ella had to stay home with Mimi because she's still too little to go out! But she's doing so great! We've been giving her some tummy time and she is just so strong! She holds her head up and everything! She's only 2 weeks old!! We got some cute pics of her last night too!

We also put Eden's hair in curlers this morning!!! I'll post later and let you know how it turns out!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Big Change!!!

Ok so I know this isn't the best picture but look at my hair!!!!!!!!!!!! I chopped it! I've been wanting ot do it for a really long time but I just couldn't get myself to do it! But finally I felt like I just couldn't take it anymore! What do you guys think? I love it!!! it's darker too. My hair dresser is SO good! This is the first time I've come out of a hair cut and got exactly what I wanted!! Thanks Ciara! I'll put up some better pictures in a bit!
And of course I had to put a picture of Ella! She's growing so much! She had her 2 week Dr. appt today and weighs 7 pounds 11 and a half ounces! She's totally healthy, except she has a little cold but that's ok! She's such a good baby. She sleeps a lot and eats a lot and poops A LOT!!!! She's so fun! And Eden just loves her! She's such a great big sister! She is testing the limits as much as she can but that's to be expected!

Saturday, November 1, 2008