Sunday, December 27, 2009

baby blessing

We blessed our little Gwennie girl today. We were lucky enough to have all three Steveson boys together, and Gwen's Great Grandpa Gwynn there as well. Tanner's Dad and his brother in law Daryl were also able to stand in. We are so thankful to have such wonderful family. Tanner did a wonderful job, the blessing was beautiful. Gwennie was asleep when he started and woke up during, just gazing up at her Daddy. Such a sweet baby.

3 Brothers
Jordan (holding Danica), Joel, and Tanner (& Gwen)

3 Generations
My Mom, my girls, and me!

Brittyn Reed checking out her grunting cousin


Saturday, December 26, 2009


I've been having a lot of fun experimenting with my new camera. It's still pretty foreign to me, but I think I'm slowly learning.

Friday, December 25, 2009

"I LIKE Christmas! I do!" -Layla

Merry Christmas!! We had a lovely morning! Our super sick Layla slept wonderfully through the night (her medicine may have helped there) and she woke up happy and ready to go! Despite a slight fever throughout the day, she's been a very good girl. We opened a few presents up here at the Steveson's and then zoomed down to my Mom's to open more! Layla was spoiled as usual and I was shocked off my rocker to open my new CAMERA!! I got an Olympus E-420! Super SUPER nice! I'm having a lot of fun playing around with it. Hopefully I can get it all figured out soon!

Cute snowman from my Mom's darling tree.

Layla reading through her favorite "Little People" books.

One Happy little baby

And she sleeps...

My little fairy got her own dress up box, full of fun "pretties" to wear!

She had to look at herself in the mirror.

She's still a little under the weather, poor girl.

My sexy husband

And Little Gwen!

Christmas Eve

We were so excited to be able to spend Christmas Eve with both families. My mom did a wonderful dinner, along with our good friends the Athertons. It was a lot of fun, although I didn't take any pictures there... not sure why. Then we raced to the church for the big Dickson Christmas party. We just had to catch Santa.

I think this picture is so special. Little Gwen with Grandpa Gwynn "Santa". LOVE IT!

My poor Layla was very sick, complaining all night of an ear ache and eventually getting a fever. She smiled, if only for a moment, after opening her Tinkerbell present from Santa!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We want to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas! I wish there was a way we could spend time with ALL of our family and friends at once. I hope everyone really enjoys this season and remembers what's really truly important.

(apparantly Layla doesn't LOVE Santa)

But I LOVE this picture! SO cute!

After Layla met Santa, ALL she could talk about was how she touched his beard. She'll get all giggly and say it over and over.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is that snow?

We have a little girl who is anxious for snow. She doesn't know what she's in for. Although she did say, "Snow, like in Wexburg??" I think she may remember.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Morning

My girls! This was the best one of Layla.
Gwen looks a little shocked by the flash.

"Uh oh, please don't touch, Layla." (Me)

Here's her, "You Caught Me, But Aren't I CUTE?" look.

I thought this one was cute of Gwen trying to wiggle away.

She's had enough.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

little photo shoot

My mother in law took Layla to get Christmas trees the other day and I thought I'd take advantage of that quiet time to take a few pictures of my little Gwen. I'm NO professional, but I like to pretend to be sometimes. I think they turned out quite cute!
Gwen 1 mo.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Cousins!

Here are the 3 newest girls to join the Steveson Grandkid bunch!
Gwennie (3 wks.), Danika (4 mo.), and Brittyn (6 mo.)
We're just missing Leah's little guy, Tyler!

I thought it was so cute that they had matching outfits. Gotta love the hoods!
These girls will be best friends for sure!

Monday, November 16, 2009

look a likes? maybe...

Layla at 2 weeks

Gwennie at 2 weeks (Eyes closed, sorry. She's a deep sleeper)
It's funny, because at times I think they look similar and then most other times I think they look completely different. I immediately thought of Layla's picture once I saw this one of Gwen. It's so fun having two beautiful girls!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Time for a comparison

My two girls:

Here's Layla at a week old.

And Gwen one week old.

Similarities, but obvious differences as well. Both of my girls have gorgeous mouths, but Layla seems to have gotten the puffier, poutier lips and Gwen's mouth is just bigger and she's definitely got a wider smile.

I can't wait to watch Gwennie grow and develop more into her beautiful self. It'll be fun to see her with a little more chub on her bones!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gwenyth Ivy

Gwenyth Ivy Steveson
October 31, 2009
5 lbs. 13 oz. 19 in.

We have a little Halloween baby! Little Gwen has been such an angel, exceeding everyone's expectations on how wonderful and cooperative an early baby can be. I have been SUPER lucky to have my husband here with me. My biggest wish throughout this pregnancy has been to have Tanner make for her birth. He came up to visit on Friday, just for the weekend and what do ya know, my contractions started that evening! I was admitted around 4 am, still at 2 cm dilated. We just waited around, I took a long bath, tried to sleep, dilating a centimeter every hour or so. The doc finally broke my water around 10 am and 3 short hours later, little miss Gwenyth was born! I've got to say that this labor was a very different experience, compared with my first. Seemed to take a while longer to really get going, BUT I'd have to say that it was definitely less traumatic. Much calmer.

Because she was born 3 weeks early, they decided to keep her in the nursery the first couple of nights. Luckily it wasn't for anything serious, just to play things on the safe side. She did really well, never needed an IV or any medications. So after 1 extra day at the hosptial (which seemed much longer), we were able to take our Gwennie girl home!

She's definitely got some lips! Her mouth is quite big as well :)

Moments after Gwen was born. Not a very flattering picture of myself, but it was a precious moment.

Our little sleeper. You really do forget just how much new babies sleep! Hopefully I can get more pictures up later. Layla has been adjusting really well. It has helped a lot to have so many helpers around. She is always wondering where the baby is and says she's SO CUTE. One silly thing is that she won't allow anyone else to hold her for very long, because that's, "Mommy's baby." hehe. So funny. I feel very blessed to be the Mommy of TWO beautiful, healthy girls and have the most amazing husband by my side.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Layla Brooke 2 years

We're so lucky to be living so close to such an amazing photographer! Layla modeled for one of Stacy's photography workshops and gave us copies of some pictures she took herself. Extremely generous. I can't wait to get pictures of our new little one too!

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