6 weeks...

long time, no type, huh???  sheesh, you'd think i just had a baby, and a major holiday or something! i am stealing a few minutes to update a little:)  here is a brief synopsis of the last 6 (ish) weeks....
camryn is 6 weeks old, what the???  how did that fly by so fast! craziness!

she had her first experience in the sling when we went to see the temple lights...that was while my parents were still in town, but that picture is, unfortunately on my camera and for some weird reason the internet kicks off when i plug my camera in and it's not downloading pics...ahhhh..technology!  
this was her first park visit...in the sling...around 3 weeks.
we all love camryn to tiny baby pieces but avery continues to kiss and hug and stroke her each and every time she passes her and since she makes a special effort to pass her about every 1.5 seconds...it's a lot of lovin'! but can you blame her? NO!!! i just try to keep the love to a minimum while baby is trying to sleep:)

camryn's dearest ambition lately is to get her left arm out of the swaddle...we've been there before with other kids but it does make settling down hard sometimes:)

first swing experience, around 5 weeks.  she likes it okay, better than her carseat which is good, but she still doesn't LOVE it. i'm okay with that though:)

basically camryn is the main attraction around these parts...oh, and new Christmas toys!  Camryn weighed around 9lbs 10 oz at her one month check up, she is moving into 0-3 month clothes and wears a size 1 diaper, since about week 4 (she has very powerful gas...it was getting chancy with the newborn diapers).  She is starting to make delicious baby noises and starting to smile (one of my favorite times!!!) i'll try to get a good smile, but you know sometimes that's hard until they are a little older.  we all pretty much adore her, and are so happy she is in our home!

Christmas Eve tradition of acting out the nativity, Avery is always Mary, Camryn was baby Jesus, which the kids got a kick out of since she's a girl...Blake is Joseph and Ethan was a shepherd with Papa Kyle.

i made the kids (minus Camryn) Christmas pjs.  the shirts are freezer paper stenciled Harry Potter shirts...Ethan's says "I solemnly swear that i am up to no good" Blake's says "mischief managed" and Avery's says "muggle born"  they were fun to do...i'll have to see if i can get a better picture of the shirts later.  and the pants came together quickly, probably about an hour for all three pairs...good thing too, since i didn't do them until about 2 days before Christmas eve:)  i actually measured the kids in their sleep and guesstimated on the waist size based on pants they already had....worked out pretty well:)  if i was smart, i'd write down the measurements though!

Kendall and i celebrated 10 years of marriage, 2 days after Christmas.  We like to tell people the anniversary of our first date was Dec. 26th and we got married on the 27th....but you know about 4 years apart:)  our trip to VA and WA DC that we took this summer was to celebrate our anniversary because we knew with a small baby we wouldn't be up to a big thing in December...but we had a great time, Camryn did so well and we ate at the Cheesecake Factory and of course had tasty cheesecake after! and then watched a movie at home...

kendall's funny face...(he's a keeper:))


at the risk of being super mushy...i can't imagine my life without Kendall.  He is so kind and loving and a fantastic husband and father.  He helps me be a better person.  In our 10 years together, we've lived in 3 states, 8 different houses, accomplished 2 undergraduate degrees and one law degree.  We've had dozens of church callings, Kendall's in a bishopric now, we've had some job changes, including a recent one.  we've been super poor, and not as poor:)  We've delivered 5 children, had to bury one child, we've been sick, been well, laughed a lot, cried an ocean.  we've been on hundreds of dates, been really mad, made up...and i wouldn't change who we have become together because of the last 10 years.

I love you honey.  You are the best person that has ever happened to me. Thank you for being there for me, always.  Here's to another million years together:)