Welcome to our Family's log. Hope you enjoy our updates of fun times and daily news

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Grandma Guffey didn't believe me at first, But now she knows that Lydia actually likes being wrapped up like a baby burrito. I love this velcro wrap a friend gave me it keeps her wrapped up all night and actually helps calm her down after her arms have been strapped in . Every baby needs one.
Even though this looks really tight and secure, Lydia is a little hoodini and manages to get one arm popping out by her ears by the time she wakes up.


As each day goes by I become more and more in awe of every other mother I see. Kudos to all of you. Being a mohter is not an easy task. As I have entered into being a mother to a baby again I am especially appreciatative of the women I know who I can look to for support and also as awesome examples of how to be who I am supposed to be. I have a lot more empathy for mothers of more than 2 children. Although I hate to admit it, while listening to other friends talk about frustrating days of motherhood, I would say to the Lord if only He would give me a chance to have more children I would be "amazing" at it, I could do a really good job I promise..". Well, he is giving me a chance and I'm so sure I am living up to the examples of my friends.

Juggling new responsibilites has been a huge challenge for me lately and I am not sure why. I guess I will just take one day at a time, trying to be a little better each day.

Everyday I write a little 'to Do' list for myself and on it I have to write down, morning prayers and scripture study, otherwise the day goes by and I have not set it as a priority. TOday I was a bit frustrated by the long list of 'To-do's' and I couldn't decide which task to do next. I was grateful this afternoon to look at my to-do list and see 'Morning prayers' still not crossed off. I was reminded by the spirit, even in the afternoon, to kneel down and say my morning prayers asking my Heavenly Father for help.

Thank Goodness for tomorrows to be a little better. :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008


I've been advised by several friends with girls that I need to train Lydia early whith a bow on her head every day so she will get used to having her hair done. I've taken this to heart and each day really enjoy picking out what bow she needs to wear. A big flower or a bow or a tiny headband..there is just too many choices. It is really cute after I have chosen what she is wearing for the day Austin give me his two cents. He will say " That's really a cute outfit mom, don't change her all day". Or saying "I really like the other outfit better, especially with this bow" HOlding up an equally cute choice.

I love how Austin takes a protective role over her.

But aside from being a bow being a cute accessory it also works great as a sleep aid. She wiggles her head back and forth so the headband scrunches down over her eyes. She squeels for a minuet but eventually she's asleep. AMAZING TECHNIQUE.