Saturday, January 28, 2012


I'm lucky to have the best husband and cutest baby. Im also lucky that this family loves stripes so much that it's easy to match!

I love that josh completely loves being a dad. He is so cute and funny with Ollie. He was very happy they were matching today. Ollie loves josh and always has the biggest grin when josh walks into the room.

Friday, January 27, 2012


It has been so nice having my family by me. 7 years of living about 1,000 miles apart was hard. I am very close with my family and I'm excited that Ollie will get to have the same grandparent experience that I had growing up. Which means lots of time spent together and lots of spoiling!

Today my mom and Michelle came over. We went to lunch, played with Ollie and hung out. Later my dad came over and then josh came home. We all dined at Pei Wei for dinner and called it a night.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I think it would be nice to post something positive everyday. I'll try it out for a week starting today.

I have a weird fascination with Oprah that started last summer. I watched her behind the scenes show from her 25th season. It was so interesting to learn what goes into an episode. All of the work, planning and team work.

What I love about her was the way she treated her employees. TV production is a stressful industry. Sure they showed the great stress free moments and the magic of the show. But they also showed the chaos. I was pleased to see how she dealt with people and the situations. She treated people with respect and dignity no matter how bad the problem was. She also gave praise for their hard work. I think CEOs and presidents could learn from her example. She could have the biggest ego in the world, but she doesn't. It was so refreshing to see people happy doing their job and wanting to do their best.

If Oprah is hiring I want to work for her!

I think we can all learn to take a moment and not get all crazy when something goes bad and treat people with respect.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Merry Christmas 2011

Neighbor/Josh's Co-Worker Gifts
Gnarly, always curiously watching what we make in the kitchen
This christmas was a lot of fun. We were able to spend it with both sides of our families! The Ormonds invited my family to come up and spend Christmas with them, which was so nice of them. My family had a great time. I love that it was Ollies first Christmas too. We didn't make too much of a fuss over presents because he is set right now in the toy dept so we/Santa gave him some books and the Loin King. We need to start building up our Disney Collection.

To kick off Christmas we all headed down to temple square to see the lights. It was crowded, crazy and cold as usual.

And Josh has a beard. I want it to go away.

Wyrick/Ormonds and Carrie . . . not sure what happened to the big group photo!
 Christmas Eve we did the traditional reading from the bible of the Christmas Story while the kids acted it out. Ollie was baby Jesus. This was his 3rd time. 
Side Story: Our family was asked to be in the ward christmas play. It was performed once at the old peoples home and once at the ward christmas party. The story was a modern take on the birth of Christ. I was super nervous about the performances (I don't like public attention and I'm not an actress), but it turned out great and now I can say I have been in a christmas play. 

 Josh also made a nice presentation highlighting each family's highlights from the year. It was cool to hear about what everyone had been busy doing all year and all of the change that occurred.

 Christmas was on a Sunday this year so that meant we went to Church. We had Michelle's Over Night French Toast when we got back and then opened presents.

Michelle Excited to open presents!

 Ollie sported my Christmas outfit that I wore as a baby. Good thing its gender neutral! It fit him perfectly and he was a very cute Santa baby.

Max and his Captain America mask we got him.

Ollie just wanted to put everything in his mouth.

Ollie was worn out. All of those presents!

I got Josh a new Classic ipod and he got me a new 27" iMac. It was time for an upgrade. I am so totally in love with my new computer.

Our Dads
Love his face!

One finger in Mouth at all times.

Uncle Daren or "the Closer." He put Ollie to sleep like a pro. Ollie loved hanging out with him.
New Years! Yes Ollie stayed up.
We went to the Macoroni Grill downtown with my family and Kristen. Then we came back to our house for fondue and Just Dance 3. Fun night! 2011 you were great!

Ollie and I hanging out after church. We like to have fun.