Friday, May 27, 2011

2 months!

I can't believe my little girl is already 2 months old!
She had her 2 month appointment today and she weighs 9 lbs 13.5 oz (20th percentile), is 23 1/4 inches long (85th percentile!!), and her head is 37 cm (20th percentile). Her Dr. thinks she's taking after daddy... tall and skinny!
At 2 months Emberly smiles all the time! She loves sleeping on her belly and when she is lying on her back she likes to vigorously kick her legs while making cooing noises.
She still wakes up once or twice in the night/morning to eat. Typically around 4 and 7 am.
I've started a little walking group with some other new mommies in my ward. It's fun to get out with other mommies and chat :)
Here are some photos of Emberly that I took yesterday!

Yesterday was also Ian's birthday! Happy Birthday to my sexy man :) We went to the Training Table for dinner and saw Kung Fu Panda.. it was super cute. Love you Ian!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pork Chops!

It's been a LONG while since I posted some recipes on here... mostly because Ian has been cooking. He's actually made some pretty creative stuff. It's a shame I didn't photograph them and share.
Anyway, we had some pork chops in the freezer so this is what I made!


  • 1 cup crushed honey nut cheerios (asked for butter crackers, but all I had was cheerios. I read that ritz crackers work well too!)
  • garlic salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a shallow bowl combine crushed crackers, garlic salt and pepper; mix well. In a separate bowl beat eggs.
  3. Dip your pork chops in the egg batter and then in the cracker mixture. Place the pork chops in a casserole dish. Place chunks of the butter around the pork chops. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.


 I probably didn't season it enough, but it was really good! I thought I did a fabulous job considering it was my first time cooking pork chops!


I have been a horrible blogger! Life got really hectic all of a sudden with photo shoots and a baby to take care of. I honestly have no idea where to begin with what's been going on in our lives. Emberly is changing so much! We had a rough first few weeks with tummy aches and spit up.. so we just assumed she was colic. Come to find out my breast milk wasn't sitting well with her, so we switched to formula. Of course she still spits up and has tummy aches, but it's no where as bad as it has been. Emberly smiles all the time now.. I love it! She went from waking up every 2 hours at night to eat, to waking up 1 to 2 times during the night. It's be fabulous! I cherish the nights she sleeps until 5:30 am.
I just love being this little girls mommy! Here's some photos from the past few weeks.
Last week was her Blessing day. We bought this super cute dress and Ian's mom sewed some little cap sleeves on. She looked so beautiful!
 We also took some family portraits in my studio... tri pod and timer style ;)
 And since my parents were in town for Emberly's blessing we took Gailey family photos too!
This cute picture was taken yesterday..
And this one today! She's so precious :)
 I love my little girl xoxo