Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 4th

First Fourth not spent in Utah and I was worried missing our traditional breakfast at the park on the corner of "fift and fift", Hyrum parade, and Logan's stadium of fire would ruin one of my favorite holidays. I did miss being with my family, but it was really fun to spend the day with friends and Mike's family and enjoying the cool weather. We went to the parade, BBQ and swimming in Ojai ,and fireworks with friends at the college.Iit was really fun to try something new and I will always LOVE the 4th of July!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Instagram update

Ventura pier on the weekend
Baby girl in the warm, clean laundry
Kate and daddy. Precious.
Hike to the seal sanctuary
Pop Rocks!
L.A. Zoo with Cailin

Monday, February 20, 2012


Our trip to Big Bear and it snowed all 3 days. Heaven.Our "honeymoon suit" cabinChristmas morning (we don't get ready or get matching pajamas)Kate and her lawn reindeer, the only thing she asked Santa for.Reese at 1 month oldGingerbread houses

Friday, February 17, 2012

its been a while but im back

Between a new baby and a big move I haven't had much time to blog but we are settled in our new home and I'm back on board. It might take a while to get everything up to date but I'll do my best.
Lets start with November...

Reese got blessed over Thanksgiving weekend while we had lots of family in town

Kate got used to being a big sister

Reese got her first real bath (and everyone wanted to help)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reesey girl

She is 4 weeks old today and I cant believe how fast its gone by. I feel like she was just born, shes growing and changing so fast and shes such a doll. Her little legs and face are starting to fill out, its kind of sad that shes not such a newborn anymore but I also LOVE me a chubby baby! The nights are still pretty rough, any suggestions on how to get a baby to sleep at night? She always makes her little rose bud pouty lips which is my absolute favorite face a baby can make. As I was putting Kate to bed a few nights ago she said " I want baby Reese to stay. I don't want her to go back in your belly I love her." We all really love her around here.

My sister-in-law took these pictures when she was 4 days old and I love them! Shes so talented. Thanks Ainsley!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Reese Paige Mansfield

6lbs 9 oz 18 1/2 inches

November 1, 2011 2:57 am

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Halloween to remember

Its taken me forever but I'm finally updating the blog with all the labor and delivery/baby details!

I woke up on Halloween morning and thought my water broke (or was leaking i should say), I called the doctors office and they told us to head to the hospital to get checked out since I was already dilated to a 3-4 at my last appointment. So we get to the hospital they check me out and my water was not broken but I was dilated to a 5, I figured oh of course they will keep me, wrong. They said that because I was only 37 weeks they couldn't start inducing me and my contractions were too far apart.

On our way home my doctor called me and said to walk around for a couple of hours and then come in and see if I had made any progress. after he check me I was almost a 6 and my contractions were getting closer but not painful at all. I asked if I could take Kate trick-or-treating and then go to the hospital once I was feeling my contractions because it was already like 4 o'clock and I figured I had a while anyway and there was no way I was completely missing Halloween. So he let me go and we headed over to my brothers for some dinner and trick-or-treating.

I was feeling great and I was so happy I got to see Kate trick or treat! On our way back to my brothers house BINGO! the contractions started to hurt and it was time to go. We got to the hospital around 10, I got my epidural, Mike took a little snooze and it was time to push.

Baby Reese arrived at 2:57 on 11-1-11(pictures to come). It was an easy delivery( 3 pushes) and the timing couldn't have been more perfect!