Friday, December 24, 2010

Haylee is home

We brought Haylee home from the hospital on Thurday Dec. 23. She is such a good baby. I keep thinking that it is too good to be true. The first night with her being home went really well. She had her first bath, and she slept really well. She only woke up a few times. Mike and I are so blessed to have her in our lives and I am extremely grateful for this sweet spirit. Here are some pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A new baby is born! (Our Baby)

Tuesday morning we welcomed Haylee Marie Cook into our lives. She weighs 6 lbs 3 oz, is 18 inches long. Born at 11:30 am on December 21, 2010. Baby and Mom are doing well.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Funny Picture

I just wanted to show you guys a funny picture. That's my sister in law to my right and my mom to my left. That hair was pretty sweet.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

And The Comments Have Started!

So even though I am only 21 weeks, the comments about me being pregnant have started. Twice this week 2 different people have made comments about my weight. The first one stated "You don't even look pregnant, you just look like you have gained weight." and the second one stated "Oh your pregnant, I thought you were just fat."
Okay so one was a patient and she was old but the other was my age and in my eyes not acceptable to say. To make a long story short if you don't know what to say or have something mean to say keep your mouth shut!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Weird Dog

One of our animals has been getting in our bathroom garbages when we're gone. For a while, we though it was the dog. Then we thought it was the cat. Then we thought it was both. Well, one thing's for sure; it's definitely not just the cat. We came home today to find this:

(No, she's not dying in this picture. Just yawning. Apparently she doesn't care about being wrapped up in a grocery bag.)

We're having a ...

GIRL! Sorry, this is a week late, but we had our ultrasound last Tuesday and found out, for sure, that the baby is a girl. We also discovered that Brandie's placenta or somethin is in the wrong place or somethin (ask B for details). Long story short, she can't lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk. On the plus side, she got a note saying she doesn't have to lift anything at work, so that's good :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cat Baby (or Houdini Cat)

Brandie went yard-sale shopping today and bought a bunch of baby clothes. She just couldn't resist putting them on something. I guess the cat chose the wrong place to lounge.

Then we thought it would be funny (it was) to put her down and let her "walk".

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Good News

So Mike and I have some great news. After a couple years of trying to get pregnant it finally happened. I am 10 weeks pregnant and my Due Date is December 31, 2010. We are so excited! We feel so blessed to finally get an opportunity to bring this special spirit into our family. Here is the ultrasound we had on Friday. It is actually starting to look like a baby.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our Chickens

Okay so we finally got chickens. Mike has wanted chickens since he was like 5 and ever since we have moved into our house he has been bugging me to get them. I never have really wanted them so I always told him no. Then one day after we had went to lunch together he wanted to take me to Cal Ranch. So we went there and he showed me the baby chicks. They are very cute. I didn't want them because they are messy and stink and didn't want to have to take care of them. Well we were looking at these chicks and what sealed the deal was Mike saying "Just think Brandie if we get 6 of these Chicks we will be saving them from being slaughtered."

So of course I said yes because I am a sucker for animals and he knows I hate animals getting killed. Plus it would be good to have to not get eggs at the store. When We first brought them home I was like Oh they are cute but I felt like I was living on Little House on the Prairie. But I do have to say now that I really do love them. They are starting to look like chickens now but they are still cute and we did name them. I picked 3 names and Mike picked 3 names. Mikes names were: Mrs. Featherbottom, Omelet, and Ginger. My names were: Sunny, Annie, and my favorite, Gizelle.

So here are some pictures of their first time outside. They have to live in the house until they are big enough to be outside and kind-of defend themselves and when it is warmer.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Elyse's Wedding.

So my little sister Elyse got married last Saturday. It was so beautiful and I am so happy for her and Steve. I am really going to miss her, she has been my best friend for years but I am very excited for her to start this new chapter in her life. Love you Elyse.

So here are some pictures.

Elyse in the Bridal Room.

Me in my Brides Maid Dress.

The Bride and Groom. He is a Marine.

Me and My sister. She looks so beautiful. And last of all her car. Which she thought she has a good hiding spot for it.

Monday, February 8, 2010


So nothing much has been happening over the past few months, but there is some exciting news for February.
First of all and the most exciting is that my little sister Elyse is getting married on Saturday. I am so happy for her and Steve and it is going to be a beautiful wedding. Pictures will hopefully come soon.
Lastly I am having surgery at the end of this month. It is kind of scary but I am excited for it because the doctor thinks that this surgery is going to help me get pregnant and everyone knows how much I want to start my family.
And lastly but not the most exciting thing is they called me to be a relief society teacher. My first lesson was at the end of January and I think that it went well. I am scared about this calling because it is so important but I am excited to learn some new things and maybe not be as scared to get up in front of people as I am now.
Well that is about it. I hope you all have a good Valentines Day and a good month.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Hate the Police

Can I just say I officially hate the police? Well, not really "the police" per se, but the entire automobile and traffic regulation system. As most of you may well know, I've had some bad luck (and 1 dumb decision) that have made me feel this way.

First, I was hit by an uninsured, most likely illegal immigrant and had to pay for the repairs to my car myself. Because he was uninsured, he literally didn't have to pay for any of my repairs. I (and my insurance) had to pay for all of it.

Then I got my scooter. One night, last May, I get pulled over for making an "illegal left turn" when I really didn't. There were trees obstructing the view of the cop. I fought it in court and won, but I had to take half a day off of work to go to court.

Literally the night after I get pulled over for the "illegal left turn", I'm driving on a completely different street in Provo and, out of the blue, a cop pulls me over. Turns out it's the exact same cop! He drove by me and recognized me from the night before and pulled me over to tell me that after I had left, he had seen on my records that the scooter wasn't insured.

So, ironically, I got tagged for not having insurance on my SCOOTER (after having to pay for my own repairs when the Mexican hit me) and am put through the ringers. Apparently the penalties for insurance, registration, etc. are the same if you're on a tiny scooter or a 3,000 lb car. I had to pay a $100 fine (after $300 discount for obtaining insurance.) And that's not all. On Friday I got pulled over for having a tail light out and ended up getting a ticket for driving on a suspended license!

As it turns out, my license was suspended when I got the ticket for driving without insurance. I guess in Utah the DMV requires you to carry "SR22" insurance if you've driven a vehicle without insurance. Whatever that means... Your license is suspended until you take proof of said insurance to the Drivers' License Division and pay a $30 "reinstatement fee". The problem is, I was never notified that my license was suspended. I called the DLD and asked why I hadn't been notified. As it turns out, they had been sending letters to my old address in Orem. In other words, the only excuse I'll have if I fight this ticket for driving on a suspended license is "I didn't change my address when I moved"...

So here's what I've learned: You can't do everything right. Even if you're trying to. And if you aren't, you can get off scott free. If you are, you can still get screwed. So why bother? Why not just drive around without any insurance, registration, or anything and just hope to high heaven your tail light isn't out?