Friday, August 14, 2009

Long Locks and the Lazy River

Oakley's hair was so long that it was hanging in her eyes. I didn't want to do it but sadly I took her to get her first haircut. She was so good the whole time. Of course I saved her hair and it is so red!! It will be fun to look back and see.


After!! I love those blue eyes!!

She is such a happy baby!!

I just love the look on her face!! I wonder what she is thinking....

Me, Oakley and her cousin Brooklynne

In the lazy river with Mom!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The King of Country!!

Even if you don't listen to country music, you know who George Strait is. My whole life I have listened to and looked up to the King of Country. When I was younger I had a poster of George Strait on my wall so when I found out Griff got us tickets on the 9th row, you can imagine my excitment. It was such an amazing concert, we were late so we missed Julianne Hough but Blake Shelton was so good and so funny! Then George came out,,,,WOW!! The excitment when he came out in his starched Wranglers and plaid dress shirt was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. The last 4 songs they let people stand right at the edge of the stage and Griff and I were right in front. At the end he came and touched some of the fans hands and Griff and I were lucky enough to both get to touch him. Here are some pictures of one of the best nights of my life!!

WOW!!! The butt I have stared at for years was so much better in person :)

Blake Shelton was awesome!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Weekend of Firsts!!!

First Memorial Day!!

First trip to Fairview!!

Not really a first, just a dang cute picture!!

First time on a horse!!

First time to Grandpa Ross's grave!!

Again, not a first, but a cute picture with Grandpa Mike!!

First time on a horse with Mom!!

With Uncle Heath and Aunt Kellie!!

And another dang cute picture!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

What?? Me?? A College Graduate???

Today was a day that I have been looking forward to for so long! I have been going to school for what seems like forever, and today it all payed off. One thing that I have to say is a huge THANK YOU to my amazing husband. From the moment I met him, he has been the greatest example I could ever ask for. He always told me that I can do it and he is the reason I am the person I am today. I love him more than he will ever know and I will live the rest of my life trying to show him how much that is. I Love You Lover Dover!! I also want to thank my brother, Todd, for coming all the way from Nevada. It ment so much to me.

I was so mad that I forgot to get my stole of gratitude. So that is why I am the only one without one. But of course, I would have given it to Griff!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your namefollowed by "ology".
What is your salad dressing of choice?* Ranch
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?* Tempanyaki
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?* Paradise Farm Cookies, Yum Yum
What are your pizza toppings of choice?* Pepperoni and JalapeƱo
What do you like to put on your toast?* Just butter
How many televisions are in your house?* 4
What color is your cell phone?*Pink
Are you right-handed or left-handed?*Right
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?* Removed..NO Added...???? LOL
What was the last heavy item you lifted?* Griff’s shell off his truck
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?* No, but I head bunted Griff and knocked him out. After I stopped laughing, I helped him up. LOL ************BULLCRAPOLOGY**************
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?* NO!
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?* I wouldn’t
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?* No Way
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?* Too many to count
Last time you had a run-in with the cops?* I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!
Last person you talked to?* Griff
Last person you hugged?*Griff
Season?* Fall
Holiday?* Halloween and Christmas are a toss up
Day of the week?* Friday
Month?* February- So many birthdays!
Missing someone?* Who doesn’t miss someone??
Mood?* Happy
What are you listening to?* Oakley's music on her swing
Watching?* Nothing
Worrying about?* My Family’s happiness
First place you went this morning?* Haven’t left the house yet.
What's the last movie you saw?* I Love You Man. So Funny!!
Do you smile often?*Always
Sleeping Alone Tonight?* For half of the night because Griff is studying and doesn’t come to bed until about 3 p.m.
Do you always answer your phone?* Depends who it is…so no.
Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?* Heath saying he popped the question.
If you could change your eye color what would it be?* Purple! How cool would that be?
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?* I don't go to Sonic
Do you own a digital camera?* Yep
Do you have a pet fish?* Now? No, but I did when I was younger
Favorite Christmas song(s)* Mary Did You Know?
What's on your wish list for your birthday?* Clothes
Can you do push ups?*Yep
Can you do a chin up?* I think so
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?* Both
Do you have any saved texts?* Yep 2
Ever been in a car wreck?* Yes
Do you have an accent?*No
What is the last song to make you cry?* Here Comes Goodbye by Rascal Flats
Plans tonight?* A bike ride and Grey’s Anatomy
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?* Yep, but I made it back up.
Name 3 things you bought yesterday.* Mt. Dew, Pictures of Oakley and Wood to make picture frames.
Have you ever been given roses?*Yes
Current worry?* My Families happiness. Didn’t I already answer this?
Current hate right now?* The Economy
Met someone who changed your life?* Yep, my teacher that I student taught with, Mrs. Mellen and the 23 AMAZING kids in my class!
How will you bring in the New Year?* With Sherry, It is her birthday.
What song represents you?* “I’m Not Ready To Make Nice” Because when I am mad, I want to stay mad until I am ready to make nice!
Name three people who might complete this?* Lana, Shanna, Rachel
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?* Yep, to change some of my mistakes!!
Do you have any tattoos/piercings?* One Tattoo and 7 Piercings (and no Griff, the tattoo wasn't one of my mistakes LOL)
Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?* Absolutely
Would you be a pirate?* No Way, I would get shot by the Navy.
What songs do you sing in the shower?*Anything from Reba to Ozzy
Ever had someone sing to you?*Yes
When did you last cry?* My Grandmas funeral
Are you afraid of being alone?* Terrified
Do you like to cuddle?* Sometimes
Have you held hands with anyone today?* Nope
Who was the last person you took a picture of?* Oakley
What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?* Anything Reba, I haven’t changed much.
Do you believe in staying close with your ex?*No!
Are most of the friends in your life new or old?* A little of both, mostly new
Do you like pulpy orange juice?* Yep
What is something your friends make fun of you for?* I am really loud, but that is about it. Griff on the other hand…the list could go on and on.

I tag anyone who wants to play!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

She never saw it coming

Yesterday we took Oakley to get her first set of shots. I think it was harder on Mom and Dad than it was on her. There were some screams that brought tears to my eyes but she took it like a champ.



Dear Oakley,
I promise no more needles, until I pierce your ears next month!!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oakley 5 Weeks!!

We had these pictures taken when Oakley was 5 weeks. We couldn't be happier about them. They guy that did our wedding pictures did them with his wife. They did such a good job. I can't begin to say how much I love this little girl.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Too Cute!!!

She loves the shower. She fell right asleep in Dads arms

Just Chillin' with Heath and Kellie

She is so sweet!!

Her first bath. She loved it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

All About Oakley!!

1- Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant? Where everyone is, in the bathroom. Then we went to the hospital for a definite answer.
2- Who was with you? Griff was waiting right out side.
3- How did you find out that you were pregnant? Pregnancy test. I bought 2 and both had the same answer.
4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant? Well, it wasn’t planned so I was first shocked and a little sad. It was at a bad time because of my schooling but there was some excitement too.
5- Who was the first person you told? Griff’s mom, Sherry
7-Did you plan to get pregnant? Nope, we were going to start trying like 3 months later.
8-Was everybody happy for you? I think so.
9- Did you go out and celebrate? Not that I remember. Maybe Don Pedros.
10- Did you want to find out the sex? For sure
11- What was the sex? A Girl!! We both kind of wanted a boy first, but we were very excited.
12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower? Yes
13- If yes, who? My Mom, Sherry, Jenny, Yevette, Bonnie, Megan and Kellie.
14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby? There was this one shirt that looked like a wet cow!! But other than that, everyone had good taste.
15- How much weight did you gain? 35 pounds
16- Did you lose all of the weight that you gained? It has been 10 days and I am down 23 pounds!! I don’t know how I lost it but it is gone but my hips are still not letting me get into some pants.
17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks? Not a one!!
18- What did you crave the most? I didn’t really crave anything. I ate a lot of Oreos and milk and I put jalapenos on everything.
19- Did you crave anything crazy? Nope
20- Who or what got on your nerves the most? When people would say, “Just you wait, this will happen, that will happen, just you wait” I hated that more than anything. I would take Griff’s hand and squeeze really tight to stop from slapping them.
21- Were you married at the time? Yes
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? I started bleeding in the second trimester and had a lot of blood work done and found out I have a gene mutation (MTHFR) then about a month before I was due, we were told the baby had decreased three weeks in size. Come to find out, the stupid doctor just typed in the wrong information. We had a total of 10 ultrasounds and 2 stress tests.
23- Where were you when you went into labor? Staples in Park City
24- Did your water break? Nope, they broke it for me.
25- Who drove you to the hospital? Griff. There was no way I would have been able to drive.
26- Did you go early or late? 6 days early.
27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth? Griff, Sherry, Terri and Jenny. But Griff was the only one below my knees.
29- Did you have any drugs for the pain? Oh yeah, I thought about no meds but I am so glad I did.
30-Did you go Natural or have a c-section? Natural
31- What was your first reaction after giving birth? What an amazing experience. Then “Wow, Look at all that hair” She had tons of blonde hair.
32- How big was the baby? 6 lbs. 10 oz. and 20½ inches.
33- Did your Husband cry? When I started pushing, the nurse had him count and when the baby started to crown, he would get really choked up and wasn’t able to count. He had a few tears rolling down his cheeks but he wasn’t sobbing, just the right amount. He is so amazing.
34- What did you name the baby? Oakley Anne Lloyd
35- Did the baby have any complications? She had meconian in her lungs so the NICU team had to come in and put a tube down her throat to get it out. She also had the cord wrapped her neck. But everything was fine.
36- How old is your baby today? 10 days!!
37- When is the next one coming? Hopefully about 3 years, but we learned with Oakley that it is not our decision 
40-If you could, would you do it all over again? ABSOLUTLY!! I wouldn’t change a thing. It was not nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be. She was worth every bit of it.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

She's Here

Shes Here!!!!!!
Well she is finally here! We had a doctors appt. today at 1:45. Dr. Singer told me that I was dilated to a 4.5 and if I didn't go tonight that she would take me tomorrow. She stripped my membranes and we left the office. We were very excited and we left and needed to stop at Staples. About 3 minutes into staples the contractions hit me, then another about 2 minutes later, then another. We decided that we didn't have time to go home for anything so we just headed to IMC. As we drove down the canyon they were getting pretty bad and by the time we were to the hospital they were about 1 1/2 minutes apart. The got me in right away. I got my epidural about an hour later. By that time my contractions were so bad. Then after that it was down hill. I only had to push for about an hour and she came at 7:52. She weighed 6.10 pounds and is 21 inches long. She has tons of strawberry blonde hair. She is absolutely beautiful. Here are some pictures, ENJOY!!

Maternity Pictures

Nicole Parker took these maternity pictures a couple days before I had the baby. I am so glad she did it for me. She did a great job. Check out her blog and use her if you ever need pictures done!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Sweet Taste of The Sugar Bowl!!

WOW What a game!! Griff and I honestly thought they would win but we never thought we would kill Alabama! When we found out Utah was headed to the Big Easy, we begged my doctor to give us the O.K. but she refused. There were some tears but we decided to make the best of it. We had a rockin' party and enjoyed every minute of it. We have been huge Ute fans for years, even through the bad seasons, but we have never been more proud to be Ute fans. GO UTES!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Last Day at Jolley Kids : (

I have worked at Jolley Kids for 4 years and I am very sad to say that today was my last day. I knew last year when I found out that I was pregnant that I would only be able to work there until Christmas, but I didn't think it would come this fast. I can't begin to say how much I have loved working there. I have the greatest boss EVER and work with the best teachers. Not to mention my students. Over the last 4 years, I can honestly say that I have had some of the cutest kids in the entire town with the most amazing parents. I have learned so much from this job and I can't begin to express my appreciation for the learning experiences I have gained. One thing we always say is "Once a Jolley Kid, Always A Jolley Kid" I hope that goes for teachers!! I was told that I have a job anytime I want to go back so we will see what next year brings!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Holy War!!!

Well it was all I thought it would be and more!! Yesterday was the Utah/BYU football game. The entire week, I have been telling everyone I was going to paint my stomach and wear a sports bra. No one really thought I would do it, but my stubborn side came out and I had to. I went the entire game with my shirt off, it was so cold but so worth it!! We had so much fun and not to mention we slaughtered the ZOOBIES!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I have heard about the places in the mall where you can go get pictures taken of your unborn baby but I had no idea that the pictures were this amazing. Griff and I went to Fetal Studios in Southtown Mall and were blown away by the pictures of our sweet baby girl. It was amazing to see what she actually looks like. We also received a 20 minute video that shows her moving and rubbing her eyes that I will post this weekend. She is stubborn like her mother and shy like her father. She kept her arms over her face for a lot of the time and wouldn't move them. But these pictures are priceless!! I can't wait until I get to hold her in my arms!

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE music!!