Friday, October 16, 2009

Rolling and Scooting

The adventures of Joanna beginning already. How dangerous does that sound. Yes we are going to have to be baby proofing already. Especially since I will be crawling before you know it. So watch out Joanna fans. I should more than likely have a official crawling blog by thanksgiving.
Hey you looking at me of course you are I am the cutest.

I love my new gym. Its so much fun.




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videoThe first video is of me scooting the second one of me is rolling over. I love getting into things I am not supposed to all ready. Lookout mom and dad.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Balloon Glow in August

Over the labor day weekend every year here in colorado springs is called a balloon classic. Which early in the morning they have balloon races. I have never been to one. In the evenings after it gets dark they have the balloon glow where they blow up the balloons and light there fires all at the same time.This year we took Leigha to it she enjoyed it as well as our princess Joanna.
Joanna and I. Leigha my niece enjoying the balloons.
Paul and Joanna Paul and fussy Joanna The balloons glowing.
Leigha getting cold and tired.



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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Family Reunion 2009

Bonnie, Londyn, Keiauni, Sadie and I.
Avey eating watermelon.

Avey Ricks, Avey Riggs, and Avey Beagley.
Avey Ricks, Avey Riggs, and Avey Beagley 2

Avey Lavern McDaniels with her three 3 great granddaughters Avey.


Kira and Avey Ricks, Keiauni and Avey Beagley Grandma and Katherine and Avey Riggs.

Terry Cope, Kira and Avey Ricks, Marva Rupp, Keiauni and Avey Beagley, Grandma, Katherine and Avey Ricks, and Dad.
Anthony and Vanessa the ballerinas.


Jake Bell, Dave Lee, and Jacob Lee



Paul and little Joanna doll playing the drums.

Grandma Cope, Avey and Joanna at the cabin holding hands.

Grandma Cope, Avey and Joanna at the cabin.

Joanna and Avey in bed with Grandma and Pop Cope at the cabin.

Joanna's first time in a pool Joanna loving the pool water.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Variety of PIctures

Paul and Joanna on fathers day!
Joanna in Avey's brown and pink dress.
Look at me I'm standing in my carseat.
Playing in daddy's office chair.
Looking so cute visiting grandma in the hospital.

At grandma and pop's sitting up on their couch.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Renissance Festival 2009

Paul, Jen, Deidre, Joanna and I went to the renisannce festival in larkspur colorado on saturday the 26th of June. First stop was a costume shop to buy a outfit complete with corset. Then it was on to get our hair braided. We looked in lots of the shops bought food. Went to the joust, and rode the elephants.
My hair complete after being braided and I was dressed and ready to roll.
Jen and I ready to roll our hair braided.

Jen posing

Deidre posing

Jen and Deidre Garrett posing

Jen with Jack Sparrow

Jen and Deidre with Jack Sparrow



The three of us ladies with Jack Sparrow he wanted more wenches.

Wenches want Paul

Where are my Wenches!

We had such a good time but left due to the rain. Can't wait till next years Renissance Festival.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Joanna's Blessing

On Sunday June 14th we blessed Joanna Katharine at church. Paul's parents Pearl and Jerry Box came for it. My parents were there as well. In the prayer circle was Paul, Jerry, my dad Kim, Bishop Webster, and Miguel Perez. It was such a lovely day. She didn't cry a bit during the blessing she was quite the angel. My brother and two nieces were there along with Stacy.
My mother made the dress it is so pretty.
Me and Joanna she was a little upset because she was tired.
Grandma and Grandpa Box with Joanna
The Boxes including grandma and grandpa.

The Boxes and and Pop Cope and Grandma Cope

Grandma Cope, Pop Cope Paul, Joanna and I.

Joanna's First Joy

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Her first time in the swing at grandma's and pop's house. She really actually likes it alot.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Joanna Katharine is here!!!

This past weekend started out like anyother weekend. We had plans to attend a wedding saturday night, renew our lease at our apartment complex. Friday Paul got off work early and we went to denver to get some things. We took flowers to my mom for placing 3rd in regional sweet adeline's quartet competition friday afternoon. We went to the Home storage place to get some things we knew we need for food storage.



Saturday morning around 4 something I was awakened by a contraction but I didn't think much about it because I had been having sporadic contractions for a month. Well I went to the bathroom and my plan was to go back to sleep. Well to my astonishment I started to leak like I had peed the bed. I knew that couldn't be it. So after about a half hour I cleaned myself up and clean the sheets. This was around 5am. I woke paul up at 6am to let him know we should prepare to maybe possibly go to the hospital. I put that off til I talked to my dad and my contractions were 2 hours apart still sporadic. My dad came to get the gift for the wedding that night and he and Paul gave me a priesthood blessing. We then went to the hospital. They determined my water had broken and that was at 10:30. Because of a group B strep test that came back positive they started an IV with antibiotics. Then about 12:15 they started some pitosin to get my contractions rolling and at regular intervals. IT didn't take long for the drugs to take effect because the pain increased my contractions were about every 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes apart. It became very unbearable for me. So I told Paul to tell them I was ready for the epidural. It took maybe ten minutes for the anisteisolgist to come and get the epidural going. Once the epidural hit it was smooth sailing. I felt nothing from the waist down. Meanwhile it took til 615 for me to be dilated to 1o. I started pushing and things got real tough and they ended up having to use the forceps to get her out. She was born at 8:16pm weighed 7lbs even is what they wrote down. She is 19 3/4 inches tall has Pauls long eyelashes, his hair and she has a fair amount of it. She is so beautiful. We are greatful she is here and healthy. Here a few pictures.



Right after Joanna Katharine was born.



Here is a picture of the weight scale after her weight was calculated. They rounded up because she was so close to 7lbs.

Look at me. Would you hurry up I'm cold.

Look at my feet. They are doing her footprints.

Mommy adoring her angel that is now here.

I love this beautiful girl and she is all mine.

Happy and content she is finally here.

Joanna is thinking quite heavyly.

One of her many facial expressions. We love them all.


Paul's two girls.


Nice and cozy.

Wide eyed and beautiful.


Yeah visitors.

Aunt Jill in town for Taber's wedding open house came by the hospital to visit before heading back to Arizona.

My mom and Aunt Jill just loving Joanna.

Mom and Aunt Jill.

Paul admiring his little girl.


Nice and comfy.




Ooh Yummy my hands I love to suck on them.



Having my picture taken again.


Back to sleep.

Paul and his little girl. Sweet angel of mine sleeping. The blanket was crocheted by her grandmother box.

We came home from the hospital on monday at noon. We are adjusting pretty well I guess. Still dealing with lots of changes. Hope all of you enjoy this new post.