Monday, December 22, 2008


This past weekend Ashlyn got to participate in her first little cheerleading clinic. She was too young but since my sister is a cheerleader they were so nice and let her do it anyways. So she learned a cheer and a little dance. Then performed it at half time last Saturday! Her first performace...I got nervous...but she did so good. She got out there and while waiting for the music to start she spotted her Daddy and Mommy and gave us a little wave hello. She actually did most of the moves. I was so proud of her! It is so much fun watching her now if you tell her to do her cheerleading she has her own version of the dance she remembers and performs it all the time. She is so much fun to watch!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Thanksgivng!

Brandon & I love this time of year our tree went up a little late this year usually its up right after Halloween but this year it was up the 2nd week in November. But what a great way to kick off the holiday season!
I just want to take a minuet and count some of my blessings in my life! First, my wonderful best friend my husband! He keeps me going and is my better half! For his stable job and all his hard work he puts into his career, he is awesome! And lately I don't know what i would do without him. He has helped me with our little difficult baby. (Don't worry she's getting less cranky!) Second, my two sweet girls. I can't even describe the blessings and happiness they bring to me each and every day! Third, all our extended family I love them all so much and its so great to have them all in town so close by.
Ever since Brandon and I have been married we are grateful to have LouAnne do Thanksgiving on Wednesday so we can all stay and just relax and not have to run in between both sides! So thanks to her Thanksgiving is 2 days and actually relaxing! We had a great time with all our families they are all so fun! Thanks LouAnne and mom for the yummy Thanksgiving dinners! Then of course us crazy Bailey's shopping tradition on Black Friday. We start off with breakfast then off shopping for the rest of the day. It is so much fun and it's always great to get a good deal! Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brooklyn's 5 Months!

Brooklyn is 5 months! I can't believe she is that old already. She is such a happy baby and such a blessing in our lives. It's so much fun watching Ashlyn and her gain a sisterly bond that will last their whole lives. I love watching her discover new tricks and watch her learn. Some of her favorite things; she loves to blow bubbles and raspberries, play peek-a-boo with Ashlyn, and play in her little bouncer. I just love being her mom!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pumpkin Time!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Halloween was so much fun this year! Ashlyn was Minnie Mouse and Brooklyn was a pumpkin! We first went to visited the grandparents and all the cousins. We went to my parents and had a Halloween dinner then met up with the Davis's and the Broadbents for some tick or treating. Ashlyn had a blast going around the neighborhood and getting candy! But her favorite was handing out the candy. The door bell would ring and she would get so excited to see all the kids and give them candy! We had lots of fun! I love this time of year with the beautiful weather and Halloween. The perfect start to the holiday season!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Fun!

To start it off we went to Linder Farms Pumpkin Patch. We went with my sister and her boys. It was so much fun, Ashlyn loved riding on the hay ride, picking out pumpkins, and playing in the little maze. We decorated the pumpkins after we got home. She is loving to do arts and crafts lately so painting her pumpkin was a blast for her! We carved a pumpkin too, but Ashlyn thought the insides of the pumpkin were pretty gross (she must take after her mom) so we left the carving up to Brandon.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our Date Night!

Wow its been a while since Brandon and I got out for a date night. We went to the BSU vs. Hawaii game last weekend. We had tons of fun. Go Broncos!! Since Brandon is an avid BSU fan, so his dad and him have season tickets. Luckily I got to go this time! It was extremely nice to be able to be Amber and not Mommy (though I love being mommy...its nice to have a break). We were a couple again. So thanks babe for taking me out, I love you so much. I am so glad we can be best friends as well as husband and wife! So for all of you with crazy kids and need a nights are a must!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ashlyn's In Dance!

Ashlyn started dance this past month. She absolutedly loves it. It is so cute to watch her learn and start a new talent! She talks about it all the time. I can't believe she is already old enough to take dance. I didn't really know I would have just as much fun as she is!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oregon Coast

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Oregon Coast!

The past week we were able to take our yearly Oregon Coast trip! We had so much fun. We drove so I was a little nervous of the 8 hour or so drive but the girls did awesome. I decided to keep Ashlyn busy to give her a little toy or fun treat each hour, that actually helped a lot. On our way we stopped at the Portland Zoo. Ashlyn absolutely loved it. If you ask her what she saw she will name off all the animals, its really funny! We then were at the coast the rest of the week. We had beautiful weather and had so much fun as a family. Ashlyn played tons on the beach and tried to have Brooklyn play with her too but it didn't really work out since Brooklyn is only 2 1/2 months. It was nice to get away as a little family!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Brooklyn's 2 Months!

What have us Read's been up to. Well, I can't believe Brooklyn is two months old already! She smiles all the time (when she's awake)and is a very good baby she is starting to finally be awake more often which is nice. She started doing her little baby talk like a week or so ago! Ashlyn is loving being a big sister and still loves to hold her and give her "big hugs and big kisses". Ashlyn is starting new things too... she now is officially potty trained and is getting her lovely 2 year old mollers. Which makes her kinda grouchy but nothing a little numbing gel doesn't fix. That is about all for us, just enjoying the kids and the hot weather!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Brooklyn's Blessing Day

Sunday August 3, 2008

Today we blessed Brooklyn. It was such a beautiful day. We have church at 8:00 am so it was a very early day but we actually made it on time. It was so wonderful that our whole family was able to make it. Brooklyn looked so beautiful and peaceful in her white dress its so amazing to me to see this perfect little girl Heavenly Father has sent to our family, I am so lucky to be her mother! I am so grateful for the church in our lives.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July Fun!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Brooklyn Is Here!

Brooklyn is finally here! Sorry it took so long to post something, I know a few of you have been asking to see you know, we have been busy at home with baby.

Brooklyn was born at 4:05pm on Thursday, June 19th. She weighed in at 7 pounds even, and 20 1/2 inches long. She came out with a full head of brown hair, just like Ashlyn. Actually, the similarities between the two are quite erie. They are definitely sisters.

I was induced at 10:30am, but they apparently missed with the first Epidural, so my contractions got all messed up. So, we had to do a second Epidural and start the process over again. Once that got all squared away, I pushed one and a half times, and she was here!

Since we've been home, Ashlyn has been a big helper...sometimes too much. We've had a few close calls, but all in all she is a very proud big sister. She loves "Bwoken" and her favorite thing is to hold hands with her. It's so cute. We are so excited to have another sweet baby girl in our family. Enjoy the pictures!

More Pictures

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Our New House!

We finally moved into our new house about 6 weeks ago. (I'm a little late at updating my blog page) Thanks to my sweet husband out house is beautiful with everything I could imagine! He is so wonderful! We are so thrilled to be moved in.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashlyn!

May 2nd was Ashlyn's birthday. I can't believe she is already 2! We had her princess party on Saturday and the whole family came which was really fun. She had a blast with all her cousins (even though they are all boys she keeps up with all of them). She is growing into such an amazing little girl. She is such a sweetheart and is a really obedient child. I am so blessed to have her in my life she brightens up each and every day! One of her favorite songs to sing is the Happy Birthday song and so while we all sang to her she sang the song too. Brandon, the wonderful father that he is, was able to put together her swing set just in time for her birthday party. She was so excited to play on it the minuet her swing went up she was in it until she fell asleep! Happy Birthday Sweetheart hope you had a fun day!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Happy Easter! We had a fun Easter Ashlyn had a blast finding all treats on the annual Bailey Easter Egg Hunt. When getting her ready in her Easter dress she thought that it was Cinderella's dress and said, "Oh Beautiful!" It was lots of fun seeing her getting so big. We hope you all had a wonderful Easter too!

28 Weeks and Counting!

On November 6, 2007 we found out that we are expecting baby #2! We are so excited to have our family grow. Then on Valentines Day we discovered we were blessed with another sweet little girl. So my due date is Saturday, June 28th. Hopefully she will come on time! We have had her name picked out since one our first dates so she will be Brooklyn Read. (Ya we picked all our kids names out on that date) We can't wait for her to get here! Only 3 more months!

Princess Ashlyn

Ashlyn is almost 2 years old and so much fun! She talks ALL the time. She is all girl; loves to paint her nails, do her hair, play with her babies, and talk on the phone. She has so much personality and is happy all the time.