Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Kennedy (I may brag a little bit)

Since we have so many pictures to share, I will post more on a separate blog. Wednesday was Kennedy's first birthday. I cannot believe that a year has gone by since this wonderful baby girl entered our lives. She has been such a blessing. I love being a mom. I realized lately that it has just become who I am, there is no turing it off. For example- I spoil her even when she's not around. I can't help but buy her a little something when we go out, or save her some of my food to share. She is always on my mind. I have never seen a baby with so much personality. She is so observant and smart. From the start, Kennedy was hitting all of the mile-stones early on. She held her own head within a few weeks, she crawled at six months, and took her first steps at nine and a half months. She is so good at mimicking people. If she sees how something is done once or twice, she an usually do it herself. It seems like she can do something new every day, and of course we think it's remarkable.

I love to cuddle with her. She is my little buddy. Lately I feel like we have a special bond. I hope we stay close as she grows older. She is such a happy baby. She has always been that way. I think it's because she always has food- I know that make me happy!! Really though, she is such a good natured little soul. I love watching her when she discovers something. You can see her mind working, figuring out how it works, or what it is. She always laughs at something when we do, like she understands what is funny. One time we had people over (she was about 4 mths) and we were sitting around talking. Kennedy had to be in my lap and would smile when we laughed. It was like she was part of the conversation. She amazes me every day.
Now, I'll get to her birthday. My cousin got us into Disneyland, so we spent the day there. She did great and we were able to stay until closing. I think some of the rides were too dark and scared her at first, but she started to have fun after going on a couple. I think her favorite thing though was having so much space to walk around, seeing so many new things, and for some reason the planters. She kept wanting to play in the planters. We tried to take pictures but she wouldn't look at the camera for most of them. We love our Kennedy!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Look out!! There's a monster on the loose!!

We had so much fun at our ward Halloween party last night. I love Kennedy's costume. Anyone who has spent time with her knows how fitting it is for her to be a monster. Yes, she is in the dishwasher in the fourth picture- point proven! She looked so cute last night and had her first trick-or -treating experience. She (I mean Jordan and I) made out pretty good on the candy stash. I wish she could wear this all the time. Thanks again to Dejah for making her first Halloween costume- you did a great job!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kennedy's real personality...more to come soon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pumpkin Patch pumpkin head

I love this time of year! Today we had a fun Saturday taking Kennedy to her first pumpkin patch. She even got to pick out her own little one. She was so cute today, as you can see...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Baby GIRL!!!!

I can honestly say we were surprised. The moment I knew I was pregnant, I felt like it was a boy! Heavenly Father just knows how much we love our Kennedy, why not have another little girl to bless our lives even more? Harley Kay Holmes should arrive around February 18th. We can't wait!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We have a climber!

Kennedy does something new everyday, I can't keep up. Lately she loves to open the fridge and climb the shelves. I'm a little nervous because she climbs anything she can. Hopefully we wont wake up to her sitting on top of the fridge...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's been a's something new!

New hair cut for Breana: $12.00
Cute outfit for Kennedy: $5.00
Jordan's signature glasses :$19.00
Knowing that there is really four of us in this picture: priceless!

Baby Holmes #2 due February 18th, 2011!!!
We are so excited!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I have to share these...

She's just too cute not to!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

My heart is full

Yesterday was my fist real Mother's a mom! It was a very special day for me. I was actually really excited for the day. It started off with Jordan making me breakfast( he does this quite often) but next to my plate was a sweet poem he wrote for me. I was really hoping he would write me one- those have been the best gifts from him. Of course it touched my heart and made me cry, I think he felt pretty good about that.

Sacrament meeting was really emotional for me too. I did a good job at not crying though. The primary children sang and it reminded me of being little and singing for my wonderful mom. What really got to me was when all of the men sang. It was awesome to see everyone up there and I really felt special.
After church we went to my parents house where my dad made some amazing sub sandwiches! I love my mom, she has been through a lot, but she is happy and always has something witty to say. It has been a really amazing experience seeing my parents become grandparents. They are great with Noah and Kennedy. I cannot express how much love I have for my mom and how much gratitude. I finally have some idea of how much she loves her children. It is so great to feel that love.
Next we went over to Jordan's parents house. Kennedy is one lucky baby. Sheryl loves her grand babies, and she is great with them. She of course has had a lot of experience with kids and it shows. I have always looked up to her. Growing up I thought "sister Holmes" was the sweetest lady in the stake. You know how there are just some people who always have something nice to say and you feel good around them because they are so good? Now she is my mom too!
I am truly blessed and I really felt that yesterday. I can honestly say I love being a mom. Surprisingly , it has been easier than I thought it would be and even better than I could have ever imagined. What a wonderful, eternal calling it is! I am so grateful for it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kennedy is SIX months old!!

Wasn't it just last week we were bringing her home from the hospital?!

It really feels like its only been six days and not six months. Kennedy is such a sweet and happy baby. She is so smart and silly. Right now her favorite toys are her pink lizard, musical piano, and pretty much anything anyone else is holding. She makes us laugh and learns something new everyday! This girl loves paper. She always eats it, and objects if I take it away. I wasn't quick enough yesterday and my shopping list was in her diaper this morning. (sorry, I find it hilarious)

Pretty soon she'll really be asking for the keys to drive take the car out! And look at this little pose!! This is my absolute favorite picture of this girl!

So here is a picture of her from today at the office. She was being so funny. It took the doctor a while to listen to her heart beat because she wouldn't stop grabbing at everything. Here are her six months stats:
Height 26.5 in
Weight: 18 lbs, 14 oz
I know, I know...just perfect. We love you Kennedy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Skinny Skinny Skinny

Doesn't describe this cute girl! We love her chubby-ness oh so much! She is the epitome of baby fat. I couldn't resist sharing these pictures because they made us laugh. Just a note- she photographs a little chubbier than she really is, especially when her aunt Dejah takes the picture...I just don't want her to get a complex, you know?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010



This Easter was my favortie so far. It was also conference weekend, which I really liked that they fell on the same weekend. Sunday morning we watched conference at home (while I did Jordan's hair with Kennedy's clips) then we went to the Pitt family Easter dinner. This is one of my favorite holidays. Everything feels so new and fresh and it is the most important holiday to remember Christ. The PItts still do easter egg hunts- I love it. Kennedy had her first hunt this year. The prizes are awesome and being with family is even better.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Yeah, I know...

That I am the luckiest girl. Jordan is a great man, husband, and father. He puts up with a lot (aka- me). He is so talented in everything. I feel like he is one of those people who can do anything really well. He is a great cook, very knowledgeable about gadgets and electronics, a great artist, and can write amazing poetry. He always has a way of making me feel loved and making everything better. He is such a calm and patient person, but he always has a joke in him. April 1st will mark the two year anniversary of our first date. Asking him out was the best thing I ever did. I still can't figure out why he chose me. I don't have the words to describe how much I love him. He helps me to be a better person, because I figure I should at least try to be in his league, since he is way out of mine. Everyday, he does something that impresses me and reminds me of just how lucky I am that he is mine. Forever.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

California bugs me

1. L.A.- the belly of the beast
2. Way too crowded. You know how people say California is great because you can go to the beach, desert,and the mountains all in one day! Yeah, what hidden freeway are you taking where there isn't any traffic making that possible?
3. Too many dang hippies
4. We only have one season here- warm. If we do have some rain, we are suddenly on "Storm Watch 2010"
5. Nobody knows how to drive. We might as well stop installing turn signals because no one knows how to work them. For the few of us that do use them, it is pointless, everyone just speeds up anyway.
6. We are taxed on everything and our taxes are way too high. Everything is expensive.
7. Is there a single road that doesn't have a pot hole, big cracks, or uneven pavement?
8.Our Governor...yeah...
9. Most beaches I have been to here look like the world's toilet, not all but most.
10. So many people smoke (ok so I can't really say they don't elsewhere) but I am so sick of not having fresh air. Our freeways and streets are littered with cigarettes (and other trash) and smokers are always ignoring the fact that they can't smoke close to buildings. Every time I go out someone around me is smoking.
Yeah this is a Breana rant. We drove to Santa Monica yesterday and every time I go out these are my thoughts. As much as I don't care for this state, there is one reason we are here- we grew up here, our family is here, it is home!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Melts my Heart


Just look at that face!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

All Because We Fell in Love: Valentines Day Pictures

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This is why life is so good!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What we've been up to...

As you can see, we have been pretty busy lately! This little girl makes sure of that. I have to be honest is so much fun!! Kennedy is always moving or smiling or doing something incredibly adorable. She definitely keeps us on our toes. I can't believe she is a few days shy of three months. Where did that go? Maybe she was busy making us happy and being a huge blessing to our lives, or creating sweet moments that I will never forget. I love her so much. It's fun to watch her grow but at the same time I want her to stay this small and sweet forever. She already has such a personality. I'm a little nervous for when she becomes mobile. She is the most wiggly thing I have ever seen. I'm almost positive she will not stop moving once she starts. She already keeps lifting herself out of her bath tub! Anyway, life is awesome. You would think that having a baby would suppress my baby fever for a little bit...nope! It just made it worse. She is too perfect not to want more. LOTS more!
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