Monday, November 23, 2009

big week

So lots has happened since i last blogged... I am back at work at the daycare. It sucks i'm not going to lie but we need the money and Brooklyn doesn't leave my site so its ok. BUT i do have to pay to bring her there.. which is super lame since i'm the one watching her.. So its a love hate thing but she really enjoys interacting with other kids and it gives me something to do so its not too bad.
Last week my cousin Brandon came home from his mission!! yay! i wasn't able to go to the airport but i did get to go to his homecoming yesterday and he looks so good! it was like he never left! he gave an amazing talk and seems to have adjusted back to life just fine. It was so great to see family since I never do anymore it seems like because i live so freakin far away from everyone. It was really fu

The sad part is that Brooklyn went with my mom back to Orem last night and is staying with her for three days!!!!! I CANT BELIEVE I LET HER GO! 3 days is a long time! we'll be in orem late wed night but what am i going to do with myself!! i dont even remember what its like to have free time.. maybe i'll take a nap :) but i didn't cry saying goodbye surprisingly. it just kind of happened so fast and now i miss her like crazy! but... i got to sleep in, ammon and i are going to the temple tomorrow, we actually have alone time and i can actually get stuff done. So i guess thats a good thing. I keep calling my mom like every hour asking how she is doing and if she is happy and to send me a picture. She seems to be doing great and is happy and slept 8 hours so that makes me happy.

I can't wait for this weekend. I get to get my daughter back, spend MORE time with family, see friends, and its THANKSGIVING! i love it! and then when we get back i will put the christmas tree up! Hopefully we will be able to go to Temple Square to see the lights and see everyone :) we really just need to move up there!

Monday, November 2, 2009

So brooklyn is now four months old! she finally is rolling over from her back to her tummy-but then she gets stuck. She is sitting like a pro. Eating Cereal. Laughing. Holding her bottle and just being amazing. Tomorrow she has to get shots and i'm not excited about that. I hate being there and hearing her scream.

She looked so cute in her halloween costume. Everyone kept saying she was the cutest pumpkin they had seen :) except some people were like oh he's so cute.. Really guys? MY KID DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A BOY!! kind of made me upset. But for halloween we went to the trunk or treat at the institute it was really fun. We went to wingers where whitney works with her husband kurt. We absolutely love hanging out with them. They are hilarious and we always have a blast. If it wasn't for them I would hate Cedar more then I already do now.

I need to get out of cedar soon! all i do is sit at home all day by myself. it SUCKS. its too cold to take brooklyn outside for a walk and all the girls i like to hang out with work and go to school so i dont do anything. I know i shouldn't complain but i feel like a loser sometimes.

Anyways I'm trying to decide if i should go back to schol next semester. That was the plan but i kind of like not going... haha i guess we'll see if ammon and i can arrange our schedules so we dont have to take her to a day care. but its going to be hard because ammon is going to school full tme and working and getting hours at the hospital too so maybe i'll just do a few online classes.

I'm really excited for this coming up month. My cousin Brandon comes home from his mission and its Thanksgiving! which means we get to go up to Orem! I love going up and seeing my friends and family!! Alot of my family still hasn't seen Brooklyn so it will be fun. I love my family. They are the best. We are going to the ranch this year and spending the holiday with my dad's side of the family. I cant wait to see all of them!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Amazing Dessert

So one night at institute our teacher made us this delicious dessert and gave us the recipe and I loved it so I finally made it last night and can i say AMAZING. :) its now one of my favorites so I want to share it with everyone! its so easy and so delicious i promise!

Sour Cream Banana Bars
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup butter softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 large)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

heat oven to 375-butter your jelly roll pan or cake pan or whatever you want to use
mix sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs in one bowl
beat in bananas and vanilla
beat in flour, salt, and bakng soda.
spread in pan until light brown (about 20 min)

Frosting for top (A MUST!)
heat 1/4 c butter over med heat until delicate brown
remove from heat
mix in 2 c powdered sugar
beat in 1 tsp vanilla and 3 Tbs milk until smooth
pour over top.

This is So easy to make and is so delicious and I want all of you to make it and tell me what you think! ENJOY!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This weekend was pretty fun. We went down to Vegas to visit Ammon's Family. It was a quick trip. We left sat night and came back monday morning but Brooklyn got to play with her cousins and it was nice to have other people there to watch her so ammon and i could just relax. We were able to get away for the 2nd time since she's been born and we went to a haunted house.. I LOVE HAUNTED HOUSES. I love amusement parks and roller coasters and anything that gets your heart pumping and adrenelin running. I havn't been to a haunted house in 3 years so we went and it was so disappointing. Way overpriced and not scary at all. It was just really small and not that great; but it was good to get out for a little. Next year tho he promised we're going to a better one in salt lake or something.

Our sister in law took some pictures of us on sunday which was nice because we have practically no pictures of us as a family.

Brooklyn is getting huge! I want to put her on a diet. She drinks 5 ounces every 2 1/2 hours.. She weighs 15 pounds is 24 inches long and is size two diapers. WOW. That puts her in the 90% for her weight adn 75%for her length. But she's cute so its ok. haha here are some pics from the weekend. :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

3 months!

Today brooklyn is 3 months old!!!!!! So crazy! This picture was taken on Sunday right before church. She is so cute and so happy. if she isn't smiling she's most likely asleep or eating. She is such a joy and blessing in our lives and we love her so much. I can't believe how fast the time goes and how fast she grows. She is holding her own bottle and sits up really good-not quite by herself but she is so strong and stands up with us only holding onto one hand. She is sleeping 6-7 hours straight at night wakes up eats and goes back to bed for 3 hours.. I LOVE IT!!!! I bought a little doorway jumper for her that should be here in a couple weeks which will be great to have because she is always wanting to sit up or stand up so i can put her in that while i do housework or something. I can not even imagine life without her. You think you love someone so much but once you have a baby of your own you have this love so strong for someone who all they do is cry poop and eat and its crazy but I would do anything for her and I just stare at her all the time and she just makes me so incredibly happy and I get emotional sometimes thinking how much she blesses me and ammon and the sweet spirit she brings into our home. She has brought us closer together and we want the best for her. Being married is amazing but having a family is the most rewarding thing ever.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

our wedding video

So I guess i'm just terrible with computers because i've been trying to get our wedding video saved to the computer so I can put it on facebook and this blog and I could never figure it out.. Somehow I was able to put it on youtube.. and put a link on this blog.. I have no idea how i did that.. and its still not saved to the computer but I absolutely love our wedding video its beautiful and ammon and I love to watch it together to remind us of the best day we've ever experienced.. Its crazy to watch and be see how much has changed in one year! but anyways! you should watch our growing up video and the short clip of us at the temple... its on the right under video bar. I couldn't figure out how to do the other parts of the reception and stuff.. so i apologize. ENJOY :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

i think she's pretty cute

i love this pic.. Brooklyn is learning how to mimic our faces and sounds we do with our voice. She is very smart!! isnt she so cute? she's getting so big!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

baby blessing

This week has been absolutely fantastic. On Sat was the Iron County Fair and we all went and rode on the carnival rides, ate funnel cakes, and alot of yummy food. it was a blast. we made my parents go on a ride and now i regret it. my mom and dad got really sick. especially my mom. she had to go lay down and they ended up leaving really early because she was so nauseous. :( Emily and spencer loved all the rides and so did all of ammon's family. it was alot of fun to all be there together. But the highlight of the week was today at brooklyns blessing. we had alot of friends and family that came to support her and we are so greatful for them. We had great grandparents and her great great grandpa. We were able to take a 5 generation picture-how cool is that?

Ammon did such a good job doing the blessing and the testimony meeting after was beautiful and the spirit was so strong. I was so greatful for my friends that came down from orem. Heather, Talia, Jessa, and Vanessa. They are amazing girls and I love them so much. They are all wonderful examples to me and they are just the best friends I could ever ask for. After the blessing we were able to go to the park and have a really nice luncheon. The food was amazing and everyone had a great time! It was so much fun but i was exhausted after. I love when friends and family come to visit but its so nice to just go home with our little family and relax.

Brooklyn is getting so big. She had her 2 month checkup last week. She now weighs almost 12 pounds! She is getting so strong too-holding her head up really straight and if you hold her hands she stands up. She's getting control of her hands and its hilarious to watch her put her fist up and just stare at it. She concentrates so hard to try to move it but doesn't quite get how too.. She's smiling and talking all day long and sleeping alot better during the night. She still loves baths and falls asleep almost every time. She'sstill a daddy's girl by far and Ammon is the best dad in the world. Brooklyn had to get shots last week and I was not excited for it. She was so happy at the doctors and smiling and then all of a sudden started screaming. It broke my heart. but once ammon picked her up she calmed right down. We gave her some grape flavored tylenol when we got home and she really enjoyed that! :) She is such a blessing in our lives and brings such a sweet spirit in our home. She has brought Ammon and I closer together and I love her more then she will ever know.

Monday, August 10, 2009

So its been awhile since i've posted anything. Its kind of hard because we don't have internet at our place so if i want to get on the computer I have to go clear to the library which is now a pain and isn't just me jumping in the car. i have to make sure brooklyn is fed and changed and diaper bag is packed, put her in car seat, etc etc.. She is getting SOOO big i can't believe it but she is so fun. Last night she slept great and I woke up feeling like a new person. She usually wakes up and eats every 3 hours at 12 3 6 and 9 but last night she slept from 1130 to 430. I was so happy and she was just smiling like crazy when she woke up and i couldn't help but laugh. you can't be mad at a smling baby even if they do wake you up all the time.
Brooklyn is getting so strong its crazy she holds her head up like its no big deal and last week she rolled over! yup thats right. she was not even 5 weeks old and we were at my parents house and she just rolled over and Ammon was the only one that saw so we put her back on her tummy and she did it again and we got it on video camera!! she's only done it a few times since then but i dont care.. she rolled over for the first time and i can prove it! haha
Last week was crazy busy. we went up to orem for my friend krystal's wedding and our friends elyse and brandon were also married. Last week (well aug 1) was our one year anniversary! i never would've thought that we would have a baby by our one year anniversary but hey i wouldn't change anything. Ammon and I went and got a couples massage which was very much needed it was great. Emily stayed home with brooklyn and i feel so bad because she just screamed the whole time and poor emily didn't know what to do. Good thing my mom got home in time to help.
Well nothing else is really new. Brooklyn will be 6 weeks tomorrow which is crazy. Time goes by so much faster now that she is here and I am loving every min of it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


so today baby brooklyn is 3 weeks old! wow time sure flies. anyways i wanted to tell a few stories about having her here. i forgot to mention before that during labor i got a fever so she had to be in the icu for 3 days to make sure nothing was passed on to her. She also got jaundice pretty bad and had to be under lights at home for almost a week. poor girl. we had to take her every morning to get blood drawn from her heel and i wouldn't go back because i didn't want to hear her screaming.. surprisingly she didn't make a sound any time. ammon said she would just look around and it was no big deal.. she handles pain better then i do.

She is such a good baby she never even cries! lucky us! she's on a really good schedule and eats about every 3hours. the only thing that i complain about is breastfeeding. it can be very painful-especially if you have mastitis :(. But she is doing awesome and growing like crazy! she was 7 11 and 19 1/2 inches long when she was born and at her 2 week appt she was 8 2 and 21 inches long!! She is also so so strong. she lifts her head up no problem for like 30 seconds and has huge thunder thighs!! when she gets mad she kicks and if she's laying on my chest or on the floor she pushes her butt up in the air..she pushes on the floor and scoots herself forward...pretty sure thats not normal for a 3 week old..

Brooklyn loves loves loves baths. she just kicks and coos and smiles and doesn't throw a fit at all and is so incredibly cute! however one time i took a loratab for pain and it knocked her out for like 2 days. i couldn't wake her up for anything.. i would give her a bath, wash her hair, put a washcloth on her face, rub her feet touch her face, change her diaper, and do everything i could think of to wake her up and nothing.. i drugged my baby. i felt so bad but it was pretty funny.
Another funny story that happened was she pooped on me. Every time she gets her diaper changed she either pees or poops during the process or right after. This one particular time i didnt put a clean diaper underneath and it was like rocket! she pooped so much and it got all over my legs my feet and the carpet. it was disgusting and ammon was rolling on the floor laughing. Anyways i still love being a mom she's absolutely perfect and beautiful. she loves to be sung to and talked to and will just sit and stare at you. she's so fun and such a daddy's girl. :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


well its been a while since i've written and so i have alot to catch up on.. two weeks ago i went in for my checkup and had really high blood pressure so i was put on strict bed rest beause we found out that I had pre-eclampsia.. pretty scary stuff. the next week i went in again and it was still high so they decided to induce me. My doctor stripped my membranes which was not fun to hopefully move things along. I was scheduled to come at 12:01 a.m. on june 30. But at 7 p.m. i started getting contractions every 4 min apart. We arried at the hospital at midnight and I was still only dialated to a 2+. So I got induced and it was just a matter of time. Ammon went to bed and i just sat there through the contractions. They didn't get bad until about 3:30 a.m. I woke Ammon up at 5 and got in the bath they have there. Then they were not so much fun. The nurse came in to check me and i was at a 3+. So almost 12 hours of contractions every 4 min and it was barely doing anything. I was so exhausted! At 8 in the morning the nurse said I could have the epidural now or in a few hours. I decided to get it and it wasn't that bad! thank goodness. I felt great. My mom and sister emily were there and so were Ammon's parents to help distract me. At about 12 I got checked and was at a 5+ and I was thinking it was going to be a long day however i started getting some intense pressure and asked to be checked again and hurray! i was ready!!! so at 1 p.m. i started pushing. my doctor was great and did alot of massage so i didn't have to get cut and at 1:43 p.m she was here! it was the most amazing experience ever and the coolest part was I got to grab her and pull her up on my chest. I was able to see her head come out and hold on to her and lift her up. i was so emotional and couldn't believe she was here. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long with a full head of hair! Brooklyn Mae is the most amazing perfect baby. She never cries and is on a really good schedule of feedig every 3 hours. She makes me exhausted but is so much fun to have. I was so lucky to have so many people here to support me. Ammons parents, my parents, my sisters amy and emily, and one of my best friends talia and her husband were all outside the door waiting for Brooklyn's arrival. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing family and husband to help me and support me in being a mother.
p.s. there are aton of pictures on my facebook!

Monday, June 15, 2009

baby crib!

so i finally have some pictures to show! i still can't find my camera connector thing so these are lame phone pictures but hey better than nothing right! so i have about 3 1/2 weeks left and i'm getting so anxious! and incredibly nervous. I'm scared somethings going to go wrong because i'm one of those people that have to know exactly whats going to happen.. which can be really annoying but thats just how i am. i can't wait to see her!!! we're almost all moved in which is really exciting. my dad and brother spencer came down this last weekend which was really fun.. my dad did another triathalon down in st george! he's crazy! but we got the crib set up which is beautiful! i love it so much. we got our piano tunned finally so i can play again.. and ammon and i spoke in sacrament meeting yesterday. i hate speaking.. with a passion!!! but we actually did a pretty good job. well thats all the news i have for now.. hopefully in the next couple weeks we'll have our little girl here and then i'll be posting about 20 pictures a day :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

crazy fun weekend

So. Of course I dont have any pictures to put. I really am terrible. I used to take pictures of everyone and everything but i've taken like 5 since i've been married. Anyways, two weeks ago was an amazing weekend! I got to go up to Orem and see my family. My beautiful sister Amy graduated from highschool. I am so proud of her. Even tho I absolutely hate sitting through graduations it was exciting to see my lil sis all grown up. Weird... That night we had a graduation barbeque with friends and family which was a blast! i love seeing family that i havn't seen in a long time. We ate alot of food and just had a blast. That weekend I also had two baby showers! I am def a lucky girl and Brooklyn is already so spoiled. Friday night my really good friend Talia did one for me and all of my friends. It was really fun! we played games ate talked and opened presents and I got some really really cute outfits and it just gets me so excited to have her here! The next day my dad participated in a triathalon! He did amazing and I was so proud!!! He swam 1/2 mile biked 13 miles and ran 3. It was so much fun to cheer him on and he did so well! That day my hubby and his family came up for the family baby shower which was also amazing. My family is awesome and got me some pretty sweet stuff. I got the crib that I wanted which is beautiful and is really neat because it converts all the way to a twin bed. I also got a stroller and car seat that I love!!! and the most beautiful bed set for baby brooklyn! I had it picked out and my aunt kristy and cousin britt got it for me! I got so much stuff and cute things and I couldn't wait to set it all up and decorate her room! Once its all done I will post some pictures. Ammon and I have gotten really good at spending money on a baby thats not even bored. :) Every time we go to walmart we always go past the baby section and I can't help but buy something. She's so spoiled its ridiculous but I'd rather spend money on her then me and she deserves the very best.. Except diapers suck to buy. They are expensive.. we've been trying to stock up but we added it all up and have like 3 months worth lol .. crap.. haha oh well! anyways I have about 4 weeks left until she gets here and I still have so much to do! I promise i'll get better at posting pictures!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

33 weeks

So I am terrible at updating my blog and I apologize.. We just moved into our cute little apartment and love it! Its really small but we know its a great change for us.. Its crazy saying oh that goes in the baby room.. SO WEIRD. haha anyways I'm 33 weeks pregnant! WOW time has gone by so fast and I hope the next 7 weeks go by faster. Its starting to get quite uncomfortable and I feel like I'm in my first trimester again. I get like 5 hours of sleep a night.. I'm always wanting a nap but I work every day at 1.. so that never happens so i'm always grumpy and tired when i get home. Good thing I have an amazing husband who takes care of me. Brooklyn is getting a lot bigger and so am I. I can feel her wiggle very easily now and sometimes she hurts! I can't wait to see her and be able to hold her in my arms. SInce we moved into the new apartment we get cable! WOOT WOOT haha so I watch a baby story every morning and cry every time the baby is born. Its ridiculous.. I'm going to be a wreck when its my turn. Anyways here are some pregnancy pictures that I promised.. Sorry they aren't great.. I'll have to put some better ones later on.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


So I havn't really had anything to write about until now. Finals are over which means school is done! I'm so happy and not as stressed out anymore. I passed all my classes except for one because I had a stupid teacher FAIL me because I missed too many days from being sick. Even with a doctors note and turning every assignment on time- he didn't care. F. I was really upset. He's stupid.
Lately I've been feeling very very pregnant. I'll be 30 weeks on sat! crazy!!!! only 10 weeks left to go and Brooklyn will be here. We've been attending the classes every week and i'll admit I'm SCARED TO DEATH FOR LABOR! we learned all about epidurals, episiotomies, the foreceps and vacuum thing they use and all of that fun scary stuff. If any of you know me-my biggest fear is needles. I want to cry when I get poked in the arm so watching someone get an epidural made me want to pass out. I started feeling so sick and it was kind of pathetic. I just hope that before I get an epidural I'm not freaking out because I can't handle the pain. The hospital doesn't want to give the epidural until your dialated to a 5 and i've heard its extremely painful before you get to that point. So if I am in pain I hope its not for like 30 hours or something. Anyways on a happier note about being pregnant. Brooklyn is driving me crazy!!!!! She keeps me up at night and wont stop kicking my side when i'm trying to sleep cuz she's trying to get me to move. She's so funny though, the other day she stuck her head out a little so i pushed it back in and then she pushed it out so i pushed it in.. she pushed it out so i started rubbing her head in a circular motion and then would go to the other side and i could feel her flip and go over there and stick her head out! SHE LOVED IT! ammon tried and the same thing happened. We couldn't stop laughing. Also, she loves otter pops. I start eating one and immediately she starts kickin and spinning or doing jumping jacks or whatever she does.. :) i love her and can't wait to meet her.
Another exciting thing that is happening is that the apartment place called!!! We've been living in this 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house since we got married and its been great but the apartment we are moving into only requires you to pay 30% of your income... So I dont have to work and I wont stress about Ammon making enough to pay for rent and all the bills. Its such a blessing that we get to move in next month right before the baby comes. Its perfect timing and we are so happy!
I have more prego pictures to post but forgot my camera so I will do that later! Anyways thats an update on us!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Birth classes and Brooklyn!

So yesterday was an exciting day! we got to go to our first child birth class.. i had no idea what to expect but now i'm super excited to go everyweek! our teacher is hilarious which always makes things fun. we learned about kick counts, the schedule, we took a tour of the labor and delivery room and stuff, we watched a video about different relaxation techniques to do during labor.. i will probably try all of them.. it was kind of sad cuz all the guys in the class were laughing at all the girls in the video cuz they were moaning, and sweating, and crying, and all that stuff...but it does not look like fun. we learned about pain.. and how to not focus on it and a bunch of other things. it was really helpful .. i just hope i dont forget all the stuff when its time for the real thing.. but I probably will.

Also today was very exciting! We got to go do a 3-d ultrasound to see our little baby! I'll be honest. I was kind of disappointed. The lady doing it seemed like she was in a hurry and she only had us scheduled for like 20 min. Brooklyn was moving a ton so a lot of the shots were really blury. I was kind of sad but on the plus side we did get to see a little bit of her. We saw her scratchin her face and sticking out her tongue and crossing her legs.. she was even in a position with her foot over her hand right by her head.. i was impressed.. she also yawned, and blinked! it was exciting! When she was being stubborn and not moving we would push on her butt like 5 times to get her to move and she looked like she was glaring haha she's a cutie. It is so crazy knowing that the next time we see her she'll be in our arms. only 100 days to go!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


What is your husband's name? Ammon Gutierrez
How long have you been married? 8 months!
How long did you date? 3 1/2 months long distant and then two in Cedar before we got engaged
How old is he? 25
Who eats more sweets? Def Me :)
Who said I love you first? Ammon :) It was amazing!
Who is smarter? We both have our places lol
Who does the laundry? We both do.
Who pays the bills? We both do.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Usually him
Who cooks dinner? We switch off.
Who drives? Both of us.
Who kissed who first? Ammon:)
Who asked who out first? Ammon :)
What are your middle names? mine is dianne
How long have you been together? 1 1/2 years or something
Do you have any children together?One on the way!
What about pets? zero
Who is the most sensitive? Me
Where do you eat out most as a couple? oo many different places. we love olive garden
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Mexico
Who has the worst temper? Me.. but we're both pretty mild..and stubborn
Who is the neat Freak? Him
Who is the more stubborn? depends on the day..and topic lol
Who hogs the bed? AMMON!
Who wakes up earlier? ammon.. and then he wakes me up and gets me mad
Where was your first date? IHOP and then BYU UNLV football game
Do you get flowers often? Yes yes! he's great at giving me all sorts of surprises
Who snores louder? Ammon does for sure :)
How long did it take to get serious? Not long at all. Like a month maybe..

Marriage and Pregnancy

So I've decided to finally update my blog. SO many people told me to get one and i havn't done a thing with it. So a little update on our life... Ammon and I have been married for 8 months and I'm six months pregnant! Crazy i know. We weren't planning on starting our family so soon but now that we are going to have a baby, I can't even imagine not being pregnant right now. I'm 25 weeks along and we are having a baby girl whose name will be Brooklyn Mae Gutierrez. This pregnancy has been hard, exciting, fun,spiritual, emotional and a whole bunch of other things. Ive never been so sick in my life and it seems like its one thing after another but I have such an amazing husband who takes care of me and i know I couldn't do it with out him. Brooklyn is moving so much and everytime I feel like I hate being pregnant or dont want to do it anymore she reminds me she's there and how worth it its going to be. Of course I know being a mom wont be easy but I can not wait until she's here! Only three more months! Ammon and I are so excited and it seems like its taking forever! My baby bump isn't so little anymore and its still crazy to me that we're going to have a baby. She's due only july 11 but I secretely am hoping she's here at the end of june :) Our doctor that we have is absolutely amazing and has made me comfortable with this whole experience. So i'm excited for that part. We start birth classes tomorrow which will be fun I hope. We have some friends Sammy and Landon that are in the class too so that will be fun.