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Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Introducing the newest member of the Payne clan...

Breeann Christian Payne

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrated with us today! It was an amazing day for our family.  I am beat, but I promise to post more pics of Bree and give a bit more detail about her within the next week :o) Love you all!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013


My dear sweet Ayden. He's a sweetheart. He can always put a smile on my face. Don't get me wrong, he drives me nuts a lot of times... but he's so dang fun!! He is starting to get favorites/ preferences. I think it's safe to say we found his favorite show for now... or at least favorite title song :o)

This isn't the best reaction he's given either. Normally the good ones are when the cameras too far away. :o)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

We're alive!... I think ;)

So so sorry for the lack of postings this year. Once I can tell more about the baby (which is two more weeks!!! Holy hannah is came fast!!), hopefully you guys will understand and forgive me. Anyway~ here's a quick update on the other three of us in the mean time.

Jared's busy with work, being the world's best dad and husband! He's still lovin' his job at Domo. He has his moments of it being hard to go to work, but he's a trooper. Church wise, he's serving as ward employement specialist and emergency preparedness specialist. Other than that, Jared spends his time playing with Ayden, keeping me sane, and spoiling the baby :o) I think I got myself a keeper

I'm busy being mom and wife to my amazing family. I'll admit, I loose it more then I should... but overall I love my work. I wouldn't trade it for the world. As far as church callings go, I don't have any right now! After 4 1/2 years they released me from praimary pianist about a month ago. It was a very bitter, sweet thing. I miss those crazy primary kids. But I'm excited to go to church and listen to lessons... as much as you can with a nine month old :o)

Ayden is developing like crazy!! I won't say growing... he's still tiny tiny. I've been meaning to get a current weight on him but I bet he's 18... maybe 19 pounds. He's now 20 months. He eats like a champ most of the time now! He will still have his moments of not eating... but we don't stress about it anymore. He LOVES, LOVE, LOVES the outdoors. This kid would swing, play/ throw to Buddy, and play in dirt all day if you'd let him. I'm trying to get him to play with water more, but he seems to only like it if it's running. Hopefully that'll change soon. He has a few words he says consistantly, but he can and will definitely get his point across when he needs/ wants something. The other day when I got him up from his nap, he pointed to his shoes indicating he wanted them on... I made sure and he did his little chuckle... he then told me go... "you want them on so you can go?" another little chuckle... he then said dad... i asked him if he wanted his shoes on so he could go with dad... big old chuckle which means i hit the nail on the head and that was exactly what he wanted. It's been so fun to see him develop. Hes a lot of fun and a really good older brother. The baby is about as big as he is :oP

Anyway~ hope this finds everyone well. I will for sure update in two weeks when i can post pictures of the baby!!! So excited for everyone to "meet" her. Until then, love to all!!!