Saturday, December 8, 2007

Joseph, Mary and.... Baby Jesus?!?!

We are LOVING our ward here in Lehi. We have met some great friends, and have loved almost everything about it... For our Christmas party they asked us to be Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus... For the most part I think the church is true wherever you go... but apparently in our ward in Lehi they think Jesus is a girl... :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Here are some pictures of our first family trip with Lily! Mom and Dad rented out a place up at Deer Valley... this was also the first Thanksgiving that we have done away from home like that too! It worked out great! We had an absolute blast.

GO COUGARS! With Ash being a BYU Grad, and me... just 12 credits shy of my degree, we were glad that we had one more year of bragging rights against our Ute family and friends... it was a close one once again, and once again Cougars take the win! Thanks Dad (Lowell) for great season tickets! We loved every minute of it!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lily has lots of boyfriends!

Lily and Baby Cooper Broadbent... he came to visit after Lily was born!

Cole and Tommy were fighting over Lily....

it looks to me like she chose Cole! Do you notice the sucking of Cole's cheek in this picture!

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's Christmas Time!

I don't know about you... but in our house, we are EXCITED for Christmas to be here! Thanksgiving was amazing, we went up to Deer Valley with the Lefrandt clan, and couldn't of had more fun! Thank you Mom and Dad for an amazing trip! We ate a lot of yummy food, went shopping at the outlets (day after Thanksgiving sales!), saw some movies... August Rush is amazing for those that haven't seen it, relaxed and had a ball. Couldn't of been more happy. We are excited to openly listen to Christmas music, everyone is getting their lights on their homes, and trees up. We decorated our house last night! I will post pictures soon!

This Christmas is a special one, it is a dream fulfilled for me. I have always dreamed about Christmas with my own little family... and now with my wife and baby I feel like it is a dream come true. While Lily may not remember this Christmas, I always and forever will :)

I hope this post finds each of you well, and enjoying the holiday season! Hopefully we will all be posting more pics soon!

Merry Christmas to All!


Jon, Ash and Baby Lily :)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Our Sweet Sweet Baby...

We just had to share... Lily is so adorable, these pictures just captured her beautifully. We couldn't be more excited to have her here, and couldn't LOVE her more!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sweeet, Sweet Baby....

These are just a few little pics our photographer sent us, we can't wait to see the rest!

Lily has brought us so much Joy and Happiness, and such an amazing feeling into our home. It is truly hard to imagine what life was like without her. We couldn't be happier and more grateful that she is ours forever.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Totally Tagged!

First, sorry to Steph and Lis! I have been slightly distracted with the baby lately, and... we don't have internet at our new place yet. My apologies.... here we go everyone! I've been tagged!!!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. When I was little I had more imaginary friends than probably anyone you know. I could entertain myself for hours. I would teach school, tennis, and pretend to take carpool while riding on my bike. My brothers and sisters still tease me, but hey, they say that children who have great imaginations are smarter:)

2. I thought I was a creative person until I met my husband. He puts me to shame so much that I really don't even try anymore. But that's about to change. One of my goals for 2008 is to pick back up the fun creative things that I used to do all the time.

3. I was actually the one who spotted Jon first. I saw him at Lisanne's wedding and wondered who he was. I didn't say anything to Lisanne about it for a couple of months because I was a little bit scared of being rejected. But one day I had a little voice in my head tell me to just ask her about him...what did I have to lose? Boy am I glad I did!!! Love you honey.

4. I have stayed in the original Bachelor house. My friend Brittney's Husbands best friends parents (got that?)own a house in Malibu and they rented it out to ABC for the Bachelor. We all got to go down and stay in the house for a few days...that was a trip I will never forget.

5. I don't have many regrets in life but if I could do it over I would change a few things. I would have taken my voice lessons more seriously and really persued developing my voice.

6. My whole life I've dreamed of being a mother, and just 12 days ago, my dream came true. I have the most beautiful baby girl in the whole world and I am in heaven every day! Words can't describe how incredible this experience is. I feel like I've arrived!!

So Fun! Ok, so I tag... Shanna, Katie Hillstead, Shannon Cornelius, Kari Tuttle, Jenna Vela, and...Brit Anderson! GO!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy One Year Anniversary!

It was just one year ago that Ash and I got married. This year has been so amazing, and so crazy all at the same time. Our wedding anniversary is actually on the 14th, so we celebrated it on the 13th this year because it was a Saturday. I took Ash out to dinner at La Caille... it was GORGEOUS out there and the food was amazing. Lily stayed home with Grandma Judy. It was hard to leave her, but we figured being that it is our anniversary we needed to go out and celebrate!

Last night, we celebrated by eating the top part of our wedding cake. Suprisingly yummy after a year of sitting in the freezer! Who knew! And we watched our wedding video while holding Lily in our arms. This year has been so fun! What a fun way to top it off with the most adorable baby in our arms! Ash... thanks for the best year ever! Here's to many more! Loves.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hi Everyone! My name is Baby Lily!

This is our first family photo! Ashley had to have an emergency c section after her water broke unexpectantly while I was at priesthood session in Alpine! Her water broke at 6:15PM and Lily was born at 8:11PM on Saturday night! She weighed 7 lbs 5 ounces and is 19 1/2 inches long! We couldn't feel more blessed as we watched the Lord protect our little family throughout the day of her birth. From doing 360's on the freeway, to having the doctor miraculously in town when he wasn't supposed to be. We know that he is mindful of us and we are grateful that he has trusted us with this precious little spirit.

I know I am going to be a pretty strict Dad... but we decided to let her go on her first date with her friend Tommy. We approve ;)

Ash with all of her high school girlfriends and their adorable babies!

With Auntie Lulu and second cousin Cha Cha... who is going to show her the ropes ;)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bye Bye Elder Lefrandt

One of Elder Lefrandt's first picture as a missionary! Right after he was set apart! We are so proud of him! He is going to do great in Australia!

These are our last family photo's for 4 years. Due to the fact that Matt and Scott are so close in age, it will be nearly 4 years between the time they will see eachother. So, Mom rushed us in with Camilynne to get some last snapshots before Matt went in to the MTC. I will post the professional ones when we get them in!!!


Monday, October 1, 2007

Let the countdown begin!

Today is an exciting day! Finally I got to take the page off of my calendar so that I can now see the day that Lily will be here! After all the long wait OCTOBER IS FINALLY HERE! We also are celebrating our one year on the 14th! So exciting!

Sorry to all our readers. Our blog has been incredibly boring recently, due to the move and the craziness of life, we haven't taken any pictures, we don't have internet at our house yet, and life is just crazy. So hang in there... don't you worry , once this baby is here... you will be seeing lots more of the Lefrandt family! We love you all !

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

With it's first coat of paint on it.

This is what it looks like with it's first coat of paint on it. I know you all are as thrilled about it as I am.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Our New Home...

Well everyone. It looks like this is OUR WEEK!!! We finally will get to move into our new home! We couldn't be more excited, we will for sure post pictures as we move in and Ash works her magic.

I just wanted to show everyone the first piece of furniture that I have made Ash. (with a TON of help from my Dad.... he is a woodworking genius!) We are excited to paint it and get it in our family room!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Jon's California Adventure

Well this past weekend was a lot of fun. My brother Scott's high school team went down to play Reggie Bush's old high school team (Helix) It was an awesome game, and so close 7-14 Lone Peak lost. But they played great. Here are some of the highlights of the weekend. The temple being one. AMAZING.

These are a bunch of pictures that we took at the beach my first night. Basically... I am obsessed with California. I want to live there some day. Or at least visit... 4 times a year for a week at a time. We will see if my career can kick off enough for me to afford that!

Here is the new Lone Peak Quarterback! Two weeks ago, the first and second string Quarterbacks both got injured in the game against Timpview. So... couch threw Scotty in there. He has never played quarterback in his life. The first game was a little rough but, Scott did awesome against the Helix Highlanders. We were so pumped for him and for the rest of the season!

This was a lifetime dream fulfilled for Matt. BYU playing UCLA in the ROSE BOWL! It was an awesome game, unfortunately ended in a loss by the cougars. We had alot of fun though.

A side note. There were alot of fans that came down from Alpine to see the game in California. It was so great to see everyones support and it was alot of fun to have the community all there. Unfortunately as we were all driving from San Diego (where the high school played) to LA for the BYU/UCLA game one of the boys on the team Stefan Grant's Mom and 5 year old sister were in a car accident on the freeway. A semi truck changed lanes without seeing their car and smashed their car into another one. The little 5 year old girl was killed and the mom was rushed to a hospital in downtown LA. It was a tragedy for Stefan, the high school football team, and the community. It was in times like this where you are truly grateful for the knowledge that they will see their little girl again. Even with this knowledge it still is hard. I thought alot about my little sister Abbie who is only 7 years old. I can't image losing her, my daughter, any of my siblings, my nieces and nephews, my wife or anyone for that matter, but especially a little child. It broke our heart that day. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Grant Family for their loss.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Baby Shower #2

Here are some fun pictures of my family shower!My sisters threw such an adorable shower. The theme was "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and naturally it was hosted at my Sister Tiffany's house.

Here are some pictures of all the beautiful displays! They really did such an amazing job! Everything was beautiful.

Here I am with my cute sister's (in law)

And... here I am with all of my sisters!