Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oh Christmas tree

We are busily getting ready for Christmas. Jacob love the Christmas tree but luckily he hasn't pulled it over yet. We have had fun shopping. I have probably made over half of the presents this year so that has made it a little more fun too. I think that babies and children bring a certain type of magic to Christmas. Jacob love Christmas lights, Snow, Christmas music etc. We have an advent calender that I got from my mom, and we read a scripture and sing a Christmas hymn, and then put a little angel figurine in the advent box. We let Jacob pick out the angel every night, a couple of times he has picked the baby Jesus, but we are saving that one for Christmas Eve. I finally got all of my Christmas cards addressed and they should be in the mail tomorrow yeah! Jacob seems to be in awe of the white stuff that has been coming out of the sky for the last two days. I think he will like it more next year when he can play in it. We went to the temple Friday night and then we all walked around temple square. It was fun to go see the lights as a family. If I don't write again before Christmas we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


The Antezano's

Sunday, December 7, 2008

glad things and sad things

Well the sad things first. Today is Jimmy's birthday (Jimmy is my parents dog). He would have been 14 years old. But he died on Wednesday night. He became suddenly ill on Sunday and died on Wednesday. He will be greatly missed be all especially by our little Jacob who spent last weekend chasing him all over. Well besides that these last two week have been wonderful. It has been nice to see family. We went up to Brigham for Thanksgiving, we spent Thanksgiving day at my aunt and uncle's house in Smithfield. It was fun to see pictures of Cami's wedding dress which she picked out over the break. Yesterday my dad spent the day at our place while Ivan went to the Snow College national championship game at Rio Tinto stadium with most of my siblings and my mom. We didn't think it would be a great idea to have Jacob out in the cold for four hours : ). Well my dad helped out a lot by playing with Jacob while I put up Christmas decorations. If it wasn't for his help everything would probably still be in a box. Ivan is getting ready to finish this semester and start new classes in January. He is working on his pre recs at SLCC. He wants to do his RN through a program with IHC hospital. He is working really hard. I think anyone who works full time and goes to school receives a big pat on the back. Jacob can now stand up an walk along furniture and he's not even 10 months yet. He is a very happy baby (except when he is in his car seat: )) Well here are a few pictures that I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

laundry, anniversary, hiking

Well it has been a little while since I've posted so here is what we've been up to. Jacob is now 9 months old. He loves "helping" with the laundry, and "unloading" the dish washer. He is crawling and standing just about everywhere. Ivan and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. We went to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, we stayed at the Little America hotel, where we swam and went running in the gym, we played tennis, we did sealings in the Salt Lake temple (the highlight of the day) and we went to Red Lobster for dinner. It was a memorable anniversary. This last weekend we went hiking. It was Jacob's first time. Ivan carried him in the infant carrier 3/4 the way but then Jacob wanted out. We hiked the Rattlesnake Gulch trail up Millcreek canyon. It was a beautiful day.

thats all for now....have a good one

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

p.s. Jacob loves dogs

Jacob loves dogs, no matter where we are if there is a dog around that's where all of his attention goes. When we were up at my parents for Halloween he was facinated with Jimmy. He followed him around everywhere. Jacob is crawling all over the place and his favorite thing to do was follow Jimmy. He thought it was pretty cool that he could pull Jimmy's tail and make him move. Jimmy loved to kiss Jacob in the ear. Here is my favoirte picture with Jacob and Jimmy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Well sorry it has taken me a few weeks to post. Life has been busy. Last week I received Salt Lake County Outstanding employee of the year. I received a cash award, 2 tickets to ride the Heber Creeper, and lunch with Salt Lake county mayor Peter Carroon. Jacob and Ivan also came to the lunch which was at Baxters American at the Gateway. I was just as surprised as anyone to receive the award. My boss gave a little speech about why she nominated me at the luncheon. It was a great day.
We went up to my parents house for Halloween. There was a trunk or treat at church. I was an Incan girl, and Jacob was a bumble bee. Ivan didn’t dress up this year. Latter we went to my parents house and Dave and Ashley came over for dinner it was great to see them. Jacob is growing and learning in leaps and bounds.
Today Jacob saw snow for the first time. He was intrigued by the white stuff all over the trees, and grass. I'll be adding some pictures later because I don't have the camera with me right now. Have a great one!
Jessica, Ivan, and Jacob

Sunday, October 19, 2008

8 months

Well Jacob is now 8 months old, and he is crawling. I can honestly say this has been the fastest 8 months of my life. This week he started crawling, clapping his hands, and eating many more foods. He loves the bath tub. He likes yogurt, and chicken, beans, lentils, he eats all fruits and veggies. He isn't picky at all. As long as he's hungry he'll eat about anything. Jacob love the park, and he loves to swing. There is a park close to our house where they just added 2 new playgrounds. Here are some pictures from the park.

I had one of the biggest suprises of my life this week. I was chosen as Salt Lake County employee of the year! At the end of the month Ivan and I will have lunch with Mayor Carroon of Salt Lake County, and I will receive a cash award of $1,000! I was just as shocked as I'm sure many of you are. We were also very blessed that Ivan got a full tuition minority scholarship for 2 semesters. Ben came to stay with us last night and he and Ivan had a huys night out. Ben took Ivan to a REAL soccer game at the new stadium. They had a great time together. We are all healthy, happy, and doing well.


Jessica, Ivan, and Jacob

Thursday, October 9, 2008

General Conference

Last week was great. Ivan and I went to the temple on Thursday to do sealings. It was a nice prelude to General Conference. The sealer taught us many things. I love it when they can take the time to do that. Then Friday we went to my mission conference. It was great to see old friends, only one of my companions was there because most of them don’t live close enough to come. Saturday we watched the morning session at home and then we went down town for the afternoon session. We didn’t have any tickets, but we were lucky enough to get 2 from a family we met who had extra. Ben and Ivan’s mom went because they hadn’t ever been in the conference center for conference. Ivan and I have been many times so we took Jacob to the North Visitor Center and watched it in a theater there. Then after the session we went to the Joseph Smith movie. After that the guys went to the Priesthood session in the Conference Center and Ines, Jacob and I went home we were exhausted. Sunday we stayed home and watched conference on tv. It was so fun to have Ben come and stay with us. Two of the talks that really touched me were Pres. Uchtdorf’s about hope and Elder Holland’s about ministering angels. I am so grateful that we have living Prophets and Apostles to guide us, and teach us. Love, Jess, Ivan and Jacob

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

General Conference

Last week was great. Ivan and I got to go to the temple and do sealings on Thursday which was a nice prelude to Conference. Then We went to my misson reunion. It was fun to see some old friends. Then Ben came to stay with us for the weekend. We went down town for the Sunday afternoon we didn't have any tickets. But luckily we found some one that had two extras. Ben, and Ivan's mom went. Ivan and I watched it in the visitor center. Then we went to the Joseph Smith movie. The guys stayed and were able to go to the conference center for the Preisthood session. Jacob, Ivan's mom and I went home we were exhausted. We stayed home for the Sunday sessions and watched them on tv. Two of the talks that really stood out to me were Pres. Uchtdorf's about hope, and Elder Hollands about ministering angels. I am so grateful for living prophets and apostles to guide us in these days. Love, Jessica, Ivan and Jacob

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sister time

Ivan had a great time with Jacob Saturday night. They were alone together for about 4 hours, they had some real guy bonding time. I went with my mom and my three sisters: Jenny, Heather, and Cami and we went to eat, and then we went to the general Relief Society broadcast. It was wonderful. I especially enjoyed President Uchdorf's talk about overcoming feelings of inadequacy, and serving others. Afterwards we came back to my home and had brownies and ice cream, one of my favorite desserts. Jacob thoroughly enjoyed having his aunts hear because they fed him ice cream, and he loved it. Heather, and Nick were down this week from Montana. It was great to see them. Jacob got his first helium balloon this week. The grocery store by us gives them to all the kids. Jacob was facinated with his balloon. Friday night we went to the Bountiful temple right about sunset and walked around outside and took pictures as a family it was a beautiful night. Jacob is trying to crawl. He gets up on hands and knees and "launches" but he usually lands on his face. He is still trying to get the hands and knees working together. Until next week....Jessica, Ivan, and Jacob

Sunday, September 21, 2008

working with mommie

This week was great. I was able to tke Jacob to work with me 3 days this week. We had a conference at the Homestead in Midway, Utah. I work with mostly women. We were at a conference on the state level so there were a couple hundred women there. Jacob loves women because they talk to him and say cute things. So needless to say he really enjoyed his time with me. I brought his baby food the first day, but he was more interested in eating what was on my plate that the pureed stuff. So he got to try a lot of new foods, fruits, veggies, bread, pasta crackers. Yesterday we went to Sugarhouse park to go running. I went for about 3 miles. I think it requires a lot more energy to run pushing a jogging stroller than it does to run alone, but it more the run more interesting too. Jacob loves the ducks at sugarhouse park. I took him there on another occasion this week and we fed the ducks and he laughed and laughed at the funny noises they were making. Needless to say this week went pretty well. We entered Jacob in a photo contest too, just for fun. Well, thanks for reading and until next week.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

BYU game

This week Jacob turned 7 months old. He is a happy bundle of Joy. He loves playing with his dumptruck. We put all the blocks in the back and he quickly dumps it out. He loves playing peek a boo. If I hide around the corner and jump out at him he will giggle, and giggle. He now likes broccoli and applesauce, and goldfish crackers. This week we took him to an awesome BYU game. BYU won 59 to 0 against UCLA. It was a great game.

We also took our first pictures of him sitting up in the bath tub. Last week he still needed support sitting up and now just a week later he enjoys sitting just about anywhere. He scoots too. Here are some fun pictures from this week.

Today was our stake conference. President Monson spoke along with Elder Ballard and 2 other general authorities. It is wonderful to have a prophet that leads and guides us in these latter-days. It was a wonderful conference the talks were centered on strengthening the family, and following the Spirit. Thanks for reading. Have a great week.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Peach Days

We sure had a fun week! Jacob is starting to like many foods. He really likes Peaches we discovered yesterday. He also likes corn, bananas, and sweet potatoe. This weekend we went up to my parents house in Brigham for Peach Days. We has a lot of fun. We went down town and walked around to booths. We went to the art fair. We ate a lot of yummy foods. We ran into some old friends that we hadn't seen in a while. We got to see 4 of my 5 siblings.

We found out that Jacob loves our old family dog Jimmy. Every time Jimmy would come around him that's all Jacob could concentrate on. He laughed when Jimmy barked and had a good time playing with the dog. We went to the parade and Ben my brother was dressed up as McGruff. He took Jacob in his arms and I think Jacob thought it was a giant Jimmy dog. He loved it. Well it was a great week! Thanks for reading...until next time

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Well, My goal was to write every week, but last week was too busy. So, two weeks ago I went to a week long lactation educators consultant course. And since Jacob is a nursing baby he got to come with me all week. There was probably about 100 people in the course all women expect one, and Jacob was a center of attention during breaks and lunches. Everyone loved him. He did so well it was a 40 hour course, and for being 6 months old he did very well. Then last weekend we went to see my parents and we went to the Box Elder County Fair. Jacob had never seen so many animals. Saturday we went to an open house for some dear elderly friends of mine, the Kelly's, who are moving to Texas. I was a little emotional as we said good bye. They are very wonderful people who have been very influencial in my life.

This week Jacob got a booster seat, and now he sits up to the table with us. This is much easier than trying to balance him on my lap while I feed him. We were able to attend a very special sealing of some friends in our ward. They were sealed and then their daughter was sealed to them. She is 10 and had been wanting to be sealed to her parents for awhile. After the sealing she sang I love to see the temple in the sealing room. The Spirit in the room was unforgettable. Well until next week.

The Antezano clan

Sunday, August 17, 2008

6 months!

This week Jacob reached 6 months! He is growing so quickly. At his 6 months apt he weighed 15 lbs 4 oz, and he was 27 .5 inches tall. He is 15 % for his weight and 80 % for his height. He loves to do push ups, roll over, eat, drink from a cups and many other things. He loves to dance. For his six month birthday, I made a cake. We sang happy birthday, we made a video with Jacob dancing. Jacob and I went to visit Cami at Snow college and spent the night with her. Jacob did very well traveling for the 2 hour car ride, he didn't cry at all. It was Jacob's first night away from his daddy but he did pretty well. I love being a mother, life is great.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grandpa Carlson's 80th

This weekend we celebrated Grandpa Carlson's 80th birthday. Friday night while the "kids" went out to dinner the grandkids had a little get together at Carole and Wayne's house in Bountiful. This yesterday August 9th we had a picnic at a park in Centerville, and then we went to the Bountiful temple to do sealings. It was a great day. Next to Grandpa, Jacob was the "main attraction". He has a lot of fans, he was the newest member of the family present.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


This summer has been fun. Jacob loves swimming. We take him swimming in our pool often, and he seems to like it more everytime. We went to a family reunion up at Snow Bird. We went on the Aline Slide, the zip ridder, and we went for a little hike. We went to Bear Lake, and we just got back from a trip to Anaheim, CA. While we were in California. We visited some of Ivan's family from Peru who live close to Riverside. We went to visit some of the people I taught on my mission, that was awesome. We also went to the ocean which was wonderful. I love the ocean. It has a way of letting you release all your cares, and worries and feel rejuvenated.

We went up to Helena, MT for Memorial Day to visit my sister Heather and her husband Nick. We had a great time. I think our favorite part was a boat ride we took called the Gates of the Mountain. It was neat because I was right along the Louis and Clark trail. The scenery was amazing. We even saw a bald eagle in the wild. It was Jacob's first boat ride.

Our little one

Having a baby and watching him grow has taught me to appreciate the simple joys of life. I love how excited he Jacob gets as he splashes water, or hears a new sound, or tastes something new. I can't believe he is almost 6 months old. He is growing up way too fast. I love being with him, and watching him learn new things everyday. He has 3 teeth on the bottom, and one just started to poke through on the top. He loves to roll over. He loves to give hugs and kisses. He is our little bundle of joy. Life is wonderful.