Tuesday, May 27, 2008


So, the Jensen family is obsessed with badminton. This Saturday we had a BBQ, and played a tournament afterwards. We all bring our "A" game, and it gets pretty competitive! Shannon's cute boyfriend Billy is the newest addition to our team, so we had to break him in. Mom sat on the sidelines with Mads, and they were our cheerleaders. Summer is the best!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May the best man win....

So I am in love with David Cook! We are HUGE idol fans at our house, and are really really pulling for David! I know David Archuletta is the local boy, from Utah, but I got to tell ya, Cook is the one for me! VOTE, VOTE, VOTE everyone!!! Go David Cook 1-866-IDOLS-01

Yeah for Nursing!

So Matt found out today that he got accepted into the nursing program at Salt Lake Community College this fall! We are so excited!! He orginally was on the alternate list, but now its fo sho! Whoo Hoo! Only 2 years to go!

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Mads gave me this great big smile the other night, and I just had to publish it! What a little Buddah baby!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hooray for Grandmas!!

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

Madelyn is so lucky to have such wonderful grandmas! They spoil her to death, and we are never at a shortage for babysitters.

Hooray for Moms!!

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren

So, this was my very first Mother's Day, and it was great! In the morning, we went up to Taggart's Grill with Matt's family for brunch. It was such a nice day that we sat outside to eat, and enjoyed the fresh air. Then, for dinner, we went to my parent's house for a BBQ.

Matt got me the beautiful hanging plant, that's in the pic up above, and some other flowers for my little garden in the back yard. The best Mother's Day gift, though, was Maddie. She brings so much joy to my life, and I have already learned so much from her. I never thought I could love anything as much as I love her....it's unreal!

The things I love the most about being a mom: when I get her to smile, when she lays her head on my chest while she's sleeping, giving her a bath, the face she makes when she is leaving a "surprise" in her diaper, and all the cute little clothes I get to dress her in!

Things that I don't like: missing sleep!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Take me out to the ball game....

You know summer is getting close when the softball games start. This year Matt is on two teams: Strike Force, and Kevin Read Construction. The first game was last Monday, and they lost 7 to 10. The team played a good game, and this loss wasn't that bad, compared to last year's team (where they didn't win a single game).
We took Maddie, and she did pretty good, only being fussy when she needed to eat. She loved looking at the bright stadium lights, and cheering for Dad. Game number two is on Friday, so we will hope for the best!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Our Sweet Maddie

Madelyn Kay Tobias was born on March 13, 2008. She was 7lbs. 12 oz.,and 21 inches long. I have no idea how all of that was scrunched up inside of me!
We were all so excited to welcome her to the family. Maddie is so much fun, and she is teaching us so much. She LOVES to eat, and is getting to be such a chub!Matt and her watch ESPN each morning, so she can start learning about the sports world (especially the Broncos). She is starting to smile now, and is getting her own little personality. There is no doubt that she is a princess, but overall she is a very good baby.

Trout Slayer

This monster was caught by Matt on the Green River, just below Fontanelle Dam. We spent the entire day fishing, and only caught the one fish, but he was a big daddy! It was our first fishing trip of the year, and was only about 32 degrees that day. We had forgot the net, so Matt reeled him in, and I got in the river and caught him with my hands. My fingers were FREEZING after, but it was well worth it. Matt truly is the "trout slayer".