Tuesday, December 25, 2007


It is late and I am exhausted. I will come back with details and pictures. It was a great day and we had some great experiences. I will be back.

I'M BACK!!! Finally. My cousin's wife (Jennie) put her Christmas in a slide show. I thought it was a great idea rather than uploading all the million of pics I took. Anyway, enjoy. We had a great day!! D1 stills says that she misses Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

If you are all anxious and can't wait for tomorrow, take you mind off and watch our family once again. We added our new baby into the mix. Only a few more hours until we find out if we have a new little boy or girl coming!! We are so excited.
I hope the holiday season is finding you well!! We love you all.

Friday, December 21, 2007

It's A....

Healthy Baby!!! We were so happy and relieved to know that everything looked great and right on with the baby.
I was a good girl and turned my head away when she went to find the gender. I didn't even peak. The present is wrapped and under the tree. Just waiting for Christmas. The ultrasound tech did a great job by wrapping it TWICE with packing tape. We will have to have scissors or a knife to get into that present.
The baby measured 19 weeks 5 days which puts the due date at May 11th. I was a little shocked. My dr has my due date as May 15th, but I have always calculated it as May 13th. So somewhere in between all those dates is the real date. I will be scheduled for a C-section a week before. I am hoping to at least make it to May 3rd. CRT's are the week before that and I would sure like to get the testing done before a sub comes in. Both of my girls were two weeks early. That puts me at the end of April. DH thinks I will have this little one on his birthday. We shall see.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone

***Disclaimer*** I will not be sending out any Christmas Letters this year. Sorry!! The month got away too fast. Anyway, here is our Christmas Letter and a small dance our family has been practicing :) Enjoy!!!

Dear Family and Friends,
We hope that 2007 brought you happiness and joy. We hope that this holiday season finds you happy an blessed.

After 6 ½ years with Dish Network, DH said goodbye. He accepted a job with Pioneer Cable and is extremely happy with the change. It has been an adjustment, but having James home earlier and happier is worth it. He loves his new company that treats him so much better than his last. We are grateful that he works so hard for our family to provide love and support to us. DH teaches the 11 yr. old children in Primary and really likes it. He may be moved to teaching the 8 yr olds, but doesn’t know yet.

DW began her 8th year of teaching this year. She is teaching at John C. Fremont in the 5th grade. She loves only working part time. She has a job share with her co-worker Lisa. It is so wonderful. They each watch each others children, while the other is teaching. With 4 kids under the age of 3, it is a little hectic. It is a great set up and she is so grateful to only be away from the girls for about 4 hours a day. What a blessing. Another blessing, was finding out that our 3rd child is on the way. We will find out on Christmas morning if this is a little boy or a little girl. Either way, we are extremely excited to add another child into our family.DW is the Nursery Leader in her ward. It is a very exhausting job. She knows she was called there so that D2 can be okay with being in there. We don’t know if we will have to go to Primary with D2.

D1 is 3 ½ and is just that 3!!! She recently potty trained and is doing so well at it. It took a while for HER to decide when SHE was ready. She gave her mom and dad a hard time and knew just how to be in control. She is our little sweetheart. She will continually come up and say, “I love you, Mom” or “You’re so sweet!”. She loves life and everyone around her. D1 is very excited to start Primary in January. It is amazing that she will be a little Sunbeam. Where did the time go??

D2 is 18 months and getting into EVERYTHING!!! She began walking at 14 months and hasn’t stopped getting into everything since. She changed from a very needy mommy’s girl to a go getter. She has finally accepted family members and will finally let them hold her. I have noticed recently that D2 is very shy. She will only start to play with the kids after she feels comfortable. Most of the time, you will find her happily playing by herself. She is also a sweetheart. She loves her daddy to bits. When he comes home from work, she will not let him out of her sight. If he happens to slip away for a moment, she throws a fit! D2 begins her first official day in Nursery this Sunday. She enjoys it a lot, but only if Mom or Dad is there.

We are looking forward to 2008. We look forward to the many blessings in store for us. We love you all and hope that you have a great holiday season.
Our Family


Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's been a while!!!

I'm finding that I am posting this statement more often this time of year. I apologize!! Things have been very, very busy. There, does that justify not writing?
We are getting ready for Christmas. The girls are so excited and so cute. We actually took them to see Santa the other night. D1 of course was so cute and told Santa that she wanted a gameboy!! D2, of course, said Santa, pointed and looked so excited until the actual coming near even happened. She wouldn't even come near him. We had practiced her asking for a "choo choo". It was so cute. Oh well.
Things are a little hectic here as well. If you don't know I have a job share. This is our 3rd year doing it. I teach in the mornings and my co worker, Lisa, works in the afternoons. We then watch each others children. Which is great for no daycare. She only lives about a mile and a half from me and our school is about 4 miles from both of us. This year she had her 2nd son in August. She came back from maternity leave around Thanksgiving. So, my mornings are filled with 27 10 year olds and my afternoons are 4 children under 3 years of age. Luckily, everyone but D1 will take a nap for a while. It is an eye opener having children this close in age. I don't know how mothers do it with this many so close together. Kudos to them.
I hope everyone has a great Christmas. My next post will probably be then with the big announcement of what we are having!!! HOORAY!! Until then, have a great few weeks.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So Thankful!!!

Well, it has been a while. The last few weeks were crazy, but also very fun. I had Parent Teacher Conferences right before Thanksgiving. They are always so tiring. They went well, but I had a bad headache through the whole thing. Oh well. We spent Thanksgiving with my mom and Rick. We had a good time. It was just different not going to DH family's house for Thanksgiving. They are actually closing on their new home today. HOORAY!!! So we will be spending Christmas there.
The next morning was Black Friday. If any of you know my family, we LOVE the rush of it all. My sister and her husband left at 1 am to go to BestBuy. I got up at 4 AM and went to Shopko. We had to seperate ourselves.
First, BestBuy. People camp out from Wednesday night. At 4 AM people from Best Buy come out and hand tickets. These people that have been there for 2 days get as many tickets as they want. They then go down the line and sell the tickets for $100.00 each. People will buy them because they are out by the time they come down the line. I think this is absolutely wrong. I don't think it is fair that they can go and make money and get as many tickets as they want. Luckily, the guy that came by was worried about the cops and gave my sister and her husband what they needed for $17.00. It was freezing and they are still trying to defrost
My experience was a little different. I went at 4:15 and waited 45 mins. for the doors to open. It wasn't near as cold where I was. A lady next to me told me it was her first time doing this. She asked me to be here body guard. So when the doors opened, I grabbed her hand and we ran down the aisle. Doesn't that sound like so much fun?? The adrenaline just gets your heart pumping. I got what I was there for. I then went to Circuit City. My sis was suppose to hit this store after Best Buy but she was still in line there. It opened at 5 AM and there was still a line at 6 AM. Now, those 15 mins. waiting in line were SO much colder than my 45 mins. at Shopko. It was amazing what 10 miles could do with weather. I did get in and out by the time my sis got done with Best Buy.
Anyway, it was a great day and we got all of our Christmas shopping done for $80.00.
Yesterday, I had another OB appointment yesterday. All is well. I asked if we could have the ultrasound before Christmas. He said sure and we set the date for December 21st. We will not find out that day, but will find out on Christmas morning.
This is our plan. We will take a teddy bear in a box with a pink ribbon and a blue ribbon. We will not look at the ultrasound and will ask the tech to tie the appropriate ribbon around the neck. We will then wrap up the box and open it Christmas morning together. How exciting. Alright, if you've made it this long, congratulations. It has been a good week.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Little Dancer!!

D1 had a dance recital on Tuesday. We enrolled her and N2 through the school district. It was a 9 week dance class with a performance at the end. It was so cute. I just thought my daughter did such a wonderful job. I am a little biased. N2 was actually one of the older children and helped all the others. We had a lot of fun watching. I am trying to get a video up, but they seem to be too big. I will continue to try.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Paronoid??? I don't know?

I have been reading others blog, and the safety of posting names and pictures of my family has come up. I know that it is a risk posting pictures of my kids, but it sure makes me sad that we can't share them. I haven't quite decided if I am going to take them off. One thing I have, though, is I took personal information off. As of today, I will refer to my family in this way. Thank you to a friend who also uses these initials. I hope she doesn't mind that I stole them.
DH-Dear Husband
D1- Our first daughter
D2- Our second daughter

If you are dying to know my family's real names, please leave a comment and I will email you. I am sad our world has come to this.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

God Bless The Broken Road

I set out on a narrow way
many years ago
Hoping I would find true love
along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign
pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream l
ead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart
they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way
into your loving arms

This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent
just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost
and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan
that is coming true
Every long lost dream
lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart
they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way
into your loving arms

This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Now I'm just rollin home
Into my lover's arm's
This much I know is true
That God Bless the Broken Road
That led me straight to you

That God Bless the Broken Road
That led my straight to you

*** I've listened to this song many times by Rascall Flatts. Each time I am reminded of how lucky I am to have a wonderful friend, who is my husband. Boy, I am on a roll with the husband posts.
I am just grateful that the things that happened in my life, prior to meeting DH went according to Heavenly Father's plan not mine. I really thought I knew what was best for me and knew that I could be in control. WRONG!!! And boy am I glad that I was. If you would like to know some of my feelings for my wonderful husband, refer to previous post.

I am grateful for the experiences, the lessons, the challenges and the wonderful friends that I made along the way. I wouldn't change it. But, I am glad that all things worked out the way they did. I still love those that loved me. I love those that love me now. Many of you who are reading this, will know who you are. You have touched my life in many different ways and I will always remember the good times. They were very good times and I am glad I experienced them.

I am having good times now and know that Heavenly Father knows what is best for us. I have the best husband, the best family and the best children. God Bless the Broken Road that led me to where I am now.

Friday, November 2, 2007

First Dr.'s Appointment

Yesterday I had my first dr.'s app. for this new baby. James just changed jobs, so I knew that we wouldn't be on his insurance for long. My OB with Emily would see you starting at 10 weeks, so I knew there was no use in going to see him. I also didn't want to pay to see him as we have still NOT met our deductible. I thought for sure after Emily's visit to the ER, we were covered. NOPE!! $2500 for a deductible is very hard to meet. So, with his new job change, we went back on my insurance through the school district.
What does that mean?? I had to find another OB. This will be the third for my third baby. I hate the first appointments when you don't know who you are seeing. I stressed long and hard about it. I called last Friday, because my Human Resource department said my insurance would be effective November 1st. The nurse on the other line panicked when I told her I would be 12 weeks by the time my insurance went into effect. She told me that this OB likes to see his patients at 8 weeks. I said I was sorry. She told me I had to come in on the 1st. I asked her for her latest appointment, so that, my sister, Stefanee could be up to watch my girls. The latest they had was 1:30 pm. So, I called Grandma D to help out. She is wonderful and agreed to get her last part of her shift covered to watch them.
So, my heart is racing as I enter the building. I knew that my blood pressure would be sky high by the time I got to see them. . When they finally did take my blood pressure it was low. Wow!! Anyway, I meet Dr. Lloyd and I LOVE him. He will be great. I can already tell that he will be better than my other two. I am so happy. He actually sat and listened to my concern. My biggest is about the anesthesia with the C-section. I told him if it happened like it did with Emily, I would rather just be put out. I don't know if I can handle not being able to breathe (even though I was) for another two hours. I have never prayed so hard as I did in those two hours. I was praying that I could breathe soon and that I could stay calm and not have to be knocked out. Dr. Lloyd understood my concern and explained that they would rather not put mom's under general anesthesia because it puts the baby under. They said if they have to they need to get the baby out quickly. He pointed out that this would be my 3rd C-section and it will take longer to get through the scar tissue and that they may not be able to get the baby out before the anesthesia effect them. I agreed and figured I would rather not be able to breathe than to put my baby at risk. He said we would talk with the anesthesiologist and see if we can start with a smaller dose and work our way up. Now, the thought of being able to feel the C-section makes me think I can do the no breathing thing for 2 hours as well. Can I win?
I also got to see our little one on the ultrasound. I was so relieved to see only ONE baby as well. I don't know why I panick about multiples, but it just seems like it would be so hard to have more than one little one to take care of.
It made it real to see the baby. I was very pleased with the visit and relieved that it was over. Now for the fun visits where you get to hear the heartbeat. Hopefully I will get to schedule my big ultrasound the next visit. I hope it is before Christmas so we can open our present Christmas morning.
People... this is really happening. I am going to have 3 children in six months. Wish us luck.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

We had an eventful day. I don't know who comes away more tired: the parents or the kids. I will stick with parents. When I got home from work at noon, we immediately ran around to get the finishing touches on the costumes and to finally get some candy. We went to Grandpa M's work and went Trick or Treating. They had pictures taken there. I will post it later when I get it. D1 had a great time. She loves Grandpa and loves to visit him at work. She got the courage up and went into the spook alley. She only flinched once when she walked through the plastic bags that were cut up and hit her on the way through.
We went to the ward Trunk-or-Treat at the church house. It was a lot of fun. Everyone got a kick out of our theme "The Wizard of Oz". It was a lot of fun. Enjoy the pictures.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Dyson and Breast Cancer Awareness

This is awesome!! Dyson is donating a pink vacuum to win. Each pink vacuum that is purchased, Dyson will donate $40 to the cause. Here is a link if you would like to enter to win. I pray that everyone will be safe from this awful disease.


My Sweet Husband

I know that everyone thinks their husbands are great, as they should. But, I think my husband is the greatest!! I love him so much and I am so grateful that we are together forever.
He just changed jobs and is loving his new job. I have a hard time with change and have not been the happiest wife around (pregnancy, sickness and now big change). He still loves me and is working SO hard to get through the training fast. He has been getting home around 5 pm at night, which is VERY different for us. For 6 1/2 years, he would go into work at 6:45 am and if we were lucky be home by 9:00 pm. Needless to say, I am very used to getting my girls ready in the morning and putting them to bed. The girls could go 3-4 days without seeing him. I would usually keep them up late so that they could see each other. So, for him to get home at 5:00 pm, we are a little out of our element. Last week, he got home at 3:00 pm and I watched him just wander around the house. He seems so lost. He usually comes home, eats dinner and goes to bed. He didn't know what to do with himself.
He is awesome. He has taken it upon him to come home, eat dinner at the table with all of us (which we all enjoy) play with the girls, do something around the house to help and then he bathes the girls and gets them to bed for me. It is heaven!! He is so willing to help. The girls just adore him and usually cry if he even leaves the room.
The reason for this post is because he is the most serviced oriented person I know. He is always trying to help. I know that he will be doing more now that he is getting off earlier. He always tells me how he will stop and help someone with a flat tire. On Saturday, he told me that when he was in Idaho Falls, he came across a goat who had his head stuck through a fence. I think I would have just said, look at that silly goat and kept on driving. Nope, he stopped and help free the goat. The owner came up with wire cutter to cut the fence and was shocked to see that he had freed the goat himself. I thought it was nice but strange.
Yesterday, we went out to see his parent's new home in EM. On the way to the freeway, we noticed an elderly gentleman had fallen out of his motorized chair. DH will usually ask if he can stop (I am terrified of what we may stop to), but he just flipped the van around as fast as he could to help this gentleman. I was so impressed and touched that he didn't even need to question himself about wanting to help. It made me realize that I have someone very special in my life. I love him and I am so glad that he is mine. I won't keep going because it may get too mushy. I hope that all of you have someone great in your lives as well.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Personalities (Part 2)

I have been sick and in bed for 4 straight days. I called in a sub, which means I must have been deathly ill. I try to not call in subs because I am always needing my sick days for maternity leave and sick children. So, you know it's bad when there is a substitute teacher in Mrs. J's class.
Back to personalities....
When we got pregnant with D2, we were ecstatic. We didn't know if D1 would be are only one and it only took us 15 months to get pregnant this time. We were excited to add a new little one to our family. James was sure that it was a boy. We were so excited to find out what we were having. The day of our ultrasound came and as we were walking in we found out that our house was on fire. We had waited a long time to find out, so we put the fire in the back of our mind's (as well as you can do that) and found out it was another girl. I was happy to have a little sister for D1. It was also nice to have them born in the same season because I was able to have clothes for them. Little did I know at the time that we would lose a lot of D1's babies clothes in the fire.
I spent the last part of my pregnancy at my in-laws. It was so nice to be there. James works long hours and it was nice to have the company. It was also nice to have the help with Hannah.
A month before D2 arrived, we moved back into our home. It was a race to get everything unpacked and buy anything that we needed for the baby.
I was scheduled for a repeat C-section on June 20th. My sister and her kids were coming on the 16th to spend the week. I went to my mom's work that Friday afternoon and thought something didn't feel right. I had promised my niece, N2, that we would take her to Hogle Zoo for her birthday and I didn't want to go back on that promise. So the next morning, after trying to convince myself all night that my water was not broke, we went to the zoo. I remember sitting in the bird show really thinking that I should probably go to the hospital. We had called earlier and they told me to come in, but we had to go to the zoo first.
When we got to the hospital they told me that my water had broke and that we were going to have this baby in less than two hours. My water breaks at the top and slowly leaks. This is why I am never certain if it is really broken. I was the one that everyone referred to as the zoo lady. They couldn't believe that I would go to the zoo when I thought my water was broke.
D2 was born at 11:49 pm weighing 8 lbs. 4 ozs and was 20 inches long. I didn't have her in two hours but 8 hours. I was bumped 4 times for emergencies. It was harder to wait that 8 hours than it was the 15 hours with D1.
D2 was beautiful. She had a ton of black hair and looked a bit like Hannah to me. Once I saw a baby picture of D1, I knew she would have her own look.
She was a good baby and nursed right away. What a change from D1!! When we took her home, she stopped nursing, but began again on her blessing day. I guess blessing days are the days my children remember how to nurse. Who knows?? D2 was sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. She was a great baby. We didn't have insurance on her (a whole other story) until March. I knew I needed to nurse her for at least 8 months in order to help us. D1 began getting her ear infections right after I quit nursing her. She weaned herself right at 8 months. Just after getting insurance on her, she had her first ear infection. It is the only one she has had (knock on wood).
D2 was different from D1 with being held. D1 was very wiggly so she spent a lot of time on the floor and loved it. D2 wanted to be held quite a bit, which was hard for me.
D2 also had a hard time being with strangers. She cried alot and only wanted to be held by mom and dad. She was a great baby and didn't cry much until she wasn't around mom. I thought I would love having a snuggly baby that wanted me. It got very hard and I realized that D1 being so independent was much nicer.
D2 doesn't smile much. She is not a cheeser like D1. It takes a lot to get her to smile. She gives the perfect dirty look, I've decided. She gives crusties all the time. She is terrified of strangers and absolutely hates the doctor. I can't blame her after her ER experience of almost cutting the tip of her finger off. D1 will let the doctors listen to her heart, look in her ears...no problem. D2 screams the whole time.
D2 throws the biggest tantrums I have ever seen. As a matter of fact the other night she threw a 15 on a scale of 1-10. She is the only child that I know needs a time out in her crib around 5:00 everynight. She enjoys her times out and I think she really needs it. She also throws a proper tantrum. She will throw herself on the floor and kick and scream. She started these when she was just little. We entered the terrible twos long ago.
It took about a month for her to warm up to my sister and she was living here. She is more reserved and shy. Such a complete opposite from D1.
Now that she is walking (or more like running) I have seen a personality change. She is much happier with life now that she can run around with the kids.
We know that D2 was meant to be in our family and is bringing different aspects of raising a child into our lives. She is a joy and has a great personality. Some of you may be thinking otherwise, but she really does have one once she allows you to see it.
She is very sweet and loves to give us kisses. Every though she has a more standoffish personality, she is our little sweety. We love her so much and just smile when she waddles in and babbles at you. We look forward to what she has to offer.

So there you have it. My two girls with complete opposite personalities. I will post some of the pics from our last photo shoot. It captured their personalities to a T.
We are wondering what this new little one will bring????????

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


My brother, his wife, their son and daugher boarded a plane this morning at 7:30 am headed for Japan. Scott is a Marine and has been stationed in Japan for 3 years. We can't believe they will be gone for that long. We went out to Texas Roadhouse last night to say our goodbyes. Corban and Hannah love to play with each other. They are so cute together, and cute little Kennedy is so sweet and smiley. She is a mini Scott and we love to see her smile.

My brother re-enlisted a few months ago which took their cute little family from Camp Pendleton to Japan. My brother has made some great accomplishments in the Marine Corps. He recently was advanced to Staff Sargeant. Now, I am not a scholar in the Marines, but I guess it is almost impossible to obtain in the first 5 years. His recruitor told him that he couldn't get. He got it!!! What an accomplishment!! We are so proud of him. If he is accepted into Officers school, they will return a little earlier. I am sure he will obtain that also if he has set his mind for it.

When we said our goodbyes last night, it was like he was going on a mission all over again. He said that the difference this time is he got to chose his companion. Thank heavens for modern technology that allows us to see them and talk to them on the computer. Skype will keep us in contact. We also have a family website that will keep us up to date on them.

We love you guys and will miss you.


Monday, October 15, 2007


I was looking on our walls this afternoon stopped at this photo of my two girls. Now, most may wonder why in the world I would place this photo on my walls. The answer: it is their personalities to a T. I thought I would take the time to write a little about my two girls.

You are told that your kids will come with different personalities, but I didn't quite know what to expect. When we found out we were pregnant with D1 we were ecstatic, but still on the cautious side. It took us 2 1/2 yrs. the first pregnancy which ended in a loss, and then another 2 years to get beautiful Hannah. When my brother brought her around to let me look at her, it wasn't love at first site. This bothered me for some time, but soon it dissapeared and I was completely in love with her. I think the stress of the labor and the whole being a new mom kept me from just enjoying our sweet little one.

D1 hated life for the first 2 weeks. She screamed and screamed and screamed. I remember sitting out on our front porch and my dear husband coming out and asking if I was okay. I remember saying to him, "I can't do this". He just gave me a kiss and said it would be okay. At her 2 week mark, I remember saying to Hannah, "If you want anymore brothers or sisters, you better behave." I couldn't believe it, but she just stopped. No crying, nothing until we put her in her car seat. My mom can attest to that by getting a ticket because she was just trying to get home with a baby screaming uncontrollably.

D1 also had a really hard time nursing. I felt like a failure, but continued to feed her my milk with a bottle. The day she was blessed, I tried one last time to nurse her. It was truly amazing and she began to nurse. So, you see we had our hard times at first with D1. Now to her personality. She has always been a very happy, smiling, social child. She would go to anyone and everyone. She loved people. Everyone would always comment on how cute she was because she would smile and say something really cute to them.

D1 had trouble with her ears and throat. At 6 months old, she had to have tubes place in her ears. She had a raging ear infection for 4 months and after 5 antibiotics, nothing was helping. My mom came with me (James had to work) and I was so worried about her. I wasn't too worried about the surgery, but more about her having a panic attack when they took her back. The time came and she gladly went into the arms of the anesthesiologist. I was amazed. I remember my mom asking if I was going to cry. I didn't cry at all because of how well she did. Fast forward a year and a half later. We went in for a cold and we didn't see our regular pediatrician. She looked at her throat and said, "Have you seen these tonsils?" Both DH and I had large tonsils and had to get them out. We had noticed her tonsils and had questioned our ped about it. Hannah choked on EVERYTHING. I remember pulling off of Bangerter Highway on my way to work one day because she was choking on a fruit snack. It scared the life out of me. Anyway, the pediatrician started asking questions about her. Does she sleep through the night? NO Does she eat very much? NO Does she choke on her food? YES Does she stop breathing at night? Um, don't know the answer to that one but want to say NO. She continues on and looks at D1's chart. She has always been in the 5% for weight. She is tiny. This was a big factor. She recommended us to an ENT and the surgery was scheduled. I madeDH take off this day because it was a little more than just tubes. Once again, I worried about how she would react. While getting her ready, the nurse came in and took her vitals. She laughed and giggled and played with her. The nurse decided they weren't going to give her the medicine that makes the kids groggy because she was acting so well. Once again, we were sitting waiting for the anesthesiologist to come and get her and wondered about her reaction. This time they let us come through the doors and walk down the hall with her. We handed her off and she gave us a big smile and waved goodbye. She has always let the doctors and nurses look into her ears and listen to her heart quietly and contently. What a kid!!

D1 bounced back from the fire as well. We moved in with DH's parents and she loved every minute of it. She loved having Papa there with her.

D1 is now 3 and is giving us a run for our money. She is still very smiley and still says hello to everyone. My saying is, "whoever said terrible twos, obviously didn't have a 3 yr. old. She is still very sweet too. I haven't been feeling too well this last couple of weeks and she will come and hug and kiss me and say that she is sorry that I am sick. The other night when morning sickness got the worse of me, she came into the bathroom and asked if I was alright. She didn't come completely in, but stood outside and hoped that I was okay.

We love little D1 and know that she was meant to be in our family. We don't know what we would have done without her.

This has become a little longer than I thought. So I will leave D2's personality for another post. She just woke up from her nap and is wanting my attention.

So....to be continued.

PS: I wish that I had more baby pictures of D1, but we lost quite a few of them in the fire. They were on CD's, but they won't work. Sad times.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Trying this again

So, I am trying this again. A few of you have encouraged me to mess around with this blog and get it going. So here it goes. We are doing very well. We have 2 wonderful children (most of the time) and one on the way. I have been very tired and very sick. It has been my hardest pregnancy yet. But as we all know, this to will pass.
I just looked at my pictures on the computer and I really don't have any updated photos. I need to get with it. I have been in a scrapbooking funk and this leads to no photos being taken. I will do better, as I have jumped back on the wagon and getting D1's bday photos done. This will be a great place for me to post my layouts. So, stand by and hope that my creativity gets rolling again.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandpa C

I have been reading everyone's blogs and I love them. I thought I would give this a shot and see how it goes.
Today is my father's birthday. He would have been 58 today. We miss him so much. It has been 6 years since he passed away. We took balloons to his grave yesterday and sang "Happy Birthday" to him. D1 was a little bit confused why we were singing to a headstone. She was also a little confused when we kept saying that it was grandpa. I plan on having my children look at many pictures of my dad and remember that he is Grandpa C. Happy Birthday Dad!!
Well....I need to mess around with this, so I will end.