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.