Friday, February 27, 2009


It's a BOY!

A little scare...

We had a little scare at our house this morning when I woke up bleeding. I called the doctor who reassured me that these things can be normal early in pregnancy. She suggested that I come in for an ultrasound to make sure that everything was okay.
After we dropped Jack off at school, Nixin and I went in to the doctor. The baby was perfect, moving all over the place. They did find however that I have "minor placenta previa" and that seemed to be the source of my bleeding. Both the ultrasound tech and the doctor seemed to think that as the placenta grows, this problem will fix itself. What a relief! They will check it again at my next ultrasound.
The nice lady doing the ultrasound asked me if I wanted her to tell me what the sex of our baby was. I was surprised that at only 14 weeks she could already tell! The truth is that I was dying for her to tell me, but I really want Chad to be a part of that. So...she had me close my eyes and she took some "sex of the baby" pictures and sealed them in an envelope for us to open when Chad gets home from work today!!!
Here are some pictures that I can share with you now:

What do my kids think about the sealed envelope?
Nixin has asked multiple times if we can open it. About five minutes ago he said to me "Mom, I think it is time to open the envelope so I know if we are having a brother or a sister."
Jack just walked in the door from kindergarten and I showed him the pictures that we got today. Then I told him what was hiding in the envelope on the fridge. He started clapping his hands and had one of the biggest smiles on his face. He said "I think it's a brother!" I left the room a second later and listened as he leaned down to Murphy (our dog) and said "Murphy, what do you think the baby is? Huh Murph? It is probably a brother."
I love that they are showing such an interest in this baby. I was so certain that they were going to be pretty upset by the idea, but to my surprise they are constantly asking questions, touching my stomach and talking to each other about it. They are darling!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Yesterday some girl at school told Jack "your hair looks the same every day." So, this morning Jack requested a new hair-do. A mohawk. Isn't it strange that at such a young age these kids care so much what other kids think?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Jack's Birthday Recap

Jack had a wonderful birthday. His morning started off with his very favorite breakfast, Monkey Bread (great recipe, I will have to post that one later.)

Then it was present time. He got a Bakugan, exactly what he had asked for. We are not quite sure what all the hype is about these Bakugans, but Jack does. He LOVES them!

Then he got a Slip N Slide. Can you tell that he was a little disappointed? He didn't understand why he got a summer toy for his birthday present.

Jack had a great day at school. His teacher gave him a special birthday sticker and a new pencil. He took mini cupcakes to share with his class.

For Jack's birthday dinner, he chose to go to the Mayan. We like it there. He got a whole set of Bakugans from Grandpa Ken and Grandma Becky. He was thrilled.

Luke was able to come to dinner with us. These punks wouldn't let me get a picture of them with their eyes open!

Grandpa Ken and Grandma Becky also joined us for dinner. Here they are watching the divers with the boys.

Because I had zero energy for birthday party planning this year, we let Jack invite his 3 best buddies to join us for laser tag the following day. Zachary Erickson, Dorian Johnson, and Aidan Hodlmair came with us to Boondock's. Their team won the game!

Then we fed them dinner at...You guessed it, McDonalds.

To top our weekend off, the weather was so nice today that we got to ride our bikes outside!

Jack is spoiled. He had such a fun time the past couple of days. He also had visits from other family members (Rob, Debbie, Tracee, Roxy, and Will) who came to wish him a happy birthday.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Birthday Wish

Happy birthday to my favorite six year old! I love you Jack!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

To Becky

I wanted to let you know that I made a change to my blog so that you should be able to leave a comment. Also, you gave me your cough.

Love you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How Fast He Has Grown!

In just 2 days my baby will be 6 years old. I can't believe how fast he's grown! Jack is such a good boy, a good brother and a good son. I have loved every moment of being his mother.
Here are some photos of him over the past 6 years:

Jack newborn

Jack 1 year

Jack 2 years

Jack 3 years

Jack 4 years

Jack 5 years

And soon enough we'll have a 6 year picture to share with you!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

To My Valentine...

Happy Valentine's Day! You are such a wonderful husband and you are my best friend. I love you so much and hope that your day is great!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Well...its official. On August 31, 2009 (or sometime thereabout) we will be outnumbered. Yup, it's true. Another bundle of joy is on the way.

I just got back from my first appointment and Dr. Langer (the greatest OB/GYN on the planet) told me that the baby was about 4 cm long and that meant I was about 11 weeks. Dr. Langer brought in a cool little ultrasound machine (instead of the heartbeat how things change) and we could see the little "it" wiggling all over the place. The doctor asked if I could feel it moving, but all I could feel was my upset stomach because I knew I had to get my blood drawn. Blurg....I hate that part.

It is hard to believe that Jack will be 6 when the new baby is born, but Chad and I both have 8 years between us and our youngest we are a little ahead of the existing family pace.

So, now you know...and we can finally stop keeping it a secret. I have a feeling in a few weeks my belly would have given away the secret anyway. We are very excited (well, mostly me but Chad will come around) and can't wait to see if we're dealt a three-of-a-kind or a full house :-)

Friday, February 6, 2009


It all started when we decided that we desperately needed a new mattress. Since we were spending the money on a new mattress, we might as well upgrade from a queen to a king, right?

Wow, now that we're home we realize that we have no king sized bedding...hmmm.

It is really hard to find bedding that matches a completely red bedroom.

Since we have a babysitter, let's go bedroom furniture shopping.

What? RC Willey is having a "free comforter set with the purchase of a bedroom set!" Okay, why not? Since we're here, let's just go for it.

Uh-Oh. The free bedding is beautiful but it does not match our red room.

Paint. Paint is easy (and less expensive than buying another comforter set).

Monday night, paint finished.

Today, bedroom furniture delivered.

Tonight BEDROOM LOOKS AWESOME! Our new bed and bedding are so fancy! We LOVE it!

The best before picture we have:

Our beautiful new bedroom:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Letters To Missionaries

For playgroup this week, we had the kids write letters to the missionaries serving from our ward. They are so cute! Here are my boy's letters: