Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pics with Santa

We finally took the kids to go get their picture taken with Santa. We were surprised when Luke freaked out because when he saw Santa on the Polar Express he never cried and was so happy. He walks around saying Santa all day. I guess sitting on his lap is a different story. We hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Preschool Pics

I still can't believe my daughter is old enough to be in preschool. Yesterday was her first day back to preschool since we have been in AZ visiting and I checked her cubby to find that her school pics had come in. I was so excited! She looks so grown up and is so happy to go to preschool. I love her preschool and am so glad I decided to sign her up. I was so nervous in the beginning but now I know I made the right choice.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Yesterday I had an ultrasound and we are having a GIRL! We are so excited. Chad thought we were having another boy and he is normally right so he was pretty shocked to find out we were having a girl. I get my 20 week ultrasound in a couple of weeks when I get back from AZ but I wanted to let everyone in my family know what I was having before we came to AZ. I will post ultrasound pics when I get my 20 week ultrasound because the pic I got isn't very good so stay tuned.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lucas 18 month Well Exam

18 Month Stats

Length 32 inches 50 Percentile

Weight 23lbs 25th Percentile

I love this little boy so much. He is such a momma's boy which is sometimes frustrating but I know he will grow out of it and I will miss him wanting me all the time so I will take it for now. He brings so much joy and happiness into our home. He is the biggest sweetheart.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Due Date

So I had to go see a Perinatal Doctor yesterday and it looks like instead of February 27th being my due date my new due date is March 24th. The Dr. I go to thought the baby looked small since my first appointment. He said that the baby looked to be 2 weeks smaller than what I was going by my last period but since my periods are irregular I must have ovulated late, really late. I was pretty bummed bacause I was thinking I was 18 weeks pregnant and to find out i'm only 15 weeks is crazy. It also explains why i'm so sick still. I was also bummed because I was excited to find out what we are having and now I have to wait.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm Pregnant!

For those of you who haven't heard I just found out a couple of days ago that i'm pregnant. I'm still in shock since we weren't planning on conceiving till sometime next year. We are very excited though. A baby always brings so much joy and happiness into the home. I know it will be challenging but I think having 1, 2 or how ever many you have is a challenge well maybe challenge isn't the best word but what i'm trying to say is that kids are a lot of work but they also bring something so unique and special into your life. Anyways, I think I will be due either the end of February or beginning of March. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Luke's 15 month Stats

Weight 21 lbs they said he is between 10 and 20th percentile

Height 30 inches he is also between 10 and 20th percentile

Head I can't remember how many inches but it is in the 50th percentile

Lexi's 3 year old Stats

Weight 26lbs 25%

Height 37 inches I think she is really only 36 inches though 75%

Sunday, July 19, 2009

3 Years Old

Today was my little girls birthday and I can't believe she turned 3! I don't know where the time goes. Sometimes it feels like she was born just yesterday and sometimes it feels like she's been here forever. We love her so much and she brings so much joy to our family. She was born at 33 weeks and 4 days old weighing a wopping 3lbs 3.9 ounces. She is such a miracle. Besides arriving so early she has been in picture perfect health with the exception of only being sick one day in her life. When I think about all the bad things that can happen to premies I feel so blessed that she has had her health. She is the sweetest little girl anyone will ever meet although now that we are in the terrible 3's which are different than the terrible 2's you couldn't ask for a better child. Anyone that has been around her can witness to that. I love you Lexi and am so glad you chose me to be your mother. We started her birthday yesterday with a friend party at Chuckie Cheese. Today we went to Church and than celebrated the rest of her birthday going on rides and go karts. My mom flew into town to spend Lexi's birthday with us which has been awesome. Here are a few of the many pics over the past 3 years and some over the past 2 days.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Eventful day and a HIT AND RUN!

Today was Chad's day off so we decided to take the kids to the dinosaur museum. It was a nice museum but it is attached to a haunted house so while we were walking trying to tell the kids about the dinosaurs we were looking at a big loud bang or noise would hit and the kids would jump. This museum was very different from the one i'm use to going to in AZ. They built all the dinosaurs so they would resemble their natural size and the way they looked when they were alive. It was really neat. They also had a place for the kids to dig up fossels and a huge bouncy thing for the kids to jump in. After we went to the Dino Museum we went to the Grand Country Buffet just because we had not ate there before and wanted to try out a new restaurant. The food was pretty good for the most part. We headed home because we had to be there for the pest control guy to come and spray our house and since I live in the country now I wasn't about to miss that appointment. Anyways, I went to go get a pedicure while Chad stayed here to put the kids down for their naps and wait for the pest control guy. So I get home and the girl who lives across the street to whom we pay our rent to called and said someone wrecked your car! I was like WHAT and a few other choice words. So we go look what happend and Chad's car was wrecked. He parks his car in front of the house and by the look of the damage someone with a truck clearly backed into his car. So immediately I know who did it. The pest control guy had parked his TRUCK in the driveway of the girl who lives across the street. She called him and he played dumb and was clearly nervous. We called the cops and took photos and the cops just said they will investigate and get back to us. In the meantime the pest control guy is telling the cops and the girl who lives across the street a different story. Clearly he is trying to cover up what he did. I just hope he comes clean and that the cops prove he did it so the money doesn't come out of our pocket. I took a lot of pics from our eventful day sorry so dark. I only had my cell phone to take the pics with.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

I don't think fathers are recognized as much as they should be on Father's Day. I don't write about Chad very often but those of you who know him know I'm the luckiest girl out there. He is the best father and husband anyone could ask for. I don't know why Heavenly Father has blessed me with such a great husband. Besides working hard he gets up every morning with the kids so I can get a little more sleep and have a little more time to myself. He bathes his kids and gets them dressed and fed before I even get up. He never yells or gets angry. Sometimes I wander if he's human because I have such a bad temper and he puts up with a lot from me. One time I even asked him Don't you ever yell or want to get really angry? Anyways, I married not only the best man out there for me but a man who would be the best father and perfect example to my children. Chad I love you and hope this is a great father's day for you even though you have to work. We love you so much. Thanks for everything you do. Thank you for being a great father to our children. I love you!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Growing Up So Fast

I decided once we moved to Branson that that is when I would start to potty train Lexi since I wouldn't have anything else to do and it would keep me busy. So we started almost 3 weeks ago and she is doing great. She is fully potty trained durning the day but we are having some trouble with the nighttime. She is a very deep sleeper and I guess it is commen for them to have night time accidents. Anyways, I was against pull ups but finally decided that I was sick of washing her bedding everyday so I went and picked some up just for the nightime. Anyways, she has been doing so well that I decided I was going to surprise her with a Disney Princess toddler bed. I thought it was time to move her into a big girl bed since she is almost 3, plus Luke's crib got destroyed in the move and instead of buying him a new one I figured he could just use Lexi's. So I was just going to get her a twin bed that matched her dresser but I thought I would save the $700 plus dollars plus the cost of bedding and just go with the toddler bed so here are some cute pics of her and her new bed.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Long Overdue

As many of you know we recently moved to Branson,Missouri. Chad received a wonderful job offer as Executive Sous Chef at a resort called Chateau on the Lake. It couldn't have come at a better time. We had been praying that he would receive a better job opportunity because of the way the economy had taken a plunge, especially in his job field. Anyways, everything is going great. The weather here is very humid and there is a lot of bugs which I'm not going to lie scare me. I'm not particularly found of bugs. It is really beautiful so I can't complain. I'm just so happy to be with Chad again and finally be settled in our new home. I posted some pics of the kids with the Easter Bunny and Luke's first birthday pic. I can't believe his first birthday came and went and now he is almost 14 months old.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I am so thankful for the LDS church. I honestly can say I know where and what I would be doing without this church and it wouldn't be good. There has been a lot of controversy about the show BIG LOVE and I thought I would share a great YOU TUBE VIDEO of why the LDS church builds temples. I saw this video on a friends blog and thought I would pass it along to get the word out. I am inspired by our faith and the great members of our church. I feel so blessed to be a part of this church and am so glad heavenly father had so much faith in me and never gave up on me even through all of my bad decisions. I truly love the gospel for everything it is and how much it has helped me. Here is the link for the YOU TUBE video