Friday, December 5, 2008

For my TWILIGHT friends!

Some of you may have already seen this but if you haven't here it is! I'm a Twilight freak just like everyone else and had to share. So first a thank you to my friend Ashley for sharing this with me because it is her sister that is in the video! She was also in Napoleon Dynamite as Trisha, the girl Napoleon took to the dance.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Drum roll please.....

So I know it's been forever but I think we're naming our baby Cael. Except the other day Jared said he wants to change it from Cael to Kael. He said since his middle name is Charles his initials would be "C.C" and it sounds like "sissy" to him. So then we get to go through the hassle of filling out paperwork to fix it. I think we'll wait till after he's blessed just in case Jared decides to name him something totally different!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ok, it's between these two

We're still having a hard time but we've narrowed it down to either Rhett or Cael. One problem with Rhett is that both my girls can't say their "R's." So it comes out "Wet!"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yeah, everyone is asking so this is the name update. Not yet. The hospital is putting pressure on us to have a name by Wednesday. So...we'll see. What a tough kid!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Any Suggestions?

Ok, we are now opening up the name search to our friends! We still cannot come up with anything for our little guy. If anyone has any "great" names out there would you please share?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hip Hip Horray!!!

That's right! We had our baby! He was born on October 16th at 1:30 in the afternoon. We still have no name for him yet, by far our hardest to come up with. He was 7lbs. 10oz. and 21 inches long. He was also our biggest baby. The kids are just loving him to pieces! He'll never lack any attention!

My labor story: So we went in at eight in the morning to be induced. I wasn't feeling well and was anticipating my epidural. As the pain was getting worse the nurse informed me that they bumped me again off the list! I was not happy about it. So finally at 1:00 they get me it. And within 15 minutes it's worn off! So they dosed me again, and the baby came 5 minutes later! So...I really feel like I had this kid natural, not my plan.

All in all, we are glad it's done and happy to have another little one around!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh What Fun!

What's more exciting than to wake up and see several inches of unexpected snow!? The kids were so excited they thought church would surely be canceled! Imagine the looks on their faces when they were told they would have to wait till after church to play in it! So first thing, we get home we start going through the garage bins to find our winter snow clothes.

The kids had a blast building their snowman, then they made a ramp to sled down the yard. Since our yard is slanted it works perfect!

I would call myself "Mom of the Day" by this point! After fun in the snow we made our "Spooky Halloween Cookies."

Hmm.. which cookie cutter to pick?

And the best part of all, the frosting! No wonder we have dental issues!

Princess Tayah proud of her work.

What a priceless bite! The frosting was on so thick it was dripping off the cookie!

What a fun filled day, the kids will sleep great tonight!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rock On!

Presenting the Family Room Rock Band! One of our kids most favorite things to do is for Jared to put on super loud deafening music. Once the kids hear music, they turn into super rockers!

Is it any surprise that Tayah is the lead singer?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Painting Update....

Ok, as of tonight I can't post any photos because I screwed up!!! I guess you need a primer for RED! So after doing what I thought was three awesome coats, you can still see paint lines!!! So guess what I'm doing tomorrow? If I can even move, talk about being sore!

I'm Painting!

Yes, I'm painting my family room today! Why do I do these things when one I probably shouldn't be and two, I really don't feel like it!? Oh well, at least it will be done before the baby is here right? If I left it for "someone else" to do, it most likely would never happen, lol! If it works out I'll take a picture of it, I hope it turns out!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An Amara Moment

Amara always has a way out of things, her little mind seems to have a solution to everything. She got kind of bored today and dumped out the crayon bucket. I asked her to pick them up and of course she said "no." I said, "Mommy has a big baby in the tummy, I can't bend over and do it." She said, "I can't do it either....Dad doesn't have a baby in his tummy, him can do it when he's done with work!"

Monday, September 29, 2008

I am "Sick" of it!

I'm so sick of being pregnant! It's never ending right now, I know I sound like an old woman but seriously, my joints and feet hurt so bad I can barely walk! And I keep swelling, is it weird that even my tongue is swollen? There are teeth marks actually imprinted in it! I really miss my cute clothes and looking nice everyday. I know that sounds vain but I've suffered long enough looking frumpy and just feeling lousy all the time! There will be a maternity clothes and T-shirt burning party scheduled in the near future!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Road Trip!

We made it! The road trip to Oregon was definetly a lot of work but we knew it would be that way. Just wasn't planning on being 9 months prego doing it. I just have to say that without technology the way it is now, it would have been impossible! So I'll just take this moment to thank the people that invented air conditioning, junk food, nintendo and the DVD player! I hate to admit it but we did end up purchasing 12 happy meals to keep the kids happy with new toys as well!

We stayed at a really nice beach house on the coast. The weather for the first few days was really foggy but it then cleared up and we could actually see the beach! The kids loved running in the water and building their sand castles. I for the most part had to play a beached whale! They got to ride the dune buggy, hike, and have a blast.

If I could do it over again, I wouldn't be 9 months along riding in the car for 17 hours! That was kind of rough, especially on the way home. We went through some gorge between Baker City and Boise that was really long and the elevation was absolutely killing me! I felt like I was in complete labor, the pain was soooo bad and I was just waiting for my water to break! I really didn't want to have the baby in the car. We finally made it out of the gorge and the contractions started to cease.

So I can breath a little better now that I'm home and close to a hospital where the luxury of drugs is readily available to me!

The Event we've all waited for...Tracee and Chris!!!

This is the event we've all waited for! Congratulations Tracee and Chris! The wedding went very well, we were worried about the weather at first but our faith prevailed! They got married at Heceta Head Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast and we all had a great time. The kids sang a song they had been practicing all week for them. We were glad that the kids made it through the real thing without knocking each other down since the practices were full of drama! So with a bribe promised, it worked out!

These kids ripped up the dance floor, it was like "Saturday Night Fever!"

We went to an Aquarium while at the coast. They had these large tunnels you could walk through and the fish would swim over. The kids loved it!

The kids were also asked to participate in a research study,they had to wear microphones and were video taped while they played in the tide pools. They got a prize after, that's the only reason they did it!

This place is beautiful! It's so secluded and quiet. It's amazing how perfect the temple grounds are, nothing out of place.

Cape Perpetua, a little scary but what a view!

A stop at the falls for a little hike

Jared amazingly found time for golf too!
Corbin having fun
Jared and his Dad

Their first Dune buggy ride and they loved it!

Everyone that got to ride

Corbin loving the beach sandbox!

Grandma playing in the sand with the kids

Grandma Marlyse flying a kite

They don't even feel the cold water!

Jared and Amara running up and down the water

The only way I can enjoy the Hot Tub, feet only!