Monday, December 7, 2009


Born October 29, 2009, 1:44pm

6 lb 6 oz 19in

We blessed her November 29, 2009

1 week old

They still line up like this every night to take turns holding Adelyn

Nick is absolutely in love with her, he was so happy we had a girl. He will even wake up at night to hold her when she won't go back to sleep.

Javyn seriously cannot leave her alone. He is constantly laying on her giving her kisses and hugs. If she survives him it will be a miracle.

Drey would sit and hold her all day if he could. He likes her to sit in her bouncer by him while he plays video games because he knows she likes to watch him.

Rylee loves to show her off to everybody, and says she is so beautiful.

Bringing her home from the hospital

We have been very blessed to have another healthy and beautiful baby girl. Nick was probably the most excited, it is funny how baby girls can steal their dad's hearts. He is absolutely in love with her. She is almost 6 weeks old, and getting so big. I wish she could stay a newborn for like a whole year, but it is so fun to hold her and watch her literally grow before our eyes.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Nick and I were able to go to Wyoming for 5 days, without the kids, a big thanks to Jentre' for that. It was Nick's 10 year high school reunion. We had a fun, enjoyable and relaxing time.
Nick cliff jumping, you know I would be doing this is I could, NOT

So we went hiking in a cave. I love to hike, and I am glad I got the experience to go in a cave once, but I could care less to go again. I did not like the dark, having to depend on flashlights, and it stunk really bad. If the scenery ever changed it would have been enjoyable, but I did not care to hike in a tunnel that all looked the same. We are going straight up in this picture, Nick liked to think that he had to help his poor pregnant wife.

The best part of the whole trip was being able to sleep in (well, going back to bed after running for me), taking a nap when I wanted, painting my nails, and reading my book. Unfortunately there were no restaurants in Lovell, so I did not get to enjoy eating out, but it is all good. Nick got to see many of his classmates, which he enjoyed. The parade, follies, fireworks, it was all good. The only thing really not good, getting a ticket for driving on an expired license, who knew those things expire.

Mind Over Matter

I DID IT! At 24 weeks and 2 days pregnant I completed my third half marathon in 2:07, not even my worst time either. It was definitely mind over matter because if I had left it up to my body I would not have made it more than the first mile. But my mind kept me going, and I did finish. Now my body is definitely making me pay for it. Baby is doing fine. Now I am off to my next challenge, needle and drug free child birth. I am up for any POSITIVE suggestions for this one.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Family Vaction

We were able to go to Carlsbad for a week in June. We did nothing but play on the beach all day long, except for one day we went to Sea World. I expected the beach to be warmer, but apparently the Pacific Ocean is cold so the air by it is too. But we still had a lot of fun, and I enjoyed being able to relax the whole time. And of course being able to go and and eat and get ice cream every night made the whole trip.
We went to Sea World, but I think I am the only one who loved it. Nick would have rather been on the beach, and the kids favorite part about Sea World was the playground we played on at the end of the day.
Dreyson getting soaked, waiting for Nick and Rylee to get off the ride.
Getting splashed

Isn't he hot
Nick tried the surf board thing, but he was much better at the boogie board
Rylee happened to find some awesome seashells, it made her whole trip.
He was our little surfer dude in his wet suit and long blond hair. I just can't cut his hair. He hated the beach water, he would not go near it, probably because it was so cold. But he would not even get his feet wet. He just enjoyed all the food on the beach.
Drey playing ball on the beach
Nick riding the wave in
Javyn has turned into a little water bug this past of month. Before that he would scream if I tried to get him into the water, he did not want to get near it. But knowing we were going to be playing in the water for a week, the week before we left I took him swimming and made him get in the water and swim around. He ended up loving it, and can't wait to get in the pool now. We had a pool right outside our apartment door, and any time the door would open he would rush to the pool to stick his feet in, and one time thought he would jump in and the pool cleaner had to pull him out.
Javyn is such a little teaser, he teases everyone all day long. He always pretends he is asleep when we get him out of the car, or away from the couch watching Dora. He thinks it is hilarious to tickle, which is actually pinching. Drey has turned him into a little fighter. He always has his fists up ready to punch anyone he sees. I have to keep reminding him that girls do not like to fight and we don't hit them, but his little cousin watches him like a hawk, ready to run. He is the cutest little stinker.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I haven't blogged in a long time. After my last post I got deathly ill, or I guess I should say pregnantly ill, where I literally layed on the couch all day, every day, for two months. Not fun. Then I was crazy enough to start training for the half marathon, so I am exhausted. And it is warm outside now, so who wants to sit inside on a computer. I would like to attempt to catch up, but that is too overwhelming, so I am going to start out slow.
Rylee lost her first tooth. I wish I knew how to post a video because it is hilarious to watch her, she pulled it out herself. Nick tied some floss around it and told her to pull on it. So she sat there and tugged on it about four times before it came out, and when it did she didn't even know it. I don't think she even knew what she was doing until Nick showed her the tooth was out. She really is too young for this. She doesn't get the excitement of wiggling the tooth to make it looser and fall out. Nick is the one who discovered it was loose and worked on it. She is just a funny girl. All she wants to do all day is play with friends. She is learning to swim, Nick has been teaching her. She is a great doggy paddler, and she can get all around the pool by herself. She has also learned to ride her bike without training wheels. She really embraces learning new things, and she has been busy.
She has also finally talked us into kicking Dreyson out of her room. Rylee likes to go to bed early and sleep in. Drey likes to stay up late and get up early. He would make Rylee stay up and read him stories, and then wake her up in the mornings. Rylee did not like it. So Drey now sleeps with Jav in their room, and Rylee loves it. She is learning to be independent and it is so fun to watch her, my little girl is getting big.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm a Big Boy Now

Not in size, obviously. Javyn will always be our short boy, but he is potty trained. YEA. About three weeks ago, I woke up one morning and thougt 'Maybe I could potty train Javyn'. And of course the first day is always great, you think they've got it because they do so good. So deceiving. So I decided to continue, and to say the least the rest of the week was a nightmare. Finally, after the week was over, I was crying on the couch to Nick because we decided maybe he wasn't really ready, when Javyn came up and told us he needed to go potty. So we continued. The next two weeks was an up and down roller coaster ride, but this past week I can finally say he's got it. After five years of diapers I am done for a while. Though I have to say, it was a lot easier only having to worry about changing a diaper a couple of times a day than to have to remember every two or three hours to remind him to go potty. But Yea for him.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My New Hobby

I live in the most wonderful place. One of the wonderful things about it is the miles and miles of cross country ski trails. I am ashamed to admit I have never taken advantage of them until this past month, the last month of snow this year. Nick, Mackay and I went the first time. Nick did not care for it at all, and wouldn't go again. I loved it and can't wait until I can really learn how to do it (I was not moving anything like the guy who flew past me and scared the living daylights out of me).

I went with Mackay and his family. We had so much fun, though his mom and I could not wear our shoes to church the next day due to bloody heels (bad socks that day for me).

So if anyone knows where I can learn how to really x-country ski, let me know. Until then, watch out, please. When you are all alone and something just flies right past you, it is kinda scary.