Thursday, March 5, 2009


On February 16th I started having contractions 2-3 minutes apart at 2:30 a.m., so at 4:00 we decided to go to the hospital when we got there I found out that my doctor was not on call. They decided that I was still a little early to have the baby I was just a couple of days from being 37 weeks. They ended up giving me 3 shots that were horrible to try and stop the contractions. (I can't remember what they were called) They made my whole body shake uncontrollably and my heart race. The contractions slowed down and they sent me home. On February 25th I went in for my regular doctor visit and my blood pressure was high. They sent me over to have an ultrasound and everything looked good with the baby. I went back over and had my blood pressure checked again and it was still high. So they sent me over to labor and delivery to get started and have my baby. They put a couple of pills on my cervix. The first one didn't do anything but the second one put me into labor and we had Olivia at 12:26 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds 13oz and was 19 inches long. She is so beautiful and I am always amazed at what a miracle it is to have a baby. I have absolutley loved having her. I never want to put her down. Noah and Madison have been so excited for their new baby sister. They give her lots of hugs and kisses. She has brought such a sweet spirit into our home.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

On January 22, we surprised Noah when we picked him up from school. We had our bags packed and were going to Salt Lake for a few days. On Saturday we had tickets to go to the Utah Jazz game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was so excited. Noah got a Lebron James jersey for Christmas. He thinks he is pretty cool. We stayed at Tyler's cousins house for a couple of days and then met my sister and her family on Saturday and stayed at a hotel. All of the boys went to the game while the girls went shopping and to build a bear. Madison and Andilyn had so much fun!!!!! They play so cute together and are so much alike. Noah wore his Utah Jazz jersey during the day and then his Lebron James jersey to the game. Tyler was cheering for the Jazz and Noah was cheering for the Cavaliers. He was pretty funny about it. He told me he was going to stand up and hold his jersey up and yell for Lebron James because that is what people do when they want someone to win. Lebron did have some dunks for him. The Cavaliers ended up winning which made the night for Noah!!!

Noah had lots of fun playing with Jack!
Here he is supporting the Jazz during the day.

He did have one of his cousins supporting him in
wanting the Cavaliers to win!

Notice all of the Jazz fans in the background!!

Madison and Andilyn are ready to go shopping and to
build a bear!!!!

We had to buy umbrellas because it was raining
at the Gateway Mall!!!!

They love to shop!!!!

Madison is giving her bear a bath and shower!

Here is the finished products. Madison named her
bear Tinkerbell! She had so much fun.
My sweet little Madison has been so much fun. She loves to help me with everything. She especially loves to cook. She is always wanting to cook something. For Christmas we got her a couple of recipe books and her own cooking utensils. She loves to make little cupcakes and decorate them. She made some Chocolate ones with cream filling in the middle. She gets so excited every time we do it. She has such an adorable personality. She makes me laugh all the time. She also gets the giggles a lot and makes everyone around her laugh.

She loves to mix it all by herself!!

Noah was her helper but was embarrassed
by his flowered apron!

She had to try the first finished product.

Monday, February 2, 2009

I have not been good at keeping up on my blog. I am going to post quite a few pictures now. Things have been pretty crazy. We have been moving all of Tyler's parents stuff out and our stuff in. They leave for their mission on February 23. They are going to Kenya, Africa. They are getting pretty nervous and sad about leaving the family. We are going to miss them a lot. We went to our cabin for Christmas. My kids had so much fun sledding and snowmobiling. They loved it. We never want to leave when we are up there. It snowed a lot while we were there!!!! They loved when Tyler pulled them in the sled behind the snowmobile.

Noah was so excited to get his XBOX 360.

Madison loves pajamas. She could wear them all day long.
She got some princess ones also and told me she looks
like a princess.

We got so much snow that Tyler's pickup was covered.

Noah loved playing pool. He got really good at it. He beat me
everytime we played.(That tells you how good I am at pool!)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I am a little late posting my kids halloween pictures!!! Madison was Cinderella for her dance class party and a fairy on the night of halloween. She learned how to do monster dances. It was really cute. Noah was dressed up as Annikan. He had a lot of fun at his halloween party in school. He loves when I go in and help with his class. He loves showing me his friends at school.

I have not been good at all at keeping up on my blog so I am going to do a few posts because I am not sure when I will have time to do it again!!!!! Madison has been going to a dance class once a week. She absolutely loves it. It is so cute to go and watch her. She loves getting her hair all done up to go. She does a great robot dance and princess dance. She has been learning how to skip. She is getting so big. She will be a great big sister and she can hardly wait until her sister comes.

Noah had his first visit to the dentist and it was more then we expected. He was having a toothache and so we took him in. Once we got there we found out he was going to have to have a kids root canal!!! I was really surprised by that because he has always been good at brushing and flossing his teeth. He was so good during it. I was very proud of him. Madison did good until he was almost done. I looked down and noticed she was completely white and sure enough she ended up throwing up. Luckily, I was right by the sink!! She got a little nervous about watching her brother.