Saturday, April 14, 2012


this has been a perfect day.
it rained, then snowed and rained some more.
got to visit andrew at work.
laundry is done.
dishes are done.
read Heaven Is Here.
held my little girl as she fell asleep in my arms.
prepared my primary lesson.
and went grocery shopping.

Days like these make me so grateful for all that I have in my life.; When I am able to sit in my clean home with the window open and smell the sweetness of rain and the cleansing it brings. 
Avery smiles all the time now, except when i'm trying to take a picture of her.  I love being a mom.  Looking into her beautiful eyes brings me so much simple joy.  I have such a wonderful husband who does so much for our family, to him I am truly grateful.  Today is good.  Life is good.

Friday, April 13, 2012

This is my new life...

She takes up my time, my energy, and my love.
At the end of the day I am completely exhausted, but entirely happy.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

time flies

So today I am officially 30 weeks pregnant!  The last 4ish months have been amazing now that I feel better.  I still take my miracle drug (Zofran) everyday, but other than that I am feeling great.  The phrase "time flies" is so true right now.  It has gone by so fast, but secretly I want it to slow down now.  I'm not ready.  In 10 weeks we'll have our little girl here; I am prepared with material things we have a car seat, stroller, crib, clothes and such, but this is going to change our lives forever.  I have always wanted and anticipated being a mom to me it is the single greatest calling ever, but what if I mess  up.  I don't know if it is all the hormones or the fact that Andrew is now on midnight shifts which leaves me tons of time to think and over analyze, but I feel so inadequate in my new job as a mom.  I know the best way to learn is trial and error, but I don't want to make an error with my child.  I know I can always call for help or questions, but I don't want to be that annoying person who can't do anything for herself.  I am nervous.  One of my greatest joys is now one of my greatest fears.  Does the feeling ever go away?

The one thing that brings me peace is knowing how amazing Andrew is going to be.  He loves her so much already, I can only imagine what he'll be like with her in his arms and when I do it brings a smile to my face.  I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and best friend, he truly stands by my side in everything. 

I know the Lord will not let us fail at raising this beautiful spirit, but it is scary at times when it starts to hit.  Scary when I start to realize time is flying and it wont ever slow down again.

A little bit of Christmas

A few weeks ago we had some of our friends over and we made the most incredible gingerbread houses! The boys just want to make sure they can blow them up after Christmas :)
I've really enjoyed our time here in Page, we have been blessed to meet some really great people and develop some great friendships.  It is still hard to be so far from family, and especially with our little one coming I'm sure it only gets harder, but absense does make the heart grow fonder.  I'm grateful for all of our family and friends everywhere they are.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween


Last weekend we were able to have nate, becky and the kids come visit.  We went to horeshoe bend, took a DAM tour which resulted in endless "dam" jokes, went cliff jumping and swimming, made homemade pizza and crashed on the living room floor.  It is so nice to have company.  THANKS GUYS for a great visit!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

almost there

Happy 23 weeks to our little girl!  I can't believe how quickly time is passing before we realize it she will be in our arms!  I am so beyond excited. 

In 23 weeks of pregnancy I have learned:
I eat constantly
she is a gymnaist
(feeling her move is the most incredible feeling!)
Andrew is going to make hands down the most amazing father
the back pain goes away with exercise

Andrew has learned:
when I start to cry for no reason to just hug me
that we are training for a marathon
that a wife with cravings is awesome

We are so extremely blessed to have the opprotunity to be parents to this beautiful baby girl.