Monday, June 30, 2008

My Family

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I was TAGGED by Andrea! Thanks I havent done one of these in forever.

20 years ago-
1. I was 3 yrs old, probably beating up on my sister.
2. I was going to preschool.
3. I dont remember much about being 3.

10 years ago-
1. I was 13, living in Johnstown
2. I made my first cheerleading squad for middle school
3. I LOVED shopping at Limited Too

5 years ago-
1. I was 18 and graduating high school
2. I was really into fast and the furious kind of cars and had a mitshubishi eclipse all done up for my graduation present from my dad.
3. Met Ryan while he was on his mission and fell in love.

3 years ago-
1. I was 20 and was married and enjoying being with Ryan all the time.
2. Going to Provo College for dental assisting
3. Living in our ghetto apartment in Orem.

1 year ago-
1. I had Hayden
2. I had Brightyn that was 14 months.
3. I moved to Ohio

So far this year-
1. I have found 2 houses that we thought we were going to buy and they fell through
2. I found out I was pregnant AGAIN!!
3. I chopped my hair off

1. Came home from camping this weekend.
2. Found and reserved brightyn's shelter house for his birthday bash
3. Watched movies and hung out with the hubs and kids

1. Going to the grocery store.
2. Looking at houses tonight
3. Having lunch with my dad

1. I am going to go to my Mom & Tony's for a bbq
2. Going to the Zoo
3. ??

In the next year-
1. I will be losing 40 lbs.
2. Getting tan
3. Enjoy the 3 beautiful kids I will have!

I TAG: Linley, Brooke Brooks, Melissa (You better do it gals!)

Thursday, June 26, 2008


July 16th 10:30 am YAY!!!

Baby Update 18 weeks

I went to the doctor yesterday here are the stats:
Weight gained since last appointment: -3 lbs. YAY for me! So a total of -20 lbs (yet I still look like a cow??? How does that work?)
Blood Pressure= still good
Baby Heart beat: 150 still high!(maybe a girl, the doctor thinks it is)
Next appointment: July 17th ULTRASOUND TIME!!! But I'm going to have to reschedule since after I made the appointment Ryan told me he is going to be away at scout camp that day and he wants to be there. So maybe before but probably after I'll update after the doctors office opens from lunch.

I am so excited to be losing weight even though during pregnancy you are supposed to gain it. I'll probably be like I was with Brightyn and put on 10 lbs. the last 2 weeks. I remember freaking out about gaining weight for him since I had lost and not gained anything until the very end. I still haven't felt the baby move yet but she said I should start to feel it in the next week or so. Let the crazy olympic (my kids go crazy in there) begin. I met my doctor for the first time today before I had just met with the NP since Heidi (my doctor) was delivering babies. I am so excited to see my baby in just a few weeks. I honestly think it is so crazy that I'm almost 1/2 way done it just seems like the other day that I was like ummm Ryan we have a problem. We're both really excited about this pregnancy since it will be our last for a long time if not for good. I'm already so excited to be done popping out kids.
Also, keep my friend Melissa in your prayers she is pregnant also and is really sick and it sucks (I know I still am) . Until the 17th that's our baby update :0)

A show

Last night we had some AWESOME weather! My wonderful husband has such a great eye for photography and we so excited to finally get some good pictures of lightening. He stayed up until 1:00 am taking pictures and these are the only ones that turned out. This is one of the best reasons to live in the midwest. I looooooove severe thunderstorms like this.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Our Trip

Back at the cabin: Some pictures of what our cabin looked like and some pictures of us around the place

Ripleys Aquarium: AWESOME!!! Brightyn and Hayden both LOVED looking at the fishies. There were some AWESOME and CREEPY sharks. You go on this convayer belt and it takes you under the water in a dome to look up and around at the fish swimming around you.

Little Pigeon River: These are some pictures that Ryan took of this river we drove by on some unpaved roades

Roaring Fork Motor Trail: This is where we saw 2 different black bears (one chased a guy for bothering it over and over) and took some amazing pictures.

Grotto Falls: This was our hike that we went on. It was a lot of fun when I wasn't worried about Brightyn running off the edge of the cliff. At the end there was a really pretty waterfall that you could go behind and play in the pool. Hayden had it made in his carrier and loved every minute of it. He was out by the time we got back to the truck.

Exotic Petting Zoo: We had such a great time here. Brightyn's favorite animals were the goats and reindeer. We didn't get a picture of it but he also fed two camels. Hayden's favorite animals were the goats and Ryan's were the peacocks. Of course the day we got the cutest pictures of Hayden there was something on the mirror of our camera and messed them up so ignore the weird fish figure on Hayden's cheek. Yes he does have a bruise on his head he fell off the bed.

All in all it was a GREAT trip! The boys were good on our way down there and on our way home. Hayden has been fussy just because he's still cutting his 6 teeth and they're just days away from coming through. We didn't want to come home and back to real life but Ryan had scouts on Saturday so we had to :( We're excited to go back down and maybe have a little us time on our next trip. I hope you enjoy the MANY pictures that we took.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


My sister and her new husband got bored on their honeymoon so they came home way early leaving their open cabin to us!! We are taking off tonight for Gatlinburg, TN. We are so excited to go hiking with the boys in the Smoky Mountains and see all the fun tourist stuff along with having a killer cabin all to ourselves for the next few nights. We are so excited to just get away and enjoy some family time. I don't know if we'll have service to the internet on our lap top but if we don't I'll post some awesome pictures when we get home. LATER TATER!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sissys Wedding

Saturday was my sister's big day! She looked so amazing! I didn't get a lot of pictures of her and our family because Ryan and I were busy chasing Brightyn and Kyah all over the huge church. It was an amazing wedding and reception. Here are a few pictures of me and Hayden, Brightyn and Kyah, And the Beautiful bride Emily with her perfect hubby for her Cody. Enjoy!
The only real good picture we have of the bride and groom

Brightyn and my neice Kyah
My mom and Hayden
Me and my sister Kristen at the reception
Brightyn lining up bubbles

Brightyn playing with a box
Me and Hayden
Us Again
Emily with Hayden
Hayden crawling around in his tux

Father's Day

I think Ryan had a great Father's Day and I want him to know how much I love him and appreciate everything he does for me and the boys. He is a very good dad and a great husband. Ryan for Father's Day got his baby carrier backpack that we've been talking about for forever and a new watch since his pooped out on him. This guy goes through watches like underwear! And also got 2 pictures of the boys to put on his desk at work. We went out tonight after dinner with my mom and stepdad to test out Ryan's new backpack! Hayden LOVED it and so did his daddy!! LOVE YOU RY!!