Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I am finally 37 weeks and I have to say this pregnancy has been great so far with not any complicatons, I didn't get sick at all but now is the fun part. The uncomfortable sleeping where there is nothing I can do to get a good nights rest. He moves all day long and right under my ribs "ouch". Yesterday I had my Dr. appoitment and all went well, I am dialated to a 3 already its crazy. Who knows what that means he could come today, tomorrow, or the planned date 31st. We shall see...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Visit with Santa

On Saturday we started our morning by going to a pancake breakfast that was held by our new ward it was good entertainment and great food. We thought it would be a good idea to see sants earlier in the day so that we wouldn't have to wait too long and so that Madelyn would be happy. Well that wasn't the case after standing in line for over an hour and hearing Madelyn say over and over "ho, ho ho" it was our turn. The second I walked her over there she clung to my shoulder as hard as she could and started crying hysterically. I tried to sit her on his lap but she wouldn't have it. The picture turned out ok because they took a side profile of her so you couldn't tell that she was screaming out of control. Needless to say that she didn't like Santa this year, but hopefully next. Just an F.Y.I. if you want to see a great Santa go to Alderwood Mall his the best and so real. Hope your visit to Santa was better...

During... Sorry its a little blury but you get the idea

Final picture...

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Is it December already!!! I can't believe how fast this month is going yet alone this year. A lot has happened, on December 1st my Mother-in-law and Sis-in-law had a baby shower for me which was so much fun just hanging out with good friends,eating great food, and the generosity of gifts was amazing. Thanks girls can't wait for you to meet Trey...
On December 4th Shauna and Shelly from my old ward threw a shower for me it was so fun eating cake and hot cider, while seeing the creativity in all the girls making onesies for Trey. I am sad to have left that ward but thanks girls for everything.

Than to top off this month so far we have been so blessed to have finally moved into our new home. We love living in Snoqualmie with the beautiful trees and snow already that surrounds us, and having a place to call "Home". We look forward to sharing many memories with all of our friends up here who have made us feel so welcome. Thank you...

Also thanks to Jen for taking this fun picture of us the night we moved in...

As soon as we are settled and fully unpacked I will post updated pics of our home....

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Elder Adam returns home

We had a very event full week starting out with mom and min having a baby shower for me which turned out awesome. Unfortunately we didn't think about a camera at the time so I don't have any pics but it turned out awesome. Thanks you two... On Sunday morning we headed to Boise for the night to stay with my brother and sis-in-law. On mon morning we drove to Utah we had great weather and were very fortunate to stay with our good friends the Dalley's. We relaxed Monday just visiting and catching up. Tues morning we went to the airport to pick up Chad, since he had a meeting he had to fly a few days later to join us. "Sure he just wanted to avoid a 12 hour drive with two toddlers". Than Wednesday morning finally came with the signs in our hands we were off to finally pick up Adam from his mission in Paraguay. With the excitement of waiting for him we all wondered if he has changed very much physically or emotionally? Finally he came down and there was this mature 21 yr old elder with a bright smile happy as can be. He finally met his niece and nephew which was so fun. He was the same Adam and to our surprise as the day went on we realized that spiritually he has changed and matured but our Adam was back and ready for some fun. We went to lunch, shopping, and even caught a movie. It is so great to have him home.
Thursday we headed over to our Aunt and Uncles for dinner and than to another relatives for pie. They all loved seeing and visiting with Adam. After a long day we headed back to Dalley's and relaxed for the night. Well Adam,Nick, and Chad played Guitar Hero and we all watched Hairspray. Fri morning was the "door crashers" mom and I headed to the stores at 5 but even by 5:15 most of the things we went for were gone. Oh well we still had a great time. The week was finally coming to an end and Adam was ready to finally relax and sleep for a while.
Saturday we headed to Boise to visit with Matt and Kim, we all went to the Hockey game that night at the Arena which was awesome. Matt got us all a suite so the kids were able to be blocked in and run wild which they did. Matthew does all the graphics and such for the teams in Boise. Thanks Matt. Go Steelheads!!!
Sunday morning we headed out back home what a great and memorable trip we all had, and we are so happy Adam is back!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

18 mos...

I can't believe how fast 18mos have gone by with our little girl. She is such a joy and a blessing in our lives. We love her so much and can't wait to see her grow even more. We were so fortunate to have gotten 18mos pics that turned out fantastic, because that day was completely crazy. She was everywhere and seriously never held still not even for a second. Luckily the photographer captured her amazingly. Enjoy...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Just a little advice that I learned today be careful when editing your blog because you may accidently remove a page element which is what I did. I added a different background and in doing so I removed the page element "friends" so it deleted all my blogging friends. Needless to say after about an hour I finally re-entered them all hopefully. Just a little FYI for everyone. Than again you wouldn't be as dumb as I was.... Also I still have no idea on how to get rid of the little tools that are at the bottom of each link aghhh...

Thursday, November 1, 2007


We had a great Halloween this year, it started out with going to Microsoft to eat lunch with daddy and than trick-or-treat around all the offices. They also had great things for the kids to do while waiting for the dad's to get off work. Maddie loved the arts and craft room. She made a mask and colored some pictures. We then went over to meet the Johnson's for some more trick-or-treating and to take pics. Jen took some great pics of Madelyn and our family thanks jen! Later we left and visited Grandma at her work so she could see her little princess fairy. After we headed out to Snoqualmie to trick-or-treat with our good friends the Bailey's and Simon's. Maddie had so much fun keeping her "happy feet" on the whole time. She could have gone for another hour or so if I would have let her. Nothing is better than seeing your little girl go to the door saying "Cheet" which is "treat" and than having her, Issy, and Taylor grab as much candy as they could. It was hilarious. We had a great night. Next year we will be in our house yeah! finally being able to decorate it and go in our neighborhood also. It might be a little more challenging with a 2.5 yr old as well as 10 month old. Can't wait.... Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween...
Visiting Daddy at work and Madelyn coloring her mask
Maddie,mom,Moses,Dottie, and Jen
Our little princess
Trick-or-treating to Granma's work
Maddie saying "cheet" and Issy saying "open the door"
Happy Halloween 2007
(thx jen for the photography)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Look Alike Meter

Ok so I thought I would try this Heritage look a like meter that my friend Darcy has on her blog. I already know that Madelyn looks like her daddy but I thought I would give it a try. To my amazement whether it works for real or not they say it is "even" between the two of us. Yeah!!! You should try it also....

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch at "Stocker Farms" we had a great experience. Besides the fact that I wore my good boots and wasn't thinking about the mud puddles that we would be walking through. At first Madelyn wanted nothing to do with the ground but once she knew that their were mud puddles to jump in she was all for it. Needless to say we couldn't get her to stop stomping in the mud. We had a great time with Grandma and Aunt Laryssa and Uncle Kyle. We found the most perfect pumpkins and madelyn picked her own out this year. Let's just say last year we could pose her however we wanted but this year she was all over the place and wouldn't hold still, all in all we had a great time. Thanks to Madelyn though Chad and I's pants and shoes were covered in mud. Tonight we look forward to carving them. Of course I am not creative so I have to use the tracing book. We are excited. I know Madelyn is looking forward to getting her hands all messy. Oh boy here we come...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

We love our Nana

Our trip to Utah went pretty good, well after watching Backyardigans many times and keeping Chad awake we made it. The service was amazing we were fortunate to have 16 members from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing which was wonderful, since my Nana sang in it for 20 years as well as my 2 uncles. After the service we went to the grave site, and than to the Joseph Smith Memorial builing for Dinner it was great. We then took some time and walked around Temple Square which is always a great experience. After a long weekend we stopped in Boise for lunch at my Brother's house and headed home. It was a long and eventfull weekend but definetly worth it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Its Official!!

This morning we got the best news, Chad was offered a job he will be working at Microsoft under contract through Volt but the position is excellent. His position is "Business Operations Coordinator." The job description is way over my head, so you will need to ask him sorry... He will get the training that he needs though. We are so excited its been a long, long road but our prayers have finally been answered. Thank you to everyone who has been praying and continued to be our support.

Monday, October 1, 2007


So yesterday was bitter sweet because my Grandma on my dad's side passed away. "Nana" is what we all called her was the sweetest, and most amazing person. I will never forget all the memories we shared with her and Grandpa "Bubba" and seeing her year after year singing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Who could forget her love for Coca Cola she never went a day without drinking one. We love her so much and will miss her but knowing that she is with Bubba and in a better place now is comforting. We love you Nana...

Monday, September 24, 2007

Finally there is color!!!

As of Sunday our house has been sided. They still have to paint the poles and plant boxes and add the porch but then its off to the inside. Yeah!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Update on our house

Here is an updated picture of our house. We did our frame walk thru yesterday and everything went well. Only 9 wks until we move in yipeee!!!! Can't wait.

Maddie standing in her bedroom

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The weekend

Kim's baby Shower

This last weekend I went to Vancouver for my sister-in-law's shower and to hang out with the fam. It was a short visit but a lot of fun. Kim and I are about 2 weeks apart and both having boys, so once again the cousins get to grow up together I can't wait. My mom put on this great day with belgian waffles and fruit and a delicious quiche. The decorations were darling. Good job mom.

Thanks mom for the little outfits for our boys...

J.T. Concert

On Saturday I headed back home for a girls night out. Sarah,Rachel and I went to the Justin Timberlake concert at the Tacoma Dome. It started out with Good Charlotte and than JT he is so amazing in person and you gotta love his dancin moves and voice. We had so much fun. It was a great night. Thanks girls....

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Labor Day weekend

DMB here we come....

Our tradition for 4 years now(well for me, Chad has been going 8 years) has been to go to the DMB(Dave Matthews Band) concert at the Gorge. So once again we headed for a weekend of relaxation and fun. We had bought tickets for Chad's brother and his wife for their wedding to go with us for Sat concert. Laryssa is a hige DMB fan and well Kyle has never been to a concert ever so why not have DMB be his first experience. Anyway Chad and I headed there on fri, when we got there because of bad traffic and met up for dinner with our friends the Lathrops, dinner was good and so off we all headed to the Gorge. We had just enough time to find a camping spot and head to the concert. Luckily we had floor seats so it was great. The show was fantastic, but then again Dave never dissapoints us. The next morning we got woken up by the thousands of people and made breakfast. Later that afternoon Kyle and Laryssa came. We all hung out in the hott sun and finally it was time for the show to begin. Once again it was fantastic. I think to get the whole experience its best to spend two nights there. We met up with a friend from Chad's work and enjoyed the concert. The next morning we woke up and headed home. The weekend was just what we needed. Until next year. I have to admit we are DMB fans true and true... PS. Thanks Grandma for watching Maddie...


Those are Madelyn's words for Monday morning. Grandma and Laryssa did the Woodinville marathon which was 13 miles. As they both at different times passed by madelyn yelled out "go,go,go" she was excited to see them run. After a long hott run they finished and did great. We then headed for Maltby Cafe. Which by the way if you haven't been there you need to. They have the best breakfast mmmm... Later on we went back to grandma's and relaxed for the remainder of the night. It was a fun weekend just what we needed.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Due date moved...

Yesterday I went to my Dr. Appt and everything looks great, Trey continues to grow and stay healthy. However my due date has changed, she asked if I would want to be induced since she missed the last delivery and is going to be out of town for this one as well. How she phrased it was "how do you feel about a tax deduction?" It was funny. Of course I wouldn't mind having it a week early. So the due date is set now for the 30th of Dec. Yipeee!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Were having a BOY!!!!

Trey looking at us

His profile

His little foot

Head and Spine

Yesterday we went to our ultra sound at Evergreen hospital. After a long wait we finally saw our little Trey moving around. At first when the tech said that it was a boy chad didn't believe her. He said "are you sure" well there was no mistake for obvious reasons. Everything looks great and healthy which is always good to hear. She left the room and Chad picked me up and shouted "were having a boy,it's a boy!" Of course he was just a little excited. I am still in shock because I thought for sure we were having another girl but I guess both the Dr. and I were wrong. We are looking forward to having one of each and since Madelyn looks like her daddy Trey will look like me with the blonde hair right!!! Ok probably not i'm sure he will have red hair also. How fun! Now we get to pick out boy clothing and accessories aghhhhh!!!! Here are some pics from the ultra sound. Sorry they are not the best since we don't have a scanner, they are from our camera... Enjoy!!!

Cousin Lynsey's wedding

This last saturday we drove with Kyle and Laryssa to Spokanne for cousin Lynsey's wedding. After a long 4.5 drive we made it. The ceremony was beautiful and everything looked pefect. Of course after running out of fruit snacks and trying to keep the little one occupied was impossible. The reception was a lot of fun madelyn was a little dancing machine out on the floor. Between sashaing across the stage and dancing with all the kids she had a great time. After visiting with family and dancing a little it was time to go. The day was great!!