Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby # 2

Mommy is feeling pretty good now. Not as tired and not as sick.
You are kicking like a maniac! The doctors tell me that you are a BRAT already because you won't sit still while they try and take pictures of you.
You are healthy so far. We had a couple scares but everything turned out to be O.K.
Your big brother loves to tell Mommy that there is a baby in her tummy. I don't know if he fully gets it; but, he is learning how to be very careful with babies so, by the time you arrive he will be a pro!
Tysen gets mad at Mommy because when he goes to sit on my lap he can't sit back all the way. He gets irritated with your little bump then and want me to move it away. Other times he kisses and loves you and seems to be excited for you.
We are just so happy that we are all doing well and that we are all HEALTHY!
Still working on your name...

Mommy, baby#2 and Tysen at 18 weeks

Mommy and baby#2 at 5 months

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy 4th Year!

It does not seem like it's been four years since our wedding. Time flies and I can't believe we already have one baby and another on the way. We must be having fun for time to fly by so quickly.
For our anniversary (October 15th) Dan took me to a new restaurant in old town called "The Edge" A little too overpriced for my taste but the food was pretty good. We sat in a cute little booth and were able to just take our time and talk. We even managed to talk about things other than pregnancy and Tysen. We reminisced...and it was so nice to reconnect a little.
Then (since I'm pregnant and can't stay up past 10:00) We went home and PASSED OUT!

Boo Bear, (HEHEHE)
I only get happier and happier each day with you. You have taught me so much about love and patience and understanding. You are my rock (who I lean on way too much) and you never get tired of how much I need you. I feel so much security in our love for each other. I admire the person you are. Because of your love and support I am a better wife, friend and mother. Thanks for being my Best Bud! I love you!
Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Fun ...All Month Long!

We still have 2 weeks left in October and we have already squeezed most of the FUN out of Halloween. I don't know if Tysen will cry or laugh when I tell him he gets to go trick or treating again.
We've painted a pumpkin with Miss Natalie
Proud artists!

We've gone to the Pumpkin patch festival with Gavin and Travis
and put on the famous ELMO costume.

Picking out a weird green pumpkin

Sweetest Elmo EVER!

Got his hair sprayed blue
Along with his cool cousins

We've Gone to the Trunk-or-Treat at the church
and used hands to eat the donut on the string

In record time too!
Hung out with more cousins...
Jace, Kade and Gage

Got all decked out in costume...
And we have to do this two more times still!
(we should have skipped dressing up for the trunk-or-treat)

But, it sure feels like Fall is in the air
(apart from the 100 degree weather)

179th Annual General Conference

We were able to score tickets for the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference this year. We have never attended before, so it was really exciting. We took my little brother, Quinn, who is preparing to go on his mission.
It was very surreal to feel how the spirit grew stronger and stronger as the apostles took thier seats. And, when the prophet and his counselors entered the room there was an explosion of love for these men that poured out from my own heart. I have so much love and appreciation for all they do and for the great service they give to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
All of the talks were so wonderful this Conference but I would like to record some highlights from a Sunday morning talk given by President Monson entitled "What Have I Done for Someone Today?",5232,23-1-1117-27,00.html
“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”

I believe the Savior is telling us that unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives. Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figuratively lose their lives, while those who lose themselves in service to others grow and flourish—and in effect save their lives.

How many times has your heart been touched as you have witnessed the need of another? How often have you intended to be the one to help? And yet how often has day-to-day living interfered and you’ve left it for others to help, feeling that “oh, surely someone will take care of that need.”

we may find that we have immersed ourselves in the “thick of thin things.” In other words, too often we spend most of our time taking care of the things which do not really matter much at all in the grand scheme of things, neglecting those more important causes.

I have wept in the night
For the shortness of sight
That to somebody’s need made me blind;
But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret
For being a little too kind.

We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us.

The words from the 25th chapter of Matthew come to mind:
“Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
“Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
“When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
“Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me
Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need?
Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?
If not, I have failed indeed.
Has anyone’s burden been lighter today
Because I was willing to share?
Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way?
When they needed my help was I there?
This talk inspired me most for this time in my
life. This is just parts and pieces of this talk but there was much more said that touched me deeply. Like the story he told about his birthday gifts...The service projects that people did for President Monson for his birthday were so sweet. And I realized that I do not have to wait for some extravagant service to be done, that service comes in all shapes and sizes. It might seem small to me but it might have meant the world for someone else.
There are many times that I have taken care of my needs before even thinking about the needs of others. It is important to be aware of the needs of others and to ask myself each day "Have I done any good in the world today?"

Monday, October 12, 2009


We went to Seaworld on September 12th.
Grandma and some of Ty's cousins came along with us. At the beginning of the day Tysen would not get too close to the glass to see the fish, but by the end of the day he was yelling at the fish through the glass. Now he is very aware that fishies are not just crackers.
Lots of boy cousins.
Gavin, Tysen, Jace, Kade
Gavin feeding the manta rays. The thing sucked his WHOLE hand in its mouth!

I attempted to feed was grose.
Daddy and Tysen looking at the starfish. Tysen actually touched it only when it was out of the water. He would not touch it while it was in the water.

We did not want to wait 60 min to go on this ride. It was hot and we just wanted to get wet. So, we stood on the bridge next to it to get splashed. Tysen LOVES the water. Evertime it splashed him he would bust up laughing.

This was such a cute picture, just wish something interesting was behind him in the water.

Jace and Ty are really good buddies. They had fun walking around together.

At the little water park they had water that squirted up from the ground. Tysen loved it and it was so funny to see him get nailed in the face.

Of course, before the day ended we had to go on the ELMO ride.
It was a good end to the day.
Grandma rode the Elmo fish with him.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I am one Lucky Girl!

My wonderful husband has been helping me a lot around the house, especially with the vacuuming. Every time he helps Tysen wants to "help you too". So he grabs his "bacuum" (that I got at a garage sale for $3.00) and follows behind Daddy, which means he usually gets tripped over. He doesn't seem to care...he just keeps cleaning and throws a fit if he can't "help you" when Daddy is helping.
Like I said,
How Lucky am I?

And cleaning for me right before my Hubby had to go to his presidency meeting

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tysen's Little Moments

  • Tysen: "Mommy.....Mom...Mommy!!"

(after calling Mommy many times with no answer) .

..long pause...


Dan: YA?

Tysen: "I -ant (want) Mommy!"

  • "I -ant (want)"...
(fill in blank with anything he wants...usually Elmo or Juice)
  • Mommy: "fold your're in time out!"

Tysen: Pay-er? (prayer)

Mommy: No! Time out...big trouble
  • Daddy: "Ty are you having a good day?"
Tysen: "Ya...Day!
  • HUNNY? HUNNY? (yelling around the house to find Mom or Dad)
  • "wuv you baby"
  • "BIG GRUNT" when he is frustrated with something (oddly sound just like Mommy's frustrated GRUNT)
  • "awww....Mom" (when I won't let him do something)
  • "Dan...are you?"
  • "See Mommy!" at EVERYTHING
  • "Niiiice" while petting the dog (The dog runs off) "Awww...SIT, SIT!!"