Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning!

The boys showing a few things that Santa brought them. E loves his WallE Leapster Game and his new ball and bat. B holding his Gordon train while showing off his fuzzy hair-do.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh, so Different!

We had our Ward Christmas Party...well...a while ago (I've been slacking on the blogging), but it made me realize how different E and B are from each other.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Can you say the Same Time?

These are our attempts to get all three boys to take a somewhat decent picture together!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Tomorrow...You're Only a Day Away!"

Yep, tomorrow is induction day, and it couldn't come soon enough. I AM SO DONE! But since I'm being induced, I'm a little nervous about it taking too long or the possibility of a C-section. So, I'd appreciate any prayers and luck our way. I'll be back in a couple of days to post lots of pictures and to introduce the new member of the family!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Yep, we have our visitors.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dance, Dance (cont.)

Well, it did stir things up a little bit. Last night, at about 11:00pm, I started noticing some contractions. We counted them for an hour at 5 min. apart. This was very consistent with my labor with Bennett, so I assumed that this was it. NOPE!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dance, Dance!

Well, I am going to put a warning on this post...Viewer Discretion Advised. There are disturbing images of a desperate pregnant woman.

Monday, November 17, 2008

So Happy!

I am going to gloat a little bit and tell you all that I have something awesome that only few people could boast! I have the best ward in the world. I know, I all think that you do or that there is no such thing, but there is and I have it. Now, I do need to say to my friends in Naperville that they are awesome and we miss that ward tons. But the reasons that I have the best ward ever is first, we have had the best support system through this difficult time, second, they truly define the words ward family (especially since we are away from family), third, they just pitched in some money to get us this stroller and baby car seat.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

Like it says, Christmas is coming and the best part is...I'm finished with all my Christmas shopping!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Halloween was awesome! We went over to E's school teacher's house. She invited us to dinner and offered to take the boys Trick or Treating while I got to stay there and relax. It made it really nice since Gavin was out of town this week and I REALLY didn't want to take them out by myself...being 36 weeks pregnant.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pushing Daisies!

Okay, I'm freaking out! One of Gavin and my favorites shows may be cancelled because there aren't enough viewers. Now I'm one of those people who hate having a million shows that "I just HAVE to watch". Gavin and I like Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother (sometime a little risky), Heroes (but they're getting a little weird), and The Office.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Last 4 Weeks!

I had my doctor appointment yesterday, and I love my doctor. Because my due date is the day after Thanksgiving, and neither he or I want to be in the hospital around Thanksgiving, he set up an induction date.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Teaching Opportunity!

Gavin and I have finally taken E to spend his $20.00 from his birthday money. While we were at Costco he saw the new Iron Man costume and wanted that. Gavin and I decided to take this as, like the title says, a teaching opportunity.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Job Update!

Well, I want to be clear that Gavin doesn't officially have a job, but he does some work that will be bringing in some money.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Firehouse Field Trip!

E's school had another field trip this month...this time to the fire station! Last year we had a blast going downtown to the firehouse museum, but this year we got to go to the local firehouse. The firefighters showed us their kitchen, bedroom, and their gym and explained how they live there every third day for a full 24 hours. The best part was going out to the garage where they showed the trucks, let them climb inside, and had one of them dress in full attire so the kids could see what they look like.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pumpkin Patch!

E's school had such a great time at the pumpkin patch last year, that we went to the same one this year! Gavin and I were so excited because we had such a great time last year and was such a wonderful experience. And as you can tell, the boys really enjoyed themselves.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Bad Economy!

Because of our current circumstances, Gavin and I have been talking about the the housing market, the job market, the gas prices, wall street, and how bad they are right now.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Still Adjusting!

Bennett has been so funny to watch over the last week. He seems to go about every other day with his nap schedule. The above picture is him buried in the cushions from the couch. After taking them all off, we turned on a movie... and that was it. But the funniest is the picture and video below.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Well, the old phrase, "No news, is good news," doesn't apply to our situation. Unfortunately, Gavin and I have nothing of interest to report on the job front...or really in any area. Every time I call family or friends, I get frustrated that I don't have anything good to report. Not the Gavin hasn't heard anything. He's had some phone interviews and one actual interview, but so far, nothing has come of it.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Harry Potter "NO"vember!

For us Harry Potter fans, we have been waiting anxiously for the fall, but November 21st is no longer the movie release date for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. They've just announced that it's now being pushed back to July 17, 2009. There have been no delays on filming or editing. The film would be ready for November release, but they have decided that a summer release is more beneficial to them.

Now I'm not a complainer, but what the crap? I don't mind waiting for things, but 8 months is ridiculous.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Baby Name Revealed!

Okay, before you read what the name is, I want everyone to read this. The reason I didn't post the name earlier is because I didn't want someone say, "Oh, my sister just named her baby that!" or "I grew up with a guy named that." and so forth. I'm the type of person that if I hear the name too much, I start to hate it. It took Gavin and I a long time to actually agree on a name, and now that we're pretty sure that this is it...I don't want to hear it so much that I hate it.

Sunday, August 10, 2008 feels so good!

For those who don't know the story, when we moved into our home the only thing that bothered me about the house was what the previous owners had put up for a back splash...vinyl tiles that are sticky on the back. These tiles are meant for the floor, so the tiles would constantly fall off the wall. So, to remedy the situation, the previous owners got some Trim & Molding Glue (for putting up baseboards and crown molding) and glued the ones the would repeatedly fall. I looked awful, and some pieces were still falling off. And one day it was all too much. Gavin and I always knew that we were going to put up a better back splash, and I was tired of all the falling "tile", so I tore it off. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the previous back splash, but here's what the wall looked like after.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Projects and more projects!

Since our house is going on the market...there are things to be done. We've done landscaping, installed a ceiling fan, tiled the back splash in our kitchen, we're getting ready to paint 3 rooms plus touch-ups throughout the house, and then we still have more landscaping after that. Once the projects are done, then we have to clean and organize everything all over again.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Family Reunion!

Gavin's side of the family hasn't had a reunion for about 5 years, so this great. We had such a good time with all the food, games, and socializing...but the only thing I managed to take pictures of was of the boys with their cousin!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back Home!

Well, for those of you who were wondering, our flight home went without a hitch, in fact, it went better than expected. It was a welcomed change compared to my other flight experience. The boys did great, the flights were short, and Gavin, as always, was so helpful when we got on and off. I didn't mind traveling without him when it went so well. I don't know, maybe it seemed so well because of what I had to compare it to.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Bennett bit through his lip! Right before we went up to the cabin...he slipped and bit through. Amazingly...he didn't cry very long, it didn't bleed too much, and it's healed really fast.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cabin Fever!

Well, this is way past due...that's seems to be what vacations do to you. I never seem to be able to blog when I'm traveling or when I have visitors. Anyway, 'nough said on that. The cabin was awesome.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sex of the baby...REVEALED!

Well, for those of you who voted that I'd be having a convinced me.

Airport Fiasco!

Well, first off, sorry for the procrastination in my blogging. I left for Utah on June 28th, but we've been busy doing so much (I'll blog more about those things later). I have got to tell you about our flying experience...or lack there of.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sharing Time Update!

Well, the boys have been sharing their room for a while now

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sharing Time!

For about a week now, the boys have been sharing! Not their toys (I wish), they've been sharing a room.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bumps and Bruises!

Sunday Afternoon

All my boys hangin' after church!

Stating to show, 14 weeks along!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Stick Horse Rodeo!


Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

10 Random Things!

Sorry it took my so long to post this one. With family in town for a week, normal routine gets shut down. So here they are.

Kings Island!

 Gavin's mom is a real roller coaster fanatic, and we only live 15 min. from Kings Island. Perfect combo! So, on Memorial Day, they set of to the park. The weather was supposed to be severe thunderstorms, but nothing ever happened. That may have kept the crowds down, so it was the perfect day to go.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Finally, Gavin and I have a grill, a Weber Genesis 310. Gavin's parent's came into town this week (hence the no blogging) and we've had a blast. Gav's birthday isn't until July, but since they were here they decided to get it for him now. Happy Birthday Gavin! We made burgers and steaks the very next day and they were perfect. My mother-in-law makes the best steaks ever. We are so happy to finally have a grill. Now Gavin can save me from working with raw meat and cook it on our NEW GRILL!!!!!!!