"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why we call it the present."

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

*Cute Jagger*

Sweet little Jagger has been walking around everything he can hold on to and standing for long periods of time, he actually took a couple of steps at Sean and Tori's the other night. I wouldn't be surprised if he's walking very soon..AHHH! not. ready!

*The Farm*

We went to dinner with Mike and Jess to Pasta Factory and it was SOOO YUMMY! After that we decided to go down to the farm since there were new baby cows. When we got there they wanted NOTHING to do with us and ran out into the pasture. Oh well. Then the kids fed the horses and played in a field of dandelions. It was such a fun night.:)

Mike was feeding him some of his drink (I don't remember what it was) and Jagger kept making the funniest faces. He wasn't to sure about it.:)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

*My Birthday*

My amazing Hubby got me this AMAZING new lens for my birthday...I couldn't have asked for anything better:) Your the best babe!

Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 300 mm - F/4.5-5.6

Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 300 mm - F/4.5-5.6 - Nikon F

The weather was Awful on my birthday. We had plans to go to the park for my birthday but that didn't happen! That night Ken and my Mom took Chris and I to Texas Roadhouse and it was AMAZING. Then we went to the dollar theater and watched True Grit. It was such a great birthday!:)

Friday, May 13, 2011

*Family Pictures*

We had planned on having Jessica (my sister) take our family pictures in April and then with finals going on it was just to crazy so we had it set for Friday May 6. Well Jess went to the hospital that Monday because she was not doing well with her pregnancy and the Dr said she would be there until Chloe was born, so I had to come up with another option. We couldn't really afford to pay someone, and all I really needed was someone to take the family ones, I could take the rest, so I thought of my sister in law, Elisha (who is amazing at EVERYTHING she does) and she was so nice enough to say yes! We went to an Orchard right by her house and she did an amazing job! My kids would not show their real smiles but besides that it went really well. Thanks again Elisha, I had a lot of fun editing them:)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

*Mother's Day*

We started Mother's Day getting ready for our 9:00 church when we got there we were almost done with sacrament when we got a text from Mike saying that Jess had to get another blood transfusion and she was not looking good. My Mom and I left the kids with Chris (again, thank you honey:) and went straight to the hospital. We spent most of the day there and by the time the last pint of blood was in her she was looking so much better. We came home and Chris had the most amazing dinner made for us and the sweetest cards. I have the best husband and kids in the world!:) I am so grateful to be a mother!

*Hunter made the awesome necklace I'm wearing for my Mother's Day present...I LOVE it!:)

*Chloe Jane*

I took Jess to the Dr. right after our girls trip (Monday morning) and her blood pressure was through the roof and she had protein in her urine. When Dr. Nance came in and the first thing he said was "Looks like you earned yourself a stay in the hospital" We had Hunter and Jagger with us (Chris and Skyla were at Elisha's getting haircuts) so I called Chris and told him he had to come home and take the kids from me. I can't lie, I was totally panicked for my beautiful sister and baby Chloe. Our family has never really gone through this before. Jess was only 30 weeks along and all we new if that was REALLY early. I was terrified but I tried to be strong for my sister (who was amazing by the way) I dropped her off at her house to get a bag ready for her stay at the hospital and then went home to drop the kids off. I went back to get her and we got there around 1:00. They told her that she would be staying until Chloe arrived. She had some ups and downs throughout the week. I visited her everyday. I even painted her toes:) I have Chris to thank for that...it was his ONLY break in between semesters and he spent it watching the kids everyday instead of us doing all of the fun family things we were going to do. He really is amazing!
My sister is one of the strongest women I know and I love her so much and am so glad I got to be there for her throughout this experience. This is the two of us on day 3 I think (Wednesday)
On Friday night I remember telling Chris that I had a feeling that I should keep the phone by my bed and boy was I right. I received a call from Mike at 4:30 on Saturday morning telling me that they were going to deliver the baby at 6:00 a.m. I rushed in to my Mom's room and we hurried and got ready and were there at 5:15. Kelly arrived about 15 minutes after we did. At 6:00 they came to get her and take her to the operating room. Her nurse told us the secret door to go wait at and maybe we would be able to get a glimpse of her, the NICU was right across the hall. We saw all of these Dr.s and nurses rushing into the room and then heard a baby cry...I was so excited and relieved that she was at least crying...that is always a good sign. I was still really nervous though. Mom and Kelly kept telling me to take a deep breath (I get a lot of anxiety) When the doors opened they brought little Chloe in an incubator and she seriously was so small that you couldn't even see her. We got to talk to Mike for a second and he said that she was looking good. We went back into the room to wait for Jess. She was as white as a ghost and they said she had lost a lot of blood. The next day she got a blood transfusion with 4 pints of blood. YIKES! I get to be one of the four people (including Mike and Jess) that gets to go into the NICU and see her so I try to as often as I can. She is making a lot of progress and is just so precious! I am so grateful for modern medicine because with out it I would have lost my only sister and my sweet niece.

Chloe Jane
May 7, 2011
6:47 A.M.
3 pounds 2 ounces
16 1/2 inches

*Park City*

My Mom takes us girls to Park City around Mothers Day every year. We missed Jen this year but we still had a great time.
This is at the Hotel which is SUPER nice...it has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen, dining room, living room and hot tub(right in the room) We LOVE it and thank you again Momma!:)
We went to the grocery store later that night and bought WAY to much and ate WAY to much too:) Jess' feet (and body) were SOOOOO swollen and all of us girls were so worried about her that we told her she HAD to go to the Dr first thing Monday morning. We got into the hot tub and watched Bride Wars and then went to bed. The next day we literally shopped until we dropped. We had such a blast!:)
Not sure why this picture is small:)

Elisha did ALL of our hair on Saturday...thanks again E!:)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

*Jagger~9 Months*

I took Jagger in for his 9 month Dr visit. He looks PERFECT. He's even a little advanced in a lot of areas:) He was so happy when we got there. The nurse had to prick his finger and he just stared at her...not a peep, he looked very thoughtful:) Then when the Dr came in she kept staring at him and would say "I'm sorry, I 'm so distracted by him, he is so fun to watch" I said, tell me about it, that's me everyday:)
Here are his stats:

Weight-19 pounds 8 oz. (36%)
Height- 28 inches (65%)
Head- 18.25 inches (78%)

I haven't had a chance to take "official" pictures of Jagger with Jessica's situation (for those of you who don't know, my sister is in the hospital right now... she is only 30 weeks pregnant and has really bad Blood pressure and a lot of protein in her urine so it looks like she will be there until the baby is born. We're hoping she can last a little bit longer but the chances of that is not very good) Mike and Mom are working so I have been trying to be there for her as much as I can be with having three kids:) Luckily this is Chris' week off:)