Friday, June 12, 2009
Wow it has been a while, but there hasn't been any major changes. This post is for my mother-in-law, for she is so diligent in looking at our blog, while we slack away on writing new posts. We love her and wish she was able to see little Hailey more. Our little Hailey Boo is growing fast. She is such a doll and so fun. Hailey is sitting up on her own, but isn't crawling yet. She has a door jumper that she loves.
On memorial weekend she had her first camping trip and loved it. She loves being outside, as do her mom and dad. We went camping up Logan Canyon with the Maxfields and it was relaxing. We will be going again in July.
My brother Adam comes home on July 9th from his mission in New York. We are really excited to see him. He will be coming up to Utah State for school so that will be lots of fun. Kenny and I have been enjoying our summer by working on our yard. We planted a garden and vegetables are actually growing! We were a little worried at first that we wouldn't get anything but weeds.
Hopefully our next big trip will be to go to Arizona to visit the in-laws. Wahooo!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The above photo was taken in our living room and is meant to be our Christmas card. It took forever to get baby to keep her eyes open for the picture. She does look really nice with the bow in her hair though. The top shot is one of Me and Boo Baby when we were setting up the Christmas decorations.
The last pic is of our backyard with snow in it. Too bad Mom and Dad won't get to see any snow this year!
Hope this fills you baby craving, Mom! I need to get back to studying. For some reason, it is easier to listen to Rage Against the Machine and mess around on Youtube than do my homework.
PS... Hailey is being blessed on Sunday. Anyone who would like to come is welcome to join us!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Nine months has gone by very quickly. It was just about 3 weeks ago that Allison and I were still refering to Hailey as BTBNL (Baby To Be Named Later) and now, Hailey is here. It has been a whirlwind for the past 36 hours. I was almost excited to come back to work tonight just to get back into some sort of routine.
We had decided a few weeks ago that we did want to put up Christmas lights this year but we did not want to do it after the baby had come. The ladder that we own is not very long, so we need Alli to steady the ladder while I climb up to put the lights on the house and we didn't want to tackle the job while Hailey was here. We kept procrastinating the lights, until Monday afternoon. We FINALLY did it, and its a good thing, because Allison went in to labor Tuesday morning at about 4 a.m. Alli was in labor until about 5 p.m. and did fantastic during the birth. Hailey had some problems- the umbilical (sp?) cord was wrapped around her neck, she wasn't able to hold a good body temperture, and she would not cry- which I have learned is the best way for babies to absorb the gunk in their lungs. So I went with Hailey to some special room to with equipment to measure her oxygenation and temperture while Alli rested. Both mama and baby are doing great now, and Allison will be home tomorrow afternoon.
We will put a TON of Hailey pics up tomorrow night. I have a few here now, along with some other pictures that I ahven't had the time/desire/need to post that the Boss (Alli) insists I share. So, for the 2 people who actually read our blog, here's some overdue goodies:
Here is Allison about 24 hours before she went into labor. Besides the Christmas lights, we were lucky enough to get one lil' glimpse at her belly before she lost it. It's amazing how small she looks already. She came over to me while I was watching TV and and handed me the camera. Now I am glad she did, because neither of us Hailey would come this early.
Here we are after Hailey had been birthed and cleaned up. We had both been up for a long time and Allison was worn out for labor, but luckily, the nurses reminded us to take some pictures. I don't know that we would have remembered had she not reminded us. Off topic a bit- For the 2 people who read this blog- if at all possible, give birth in the women's center. The nurses were so cool and the faciliites were very nice. The room Allison is in now at the women's center is much nicer than our room in our house (maybe that's an exageration, but you get the point).
That's all I want to say tonight. Tomorrow we will put a blog of Hailey and it probably won't have our boring narratives. Just lotsa baby pics.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Some funny shirts I saw at the hotel tonight:
Win or lose, BYU fans still live in Provo!
BYU gave me Herpes!
And my personal favorite...
BYU- keeping ugly women out of Utah State since 1888
Although I am aboard the BSU bandwagon every year, it is nice to see BYU struggle against a WAC team.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
As you can see, Alli is doing really well. She has gained about 15 pounds, although she's kinda small, so she's showing through already. She was kind enough to pause her Xbox session long enough for me to take a picture of her. Last Sunday, I was able to feel the baby kick for the first time. It was a very strange experience- it has really made the whole pregnancy feel closer to home, since that was the first time that I have had any interaction with BTBNL. In church last Sunday, Alli grabbed my arm suddenly and put it on her belly during sacrament meeting. BTBNL was kicking so ferociously that I thought her leg was going to poke through Alli's belly button.
Anyway, Alli had a doctor appointment today and everything continues to progress smoothly. As soon as something neat happens, we'll make sure to throw another post on here. And I was joking about Shaquille. :)
Monday, June 30, 2008
We have been a little strapped for time during the month of June. Kenny has been doing summer school and Allison has been working a lot, and we have been working on the house like crazy. Very few improvements can be done during the winter here in Logan and even fewer will be done when we have the baby, so we are trying to get 6 months worth of improvements into a 3 month time frame. So far, so good- this last weekend, Curt, Terrilynne, and Corey came up and helped us paint our house. Prior to the new paint job, we had white siding with poorly maintained brown trim (although the previous owner did leave some of the gutter in a rainbow of colors, from brown to pink to unpainted galvanized steel). Since we have an older home, the siding is wood. Untreated wood can age really quick, so we were wanting to get a coat of anything on the sides to insure the wood wouldn't rot. We borrowed Blake's paint sprayer and went to town on the house, trim, and garage. We like the colors and how it all turned out, and we really like that we are pretty much done with home improvements for the year. Take a look...
Also, we are having a girl in October. We'll write more on that later on...