Thursday, August 30, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Emry Ruth

Our precious baby girl was born on June 12th at 1:25pm.  She was 7.2lbs and 20 inches long.  She is perfect in every way.  Jaxon just adores his little sister.  He can not stop kissing and hugging her.  He wants to share everything with her.  Right when he wakes up, he gives her a kiss and says, "cute baby".  He keeps saying, "She's so pretty."  He is the best big brother.  Emry is a great baby.  She is a great night sleeper and an even better eater.  We love her so much.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Perfect Timing to be POTTY TRAINED!

Jaxon woke up last Monday and said he wanted to wear big boy undies like his cousins. I thought it was perfect timing to start potty training since Ryan would be gone all week and we could just stay home and do nothing but focus on going potty and because his baby sister should be coming in just a few weeks. Day 1: no accidents Day 2: 2 accidents Day 3: none Day 4: none Day 5: none and woke up dry in the morning Day 6: none Day 7: none and woke up dry in the morning He is doing so great. Lets pray he keeps it up so I will only have to change and pay for one kid's diapers.

Monday, May 7, 2012


Jaxon saw a few younger kids go up and bear their testimonies during Sacrament Meeting yesterday. He kept saying that he wanted to do that. So Ryan took him. They had to wait their turn and Ryan was explaining to him what they were going to do and say. When it was Jaxon's turn to bear his testimony, he put his mouth right on the microphone and said, "Mom. Momma. Mom. Mom." Ryan said he was looking for me in the audience and couldn't find me. He wouldn't say anything else. Even though he didn't bear his testimony, I was still so proud that he wanted to go up to do it. I love my little boy so much.

Friday, April 27, 2012

"Let's have a lil' talk"

Every week Ryan and I talk up nursery so Jax will be excited for when Sunday comes.  Jaxon gets all excited and then right when the closing song starts in Sacrament, he starts whining that he doesn't want to go to nursery.  We keep telling him that nursery is fun, with bubbles, play dough, snacks, toys, coloring, and all of his new friends.  He fake cries the whole way down the hall.  We place him in nursery and he starts to really cry.  Ryan takes him out into the hall and they have a "man to man" talk.  Well last week, Ryan told him on the way to nursery that there will be no crying today and he agreed.  So when we dropped him off, Jax looked like he was about to cry and told Ryan, "Dad, lets have a lil' talk".  Ryan started laughing and walked to the corner of the room with Jax and they had their "man to man" talk and then Jax was just fine. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

No fun for Ryan

Ryan had a basketball tournament for work. It's called the Big's N Blue. Police play against attorneys, firemen, paramedics, etc. During Ryan's first game, a guy charged him. He fell on top of Ryan. That would usually be okay during basketball unless you are really skinny like Ryan and obviously fragile like Ryan. The guy's elbow landed right on Ryan's ribs. Ryan just thought he had a bruise or something and continued playing. He played the rest of the 1st game, was a little sore during his 2nd game and couldn't even do anything during his 3rd game (which was against his brother-in-law, Andy). His mom wrapped him up tight and they got ice for him. After the tournament was over he went to a QuickCare on the way home. Sure enough, he broke his rib. He was so sore that evening and the following 3 days. It hurt to breath, move, or practically do anything. I felt so bad for him. Ryan doesn't complain much, so when he does, you know he is in a lot of pain.

Welcome HOME!!!

We are finally in our new home. Actually we have been for about 3 weeks now. There were a few things that tested our patience on the way, but for the most part everything went smoothly. We are settled and loving the neighborhood. There are hundreds of kids everywhere you look. I can't imagine what it's going to be like in the summer. I'm not completely done decorating but I am having a blast doing it. I am still getting used to the drive. It is pretty much far from everywhere, but the home and neighborhood make up for the commute. It is on a dead end street with little traffic. It is almost 3200 sq. ft. It has a split bedroom floorplan which I love. There is a great room, master, mudroom, 1/2 bath, office, and laundry room downstairs. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a game room. The yard is spacious and the foothills are right outside our door. So we will never have backyard neighbors. It is so quiet. If you can't tell, we love our new home.