Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Introducing Treyson! (Finally)

This post has turned out funky, but I don't have time to fix it so oh, well! I have a screaming baby in my arms and he won't let me fix it! Here are some pictures of Treyson. It has only taken me 3 months, but better late than never!

Hello World!

Here is one of Treyson's first pictures. You can already tell he has his Daddy's big feet!

Treyson's Birth Information

Trey was the perfect size baby!

Meeting his Brothers and Sister

Nathan looks so tired in this picture. He was so worried when we left for the hospital that night. I am sure he didn't sleep very well. He is such a sweet boy. They were all excited to meet their new baby brother for the first time!

First Car Ride

This was the ride home. He looks so tiny in his car seat. His poor head!

"Hospital" Picture

The hospital pictures were so expensive that we decided to take our own "hospital" picture when we got home. This is what we got.

First Bath

He didn't like his first bath very much, but he loves them now!

Nathan's First Diaper Change

Nathan has been such a big help with Treyson. He does such a good job with his little brother. Here is the result he got after he changed Treyson's diaper the first time. Notice the tabs for the diaper are on Trey's back! So cute!

Blessing Day

He is such a sweet baby. He even smiled for his blessing day!

First Trip

This was his first trip to Tuscon, AZ to see the Phoenix Suns play their scrimmage game. Can you tell that his Dad is a big U of A fan?!?

First Halloween

The kids had a lot of fun on Halloween. Treyson is a skeleton here, but his original costume he was a basketball. The skeleton shirt was to wear under it, but we got fed up with it, so he didn't actually wear it on Halloween. He was a basketball at our ward Fall Festival. I forgot my camera then, so my wonderful sister took pictures of him for me. I just need to get them from her. When I do, I will post those pictures later (maybe, you see how well I keep up with my blog!).

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer Breakdown

Does anyone else want to lock their children in their bedrooms for the rest of the summer!? My boys are going to put me in the loony bin and they have only been out of school for 1 week. I still have 10 more to go. Hopefully it will get better. I guess I should be more optimistic: it will get better because I am going to think up some really good threats!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Life has been a little bit crazy and rough lately. Too much to go into detail about, but I had to share this saying that I heard last night at our YW Camp kick-off meeting. One of the stake leaders was talking about how she was on a flight that started to descend below the clouds to prepare to land. When they were below the clouds, there was a horrible storm which made the flight really rough. The wind was pushing against the plane and the rain was pounding and the flight attendants had to grab onto what ever they could so they could remain standing. She said that it was frightening, but there was always sunshine above the clouds. So, this is my new quote for life (at least until I find another I like, but maybe I will just start a list) There is always sunshine above the clouds. Now, however difficult life gets, or whatever trials I may face, I know that the sun is shining above the clouds and it will for me soon too!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pink or Blue?

We had our ultrasound today and found out we will be adding another BOY to our clan! There was no question about it. We had the kids there with us, so we could all find out together. It was a fun experience! Karli was a little disappointed as she really wanted a sister, but when I told her that she could still dress him up if she wanted to, she perked up a bit. At the ultrasound, we were able to get several pictures and a DVD of him. There is a cute part at the beginning where it looks like he is yawning. I don't know if babies do that before they are born, but it sure looked like it to me. Maybe he was burping or doing something else that is fitting for little boys to do! You can also see what I mean by no question about his being a boy! I have added the video to this post so you can all see it, if you are so inclined. Now we have to pick out a name (any suggestions would be very much appreciated). Hopefully we can find one that we both agree on and love!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wildcats - 2008 JBA Champs!

On Saturday, Nathan's team won the tournament for the 5th grade MVP I Division of JBA. This is the most competitive division for his grade and they worked really hard to earn this championship. The team they beat hadn't lost a championship since they started playing together. They are really good and have only lost 4 times in six years and 2 of those losses were to our team this year. The first time our team played them we won, but the second time, they beat us. When we played them Saturday, I was nervous as it could have gone either way, but our players played hard and stepped up their defense and came away with the win! Ryan is the coach and had a good time coaching them. At the little party we had after the game, the assistant coach gave Ryan a really nice compliment. He said he has been an assistant coach for 10 years and Ryan is the best coach he has ever coached with and that he really knows his stuff. That was really nice of him to say and meant a lot to Ryan especially after all the hard work, time, and thought he put into coaching this team. I am so proud of him, especially after I saw first hand the effort he put into it. It was nice to see Ryan's and the teams efforts get rewarded! The towel in this picture has significance. It is kind of funny. The wife of the assistant coach has an embroidery business and she made sweat/rally towels for all of the players with a Wildcat picture and their number on them. During the game, I looked up from recording the game (yes, I was privileged enough to watch the whole game from a 3" screen) to see Nathan trying to get his towel from his dad. Ryan wouldn't let him have it and as I proceeded to watch him, I noticed him wringing the heck out of the towel. When I asked him about it after the game, he said that it was keeping him from yelling at the ref's. It was his stress relief. Next time we will get him his own coaches towel!

On another note, don't you just love my little Karli standing next to the wall as the team was getting their picture taken with their new champion shirts! She loves to be a part of everything!

Monday, March 3, 2008

It's a Miracle!

It's a Miracle! After pressure from several people, and a little guilt on my part, I have decided to update my blog. A lot has happened since my last post, but I won't go into a lot of detail. The most major piece of news that has happened to our family is that we are expecting baby #4 on 08/08/08! We are very excited and can't wait to find out the sex. My ultrasound appointment is in 2 1/2 weeks, on March 20th. That may be the next time I update, but I wouldn't hold your breath if I were you. Especially with my track record so far. :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Only in Arizona

I just had to add this! As I was talking with Hunter today, he told me about a couple games they play at school. The first one is "Die of Heat". Of course that is all they think of here in good old AZ. The rules of this game are that you have to stay in the sun. If you go into the shade, you are out of the game. The winner is the person who can stay in the sun the longest. Thus the title "Die of Heat" because that is what happens to the winner. The next game they play is "Camel". In this game, they see who can drink the most water. I thought, well at least they are staying hydrated, but their poor teacher is going to have all these kids asking to go to the bathroom. Ryan did have a good point though. If they play "Die of Heat" they won't have to go because they will have sweat so much. When Hunter told me about these games, I had to laugh. When I shared them with my sister, we both had a good giggle too. Only in Arizona would these be the games that our children invent!