"The Savior emphasized the importance of keeping records. And one of the most valuable records is the one you keep of your own life." Spencer W. Kimball

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's Not Over Yet!

I had a doctor's appointment and my glucose/diabetes test today. So I went without food for a few hours and then drank the orange drink and went in early to have my blood drawn before the appt. The nurse had said to bring some peanuts to eat afterwards so I would have some protein to prevent getting sick. I got my blood drawn, ate some nuts and waited to see the doctor. Everything was going fine until I went to the bathroom at the beginning of the appt for my urine test. I started to not feel so well and needless to say, the baby doesn't like glucose and it ended up all over the toilet. And to think my vomiting days were over!

Monday, July 28, 2008

My Grandpa

My Grandpa was finally able to be reunited with his wife today. What a happy reunion for the both of them! What a relief that he isn't suffering any longer. I'm so grateful for the legacy that my grandparents left behind. I have such a wonderful example to be able to follow. What a blessing it is to have such a wonderful family!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


My next youngest brother is off to boot camp! He will be going to Fort Benning in Georgia and will be back sometime in November. This time my family was told to be at the processing center at 7:00am so that we could watch him get sworn in and say goodbye. We sat there until after 11:00am and finally they said they were ready for us. So I will be given a free army t-shirt from the recruiter for making a pregnant woman wait so long.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Newton Family Campout

We just got back yesterday from the Newton Family Campout. We went to Palisade Lake and had some fun sailing and riding our ATVs. I was very glad to have air conditioning in our trailer because I feel more hot than usual thanks to being pregnant. Hopefully we will not be having anymore problems with the trailer tires because we have now replaced ALL of them this year! The first one's tread came off on the way home from the dunes, the second one's tread came off on the way to the Thomson campout, the third one got a nail in it the night before we left on the Newton campout and the fourth one's tread came off on the way to the Newton campout. Luckily, none of them caused an accident and thankfully I have a strong, wonderful husband who can change tires quickly.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Happy 50th Birthday Dad! I remember the day you took my training wheels off of my bike. I was so mad when you let go of the seat after pushing me for a minute, but then I realized I could do it by myself. Thank you for all those times you let me do things by myself after giving me a push in the right direction and letting me know you where there to catch me if I fell. I love you!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I went to Hogle Zoo yesterday with Janel and her kids because she was worried about handling all three by herself. We had a ton of fun and I actually learned some things about animals that I didn't know. It was fun to watch the reaction from the kids as they saw different things. The first thing they wanted to see was the elephants until they saw the train. We sat through the bird show which I still don't think the kids believe that the bird was actually talking. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to enjoy those kind of things. I am so very grateful to my Mom though for taking us kids all over when we were younger to experience many different things. After helping chase kids at Wheeler Farm and Hogle Zoo, I don't know how she did it with six kids! She really is Super Mom!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Doctor Appt

I just got back from my doctor's appointment. They have moved my due date to Sunday, November 9th because the baby was not measuring as far along as she should have been at the last ultrasound. They will do another ultrasound next week to check on her and see how big she is, but the nurse did feel her move today when she was finding her heartbeat. I have lost a 1/2 pound instead of gaining so I will need Liz to make me some of her yummy peanut butter cookies and Jeanette to make me some of her delicious peanut butter fingers. Just kidding. Hope everyone has a great 4th!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

To Sleepover or NOT to SLEEPover

I went to Liz's house last night for her vinyl party and bought a really cute piece that will go on a glass block that I can put on my bookcase. We were going to scrapbook but Liz was too tired so we stayed up talking or at least I was talking until she fell asleep, snoring on the couch. Fortunately for her, I am losing my memory with my brain cells so by this time next week I will probably have forgotten all about it. We did scrapbook today, after I was awakened by Seth making motorcycle noises right by the bed for I swear 20 minutes straight! But his cute hugs and the way he says my name made it worth it. And if you ever need someone to talk to, Chloe will be there asking questions and saying how "cute" and "adorable" everything is. I am coming to a realization that maybe I shouldn't have laughed at Liz all those times she called and complained about the kids driving her crazy. This might come back to bite me in the butt.