Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our little Peanut!

Ok... So aparently, a picture says a thousand words, but mine didn't say enough. :) I guess I need to answer some questions...
Our little peanut:


First: Yes Micklee- We're VERY excited. haha. We've actually been trying for a little while and started to get a little worried. But luckily, the Lord knew timing better than we did. :) Not to say I'm not nervous at all... :) Two is a LOT different than one. But I'm so excited to have our family grow again! I could feel a little one for a while now.

Second: I'm due in March! We were a little confused, just because we thought we were a little farther than we actually were... thanks to crazy cycles... :) So Dallin will be almost 3 (3 weeks apart). I'm a little nervous about having a baby in March... Just because of the freak snow storms that always come... :) But I guess I just need to have a little faith. March doesn't seem soon enough to see this little baby though!! :)

Third: I'm feeling ok... I haven't been throwing up thank goodness... but I have been really nauseated!!! I just have to keep psyching myself out so I don't go running to the bathroom. haha. (Probably too much info). I have been cramping though, which of course, I've been really worried about, but when we got the ultra-sound, they said the baby looks just fine and I just have a pregnancy related cyst on my ovary. Has anybody had those? I guess I just wait until it bursts or something. (P.S. I'm just amazing how much stuff is already happening in there! They didn't have me listen to the heartbeat yet- I'll do that next appointment- But I could totally see this little heart beating! I'm just in total awe at how our bodies can do this! :)

This Pregnancy has been a lot different than Dallin. I'm hoping this baby is just throwing me off, and all of a sudden I'll feel better in a week, and have a perfect pregnancy!! (But I kind of doubt it.) Anyway- I'm very very excited. So is Dallin, although, I'm not quite sure he fully realizes what he's in for. After we got the ultra-sound, I brought out the picture to show him, and he just kept saying "Oh Tute!!" (Oh Cute!), over and over again. He wanted to HOLD the picture of the baby on the way home. We decided we'd ask him a few questions...

(On the way home to Orderville)
Us: "Dallin, are we having a boy or a girl?"
Dallin: "A durl!" (He always says this answer)
Us: "Really! And what color eyes will she have?"
Dallin: "Um... Pink!"
Jeff: "Oooohh... an albino baby!"
Jenna: "And what color hair will she have?"
Dallin: "Hmmm... Blonde!"
Jenna: "Do you think it will be straight or curly?"
Dallin: "Um... Um.. Hmmm... Straight!"
(Dallin looks intently on the the picture of his new sibling...)
Dallin: "Oh tute!!!!"

So apparently our baby is going to be very "tute"! I can't wait!

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Picture says a thousand words...

Here we go... For round two... :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

1 to 10!!

Dallin has a new trick! I had no idea he could do this until we were walking up the stairs and he started counting the stairs. Usually he just counts "1,2,1,2". I'm such a proud mommy! :)
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He also knows all of his capital letters. If you write them down, he can tell you all of their names.
I can't believe how much he's learning and changing! It's so much fun!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cali-forn-i-a

*Warning to Readers... Long post ahead! :)*

We're back!! ... sort of... Our bathroom was being worked on while we were gone, and it was supposed to be finished on Friday. But, Unfortunately- it is not. And probably won't be finished until Wednesday. Bleh... So we're hanging out at Jeff's parents house until then- which isn't bad- but I still would like to be home after traveling.
It was a great Vacation though! It was SOOO nice to have that coastal breeze back on my skin after a few years. It felt so good. I took 586 pictures... So I had to share SOME of them... :)
So... Here we go:
Monday: We left my sister's house and all packed into our van (me, Jeff, Dallin, my sister Kellie, her husband Garrett, and my brother Scott). Somehow - We all made it in, with all of our stuff, and still had some room to spare! Our trip down seemed like a blink, and we had a really good time.
On the way down we stopped in Calico Ghost town. When my mom was little, her and my Aunt, and Uncle played at Calico during Calico days with my mom on the guitar, Katie on the Banjo, and Ryan on the Fiddle. So my family has been going to Calico for a long time! We got our picture taken old fashion style. I wanted the smiling one... but everyone liked the serious one. 4 against 1. I lost. :)

*Background on the Kissing picture- My mom used to go to this little place behind the school house in Calico with some boyfriends. She would carve her name with theirs on the wall... Only since she had a different boyfriend every year, their names were all on different walls. :)


After Jeff had me take this picture of him in the coffin, Dallin wanted to do it too... hmm... Sort of Morbid... but cute none-the-less.


We sailed on through to California, and went right to the beach after we got settled in our hotel. The light was perfect and we got so many fun pictures.



Tuesday:
Woke up and went to the beach again. Jeff went Boogie-boarding for the first time and he loved it! He was getting really good too! Garrett and Scott caught some really good waves as well. Kellie found some fine feathered friends who wouldn't leave her alone. Dallin built a lot of sand castles with everybody and found a treasure buried in the sand. I looked for seashells and also boarded with Jeff. We had a great little picnic lunch, with a nice sunburn to go with it. :)





After the beach... and a nap... we headed out to Knotts Berry Farm. After 4:00 it's half price, and I figured that was perfect since that's pretty much all Dallin could handle anyway. There were no waits in line for rides, and it was cool weather. Perfect!



Wednesday:
We took a drive over to Long Beach and saw my grandpa Emmett who we haven't seen in 7 years! It had been WAY too long. He didn't even recognize Scott, since the last time he saw him in person he was going into 4th grade. He is the cutest man. He has his exact schedule and I just love how he talks and how he is. He just makes me happy. He showed us around his apartment complex, and then took us out to lunch at Polly's. Everybody knows him there and seems like they all just love him. How could you not? Lunch hit the spot and they had the BEST strawberries!

Then we went over to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Such a beautiful place! It's huge Aquarium right on the Long Beach Harbor area. We were there for a long time and had such a great time with Grandpa! And it was so good to see him!

We were taking these pictures from far away, and Dallin wanted to try it too... :) He's so fun!




Thursday:
We checked out of our hotel and headed out to my Grandpa and Grandma Hefley's house. My grandparents have always been really good to us, and have helped us out a lot, especially things concerning the Church. They are such good people. They also helped us out a lot before we even got there by sending us coupons to places, drawing maps, watching road construction, helping us plan... etc. They were so great! We met them at their house, and they also had my Grandpa Lou and his friend Betty there. It was so good to sit and chat with them. They also gave us CDs with a lot of family history and pictures as well. That was really nice. After we talked for quite a while, they treated us out to Red Lobster. MMmmmm! I haven't eaten there in a long time, and Jeff never had (And I don't think Garrett ever had either).

Then, we took another drive and went to the San Diego Temple! Finally! I have always wanted to go inside my favorite temple since I was 8 or 9... and I finally got to do it!


We had such a wonderful trip! It all turned out so well and Garrett, Kellie, and Scott were great travel buddies! :)
Unfortunately, the trip home wasn't so fun. We ended up breaking down about a half hour after Barstow, and had to keep stopping almost every exit from there to Vegas to dump more water and Antifreeze in. The water pump had broke, and that blew a hole in our radiator and something else... not fun... or cheap. We spent the night in Vegas at my dad's house, and spent the whole next day (6 hours) at the car repair shop waiting for them to fix it. Although, we met this awesome lady and her grandson there, had a really great conversation with her, and we able to help her out a little bit. Her oldest son was shot in a random drive-by in LA, and another son had died of Diabetes. I don't know why I didn't think to get her email or something. I hope, by some chance, that we'll run into her again. She told us that when she sees us again, we better be boasting 60 years of marriage with lots of babies. :)

We got back to Cedar, just in time to go to one day of Jeff's family reunion. They had a talent show and Dallin was all excited to sing "You got a fwen-na-me" ("You got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story) with his Woody. But they put him too far down in the program, and he got too shy. :) He was still really cute though, and put Woody up to the mike to sing.



Now we're in Cedar, and will be here until we have a toilet to go home to. Thanks for bearing with me on this post... :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Vay-Cay!

California here I come... Right Back where I started from... :)

Be back next week!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Proud to be an American...


...I had this song in my head all day on the 4th. What a wonderful day. Like I said before, It's my favorite holiday! I love the smell of the fireworks and BBQ's... the colors of old glory... the old veterans walking in their uniforms... the parades... the songs... the togetherness... that unified feeling of freedom. It's just a magical day for me.
We had such a great day!! Woke up in the morning to Brother and Sister Glover. :) Every year they hook up a big stereo system and microphone to the top of their car, and drive around town playing patriotic music, and saying good morning! Gotta love Orderville. :) Next year, I'll get a picture of it. :) Theres a free breakfast at the town park that the town council always cooks. It was really yummy! Then Dallin was in the parade. I ended up doing my original idea, and we added in Autumn and Bruce's little girl to be Mary Todd. :) They threw pennies over the trailer and said "Lucky Pennies". They were seriously too cute!

My cute little Abe, and his Mary Todd:


After the Parade, Jeff and I were in charge of the town program. I was really nervous about it, but it turned out really neat! We had a few speakers, One was our friend Bruce who read a poem he wrote. I got all of it but the first verse on camera:

Jeff and I also sang in a quartet with some other friends, Robert and Emilee Lacey. After the program, there were two bouncy houses, lunch, and a big water slide that Dallin loved this year. Last year- not so much... :). He didn't want to leave.

After a much needed nap, our Nieghbors/Landlords/Adopted Grandparents invited us over for a BBQ in their backyard with their family. Barbara makes the best food! She's an amazing lady!
And Finally, we ended the night by going to Kanab and watching the fireworks at the park down there. The show went on FOREVER! I think everyone started clapping at the "end" about 8 or 9 times! It was a really great show though. And the perfect end to the day!

One last thing: Dallin learned what to do when you see a flag, and did it all day! On this video, he doesn't say it quite as good as he was the rest of the day, but you get the gist. Such a cutie.