Friday, December 24, 2010

A Little Random Update...

Just thought I'd do a little post about the other things that have been going on besides the pregnancy & baby. This month has been SUPER busy, but a lot of fun! I love this time of year when our magnet board is filled with greetings from our friends & family- Just thought I'd through this picture in :)
In addition to me working DOUBLE the hours I normally do,we also had both our family Christmas parties last weekend, and both were a lot of fun! But I'm a dork & didn't take one picture at Anthon's family party (& probably the only reason I got this shot at my family party was my sister kept on me about bringing all my camera stuff to get it)!
Mind you, this isn't even half of my siblings & their families... there's a LOT more that we missed!
The thing I'm probably most excited about (& the most recent) is, through some wheeling & dealing- my specialty you know ;), we were able to score a new couch with ZERO $$ out of pocket! We even had $50 from our profit left over that hopefully I can buy some fabric to make curtains with :)!
Anyway, my brother, Peter, came over the other night to help Anthon put the couch together & here are the kids having a hay day in one of the boxes. My sister-in-law & I were seriously tempted to return the toys we'd bought the kids for Christmas and just wrap up these enormous boxes... they seriously loved them!

& here's the finished project... aw I love it! Anthon says it's my Christmas present & that's fine by me :). Now if he'll only let us sit on it... he's so OCD about new things getting dirty or ruined that he almost doesn't want to use them. Haha, love him!

Ok, that's it. Like I said, little random update. We're heading over to my mom's tonight to have a slumber party & celebrate/ reflect on the birth of our Savior. Hope all of you have a beautiful Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Half way!

I'm half way done with this pregnancy! Other than feeling like a TANK, I'm good- have plenty of energy and haven't been sick at all. It hasn't all been smooth sailing though... we had a worrisome last month or 2 because, at my 1st trimester screen, they told us the baby might have Trisomy 18 (a fatal birth defect). I had a level 2 ultrasound today to make sure he was ok... well he looked beautiful! All his organs/parts looked the way they should and he's growing perfectly (actually he measured 20weeks 4days today & I'm 19weeks 6 days- almost a week ahead). The only abnormality was 2 little spots of calcified muscle on his heart- like grains of sand in the muscle. The condition (which has a really long, technical name that I don't want to type) can be a sign of Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 13, but my Dr. said if he had either syndrome they would have found other abnormalities. It doesn't effect the development or function of his heart and there are lots of babies born with the condition that are completely healthy. They did another blood draw just to be safe, but we feel very peaceful about the whole situation- and SOO thankful!! Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and love... we've felt so blessed! Anyway, here are some pictures we got of him today :)

I LOVE his little legs & butt!
We got to see a little bit of his face :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

LOVE these boys!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


We went to Show Low this year to spend Thanksgiving with Anthon's family & woke up to THIS:
Roman had a blast playing in it & helping Uncle Jason get wood for the fire!
We tried to take family pictures, too.
I'm not a professional by any means, but what we got will work for our Christmas cards.
& I took some of everyone else too.
Shauna & Garet
Aren't they cute?!
Shannon's kids: Landen,
& Josiah
(Shannon, I'm still working on editing your family shots-sorry!)
The whole family!
It was SO nice to spend time with everyone & enjoy the cold for a change!