Monday, December 28, 2009

6 Months

Jacob has grown so much in the last month. He is starting to eat baby food and is a happy little boy. He just ate carrots and mananaged to get it on his forhead, I dont know how he does it. He is now 6 months old and very chunky! He loves to watch his older brother and just laughs at him all the time. We sure love this little boy so much.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Deep Thoughts by Kimberly

Deep Thoughts......
I just got back from a fun time at a hat and scarf party for my amazing friend Christa. Christa has stage 3A breast cancer and is going through chemo and then onto radiation for her. All I could think about is how strong she is. I found myself thinking about how I would handle the situation if I were in her shoes. She has such a positive attitude with an awesome family. Her 2 boys shaved their heads and her 2 daughters donated their hair to locks of love. Christa is my inspiration and my hero. How can I complain that my 6 month old has a cold and isn't sleeping well?? How can I complain that my almost 3 year old just pulled his diaper off during nap time and won't sleep?? How can I complain that I have to do 4 nights alone while Ryan has to go to work?? How can I complain that my boobs don't work and I'm not able to breast feed our children?? I sat there watching my friend's attitude and was in awe at how strong she is. My little trials and struggles I am going through doesn't even compare to the things she is going through!! Christa- you are my HERO!!! I want to be you when I grow up!
Then, as I drove home I was listening to Rascal Flats song Broken Road. It made me think about Ryan and how blessed and lucky I am to have him in my life. I had a long 27 year wait to find Ryan. I had to go through things in my life to truly appreciate all that he does for me. When we moved to St. Johns I was a little worried. We were moving farther away from family. But, in the end, Ryan and I have grown even closer and our family is even stronger. Ryan does those little things that I truly treasure. He still opens my door. He takes my hand when we are walking. He loves to plant flowers with me every spring. He loves to rub, well likes, to rub my feet when I ask him to. He looks me in the eye and makes me feel important. He snuggles right next to me and holds me in the middle of the night when I tell him I'm cold. It took a lot to find Ryan and many broken roads but now that I have him for eternity I am so Blessed!! I love you honey always and forever!!
Then I started thinking about our family and how much I love our boys. Dallin has had a few struggles in life and I have had many worries about him. He is Dallin and we wouldn't trade him. Life isn't fun without him. And my sweet Jacob!! I love how his face lights up everytime he smiles. My life is truly blessed. We all have our own trials and struggles but in the end if we keep plugging along and keep our head up, we will be blessed!! I had many more thoughts but just a few I wanted to make sure I got down.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


As many of you know, Scott married a sweet girl from Chile when he went back to teach the people English after his mission. They have been living here for the past 8 or 9 years. Now it is time for them to move back to Chile and be closer to her family. We are all sad because we don't know when we will see them all again. I am very glad to have been able to spend these last few days here with my family and especially Scott. He is a great brother and example to me. I love my family!!!

The siblings without Aaron. Wendi and Cindi are pregnant. Cindi is due Feb 26 and Wendi April 1. Both are having boys!!!

Scott and I together. Poor Scott- he had to stand there for awhile! Yes, I am in my pajama bottoms. Always nice to travel comfy!!

Our Fun

I made this pine cone wreath with Ryan's Mom the other day. We had lots of fun spending the morning with her. Dallin sure loves Grandma!!!

Jacob had fun watching all of the ornaments being placed on Grandma's tree. He kept looking up as high as he could to see all the pretty colors!

Our poor Jacob!! He got a bad cold and we had a few fun days and night. He was a trooper and we all survived. This was on his first not fun, I don't feel good day!!

Dallin was bored one day I guess. He pulled this mattress out and put it against the couch and would slide down it. He came up with that all on his own. I came out from changing Jacob and found him doing this. Never a dull moment at our house.

Jacob was helping Nana one night on the computer. I love how he holds his hands!

Dallin had fun with Kennedy playing in the sand box. Yes, a bath was needed after they were done.

Jacob was having fun with Dallin's cars. Sometimes Dallin will give Jacob a car to play with.

My boys working on the car together!!!