Wednesday, September 16, 2015

We're back!

We've kind of been busy since I last posted.  Had 2 more kids, went to law school in Pennsylvania, and now Skipper is a legit lawyer.  He makes me call him Esquire now.

What better way to start up our families blog than to post pictures of my amazing kids.  

We recently moved to Vernal.  Skipper was hired by a law firm in Roosevelt.  The kids are loving it here and are making good friends already.  I took these pictures at a park out of town that is a memorial for Pearl Harbor, it's called "Remember the Maine" park.  It has a great play area, lots of grass, and pretty walking trails. We only take pictures once a year and I am glad it's over, ha ha!  Sawyer just wanted to run around.....and Sophie..... and Violet.  Madeline was a great listener, or maybe she just liked posing.

 Madeline, 8 almost 9.

 Sawyer 3, and although I would love to see him smile, I love getting pictures of him being a goof ball.

 Sophie 6, look at those baby blues.

 After trying to get him to sit still Skipper told him to "Hug the tree and smile at mom." It worked.

 We were singing and acting crazy to get Violet to look at us, so I think Sawyer wanted in on the action.  I am glad that he did because look at the cuteness.

 My little model Madeline.

 Violet, almost one, she is such a pretty little thing.

 I told the girls I wanted a picture of them and they came up with the pose.  Even though they fight I know deep down they are best buddies.

 So I didn't get ONE picutre where they were all looking at me and smiling, but I did get this and I am not gonna lie, I kind of love it.  Skipper says that it looks like a cd cover haha!

Another one of Sawyers cuteness.

When we got home I quickly took a picture of each kid on this little chair we have outside, which is what Madeline suggested in the first place.  They turned out pretty cute :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wow it's been a loooong time

I have been waiting to post until we get the girls pictures back that were taken in the beginning of September. We should have them by Saturday but just in case it takes me awhile to get them on here are some highlights from the past couple months:

Madeline got her stitches out.
Sophie has grown out of her colic...thank goodness!
I had a birthday.
Skipper started the LSAT prep class to take the LSAT in December.
Sophie rolls over, babbles, and is starting to sit up for about 20-30 seconds.
Madeline counts to 30, starting to write some letters of the alphabet, and talks soo much.

Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Madeline got her first professional haircut on Saturday. I have trimmed her bangs, and the back of her hair but that is it. She has a bad habit of twirling her hair on her left side and it was starting to get a little bit uneven...
Here is the final product. She kept giving me silly faces every time I asked her to smile and then my camera died. But it is super cute and looks so much better!
Another first for Madeline was getting stitches. You would think that with how active Madeline is that I would have some crazy story about how this happened but nope I don't...she just missed stepping on the curb...
I saw it happening but couldn't get there in time to stop her from falling and I knew when I picked her up she would be hurt. We hurried and rushed her to instacare and got there at 7:59, they close at 8. She was so scared getting the stitches but did really well. I however cried for her. It was so sad to see her scared little face and she was holding my hands so tight, it broke my heart. She is doing much better and loves the Dora band aids she gets to wear now!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


So yesterday Sophie turned 10 weeks old. So it made me think and here is what I figured out.

10 weeks = 70 days
She nurses about 10 times a day.....

That means I have nursed her around 700 TIMES!!


Don't worry I won't be posting any pictures of that to go along with this post.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pictures with Madeline

Two days before Sophie was born we went to Provo and took some pictures. I hadn't had a chance to look at them until now but they are so cute.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Going private

Hey I hate to do this because I like to blog stalk and love it when other peoples blogs are not private but I have decided it is time for my blog to go private. It will happen around the first of September so I need everyones email addresses!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

2 months with 2 girls

It has been a busy month. For those of you who don't know Sophie has been a hard baby at times. Things seem to be getting better because the fussy times are getting further and further apart and she doesn't cry as much anymore either. She started smiling about 5 1/2 weeks and now smiles a lot more, and coos so much. I don't remember Madeline cooing as much as Sophie does.

Last Friday we had a scary moment with Madeline. My brother Marcus, his wife Haley and their baby Allison had just gotten to our place and we were all sitting around talking and Madeline was running around like normal. Skipper asked me to go check on her which we never really have to do anymore and I found her in our bathroom and she had opened Skippers migraine medicine and there were pills all around her. The pills are really small and there were some wet ones so I knew that she had put some in her mouth. She wouldn't tell me if she had eaten any or not. We called poison control and they said since we didn't know if she had eaten some or not we had to take her to the ER right away. So Skipper and Marcus gave her a blessing and I felt at peace that everything would be okay. They took her to the ER and had to stay there for 4 hours so they could monitor her. Nothing happened so they were sent home. It was a humbling moment because I realized how quickly my little girls life could have been taken. I am so grateful for the promptings of the spirit and the power of the priesthood. I think that I am going to buy a medicine safe now :) because apparently Madeline can get "child proof" lids off.
We have also had a fun time with some of my family in town. Justin, Daphne, Levi and Hazel came from Oregon. Marcus, Haley and Allison came from Idaho. We played at the splash pad a few times which was fun. We had 7 of my grandparents 8 grandchildren here. It was fun to see everyone.

Sophie was blessed on August 2nd. It was a beautiful blessing. One thing that I thought was interesting that was said is for her to be respectful of herself and others and to look for opportunities to serve around her. She was also blessed to gain a testimony at a young age. I love baby blessings. It is so sweet to see all the men holding this little baby and having Skipper receive inspiration about her.

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I am a month old!

I don't have time to write a whole lot about the last month but it has been busy busy BUSY! I was so naive to think that this was going to be easy :)! Here are a few of the things we have been up to:

* Sophie has a heart murmur, which turned out to be okay.
* Sophie got sick and we had to go to the hospital and get tests run on her, which turned out to be okay, just a virus!
* Sophie has gained 2 lbs in the last month! Woohoo! That surprises me because she will only nurse on one side at each feeding for like 10 min.
* Madeline is the cutest big sister, and has been so sweet to Sophie. I swear they have a special bond. Sophie responds differently to Madeline than to anyone else.
* Madeline is sleeping through the night again, she went through a rough patch when we brought Soph home.
* Madeline got to ride on a 4 wheeler. We got to see my older brother Matt and his family. My SIL took Madeline on a 4 wheeler and she LOVED it!
* Skipper took Madeline to the Real Salt Lake game on July 3rd and she got to watch fireworks!
* I am grateful for swaddling blankets, white noise, and cradle swings! Sophie takes awesome naps this way, which is a must!

Thanks for everyone that has helped us get through this first month!

My computer wont let me add pics right now, I will post some soon!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Delivery Day

Disclaimer : If you are grossed out by the words dilation, effaced, or pushing this post is not for you. Do not continue reading!

So on Friday June 5th I had a Dr appt. My blood sugars and been going up and after a couple tests on Friday my Dr decided that it would be best to just induce me Saturday morning. That night Skipper and I took Madeline on a little outing. We went and saw the movie Up, which is so cute by the way, and just had a fun time. As I put Madeline to bed that night I was so sad that it wasn't going to be just her and I anymore. But I was so excited that she was going to be a big sister. Needless to say I had a lot of mixed emotions!

Around 3:30 that morning I started to have contractions, which had been happening to me off and on for a little while. We got to the hospital around 5:30 and they got me hooked up to the monitors and I was having contractions, but they weren't regular, but they had completely effaced me. The day before I was at 4 cm and 75% effaced, so they were doing something. They started me on the pitocin around 7:30 to get the contractions regular. At 12:30 I was at a 6, and they broke my water, and I decided to get an epidural, which wasnt near as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was worried about spinal headaches, stalled labor, and not being able to push because I was so numb and none of that happened so I am a fan!. At 1:30 I was at an 8 and at 1:45 I started to feel pressure, and the nurse told me she would come check me soon....
At 2:10 finally she came in and said Oh my the baby is ready to come... Then she proceeded to tell me she would have been in sooner but she needed a break. Then I had to wait another 30 minutes for the Dr. So Sophie would've been born about an 30 minutes to an hour earlier had the nurse listened to me.
Skipper asked my Dr if he could help out so he got to get all gowned up and the Dr sat next to him and instructed him on what to do, so he actually delivered Sophie! I only had to push a couple times and she was here! She weighed 7 lbs 2 oz so she was 1 lb 5 oz bigger than Madeline! It was love at first sight! I was so happy when Madeline got to the hospital and our little family was together.