Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's a....


A few days before my birthday we found out we are having a girl. We wanted to do something fun so we had my friend just write it down and put it in an envelope for us. Then we went to the store and got a bunch of boy clothes and blue candy, and girls clothes and pink candy. I gave the paper to the cashier and turned around while she rang up and put all the right stuff in a gift bag for me. Then we went home and opened it as a family.

Of course we had hoped Tyler would get a brother, but we also ADORE girls so we are so excited she's a girl!

The next morning Brandon made a big pink breakfast in bed for all of us to show baby sister how excited we are about her. Seriously, Brandon really is so amazing.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

34 Years Old

Catching up on a blog is so dumb. I don't even remember what I did for my birthday now that it's been so long.

A week or so before my birthday we were at Pizza Factory so we had them make me a birthday pizza to celebrate.

My actual birthday was on a Saturday which was awesome. Brandon made me breakfast in bed (like always, I am so lucky!). He actually makes me breakfast in bed at least once a month. And lets me sleep in every single day. He is amazing. But anyway, he even made German pancakes for me. So nice!

I know for lunch Jessica offered to watch our kids and we went to Sakura and it was amazing.

Brandon got me some presents and the kids hid them in all the usual places. I can't remember what we did that evening. I think it might have been the day we went to a BBQ for Brandon's cousin who graduated with his masters from BYU. Anyway, it was a great birthday and a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2016


Mckinley loves Kindergarten and is doing really well at school. I go every Thursday and volunteer and I used to hate it but now I love it. Tyler and Kallie come with me and they are always so well behaved. They just sit and draw pictures.

I swear it took us like a year and a half to finish this book but we finally did, on March 31st. It was a big accomplishment! Reading is hard for Mckinley and she doesn't like doing things that are hard so it was a big struggle but I think it helped her a lot.

We enjoyed some nice weather at our all time favorite park, Nielson's Grove. The kids love feeding the ducks.

Kallie! She kills me!

Coloring during general conference.

The kids were super excited to meet their new cousin Chloe.

We enjoyed a fun evening celebrating my dad and brother-in-law's birthdays at my brothers house. He has such a fun backyard. Tyler and Kallie ended up soaked in the stream and loved every minute of it.

So my belly popped sometime during my 12th week I think. This was me at 13 weeks. I'm 14 weeks now.

Ugh, that is a lot of shots. After 6 rounds of IVF, I also had to do blood thinner shots this pregnancy. I thought I would have to do them the entire time but my OB sent me to meet with a specialist who said I could go off them. I was not sad at all to say goodbye to these needles. Now I won't have to do blood thinners again until the baby is born.

Kallie has started drawing people! And all sorts of other things. She is definitely following in the footsteps of her older sister.

Tyler got his first professional hair cut and he was so good and just sat super still the whole time. It was awesome.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Winter Cabin Trip

My family took a snowmobiling trip into the cabin for part of spring break. I wasn't going to go because of how sick I've been with this pregnancy but last minute we decided to go for half the time. 

The kids were so excited to go! They just love being at the cabin.

I hate snow trips into the cabin because they are a lot of work. And we didn't even have to prepare any meals this time! I'm such a baby. But I really hope we don't go again for at least a few years.

The snowmobiles were pretty crappy and wouldn't start a lot of the time.

We had a really good sledding day the first day but the second day was kind of a disaster. We got carted across the lake to a big sledding hill which was pretty much too big for my kids and it was so windy and cold so they cried to go back to the cabin and on the way back the sled they were being pulled in flipped over and they all went flying out and were just crying. It was awful.

I wasn't super sick while we were there, I only threw up once, but I didn't sleep very well so I went home being so tired and exhausted and felt like crap. At least the kids and Brandon had a good time!