Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Riddle Me This...

I sent this picture to all of our family. 
Some got it.  Some took a little while.  Some had no stinkin clue.

And so, just in case it doesn't make any sense...
Baby number three will be here right around February 6th!  
(Let me just point out, Easton's B-day is Feb 5th and Ty's B-day is Jan 10th...all three will be nearly exactly three years apart)

We are super excited, and can't wait to meet this little one!

This pregnancy has been a little bit different than my other two, though.  About three weeks ago,  around midnight (of course), I started bleeding... a lot.  I know that this is a pretty common thing to happen, but it has never happened to me.  Needless to say, I was in a major panic.  We went to the emergency room, and waited, and waited, basically thinking the worst.  
They finally took us in for an ultrasound.
And we saw a very healthy heart beating. (sigh of relief)
The babe was moving, jumping, and flipping like nothing was wrong.  Nobody in the ER really could tell us what was going on, but the baby was fine, and that's all we cared about.  They put me on bed rest until I saw my Dr.  Let me say how fun that is with two boys.  Ace was great.  He took work off for a couple days to help.  He cooked, cleaned, and served me anything I needed.  

The next week I went into my Dr.  And we had another ultrasound done.  
The baby was just fine.  
But then my Dr. pointed out a small problem.  I have a low-lying placenta, or Placenta Previa.  Basically, the placenta is in the wrong spot...too low in the uterus.  It can cause a serious amount of bleeding, and generally leads to a C-Section.  My Dr. said it is very possible for the placenta to move to where it is supposed to be, but for now, I am supposed to take it easy, (not total bed rest, which is good news).  

We are just so happy that the baby is okay, and grateful that we know what the problem is.  

P.S:  If anybody has ever had this before, I would love to hear what happened and maybe a little of what to expect.   

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Water Vs. A Pile of Wet

The other day, we were getting ready to go somewhere.  We were all out front getting in the car, but the sprinklers were on, and this obviously distracted Easton.  Easton began running and splashing in the puddles on the driveway.  Ace, not wanting Easton to get soaking wet right before we left, had this conversation with Easton:

Ace:  Easton, get out of the water please.

Easton:  {No Answer- continues to splash}

Ace:  Easton, come on.  Stop jumping in the water.

Easton: {Again, no answer- continues to splash}

Ace: I mean it, Easton.  Get out of the water, right now.

Easton:  But Daddy, this isn't's just a pile of wet.

Ace:  Well then, stop jumping in the pile of wet, please.

Easton:  Oh, ok.  I'll stop.

I'm still not sure what determines a "pile of wet" vs "water" , but Easton seems to know.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The 4th of July 2011

(Side note: I apologize for the multiple posts...but I am officially all caught up on blogging.  Woot.)  
 By Monday, we were all feeling pretty great, and ready for fireworks.
Ace made yummy Shish Kabobs and Raylene, Ryan, Rebecca, and Carson came over for the party.
Wow. That's Safe.
Brothers, and fireworks.  Not a good idea.
What a show!
Then, we headed around the corner from our house to see the big fireworks...
Happy 4th of July!

The Sloan's Came Home

My Uncle Tim and his family came home from being Mission President in Equador.  They've been gone for three years, and got home on Saturday night.  This story kind of goes wrong and mostly gross at this point, but I'll try to keep the details to a minimum.  

First, we were planning on going up to the cabin with Ace's family all day Saturday, but Friday night, Ty started throwing up.  Nice.  He threw up three times that night.  So in the morning, Ace took Easton up to the cabin for the day, and I stayed home with poor little Ty.  Ace got home that night, and stayed home with the boys so I could go to the airport to welcome home Cindy and Tim late that night.  We made it to the airport in the nick of time...

(we may or may not have borrowed this sign from a well prepared family nearby)
The whole family (minus Jessica who is currently loving life in Jerusalem)

I'll caution you, this is where things get bad.  I was given the duty of driving the girls home.  Lauren, Lexi, Steph, and Nat.  By the time we got to the car, I wasn't feeling so hot.  I thought I could just make it home and go to bed, but then, we got stuck in major traffic.  I couldn't hold it in any longer, hung my head out the window, and well, yes, I threw up while driving on the freeway.  Perfect.  Plus, I had 4 teenage girls freaking out in the back.  I eventually made it home, and crawled into bed.  An hour later, we woke up to Easton screaming, Ace ran in his room and, yep, you guessed it, Easton was now sick.  The rest of the night continued with every half hour either Easton or I hanging over the toilet.  Not a real great night.

The reason I shared this nasty story was because the next day my family was having a welcome home dinner fest, and we didn't get to go because of this awfulness.  I was super bummed.  My mom took my camera to document the event.
The sisters are together again.
The girl cousins
The boy cousins
Apparently, the food was just too good for Jason to pull away for a picture
Cindy and Tim meeting Chase (Jessica's boyfriend) for the first time.  What a great shot.

It looks like everyone had a great time.  Wish we could've been there, but really just happy that we are all feeling much better, and we didn't get anyone else sick.

Our Summertime Events

This summer has already been so busy, I'm now trying to play catch up, blogging about all we've done.  So here comes some collages full of pictures of all the fun things we've been up to.  
Click on them to make it bigger
First up, we had the annual family reunion.  It was great to see everyone, and the kids had a blast as always.

Then, my Aunt Allie came into town, so we loaded up all the kids, and headed to Seven Peaks.  I hadn't been there since I was in high school.  It's still crowded as ever and loads of fun.  The kids slept real great that night.

And then it was my birthday!  Ace came home early from lunch and brought home a delicious lunch, we went to dinner with my parents, and came home for some cold stone cake.  Yum.  Ace and all of my family pitched in and surprised me with this:
I have been dreaming of this machine for EVER.  I'm pretty stinkin' excited.

We went to the Lehi Parade.  Easton left the parade with a purse full of parade swag.  It was hot, but the LDS Stake Presidents made an appearance, so it was well worth the heat.

And last, but not least we went to an Owl's Baseball Game with my mom and her co-workers.  They gave us free food, a free game, and a fireworks show afterwards.  A great night.  
Although, because of the awning we were sitting under, it kind of made it a half firework show...

So that's a sum up of what we've been doing these past few weeks.  It's been fun, busy, and just great.  Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with the blogging for the rest of the summer.

At the Cabin With Some Vegas Friends

Our old neighbors from Vegas made the very long trek up to the cabin with us for Father's Day weekend. 
It was so fun to see them again.  The kids didn't miss a beat...they acted like they had never been apart, and had a blast together.  
We did a whole lot of four-wheeling...

Had lots and lots of delicious food...

Did some frog hunting...

Had some s'mores

And lots of exploring...

We had such a fun time seeing our neighbors again!  Thanks guys for a great weekend!