Friday, November 25, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011


SO much has happened in the past two months I don't know where to start. We moved to Utah, found a doctor/hospital, found a home/moved in, had a baby, celebrated Halloween, and here we are.
On October 30th at 8:34am, Ruby was born! She was 6 lbs, 10oz and 19 inches long. She was a week early, and I couldn't be happier with how her delivery went. It was almost identical to Bradleys delivery. I started contracting at home around 12:30am, had my epidural a couple hours later, and she was out in 2 pushes! It was great. The only hiccup was the Doctors needed 4 tries to get my IV in correctly, which hurt almost more than a contraction.
She is so peaceful and brings such a special spirit into our home. I was worried Bradley wasn't going to handle having a sister very well, but he is so helpful. Every time she cries he'll find her pacifier and hand it to her. He brings her her blanket and always says "hi" in the mornings. He really is the sweetest big brother and I feel so blessed to have 2 amazing children. Adam has been such a GREAT help and so habe my parents. We live about 10 minutes from my parents home, which is great because Bradley loves hanging out at their house.
Life is getting busier, but the transition has been wonderful. I love being a mom and can't wait to see them grow up!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Belly Update

Here I am at 33 weeks. This is the LAST picture you'll see of my belly because I'm getting bigger by the minute and its not cute. I seriously feel like I'm the same size as I was when I delivered Bradley! On the upside, only 6 and a half more weeks until I get to meet Ruby! I can't wait to have a baby girl and cuddle another newborn. I'm trying to get Bradley prepared, but he doesn't have a clue that his world is going to change. Less than 2 months, home stretch!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Ready for some big news...

WE ARE MOVING TO UTAH!!!! Remember how I said my life has been crazy lately? Well, that's an understatement. Between job interviews and the deadline of our second child approaching in just 8 weeks, things have been pretty stressful. I'm happy to say that everything is finally working itself out and we are getting excited about this HUGE change in our lives. It's funny how everything tends to work out when you feel like life will never make sense. FOr a while we thought it was impossible to relocate our family in such a short amount of time, but our prayers have been answered.

As excited as I am to start a new life with our little family, I'm going to miss my San Diego friends dearly. We've been here for almost 5 years and its hard to imagine us anywhere else. We're going to miss California, its all we know. I hope we learn to love Utah as well. The last thing I have to figure out is who I want my Doctor to be and what Hospital to deliver our Ruby in (we're naming her Ruby :). Did I mention I only have 8 weeks until she's born?!!? Crazy. Life never slows down I guess :)

Wish us luck in the snow!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I will update soon...

Sorry I haven't posted in FOREVER. Our lives have been beyond crazy. I have some exciting news to announce...and no I haven't gone into labor yet.
Until then, here are some of my favorite pictures from this summer.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is it time for a haircut???

Please say no. Adam wants to cut it, but I say he still has a couple months. I just can't bring myself to cut it because it's so pretty and I'm worried I'll cut off all his curls.

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Singing in the car

I can't get enough of this video! (And notice when the car goes over a speed bump...haha)

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Date Night

We used to bowl ALL the time when we were dating, so it brought back many memories.
When Adam bowls he's all business.
I will be 18 weeks pregnant this weekend. We find out the sex of our baby on June 10th. I CAN'T WAIT!
This is Adam's "I got a STRIKE" dance. Some of the memories that came up were how Adam ALWAYS creamed me! Let's just say his " I got a strike" dance got pretty old by the time we left. He got a score of 164 one game. How am I supposed to compete with that? I also got a lot of stares because I was bowling with a baby bump. Anyways, it was great to get out and enjoy a night alone.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Our week in Florida! (warning, a lot of pictures)

At the entrance to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!! (my fave part of the trip)
First day at Universal.
It really looked just like the movies! So fun to be there.
This is the Owl Post. They had owls (not real, obviously) all around the building. The wands were also on the other side of this shop. And yes, I bought a Harry Potter wand. (don't judge, haha)
The castle.
A splash zone for the kids. It was SOOOO HOT in FL. I felt so bad for Bradley because he inherited my red face.
Cute smile. He was spoiled because we let him suck on his pacifier all week.
I love this picture. So cute together.
Cutest family EVER! This is Adam's twin Aaron, his wife Michelle, and baby June. They live in Seattle, but I wish we lived closer :(
My red face from the heat and Bradley passed out. I got a lot of cuddles this week.
Bradley and Grandma Lauper on a safari.
The Lion King show. It was AMAZING, but I couldn't get a good picture. My fave show of the week by far!
Cooling off at the pool at the house. We rented a big house instead of a hotel. It was so nice to have the space and everyone under the same roof.
The twins and their sleeping babies.
June in a funky wig. This was so funny because she loved the wig, and Bradley instantly cried when I tried to put it on him.
Me, Adam, Julie, Michelle and Aaron right before our Arabian Nights Dinner show.
The whole gang the morning we left. It was sad to leave because we don't get to see Julie and her kids very often or Aaron and Michelle.
Michelle and I with the weird wigs. I'm not sure what these wigs were for, but it was funny to scare the kids, haha. I miss her already!
If you're reading this you must have survived the overload of pictures. Florida was HOT, but super fun with all the Laupers. Oh and if you noticed my belly is a little chubby it's because I'm pregnant!!!! I'm sure most of you know, but I'm 16 weeks pregnant and we are so excited!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

Bradley is pretty obsessed with Sesame Street these days, so it was easy to decide his theme for his Easter basket.
I was super excited about this Elmo doll I got him, but he was more interested in the eggs. We put a couple pieces of candy in some of the eggs, but most of them were filled with fishy crackers.

All handsome for Church. I must say, it's hard to get creative with a little boys wardrobe, so I just decided to keep things simple. If we had a girl to dress, we would be broke.

Thursday, April 07, 2011