Sunday, October 26, 2008


I woke up this morning just reflecting on life and how great it is. While we were driving to the Adult session for our Stake Conference I was just looking around and thinking how amazing this world is that we live in. The Lord has created this beautiful place for us to enjoy. This time of year I really appreciate how lucky we are to be here. The fall colors and simply breathtaking and it is unbelievable all the different colors there are. I grew up in a place where there were a lot of pine trees so there weren't as many leaves that changed color in the fall. I have been lucky enough to be in several places in the Midwest and the East coast in the fall and have seen the beautiful array of colors that exist out here and it has truly opened my eyes to the wonders of the season. I also love this time of year because there is a certain feeling in the air that tells me that Christmas is near. I know we should have the Christmas spirit all year round but it is especially strong right now. It is truly a time of giving of ourselves and serving our fellow man. It is a time for us a human race to show our kindness and love for one another and to tell Satan that there are so many good people in this world and that we do love each other no matter what. The Savior teaches us to love each other and to love this world that we live in. I am just so thankful for the beauties of the earth that come with each change in the season and that we are able to enjoy them. I hope that I can teach my children to love and appreciate our world and the seasons that we are blessed with. Sorry I don't even know if that made sense but I have so many thoughts in my mind and it is hard to sort them out into words. I love you all and hope that you find joy and happiness during this trying time in all our lives.

Monday, October 20, 2008

And the survey says.....

IT IS A BOY!!!!!

We are so excited to be having another boy. Vance kept saying "Boy mommy Boy!!" all the way into the doctors office. I said I will try buddy and in the end it was a boy. We are the first ones to have a boy for the first and second so that is always fun!! Breaking the mold! I think that my dad is excited to be making things a little more even after all those years of all of us girls. The baby looks perfect so we are so grateful to our Heavenly Father that everything is going so well. We will keep you updated as we progress. And no we don't have a name for sure yet but we are working on it. 

Home again!!!

So thank you to everyone for all your support during this hard time in our lives. We especially want to thank Alethia, Joe, Ella, Sam, Mom, and Dad for letting us stay with you while Curtis was away. You all made it so much easier and I am so thankful for everything you did and do for us. We love you so much!!! We are so glad to be home with Curtis again. The boys are already having a blast together. Vance couldn't wait to set up his train with daddy and play with it for hours. It was so cute, when we got home Vance got out and ran to Curtis to give him a hug and then just cuddled with him for a while. He missed his daddy even if he wouldn't talk to him on the phone. What can I say Curtis doesn't like to talk on the phone either so I can't blame him. Life has resumed its normal schedule and we are loving it. I am so glad to be home. WE LOVE YOU DADDY!!!

Vance playing with his train and you can already see the mess that was made the first night we were home.You have to sit inside the train tracks.
A picture of the beautiful fall colors in Kentucky.
We met my cousin Darbi and my Aunt Bridget in a little town in Kentucky. My other cousin Cari drove in the night before and stayed with us. It was great to see them all again. It has been such a long time.

Vance took this picture of my in my glasses.
A picture of him in his glasses too!!
Vance eating a sour patch kid. Cute face baby!!
Vance in the Mr. Incredible outfit. He loved to dress up in this thing. 

The girls in their fairy and princess dresses.
Vance and Olivia running over Uncle Sam and Emarie. They thought that was so much fun.
Look at those two. Such good friends.
The kids having dance time. Vance and Olivia were attempting to dance together and Emarie is being Emarie and dancing and skipping all around.
I don't know if Vance was trying to lift up Emarie or if she is lifting him and he is holding on for dear life!!
The pose at the end of the song. Fantastic!!!
Vance and Alyse playing at a great playground. These little bugs were so cute. Look at the intensity. 
Uncle Joe watching the kids outside in the heat so the pregnant ladies wouldn't have to. Great man!
Here it is again. Love the muscles boys.
Vance loved his cousin Isaac. He just crawled up into his lap and sat there for like 10 minutes. It was so adorable.
THE GIANT MAN EATING SPIDER!! This thing was huge and Isaac said he saved the kids from being dead by taking them into the bedroom while we killed it. It came in the house and we got it back out and finally threw a phone book on it. This thing was monster sized!!! NO MORE FERTILIZER!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The worst 3 weeks of my life!!!!!

Okay other than the fact that I got to spend three weeks with my sisters and am currently with my parents in Kentucky for another week this has been the worst three weeks ever. I don't know how people can just send their husbands or wives of for so much time and still keep their sanity!!! For those of you that are totally confused right now Curtis is away on a rotation in Sioux City Iowa and wouldn't have been able to come home every week without breaking the bank so I packed up Vance and we headed south so that I wouldn't have to be four months pregnant and alone for a month. It is so hard to not have Curtis their with me. I just have to say that I could never be a single parent. I am so impressed with those people that do that everyday and are so great at it but I am definitely not one that could. Vance is a great boy don't get me wrong but it does help to have someone around to share the responsibility and all the fun things that go along with having a child. Not to mention the fact that Vance has been sick off and on through out this whole trip and I have been scared to death that I wasn't doing something right to help him. This has truly made me appreciate my sweet love and companion so much more. I know I shouldn't be complaining because at least I was around my family whereas he has been all alone in an apartment working day after day without anyone there. He is truly amazind and the greatest man I have ever known. I am so blessed to have him in my life. He has worked so hard this last year and a half to make a better way for us and I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father to have such a great example in my life. He is amazing and I don't know what I would do without him by my side forever. I love you Curtis and I miss you and I can't wait to see you next Friday!!!! Sorry that this went from a rambling session to a love fest but I am pregnant and my emotions are kind of on a permanent rollercoaster at the moment. Enjoy your spouses because it is no fun without them!!!!