November 28, 2008

Giving Thanks

First of all, I just realized that I hadn't updated the blog since our Ultrasound. We went in for it a week ago, and I could feel that something just wasn't right when the tech was doing the exam. We had decided before the appointment that we would actually find out the sex of the baby, but it just wasn't in the cards. We don't know if it was the position of the baby (or the fact that he/she would not stop moving), or what, but the U/S just didn't come out very clear in a lot of areas. I called my OB with concerns later that day, and he said that he didn't see anything of concern but we should probably make an appointment with a Perinatologist. I had my regular OB appointment on Tuesday, and he said that after our conversation he had spoken with the tech and they both have some concerns. Needless to say, we're a little freaked out at this point. We really don't know if there is something wrong, or if the doctor is being overly cautious. We will find out more on December 11th. Until then all that we can do is pray, and count down the days. I'll be sure to update after our appointment.

For Thanksgiving we had a really fun day. The fact the the Lions got massacred didn't stop me from enjoying my day. To be honest, I had expected that kind of outcome. We started out with donuts and the parade. This is the first year that the kids actually cared about it, and it was so cute to see them get excited over the huge balloons. After that, we went to Michael's mom's house for our Thanksgiving "lunch". Jovie didn't stop eating the entire time. A few hours later we went to Thanksgiving "dinner" at my mom's house. Jovie didn't stop eating there either, and even asked for "chips" after the table is cleared. I have no idea how she is so tiny with as much food as she puts away. She is a huge fan of Thanksgiving now. It's amazing to see how the holidays get more fun as the kids get older. I just don't want them to ever outgrow it.

This morning, Michael and my mom hit Walmart with the crowds, and scored practically everything on our list. I don't know how he does it, but he got us some great deals. We've spent the rest of the day lounging. Here's to an awesome December!

November 17, 2008

Disney On Ice

We had a fun week although it started out very rocky with the stomach flu attacking our entire family. By Wednesday we were feeling somewhat normal and ventured to Salt Lake City for Disney On Ice. This was the 100 years of magic show, so all of the kids' favorite characters were there (with the exception of Sleeping Beauty who must have been sleeping). We had an excellent time, and the kids were especially happy with the souvenirs they got. Jovie ended up with a light-up tiara, and Mikey got a Buzz Lightyear sword. What a night!

We also took the kids to see Madagascar 2. We all give it a 2 thumbs up. It just as good as the first. The rest of the week was spent recovering from the illness and of course watching Football.
We have our big 20 week ultrasound this week, so I'll be posting pics from that on Friday.

November 7, 2008


Tonight kicks off our 10 day vacation. Where are we going you ask? No place except home! We are very excited to just spend the week together as a family. We will be doing a little Christmas shopping, maybe seeing the new Madagascar movie, and going to Disney On Ice. We can't wait for a week of just relaxation and fun before the craziness of the holidays starts.

November 3, 2008


I've been a little behind on posting, but here goes. We had an excellent Halloween. Mikey was a Denver Bronco, and Jovie was (as she called it) a "Pink Princess". They both looked adorable. We started off our celebrating by carving our pumpkins on Wednesday. We had taken the kids to the pumpkin patch the week before to pick them out. Mikey was in no mood for pictures that day, so I only got one decent one. The carving of them went well. It was hilarious since Mikey's pumpkin was so huge that he practically had to crawl inside of it to get the seeds out. It took awhile, but he finally got it done. He decided on a scary face, Jovie wanted a happy face, and the third pumpkin was one Mikey had gotten at his preschool.

On Halloween we went out with our neighbors for some trick-or-treating. The weather was pretty warm for most of the time, but it did start to rain a little. The kids had a blast, but were definitely beat by the end of the night.