Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bullion City

While in Richfield, we decided to drive to Marysvale and go through the old gold mines at Bullion City. It was a fun adventure and I think everyone enjoyed it!

Summer Fun

It has been so hot that our kids are out on the tramp almost every day with the sprinkler underneath it. It is the perfect way to cool them off and also water our lawn. LOL! Here are a few pics I grabbed before they threw a fit!

Duke isn't sure what to think of the water.

Heber is trying to get a drink from the sprinkler.

My three stooges...

I love how Riley is the only one touching the tramp in this picture!

Liberty and I were just sitting in the shade watching!

Reading List

SO I am looking for some new books to read and would love your suggestions. Please leave a comment with any and all of your suggestions! Thanks!

Monday, July 13, 2009

More Liberty

Its hard to believe shes already a week old! Its gone by so fast. Everyone keeps telling me to take it easy but I haven't ever had an easier birth. The only thing that has been bothering me is my incision, but even the bruises are fading and I'm not so sore. Pretty soon I'll be completely back to normal. My in laws came to visit last Thursday and we had an awesome visit. Jerry and Clint fixed our air conditioner and I couldn't be happier, and Carol noticed that Duke had an infection in his ear so we took him into the vet and got him some medication! WE also had a good dinner at Don Pedro's and just hung out and caught up. WE are headed down to see them this Friday and maybe go up the mountain. Saturday evening we took the little girls up the mountain to see the big kids and grandma and grandpa. We took a couple of short wheeler rides and had a nice dinner. I think my parents are really going to enjoy their new camper and the toys that go with it. Liberty is doing so well, she has even slept through the night 3 times this past week. She is a very easy going baby. Here are some random pics.

Grandma Carol and Grandpa Jerry with their last grand baby!

She loves to sleep in her car seat even though she is all scrunched up!

Her umbilical cord fell off and this pic is from her first real bath this morning!

She was wide awake after the bath!

And then she went right to sleep.

Peggy lent us this swing to use and Liberty wasn't sure if she liked it or not at first.

And then she crashed out in it! What a life?!?!?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our new Arrival

On Friday night I was having pretty steady contractions and they lasted most of the night, so we had my Mom come and stay with the girls while we went to the hospital. That was at midnight and we were sent home about 1:30 saying I was only dilated to a 3 and not effaced very much. We were so bummed out we went right to bed. I woke up at 5 AM with even harder contractions and had Clint start timing them. They were lasting about a minute with 2-3 minutes in between. We decided we should get back to the hospital. They looked at us like we were crazy but I told them how much pain I was in and they decided to stick me in a tiny room and check me anyways. I think they thought I really was crazy! Well after checking me they said I would be admitted as I had made a lot of progress in those few hours. We were so excited, we called my mom and Carm and told them I would be having the baby that day. Dad, Carm and Anika were up on the mountain so they started getting ready to come down. Meanwhile I kept telling the nurse how uncomfortable I was and how I wanted my epidural as soon as I could. I was sweating so bad and they told me I couldn't even have ice chips until they got me into a birthing room! I couldn't even keep still enough to keep the monitors on. I was in so much pain I had to get up and walk around. I know the nurse thought I was crazy at this point. I had her check me again because I felt like I needed to push (still in the closet room mind you) and she did check me and she said the baby's head was right there! She and Clint hurried to wheel me into a birthing room and all I remember saying was please don't let me have my baby in the hall! After getting into the birthing room, the nurses were getting everything set up for Dr B who was on his way to the hospital. All of a sudden I knew I needed to push but they kept telling me to save my energy for the right time. When the nurse checked me again, my baby was crowning, and I had to push! All in all, I had my baby right on the bed with 2 startled nurses and a worried husband! She came out crying and she looked beautiful. I know Liberty surprised the nurses, it was kind of comical looking back now. Then the doc came in and checked us both out and said we looked fine. I had a few visitors that morning Amanda, Mom, Heber, Shae, Aunt Tee and Uncle Roger all came to see Liberty! We were so excited that our baby was still here. Carm called a few minutes later and we had to explain to her how fast Liberty made her entrance.
I was scheduled for surgery to get my tubes tied at noon so I had a couple of hours to relax before heading in. I have never had any type of surgery so I was a nervous wreck and all I could think about while lying their waiting to be knocked otu was all the bad things that could happen. None of them did though and I made it just fine. I guess a few more people had come to see the baby while I was in surgery and I had a room full of people when they wheeled me back in my room at 2 PM. Liberty has been home since Sunday night and she couldn't be a better baby! She hardly ever cries and if she does it is always a soft cry. I hope you enjoy these pictures!

Alece our wonderful nurse!

Grandma Carm and Anika with Liberty!

Proud grandpa Gary!

Riley, Anika and Liberty chilling on the couch!

Her first shampoo!

First bath and she hated it!

Her first mohawk!

Great Grandma Lou and Liberty!

Me and Heber...

Shae, Heber, Dad and Liberty...

Our 2nd day in the hospital!

I loved this green bow!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Liberty is here!

I am very tired and I have a long story to tell you but for now just want you to know that out darling Liberty Grace was born at 6:59 AM on Saturday July 4Th weighing in at 7.1 oz and 20 inches long. I will try and post more tomorrow!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 5th birthday Scentsy!

Here is the first special we are offering this month!

Win a $500 visa gift card! Host a Scentsy Party with sales of $500 or more in the month of July and be entered to win one of 50 $500 gift cards! Happy 5th Birthday, Scentsy!!! I will also give a Visa gift card to the first person to hold their $500 Scentsy party with me during the month of July! Let's get excited people!

Call me to get your party booked today!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 7.1.09

These are 2 of my husband's best friends in the world and they used to be inseperable. Until they got married, now it seems like they only see each other a couple of times a year! I am going to make some calls and see if we can plan a visit sometime soon! I know my hubby would love it! Miss you guys!