Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Visits and pictures!

The last couple of weeks have been crazy with two kids, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming up.. Luke is growing big and I can't believe it has almost been 4 weeks since I had him. We all got sick about a week ago and that was really hard on me to see that little body of his go through that.. I hope we can keep him well for the rest of the winter! No fun..
Last weekend we were able to go visit my grandpa in the nursing home. It was a great visit I haven't seen him in a while. I feel so bad for him being there all alone and I felt even worse that I haven't been down to see him sooner. My dad and the boys went with and we had a great time, we got grandpa to laugh it was great.. He fell about a week ago and got a black eye with some stitches to go along with it, and man does it look sore.. :( So my dad was asking him how he got it and of course he didn't say anything, and my dad started teasing him and patted him on the back and said "I know you were chasing all these sexy ladies around this place" and grandpa got the BIGGEST smile on his face and made a laughing sound. It just made our days. Grandpa also loved Lukas he kept pulling down his car seat so he could see inside and get a good look. I finally got him out and let grandpa hold him and it was the sweetest thing ever, his eyes swelled up with tears and he even let out a few smiles.. It really touched me.. Here are a few pictures of our night with great grandpa! :) enjoy!
Here are a few more pictures of how big Luke is getting! :)
Jayven just loves being the big brother!
I love this picture of James and LukeLukas loves to smile and is full of them!! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009


He is here! 6.7 lbs 17.5 inches born at 1:37 am. Everything went great and he is health.. Super cute looks like Jayven. Not as much hair, but what he does have is dark and curly. Haven't gotten to see his eyes yet so not sure what color they are.. They did take him into the NICU cause his breathing was a little fast, but the Pediatrician just came in and said everything looks great and they are bundling him up now to bring him into us.

I couldn't have asked for a better delivery. It was great!! :) If only my pregnancy was as good as my deliveries are. I would have 4 babies by now. Just Kidding..

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween & Baby!!

This year my little Jayven was a dragon for halloween. I loved the costume and thought it was going to be cold so I talked myself into buying it. I don't know why they have to be so expensive.. Oh well, it was cute on him and worth it! He had a lot of fun, we went to trunk or treat which lasted a whole 20 minutes.. When we came home, I thought what is going on? Halloween just isn't what it was when I was a kid, it seemed like we went out all night long and got tons of candy and ran door to door for miles.. What was this parking lot thing all about?? So, my friend Heidi and her kids (who felt the same way) were going door to door around here, so we decided to take Jayven out again. I am so glad we did. He had a great time, although I don't really think he got the concept that you just stand at the door step and say "trick or treat" he seemed to want to go IN the house and say "trick or treat". I was so embarrassed. It was funny tho.. So we made it down 2 blocks and over two blocks and then ended up home after dark with some more candy! Fun night.. Here are some pictures we took of our adventures..
Jayven at the college doing the trick or treat there.
The local grocery store also does one, they give out food! :)
And the trunk or treat...
Some of the candy..

So last week I went to the dr and we had quite the mix up with my due dates and about how things were progressing. To say the least I was really concerned, and confused.. He had my due date 10 days sooner than what we thought, and he told me I was going to be having the baby before the 20th, and if I didn't we scheduled an induction date for the 22nd of November.. So today I went back to the doctor, this time taking James because of the concerns.. Well, it turns out my due date I had was right, not his.. But, I dilated another cm and a half in one week and says by the end of the day if my contractions continue i'll be at a 4. James being a man asked him "so what is the highest you go to? A 5??" the dr kinda laughed and said "when Lyndsay is at a 5 she will be here with her water broke and she will be in active labor, and then added it is a 10 when you are fully dilated". So what does this mean??
I am on meds to stop my contractions and I'm on bed rest... He said as he walked out the door "I'm praying I don't see you before your next appt on Monday, cause if I do you'll be having this baby". I did get an ultrasound and the baby is measuring at 6.5 lbs which he says could be plus or minus a pound and a half. He said it was too late to put me on steroids to help the baby's lungs because he is pretty sure he is going to come before the meds would really work.. Not such a good thing to hear when i am only 34 weeks and 3 days pregnant.. Lets just pray that the medicine helps my contractions and I can wait until at least next week to have the little guy.. Even longer would be great!! :) But until then, I am hurrying to go through the cloths and getting them washed and packing hospital bag.. Just to be safe..
We'll keep everyone posted on what happens!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Overdue update!!

We have had such a busy month so far.. James and I went on the deer hunt!! That was great, it was so nice to be gone from the everyday life stuff down here, just able to enjoy the outdoors and see all the animals!! Opening morning James got a buck!! It was a big surprise for us because last year we didn't see anything.. We tagged it with my tag so that he could continue to hunt.. We saw more bucks this year than we did all year last year.. My brother got his first buck and my dad got him self one too.. We filled 3 out of 4 tags.. But shot, 6 deer... I either have to say Jeremy and dad you suck at shooting or it just wasn't time for those bucks to die! :) Oh, well we have plenty of buck meat to last us til next years hunt!! Jayven came up and joined us on monday and he had a GREAT time! I loved having him up there, yes the 5 a.m. alarm for him wasn't that great but the afternoon nap was great for all.. We saw lots of moose this year too, and Jayven got to see the Mommy, baby, and daddy moose it was really neat.. Here are a few pictures of camp and stuff, my camera was dead the day James got his deer so I didn't even get a picture of it, Dangit..

Jayven loves the 4 wheeler as you can tell!! :)

On Saturday James and I took Jayven to Cornbelly's.. We had a blast.. It rained a little bit but it didn't stop us from having fun.. We did the corn maze and they even had a trick or treat corn maze for the kiddies.. It was pretty fun.. Then we went and picked out some pumpkins so we could go home and carve them for family home evening... So Sunday night thats what we did.. Jayven loved it and wanted to help as much as he could.. I wish we would have gotten one more pumpkin so he could do a face on one.. Maybe I will one day this week.. So here are our pictures from our adventures..

Monday, September 28, 2009

In Loving Memory

My uncle Tom passed away on 9-11-09 a day that was already unforgettable but now has more meaning than before. He was such a great guy and I will always have fond memories of him. I am going to miss him greatly but I know he is in a better place having a reunion of a life time with his mom, dad and two brothers that passed before he did. Not to mention all the grandparents and great grandparents. We held his services this past weekend and they were great. We could feel his spirit so strong and I am very happy that I had a part in helping out with those. The graveside was great where we heard from My dad (Troy), Uncle Jon, Ryan, and Aunt Marilyn. They all had great things to say about Tom, I don't know of anyone who could say anything bad about Tom though. Anyone who knew him were welcomed with open arms and a smile on his face. He will definately be missed by all who knew him.
On sunday afternoon, Ryan, Amey, Asher, Troy, Jon, Britteny, Zach, Jayven and myself went up the canyon to a beautiful waterfall and spread some of his ashes. What an experience that was, I have never done anything like that and I will remember it always. We also planted a tree up there that we will be able to go back for many years to watch grow. We know Tom will keep it alive and allow us to remember him by looking at it. A few hours passed by as we listened to Ryan play his madalin and listened to a "few" of Tom's favorite songs, man what a peaceful day it was not to mention the beautiful weather we had. We all know Tom had something to do with that, Tom hated coming to UT in the bad weather, and he always loved fall, so we had the sight of the beautiful leaves and the warm mountain breeze.. We could not have asked for a better situation. Thanks Tom..
Tom, I just wanted to say Thank you for all the great memories we were able to make and especially the ones of you and my son. He loved you and loved being with you. I have some wonderful pictures of you and him and I will always cherish those. Please remember you will always be in my heart and I will NEVER forget you. I love you, and until we meet again...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


It has been one week!! I am doing great, back to a normal routine from having my gall bladder removed. They did keep me til Friday evening to monitor the baby because when I came out of surgery I was having contractions.. (Don't want the baby yet) Baby is doing great though, I am so thankful for the Doctors that were apart in this surgery I couldn't have had more faith in them.. Dr. Hansen has always been good to take care of me and he made sure he was there before they took me in and he was bedside with me not even an hour after I was finished and continued to come and check on me.. If anyone is in need of a good OB he is GREAT!! My surgeon was actually a lady to my surprise, but she did great and made me feel great before and after.
She actually said she is very happy she decided to do the surgery sooner rather than later because the gall stones were horrible, and I wouldn't have lasted through my pregnancy, so we did it at a great time.. I go back in to see her on the 8th to see how my incisions are looking.. I don't even notice that 3 of them are there so I guess that is a good sign, and I think the only reason why I notice my belly button one is because of the stretching and all the kicking this kid does! ;) Other than that doing great!
Thank you for all the phone calls and prayers!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Vacation Time!!

We just got back today after a wonderful 7 day vacation to California.. It was a much needed vacation and was awesome! We left last Friday and headed for vegas, and then from there we went to Cali for 4 nights and then back to Vegas for a night... We had a blast.. My dad and brother joined us so it was good to have company.. :) The first day in San Diego we went to Sea World, which is always fun, but alot funner with kids.. Jayven just loved all the fish and they even have a few rides now for the little ones.. It has changed alot since I went 3 years ago.. My camera was not working for the first half of the day so everything is on video and i don't know how to post video clips on here.. :( The second day we went to the beach which was really fun, Jayven learned how to boogie board and he loved it! we took him out pretty far and let him ride the waves in he would fall off and get up and say "again again" so he did it for a few hours.. James and I were also boarding so we didn't get any pictures, just video.. So when I figure out how to post them I will.. That night My dad and Zach went out on a fishing trip that lasted thru til the next day so it was good that James, Jayven and I had a night and day to our selves.. They had a great time fishing and caught three fish, I cant beleive how big a tuna fish is, one Albecore, and two yellow fins.. It was neat.. So the third day James, Jayven and I went up onto Camp Pendleton and did a little shopping which is nice cause it is so much cheaper, and then we went and saw our old house. I'm super jealous at how nice it is now that the civilian contractors took over they have made things so much nicer up there.. We wish we were back out there really bad.. Good times.. I also took Jayven to a military barber shop and had his hair cut in a medium high which is a military cut.. He is so stinkin cute! :) And he didn't move once or make a single sound during his cut.. The final day in Cali we went to the beach again but didn't stay long cause we went onto the MCRD and went thru the historical museum for the Marine Corps.. It was really cool, and I have never been on that base so it was interesting, it brought back old memories for James going thru boot camp cause that is where it is held.. I wish I would have gone to his graduation.. We got into vegas that night about 9 and stayed up playing in the arcade til 1 a.m. that was fun too.. Yesterday we woke up late and we still needed to go turn in our tickets for prizes so we thought we'd hurry and do it well, we ended up staying and playing til 3:30. Oops which made for a late night getting back to American Fork..
What a great vacation though.. Thanks James for taking the time off work to take us, it was really fun.. :) I hope Jayven remembers it forever! Now for lots of pictures! Sorry so many, but there are too many to choose from...

The latest picture of my belly... 21 1/2 weeks..