Sunday, May 29, 2011


Peyton's Heart Surgery Day seems such a long time ago. That day was a complete blur. I do remember feelings of worry and stress. I came upon this excerpt in an Ensign so touching.
The article is called- The Atonement Covers All Pain
by Elder Richards.
Of all general conference talks- this one stood out to me most.

Thirteen year old Sherrie under went a 14 hour operation for a tumor on her spinal cord. As she regained consciousness in the intensive care unit, she said- "Daddy, Aunt Cheryl is here....and....Grandpa Norman...and Grandma Brown...are here. And Daddy, who is that sanding beside you?...He looks like you, only taller....He says he's your brother, Jimmy." Her uncle Jimmy had died at age 13 of cystic fibrosis. For nearly an hour, Sherrie described her visitors, all deceased family members. Exhausted, she then fell asleep. Later she told her father, "Daddy all of the children here in the intensive care unit have angles helping them."

This brought tears to my eyes. Peyton had his own guardian angel in his room with him that day. At the time of his surgery my parents described that the spirit was very strong in the room....and that he was being looked after.

"Fear not, Little children, for you are mine.....wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd."

He goes on to say- "I have noticed that children are often more naturally accepting of pain and suffering. They quietly endure with humility and meekness." I find that so True! Peyton was home in four days on only Tylenol.

What a day that was. So happy it is in the past. It has helped Steve and I to appreciate Life and the blessings we have.

I am so grateful for those who visited and supported us during that time...who helped relive my mind from stress and worry.

We love You! :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

2 Year Appt

Our Little Boy is Growing, Growing, Growing!!!

Weight- 24 lbs 6 ounces - 12th percentile (BIG YAY FOR US :))
Height- 36 inches- 74th percentile (taller than 7/10 kids his age)

We are so excited to hear how he's doing so well!
I learned from my Pediatrician that boys potty train between 2- 2 1/2! I had no clue it was that early! Any good tips, please!!

No more whole milk..we are moving on to Pediasure. Hope he likes it.

His 1st Dentist appointment is on Wednesday!

To enhance him learning more words- our doc gave a good suggestion on just rotating through 4 books instead of a big variety. Also there is a very good speech center here in town that if we are concerned we can take him to.

He had just one shot :)


Steve and i were talking- as much fun as he is...we are SO SO SO EXCITED to have a New Baby soon!!! We are so ready and just thrilled! I want a tiny little baby I can cuddle up with again. It will be fun! and stressful lol

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Little Boy is 2!

Peyton Turned 2 on May 13th! We drove up to my parents house to be closer to friends and family during this celebration :)

We went to the Zoo

Jack and Peyton ate some Birthday cake together

I did everything Sports themed for his party. The party was suppose to be a park party, but it was pouring by the time the party began. So we did cupcakes and gifts inside and then headed on out to the park to play.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I had a doctor's appointment on Monday. I found out that my Due Date is
August 17th..not the 13th
like I thought. Making me exactly 26 weeks today!
But something a little interesting...I have gained 4 lbs thus far, but I'm measuring bigger than I should be. My doctor told me at the rate I'm going I could have a 10 pound baby!!

Peyton turns 2 in 2 days!!!

We are so so excited! I love going all out for Birthday Parties, it should be a lot of Fun!! Just hoping it's good weather up North! I'm excited for all the fun plans this weekend has in store. Way excited to get together with all my Utah State friends and have a little reunion as well! I'll post pictures when all is said and done :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Today has been EXHAUSTING! Got up at 5 am to do a 5K.....Got to meet some pretty awesome people......That's right, go ahead...Be jealous lol

Then went on to teach 3 classes....and then headed on over to the IronMan. Pretty much the only thing that has kept me going all imagining what all the IronMan contestants have been going through throughout the Day. When I saw them come into the finish line they were at 13 1/2 Hrs. Can you believe that?! The willpower.....i must say, it seems so so so appealing to me. What an achievement.

2.4-mile swim

112-mile bike

26.2-mile run

Glad to live in such a popular Town :)