Sunday, December 25, 2011

My family's Christmas eve tradition is nachos for dinner, so that's what we had since this would have been their year.

Jacob, all ready for church!

Aren't my kids cute!?

Just wanted to show Lucy's cute hair-do

Merry christmas to everyone. This was one we will never forget. Thanks to everyone that made it so special for us. We were very blessed this year because of you.


These pictures are not very good because I couldn't find my camera, so we used the iPad....

My stocking stuff!

You can see all of Lucy's loot in the background.

Jacob was spoiled by his grandparents as well!

Tyler loves his sweatshirt! Thanks Scott!!!

Grandma jones got jake these awesome shoes!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas EARLY?

Yep, That's right!

Since Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, Tyler and I have made the decision to do presents early. (yes we have presents, none from us, ALL from our parents!) We really wanted this Christmas to be about Our Savior's Birth and Teaching Lucy the TRUE meaning. So since we have church on Sunday and it is at 11, kinda in the middle of morning festivities, we are going to do the material parts of it tomorrow. SO that means Santa is making a SPECIAL trip to our house tonight!! EEK! we are so excited.

This may seem so unconventional to most people, but hey.... we can do what we want, and we are that tight with Santa!

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Little Jake is 1 month old today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

our day

I know my little girl already turned 4, but today she had her 4 yr well check. So how is my BIG girl doing?
well she is a whopping 31 pounds and 41 1/2 inches tall! haha... that means she is still tall and skinny. She is doing really great developmentally, and   right on her target for her age. I can't believe she is 4. Life changed so much when we were blessed with her. She is such a sweetheart with a little 13yr old attitude. I love her to pieces! Thanks for always keeping us on our toes 

Lucy and daddy reading a book waiting for Doctor Yost.

She did such a great job getting her shots, so we went to Costco for some Frozen Yogurt.

Daddy had the day off so we decorated Ginger-bread houses, Lucy and Tyler did one, and I did one (I am a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff)

This is Tyler and Lucy's.......

This one is mine......

Jake was having his tummy time, and decided to fall asleep... kinda defeats the purpose, but he sure is cute!

Hope you are all having fun preparing for the Holidays!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

These people are amazing. To take time out of their day to do something for my child. I am so touched by this, i have been emotional all day over it. Maybe I am just a baby, but seriously. Lucy has such great Aunties and Uncles, and friends. I know there were others who ran also for her, and a big thank you to them too. Tyler and I wish so badly that we could have joined with you in the fight for Arthritis. We have been discussing maybe coming up next year for it. Hopefully you all will join us and run again. THANK YOU again, Crystal, Jason, Shanna, Jonathan, Liz, and Scott. I love you guys.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just keep Swimming

As my good friend Dori would say.

having a new baby is tough. But there is nothing that compares to that little body snuggled against yours, and the feeling you get when he stares into your eyes. This week I am brought back to when Lucy was a baby, and it was hard to get her into a sleeping routine. I think this is why I ended up going home to Btown for a few weeks. I was sleep deprived and needed my momma. Having Tyler's Mom here was the greatest blessing. We were able to catch up on some much needed Zzzz's, and she left with my apartment clean. I am so grateful for her and her selflessness last week. I hope that someday I will be able to do that for my daughter or daughter-in-law... woah... that is weird to think about!
Needless to say Jake is not a real fantastic sleeper. At the most we get 2 hours out of him. This is hard for Tyler as he works late and though he is awesome at taking turns with the feedings, I feel bad and want him to get his rest. But for this week and part of next, I also need my rest as I still have school to attend and study for, which means, I can't take naps during the day. Finals next Monday and Tuesday are going to be killer, especially since I haven't been to class since I had Jake. I have been relying on what my teachers post to the web sight. I have a lot of catching up to do in the next few days in order to be prepared to take my finals. But I know there was some reason that Jake was born 2 1/2 weeks early, and I know that The Lord will help me through the next week of my life.
Also... He has some gnarly bum rash, we have been trying everything (changing often, bathing often, air dry, desitin) if there is anything else that you have tried and have had success... PLEASE SHARE. I hate to see his little bum so raw. Lucy went through this the first month too, my kids have sensitive skin. The doc says its normal and to just keep doing what I am doing, but if you have some advice to give, I would love it. Like does "butt paste" work better than desitin? or should I try anything else?
I am a little overwhelmed right now, but that was to be expected. Christmas is coming, and we have no money, so there is a little depression there. There will be no gifts this year, so we will be focusing on the True meaning of the season, which is how we prefer it anyway. Tyler and I don't need anything. I just wish we could do something more for Lucy. I hope we can find somewhere pretty to look at some lights, I have really wanted to do that this year. We are so blessed in many other ways. Jacob is such an awesome addition to our little family. We can't wait for my family to meet him in Jan. I am so happy and excited that my parents and Doug will be able to attend his blessing on the 15th. I wish more of them could come, but I totally understand the circumstances. Sometimes it sucks living so far away.
So this ended up being a PURGE of my mind. Sorry about that. but this thing is more like a journal so you get what you get! lol. Love you all and I am so grateful for family today.
OH! And happy 3 weeks to my baby boy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The last week...

So Grandma Haas came to visit! These are her pictures.... Thanks Carolyn for all your help this week. It was so fun to have you here, hopefully you can come back SOON!

 Jacob's First real bath... Thankfully Grandma was there to hold his hand...

Because he DID NOT enjoy it... well not at first.

I love the smell of fresh clean babies...

Lucy got to go talk to Santa, she asked for baby dolls and dresses, lol

We also got to go have dinner at Tyler's cousin's house. Brit is so fabulous! Dinner was delicious, Thanks Brit, Jax and Hatcher for a night of fun!

 Jaxyn loved up in the babe..

Lucy and Hatcher played hard all night long!