Monday, February 14, 2011


I love this man. I am so grateful that, for me, Valentines is an everyday thing. We don't need to look at a calender to remember to show each other that we love each other.

If you can't read what that picture says "According to Greek Mythology..The first humans were created with 4 arms, legs, and eyes & two noses and mouths. Afraid of their power, Zues split them in half, leaving them to find their other half. These people are called our Soulmates."
One good thing for me about working is I get to see just how unique the love that Chad and I share is. It truely is one in a million. I am so glad that I found my "soul mate" , my other half. Love you Chad!

Monday, February 7, 2011

24 weeks

I am now 24 weeks. I am on the down hill side of pregnancy. This pregnancy has gone by super fast and painfully slow at the same time. I can't believe I am already at the 6 month mark. I feel fat all the time. I can't breath, and I am perpetually sick. I had gotten ride of a cold that hung on for a month and a half. I was well for two weeks, and now I have picked up an other cold. I think it should be illegal for pregnant girls to get sick. Just when I think that all I can do and feel is all the blah parts of pregnancy, I feel the baby move. It is the most amazing feeling in the world to feel life inside of you. It is indescribable. Reece loves to move around late at night. My favorite part of the day is around 7, laying on the couch and feeling Reece do summer salts and practicing his high kicks in my tummy. I love it. It is like a little secret that only he and I share. I would gladly take all the bad that comes along with pregnancy (well, maybe not the heart burn) to be able to feel this little guy kick me from the inside. A couple days ago was my target ultra sound. I love the 4D ultra sound pictures. It is amazing to see their little features. Reece looks just like Evan. It is such a wow moment to be able to see this human being that is being made slowly through out the months. To see him suck his thumb and rub his eyes..he is a person..and I get to be his mom. How awesome is that.

It is crazy to see just how much he looks like Lauren and Evan already. I am anxious to kiss that little face of his.

Can you tell that he is rubbing his eyes? I love how his little fists are up right by his face.

16 weeks left to go!! I can handle that..

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

8 is Gr8t!

We have hit a mile stone..again. This same mile stone seems to come around annually. We have officially been blissfully in love for 8 years. How many people can say that these days? I am so happy that I get to be one of the great ones who have found their one great love. I don't even have a "maybe guy." You know, the guy you think that what would have happened if you maybe had married him instead? There is no one else out there for me, in my past or in my future. He is and always has been the one, for lack of a better term. I thought that since we reached our 8 year mark, and since I am a virgo (and you know how we Virgos just love lists!) I would list 8 things that make Chad perfect for me.

1-When he finds out that there is something I want, he works hard to get it for me. The first thing he ever got me was a Dixie Chicks CD. Just before their Home album came out, I was listening to it in the car while I waited for Chad at the Park and Ride just off of Kanan Rd in Augora. It's where we would met up a lot while we were dating. Anyway, I was listening to the radio and they were playing the whole album straight through because it was being released the next day. Chad asked what I was listening to and I told him (I loved the Dixie Chicks at the time). Chad HATES country music, but loves me. So the next day, he stood in line for hours to get me their CD, which he gave me that night when we met up again at the Park and Ride just off of Kanan Rd again. And that is just what he is like. When he knows I want something, he tries his hardest to get if for me.

2-He makes me laugh EVERY DAY! But the best part is, he is not trying to be funny. Like the time he tried to cook pancakes in the microwave, or when he got lost in the frozen food section in the grocery store looking for flour tortillas for me. Or when he takes a piece of cake that I happen to make, he always cuts a big whole in the middle and scoops out the middle because that is his favorite part. It always makes me happy when I see a big whole in the center of a freshly made cake.

3-Chad would have been a perfect 1950s husband. Don't get me wrong, he gets his hands dirty when he needs to, but he isn't very good at the thing that is going on right now. He has his man roles and I have my girly roles. That means that if we want dinner, I cook it. But he isn't a Neanderthal.

If I am to tired to do housework, he doesn't complain. If I haven't gotten around to cleaning his shirts for work, and he has to dig one out of the laundry and spray some febreze on it, he never gets mad at me. If I don't feel like cooking, then he will cover dinner for us (usually with a call to Domino's, but you will never hear me complain about that one. No cooking, no dishes, no problem) He has never said to me "What have you been doing all day long while I have been working?" It is a stupid man that uses that phrase, just sayin'. In other words, he might not to much cooking and cleaning, but he is so understanding and sweet to me about my lack of house keeping skills. He never complains, and a lot of time he really does have a right to.

4-We talk at least once an hour through out the day. Even if it is a quick "I love you." The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is call him at work. I love that I still get excited over a phone call from that super cute boy I just met like, oh my gosh, 8 years ago!!

5-I fit perfectly in the little crook in his arm when we are all just chillin' on the couch. We decided long before little munchkins took over our life and energy, that we would always sit right next to each other, and we do. In a restaurant, at church, at home on the couch. We are always sitting side by side. I think that it is those little things that keep you in love. We hold hands when we walk and we give each other little hugs and small kisses just when ever. I love him, and I love that he still looks at me today like it is the first time he has ever seen me.

6-He is a wonderful daddy. He isn't just a dad, he is a daddy. He loves to play with the kids and is always finding little ways of making them feel special and loved.

A lot of time, my first instinct is to tell them no. Chad has taught me that it is ok to let them play on the little merry go round in the mall, or it's no big deal to get them a glow stick-even if it is done glowing in an hour. As long as they are loving it and having fun, then it's worth it.

7-I love hearing the sound of his voice as he is trying to read scriptures over the choas of kids, or the gentle tenor of his voice as he says family prayers. I love that I have someone who tries to teach and guide Lauren and Evan, but not to force them. He leads this family with a heart full of love, and it spills out into every room in the house.

8-I love that after 8 years, 2 1/2 kids, a house payment, bills, ups and downs, and given all I know now, my answer would still be yes.

Chad and I have a song, which is so cheesy, but there you have it. It is Kenny Loggins "Danny's Song." Here is the chorus to that song:
And even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with ya honey,
And everything will bring a chain of love.
And in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes,
And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Happy Anniversary to my sweet husband. I love you more and more every day. I am so glad that we have kept that chain of love going strong.