Friday, February 29, 2008

Hi everyone! Here are some new pics for the day! Landon got a haircut today and was very excited! He loves when he gets one from mommy! He laughs the whole time!!! Avenlie is doing great and continuing to be an angel! She is getting bigger everyday and is a week tomorrow!














Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More Pics of Avie

We can't wait for Avie to meet her Grandparents and Aunties and uncles up in Utah and Idaho! We are thinking of all of you!












































Sunday, February 24, 2008

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Avenlie

Here are more pics of our beautiful, sweet baby Avie! She is so sweet and quite! She has been sleeping all day! We love her so much and are so happy to be home! Keep looking for more pictures!






















































Saturday, February 23, 2008

Avenlie Mae has arrived!

Avenlie Mae Ward was born February 23, 2008 at 4:29 am weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz., 19 1/4 inches! She made her arrival quickly, and without time for Mom to get drugs! She is beautiful and was worth every minute of the natural labor! We love her cute, kissy cheeks, tiny toes & fingers and the sweet little squeaks she keeps making! We will keep you posted as the day goes on!




Monday, February 18, 2008

Hard Monday night!

How can a child be so cute, yet drive you to almost an absolute meltdown?! I love my little Landon so much, but tonight was really, really difficult! Chris was home all day with us, yeah! Him and Landon got to spend some quality time together doing "boy stuff" while I worked! It was great and then we ran some errands as a family! Well Landon never took a nap and was playing and running around all day! Beautiful day today! I thought sweet, bed time should go smooth, cause he was gonna be really tired! Chris left for work and we made dinner. Around 8 I decided it was time for Landon to go to bed, so we started the process. Not an easy one with him lately either! He has been going through so many changes and I think this is one he feels he can control! Well it went really bad tonight! I was exhausted and there was no end in sight, so my dad took over(tried)! Well that didn't work either and things just got worse! You would have thought the devil was inside of him, he was CRAZY and inconsolable! I just kept asking my parents what do I do? Were we like this when we were little? Of course their response was yes and they weren't sure how to get this little fighter calmed down. So finally I had to break down and be kinda terrible and give him just a little bit of Benadryl. I have never done that or thought I would do that, but he was about to hurt himself if something didn't happen quick! Well after a slap in the face from him, a hard one, me crying, and my dad discovering Landon has a great right hook, he started to calm down. This was about 9:40 at this point! We sang primary songs and finally got him to sleep! Thank Heavens!!! I don't know what I would have done without my parents, they are so amazing! Does anyone out there have any advice on great bedtime tactics? I have tried so many different things, and have yet to find the one that works! I love Suppernanny, but that's just not working! I am in desperate need quickly too, cause our little girl will be here before we know it! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fun Saturday as a family






































So Chris was finally home today, so we got to go out as a family this afternoon!!! We went down and got a new stroller for Landon and his Baby Sis! We have now upgraded to a BIG Double stroller! CRAZY!!!! But it is cute! We then headed over to Victoria Gardens for our new favorite treat, Pinkberry! Landon can't get enough of the stuff! So we got some cute pics of him today and thought we would share them!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Moved Out

So the past month has been extremely hard for us. We have had one set back after another it seems, but we are moving forward! With much thought and much saddness we decided we needed to rent our house out. Let me just say that renting out your "home" is very hard to do. We had some very interesting and scary people call and look at our house! I was being picky though, not just anyone was going to be aloud in our home. With much prayer and fasting we found a wonderful family to move in for awhile. Unforunatley for them their home caught on fire and is going to completely be gutted. They are a cute little LDS family and have a 4 yr. old son and one on the way. Our Bishopric hooked us up and it was meant to be! We had people who wanted the house and were ready to sign the lease and then all the sudden they would back out. Heavenly Father sure answers our prayers in interesting ways sometimes! We are so sad for them, but feel so fortunate that we could rent our home to them! They will be there anywhere from 3-6 months and then we will probably rent it out again. So that means we are back with my parnets for awhile. We feel so blessed that we were able to move back in with them! I will admit, it is not easy though! I have had many break downs and I really miss our space and freedom! Poor Landon is a little confused and his tantrums have kicked into high gear for us! NOT FUN!!! He misses home and knows something is going on, but it's what we have to do to survive and make it through these rough times!
Chris has been substitute teaching and driving for Service Rock lately. We are grateful he has had something to do! It's not all his favorite and we wish it was more money, but it helps! He is training at night right now to drive bottom dumps( Bigger tucks w/ 2 trailers) so he is gone from 6pm- 4am! Though! We miss him so much, but we are so thankful for all his hard work! He is going to be applying for the Sherriffs department in April and we are hoping he can get in and go to Academy in July! And we are still going to see if we can appeal the CHP, just waiting on those darn papers!
As for me, I have 3 weeks or less left of pregnancy and then our sweet little Avenlie will be here!!! I am feeling good, just tired and very up and down emotionally! But my wonderful hubby and I were able to sneak way yesterday for a yummy lunch date and some adult time! I needed it BAD!!! He spoiled me and bought me a beautiful watch I was wanting! I made and gave him a few of his favorite treats and lots of love all day long! He is the best thing in the world and my abesolute best friend! I couldn't have ended up with a better man!!! LOVE you honey!!!