Thursday, May 6, 2010

Long time

Its been a long time since I wrote a blog. Today i have so many mixed thoughts. As We are coming up on halinas first birthday in a couple of months, I reflect over What have I done this past year. I find myself asking the question on several choices that I have made, "Was it worth it?" Did I do the right thing. Some it seems like the choice I choose wouldn't have mattered, it was merely a choice others, I feel strongly that I have been being guided to do. SO then my next question is what makes a life of value? What makes one persons actions have so much more impact than anothers? If all life is valued the same in Gods eyes then how can we as the human race even put a degree of value on others lives. And why is that we want to know more about the lives of those that are constantly in turmoil and constantly have negativity surrounding them rather than those that are constistanly optomistic and happy no matter what trials are thrown their way?
I have come to two conclusions. First, we all have a tendancy to judge our insides by others outsides. We look at the surface and see what seems to be a perfect of desirable life and want that. In wanting that life style we forget all the many things that we have been blessed with. In forgetting our blessings we focus more on the trials at present than on what will happen when we overcome those trials.
second, we are all to some extent unsure of what we want out of life. Yes we may have some of the big things nailed down like we want financial security, a family, and education ect... but it's the little things that get us to those big things that we find ourselves confused in.
So now my question is this? How do we over come the day to day confusion ? I know that we can pray and search and find answers that way but somethings don't we just have to figure out on our own?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Families are Forever

This weekend we were blessed to have family gather from near and far despite the heat to bless our Baby girl. Afterward we had a luncheon. Before sunday and the blessing though we had several family gatherings with my side as my sister amanada and her husband matt came up for the blessing. it was a lot of fun seeing everyone together. I felt so blessed as I watched all of my family interact with my daughter and I was so glad to know that she is very loved. My mom spent many hours working on her very beautiful blessing gown. Bretts mom spent several hours putting together the luncheon to help elivate the stress that I was feeling. Halina has gotten so big these past four weeks, I really have to stop in wonder that I actually gave birth to this beautiful sweet little angel. She looks so much like Brett and I couldn't help but take their pictures as they napped.( Since she's to small to hunt, that's one of their favorite things to do:)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Little angel

These pictures are compliments of Our friend Loreana Tomblin. We love her so much!

Friday, July 17, 2009

On the fast track:)

She is already rolling over on her sides and starting to scoot with her back legs! It's amazing how much they change in just a few days! She is only 12 days old.

We Is Now 3 and totally Worth it!

HURRAY!!!! Halina is finally here! She was welcomed into our family on Sunday June 5th @ 9:38 am. She was 7lbs 3oz 18 3/4 inches long. She is so adorable!We just love her ! she is such a good baby! she loves to sleep and eat. She looks just like her dad! Candy was right though. Everyone says they are going to go all unmedicated with their first... We ended up with an epidural.
I went into labor on the 4th of July. We were out at dinner with Bretts family when my water sprung a leak. ( I wore white pants hoping to attract disaster. Little did I know our little neice Hailey (on brett's side) would be seated right next to me. She did great though, no spills) so we left and went home. We were planning on going out to Silverwood to watch fire works with the carey's but the leak kept getting bigger so we went to the hospital and as soon as I was dressed down and in bed my water broke completely. Shortly after that the contractions started and I was only dialated to a 3. They were long and far enough apart that I could get through them and be okay. Soon though the were right on top of each other and I wasn't getting any kind of break. After 1.5-2 hours of that and no progress as far as my dialation was concerned I was demanding drugs. We were thankful when they kicked in because it was quite a rodeo in there until they did. I was then able to relax and my body started to dialate. Hats off to those women out there that have unmedicated births!mI don't think Brett's mom , Brett and my mom were so relieved to see some one get stuck with a needle as they were then.
after about 45 minutes of pushing the next morning she was born. Pushing was kind of fun and the whole experience was amazing. Everyone cried! my labor was 13 hours. She is beautiful and just a great baby all together. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives. We feel closer as a couple and have gained an even greater perspective of the plan of salvation.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hurry up and wait

This week has gone by pretty quickly. Sunday, We went and watched Brett's dad run his 4th Iron Man! We admire Bob so much for all his hard work. He beat his time last year by 33 minutes! He says that he is going to retire though and that this will be his last year. However, he really inspired Brett and so as soon as the baby is born...(give or take a week or two:) I am going to start training with Brett! He hasn't fully committed to running the Ironman but he thinks that he would like too. It was great to see all the family that came up from utah to support Bob. We had a fun family gathering at His cousins Jim and Jamie Sues house. I ran into their screen door. I wish I could blame the pregnant belly for this blunder. However the screen got fixed and Lovingly everyone laughed with me at me so that I didn't feel quite as stupid and awkward as I should've.:)
My favorite holiday is quickly approaching! 9 days left until we can sit out side and watch the fireworks. When I reflect on this same time of year one year ago. It's amazing how far we've come.
We are preparing for Brett's family to come up this next week! We are so excited to have everyone up for the fourth of July. Both Brett and I just love this holiday. We love that everyone takes pride in their country. It would be nice if that pride was spread out a little more through out the year!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

All that and more

Here are some pictures from the baby shower my mom and sister michele threw for me. The diaper cake is compliments of my sister in law brandi pitcher. I think her grandma made it but she gave it to me at the shower she threw for me in utah. The photos from the shower were taken by My friend loraina tomblin. The other pictures were taken by my friend Maegan Durbin who is starting up her photography business here in coeur d' alene.