Looking forward to tomorrow!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Memory tag

Tag!Here's the drill (This one's kind of interesting...)

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Girls night out

Some of my girlfriends and I went out last night for a girls night out. It has been so long since I have had one of those without any children, as much as I love my children sometimes is does get a little overwhelming. At those times I usually go to Wal-Mart all by myself after Scott gets home from work. I forgot how great it is to have girls night out. When we move back home I'll need to make sure to have these with my girlfriends there.
Sometimes I think having girlfriends is way better than seeing a councler, because girlfriends know who you are, they understand completly, and when they don't they know that whatever questions they ask are not going to be offisive because a special bond is shared.
My girlfriends here have truly become my sisters. I will miss them all so very much. I made the comment last night that, by the end of the year the 4 of us there, Melissa, Traci, Lehilina and myself, would all be in differant states. We are headed to Utah, Traci is going to Nevada, Lehilina is going to be in Texas and Melissa's husband is trying to get a job here in Montana. We'll have to make a "childhood" pact to be sure to get together at least once a year to keep eachother updated on our lives.
It was so wonderful Traci, Melissa and I stayed up talking until around midnight. I'm sure our husbands were all wondering what happened. I find so much peace, comfort and a little less pain when I can talk about Caleb, and all three of us in our own unique way has or is very concerned about the welfare of our children. When we talk about the experiences we are having with our children it tends to turn into a discussion on the gosple, and how wonderful it is to have the comforter in our lives.
I am so greatful for the gosple of Jesus Christ in my life. I have felt the peace and love and absolute joy that awaits us. I find so much peace in knowing the plan of salvation that our loving Heavely Father has for us.
My heart has been so full with gratitude to my Heavenly Father, that he would allow me to create the body Caleb needed to fulfill his mission here on earth, and that he sent David to me at the same time to keep me busy and also be a constant reminder that I need to teach him and Ethan the things they need to know so they can be with their brother again, and that He sent me Ethan first so I would have a clue what I was doing before being thrown into this whirlwind.

spur of the moment

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The things kids decided is a toy is facinating to me. Ethan spent about 15 min playing with the luggage rack.

We decided on Sunday spur of the moment to go to Billings and see the nurses and Dr. Damron before we leave for Utah. As it happened not one of my nurses or the Dr. was working on Monday. But we did get to leave pictures for the NICU of both our new additions.




4th of July


On the 4th of July our church had a parade for the little kids to ride their bikes in, just around the church house.


A few weeks ago Lenny wanted to ride Ethan's trike. Ethan can't quite reach the peddles yet, so he climbed on the back and they rode around at my appt for about an hour.
Tracy and I thought is would be fun to put these two in the parade. They both had a great time!

Later that night Jake and Scott lit fireworks for our families to enjoy. For it to be dark enough we had to

wait until after 10 pm. Ethan went to bed at his usual time 8:30, so we had to wake him up to see the show.

It was a little chilly so I didn't want to take David out of his car seat. But here is his first 4th of July photo. He slept through the whole show.



On the 7th of July we went to the Mortenson's house for more fire works. Ethan thought it was great and had a good time. For David, just as I thought he was going to cry because of the noise, he would see the bright lights and his eyes would be just as wide as he could open them.






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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Water Days!!!


We went with our friends to a great water park in Belgrade.
All Ethan would do was watch the other kids and run around the outside of the water.

Ethan didn't want to get wet, I was suprised because on all the cold rainy days he will find every puddle and stomp till his shoes, socks and pants are soaked.

He was so facinated with the buckets that would fill with water and dump.

This video clip shows just how active, friendly and observant he is. He deffinantly makes his own choices and if he doesn't want to, no amount of begging will convince him to preform for the camera. Now that I'm posting these I have got to learn when to turn off the camara!

David decided to sleep the day away in his stroller. I'm so excited for next summer to have both boys running around, then again keeping an eye on both of them is a trick yet to be learned.

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Discovery Center

We have decided that before we move back to Utah that we need to make some final memories here in Montana. Especially since we have finally made friends with similar schedules. On June 30th we decided to go with Jake and Traci, Jessalyn and Colby to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, MT.
We had so much fun, we love vacationing, even if it is just a day trip. The center didn't take to long to see everything, but there was a great playground that Jessalyn, Ethan and Colby loved running up the stairs, over the bridge, down the slide and around again.










Ethan showed his first sign of being afraid of anything, he looked through the holes on the bridge and immediatly sat down and didn't want to move until he had scooted over to the egde and could grab the railing. This fear subsided within a few minutes and he was back to running the circle.