Friday, March 27, 2009

First Day of Spring?

Wait, what's wrong with this picture? Just when we thought it was spring...we experience our first blizzard. Wednesday night, they issued a blizzard warning for late Thursday afternoon. So, at about Thursday 11:45, we decided to take the kids out to Walmart (Heath is on spring break) It was snowing when we left, but not too bad. After 45 min in Walmart, we started heading towards the exit. We couldn't see a thing out the door...just white. I'm learning now it's called a "white out." Within the short time we were in there, our car had already frozen over with ice, the temp. had dropped at least 20 degrees and the wind was blowing 40-50 mph. All I could think about was how in the world did our pioneer ancestors ever make it WALKING through this with wagons, children, pregnancies, etc. AMAZING. We got in the car but couldn't see 5 ft in front of our hood. It was all pretty exciting. The trip to Walmart usually takes about 7 minutes from our house. It took us 40 minutes to get home. I have never seen anything like this. The traffic has horrendous. Bumper to bumper for miles in front of us. We passed people stuck in the snow and we heard later about hundreds of accidents. When they said late afternoon, we imagined, 3 or 4 p.m....not 1

So, what have I learned? When there's a blizzard warning...don't leave the house, have a good set of tires and wind shield wipers, don't take your kids out if you do go out, have food and water in the house, always have a snow scraper in your car, wear a coat (Heath didn't), and just take it inches at a time.

We thankfully made it safely home. Jace loved every minute and Camden slept through it. So far, we've had 9 inches of snow and they say more to come.

Who's that cutie?

Camden is at such a fun age! Only a few weeks away from being 5 months old. I can't believe it. He's just so cute and funny right now. He blows bubbles all day, smiles all the time and I just love when he gives me that half little smirk. I love this stage where they really start interacting. We got a bumbo off Craigslist yesterday and he LOVES it. He started eating rice cereal a week ago and loves that too! I hope he gets to be chunky unlike my first, Jace. His sleeping is improving but still up a couple times at night. I can't seem to put him in jace's room yet in the crib. Mostly because I don't want Jace to wake up and bc I don't want to be tripping over myself to try and get Camden as soon as he starts crying. We'll get there. All in all, things seem a little brighter these days.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

When it's quiet....

The other day, I was feeding Camden in my family room and Jace ran into my bedroom closet and closed the door. I thought, "well, there can't be too much he can get into" Boy, was I wrong! About 20 minutes later, after not hearing a peep, I figured he fell asleep in there or something. Well, I opened the closet door to find the light off, my clothes out of the drawers, everything on the floor and Jace in the middle of it all just smiling....wearing my sweater!! I started laughing so hard I fell on the ground. This silly little boy. I knew he was up to something when it was quiet. He's been in this phase of wearing mine and Heath's clothes lately. Everyday I find him in my shirt or Heath's church shoes. I guess it's the "dress up" phase. so fun!!!

4 Months Today

Camden is 4 months old today!!! I can't believe how fast he is growing. Oh, I just love this little boy. I can't kiss him and love on him enough. Today, we did some baby yoga together. He LOVED it!!! He weighs 11 lbs 10 oz. He's still a little guy. 3 % weight, 50% for height and 25% for head circ. We're still figuring out the sleeping but he's getting better. He is laughing spontaneously now and talks to me all day. I think my heart melts a little bit when I walk in the room and his whole face lights up when he sees me. Those are the moments you LOVE being a mommy.

Jace calls Cam his little polar bear

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009


A couple weeks ago, I was having a particular hard day and I just didn't feel like doing anything....including going to church, which is new territory for me. I usually don't think twice about it but it took all my energy to just get off the couch to get dressed and get the kids ready. Heath was especially helpful and faithful that morning. Thank goodness when one of us is weak, the other is strong. After a long internal struggle, I went. I'm so glad I did. i was actually able to enjoy sac. meeting and the high council speaker spoke of HOPE. I remember this now because I need it now. I needed it that day too. There's always hope for a better day, hope in Christ and his atonement, hope in the future. I must not forget to HOPE. Amongst all my daily struggles, I pray there is a silver lining of hope within me.

On another thought, I've been practicing every Saturday for a stake musical performance and it's already blessed my life. I go there thinking about me and I leave thinking of others. I haven't gone to a practice yet when the director hasn't said something that I knew was for me specifically. I feel so lucky to be apart of it and that Heath has been able to watch the kids for me to participate. I know our family will be blessed.

If you need some hope in your life, read the talk, The Infinite Power of Hope from last October's General Conference. i love it. Thanks everyone for your words of hope.

"Hope is one leg of a three-legged stool, together with faith and charity. These three stabilize our lives regardless of the rough or uneven surfaces we might encounter at the time."