Sunday, July 3, 2011


Vegas Baby!!! Started our summer out with some fun! Fun friends, Yummy food and Fun times!

This picture makes me die laughing!! what is that face!

Oh they are handsome!

We went and purchased a SWEET pool! Love those little buns!

Painting rocks on the back porch, loving that we could hang out outside!

We headed up to showlow for some cool weather, and decided to take a sonic run showlow style!! we looked a little white trash....

MOM can you please wipe my nose!!!

Cash relaxing in the sink!!

Patti and her 3 cute boys on her birthday...

Making sure we look good!!

We are teething and it is oh so sad...

Look who thinks she is Soooo big! I love going in and seeing this sweet face staring at me!!

How cute is this picture!! I can't tell you how much I love this little girl! And dressing her is some much fun every day!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Crew and I had fun making his hat for crazy hat day.
Who needs a pool when you can go swimming in the sink!

So big! Sitting up in a shopping cart!

We are absolutely in Loooove with this little baby girl! I could eat her up she is so stinkin cute!!! She is going to know the In's and outs of baseball an football poor thing gets drug around to game after game and better get used to it with 3 brothers! We have baseball Monday through Thursday and football Friday and Saturdays its complete craziness.
So I left Gracie for the first time with my mom while we took the boys to Disneyland. I bawled my eyes out and did not want to leave, but I knew she would be safe with my mom and given many hugs and kisses while we were gone. I called and texted constantly to check in and my mom would send me pictures of her, well this was one of the pictures that she sent, pretty funny mom:)

Oh how I love this picture! Just me and my crazies hanging out together.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Oh I love this picture! It shows how happy Gracie finally is. It was a long time coming but we finally made it!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sweet Baby Grace

Holy Cow!!!! I can't seem to keep up on anything, much less my blog! Life has been crazy with 4 little ones, 4 has absolutely kicked my behind! It hasn't helped that little Gracie has been such a hard baby. All of our babies have been a little difficult due to really bad reflux, my kids have never had the kind of reflux where you are constantly spiting up but still gaining weight, mine has always been refusing to eat because it is to painful. They have all done the same thing, starving so they drink, drink, drink, and then start to scream and will not eat anymore so then they don't gain weight because they are not able to eat enough and they don't sleep well because they are not full enough, so we then have to feed all day long just to try to get a decent amount of food in their tummy's. Well Gracie has won the prize!! When she was born we had high hopes, she was a girl it was going to be different she wasn't going to have reflux, WRONG, poor little thing is now 4 months old and is just starting to put on some weight!! We just got to the 11 pound mark, yipeeee! It has been a long hard road figuring her out, with my boys we just had to get on the right meds, formula, and thickener. With her nothing seemed to work 12 formulas 1 hospitalization where they considered putting a G tube in and feeding her through that. I had a nurse at the hospital tell me that we needed to try breast milk, which is a problem, I do not produce enough breast milk to feed my baby so we went through everything we could to get me producing enough with no such luck. I felt horrible that the one thing that might work for our baby I couldn't help her with, so I was talking to my amazing sister in law who just had a baby and she said she would pump extra for Gracie and we could see how she did with it. Little did we know what a journey this would send us on. With the right meds and Breast milk Gracie has turned into a completly different baby!! Slowly we started to see her smiling, not acting so lethargic all the time, and actually sleeping for longer than 20 minutes. We had tried everything, every formula, every medication, every doctor we could get her to and no one had an answer for us, until this, something I could not do, such a horrible feeling. So now we have this figured out but my sister in law can't produce enough for her baby and ours, so her sister started to pump for us also, and then I contacted the la leche league and told them our story and they were more than happy to put the word out for us, because if we can not get enough milk it is back to the hospital and they will have to put in a G tube and we will feed her through that, we do not want that to happen, so we are doing everything we can to get milk for Gracie. I have never had such anxiety in my life I am so afraid we will run out of milk so every day we make our rounds getting milk from amazing people who are donating to us. I have an amazing neighbor who's baby was born the same day as Gracie who is pumping for us, A lady from New York who was in town for work for a week and her baby was not with her, she was pumping so her supply did not go down but did not want to just throw it away so she contacted la leche league, who called me and I was able to go to her hotel and pick up milk from her. I am crying as I write this, I can not tell you how much this means to us, for people to go out of there way, to take time out of there day to help our baby is unbelievable. Most of them don't even know us, all they know is that there is a baby who is in need of milk, and they are willing to help. I have met and talked to some of the most amazing people and am so thankful for them and the sacrifice they are making for us. Yes there are milk banks around the US where people cant get milk but it is $5 an ounce and up and is not covered by insurance. This has been such a crazy journey, but we are so thankful for it and also our beautiful baby girl.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Wow its been a long time since I have posted! Alot has been going on, as a new mother of 4 life is very very busy but also very rewarding. It is such as amazing feeling to know that your family is complete, it is comforting knowing that everyone is here and we are done. What a journey it has been to complete our family, but a journey well worth it. Gracie Jade decided it was finally time on the morning of September 27. After weeks of bed rest, being hospitalized, and never ending contractions this morning it was time! I woke up around 6:15 with contractions, nothing new there so I thought OK I will just get up walk around and they will eventually go away, well that wasn't happening they started to get stronger but this has been going on for so long I was not sure this was really going to be it. I went and woke Ryan up and he was like OK lets call your mom or Taylor to come over and lets go. I told him no I wanted to be positive before we went, so I said let me take a shower and I will let you know. I got in the shower and was trying to do all the things you do before you have a baby and between Ryan peeking his head in to see if they are getting worse and my contractions not much was being accomplished! I kept having to stop what I was doing and yell how bad this was hurting! So I decided OK I think this is really happening I need to hurry and blow dry my hair, not such a good idea! So I got out called my mom to hurry over, by now it is like 7:20 and I am trying to dry my hair but my contractions are so close together and so painful again I wasn't getting much done I was leaning on my sink yelling at Ryan that it hurt so bad! All of the sudden they kicked into high gear and I thought I was going to die!! I told Ryan we cant wait for my mom we have to go now!!! He helped me to the car as I continued to scream, put the boys in the toy room and told them not to move that nama was almost here, yep we left the kids, good thing or Ryan would have delivered this baby at home! Off we went and my sis in law Jennifer ran over until my mom got there. The hospital in like 3 miles from our house and I was yelling at Ryan to run the lights that this was bad we had to hurry, we get there go in and couldn't even do admitting they put me in a triage room and said get undressed at this time it was 8:00. I was screaming my head off and I think Ryan was pretty embarrassed, sorry babe, you should try this! They told me to put on a gown, I had on flip flops and flung them off my feet they flew and hit the wall and I don't even think I had the gown on all the way and was screaming for them to help me!!! They were rushing all around trying to get my iv in so I could get my epidural, the lady said now this is going to hurt a little are you ready? Are you kidding, put the #*#@! thing in my arm and lets get me my epidural!!! I was dilated to a 6 and they rushed me down the hall to my room, seriously I can not explain the pain and I can not believe how loud I was screaming, I had no control and I am sure the people on the 8Th floor heard me! They got me to my room moved me to my bed started to put in my epidural as I continue to scream and Ryan is hiding in the corner not knowing what to think. They got it in, and I said shes coming out help!!! They had called Dr. Huish the second I got there, they kept telling me don't push he is almost here, my mom, Jennifer and sister Katie came rushing in along with Dr. Husih and a few minutes later out she came!! Holy Cow that was fast and oh ya my epidural hadn't had time to start working all the way! That was fun! 8:30am thirty minutes from when we got there our little baby girl was born, how absolutely amazing this was. Our little girl was born at 35 weeks and a few days weighing 6lbs 8oz, she struggled to breath and I only got to hold her for a minute before they took her to the nursery to work on her some more. She had trouble keeping her oxygen levels up and had to stay a few days longer than me at the hospital. Considering how early she was and my crazy pregnancy we are so thankful that is all that had happened. She is our sweet little girl, but unfortunately has earned the nick name grouchy Gracie, she has bad reflux and crys alot and is very hard to feed, but we will take it, this will pass and hopefully we can drop the nick name:)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

she's here!

Welcome to the world baby Grace.
Gracie Jade
Born, Monday Sept, 27 8:30am
6 pounds 8 oz
Absolutely perfect!