Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Time

Christmas Time Jamies!!!

Cousins in coordinating PJs! I love the Holidays!

Our Christmas Tree. Eric cut it down all by himself! Rylyn's first Christmas is going to be a fun one! We are so excited!

Daddy Daughter Playtime

Rylyn's so glad when daddy comes home!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Life Questions

Rules are: Anything you have done has to be in bold.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (a little bit of one)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia(not Russia but Ukraine!)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Visited Italy

It looks like I've got a lot left to do! How much have you done????
Have fun with it! I did!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Eric's Birthday!

Well Eric is one year older and wiser too! I hope he had a good birthday cause I sure had fun. I made him breakfast in bed in the morning and then my family took us to Lagoon and then to Tucanos for dinner. That is one of Eric's favorite places to eat! We both love it. Here is a picture of the "Birthday Loot". His favorite I think was his new BYU hoodie!

Mustang Gang

I went to Manti a couple weeks ago for an eye appointment and spent some time with my mom and sister at Brenna's. Colter got a red Mustang just like grandma's for his birthday and Austin decided to take all the kids for a ride. It is just a coincidence that they are all in red but it sure makes a cute bunch of kids!

Our Gangsta Girl

Gotta love how she is sportin the camo. She put the hat on all by herself.

Catch Up

Well it has been a while since I posted so I figured I should catch you all up.We have success! Rylyn is now eating cereal and absolutely loving it!
Go Cougars! Gotta love the BYU gear!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cousin Pictures

Brenna and I decided that it was time to get some pictures done of our little ones together. Here is how they turned out.

Dang we make good lookin babies if I may say so myself!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More and More


As Promised

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Pictures

These are some new pictures that Jennilyn Proulx took. There will be more to come!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Lily Lake

We went up to the cabin this past weekend in hopes that Eric would end up bringing home a dead deer. After a couple days of hiking around in the Uinta Mountains we decided that pictures from Lily Lake would be about the only thing we would be bringing home. Well... at least we have a cute new family picture to add to the album.

Here is a couple cute pictures of Rylyn with my mom. She sure likes to giggle when she is with this silly lady!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Home Again

We are finally home. We were discharged Tuesday morning after another round of antibiotics. Words cannot describe how happy we were to be on our way home to sleep in our own beds and not have people poking and prodding Rylyn while she was trying to sleep. Rylyn is a complete;y different baby now. She is so happy. I just love it!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Rylyn was scheduled for surgery Friday at 2:00 pm. Well 2 came and went and she was still not in surgery. We were finally escorted to the OR at 4:00pm and she came out around 6. The surgeon came to explain the surgery to us and tell us how it went but the news was not all good. Rylyn tolerated the surgery well but there was a lot more infection than we had previously thought so we will have to be in PCH a little longer than we hoped. There was at least 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of infectious ooze in the urachus and it was really attached to the bladder so they had to scrape it off the bladder. She is doing really well now though. She is irritable and cranky but that is expected and totally understandable. We are so very glad that she is such a strong fighter.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Belly Button Drama

So it begins! Saturday morning shortly after taking the pictures in the crib I was changing Rylyn
s diaper and noticed her belly button was a little swollen and looked like it was bruising. I took her to the doctor and the PA/Nurse Practitioner thought it was a mild umbilical hernia and told me I didn't have anything to worry about and that is would go away on it's own. Well... things stayed about the same until Monday morning and the belly button started getting bigger and she started getting more agitated and it just got worse from there. Tuesday morning it was horrible. It looked like her insides were trying to escape from her belly button. Luckily my mom was there so it didn't freak me out. I opted not to see the same PA that morning and waited until later that afternoon to see a doctor instead. We went in at 2:10 to see Dr. Vargo and as soon as she saw the belly button she told us it was infected and that we needed to go up to Primary Children's Hospital. Even in the short time from the doctor's office to PCH it had changed and gotten worse.

It turns out that it was not a hernia, not a hernia at all. Rylyn has a urachial sist. The urachus is a tube that connects the belly button to the bladder when the baby is in the womb which is how she gets rid of her waste. It usually closes as the urethra forms. Rylyn's didn't close so it got infected. It looked kinda like a big zit. (sorry I didn't get pictures before it ruptured) The "zit" popped around 8:00 pm and about 1/4 cup of green ooze came out. Yeah it was nasty. It was a good thing it popped on it's own though.

Now she is getting antibiotics through the IV and we are waiting for the infection to go down so the can do surgery to take the urachus out so it doesn't get infected again. We have another ultrasound today and if all goes well we will be able to do surgery tomorrow. We will still be at PCH for a couple of days after surgery but at least now we know what is going on with out precious little girl.
Here is a picture of it yesterday morning after the sist ruptured.

Chillin in the Crib

Our little happy baby has gotten pretty good at standing while holding on to the edge of her crib. Saturday she even let me take some pictures. Have a look.

On the way back down ; )

Friday, August 29, 2008


Well our first and second attempts at cereal were counted as a failures so we will wait a little while.