Thursday, July 31, 2008

Final Countdown

Well, it is just one week away until our baby boy will join our family. I still feel like there is so much to do to feel "ready". Really, a lot of it isn't super necessary, but things I want done. I guess it is the "nesting" stage. I have been nervous to go to #3, but I am starting to get more excited to meet this new little boy (who still remains nameless!). Colby is excited to meet him. Of course he has some suggestions on names....being:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Cannee (he made that one up himself)
Carson just says "baby" and points to my stomach, and even gives my tummy an occasional kiss. So sweet! My sister, Renae arrives this weekend. My dad and sister, Rhonda arrive next Saturday. We are going to have plenty of help. THANK YOU! We are blessed.

Thursday Thank You


Thank you for opening your home to us so that we could be closer to Mom.
Thank you for being there for Mom.
Thank you for being my big Sis.
Thank you for being such a great example to me.
Thank you for being my friend.
Thank you for still loving me even when I am the pesky little sister.
Thank you for always watching out for me.
Thank you for being someone I can always talk to .
Thank you for all of your good advice.
Thank you for letting me borrow your clothes in High School, even when you didn't know I was borrowing them! :-)

I love you!

Monday, July 28, 2008

It's Just A Name, Right?

Well, 10 days until our little boy arrives and we are still without a name for him. Yikes! We have a few names we like, but nothing that sounds right. With Colby and Carson, we knew their names and felt good about them before they arrived. So this is strange to me. I guess we just have to see him to know for sure. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Stressed Mom No More

Before I left for Wash., I was struggling so much with being a patient mom and felt a lot how this mom looks! I don't know if it is being pregnant, still dealing with my mom's death and a few other things. I am sure it is the combination. So the break couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I was rejuvinated. Then to make it even better, Crystal (my sister-in-law) wanted to take Colby for a week. THANK YOU!!!! He left for their house the night they picked me up from the airport. So, I miss him! It has been about two weeks since I have really seen him. So Carson has been the only child for the last week and he is loving every minute of it! And so am I! I haven't lost my cool once and it has been so nice to have one on one time with him. So, it has been great to ease back into motherhood. I went from no kids in Wash., to one, to two on Thurs. and then three in two weeks. I think this has really helped me be a little more calm and prepared for this third little boy to join our family. So, thank you Nate for letting my go to Wash. and THANK YOU, Crys, for taking our Colbs for a week. I love you guys!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Birthday Boy!

Our Cars Baby is 2 today! Happy Birthday to you! We love you and everything about you! You are so much fun!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thursday Thank You

Next up.....


Thank you for taking such good care of mom, especially at the end.
Thank you for giving me such a great home to grow up in.
Thank you raising me as your own daughter.
Thank you for being so much fun and making me laugh.
Thank you for teaching me so many great things.
Thank you for always supporting me.
Thank you for letting me sit on your lap and stear the car when I was young.
Thank you for not getting super mad at me when I wrecked the car Senior year.
Thank you for being my friend.
Thank you for being my Pops!

"Me" Time

Tomorrow I get to go to Wash. for a family reunion and spend time with my family. And, yes, I said "I". It will be just me going. Thank you to Nate for that! Although, I wish we could all go, but it is just too much to fly our whole family up there. I am looking forward to some r&r without kids. Especially before #3 arrives.....which is only a month away, by the way. I am getting a bit nervous. Thank you in advance to Nate, Carol, Caytee, Carrie and Jana for helping out with our boys!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thursday Thank You

I decided that I wanted to start posting thank you's since there are so many people to thank with all that has happened in our lives this year. So first up.......


Thank you for being my rock.
Thank you for being so unbelievably supportive.
Thank you for being my level head when sometimes mine is off center.
Thank you for being my center of gravity in a time when it feels like my universe is getting turned upside down.
Thank you for being so patient and understanding with my good days and bad days.
Thank you for realizing that those last months with my mom were so important.
Thank for doing your "little bit" to help my mom by bringing her her daily ice cream Dib and making her smile.
Thank you for being such a wonderful Father to our boys who ADORE you.
Thank you for noticing when I have reached my limit and taking over without complaint.
Thank you for being so easy to talk to.
Thank you for being my shoulder to cry on.
Thank you for making me laugh.
Thank you for working so hard to provide for our family.
Thank you for letting me be able to stay home with our sweet boys and be their Mother.
Thank you for listening to me.
Thank you for making it so difficult to narrow it down to just a few thank you's.
Thank you for loving me!

I love you so much!