Monday, February 26, 2018

New zealand bound

Today evie and i left good old alabama for the brighter shores of auckland new Zealand. I spent the morning packing the last min items, then jon and james dropped us off at the airport around 12. Evie did great on her first airplane ride. Pretty much slept the whole time. We had a 5 hour layover in houston. We walked around a bit, ate some food, and watched a movie on the free wifi while we waited. When it was finally time to board the flight we got super lucky and noone was sitti g next to us. Evie got a bassinet and did awesome on the flight. She slept through the nighr and only cried a bit. I didnt get much sleep but that is to be expected. We got to auckland about 5:55am local time. I am so glad to be here!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Day 2 of mom of 4.  Hospital is boring, but also busy with all the checks and things.  Nurses coming in and out.  Breast feeding isn't going well, Evelyn doesn't seem at all interested.  She refuses to even try.  I am not a big fan of BFing any way so I am thinking about switching to bottle for my sanity.  It might be the best thing for both of us.  I hope to get my IV out soon, I hate this wire!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Baby time!

Today we got up super early, to be at the hospital at 5:30 to get ready for the C-section.  We got all prepped and then it was time to go.  The surgery went well, I had a mild reaction to the spinal, my face got red/ itchy and a bit swollen but no harm done and baby Evie was born at 7:55am on Nov 1, 2017.  She was 19 inches long and weighed 7lbs 14 oz.  We got all squared away in our room and mom picked up the kids to come see us and meet their sister.  All the kids were over the moon to meet her.  James was so excited about how "tiny" she is.  The kids all got to hold her and they were in heaven.  I am in pain, and tired but glad that everything went well.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Halloween!  My favorite holiday!  After the kids got home from school and packed their bags for staying with Nana and Grandpa while I am in the hospital, we went over to Jack's to get a quick dinner before Trick-or-treating.  The kids had earned free hamburgers and they have been dying to redeem them so I figured now was as good a time as any.  After we ate, we went home and got suited up in our costumes before headed over to our friends house for Trick-or-treating!  We have been going with them for the last 10ish years, their neighborhood is great for walking around and lots of houses participate.  I walked for the first bit, but then I got all worn out and ended up driving along behind them for the rest of the night.  Once the candy bags were full, we took the kids home to Nana's house and got them all in bed.  Then home and packing our bags for the hospital morrow!  I am nervous, but excited to finally meet little Evie.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Almost there! Maternity pictures

Today we have just 48 hours until baby time!  I am both excited and anxious.  I realized this morning that I havn't had any maternity pictures done with Evelyn, so mom was so kind as to come out with me and take a few this afternoon.  I am quite pleased with how they turned out.   Then, after roller derby, mom and I went out to the melting pot for a special dinner.  We did a special where we got cheese, entre and chocolate for $30/person.  It was delicious.  A nice celebration right before baby time.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Good bye Primary!

Today I was released as the Primary music leader.  With Evelyn coming in 3 days, it was the right move, but I am going to be so sad to be done  I planned a fun special game for my last singing time. We combined their favorite review games, with their favorite primary songs.  It was great.  At the end, I asked them to sing my new favorite primary song, "Choose him again" .  I gave them each a whole sheet of musical measles to use on me afterwards.  In Jr. I started to cry in the middle and couldn't stop, but I managed to hold it together for Senior.  I was super covered with measles and I hope that the kids all remember how much love I have for them.  Onward, to the next adventure!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Taste of the holiday's market and trunk or treat

Today was our craft fair. We got there around 8am to finish setting up.  The fair went pretty well.  We made a decent amount of money, and had fun.  After the fair was over, we packed up and went home to get ready for the ward trunk or treat.  I used my hour between to make the decorations for our trunk.  I am dressing as a pokeball for Halloween so I did our trunk as a pokestop, with a real spinner to spin!  I handed out the left over pokeballs from Wesley's birthday party instead of candy.  It was a hit!