Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One year

It's been one year since Madison and McKenzie were born. I wondered how I would feel when it had been a year. I wondered if I would be sad, but I'm not. I know they are in a better place and that everything happened for a reason. I know that we will see them again and get to raise them. I just hope we never have to go through that again.

To celebrate their birthdays we had a party in Thatcher with both of our families that could make it. My dad bought some rock to spread over their graves. So we spent an hour at the cemetery cleaning up and spreading rock. I think it turned out really good! Then we ate pulled pork sandwiches with Jory's dad's homemade BBQ sauce. I'm glad everyone that could make it came and helped! Thanks!

Melissa working hard

Daya saying "cheese"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Laughlin Trip/ 17 weeks

Since Derek is leaving on his mission soon my dad wants to do as much with Derek as he can. So they have planned all these "boy trips." Going to Laughlin to ride jet skis down the river was one of them. For this trip my whole family went, except Dani and Bryce. It was a lot of fun, but VERY hot!

This was on the way down to Thatcher before Derek opened his call but I thought it was funny. Chad decided to put a fruit roll up all over his face to be funny. Then he fell asleep, which was even funnier.

In Phoenix we stopped at Sam's Club and Jory made me ride in a wheel chair because I'm not really supposed to be walking around. I was really embarrassed and never wanted to do it again. People were staring at me probably wondering what I was doing in the wheel chair.

In between Phoenix and Wickenburg we had a tire blowout on the jet ski trailer. So the boys had to change it in 113 degree weather.

About 40 miles outside of Wickenburg another tire went flat on the trailer. We had run out of spare tires after this, so the boys decided to go back to Wickenburg and get all new tires on the trailer and the girls went on to Laughlin. I was so glad when we finally made it to our hotel. It was a long day!

The next 2 days the girls went shopping. It got so hot the first day. The car's air conditioner was having a hard time working.

We found some weird sunglasses that had lines through them and looked like blinds. You couldn't see anything through them. Why would you buy sunglasses like that?

This is what Jory looked like when he got back from jet skiing the first day. He had crazy hair and his eyes were very red. He didn't get sunburned though! He was really proud of his shirt. He said he got lots of compliments.

This is me at 17 weeks. I had an appointment this week. I thought I was going to get an ultrasound and find out what we're having, but I didn't. I was really disappointed. I met with the doctor and all she did was check for the heartbeat, which she couldn't hear because my placenta's in the front and it was over powering everything else. We did hear movement which was good and she kept saying, "Wow your placenta is really loud." We have actually only heard the heartbeat once this pregnancy and that was during an ultrasound. It's usually not a big deal to me since we get so many ultrasounds and I can see our baby moving around like crazy. But it still worries me. The doctor just told me to take it easy until our next appointment and we'll go from there. My next appointment it August 31st and I'm really excited, because we will for sure find out what we are having...if the baby's cooperating.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Derek's Mission Call

My brother Derek got his mission call! He is going to the Culiacan Mexico Mission. He's leaving December 2nd. His mission includes Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan. We are all really excited for him. I'm mostly excited because we'll hopefully get to go with my parents to go pick him up! Here are the maps of his mission.

His mission includes all of the highlighted part

In this map it includes the bottom half of Baja California

This is Mazatlan. Isn't it pretty?

This is Cabo

Too bad Derek can't really enjoy all of this!