Can I tell you that I am so very happy! I am happy to have a new house to call my own. It is so great to have lots of room for everyone and that we have some fun fix it projects to do. I am happy to not live in apartments anymore. I am so happy to have a new baby boy and that he is healthy and content and beautiful. I am happy that he is my last baby and that all of my kids were born healthy. I am happy to be in a new ward where we feel welcome and loved. Our previous ward was amazing and this ward is just as cool. I am happy to be making new friends. I am so grateful for good friends. I am happy that my kids love their new school and that they are making new friends. I am happy to be in such a wonderful neighborhood with great neighbors. There are so many more things that make me happy, probaby too many to list. Just feeling a lot of gratitude and I know that Heavenly Father knows my needs and that he really knows me personally. I hope you have a happy day!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Yep, it's a boy and we are so happy to have him here. His name is Hunter and we are still deciding on a middle name. Hunter weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was born on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 7:58 a.m. in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Hunter has lots of dark hair and very long eyelashes! He is such a good baby and is very content. We are so grateful to have him in our family. I will post more pictures after I get out of the hospital. Love to all!
Posted by Andrea (Annie) at 10:39 AM
Saturday, September 13, 2008
We are finally in our new house! It has been one crazy week. We closed on the house on the 5th, moved most everything over by the 7th and just finished getting the rest of our stuff from the apartment yesterday. It has been so great being in our own place with lots of room and the kids are loving it. At this point each kid has their own room and when the baby is born, depending on what it is we will bunk it with one of the kids. And yes, I am still very pregnant but only 5 more days to go!
We have such a wonderful neighborhood and some awesome neighbors. Many have come by to meet us and people have brought over brownies, freezer jam, and zucchini bread. Lots of ward members have been by to visit and we feel very welcomed already. The kids really enjoy their new school and we are anxious to go to our new ward tomorrow. The only bummer part of this move is that I haven't been able to do much in the way of lifting and putting things away. All I can do is direct and tell people where to put things.
We have had such amazing help from family and friends! Dave's brother Kyle and his wife Lindsay came to help us pack and move. I don't know what I would have done without the wonderful help. Kyle, Lindsay, my mom, my sisters, friends, new ward members, Greg Edgar, and my dad have been so willing to give of their time and efforts. My good friend Sherry come over one day and brought me my favorite salad from Bajio's and painted my fingernails and toenails. Dave and I have been quite humbled with all of the extended help from everyone. Thank you, thank you!
I will post some pictures of the house later. I have got to get as much done as possible to get the house ready for the baby. I am not able to do much but I have good girls that can be my arms and legs. I appreciate their help. Love to all!
Posted by Andrea (Annie) at 10:28 AM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
So it looks like everything is set for us to close on our house this Friday! I can hardly believe the day is finally here that we will have our own place. I am so grateful that everything has fallen in to place and I know that we found the right house. It really was easier than I ever thought to get in to a house. There were plenty of headaches and such getting everything in order but it was well worth it. When we get in we will be pulling some old carpet and linoleum and will be putting some new floors in which will be so great. The rest ouf the house has really nice hard wood which we will get shined up one of these days. I am so excited to paint the house with actual color instead of the usual white that I have lived in because of apartment living. I think Dave was surprised to see that I wanted color and he was protesting a little because he will have to "tape". See, he has a little part time job where he paints apartments and can get one done in about two evenings with just white paint on ceilings and the walls and when I told him I was having color I think he realized that it will take him much longer because he has to tape...poor boy! Anyway, we are very excited for our next move.
Baby news...going to the Dr. here in the next few minutes for an ultra sound to check the size of baby. So far the baby is doing fine with the non-stress tests and hopefully the Dr. will say that the baby is too big for me to go any longer and my dream is that he will say..."Let's take it now!" We shall see and I will update more when I know more. Wish me luck!
Posted by Andrea (Annie) at 2:12 PM
I am so proud of this little boy! He gets to go to school every day of the week and he seems to be pretty excited about all of it. When I took him today he was so calm and just plain ready to be there. He is at a new school too this year and it looks like there will be lots of new friends for him. His teacher seems like a great lady. Slater is such an easy going kid that I don't seem to worry about him too much and I'm so glad that he had a good first day at preschool! Love my Slater boy!
Posted by Andrea (Annie) at 2:07 PM