Sunday, August 16, 2009


Our beautiful baby Melayna is here!!!! She came into the world Friday Aug. 14th at 6:44pm and weighed 8 lbs 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long! The delivery went awesome and we are home and recovering. More details to come.......

Thanks to all who were there and supported us, we truly appreciate you all!

Only Ry can tell you why he turned this into delivery / toga party.......
We call this birth control!
My best friend Julie and my little sis Laurie!
minutes after she was delivered!
It's crazy the amount of love that you feel after you deliver your child together!
Dr. D with the rest of who we call "team birth"!
Melayna and Mama!!!
I love my daughters!
We are a happy family!
Officially a family of five now!
Little punkin

This really says it all for Bella boo, silly!!!
Sportin her baby bling!
proud big sis!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fun with the Belly!

Tonight I asked the fam if they wanted to paint the belly before it's gone and it was too much fun, so I had to share!

JUST TWO DAYS LEFT TO WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Well cat's out of the bag........we are officially Utah Bound. Ryan has accepted an offer to relocate our family to Utah and open up the state for business by October 1st. So between now and then we will be very busy selling our home, having a baby, looking for a new home, getting in as many Duck games as we can, blessing our baby and spending as much time with Oregon friends and family as we can. So much to do.........

His primary responsibility in the beginning will be to find and hire a sales team, which in this poor economy wouldn't seem like a big task with unemployment being what it is but believe it or not it IS. So much so that finding a replacement for one of his guys in Portland has his stress level at a critical point and his Ulcerative Colitis is rearing it's ugly head again. Anyway, I have faith that he will be blessed with a huge pool of super star candidates ready to get to work in Utah!

This is a huge change for our family as neither one of us has ever lived there, visited yes but never lived. Ryan has been dying to get out there to be closer to his brothers and sisters and their families and now the time has finally come and he is thrilled. I am excited for the opportunity for our girls to be able to spend time with their cousins and remember how much I enjoyed that from my childhood! We are hoping it will lend us a better chance to get to the temple more often and let's face it the shopping will be a bit of an improvement from what sweet lil Albany has had to offer us. We will miss all our friends and family dearly and I say that tearfully.

In the meantime ......we are still waiting for our baby girl to make her arrival and can't wait to meet her!!! I'm praying and hoping that she gets here soon. If she is not here within this next week she will be evicted via induction on Friday the 14th!!!

Here are some of the ways we have been biding our time waiting for this kiddo!

Welcoming new friends into the world!

Discovering the fish that is Alyssa
Painting fingers
.........and toes!
So pinkalicious!!!
Taking a ride down the slide at the cool pool!!
And finding new homes for these adorable lil friends!