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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Better Luck Next Time

Ok...here's the thing. I LOVE to sing. But, I don't really enjoy singing where other's can hear me. I don't mind singing with groups and I don't mind singing in front of Kerry and Logan...but that's about it. So, this past Sunday we were getting ready to have company for dinner and I was busy getting things done in the kitchen and of course I was singing. Kerry's been trying to get me on video for years, and so this past sunday was no different. Luckily I spotted him in time, and so his attempt failed. Here he is tyring to get me to sing and I'm hiding in the pantry. hee hee. At the end you'll hear Logan trying to defend his mom and trying to snatch the phone which is doing the recording. Enjoy!

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Failed attempt at trying to record me singing


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Playing with Friends

Logan had a few of his friends over yesterday and when I went to check on them, they were in Logan's room sitting on his bed reading a story...or at least Logan was trying to read the story to them. It was so cute. Here's Logan trying to read to his friends...

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Reading to Friends



Next they decided they wanted to be workers and so I had to get all of the tools out for them to play with. Here they are all dressed and ready to get to work. It's pretty funny how one minute they'll be dressed as pirates and then the next they'll want to be something else. I've learned to keep the halloween costumes out all year long because the kids love to dress-up in them all of the time.


My busy worker talking on his play phone.


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Monday, August 17, 2009

The County Fair

Last Saturday we didn't have a whole lot going on and so we decided to head over to the County Fair to see what fun things were happening there. Of course once we arrived, Logan quickly spotted the tractors. So, we had to take a couple of photos of those. Logan thought the Pink tractor was pretty cool. Maybe we'll have to convince Grandpa in CA to get one so Grandma can go out and join him while he's playing in the dirt.


The PINK Tractor


Logan showing off the newer model of tractor


They had a fun little tractor for the kids to drive.


Next we headed to see all of the animals. They had cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, roosters, bunnies, and a few other animals. The chickens and the sheep were Logan's favorites.

They also had huge displays of different sorts of entries for the fair. They had all sorts of fun things to look at including; clothing, quilts, decorations, books, and even food. Well, after walking around for a while, Logan found the LEGO display. Apparently there was some sort of Lego club or association that had a huge display of Lego's up for everyone to see. We probably spent at least 20 minutes there checking out all of the fun things they've made. Logan has a thing for Lego's lately. That's all he wants to play when he goes to Grandmas here in UT.


Logan insisted I take this picture.
He thought it was a pretty cool Lego Man!


They also had some pretty fun activities for the kids. Logan was able to make a hat, a top (those toys that spin), and he also hadhis face painted...a basketball or course.


UDOT was there to remind kids about being safe. So, here is Logan trying to drive the remote control truck and stay between the lines. He kept asking if he was going to be able to take the vest home.


And, finally after a fun afternoon, we are headed home. Actually, before we headed home, we went to the grocery store to pick up a free cake Logan had won during a cake walk they had for the kids. YEAH for Logan!

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Can we keep him?


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Kennecott Utah Copper Mine

It was family day on August 1st at the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine, where one of Kerry's brother works, and so we were invited to attend. We didn't have to persuade Logan too hard to want to go since it has two of his favorite things...BIG Trucks & BIG Tractors. When we arrived, we were given a backpack with some fun things for the kids to enjoy (coloring books, crayons, chap stick, etc...) and then we made our way to the BIG Trucks! They had a few of their trucks and tractors on display which Logan LOVED! The best part was that they allowed people to climb on to and walk around on the top of the trucks where the drivers usually are. Afterwards we enjoyed a nice lunch and ice cream before heading back home! We had a GREAT day and enjoyed spending time with our family and climbing on the trucks. I think this must be Heaven for all little boys...and probably some daddy's too. Here are a few fun photos from our day...

This was our group of those who were able to attend!

This is a Caterpillar D11R. It weighs 124 tons!
It is 15 feet tall, 34 feet long, & 20 feet wide. HUGE!!!


My two boys lovin' it!

This is Logan and one of his aunts sitting in the
driver seat of a Komatsu Truck.


There is Logan at the bottom of the truck by the tire.
Again, this is a Komatsu Truck which can hold up to 320 tons
(22 school busses). This truck costs as much as 103 new cars.


Logan and Kerry climbing down from the Komatsu Truck


That's one BIG truck...that's all I have to say!


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Monday, August 10, 2009

Rodeo Time

I was so excited to go to the Rodeo in town this year, since I had never been. However, I missed being able to go by one day because I was still on bed rest from in-vitro. So, I had to forgo my ticket and so Kerry and Logan invited Grandpa to go with them instead. Logan insisted on wearing his cowboy hat and everyone said they had a great time. I'm looking forward to being able to go next year! Here's a photo of my boys at the rodeo.




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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Infirtility

Kerry and I LOVE being a mom and dad to such a super sweet and special little boy. We can't imagine our life without him and thank our Father in Heaven daily for sending him our way. As much as we love being parents, Logan is excited to someday have a little brother or sister and talks about it all the time.

The past few years have been especially busy for us in trying to build our family. In July of 2007, we tried to have a baby by trying in-vitro and unfortunately, were unsuccessful. In July of 2008, we found out we were chosen by birthparents in the state of Washington to adopt a baby boy. It wasn't until the morning of placement, while we were in Washington, that we received a call letting us know that the birthfather changed his mind and we would be going home without a baby. Then, in July of 2009, we decided to give in-vitro one last try. We worked with a world renowned specialist from California and were ready to go once again. July was a l-o-n-g month for us filled with shots, medication, surgery, bed rest, and then the two long weeks of waiting to find out if we would be able to have a child or not. Unfortunately, once again, the in-vitro was unsuccessful.

After our experiences over the past two summers, it wasn't the news we were hoping for. However, Kerry and I both felt at peace with the results and knew that we would be blessed with children when the time was right...and we just needed to be patient. We know that we will have additional children someday and that Logan will get to be the big brother he talks about all the time. We have faith in our Father in Heaven and know that we will be able to add to our family someday and will LOVE every minute of it!

Anyway, the reason for this post wasn't to make people feel sorry for us, but more for us to have a chance to share with you our experiences of trying to have children. Life isn't always easy, and we all have our trials. We are just so glad that we have the knowledge that if we will put our faith in and trust in the Lord, then we will be blessed with another child when the time is right. Right now, we are enjoying and LOVING being a mom and dad to the sweetest boy on the earth. We love his birthmother and the sacrifice she made for him and for the most amazing gift she has given us.

The dreaded shots. The first night I was supposed to take the shots,
I sat in the bathroom for 30 minutes trying to convince myself
that I was brave enough to give the shots to myself
(in the stomach). Finally, Kerry convinced me to let him do it.
Although, even after I said yes, it took another 15 minutes for me to
let him. The first shot was kind of scary since neither one of us has
ever given anyone a shot before. However, the shots weren't so bad
after all, and the rest of the shots were nice and quick.



Signing paperwork before extraction of my eggs.


Goofing off with the funny gown I had to wear.


This is what happens when Kerry is left alone in a room
filled with medical supplies for 30 minutes (during my procedure).
I know...he's hilarious!


And, Logan snuggling me on the couch while I was on bed
rest for 3 days. I LOVE snuggling that little boy!


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