Thursday, December 25, 2008

Seeing PINK!

Looks like we are going to be having a GIRL! It was so thoughtful the way my hubby told me, He sent me on a scavenger hunt throughout the house and at each place there was a letter spelling out EvYn for a girl or EvAn for a boy, he saved the give away letter for last, I opened the gift and all I saw was the corner of a pink blanket and my eyes started to well up with tears! inside was the letter Y and a precious little sunday dress! If I look shocked in this picture it's because I am, there are only 2 grandchildren that are girls on the Copley side of the family so girls are very rare! I still can't believe it! Im soooo excited!! What a great surprise this was, I feel sooooo complete;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Girls night, Parade, Hospital.. a whirlwind weekend

So most of you know that me and some of my girlfriends from highschool get together once a month for girls night, well this time it was at Kristi's house and we made gingerbread houses. I spent the prior 2 weeks making dough, cutting shapes and putting the houses together, it was exsahusting but fun, I ended up making 8 houses in total, which is a lot for me! The girls did a great job and it is always a fun time when we all get together. Thanks Kristi!

Finally finished making and putting the housed together 10 min before girls night!

Good times decorating houses and getting messy, they sure look good enough to eat!I didn't decorate a house but I kept the frosting bags full!

Megan and Natalie hard at work! Look at the concentration! haha
Friday was the ward Christmas party and I have to admit, the food was actually really good! And I am not saying that just because I am prego, They really did a great job, but I spent most of the time chasing after Grant through crowds of hungry people!

Saturday was great fun, We woke up early and cleaned the house as usual, and then by noon we went into town to pick up my sister, Deryck, Grant, Andi and I all went to the Cavalcade parade, I have never been before but I think it was one of Cedar's better parades, although there were lots of spaces between floats and it did seem to drag on.. we all had fun just being there. After that we went and had luch at Pizza Factory nothing is better than a veggie calzone smothered in alfredo sauce to satisfy my appetite! And the best part is.. we didn't have to pay a single dime for our whole meal! Thanks to some coupons we got from Canyon View! Later that evening Deryck and I watched 4 Christmases which by the way is absolutely hillarious!
Grant loves balloons, so for him to be able to see a Giant horse balloon was pure excitement!

This was towards the end of the parade, you can tell because Grant's smile is nowhere to be found!

Daddy and Grant, wow and they are both smiling!

Aunt Andi, she is Grant's favorite person next to Grandma

Sunday I was really excited to go to church because the relief society was having a special lesson, we were even on time, but we were only there for about 10 min when I felt a horriffic pain in my lower right stomache, now I felt it earlier when we were at home but not this bad. I knew that something was wrong and told Deryck to take me to the Emergency room, we left Grant with my parents and off we went. We were in the emergency room for about 5 hours while they poked me with needles, took my blood and urine samples and did an ultra sound, They thought it was a bladder infection but it wasn't, so they tested my blood for infection in my appendix, it showed that there may be some infection, I was still having the pain when the nurse came to get me for the ultrasound my stomache got really hard like I was having contractions so I started to get really nervous, even though they knew they wouldn't be able to see my appendix with an ultra sound due to me being pregnant, they tried any way but couldn't find anything and the baby seemed to be ok. They sent me home with instructions not to eat just incase I had to have surgery, and I had to go back for a follow up on my blood at 9:00 thay same night, I asked Deryck to give me a blessing so that everything would be ok and the pain would go away. An hour after we got home the pain was almost completely gone, I went back at 9 for the follow up with my sister and they found no trace of infection in my blood. I was so grateful to know that everything was ok and that I wouldn't have to have surgery, talk about a faith builder!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Thanksgiving was everything I had hoped it would be this year and more! We had the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at my grandmothers house in Parowan, and the food couldn't get any better! The day after Thanksgiving we decorated our gingerbread houses with all the cousins and aunts, and some of the men went Christmas tree hunting, it was the first thanksgiving in many years that we have had a full house! And I am talking about wall to wall kids and grown-ups, but it was so wonderful to see that, and Grant actually had cousins he could play with! I think that it was actually the first time that he played all day long with kids his age and I think it was great therapy for not only me but for him as well because he was such a happy kid all week long! It just makes me that much more excited for Christmas! The presents are great but nothing beats spending time with fmaily laughing and playing , telling stories and enjoying eachothers company;)
Crazy boys, cousin McCade, and my lil bro ( the 4th Jonas brother) Brandon or who Grant likes to call "uncle OBBY"
Grant was so caught up in all that was going on around him that he dindn't even want to sit still and eat his first Thanksgiving dinner!

Cute cousins Kylie, Andi, and Hailey

Baby Addie, this is my first time meeting my new cousin she is the cutest most chubbiest baby ever! they call her baby peanut!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A great weekend

So Deryck and I finally got to go on a "date" this weekend, It has been forever since we have gotten to go out and spend a day with eachother without Grant, thanks to my parents we got that opportunity. We went to an early endowment session, This is deffinately my idea of the perfect day and date, everytime we get the opportunity to do something together we always pick the temple as our getaway. I can think of no perfect place to be on a Saturday morning. After the session we went and ate at one of our favoite places Texas Roadhouse, mm...mmm good! Then we did a little Costco shopping and of course stopped by Sportsmans Warehouse, and of course I can't leave St. George without stopping by Nelson's Frozen Custard for some of the best ice cream in the WORLD! If you have never been there or have never heard of the place... SHAME ON YOU!;) For years I have watched my parent's take a day out of their week to spend time with one another and thought nothing of it, but now that I have my own kids I am just starting to realize how very important and vital it is in strengthening not only your personal relationship with your spouse but your home and family as well.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Ok so we are officially announcing that we are expecting baby #2! We found out 2 days after Gran't first birthday, and the first thing I said was "well at least we made it to year 1!" My due date is May 25th! I am so excited to hopefully share my birthday with this new little one. We have had baby names picked out for our kids since before Grant was born, this baby's name will be Evan whether its a girl or a boy, but it will be spelled differently for a girl, Evyn, and the middle names will be different, Paul and Elise. I have to be honest, it has taken us a while to get comfortable with the idea that we will have 2 kids under the age of 2 but now I can say that we couldn't be more grateful for this little blessing, and we are so much more than Excited! However just to add to the suspense of having another baby, Deryck will be leaving to work for Apx Alarms in April and will be gone for 4 months and will only be able to take a week off to fly home to be here when I have the baby! Oh boy! But hopefully in June the kids and I will be able to join him so that he won't miss out on the first couple of months of this baby's life, and quite frankly I think I would go nuts without him!:)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tricking and Treating

Halloween was a little bit different than it usually is, considering Grant is only one, we didn't feel it necessary to do the door to door thing, but we did go trunk or treating at the car dealerships, which I think is so much more fun, and I think we will do that from here on out;) We did stop by our friends Krisit and Skip's house, by that time it was getting late and Grant was getting tired, So Deryck and I thought it would be fun to go bowling, we bowled one game and Grant couldn't get enough of it, He LOVED it! We stoped by my parent's house after that and that is where we found a blonde haired hippie who sounded like Aaron, but deffinately didn't look like him, but low and behold it was!! He was getting ready for the Howl. Grant was dressed as a skeleton, I was dressed in Halloween atire and Deryck, we Deryck was dressed as himself ooooh scary!!
Don't let your eyes fool you, this is Aaron
Check out that perfect form! He could be pro!

Bowlin with Daddy

Our cute little skeleton

Grant helping mommy improve her game;)

A beautiful October day

The day before Halloween Grant and I finally decided to carve the pumpkin that we grew in our garden. It was such a nice day, infact it was sooo nice outside that after we carved our pumpkin we went and played in the leaves, It's not every October that a child gets to play outside with just a diaper on, Grant found a stray kitten and started chasing it down the street, so I just figure we would take a nice little walk together and look at all the fun Halloween decorations, my brother Aaron snapped pictures of us as we walked... Awe tender!

Playing with pumpkin Guts!! EEWW!

The finished masterpiece! Grant's Mickey Mouse pumpkin!! We love Disney!

Enjoying the leaves on a beautiful October day

Grant haming it up for the camera

Taking advantage of the warm weather
A srtoll down the block

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We had our annual Spookfeast dinner On Sunday, We made Frankenstien nuckles with bloody brain sauce and what I called "monster balls" haha! We also had devils on horse back (coconut shrimp) and devils eyes (deviled eggs) and snake bread, and foggy spiders juice! It turned out spooktacular!
Andi, Grant and Papa enjoying their spooky dinner!

MMMMM. Dry ice and Spider Cider!

Twon playing with his food

This is the closest she has ever been to
anything that resembles a snake! YOur brave!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

C is for COOKIE!

Once again Grant, Grandma Tuni and I spent some more fun times together, this time we made out traditional pumpkin cookies, Grant gobbled his cookie down in less than 5 minutes! Later Grant helped Grandma Tuni clean the dishes, Grant is obsessed with house work, you even say the word "Wash" and he'll go straight to the laundrey room! He is grandmas big helper!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Hunting

So today My mother, Grant and I went "pumpkin Hunting" in Paragonah, while Deryck and his family went deer hunting (YUCK!) haha! And the rest of our family were bumbs and stayed at home. We had so much fun, this year was especially difficult finding the perfect pumkins since the pumpkins were looking a bit sad and mushy, infact, Grant found a "stray" mushy, rotten pumpkin in the middle of the dirt road and I really thought we were going to have to go home with this discusting thing because Grant, for some reason, fell in love with it. He was actually talking to it like it was some cute little lost puppy! It was great fun! We ended up taking home 7 pumpkins. We stopped at the Parowan cafe for lunch, now I have never had anything bad to say about the Parowan cafe, but we now know not to go there during the deer hunt! It was busy, and it took an hour to get a BLT and a Salad!! After the cafe we stopped at the CV girls State soccer game, unfortunately they lost when the opposing team scored the winning goal in the last 5 sec. of the game uhh! Tonight Grant and I are going to find Halloween costumes! Im so excited, I love Halloween! heheheee!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A little catch up!

Let me catch all of you up on what has been going on in our exciting life. In September we celebrated Grant's 1st birthday on the 16th, it was quite the birthday party, there were lots of family and friends that came and had loads of fun. I made grants birthday cake all by myself and not to boast or anything but it turned out perfectly! We had carniasada and chicken burrito buffet along with lots of other good eats and as tradition in our family we had a Pinata!!! Grant of course had the first go at it but along with a few others but it was uncle Jaryd who took it to the ground (quite entertaining but also frightening at the same time considering he was swinging around a metal softball bat blind folded!) But we all survived. We opended present and talked. It was the perfect day... well I guess we could have done without the wasps attacking our food!