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Friday, May 29, 2009

I am the one on the Left.

I found a good picture of before I lost 19 1/2 pounds. As you can see I still have 10 1/2 pounds to lose. Those twins and also having 4 babies in less then 3 years really took a tole on my body. I am going to Lake Powell in a few days so look out fellow boater's!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I want to be a missionary now.

I want to be a missionary now. I don’t want to wait until I’m grown. I want to share the gospel while I’m young,For I have a testimony of my own.
I want to tell my friends about our churchAnd the happiness it brings to me.I’ll tell them how the gospel was restored,Tell them how the Book of Mormon came to be.
Then I can be a missionary now. I don’t have to wait until I’m grown. I’ll live each day the best that I know how,And they’ll see I have a testimony of my own, A testimony of my very own.
My mom got the boys these "Future Missionary" pins and the boys love to wear them to church and occasionally during the week.


Ashton wakes up each day to do his "farm work". He loves his barn animals and tractors. Tate & Ashton both have cowboy boots and each day they insist on wearing the boots with a cowboy shirt. They always ask me if I am dressing them in cowboy clothes and of course I always say yes since they don't know the difference.
I took the boys with me to the pediatrician's office for the girls 9 month appointments recently. When we were leaving the office the receptionist gave the boys a token to pick a prize out of the machine. Ashton said he wanted a cowboy toy. I thought to myself, "Yeah right, like there's going to be a cowboy prize." I said to Ashton, "Well let's see what they have." Sure enough, they had these silly mustaches. The boys both got one and when we got home we laughed our heads off trying them on. Even the girls got a chance with the mustache.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I don't miss those 15 pounds!!!

My neighbor lost a lot of weight doing HCG so for several nights I went to sleep wondering if HCG would work for me. I was very doubtful that I could stick to the 500 calories a day. Well I haven't admitted this on my blog or to my friends because I wanted to prove to myself that I could actually follow the program and get results. I am on day 20 and I am so excited because I have lost 15 & 1/2 pounds!!! I still have about a week to go. The 500 calories a day seems to meet my hunger needs because I don't feel hungry. I am anxious to get on to phase 3 of the diet where I work on maintanence.
I would love to lose 14 1/2 more pounds so I may give it another shot at the end of summer. I want to be able to enjoy the summer BBQ's. I will try to post a before and after picture when I get a chance. My sister has a good before picture but she emailed it 2 days ago and it still hasn't arrived. I am thinking my butt was too big even for cyberspace. I'll keep watching for the email though.
A worker at Target noticed my weight loss and I gave her the phone number to call to get her drops. I told her I would check back with her in a few weeks to see how she is doing on the diet.

Eric can't keep his hand off of me so I told him I might have to start eating cupcakes again.

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.


4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...