1 Year Down!

I thought I would post about Janelle's exciting news since I don't have too much of my own at the moment. Tomorrow is March 1st. This month Janelle hits the 1 year mark on her mission in Prauge. I just thought any of you who are reading our blog and know her would appreciate a picture. She is doing great and I must say I can't wait for her to get home! I


Tag..I'm it!

1: Best thing you cooked last week:
I am going to have to go with pork tenderloin. I don't like it at all, but it is Chase's fav. If you have never eaten a meal with Chase you are missing out. He moans with delight the whole time if he approves. And, I have to say the pork tenderloin got moans until the plate was clean!!

2: If money and time were no object, where would you go and with whom?
Well obviously, Chase is my number one pick. And where would I go...if Chase had a say we would be in Uruguay, no doubt. But, to be honest I couldn't care less as long as the weather is nothing like it is at home right now. I want to go ANYWHERE that the sun is shining and where I can lay out at the pool or beach sipping pina coladas.

3: Last time you cried:
About 2 weeks ago when Jax was in the Bili Bed. I had to stare at him wiggling and crying for someone to take him out (which we couldn't), and I just couldn't handle it! Mostly, if anyone talked to me about my poor little baby in there, the tears welled up.

4: 5 Things you were doing 10 years ago:
Okay 10 years ago I was 13…. Ha Ha I was in 8th grade.
1 - I was looking my all time WORST for school picture day. If you can get your hands on a Mt. Ridge yearbook, check out my 8th grade picture. WOW! I was an ugly Jr. Higher.
2 - I was sneaking into Amber and Katie's closets trying to be cool by wearing my older sister's clothes. PS Still wasn't cool.
3 - Suzette and I were sneaking into either Katie or Jayne's Rav 4 or Eclipse to take a joyride around the neighborhood. Well, I would only be brave enough to drive to the mailbox, but Suzette would cruise us pretty much anywhere our 8th grade hearts desired...ya know, like Snow Shack or something.
4 - Taking dance with Miss Morrow. If you ever had the chance to get into a dance class with her at MRJH, you too are loving the fond memory of her ...sweat pits and all.
5 - Bears Cheerleading. I thought that there was nothing more important. Janelle, Candice, and I practiced our jumps non-stop on the tramp. I had a shirt that said "Cheerleading is life...the rest is just details." Need I say more...

5: 5 things you did today, or will do today:
Well, with Jax here he rules my life. I think I can just say that I will feed him and that will cover all 5! It is a full-time job. But, I guess I will get a little more interesting.
1 - Amber and my mom came over to get some stuff from my basement to move with Amber to Henderson.
2 - I am going to be doing Hip Hop Abs here in a few minutes...and I konw you have all seen the infomercial for it. Yes, I did get suckered into buying it.
3 - Although I am on maternity leave, I still have to do all the grades for my students. I will be going to the elementary a little later to enter them in.
4 - After entering the grades, I will be printing off all the grades for students who have a "C" or lower. They WILL NOT be going to recess tomorrow. Haha..I will be ruining a few 12 year old's day with that one.
5 - I will finish watching the national cheer and dance competition on ESPN. Haha..I was so excited when I saw that was on. It is like Bring it On in real life, and I love it!!

6: 5 favorite snacks:
Well, when you are trying to lose weight from being pregnant it is just rude for someone to mention snacks! Chocolate bombs, crackers, Easter candy (thank heavens it is now in stores!), green licorice, and See's chocolates. Let's hope I don't blow the diet now that I have all that on my mind!

7: 5 bad habits:
1 - Not paying attention while driving...my driving record can prove this one too.
2 - Hitting snooze again and again and again and again....
3 - Saying "Shhh.." to my class. I have picked up the habit of saying this like every 5 minutes! Eww..gotta stop that one. It has even started to bug me. I can only imagine how my class feels. But, what do you think happens when you hangout with 30 twelve years olds all day?
4 - Texting. Would I just call someone once in a while? Honestly, I love texting, but that is the problem. I text too much and call too little.
5 - Watching episode after episode of Lost. Chase and I have knocked out 2 seasons in about 3 weeks. Now you know what we do EVERY night!

8: 5 favorite foods
1 - Cafe Rio...and I know I am not alone on that one.
2 - Bajio...Cafe Rio is too busy sometimes. Haha
3 - Cheesecake...until I found out that it has sour cream on the top! EWW!! Now, I just can't do it.
4 - Pizza...especially at half-time of a BYU football game.
5 - Chips and Salsa...or anything Mexican.
6 - I'm adding on. Mongolian BBQ in St. George. If you have never been, get in your car and drive to St. George right now. It is worth the 3 hours!

9: 5 places you've been:
1 - Switzerland
2 - A cruise to all the Hawaiian Islands
3 - Cancun
4 - The Orange County Fair...not everyone can say that! Chase and I rode an elephant and went to Bill Cosby's comedy show.
5 - St. George...not too far of a travel, but when you go there as often as my family, it has to be added to the list.

10: Favorite Memory
Well, Chase may get mad about me making this one public, but it should get a few laughs...sorry babe. One of my favorite memories is when Chase asked me to be his girlfriend...our DTR. We were going to the movie and Chase, of course, showed up to get me wearing a green Uruguasian soccer jersey and matching green shorts. We were waiting outside the movie and he said, "One of my mission buddies asked me if I had a girlfriend, and I didn't know what to say. What should I have said?" Then, rude little me said, "umm..let me think about it." Haha..poor Chaser! But, I finally agreed...obviously. Don't worry though. He made up for it. I had to say I love you first - which he didn't reciprocate for a little while. I had to be the first to tell him that we should get married - and he told me to slow down. So, we're even. But, the memory of the jolly green giant really makes me laugh. I love you Chase!!


Cousins Meet for the 1st Time!

Roen gets a little braver and accepting of a fellow grandchild...or maybe he is just trying to poke Jax's eye out.
Amber and Lynn are in route to Henderson. They are moving there from Chicago. On their way, they all met Jax for the first time. Roen was not impressed. He wouldn't even look at Jax for a while! Finally, he admitted that he wasn't the only grandchild and said, "Baby." We tried to get him to hold Jax, but as you can see he is shying away.

Jax Meets Olivia

While Kelsey and I were at Cindy's baby shower, Chase and Greg babysat together at my house. Here are Jax and Olivia bunking in the crib together.

Jax had to have a binky to be calm enough to get his picture taken. Olivia, on the other hand, was as calm as can be.

Aren't these two polar opposites? Blond meets black!


Happy 2 Week Birthday Jax

Jax is 2 weeks old. He had is 2 week check-up yesterday. He has gained almost a pound and grown 2 inches! Holy smokes. He now is 22 inches long and weighs 8 pounds 11 ounces. He is in the 95th percentile in height and the 70th percentile in weight. What a little stud.


The Storm Survivors

We are alive!! Jax and I got stuck in the storm on the Micron road earlier this week. It was terrible! I thought I was in the Bramuda Triagle. We got on the road at 3:30 and were stuck on the Micron road until 6:30. Jax screamed the entire 3 hours. Finally, we turned off to the gas station by Micron. We were stuck there, with about 150 other people, for another 4 hours. It was out of contol. My dad finally came out and rescued us. We had to leave my car there and have my dad take us home in his 4-wheel drive car. Having a newborn there was pretty stressful. But, it could have been worse. A girl went into labor in the gas station while we were stuck! That was a night I will not be forgetting soon. But, I just thought I would post a picture to let you all know we are still alive. We both might have a case of post-traumatic stress syndrome, but at least we're alive.

Triple Take

Jana, Kent, and Beau came over to our house to bring us a Valentine. Everyone got their picture taken with Jax. Funny enough, everyone struck the same pose. So, if you feel like you just took a triple take, you did!!

Proud Parent

I hope that everyone likes looking at my little buddy as much as I do!


The 1st Bath

Jax got his 1st bath today. The final remains of the umbilical cord finally fell off. I was very excited for that because I think he was starting to stink. The bili bed and heater we put next to him so he wouldn't freeze made him sweat all night long. He didn't seem to like the bath as much as I was anticipating.


Bili Light

Welcome to Jax'x new bed! He has Jaundice. We thought that he was just born with a beautiful tan, but apparently not. He has to be in this bed at all times...unless he is being fed. He HATES it! And, so do I. I cry when I look at him trapped in there. The eye covers are the worst. I am sure he is wondering what in the world his parents are doing to him.

Cutest little dude on Earth!

This little guy is the cutest baby in the world. I thought that everyone would appreciate a little taste of the photo shoots he has had for the past 4 days. It is amazing how even after TONS of pictures of him, I still can't quit snapping photos!


Jax and Daddy

Talk about the 2 cutest boys in the world. I am one lucky girl. These are my two favorite boys in teh whole world. Not to mention they are both VERY attractive!!

Beautiful Blond Locks!!

Jax and Grandma

Grandma's new FAVORITE grandson...sorry Roen!

Jax is Here!! February 5, 2008 9:58am

8 pounds 1 ounce, 20 inches long
He is finally here!