Monday, November 30, 2009

And the verdict is...

Sick!!

Teddy got a flu shot last Wednesday and got sick. Happy Thanksgiving to us. He has since passed it onto me. I am not sure if I have the flu or a cold or what. Onto happier news which is what this whole post is about we are having.... we don't know. They think it may be a girl. Yes I said it, a girl. I was 100% expecting a boy. I don't know how to do girls. The Lord knows best though.

I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Teddy

Today is Teddy's birthday. At this specific place in time, I was lying there hoping not to have a C-section. Thank goodness I didn't have to have one. Teddy was born at 9:47 pm. What a sweet blessing it is to have a little boy. We had so much fun. We actually celebrated his birthday on Friday, October 30. Thank you to those family members who drove so far. Zann's parents even came up from Riverton, which meant a lot. Thanks also for the many many presents he got. He has loved playing with all of them.

Teddy was pretty good to let me make the cake. He hung out and played in his room. I was really nervous because I really wanted to do a soccer ball. I think it turned out very well. I have never done anything like this before. It's not perfect, but I think it looks amazing.


Zann has been waiting for his whole life to have a 1 year old to dive into a cake. Teddy met and exceeded all of his expectations. I can't rmember the last time I laughed so hard.

video


This is the aftermath of the cake.


This is our cousin's boy James. You can hear him laughing in the background a few times during the cake video. He loved helping Teddy open his toys as well as playing with them. He was so cute with Teddy. It was great having him here. This was as they were leaving. So cute.


Happy Halloween!!!

We had some amazing friends that we met in the 10th ward, the Croppers. They are just as amazing as they come. They invited us to carve pumpkins with them their first year in Logan. The following year we decided to do it again. Darrell decided to split our closeness and move to Lehi. We didn't carve pumpkins with them last year and so we decided this year we had to get together. We did and had a ball. Zann and I always forget our camera when we want it. Thank you Janell for providing the pictures. I carved the Trick or Treat and Zann carved the Utah State. Pretty amazing if you asked me.



This is all of us. Their little boy Stephan was so cute with Teddy. They played together and Stephan kept saying Teddy's name. We will be getting together soon I am sure. Their whole family is in BYU shirts and we are in Utah State gear. Gotta' love it.


Teddy was a Teddy Bear for Halloween. He was the cutest little thing ever. Enjoy these pictures.


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Unexpected #1 and now Unexpected #2

I am not sure how many of you know, but before I got pregnant with Teddy I had a miscarriage. I was almost 3 months along. It happened New Year's Eve at about 2 am. What a way to bring in the new year. It was so hard for me, but I have never been that close to the Savior. I have also been able to help some of my other friends because of this. We were going to wait a year before getting pregnant, but the Lord had a different plan for us. We got pregnant with our little boy whom I love and adore. He has got to be the cutest little boy on earth. Here are just a few pictures of him.

Happy Thanksgiving a year ago. Isn't he so small? Can you believe how small he is? Wow! How time flies.

Just him being cute with his little hat on.

He hates to be laying in the grass. He also doesn't like to crawl in grass and so he will stick his butt really high up in the air.

Well, the intensity is over, we are expecting our second bundle of joy sometime in April. I am somewhere between 12-13 weeks along. Like Teddy this was definitely unexpected, but again, the Lord had different plan for us. They will be about 17 months apart. We are excited and it will be wonderful.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Labor Day Weekend and more

For Labor Day Weekend we went camping over night up Logan Canyon. We went with the Algers who have two cute little girls. It was an adventure for sure taking little ones, but it was a blast. Here is Zann putting up the tent.

Here is just a way fun picture of Teddy and Daddy sporting off their hats.

I was pumping up our air mattress when Teddy decided to help.

Of course he had to play on it after it was all pumped up. The Algers had a battery pump that we used after I had pumped for about 10 minutes. I was grateful they had brought their pump or I would have been working on pumping this thing up until it was time for bed.


The Alger girls. They are just so cute.

This was the only picture I took of their family. Oops.


The Algers brought otter pops and well, Teddy has to have anything we are eating.


Teddy didn't have the best night. We think something he ate gave him an upset stomach. It could have been the Skittles or the Starbursts that we gave him. (Are we stupid parents or what?)

The Algers weren't up yet when we got up so we decided to put Teddy in his backpack and off we went. It was fun just to walk around and see the beautiful nature around us before we packed up and left.

I think this is one of my favorite pictures of Teddy ever. His smile is just so cute.


We put Teddy in the tent while we were getting everything out of it. We left him in it and then he decided he wanted to come out too. As you can see from the picture, he couldn't. It was pretty funny.

We have a lot of weeds around our house and so on Monday we pulled some of them, put them in Zann's truck and then took pictures so you can see the insane amount of weeds we had.


Teddy and I were playing a couple of weeks ago and it was just too cute not to get the camera out. I could put about 20 pictures up, but this one was my favorite.


Teddy likes to play in water. I can't remember what we were doing, but we put Teddy in the water with his diaper on and this is the result.

We both have recently got haircuts. Here is Teddy's before.


Teddy's after. (Did you know that we are already teaching Teddy how to play the piano?)

(I am just kidding, he does love to play the piano with me though. He can be anywhere in the house and if he hears me playing he comes a crawling.)


My before.

My after.


It's a lot shorter, but I woke up this morning, brushed my hair, put some hairspray on it and it was done. Easiest 'do ever. It's completely different, but I like it. For those of you who are curious I donated it to Locks of Love.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

9 Months +

Teddy is now 10 months and I have no idea where August went. We have been crazy busy here. Well, Teddy's stats are as follows:

Height: 28 in. 40%
Weight: 17.88 lbs 11%
Head Circumference: 17.8 in. 50%

I was a little worried about his weight, but the doctor said not to worry about it. If Teddy just sat around all day I might be a little bit more worried, but he isn't.

We have moved into a new home and have remodeled the bathroom already. Pictures will follow. They are on the camera still and I can't ever remember how to get them off. Here are some fun things we did do this summer.

Teddy loves to swim. We crashed our Stake Swim Party and had sweet Amanda Stevens take pictures of us. Pretend we are not in the pictures since Teddy is the cute one and the only one in these pictures that looks good. (He looks drunk. I am not sure why, but look at how cute he is.)


Last by not least, Teddy with mommy.


My sister left on her mission to the McAllen Texas Mission. She is going to be an awesome missionary. Here is a picture of everyone that went to her being set apart. This is also the front door to our new home. Doesn't it look awesome?

Well, none of the pictures that we have taken in August on our computer yet, so once Zann gets that done, you will see more updated pictures. Life is good here. We are not dead, just extremely busy.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Jewelry

I have to post this so you can see how awesome this jewelry is. My friend is very reliable and is quite frankly amazing. Please let me know what you think. She has been making me jewelry for gifts for years. Trust me, you will love it.

Check it out!!!

http://jessikaannejewelry.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Better Late than Never

Well a lot has happened and I have been extremely busy and let's just face it, really lazy. We left for California late at night on June 10. The drive was long and boring, but since it was at night we switched off driving so at least one person was asleep. My mom road with us because no one else wanted to go with us. We got there about 7 in the morning. We went and got a tour of UC Davis campus. It was beautiful. Here are all of my siblings. We went on a bike ride around the campus.
(T.J., Conrad, KaDawn, me, Colton, Suzy, Nate, and Clint)

We then went to my brother's house and ate some awesome food. The Nord's certainly know how to cook. We then went to our hotel rooms to get ready for the graduation. My brother Conrad graduated with his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is one smart little cookie.


All of the siblings again. This is the first time in a long time that we have all been together.

The whole family and his professor was so cool. Conrad was close to the beginning when he graduated. His professor said, "Let's just leave." Conrad made a sign for us to leave and so we did. It was awesome. We were there for maybe an hour. We then went back to the Nord's house and ate more delicious food. Did I mention that the Nord's know how to make good food?

This is Teddy and Maggie together. She is so cute and Teddy is even cuter.

I can tell that you are all wondering where my sister-in-law is through all of this since she is not in any of the pictures. Well, she was pregnant with three little angels. She has since had them, but I want to do a separate blog post of the little angels. You will meet Addison, Cambria, and Brooklyn soon. Isn't she such a cute pregnant lady?

The next day, we went and hung out in San Francisco. We went to the Jelly Belly factory,
Lombard Street (Famous for the road on "What's Up Doc?"),


and of course Golden Gate Bridge.

We then left and drove on and on and on until we got to Baker's Field where we stayed the night. We then continued on our way the next morning. Any gueses to where? Nope. Nope. Arizona. Show Low to be exact. My father's family live there. We had so much fun. We got to ride horses.


The only time we ever get dilly bars are in Arizona. In fact, I had no idea there was even a Dairy Queen in Utah was when I was in College. I am so stupid I know.


The sad thing about the vacation is that we forgot our camera. These are pictures taken from other people's cameras. I do have some more pictures that I would like to add, but I need to get them from my family.

We were able to go to the Snow Flake Temple while we were there. We did a session. Such a beautiful temple. Very small, but beautiful.
(Uncle Ken, Aunt Lafawn, my mom, Grandpa, Clint, Aunt Ellie, Aunt Anell, Uncle Quinn, me, Zann, Teddy, Colton, Tenille, Macie, my dad, Suzy)

We also got to see some old friends that used to be in our ward. Kyle, Amy, and Joshua Smith. It was so good to see them. We drove home Tuesday and got home about 11:30. It was a quick trip and we wish we could have spent more time in Arizona. We had a blast too. I will get more pictures to put on here.

Teddy woke up from his nap. That is all for now. We are no longer private. I have decided that it's not worth it. Make sure to tell your friends that. Also, we bought a new house and have moved in. We have already started a new project. We are remodeling the bathroom. It is going to be awesome when it is finished.

Here is daddy and Teddy mowing the lawn for the first time. Teddy loves to ride on the tractor.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A-M-B-E-R S-M-I-T-H A-N-D-E-R-S-O-N


Amazing wife
My Eternal Companion
Beautiful
Extremely friendly
Righteous daughter of God


Sister extraordinaire
Mother
Intelligent
Truthful
Hard working


Always looking to serve others
Never afraid to stand up for what's right
Daughter
Everything I've ever dreamed of
Rockin' piano player
Smiles bring me joy
Outstanding
Never could I find a better companion


I love you sweetheart!!