Yep a boy!! :) Landon T Miller will join our family in March!! We are excited to welcome him!! A little nervous to! New territory that we are headed into!! :) But we are excited for the new journey. It was good to get to see him today and to know that everything was looking great!! He was being quite the wiggle worm during the ultrasound, so hopefully he will calm down once he is here!! Here are the pictures from his ultrasound.... (sorry, they are pictures of pictures! I couldn't figure out my scanner)
Nope, not shy at all!! :)
Can't wait to meet our little guy!!!
(p.s.- if anyone has any baby boy clothes they are getting rid of let me know!! :) Then I won't have to dress him like a girl! :) )
So for weeks I have been thinking that i need to blog, but just haven't done it!! I just haven't had that blogging desire. But I am deciding that today I want to do it whether I really feel like it or not. It has been sooo long! So, here is just a recap of what has been going on since March!! Not much really happened in March besides the miscarriage, which sucked, but helped me grow so much! It made me even more grateful to have the gospel in my life because without it, who knows where I would be. So in April we got to go to Disneyland with some great friends of ours! We had been planning it for sometime, and since I was going to be about 4 months pregnant we decided we were flying!! The plans to fly were already made, so even though I wasn't pregnant anymore we still went ahead and kept the plans to fly. I had never flown before so that was really scary/fun! But it ended up not being to bad! And it was fun to be able to do it with Kyri. And I had never been to Disneyland before either, so it was fun to be able to be there for the first time with my little family and the Hovers. We had alot of fun while we were in Cali. Our first trip to the beach was a disaster!! It was SOO windy that we ate lots of sand, and had it EVERYWHERE. We weren't able to play in the water because it was just such a bad day. We got to go to Sea World and had fun there and actually got to feed and pet the dolphins! It was lots of fun! On the way back to our hotel, we decided to make another trip to the beach. This time it was right before the sun was setting, and the weather was pretty good. It was much more fun than the 1st time. :) All in all the trip was great and we were sad when it was time to come home!! In May we got the final word that we had to move out of our house. We had been trying to get a modification on our loan, so that we didn't have to move, but the company we were working with had done all they could, and the bank would not help us at all! So we lost our house, but got to move closer to all of our family which was great! I had been wanting to move back to American Fork for quite a while, so while losing our house sucked, I was happy to be able to move back! We found an apartment around the corner from Brandons parents, and it was in our price range, so we filled out the paper work, waited a few days and then were able to move in just in time to be out of our house when we were supposed to be! It was all so ment to be. Everything seemed like it was falling into place! We live in a duplex, and just LOVE our neighbors! They are the best!! Kyri also turned 2 in May which is crazy!! I can't believe how fast she is growing. She is so fun, and makes me smile everyday!! June we got a new member to Brandons side of the family! Little baby Clara! She is so cute!! We were excited for her to get here!! Kyri loves to see her and always asks to pet her... I have to remind her every time that she is not a dog!! June, July and August my sister in law and I did a bunch of boutiques. Even though it was a lot of work and you never really knew how good or bad you were going to do we had a BLAST spending all those Saturdays together selling what we had so much fun making!! Other than that those 3 months were just spent playing outside, camping, hanging with family, having bbqs, going swimming. We put Kyri in swim lessons twice this summer. The first time she didn't know anybody in her little class, so at first it was a fight to get her into the pool without crying, but when the class was about over she started to really enjoy going and had lots of fun! The 2nd time we signed her up with her BFF Mylie!! They had alot of fun being there together. And it was fun to be able to watch them. By the time that the classes were done Kyri REALLY loved swimming!! Oh and in July we got Kyris ears pierced! She was a trooper! She only cried for about 10 min! They are so cute on her! We just bought her a new pair of earring to change out for her other ones. They are cute little Minnies. She screamed bloody murder when we were changing them, but they are in and look so cute!! August marked our 4th anniversary!! Crazy that it has already been 4 years, but in other ways it has seemed much longer than that! We didn't really do much but go to dinner and hang out at home together!! That's what happens when you are poor! But we still had a good time! Sept was a good, but sad month... My sister had to put her dog Lizzy down. She got a bone eating cancer in her leg which started out as a bump on her leg, and then just got bigger and bigger, and there wasn't anything they could do for her! So they spent a the few last months with her, and then one night she came in from outside, and my sister knew something wasn't right, and knew it was time. If any of you know my sister, her animals are her WORLD! They are her kids. And Lizzy in particular was her baby! So she was having a really hard time with everything. It is strange to go to her house now and not have her big dog there!! It's just not the same! But they just got a new puppy, Ruby. She is going to grow into a huge dog!! She is full Mastiff. But she is sooo dang cute!! We got to puppy sit her a few days and Kyri loved that!! She had so much fun!! The weekend before the 23rd, my cute cousin found out that she lost her baby!! It was soooo sad!! She was already pretty far along, which just made it even more sad!! She is so strong!! I don't know how she did it! They had a little dedication of the grave and she was able to bury him in the same spot with her grandma that passed away not to long ago. I am grateful for her example of strength. And that we have the knowledge that little Parker is in Heaven and that someday they will have the chance to raise him!! Love you Nichole!!! Then, on the 30th my mom had to put her dog Lilian down. She has had back problems for a while, and they just kept getting worse. Until lately she couldn't even walk right. If she decided to go farther than a little 2x2 square she would drag her back legs which caused her to get big sores on her back legs and bum!! It was so sad! We went up to say bye to her in the morning before she went to get put down. I couldn't help it but to just cry and cry. She has been part of our family for the last 7 years, so it was hard to think that she wasn't going to be around any more to slobber all over your leg. We will miss her lots, but now she is with her friend Lizzy!! And is no longer in pain!! Well that is pretty much life up to now!! Sorry for the novel, but I needed to catch up. Mainly for myself. I will hopefully get better at blogging again. There use to be a time that I loved to blog, and hopefully I can get back to that place!!! Now for some pictures!!
Me and Kyri at the airport
Us at the happiest place on earth!!
Chasing birds with dad!
Kyri petting the dolphins!
Our 2nd trip to the beach! Happy Birthday Kyri!! Getting ears pierced!! Kyri and Mal and there pretty ears! 1st round of swim lessons At Gateway with our awesome new neighbor!! Fishing with Grandpa Eating watermelon for Grandmas birthday! 2nd round of swim lessons Love this picture!! BFFs!! My stylish little girl!! All tuckered out from a good summer!! Bring on fall and the cooler weather and the changing of the leaves!!
I don't know if any of you know about Crafters Corner, but it is this cute little store on State Street in American Fork. Right now if you go to there blog you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate from them. How awesome would that be!! Make sure you go there and enter!!! Or maybe don't because then I will have a better chance of winning!!! :) There link is in my blog lists on the left side of my blog!!
So my baby just turned 2! So crazy! Time is flying by. She is so much fun though! You can pretty much have a full on conversation with her. She talks so well. Even the doctor was impressed by how well she talks. She is just a smartie I guess. I don't take credit for doing anything special to teach her. I think I owe it all to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Dora... :) At her 2 year appointment she weighs 33 lbs and is 34 inches tall!! She is our chubba wubba!! :) So for her birthday we were just going to have a little get together in our back yard at our new place. But then the forecast called for rain, so we decided to go to Chuck E Cheese instead. It was lots of fun! All of our family was there! Kyri really enjoyed spending time with everyone. We just had butterfly cupcakes, played games, and enjoyed each others company. All in all it was a great day. :) Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. :) Here is a little picture journey of Kyri!!
My little paisley!! Can't believe that this was 2 years ago. The time goes to fast!
My flower child!
My little chubba!
Birthday Girl!! May 2010
Skee ball with Grandpa Chad!
Grandma, Kyri and Chuck
Kyri and her Maime
Opening presents. She got spoiled!
Riding in the tipsy truck with Ben!
Happy Birthday Kyri! We love you so much and don't know what we would do without you!! You make us smile everyday and keep us on our toes! You will always be our baby bear!!
She's a little bit of sunshine. She's a smile to light your days. She will steal your heart and keep it With her warm enduring ways. She's your precious little daughter With a sweetness from above. Who will fill your years with laughter and your lives with lots of love.
Isn't she so stinking cute?
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