October 26, 2010


...inside with an ACTIVE TODDLER?

Seriously!!! As a first time mom with a toddler, I have no idea how to keep either of us entertained when it is so cold and ugly outside. Any suggestions? I can only do so much baking and cleaning, and then its done! Then what do we do?

Right now I'm in a rutt. We are watching WAY TOO MUCH TV. It's terrible. Probably 3 or 4 hours worth a day. ( Which is a lot for us.) It's one thing if its cold outside and we can throw on coats and gloves and play outside. But it's another when it's cold, windy, and threatening to rain/snow any minute. Ahhhhhh!!!!

So, please leave a comment with any suggestions. And if you would like to have an indoor play date, please let me know. Cuz we would LOVE to!

October 13, 2010

18 Months and Counting

My sister Ashley entered the MTC today. I can't believe it. Last night I said my "goodbyes," and then this morning she forgot something and came back. Argh. It's ok though, I got to snap one last picture, and she was so excited to get to Provo that I didn't even shed a tear (this morning I mean.) She will be in the MTC until 30 December 2010 where she will depart to Cambodia. She will be a great missionary. I know that everyone says that about their siblings serving missions, but she really will be.

Bristol and Ashley 3 hours before entering the MTC

Last night I was laying in bed thinking about how time is such a valuable gift. You can do so much with time, but in the same instant it flies by.

In 18 months my daughter will be 3 years old.

In 18 months my unborn son will be 14 months old.

In 18 months TyRell will be done with his masters program.

In 18 months I have no idea where we will be living or where Ty will be working.

In 18 months Ashley will be home from her mission.
A lot is going to happen and I know looking back it will seem like it flew by. But right now 18 months seems like FOREVER to say goodbye. The people of Cambodia are real lucky to have her. And as her Bishop put it at her farewell "Cambodia will never be the same after Ashley has been there."

October 8, 2010


I'm gearing up for spiders, snakes, and puppy dogs because we are having a BOY! It came as a complete shock. Here's why...
After our accident I went to the ER to make sure everything was ok. During the ultra sound the lady kept saying "she" this and "there she is." I didn't really give any thought to it until I got home and realized that she was probably talking about the baby. SO, Ty and I were both ready to hear "GIRL" at my official ultra sound yesterday. Instead it went like this:
Ultra sound lady: "There's a good bum shot. What do you think it is?"
Me: "Girl"
Ty: "Boy"
USL: "Girl huh? Well, it's a BOY!"
Ty and I both just laughed. We weren't expecting it. Honestly though, during the beginning of my pregnancy I thought it was a boy, and then later on changed my mind. Poor little guy, how could I ever think him a girl?
It will be perfect! One of each right at the beginning! No pressure for the rest of my child bearing years!
And for a pregnancy update:
  • I have only gained 3 pounds!
  • blood pressure looks good so far
  • me and baby healthy
  • baby weighs 13 oz. He's big already!