Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Anyhow on to other things. For those that have been asking my address is:
P.O. Box 81
Circleville, UT 84723
I have other things to post, but I have spent the whole day trying to get this one finished so i will end this one and post again later.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
The next week we started moving Wednesday night. We took a load Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday we had to take Dalley for his 9 month check-up and also to meet with his cardiologist. The pediatrician told us that he is still too skinny. He only weighs 14 lbs, but he is 29" long so he is growing, just up not out. Next we went to Dr. Etheridge (the most awesome pediatric cardiologist ever, but also the only one I know) she examined Dalley and tried to explain his heart problem to us. He has Long QT Syndrome. There are a few types. The type he has is brought on by sleep. Our Dr. was unsure as to how to treat him because she has never treated a baby for it before, because usually it doesn't exhibit symptoms until the child is older. We only know he has it because of genetic testing we had done on him.The Dr was worried, because his EKG's have been normal, but he always has them during the day when he is awake. She needed a way to tell how his heart looked when he was asleep, so she sent us home with a Holter Monitor on him and boy was that interesting. He wasn't allowed to crawl for fear he would tear off the wires. We couldn't really let him move around much at all. To make matters worse we had to be out of our house that weekend so we had to move and keep an antsy baby happy. Luckily Dustin's sisters took turns watching him and his sister Haley even took him to the emergency room on Saturday to have the monitor taken off. We were all moved in on Saturday night, with the help of quite a few friends and family members.
This is my new house. New to me, not new to existence. I think it is the most wonderful house ever. It has been taken care of and it is so much bigger than the midget mansion we have been living in for the past two years. It was Dustin's grandma's house and it is on a dairy. i wake up to the sweet smell of corn silage and manure and I love every minute of it. I love that my house is surrounded by alfalfa fields and cows and that I have no close neighbors. I love that my house has a history. I am also excited that I will have room for my zoo of livestock. I will finally have room for my chickens, pigs, and turkeys that Dustin and I are planning on eventually adding to our livestock zoo of dogs and horses.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The next day on Sunday Dustin let me sleep in and when I got up he had breakfast cooked and had invited his sister's family over for breakfast. Then we went to Stake Conference. After conference we went for a drive up Beaver Mountain. It was gorgeous up there and we found a cool rock to take pictures on. After the mountain we went to Jill's house and she and I made homemade chicken noodle soup for supper. Then we all carved our pumpkins. It was a blast. I was surprised that even Dustin got into it
Oh, also to answer Brooke's question Dalley's birthday is February 28th. Isn't he just two weeks younger than your baby?
Friday, October 24, 2008
On May 20th we blessed Dalley. My whole family came to Circleville for it. My cousin Tasha brought my grandma and grandpa to it. My parents were impressed with the good people in my ward. My mom even said she wouldn't mind living here. I am sure that has nothing to do with being closer to Dalley. Dalley was blessed wrapped in a shawl that my Great-Grandma Hatch made for me to be blessed in. He also wore a cute little pair of cowboy boot booties that my visiting teaching partner made for him.
My mom and Dad with Dalley on his blessing day
Getting sworn in or whatever you call it
In June we went to Moab for the Hatch family reunion. We didn't have very many people show up but we had a great time with the ones who did come. Shawn and Stina drove to Circleville then we went to Moab together. We love spending time with them. At the reunion we spent a lot of time playing cards cause that is what Hatchs do. Some people went golfing and some went to arches National Park. One of the days we went to La Sal where my dad had lived for awhile when he was a kid and my grandpa worked in the mines. On the way back to Moab we stopped at Hole in the Rock.
Playing Candy Bar Bingo
My Cute Grandpa
Goofing around at Hole in the Rock
In July it was back to Alamo/Hiko for the 4th of July. We went down to my grandma's house to watch the parade like we do every year. My grandparents even had a float it was really cute. Then we spent the rest of the day in the house playing cards. Shawn and Stina came for the weekend and we had a BBQ. It was a lot of fun.
Watching the parade in front of Grandma's house
My Grandma, Aunt Darlene, and Aunt Darlene's grand kids on their float
My dad taking Dalley to have a nap
Shawn and Stina BBQ-ing
Dalley loves his Uncle Shawn
Dalley playing with cousins
Kate holding Dalley
Celeste on the carriage ride. ( This quality photo was taken with my phone)
The view of the temple from our carriage
Cute little pregnant girl
My dad decorated this cake for me
Dalley loves his grandma's big tub.
The fruits of our labor
Stina cutting peaches
My dad babysitting Dalley while we were canning
Dalley and his grandpa
Monday, October 20, 2008
This weekend the weather was beautiful so I enlisted Dustin's nephew to come help me clean my yard. We pulled weeds and hauled them to the back lot to be burned. We then raked leaves and put them in those decorative pumplin leaf bags. It was a lot of fun and we got a lot done. Dalley was a little angel boy and sat in his stroller and watched while we worked.
Dustin got off a little early so we drove into Panguitch so I could buy some fleece for some blankets I wanted to make for my nieces. We were able to get some cute girly fleece for the girls and I bought some John Deere fleece to make Dalley a blanket. While we were there I fell in love with a cute little wrought iron pumpkin stand. Now we just have to get our pumpkins carved.
Friday, October 17, 2008
When Dustin and I were dating I loved the deer hunter's ball. We would go with a bunch of friends and dance and have a good time. After we got married I still enjoyed it. Last night was the ball and I had been looking forward to it all week. Dalley and I got ready so that when Dustin got home from hauling his cows we would be ready to go. We all got dressed up went over to the ball, paid to get in, and bought raffle tickets. We said our hellos to everyone. We sat on the bleachers for five minutes and a short 40 minutes after we arrived we left. The band was too loud for Dalley bugs. We are now officially in the boring stage of life.
The above picture is of my handsome boys all ready to go dancing. We didn't even get to dance once before we had to leave.
On the bright side Dustin bought us a camp trailer last night and it is a lot nicer than the one we just sold. He has been riding a colt for a guy here in town and bought the camp trailer with his horse training money. Our old trailer was on the little side. this one is big enough that we can bring Dalley's pack-n-play and set it up so he will have his own bed. I was never one who needed a camp trailer to go camping, or even a tent, but in my older years I am finding it is much more convenient to have everything stored in a trailer and all we have to do is hook on and go.