Monday, January 26, 2009

This is a tag that I saw on my friend Sadie's blog. Since I love these kinds of things I decided to coyote it from her blog and use it on mine.

Where did you begin 2008?I think that we played games with Dustin's mom and then went home and were in bed at 11:30.

What was your status by Valentine's Day? Very Pregnant

Were you in school (anytime this year)? I went to 5 trainings for work that are kind of like little school sessions, but no official schooling

Did you have to go to the hospital?I had a baby so I went to the hospital for that, and after Dalley was born he lived in the NICU in St. George so we lived there with him.

Did you have any encounters with the police?Our neighbor called the police on us and accused us of cutting her trees down, so they came and questioned us. It turned out that her grandson had done it and lied so he wouldn't get in trouble.

Where did you go on vacation?Hiko a lot, Moab

What did you purchase that was over $500?All I can think of right now is a camp trailer, a saddle, and a couple of horses.

Did you know anybody who got married?My awesome friend Carrie got married in December

Did you know anybody who passed away?Dustin's Uncle Dan died a week before Dalley was born

Did you move anywhere?Moved into the Dairy house in November

What sporting events did you attend? Some of Ryan's baseball games

What concerts/shows did you go to?None that I can think of

Where do you live now?Southern Utah

Describe your birthday:It was just a regular day. I came to work. Dustin's sister and her family gave me presents then Dalley and I went to Hiko to celebrate with Shawn and Stina. Shawn's birthday is the day after mine.

What's the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2008?Visited Bryce Canyon.

What has been your favorite moment(s)?The happiest I was all year was the day they let us leave the NICU. Dustin and I were so excited and we got ready and wanted to leave as soon as we could. We were both afraid that if we didn't get out fast then they might change their minds. Also when we found out the blockage in Dalley's ureter had gone away and he wouldn't need any type of procedure. Dustin and I danced around the kitchen when we got the message

What's something you learned about yourself?I am a lot more like my mom than I ever thought. I always thought that I was nothing like her because she is so neat and organized and I am not, but every day I do things that remind me of her.

Any new additions to your family?Dalley J Westwood and numerous dogs and horses that lasted in our family for a short while. (Dustin is an avid horse and dog trader)

What was your best month?March, I was off of work and it was just Dalley time. Also December because I got to take time off to just be with him again.

What music will you remember 2008 by?I don't know if I can pick just one, there are too many

Made new friends?Jill moved to Circleville and we became closer friends, I am very thankful for her

Any regrets?I try not to think about them

What would you change about 2008?I would like to have not had to spend so much in Dr.s bills

What did you like most about 2008?Becoming a mom. The most awesome thing I have ever done by far

Other than home, where did you spend most of your time? At the good old NRCS office in Panguitch

Change your hairstyle?Kind of, it is longer than it has ever been now.

Get a new job?Yep, Mommy

How old did you turn this year? Twenty-eight

Do you have a New Year's resolution?Yes

What was your favorite purchase?Hard to say, We spent most of our money on Dr bills and baby stuff

Did you get sick this year?The yearly cold I get every November

Start a new hobby?Who has time for hobbies these days?

What are you wishing for in 2009?
To get all the improvements done that I have planned for our house.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A post with a lot of random pictures

I finally uploaded my pictures off my camera so this post is just going to be full of random pictures from Christmas and other random stuff that has happened.

This is a picture of what happens when you leave dad to make dinner. He thinks black licorice is foodThis is one of my favorite pictures of Ira. It looks like he is smiling.

Here is Dalley with my grandma, he was being a pill that night and wouldn't let grandpa hold him.

My dad was eating a turkey leg and Dalley decided to take over. By the end he was sucking the meat off the bone.

My Willow Tree Nativity. I think it is too nice to put it away so I am keeping it out year round.

This is Ira and Dalley in the backseat of my mom's car on the way to the ranch from Great Grandma Hatch's house.They were tired from all the attention.

This is Dalley getting into mischief at my mom's house. By the time we left she had her house turned upside down.

Kate and L.E., Kate is 6 and L.E. is 6 months

Dalley loves Uncle Shawn

This is the best picture we got of all three babies, it is before Dalley stole L.E.'s toy and tried to hold Ira up.

The cute walker my mom bought Dalley for Christmas. He runs everywhere with it now.

My favorite picture of Ira and Dalley together.

Ira after his bath
Dalley loves Aunt Stina

Opening presents on Christmas morning.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It is about time for an update

I haven't updated in forever because I keep forgetting to bring my camera to download pictures. So I decided I would post without pictures and put pictures on later.
Christmas was really great this year. Since I had the nightmare audit at the first of December I decided to take the rest of the month off. On the 19th my parents met Dustin and I in Cedar and Dalley and I went out to Hiko with them. We spent the days up to Christmas making Christmas treats and reminding Dalley that he has a mommy. I had so much fun feeling like a regular mom and getting to spend so much time with my baby. It made me really want to quit my job.

On Christmas Eve Dustin came and so did Shawn and Stina and beautiful baby Ira. Dalley was so excited to see his dad and his cousin Ira. He is so funny because he is completely taken by Ira. He loves him. We have the cutest pictures of the two of them in the matching onesies I bought them. I will post them later. After everyone arrived we headed down to Grandma and Grandpa Hatch's for Christmas Eve dinner. Dustin loves going to my grandma's especially when there is the promise of food and grandma didn't disappoint. The food was really good. After dinner we played cards. My Uncle Kylie was there and it was good to see him again.

Christmas day was relaxed and fun. Dalley got a bike that is also a walker. He was so cute. He would push it and yell to make sure everyone was watching. He was really proud of himself. Dustin surprised me with the Willow Tree Nativity scene that I have been wanting forever. I was so impressed cause he is not the type to go to a store by himself. It meant a lot for him to surprise me like this. I also was able to surprise him for the first time. I had my uncle make him a nice set of leather saddle bags with his initials on them. He loves them and has been showing them to everyone who will pay attention ever since.

The day after Christmas Dustin left Dalley and me and came home cause he had to be here to feed while everyone else got time off. We were sad to see him go, but happy we stayed cause Luke and family came that night. I hadn't seen little L.E. for awhile and she is getting so big and cute. She and Dalley had fun together. They would jabber at each other, it was really funny. We took pictures of the babies all together.

I finally came home on the 30th worked the 31st then took the rest of the week off. I didn't want to come back to work, but is also good to have my schedule back. Now if only I could quit and never come back......