Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A few from Easter

These are what I've got of Easter right now. Of course Naomi didn't want to take pictures in her new Sunday clothes at the same time of the boys- so I took some of her separate. My mom took some of the boys, but we don't have a way of getting them from her camera to a computer until she goes home- so you'll just have to wait.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our Loss

I need to start by saying how thankful I am for tender mercies, and for love and support through trials. The last couple days have been hard, I'm not going to lie, but The Lord has blessed me in the ways that have made it all bearable. Tuesday afternoon I started bleeding. At five AM I passed the baby. Soon after I began heavy bleeding and around 8am I passed out. Garrett took me to the hospital and stayed with me there all day while Racheal took care of the kids and things at home. I'm not a fan of hospitals. It was scary. After tests and ultra sounds it was determined that I would need a D&C. Again, I was scared. But it was what I needed, and after that my body began to heal. I'm still tired, week, and emotionally processing it all, but I'm feeling like I can move forward. Jake being in China, and only able to communicate once or twice a day has been hard on both of us, but I'm SO thankful Garrett and Racheal were here! They extended their stay a day to be with me until my mom could come (she got here late last night) and she'll stay with me till Jake gets back.

I'm thankful that Garrett and Jesus could give me a blessing Tuesday evening that gave me peace through this all.
I cannot say enough how thankful I am for Garrett and Racheal and ALL they've done for me over the last couple days.
I'm thankful for my mom who offered to be here before I even knew just how much I'd need her here.
I'm thankful for my husband who's prayers and love I can feel from halfway around the world.
I'm thankful for neighbors who brought the perfect dinner and flowers.
I'm thankful for my friend BriAnn who prepared and helped me through this in so many ways. Her honest and open sharing of her own losses and pains helped know I could most certainly make it through mine.

I am thankful to all of you for your prayers and support. I know you are offering them as you learn this news. In sharing our news with so many so early, we invited you into our joy, and now into the sorrow. I am very thankful for the power of our body and spirits to heal. It is a loss, but we will move forward. Please forgive me for not contacting and sharing this more individually and personally. It all happened very fast and I'm still healing and processing it all. But again, I thank you for your prayers and support- they will be felt and appreciated.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Family in town!

Jake's mom came out for a weekend visit a couple weeks back. I didn't take any pictures!

My brother and Dad came into town about a week ago. I didn't take any pictures! But they sent me a few from the crazy kid shoot, and our visit to see my Grandpa Bybee. So I'm at least posting those.

My Mom and step-dad are in town this week. I haven't taken any pictures! Guess I'd better get on that before they leave tomorrow. I blame it on the pregnancy brain.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Chicken Pox

Naomi has been diagnosed with Chicken Pox. When I took her to the Pediatrition's office she got all kinds of special treatment since they, "don't get to see this too often any more". It's especially surprising that her case is so severe, since most kids like her who have been immunized, but still get them usually only get a light case- but she has too many to even begin counting. Luckily they don't seem to be bothering her too much- she hasn't even been itching them. It makes me itch looking at them though, so I'm praying for a quick recovery and return to those baby soft cheeks that I love kissing on so much!

Golf Champs!

This is Jake and Josh as they headed off to Josh's first golf tournament. It ended up being a really cold day, but Jake said Josh was a real trooper, didn't complain at all, and even took 2nd place!

Midway Ice Castle

Okay- so I took these on my phone a long time back- but it was a fun night and so I'd like to document it here. We also visited Tahahumara- our favorite Mexican restaurant in Utah that night.