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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful post :)

I keep thinking that I need to get on here and do some blogging, then when I have the chance and do, I cant really think of much to blog about.
Since Thanksgiving is almost here, I thought maybe i would would go through some of the things that I am most thankful for. First, I am truely thankful for my three wonderful children. They keep me going everyday and I love it. They are the loves of my life, and I couldnt imagine anything without them. Each of them are so uniquely special to me, and I just cant get enough of them. Its funny because I have a hard time leaving my kids to do anything or go anywhere, and its really because I just enjoy being with them all the time. I dont feel like I really need to leave them or go somewhere without them. Of course little breaks are great, but I always end up missing them. They keep me laughing and happy all the time. I am so thankful that I am a mother!
I love my husband so much, and am thankful to him for so many different things. He is the reason that I am a mother, and I love him for that. Also, I totally lucked out on this guy! I know that sounds funny but really, when we were dating and first got married I really didnt know about some of the qualities he had that I would need in my life. He is such a hard worker and a very dedicated person. He is always working to provide a good living for his family. I have never met anyone else that tries so hard to give their familys the things they need. He is fun to be around all the time, and such a wonderful person and father. He reminds me on a daily basis why I fell in love with him. Everyday. Its wonderful. I could not possibly ask for a better man to be married to.
I am thankful for the house that we have that has become our home. I am thankful for the house that we ended up finally being able to buy, after going through so many potential houses. This really was the perfect house for our family and I love it!
I am thankful for my job, and the wonderful people there...and for cords job as well.
I am thankful for my mother.Its been a long time but I can fianlly say that I have a good, wonderful relationship with her. She is now the best friend that she use to be to me, years ago. Love her!
I am thankful for my older brother and one of my best friends in this world, Blake. He is always there for me when I need him, and he makes me feel like a good person :) I love my big brother!
I am so very thankful everyday for cords family members. Without them, my kids wouldnt have known a family their whole lives. I am thankful for everything they do for us,all the presents for the kids and family dinners and dropping by just because. They are absolutely wonderful people!!

I know there is so much more that I am thankful for, but for time sake, this is it. :) Hope everyone has a great thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So blogging has been on my mind the past couple weeks, I have just lacked the time to sit and actually do it. It seems like everytime I sit down to do something, I hear a bang or a cry or someone yell my name. Its endless. Atleast I dont get board.

Last Sunday, Nov. 7th we blessed Quaid. It was really great. Cords cousin who he has been close with growing up gave him a wonderful blessing. I always thought that babies for some reason never cried during their blessings, that some higher power comforted them or something. Wrong. Quaid fussed at about half way through the thing. It was still great and very special. He looked absolutely adorable in his little suit. I could not actually button the top button, due to his sudden weight gain and massive cheeks :) Everyone was lovin on him. I think that he was actually loving all the cuddles he was receiving from various relatives and friends, because he rarely got fussy.
One thing I was expecting to happen, which didnt (thank goodness) was that he didnt get gassy during the blessing. He is really a grunter. My aunt referred to him as a grizzly bear because of the little growls he always makes, and while making them he usually farts. In fact, its something that happens when we are shopping or are around people, and they of course look at me, because something so small could not make the noise. But he does. So I am thankful I didnt have to deal with that :)
When something special is happening, its usually cords family who is always there. I love everyone of them, but for this special occasion I had family members who were able to come. It was wonderful to see them there and know they came just because they love us and wanted to be apart of a special time. Thanks to the few members of my family that made it :)

The past couple days, I have been dealing with sick kids, sick husband, and not feeling so hot myself. I was thinking this morning that this is really my first big challenge since becoming a mom of three. Its been kinda nuts at times. Of course sick kids want their moms. So I have been holding Kennadi while trying to bounce Quaid at the same time. Im atleast glad that cayden got sick before us all..and therefore is getting much better while the rest of us are peaking. So he is a big help to me. That sweet little guy.
I hope we all feel better soon, and things can settle down a little bit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Family Pictures

This past weekend we decided that we had better try and take some family pictures. I really wanted to wait until I fit into my prepregnancy jeans before we took them...but Quaid is getting so big, so fast that we needed to do some while he was little. A bunch of the pictures we took actually turned out really good. Cords sister took them for us, and she did a great job! Thanks aunt toni! :)

I cant beleive how big Quaid has got in 5 weeks. Yesterday he was offically 5 weeks old,and I just love to sit and stare at him. He is seriously precious. He looks like the other two kids did when they were babies, but then he also has a little something that is uniquely him. He is just the sweetest thing. He doesnt cry unless he is hungry or wet (or in the bath) and he loves to just look around and stare at Cayden and Kennadi. He sleeps when I need him to (sometimes things get crazy around here) and he seems to be pretty patient with me even. Its funny that I will know he is hungry, but I am in the middle of making dinner for the kids or bathing Kennadi or something...and he seems to be able to get by sucking on his binki until I can sit down to fed him. Such a good little guy! It seems like he is super long now....and getting very chubby. I knew he would become chubby, because thats just what seems to happen with my babies... but he is suddenly long. I guess the more kids you have, the faster they grow up. And I am even trying to savor every moment!!

This weekend is the deer hunt and Cord and the kids are really excited to go to the cabin and go hunting for the few days. I....well I am excited to get out of the house...but I dont know that I will be able to stay at the cabin from friday until wednesday like cord plans. That may be just a little to long to be cooped up there. I wont really be able to get out and do to much since Quaid is still so little, but I think we will all have a good time. I hope the weather decides to be good. According to the news...we might get some snow. That would actually be really fun as well! I hope we remember to bring the hot chocolate mix. I will have to post pictures once we are home. Hopefully cord gets a deer...I'm thinking that he thinks he will for I pray it works out.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lookin back a few weeks...

I was just downloading some pictures that was on one of my memory cards that I had put in the diaper bag for the past couple weeks. It has the pictures on it from when we brought Quaid home from the hospital, and it had pictures of his stay at the NICU. It brought back the memories of how scared we were, and how really sad it was seeing that poor little guy like that. I thought I would post some of these pics and share it.

This picture is me showing how sad it was....he was under two sets of lights that were above him, and one light that was in the form of a blanket and that was under him. Poor little guy sat in there in nothing but a diaper and his eye gear. We had to monitor his temp too because he was cookin in there...literally.

In this picture, you can see his little IV in his hand and the other tubes and cords going all over the place. It was seriously crazy sad and scary to see him like that...and watching them put the IV I tell you those nurses that work in the NICU are the worlds most wonderful nurses! They are so good at what they do, and their attitudes are wonderful. We had one nurse there who was our favorite, and now I wish I would have gotten a picture of Quaid with her before we came home. She was really wonderful!

This is me finally getting to hold him!! He had to be under the lights constantly for the first little while. But after his Bili levels fell to a certain point, they let me take him out for 20 minutes every 3 hours to feed him. It was so nice to finally get to hold him and cuddle with him after they take him away and I could only look and touch his little hand or head for all that time. It was almost better than having him placed on me for the first time after he was born. Because I knew he was safe inside of me, but when he is outside and I am not able to hold him when he needs me...thats such a hard thing. It was great getting to hold him finally...

While it was terribly hard being in the NICU for the 3 days we were really made us count our many blessings. All of the other babies in there were really sick. Most of them were tiny and on breathing machines. Our baby was the biggest and healthiest one in there. So were were glad we were only there for 3 days instead of 3 weeks or even 3 months like the others.

Just so thankful that today Quaid is 3 weeks and 5 days old, and he is doing great! I can see how big he is getting everyday. And he is so so handsome and such a good little guy! I love him more than I even imagined that I could possibly love another little baby. I guess its true that you never run out of love...with every child you just have more to give..and I love each one my children so very much. I thank my Father in Heaven every day for these blessings that I have, and dont always feel worthy of!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mindless ramblings....

These Pictures are not very clear, I took them with my phone...but I just wanted to share them because they were both taken today. This is what baby Q looks likeTODAY. Its important for me to remember these little things. I know how easy it is to forget...and i hate feeling like I may someday not remember these things that are so special to me. I cant believe how big Quaid is today. It feels like everyday there is noticable change with him. His little face is filling out so much! He is getting longer. Its just so crazy how much changes in 3 weeks time. I love this little guy with all my heart. Everything he does is precious to me. Of course all moms think that their babies are the cutest..and I am no exception.

On another note, I also want to talk a little about the crazyness that people refer to as wal mart. I dont know why going there has changed so much since I have had Q. He really does nothing to add any stress. He sleeps the whole time and I really dont have to bother much with him. I guess going shopping with Cayden and Kennadi has not changed much..but it really feels different. I hate how the first thing one sees when they walk into wal mart is all the seasonal stuff. Right now its all the fun and spooky halloween stuff. So of course right from the get go, the kids are trying to escape from me and look at all the fun stuff. I let them look for a few minutes usually, then drag them along. Basically, i feel like I am everywhere in that store. One kid is touching this while the other is running over there. It almost makes me dizzy. This is them even being good. So while I am checking out today after getting one of everything in the store (the kids are running here and there touching things and asking for stuff) The clerk asks me how I do it with 3 little ones. I reply "I guess I must be crazy" Thats when I decided that is exactly right. When people ask me how I have my house clean and we are all dressed and to places on time...all while having and taking care of 3 kids...I guess its because I must be crazy. Seriously I have no idea how it all gets done. It just does. And doing it all makes me feel crazy because I am in 8 places at once. But I love it. Its my life..and its fun. I have always said I love being I guess having these 3 beautiful kids is perfect for me.
I know I am just rambling and should probably end this
blog...but Quaid is asleep and Cayden and Kennadi are playing in the back I really dont have much to do at this moment.
So I will stop typing and insert some photos. Thats the fun part
of blogs anyway :)

This picture is of the first time that Cords dad got to meet Quaid. WHen he was born, Shawn was working out of town. He didnt get to meet him until he was one week and 2 days old. He of course loved him instantly like the rest of us :)

Kennadi took this picture of us!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cant Keep up!

Wow. It seems that as hard as I try (and I really do try!) I just cant keep up with this whole blogging thing. I read other peoples blogs all the time, and everyone does so good! I need to try a lot harder with this. I think its a wonderful way for family and friends to know whats going on in our families life without having to call everyday and talk for an hour. Even though that would be nice :)

So a small update on life...well we had our new baby boy on September 15th. He was born at 12:55am after 11 hours and 55 minutes of labor. I have to was a difficult labor. And the actual delivery was very hard. His head was tilted and turned in the wrong direction, so the whole time I was pushing (in between pushes) the doctor and nurses were all up in there attempting to turn him. It was not fun. On top of that, my epidural had already started to ware off by the time I started to push. So I could feel a lot more than I cared to feel. I also was throwing up all through the labor! Good thing my wonderful husband was there by my side the whole time (in between his naps :) ) But I had a wonderful doctor and they were talking to me and actually joking around in between pushing, and soon we had a baby there. They put him on my belly and I just could not believe it. He was perfect. I had never seen anything so cute. Everyone keeps telling me that usually newborns are not to cute, but he is!! and he is!!! He was just adorable. So all in all, it was pretty wonderful. We named him Quaid Shawn Lindsay. He was 7 pounds 8 ounces and 20 inches long. My biggest baby yet!

Two days after we came home from the hospital, Quaids billiruben levels were critically high so they sent him to the NICU where we stayed for 3 days. It was very intense. Very scary for all of us. He did great there though, and even though it was a very rough time, it brought our family closer together. We are all home and doing great. He is now 3 weeks and 1 day old. We all love him so much and I have to say that he has already really blessed our family. I am totally a baby hog..and I am sorry I cant help it. I could hold this precious little guy all night and day if I could. I would be fine never having to put him down or walk away from him. He is a great baby and I enjoy every second that I have. Its crazy how fast time fly's by with kids, and now that I have experienced it twice, I am really soaking as much up as I can with this one. Plus he is just so dang cute!!

Cayden is doing wonderful in kindergarten. He goes to Three Falls Elementary and his teacher is Mrs Ried. He loves her, and he is learning so much! He is impressing me everyday, as always. He learned how to ride his bike without training wheels...and now he is a pro! Its his favorite thing to do. He is such a big help to me with the baby and Kennadi. He pretty much keeps Kenna busy for me all day. They are good friends!! So glad I have this boy to help me everyday.

Kennadi thinks she is a mini mom. Sometimes she is actually very helpful, other times I have to watch what I say to her and how I say it so I dont hurt her feelings by telling her to not hurt the baby or move out of the way! But she is adjusting pretty good, besides her new little attitude, which includes her sticking her tongue out at everything we tell her to do. Drives me insane!!

Today I am really feeling thankful for the house that we have to live in. I cant believe its been 2 years since we were searching and searching for the perfect house for our family. Almost 2 years since we bought this house...and its really become our home. I believe this is the longest I have ever lived in one house in my life. Thats really crazy!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Okay so I know that I am late on this, like everything else, but here are a couple of pictures from my ultrasound from last week. One is just showing that he is a boy, and the other is of his head and spine. I didnt get any cute little ones of his face or anything because of the retard who was doing the scan was being stingy with printing. So ya that was not that great but atleast I got a couple!

Better late than never I guess! We are still trying to come up with some names for this little boy. Its proving to be harder than we thought. I just figured that we would be naming him Stetson (even if I didnt like that very much) just because thats the name that Cord loved and wanted so bad. Now, Cords dad told us that he hates that name and so that has kind of made us stop to think of some other options. A few names we have come up with are
  • Connor
  • Tanner
  • Roman
  • Noah
and a whole bunch that cord has thought of that are big NO's for me, like Ruger, J.W., Zuess, and a few other ridiculous things.

Other than that, all we know is that his middle name will for sure be Blake, and last name Lindsay. Cayden thinks we should name him steve (very random) or Blake Thomas Lindsay. That is because Caydens middle name is Thomas and he likes the name Blake. So I guess we will figure the whole thing out as we go. I cant wait until we finally have a name for this little guy! I need to put a name to all the kicks and punches I am feeling :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Baby!

Its A Boy!!!!

We had our ultrasound done on Tuesday afternoon. My mom and grandma both drove up that morning and just made it in time to come with me! They were both really excited. It was a lot of fun to have them both there. I was just happy to see them since its not very often that I get too, but everyone thought it was fun that there were 3 generations there to see my ultrasound.
Anyway...the tech took his time looking at everything else before he looked and saw what it was. It was fun seeing how obvious it was that it is a boy!

Cayden was yelling and screaming when he found out! It was so cute how excited he was. He was telling Kennadi, "In your face!" haha.
When I told Kennadi, she said, "But I want it to be a girl." Its okay she soon got over it and is excited to tell people that its a boy!
Cord didnt get to come with me...and when I told him that it was a boy he did not really believe me. He was hoping it would be another boy!

So we went out and bought some baby boy things! It was really fun. Today I got out all of Caydens newborn stuff. Its all been put away for years and I cried looking at all the little things that Cayden use to fit into. Its very crazy how the time flies and I feel so unprepared for it. Having another little boy makes me miss the time when Cayden was just a little baby. I cant believe how big and wonderful he is...already! I just feel very emotional and blessed to have these kids..and that I get to have another one too!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I just thought I would randomly put a few pictures on here while I am trying to kill some time :) For some reason, after I put the picture on here it goes blurry. Someone who is all into this blogging thing and knows what they are doing should tell me what I am doing wrong. Also...I want to make the blog look cute but cant figure that out either! Wow how I wish I was one of these people that have these amazing blogs!! There are a few out there that I like to just get on to look at because everything they post and do just looks amazing! I need blogging lessions :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekend Fun!

So I dont think I am doing very well with the blogging...already!! I guess I just need to wait until fun things happen to blog about them!
This past weekend was really fun for our little family! We decided to try to go camping for the first time this year! It was really fun, despite a few minor set backs. We found the perfect place to camp up in Smiths mesa! We didnt know if we were allowed to camp there, but the few other places we thought we would go were still closed from the winter. We ran into a forest ranger and he told us that where we were headed, was closed. So we turned around and ended up in smiths mesa. It all worked out good! Both kids had so much fun...and so did both dogs. The kids loved exploring and being able to basically run free. Cayden got to carry a pocket knife around in his pocket and I think that was his favorite part of the whole trip. He was so excited to be a big boy and have a knife like daddy! They both got dirty and messy and loved it!
My favorite part was of course the smores! I kept waiting to make them, but no one else cared to have them so I just sat there by the fire and made them myself. Eventally everyone else joined in :) Besides freezing our butts off all night, the fierce early morning winds, and the snow drift covering our tent when we woke up...oh and Caydens shoes being left out of the tent and being was all fun and went well. Maybe we will wait a few weeks for warmer weather and go again!!

On another note...tomorrow I go and have an my 20 week ultrasound and hopefully find out if this baby that is doing gymnastics inside of me is a boy or girl! I am very excited...and so are the kids. Its been a long couple of weeks waiting to find out! So I guess once I know that, I can blog agian and talk about that. I am just ready to start shopping for this kid and I know then it will feel real! So very exciting :) Basically everyone I know thinks or is hoping that this baby is a we will see if everyone is right.

I still have not imported any recent pics...but its on my to do list and as soon as its done I will post more!! I have millions of pictures (I take them like a maniac!) so I will get some on this blog!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Okay, So it seems like everyone has a blog now, and that they all keep up with it!! I feel so behind and out of it! Its been over a year since I have tried to Blog! Maybe I can do it this time.

So I guess I need to start with an update...Cord still works for Fugals doing gas pipe. Even after they laid basically everyone off months and months ago...he is still there working hard. Recently they have picked up some more work and are now back to working 50 hours a week! So thats been fun.
I have started working just a couple days a week at the Hurricane Family Clinic as a Medical Assistant. Its good expirence for me and the people that work there are all really great. I had a couple of classes with the lady that is now my thats kind of fun. We were friends for a bout a year and then she called me and asked if I wanted to work a little bit between school and stuff! So its really been perfect.
Cayden is going to preschool..which is actually almost over. He is so very excited to start kindergarten this fall. He and I went to a meet and greet a few weeks ago at his school. He got to meet all the kindergarten teachers and play in the room while the parents went to some different rooms and learned how we could help our kids be prepared for school. It blows my mind that these little ones are going to be reading and writing already! I dont remember doing that in kindergarten! Cayden is so unbelievably smart already, and doing some of these things right now so I know that he will do wonderful! He is such a fun kid. I still have not found a favorite age for these kids....every day is so much fun!
Kennadi is 2, but thinks she is just as big as Cayden. She is expecting to start school right along with him...its going to be difficult to explain to her why she is not going. She talks so well that it blows peoples minds when I tell them she is only 2! She is such a sassy little thing too..its funny to me, but someone has to disipline her sometimes! I usually have to turn around and laugh after I talk to her about not doing or saying something that she had just done. Her logic is hilarious! Besides all that, she is so beautiful and just so much fun! I cant believe how fast she is growing up!
This September we are going to be expecting a new member in our family! We are all very excited! We are actually going to be finding out later this week (unless legs are crossed) the sex of the baby! I can not wait for that. I just want to buy stuff and start getting things prepared. With everything else thats going on in our lives, I know that these last months are going to fly by. Cayden wants the baby to be a boy, and he wants to name it either John Wayne, Thomas, or Cayden. He doesnt care that his name is Cayden too..he thinks that would be cool to have two Caydens. Kennadi wants the baby to be a girl (actually she sort of demands it) and she thinks she will name it Italy. Very random. I dont know why she wants to name the baby that, I think its because she hears me say that my dad lives in Italy, so she likes that word now. So should be fun!

I need to put some more recent pictures onto the computer, so I can add some to the blog, but for now these will do!