Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lets Hear it for the Boy...

All too often I get so caught up blogging about the baby or about Cade, because that is who I am with All day, that I neglect to give credit where credit is so overly due! My sweet husband has been working his little hiney off, literally. A few months back he decided that he was going to get back into shape, no matter the price of blood, sweat and tears. And bleed, sweat, and cry (maybe only a few tears) he definitely did. Shortly after his resolution our gym started a 10 week competition where the winner would get a plasma TV. Jared decided that if he was going to work hard he mine as well get something for it besides a healthy body and a nice physique. For the past 10 weeks he has been running, lifting, sweating, not eating junk (total bummer for me!!) and basically slimming down. On the day of his final weigh in the results where a loss of 45 pounds, 9% of body fat, 6 inches off his waist, and a few others I cannot remember at the moment. The results as far as the competition is concerned are not yet in but in my book, and secretly his, he is already a winner. I am so so so proud of him for being so diligent, dedicated, and willing to give up all the unhealthy things even when there were birthdays, celebrations, and parties he really stuck to his guns. (Side note: The picture above doesn't do him justice it was taken about a month ago)

He also celebrated his 29th birthday on the 20th of May. We had a great day, had some great Indian food and he was very excited to find out that he would be starting Brazilian Jujitsu as a birthday present, something he has always wanted to do.
Although it is late I wanted to post 29 reasons why I love this man so much..
1. He makes me smile
2. He is honestly my best friend
3. He makes me feel like a princess
4. He is the best daddy and Cade loves him so much!
5. He can always make me laugh
6. He is so so so patient with me
7. He inspires me to be a better person
8. He is everyones friend
9. He is such a hard worker
10. He is the most considerate person I have ever met.
11. He is always so willing to help
12. He is such an example of strength
13. His eyes twinkle when he smiles
14. His laugh is so contagious
15. He loves our families
16. He is excited to have another baby around to cuddle
17. He is always willing to rub my back, no matter how late it is
18. He will get up with Cade in the middle of the night and not think twice about it
19. He is a worthy priesthood holder
20. He keeps my life spontaneous and exciting
21. He is completely dedicated to everything that he does
22. He makes my heart skip a beat when I see him walk through the door
23. He will hold my hand and kiss me in public
24. He makes it possible for me to stay home and be a mom
25. He has broken me out of my shell
26. He is always completely supportive of anything I am doing
27. He is my complete opposite
28. He is the father of our babies
29. He loves me unconditionally
Happy Birthday sweetie, I love you Always and Forever!

We also celebrated our 4 year anniversary on the 27th. I cannot believe it has been 4 years and then again it feels like we have been married for forever.

He took me to dinner at the White Chocolate Grill and then surprised me with this....

A new wedding ring! I love it and am so so so excited about it. He is such a sweetheart and is so thoughtful.

I love the man that he is and the person that he makes me want to be. I love you my sweet and cannot wait for forever with you!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Our Little Baby "B." We haven't decided officially on a name for this little guy. It will either be Blake or Beckam so for now he is "B" or Little, which ever you prefer.

It was so much fun to see his little chubby cheeks and get an idea of what our little package will look like in 6 weeks. The tech said that he is in his 5th pound so he should be a pretty chubby little guy.

I love his little toes and fingers. I cannot wait to see them in real life, cover them in lotion and give them hugs and kisses.

For some reason he thought that his arm would taste good and kept licking it over and over. This little guy is going to be quite the explorer.

Look at those chubby cheeks...and he still has time to make them bigger. How fun will they be to smother in kisses!

Big yawns for our little guy. He was bouncing all over the place during the ultrasound and by the end was all tuckered out. Lets hope that he sleeps this well when he actually makes it out.

We can't wait to meet you little guy!

Now that you have "peeked" at him what does he look like? A Blake or a Beckam? What is your vote?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Last Time I Checked...

The comments, "Oh my are SO pregnant!" and "It is not the weight gain I am worried about as much as if you can get if off after the baby. I am sure that you are going to have a difficult time getting the weight off of your thighs and hips." are not fun comments for a pregnant lady to hear. Both of which I have heard. The first is the standard greeting from people that I see at church, the store, or just around the neighborhood and the second coming from my dear sweet doctor...wouldn't you think HIM of all people would know not to say that to an emotional, already feeling huge pregnant lady. Hmmm...?? So here you are, the latest picture of the belly. Only 7 more weeks to go and so excited to meet this little guy and also have a shirt that covers the belly without being pulled down repetitively. Cade took the picture below...he did a pretty good job for his first shot.

Here is the "belly bump" with Cade. The beginning of the brother brawl that I am sure will be a constant in my home.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Carousel

This weekend they opened a new carousel at the District so we headed down to check it out. They had some treats and jugglers to distract the little ones from the long line that they had to wait in. So, naturally, the pop corn was a definite hit in Cades book. He chowed down and before we knew it we were ready to pick our horse and ride on.

Cade is such a cheese ball but he was so proud of his horse!

"look mom, NO hands!" I think that secretly Jared was just as proud of his horse and excited as Cade was.

Just my sweet little guy as happy and content as can be.

The bubbles were also a total hit for Cade. He could have blown bubbles for hours but couldn't quite understand why the bottle disappeared so quickly. I tried and tried to explain to him that he couldn't tip the bottle to get the bubbles out or they would pour all over the ground...but the mystery was never quite solved in his cute little mind.

Then tragedy struck... the balloon flew away! Cade was not interested in his balloon at all and I was the one that had to carry it around for the day. However, when his friend Luke showed up and was loving his balloon so naturally Cade all of a sudden realized that he too had a balloon. The boys were running around with their balloons when Cades came untied from his wrist and "flew up to the birds" as he put it. It was a sad moment and other balloons just couldn't quite fill the void of the original. The difficulties of a 2-year-old.

Cade and Luke took another ride on the carousel and thought they were pretty cool kids.

They ended the day with some rocks and were fulfilled. We had a great time and are loving the nice weather and the time that we get to go out together.