Small Beginnings

Well, I had time to get a few pictures off of the camera today. There's one Chris took of my belly on the 1st - just starting to show!!! Chris' dad arrived today to visit us for the weekend (drove ... View Post about Small Beginnings

To Puck

On Tuesday night, our amazing and funny baby-dog was hit by a car and on Wednesday, he left us, missing him forever. Wonderful Auntie Maliko wrote a eulogy for him, as only she could, and because, ... View Post about To Puck

New Doctor

I had a great appointment this morning with Margi, a certified nurse midwife in Rhinebeck. She's very friendly and personable, and made me feel comfortable from the moment she walked in the room - ... View Post about New Doctor

Snow Day

It's been snowing here since late last night, and I got a snow day. Poor Chris still had to drive to school in the wee hours of this morning - there's no rest for the weary in his industry, even with ... View Post about Snow Day

Wedding Cameras

Remember the disposable cameras that were on each table at our wedding? Well, when we went home for Christmas, my mom gave the pictures to us, and we finally got to look at them only about a ... View Post about Wedding Cameras

Due Date

We have a date! Estimated due date = August 24th. I had my first ultrasound today and got to see the tiny peanut of a baby, heart beat and all. The tech said that I'm exactly 8 weeks, and the ... View Post about Due Date

  • Yesterday, we drove to Idaho and who knew this was going to be the last perfect picture I would take of the passenger side of our trailer. In case you missed it in my stories, we had a tire blowout about an hour away from our campground. The force of the tire exploding ripped the flashing off from the front of the slideout to in front of the other rear tire, broke two caps on water lines nearby, and blew a hole in the floor above the tire.

It sounded like a gun shot and there was lots of smoke, but Chris got us safely to the shoulder in seconds, so it all turned out ok. We were very lucky.

We made some temporary fixes, so we're good to finish out the rest of our adventures, but that's one very memorable state line crossing. ...
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  • Our 9th #statecapitol! It just so happens that this year is the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad and the placement of that last golden spike in Utah. We were excited to find out that there was an exhibit at the Capitol building in honor of the anniversary which included the actual golden spike from 1869 and the original resolution authorizing the railroad, signed by  President Abraham Lincoln. That made this visit especially cool out of all the Capitol buildings we've visited. 
We also all agreed that this was one of our favorite buildings - it's super bright and light inside. Salt Lake City was an equally manicured and beautiful city. We enjoyed walking around at and are definitely putting it on the list of places we might want to spend more time in some day. More pictures in my stories.
  • Walking around downtown Salt Lake City and I can't help but marvel at these two. Our oldest girls are just about 3.5 years apart and getting seemingly closer every minute. I swear Zara has been racing to keep up with Nora since the moment she was born. I never had sisters growing up, just lots and lots of brothers, so it's a wonder to watch them together as their friendship blossoms and they grow together. It also makes me happy for our surprise baby 4, who'll hopefully be as close to Addie as these two are to one another.
  • The classic #stateline photo. A little out of order, but I had to share - proof we're in Utah. 😁
  • I'm a day late on Father's Day because work stuff is crazy pants right now - we're running a bunch of concurrent projects and I have been clocking all the hours. We have gotten a little bit of hiking in at #archesnationalpark though, and yesterday Chris won the dad award because we forgot our baby backpack for Addie in the trailer and he ended up carrying her 3 miles up a mountain and back (with a little help from me, but mostly on his own) so we could make it out to see an arch. He's definitely #SuperDad.

Also, apparently both times we went out we also forgot our cameras so here's a bunch of cellphone pictures. 🙂