Tuesday, July 28, 2009


My first pregnancy ended on June 4, 2009
complete with mega stretch marks, swollen ankles, and an extra 32 lbs.

Out of that long, emotional, hot 9 months, our Father in Heaven blessed us with our little Braden. At 6:33am June 4, he arrived in all his glory weighing 8lbs 7oz and measuring 20.25in!

My sister Lauren (Warren, Lo, Lo-Lo Fo Sho, Lilo, Little Lu-Lu etc.) graduated from Roseville High school on June 12! We were happy to be in attendance despite the wind and the dripping sky! She is headed off to BYU in a few weeks and I am so very excited for her, but I am really going to miss her. Despite the age gap (6 years), we have grown very close over the past few years. As a funny side note, my Dad kept yelling Lo-Lo Fo Sho so that she would know where we were or something. It was great. Crazy old Bruce, always good for a laugh.

My brother Chad came from Utah to visit for a few days and we sucked the marrow out of life while he was here. Sometimes our plans got a little disturbed, but we had so much fun and I was so glad that he got to come meet Braden and participate in Bradens blessing. Chad and Braden enjoyed one anothers company discussing Chads future in law school and Bradens future in Pre-School. Chad got a good laugh out of Braden and I am sure Braden thought Chad was funny too!

Devin gave Braden a name and a blessing on his very first fathers day, June 21. It was a very special day for our family. Devin gave Braden a beautiful blessing and I was so proud mother!

Daniel, Sadie and Tumnus (Thomas) paid us a visit on my birthday. They came all the way from Rexburg just for a two day visit and made time to see us. We had such a great time with them going to the fountains, Lincoln Chinese and doing whatever else we did. We miss them so much!

June was a wild and busy month. We had so much fun though and it was so great to have our life as parents begin. I am still trying to figure out how to be a mom and a wife, but everyone tells me that I will figure it out. For now, I am just enjoying every minute with Braden, and every minute I can get things done when Devin comes home from work. Currently Braden is sleeping, making this post possible. So Thank You my sweet child.


..Kris Naven.. said...

Yeah pictures! I love it! Braden is so cute, and you look amazing for just having a kid by the way! Enjoy every minute you have with him, because they grow up way too fast! :)

Chelsy said...

I laughed when I read about your dad yelling 'Lo Lo Fo Sho'. My dad would so do that too. They are so alike it's hilarious. Good 'ole Bruce and Gary! haha.

The Wadman's said...

I love that picture of Braden! You should use that one for his baby announcement :)

Kylie said...

such a cute little family :)

Jessica said...

Braden is a handsome little dream!!! You are such a beautiful little family!

Laura said...

Hey cute girl! Look at that beautiful baby! Great job you too! Love you! ~Laura

David&Deena said...

Quite month full of memories...and best of all BRADEN! We chuckle every day at the picture you sent yesterday.