Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gavin's Birthday Party

Gavin enjoying his cake

the cake Corey made

the cake I made....If you can't tell it was a basketball.... I did pretty good until the lettering. I felt pretty good since it was my first cake I have look like something.

sing "Happy Birthday" to Gavin

Waiting for the cake

opening some gifts

before the birthday party got started

Gavin birthday was on Thursday the 20th. I took him to McDonalds the day of his birthday but didn't really do anything until that following Saturday. We had his 1st birthday party at my in-laws house (since my townhome really doesn't fit a lot of people). I just had a family party for him since I have so many brothers and sisters...and then we had Corey's side their...and we were all packed into my in-laws reminds them that they need to get their basement finished. Gavin got spoiled! He got so many gifts...we think he really doesn't need anything for Christmas...but have already bought him a few things. Here are some of the pictures.


us leaving for McDonalds...he loves being able to sit forward...such a big boy!

He kept eating the fries...I had to hide them so he would some of his hamburger

On Gavin's birthday I took him to McDonalds to get a happy meal... here are some pictures!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Gavin!

Straight from Heaven

I think this is when he sucked me right in...don't you see the magic? I sure do

The two nights before I had Gavin

Well today is Gavin's birthday. He is the big ONE! I can't believe how fast that went. He is an amazing little person that touches my heart in so many HUGE ways. There is a list of things and pretty much I could go on and on...but I will just say a few things about my little man. He is a talker...and even though he words are pretty much momma and dadda he sure can talk up a storm and we have no clue what he is saying. I can tell when he gets at me...but he is so quick to love me. He loves to laugh...he gives me the cuttest smile when he wants me to be laughing at what he is doing. It is amazing how fast they pick up on things. Gavin has been walking for about a month and half...and can pretty much get running...he still falls over at times...but he sure has picked this up along with a lot of other things. I didn't know that when I had him placed in my arms a year ago that he would melt my heart and wrap it around his finger so fast. As I am typing this blog I can hear Gavin talking in his crib...he is just waking up from his nap....he usually wakes up this way and it so nice. He is easy going...and when he friends or cousins take toys from him he doesn't show that it bothers him one bit. He loves the game of chase...I was chasing him last night and then he turned around a chased me........what a great personaility you have!

The day he was born was the day I had some idea of how my parents feel for me and some what of an understanding of what Heavely Father feels for each one of us. I felt so much closer to Corey and the feeling of us being a family of that much more importance. I feel so blessed to have both men in my life.
Gavin I love you! Thanks for being such a wonderful son. I love when you cuddle and kiss me, and play around with me. You make me smile every day and I so enjoy having you in my life.

We are having his Birthday party at my in-laws on Saturday since our home isn't big enough. I am keeping the party just for our family since my family is so big...and then adding to is going to be a good size party.

Love you my big ONE year old son!


Here is a funny story about the hosptial. Well as you know that when they bring you your baby they always check to make sure your bands match. Well I guess I was coming out from having the c-section and some of my family and Corey's family were down at the nusery looking at Gavin. They were saying stuff like "he has the Neiswender toes" and things like that. Well I had gotten into the room and I was waiting for everyone to come in with Gavin. Corey finally came after about 5 or 10 mins (I can't remember the timing on all of this since I was drugged) but anyways he was just like "You are not going to believe what happened". I guess they had given Corey the baby they were all making comments about and Corey started pushing the baby to my room... well once he got to the room he looked inside and saw no one that he knew... and I wasn't in their. The nurses had given Corey the wrong baby....they had been making comments about someone elses baby. Well I am glad to say that when Corey came into my room with a baby that was the correct baby...
Well I am going to take Gavin to McDonalds to get him a happy meal for his birthday!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Us at the Pumpkin Patch

trick or treating

right before we went trick or treating

Gavin loves these he could make it go off just by putting his hand by it.

some pumpkins at the Pumpkin Walk

Eating a cupcake at the Halloween/October party with my family

Gavin with some of his cousins

Gavin with Grandpa Dow

Here are some really fun things we did this October

We had a Halloween/October birthdays with my family the week before Halloween...Gavin looks so cute in his costume.

We also went to the Pumpkin Patch....we a lot of fun this Halloween :)

We then did a trunk or treat at our sister & brother-in-law ward house a couple days before Halloween.

We also did a pumkin walk. We didn't know it was such a big deal...we stood in line for two hours and then you do the pumkin walk around this park...they pass out treats while you are walking around the pumpkins...people dress up for this reason...we didn't know or would have put Gavin in his costume...........there were some pretty cool pumkins.

On Halloween we went over to Corey's parents house and had dinner. We then went with our sister & brother-in-law trick or treating with our kids...we had a great time!

11 months

Gavin was 11 months on the 20th of October. I can't believe how fast time has gone so fast! Here are some pictures.

Short Lived

Corey and Gavin visiting me at the Storage Unit
Me working at the Storage Unit

Here is the Storage Unit.

Well the Storage Unit job was a short lived thing. There were so many thing that I learned while working their. I would love to have it worked out but the boss was so hard to work with. It was a hard battle over an easy storage unit job. As of last Wednesday I no longer work from him...and I am really grateful for that! I have interviewed for a night job that is two sec. from my house and they offer benfits after 90 days for PT employees....which is AWESOME! I am planning on doing this night job until I find something else...I still want to do a storage unit job or apartment. Something I have learned with all of this is be grateful that God doesn't give us everything we want. I really wanted this storage unit job and when I finally got it I knew it was a mistake that I took it. I was working with a man that was hard to get along with, I was working Monday thur Saturday 45 to 50 hours a week, being away from my baby and husband so much, and not being able to get things done at home. I was feeling so burnt out. I feel like the Lord was like "you really want this well then I am going to give it to you". I know that he always has us in mind and only wants the best for us.

I am glad to say that Corey was taken on at FedEx Home Deliveries as a temp and now will be starting his normal full time route this up coming is a good job until he can find something that offers benfits.

Life is getting better and I feel like we are being blessed!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holly and Lilly

This is Lilly and she is the oldest out of the two
She weighted 5 pounds 8 oz

Here is Holly

She weighted 5 lbs

Last night my twin nieces were born at the Davis hospital. They are so cute and tiny! I love new borns...they are straight from Heaven. So pure and innocent. Looking at Holly and Lilly made me baby hungry....I am not ready for another one...but I sure love the feeling having a brand new baby. I wanted to hold them really bad but they were in the NCU (I think that is what it is called) so I will have to stop by real soon so I can hold them!) Welcome to the world Holly and Lilly!