Friday, January 29, 2010


Wow, it's been quite a while since I've written a post, I'm awful. Hopefully I'll get better soon, at least when I do write it's always a long one, right? Things here are going well, we finally got our van take care of and it's legal!! Yeah, I don't have to worry about it anymore, it's such a nice feeling. The pregnancy is going well, I have an appointment in a month and then I start going every two weeks. I can't believe we're coming up to that already! I'm really excited to see what this little one will be like, I can't wait to see his little face. Hailey has been so cute with this pregnancy, she always gives my belly hugs and kisses, and says she's giving JD a hug. Today when I was finished with lunch she said, "Is JD full?" I told her JD doesn't get full, but I was. She is so funny! There are times where I look at my kids and I feel like I'm seeing them for the first time, and I can't quite comprehend that they're mine. It's so odd! There are other times where I look at them and they are so cute and innocent and I just want to hug them and keep them at this stage! Let them remain thinking that everything in the world is great! Of course, then there are the times where I'm ready to give them away the first chance I get, just kidding. I love them so much, and I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father prepared them for this day and time. That he saved the strong ones to deal with all that the world is going to throw at them. So many times I hear people say they don't want to have kids because they don't want to bring them into this world, sometimes I let that fear and worry consume me. But then I remember that they truly are prepared for all that they will face, and so am I. I am prepared to watch them struggle and strive to go through this life and deal with all the trials that will come at them. I was prepared to handle all that will come into our lives. That is such a comfort to know that Heavenly Father loves me and knows all that I go through and all that I feel. I am so grateful for that knowledge! Anyway, now that I've had my little spiritual rant session, I guess I'll just update a few things. Like I said, we're doing good, we were able to finally pay off all our credit card debt!! I am so glad to be done with all of that, it's such a sickening thing! Hailey is still loving school and she is doing pretty well, she's gotten in trouble a few times for not listening, but I'm hoping that overall she's doing good. Katie is wanting to be like her big sister, I can't wait until she starts preschool next year, she is going to love it! She'll get paper and a pencil and she'll draw and she says she's doing homework. She is such a silly goose! Zoe is growing so fast! She is going to be just as beautiful as her sisters. Zoe is quite a bit like Katie, she gets pretty set in her ways and wants thing done how she wants them done. She has been so much fun, I love her so much!! Well, that's that! We're doing great! Hopefully it won't take me as long this time to write a post, but until next time, enjoy life!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's a boy!

So we had our ultrasound on December 22nd, and the tech (or whatever they're called) put the gender pictures in our card so that we could open it on Christmas. It was AWESOME!! I loved it, the ultrasound was so much fun, he (the tech) kept saying the baby was a stinker, then he made the comment that this baby was the one that parents warn you about. So I told Randy after we left that if it was a boy his dad was getting his wish (just for clarification, Randy's dad). So after the tech put it in the card and the envelope Randy made sure to seal it and put it back in the plastic bag it came in so I couldn't cheat, he didn't need to do all that. So when we got home I decided it would be fun to put it in a box with the video (we couldn't watch the movie because it shows the gender on there. So I put them both in the box, then wrapped that and put a tag on it that said "To: the Grimes Family From: Heavenly Father" I know, it was really cheesy but I was in a really funny mood that day. So we unwrapped that one last, and LeeAnn who had stayed with us Christmas Eve recorded it and we opened it. It was very fun to be able to open it with the girls there too, I actually really enjoyed not finding out what the sex was at the ultrasound. It was nice just to enjoy the ultrasound, not knowing what the gender was. After we were done here, we went to Randy's moms house and opened our presents there and let them open the card. Randy's mom just starting crying when she saw that it was a boy! Then LeeAnn was willing to curl my hair (I LOVE it when people do my hair). Then we headed over to my family's house where we ate lunch and opened presents there. We had my dad open the card and when he said it was a boy my mom and sister screamed! It was SO funny!! We had a very good Christmas! It was a lot of fun, when we were all done with family stuff we came home and ate dinner and then just hung out. It was a fun day! So anyway, here we go with a new adventure, I'm a little nervous about having a boy, it will be a whole new thing. We are all very excited though, I don't know what Hailey would have done if it was a girl, she had her heart set on a boy. She has always said it was a boy, ever since the beginning. What a cute little kid! Well, things are going well here, we're excited to get our tax returns done and get our credit card debt paid off!! WooHoo!!!! We'll also fix the van too, I'm very excited. Anyway, yeah, things are good. I thought I'd put some of the ultrasound pictures here just because I think it's so amazing! I'll have to add some of our Christmas pictures later, I haven't gotten them off the camera yet. Anyway, I'm sorry it took so long to update my blog, it's been a really busy month! Till next time, have fun!!

So this one is kind of alien-ish, but here are his eyes.
This is a side shot and his hand is covering his face
This one is labeled, it's a profile shot
His foot is on top of his other foot, I absolutely LOVE this shot!
Perhaps this is inappropriate, but here is the famous gender shot. There's no mistaking the fact that it's a boy! Hopefully no one is offended by this shot :0)