Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rainy Days

I love spring weather. And yes, I'm saying this during the month of February. I love the 50 degree weather we've been getting mixed with the occasional rainy day. The kids do too. I have decided that there are not enough parks though, and most parks (at least in Davis county) don't have swings. Who thought that its a good idea to get rid of swings? Emma and David love to swing but there are only two parks that have any swings. Most are just the big toys and jungle gyms. I remember when I was little, swings were staples at parks. Oh well, I guess its just a sign of the times. (I'm getting old!)

Had a date night with Justin for the first time in months last Friday. Our stake was combining with a few others to have a multi-stake adult dance. We got babysitters (grandma and grandpa), had clothes ready, and everything was set. Then as life goes, Justin gets home late. The kids have run me down (because they just had to be bad after being good all week). So the babysitters show up. I was halfway tempted to just tell them to watch the kids while I go to bed, but I didn't. You would think that we would then go to the dance even though it was halfway over. No. Instead we went walking (so I wouldn't fall asleep). I have to say it was just nice to talk to my husband about anything I wanted to without kids telling me I need to change the subject to something less boring. It was nice. Everyone should make time to spend one on one with their spouse.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Life in Paradise

Life just keeps plugging along. Things really couldn't be better. Justin is finishing up his internships, and will graduate in May. He's been studying for his license test that's in March, so he has some really long days (and nights). I'm so grateful for all that he does to keep our family going and moving ahead.

The kids are growing like crazy, and sometimes driving me crazy. I've been doing preschool at home for Emma (of course David wants to join in). She is such a smart cookie. She already knows her alphabet, and the sounds that the letters make. We are working on writing letters, and she just loves it. David is trying to do letters, colors, and sounds but he's had a hard time. He has had ear infections for the last 6 months. Luckily the insurance company finally approved tubes after this last ear infection. From testing done before his surgery he has lost a moderate amount of hearing in his right ear. That explains his speech delays and regressions. We are hoping and praying that it is only temporary. At least he's got his balance back, and can now run without falling over.

The biggest news lately is that we are expecting baby number three. Yep. I'm now 14 weeks and still feeling sick. At least the baby is healthy. My theory (for my body) is that you get sicker with each pregnancy because you're getting older. My poor kids have had very few outings while mom has had to be near a bathroom for the last three months. But I can't complain. Heavenly Father has preformed miracles to make this pregnancy possible. About three months ago I started having severe pelvic pain (the doubling over kind). After praying about what the problem could be the thought came "ectopic pregnancy."

I went into the doctor and found out that I really was pregnant. I had blood work and an ultrasound done. The ultrasound didn't show any baby. But the blood work said that a baby should be visible on an ultrasound. They told me I had to go to the hospital on Sunday, and they would re-run the blood work and do another ultrasound. The doctor did tell us that he was 90% sure that this pregnancy was ectopic and that they would abort the baby on Sunday. Needless to say Justin and I were dis trot. We had lost our first pregnancy to a miscarriage after years of trying. From that experience though, we learned that God has a master plan and that we need to trust Him. So we went to the Lord with this new problem, and came to a peace that we would accept what the Lord decided was the best path for this pregnancy. We both got blessings on Saturday. With the blessing I received the pain I had been feeling finally stopped.

Sunday we went to the hospital and they started running the tests. The blood work showed that the baby was growing. Then came time for the ultrasound. Out of no where there was a baby. It totally wasn't there two days before. We said a prayer of thanks, and we know that God moved the baby. So now another miracle baby is on the way. I've decided that God gives us these experiences to see if we trust Him and to help us to see if we are progressing. I'm so thankful for the my life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Yeah, it's been awhile so here is an update. In May we moved again. This time we moved to Kaysville. Our apartment is layed out the same as our apartment in Roy. So, in a weird way it was like going home. It seems that the Lord likes to see if we will follow him or whether we are going to go by our own logic. Even though all the moving hasn't made a lot of sense we know that the Lord has been blessing us, and is continually looking out for us.

In July we celebrated Emma's 2nd birthday. It was a lot of fun to celebrate our wonderful daughter. We aren't quite sure how we got so lucky to have her in our family, but we are so grateful that she is. Emma loves Mickey and Minnie so we had a Minnie Mouse birthday.

On August 5th we were happy to welcome our son David Benjamin Thompson to our family. He was born at 4:19pm. The delivery was as perfect as it can happen. He was 6 lbs 2 ounces and 19 inches long.

In the past three months we have grown closer and closer as a family. Emma is a great big sister. David is growing like a weed. He was 11 lbs 9 ounces and 23.5 inches at his 2 month check up, and has just been growing more since. We are glad that we are closer to family, and are excited to see what the Lord has in-store for us next. Also, since the new arrival of David we are changing the name to 4 Nuts in a Nut Shell. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Apartment

We signed all papers and its official. On Jan 9, 2010 we will be moving into our University Village apartment. Our address will be:

445 University Village
SLC, UT, 84108
Its seems small but it has lots of storage. It just needs our stuff in it to make it feel like home. It's going to be a crazy couple of days.


After many tests, scans, and doctor visits (and money) we found out what's wrong with me. Thank heaven its curable. Heavenly Father has decided to bless us with baby number two.

It completely surprised my doctor because we've been testing the whole time. I've also had two ultrasounds and neither one showed a baby. So, I'm not crazy, and in nine months all my symptoms should clear up. Ultrasound number three did show a baby and heart beat. As of today I am 7 weeks pregnant. Baby Thompson is due August 26, 2010.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Potty Training

The joys of potty training has begun.

As we've watched Emma over the last two months, she has been using her wagon from her birthday as a bathroom. Yes, her wagon. She will climb into her wagon, close the door, and then turn away from anyone looking. If you look at her she will say "No, look!" and shake a finger at you. So, this has been going on for quite awhile and happening more and more often. We decided that because she knows when she needs to go potty, that it was time to get her a real potty.

What is so cool is that Emma has really taken to it. She is such a smarty pants. Most of the time we have to ask her if she needs to use the potty (usually when we see the signs that she is going to go in her diaper). Then there are those times that she pulls on our pants or fingers and says "Potty!" We are excited, but know that it will take lots of time. But we are also so proud of Emma for trying.

Monday, November 30, 2009


During this season, we are constantly reminded of those things that we are thankful for. We are first and foremost grateful for our Heavenly Father and our Savior. They are the great givers of all our blessings. We are thankful for the plan of happiness.

We are grateful for our family. There is such joy in having a family of your own, and watching it grow. Emma has been an angel (even with the difficult moments) in our lives. It is by having each other that truly motivates one to be better. We are thankful for our home. Home is truly where your family is, and heaven is where your home is. We are also thankful for extended family. They are such a big support and comfort in life.

There are so many things to be grateful for that we could go on indefinitely. The amazing thing is that there are so many blessing in our lives that we don't even recognize and see. We are grateful that the Lord is always mindful us. We are so excited to see what comes in the future. We know that there are going to be hard times, but we are grateful those growing experiences. Life is so wonderful.