Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Best Two Years

Well, I have never served a mission so I can honestly say this has been the best two years of my life. Brett and I just celebrated our two year anniversary on March 22! Every year we take turns with who is going to be in charge of our anniversary and who is going to be in charge of Valentines, because they are so close to each other. This year Brett was in charge of our anniversary and he did a great job. He started the day with a candlelight breakfast, which was so fun. Then when we got home from work he took me on a picnic at the park. He made a slideshow on his compture to present his gift to me. It was SO cute. I honestly don't know how I got so lucky. What other guy would willingly do my laundry every week, make our bed every morning, cuddle with me every morning and night (even though it means he can't sleep), write me cute emails all day long, open my door every time we get in a car, watch all the corny annoying shows with me (like 90210 and dancing with the stars), and happily listen to me complain about being fat and not being able to fit into anything, then afterwards telling me that I am beautiful and skinny. I love him so much and am so excited for the rest of eternity with him!

The cute picnic basket he brought with flowers and sparkling cider.

I know, you are thinking he is also a great photographer!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I just needed to give a little shout out to my amazing husband. He does such a great job of trying to make me happy. Yesterday was my birthday and he did everything he could to make it the best day for me. First of all he puts so much time and thought into the presents he gets me. Then he does little sweet things all day to make me feel so special. He is an amazing support and such a joy in my life. I am so grateful to have this handsome guy as my eternal companion.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pretty Princess Birthday

I was very suprised this morning with a Princess Birthday party put on by my friends and family! I was so shocked (obvisouly because I hadn't showered or had any makeup on, so pretty much looked disgusting) and so happy to see all my family and friends from church. We took a princess quiz, which I failed but my sister Melanie won only missing one questions. Then he played kiss the frog on the lips! What a fun idea. I am so grateful for friends and family and everything they do for me. Thank you so much to all of you who had a part in it.

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Good News and Bad News

Well we have received a lot of news lately about the baby. I will start with the good news because that is what we are trying to focus on. The really good news is that Brett and I were very blessed to be able to make a baby and allow a sweet spirit from heaven to recieve a body. We have been blessed with a very supportive family and set of friend and we have very much felt their love and prayers the past month. Now for the bad news...Last month we found out the our baby had triploidy. This is a disease where the baby gets and extra set of chromosomes. So instead of having 46, our baby has 69 chromosomes. Because of this our sweet baby's brain did not develop properly, and also there are some complications with her heart. She is not developing at the rate that she needs to because her nervous system is not working properly. So all that said, I am still pregnant, but we don't know how long exactly I will be. The doctor said I could miscarry any time, or I could carry to full term and she will be a stillborn. Yes this is extremely sad new, but right from the first sign that something could be wrong we have been praying like CRAZY. Heavenly Father has comforted us so much. I don't know how I could have gotten through any of this without His comfort and the prayers from others. I am so grateful to Heavenly Father for answering our prayers.

I'm telling this now because really only a lot of my close friends know, and it is hard to keep pretending that everything is ok. So we will just keep going day to day to see how the baby is doing. One miraculous thing is that I can feel her moving all the time. It is my favorite thing ever. Every time I feel her kick I feel so happy and so connected to her. Even through this huge trial, we really do feel blessed in some way from this. It has really given me and Brett a chance to grow closer, we have see the love and support from our family and friends, and we have seen our relationship with Heavenly Father grow even stronger. We figure right now that we know something bad is going to happen, but everything right now is just fine, so we are trying to stay positive.

Here is a picture of me at 24 weeks.
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