Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007

It was our first "White Christmas"! It snowed non-stop all day! We had a nice quiet Christmas. Gabe got a train table which was perfect for the system Gi-Gi and Pop-Pop got him. He also got a Thomas Train chair from Uncle John and some Disney Cars stuff from Mommy and Daddy. He was thrilled with all of his new toys!! The baby got a very girly pink bib that says "Cowgirl Wanted" from Memaw and Papaw...I think that was a big hint for the baby. Ha! Byron and I got each other a new entertainment center and a 46" LCD tv. Byron is so happy...but I am afraid I will never get him out of his recliner now!! Then I made a ham lunch...don't I look nice and domesticated in the frilly pink apron Rachel made me? Hope you all had a nice Christmas, too!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We're Pregnant!!

Back in Texas Byron and I started going through fertility again in hopes of growing our family. We had no luck for months and decided to stop treatments when we found out about our big move and try again once we were "settled". A little while after relocating to Colorado I started not feeling well. I was convinced that I needed to get back on birth control to tame my strange infertile hormones!! I went to the doctor, explained my situation and proceeded to tell him that I have been extremely tired...maybe contributed to the altitude. I also told him that I am starved, and then nausiated. He told me that it sounded like it could be hypoglycemia and sent me to Byron's lab to get some blood work. Meanwhile, I got sicker and sicker. I read up on hypoglycemia and was CERTAIN that was it. Byron on the other hand started to have suspicions. He took a little bit of my blood from the test the doctor ordered and ran a HcG pregnancy test. He got a strange error and thought nothing more of it - until, he had a patient come through with the same error. To fix it, he had to "water" down the sample because the levels were so high. A light bulb went on in his head....he went back to my blood, did the same thing and got a positive result!! Back at home, I was convinced I had hypoglycemia....pregnancy was the LAST thing on my mind. After all, I had been told that I am infertile and need treatments to concieve. That night Byron came home with a dozen red roses, a card, and my positive test. Let me say, I was completely shocked!!! Byron of course was incredibly proud. How many husbands know thier wife is pregnant before she does? AND is able to tell her she is pregnant?!? We had an ultrasound Monday, Dec. 17th and found out that I am 10 weeks now and the baby is due July 13th. I am still shocked

at our true miracle, but incredibly excited at the testimony we have and what God is continually doing in our lives!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another picture of the Cover Monster

Sledding and the Cover Monster

Byron gave Gabe a sled for his birthday. We took him out to play on it and in the snow this weekend. Gabe loved it. Byron sat him in it and he exclamed, "My boat! My snow boat!" These pictures were taken out by the lake in front of our house. There are also pictures of Gabe playing "Cover Monster" where he hides under the covers on our bed and then pops out and shouts "BOO!!" The other picture is our new house in the snow.

We are in Colorado

We have made the move to Colorado! It is like living in a snow globe right now. We are enjoying our new house and the beautiful views of the mountains. Here are a few pictures of our views and a layout of Gabe's trip to see Santa.