Monday, November 30, 2009


I love Thanksgiving! Good food, good friends, and some more good food!! And we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Mostly a healthy baby boy and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We are also thankful to have friends like the Gruwell family to spend Thanksgiving with. Jake, Sunnie and their 4 kids are so much fun and we feel so comfortable hanging out in their home.
Deven made a beautiful turkey... yes Deven. I love his new found skill, and hope we can make this a new tradition.  I made the gravy, stuffing, a green bean dish, pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole. Deven is still asking for an apple pie. I say we don't need to eat or cook again for a week.  
Trent was somewhat attention deprived while Deven was out playing in the "turkey bowl" and I was busy, busy in the kitchen.
Trent's "arranged" best friend Cole.

Of course we watched some football that weekend. Specifically BYU vs. Utah. And yes, BYU won in overtime. Wahoo!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

His Frist Halloween

Yes, I could have dressed him as a fuzzy animal but I just love Superheros and Deven just loves spandex! Trenton was very tolerant of Deven and I's excitment for his 1st Halloween and the whole "trunk-or-treat" experience. Deven loves doing the "superman move" with Trenton where he lifts him high over his head while I humm a little superman tune... so the outfit was quite appropriate for us. The best part... I didn't spend a penny. Amazing what you can find just lying around the house!
SuperDad and SuperBaby! I think Trenton is looking more and more like Deven... What do you think?
After eating all that candy, Trenton needed a nap!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Meeting Baby Trenton

Like many expecting new moms I had planned out the ideal delivery scenario in my mind for months... just to be disappointed! Not that I had a bad delivery by any means, it was just not the "labor at home for a few hours, go to the hospital, couple pushes and poof..." However, it was still a successful day because in the end I had my husband by my side and a beautiful, healthy baby boy in my arms.

I was so glad to have Deven, my Mom, and a wonderful Doctor and Nurse staff there to support me. They made a great team! Deven was the quite teammate at my side, careful not to be too overbearing while providing a gentle soothing touch. My Mom was the vocal and compassionate cheerleader who sympathized with every difficult contraction. The Doctor and nurse were my motivational coaches. That must make me the MVP! Just kidding... the MVP was definitely Trenton!

The entire delivery took about 9 hours. He was born at 6:32 pm on August 13th.

This was my Mom's first time to Texas and first time to watch a delivery!

We didn't decide on his name until midnight!

He was 7lb 14oz. and 21.5 inches. Deven was 24 inches long when he was born!

The outfit we bought to take him home in was way too big!

Bringing him home was so exciting and a little bit nerve racking because he seemed so fragile.

Trenton will be such a blessing in our lives! We love him very much!

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