Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ONE year?!


Has is really already been ONE year?! I can't help but think about how different my day was one year ago today, than it is right now. One year ago, right this second, I was laying on the couch watching parenthood, timing my contractions, not sure if I was really in Labor, contemplating whether I should tell Jarom yet or not. Well I did tell him and it was a good thing because I was in labor and just 5 hours and 19 min. later we were about to meet our sweet little Evelyn for the first time!

It was a sunny day and the colors were beautiful!  We drove to the hospital and all I could think of was "I really hope I'm in labor right now and they don't send me home without a baby!" We walked in to labor and delivery and they said "Can I help you?" I said "I think I'm in Labor." Ha ha all the nurses giggled a little bit and said "let's check you" Sure enough I was at a 5 1/2 and they let me stay! Little did we know that things would progress SO quickly and we would get to meet our Evie even sooner then we had thought! She came out in no time with a thin layer of dark hair, Rosie cheeks and a loud scream! She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen! When they set her on my belly, I just couldn't believe that she was the little squirmy baby that had been kicking me and keeping me up at night and twisting all around in my belly! I just kept thinking "I GREW THAT! IN MY BELLY!"

I wanted to show her off instantly! She was the most beautiful, perfect thing I had ever seen! I was a MOM! I had a BABY!! That whole concept was a little mind blowing to me!
I remember watching her proud Daddy hold her and look at her with more love in his eyes then I had ever seen! He was so proud and happy! I was so impressed with how natural he looked with her and how well he took care of her!

We had lots of visitors waiting to meet her so just minutes after she was born they came in! Jenni and Michael, Courtenay and John and Everett, Joanna and Cody, and Ben and Kris and the kids! I was so happy to see them and show off our perfect little beauty! It was kind of crazy to think that just MINUTES before, that baby that we were all swooning over was in my BELLY! It really is a miracle!

I remember thinking "life will never be the same" and it's not, and we couldn't be happier!
Life is definitely harder, but better! And I actually am really excited to do it all over again! Someday!

Anyway, This will forever be one of the best days of my life!

 We love you Evelyn! Thank you for joining our family! Happy first Birthday!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Evelyn's Birthday Party Videos

Evelyn's birthday party was tonight and it was a TOTAL SUCCESS!!! She loved it and we all had fun showering her with love, gifts and attention! We are truly blessed with such loving friends and family who love and support us! Thank you all, who came, for coming! I will post more about it later with lots of pics but for now, I will post some video's. Mostly for the family and friends who couldn't be there but you can all watch it if you are interested! They are pretty cute, I must say!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Disneyland, Lance style

A couple of weeks ago we got to go to DISNEYLAND with the Lance's! It was so much fun! It is definitely one of the happiest places on earth and I don't think I could ever get sick of it! 

I will say though, that it is different with a baby! You have to take things A LOT slower, take breaks for naps( which is actually pretty nice), you can't just jump from ride to ride(more like line to line), or do whatever you want, but it's still fun and well worth it, I think!

 Evelyn did GREAT while we were there! I was so surprised at how well she adapted to everything! I think there was one night that she did get a little confused with us waking her up from naps all day long and a totally wacky schedule so she woke up like an hour after we put her to bed and was SO hyper and giggly and just wanted to play and climb all over us. So that was rough because we were so pooped from walking around DLand all day but other than that, she was an angel! Until we got home! UGH! The week after we got home was miserable. Probably a combination of getting 3 teeth (2 of which were molars) and getting back to a regular schedule and being sick, but SHEESH! I am so glad that week is over!

We had such a fun time and I can't wait to go back(Whenever that will be?)! Jarom's Dad brought his big camera around with us so he got a lot of good pictures and it was nice for us because that was one less thing I had to worry about while we were there! I don't know about you, but when I am on vacation I get stressed that I won't take enough pictures or get any good pictures. So it was nice to have someone else worry about it and then get all the good pictures to share! :) Anyways, There were SO many good pictures so I just made a video with some of them. The music is from the fantasmic show at Disneyland! So magical!