Sunday, July 25, 2010

Big News!!!

Well, we are excited to announce that we will be adding a new member into our family. My due date is Feb. 3 and we couldn't be more excited!! I had a little scare at my appointment last week when the doctor couldn't find a heart beat however an ultrasound later that day confirmed that everything looked good. I think it's still sinking in and although we are thrilled, we can't help but feel a little anxious in hopes that the baby will be born without complications. We know that no one is exempt from the possibilities of health problems, but we can't let our fears hinder the possibilities of receiving wonderful blessings. (If that makes any sense.) Aaron is still enjoying his job and doing well there. We feel very blessed that he still has employment during this difficult economic time. He recently ran in the Wasatch Back race (or RAGNAR) with a group of friends. It consists of just over 180 miles where each team member takes different legs to complete the race. He had a great time and wants to do it again next year. The boys are having a great summer now that I'm feeling better. I wasn't exactly the most fun and present mother during my bouts with morning sickness but now that it's over I've tried to make up for it. They love to ride their bikes outside and do anything that involves water whether it be playing in the sprinklers, swimming, or going to the water slide park. Kaden’s newest interest is skateboarding. He received one for Christmas and due to the bad winter weather, he didn't try it out until recently. Aaron went and bought himself a skateboard yesterday (yes, he’s almost 35 years old) but he used to be quite the expert when he was a kid and has mad skills so who better to teach Kaden than his dad. They went to the skate park near our house last night and had a great time. Jonas took a scooter so that he wouldn’t feel left out. No one was hurt so I consider it a success and they can’t wait to go back. Kaden will also start soccer next month and hopefully he likes it better than Jonas liked T-Ball. Um yea, we won’t be doing that next year. He was so bored. I can’t believe that school starts in 4 weeks. Where has the summer gone? Jonas is excited to start preschool. He almost knows all of his letters and sounds. He also learned how to ride a 2 wheeler bike. But for some reason he only likes to turn left so he just goes in a circle. I love our boys and I cherish this time that they are small because I know it won’t last forever. We’ve been visiting Lucas’ grave a lot and it’s so cute to hear the things that the boys say to him when we go. They always want to leave him something even if it’s the smallest thing. We went to a friend’s house last week and Jonas had picked some raspberries in the back yard. My friend put them in a Ziploc bag and since we were in the area we decided to stop by and say hello to Lucas. Jonas put one of the raspberries in front of his stone and accidentally stepped on it when he went to kiss his brother's picture. So, he gave Lucas another one. He said, “Here Lucas, when you get resurrected you can eat this raspberry.” That melted my heart. We all miss him so much and still have our moments where the pain feels almost unbearable. But we also feel peace and comfort in knowing the bigger picture and that we will be with him again someday.