Monday, January 7, 2008

What will the new year bring?


I was just playing with my girls and thinking about how much joy they bring to me and specifically, what a surprise and blessing little Kylie has been to us. It is crazy that at this time last year I didn't even know I was pregnant and then how stressed I was when I found out. Now when I kiss her chubby cheeks and watch her smile I am overcome by what a miracle she is. Her birth combined with our move to Alaska and Justin finally flying for a job has left me to wonder what will happen this next year. A year ago I never would have guessed things would be as they are now but here we are and I couldn't be happier (ok, maybe if it wasn't in the single digits outside I would be a little happier).

Macy has been a lot of fun and is Finally going to bed at night without a fight- except last night when she was up until after midnight and only wanted dad to hold her. We're still not sure what that was about. I find myself entertained by the new words that Macy learns every day. It really catches me off guard when she says something that I didn't even know she knew, such as "bubbles." Some of my other new favorites are "Elmo," "I Dunno!" "There it is!" and "Boat." She is also such a good little mommy and can spend hours wrapping her babies up in blankets and feeding them with her play dishes or a bottle. I never knew so much personality could fit in such a little body!

Justin is leaving this weekend after work to try out his jump seat privileges. He is able to jump on almost any flight for free so he is going to take a few days and fly from here to California to Utah and back. In exchange for letting him go, I plan on getting a babysitter to watch Macy one day while I go get a few scrapbook supplies. :)

It is so great for him to have a job that he likes. We are very fortunate to be where we are and to be doing well. Occasionally I get a little bored being stuck in the house but I am making more friends and I am really looking forward to our month long trip down to Utah and Idaho for Ashley's wedding at the end of February. I will try to be better about updating this more so until next time!

9 comments:

Taryn said...

I'm so excited to see you guys! I miss you all so much! Nichole you should bring some pictures and we can leave the girls with Grandma and scrapbook together here! Macy will have a lot more fun with Tayla now! You guys travel safe! Love you tons! Love to see the updates!

Brittany Iverson said...

So good to hear! We are thankful for Kylie too!! ...and of course little Macy. All kids are miracles but yours win the prize! Have fun on your trip Justin!

Kate said...

How cute! What a cute fam! Miss you;)

alana said...

welcome to the blogging familia! it seems like everyone is doing well and that makes me so happy! keep posting and take care! love ya!

the mortensen's said...

yea for blogging! What a cute little family. That's exciting that your sister is getting married. 2 of my sisters are married and this makes me feel very old!

brie said...

Your family is adorable. How old is Macy? She looks to be about Cade's age. It's crazy to see how much life has changed for both of us since when we first met, huh?

Ashley said...

well you've concinved me, i'm moving the wedding up a month...or more. i mean really there is no reason NOT to.i'd be happier, jeremy would be happier, and you could come sooner....now if only we can convince the mothership.....

ok kidding, but i love you and i miss you a lot and i cant wait to see you and your family!

Amanda said...

HEY! I didn't know you had started a blog! This is great! The girls are adorable! Make sure you save time when you are in Idaho to at least go to lunch!

Amanda said...

I just noticed how long your hair is. Wow!