Sunday, December 21, 2008

Isaac's Birthday

Here are a few pics from Isaac's birthday. First, we opened presents. He got some clothes, a truck and trailer with horses, money, and a new real cowboy hat. He will be getting lots more things when we go back for Christmas. After opening gifts we got ready and met the Browns' at Mc Donalds (Isaacs' choosing). Then the Browns' and us headed to the Zoo to see the Zoo Christmas lights. It was alot of fun except for the cold. We came home and had cake and ice cream and then off to bed the kiddos went. And that pretty much concludes Isaac's birthday. He chose what he wanted to do and he loved it all. Still cant believe my baby boy is "5". Until next time!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy 5th Birthday Isaac!!!!
I can't believe he is 5 today, boy has time flown by.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Thanksgiving Weekend

On Wednesday night we loaded up and went down to pueblo, to Cathy and Daniel's house. We ate dinner to gether and then Cathy and I put on the turkey and goose in the oven to slow cook all night. Then we went to bed at like 1:30ish. We then got back up a little before 9am to start to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. We began cooking and cooking and cooking. Stephen and Danielle and some of her family came to have dinner with us. We had sooooo much food. It all turned out good though and I was so thankful because it was only the second time I have prepared a Thanksgiving dinner. Then Stephen and Danielle had to leave and Cathy and I began cleaning the kitchen. After cleaning her and I looked through all the sale ads to see what all stuff they were going to have on sale. And I have to admit I was very disappointed . They didnt hardly have anything , at least nothing of interest to me.We all loaded up and went over to Keven and Michele's house to hang out and play games. We stayed with the Lewis' that night and Friday night. I didnt go to the sales but Michele and Cathy did. There was some things they really wanted to get and there wasnt really anything I wanted except a jumpdrive and Michele ended up picking one up for me, what a friend. Friday night after we put all the kids to bed, Keven, michele, dustin,and I played the Wii. We played tennis and bowling. It was needless to say verfy FUN! We went to bed around 2am. CRAZY! We got up on Saturday and hungout until that afternoon and then we got ready to go to the Christmas parade in Pueblo. After the parade, we all went to the church for a VLB get-to gether. We played games and ate. It was alot of fun also. We left there around 10pm and got home at 11pm. I then had 3 loads of laundry to do before bed so that I could pack this morning to go to the Horne's. So I got in bed around 2am last night and up at 8:30am this morning. I had to get all the packing done and I did. Then we were off to church. After church we headed out for the Horne's. Oh, I forgot to mention the unexpected snow storm that came last night. At our house we probably got at least 4 inches. We drove through alot of mainly icy roads all the way through to Raton and then it began clearing up. It did however take us an extra probably 45 minutes to get to Raton. We then stopped and went to the bathroom and all. And then on the road again, just cant wait to get on the road again, Sorry I couldnt help myself! It is now 10pm and we are still driving. We should be there around 12 or 12;30 AM. I guess thats it for tonight.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fun Day!

It's been a pretty fun day. We got up this morning and started getting around because Chris and Haley Thompson and their kids were coming down. I had a christmas errand to run before they got here so I left around 11:?? to go to Family Christian bookstore to get a before Thanksgiving sale item for the kids. I got a DVD for $5. You can't pass up a deal like that. It will be for both kids, we have already bought a couple other Veggie Tales DVD's also on sale to put in their stockings. Then when I returned home, they were here. Chris and Dustin went to work on the brakes on our van and Haley and I sat around talking and then we played Skip-Bo. She said she didnt remember how to play but somehow she blew me away. We had a great time. She is great to hang out with. After the brakes were down Dustin and Chris took the van for a test drive. When they returned they started grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, while Haley and I ran to King Soopers to get chocolate chips to make cookies. I believe it is Emilee's recipe. They were oh so good. After dinner we all four played a game of Skip-Bo and guess who won? You got it, Haley! Stinking girl! After that they started packing up to go home. And now they are gone. I gave all three kiddos bathes for church tomorrow, gave them a snack and now they are in bed. And there is peace and quiet in the Hays house for the moment. I have been dieting all week, I have a tremendous amount of baby weight to loose. But let's just say there was no dieting today. I started out good, having a bagel for breakfast but after dinner all those warm, chocolate stringing cookies were the end of me. Hopefully I can get back on my diet tomorrow. Anyways thats about it for the Hays familys day. I will post some pretty cute and funny pics of the kids. The pic of Isaac is so funny. He came down stairs the other night and said he was a army guy. Dont you love the outsit? Crazt kid! And Aleah is trying to act all cute and innocent. And then there is a couple of Lillie. Ever since Stephen has been here and is in the army, Isaac is all about it even more now than he was before. Well goodnight!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How Time Flies...

Well my little baby is 8 weeks old today. I can't believe how time flies by except when your 9months pregnant, then its not so gracious. hehe! Anyway I thought I would put up a couple pics for everyone to see how big she has gotten. Post more later!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

3 Cute Kids!

Another Day....

Well our new family has arrived and we have been trying to help them get settled and all. We have spent quiet a bit of time with them and they are great. We have played games a few times and just hung out. Our new family by the way in case you dont know is Stephen Brown, his wife, Danielle, and their two boys, Connor and Jacob. I did clean house yesterday and today and Im sure probably again tomorrow. I did all my laundry but still have the ironing to do. I seem to put that part off. I hate it. This last Saturday Dustin's boss gave him tickets to the Air Force game so him, Isaac, and Stephen all went. That left Danielle, her tow boys, me, and my two girls so we let the kids play and we watched a chick flik. I had borrowed some girlie movies from Sis. Karen since the guys were going to be gone. After the movie we loaded up the kiddos and her and I went to eat chinese food and we just talked and had a great time. When we got home the boys were back early because Isaac and Stephen were cold. The guys were preparing to grill when we got back. Anyways! Isaac is starting to talk to say his s's sooo much better and is growing up so fast. He will be 5 yrs old next month. I have a 5 yr old!!! He is sooo much fun. He is all boy and enjoys dressing as a cowboy always. As for Aleah she is all girl. Her vocabulary for a 2 1/2 yr old blows me away. She says EVERYTHING!!! She has the best facial expressions ever, but I have been told she gets them honest. And last little miss Lillie, she is growing so fast. She is smiling soooo much and even starting to cooo(?) She is now 7 wks old and I just cant believe it. All the kiddos are doing good. Well I guess I better get some things done before bed. Goodnight all!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Okie Family

Heather, Aaron, andAshton came out the week after all my Arkansas family. And at the end of the week Derek and LeAnndra came out too. We had soooo much fun playing cards every night and hanging out. We did lots of fun stuff too of course. Let's see if I can remember some of the stuff we did. We went to the Zoo, garden of the Gods, Itz (which is a pizza and game place) lots of fun, Miramont Caslte, and Musashi's (a japanese steak house) for my birthday. It was sooo good! We had a really good visit and I miss them. Sorry to make this short but I have a little girl letting me know its feeding time. There are pics below of when they were all here. Enjoy!!!

Okie Family

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Arkansas Family

The Arkansas family arrived on Sept. 27. This being my parents, sister,brother in law, and my niece and nephew. They came for a week. We did lots of fun stuff and just getting to all be together meant alot. We did have spouts of sickness run thru many so we were unable to do much the first part of the week. But we made up for it in the end. Dus didnt get to do alot of stuff because he had to work because he was behind from being off 3 days the week before to help me. I took them to the mall one day and just looked around. We took them to Garden of the Gods, we went to the ZOO also. Mom, dad, April, and Tommy all went up the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak. They went on seperate days though so that someone was there with me at all times. I want to go up with Dustin and I also didnt think it would such a good idea to go up that soon after the baby. And my niece and nephew both have breathing problems at times and we didnt think it would be such a good idea to take them up there either. Dad and Tommy managed to go golfing one day and I took mom andApril back to the mall. Every night we played games. We had alot of fun. My mom also shampooed my enitre houses carpets and numerous other things for me. Thanks mom!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Birth Story

It all started one cold, dark night in Springs. Ha! Just Kidding!
It all started on Sept. 21, 2008. It was a Sunday. It was the Sunday of our share service with Pueblo. I was MISERABLE! I was having pretty steady and pretty uncomfortable contractions all through service. Constantly having to change positions and sometimes having to get up and move around. The service ended but not the contractions. The Lewis clan headed out after service to a birthday party. The Wantuloks went to eat with us @ Pizza Hut. Bad choice when having contractions. Actually the food was good, but I was in pain and not feeling well. We came back to the house and the Wantuloks came over too. When we got here I called the midwife and she wanted to come over and checkout everything. I hope I'm not adding anything to this birth story but I was tired and sometimes not completely with it. The midwife came and I was in the beginning stages of labor, but nothing real steady. I would have 2 1/2 to 3 hours of contractions and then NOTHING! Dustin and I did lots of walking. I did squats and multiple other things to try to progress labor. I had contractions for 3 days then finally I actually started having steady, very consistent contractions. By this time I was already mentally, emotionally, and physically DONE! I was 12 days overdue, had had off and on contractions for actually about a week or so, and still no baby. Then the midwife came on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2 or 3 times throughout the day checking me. I was staying with pretty good contractions. She then took my blood pressure and it was really high. She was worried because under the Colorado State Law she can't keep me if my blood pressure didnt come down soon. She made mention of transporting me to the hospital if it didnt get better. But that was not really an option for Dustin and I because we knew God would bring it down. We prayed and God moved. As he always does. The midwife earlier in the week had been worried about the baby was going to be over 2 weeks late and bylaw she would have to have me go and take some tests to make sure everything was ok with the baby and if it was then she could still deliver the baby. But the midwife was afraid that they would want to keep me that day and do a C-section on me because the baby was so big. The tests and c-section we didnt feel were really an option either. I knew God would take care of me and the baby. I want to say a HUGE thanks to all those that were praying for us and that called it seemed at just the right time with words andscriptures of encouragement.

Oh yeah back to the story!
On that Tuesday around 6:45pm my contractions were very hard and my midwife had checked me and I was finally at 5cm which is considered active labor. She then called her assistants to come on over and they began preparing for the delivery. I labored for a long time before getting into the labor pool. Dustin was there with me constantly, supporting me and praying for me, reading the Bible and some scriptures (thanks haley) that were given to me throughout the labor. When contractions came he held my hands and encouraged me through them. I know it probably sounds crazy but when I was holding Dustin's hands through the contractions it was alomst like he was taking some of the pain away. He probably was the poor guys hands were probably DEAD from all the squeezing. I
I did finally get into the labor pool, and the water felt great. By this time the contractions were barely 1 to 2 minutes apart. THey felt like there was no time between. Dustin got into the labor pool with me. Thanks Dus! What a guy! I finally was dilated to 10cm and was having contractions less than 1 minute apart. The midwife checked me and said the water bag was the only thing holding the baby in. So she barely pinched the bag and it popped and the babies head came down. The midwife then said anytime you feel like pushing just push. I told her I didnt feel the urge to push and no sooner than I got that out I started pushing and I never stopped pushing until the baby was out.Total start to finish pushing was 2 minutes. The midwife said, "Boy you are one pusher." I told her, "I just wanted the baby out."It is not a comfortable feeling and I wasnt going to stop pushing until the baby was out. I know I said some pretty crazy things when I was in labor. My husband has already shared that with you all. I also hit heads with Dus while in labor and rammed his glasses into his face poor guy. Wait! Poor guy nothing I was the one pushing the kid out.hehe
At 10:38pm on Sept.23,2008, our new baby girl, Lillie Grace, entered the world weighing a whopping 10lbs 5 1/2 ozs and 22 inches long. WOW what a girl! She was perfectly healthy and there were no complications. God is soooo good and faithful. I do give God the glory, honour, and praise. It was Him that I trusted in and Him that delivered. I would also like to thank my wonderful husband for all his support, encouragement, and love. He is an amazing guy. The Lord truly blessed me with a Godly head for our home. When I felt weak , he was constantly reminding me with scriptures who are strength is and where our strength comes from. I love you, Dus!
I want to say a BIG thanks to the Wantuloks, the Lewis' , and Leanndra for taking care of my kids, house, cooking , and cleaning and most of all for all the prayers for me and the baby. Thanks guys!

It was a totally different experince having a home birth. I truly enjoyed having my baby at home. Making my own decisions, and the comfort and peace that you feel. There were so many things I liked about it but mainly allowing God to have total control and the feeling of placing yourself completely in His hands. I know alot of people were a little worried but why? God is in control of our lives and He is our protector and deliverer. I praise Him! THere was pain, but God was there to strengthen and see me through. And when I would think I couldnt do it anymore, God was there. He never left me nor forsook me, but He was there with me!

And now we have our little Lillie Grace!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Soon and very soon...

I know everyone is waiting on new pics and all thedetails from thepast couple of weeks. I am so hoping to get that all done soon. But I need to set down and write it all out so I dont leave anything out and I cant do that just yet because Thursday is my VLB service and so I have got to get my service together first. Then I will try to get to posting! Bye-Bye!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Few Pics...

Here are a few pics for ya! I have soooo much to blog about fromt the birth story to all the things we have done with all the family we have had the past 2 weeks. I am hoping to set down and get it all blogged very soon. Until then you'll justhave to enjoy the pics.