Monday, December 31, 2012

Keegan's blessing

After all the craziness of the holidays and then getting home and going straight to a Jazz game 1 day later we had everyone come back to us for Keegan’s blessing! Terry gave Keegan a beautiful blessing on December 30th. Poor Terry was SO sick! We were even going to cancel it that morning but decided to go ahead because it was really important to us that we bless him in Pocatello. It was our own little miracle that Ter didn’t pass out during the blessing. Right after the blessing Ter went home and went right to bed (and was sick for like the next 4 days poor guy!). Everyone came back to the apartment for some lunch. It was a pretty quick trip for everyone and I feel so bad we didn’t get any pictures with anyone who came so Keegan when you look back at this and wonder why no one came I promise your family was there and that they all love you so much! You are such an amazing addition to our little family and we are so glad that you are ours-we love you! Oh and you wore the same blessing outfit as your brother and looked so handsome!

Saturday, December 29, 2012


We got home on Thursday and then on Friday Cheryl came up to watch Bryker so that we could run away to a Jazz game with Kaylee and Nick. We had such a great day! We drove separately and it was so nice to have more than just 5 minutes at night to sit and talk with Ter. We headed straight to the brand new City Creek Mall and got our shop on! Ter and Nick did laps with the babies in their strollers while Kaylee and I got lost in Forever 21 and H & M. I seriously love Kaylee to death! Not only is she the greatest shopping partner but such an amazing friend. I feel so blessed that we ended up at the Grove apartments and got to have such great friends as Nick and Kaylee. They are so special to us and I hope so bad that we can keep our friendship strong!

After the mall we met up with Kaylee’s cousin Paige and her boyfriend and went to Tucano’s for the best dinner ever-holy smokes that place is delicious! For whoever is reading this stop right now and go get some of their lemonade! Before dinner we had gone back to the car and got all of our stuff for the game. Kaylee had brought Jazz jerseys for Ter and I which was pretty fun-I felt like a legit Jazz fan :) which I think I am now thanks to the awesome time we had.

We had awesome seats and got to watch a pretty great game (they ended up losing right at the end though dang it!).  Both Jemma and Keegan did {amazing} throughout the whole game. I had Keeg in a sling and he really didn’t make a peep the whole time-he wins the best baby ever award!

Jemma has got to be 1 of my boys' future wife so that Kaylee and I will be related! I love that girl!

This was kind of our last hoorah with Kaylee and Nick before we move and it makes me sad to even write that. I really can say that their friendship was 1 of the very best things about being in Pocatello-can’t wait for our Jazz game trip next year! We love you Soderquists!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Catching up

While we were home for Christmas I was able to get together with Maureena and Nicole and catch up. I can't believe that we have been out of highschool for 6 years and all the changes that have happened. Nicole is in law school and Maureena is married and has the cutest little girl, Hadlee. These girls are so dear to me and I am so thankful that we can still get together and pick up where we left off! I love you both!

Christmas with the Haneys

It was my parents turn for us to spend Christmas with them so after a  little stop in Raft River we headed to Filer to keep the party going! We got there Sunday afternoon and then that evening we went and saw the lights in the South Hills. It was freezing-but worth it since this was the last year they were doing the lights at that spot! I'm not sure Bryke really cared but now we can at least tell him he saw them :) 

Christmas morning was so great! I think Ter and I were both way more excited to see Bryke open his presents and he didn't disappoint. We got a video of him opening the pan we got him and he opens it and says, "A pan!" like it is a million bucks it is the cutest thing ever! The boys got spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa and their cousins and Ter spoiled me-thanks sweetie! Laura and Ryan and their families came out later in the afternoon and then it was chaos with all the kids but they had a blast (in between the fights) playing with all their new toys. I think sharing and no pushing are going to be our theme for the new year :) It was so great to be together with everyone-we love you all! Thanks for spoiling us rotten and just being the greatest family I could ask for!

Wednesday we shipped Bryke off to Aunt Jill's where he had his first sleep over away from Mom and Dad-Jill said he did really well thank heavens! When we live in Filer I think we are going to have to make this happen a little more :) We picked him up and headed back to  Pocatello on Thursday for our last leg of the Christmas marathon-a Jazz game!

Most of my Christmas posts are about family, food and presents but we really do know the reason for the season and I am so thankful for the birth of our Savior! We hope your holiday was merry and bright!

Christmas with the Darringtons

We packed up what seemed like our whole house and started our Holiday marathon celebration in Raft River on Friday night. We had the whole family there, which means 8 little ones running crazy! Needless to say the house is a zoo :) but we wouldn't have it any other way! I absolutely love it that my boys are going to get to see their cousins pretty regularly (at least I really hope they are able to). I wasn't really close with any of my cousins growing up and Ter grew up right down the road from all of his so hopefully we can find middle ground and live close enough to see everyone often. 

We had a great time skeet shooting, eating Marianne's amazing caramels and chocolates, making and decorating cookies, loving on babies and opening presents! We draw names every year and it is always so much fun to see what everyone gets for one another.We had a yummy Christmas lunch and then just hungout and ended the night with an intense game of Cranium-we'll get you next time Vanessa, Marianne and Nicole!

We took off Sunday morning for Filer (we went that early because we thought Oaklee was getting blessed but it got postponed). Thanks for a great start to our holiday-we love you all!

8 very lucky little ones to have such amazing grandparents!

We tried putting the 6 oldest in Grandma's giant tub-any more kids and we're gonna need a swimming pool for bath time!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Keegan 1 month

Make time slow down-our baby is already a month old! Everybody says it but really where does time go? I remember with Bryke thinking I can't wait until he can do this or that and now with Keegan I am just like stop don't grow up stay little!! Making the transition to 2 kids hasn't been as crazy as I thought it be and that's probably because Keegan is such a good baby! Here are some things to remember from his first month:

-had his first outings to DI (have to start the thrifting young), the library and his first restaurant was Butterbur's
-sleeps ALL day long and then wakes up quite a bit at night (need to work on switching our days and nights)

-takes his mimi (what Bryke calls his so it's stuck) really well
-nurses like a champ
-eyes are still blue and we think we might have a red head on our hands
-in size 1 diapers and moving up to 3 month clothes
-weighed 11 lbs at his 2 week appointment
-is loved a whole lot by his big brother which is manifested in head butts and being squished
-is loved a whole lot by Mom and Dad but we show it a little nicer and softer :)

Thanks for being so good for us Keeg and easing us into being the parents of 2 little mr.'s-we love you to the moon and back!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Keegan's first bath

Keegan's cord fell off which means he is a 'real' baby now which means bath time!! He had his first bath yesterday with lots of help from big brother. Keegan wasn't so sure about it all at first but he calmed right down and did just fine. Bryker's first bath was awful so he definitely did a little better. Maybe mom and dad just know a little more this time around :)

Life Lately

Life lately has been more than a little crazy with adjusting to having 2 little munchkins, Ter finishing up school, the holidays coming, getting ready to move and everything else that seems to come up. But we can't complain-life is great!
that amazingly ugly sweater is not my new style-it was for an ugly sweater Bunco night!
I'm not sure kids come any cuter than these two!
These pictures say it all-my boys are the luckiest to have Ter for their dad! He is such an amazing father-thanks for being the greatest honey! (the last picture is my favorite! Ter was just as into Toy Story as Bryke was :)...)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Webb Christmas Party

On Saturday we loaded the boys up and headed to Raft River for the annual Webb Christmas party. I didn't get any pictures of the party this year except for this one of our family. It was so fun to go and have Bryke be able to run around with all of his cousins and 2nd cousins and to show Keegan off :) I'm so thankful that I married into a family where family and getting together is so important! 

Grandpa's tummy is magical it has the power to put any baby to sleep!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bath time fun

 Thank you Pinterest for this fun idea-Bryke loves it! It's just shaving cream and food coloring so it's quick and easy and the best part is we clean it all up with a bath. 
Our attempt at a picture of the 3 of us didn't turn out so well :) Me and Keeg get to snuggle while big brother turns paints away-love my boys!
 The first time we did it Bryke had his first bubble bath afterwards-isn't that the cutest little bummy ever!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Being a mama to 2 of the sweetest boys ever is without a doubt the best job ever. Period. It is full of trucks, trains, poop-lots of poop, Thomas the train, blue and more blue, bob the builder, rocks, football, basketball, anything with a ball, cuddles, and a whole lot of attitude. There are moments when I cry just from the amount of the love that I have for my babies {I moved my pillow and found one of Keegan’s teeny tiny little socks and it just made me so happy that that little boy is mine} and moments I cry because I swear if I have to change one more poopy diaper I’m going to die. {Yesterday I honestly changed 5 poopy diapers in about 5 minutes-at least everything is working in their little bodies!} I didn’t know it would be this much work or that it would ever be this rewarding. When Bryker points to the right color or says two after I say one you would think he had just won the Nobel Prize for how proud I am! And there is just nothing like having a newborn. The softness of the top of their head, their tiny toes and fingers, how when he’s hungry and you kiss his cheek he attacks your face, and the way he cuddles up on my chest in a little ball. There is just so much to love about my boys. My boys…that is my most favorite thing to say these days. Basically I just love being a mom. All of the tantrums, poopy diapers and sleepless are forgotten (well at least put to the back of my mind) when I think about all of the kisses, cuddles and I love you’s that I get every day! I love you Bryker and Keegan so much more than I ever thought possible! Oh and please oh please continue to love each other and be best buds like you are now! Love, your mama

Our {attempt} at newborn pictures

The hospital came in and did a mini newborn photo shoot and the pictures were adorable but cost an arm and a leg and after asking around found out everyone is super expensive! So I let my cheapo habits get the best of me and decided to try and take some myself with my 100 year old camera-I have to say I’m a little proud of myself and the way they turned out! Sorry I didn’t do this with you Bryke!

Our first few weeks

 Keegan’s first 2 weeks have flown by! They have been filled with family and friends coming to visit-we are so lucky to have such amazing people in our life! Kenny and Cheryl, my parents and Nicole came and saw us on Monday night. Uncle Casey came early Tuesday morning and Ryan, Kaci and their girls and Jill came and saw us on Tuesday and Laura and her kiddos came on Wednesday. And then Casey and Marianne, Pete and Kendal came on Sunday. It was great to see everyone and show off our little mr. I love the picture of Keeg and Oaklee. She is a month and 2 days older than Keegan and he weighs more than her :) I grow big babies!

Keegan has been such an easy going baby! Bryke’s first couple weeks were pretty stressful with his jaundice and us being first time parents. I feel like we at least kind of know what we’re doing the second time around. Bryke has been so good with Keegan. The first couple nights were rough on him but now it’s like Keegan has always been here. He tells us, “play baby” and grabs the boppy and puts it down on the floor so that Keegan can sit down by him and play with him. He gives him a million kisses a day and is learning to be gentle with him. It melts my heart to see him love his little brother so much!

 Ter is superman! He has been juggling school, a newborn, a tired wife and crazy almost 2 year old and doing an amazing job! I don’t know how he does it all but I am so thankful for his willingness to help and all he does for us! I really can’t say it enough how amazing of a dad he is. Bryke just lights up when daddy gets home and Ter is so good with Keegan {not so much on diaper changing :) but with everything else!} I am so incredibly grateful that my boys have Ter for their dad-I count that as one of my greatest blessings!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thank you mama!

Keegan was born on the first day of Ter’s week long Thanksgiving vacation-perfect timing! My mom stayed a couple nights with us to help out and then left since Ter was home for the week. Then she came back on Monday and stayed with us until Wednesday to help ease me into the transition of being home all day with not 1 but 2 little munchkins! I feel so incredibly blessed to have a mom who would just put everything on hold to come and help me. She gave Bryke her undivided attention which Ter said might have been a bad thing because after she left boy was he a handful! But I don’t know how people have babies without their moms to help them! I am so thankful for her example of what a mom should be! I wish I was a better writer so I could truly express just how thankful I am for her and how much she means to me. The only thing better than having you for my mom is that my boys have you for their grandma! You’re the greatest mama-I love you!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Welcome to the World!

I walked out of the Dr.’s office in a kinda freaking out daze-we we’re going to have little man #2 that day! I made about 10 calls on the way home and then when I got home I just hugged Terry and was like are you freaking out a little cause I am! It’s a weird feeling to schedule the delivery. I don’t know what is worse, waiting for labor to start or knowing that it’s going to start in just an hour!

It all worked out perfectly though. We got Bryke down for a nap and then just hung out and packed last minute things until Cheryl and Kenny got here and then we headed out. I don’t know anything different but it really is nice to leave the house not in awful pain or frantically trying to get to the hospital.

Dr. Burton got there right when we did {1 p.m.} and took us up the secret Dr. stairs. He was joking the whole way up and then started telling us how cool his card that opens the door is-that the scanner can scan through wallets and even pants. Then he said I can even just put my butt up to the scanner with my card in my wallet in my back pocket but I wouldn’t do that with you guys here. But he did :) after that we were pretty relaxed.

They got me all hooked up and asked a million questions and then Dr. Burton checked me and I was at a 6! Then he broke my water-such a weird feeling! After that I was able to get up and walk. We did 3 or 4 laps down the hall and by the end of that (about 20 min) the contractions were bad enough that I couldn’t walk or talk through them. I had to tell Ter to stop because he didn’t realize I had stopped and the line to my IV was getting just a little tight! So we made it back to the room and they checked me again and I was between a 7 and an 8. With the AMAZING nurse we decided that we would go with a spinal block instead of an epidural {this was right around 3 p.m.}. It was a stressful decision though because the spinal block only gave us 2 hours to the baby here before it wore off and that made me more than a little nervous! But the nurse (I can’t remember her name :(…) was such a good help in deciding and I’m really glad that’s what we went with as it kicked in immediately. But getting it oh my goodness was awful, awful, awful!  

So now came the waiting part. We hung out for awhile and then they checked me again and I was ready to go {around 4:30}! I was barely starting to feel the contractions at this point so we were still good to go on our 2 hour time line. I started pushing and then half an hour later at {5:04 p.m. on November 19th} Keegan Karl Darrington was here! I remember so much more about Keegan’s first few minutes than Bryker’s. I think with Bryke I was just so exhausted and they took him away pretty quick that everything is kind of a blur. But with Keegan it was like the movies, they put his gooey little body right on me and it was like the Grinch when you can see his heart getting bigger. I swear I could feel my heart expand and just fill with love for this new little treasure that was all ours. Giving birth is a miracle-plain and simple.

Little Keeg was just perfect-except for the complete knot in his cord that was a little scary. But besides that it really was a super good experience. After Bryke was born I was like I’m not so sure about this giving birth thing but after having Keegan I think I can handle it a few more times if it goes like this again :)

This is the part where I can’t say enough good things about my amazing husband! Once again I’m positive I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him by my side-I love you sweetie!! Thanks for being the absolute best hand holder, IV pusher, coach and comforter! You truly are the best husband ever and the greatest dad ever-me and our boys are lucky ducks to have you!

We got all cleaned up and I fed Keeg for the first time (he is a little champ nurser) and then it was time to meet big brother! It really was one of the sweetest moments I have ever had. He ran right in the room asking where mommy and baby were. He was a little concerned why mommy couldn’t get up but he was so sweet with Keegan. I want so badly for them to love each other and have a good relationship! To ensure that this would happen I bribed Bryke right from the beginning with a present “from” Keegan. Keeg got big brother an awesome lego backpack full of goodies. I’m pretty sure this did the trick :) Bryke got restless pretty fast so as he was leaving he was saying bye to everyone and he said love you baby-pretty sure everyone got a little teary-eyed!
So grateful that these 2 little munchkins are mine forever and always!
 We stayed one night and then we headed home Tuesday evening to our life as a family of 4! I am so grateful that everything went well and that me and Keegan are healthy. We love you Keegan and are so happy that you are ours!

Friday, November 16, 2012

38 weeks and forever to go!

38 weeks

I got checked at 38 weeks and what do you know I had progressed to a 4! Dr. Clifford told me he would write me down as a 3 and 70% effaced so that in case I started having contractions and went into the hospital and they checked me it would show that I was still progressing-at the time I thought this was the greatest thing ever because I thought I was going to have my little man any day! That didn’t happen though-I did have contractions all night long that were 4 minutes apart and we debated going into the hospital but I called labor and delivery and they told me if I could still walk and talk through the contractions I shouldn’t go in. Well then the next day was Thursday and I was freaking out because Dr. Clifford was leaving for a week. So I called and must have sounded  a little crazy because they got me in right away and Dr. C checked me and the first thing he says is, “oh ya you’ll deliver while I’m gone.” And then it was me trying not to bawl. The thought of delivering with a different Dr. really stressed me out! He said I was almost to a 5 and basically see ya later! I wasn’t a very happy camper after that appointment. Pregnancy emotions and hormones are rough!

So Monday the 19th I went in for my 39 week appointment with Dr. Burton-whom I had only met once before. I was super nervous and really just expecting to be checked and then leave and wait to be induced on Sunday the 25th. Well Dr. Burton walks in and says, “So what do you want to do?” I was a little taken back and just said well I want to have my baby! He says Ok I’ll go see if they can get you in and then left. He came back to me frantically texting Ter saying we might have our baby today! Dr. Burton told me I could go in right then and he would meet me to break my water! Holy smokes I was instantly in love with him! We talked some more about the game plan and he answered all my questions and I felt good and he felt good about it so we were off! Birth story to come!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Big Mama Update

Things are going great! I went in at 36 weeks and I was already dilated to a 2 and 50% effaced. I was super excited but then came home and checked back on the blog on found that I was pretty much the same as I was with Bryker which wasn’t very encouraging. One week later at 37 weeks I was at a 3 and 70% effaced that gave me lots more hope and he stripped my membranes so I am crossing my fingers that this little mr. is coming sooner than later! Dr. Clifford said that he thought I would go on my own and since he is leaving the 16th-21st I really hope he is right and that it happens before he leaves-it stresses me out to think about having another dr. for the delivery!

I think this pregnancy (at least the last part) has been a little rougher than with Bryke-probably because of the little B man (lots of back pain). It’s tough to be pregnant and chase a toddler around! But it has also kept me 20 lbs lighter this time around so I can’t really complain. And I shouldn’t complain at all I am getting another little man to join our family! I really am so grateful for the wonderful blessing of being a mother and getting to love and raise these children that Heavenly Father has entrusted to Ter and I. I really couldn’t ask for a better “job” in life-I love my boys! All that being said I really wouldn’t be sad if baby boy decided to come a little early-come out and meet your mama little Mr.!
32 weeks

34 weeks

37 weeks

Monday, November 5, 2012

·     Just a few things I don't want to forget about our sweet boy at 21 months:
-       Loves Bob the Builder and Thomas the Train 

-       Because of all the Bob the Builder which is full of tractors and trucks he put it together that both his grandpas drive tractors and trucks so therefore their names were Bob too :) it is pretty cute when he sees them and yells out, “Hi Bobby!”-especially in the middle of Sacrament when he saw my dad sitting on the stand.

-       Always calls things big in this deep throaty monster voice
-       Somehow worms his way into our bed every night-little rascal! This will    hopefully change or at least get better before his little brother comes.
-       Loves to crawl in his crib but thankfully hasn't started crawling out yet.
-       Whenever he says something with a p (especially play) put your rain coat on he spits it out with extra emphasis.
-   Doing SO much  better in nursery-just in time to move :(

                                                   We love you Bryker!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Halloween was pretty low key for us this year. Bryker was Bob the Builder and looked pretty darn cute if I do say so :) I needed a quick costume for Bunco night and went as a magic 8 ball and then we went to a little Halloween party and Ter “dressed up” as a sugar daddy. It was so fun to see Bryke start to catch on to everything. You could almost see the little light bulb come on oh if I say something they give me candy! He was so cute!

We did our trick or treating at the ward trunk or treat and the turnout was great but I just couldn’t believe that this how the majority of trick or treating is done now. As a parent I think it is great to go to one place and be done but it makes me kind of sad for the kids. I remember when my dad would drop us off in some neighborhood we didn’t know anyone and we would make the rounds. Now you just don’t do that for safety reasons and it seems like so many people don’t even turn their lights on anymore-kind of sad!

We attempted carving a pumpkin but between Bryke refusing to put his hand inside and then puking all over the place I think it would be considered a fail-there’s always next year! Happy Halloween!

Bryke took a barf break in the middle of carving :(

Is he not the cutest Bob the Builder you have ever seen?! Ter went as a Sugar Daddy (sugar in his carrier) and I was a magic 8 ball

Monday, October 29, 2012

Grandma's 80th birthday party

Grandma turned 80 on October 27th and treated her whole family to an amazing lunch at Maddox in Brigham City. We car pooled with Mom and Dad and headed up early so we could stop at Smith and Edwards-that place is a treasure trove! We met up with the rest of our family (minus Zac who had to stay home because he just had surgery on his hand) at the store and it got just a little crazy with everyone running around-our family is growing so fast!

After everyone had their carts full of goodies we headed to Maddox. We ate at the Lodge and it was beautiful! We were only missing 1 uncle, 1 aunt and 5 cousins. It was so great to be able to catch up with everyone and just to hangout and celebrate Grandma. She is the most amazing woman who is such a great example to our family-we love you Grandma, Happy birthday!

just missing Zac-love my family!

love this picture of Mackie and Ter :)

Mackie's photoshoot-she is hilarious!

Words can't even describe how much I love my boys!
Ry and his beautiful family!

these pictures are priceless-I love you all so much!

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby Yay-yo

Oaklee Grayce Haney joined the Haney clan on October 17th and she is the most beautiful baby! Congratulations Ryan, Kaci and Mackie! Everyone kept posting pictures on facebook holding Oaklee and it was killing me (plus a little teasing from Ry that we weren't there) so Bryke and I hopped in the car Saturday morning and surprised Ry and Kac at the hospital-I had to get my hands on that baby! Bryke just loved her and kept saying baby yay-yo which is now what every baby is called :) We love you Oaklee!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Owie lip :(

Bryke and I were racing and the poor little mr. tripped and got a hitler mustache-he’s still pretty darn cute though! We love you Bryke!