While down there we also got to go to the Newport Beach Temple, have a surprise baby shower for my sister and I, eat lots of great CA food we love and spend lots of time with lots of family. Just the way we like it. We always party hard when we are down there!!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
We had an amazing spring break with my family down in SoCal this year. We missed my brother and his family sadly, but were able to enjoy lots of sunshine, beach, swimming and all the family we could see down there! My boys cried most of the way home because they didn't want to leave.
Irvine Park Zoo with cousins and Grandpa and Grandma Billings!
December was another exciting month! After Thanksgiving we did our traditional Christmas tree hunt and went and chopped down a beautiful tree for cheap (love Oregon!) Then the week of Baron's 5th birthday it snowed a ton and stayed for a whole week! School was cancelled for a few days, the boys and I built a snowman, had lots of snowball fights and we went sledding on the hill by grandma and grandpas. On Christmas Eve we announced to our families that we were expecting #4 after I had a healthy looking ultrasound the day before. I was already getting really really sick. Oh and a few days before that we drove over to Bend and bought a puppy! Her name is Rizzy- she is a plot/hound mix with a beautiful brindle fur and has lots of energy! Christmas this year was our very first year staying at home (first year we had our own home and not managing apartments!) and it was really nice to have a non chaotic quiet morning together! For dinner we went over to the Grahams and enjoyed a nice meal with them and presents as well. That's the short version! Trying to catch up quickly over the past year...
Not pictures- new trampoline Santa also brought!!
After December we don't have many pictures until our CA trip- those months were some hard months for me. I was extremely sick- throwing up all day long and struggled to stay hydrated. I also had to be on partial rest due to some placenta issues all the way up until about May. It has been a really long and difficult pregnancy, and definitely our last. In March we found out that It's a Girl!! I've felt for a while that it was going to be a girl, but it was fun to have it confirmed!