Sunday, March 2, 2008

Our Crazy Year!

So until yesterday I didn't even know what "BLOGGING" was!! Some friends persuaded me to do it so here I go!!! So much has changed in this last year it's crazy!! I am all finished with cheer at the studio for this year-and oh boy has it been a hard year but it sure ended up great! All 4 squads received 1st place at Nationals in Vegas and 3 out of the 4 received Grand Champs, they looked great and I was so proud of them. My older squad was a bit of struggle, but they worked hard and they ended up doing great at all the competitions! Part of the reason this year was so stressful was because of our unexpected, but WONDERFUL SURPRISE....

(She is just a couple of weeks in this picture.)

She is definetely a blessing and you wouldn't believe how much Stocktyn lover her!! She always calls her "My baby"-She is always asking me "Mommy, where's my baby?", she has never had a problem with her and she is so cute & gentle with her.

We have had a fun year with alot of things going on. Last July we went to Disneyland with my sister and her family and it was so much and I can't wait to go back with Stocktyn-she is always talking about it and she had so much fun. She is such a dare devil she wanted to go on all the big rides-splash mountain, etc. She loved the train and didn't want to get off, she loved watching the parade, especially the princesses-Belle is her favorite and she even got a belle dress. She really wanted to go on this small roller coaster in toon town so her and Cory got in line and when they got to the front she was just barely too small and they wouldn't let her ride...All hell broke loose-she was so upset and it took her awhile to get over it-then we found the Dumbo ride and she was ok!! I loved going with my sister and spending that time with her and her family, they are so much fun and Ace (He is the younger one) he is so crazy!!! I just love them too much!! My sister and I were both 7 months pregnant so I don't know what we were thinking about when we decided to go to California in JULY!!! Disneyland wasn't that bad, but then we went to the Wild Animal Park and HOLY COW...We thought we were going to die-it was not fun. I think the Hoggle Zoo is just as good!! We also went to Sea World and Stocktyn loved seeing the dolphin show and also the Shamu show. There was 5 min. left of the show and she told me she had to go to the bathroom, I didn't think she had to go that bad and stupid me-she went pee in her pants! She actually did really well, she had only been potty trained for 1 month and that was the only accident she had and it was really my fault!! We also went to the beach and Stocktyn did not want to have anything to do with the water, but she loved the sand. Ace on the other had LOVES the water and wanted to keep on going back in. It wasn't real warm but it was still fun. I can't wait to go back-Hopefully it's soon!
At the airport, ready to go!!

This was at one of our hotels-she is such a climber
and she isn't scared of anything!

She got sand in her mouth!

San Diego Wild Animal Kingdom

My sister and her CUTE kids!



My nephew; Justis, he thinks he's Spiderman!

My sister and her family & Cory & Stocktyn.

Her hands smelled like fish!!


All three kids!!

The plane ride home-She is totally a daddy's Girl!!

Then in September our little Sawyer came two weeks early. I was at the studio with Stocktyn (she had dance), and my water broke!! A couple of hours later, cute little Sawyer made her big debut!! She was so little (and still is) 5 lbs. 13 oz. she was born at 4:09 p.m.

Within the first couple of days at home I thought she was sounding kind of weird. I took her in and we found out that she has something called Trachial Malaysia (that's probably not how you spell it!) So whenever she breathes she is really loud! Then a couple of weeks later she caught an upper respiratory infection and was admitted into the hospital because her oxygen was low. She was in the hospital for 4 days and then came home on oxygen. She was on oxygen for about a week, then came off it on Halloween night!! She is doing much better now, and is finally eating alot!!

Once again she's climbing!!

The nurses made everyone wear a mask in the hospital room.

All the holidays are getting funner with Stocktyn-she is understanding so much more. She would actually say Trick or Treat at the doors and Cory just loved taking her around to the houses!! She was Supergirl at her dance party and Belle on Halloween and at her pre-school party. Sawyer was Cinderella and I got her dress from build a bear-can you believe it. Those pictures from our Halloween party are on my moms camera though!! Christmas was so fun-Stocktyn was so excited for Santa Claus to come!!

Stocktyn & her cousin at school!

It's alot of fun having 2 girls-I never thought I would want to dress them alike but I really do like it and it's a little hard considering Sawyer is still pretty small-But they looked pretty cute in their Valentines outfits!!

So this last year has been ALOT of fun and crazy-Cory works so much and our schedules are so opposite that we don't see each other very often-I always say we're just roomates that sleep in the same bed!! Now that spring is coming Cory is going to get even busier but my work load is going to slow down. Stocktyn has had a fun winter going sledding with her cousins and even in our front yard with Cory!! Here are some cute pics.

Stocktyn's first Dance Concert!

My dad with Sawyer and Dash (My sister's baby. He was born just 3 days after Sawyer.)

Stocktyn & Diego (My nephew just one month younger than Stocktyn)

Stocktyn's first day of school!!

Stocktyn's first day of dance!!


Kyle and Brittany Peterson said...

Those are sooo cute!! Next time you come to southern cali you better tell me!! Cause sea world is only like 15 minutes from me. I'm excited you have a blog, it's such a fun way to keep in touch. Check out my blog you will find some familiar faces! Love ya Later! Keep in touch!

Carlye Momma said...


Jesi said...

HURRAY!!! I am so glad you started a blog. Before you know it you will be addicted.

Cute Pictures.


Anonymous said...

Yeah! I am so glad you decided to join us. What an exciting year for you and your beautiful family. I noticed though you haven't posted since March 2nd, so we are looking for more!!!! Your blog looks great. See, it really isn't that hard.

Whitney said...

Steph! You have the cutest little girls. I haven't even seen Stocktyn since she was a little baby and Sawyer I have never met! What the heck...where does time go?! I miss you like crazy and would love to get back in touch!! Start blogging girl and at least we can stay connected that way! Very cute family Steph!