Wednesday, December 31, 2008


This Christmas was really nice. There were all of my favorites... a family cookie exchange, the Big Gibson Christmas party, a real Christmas tree and of course giving and receiving gifts! This year at the Christmas party we had a nativity which the grandkids starred in, it was really cute. I don't think they practiced much, if any, but we all got the picture. Then it was time to go to Arizona to spend Christmas with the in laws, we had a really good time and it was nice to see some of Jeremy's side that we don't see very often. Ryan was not interested in opening presents, all she wanted to do was eat her banana. She finally came to and opened some. Her favorite was a little rocking chair we got her, I mean Santa, she loves it. I think next year will be even more fun with her because she'll be able to better understand what Christmas is about and Sants, not to mention that she will have a new little brother or sister. THAT'S RIGHT I'M PREGNANT! We were kind of surprised just because with Ryan it took a couple of years but that wasn't the case this time. We are really excited. I'm 10 weeks even though I swear I look about 20 and the due date is July 29 or 30th , I'm not sure since I haven't seen the Dr. yet. 2009 here we come! Sorry the pictures aren't in order.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So I know Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is upon us but I wanted to make note of a couple of things from Thanksgiving day. We started the day off at my parent's house eating a wonderful meal, as always. I think my mom is one of the best cooks I know. The table lacked nothing and neither did my stomach....stuffed ! All of my siblings were present except Ryan and Kristin and their 3 little boys. Hopefully next year they will be able to come and every year after that. It was fun to see all of the little kids playing seems like yesterday that I was one of the little kids running around and stuffing my face with rolls and pumpkin pie. After the feast we rested, much needed, and then my mom, Carilynn and I went to the movies. We saw four Christmases, I would not recommend it. All in all it was a great Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for.

Monday, November 24, 2008


So today has been one terrible day! It all started with Ryan waking up even sicker than she was yesterday. Her cough moved from a dry one to a very mucousy rough one and her nose, well it hasn't stopped running all day. So I made an appointment to go see Dr. Garcia at the Foothills Pediatric office at 11:30 this morning thinking I would be home before Ryan's nap at around 1:00 and what time did I get home? 3:00, THAT'S RIGHT! I was waiting to be seen for 2 hours which I was totally not prepared for, my own fault. I didn't have any snacks, toys or books. Nothing seemed to entertain Ryan except for a little comb I happened to have in my purse and a tiny piece of gum. After two hours of being in the waiting room with a ton of other sick kids one of which had pink eye and another who had the flu we finally were called back. Ryan was tested for RSV which she HAS and she had a fever so they had to do a breathing treatment on her and give her some tylenol. we'll have to continue to do the treatments for two weeks. She is completely miserable and I feel so bad for her. Anyway, to top it off we don't have insurance at the moment, once again I'm partly to blame, so with the office visit, machine which I now own and prescriptions it was a pretty pricey appointment. Luckily McDonald's was across the street so I headed over there thinking that Ryan would love a kids meal with apple juice, her favorite, she wouldn't eat anything and spilled the juice all over herself! Should I go on? I know I'm going off but it has just been a really bad day and to top all of that off I'm the one that ended up eating her whole kid's meal! LET THE HOLIDAYS BEGIN!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


So here are some late pictures of our Halloween night festivities. My pictures are out of order so this first one is Ryan enjoying a chocolate bar with her cousin Lora. Better late than never right?

Some of Ryan's favorite things...chocolate and her sippy cup.

This is the gang, before we started trick or treating.
Ava, Lora, Ryan, Jackson, Isaac, Spencer (in the mask) and Alex and baby Jake in the back.
Ryan, Ava, Jackson and Isaac.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Long time no's what we've been up to!

So this is what we have been up to lately....
Ryan and two of her cousins, Alli and Corinne at our ward trunk or treat. Notice Ryan is holding a sucker which is all over her mouth and costume!

My sweet little lady bug.
Playing with Sienna

Napping in her high chair which has NEVER happened before. Church really wore her out!
A little bit of crying
Some swinging at the pumpkin patch
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Posing for a picture with her cousins Alex, Jackson and Isaac

Giving the pumpkins some love

and just looking cute.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008


So today Jeremy found out the results of the Bar examination and he PASSED! I'm am so proud of him, he worked and study really hard for this. So our journey through school is over, finally! We're moving on to bigger and better things, YEAH! My brother Brin passed as well, much deserved, so our family is pretty happy right now. Now Jeremy just has to start working, a small detail, and we can really consider ourselves all grown up.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Catching up with friends

Last night I visited with some old friends from high school. Britney was in town for the week so we met at her parent's house and spent the evening catching up. Britney's sister Mindy was there with her little boy Austin and Amy brought her daughter Ally so Ryan had a couple partners in crime to play with.
Amy, Mindy and Jill
Me and Ryan (of course my eyes are closed)
The whole gang. (Britney, Emily, Me, Jill and Amy)
Ally and Ryan giving some love to one another. cute.
Ally, Austin and Ryan posing for the camera.
Having fun on the Love sac.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lunch with friends

So Amy, Jill, Emily and I went to lunch today, it was a lot of fun. We were able to catch up and reminisce about old times, some of which were dye jobs and haircuts gone wrong, cheating and getting caught (I won't mention who), old boyfriends, having babies and the hedge. We also had a slight math lesson at the end when waitress wanted us to figure out our own bills, it was hilarious. So we thought it would be fun to do it again around the Holidays when some of our other former classmates are in town. So if any of you old friends are interested in going out to eat let me know because we're going to plan it for November or December. Anyway, today was great, girls I had a blast.

So Amy is, I think, 6 and 1/2 months along and she looks great! I think I looked like this when I was about 2 1/2 months pregnant.

So Jill took over the camera and started taking pictures of herself and everyone else! Her camera skills are questionable but we love her none the less.

Monday, September 22, 2008


So today Ryan learned how to multitask. She was brushing her teeth, watching t.v. and pushing her popper all at the same time, so talented. Actually, the only reason she had her tooth brush was because every time I brush them she throws a fit so when I'm done she gets to hold it and everyone is happy, the t.v. was on because I had to distract her while I got dressed and did dishes and the popper, well that's one of the only toys she likes at the moment even though she has plenty. So even though she wasn't really multitasking she sure looked cute trying.

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