Sunday, December 28, 2008

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I know we did. We went down to Valencia Christmas Eve and spent the evening with Seans family. We also went to a Christmas party at Jackies house. Jackie is my brother in law Ohres girlfriend. The party was a lot of fun. Lots of yummy food and socializing! We woke up Christmas morning and opened gifts at my mother in laws. Then off to our house. We have never opened presents in the afternoon at our house before, but this year they waited for us and we were so grateful. It was so funny to see Nina GLUED to her new car! She did not want to leave it! It was so cute! The rest of the day was spent enjoying each others company and thinking of the true meaning of Christmas! The following day, we went to Crazy Ottos for breakfast and then Sean and I went car shopping and by 6 pm, we came home with our newest family member, a 2008 steel blue Dodge Charger! We got an AMAZING deal on it! They really wanted to get rid of it because the year is coming to an end. It had 48 miles when we drove it off the lot. We feel so blessed. We prayed about it before we bought it and went to other dealerships, and we kept feeling impressed to go back to the dodge dealership. I will post pictures in the next day or two of your new family member!

Finally getting Nina to open a gift.

Addicted to her new car.

Jackie & Sierra

Our Family!

Mr. & Mrs.

My sisters in law

Monday, December 22, 2008

3 weeks off!

So, I have 3 PAID weeks off from work! The joy of working for a school! But, since i'm usually always so busy, i'm kinda bored! Cleaning...done. School...don't start for another 2 weeks. Books...I usually read at night. Children...don't have any....YET! I suppose I could bake, but my family is tired of all the sweets around. So, the only thing left to do is blog! Im just going through random pictures and decided to post some! ENJOY!

I think i'm about 3 in this picture!

Back when I had bangs earlier in the year.

A very nice picture i took of Sean.

Precious Nina

YEEHAW!! Kristal and I in Nashville on our way to the Big Apple!


Its ok Olia....I'll never leave you!

Much Better

Me and Jakk Jakk!!

Ohre Bday party: Dec. 19th 2008

Building a ginerbread house. Dec. 2006

Back when I had black hair. Sometimes in 2003 or 2004.

What?? The boat is sinking??? Honeymoon. Nov. 2007


Studio on the cruise. Honeymoon

Back in my choir days. 2001

Apparently I'm mad about something.

Love the Dodgers!

Despite all thats happened, I still feel blessed at all the wonderful memories I have and that makes me happy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let it snow..let it snow....

So, they have been talking about snow all week on the news, and like most of the people in So-Cal, i didn't believe it. I went to work at Highland this morning and it really started coming down. I couldn't believe it. So we waited and waited for them so cancel school. They did sorta. It was a minimum day due to finals. The bell to get out was suppose to ring at 12:11. They let us out at noon! Big whoop...11 minutes early! I was so irritated all day! Whats the point of living in the AV if you can't get out of school for a snow day?!? Luckily, all was not lost and they cancelled school for tomorrow! YAY! SO, i get a lazy day with my hubby. We will probably be indoors all day watching movies and sipping coco! Here are some pictures I took today!

Coming home from the grocery store to make some goodies!

I think i look extremely WIDE in this picture. Sean assured me it was just because I had so many layers on and my coat was open...he's so good to me! =)


I love Joshua Trees covered in snow!

Sean at the park by our house

Boss really didn't want to go outside, but when he saw the front door open, he took off out into the snow. I think he forgot!

Im just very goofy

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sealing Pictures

Sean and I finally got our sealing photos in the mail. The man who took them, Brad Smith, is in Seans old ward. He also took our wedding photos and did a great. Since he once again was taking our pictures for free, we didn't keep him too long on temple grounds. He also didn't get a chanced to edit them, which is ok with me cause I'm getting photoshop for Christmas. I tried to convince Sean to let me have it early, but he wouldn't let me! =(...And the only reason I know i'm getting it is because I was with him when he bought it. Anyways, here are some of the pictures after we got sealed.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Time heals all.

It has now been a week since my miscarriage. I would have been 3 months pregnant today. It's a little sureal getting back to my "non-pregnant" life. It has been some what hard this past week. No emotional pain is even comparible to the pain I felt when I placed my birthson for adoption. Yes, I chose that life for him, but try telling your body and mind that when they are mourning for that child. This situation hasn't been as hard, but still painful. Every second since I placed my birthson, I have yearned for a child when the time was right. So, I thought this time was right, but I guess it wasn't. Heavenly Father and our Savior know what I am feeling and I have faith. I have faith that They are kind and loving and have a higher purpose for certain unfortunate events that happen. I have faith that They will bless me to carry a child to full term. Sean and I have said many times how the gospel has helped us get through this. We know time heals all and we will never forget how this situation brought us close together. I just can't wait to finally have that baby of mine that I been longing for and I can't wait to finally hold him or her in my arms.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sad News

I am very disappointed to say that I lost my baby last night. I started bleeding some at work yesterday, so they sent me home. Slowly the blood started to turn bright red. I called the doctor and they scheduled me to come in. When I finally got in, they did an ultrasound, and thats when the sad news hit. Our baby had stopped growing at 9 weeks, (i was supposed to be 11 weeks yesterday). The reality sunk in fast and I was brought to tears instantly. They did one more ultrasound on a better machine to get a better look and they said that my body was already starting to miscarriage process, so they wanted me to do it on my own, without a D & C. We were at the doctors for 3 hours and by the time we left, i was in extreme pain as the miscarriage was really starting. They gave me pain meds to ease the pain. They said as soon as the baby had passed, the bleeind and pain should subside. The baby passed at about 9:30. My wonderful husband is the one took care of the baby when he/she passed through me. It was pretty tramatizing. I thought the bleeding would stop. It did not. It got worse, along with the pain. I was bleeding pretty bad. Soaking through a pad in 5 mintues (sorry for the graphics). So, we had to go to the ER. They took me right in and found out that there was a big piece of tissue in my cervix that was stuck, causing me to bleed and have pain. So, they had to take it out. Another set of pain. Sean was so good and holding my hand. As soon as the doctor got it out, the pain went down and the bleeding. After watching me a few hours, they sent me home.

It has been very hard and difficult. After placing Jayden, I never wanted to go through something like this, but God had other plans for me. Sean and I are sad yet hopeful. We know that we will have more children and this is just a small set back. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we are going through this hard time. Thanks.