Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cookie baking

Maeta's love language is baking!  She loves to bake anything.  So we decided to make 4 different types of Christmas cookies!  Our favorite were the Peanut Butter Bon Bons.
39 Weeks Pregnant

Friday, November 28, 2014

Best day ever 2014

I was pretty certain that this "Best Day Ever" was going to be a repeat of the 1st ever "Best Day Ever" 7 years ago.  I would go go go all day and put myself in labor and have my baby.  So we did our traditional girls shopping day.  I even got a pedicure while shopping to induce labor.  We came home to my parents and I did the treadmill and hung out.  We had a great day but NO contractions.  So still more waiting!  Here was our great day in pictures! 

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Thanksgiving was wonderful.  My parents had a thanksgiving feast at their house.  I came empty handed and a little sad that I wasn't snuggling a newborn, but we had a wonderful time.  We are so very thankful for all the blessings from our Father.  We also celebrated Soren's birthday and the two older kids spent the night at Nana and Papa's with the cousins.

Here baby and I are at 38.6 weeks pregnant!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Soren's Birthday

It snowed on Friday and we couldn't wait until Monday, Soren's real birthday, to give him his presents. We wanted him to be able to use them over the weekend.  So Friday when Dustin got home from work we let him open them...
A snowboard!!!  Soren was very thrilled.

The kids headed right outside with Dustin and snowboarded down our hill.  They were out there for hours.  Soren was really good at snowboarding and could make it all the way down the hill.  They made a bon fire and stayed out till it got dark!

Sunday the kids sang in choir at church!  They were so excited because you get to have a snack in between the two services and go up on stage!
After Church we headed to celebrate at the Williams.  G'ma and G'pa were so kind to throw Soren a party.  We had a wonderful time and I was even in labor!  Contractions began around noon, we went to the Williams around 3 and they continued all afternoon.  However, they were getting painful so I didn't know if it was the real thing.  Just a ton of pressure in my back and whole stomach.

We left around 6:30 and called labor and delivery on our way home.  They wanted me to come in and check it out.  They said I knew what I was doing since this was my fourth!  Ha!  So we called my mom and she came to our house.  And we headed in to have our baby, or so we thought!
Turns out I was contracting but it wasn't progressing.  I was still at 4cm.  They said I could stay or I could go home and labor at home.  We decided to go home.  It was so hard leaving but we thought we would be back shortly.  And we got to be home to celebrate the birthday boy the next morning.  My mom stayed over just in case we needed to head into the hospital in the middle of the night.  

We woke up and the contraptions had stopped.  So we jumped into birthday celebration!
Happy birthday Soren!

7:42 am when you officially turned 7
Soren, we are so proud of you.  You are the nicest boy and such a great ninja!  You are passionate and tender hearted.  You bless your family in so many ways.  Happy 7th birthday sweet boy!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Our 2 babies!

Selah was laughing so hard because just prior to this she was laying on my tummy and baby boy kicked her right in the head!  I guess they are already fighting for mom!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Decorating

The kids are always so much fun to decorate Christmas with.  They get so excited about everything!!!  This year we decorated early just in case baby boy decides to come early!

38 weeks pregnant!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Welcome baby Alyse

Drew and Nikki had baby Alyse on Nov. 11.  We couldn't wait to go meet our 9th cousin!!!  We are so blessed to have so many babies in our families.
 Baby boy and Alyse were due 3 weeks apart!
 3 out of the 4 Williams girls

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Soren's 7 year old Birthday Party

We had Soren's birthday party two weeks early because throwing a party with a bunch of kids at 37 weeks pregnant instead of 39 weeks pregnant seemed a little easier!  I am so thankful for the sweet group of boys (and girls) who were at the party.  Soren felt very loved and blessed!  He got mostly weapons and Ninja gear so the downstairs was a major warrior fighting zone!
Here are the boys, but there were about 10 more siblings playing downstairs.  We had the kids eat in shifts: Boys, girls, little girls, and babies!

It was a wonderful party!  We so enjoy celebrating our first born!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Their Rock Wall

After the swing set fail, Dustin wanted to redeem himself by building a rock wall in our garage!!!  The kids helped him with every step, or were at least present for everything!  Here they are at the beginning...
The first section almost complete...

And it is finished.  How cool is this?  They spend hours out here and LOVE it.  Even Maeta climbs and climbs and climbs!  They turn on the space heaters and music and stay out there for hours.  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall Cabin Trip

Courtney and Luke blessed us with another trip to the cabin this Fall.  The kids get soooooo excited for the cabin.  It was really cold out but we still enjoyed ourselves.  
Nana led crafts...
We enjoyed lots of smores and bonfires...

Played in the leaves...

I was 35 weeks pregnant and feeling pretty big!

Soren and baby doll Lena...
The kids listening to uncle Nick tell a story.  I love Maeta's face...
We were there for Halloween so Nana made it festive with bobbing for apples.  Being the germ freak I am I couldn't even watch without wanting to gag!

Caught these three together and thought they could be siblings.
The three 2 year olds usually up to no good!
Paper airplanes with Papa
Daddy time
And a game of soccer!
It was a wonderful time!