About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Addition!

Latest happenings... My nesting urges turned to painting urges and I went a little crazy! I repainted a desk for the girls and painted a whole wall pink! So fun! The mirror closet doors look fantastic and made our little guest room seem two sizes bigger! Just trim and then that project is completed!

Most importantly, Our little girl came to our family a little early. We weren't expecting her yet, but luckily my mom came just two days before the little one decided she had had enough crammed inside. Jessie Marilla was born Sat. the 21st at 9:30pm. I went into labor friday night but figured it was just from being tired and thought that they would stop, but after a night and day of contractions, I decided that I wasn't in the mood for an at home delivery, so Jeremy and I headed to Yankton. The nurses were convinced that I was simply having braxton-Hicks so they gave me a drug to stop labor. Well, needless to say it obviously didn't work - this wasn't my first rodeo!!!! (to quote Jeremy) They wheeled me right into surgery and we had a beautiful alto voice screaming at us within an hour. She is the first blond baby - a shocker to say the least! She weighed 6 lbs 10 oz - I think they were way off on due date - she was 3 1/2 weeks early! Everyone loves her a little too much, but we are all settling into a new crazy life with Jessie.

School starts in a couple of weeks, so the insanity that was our summer is at a thankful end. And thus beings the next phase of life!!
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