Monday, September 26, 2011

An Update on Us

I realized the other day that some people might have taken the title of my last entry the wrong way, but maybe not. Just to clarify though, no, I am not pregnant. I would love to be, but it's just not the right time yet. In the meantime, I'm working hard on getting back to my high school bod (or at least my high school weight, let's be real, those hips aren't going away lol!) And I need to do a little update. Lots of people have been asking me about Tyler and stuff so here goes:
As of last August, Tyler has pretty much had a constant migraine for a year. No one knows why, and our current way of dealing with it is trying a new medication every couple months. I've been trying to talk Tyler into seeing a naturepathic doctor, but he doesn't think it would do any good. I've seen how my Aunt, who has breast cancer, looks healthy, feels great, has all her hair and has energy when her regular oncologist says she should be not able to move because of pain or dead. I'm a believer people. And I don't really care for doctors anyway, I'm of the opinion that God gave us this beautiful earth and everything in it for our benefit so why don't we use it. I also want Tyler to see a chiropractor and get realigned and see if that helps, but I haven't found a chiropractor that I really like yet. In the meantime, not much has changed except his pain tolerance has gone way up. A couple of months ago we spent another lovely evening in the ER because Tyler just about broke his knee. But luckily, he ended up just spraining it. He's been working like crazy on the defense side of the legal office and football just started back up so he's doing the second job reffing gig, so we barely get to see him, which is hard on the kids but we know this won't be forever.
Kari has finally hit her growth spurt. I had to move her up to 4T in everything. She's just a little over 3, this is the girl that was in newborn clothes until she was 3 months old because she was always so tiny. She's getting really tall though, I think she may take after her daddy after all. She's really into princesses, ballerina's, Barbies, and Mickey Mouse. She can count to 8, knows most of her alphabet and knows the titles to every single kid movie we own. lol! Bad right? Anyway, she's got an attitude sometimes, but I'm guessing a lot of that is just because she's 3 and a little diva. We love her anyway. ;)
Jillian is 18 months old today! I can't believe how fast she's growing up. She had her checkup last friday. She's 21 lbs and 1oz, which is in the 11th percentile, but she's 31 inches long and in the 36th percentile. So she's super skinny and tallish. She's still bigger than Kari was at that age. I guess I just have small kids. The doctor said she was perfect (which I already knew ;D) She's super smart, she repeats everything you say, she loves Elmo and Mickey Mouse (or as she says "Ma Mouse") Her favorite person in the whole wide world is Kari.
As for me, I'm currently working on things to donate to Olivia DeCoria's auction, she's my sister-in-law's niece, she's got stage 5 cancer in her eye and it's already spread elsewhere. The poor thing will lose her eye and have to have chemotherapy, she just turned 2 the end of August. It just breaks my heart and I want to help. She's practically family and I think about how I would feel if it were one of my precious girls. I can't even imagine. If you want to read Livi's story go to And if you've ever wanted to buy anything I make, the auction is a good time to do so. I've made sugar scrubs, bath salts, bows, tutus, and I'm working on puff quilts right now. After the auction things are submitted on the 1st of October, I have to shift focus to helping with costumes for a play my church is putting on. lol! How do I get myself into these messes? :) Oh well, sure keeps me busy. That's all for now. Miss you all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

a few pictures from Washington, and a new member of the family.

My adorable new nephew Caden

One of the pictures that were taken when we were home in the Tri-Cities
The Haueter family
The original Haueter's

They're not all edited and sent out yet. This is just a little peek. My brother-in-law has other jobs and then they just had their little boy a couple week ago. He's got a lot on his plate. :) But I got these and they're cute! So here you go.

Our fun fall pictures. ;)

Hey everyone. Well, fall is coming to a close, snow is on the forecast (at least for Fairbanks Alaska) which is sad because fall is my favorite season. I love all the colors and fun that comes with it, and the cool crisp days. Ah, heaven, all too soon it will be snowy and cold and yucky. Blech. Anyway, so we took our annual fall family pictures last sunday, and it's a good thing we did because I don't think we have another weekend of fall. So without further ado:

I took a bunch of pictures of the trees and the fog on the lake. This one is one of my absolute favorites.
Playing with the leaves

Walking on water? ;)
She spent most of the photo shoot running around all over the place.

Same with this one. But she was slower so I ended up with more pictures of Jill

"Mom, what is that weird metal dude doing there?"

tackle loves lol!
Look at how looooooong her hair is.
Kisses for Daddy
hugs for daddy

first attempt at a family picture
walking with daddy
see? I've still got some of that darn red in my hair from TWO years ago.

I like these last ones best.
My favorite
and off she goes again
I liked this shot with the airplane in the background, she is, after all, an Air Force brat. :D

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Some family pictures in front of the temple.

So these next few posts are going to be out of order. I was waiting for family pictures that my brother in law took, but I'm not sure how long it will take him to edit and send them so I'll just start putting up our trip home pictures. These next ones were taken by Britney, my wonderful sister in law, at the Columbia River Temple where my husband and I were married 5 years ago. I always think of that Temple as the start of my wonderful family. Anyway, enough talk, here's some pictures. :D

It was really sunny that day and unfortunately the Temple and it's beautiful grounds were closed for the semi-annual deep cleaning and repairing.

See the ones in the shade are nicer. :D
Everyone looking in the same direction!

Kari's new thing is rocks. :)

She wasn't smiling soooooo.........
I started ticking her. Works everytime. :D

I absolutely LOVE this one. :D