Friday, December 18, 2009

We ARE alive!

Hello, all who might be concerned as to where the heck we've gone. Life is pretty much a crazy blur. Between adapting to 2 kids and being the busiest season of my retail life, well, the blogging has been benched. But, I just wanted to quickly say hello and Merry Christmas to everyone. We are doing well. Ethan is already 4 months old and chunkier than Jack has ever been. He's officially blue eyed...what!?!?! That's right, with auburny brown hair. So crazy the rioulette of the gene pool. Jack is a busy as ever 3 year old. He's so fun and inquisitive. The novelty of his little bro has worn off ever so slightly, but he still does SO well with him. And Christmas is such an exciting thing this year. I promise to try to be a better blogger, but for now, here's a hodge podge of pictures for ya. Miss you all!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I now have kids....kidzzzzzzz! What!?

Well, sorry for my total lack of picture taking while I was preggo. Here are some current pics. For all of those who might doubt, here is a pic of pregnant me right before the action started. Plus some of our newest edition, Ethan Scott, and his big brother Jack. Ethan came into town 8.14.09 weighing 6 lbs 5 oz, 18.5 in. We are adjusting just fine, and remembering how precious of a commodity sleep is. Jack has acclamated super well to his big brother role. He was crazy excited, if you can't tell by the enormous grins he's sporting.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Easter Pics and a Little Comparison

So, I thought that I was an insane amount bigger with this round 2 baby, than I was with the first. But to my disbelief, pictures seem to be saying otherwise. The first pic is with Jack at around 6 months. I am supposedly 24 weeks this week. So the picture with boy #2 should be around the same time. What do you know? I'm not that much bigger. I'm totally shocked. I swear I feel like I'm way bigger this time around. Oh, and it's time for a hair cut. My cut is way outgrown. YIKES!The pic below is not my favorite, but it'll do for all those I am way overdue to send a picture to.

Easter was a lovely, peaceful holiday. Jack finally got it. Eggs have never been so exciting before. Then again, they aren't normally plastic with candy inside. Here is a pic our neighbor boy, Parker, was so kind to snap for us before we changed after church. I loved Jacks little linen suit. He was so excited to have a jacket like dad.

We are doing well. Jack still has an unexplained lymphnode on the back of his neck. His blood work came back negative for crazy things like cancer and mono. I don't recommend telling moms that their kid potentially might have leukemia or lymphoma, and then not getting the results to them ASAP. Even I, who am typically very polite and patient, got a little pushy. When the nurse told me she'd have to call me back, for the 3rd day, on a friday, before the weekend, I wasn't so obliging. We had played way too much phone tag. She told me the Dr. was busy. I told her I would hold until he had a second. She was kinda taken back, but put me on hold, and came back in minutes. I was so proud of myself for being so full of obnoxious persistence. For now, everything seems fine. The bump hasn't shrunk with his anitbiotics, and as much as I would hate to have them do it, a biopsy might be next. We'll call this week to see what the Doc recommends as the next step. We'll keep you all up to date.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We really are alive...REALLY!

So, enough time has gone by, and I have no idea where it went. Life just flies by. I tried to catch some of it on film, so I'll post what documenting I've taken. In other things, work is keeping me busy. I'm getting what I would call huge. I don't know if any of the upcoming uploads of pictures will show my belly or not. If not, I'll work on it this week. Jack is seemingly healthy, but he's been in and out of the Dr.s office and hospital having tests run to explain a lymphnode on the bak of his neck. We'll keep you posted with that fun;) Nate turned 29 on the 13th. Happy B-day, Babe! That's about the most generally brief synopis I can give you. All is well here at the Dyal home. Thanks for still droppin' by.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Unseen Stress of the Unforseen... (does that make sense)

So, life sometimes freaks me out. I try to remind myself to enjoy today and not worry about tomorrow. Seriously though, the future is a hard thought to avoid. Random things go through my head. What will we have? What if it's twins? Will Jack ever want to potty train? Will I ever not have to work? Would I miss work(though I am quite aware that staying at home should classify under the work category)? How long will we live in our house? Are we going to move, or stay in Utah(we're talking down the road)? When will we buy a second car? Will two car seats feasibly fit in the back seat of a focus? When will our debt be completely paid off? Yes, I know I am crazy, but my mind just goes... and goes sometimes.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I Love You, Keli!

Sorry I haven't called. I've been thinking about you, but I suck at picking up the phone!