Sunday, November 16, 2008

cierra is here!

just wanted to annouce that cierra ann demaris was born friday morning at 10:12 a.m., at 8lbs. 2.5 oz. & 20 3/4 inches long at andaluz water birth center! she was born just over two weeks early and is doing great! more pics later!

Monday, November 10, 2008

being grateful

i just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to my Lord for all the things that i have been given. i sat down and started crying for what it seemed an unknown reason tonight (pregnancy?) but i think i know what it is. i don’t know if i have always been the most grateful person, but i think it a great sin not to be. especially when i have been so blessed. these last few months have really been tough. being in the last stretch of my pregnancy, doing my student teaching, finishing portfolios for my masters, and other projects for student teaching along with the lesson plans, and all the while trying to still be there for my 2 year old and my husband; has been strenuous and busy to say the least. i kept wishing for it to pass quickly and for it to be over asap. however, i realize i need to take "joy in the journey" as Pres. Monson put it during our last general conference. i want to be grateful for this experience and its opportunities, for my family, and the blessings this life has had to offer me. still i can't wait to relax and enjoy a new baby girl and my family, but when i am finally done in 3 weeks i want to have savored every moment that i have been blessed with throughout this time. that is one thing that i have really learned to do lately; to be grateful for it all. don't waste a single moment, wishing for another time. we are experiencing what we are supposed to for a reason, though it may be wonderful or difficult. my heart goes out to all those friends i have experiencing difficult trials at this time. i want you to know i am praying for you, i do care, and i hope you know who you are. i am here for you.

love, jen

Sunday, November 02, 2008

halloween and belly pic

halloween was super cute!

we went trick or treating at the ward trunk or treat (perfect for a 2 year old) and then clint took off hunting for the weekend. carly was the most darling princess ever, and was loving being one! its starting already! here is a pic of my belly a week ago (35 weeks) right after the baby dropped...but seriously i look bigger already!