Monday, August 1, 2016

Boston is Going to Be A Big BROTHER!!

We couldn't be more excited to be adding another babe to the family Jan 2017.  As we went through IVF to get our sweet Boston we weren't sure what the future would hold for our little family. We decided to start infertility treatments again and through IUI and LOTS of crazy hormones we got pregnant again and are so happy and grateful that Boston is going to be a big BROTHER!!
I was having a really hard time on the meds and was ready to be done.  I told Spencer if it didn't work this month that I needed a long break before we did anything else.  Going through infertility is something I do not wish upon one soul.  It is so emotionally and physically draining! 

 A few days before we were going to find out if our second IUI was successful, Boston came up to me when I was getting dressed and pointed to my tummy and said, "Mommy baby, baby sister. " I cry again just typing this.   He knew before we did.  I truly believe kids are so in tune with the spirit and that the other side is very close to them.  It was and is a tender mercy that I will always hold close to my heart.  I am so grateful for little Boston, he has been the best thing that has ever happened to us.  I am also so grateful for such a loving and supportive husband that loves me unconditional...even through the crazy hormones!! 

Telling our parents was the BEST part!!!  Both of our families are amazing and have been praying and worrying along with us through the journey!  

Telling Grandpa and Grandma Houghton



Telling Grandpa and Grandma Marchant


Love our pictures Jordan took for us!


I am feeling so much better now that I am out of my first trimester.  I will be 17 weeks this week and we hopefully get to find out tomorrow (if baby cooperates)  if it is a baby sister like Boston said!  :) Love this cute family of mine!!

July

 We are loving Summer and can't believe it is already Aug 1st.  Here is the rest of our July!
 Summer nights swimming and eating out on the deck! 
 Happy 33rd Birthday to me....how can I be 33??? LOL   The day before my birthday Spencer's parents came up and took us to dinner.  On my birthday I went to lunch with my sister's, hung out in Hooper then had my usual birthday dinner, Biscuits and Gravy at my parents. 






Boston has been in love with trains the past few months.  He loves to ride them and see them anywhere we go.  We went to dinner the other night at the Union Station and he loved walking around all the big trains....asking to ride them all! 
Tree House with our cute friend Hank.

I love watching Boston in his room with it is nap time.  He finds all sorts of things to do and play with before he falls asleep.  The other day he got a few books and was reading them in bed.  At night when we read he loves to read to our baby in my tummy and has to have my shirt up so the baby can "see" the books. ha He is going to be such a good big brother.  He loves to talk to my tummy, give it kisses and tell the baby to "come here".   


 Phillips Family Reunion

 Horse and Hitch Parade in Ogden 

 We used to be roomies years ago.  Nicole is now in Cali and Suzanne is in Germany!  It was so fun catching up with these two the other night! 
 Antelope Island



 24th of July Parade

 North Ogden Fish Farm 




 Allie is HOME!!! 

 Boston LOVES Ike!!

 We went to the Farmer's Market in Ogden Saturday so Boston could ride the cute  train!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

April. May. June and July 4th

I have lots of updating to do.  We have had such a fun Summer already.  We have spent lots of time outside with family and friends.  Really doesn't get much better then that! 
 Roasting hot dogs at the Vigil's.

 Watching Jaxon play Tennis.
 Waiting at the corner for  Dad to come home one day.


 Playing with Dallin,
 A fun Sunday with the Marchant's.



 He loves to push the stroller around with his "baby" this piratical Sunday it was Scooby Doo...and he's rocking the sweet helmet...perfect combo!
 Isiah's birthday party!
 Walking to the park with Summer and her kids.
 Snuggles with Kris.
 Playing with Weston.
 Kristy and Misty's birthday lunch.
 Date Night!!
 Supporting Grandpa Marchant!



 Boston was sick one night throwing up and all he wanted was his Tennis racket to hold. :)
 Memorial Day!




 Playing with Ady.
 Boston LOVES the water and he really loves to get people wet.  He had my locked inside the house spraying the door and thought it was the funnest thing ever...little stinker!

 Discovery Gateway
 Hunter and Boston
 Mowing the lawn with Grandpa Houghton.

 Little family hike on Rainbow trail.
 Love these boys!


 Swimming in the pool!

 His favorite book lately..."No David".

 Spent a fun day at Lagoon with the Marchant's.  It was a perfect day, perfect weather, perfect company!  I think we might get passes next year, Boston LOVED it!


















 Hike to the ponds...









 Resting on the driveway with Daddy.  Spencer laid down and Boston insisted to go get pillows for them.
 Riding the pony at JT and BranDee's house.

 At the water park with Logan.
 Another play date with Weston.
 Downtown Ogden.


 Crusin' with Kris in the BMW!

 Riding the train at the farmers market.
 Scheels with Uncle Bryan.
 Sweet Lilah.

 Riding in the Jeep!
 Fun hike with these cute friends...first time taking the stroller on the trails.



This picture makes me smile...love these silly boys!
 Fun time with Spencer's work friends!




We moved Boston to a twin bed about a month ago because he was climbing out of crib.  It has been a bit of a rough transition for all of us.  He falls asleep in all sorts of spots and positions.  I was laughing so hard when I saw this, he was fast asleep.  I did go move him to his bed.  :) 


 Birthday celebration with the Marchant's.

 Annual pie-in-the-face!


 July 4th!

 Appleseed Academy's float!
 Grandpa in the Razor!



Love those squishy cheeks! 



 Matching shirts is cool!  :)
 Caught this sweet moment with Boston and Spencer.  He LOVES his Daddy!



 We have had such a fun Summer so far....I sure do love this little family of mine!