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You know how sometimes you get all excited for an event, you get all the details planned out to the T, then the event comes and goes so quickly you wonder what all the hoopla was for?! -Yeah, story of my life! the fact is that sometimes you just have to take joy in the hoopla -and not the actual event :)

haircuts, hot chocolate, and home evening

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The kids are always bummed when they don't get to see Dad so today I tried to make up for it.We had bowtie pasta with alfredo sauce (Law's fav 'butterflies with white sauce') then I cut their hair, everyone had showers :) for family home evening we made hot chocolate and popcorn and watched a movie together it was a great night. I sure love our little family!
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Sunday photo-op not our best but hey we're all there ;)

Baby Blessing

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We had Ashtyn's baby blessing at church on Sunday it was kinda a last minute-immediate family thing. We didn't have anyone over after we just went to church, had the blessing, finished up the meeting, and went home. So it was very small and short but it was wonderful! She is such an amazing little spirit I'm so happy she has come to our family she has been a great blessing to us all! I love that having her has made me fall in love with all my babies all over again they are all so absolutely beautiful! Ashtyn wore a lovely long white dress made by her Grandma Newman (LeAnn) it fit PERFECTLY! Her Aunt Natalie made a pretty headband with a white flower accented with a pink jewel in the center, we bought her a special blessing bracelet -picked out by her brothers and OF COURSE her Mommy painted her nails :) I love this little one so much! I especially love that each of our children have brought our family together in such remarkable ways -that only they could. I'll get some p…

cuties

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Saturday the 11th we had a Newman family Christmas party after which Mom and Dad (Rod and LeAnn) gave all the grandkids gifts -being very much in the Christmas spirit we decided they could open them when we got home :) they were so excited to receive... JAMMIES! Sad I didn't get a better pic of Ashtyn her Layette is BEAUTIFUL!
nevermind the crown all the grandkids put on a pageant Grey was a shepherd and Law was a wise man. It was adorable! I put together costumes last minute with what we had here I'll have to find some pics and post them

Christmas for Daddy

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I know Cole never reads my blog so I can post about this :) the boys have been working hard painting some ceramic Christmas ornaments for him I love these ornaments because they're bears playing with trains and they remind me of my boys! Law painting so carefully And Grey the finished products they were so cute about it and are WAY excited to give them to Cole Thanks Mom for your help with these:)

a slew of updates :)

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BOYS AND THEIR HOODIE TOWELS: All my kids have hooded towels with their names on them, the boys LOVE IT! Its probably their favorite part about taking a shower! -thanks Grandma Jina! :)

miss you

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At the time, I didn't know why I kept this picture -Law had been mowing the lawn with Cole and left as soon as I got the camera. Now I'm glad I have it, this is at our old house in our old neighborhood and look..... GRASS!! who knew I needed grass so much -I love being outside, I always have since we have a new house the yard hasn't been finished yet and I MISS HAVING GRASS SO MUCH!!! I.NEED.GRASS. and trees! I miss the trees! I've been trying to scrimp and save so that in the spring we can put the yard in, with Christmas, anniversary, and birthdays it's hard to want to save but I came across this picture and OH MAN it will be SO WORTH IT! I'm SUPER excited to get it done It'll be a lot of work more patience since -even with the saving- we'll be doing it ourselves -seriously have you seen landscaping rates?! RIDICULOUS! I'm hoping with all my heart that it'll work out!

presenting......

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Presents Ty Jacob Newman! Congrats Ty we're all super proud of you! (and Jessica because we all know he couldn't have done it without you!)You both are wonderful and we love you! Best of wishes to you all! -it would've been so cool to be there but their school is so awesome they had it live online :D

DEAR HULU

Next time, before causing me to be an addict by letting me watch Dr House any ol' time I want, pause it when I need to, and rewind it when I miss something; please tell me it's a free trial and that I will have to pay after so many episodes. I DONT WANT TO PAY FOR EPISODES I WOULD'VE NEVER STARTED BECAUSE I KNEW I WOULD BE AN ADDICT AND NOW I HAVE TO PAY?! darn you hulu and your masterful marketing techniques! -I just might have to pay you now

...stroller..?

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So I bought this stroller from target I was super excited to get it, but after using it it's just not the greatest, it's heavy and the swivel wheel doesn't lock very securely so I just returned it and ordered this one and saved 80 bucks :) I can't wait until it gets here hopefully it will be amazing!

one of those days...

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I'm debating tying this one to me... All three kids are sick. After an extremely whiny day Grey fell asleep on me at 5:30pm so it shouldn't have been any surprise that he was up at 4am and has been up to mischief ever since. I turn my back for a second and he's up to something -which is actually pretty normal for him but today with sick kids and the fact that I'm dragging from so little sleep -it seems to be intensified! After drinking Cole's cologne and spitting it ALL OVER I put him in the shower, Natalie came to listen to Ashtyn's lungs and see if she was wheezing (thanks you Nat!), the internet guy called to ask questions about the problems we've been experiencing, after that's taken care of I check on the shower POOP! I've never had this happen before, and am quite upset because I LOVE my shower! He pooped in the shower -yeah ok so not entirely his fault but he was stomping in the poop and mashed it all up! I tell him to stay there and RUN to get …

two months

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My beautiful daughter Ashtyn, You're now 2 months old. At your check up you weighed just over 9lbs and measured 22in long a huge improvement, yet you're still so tiny! I love you so much it's unbelievable how a person's love can grow with more children and not just be divided among them. You have brought something so new, wonderful, and unexpected to our family I haven't quite figured out a word for it but it, like you, is AMAZING! You've changed my whole world and everyone in it. The soft tone, touch, and look in your father's eyes; Law's need to talk to you, pray for you, and tell you goodnight; and Grey's oblivious lively manner, turning to conscious attentiveness when you are around -always wanting to hold and kiss you, his excitement over every move and sound you make -All these new things make me realize just how remarkable you are. You play a very important role in our family -one that, up until your birth, I did not realize we needed so much!…

...a few of LAW's favorite things...

So I was just talking with Law as he ate his snack, asking him questions. When I noticed we were on a roll I grabbed a pen and paper and took some notes! Here are Law's favorite things: color: green and blue drink: chocolate milk and water food: chicken nuggets (I really think its alfredo sauce on penne) fruit: peaches vegetable: broccoli treat: fruit snacks toy: monster truck thing to play: cars movie: the fox and the hound number: 3 letter: L shape: stars to play outside: snow friend: Grandma and Grandpa book: it's not easy being big animal: horses song: the stand up song bug: the word world ant -and butterflies place to go: Gunnison Market

Happy Halloween

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We had a great time celebrating Halloween all week! we carved a pumpkin each day we had a cookie decorating party friday with a bunch of friends it was so fun! We had 3 little pirates! Law and Ashtyn waiting to go trick or treating on Saturday Our little pirate princess two cute sloppy pirates enjoying their loot! We hope all of you had a great time too!

previous halloweens

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a baby pumpkin a doctor -he was sick that day sad :( a baby scarecrow and a little skunk
and this year......

presenting

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Ashtyn Liberty Newman 5lbs 15oz and 19inches. She has made such an amazing impression on every member of our family! We all love her so much.

Where Have We Been?

Wow! I haven't updated since MAY! And SO much has happened since then! We moved from our beautiful home in Eagle Mountain; leaving a good job, a great ward, and amazing friends for a new adventure! Cole is working as an engineer for a firearms business and he loves it! It's really a dream job for him :) I'm so proud of him in all that he's doing he's learned and accelerated so fast and is doing an amazing job! Our new ward is great everyone is so nice and we've made many friends. We're in a new house which is wonderful -I'm excited to get the yard done in the spring :) we've also had the chance to welcome a new little member of our family into the world -I'll give a better update about that one soon :)

DRUMROLL PLEASE......

THE GIRL'S HAVE IT! IT IS A GIRLFOR SURE!! We're all SUPER excited!

Place yer bets!

So what do you think? Boy or Girl? everyone cast your vote :) -Law is going with girl, just incase he sways anyone lol!

So funny! -well at least to me!

Yesterday the boys and I went on a little adventure and part of it was going to Smith's just to look around and find a sweet snack at the bakery. Law found a spider-man cupcake that he REALLY wanted. I didn't think much about our little trip, that is, until this morning when Law came in and asked to have spider cake at Joseph Smith's house LOL! It is so hilarious to me that I told him we were at Smith's and he put that together with Joseph Smith -his little boy mind is SO CUTE!

waiting...

I HATE waiting I'm not patient AT ALL!!! I think it's a lesson someone upstairs is trying to teach me right now because not only am I pregnant and feeling so impatient with how slow it seems to be going! I'm feeling impatient with my kids due to their sudden spurt of destructive messiness. I also am waiting for someone to come see my house -please if you buyers are out there PLEASE come see my house! Its kinda clean at the moment- I am waiting to find out if our offer on the other house was accepted (which we find out today yet it STILL seems to be taking FOREVER!). Like I said I just hate waiting and really dont love this feeling of being in between places I just want things to be settled again!

Baby Grey Goose

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I love Grey like crazy! He's that little spot of brightness on a dark day, he is blessed with a gift that I'm trying so hard to acquire ...cheerfulness! No matter what is happening at the time he could fall down, or not get exactly what he wants -he's upset for exactly 1.5 seconds before he decides its not worth ruining his day so he chooses to be happy. I shouldn't call him a baby he's walking and working really hard at talking, he has a mind of his own and by-golly he IS GOING TO USE IT! He decides what he wants to do, what -and where- he wants to eat, when he wants to sleep, and much more! But, you know, some how I feel he will always be my little baby even after this next one comes. People always said I'd love my boys equally just for different reasons -and they were right! Grey has a way of just melting my heart, its crazy, it helps that his smile is contagious, but one of the big things is how much of Cole I see in him from those dark chocolate eyes to hi…

much needed

I'm so excited! This week we're having a much needed, well over-due family stay-cation! We will be taking small road trips, going fishing, visiting the zoo, having bbq's, going to the live aquarium, and who knows what other fun and crazy things! I'm so happy we get this opportunity to spend time -just us, our little family! This weekend will be great too! We're having Shane, Mindy, and Marshal over for our traditional waffles and conference :) then some of my family is coming over for Easter Sunday celebration! I love having things to look forward to -especially when I'm pregnant it makes it go by so much faster! Hope you all have a great week!

my boy

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oh how I love Law! It seems your babies grow up so fast -too fast! Law has grown up in SO many ways this past year its hard to believe he was ever so small. He's tackled the challenge of being a big brother for a year now -and he acts like one too! Always looking out for Grey whether a child takes a toy from Grey, He's walking towards a flight of stairs, going to close to the street, eating something of the floor, or touching the garbage can Law is right there to solve any problems or right any wrongs. This growing up so fast often worries me, he should be worried about playing not following his brother around just incase something happens I don't want him to suffer from anxiety for crying out loud! But I know it is an outward expression of the love and care he has for his baby brother and he truly does have a good intent. Today as he was sitting on 'the pot' Cole and I were outside the door talking as I started to sound a little frustrated I hear from inside the bathroom…

YAY!

we're back online! I'm so excited to get blogging again SO MUCH has gone on! Grey is now 1 year old and Law just turned 3, and if you've noticed any other changes to my blog -you can see there's a lot more going on in our little family!

GROSS!... yet funny

So just a few minutes ago in the noisy Newman house hold there was a crash heard. Running to investigate Cole soon discovered something disgustingly hilarious. As most of you know Law has been potty training but has not yet learned to put the seat back down or close the door. Grey had wandered into the bathroom found a hair brush and decided to go fishing with it -in the toilet! Oh but that's not all, being a little top-heavy he fell into the toilet with the lid crashing down and trapping him in! luckily his head was no where near the water but he was SOAKED! Needless to say the next step in potty training for Law will be to put the lid down and close the door!

Happy Birthday me!

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Yesterday was my birthday and it was awesome! I had a great time hanging out with my chillens, I got A TON of loving phone calls, net msgs, voicemails, and txt msgs from family and friends -seriously I didn't know I was so loved! Cole came home with a big bunch of flowers and a bday cake! My friend Shannon stopped by and gave me an awesome (and much needed) hand moisturizing kit, and my friend Karen came over and gave me some SUPER cute earrings! Cole got take out Chinese food mmmmMMMM! We ate, had cake, then watched the Bourne Supremacy. All-in-all a great day! I was so happy because since Grey had been so sick my bday was kinda put on the back-burner but everyone made it a great day! Thanks so much to all of you for all your love and bday wishes! -Especially yours Rochelle Grey woke up this morning with no fever and is doing GREAT! Thanks for all those that have been keeping him in mind and in your prayers!

baby envy

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the picture is pretty much self-explanitory Law wants to be a baby -its funny most of the time but occasionally annoying, like when I'm feeding Grey his bottle and Law comes up with his sippy cup and wants me to feed it to him too. what do you think is this normal???

holiday recap!

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So the boys both enjoyed halloween and got plenty of candy -we took one for the team and ate Grey's ;) Law was a skunk and Grey was a scarecrow. Ray took some pics of them both as skunks it was SUPER CUTE! We were by ourselves for Thanksgiving and it was really nice. I made the dinner all by myself! and it actually turned out YUMMY! We didnt get any pics at Christmas or New Year's but we had a great time at Grandpa Mike & Grandma Jina's for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, then went to the Newman's for Christmas dinner and had fun there too! New year's was fun. Dave, Cole, and I stayed up, ate good food and just relaxed it was great!

rewind

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Grey got his head shaved when he was just 4 months old, we usually wait for a year but he had tons of hair and it was getting very patchy. Not to worry he now has a full head of hair and will STILL need his head shaved at the traditional one-year mark :) So here's the boy's after their hair-cuts!

whoa

I was so surprised to get on here and see that 4 people commented -not that four is a ton- I just thought everyone would have stopped checking my blog since its been forever since I've updated.
Having two kids is a RIOT! I just have to tell you how fun it has been. Its crazy to see that two children who come from the same parents, live in the same house, raised with the same rules, and are the same gender are SO completely DIFFERENT! Law likes to go to bed & get up early Grey likes to stay up & sleep in Law was a SUPER particular baby (and still is) who is very serious (and says so on a constant basis "Mom, I'm serious") Grey is very laid back and playful and smiles and laughs almost constantly Law has always been good about eating food and generally doesn't complain Grey is ULTRA picky about eating its gotta be the right temperature, texture, taste and timing Law is very vocal and LOUD. You know exactly when he's getting into trouble because he gets quiet. Gr…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I KNOW ITS BEEN FOREVER SINCE I'VE POSTED ANYTHING SO I HAVE ALOT TO CATCH UP ON BUT FOR NOW LETS HAVE A LITTLE REVIEW OF SOME THINGS THAT WENT ON IN '09 sorry no pics :/ WITH HAVING A BABY AND GOING THROUGH 'THE FIRST YEAR' IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THIS YEAR HAS FLOWN BY! GREY- WAS BORN, GOT TEETH, A FIRST HAIRCUT, ROLLED OVER, SAT UP, ENJOYED SOLID FOODS, STARTED CRAWLING AND WALKING (in the same day), SAID HIS FIRST WORDS, AND NOW CAN WALK UN-ASSISTED ALL IN WHAT SEEMED LIKE A FEW DAYS. HE IS NOW ALMOST A YEAR AND I CANT BELIEVE HOW BIG HE HAS GOTTEN! LAW- HAS BECOME AN AMAZING BROTHER WHO LOVES TO HELP, PLAY, TALK, AND SING WITH HIS LITTLE GREY GOOSE. HE'S LEARNED SO MUCH THIS PAST YEAR; GOING TO BED WITHOUT A BINKI, DANCING, SINGING AND MEMORIZING A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SONGS (TONIGHT'S GONNA BE A GOOD NIGHT & I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE ARE SOME OF HIS FAVORITES), TAKING NAPS W/O A BINKI, A WHOLE SLEW OF NEW WORDS (incl. some we're not so proud of :P lol), …