Thursday, February 21, 2013


Mike has worked so hard on the yard and it has turned out beautiful.  Grandpa Jeffers helped Mike with the metalwork for the buckets.  It turned out gorgeous.  I love how different and unique it is.

June 6, 2012

Garret's Roast June 3, 2012

Mike's family has a tradition, after you graduate from high school they have a roast to celebrate.  It's funny because they don't actually roast you, it is more like a night of appreciation.  Everyone goes around and tells the person how much they love them and what they appreciate about them.  I can't believe Garret is old enough to graduate.  I remember him as the little kid who used to come spend the night at our house.  Crazy how time flies.

Karen and Garret

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hayden's Graduation May 31, 2012

I can't believe that my 'little' brother is old enough to graduate.  I say 'little' because he hates that.  He always tells me that he is my 'younger' brother NOT 'little' brother.  I love him so much.  He is one of my best friends.  I am so proud of him.  It is a tradition in our family to go to The Roof for dinner before the graduation.  It is so yummy!

Such a stud!

Mom and Aunt Mary

Grandma and Nat

Gorgeous picture

The graduate

Proud parents

Good lookin' guys!

Memorial Weekend May 25-26, 2012

We have some awesome friends who invited us to hang out with them at their cabin over Memorial Weekend.  We had so much fun with them.  We played games, fished, watched movies, went on walks, and watched the dogs play.  Alice loves their dog Charlie.  They are the cutest couple. 

Mike had never been fishing.  Needless to say he isn't very good at it!

I wanted to try out my new camera and I was glad to have a few test subjects.
Heather and her adorable little girl Cadence


I absolutely love how this picture turned out.  Adorable, Heather is such a good mom.

Alice loves it up there.  You can see how happy she is.
Thanks for the fun weekend!  We love you guys.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hayden's Seminary Graduation

Hayden graduated from Seminary May 20, 2012.  We got a few good family pictures, minus Aaron.  He will be home in three months though!!!


Just a cute picture!

Telling the Family

We decided we wanted to tell everyone in a fun creative way.  Mike came up with the idea to get a family picture and instead of having everyone say 'cheese'  he would say 'everyone say Erica's pregnant!'  We waited a couple of weeks, until I was six weeks along.  We told my parents on the Saturday before Easter and Mike's parents the next day on Easter.  It was a fun way to tell them because we were able to get their reactions on camera.  A fun side note.  The morning we found out we were pregnant when Mike still thought we weren't he was emailing Aaron on his mission to tell him to send me a supportive email.  I called him in the middle of it to tell him we really were pregnant so he ended up telling Aaron about it.  It was fun to have Aaron know before anyone else.

Before what Mike said clicked in.

They were all confused, It took a minute.  I love my face in this!
Still processing

I love that Jenn reacts first


We had been trying to get pregnant for four years.  In December 2011 we decided to try artificial insemination.  It didn't work.  That was really hard.  It took another few months to save up and for us to be emotionally ready to try again.  In March we tried again and it worked!  On March 26, 2012 we found out that we were pregnant.  It is actually kind of a funny story.  I took a pregnancy test that morning but I didn't want to look at it, I was so tired of seeing negative pregnancy tests I didn't think I could handle another one, so I had Mike look at it.  He told me it was negative.  I was super depressed and went back to bed and cried for awhile.  I had to get up and get ready for work, I started dressing and walked by the pregnancy test.  There were two lines!  One of them was really faint but it was there.  I was really surprised and couldn't believe what I was seeing!  Apparently Mike thought the two lines had to be the same color for it to be positive.  I am so glad he was wrong!

Friday, February 15, 2013

So Grateful

I can't tell you how grateful I am to have Jonas in my life.  We waited four years for him to come.  We are so lucky to have him in our lives.  I will be honest and say I don't know why we had to wait so long for him to come but it was worth the wait.  I feel so blessed to have this little guy.  

I love this picture.  He makes that face a lot, especially when you surprise him and he is trying to figure out what is going on.

How cute is that hat?!