Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Past 2 Weeks- the best of times, the worst of times

The best- Libby, my talented 5 1/2 year old, is proving her talents again by being asked to be a junior barrel racer in the San Angelo Rodeo next month. She is one about 25 girls, and I'm prett sure she is the youngest, just like her gymnastics team. She'll ride on opening night, Feb 17th. She tried out last Sunday. Last Saturday both Libby and Emma did the Rodeo princess contest, they just dress up cute and answer some questions, no pageant! Libby got it, but not Emma. Emma is just 3 1/2 so she's a little shy still. Here are pics of the weekend.

The worst- So I mentioned in one of my Christmas post that we had more good news to share later. Well that news was that I was pregnant, was being the main word there. I'm sharing my experience of having a miscarriage so I can help others who have gone or will go through the same pain I've experienced in the past 2 weeks. We definitely did not plan the pregnancy, I was going to be due in September which is volleyball season. It took us a few days to get over the shock and figure out how we were going to make it all work. Just as we do that and get all excited to have our dream of 4 kids and the blood test confirmed, the miscarriage begins. I did not realize it is such a process and toll on your body, and top it off the emotional roller coaster. I didn't even realize what was happening, but when I found out the symptoms I knew and I was crushed. Pedro didn't believe it until all the bloodwork over the week confirmed it. The hardest part was one week I saw the baby on the monitor w/ a heartbeat, and just one week later I saw a blank screen w/ absolutely nothing. We've realized through this process how thankful we are of our 3 beautiful children and we are perfectly happy w/ a family of 5. I have never wanted an odd number but I don't want to go through that again. The dr did tell me that a woman being pregnant 4 times w/out ever having a miscarriage is highly unlikely. The statistics scared me. So we've decided that we are done having babies. It's a pretty good time to be done, we're both turning 30 this summer, and our 10 year anniversary is this summer. Our life couldn't be more perfect as it is. We have great jobs, and we've been pretty successful in our jobs. The real success is that we are HAPPY! Our children are awesome, beautiful, and healthy! God has blessed us in so many ways.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Christmas Pics

Not too often we all take a decent picture, that's why we didn't have a Christmas card this year. This pic was good enough to make the blog

Libby was the only that would smile Christmas morning

Libby and Emma learning the family recipe for cornbread dressing from Papa

The best pic we could get where all 3 would actually sit still, they were too into their presents.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


My mom and dad came to San Angelo for Christmas and it was great. I always love to have my parents at my house, mom's cooking and dad reading to my kiddos. I just love it! Libby got the PS3 move (like the Wii) so we had some mad frisbee golf competitions every night. Emma took pictures w/ her new camera and Paydon pushed around all his toys all over the house. Pedro and I got new horses. Mine is Snickers and Pedro's is Charley. Now we can ride w/ Libby. I loved staying at home for Christmas! We spent New Year's w/ our good friend Amy and Aaron and their son Jared. Great Holiday! Now it's back to school. We're getting ready for Libby to tryout for the junior barrel racing in the San Angelo rodeo. I've got tennis starting, Pedro's busy working, and both girls are still in gymnastics. We are yet to see our baby boy walk, I shouldn't rush it though. Stay tune for more exciting news, and actual Christmas pictures.