Thursday, September 28, 2006


Well, things are settling down a little bit. We are mailing off Bryan's application for Othotics/ prosthetics school today. It looks like it will be a good profession for Bryan and his personality. There is much growth expected in this profession in the next 10 years and the pay is good. The training consists of 6 months and then a year of paid residency. Hopefully he gets into the February program. We are thinking of moving to Denver to live with my parents while Bryan works in the biology field doing something. We have applied for one position where my sister-in-law Leah used to work at a company called allosource. We will see how things go.

As far as my daily life, it is good. I get bored sometimes, but I am trying to be patient and see how things progress with Bryan's job and schooling. Kambria is such a joy and is growing like a weed! I will attach some pictures here soon. She is slowly smiling when she hears her daddy's voice. I think she will DEFINITELY be a daddy's girl. I know she loves me but it is nice to see she recognizes her dad too. I know it makes him feel good too.

Well enough for today

Monday, September 25, 2006


So things have been progressing towards some ideas about what we are going to do with our lives for the next little while. Bryan has been looking into O&P a lot and we are trying to get his application into north western this week to see if he is accepted into the program. Once we know that it might make things a little bit easier, however it is not a guarantee. We talked with a friend of my family who is looking into going into it also and that was a good thing. I think it sounds a little more interesting to Bryan since then and I am feeling good about it since it really is only 6 months of training and then a year of residency where you get paid instead of you paying them. We will keep you updated.

Friday, September 22, 2006

As the world spins on...

Well, as you can tell from Eliza's last post our plans have taken a turn towards a different scenery. Eliza mentioned that I was possibly interested in Optometry; I have also been looking at the idea of O&P (orthodics & prosthetics). There are a lot of decisions to be make in the next little while, I guess we will see what happens.
Eliza is in Denver with her parents...I'm glad she has some time with them, I know she was needing it, a little sanity is always good. Well, we will keep you posted as far as our plans go. Ta ta for now!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Well, a lot of things and ideas have happened within the last 48 hours. It looks like we will not be moving to Iowa, at least for now. Bryan has decided that he is not sure about being a chiropractor and wants to pursue becoming an optometrist. We are looking into it and will probably be going forward for it for now. It has been VERY emotional both for Bryan and for me trying to figure out how o go forward with a new plan in life. So we have talked thins over and over again about how we go forward. I just cant see living in my in-laws basement for the next 4 months. Bryan agrees, but can not see how we can afford to live on our own with just his income.
So I have talked with my mother about the whole situation and tried to come up with some solutions. Bryan is going to have to shadow to find out if optometry is REALLY what he wants to do. My mother has offered her house for living arrangements and so Bryan can find a job in Denver with optometry. I would feel a LOT more comfortable living in my parents basement than I do living in Bryan's parents basement just for the fact that it is my family and my house that I grew up in. I feel a LOT better about that decision and having to wait for 6 months for us to find put about getting into optometry school. I think that I could do that...I just don't know how Bryan will feel about it and I do not want to hut his family by "moving" out of their house to only go to my parents house. SO we will see how the discussion goes tonight with his parents and such. So many decisions in such a small amount of time. Hopefully the next couple of days that I am going to spend with my family like I had previously planned will turn out for the best, to give Bryan some time to sort out thoughts and get some research done.
I love Bryan with all my heart and I know he loves me too. This is just a bump in the road that we are helping each other through. Thank goodness for parents and for their advice, however we have to live our lives and so we ultimately need to make the final decisions. Signing off for now.

Friday, September 15, 2006

This weekend

So it is now Friday and I am excited to go down to Denver this weekend and see my aunt Melanie and show off Kambria once again. It is Stake conference this weekend though and we should be going to the adult session Saturday night at 7. I think I want to stay in Denver a little longer and spend time with family. My mom says that is what the gospel is really about anyways right? Bryan said we will play it by ear and see how we feel about it tomorrow. That makes me think we will stay in Denver but we shall see.

So that is what is happening today. Yesterday Kambria had another ultra sound to look at her kidneys. It looks like her right kidney is still dilated but how big I don't know until the doctor calls and we talk about it. I don't know what this means and what the next steps are. I suppose the Dye test would be the next step, but I do not know if it entails surgery after that or what. I would like to get it in before we move to Iowa so insurance pays for it, but we shall see.

Those are the thoughts for today

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Just stuff

Well things have been going well. Life is just happening...Nothing WONDERFUL nothing bad. I can not complain. Bryans car needs some work done on it and to get it done for a reasonable price we have to wait until Monday. And then on top of that his door handle needs to be replaced as well as his window wont completely roll up. I don't think that I will ever want to buy a European made car again. They seem to have "little" problems that are VERY expensive to get fixed. The door handle is abut 120 dollars. I found one online for 62...Which is better but then Bryan has to figure out how to fix it himself. We think we will try that route since it is cheaper at this point. So that's what I have been doing today is research on car parts. What fun I know!

Other than that I try to get out of the house at some point during the day. I went and visited Sarah and her new baby and gave her a gift of pink and purple outfits since they only have green and yellow since they did not know if it was a boy or a girl. I think it is EASIER to just find out if at all possible. That way you can go shopping for the right clothes and have fun doing it.

Well those are my thoughts for the day. I think I will have more to say once we move to Iowa and people will not have the option of seeing me everyday.;o)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Party time in our bed

Well the photo should describe the title of this post. Kambria has been such a good baby, but all things have there challenges. Kambria has had some tummy problems and has been quite fussy. So we let her snuggle with Bryan and I while we took our Sunday afternoon nap.

We rested just long enough to then get up and go to the hospital to visit our friends Nate and Sarah Pettitt. Sarah had her baby girl on Sunday morning about 9am. They did not know if it was going to be a boy or a girl and they had a girl!! They have named her Hannah Isabella Pettitt. She has a TON of hair and it is dark and long! And then Sarah's labor was FAST and there baby latched on within 20minutes. I can not compare myself to her but I will tell you it is hard to do. I just have to remember that each person is different and that is it ok for it to be that way. I will never be able to have "easy" labor. And I have accepted that that is ok. There are other things about my baby experiences that I the fact that Kambria is healthy, beautiful and a GOOD baby!

Those are my thoughts for now...
ps I just wanted to say congrats to my brother Brady who has posted on his blog that he now has a girlfriend! That makes me so proud. I have no expectations of their relationship for now, but I am proud of my brother for going outside his comfort zone and admitting that he likes a girl!!!! I cant wait to see a picture of her.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Plans are coming together

Well, things look like they are coming together for Bryan and his dad to go to Iowa. He will be leaving September 21 to drive out there and then have September 22 and 23 to find a place and then drive back on the 24th. I hope that it all works out. While he is out in Iowa I will be spending some time with my family so that they get to see Kambria some times too. I think it will work out well. I am excited for all these wonderful things to start to happen. I hope and pray that it all comes together. My heart will be a little more settled once it all happens. I think Bryan's heart will be settled a little more too and then he will not freak out so much.

well that is all for today.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

fun pictures

just some fun pictures. Enjoy

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Life back to "normal"

Well, Today is the first day since I went into labor that I feel like life has gone back to "normal." MaryEllen has started working again and Don is gone today. Even though Bryan started working last week, this is the first time it feels like I have somewhat of a schedule.

Yesterday was Labor day and so Bryan had the day off. Lisa and Erik were in town over the weekend as well as my friend Kristy Moon and her boy friend Alden. It was fun to have people to see and share the joy of my baby girl with. Everyone wanted to hold her and take MANY pictures of her. I loved it! But now to a regular schedule.

We went shopping yesterday for more diapers and wet wipes and we also bought some clothes for Kambria. I got a GREAT deal at savers for 3 onesies and a cute little jumper dress for only 2 dollars! Bryan was impressed even though he was grossed out by going into savers. He would not even put the car seat down for fear there were germs galore! He is too funny! I sure do love him!

So those are my thoughts lately. Also, my brother Brady stated on his web blog that he is sort of dating a girl. I am SO happy for him that he has found someone he can hang with and feel like he can be himself! I can not wait to see if it works out for him.