Friday, January 22, 2010

Car Insurace = Life Saver

For those of you who don't believe in insurance - let me tell you why you SHOULD afford it.

I didn't mention yesterday, but about 10 minutes after leaving the Doctor's office, we were in a car accident - we hydroplaned into the back of a truck. First of all - we are ALL fine. All four of us were in the car and everyone was safe.

It did NO damage to the truck - which is also good. He had a trailer hitch on the back which punched a hole in our bumper and radiator (from what we could tell.) It was leaking transmission fluid (more like gushing) and steaming a little - so we called a tow truck.

The insurance adjuster just called and the estimated damage is $2,042.83 - YIKES!!!! Not only did it damage the front bumper, metal frame and safety bar - it also damaged the radiator, AC fan and AC conditioner.

The mechanics will get it taken apart and parts ordered and make sure nothing else is wrong hopefully by Tuesday. Then if parts come in on time, we hopefully will have the van back by Thursday or Friday. This is on the hope that ALL goes well and smooth.

BRIGHT SIDE of the story! We have insurance. We only have to pay $250 for all the repairs. Our insurance also covers a rental car during the time of repairs - so we do have a mode of transportation!!

So - we are feeling VERY blessed at this point - first and foremost that no one was injured and secondly that we don't have to pay $2,000.

Count Your Many Blessings!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's A....

GIRL!!! We are so excited! Definitely will save on some money and we already know what we are doing. Andie is super excited and has been telling people all day that she is having a baby "gister" It's funny.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

WOW - 4 years already. That is crazy....although it sometimes seems like we've been married for longer.

We have been through a lot together. We have 2 wonderful (most of the time) little girls and another baby on the way - we find out tomorrow if it's a boy or girl.

I graduated with my bachelor's, Shawn with his Master's. We moved across the country and Shawn is pursuing his doctorate degree at UGA. We've had lots of fun vacations - including a cruise to the Bahama's and a trip to Disney World.

We have been so blessed and are so thankful for the knowledge of the gospel. We are grateful to be married for time and eternity and that our family can be together forever - what a blessing!!

These have been a prosperous 4 years and we look forward to many, many more years together!!

Happy Anniversary Shawn - I love you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


My little Andie is growing up WAY too fast! I can't believe that she is a sunbeam!! It seems like just yesterday, Shawn and I were sunbeam teachers and she was a new born, sitting in the corner of the room. It's amazing how time flies.

Here is her first day of Sunbeams. They got a "crown" that said, "I am a Child of God."
She has also been to her first primary activity - they got to have breakfast in their pj's with their teachers. I can't get the pictures to download from my camera - so coming soon!
Ali wants to be just like her - and loved playing with the hat.I just wanted to say to all our past sunbeam parents - THANK YOU!!! I now know what it feels like to have a sunbeam and for some reason, you trusted us! YIKES!!! Andie has a great teacher and we are looking forward to all the things she will get to participate in now!!


I made the girls blankets for Christmas - and it was a good thing too! We have been freezing ever since!

Ali's is purple, with farm animals. She loves animals and it's funny to hear to make all their sounds.
Andie's is PINK! (Surprised?) Pink with Minnie Mouse - also fits her personality very well!Now we can all snuggle in our very own blankets - which usually translates to mom holding 2 girls with 3 blankets on top! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Bikes

The bikes have definitely been the fun present this year. It has been freezing cold to ride outside, but they get plenty of riding time on Ali's bike inside the house.

Here are some videos and pictures - when did the girls get so big?

Ali trying out Andie's bike. So funny!

I love Andie's proud smile as she is cruising along!! What a big girl!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Coming Soon.....

Here is a preview of what we've been up to!
Lot's of snuggle time!!Holiday Baking and PartiesLearning about Baby JesusA fun filled Christmas with lots of excitementAnd...sewing? Yes it is true - I now own a sewing a machine, I threaded it by myself and made myself a scripture bag!!

Lot's of exciting stuff - more details to come.