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Having a good time

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After we recovered from our sleepless nights we felt much better. Ethan is also doing much better and is back to his happy self. I have lots and lots of pictures but I can't post them until I get home.

Here's the rundown of our trip so far:
On Saturday we went to the Fort Collins Brewery Festival. It was so much fun. They had 30 different Colorado breweries there and we got to taste all kinds of beer. It took place in their old town which was adorable. Ethan did great and slept in his stroller for a while.Sunday we spent the day relaxing in the nice weather outside. My uncle Roger smoked some DELICOUS ribs for us and we all pigged out.Today we went to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. We got to drive on the highest road in the nation (Trail Ridge Road) and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL scenery. We also saw some elk up close which was really cool. Now we're going to go out to Mongolian food. We've been having a great time!

Safe and Sound

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Fifteen hours of driving later and here we are in Fort Collins, Colorado. Ethan did pretty well. Although he woke up a few times he mostly slept during the night. By the time we got to Fort Collins at noon their time he was DONE being in his car seat. The antibiotics definitely kicked in because he seems to be feeling better. The drive through the Rocky Mountains this morning was gorgeous. We're tired but glad to be here safe and sound.

and the doctor says....

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I got in to see our doctor shortly after 1:00 (thank goodness it is only two blocks away). Ethan has a really bad sore throat, you could even feel how swollen it was just by touching his neck. I don't know why I didn't think of a sore throat, my first thought was ear infection. The Dr. prescribed amoxicillan so I just gave him his first dose. Hopefully he's feeling much better by tomorrow. My poor little pumpkin. Matt got home from work early and we're packing and getting ready to go. Hopefully our drive tonight goes well. I'm pretty pooped after 2 hours of sleep last night and not much the night before (I didn't sleep well Tuesday night either). I'm relieved to know what is wrong with Ethan and hoping he'll feel better soon. Thanks for your prayers :)

First Fever

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Yesterday Ethan took two 2 hour naps. This was wonderful, but also out of the ordinary for him. After his second nap I noticed he felt hot so I took his temperature. It was 99.8, nothing too bad, so I figured maybe he was teething or something. We went to dinner at Danny and JOlene's and he was definitely not his normal happy self, I could tell he wasn't feeling well. He went to bed fine but woke up around 12:30 am. He was burning hot and clearly not feeling well. I gave him more Tylonol and he went back to sleep for a little bit. He woke up again at 2:00 and so I nursed him and he went back down for a little bit. Around 3:00 he woke up an just would not stop crying. I took his temperature and it was 101.2... high, but not horrible. The poor guy. I just couldn't console him and make him feel better. He just screamed and screamed. Matt got up to help me and we took off his jammies to try to cool him down. Matt just held him under the fan and tickled his back an…

Jolene. My sister.

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Jolene and I met at San Bernardino Community Church. I was 12 and she was 14. I started attending the church with my family when I was 11. I couldn't help but notice Jolene. She seemed so cool. She had a lot of friends, she was super nice, and she had a pool. At 12 years old, friends with pools immediately rose up to the top of my list.

I really wanted to get to know Jolene. I tried to figure out how to weasel my way into an invite to her house and hopefully get to know her better. The perfect opportunity arose when she hosted a swim party for the youth group. I must have just been starting middle school, so I was going to youthgroup. I went to the party and ended up getting to know Jolene a little better. We started hanging out more and more and we were soon good friends.


I really looked up to Jolene. She was everything I wanted to be. She was a couple of years older. That immediately made her way more cool. People were drawn to her. She was fun. She was thoughtful and kind. She wa…

A date and a visit with Kelly & Jolene

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Whew, my fifth and final post today. Friday night Matt and I went out on a real date.... by ourselves! It was wonderful :) We put Ethan to bed at 7:00 and my brother came over and babysat. We went out to a nice little restaurant called The Farm in Redlands. It was really good, and good for us to be out alone. We enjoyed a leisure 2 hour dinner and some good conversation. I love spending time with my hubby :) We decided we have to do that at least once a month.

This morning I went over to Jolene's because Kelly came up with her girls. It was my first time meeting them. We had such a nice time hanging out, and the babies were all pretty good. It's been far too long since we've all hung out together!


Ethan: 7 months, Ava and Julia: 4 months, Christian: 9 months. A girl for each boy, haha. Christian looks a little scared. Don't worry buddy, they won't hurt you... and all too soon you'll be chasing them around!
It was pretty difficult to get the boys to stay stil…

Dinner with the Flores Fam

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I think I have quite a few posts with this title since we have dinner nearly every week :) We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends! The boys did so well this week, especially considering we kept them up until 9:00! They were tired babies by the end of the night.












I'd say this little guy is close to walking. My guess is one more month and he's running everywhere.
Someone likes to get in other people's faces and try to lick them (don't worry, I'm not talking about Jolene).
No, Cookie is not biting Christian, I promise, they are just playing.


Random pictures from the week

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We gave Ethan a biter biscuit the other night during dinner to keep him occupied. It did keep him occupied and also made a huge mess. He had fun gnawing on it. He went straight in the bath afterwards. Those things are like chew bones for babies.
Holding both of my babies
Ethan managed to flip himself around in the bath the other night and was pretty amused by it. It was funny so we took a couple of pictures.

Alright, I just couldn't resist posting this because his little buns are so cute.

One of his new favorite ways to sleep, it cracks me up. Ahhh, so peaceful when he's asleep :)

6 month pictures by Faithy

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About a month ago Faithy came over and did a photoshoot with us for Ethan's 6 month pictures. Of course no matter what we did, we could hardly get him to smile. He just had this kind of dumb amused look on his face. In spite of the heat and silly Ethan she still managed to get a few good shots.




I love his eyes in this picture, I think this one is my favorite.



This silly look was as close as a smile we could get with the three of us.



Eggstra Special Easter

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A page I did for Ethan's book. I'm kind of proud of the egg because I made it with beads.



I have lots to update since I haven't blogged in several days. I'm finishing my homework right now and then I have like a gazillion things to post.

My Dad

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***Warning, this is a LONG post.Six years ago today our lives took a sharp turn and changed very suddenly.I was 20 years old. It was three and a half weeks before our wedding, and Matt and I were out doing some shopping, picking up odds and ends for our new apartment.It was a pretty normal day.We had dinner at Matt’s parents’ house and then later that night Matt took me home (I still lived with my parents). We got to my house at about 10:00 pm and started unloading stuff into the garage and then came back inside at 10:30.My mom was pacing around upstairs and before I had the chance to talk to her the phone rang.It was the phone call that you never ever want to get.My mom answered. Someone from Loma Linda Hospital was calling to tell us that my dad was at the hospital and we needed to come right away.Since I hadn’t yet talked to my mom, I didn’t know that my dad had never come home from work, which was why she was pacing the hall nervously when I walked inside.My mom asked the man on t…