Thursday, July 16, 2009


Kisses for my sister. I am a big sister.
Hmm, what do I think about my new sister?
Look! I'm holding her by myself.
I held Paizlee on the train so she could see out the window.
Here we are watching a movie together.
Now, let me tell you something Paizlee.
Pucker up!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Since Paizlee was born our lives haven't slowed down at all. On the 24th of May while daddy was at Strawberry fishing (translation sitting on a boat with no fish to show for the effort) my sister-in-law and I decided to take our kids into Heber to ride the train. They had a blast!

Britlee is practicing her hairdresser skills. She thought those little horses were great, they were just her size!
She was also introduced to the wonderful world of smores....
...and the proper way to roast a mallow.
Here is our tired little girl after her big, fun filled day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Ok, so I am going to try to catch all of you up on our last couple of months. At the end of April we had some family staying with us to attend Zen's cousin's funeral. We ended up in the hospital on April 30. They were going to send us home, but I asked if they could keep me for 1 more hour because the last few contractions felt different. About 15 minutes later I had a really long contraction and the baby didn't like it (mom wasn't to thrilled with it either) and her heart rate dropped. The nurse came in to the room and said that I was being admitted and we would be having our baby sometime that day (May 1). When the doctor came in at 7:30am he went ahead and broke my water. They started some pitocin to help the contractions along at about 9:30am. The nurse checked me at 9:56am because I had requested an epidural and I went really fast with Britlee after my epidural. I was at a 5 and so she decided to have the CNA come in and set up the room, just in case I went fast with this one. 20 minutes later the doctor had walked (well ran) in to the room and put his gown on. He told me to push and then told me to stop pushing so he could get over to the bed to get the baby. One push later and we had our little girl, without the epidural. She weighed in at 6 lbs and was 19 inches long.We were not expecting her so no one was at the hospital to welcome her except mom (obviously) and dad. After we were moved to the recovery room big sister Britlee and Aunt Cindi came to see her.

Shortly after that Grandpa and Grandma Arko came to visit.
Ann, a family friend and the person who both girls are named after, stopped by after work to take a look at little Paizlee Ann. Great Grandma and Grandpa Arko came to see her later that day as well. So did Great Grandma Smith.
Here is daddy giving his little girl her first bath.
Zen's family ws in Ogden for his brother's graduation, so they got to see Paizlee the next day. Here is Grandpa and Grandma Chaston.
And Great Grandpa and Grandma Smart.
Aunt Brigitta
Aunt Teah and Uncle Shaun
Here she is ready to go home.