Monday, December 28, 2009

SECRET SANTA GOODNESS!!! And baby update.

I participated in a super fun swap this year. I was a Secret Santa, and in return, I got a fabulous gift from my Secret Santa. What an awesome surprise I had waiting for me when I got home from the hospital.....

Total awesomeness!!! Everything from adorable snowman coasters, to popcorn, to scooby-doo, to a gift card to Target...and soooo much more, all for me!! I might share a little!:)

I can not believe how spoiled I am...she went way above and beyond, and all I can say is a HUGE THANK-YOU, whoever you are!!!! I love my box full of gifts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We are having some problems with the little munchkin. He was able to be taken off the lights today, but his weight is dropping. He was only 5lbs 15oz today at his appointment. We had to have blood drawn from his teeny tiny veins in his arms.(both because they weren't able to get enough out of the first). Most of the results came back ok, but his blood sugar is low, so definitely cause for concern. I will try to post more tomorrow, because tonight I am emotionally, and physically drained.

Hope everyone is having a great Holiday vacation!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Just a quick peek...of baby boy. And wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

I am very anxious to post all about our new little "squishy face"! He is an absolute little miracle and bundle of joy!! So much to tell and journal about, but give me time, things are crazy around here, and apparently I am suppose to be resting.:)
Unfortunately we are spending Christmas Eve under the lights. With everything else that has gone on we are now dealing with Jaundice, and started photo therapy this afternoon. Big time bummer!!! He's a little munchkin weighing 6 lbs 5 oz, but he's eating well so we are hoping he will start gaining instead of losing.
Thanks for all your sweet comments, thoughts and prayers. I appreciate them sooo much! I will try to post again soon, and I hope everyone has a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! I love ya all!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My very best Christmas!!!!

Six years ago sweet little Jibbity was born.
This was my first year without my two older kids for Christmas since they would be spending it with their dad, and I honestly didn't know how I would make it. Christmas has always been my favorite time of year, and I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to not hear their excitement on Christmas eve, and Christmas morning. Heavenly Father knew just what would make it better. Hunter Dan and I had only been married a few months when I found out I was pregnant, it was a bit of a surprise.
She was beautiful, she was brought to me in a big stocking by the nurses, and Santa even brought me a stocking filled with treats on Christmas Eve in the hospital. We had an awesome huge snow fall Christmas Eve night, and Hunter Dan and I spent the evening with our beautiful new baby girl. I got out late Christmas morning. It was wonderful!!!
Jibbity has been very excited for Christmas this year because Grandma will be spending so much time at our house. She keeps saying "this is the best Christmas ever!" Last week she asked me what my best Christmas ever was....I said, "oh that's easy, it was the year I got a beautiful baby girl for Christmas". She said, "thanks Mom", then gave me a squishy hug.
I love you more than you could ever know, and am so happy that Heavenly Father knew just what I needed. Thanks for making me smile, and laugh all the time. Now stop growing up will ya!?!?!
*this last picture was taken by my adorable niece Amy, who has started an amazing photography business. I will be spotlighting her work soon, in the meantime you can check out her work here. She is fantastic!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Baby Boy is Here!

Hi friends and followers of Tanielle! Xazmin here...hijacking T's blog to give you a quick update. I'll make it brief so Tanielle can share all the details herself, but just wanted you to know:

Tanielle went in yesterday morning for a scheduled induction. Learned that Baby Boy was breech and would have to be delivered via c-section. He took fluid into his lungs during delivery and was immediately whisked away to the nursery for oxygen and IV treatment. It's hard on Tanielle not being able to snuggle her baby.

Baby Boy has not yet been given a name, because they've hardly had a chance to spend any time with him, and decide what name is right for him. He weighed 7lbs 3 oz and was 19 inches long.

I spoke to Tanielle briefly this afternoon, and she is emotional, but hanging in there. Baby Boy is doing better today, and is no longer on oxygen. Still struggling to nurse though, and is on IV still for nourishment.

I just wanted to let all you in the blog world who care about Tanielle know what's going on so you can keep her and her baby in your thoughts and prayers.

~ Xazmin

Friday, December 18, 2009

On Hold!!!

I called in at 6:30 to make sure it was ok to come in for induction at 7:30 this morning...they put me on hold until who knows when. I've been up since 2:19, and now I'm kind of grumpy I guess. Oh well there is nothing I can do but wait until they call. ARRRRRRR

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wanna win a prize?

First of all...just for fun...I'm going to have a little contest. Guess the weight, and time of birth for my new little guy, I have to be to the hospital at 7:30 a.m on the 18th....the one who comes the closest will get something fun in the mail from me. HEHEHE, fun huh!? Leave it in a comment, and sometime after the 18th I will announce the winner.

Jibbity woke up last Wednesday morning with croup. Not unusual since she gets it about every year. But frustrating because I hate when my kiddos are sick, and the thought of bringing home a new baby to a house full of sickies scares me to death. Especially since Ashie spent nine days at the childrens hospital with RSV when she was not quite three weeks old. Jibbity is feeling much better now, and other than Ashie with a bit of a stuffy nose, and myself getting over a cold, everyone is doing ok.
One thing I was very concerned about was that Jibbity's Christmas dance recital was Saturday, and she had been counting down the days to be able to perform on the stage. She was kind of off and on with feeling ok during the day. When the time finally came to get ready, I could tell she wasn't herself but she kept insisting that she felt good, and that, "she knew she could do it". We took her but only let her stay for her dances. She did great and looked adorable on the stage. She is never a bit nervous, not even when she was two and still in a pull-up at her very first recital. Gotta love this girl!!
Here's a few pics...
Now to get back to getting ready for the big day...I am so excited, anxious, nervous, scared, in a total panic, and ready. Less than two days now...WOW!!! My heart starts pounding harder whenever I think about it. Hopefully my next post will be pictures of my new little cutie. Wish me luck, truthfully...I am terrified!:-)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

...the stockings were hung...

I decided I wanted to make new stockings for our family this year. I'd been thinking about it for a while, then one early morning while grocery shopping at Wal-mart I slipped into the fabric department, and decided for sure...yep new stockings it is. Our old ones were pretty cute, Hunter Dan especially loved them because they were pink camo for the girls and green for the boys.(in fact he says Santa likes the old ones better, and will probably switch them out when he fills them.) I wanted a more Mrs. Santa Claus look...traditional red and green. I got all the fabric I needed for about 9 dollars. Making seven stockings took a while, but it was fun and I love how they turned out.
I wanted these ones a bit smaller than my old ones, but they still ended up being about 20 inches. Then there is this one on the name yet for the baby, so for now just blank.
We got a bit of a storm yesterday!!!!
This picture doesn't really do it justice. We got a lot of snow!!!!It is gorgeous outside, the roads were hairy on the way to my Doctors appointment, but it is beautiful. The kids want to play in it sooo bad, but it is COLD out fact right now it is.....
Holy smokes did ya see that? 7.6!!! BRRRRR...cold in my house too, gotta turn the heat up.

WHY????? In the world am I up at 4:14 a.m.???....and taking pictures? My back is a little achy, my mind is racing a little, I have really weird dreams, do ya think I am a bit anxious for baby to get here? I went in for my last appointment yesterday before induction on the 18th. Dilated to a 2. Doctor says maybe I'll go on my own, never have yet, but that would be ok with me. I have a few more presents to wrap, but other than that...I AM READY!!! Have I mentioned Jibbity's birthday is on the 23rd? Her presents are wrapped and ready, goodie bags are ready to be taken to school, and the "happy birthday" letters are cut out and ready to be hung up. AHHHH!
I think I will try to go back to sleep before the mad morning school rush starts in a couple of hours. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!! STAY WARM!:-)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'm sooo Thankful!!

Our Thankful tree....this is something we do every year in the fall. I cut out a large tree, and tape it to the pantry door. Then we cut out leaves, and for Family night we write the many things we are thankful for on the leaves and hang them on our tree. So many things to be thankful for, everything from family, friends, Heavenly Father, and church, to toilets, farting, and salsa. It's always a fun night.
How was your Thanksgiving?
We had a wonderful time in Idaho!! It was great to visit with my family, and have the kids play with their cousins. The kids and I arrived Tuesday evening, then Hunter Dan met us there Wednesday night. We had a super yummy Thanksgiving feast Thursday, then early(and I mean early)we took off to hit the sales in Idaho Falls. My mom, niece Michelle, and I were at Toys R Us at 3:30 a.m. We had way too much fun, laughing our guts out, and saying absolutely ridiculous things all morning. We hit many stores, then went back home. We had tickets to New Moon at 4:00 p.m. so we made our way back to Idaho Falls to enjoy some yummy vampire/ware wolf eye candy. There were eleven of us who went to the movie. I LOVED it, and can I just say the theater was full of men too. I don't think I could get Hunter Dan to go see it for anything!! Other than that we stayed up late at night, watched Christmas movies, ate yummy food, and hung was wonderful!!! Here are a few pictures from our weekend.
Hunter Dan had to of course spend some time in the wilderness doing what he loves the most. The girls so proud of daddy.
Ashie...she really just wanted to play instead of eat.
My Mom, and Lexlee. Check out the phone behind my classic!! I love it!
My niece Michelle, and the traditional "thirsty drink" we always have with our dinner. I'll have to share the recipe sometime.
Bug being a typical 12 year old...we are sooo not a proper family. Awesome!
Hunter Dan and Ashie...just all worn out. Creepy eyes hon, sorry!
Last, but definitely NOT least....sorry Mom I couldn't resist!!!!
I think our early morning shopping and drooling over her favorite vampire Edward got the best of her. Now before you beat me up mom.....remember all the presents I wrapped for you?!? Love ya mom, you're the best!!!:-)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and was able to spend some relaxing time with family and friends.

Oh and sorry I am such a slacker these days. I have had a nasty sinus infection, and it has wiped me out. Can you believe it though...less than two weeks until my scheduled induction!!!! Maybe I'll go early on my own....I can't wait to meet my little boy! I hope everyone is enjoying December, I LOVE this time of year.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


The winner of the fabulous Ribbon Blossoms Christmas giveaway is......

she has two absolutely adorable little girls, and I hope she will enjoy these super cute items!!
Thanks to all those who entered, and all your sweet comments! If you need that perfect bow to match your little girls Christmas dress be sure to place your custom order with us. We love making something perfect to match your favorite dress or outfit.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

GIVEAWAY!!!! Adorable Ribbon Blossoms Christmas Goodies!!!

Christmas is quickly approaching...I LOVE this time of year!! In celebration of the upcoming Holidays, Xazmin and I(Ribbon Blossoms) have put together an adorable giveaway...check out the super cute package you could be receiving.....

Cute, cute clippies, and super cute bitty bows. A fun holly berry clippie set, a large festive ponytail single, and an adorable peppermint tutu. How fun is this?!? Wanna know how to enter??????


1 entry...Leave a comment.

1 entry...check out our website..Ribbon Blossoms...come back and tell me what ya like.

1 entry...go visit my business partner Xazmin, and leave her a comment.

1 entry...become a follower.

1 about our giveaway on your blog.


SERIOUSLY??? How easy right?!? You have until Monday November 30, at midnight to enter! Can't wait to see who wins!!!

Heading off to Idaho for Thanksgiving...I can't wait!!! Have a great evening!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

You will always be WAY...older than me sweetie!!!

Happy Birthday "OLD MAN"!!!
Hunter Dan turns the BIG 4-0 today. hehehehe Happy Birthday hon, hope your day is not to hard on ya! I love you!

Monday, November 16, 2009

For the love of my baby...

Only 30-some days left and I get to meet my baby boy. I am soo excited and nervous. Yeah it just hit me that I have to do the whole labor thing again. Bug was a "Hollywood" delivery...the rest of them...not so much. My body is tired, and I'm feeling ready to be done, but the end is getting so near I can see it now. 500, Bug was right I've hit the 500 mark, and it's looking like this puke-fest I've been celebrating will continue right until the end. Worth it?...absolutely, even if my teeth decay and fall right out.:-)

Have you ever gotten so far behind that it seems impossible that you will ever catch up? That's where I've been these last few weeks. I have so many things I want to post about, Bugs ordination, my Mother-in-laws funeral(we are all still struggling with the fact that she is gone), Halloween, the SYTYCD concert...the list goes on and on. I have missed reading and posting, and trying to keep in touch with all of you out there. Life has been hectic as it is for everyone, and unfortunately blogging has been put right at the end of the list.
Just a quick post to get my over two week ago one off the top. Last Friday we all spent the afternoon(in the 42 degree temp.) raking leaves and getting the yard winterized. Sunny day but quite chilly!!!

Good timing I'd say since this was Saturday....
Awwww...I love the changes in the seasons...It's beginning to look a lot like ABSOLUTE favorite time of the year!!!! Even better....Christmas is going up this coming weekend at my house(hubby will be home, and I definitely can't do it by myself) because we are heading to Idaho for Thanksgiving!!!!(gotta have Christmas up for when we get back)WOOHOO!!!!!!

A new baby coming soon, beautiful snow, healthy-crazy kids, eternal families, Thanksgiving at home and Christmas...truly, I have so much to be thankful for. 500 big deal!:-)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

7 Years Today!!!!

Happy Anniversary Babe!!!!

You were and still are a very BIG blessing in my life.

Thanks sooo much for all the many things you do for our family.

I'm grateful we have forever together.

I love you Hunter Dan!!! Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009


We received a completely unexpected phone call last night. Hunter Dan's Mom passed away. My heart is breaking for my husband, and his 7 siblings. As we cry here for how much we will miss her I know the reunion on the other side was joyous and wonderful as she was reunited with her husband, son, parents, and all her loved ones who had gone before. We love you and will miss you. I am so glad families are forever.
May 9, 1931-October 25, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to..........ME!!!!

Holy Smokes 33 years old!! How did that happen? Just wanted to say a big THANK-YOU Mom(with a little help from Dad...haha) for bringing me into this world, and always taking such good care of me. I love you both more than you could ever even know! You two are the best, and I am very blessed to have you as my parents.

Then 10 years later, my adorable niece Kylee was born. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the cutest birthday twin ever, LOVE YA!!!!(hope you get spoiled!!)
Hope every one has a great's a special day for our family, especially Bug. Like I said before, what an amazing Birthday present for me. Can't wait to get around and say "HI" to everyone, it's been a long time!!!:-)

Monday, October 19, 2009


Maybe a little...
Just like last's going to be a busy week. We've had many costume orders, and I think we are pretty much done. We also have a boutique coming up this weekend, and I am working non-stop to get tons of items made. Not to mention trying to get all the new items onto the Ribbon Blossoms website. Also this next weekend is very special since Bug will be receiving the Aaronic Priesthood, I can think of nothing better as my birthday present. I can't wait to see my Mom and Dad since they will be coming down for it.
I have missed blogging and getting around to visit everyone, I am missing all my bloggy friends, I will have tons of catching up to do and I can't wait!!!
I miss you all, and hope every one is doing well!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How can time fly by so quickly!!!?

Happy 12th Birthday BUG!!!!!
I seriously can't believe 12 years have gone by so quickly!! You were the first little munchkin that was put into my arms, and I was sooo thrilled to have a handsome little boy. I didn't know if you were a boy or girl, and the very second I saw you, the love and joy I felt for you(this sweet little guy) was overwhelming. You have brought me many, many moments of joy, pride, admiration, and awe that I was trusted to be your Mom. I love you so much Bug... there just aren't words to describe it. This birthday is a very special one, and I am very proud of the young man you are and are becoming.
I love you buddy!!! Happy Birthday, and I hope you have a great day!

Did I mention...I LOVE YOU!?!?!?! Thanks for being you, even if it includes lots of disgusting bodily function noises!:-)