Sunday, January 31, 2010


just really quickly, can I tell you that I am annoyed.  Why can't I get our picture to show up in our header anymore?  It used to be there all nice and big but now it just says THE OWENS BUNCH.  I have tried to change layouts and all google it and to no avail.  If anyone can help, will you?  Please and thanks!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kylie is 8!

My oh my!  We cannot believe our baby is 8 years old already.  I can honestly remember the day she came to us 8 years ago! We weren't quite ready for her to come, but she did.  I had gone into the hospital for a follow up ultra sound due to some minor problems I had.  Well after the results came back, they came in and asked me, "are you ready to have your baby today?" I remember thinking, what?! They said, ready or not you have to stay and have her today.  According the her measurements from the last couple ultra sounds and this one they noticed she had stopped growing and called it fetal growth restriction which was being blamed on my placenta.  The placenta had basically matured quicker than it should have so she wasn't getting the proper nourishment any longer.  I was at 37 weeks so technically I was full term so it wasn't a huge deal, but it was because Matt was at work and I didn't pack my bag!  :-)  My mom was along thankfully!  So at about noon on the 21st of Jan 2002 they induced my labor.  My body was NOT ready, I had not dialated at all so we knew I had some work to do.  They started me on pitocin which is used to make your uterus contract and it contracts darn hard with that stuff too.  I was in some pretty good pain all through the night and into the following morning and I was not making any progress.  They finally broke my water at noon on the 22nd and the contractions I thought were painful were nothing compared to what I was about to feel for 8 more hours!  I wanted an epidural and I wanted it NOW, but since my body wasn't progressing they said I couldn't have one or it would wear off before it came time to put it to use.  Matt of course had made it up there and spent the entire time with me.  It was getting very frustrating because nothing was happening.  So on the 22nd around 5 or 6 my mom decided to go home and eat and wait to see what had happened because at this point I was only dialated to a 3!  My doctor also decided to go home and get some rest and Matt decided to head out for some dinner.  I tried to rest but to no avail, so my lovely nurse decided to get me up and walk me to the hot tub.  She didn't even leave the room when I was pulling on the call light because I was pretty sure the baby was coming!  They quickly got me back into bed and checked me and I was an 8! Whooo, time for that epidural I wanted since noon the previous day haha!  Time to tell Matt, my mom and the doc to hurry back.  Well the epidural didn't come, because I went from 8 to 10 and ready to push within minutes.  Matt walked in and they had me all ready to have that baby and my mom made it in the knick of time too, same for my doctor.  Kylie Nicole entered the world on the evening of the 22nd at 815pm weighing 6lbs 1 oz and 18 inches long.  She was healthy and beautiful!  I was glad to have it over with, little did I know I'd be doing it 3 more times! Ha Ha...So I wish I had  a scanner to get some pictures on here from when I was pregnant with her, but I don't so I'm going to attempt to take a photo of a photo and post that!  We love Kylie Nicole and are so very proud of her and the beautiful little girl she is today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I have an addiction....

TO THE FOOD NETWORK!!!  So calm down people, it's a good addiction.  Well it's good because I get to see so many different types of food prepared and I get all sorts of good and totally fun ideas.  I love Giada and Rachel Ray and Ina Garten and Paula Deen and theres a new one coming out that looks amazing too! And really there is nothing else worth watching on TV most days anyway!!!  I don't see why it would be a bad addiction at all, do you? LOL  I'm still being a good little mommy and wife and doing my duties on the homefront, but that channel is on from the time I get up till I go to bed or until Matt comes and complains! Ha Ha...  Who else just loves this channel? Don't be afraid to admit it!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ok people

I have slacked off on my blog and feel bad about that! So since Halloween let me just tell you what happened in no particular order! We had Karissa's 3rd Birthday, Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping. I scored some great deals as usual and started and finished almost all my Christmas shopping on that day. I'm so glad Kelli went this year, it felt like the old times! I think this was year #7! I got to go with some friends to the opening of New Moon.  Yes, if you didn't know I am a Twilight lover! Ok we also had my Birthday and of course Christmas and New Years. We took the kids on our annual Polar Express ride last month as well. We got to enjoy a lot of time with our families over the Holiday's which always means a lot. We got to talk to Elder Blake all the way from Brazil on Christmas morning. It was nice to hear his voice after a few months. I'm so glad I only have one son to send off on a mission! I couldn't survive much more than that. LOL
Our most recent event was last Sunday when Matt took me to the Cardinals game. He got me tickets for Christmas. I didn't want to watch the Cardinals, you see they were playing my Green Bay Packers and I got some sweet seats up close to watch the Packers hand it to them! Hope it happens again this Sunday!
Matt and I have been keeping busy at work and the kids just started back to school after their Christmas break ended. Kylie has her 8th Birthday coming up which means her Baptism is near. We haven't set an offical date, but we will let you know when we do. I'll go ahead and post a few random pictures on here, but I'm pretty impatient and most all the pictures are already loaded on my FB account. Ok all thanks for reading!