Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Welcome Baby Matthew!!!

We are now a family of three!!! Baby Matthew is here, and he is the cutest thing we have ever seen!!! We are so glad to have him here! We feel so blessed, and are so thankful to our Father in Heaven for trusting us with this sweet little spirit! He is the joy of our lives!

We went to the hospital Sunday night at 9:00 and he was born Monday morning at 4:02! He was 7 lbs 4 ounces adn 19 inches tall! He is a healthy, strong, beautiful little baby! He has the cutest hair in the universe!! Everyone thinks it looks like he came out of the salon! Brown with blonde highlights! So, if you guessed blonde or brown you were right! I was way off--I guessed bald!! Well, here is what you have all been waiting for--the pictures!!

Here is the new happy family of three!!

Pictures with the proud grandmas! (It looks like he is smiling with Grandma Gunnerson)

This is my very favorite picture!! I know it is blurry, but it makes me laugh SOOO hard! I was going to the bathroom and Darin decided to start changing Matthew’s diaper without me. While I was in the bathroom I heard—“Haylee!!! Come quick!!!” I come out and find Darin with is right hand covered in pooh and his left hand blocking Matthew’s stream of pee!! Ha ha ha!!! Oh, I am still laughing!! If you look closely at the picture you can see pee drops covering his little bed!! Then, Darin says “Help me!! Don’t take pictures!” But I couldn’t help it!! It was so funny!! Poor Matthew was soaked!!

Here is the last picture of us as a family of two, the last picture of me prego, and the last picture of me between contractions

My brother Ben thinks Matthew looks like a model-I kind of think so too—he is so stinkin cute, so here are a few extra pictures for your enjoyment!

This little guy has us wrapped around his finger!! He is so lucky to have such a wonderful dad!! Darin has been so wonderful in taking care of him! Matthew sure loves his dad!! And so do I!! I couldn't have done it without Darin! Thanks sweetie!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Latest Update

We are still a family of two--baby Matthew hasn't come to join us yet. I am still feeling well, having a few contractions here and there, but nothing to keep track of yet.

On another note, one of my favorite things about Darin is that he is so willing to try new foods. Last night we had my parents over for a little pork shoulder "pernil" with cilantro-citrus adobo. It was different from anything I've made, and it was a fun change. We served it with black beans, coconut rice, grilled pineapple, and facaccia bread.

Here is a picture of Darin cutting the roast:

Here is a picture of the birthday boy, and his cute wife:

Here ia a picture of our yummy roast!

If you would like the recipe go to

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bowling Fun!

We had a good time last weekend up in Heber bowling with Rick, Olivia, Thom, Luke, Noah, and Eli! Darin won both games! The first game he scored a 196!! Way to go Darin!! Here is a cute picture of me and Darin modeling some classic bowling shoes:

A few more cute pictures from the night:

And last, my favorite, Darin attempting a 7th strike!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

On your mark, get set, BET!!

Happy New Year! We are now to January, which is the month of baby Matthew's due date!! So, it is time to make your guesses for baby Matthew's arrival! There are 4 categories to make your guess for--one winner per category! So, leave a comment, with your guess for Matthew's:

1- Day of Birth
2- Time of Day
3- Height
4- Weight

Here is a little background info to help you make your guess. Matthew's technical due date is Jan. 29th, but the doctor said he could come anytime in January.

I was due March 5th, but came early on Feb. 27th. I was born at 9:14 am, and I weighed 7 lbs 1 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Darin due Feb 28th, and came Jan. 27th (over a month early). He was born about 11:58pm, and weighed over 8 lbs. (All the brothers were big boys too).

Well, make your guesses!! Leave your guess for the 4 categories and don't forget to leave your name!