Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This Christmas came so fast this year! It was so much fun having all of my family here. Christmas eve, Chase and I went to his family's annual Christmas eve dinner then went back to my parents house for the "Reindeer feed"... sorry I don't have pictures of these. Next year will be a lot of fun since Liam will be able to participate in the reindeer feed! 

Christmas morning we had to be at my parents house at 6:30 AM so that we could call Michael in Bolivia, and we all stayed up really late Christmas eve so we were all exhausted! Its always fun to hear from him and hear him speak spanish and about his daily routines. I cant believe he only has 6 months left! We're all so excited for him to come back home. 

right before the ciaos began
they were exhausted too

The day after Christmas, we blessed Liam and my sisters baby at my parents house and Chase
did a beautiful job on the blessing! 

Crystal and Liam.. she held him the whole week she was here! They bonded a lot!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My baby is 1 month

Liam... 1 month

I cant believe Liam is one month today! Its gone by so fast. Although all he does is eat, sleep and poop, he is so much fun. Not so much the last one! Heres a short list of our little ones personality so far. 
*Hes a pretty good sleeper as long as he doesn't have drainage and can breath! 
*He loves to smile and is fascinated with the ceiling and fans, I need to get one for his room
so he'll just lay down and stair at it!
*Our dog Kali loves him, she sneaks in as many kisses as she can until I realize what shes doing and he doesnt mind at all. 
*Just started liking his swing! YAY!
*He falls asleep in the car, which is such a huge blessing for me :)
*He is a little pig, that boy can eat so much and he keeps it all down.
*And my favorite, but not at 3 am, he loves to be held and cuddled! Its hard to get things done when he just wants me to hold him, but I'm taking advantage while I can.

Thats all I can think of right now! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

He's here!

Liam Blake Thompson
born 11/26/09 at 2am
8lbs 3oz   19 inches long

Im so glad hes finally here. It was a really long hard labor. Heres the story...
I went in the morning of the 25th at 5:30am and my water had already broken so I was admitted around 7:30. I was having small contractions about every 5 mins and I got an epidural sometime that afternoon. (I cant remember when, I was concentrating on other things)... it was wonderful not being able to feel a thing after that! I was fully dilated to a 10 at 6:30 and started pushing around 7. I pushed for about 2 hours pretty regularly but he wasnt coming down like they were wanting. They had me rest for a little while and I started having horrible back labor and the epidural wasnt helping much with that. The anesthesiologist had to come in 3 times to give me more drugs since I was in so much pain. My doctor came in around 11pm and said that he could try to pull him out or get forceps to help or I could have a c-section. I was begging him for a c-section because I was so exhausted from pushing and wanted my back labor to stop. He had an emergency c-section before me, so I had to wait about another hour or so. Finally around 1am they numbed me all up and I was so tired that i passed out once I couldnt feel anything. They took me in around 1:30 and Liam was born at 2:00. The dr said that there was no way Liam would have been able to be born vaginally because my pelvis wasnt opening like it was supposed to. So good thing he didnt try to pull him out! We are now at home and doing well. Im sore, but am very glad that our little man is here and its over with! So far he is such a good baby and very content and alert. 
This is my favorite picture of him...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

movin along...

I had my doctors appointment this morning and Im dilated to a 1 and 60% effaced! Yay! That means things are moving! Im really hoping that i'll have a baby by this weekend... but we'll see! Heres a picture of me at 38 weeks! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

baby update...

I have a drs appointment tomorrow and Im really hoping that the doctor tells me that I need to go to the hospital :) Dreams can come true... right?!  But as of the 3rd, I wasn't dilated or anything. I havnt been able to take a picture of week 37 since chase has been gone, but heres me at week 36! Tomorrow i'll be 38 weeks and will take another picture!! yay! Almost baby time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

35 weeks... 35 more days!

The countdown has officially begun
Im 35 weeks and am getting so ready for this little guy to come! Mainly so I can lay on my back comfortably again :) But we are SO excited that its so close!

Heres the 35 week tummy shot... I hate taking a bare belly picture, but my doctor told us to start doing it every week so we can see how big I get each week. He said we'll thank him later for the suggestion, but for now I don't like that I'll be getting bigger each week, and I dont care to document it :) But I know hes right. So you all get the pleasure of seeing my glorious tummy get bigger and bigger the next few weeks.

The nursery is coming along. I have all the clothes washed and hung up (and he has a lot of clothes), the crib is all put together, today I am repainting a changing table.. well im making chase do it :), and all thats left to do is to get the old crib we were going to use out of there and throw it away! The blanket that is on the crib is one that I made and its basically finished! I just have the tedious work of cutting the fabric and then washing it. 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Suggestions needed :)

OK my dear blogging friends.... I need help! I started painting the nursery and I cant decide if I should leave the dots how they are or add a brown and green to the left side. I like it how it is, but cant decide if it would look better with a couple more. So PLEASE give me your opinion. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

10 weeks to go!

above: 30 weeks

I cant believe that I have 10 more weeks left and I WILL get even bigger... :/ 
Im officially scared! haha

below: this is actually at 29 weeks
I like to think that Im really 31 or 32 weeks along since one of my doctors think that my due date is sooner than what it is set at right now (nov 26). Hopefully hes right and I'll have the baby in the beginning of nov!  That would be great! Ive been working on the nursery a little and I'll hopefully put some pictures up within the next couple of weeks. 

Thursday, August 13, 2009

25 weeks

WARNING! 25 weeks and huge!

So I'm absolutely dreading putting these pictures up. 
Yes I know that Im huge for being only 25 weeks (my father in law likes to remind me about that and random people that come into my work), but its mostly all baby and hes growing straight out! 

(dont mind my awkward face... i hate taking a picture by myself, but people have been wanting me to.. so here it is)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

sittin n waitin...

Im just waiting for Chase to get home from Walla Walla, and figured that I should update my blog. I dont have any recent pictures yet, I'll get some up soon because I am growing fast!

Liam has been moving around like crazy and kicking! Its so fun to watch my stomach jump around and feel him moving. It actually freaks me out, but I still love it! He must really like chase, because every time chase touches my stomach, Liam will almost always kick or move a lot. 

Its so weird to think that I'll have a baby in a few months. I still have a TON of things to get done before I get to big to move! Heres a picture of the crib that we are getting... but it'll be white. Im actually really excited about the crib. A friends husband went dumpster diving and found the crib (well parts of it) and gave it to me for free. I found the crib online and it was actually really expensive, so I lucked out on not having to pay the whole price. I just need to order the parts Im missing and shipping and thats all! 

Ive been having fun coming up with ideas for the nursery and I found one that I love... 

What do you think? The colors are a little different, but the idea is going to be similar! Now I just have to start sewing.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Half way done!!!

This picture is late, but its really for me to see how big Im getting! This was at 17 weeks!
And Now...
20 weeks! Half way there!

I know its going to happen... but it seriously gets bigger? :)  Im a little worried how big Ill be in another 20 weeks. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Drum roll please....

It is a.....

We are so excited for this little man to come! We've decided on the name Liam, but we dont have a middle name yet... Im thinking Chase, but we shall see! Dr. said that everything looks good and healthy! He thinks my due date is a little earlier then what they told me (nov. 26) so im hoping that I'll have him the beginning of nov! Guess we have to wait and see! Tomorrow Im 20 weeks so I'll post a belly shot tomorrow! 

I may be biased, but isnt he the cutest thing :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shes done!

I usually don't post so frequently, but these past couple of weeks have been busy! Chases little sister, Alexis, graduated this past weekend! We cant believe that shes done with high school... that flew by! Her sister, Angie, had some leis flown from Hawaii for the special occasion! 

Angie and Alexis
At Alexis's graduation party we had her Tongan siblings cook us an authentic luau with a pig and everything! I love it when they come and cook! Its so good. I had a hard time eating the pig thanks to my husband! He had to go over to his parents the day before to help clean and get ready for the party! He called and told me that he had no desire to ever go hunting. I was thinking that they already killed the pig and was gutting it, but no... He goes on to tell me that the pig is still alive and was freaking out in the back of the truck because it was so scared! Not a good thing to tell me when I feel bad for animals that die for our pleasure! Needless to say I didnt dish up any pig, but my sister in law forced me to take a bit. As much as I like pork and it was very good, I just couldnt stop thinking about poor babe that I was eating :(

Here's a blanket that I made for Alexis... it was from me and her mom and it turned out pretty well I thought! 

Friday, June 5, 2009

15 weeks and 1 day!

Here it is... 15 weeks and 1 day! 

So far everything is going great. I found out that I have RH negative blood, which chase isn't excited about because now he has to go donate blood and have them find out what blood type he has! I told him that since I'm going through all this he can at least get poked once with a needle! Only a few more weeks until we find out what we're having! I'm very excited to start decorating the nursery :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Chases Release Party & Birthday!!

This post is a little late!! May was a busy month! Chase had his bands CD release party on the 2nd! It went really well and they've already have had some amazing feedback! We're all so excited... and so ready... to see what happens!

Let me know if you want a CD :) 

The 29th was my birthday, so I got to steal Chase away from his music for most of the day! He gave me some flowers and Sims 3! I used to play sims when it first came out and I loved building and decorating the houses... which is what I've been doing since it arrived. 

We started the festivities with golfing! For Christmas my parents bought me golf clubs... pink ones at that, and Ive been patiently waiting for months to break them in! After, I met up with my good friend, Rochelle, and we went out to red robin so I could get my free birthday lunch! The most exciting part of my birthday though was dinner.... Olive Garden, yum! That is our favorite place to go and it is especially delicious when your pregnant :) We ended the night by doing a puzzle together! It was nice being able to spend the day with Chase and not have music to compete with!

Our exciting puzzle!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ten little fingers, ten little toes, one huge heart beat

Our secret is out.... We're pregnant!! 

We had our first appointment today and we got to hear our baby's heart beat! Chase said that it sounded like a peanut running a marathon :) which is probably what it looks like (we didn't get to have an ultrasound, which I was disappointed about). It was so weird to me to hear the heart beat, and it hit that I really am pregnant and I'm not just crazy and getting fat! haha  
After the appointment, I had to go get my blood drawn. I was a little scared because it was my first time to have someone steal my blood and Chase took advantage of me being scared and kept saying things to freak me out!.. He may not be invited into the hospital room if he keeps that up :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

I would kill to be there right now...

I need a vacation!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Poor puppy!

Ok... So today Kali had an appointment to get her hair cut. She had really long hair and it was starting to become very knotted. I warned the guy who cut it that they were everywhere. Chase picked her up and this is what he found...

A buzzed puppy... 
literally, her hair is so short since the knots where down to the skin! 
I tried to get a picture of her face, because it looks massive since her hair is so short, but she was being camera shy. Wouldn't you?

These next two are what she used to look like... I miss the fluff!

Monday, March 9, 2009


I really never do two posts within a hour, but this is the result of me being bored! Enjoy

Ashley Calaway... thats weird to say... tagged me so here it goes!

5 things I like about you (Ash C):
1. You are the best "non" cousin ever :)
2. You are always smiling, no matter if you are angry!
3. You have a gorgeous voice that Im very jealous of :)
4. Your personal style is way cute
5. You give great referrals on your blog of where to shop! Real Deals is my new favorite enemy :)

5 things I was doing 5 years ago:
1. I got my license almost 6 years ago, but I was excited that I had my drivers license for almost a year!
2. I was a soph. at PHS
3. I was dating my first "real" boyfriend
4. Played Volleyball for school
5. Ok, so I cant remember what else I was doing, but I can imagine I was out with my friends a lot.... and not getting into trouble :)

5 things on my to do list for today:
1. Clean my house
2. Work out
3. Play Volleyball (kyra you need to come back!) 
4. Finish the crafts Ive started
5. Hopefully start sewing skirts!

5 things I would do with a million dollars:
1. Go to Bora Bora, New Zealand, Europe... basically travel the world
2. Buy a Honda Pilot
3. Go shopping... of course
4. Buy a new house
5. Put a large amount away for the future!

5 places I have lived:
1. Pasco, WA
2. California (2 different places though)
3. Salt Lake City, UT
4. Sorry, I guess thats all the places I have lived...

5 jobs I have held:
1. Make up Artist on movies/plays
2. Esthetician at a medical spa
3. I did some work on my family farm
4. Babysitter
5. and a maid (sadly, it is for my husband haha)

5 things I want to be doing in 5 years:
1. Have 1-2 kids
2. Traveling for Chases music career
3. Get in shape, and maintain it
4. Be done with dental hygienist school
5. Maybe start doing more photography

Your it
5 people I tag:
1. Crystal
2. Kyra S.
3. Heather H.
4. Valynn 
5. Kimberly 

So happy!!

Im so excited for this seasons Dancing with the Stars! Melissa, from the bachelor, is going to be on! Yay! I loved her on the show and am way too excited that shes on this show too! I think shes going to go far in the competition! 

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Averett

The day has finally come! Crystal and Matt are married :) Heres a few pictures of the wedding and reception in utah!

Walking out of the temple

The happy couple

"The dress"
"The cake"

Matt was a gentleman with the cake...

She may look innocent...

But she wasn't!

Then he got her back :) It was pretty entertaining to watch. My sisters and I were joking with Crystal and telling her, "if grandma was here and saw that, she'd write you out of her will." haha.  

Congrats you two! We love you!