We've reached the home stretch--30 weeks and only 10 more to go. I'm definitely ready for this pregnancy to be over because I feel so pudgy and unable to play and move like I used to. I'm even more excited to meet this little guy who wakes me up at night and kicks me all the time :) Kassidy really wanted to show Kevin her growing belly too! She's a funny little girl and always keeps us laughing. I'm really excited to see how she reacts to a new baby in our home. I think she'll take to mothering him like a fish to water.
Mothers Day is such a wonderful time to reflect upon the women who have made such big impacts in our lives. Our family has been blessed with many mothers who are great examples to us all and love us unconditionally.
First of all, my mother is my example and hero, and always has great advice when I call to talk. She's an angel and is the strongest woman I know. She is a woman of integrity who I know will always do the right thing. THis example has been the most important in my life. I love you mom!
Kevin's mom, Karen, is the sweetest woman I know. She always has something kind to say about everyone and is willing to drop anything to help out her kids. She's raised 7 wonderful children and I'm lucky enough to be married to one of them. Thanks for raising Kevin to be such an amazing husband and father Karen!
Next, I am blessed to have another mother, my step-mom Cathy. She took on a big load when she married my Dad 9 years ago and got 5 step-kids. But she's taken it all in a stride and has always shown us the love and kindness we needed in difficult times. We love you Cathy!
We also have some honorable mentions: to our amazing Grandma's (there are too many to count) who love us so much and send cards and good wishes our way. We wouldn't be here without you! Also, my sweet Aunt Jennette has been like a mother to us and grandmother to Kassidy since we moved so far away from all ours. We love her too!
Finally, I am extremely blessed to be the mother of a perfect child (well, almost perfect). Kassidy, you make me so happy each day and I love spending the days with you. You are an angel and so sweet to me. I appreciate how you obey so well and are constantly giving me hugs and kisses. I know you'll be a wonderful big sister too. I love you Diddle-doo! Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there! Kevin's Mom and Kassidy
Kassidy and my cute step-mom, Cathy.
My sweet Grandma Hicken, my wonderful mom, and Kassidy
My Aunt Jennette and Kassidy (she calls her Grandma Jennette)
We haven't been up to much lately, just enjoying the beautiful spring weather and counting down the days until Kevin's done with his first year of school (3 1/2weeks). To fill some time, we spend Fridays at the library for story time. Afterwards, we feed the ducks outside in the pond. Kassidy really enjoys it and is quite fearless, letting the ducks and geese come right up to her.
We also enjoyed a family day at the temple. We actually couldn't find a sitter for Kassidy, so she came with us as we took turns doing initiatories. We enjoyed the beauty of the temple grounds and took Kassidy in the visitor center.
Our little family is currently living in California, as Kevin has been attending pharmacy school here. He just graduated in June and we are on the job hunt! It's exciting and scary all at the same time. We have three children, Kassidy is 6, Korbin is 2, and McKinley is 9 months. We're missing family and friends, but making new ones and we love it! We love life and hope to catch up with friends, old and new, through our blog :)