Sunday, December 23, 2012
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 5:43 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
This last Saturday we were finally able to get a tree!! This was my favorite year going to the mountains to get a tree because I wasn't pregnant like one year and my kids are getting older. We had a blast driving up the mountain and hunting for a tree. And yes we are in the mountains at over 9000 ft in the middle of December in Colorado and yes there is no snow!! The kids had fun playing in the few crusty patches of snow and hauling the tree down to the car. We then headed home, unloaded the tree and headed to see Santa. Cooper actually told Santa what he wanted and took a picture. Trip went up next to Santa with me in between and took a picture and kind of told Santa what he wanted only because he really wanted a candy cane. Peyton got no where near Santa and a candy cane what not worth it to her either. We then headed to a baptism my friends daughter and for a friend of Cooper's. Then came home decorated the tree and had pizza and pop! This is the first year that after the lights and ribbon I let the kids put on all the decorations. They are uneven and 2 to three on a limb, but it's actually one of my favorite trees we have ever had and decorated. It's my favorite tree from the mountains and the kids had so much fun decorating it!! Even though I had all my decorations up and no snow on the ground it finally feels like Christmas with a tree up!!
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 1:13 PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
We headed over to Pagosa for Thanksgiving. I only have pictures of the dinner because everything else they did I of course stayed on the couch. I can't believe we were able to eat outside. I know it was supposed to be our year to go to Arizona for Thanksgiving where we usually eat outside, but in Colorado! Not normal!! The kids had lots of fun. They all headed out early Thanksgiving morning for the Turkey Bowl. The guys even let Cooper and Trip and my nephew Jayton play. They had a blast trying to grab people's flag. Then after dinner Cooper and Trip went with Tyrel, his brother's, and cousins to play basketball. Everytime they got back from doing something they would ask me " did you move from that couch at all? Or did you stay there the whole time?" Hey I had to eat and use the restroom, so I did get up some!! Then the next day the little kids went to the park and then later that day the big boys shot clay pigeons. Then we headed home. It was great and I was thankful to Loretta and Kristin for doing dinner.
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 6:52 AM
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Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 6:10 AM
Monday, November 19, 2012
So I have made it through 3 weeks of bedrest!! Yeah!! The first two weeks was hard to stay down with my kids and I was having a real hard time keeping my contractions under control and they were getting harder and harder and more frequent. So last week my sweet mother-in-law came and took Trip and Peyton to her house for a week. Last week was so nice to rest and my body feels so much better. I am still have contractions but they aren't as hard and and less often. I am so grateful for everyone help. Between the ward bringing me dinner, friends and my mother-in-law taking the kids I am getting closer to being in the safe zone. I had an appt today and things went well. She said she is pretty sure I am not dialted, but his head was kind of pushing back so she was trying to be very careful and the cervics is soft. So she told me to continue to be super careful and off my feet. So only 2 more weeks until I am 36 weeks. Thankfully Tyrel has wed-sun off, so I just had to last today and tomorrow without him. This week should be easy to get through! I am so grateful and humble for everyone's help. I have hardly had to ask for help. Everyone calls me to offer help before I even have to ask. I truly think without everyone's help I would have been in the hospital, this has definately been the hardest baby to keep in. Even though Trip was longer bedrest, I really feel my body was starting to go into labor more than Trip. I am grateful to ward families and family.
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 5:20 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween!! My kids had so much fun for Halloween. I am just bummed I missed it all!! Due to some preterm labor symptoms I have been ordered to bed rest with bathroom privledges for 5 weeks!!! So Today I missed Cooper's class party that I was supposed to help with and the trunk or treat at the church. The second a few people found out in my ward that I was put on bedrest my phone has been ringing off the hook and everyone has taken over anything I need to have done outside my house, taking my kids, and bringing dinner. My kids have had a ball this week going to friends houses on a a daily basis and people coming to take them to trunk or treat. My kids are fearless and hop into any car happily and willingly that comes to my house to take them somewhere a lot more fun than here with boring mom!! After I got Peyton ready for the Trunk or Treat she kept calling herself Locking Stocking. One time she actually said Pippy Long Stocking, but mostly just Locking Stocking!! I was bummed she wouldn't let me put freckles on her face.
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 9:02 PM