Sunday, March 2, 2008

It's a boy!

Most of you reading this blog are probably already aware that we are expecting a new baby in June. Just this last week we went in for the 5 month ultrasound, and learned that we are having another boy. The doctor's office had a really nice ultrasound that was capable of real time 3D tomography, and so they could take a really nice picture, as you see below.

Anthony is really excited to have a little brother! Meghan's comment was that she would like to have another brother because brothers make her laugh. Julia just loves babies.

Now we need to start deciding on a name. So far the kids have suggested Draco (M, because she is in love with Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies) and Skywalker (A has a recent taste for Star Wars). J would probably go for Barney (guess why).

Mom and dad are gunning for something a little more sensible. We've narrowed it down to three choices that we like (see the poll on the right side of the page). We're also more than happy to hear any suggestions!

Temple Dedication

On Feb. 10 President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Rexburg Idaho temple. K & K & M were able to attend the dedication in the temple itself. It was a great experience. We are happy to have a temple so close by.

Previous to the dedication, we all were able to go to the temple open house, and K & K had the opportunity to act as ushers for part of the open house. Also, M participated in the cultural celebration the night before the dedication.

Early spring update (Part II)

We've had an unusual amount of snow this year. Last reports indicate well over 200% of normal. At one point the piles on either side of the driveway were about 7 feet tall! Fortunately it is starting to melt now, though we still have between one and two feet on the yard (and some of the piles are still over 4 feet high). Poor K just about ruined his back shoveling snow every other morning, here after a good night of drifting new snow.

And here's a snapshot of the lunar eclipse on Feb. 20, taken from our back porch.

Early spring update (Part I)

A few things have happened since my last post in December.

First of all, there's M's birthday. She turned 8 this year, so we had our first baptism in the family. M was really excited about it. Afterward we had a family party with uncles and aunts and cousins and grandparents and great grandparents.