Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh the joy...

Teeth! That's right we have teeth! Not to be confused with the singular noun, tooth. We have TWO tEEth. On top of these two little new guys, we have a crawler. That's right... Baby Remi is CRAWLING!! She's been scooting around alot, but today she was literally on her hands and knees lurching herself forward. It needs a little more mastering, but seriously, this little girl is 5 1/2 months. Thank you Remi for your thoughtfulness in cutting two teeth at once rather than individually.

We also have a little man that is becoming more like his father everyday. I was out doing yardwork this morning while Cass at his cereal and played with his cows. When I came back in, this is what I saw.

Notice the one green nostril. Upon this sight, I immediately start looking around for a marker or crayon or something that Cass had been sticking up his nose. I then asked him, "What did you put up your nose son?" He then proceeds to tell me, "I took my cereal and put it up my nose and then went (closing one nostril and blowing out the other with the cereal". Apparently Cass has learned from his father what most would call a 'farmer blow'. Why did he think it was a good idea to put cereal up his nose? I'll have to ask Adam about that one.

Oh the joy of being a mom... I can't stop laughing.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Playing Catch-up!

So, I'm a slacker, once again, and have so much to catch up on.
First of all, our little Cassidy turned three on the 22nd! We were lucky to be up in Salt Lake the weekend before his birthday. We celebrated with just a few family members and friends with cake and presents. I tried, and failed miserably, to make a train cake, but Cass still loved it. We then took Cassidy up to the Heber Creeper for a train ride. Given his recent OBSESSION with trains, this was all too fitting. As soon as the train began moving, he just looked out the window and wouldn't talk to anyone. He thought it was the most amazing thing! I was so glad we did it.

Me decorating Cass' cake while Cass and Papa look on

Cass at the trains

Seriously? This is Cass with his new bow and arrow and underwear

The following day we got to go to Adam's parents' house and celebrate more birthdays with Adam's family before heading up Millcreek Canyon where Adam performed the marriage of our friends Jason and Whitney. Yeah, I wrote that write. You'd be suprised how easy it is to get your minister's license online. It was a beautiful wedding and we were so glad that Jason and Whit let Adam be a part of it.

After the wedding we had to quickly load up all of our stuff and the kids to head for home. I wish we could have stayed one more day to see more family and friends, but such is our life. These packed weekends are so exhausting, but oh so worth it!

More tomorrow! Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Fabulous Frame's come to visit!!

We were so lucky to get the Frame Fam to come down and visit for the weekend. Ko and Cass got to play together, Adam and Dustin got to shoot at innocent prairie dogs and rabbits, and Rachellie bell and I got to catch up (I admit I shot at a few prairie dogs too, but we couldn't convince Rachelle that they were bad guys!) and take a horse ride together. We even got Mr. Frame on a horse and he didn't blow up! It truly was a wonderful weekend and MUCH needed for me.
The highlight of the weekend was watching Adam and Dustin trying to get the annoying donkey into the corral. It is true what they say about donkeys being super stubborn. This little guy wouldn't budge.
Adam and Dustin pulling Mr. Donkey

Adam riding Mr. Donkey, while Dustin pulls.

OK, get the horse to pull the donkey in.

Still pulling....

You push, I'll pull this (explicit, explicit, explicit).

After all that, Mr. Donkey walked right in on his own.

Anyway, it was so wonderful to have visitors and hope they come back soon!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ode to Rachelle...

Old photos are so wonderful to come across, especially when they are of you and your bff. I hope my bff does not get mad when she sees all of these...
It all started in 7th grade gym class. Rachelle, with her flaming red hair, and I, with my infatuation with Blake Robinson, had 1st period gym class together. The picture above is Rachelle signing my yearbook on the last day of school.We remained friends into 8th grade, where Mrs. Titus hated us because we were always writing notes back and forth. Oops! This is our pretty stage of braces and pastel eyeshadow. Rachelle was lucky though because she got the clear braces that blended in with her teeth.
Into 9th grade and dance company... Rachelle got skinnier and skinnier, while I on the other hand was sneaking twinkies or something back stage. This is also the year where Rachelle's romance with Mr. Frame began. We still have braces.

On into high school and our friendship is still going strong... We split a lunch from McDonald's almost everyday (supersize the rootbeer please!), write notes back and forth in yet another math class together, drive around in Ralphie the red pick em' up truck, ditch class to drive by Ben Franklin Academy, and breaking curfew a time or two. We went in with braces, and came out with million dollar smiles!

There is a time period here where Rachelle and I do not see each other often enough. She went on her way to Dixie where I know she caused havok everywhere. I went to Douglas Street and the good ole' SLCC. There is about a 2 year period from 19ish-21ish that I'd like to forget ever happened, but on the brighter side of 22 we are still wonderful friends!

Now here we are, all growed up. It's weird to think that for roughly 10 years now, we've been friends. There's a quote out there that goes something like "A friend is someone you can sit with in total silence, and walk away feeling like you've had a complete conversation" and that's how I feel about my Rachellie bell. I hope we are at the same retirement home when we are 100 playing bingo and chatting about hemroids and our dentures. Wouldn't that be somethin?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

You know your son is a cowboy...

When his swimming pool is a horse trough.

We've been spending a lot of time out at the Johnson's other ranch, the Baker Ranch, where it is nice and remote, but ever so hot. One day, Cass and I were so hot, he asked if he could go swimming. I thought, why not? The horses enjoyed just as much as Cass.

Our little Remi is doing so wonderful. She is such a sweetheart and easy to please. I have to go back to work tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to leaving her or Cass.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Where have the last 4 weeks gone?

Well, our little Remi officially turned 4 weeks old yesterday. It has been such a whirl-wind with two kids, but I'm absolutely loving it! We have been blessed with the easiest baby ever. Remi slept through the night the third or fourth night home despite my efforts to wake her. Is that normal? Now we've got her on a schedule so she wakes once between 11 and 7 to eat. At her two week appointment she'd already gained 6 ounces and 1/2 an inch. I've really enjoyed being able to nurse her after all the trouble I had nursing Cass. I did get a breast infection the second week which I thought I was going to die from, but a shot in the rear and some antibiotics and I was feeling much better after a few days. Thank goodness for modern medicine.

Cass has certainly changed his feelings about Remi. He absolutely loves her! He's constantly wanting to hold her, play with her or 'just look at her'. He's such a sweet little boy! We went to the doctor and had some x-rays and tests done to see if the surgery in March was successful or not. We're happy to report that everything looks like it was a success and now we only have to cath once a day. I'm hoping we can now get back on track with potty training. It's so wonderful to finally see my little boy putting on some weight, getting taller and actually wanting to eat! Again, thank goodness for modern medicine!!
Being a mom is so wonderful!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


We are pleased to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Remington Cole Bradley!!! She finally made it on Sunday, June 8th at 11:43 am. Labor was way too easy! I started having contractions about 4:30 in the morning, so I got up and got ready and showered. We left the house at about 7:00 and were at the hospital (it's quite a drive) by 8:00. I was already at a 5 when we got there and 80%. I got my epidural at about 10:15ish and we started pushing at 11:35. Little Remi was here in 3 pushes weighing in at 8 lbs. 9 oz. and 21 inches. She has tons of dark, curly hair and strangely long toes and fingers. I still am in shock that we had a girl! I was so certain it was a boy!

Cassidy really didn't know what to think about her. I don't think he quite understood that she was his sister, but now that we are home, he is liking her a lot more. He likes to tickle her feet and play 'This little piggy" on her toes.

Congratulations to everyone else that had a baby around the same time... Jessica, Sara, Shalane and the many others! Isn't being a mom the best?

Friday, May 30, 2008

3, 39, 1 and 50

So, this last week sure has been an eventful one! It is filled with many different numbers...
First of all, Monday was mine and Adam's THREE year anniversary! So crazy! We didn't do much to celebrate, but Adam did get to enjoy the half day off which was so needed! I can't believe three years has come and gone and I'm more in love with him now than ever. I'm such a lucky girl!
Next, I celebrated being 39 weeks pregnant... sort of. I'm not too thrilled to still be pregnant, but I'm just trying to remain positive and optimistic that this little one will come when he/she is darn well ready to.
I went to my 39th week appointment and I am officially still dialated to a ONE! Yeah, I was not depressed that day at all!
Last, but not least, Cass and I got to head up to Salt Lake to help in suprising my mom on her 50th birthday. We had all of our extended family meet us up in Mill Creek Canyon and surprise her all together. It was such a wonderful day and everything went just as planned!
So, here's to another weekend being pregnant that God has blessed me with. Hopefully our next post will include some baby!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Ode to Adam!

My husband is now a quarter of a century old! I thought I would post this creepy picture of him which I think makes him look like a 40 year-old weirdo, but he thinks makes his mustache look rad. Whatever! Happy birthday honey! I love you!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

We love cousins!

So, last weekend, we had the lovely Jerry and Er-dawg clan down to our house along with little Miah. It was so great to have them here and Cass just loved playing with the kids. Sorry Hudsie that Cass would not let you touch anything. We just love having visitors... hint hint... and we don't get them enough!

We've been going with Adam to work the last few weeks. Cass thinks it is just the coolest thing to take water to cows because the road is 'so bumpy' and loves being a 'big helper' to his dad. Those two together crack me up.

Cass clearing beaver dams with his dad.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Emotional Rollercoaster continued....

So, one more low for everyone.... last night our new little filly died. I promise we really are good stewards of our animals, but when this little colt was born sometime early yesterday morning, she slid under a fence, so mother and baby were seperated for we don't know how long. By the time we saw that they were separated, Fiona's (mother) bags were so tight, the baby couldn't suck. I milked almost 3 pints out of Fiona before the baby could even distinguish where a teet was. She was doing well after that, so we aren't sure what happened in the middle of the night, but she was in an eternal sleep when Adam checked her this morning. Needless to say, Adam and I are way bummed! R.I.P. little filly.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Emotional Rollercoaster

Well, we happy to announce the newest arrival to our family. No, I'm not talking about me having our baby 7 weeks early although that would be nice. I'm referring to our new baby horse filly. She was born early this morning and is just the cutest little thing ever!

Now for some sad news... while trying to get our little colt to nurse this morning, our beloved kitty cat Mater was ran over. It was the most awful sound I've ever heard and it was so sad. We have to keep telling Cass that Mater is just outside sleeing. So sad.

Now for more good exciting news... our trip to San Francisco was wonderful and Adam did great! He took 4th overall out of 15! He did so well and all of the people there were really impressed that it was his first show and that he was so good. I am SOOOO proud of him! Here he is kicking this cow's butt!

The next bit of bad news is our little man had to be hospitalized again when his second tube was removed. Apparently, after major bladder surgery, the bladder can go into shock and may have a hard time restarting itself. This was the case with Cass. He didn't pee for awhile after the tube was removed which was causing him intense discomfort and pain. We took him into the hospital where he was admitted and luckily we only had to stay a short while. Now, we're cathing him every 4 hours until his bladder starts to work properly.

So, that's it for this emotional rollercoaster. Hope you enjoyed the ride.... Wish us less bad luck and R.I.P. Mater kitty cat.

Monday, April 7, 2008

58 DAYS? What?

OK, so I know I am a major slacker. I logged on today and saw that I only have 58 more days until I officially have two children. Where did the time go? That is so nuts!

Anyway, things are going really well for us. Cassidy had his surgery on the 14th of March and did really well. I neglected to take my camera with me AGAIN, so I didn't get to take a picture of him hooked up to his machines with nothing but his cowboy boots and cowboy hat on... literally nothing else. He insisted! It was hysterical. He kept telling Adam and me that "I gotta get out of here". We knew he was doing much better after a few days because he started cussing at all of the nurses that tried to touch him. He came home with about a four inch incision and two tubes coming out either end of the incision. He had one of the tubes removed two weeks ago and will have the other removed tomorrow. We're hoping that his bladder is strong enough to start pushing all of that urine out! I took a picture of his incision with one of the little tubes hanging out.

I had to cover up his little pee-pee. Anyway, he has been such a little trooper through it all and we are truly blessed that he is such a tough little kid.

In other exciting news, Adam has been training for months and months for a horse show that we will be at next Saturday. We have to drive all the way to San Francisco, which I'm thrilled to do considering gas is so cheap right now, but I am so excited for him. He has worked so hard and I am so proud of him! Good luck Adam!

Well, I'm off to Salt Lake. I hear it's snowing... ughhh!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Our little trigger fingers!

For those of you who do not know Cassidy, he is obsessed with cowboys and his toy guns. Mostly, this is because Adam (being the cowboy he is) found it only acceptable that Cass enjoy cowboys and guns as much as he does. Well, with baby #2 on the way, I thought that maybe, just maybe, this one wouldn't want to be a cowboy or like guns. How wrong I was. I went to the doctor to get my ultrasound and sure enough, my little one in the oven is already making a gun with his/her hand. Adam, who was not able to go to the ultrasound with me, was ecstatic when I got hom and showed him this picture.

As for my sweet lil' Cass, he has been sick again with another UTI. We're going up to see his kidney and urinary doctors on the 19th, so wish us luck there. We're hoping for good news, i.e. no more cathedars!!!! He such a tough little guy and absolutely LOVES his cat Mater. They snuggle all the time! Couldn't you just eat him up?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My cute husband!

What is his name? Adam Craig Bradley
How long have you been married? 3 years in May
How long did you date? Ughh... is that bad that I THINK it was like a year and a half?
How old his he? 24
Who eats more? Adam can put away some food!
Who said I love you first? I'm pretty sure I did and I am so glad he didn't run for the hills when I said it.
Who is taller? Adam, but we're both little shorties
Who can sing better? I think we both can carry a note well
Who is smarter? I'd say me, but he'd probably say him
Who does the laundry? I do. I don't think Adam has ever done laundry in his life. I'd rather do it though. I love doing laundry! (I know, I am weird!)
Who does the dishes? Again, I love doing dishes, but some times I can get Adam to help
Who pays the bills? Me
Who sleeps in the right side? Me
Who mows the lawn? I do, but this is one thing I DO NOT like doing. I keep thinking if I run over enough sprinklers, he'll eventually start doing it instead. I think I've broke 5 now.
Who cooks dinner? Usually I do unless we're having steaks or hamburgers, then Adam insists on cooking.
Who drives? We take turns...
Who is more stubborn? Oh boy... we're both pretty stubborn, but I'm probably more so than Adam
Who kissed who first? He kissed me
Who asked who out first? Adam asked me first
Who proposed? Well, Adam had his dog ask me
Who has more friends? Adam is Mr. Friend to everyone!!
Who is more sensitive? Pregnant or not, I AM!!!
Who has more siblings? Adam
Who wears the pants? ME!

I've got a pretty special husband and I can guarantee there's not one like him. He works so hard for us and is such a great dad and husband. I am a very lucky girl!