Thursday, March 15, 2018

2 Years Later...

Not only am I terrible at keeping up on blogging but I'm terrible at journaling too. So let's just sum up a few years and call it good. ;)

Of course so much has happened!!! I mean it's been almost 2 years since my last entry. LOL First Luke has been such an amazing blessing in our lives. He has always been such a chill and happy baby. But I guess he's not much of a baby any more... Where does the time go? Luke will be turning 2 in May. So here are a few things about him that stick out to me (and somethings I will want to remember down the road too) include:
1. He's so smart! You can't hide or distract him from what he wants, even if that means getting there by his own will. I hope that determination and independence creates a most marvelously brilliant Adult way down the road. :)
2. He loves animals (any and all), Mickey Mouse, PJ Masks, trains, cars, outside... He's very much a boy in what he loves to do. It's so much fun to play with him and see his personality grow each day.
3. He is very much a blanket kid. And he knows what he likes when it comes to material. He has one special gray blanket that he drags everywhere but he also enjoys fluffy and silk blankets as well. (I think his expensive taste may come from me...)
4. Something cute he has learned to say is please. But this isn't just a please and thank you please. it's a dragged out pppplllleeeaaassseee with his fists under his chin and of course puppy dog eyes. (He's mastered how to get what he wants needless to say). Like I said in number 1 (see above).

I could go on and on about Luke. But you would all be bored and the post would be way to long... So Next up: Tyler graduated college from the UofU with a bachelors in May 2017. Yipee! :D He's working as a translator for an adopted child from China. It's fun and challenging for him. Teenage girls are fun...... We moved out of the student apartments. That was a sad day. We had been living there since we got married. But it was the right move at the time. We ended up enjoying time living with my Grandma. It was actually a blessing for us in that we could save money for house and help her with things she needed. (I also learned a lot about my grandma in her younger years. Funny stories and interesting facts from a different time period). I can more fully appreciate what we have and what we can obtain now verses what times were like when my grandma was younger.

October of 2017 we got to travel to China. Tyler has always wanted to go and of course it was a trip of a lifetime. Very surreal! Luke came along for the ride too. I was nervous about traveling that far with him but he was a champ and actually really enjoyed it too. We got to see a lot of different sites in Beijing and surrounding cities that I can neither pronounce nor spell.... But by far the most amazing thing to see was the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Check that off the bucket list. Our tour guides were awesome and everyone on our tour was super great with Luke. (He became the mascot in a way haha). All I can say is that China was beautiful in a very different way then what we live in Utah. I'm so grateful for what we have and the freedoms that we do enjoy.

We bought a house! It's also in Tooele! It was crazy stressful and exciting all at the same time. It's a cute starter home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Tyler and I have done a lot of work prior to us moving in and I love that I can do what I want with it. It's a dream come to true to own your own place. With that we also got a puppy. He's a lot of fun and Luke loves him! It's a tiny chiweenie. We ended up naming him Kylo. He's been such a good puppy so far, but next time I'm going to do the already potty trained route.


Last but not least we are expecting baby number 2 in July (the picture below is wrong, I got bumped up a week. Whooo)! :D Even better that it's a girl. Pregnancy has been, to be honest, just as awful as the last. But for some reason you forget that when you are wanting another snuggly baby. She's very shy and has refused to let me see her full face at my ultrasound appointments. Shy or Stubborn? IDK. This pregnancy has gone by so much faster then Luke's ever did.  But she is healthy and growing along great. We can't wait to meet her. Luke has started pointing and patting my belly saying baby. But I think he may be confused because he now says the same thing when patting his belly. lol. He's going to be an awesome brother.

Well... I think that's a good enough summary with words and pictures. Sorry it's so long but then again it has been 2 years. I would promise to write again sooner but life is busy and I know that it won't happen! :)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Introducing Little Luke

Luke Tyler Davies
May 4, 2016 - 6:23am - 7lbs 7oz - 20 inches

April 27 was your due date but that slowly came and passed. We were so excited  and couldn't wait for you to come out! Everyone kept asking " is he here yet?" But a week later you finally decided to arrive.

Daddy had school finals all week of your due date while we were waiting. It was a blessing you were late because he would have been stressed if you actually came on time. He decided to go back to work until you made your appearance. The weekend came and went with distractions and lots of walking. Tuesday I decided to clean the house one last time before you induction date, that way you could come to a sparkly clean home. I took a nap, read a book, did the dishes, vacuumed and took the trash out. About three in the afternoon I was cramping up. But these had happened before so I didn't worry. By the time Daddy came home about 5pm I knew something was different. So we ate dinner, cleaned up and waited it out. We even took a walk around the court. I didn't make it that far... By 10:30pm we decided to head to the hospital.

I felt I was well prepared and worked my way through contractions pretty well. Daddy decided that throwing out jokes was  a good way to relieve pain but laughing just hurt. But he was a great supporter! Luckily the hospital was only 5 minutes away. The same place mom works! When we arrived I waited for Dad at the front while he parked the car. I decided to walk up to the OB floor and of course started to contract when the elevator reached the second floor... Then I started to contract again when I reached the front desk to check in. Dad would help me when ever there was a contraction and it was a HUGE help. I feel so lucky to have him as a partner in this new experience.
Everyone that helped through the birth was amazing!!! What an awesome job they have and I couldn't have done it without them too! Once checked in they found that I was dilated to 6cm and fully effaced. Everything was looking good! Ready or not you were coming! :D

They wheeled us over to labor and delivery, room 10. The nurse checked me in and the anesthesiologist talked to us about the epidural. (I might add here that the epidural wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.) she was awesome! She walked us through the whole process and it was painless after that! By midnight I was 8cm dilated. Grandma jones, aunt Jessica, uncle Caden, grandma Annette, and Grandpa Jason were all there and so excited!!

They had me on a peanut ball to help progress my labor. Those are amazing! By 2am I was 10cm dilated and ready to break the water but you were facing up so we decided to wait and help you turn around. The peanut did the trick again! 3am and they broke my water! You were so wiggly during labor they couldn't keep a good track on your heart rate. You also were a bit high so they wanted to wait until you dropped down farther. By 5am it was time to push.

Pushing was hard but I had great help and encouragement. Dad watched the whole time and helped hold my leg. Grandma Jones and Aunt Jessica were there and supported us as well. You still kept hiding so they had a hard time watching your heart rate and they ended up doing an internal monitor. Your heart rate kept dropping every time I pushed so they put me on oxygen and I had to turn to my right side after each push. The epidural worked very well, I couldn't even tell when to push. But an hour and a half later you arrived!

6:23am on May 4, 2016 I became a mother. You joined our family in all your glory. You were beautiful!!! Perfect in every way! I couldn't believe you were ours! You had a pretty good cone head and some swelling but you looked so much like both of us combined. Dads nose. Moms chin. Perfect!

Luke 1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

There have been lots of visitors, well wishes, and pictures. We all love you so much! Thank you for coming into our lives and blessing us. Let this new adventure begin and see where we end up!

Monday, January 11, 2016


Well in yearly fashion I will post my thoughts... I am really bad at blogging obviously. But a lot has happened in our life.

1. I graduated nursing school!
2. Got a RN position at the U of U hospital. 
3. We are going to be parents :)

If that's not enough new changes then I don't know what is!

Nursing school was such an accomplishment to me. I have always wanted to be a nurse and that was always my end goal. It's weird to be at the end of that goal and realize that I have to get a grown up job now.... No more school? At least for now, right? But man I am so glad to be done with the stress and worry of school assignments, clinicals, and exams. Poor Tyler still has a year to go. I am super nervous for my new job but I know that if I keep learning and remember the reason I started this journey I can make it through.

We are going to be parent's! This just seems crazy to me but I am oh so excited! Tyler and I had been trying to get pregnant for over a year when it finally happen. Needless to say I think the Lord had a hand in perfect timing because I don't think I could have made it through nursing school and being pregnant at the same time... We found out right after we got home from our anniversary trip to Zion's national park. I even made it to the top of Angel's Landing with a little being inside me. I was so shocked and then the excitement and then the sickness. Morning sickness for me was pretty brutal. Driving made it even worse which didn't help with my current job. I ended up going to the ER twice for replacement fluids and medication. I am also a HUGE believer in Sea Bands. (Bless those little bands!) My intense nausea finally subsided around 20 weeks but it likes to come back ever once in awhile. I am so greatfully that during that time I had Tyler. He was (and still is) the best! Between blessings and doing the dishes I don't know where I would be with out him.

When we found out that our little squishy was a boy we were both so excited. Tyler was in shock at first and didn't believe me when I told him. haha Both of our families are excited for the new edition and I can't wait to meet him. April can't come fast enough!

Monday, January 13, 2014

A New Year!?

Wow how time flies.... It's already half way through January and what do you know I'm finally thinking about some "new years goals". It's never to late to start... right? ;)

Goal 1: Get into nursing school
It's a silly goal to start with because it isn't really up to me BUT at the same time it is. I have contemplated many times if I should change my degree or not but the more I keep thinking about it the more I KNOW I will be a nurse. I just love it way to much to give up. So there! :) Step one Application time! (Oh Boy)

Goal 2: Positivity
I know that I need to work on this one a bit. I have it so easy compared to others out there in the world. So I am going to start today but thinking about something positive that happened and hey it just might get even better!

Goal 3: Scripture Power
I will admit it! I am the Worst (with a capital W) Scriptorian... I just have such a hard time sitting down and finding time to read my scriptures. I know the importance and power the scriptures bring by daily study so this year I'm going to try and read every day! Even if it's just a few verses.

Goal 4: Marriage Matters
Well it's been a year and guess what. Tyler and I have survived pretty well together. Of course it's only 1 year to compare to the old folks at my other home (aka Work). Man how do they make it to 65 years? What inspiration!!! :) But marriage is a work in progress right. Keep loving each other and talk it out. That's the only way to go. I'm happy to be where I am and I want it to stay that way! One year down only 64 more years to go! ;) Bring it on!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lost Then Found

I always seem to be missing something of importance... Maybe that's because I'm always busy? But as usual I lost my phone on the Trax train. Oh Great... :( There goes all my contacts and private information that I would prefer no one else get there hands on. As I waited and worried for the train operator to return it to the lost and found office I realized something, this is exactly how our Heavenly Father feels when we are "lost" among the worldly things. He patiently waits and worries until eventually they return to there righteous place. Of course it's silly to compare a worldly cell phone to someone important that is cared about much more then a cell phone. But I couldn't help but understand slightly how much our Heavenly Father does love each and every one of us, individually!

"Now, if for any reason you individually or as a family have lost your way, then you need only apply the Savior’s teachings from Luke, chapter 15, to correct your course. Here the Savior tells of the effort of a shepherd searching for his lost sheep, of a woman searching for a lost coin, and of the welcome received by the prodigal son returning home. Why did Jesus teach these parables? He wanted us to know that none of us will ever be so lost that we cannot find our way again through His Atonement and His teachings." 
-Elder Russel M Ballard

I am grateful for the small moments when I am reminded of the love that my Heavenly Father shows me!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

One Year Later...

What a year it has been! Married life is great! We moved to an apartment in Salt Lake. It's so nice to have your own place. (Even if you have cinder block walls...) We love the community of the Village here at the U. We also love the closeness of work and school. Traveling back and forth from Tooele is quick long. Needless to say I don't miss that drive every morning!

Tyler is currently studying Chinese and International Studies. I think I see international travel in our future! Do You? haha

I'm currently waiting for my acceptance letter to nursing school.... Fingers Crossed! I will find out if I start in the spring around Thanksgiving. (What an awful time to find out don't you think?) So I will keep you all posted! :) In the mean time though I am working full time and just taking a couple of easy classes to pass the time.

Tyler and I also made the ballroom company at the U. It is soooo much fun! I didn't realize how much I miss dancing! We are paired together in our team Cha Cha which is a lot of fun. We are also partnered in our Lindy dance. I also forgot how out of shape I am! HA Talk about a kick in the butt! After a four hour Saturday rehearsal I thought I was going to fall apart! But in the end it was totally worth it!

Well to finish my post for now I wanted to post an inspirational quote that has helped me keep on trucking along.

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide on, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Newest Davies

Well It's official! I'm the newest Davies in the Davies clan! So far it's been lots of fun to meet all the new family!