I can't believe how fast time goes by these days! Taylor is 3 weeks old today. It's so fun to watch her grow right in front of my own eyes, but sad too. I want her to stay little forever... but I can say its so cute to watch her get chubby cheeks and more personality. It's December already, and that is crazy. I can hardly wait for Christmas! I love this time of year! Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We got to spend the holiday with both my family, and Justin's family. I am grateful for family... I love EVERY SINGLE ONE of them! I really couldnt be luckier to have
my own family of 3, a loving family that raised me just right, and a new family that means more to me than anyone will ever know! Happy December!!!
Ok, long time... NO post. It has been quite an adventure these past few weeks and there is so much to explain, but I'm too lazy so I'll sum it all up as quick as I can. First of all, Justin's littlest brother, Michael, went into the MTC a couple weeks ago. He is going to Denmark. We already miss him so much, he was our pal that was ALWAYS up to play games and just make us laugh. Now he is fully serving the lord and its the greatest thing ever.
NOw baby TAYLOR ANN WIRIG is HERE!!!!! (Taylor is Justin's middle name and Ann is mine, thats how we came up with that) I wasn't due until the 24th, but I have been having way bad contractions for a couple weeks. Then REALLY bad one 2 days before. Anyway, we go into the hospital for like the millionth time at 2:30 a.m. on the 13th. I knew they were going to send me home but I prayed they wouldn't because I was in so much pain. They checked me after an hour and I had made progress so they decided I could stay and so they started hooking me up to I.V.'s and all that jazz. They gave me some pain medication through my I.V. so i could get some sleep. That worked. I woke up, went to the bathroom, then went back to sleep for like 5 min, when I was woken up at 6:00 a.m. by a nurse and this HUGE doctor dressed in green I had never seen before stripping my robe and sheets off and he started going to town with his huge fingers and I had no idea what was going on, I thought I might be ripping in half. (now I was on drugs and still half asleep so this was like a real nightmare coming to life, like you see in the movies they were all wavey and blurry) He pulls out a huge hook and I didnt even want to know what that was going to be for... but clearly not fishing. A second later, I felt my bed all wet and I could only guess they broke my water. After I calmed down and stopped screaming, I asked if they just broke my water and asked the big doc if he was Dr. Gammet? He was, and I said nice to meet you. (I have like 5 doctors and he was the ONE i had never met before) Anyway, They started the Patocin an hour later and they told me i could have the epadural anytime but should wait as long as I could. SO after they started the Patocin, I reacted really quickly to it and I thought I might die. So they gave me the epadural and life was heaven instead of the H. Word! All day long, friends and family stopped by. Baby was having weird things with her heart beat, but then they regulated it. Later that night I was finally dialated enough to push, so I pushed for an hour and a half, but she was stuck under my pelvic bone. SO... doctor Gamett came in with an army of Nurses. He looked a lot nicer this time. He had to use forceps because she was posterior( Face up) and they helped guide her out. He had Justin and everyone in the room sing, "Come come ye saint, no toil nor labor fear" which was awesome and the spirit was actually pretty strong in there! ( I found out later he makes people sing when he is doing the snip snip) GREAT! ANyway, she came out with a big ol front conehead and a big bruise on top from being stuck in the birth canal for so long. ( she looked like a dinosaur to tell you the truth, but she is still cute) Everything was great though. Healthy little baby girl She weighed 6.1 lbs. and was 18.5 inches long. SHe is so little. WHen we left the hospital she was 5.13 lbs. Friends and Family all came to welcome her into this world. I was so happy to see them! I love them all and am so grateful for such great support and love! OH I passed out onto the nurse in the bathroom which was just great! I wake up to 3 other nurses in there trying to get me to wake up. Haha, whatever! I am healing and feeling great! I love being a mom. I love Taylor and cant believe Heavenly Father trusts me so much with such a beautiful little daughter of his! I love it. I love Justin, he was SO great through everything! He is an awesome Dad! He changes like every diaper, and she loves cuddling him so much! My sister, Michelle, was due the day after me on the 25th, but went into labor early too and just had her baby boy, Carter, yesterday morning at like 1:00 a.m. I got to be there for that. It was really cool.. and she had a lot of the same nurses as I did. She is having some problems recovering but I know she will get better soon. My mom made it down here in time for Taylor to be born, its been so nice having her stay with us and help out! Taylor is a great sleeper and eater. She is back up to her birthweight and smiles a lot and has the cutest little dimple. She is just a relaxed whatev baby! So far... KNock on wood. Thanks for all the prayers and notes and things from you all! LIfe is amazing, and I cant wait for the next moments!~
Holdin her own binki, she is such a big girl!
Grandma Katz and below Grandma Wirig
Aunts Natalie and Katie Grandpa Wirig and Uncle BJ
Alright so I think I did this right. I was supposed to go into my pictures and pick the 4th picture out of the 4th folder and post and write about it. This happened to be our "when we were dating" folder. This was a date we did one day. We finger painted a scene that we had seen together. I will explain it. We went for walks all the time behind good ol Raintree apartments. What you must know is that it is scary in the dark cause our friends, some bums, live under the bridge and stroll the trail as well. We were walking and this bum on a bike rides one way and a girl walking starting to go under the bridge to her apt. Branberry. WEll bum on a bike saw her and turned around and started peddaling fast at her. (People get chased all the time on this trail, its scary) Anyway, so she starts booking it, and he did too and the chase was on. Meanwhile, justin and I just started walking really fast to make sure she was ok. WHen we got to the other side, there was no sign of either of them... but I hope she is fine. After that adventure, we went back and I had always wanted to sleep on this perfect "cougar branch" of this tree above the trail. So justin gave me a little boost to try it out. Apparently I have no balance on trees, and so I fell off. So in the bottom left corner of the picture is me falling, and justin catching me with his huge muscles. He drew them accurately. There we go, and I even still have this poster in my things I save. Good times!!!
33 Weeks Now... in my sister's baby's room..just so you know I'm not making our girl be a boy, but i do need to post picture of our nursery.
This past weekend was really really fun! My mom flew in from Seattle on Thursday night to be down for baby showers. She hung out with us all weekend long, and I loved it. I miss having her close. We went shopping, had talks and just played. We threw my little sister, Michelle, a baby shower on Friday night. She is having a little boy and is due the day after me, November 25th. Saturday was conference so Justin and I woke up and watched it together. I seriously LOVE conference. I always LOVE Saturday sessions too. Anyway, a lot of questions and things were answered from our great prophet and his amazing apostles. How can anyone not want to be a part of this church seriously. It is so true it kills me, but not really, cause I'm alive, but I just love it so much. I'm so lucky to be a part of it. Anyway, after the second session of conference, I had a baby shower that was thrown by my beautiful friends. I really am lucky that way too, just to have the greatest friends ever. It was an open house kind of deal and worked out perfectly, people could come and go and I got to talk to everyone and catch up on life. One of my best friends, Mikale, flew all the way out from D.C. to come! I love her and was completely suprised... just wish she could have stayed longer :( Then we just all hung out and talked for a while. Good times with all these girls! Thanks CHELS!!!!
Sunday, we went over to my in-laws house and had a really yum breakfast and watched conference there. It was a fun day as well, just relaxing and gooooooooooooood! Justin and I went home and had some good talks with my mom. This morning she had to fly home and I was sad to see her go, but I will see her next month when this little girly is born!
I didn't have my camera this weekend, so these are pictures I stole from Laura's facebook....
I'm now almost 34 weeks along. Here we go, here we go, here we go, here we gooooooooooooo!!!
Me and Laura............................................................ everyone that was left at the end!!!
Well, For Labor day weekend Justin and I took our favorite road trip down to St. George to hang out with family! It was so much fun and I just love going there. We played games, watched movies, hung out and talked, and we went to THE GRAND CANYON!!! My first time there and it was awesome! We got all ready in our warm weather attire and headed out. We made a few pit stops, one to pick Stu up from work and then the other one where we stopped at an Indian Reservation? Hm, I think thats what it was. Fun fun. We got there, to the Grand Canyon, and got out of the car to find that the weather was nothing like St. George... pretty sure it was snowing, well actually it wasnt snowing at all, but it was cold. So some Grand Canyon sweatshirts from the gift shop for almost everyone were a must. Then we ate some lunch. Then we went on some hikes. It's amazing for those of you who have never been there, you kinda feel like you need to whisper. We didn't, but it feels like you should. Its amazing what Heavenly Father has created for us! On a beautiful drive to our next hike, Danielle and I saw a magical Meadow. A Shire, forest, coolness. It looked enchanted... maybe like Edward from Twilight was going to be there. The grass was all really green, long and whispey, um if it was even grass... kinda looked like furr, you know from a green monster that was sleeping there or something, and then there were these brown sticks popping out of the ground and then arching back into the ground... it looked like big worms or something way cool. Of course only Danielle and I saw this enchanted LAnD, so we wanted to stop on the way back to take a picture in it. Well... my friends, we looked and looked and looked for it on the way back, and it wasn't there. YOu are only allowed to see it ONE time, and then it moves, we couldnt find it and we were so sad. AND Stuart and Justin did not believe us that we even saw this place. ANyway, enough about THAT.... it just think its really cool and everyone should know about it.
Another thing that has happened is Justin's Brother BJ and his wife Katie had their baby girl Emma. She is so cute and its so fun to have them as neighbors. Congrats guys!
BYU Football has started which means every Saturday is dedicated to Football... not just for a few hours, but ALL Saturday, which is fine and everything but yeah... GOOOOO COUGARS!! RIGHT?! It was fun we got to go to the BYU vs. UCLA Game and it was a lot of fun. Pretty sure Justin could have had more fun sitting by his Dad and Brothers, but I'm sure he loved explaining everything that was going on :) He's the best!
I know more has happened its just hard to remember! Life is great! Im grateful for the Family and Friends I have! Im grateful for this baby girl in me, and will be grateful when she comes out too! About 2 months left, then she cant kick my guts out anymore! WE love her already though! HAPPY SEPTEMBER! Only like 3 months until Christmas too! Oh man life is good!
Green jell-o with carrots mixed in doesn’t seem strange. You can pronounce Tooele. The U is not just a letter - Neither is the Y. You have actually eaten funeral potatoes. You’ve gotten both heat and frost burns off your car’s door handle in the same month. You are not surprised to hear words like “Darn, Fetch, Flip”, “Oh, My Heck” and “Shoot”. Your tulips get snowed on three times after they come up and twice more after they bloom. Hunting season is a school holiday. The largest liquor store is the state government. You can go skiing and play golf on the same day. 30% humidity is muggy and almost unbearable. Somewhere in your family tree is a polygamist. You know the difference between a ‘Steak House’ and a ‘Stake House’. The elevation exceeds the population You’ve broken down on the highway and somebody stops to help you You can see the stars at night You have a bumper sticker that says “Families are Forever.” You were an aunt or uncle before you were three. Your spouse’s mother was pregnant at your wedding. You have more children than you can find biblical names for. Your family considers a trip to McDonald’s a night out.. Your first child was conceived on your honeymoon. You feel guilty when you watch Monday Night Football. Your kids believe the deer hunt is a national holiday. You drink Coke from a brown paper bag. You consider a temple recommend a credit reference. At least two of your salad bowls are at the homes of neighbors. You believe that you must be 18 or older to order coffee at a restaurant. You wonder why fire truck drivers honk when you drive 35 mph in the left lane on the freeway. There is a similarity between a ward basketball game and the L.A. riots. You think Jack Daniels is a country western singer. You negotiate prices at a garage sale. You can make Jell-O salad without the recipe. You’ve heard about BYU football in a testimony meeting. You have two gallons of ice cream in your freezer at all times. Your father-in-law thinks Ronald Reagan was a liberal. A member of your family wrote in Lavell Edwards for president in the last election. Cars in the slow lane are traveling the fastest; cars in the fast lane are traveling the slowest; cars in the middle lanes are always trying to exit. Sandals are the best-selling shoes. You have to ask for the uncensored version of “Titanic.” Hotel rooms all have the Book of Mormon. You buy your wardrobe at the local grocery superstore. You learn about the Mormon Church by taking history in elementary school. You live in a state where Democrats always come in third place, unless a zoo animal is running. Then they come in fourth. You’re on your own if you are turning left. Schools stay open, even if two feet of snow falls overnight, but close for the opening of hunting season. People wear shorts and T-shirts if the temperature rises above 32 degrees. There is a church on every corner, but they all teach the same thing. The most popular public transportation system is a ski lift. People drive to Idaho (or Arizona) to pick up a gallon of milk so they can play the lottery. In-state college football rivalries are bigger than the Super Bowl. Beer drinkers don’t shop on Sunday. You don’t have to breathe cigarette smoke until you walk outside a building. The cost of living rises while your salary drops. Every driveway has a minivan and a pickup truck. When you buy a new vehicle, cigarette lighters are optional equipment but gun and ski racks are standard. Every time a new family moves into your neighborhood, the local elementary school has to hire a new teacher. Your paycheck has an additional 10 percent deduction. “Temple recommends” is acceptable identification for cashing a check. More movies are filmed in your town than in Hollywood. You’ve never had a Mormon missionary knock on your door. Your neighbors complain about where they live, yet refuse to return to the state they moved from. You make a toast with red punch at your wedding reception. You have more raw wheat stored than some Third World countries. Your idea of a good time is playing Pictionary in the cultural hall. Your idea of a wild party is a six pack of Pepsi and a PG-13 movie. You and all your friends come to your mother for a haircut in her kitchen. You measure Kool-Aid by parts per million. You think “You’re a 10 cow wife” is a compliment. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Utah.
You hear “She’s not a member of the church, but she’s a good person anyway.
I really LOVE Utah, and don't want to live anywhere else to tell you the truth but who knows. and Its SO PRETTY
-You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
-You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer & Elk Season (Fall)
-You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time.
-You know what "Jo-Jo's" are.-You measure distance in hours.-You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists
.-You get a terrible sunburn on the first really nice day of summer.
-You can't make it two blocks without seeing a Starbucks.
-You can tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.
-You become frightened by the bright yellow orb in the sky until the 9-1-1 operator tells you it's just the sun.
-You can't imagine living through a tornado or hurricane but you secretly think earthquakes are kind of fun
.-You can endure 100 days of rain and wind but an inch of snow means school cancellations.
-When you cross the mountains into eastern Washington and it feels like you entered a completely different country...
-When you live in a small town and when you try explain where you live, you eventually have to give up saying other larger towns around you and say "Oh, nevermind. Just NEAR Seattle."
-You say 'pop' instead of 'soda.'
-When you think wearing a hooded sweatshirt 11 months a year is normal.
-When you're out of state, people always ask you if everybody's suicidal.
-Smiling and waving at strangers is no biggie.
-Being pale isn't a big deal, because everybody is.
-You know that cow chip is a delicious cookie.
-Whenever someone visits from another state you always start a fight over the fact that we have more stuff started in washington than any other state. (Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, Costco, Sea's Best, ect.)
-You eat chinese/japanese/thai food all the time
-You feel a very close connection with British Canadians, as well as the Japanese
-An inch or less of snow means school is cancelled for one day for at least half of the Puget Sound. More then an inch and you're getting some serious time off.
-you notice that you have no accent wut so ever...
-you get mad when people dont use their blinker
-you live "in the woods"
-you can identify 10 different apples by taste and smell only.
-you can smell the rain coming...
-You expect snow for Valentine's Day, not Christmas.
-When you visit another state and it rains...and all the other people around you run and scream while you continue to slowly walk around in your flip flops and shorts
.-You "Do The Puyallup" every year.
-You feel guilty throwing something away that could be recycled.
-You or someone you know works at Boeing or Microsoft
.- Anime and Manga is a pretty BIG thing, and you know of at least 10 different stores that have them.
- You know the difference between "showers followed by rain" and "rain followed by showers".
- The sight of Mt. Rainier is still awe inspiring.
- Your lawn is mostly moss and you don't really care
.- You have learned to assume Christmas will be rainy, not white.
- Your phone book contains a tide table.
- You still can't believe the new Seahawks stadium is open air.
- You use the word "sunbreak" and know what it means.
- You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
- You never go camping without water proof matches and a poncho.
- You can point to at least 2 volcanoes even if you can't actually see them through the cloud cover.
- You often switch from heat to a/c in your car in the same day.
- You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
- You know how to pronounce geoduck and know that it doesn't quack or have feathers.
- You get upset when a store doesn't carry your favorite brand of bottled water.
- You go to work in the dark and come home in the dark even though you only have an 8 hour workday
- You realize no education is required to be a weatherman. Just make it up
.- You know what 'Sodo Mojo' is
- You think summer starts in July and winter in September
- You know you better enjoy the snow the first day it falls before the rain washes it away
- You own a barbeque that has rusted.
- You prefer one mountain range to the other
- When someone honks at you, you think they are trying to say "hi".
The First weekend of August was MY first Wirig Family Reunion! I loved meeting all the new cousins and seeing everyone else again! I love how big this family is and how close everyone is... the love just radiates around everyone! I am so blessed to be part of it. It was named the Wirig Roundup 2008. There was a lot of food and swimming, s'mores making, talent show, birthday party, baby shower, girl time/boy time, and games and horse back riding. Sunday morning, everyone got together at an outdoor spot by the Timp Temple and had a little meeting sharing testimonies of family and this true true gospel I am also lucky to be part of. A lot of the time during the reunion I got really emotional, but I was pretty great at holding it back, because these days, I am a bawl baby!.... you know, didnt want to come accross as a cry baby to my new family :) But it really just hit me how blessed I am, to be part of the Katz family, but also to now be part of the Wirig Family Forever! My heart was squished and still is just thinking about it. I love all of them! They are great examples to me!
Justin being a cowboy He is! -------------> Baby in the belly
Cotton Candy, Grandma and Grandpa Wirig, Mother-In-Law with the grandkids And here justin and Danielle performing Greese Karaoke SO FUN!!!!!! Can't wait for the next one!
ALso right now, we are just getting ready for this little girl to come be part of our little family here in November. Its crazy she is only 3 months away. Justin has been working hard, painting her room, and we just get more and more excited every day!!!
A couple weeks ago, Justin took me hiking up to the Timpanogos Caves. It was really fun. I have never been there before, and I would say its a nice little hike. The caves themselves were awesome. Really cold in there, but its crazy what nature does over the years! ANyway, the pictures aren't too great, but go there in person and its really pretty inside. ANyways, it was nice to just take some time in the day and hang out with my best bud! Oh, while we were hiking up, the signs say that if you hear falling rocks to run... well we heard what sounded like was a huge boulder falling right on top of us, and did we run? No, not really, we just kinda stood there looking up like a cartoon, waiting for it to fall on us, anyway we finally saw it and stepped out of the way just in time.. it wasnt quite a boulder but it was a very big rock coming at a very fast pace :) Wednesday morning at like 4:00 a.m. Justin took Laci and my sis-in-law Kara and Me to the airport. He dropped us off and we were headed to Washington to go to our friend Jana's wedding and to hang out with my fam. I was super sad Justin wasnt coming and I was about to be gone for 10 days. That was the first time we ever were away from each other overnight, so it was really weird and lonely and I missed him. ANyway, so we rode the Airplane and my dad picked us up. Then Ashley met up with us and we took the ferry over to Seattle for the day.
Yeah so we rode the ferry over to Seattle, walked around, shopped a little, and then Ran back to the ferry but who cares cause we missed it, so we waited and waited for the next one. After we got home I dont even remember what we did cause we were all so tired. Pretty sure we fell asleep. The next morning we woke up and got ready and went to the Seattle Temple for Jana and Nate's wedding! IT was AWeSOMe! SHe looked so pretty and they are so happy! SO everything was great! Her reception was on a lake and they rode off on a boat to their hotel that was on the water~! Awesome huh?! So then we just went home and to sleep again. The rest of the trip was kind of a blurr but fun. WE walked around old POrt Orchard where I live and went to a park and looked at all the boats and antique shops and stuff. Sunday, I took Laci to the airport and then hung out with my little sis Larisa! I love her... and cant wait for her to come down to school next year! So I think my family all felt sorry for me and realized how much I was bummin' around the house without Justin, so they decided to suprise me and flew him out for the rest of the 5 days there! I was SOOOOOO happy! It really didnt turn into a suprise because, well, nobody in my family is good at keeping a secret, but they tried and thats all that matters! WE just hung out, went on drives, went to Old TOwn Gig Harbor and ate lunch and walked around and had some ice cream. My Aunt Tara and her family came and so did my Grandma and Grandpa the last day we were there! IT was fun to see them. WE went and watched a 12 stake Dance Festival that my mom was very busy with all year! Turned out great! Like 2500 youth all dancing together! Crazy maddness but it was awesome! Now it's good to be home. Everything with the baby is going swell. We can't wait for her to come out!