Saturday, December 29, 2007

It's Christmas!!

Merry belated Christmas everyone! So all year everyone looks forward to the holidays to relax; however, it seems like is has been anything but relaxing for us and I absolutly love it. I love how christmas time brings family together, it gives you an excellent excuse to eat all food you can, you get to hear the cheesy and not so cheesy chrismas songs ALL the time, you see old friends, etc, but saldly the bussiness is almost to an end.

Matt and I headed south to vegas for the pre-christmas excitement. We spent the weekend before santa's big day and christmas eve with my family. It was so fun to see them again! I don't get to see them nearly enough! Grandma and Grandpa Hardy...We love you!! On christmas eve we headed home and unfortunalty on the way home we drove through a HUGE storm, which was a whiteout from Bever to Utah valley (not so fun) but we made it safe and sound. On Christmas morning we headed over to the Pendleton's to open presents and I definitly know who is the favorite to is all the grandchildren! All the babies made a haul and Jaxon just loved all of his presents but I think he liked the wrapping paper even more! We especially enjoyed the time being with matt's parents and his brothers and sisters this Christmas, because his parents will be leaving for 3 years to go be mission presidents, and Ana and Justin will be leaving to Hawaii for the air force for 4 years and Cami is going on a mission this spring. We will miss them all, which just means matt and I will have some serious traveling to do in the next few years! We love you guys!! Since then, we have been hanging out, having family christmas parties, and loving the season. We look forward to the new year and hope that everyone's 2008 will be great!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas PJs

I don't think you can get any more handsome than this. Jaxon loved being festive in his Christmas PJ's. Matt's mom made these for him when he was a kid, now it's Jaxon's turn to make his parents laugh!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Metro Man

Yesterday Matt and I went up to Jordan and Christina's house (matt's sister) to hang out and play an intense card game that Christina and I have no luck at winning, but that's besides the point...while we were there, Jaxon had a major blow-out so, of course we had our back up outfit that he changed into, but no joke, about 30 minutes later he had another wonderful suprize for us! and unfortunatly we didn't have another backup, so thanks to cousin Gracie we had a cute little pink designer onesie from Calivin Klein that fit him perfectly. For the night he was the girl I never had, and just for the record, pink is not his color at all :)
* This picture I just thought was super cute and thought I would put it on!

Friday, November 30, 2007 sleepy

This past weekend we broke out the "jumperoo" for Jaxon, so today I put him in it, thinking that he would just be totally excited about this unknown contraption of his and that he would just giggle and laugh the whole time, which he did at first; however, as I was at the computer I noticed all I was hearing was silence and I looked over my shoulder at him and this is what I saw.

It was the cuttest and funniest thing that I have seen in a while from him! I love having such a cute, chubby, baby boy!! I guess his "jumperoo" isn't as exciting as I thought it would be for him!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving in St.George & Gunlock

We had a great Thanksgiving! We spent the whole week down in St. George and Gunlock. It's nice because my family stays in St. George and Jamie's stays in their cabin in Gunlock 20 minutes outside of St George so we get to see everyone. As you can see from the pictures Jaxon is huge! He's weighing in at the heavy weight fighting championship weight of 17 pounds at 3 months old! The weeks activities ranged from golfing twice + one bucket of balls, helping to build a goat pen in Gunlock, eating enough turkey for 3 years, and driving home on Saturday morning and arriving at the BYU game just after kickoff and watching a bunch of people in red enjoy less than one minute of glory :) 4th & problem!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Jaxon's 3rd BYU game.

Jaxon was tired after cheering the Cougars to victory on Thursday night. It was a close game! But he loved it just like his papa. He did get scared once when the croud was cheering super loud. Gooooooooooooooo COUGARS!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Blessing Day

Today was awesome and so special! We blessed Jaxon today in church and the day has been filled with the spirit. I feel so blessed to be a part of the LDS church where I am able to be with my family forever and with a wonderful man who holds the priesthood. It is amazing the joy and happiness that you recieve from such a tiny little body. Every time I look at Jaxon, I can't help but smile, and whenever I think about how fast he will grow up I get all emotional. I wonder if I just hold him tight enough and long enough..he wont grow up as fast. I am just so incredibly grateful for the opportunity I have to be a mother in this day and age to raise my sweet baby boy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More Pictures from Grandma's Birthday Party

Good times!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandma!!

Tonight all of Matt's family got together for Grandma Jordans birthday party. (She is turning 21 of course). The kids were all supposed to come in their Halloween costumes, and when we got there, there was a house full of pumpkins. It was the Pendleton pumpkin patch!!! The picture is of oh so proud Grandma and Grandpa Pendleton, Mark and JoAnn, and great Grandma Jordan, as well as all of the grandbabies. Savanna (mini-van) who is 6 months old is on the left, who I think is the happiest baby ever!! She reminds me of a cute little bobble head, that just makes you happy. Jaxon is next to her, of course my absolute favorite baby in the bunch with his oh so chubby cheeks; however, he isn't the happiest in this sad. Next is baby Gracie who is almost 4 weeks tiny and cute!! and last but not least is cousin Lincoln, who showed up as a dalmation, but he decided that he hated the costume and tore it off, so he then just became the naked baby and he is a little over one year old! It is so fun to get together with all the cousins and see them all so close in age, yet at completely different stages!! They grow up so fast..too fast! And I just had to add the picture of matt because he is just such a proud pappa and so good at it! My two favorite boys in the world!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


So every year, well the last two anyway, some neighbors and friends have gotten together to go down to cornbellys at Thanksgiving point, which has a bunch of games and activities for kids, a haunted corn maze, a not so haunted one, a hayride, and a haunted lizard thing etc. So....last night that is where we were. Jaxon's first experience with gouls and goblins! Actually, we did take him through the haunted lizard and maze and suprizingly he just slept through it all, which was great! It was absolutly freezing!!! but I had Jaxon strapped to the front of me the whole time with made it a whole lot warmer for me. (the wrap is quite the contraption, but I love it). On a different note, I actually ran into one of my good friends from the beginning of freshman year (before matt took all my time) which was fun, but at the same time akward because I had a baby and I hadn't seen him since before his mission....anyway...kinda random, but whatever.....and so the picture with all the guys in the cornfield....ya, they totally got reamed out for being in there and the guy was upset because he thought they were stomping on it and that it would be ruined blah blah blah...However; just for the record none of it was stepped on and it was already flat from previous rompers. Needless to say, we had a fun time and afterwards we all met up and had some homemade carmel apple cider..YUMMY!! I never thought I would say this in my entire life, but October is by far my favorite month! The crisp cool weather, colorful leaves, and the soo fun halloween season!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The 2 best pumpkins in the whole patch!

Well, I'm responsible for making one of these pumpkins and Jamie is responsible for the other. Any guesses? Well if you think that I sewed the pumpkin costume for Jaxon you are right...and by that I mean that Jamie made the costume. I carved the puking pumpkin. I'm having a hard time determining which one is cooler. In other news, Jamie got called to be the second counselor in the young women's program.....and I'm still on the activities committee without her. I'm not sure how I feel about this as I still have to plan the ward Christmas party. I'll probably drag her into it. Jaxon had his 2 month check up this last Monday and is in the 92% for weight and 84% for height. 15 pounds and 24 " long. He is so dang fun. We get him to laugh all the time. He burps louder than I have ever burped in my life and the gas is incredible. It sounds like he should be deflating by how much air comes out of this kid.

Friday, October 5, 2007

What up G?

Jaxon can finally fit into his Nike outfit that is father is so very proud of! I personally think he looks like some gangster (a very cute one) that is going to bust out some rap song...or that he is going to rob a bank :) Anyway, Matt bought this outfit when we first found out that we were pregnant, so needless to say, he was pretty stoked when he found out that we were going to have a little boy to fill it.

On another note, Jax is doing so good. I only have to get up once a night right now, which I think is pretty good and this week he is up to 13 lbs! He is our little chunker. He has also started smiling on purpose instead of just when he has gas- It is pretty funny. We are definitely loving this whole parent thing.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Day in the Spotlight

So a few weeks ago we too Jaxon to get some newborn pictures taken down in Orem with Knees and Toes Photography (good pricing). It was so much fun and he did so well, besides the fact that he peed three different times, twice all over her set, and then once all over my stomach (good thing I was wearing black). Other than that he slept pretty much the whole time. Little babies just have the cutest little bodies, how they just curl up into little balls and are so cudly. Aww..soo cute. The pictures were taken when he was around two to three weeks old and now at 5 weeks he weighs a little over 12 lbs! I can't believe it. He has grown so much in just the past 2 weeks!
* I just have to say that Matt isn't a fan of the picture with the blue bow, but I think it is super cute. After all, there are only a few weeks/days in a baby boy's life that he can get away with a bow!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Over the weekend we hit the lake all day Thursday and all day Saturday with the Shamo's shiney new boat! It was sweeeet! We wakeboarded, surfed, and a few busted out the old water ski and had a crazy time on the airchair! Those things are seriously crazy. Thanks Shamos!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Road trip to Grandma and Grandpa's

This past weekend we headed on down to Vegas to visit grandma and grandpa Hardy! It took us a little longer than usual, which is to be expected since we have a little guy on our hands that demands a little more attention. Anyway, the trip was fun, and nice to just be able to hang out and not have to think about anything. Matt got together with all the "guys" and played Halo, watched football, and of course, went on the lake. I on the otherhand was very happy just hanging out with Jaxon and the grandparent's, watching movies, shopping, and eating some very delicous smoothies (YUM!). Grandma and Grandpa seemed to be in Heaven holding Jaxon every minute that they could (I don't blame them, he is so cuddly) Friday and saturday Scott and Diana were able to come spend some time out in Boulder City and see their new nephew and Ben was able to see his new cousin,whom he was very curious about. It was so cute to see Ben interact with Jax. He would always say "baby" or "toes" and point to his feet and in the car he would try to hold Jax's hand and he would try to kiss him on the forehead-it was soo cute!!.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Gifts From Scotland!

We have some distant cousins in Scotland that are so generous! Jane made a beautiful sweater and super soft blanket. Jaxon loved it when we cuddled him up in the blanket. Thanks Jane and family!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Jax is the man!

Jax is so cool. He wakes up to eat and poop. When he's awake he just stares right into your eyes. He seems like he's older than one week. Everybody loves him! Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Jax has arrived!

On Aug 3rd we saw the movie Bourne Ultimatum and it inspired me to name our boy Jaxon Bourne Pendleton. However, that idea didn't fly with the wife. So, Jaxon James Pendleton it is. Jamie was scheduled to be induced on Aug 15th at 7:00 AM. At 5:30 that morning her water broke, exactly one week over due (she was pretty bitter about the whole over due thing, with good reason I might add). So we get to the hospital having small contractions every 2 minutes. At 9:30 Jamie got the epidural (gift from heaven!) and it basically stalled the labor process. She was still having contractions but the dialating stopped at 5 cm. So we slept, read some books, watched a little TV, slept again, checked our email, etc. It was actually a very relaxing day for both of us. At 4:30 PM the nurse came in and said she was at 6 cm and that we could expect to gain 1 cm per hour and then to push for 1 to 2 hours once she reached 10 cm. So we decided to take another nap. Jamie was feeling really good as she couldn't feel a thing but my back was starting to hurt from that dang hospital couch. So we started my epidural at 4:30 PM. It was fantastic! But the I got abruptly interupted from my dream when the nurse came back into the room 30 minutes later at 5:00 PM. She siad that our baby was showing alot of movement and she decided to check Jamie again. In 30 minutes Jamie went from a 6 to a 10 and the nurse said we were going to start pushing. We adjusted the bed and got everything ready to have the baby and started pushing at 5:10. We pushed for 10 minutes (4 contractions) and then the nurse made us stop so she could go call the doctor. We waited 15 minutes for the doctor to show up and started to push again. 10 minutes later Jax was here! 8lbs 11 oz, 20 1/2 inches. He's a big boy! It was insane. I was still trying to wake up from my nap and it was all over with! Jamie said, "I'm a little tired and hungary." I was completely blown away at how easy Jamie made it seem. All I have to say is thank goodness for modern medicin. Jax is soooo handsome and definitely a man. He passed all his tests except for his hearing test in his left ear. They said it's very common so we have a follow up appointment in 10 days to get him retested. We stayed in the hospital for a couple days and got home yesterday afternoon. I love this little guy but last night was brutal! No sleep. But here are some pictures for you guys. He's such a stud!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Ticking Time Bomb due date has come and gone with still no baby! Today I had yet another fun appointment and nothing has changed or progressed. I go in next monday to set a date to be induced, but we are hoping that he wont last that long. I think that he's lodged under my rib and can't quite figure out how to get unstuck. Anyway, I don't think that I have ever been this freaked out in my entire life, but at the same time so excited. We will let you know how it goes and hopefully have some cute pictures for you.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Jax's Cousins

These are Jaxon's cousins that are here already. He has one more girl cousin that is coming 2 months after Jax gets here. Here name will be Gracie Emma and will belong to my sister Christina and her husband Jordan. My bro D-Love's kid, Lincoln, is the one with the killer binki! Jamie's brother Scott's kid, Benjamin is the one driving the boat. Got to start 'em early! And my sister Andrea and her husband Justin had a baby girl 3 months ago. Her name is Savanna. We always called Andrea Anna while growing up and it evolved into Annamal. So naturaly we started calling Savanna Savannamal. Lots of little buddies.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Due date: 20 Days

Well we have been busy lately with baby showers and getting the nursery ready for little Jax to come. Jamie had an appointment this morning and he's not coming yet! Jamie wishes he would come early. Her back hurts a lot these days and she wants to sleep on her back so badly. We have almost everything we need for a newborn. Yesterday was our 3 year anniversary! I can't believe it has been that long already. We spent the day hoping Jax didn't come so that we could still have our anniversary to ourselves. We went and got a few baby things and looked at swings and then had a nice dinner together. Oh by the way JT, if you read this, we ate at the Blue Boar Inn in Midway a while back and holy crap that was good! Anyway, we miss all you guys in Cali and Vegas!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Getting Baby Ready!

Hey everybody. Here is the latest in us getting baby ready. We officially have our crib and stroller. Jamie made the bumper set, sheets, dust ruffle and blanket. Next is the valance for the window. Jamie wants me to build some fancy contraption to hang the valance on. Jamie is doing a bunch of cool stuff. She started a company called Sweet Dream Designs. She makes custom baby bedding and accessories. She also got a job a JoAnn's Fabric store teaching sewing classes to kids. Lately she has been teaching a bunch of 11 year old girls how to make a quilt. We are also the proud owners of a new stroller. It's really cool. The United States just got this brand over here. It has been in Europe for 4 years. The infant car seat that goes with it still hasn't arrived in the US yet and they expect to get them here in August. Anyway, it has hydraulics and cool manly stuff so I like it.