Thursday, December 9, 2010

This is the season...

I love Christmas. I think everyone loves Christmas, but I am really enjoying the season this year. I really think it has something to do with the fact that I got all my shopping done so I can just enjoy it! I have been very contemplative the last couple months, for no peticular reason. I am so grateful for a whole month where we are celebrating the birth of the Savior. I feel like I always try to be a good person and to live a good life but the last little bit I have been trying extra hard. Im so thankful for Jesus Christ in my life and for the knowledge that I have that even though I may make many mistakes ( alot of really dumb ones) that I can move past them and try again to be better. I think maybe one of the reasons I have tried to step up my game the last little bit is because of Avery. I have this little person in my life now who depends on me for everything. I want so badly to be a good mom to her and to teach her how to be a good person. I know she is only 8 months old and I may be jumping the gun a little bit but I figure if I want to teach her all these things I better make sure I am living the things as well! Im not saying that I have not been but I just want to always make sure that I don't get complacent with where Im at. I hope that I always am trying to do better. Im so thankful for a wonderful, patient husband who is such a good example to me and makes me want to be better and at the same time makes me feel like I am already the best. I am so grateful that we have the priesthood in our home because Kurtis lives worthy and is always trying to improve himself. Im grateful for people around me who improve who I am and who are amazing examples to me. Anyway, I love Christmas and I hope in some small way I can find little ways everyday this season and throughout the year to help others around me come closer to Christ and be happier, because I know there are so many around me that do that for me!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just Because

I know it's been some time since Daddy has posted on the blog. Well, I wanted to talk a little about my amazing little family, just because. It's not a special occasion or day of the year. I just need to say how crazy I am about my wife and how much I love my little Avery. Sometimes, while I am away, Aubrey has rough days. Many times it is because Avery is cranky and tired. I cannot be there for Aubrey on those days except by phone. Even then I may only have moments to comfort and support her. Not once has she complained about me being away. She has never said she wishes I had a different job. She just pushes through those rough days and keeps telling me how much she loves me even though I can be insensitive at times. She is the most brilliant and amazingly loving mother. Avery is such a blessed little girl, and I, a lucky man. Being a dad is the most incredible experience. There is nothing better than having your little girl lay her head on your shoulder and fall asleep because she is just so tired. Or have her give you such an amazing little smile when you get her out of her crib after a nap. I love that little angel more than I thought I could love anything. It doesn't hurt that she is so dang cute. Each week when I come home from work she has changed. She is growing so fast. We are so lucky to have wonderful family and friends who are close by and support us. Again, another great blessing. In order to keep this post a reasonable length, I will end by simply saying that my beautiful wife and insanely cute daughter are my rock and my light. Anytime I find myself complaining about my life I simply stop and think about how happy I really am. The End!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween weekend

So, I decided that I really like having Halloween fall on a Sunday because its a good excuse to celebrate the whole weekend, which is exactly what we did! Friday night was our 2nd year at the road rally. This years theme was Alice in Wonderland, so Kurtis and I went as the Tweedle twins! We never decided who was Dee and who was Dum, oh well. We had SO much fun! The clues were so great and it was so well done. Heidi and Andrew came with us and with all 4 of us we figured out where we needed to go pretty well. We thought we might win but I guess for only our 2nd year 6th place out of 20 teams isn't bad eh? My favorite part was when Heidi and I were booking it through University Mall to find a clue and we totally got yelled at by the Mall Cop! He was like "if you enter the mall you need to walk!" We were just like "okay" and started running anyway! I was laughing so hard because he probably thought we were 16 and little did he know that I have a child at home!
Then on Saturday night we got Avery all dressed up and took her to my mom and dad's. She looked so adorable in her monkey costume! We put her to bed at their house and went and played games with some friends. We did more this last weekend then we have done since Avery was born. We are SO grateful my parents live so close and are willing to watch her so often!

Sunday we went up to Bountiful to have dinner with Meghan and Steve. They are living in Steve's parents house right now while they are on a mission. We all dressed up and had a great time. Steve even made name tags with a different picture on each one. We waited a little too long to take the picture because Avery was ready for bed and screaming when we actually took it. Overall, it was a great weekend!

Monday, October 4, 2010

What makes a bad day all better?

Isn't she the cutest thing ever?! I was kind of bummed when I was done with work today because Kurtis had a short weekend and had to go back to work for 4 days today. I went to pick Avery up from my mom's and she gave me the biggest smile ever. What made all my icky feelings go away you ask...I picked her up and she wrapped her cute little arms around my neck and gave me tons and tons of kisses! This is a pretty new thing for her and she has to be in right mood but she totally knows what she is doing and she wouldn't stop kissing me. It was just what I needed to shake my bummed-out-ness. I can't believe she is 6 months old already! Time has really flown by. Although she drives me crazy sometimes, Avery is the sweetest, cutest baby girl ever and I don't know what I would do without her. I really feel so blessed to be able to be her mom!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What we have been up to




Its been a while since I updated my blog. I'm not a very good blogger anyway, but when your HOA cuts your internet off without notice and then the wireless on your computer totally quits working, its a little bit harder than usual to update it! So, I'm back now and I could write a really long blog about what we have been doing but... I don't really want to so I think I will just post some pics and say a few things.... One of those things being how much fun Avery is and how much I love this little girl. I'm not going to lie, 5 months is so far my favorite stage. Her little personality is coming out and she learns new things everyday. She is always a great source of entertainment! We had a great summer, which included a two week trip to the cabin in Montana. Kurtis got the full two weeks off of work so that was awesome. Avery was so funny in the water. I was worried she wouldn't like it because it was a bit chilly but she didn't mind. She didn't mind at all actually, she is so chill about everything. She just sat there in the floaty with no expression. We went to a park for Labor Day and it was the most beautiful day ever! I'm so glad we were outside. Avery loves being outside. I want more weather like that day, its been too hot lately! Well, I think thats it for now. I promise it wont take me this long again to blog. My brother Nathan gets home from his mission in 3 weeks so Im sure I will blog about that!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Laughing!

I should post more because we have done a lot of cool things recently but for right now this is all. Avery absolutely loves her daddy! He can make her laugh anytime he wants! Her first laugh was on his birthday, such a good birthday present. She is a daddy's girl already.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Birthdays and beautiful weather!

So, Kurtis's birthday is June 18th and mine is on the 19th. He turned the big 31 and I am now 28. We are both pretty old! We had a great family birthday dinner at my parents house on Friday night. We got a backpack to carry Avery in when we go hiking and since it was actually beautiful weather this past weekend we decided to test it out on Saturday. We hiked up to Stewart Fall and it was so beautiful. I have never seen the run off as big as it was and the weather was perfect for hiking. The trail is mostly shaded so that was nice. Avery loved it! She did so good all the way up to the waterfall. She loved looking around and hanging out in the backpack. The way down was a different story... She started to get hungry and I was really hoping she would hold out until we got back to the car. But, she didn't and she started fussing in the backpack and got upset so I took her out and carried her down the rest of the way. Well, while she was fussy in the backpack she must have been kicking the back of it which is mesh and not very soft and she rubbed two of her little toes raw! I felt like the worst mother ever, I didn't have socks on her and I didn't bring a bottle. When we got back to the car I was crying along with her but we eventually got her settled down (and me as well!) and went home. At least we learned some lessons for next time! Then that night Kurtis and I went to dinner while my wonderful parents stayed at our place while Avery was in bed. We both had great birthdays and Im so glad the weather was so nice!




Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Avery's blessing day

We got to bless Avery on Mother's Day which was pretty cool for me. She looked so beautiful! She was such a good girl during the blessing too! She just looked straight up and didn't make a peep. Kurtis gave her an amazing blessing. I am so glad to have a amazing husband who is a worthy priesthood holder and can do that. It was a beautiful day, we got so lucky with the weather. We had a bbq at my parents house after and had all of our family and some friends there. The picture in the middle is with my mom and nona. My family always has girls first and so ever since my mom was born we have taken a four generation picture. When I was little I told my grandma gregson that I was going to be the first one in the family to have 5 generations in the picture because I knew that she would still be around when I had a baby. Well, she almost made it. She past away about a month before Kurtis and I got married. But, the blanket that Im holding in the picture is one that she made for me. She said she wanted me to have it for my baby in case she wasn't around. So, in a way there are 5 generations in that picture (I am of course crying at this point while Im writing this!) Anyway, it was a great day and Kurtis and I feel so blessed to have such an amazing little soul in our family now!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

1 month already!


I can't believe that Avery is a month old already. Time is going by really fast and she is chunking out! She is such a good baby! We are really lucky. Kurtis is back to flying 4 days a week and Avery and I are doing pretty good at home. We all went through a little bit of withdrawl last week but thats okay. When Kurtis got home on Thursday night he was so anxious to hold her that he was begging me to let him give her a bottle in the middle of the night. I gladly agreed. :) Im finally starting to feel back to normal. What I mean by that is, that I can have a baby and have a life too! The first couple weeks I thought "If I have to do anything before noon ever again Im screwed!" But I actually got Avery and I ready and went to 3 hours of church last Sunday at 9:30 am. I was pretty impressed. Well, I don't have much more time because she is being really good right now while I blog but Im sure she will demand my attention soon, so I'll leave with a couple pics.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Introducing Avery Lynn Glover


















So, I would attempt to organize these pics but it would just frustrate me because it wouldn't turn out the way it looked in the preview anyway! So, you'll have to figure out the order. Getting Avery here was a little bit of an adventure. I was supposed to be induced on Wednesday the 31st. We had an appt. for a non stress test on Monday and then they were going to do this gel thing twice on Tuesday to help when they started me on the pit on Wednesday. So, we went to the non stress test on Monday and they decided they were going to do the gel stuff that day because her heart rate was a little up and down and they said it was a sign that the placenta was weakening. She wasn't in any danger but they decided since I was over anyway that was the best option. They kept us in the hospital till 3 when they did the first dose of the gel then we were supposed to come back at 9 that night and go home and sleep and then come back Tuesday morning at 6. When we went back that night they had changed from the gel to this pill thing and I needed it every 4 hours so we were there, in the hospital, for the long haul. When they came into check me at 2:30 I was at a 3 and the nurse broke my water on accident and I went to a 5 in like a half hour. I was thinking this was great because I would probably have her in the morning and it wouldn't even take that long! Then at 4 am I was at a 6 and stayed that way until 3:00 pm when they told me it would be best to have a c section. I knew this was always a possibilty but I really had not thought about it because I wasn't ever planning on it. I thought I was fine while the doctor was explaining it to us and then I burst into tears. Hormones going a little crazy I guess! But, I just wanted to make sure we had a healthy baby so a c section it was. Don't you love the pic of us after she was out and I have the barf bag by my head? :) Thank goodness I didn't have to use it. She was born at 3:55 pm on March 30th weighing 7 lbs 5 oz 18 in long. Screaming her head off and sucking her fist the minute she got the chance! It was so cute though, when she was screaming I guess Kurtis came in the room and started talking to her and immediately she stopped screaming and was just looking at him! So, that was it. We got home from the hospital on Saturday and had quite the first night home. She slept all day and was either eating or awake ALL NIGHT LONG! We all seriously got like a half an hour of sleep. But, last night was ten thousand times better so we are hoping for the most part things go like they did last night. She is getting bigger everyday and we love her so much. Kurtis and I both still feel like it is sureal that WE actually have a child that we are responsible for but we couldn't be happier. Im sure you will get sick of seeing pictures of her because we will be taking them all the time. My parents actually have probably taken 5000 more pictures then even we have! They are really excited to be grandparents. We are very lucky to both have amazing families that love and support us!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My AMAZING Dad and more baby stuff


So, my mom and I finished the quilt for the crib. It turned out so cute! We decided that since she really can't have a quilt in her crib for a long time anyway that we would just hang it on the wall. Its too cute not to show it off! Also, my amazing dad made us a changing table to match the crib he made for me when I was born that we are using. I never doubted of course, but it turned out so awesome! As with anything my dad makes it is super heavy and it will probably last until the millennium is over! Thanks to Steve, Kurtis and my dad for hauling it up our three flights of stairs! The nursery is completely done now and just waiting for a little someone to occupy it. We are patiently (sometimes not so much!) awaiting her arrival! I still have 6 days to go until the actual due date but I'm really hoping she will decide she wants to come sooner. Hoping but not planning on it! My doctor said he will induce me a week after my due date if she hasn't come yet so I figure April 1st is as late as it could possibly be. Kurtis and I met on April 1st two years ago so that would be kinda cool but I'm still hoping for sooner. I haven't been able to feel my fingers for about 2 weeks and my feet look like Miss Piggy's feet shoved in shoes by mid day! I'm really hoping all the water retention means I'll drop some of the baby weight quickly after she is born! Well, that is about it for now. I think I'll treat myself to a pedicure today and maybe I can get them to use the pressure points on my feet to start labor. :) I'll keep everyone updated!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And...what now?

The first month of no work was great! I got all the sewing done for the babies room including curtains, pillows, even flowers made out of the material for the wall. I still have quite a bit of material left over. I cleaned up a storm, made meat pies with my mom and sister, even did a little shopping. Now, I don't know how this next month is going to go before the baby comes. Im now trying to come up with things that keep me busy at home so I don't go out and buy things for myself and the baby that we really don't need! I have two more baby showers so I really don't need to buy her anything. :)
Kurtis got his schedule for next month and although he didn't get any two day trips like we had hoped for, he did get 4 day trips Tuesday thru Friday that come back into Salt Lake everyday so it shouldn't be too hard to get home faster if something does happen early. I really doubt anything will happen really with this baby though. If I take after my mom they will have to force this baby to come. With all three of her kids, my mom was at least 2 weeks late. Only time will tell what my body will be like though.
Since I am bored and have nothing else to do I think I'll write about our weekend. It was a great weekend. We went to Salina on Sunday because it was Karren's (Kurtis's mom) 70th birthday. All her kids (except Kenalee, we missed you guys!) surprised her by showing up her house before church on Sunday. She was really surprised! It was great, so we had a good day down there with the fam. Then Sunday night we got a phone call and Kurtis now has an appointment to meet with the Stake President next Sunday. We know they are spliting our ward on Sunday so we are anxiously awaiting what the meeting could bring. I had to laugh a little bit because my husband is such a good person and member of the church that he volunteers himself or both of us for whatever is needed in the ward. He also has been saying a lot recently that he could never be bishop or elders quorom pres., or this or that because he doesn't have enough patience with people. I kept telling him he was asking for it by saying and doing what he was saying and doing! So, we will see what this means. In all seriousness I am so grateful for a wonderful husband who is a worthy priesthood holder and goes above and beyond what he is asked to do in the church. He is such a great example to me!
So, I think thats it for now. If anyone has any suggestions of things to make or do while Im trying to stay busy at a low cost let me know!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

I had such a great weekend. Saturday night was so great. Kurtis and I went to Gloria's in Provo and had some amazing Italian for dinner ( I really, really want their recipe for the tomato cream sauce!). Then Kurtis surprised me with tickets to the Desert Star Theater. It was really funny! We saw Twi-lite. With neither one of us seeing the movies we were hoping you wouldn't have to have seen them to enjoy the show and you didn't. We both laughed really hard. Then yesterday we had a great dinner at my parents with my sister and brother in law and then came to our place for dessert and watched episodes of Modern Family ( our new favorite show). It was just a great weekend!

The countdown is on now! I guess we have 37 more days to go. Im trying to tell myself to focus on April 1st because if Im anything like my mother they will have to force this baby to come out! That would be kinda cool though if she was born on April 1st because that is the exact day Kurtis and I met two years ago. We will have to wait and see what happens. Im just hoping that Kurtis is actually in town when I go into labor. The anticipation is killing me! Patience has NEVER been one of my strong attributes. I'm pretty much done with the baby's room so now we are just waiting for her to get here!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Baby's room pics

Here are some pics finally of what I have been up to since I don't work anymore!










































The room is not finished yet, but its a pretty good start don't you think?! Pictures don't really do it justice, its a lot cuter in real life!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Getting ready for baby

So, I am officially done with work for a while. I was pretty proud of myself that I made it to 32 weeks. By my last week I was kinda whacking people with my belly as I walked down the asile and it was getting a little difficult to bend down and get things out of the bottom of the cart but I made it. I have a lot to do in the next two months before she gets here. Hopefully it will keep me busy so I don't go crazy. I think one of the biggest adjustments until she gets here will be just being at home everyday. It may sound weird but when you are used to flying around the country being in a different city 3 nights week it will be a little weird to sleep in my own bed every night. Especially when Kurtis will still be gone at least 3 nights a week! We are used to not seeing each other everyday, but not every single week for 4 days a week. I think I will miss him a little. :) I'm sure we will all adjust though. Right now, I'm working on the bedding for the baby's crib and getting the nursery ready. Kurtis and I went and picked the paint out on Monday so hopefully this weekend we will get it painted! I promise to post pics when we get it done. I will probably be working on the bedding today so tomorrow I will post some pics of the work in progress. I also made her a blessing dress so I will add pics of that with the bedding pics. I don't think pictures do it justice though, the dress is so cute. Its not your typical super fancy blessing dress, as my mom calls it...its shabby sheik. Well, that's it for now. You will probably be hearing a lot more from now that I don't have a job!