Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year for Thanksgiving we did our traditional Thanksgiving Breakfast at Gia's parents house and we actually didn't have to leave the state to spend Thanksgiving with Tims family! Our very first Thanksgiving we drove all the way to Oklahoma and last year we drove to Idaho to his Grandparents along with his parents. This year Tim's mom prepared a gorgeous and delicious meal! Although, We were still pretty stuffed after Breakfast though! It was nice to have some of Tim's other siblings up for the weekend! We were Thankful to be together as a family! Each year at Gia's parents all the kids (6 out of the 8) bring a newspaper and we begin our lists and make out a blueprint plan for Black Friday! This is our 2ND year doing Black Friday and we really enjoy the all nighters, trills and excitement that comes with it, along with all the catty people! (Gia is just as sassy and can take anyone down with just a look, LOL) This year we really, really wanted to get a new T.V.. As we are both blind and trying to read subtitles on our little 27" wasn't working for us anymore, instead we would end up not knowing what the heck was said and then to be lost the rest of the shows/movies! I had been secretly been hoarding money every payday for the last 3 months and wanted to surprise Tim so badly with a new TV for Christmas, however knowing that the particular TV probably would not only weigh a 100 LBS but also take up some valuable floor space~So I decided to tell him on Thanksgiving day so he would be able to throw some punches on Black Friday to get it!! So Thanksgiving night, we stayed up all night and headed for Walmart at 1:00 AM! We scoured the store and found the 50" Plasma 1050P that we wanted! We parked our butts on the palette and hung out until the sale began at 5:00 am! At 4:00 am my sister Tahna had called frantic (from SLC) hoping there was an extra TV that I could grab for her. We had 2 right behind us and so I told her to cruz her butt here and get it! Long story short, at 4:35 am there she was and at 4:55 we heard screaming and ripped our TV off the pallet and into the cart! Tim received a battle wound to the finger, but it was well worth it!!! We helped Tahna load her's and made a dash to the checkout to meet Re and Buzz (and of course baby Hurley) and Gia's mom! What a great deal we all got! We were exhausted and went home to sleep it off! We were too excited to really sleep not to mention the sun was shinning at 7AM!! LOL! We called Gia's parents over to help us with the wall mount since Tim and I are not even near "Handy"! We love our new TV and have now become couch potatoes! (Don't know if that is such a good thing!) It was a very fun busy Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Lots of fun memories, full tummies and sleep deprivation! I am so thankful we got to spend the whole weekend with family, and I am so happy and thankful to enjoy another Thanksgiving with my Daddy. We hope to have many more with him... we will keep our fingers crossed and just count ourselves lucky to have another holiday with him! Love you Daddy Nack!:)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A 15 Year Old Dream Came True!!

Saturday November 15th my sisters and I had the time of our lives!! My Sister Re's Birthday is coming up so my sister Tahna and I had the best gift idea ever....why not take Re' to see New Kids On The Block?!?! We talked with the family and ended up raising enough money for an extra ticket for Re'! We had gotten the Sweetest Floor Seats (row 30)!! All growing up my sisters and I LOVED LOVED NKOTB!! We had posters of them and we even had the Barbie's of our Crushes!!!! I am happy to say that "dang I had and do have amazing taste" even at 5 years old!!! I vividly remember us in our New Kids PJ's dancing and singing "The Right Stuff"!! We would always talk about how cool it would be to meet them!!
Tahna and I had gotten these tickets weeks before the concert and we could hardly contain ourselves!! I work with my sister Re' so I had a hard time keeping this secret from her! All I wanted to do was jump up and down and share my excitement! Tahna and I have been counting down each day, and when the day finally came we showed up on Re's doorstep to kidnap her! Her husband was in on the big surprise and had told her that he had movie tickets so she would be ready...when we kidnapped her we played "happy birthday" by NKOTB's 1986 album and gave her, her ticket! Afterwards we went up to SLC to Tahna's house to get ready, after all we wanted to dress up all eighties!!We were SO HOT!! We got to the concert and of course we needed to spend some OUTRAGEOUS dollars on some T-Shirts! We got to our seats and we could not believe how close we were to the stage! We danced and sang our hearts out! I personally kept yelling " I LOVE YOU DONNIE"!! LOL!
About 1/2 way through the concert we noticed a HUGE "something" behind us just 2 rows was covered with a black tarp... well the whole place went black and a light shinned at this "something" and it ended up being a rotating mini stage with a grand piano on it and NKOTB had came out of nowwhere!!!!! We were inches from them!!! If it wasn't for a girl right in front of me, I would have touched my Donnie!!! Oooohhh! I however GOT DONNIE WHALBURG TO WINK AT ME!!!!!!! I almost fell off my chair!! He even posed for my camera!! I was on cloud 9! I got 3 of them to make some kind of gesture and eye contact on me!!! It was heavenly! I enjoyed this concert sooo much and I want to thank my Timmy for finding the tickets and also for letting me "love" and "obsess" about Donnie for the night! I had such a blast with my Sisters, it was so fun to be out together like old times! I am sooo happy that we got to share our 15 year old dream together!!!! LOVE U MY SIS'S!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's been one year......

Last year on November 9th we had lost one of our many babies.... we didn't know at the time that I was carrying a set of twins, I passed the first baby naturally and for the other (our baby girl) she was just as stubborn as her mumma and decided to stick around in my fallopian tube. On December 11th Tim had rushed me to American Fork Hospital due to severe pain in my abdomen. We learned there that our second baby had grown for over 12 weeks in my fallopian tube. I had been bleeding internally for more than 2 1/2 weeks and we were informed that if we had waited 24 more hours they would have lost me. We were crushed by the news and I was scared to undergo emergency surgery and wanted nothing more than to have them save my tube. The surgery was successful and we were blessed to have a successful recovery. We feel as if though our babies were a little scared to come and we now know why. The lord knows us best and will only put us through what we can handle.... we know that this trial was to help both of us prepare and to be grateful for our blessings. We know it will happen, not on our time but the lords and WE WILL BE READY!! We are excited to start our new year and we will then take the time we need to do EVERYTHING in our power to get pregnant....including the help from a Fertility Specialist. I am stoked to start a new chapter of our lives! Anyways...We found this video on YouTube and we just wanted to share and I dedicate this to all the women in the world who have fertility problems. I bawled through the whole ladies....grab a tissue!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

2 Years Ago......I got my Prince Charming

Yesterday was our 2 year anniversary when Tim proposed to me!!!!!! I cannot believe it has been 2 years! It has definitely been the BEST 2 years of my life. Tim has been a dream come true and an answer to MY prayers!! I never met someone who makes me feel like I do......he is my everything. My heart is so full of love for him and I cannot wait to be his eternity:) I attached the picture we took just moments after the proposal! When Tim asked me to marry him, it was in front of the Salt Lake Temple and he told me that he wanted to take me there someday....Well we made it a goal and on November 17, 2007 we received our endowments at the Salt Lake Temple.... We are now awaiting for my dad to receive his priesthood (any day now) and when he does we will be on our way to San Diego to be Sealed!!! What a Happy Day!! I love you Timmy:)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Nephew Hurley Ryan Raulston

This past Sunday our Nephew Hurley was blessed! Gia is having the time of her life with the little man. It has been a trying year for the two of us.....loosing our twins in an over traumatic way and also dealing with our 4 other Miscarriages and yet Gia still finds so much happiness through baby Hurley. Hurley was born on August 11th which was only a few weeks from our July 5 due date, however he has been a HUGE comfort to Gia, knowing that Hurley was just with "our baby girl". We know it sounds a bit crazy, but when Gia talks to Hurley about "our baby girl" he always gives her the biggest smile and a look that only the two of them share (so we think:). We know he was with her. Hurley was such a BIG blessing not only for his parents who waited almost 6 years for him, but for us as well. We needed this little man and Gia is sooo excited everyday to be a HUGE part of this little guy's life and we were thrilled to be a part of his special day. I love you Hurley "My Chubbas"! (We love his Traditional Outfit, True Blue Indian)