Sunday, December 30, 2007

How is Angela?

Hi everyone! Just to let everyone know (and so Elisa doesn't have to wonder anymore), Angela is fine! I feel just fine, I just can't get out of bed or off the couch, Dr's orders. So, here's the story so everyone can know:

I went to my regular monthly appointment two weeks ago and just mentioned to the Dr. that I thought it was weird that I've had some contractions lately and instead of being random Braxton Hicks they were consistently 15 minutes apart. They would come every few days and last a few hours until I sat long enough to have them go away. The Dr. decided to do a fetal Fibronectin test and told me to take it easy until I heard back. Later that afternoon (as we were getting ready to host a Christmas party at our house) I got a call from the Dr. She said "Well, the test came back positive, so you are at risk for preterm labor and you need to go on strict bedrest. Only get out of bed to go to the bathroom and just be a slug. If you have 3 or more contractions in an hour take this medication and if you have 6 contractions in an hour head straight to labor and delivery."

Well, strict bedrest with two toddler boys running around is interesting to say the least, but so far we've been lucky. My little sister was home from college for the week before Christmas so she came over every day and helped out and then Michael has had this whole week off for Christmas and Michael's parents are here this weekend and are staying tomorrow while Michael is at work.... so, we'll see what happens after that.

I may be asking for help from the family down the road as I'm looking at another 10 weeks of bedrest before this baby is due. It'll be interesting to schedule out childcare for my kids and I feel terrible watching Michael take on all the housework and taking care of the kids and working full time when I feel perfectly fine but just can't do anything.

But, the good news is the baby is perfectly healthy and strong and is growing bigger every day. So, thanks Elisa and the rest of the family for your concern and prayers-- we really really appreciate it!!
Love you all,
Does anyone know how Angela is doing?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Julie Has Arrived!!!

Hi All!

Heidi here pretending to be Julie. We just got her a google account and now she can post!!! yea! Everyone should welcome her. Hopefully I can get more people to get on here so we're more interesting than just once in a blue moon posts. Love you all!

Julie (but really Heidi)

p.s. we just went to see "Enchanted" it was ... funny, very cute, gay, enchanting.... My dad is the one who said it was gay.
pps. The picture is of Brooklyn, who has just turned 1 year old. We WANTED Julie's Cuckoo birds but I could not find the picture on my mom's machine. Sorry. She'll have to do that from home.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Okay, I know it's almost Christmas, but here's a picture of our Halloween kids, as promised! (sideways, because even though I tried to fix that, it still posted them sideways.)

Well, the stocking project is successfully half done and will be all done next week, so I'm about ready to start thinking about our own Christmas. But first, Cade's birthday is tomorrow, so I better make him a cake. Michael's idea is to make an elephant cake, so we'll see how that turns out. It probably won't be the same caliber as the last cake I did (love you Jenna!)

but hopefully Cadence will like it. He has his heart set on Lightening McQueen, but I made him a car cake last year and want this year to be different. We're having a casual B-day celebration for him tomorrow and Sunday (just how things worked out, the lucky kid gets 2 parties!) evening, so if anyone wants to stop by, you're welcome to!

My kids are jumping around upstairs so I better go see what's up. Love you all.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hi everyone,

The newlyweds are still doing great and enjoying the coming Christmas season. In recent news, Justin is directing a mainstage play at Utah State University which is playing this week. It has been a little stressful to juggle schedules and see each other especially with the semester coming to a close, but it has been a good experience. We have our first christmas tree this year! Last week it was taken from the wilds of Sublett to reside in our logan apartment. With borrowed ornaments and some handcrafted painted ones, it has become a cute little addition to our living room. We spent Thanksgiving in St. George where Justin and the boys went to Las Vegas for the day while the girls got pedicures and went shopping. It was a very enjoyable weekend. My job at the treatment center has been good, but I still sometimes feel like I'm not doing everything I could be. The girls are crazy as usual. The other day, I walked into the house and one of the girls who drives me crazy to no end ( a 4 yr trapped in a 13 yr old body... taking that back 4 yr olds are more reasonable) had just come back from a visit with her mom. She came up to me with absolute pure joy on her face and telling me she had something to show me. I was of course excited for her and curious what she had: pictures, new clothes, or a new book; but was soon confronted with something that left me speechless. She bounded up to me with what looked like a pencil box in her hands. She opened it, revealing two plastic baggies with what looked like pencil shavings in them. I was confused until she gleefully said, " This one's Whiskers and this one's Patches!" As I looked down at her cremated cats residing in baggies in a pencil box, I vainly struggled for words. I wanted to share in her apparent joy and tell her that wow thats awesome! but i just couldnt do it. Instead, the silence was filled with an Oh! and a lot of hmmms and finally Thats really something! Luckily she was too excited to be reunited with her furry friends she didnt even notice. My favorite line though was when she was showing me more closely the baggies she said"Look these are bone fragments!" again.. having never been thrown into such a situation... was speechless.
Those crazy kids....

Anyway I am excited for this blog... and that my younger self merited a post. What a great way for us all to keep in touch! Well until next time!! And since the holidays are sneaking up so quickly, We'll wish you an early Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!!
Love, The Potters

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Hi Everyone,
It has been a while since I posted. I think we need to work on getting the older folk up to speed on this blogging thing. I don't know if they have even looked at it yet.

Well I have found a place up in Logan again so I will be moving in January. Yea! I am excited to be closer to school. It makes it a lot easier to get stuff done I think.

I hope you're all doing well.

Love ya!