Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Review Extravaganza!! Week 2

I am so excited for week 2 of the Review Extravaganza-which covers the months of April, May and June. Before I get to my post, lets give a quick review of the rules for those who may be joining us for the first time.

What is the 2010 Review Extravaganza? It is your chance to write up some posts and recap what happened during the year. You can put your favorite pictures, tell your favorite stories, link back to your favorite posts, however you want to do it. Just in case you had some slow months, we will be reviewing three months at a time.

Every Friday this month- you can come here or to any of the other bloggers hosting this extravaganza and link up your post. You only need to link up at one location as it will show up on each of the lists.

So today Friday the 17th-link up with recap of April, May and June.
Friday the 24th-link up with recap of July, August and September.
Friday the 31st-link up with recap of October, November and December.

And remember, every time you link up with a recap AND include the cute little button I spent hours on, you will get entered into the drawing. Link up on the 10th and get an entry, the 17th and get another entry, etc., with a total of 4 possible entries. When all is said and done, I will let do the dirty work and pick a winner who will then receive a little something from the six ladies who are hosting this Extravaganza. Last week a few of you didn't have the button, but I counted your posts-this week I won't be so nice.

Plus-if you want a bonus entry-simply like all of the hosts and leave a comment on this post here, saying you did so.

And now time for my recap of April, May and June

In April we built a new roomAnd by we I mean Eric and his dad... I had a big belly and a hernia-no building for me.See-Big Belly (27 weeks)

I educated you all on the Rules of Dessert.

We had an earthquake which made me overcook the Easter Ham.


My big belly made me reflect and share Lucas' Birth Story.


May... well on Monday, May 10th I made this statement:
"Well it is time for a little vacation. No, not the "I am trying to be dramatic saying I am taking a break from blogging vacation", but a real vacation! It will probably be my last one before the baby is born"--(I was almost 32 weeks pregnant)

And then on Thursday the 13th I wrote this post from the hospital... after my water broke at 32 weeks pregnant while we were on vacation.And on May 14th
Ryder Trent 4 lbs 9 oz born at 32 weeks gestation

The rest of May was spent in Utah with Ryder in the NICU.
He was there for 19 days and released on June 2nd
If you want to read more about that crazy month-just click here and scroll down to the May posts.

Here are a couple more favorite pictures from the NICU
In June we were able to finally make it home, our whole family.

And I got to do my first real photo shoot with Ryder
I confessed to what it is really like to have a newborn, poop, spit up, flys down and all.

I told what I want in a man.

I did a photo shoot with all three kids.

And I felt the pressure of having no kids when all my family that had been helping left.

Those were definitely my most eventful three months of the year, thanks to a little guy that wanted to join our family a bit too soon. Can't wait to see your recaps!


  1. How you got through those months without having a complete mental collapse is beyond me. You are a very strong woman!! And I am sure glad you are my best friend!

  2. We made a new room in April too...but we didn't BUILD it Seriously awesome!!

    Love love love this whole year in review, what a blast!

    Thanks for hosting!

    OH and as long as i am here come and check out the prize page for this is the LAST day to enter before the prizes are revealed for next week! yep...more prizes!

  3. Girl, I get all verklempt when I read and see your baby. He's so beautiful and he reminds me so much of my little ones when they were babies.
    SO cute. Usually I look at new borns and think, "Mmm...alien-ish."
    But yours was seriously as gorgeous as mine. LOL

  4. You are one dedicated blogger to be posting while in labor. I once tried to post while I was getting my gall bladder out, but I was under and unable to reach the keyboard.

  5. These were three of the busiest months in your year, for sure!

  6. Wow! I'm glad I get to catch up now! Your belly was sooooo super cute. And I'm so glad Ryder is healthy! And everyone else, of course . . .

  7. Ryder was so super small!! Awww! Your kiddos are adorable. Thanks for hosting - I've had so much fun.

  8. Honestly you are the cutest pregnant girl ever! And Ryder is super adorable! (As are both your other kiddos!)

  9. Awww, Ryder was so tiny! Cute little impatient guy!

  10. What a month of may!!!! It was our big one too:)

  11. Oh my goodness! What a crazy, exciting, jam-packed three months you had. Thanks for hosting. It's been fun!

  12. I love the photos you took of Ryder - and even more ... the one of the two of you in the hospital! That's a busy couple of months!

  13. I still remember when you had scary!

  14. I am so bummed that I didn't get to play this week! I was crazy busy and didn't have time to do any blogging or reading of blogs. I remembered about the link up around 1:00 am Saturday morning. Such a sad sad story for me!

    At any rate, I still can't get over what a beautiful pregnant woman you are. I just look like a beached whale when I am pregnant. and what a miracle Ryder is! And Alex's room is beautiful!

  15. AWE! What a precious little surprise. I love the pics!! You certainly had an eventful three months!

  16. What an amazing three months! Epecially with the addition of Ryder. You have such a beautiful family and you are too cute pregnant!