Thursday, November 10, 2011


So August, was hotter then heck here. I seriously thing we had like 50 days over 100 degrees. It was miserable. Here's a little of what we did...

Lance and Ryan geting some much needed rest....
Cousins....Seth and Ryan. I promise Ryan doesn't have a lazy eye...i think he's winking :)
Spent lots of time at the zoo
They have these faces a lot....Kendall going crazy, and Ryan thinking...oh goodness.
They love each other so much.....
I am soooo blessed that I get to be home with them everyday. I wouldn't trade this job for anything, I can't imagine life without them. I love my babies!!!


Ok so here goes July.....
I guess first and foremost I had my birthday......the big 29. Not really sure how I feel about being so old now. It's a little scary, but gosh I love my life. I feel like the luckiest person ever to have all the blessings that I have.

I love this little smile. He does a lot of this, he is already so much calmer then Kendall ever was. I really hope it stays like this.

They discovered baths together. And no, Kendall does not really fit in the duck with him, but she is a determined little thing and stuffs herself in there.

Finally ordered another crib for Ryan, Kendall will not give hers up. And he got too big too fast for the baby crib, so he now has a king size crib that he loves.

Ryan started eating solids. He took right to it, and loves it. He's an eater.
More eating, don't mind the pink high chair. What can I say....2nd child.

We had more visits from cousins, the Schmidgals came to visit us.

Happy 4th of July, we got to spend it with good friends and good food. I love this holiday! ANd finally Kendall was old enough to love the fireworks, it was so fun to watch her!
Ry in his 4 of July outfit.
More cousins....The Beus family drove from Idaho. We felt very special with all the visitors, WE LOVE IT!!! Come back, we want more!

Ryan started rolling over...


So June....came and went fast. Like the rest of the summer it seems. We were lucky enough to find a house to rent here. We really didn't want to have to buy something in a town we knew nothing about, and thank goodness we were able to find something to rent for a while. What a blessing to be in a real house, out of our apartment and have more space and play and enjoy.

Kendall often colors in the buff, i think she feels more artistic that way. And yes, she is wearing Thomas the train underwear ( which happen to only come in boy style), luckily this seems to be phasing out and she now prefers all things princesses, especially her panties.

Kendall loves to paint nails, especially mine. We love having spa days.

We were lucky enough to have cousins visit us, we love playing with Cade and Breck!

Ryan got fat...real quick. He is the best baby, so happy, and just seems to go with the flow all the time. Especially while taking the beatings from his big sister. We love our little guy, he is such a joy to our family.

ANd Kendall has decided that she loves doing pull ups, it is one of her favorite things to do with her dad.
So June in a nut shell.... loved it!!


So, it's only been about 7 months since I've last written. But I have a renewed commitment to keep this up, so here goes nothing. But wow....what a 7 months it has been. Since our last post quite a lot has happened for our little family. I guess first of all, we have moved. We are now living in Texas...back to my roots. We are almost directly in between Dallas and Houston, in a small town named Lufkin. Turns out we had actually driven through here many times going back and forth from Johnson City to Houston, but who knew we would ever be living in this place. But it's been good to us. We moved here at the end of April, just in time for the blazing summer to begin, and let me tell you it was SOOOO HOT!!! Everyone said this this was the hottest summer yet, but really it was terrible. We did a lot of swimming and any indoor activities that we could think of.
I'll try to catch up the last few months the best as possible, so bear with me. So May.... started out with a fabulous mothers day. We even ended up blessing Ryan that Sunday, so what a special day it turned out to be. My family was able to come up, and Lances parents were able to come, so we felt very loved. I think that we doubled the size of our new ward with all our family there, but we loved it.

Some "Welcome to Texas" cookies that we received...

Ryans blessing/ Mothers day!

Kendall started potty training,
Ryan turned into a Texas fan
We were able to go to Tate's graduation from high school..
So as soon as we got here we were super busy. But we loved every minute, and seriously, where does the time go?!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Welcome Baby!!

We went to the hospital on Wednesday night so that we would be ready to start the induction early Thursday morning. Thursday morning (March 24) they started the pitocin around 6:30 am, the Dr came in and broke my water, and the contractions started. It was pretty smooth sailing from there. I started getting pretty miserable so I got an epidural, turns out I was now dialated to a 6. The epidural worked great, and I felt wonderful afterward :) A little while longer and I was ready to go. I pushed for about 20 quick minutes and then we welcomed our sweet new baby boy at 12:21 pm. He came in weighing 7 pounds 15 ozs, and was 19 in long. It was a great very quick labor, I still can't believe it went so fast. We didn't have a name picked out at all till that morning, somehow I thought of Ryan and it seemed to fit. Lance and I both agreed on it, so it just stuck. Dean is after Lance's grandfather who married us. So we have Ryan Dean Beus. He is wonderful, and healthy and we couldn't feel more blessed to have him. Here are some pictures from the big day :)

Wednesday night....ready for this to be over!
Welcome baby Ryan....

Still drugged and no longer pregnant...thats why I'm so happy :)

Babies look a little scary at first, luckily he gets cuter everyday

Family of 4.....
Getting ready to go home, finally
Kendall loves her brother

Both getting much needed rest in the hospital
She's such a big helper

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Kendall

As I'm putting these pictures on here, the order seems to have gotten all messed up. But I guess you still get the idea :)

Kendall turned 2 on Feb 12. I can't believe how the time has flown by, what a crazy wonderful couple of years it has been. We are so lucky to have our little princess, she makes everyday more wonderful.

She loved opening presents, and she really loved playing in the wrapping paper everything came in.

We had swimming lessons in the morning. She loves swimming!! The only problem is that she really thinks she can do it all by herself, she's not afraid of anything.

Blowing out her birthday candle.

Opening presents, she is in a Thomas the train phase, so she about died when she saw this.

We bought her a bunch of balloons, so when we woke up she knew it was her birthday from all the balloons. She thought it was the greatest thing ever.

We love our sweet Kendall!!!!

In other news....I'm still pregnant. Now 35 weeks miserable. Trying to hang on for this last little while, but we are getting very excited for our new little boy to get here. Kendall loves going to the Dr and listening to the heart beat, she gets really excited and talks non stop about our baby. Of course she lifts up her shirt and thinks that she has one too, but I'm glad she's excited.

We are so blessed!!!