Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tai Nathan

Tai Nathan was born last night, June 29th, at 9:16 pm. He was 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 18.5 inches. Ambur was induced becase she didn't want His birthday to be too close to Trey (July 10). So now they are in different months at least!

We got the call to come in at 1:45 pm. By 3 pm she was all hooked up and then the contractions started coming. Ambur was thinking she would like to try to go natural but by 6 pm she was at a 6 and wanted the epidural. She needed 2 doses to get it going so it took almost an hour since requesting to finally get the pain to subside.

After that things went smooth. Grandma and the boys showed up right as she was getting ready to push just after 9 pm. They were being so funny waiting at the door! Ambur pushed twice and he was out. We didn't have a name yet but didn't start to worry yet. When Trey finally came in the room he couldn't stop welling up with tears. It was so sad!

Ambur and the baby had a very peaceful night and they let us go home about 11 am this morning. We came up with the name about 5 minutes before we left! Tai in Chinese has a few meanings. It is probably not ironic that it means both "greatest" and "servant."

All are welcome to stop by if you wish, but please call first.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

update on Nate!

For the last few months Nate has been able to get back into running. He has been running anywhere from 45-65 miles a week! Yeah, I know what most of you are thinking...how? and why? I really don't know, but he loves it and is pretty good at it. He has run and won the 5miles Dam 2 Dam around sand hollow and his relay took first in the 50mile lake to lake run. He has also run the spectrum 10k in which he took 2nd over all and unofficially won his first Marathon in Moab. He had hoped for it to be an official race, but the morning of there was about 2 feet of snow on the ground and a slight blizzard at the starting line. :/ The race officials said that they couldn't be held responsible if there happened to be an injuries so they were going to have to cancel the race. About 10 people including Nate said they wanted to run it anyway :) so the bus dropped them off at the starting line. The boys, my mom, and I were waiting at about mile 8 or 9 to cheer him on, but ended up following him the whole race to give him drinks and anything else he may need. The rest of the runners, that did not start at the starting line, decided to be dropped off at the half way mark and make it a half marathon. Nate won the marathon with a time of 3 hrs 6 min. pretty good considering he ran in snow the first 12 or 13 miles.

He has also just recently taken 4the in the Hurricane half marathon. He was a little disappointed in the finish . He was a little unfamiliar with the course so he didn't kick as soon as he would have liked, but he still came away with 4th place and a p.r. of 1hr 20min.

His upcoming races include the the Utah Valley marathon on the 13th of June which is the first race of the Grand Slam, which means you run 4 marathons in 1 summer :/ so after UV he would like to do top of Utah, Park City, and St.George. After the 4th marathon they combine all 4 marathon times to decide the winner.

There have been plenty of times when I think he is crazy for how far he runs, but on the other hand very motivating. So much for gaining sympathy weight for me throughout the pregnancy :) We are very proud of how well he has done and is doing and look forward to being at the finish line for many more races! :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Up Dates!

Well I just wanted to post a quick up date! We have heard back from the company we have been working with in Georgia, about China. They have decided it would probably be easier for eveyone if we just waited till the baby is born. They are not in a hurry and not loking for anyone else to fill the position so not to worry, they will keep us upated if there are any changes and visa versa! We were excited to get some news and grateful that we (I) won't have to have the baby in China :) So we are here in St.George till at least after the baby is born! Which by the way, another upate, we are having another BOY ;) yup 4 boys I have no idea what I am going to do! :/

We are still very excited if this China adventure happens, but we both realize things happen for a reason and a lot can happen between now and July so we are trying to keep an open mind and our options open! It is still amazing to me, and always will be, the different directions our lives can take so quickly! :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Peyton is the "BIG" 3

Peyton is 3 years old! I can't believe how fast time flys. We decided to take a trip to Mesa, so we took him to the Phoenix zoo for his Birthday. He had a great time. He got to see the lions,tigers, and even got to see an orangutan pee which he still talks about :) He made sure everyone remembered it was his birthday (all day long) he was so excited to have all the attention :) After the zoo we went over to his cousins house for presents and ice cream cake! He had a great 3rd Birthday!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Little Surprise!

So as you all know the last time I posted was to fill everyone in on our, soon, trip to China. Well some things have changed I have just recently found out that I am 3 months pregnant with baby #4 yup #4. Though this one was not as much of a surprise as Peyton and Trey it still happened about 4 or 5 months earlier than we were planning. I am due July 6th so China has changed a bit. We are not exactly sure on the new details or when we will be leaving so I will let everyone know as soon as I do. :) We are trying to work something out with a steel comp. in Georgia that works very closly with a Chinese comp. They offered Nate a job working with the Chinese part of their comp. They would send us over to China for about 18months while Nate learns how to run the Chinese part of their comp. Then they would move us back to Georgia to learn the American part of the comp.This sounds like a great opportunity for us so we hope things work out. They said they would get back to us after the holidays so hopefully we hear back soon. Anyway this is the newest update in our lives, when we find out more we will let you know! Untill then we are trying to prepare how we are going to handle 4 children...under the age of 5 :/ Hopefully the newest baby doesn't come in China :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Moving Again!

ok so I know I just posted that we moved to Henderson NV. but things did not work out for us there so we are moving again. We had moved for a job promotion, but when the work load kept getting bigger but not the pay and the promotion farther away... some of the promises that were made to us were starting to be taken back and for some other more complicated reasons Nate decided to resign! I of course was in complete shock when he came home from work and gave us the news but was in complete support of his decision. After applying to many jobs in the Las Vegas, Henderson areas and after many many prayers we have finally made a decision. We are moving to CHINA! yes you read it right and I am serious we are moving to China. Nate has always wanted to start his own business and be able to use his Chinese more. So we are going to China to teach English for 6 months while Nate gets the marketing needed to start his business. We have moved back to St.George to store our stuff for the time being but we will be leaving at latest the first of Feb-July. We are very excited and I of course very nervous but I also think that this will be an amazing opportunity for our family! Wish us luck and because our lives will be focused a lot more on email communication I will I will be posting much more often! :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Marathon!

Well we did it! Nate and I ran the St.George Marathon on Sat. the 4th, yes bad weather and everything, we did it and we finished. We stayed at the Ence's cabin the night before which was very nice so we didn't have to get up at 3:30am to load the buses. That night it started blowing pretty hard and we were all getting a little nervous and hopeing it would pass by the morning. Well the wind had died down a little but it had started to rain...yup it rained the whole race often with a head wind! Everyone was soaked and freezing! Though not many were able to finish with their desired times we all finished. Nate says he would like to try again to qualify for Boston and yes I think I might try another just to see if I could run in the time I desired with good weather!
It is quite the accomplishment to be able to say I ran a Marathon so am Pretty excited but definately glad it's over. I can't even explain how excited I was to see the finish line especially since people had been yelling "you are almost there" for the last 3 miles :/
As soon as we get some pictures from our families we can post and show you all how it was! :)