Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Rocket Scientist

So I would like to take a few minutes to brag about my amazing dad! Have any of you ever met my dad?? If you have, you would remember him. He is the most patient, cool, good looking, athletic, smart, spiritual, hard-working, caring, cheesy, and protective man I have ever known! He loves his family so much and always puts them first.

If you ever go over to my parent's house on a Saturday, you will find him fixing the car, pulling weeds, cleaning the garage, doing housework, cleaning the pool, and taking care of his family all in one day! At many other times you will find him doing service for our church and magnifying his calling to the best of his ability! He dedicates all that he has to taking care of his family and is always putting them before himself! He leads his family in righteousness, is a wonderful Priesthood leader, and is an amazing example to everyone!

During the working hours, you can find my dad at one of the most amazing jobs of all time.
He is an engineer. Not just an engineer, but an engineer who designs and manages other engineers who design rockets. He is super, super smart and is so humble about what he does. 
Many people call him a rocket scientist, but he always just refers to himself as an engineer. :]

Here is a photo of a recent launch that carried a test vehicle for NASA inside.
It was launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
[How cool is that?!]

Not only do they launch for NASA but they are also a leader in the nation's missile defense system, launch satellites for many industries, complete much exploration systems, work on human spaceflight, etc.

We just love Papa G. so much! He is always there for us and we will forever be grateful to him! I have learned so much from him throughout my life, and will forever continue to take in the never-ending knowledge that he gives. Thank you dad!

We love you!

[Silly pictures. The second one is posed of course!]

[Here is a picture of my handsome dad with my beautiful mom! He calls her his "better half." She definitely is amazing; more than any of you will ever know. Go here and see! They are so perfect for each other. Austin and I look up to their example so much.]

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Yesterday afternoon we had our very first ultrasound! I cannot even begin to describe how it made me feel to look at our precious little baby sleeping so cute and cuddly in my belly. We completely melted when we heard the heartbeat for the first time! It actually convinced me that I do have something growing inside of me! Since I am not showing yet and have only felt the effects of pregnancy, it finally hit me when I saw the baby! 
We are going to be a mommy and daddy!
[We cannot wait!]

The baby is just over an inch long and already has little arms and legs! We got some recordings of the precious baby moving around quite a bit! This baby's going to be a little wild one! :-) 
As of today, our baby is: 9 weeks and 2 days.
The due date is: November 15, 2010!

[Here's a picture to add a little color to the post. It was taken a little while back. Austin loves golfing!]

♥Have a beautiful day!♥

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Weekend

This last weekend, Austin and I had the privilege of spending our first General Conference and Easter Weekend as a married couple! It sure was a wonderful weekend filled with blessings, the Spirit, family time, and reflection time on what was talked about during General Conference. We sure are excited to listen to the General Authorities's talks over and over again and to read them together as a couple!♥

We also continued on with our traditions for Easter Weekend with my family and sure did have a blast doing it! Here are just a few pictures from the amazing time we had with my wonderful family!

My parents did such an amazing job hiding the eggs for all of us kids to find!

The girls [plus little Kevers] dyed some Easter Eggs for our boys!

We also had an egg toss!

Austin and I won!!!

We made colored Easter cookies! They were so yummy!

It sure was an amazing weekend! I would love to say thank you to my Mom and Dad for doing so much for us this Easter Sunday! They keep our family traditions going and so fun to do! We all had a blast together!
Thank you Mom and Dad!
We love you!♥

[Please ignore how ghostly I look. I haven't been feeling the best.♥]