Saturday, October 31, 2009

A little smile for your day

Just wanted to share our favorite smile with you.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MaryKate Rebecca Gardner

We finally figured out our baby girl's full name. Thanks to all those who voted and helped us decide...we know we kinda came from left field with MaryKate Rebecca, but we decided to name her after some of our favorite people. She is doing well. We are all out of the hospital now and we survived our first day at home. Kathy is feeling better and better everyday and MaryKate is eating well and is a happy baby. Here are a few pictures of our favorite little girl. If you are around salt lake, feel free to come meet her for yourself. :)

Giving us a little smile and look at the camera

Old man face

Porcelain Doll

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Story of Our Little Girl

Once upon a time a young married couple went on a date. It was Friday night and they wanted to go do something fun but relaxing, because the fair maiden was very pregnant. In fact only four days away from her induction date. They went to a lovely restaurant called Trio Café.

They picked this place because some friends told them that they served a “pregnancy pizza” that was legendary for inducing labor. (could be because it has whole cloves of garlic on it) It was great tasting pizza, but nothing happened. So they went on their way, til the fair maiden felt a little peekish. So the noble prince took her to Smith’s to check her blood pressure, which was a little high. So they called the physician and he asked them to come in to the hospital to get checked. When they arrived it seemed as though everything was pointing to them going home. But the doctor said. "Not so fast, we are going to start your labor tonight."

So at 9:30 she started having contractions. At midnight she received an epidural to help with pain. The young married couple slept very little that night as the contractions kept coming every five minutes or so, and the nurses came every 30 minutes. In the morning the fair maiden was at 6 cm but the baby wasn’t dropping, the physician thought they might have to do a C-section, but two hours later the baby dropped and the maiden dilated to 7.5 cm. They thought there was hope of a normal delivery. But then the baby stalled and after 18 hours of labor they had to choose to wait or go ahead with a C-section.

The decision was made and 15 minutes later the young princess MaryKate was born.

The young married couple fell in love with her immediately. She was beautiful, healthy (8lbs 9 oz. and 21 in long) and has dark brown hair.

They were very grateful that everything came together for a happy ending.

Thanks for your prayers, Their affect was felt and appreciated.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Our Red and Yellow Sunday Walk

We decided to take a walk this afternoon. For those of you mothers you may be able to guess why we decided to take a two mile walk after church, other than it being an absolutely beautiful day. We decided to take a picture of everything yellow and red (with a few exceptions). Hope you take a good Sunday walk of your own. It is amazing what you can find in your own neighborhood. The world is a beautiful place.