Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kennedy's Baby Blessing

Sunday was Kennedy's baby blessing. It was such an amazing thing to hear Jordan bless our sweet baby. My mom, Kennedy and me
Our beautiful girl!
We love being parents! She is such a wonderful blessing in our lives!
Grandpa Holmes, Daddy and baby K, and Great grandpa Pitt. ( we didn't catch gg Holmes before he left)
Mama loving her sweet baby girl! Thank you to our family who came and shared this special day with us!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

too cute!

That's our sweet Kennedy! Lisa's sister-in-law took these pictures and she did a great job.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Puj Tub Review

So I am an official product tester for the Puj Tub. We tried it out for the first time yesterday and I love it. It folds together very easily- I even tried it one handed. At first I was a little disappointed that it was too small to fit in our kitchen sink, but it turned out that using the bathroom sink was much better. I liked how it snugly fit into the sink and it cradles the baby so if they move around (which they do) they wont fall out over the side. Another thing I like about it is that because its kind of a seat, the water pools in the bottom and that keeps the baby warm, like a real bath. There are little slits in the side that allows that water to spill out so it keeps the water at a safe level. Another bonus about this tub is that it hangs flat to dry, so you can store it pretty much anywhere, and its easy to clean. I highly recommend this to new moms. This was the fist bath that my one- month old baby girl hasn't cried! Check out the Puj Tub for yourself at the new web site exclusively for baby bath tubs!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Her First Thanksgiving!

Kennedy had her first Thanksgiving this year. She started off with a smile (the middle picture) and was passed through loving hands all day. She got to see her Grandmas, who both couldn't wait to get their hands on her. She also got to see two of her great Grandmas, which I think is awesome they can be a part of her life. We celebrated by eating with the Holmes family, then by eating with the Hettingers. It was a really fun day, I think it may have been my favorite Thanksgiving so far. It was really nice walking into my parents house because Dejah and Julie spent the afternoon decorating it for dinner. It looked great and really made a difference. I am so thankful for everything- for a wonderful husband, a beautiful baby, a loving family, having the gospel in my life, and the daily spiritual experiences I have that constantly remind me of how much our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be happy. To my family, my whole family (both sides and everyone)- we love you all!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One week old!

...Already and she is so darn cute! We are having so much fun with this little girl, even though it still doesn't seem real that she is really ours!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

She's home!

Kennedy Layne Holmes was born on Nov 3rd at 9:44 pm. 7lbs 6oz and 20in long, healthy and as well behaved as can be. Seeing her come into this world was an amazing thing, and I have gained a greater appreciation for what it takes for a woman to take part in bringing a life into the world. here are some photos if you havent already seen the ones posted by other family members.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Three weeks left??

I'm feeling confident that it wont be that long. The doctor said today that I'm between 2-3 cm dilated and 50% effaced. She said that's really good for 37 weeks and the first baby. I have a really good chance of delivering vaginally too. So glad to hear that! She told me to keep doing what I'm doing (eating ice cream!? haha) I guess I move around a lot but I plan on be more active this week. She estimated that Kennedy will be about 6-7 lbs, average size for a baby. So all is going well and I go back in one week "unless I go into labor this week" hey those were the doctors words- not mine. I'M EXCITED!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Old (ish) pictures

Dejah took some pictures a couple of months ago and I decided to post them

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

just felt like blogging

As of yesterday I am dilated to a 2 and effaced 50%. I know it can still be a while and that's ok, but we are both getting really excited. I can't believe how quick these months went by. It seems like just a couple of months ago I found out I was pregnant, and now its almost over. Crazy! Sometimes it really scares me how fast time goes by... we've been married for 14 months and it doesn't feel like it at all. We still rush home to see each other and say "I love you" countless times a day. I have a feeling we'll always be like this though. =) Life is just grand. Honestly though, this pregnancy has been kind of rough. It sucked having to pass a kidney stone (talk about pain), then I got this stupid PUPPs rash, and now they told me I tested positive for GBS. It has been scary and I've been full of emotions but I'm confident Kennedy will be a healthy baby and that all will be well. I know these little trials are worth it. I've had some great spiritual experiences and have really come to appreciate the blessings of the priesthood and I'm so thankful that Jordan is the man he is. He takes care of me. On the less serious side, I've decided I'm really excited to have my brain back. Pregnancy brain has made me even more absent-minded! Little things like getting lost going to places I have been many times, forgetting the date, having to write everything down...twice and not being able to say things that make sense have all become part of my daily routine. Anyway, these are just random thoughts because I'm bored and anxious.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

8 weeks to go!!

So, I tried to take a picture by myself and I gave up trying to include my face in it. Oh well- here's the belly.
I can't believe how quickly it's gone by, but we don't mind- we can't wait to meet this baby girl! Pregnancy has been fun. The worst part has been dealing with the heat and the extra weight. The best part has been sharing this experience with Jordan, picturing what she'll look like, and feeling her move... a lot! Sometimes that worries me because she is very active and we're hoping she wont be too hyper when she's born. Still, it's all fun though.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Yep, that describes this last year being married! I wouldn't change one thing about it. I can't believe its been a whole year already. Time flies when you're having fun with the one you love. The weekend started off with us going to a show on Saturday night. We saw one of our favorite bands- Slow club. They were amazing, their voices sound so good together and I can honestly say they are the best band I've seen live vocal wise. Then on Sunday we headed off to my aunt's cabin in Green Valley Lake. This is where we got engaged, so we had to take a picture and hopefully can make it a tradition to go back every year. (I was sitting on this same table when Jordan proposed!)
We had a lot of fun. We BBQed and made s'mores...

Then we went to Big Bear lake and and rented a Kayak.
It was a little scary at first, but I got used to it... although I think Jordan did most of the work.
It was a really fun weekend and it was nice to get away. I can't believe how blessed I am to be married to my Jordan. He is far more than I deserve. He helps me to be a better person because he is so good. I've never met such a hard worker or someone so patient. He continues to impress me day by day. I'm so glad that we are both layed-back and we get along so well. We have never had a fight or an argument and we plan to keep it that way. So many people told us when we got married to enjoy the honey moon stage while it lasts, because after that marriage isn't so great..pssh who says it ever has to end? We agree it will last forever. So like I said, it was a perfect year and I am so excited for many more to come. I never thought I could ever be this happy! I love you Jordan, happy anniversary!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

jordan fell down

here are my right and left ankles on tuesday last week. i fell down at work and sprained my ankle pretty bad. lots of fun. now i get to spend 8 hours a day calling past customers to see if they want to sign back up with us. most people seem to have distinct reasons for canceling their service. needless to say, work has not been fun for me.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More about little baby...

So we had our appointment today , and when the nurse came in she said all we had to do today was hear the heartbeat and take some measurements- Oh and had I had an ultrasound yet? I told her we had not and she said they'd have to order one. I was feeling pretty sad because I thought for sure we would get to find out today. So I asked her how long it would take to order an ultrasound and she said they may be able to do it today! Yippee, we were all for that. We only had to wait about a half hour and I drank about two water bottles. Then we got to see our baby girl. It took a while... this one doesn't keep still! It doesn't seem real yet. I can't wait to meet her. She already looks like a beautiful baby and we love her!!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My very best blessing

I feel like I need to share with everyone what an amazing husband I have. I've always thought myself to be very blessed to have him, but he's really impressed me lately. Ever since we found out I was pregnant, he's done all he can to meet my every need. and I never have to ask. We'll just be sitting on the couch and he'll pick up my feet and start rubbing them, or he'll start to rub my back. I don't even ask him to- he just does it! Every day he asks "what can I do for you?". He cooks, he cleans, he goes to work and school and he NEVER complains! He does all he can to take care of me and I honestly feel like a queen. And he always maks me laugh! He is a wonderful husband- I know he's the best and most perfect eternal companion for me. He will make a great dad. I love our marriage. So many people told us the "honeymoon" stage wouldn't last. We both disagree. It never has to end and we don't want it to. We know as long as we put each other first- it never will. So I just thought I'd share that with everyone. Thank you for all you do , Jordan..I love you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oh Mamas!

I am very blessed to have a mother and a mother in law like mine. My mom is great. She has the best sense of humor. I know she has been through a lot in her life, but she still has a strong testimony, and is happy. I love to hear stories about her childhood and even better, her college years ( she liked to play pranks on people =) ). She is there whenever I need her- always willing to help me out. I think she is absolutely gorgeous and always take it as a compliment when I'm told I look like her- something all my sisters do as well. She has been a wonderful mother to her 5 children. She has also been an example of many things; love, sacrifice, endurance, faithfulness, a good wife, and just taught us how to run an home and take care of each other. I love you, mom!

Then there is Sheryl. How I got so blessed to marry into a family with such a great mom? I don't know. She is someone I have always looked up to. My mama- in- law is someone who lights up the room and always makes people feel their best . I have never seen an ounce of selfishness in this women. I am amazed that she had 8 great kids in 10 years and continues to teach them good values. She is always willing to help everyone out and is very good and noticing people's needs and tending to them. I feel like we can never repay her for all she does for Jordan and I. It is so much fun being her daughter- in- law. And I am so happy that she raised Jordan- He is the best Husband in the world. I love the relationship he has with his mom.

So thank you , mamas for all your love and all you do. I have two perfect examples of mothers and wives. I can't wait for our baby to be showered by your love!

Monday, April 13, 2009

we will be visited soon...

... by the stork. it should be arriving early november. at least thats what my wife says. he will allegedly be bringing something for us to take care of. no, wait, i think breana said someone, not something. and aparently we will need to buy diapers to prepare. i wonder what all this could mean...

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's been a really long time since we have posted anything on here - so it's time for an update. Wednesday Dejah, Arwen , Jordan , and I went to this cool fabric store in Buena Park , then we all went out to eat at Watsons in old town Orange. Dejah needed to take pictures for her photography class, so we tagged along and took some of our own too. (The tree picture) Everything looked so beautiful that day. We were off the 91 freeway by all of the burned trees and the contrast of burnt trees and newly grown green grass was so cool!
Then, Miss Arwen had her big day on Thursday. She graduated from ACC with a degree in massage therapy! Congratulations Arwen! I spaced on taking pictures of her in her cap and gown, but she looked very pretty and happy. We are all very proud of her.

FRIDAY--- yep, after months of talking it up and waiting , waiting, waiting Jordan was finally able to get his Honda Ruckus. I was pretty nervous about the fact that he's a Holmes boy and they all have a record of ER visits, but I followed him home and he rides very well. It can only go about 40 mph, which is fine by me. He's pretty excited- he just better not get hurt since he promised he wouldn't . So that's our update- more to come soon I'm sure!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Just Because

I don't really have anything new to blog about, so here are some more pictures of baby Noah. He is getting so big and I love it! He's gotten a little chub chub in his legs and has a little belly; so cute! Julie is such a great mom. I know it's a lot of work, but she is always so sweet and willling to share her baby boy with his aunts. Which we really appreciate. Now I'm just waiting for the birth of my niece. Can't wait!

Not too much more went on in January. We did have a scare with Dejah, but I'm sure most of you have heard by now. I finally finished re-reading all of the Harry Potter books. Its crazy how caught up in these books I get. I think I was starting to drive Jordan carzy because I talked about them all the time. If anyone has never read them, do it! They are some of the best books I have ever read, however nerdy that may be!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009


This was a great Christmas! On December 13th we went to see A Christmas Carol with Jordan's parents. I love seeing his play, my aunt used to take us every year when we were little. We got our Christmas tree and decorated it . It was really fun having it in our apartment, and it smelt so good! Then on Christmas eve, we went to the Holmes family Christmas party. They are the only family I know of that has to use a church building because they can't fit everyone in a house- It was a lot of fun! Later that night we went to our parents house (mom and dad Holmes) and got matching pajamas! I was very excited to be twins with Jordan. Dad read us the story of the birth of Christ and we exchanged gifts. It was a good Christmas eve, but I was a little homesick. I'm used to decorating the tree with my family and this was the first year I didn't- but new traditions are great too! Christmas day was spent waking up and giving each other a small gift, then going to The Holmes and then to my parents house. Jordan was officially welcomed into the Hettinger family by recieving the traditional gas mask from my parents. Can't leave anyone behind you know, we all have to have one. Later we went to the Pitt Family party and played games. I was very happy that we actaully had a cold Christmas, but it was a little scary drivng in the rain. All in all , this was a great first Christmas. I love how my family keeps growing in size!
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