Monday, February 27, 2012

8 Weeks left!

Only 8 more Weeks to go and some good news! We went in for a follow up ultrasound and the cysts are totally gone on McCoys brain! We are very grateful and actuslly grateful for a little scare too...sometimes it,makes you realize what really matters in life! We are overwhelmed for our wonderful blessings. Life seems to be sweeter when we focus on our blessings rather than what we dont have.
Hunter has just been cruising to grow up! its finally been a week with no accidents during the day and even a surprise of him taking his stool in to the bathroom and going and flushing without us! That was a fun exciting moment! aaahhhh...the simple pleasures lol. He always asks us how our day was and tells us the funniest stories. Hes not a huge sleeper but no matter how much he gets he is always so happy! He of course has his moments of two year oldness but he always makes up for it.
Jas and I celebrated our fourth anniversary February first and we had a blast. Time just keeps ticking! Im grateful for us and the journey of trials that have brought us closer together. Yeehaw to eternity more babe! Haha :)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

6 months down! Unnerving news

Wow I can't believe I'm already 6 months prego it went by so fast. We arrrre so excited to have a little baby boy join us. We are naming him McCoy Marshall Hansen. My favorite is that even though hunter doesn't quite understand what's going on, he still will lean over my belly and say "i love u baby" makes me tear up every time. Lately ive been feeling so blessed...that life is just so sweet ....I'm so grateful for my sweet family..this imperfect, crazy wonderful life we have created together and learned from. Sometimes when life seems this sweet I get on guard cause there has to be some opposition around the corner...the beauty of life and learning...which I'm not complaining but ever once in a while I get on guard. We had the routine ultrasound at 20 weeks with mccoy and the tech was so great. She absolutely loves her job so it was a great experience. Jas and I always cry ha ha. We have tender hearts ok!! Lol. Well went in for my 24 week appt and doctor sits down and says how are u, hows ur other son is he pretty healthy?..."i looked at ur ultrasound and everything looks great, I don't want u to worry but I did find something..." Immediately my heart skipped a beat and I put on my straight poker face so he wouldnt know I was already freaking out inside. " I found cysts in the babys brain...which are sometimes soft markers for down syndrome or trisomy (a condition babies don't live long from) so the next thing we look at is the heart and ur little guys heart is perfect and strong, then we look at ur age and ur young so I don't see any need to worry or do further testing I think its jyst normal and u don't need to worry" so as I sat there processing ...i remembered when at 16 weeks they offered a test to check for down syndrome which I declined because I didn't think anything of it and I also silently said to heavenly father...if I ever do have a ds baby, it won't matter ill love it jyst the same. ... My thoughts went everywhere. I know the doctor said he wasnt worried and I shouldn't worry but as a mother I worry. Jas wasnt there with me so he had a rough tine when I told him. He had a lot of questions, questions I couldnt even think of. He worries about us very much. I know that most often than not, cysts in brain are nothing to worry about. All I know is that we love this baby already so much and no natter what happens we will keep our faith and trust in God and continue to pray for our patience and understanding with whatever His will is for us .
Hunter was being examined by hus doctor and he said" did u know ur son has a heart murmur? I'm sure its nothing to worry about " ...ya I didn't know that and when doctors say don't worry...u automatically worry! This little boy is so smart and he talks so much. My favorites lately have been when he stops what hes doing, looks at me speculatively , throws his arms around me and says "mommy I love you soo much" it melts my whole being. I live watching my little family grow and experience life. Something as simple as taking hunter to see christmas lights brings me to tears because Its a dream I always had as a child to have a family of my own who loves eachother so much, who goes through lifes hard trials clinging to eachother... Im very grateful for all the years I've lived and for the amazing gifts that have been given to me that I call my family and friends.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WHere has the time gone!?

HOLY COW!!! TIme flies by way too fast. Its been a while since Ive been on here! WE went camping and fourwheeling a while back! We LOVE these trips! They really are our favorite things to do. We had a blast with Jason's sister, hubby and boys. Cole and Ash took me on a hike and we walked straight into a herd of elk! They were literally surrounding us! It was really neat and It made me really excited to go elk hunting with Jas next year.
Hunter is a fourwheeling fool... I thought I was bad?? gees this child could not get enough of them. If they werent on, hed be climbing on them just waiting for when we would leave again. At one point on a ride we went over a bump at a weird angle and Hunter flew forward, hit the gas cap and it put his tooth through his lip! He cried for maybe 15 seconds until he realized that we were still on the he was all good!He would fall asleep on the ride and as soon as we stopped it he would wake up crying saying "No, i want 4wheeler ride!" It was insane. We just love him
Wyatt, Bridger and Hunter are great together and they absolutely love eachother. Its fun to have cousins around his age.
I went hunting and fishing with Jas and our cousin. (This was right before it snowed on us and I froze ha)

He turned 2 in August! I CANT BELIEVE MY BABY IS 2!!!! WHAT THE HECK!!!! He has been so sweet. Some things about him that I LOVE....
1-He is absolutely terrified of the car wash....I have to turn the music up really loud and He HAS to hold my hand really tight...he has the most concerned look on his face (borderline crying) so sad...but he actually is getting a TITCH better.

2-He loves to be tickled...funniest thing...

3-Loves to make forts with Daddy and flay hide from mom...who then comes growling around the corner like a "monster" and he screams in delight and giggles ! LOve it

4- LOVES to be Jas and I take turns jumping out from behind walls and such to scare him to death ...he dies laughing cause he gets so scared.

5-He has started to actually pedal bikes now that he can reach the pedals..thats fun.

6-If jas and i are ever sad or dont feel good he goes "Mommy you ok?" while putting his hands on your face... awww you can never feel bad around him!

7-He likes to pretend he is going fishing and hunting like daddy...picks up his hunting bag and says "bye mommy im going fishing!" or he will get on his trike and say "bye mommy im going to work!"

8-When he needs something he will say "mommy PLEASE help me!"

9-He loves to tell us long stories...(he talks really well but he gets going fast and we have no idea what he is saying Its great)

10-He is a snuggle BUG!!! Loves to snuggle us and give us kisses and squeezes!!

11-LOVES his daddy. They are best buddies and when daddy is around he is daddy's little shadow. I love it. But the mornings are MOMMY time, will not be touched by Jason sometimes just quick love you bye and hold tight to mommy...

12-He is potty training....(UGH!!!!!!!! I swear he wont ever get the hang of it..but he goes at least 80 percent of the time in the right place) ... and every time he goes in the big boy potty he claps his hands together and goes YAY!!!! with me.

13-He likes to dance...moves his shoulders and arms and body...aaawww so cute

14-RAndomly quotes movies... in the truck the other dayhe was driving with Jas and out of the blue says " daddy....Nemo...swimming and said NEMO DONT TOUCH THE BUTT!!!!" He also likes war of the was on and I went to change it for him and he goes "mommy mommy turn back the monster show!!!" WEird right?? Also will tell me to turn music back on if I change the radio station...

We have enjoyed him and of course had the most frustrating times...sometimes I just want him to JUST LISTEN EVERY TIME ugh! BUt he is getting so big and fun right now. Other news is we are EXPECTING AGAIN! Due april 25th yay!

We have a great pumpkin patch farm right next to our house, they do music, free hay rides and pick your own pumpkins, petting zoo and maze, corn area where the kids can play in the corn kernels. Hunter had a blast with his friends!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Being a Mother

So Mother's Day has passed...this is a little late, but I wanted to write about just a few of the million things that makes being a mother so great!!!

1: When I give Hunter something, whether its a pretzel, toy, or anything and he just so sweetly says "dank you"

2: When I say I love you to Hunter and he says "Wuv you" makes my whole being smile and anything that may have been worrying me that day or that I was stressed about literally melts away in an instant!!

3: When Hunter learns and says new words. I love watching him learn and grow!

4: I love watching as he jabbers away and knows exactly what hes talking about and gets frustrated because we dont! He seriously growls that frustrating grrr you know? I love it!

5: When I say "Can mommy have kisses and loves?" He stops everything he is doing and runs over to me with his lips puckered! AAAAAhhh I seriously cant stand how cute it is!

6: When I watch him accept and love everyone he meets or is around, it reminds me to be like a child.

Each and every day Im a mom, Hunter teaches me something new. He is an amazing little boy and Im so privileged to be his mom. Any of the days I may feel overwhelmed with the demands of life or anything I just have to look at him and it reminds me of the things that are really important and I can drop the things that arent. So many women would kill to be mothers, I dont want to take any second for granted!
To all moms I know, you are all amazing, my friends, sisters, family...thank you for your influence in my life! Youve made a great impact in the lives of those you care for!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hunter's jabbers

What kid do you know of actually asks you to tickle them all the time??
If you dont know of any, now you do. Hunter asks us every time we are in the car..
"mommy, daddy...tickle" with a big smile on his face
"You want us to tickle you HunteR?"
"UH HUUUUHHHHHH!!!!!!!" (which by the way is the cutest uh huh in the highest pitched voice I absolutely love it)

The other day I was folding laundry and Hunter runs around the corner...
"" as he dragged me into his room and started throwing balls at me. So we played for a bit and I said ok mom has to go fold some more laundry... Hunter dropped the ball... looked at me so seriously and said "mom....NOO" He just wanted me to play. (These moments dont last long so things like laundry can wait)

I was driving Hunter home from visiting my mom and he had fruit snacks (the welchs mixed berry kind) and he pulls out a berry and goes..."Mommy...mommy BWOOO!!! BWOOO!!!" I looked back and sure enough the berry he had was a blue one.. WHo is this child? haha

Hunter loves to snuggle us and give us kisses.. I love being able to say give mommy kisses and he stops everything turns around with puckered lips to kiss me... How long can I do this for again??
His favorite show is Kung fu Panda... No lie we watch it every day and every night... just recently he loves to laugh hysterically at all the truly funny parts. Its hilarious! He laughs so hard which makes jas and I laugh so hard which makes him laugh harder and us...its a vicious cycle of wonderfulness!!

He also loves to say "Mommy, daddy!!!! WOOAAHH CRAZY!!!... or mommy daddy!!! Lkajdfaoepugjalk asldkjgaoiwejgaskdj lakdjgoiajegkjlkjdaoigj ? " Love the jabbering.
"Peace out, buh bye, and wuv wu" are some of our favorites.

He says his prayers which are the cutest thing on the planet...all we understand is "Waymen!" for Amen at the end hehe.

Jason and I talk to him and he understands everything we say... the other night Jas said "ok Hunter you have three options, you can either go to bed right now, snuggle and watch a movie, or sit in the corner cause you arent listening, which would you like?" He stopped crying looked at him and said "nuggle" aaahh cutest thing. He loves to help us clean, make dinner, and wants to put my makeup on for me.

We love him so much.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A good book

Ok, so a while ago I wrote an "ode to all moms" inspired by stories and talking amongst many moms who feel overwhelmed with the constant pull of being perfect. My resolution from it all was just to embrace the moments we have and do the best I can, no comparing myself to what I see or thought was perfect in my mind. Since then, I have loved watching my husband now smile at the mess he may come home to, and the wife who may not be done up for him on occasion...and the ruined pile of shirts I have from allowing my son to just LIVE and play in dirt, mud, snow, and food (which I will be buying a steam mop Ive decided), because now that Ive decided to let it all go.. Ive never been happier. I dont HAVE to be perfect, just try my best and complement those who do things I wish I could do. Ive decided I can choose to make any situation the happiest and Best I want it to be. Now when my child takes his drink (after mixing all his dinner in it first) and deliberately turns it upside down on the floor because he thinks its funny... I laugh and take pictures and then have him help me clean it all up because he thinks its awesome to help mommy and daddy. Its amazing that when I dont sweat the small stuff even if its on a brand new clean helps Jason not to feel that way too. (who knew right ? haha). Ive always loved being a mother...but since deciding not to COMPARE and just enjoy every has been that much better!
Im in the middle of reading several books but there is one I particularly LOVE... now that I have my kindle on my phone (oh my gosh LOOOOOVVVEEE this option)Im reading every time I get the chance ...THIS BOOK>>>>>>

DONT WORRY...this is not a BASH on husbands book! The title in and of itself is pretty funny...but the book is way funny too! Its been soo amazing to read! Ive felt the desire to be a better wife and just try to be better each day. This book has a pretty cool way of helping you see what you can do to better understand eachother and yourself too. I would totally recommend it to everyone!! Seriously, newlyweds or those married for a while will benefit from this! Jas has wanted me to read some to him cause he wonders why I bust up laughing a lot while reading my book next to him. ITs awesome!

One more thing... my son is a daredevil already.. Im afraid I would be the guilty one of passing this on to him.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Who are you again?

My green smoothie guys!

So you all know how Jason DESPISES anything that is green...or any color other than pizza color for that matter... haha. We have been a part of this makeover show for green smoothie girl at work so we have incorporated green smoothies in our lives! Go to and you will see what its all about. First I will attest that it definitely makes a huge difference in my life.. and SECOND its a miracle worker because in each quart you get 15 servings of veggies and fruits and here is the kicker.... JASON likes it?!!! He actually craves it!! WHAT>!! who knew? My husband eating veggies and fruits and craving it every day. Not only has he made a huge health lifestyle change but he has also parted with his beloved truck baby. We sold it for way more than what we got it for 2 years ago and made a lot of money off it... (how does that ever happen??) We paid off a lot of things and I told him as soon as we are out of all debt (except our mortgage) Id get him another truck. We hope in the next few months! ITs been a MAJOR blessing and huge sacrifice for Jason. Its not a possession for him, this was his hobby, what he loved to take care of. He did it without me even knowing he was going to sell it in the first place! I was so impressed and I think I cried more than he did. He is an amazing man and he truly is a HUGE blessing to mine and Hunter's lives. We love him so much.. thanks for sacrificing and working so hard to take care of us. We love you!

FYI....if you dont live here... It snowed today!!! GEESH!!! Will we ever see the sun and be able to leave our humble abodes??