Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our ThanksGiving

We of course went to Idaho for Thanksgiving. We had Thanksgiving with Zak's family this year- everyone was there from his side, we ate a delicious meal, the kids had tons of fun playing with each other, went on a little horse back ride, and then went swimming to burn off those calories (everyone but me- I don't have a swimsuit that fits). We had a great time on Thanksgiving, it was fun seeing and visiting with everyone.

Paige and Blyss

Zak and Hallee

On Friday we went to my parents house- my brother and his wife blessed their new baby, Riley, all of my brothers and their families were able to come for this, so we got to see everyone on my side. Once again the girls had so much fun playing with cousins and it was fun to visit with everyone and hold baby Riley.

The Bazil Cousins

The Bazil Clan- all of my brothers and their families

With all the fun and excitment Blyss got sick, her tummy got very upset (I don't know if it was the flu or something she ate), but she started throwing up Friday night, it is no fun at all, but especially no fun being away from home, on our way home on Saturday we stopped in Idaho Falls at Outlet for Outdoors for Zak to get some riding gear for his motorcyle trip, and I was sitting down holding Blyss, visiting with a friend who was in their shopping, when Blyss just pucked all over me, and she kept going and going, my friend went and got a roll of paper towels- THANK YOU, I was able to get myself somewhat cleaned up, to make it to the car- luckily we were headed home and had everything packed- so I had extra clothes to change into and for Blyss to change into- and a minivan with plenty of room to change in! A lesson to learn from to- never go shopping with a child that has been pucking. That was an experience- hopefully one that I don't have to experience again, I'm sure everyone in the store did not appreciate that! We are home and feel good and much to be thankful for.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

This past week(Wed., Thursday, and Friday), we spent in Layton, for the Farm Bureau Convention, Zak participated in the Discussion Meet part. A Discussion Meet is a 30 minute competition, where 4 people discuss an agricultral topic, and they are judged on the points they make and how well they converse with each other, points are taken away for being argumentative. On Wednesday he did 2 round robin rounds- where all 23 people participated, after those 2 rounds it was narrowed down to 8 people, Zak was one of those 8 who got to do the third round. After the third round they narrow it down to the final 4. Zak made it to the final 4- which is huge! The final 4 round was on Thursday, and about 150 people were there watching this discussion, Zak's parents even came to watch this. I think Zak did awesome, I thought it was between him and one of the girls to win. That night they had a huge award ceremony, with all sorts of awards. It was so nerve racking when Zak went up there on the stage to find out who won (the winner receives a brand new four wheeler, helmet, insurance on the four wheeler, $500, and all expense trip to the National Competion for the Discussion Meet- which would be Seattle, WA). But Zak was named as 1st runner up, and he received $300, we were all a little sad he didn't win, but hey, he did pretty good, he will give it another try next year.
The girls were pretty good through all of these sessions, where you have to be very quiet. There was 1 sessions they weren't good through, so the 4 people are up at the front of the room, discussing their topic, and the judges are there and a few other people, Blyss farts and it is really loud, so of course both Hallee and Blyss start laughing, and Blyss in the loudest voice, had to announce again that she farted, I was so embarrased, I had to take the girls out for rest of the time, because that sure wound them up!

The Final 4

Our Family after is was all over

Zak had to go to several other Farm Bureau meetings so we went swimming a couple of times for some entertainment

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Swore I Never Would-

I have got to stop saying, "I swear I never will....", because all of those these keeping coming to reality- first I swore I never would live in Utah- which now I do, and it is not so bad. Another thing I swore I never would do is own a minivan-

It is a bit dirty from all of our traveling on crappy roads- It's a Nissan Quest

Yes, we bought a minivan! ( I am officially apoloigizing to all of those I made fun of, for owning a minivan). I really can't believe we own one. With a third baby on the way, we decided we needed a little bit more room, so I took our Explorer in to see how much a 3rd seat would be to put in, our Explorer wasn't set up to have a third seat- so it would have to be especially made, their estimate was between $3,000 and $4,000- we decided -no way! So since then we have been looking at other cars- at first I was just looking at SUV's with a third seat- first I realized what a pain it would be, to be flipping up seats to get to the back seat, and second- they are expensive. Finally, Zak got me talked into trying out and looking at minivans- well he won- they are so much easier to get into, have lots of room, get great gas mileage, and don't cost as much as an SUV- so it fit within our budget. Plus we have automatic/ power sliding doors- which is awesome- I push a button and they open. We bought it on Friday- we actually thought about this one for an entire week (took it on 3 test drives) and decided it was what we wanted- we took it to Idaho for a quick trip on Friday, we came back from Idaho on Saturday, so that we could make it to Zak's Christmas work party- we had it at Maddox's- so we had to go through Sardine Canyon on very, very crappy roads- and the van did awesome- Zak swears it did better than the Explorer did.
So yes- we are OFFICIALLY UNCOOL NOW! We love our van- and we brag about it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Well, What is It?

I guess we don't like to break a trend, and we really like pink.... IT'S A GIRL! We took Hallee and Blyss with us to the ultrasound, Hallee has been praying and praying for a baby brother, so I thought we better take her, just in case it was a girl that she would understand. Hallee was about in tears, she kept saying I already have a sister, I don't want another one, I want a brother. But she seems okay with it right now. Zak and I were both a little disappointed, we got our hopes up for a boy, but we are excited for another girl- I get to deck her out in bows!

Everything looked great! The next thing is name picking, we can't agree on a single name- so if you have any suggestions we would love to hear them.

Here is a picture of me at 20 weeks- half way done.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Here's the Costumes

What a fun Halloween! Zak's parents were able to come down and visit us for a few days. The girls loved having them here. We went to our Ward's Halloween party had a great dinner, fun games, and some good trick or treating. The girls-especially Blyss wasn't very happy for awhile because we had to wake them up from their naps, since the party started at 4:00, but Blyss finally perked up and was happy by the time they did the trick or treating part. After we got home we went trick or treating around the neighborhood.

Minnie Mouse

Sleeping Beauty- I made this costume for Blyss

The two of them after the ward party.