Sunday, January 25, 2009

Meet Cade Allen Udy!

My brother Brett and sister-in-law Rachel were privileged to bring a little baby boy into the world this morning. I am unsure of the exact time, weight, etc. because it was 3:00 am when I received the call announcing the news. I was supposed to be down there with them, but a change of events left me at home. Thanks to Rachel's sister Lindsay I was still able to view my beautiful new nephew. I cannot wait till the family of three move to Pullman in the coming weeks and I can spend some quality time with this little guy. Here are a few of the pictures I have of him, he really looks like my mom's side of the family, definitely has the Larsen features.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Mills' Crib

Brett and Rachel are moving up to Pullman after their baby is born at the end of the month. They plan on living with us for a few weeks until they get their house in order. Therefore, Ammon and I decided to set up our baby's crib for their baby to use while they live here. I thought it was going to be difficult to put together because all the reviews online said it was a good crib with terrible assembly instructions. Ammon and I got to work tonight and surprisingly it took us less than an hour. I am very proud of the crib I found for the price I found it for, plus free shipping. We are still waiting for the dresser/changing table to arrive, but hopefully that will be in the next few weeks. Our next step is to get some baby bedding to complete the look. I showed Ammon a few to choose from the other night, but he didn't like the one I liked best, so I think I will show him the pictures again and see if he just wasn't paying attention the first time around (CSI was on at the time).

As for an update on the rest of our lives. We find out what gender our baby is on the 28th of this month. I have waited and waited to buy any baby clothes till then, so that afternoon I plan on taking my mom to Moscow while Ammon is in class and buy my baby it's first outfit. Sounds like fun, huh?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Grandma is...

...a trooper (be it a tired one).


...a hater of the cold.


...a lover of me...oh and Gramps.

...not happy I made her sit in this red wagon.

...Mother of a great posterity.

Gramps...I did not forget you, just know appeasing Grandma brings about happiness for you!

Monday, January 5, 2009

1st Pregnancy Picture

My dad has been suggesting I take a picture of my growing belly, but I keep insisting that it just looks like I ate too much. A few of my friends have asked for a picture as well, so here it is. Ammon kept telling me to straighten out my back for the picture, but my mom informed us that my back is bowed a little now to compensate for the growing weight in the front. We are currently 16 weeks pregnant, which is not much considering how long a pregnancy actually lasts. People keep asking when we will know what we are having, a boy or girl, but we will not find out till the beginning of February, approximately. But we will be sure to let you all know when we find out.

Anniversary & Christmas

On December 22 Ammon and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. We had already agreed with each other that instead of buying gifts we would go out shopping because we each needed a new pair of jeans. I had outgrown my normal jeans and needed a pair of maternity jeans, this time came earlier than I thought, and the only place to buy maternity clothes around here is at Shopko. So Ammon and I hopped in the car and went to purchase my first item of pregnancy clothing...a pair of jeans. So they are not the best thing, but they will last me for a while, or at least until I can find another pair I like better on a trip to Spokane. As for Ammon we found him a very stylish pair of jeans and a brand new pair of casual brown shoes. I threw in some black socks too because I am afraid I have lost a few doing laundry. We wanted very badly to go to Sangria, a resturant in Moscow, but when we got there realized that it was closed. We decided we would go catch a movie in Pullman, Seven Pounds, and grab something to eat later. After the movie we met up with my friend Alison who was home visiting from California, then headed out for dinner at Red Lobster in Lewiston. Ammon decided to be adventurous and get lobster and crab legs. Needless to say dinner was entertaining, for Ammon and I both had our first experience cracking crab legs and pulling the meat out. I think Ammon decided that it is easier to buy immitation crab meat at the store. It was a great anniversary and we are still madly in love. I made one of the best decisions of my life a year ago when I decided to marry Ammon in the temple for time and all eternity. He is a great husband who serves me everyday, especially now with the pregnancy mood/health swings.

This is our car thanks to our siblings and friends.

Take note of the most beautiful cake, thanks to my second mom Kathy!

As for Christmas it was kind of a rough but growing time for the Mills side of the family. Two Sundays before Christmas we got a call that Ammon's parents house, about an hour north of us, had been destroyed by a fire while they were at church. Luckily no one was hurt, but everything, material wise, was lost. Ammon's parents are amazing and so strong, not once do I think they complained but looked at this trial as a growing experience. People from far and wide were so generous and a great help to his parents and his younger brothers. We improvised with Christmas and gathered one evening at a member couple's house in Rosalia. We had our traditional Christmas morning breakfast, for dinner, and hopefully gave Ammon's parents the Christmas they deserved. Here is a cute picture of his niece jumping out of a bag as a present.

For Christmas Eve we got together with our two neighbor families, my aunt and uncle's family, and my family. We had a wonderful dinner and watched the kids put on the most hilaroius nativity I have ever seen. One of the funniest things said was, "Call the ambulance, we have a drunk wise man." The youngest boy next door, Jairden, has developed quite the personality as you will see in the following picture. He was supposed to be the shepard.

Mary and Joseph

Christmas morning we spent with my parents. They always treat us so well and we are very grateful for all our gifts. We hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the New Year.