I have finally updated my blog. Please don’t have a heart attack. I know it has been almost a year and one-half since the last posting so I am going to try to tell everyone what has been happening. It may be in a few different postings so look at the next few. I am going to go through the months and try to document our lives. My goal this year is to try to be better at keeping this updated because I do care about letting everyone know how we are doing and the adventures that our family has had the past 18 months. I will try to remember something from each month to tell you.
Samuel and Lily play together. Lily loves showing Sam things. Sam loves watching Lily. I am finally feeling like I can take care of two kids. Sam discovered his tongue and some days it seems to be sticking out all day!
Mary’s parents and brother came out for Samuel’s baby blessing. Lily has more fun with Samuel and finds that he is pretty fun to have around.
We had another Christmas celebration with the Isaacson’s. Kevin started his last semester of law school. We found out that Samuel’s heart had improved and that they would just do one more check when he was 6 months old to make sure everything was good. Our prayers were answered. Kevin and Mary get new callings. Kevin is called to be the ward executive secretary and I was called to be the ward family history chairperson. I don’t really know how to do family history but I will find out. Sam started to show his contagious smile!
Lily Loves her trike and playing with friends.
Lily Loves her trike and playing with friends.
Lily also loves cooking with mom, especially making rolls. Don't ask why she likes eating bread dough....not very tasty. But then again, she is the girl that loves to eat lotion.
Went to Utah for Christmas. It was so much fun to see everyone there and to show off Samuel. Lily played in lots of snow. And my California cuties (Kevin included) had a lot of fun.
Lily got a new tricycle for Christmas! FUN FUN!
Samuel came home. We found out that he is the most easy-going cheerful guy. We took him to many appointments to the pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. The cardiologist did not know why his heart was doing that but concluded that he might grow out of it. We all fasted and prayed.
October 31st around 1:30am I started going into Labor. We got to the hospital about 3:50 am and Samuel Walter Isaacson was born at 4:16am. That was supper fast and super intense!! Everyone asked us if he was a C-section because his head was so round and he looked so good. We found out that he had a weird heart problem. When he would sleep his heart rate would drop to around 100 beats/min. His oxygen stayed just fine but the doctors were a little worried about watching him.
I found Lily’s Halloween costume. It was the same costume that Kevin wore when he was two. It was the cutest little pumpkin costume that Kevin’s mom made. We went to the ward trunk-o-treat party on October 29th.
Last year of Law school starts. Mary starts getting obsessed with making sure that Lily has a Halloween costume because the baby is due November 3rd. I just wanted to make sure that Lily had the opportunity to do the Halloween thing. Mary’s dad, Jay, came out for a visit. We went to Happy Hollow when I was very pregnant. I took a ride on the merry-go-round and I think that people thought I was crazy getting on one of those animals.
Kevin found out that he was ranked #3 in his class.
Mary’s birthday. Lily’s 2nd birthday. She loved the balloon the most. We went to Happy Hollow for the first time.
We find out that the baby is a boy. We also got to have some fun on those hot days (head in bowl of water):
Kevin’s Birthday. Summer started with a fun trip up to Lake Tahoe. Kevin started an internship as the managing intern at a local law firm. Mary’s mom came out form Memorial Day.
Mary's parents came out to visit us during General Conference. We had a nice (cloudy) trip to the beach. Lily also surprised us often by waking up without any clothes on! (NOT ALWAYS FUN!)
On the first day of Kevin's spring beak, we went for a little hike. Mary was really tired the whole day. Later we found out why: we were pregnant with baby #2. Mary started feeling sick soon after........
Lily had a lot of fun playing with Aunt Heidi before she left on her mission to Boston.
Kevin’s new semester of school with lots of night classes. Adjusted to being in a new ward. We were called as primary teachers teaching the 10 year-olds.
After Kevin’s finals we went to Utah to have an early Christmas with the Burraston’s.
We moved out of Kevin’s parent’s house into our own apartment. We adjusted to living on our own and being parent without the help of our parents. We spent Christmas with Isaacson’s. Jon, Julie, Matthew, and Seth came out to California. It was so much fun to see how big everyone had gotten.
It was so fun for us because Lily actually had fun with her presents. She got this big pink kitchen. She fell Christmas morning and had a huge ugly scrape on her nose.
Thanksgiving with the Isaacson’s