Saturday, October 22, 2011

Canyon Drive

One of J's Co-workers was kind enough to show us around a bit, they took us for a drive up the canyon and WOW it was beautiful! It was a great way to spend Sunday afternoon! Basking in the beauty of the earth. we LOVED it! Thank you to Matt and his family for being our home town tour guides!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

BYU vs Utah State Game

We Were Gifted some tickets to the BYU game Last Friday and we jumped at the chance for a new fun night out. We had NO idea what a to do the BYU games are~ Next time we will leave even earlier! Anyway we had a great time and had perfect seats to see all the really great plays of the game. Josh enjoyed getting to see the game and I discovered that I actually like football! We took Ace with us and he enjoyed all the people watching and everyone thinking he was so cute. He got lots of attention. 

Hanging out With Dad watching the game.
Saying Hi to Mom, I think I just missed the smile.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Family Dinner

One of the pure joys of moving to Utah is being close to some seriously wonderful family. Today we got to have dinner at Jeff and Becki's home where we got to enjoy the wonderful talents of Grandpa Hone and Kenny Favero! I got a couple of videos of grandpa. He probably would die if he knew I was planning on posting them so I will work on that! Lotsa love! Happy Sunday everyone!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Disappearing Act

So did you think we disappeared after our sweet baby boy was born???? Well we kind of did! We had a challenging and wonderful summer that allowed us to move to UTAH! So for those that didn't know we MOVED! It was fast and rather unexpected! We are settling in and I am going to go back and update all the fun things that I missed out on posting! My goodness our little Ace is already 4 months old so I will certainly post more pictures of him and whatever else I have pictures of! Send me a message if we missed letting you in on the news of why and where we moved!
Much love !

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hone Family Reunion 2011

Josh Had a couple of Job interviews in Utah the First part of July so we decided to make the trip as a family, We got to attend the Hone Family Reunion at Cub River Ranch. It was wonderful to get to spend time with Kal, Miki and their family, as well as others from the Fabulous Hone Family, Jeff and Becki were gracious enough to let us stay with them for a few days as well. Here are the few pictures I took while we went to Preston to visit Grandma Hone's grave site.                                 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ace Blessing

Some how once again I failed for the most part on the picture side of this! We had many friends and family come join us for this special occasion, Grandpa Hone made the trip as well as good friends Jared and Kim Scholz and all of my family in the area made it( R.Jay, Valerie). It was a super special day and I am so grateful for those that came. Ace Kalvan was blessed by his Father on June 6th in the Maricopa 2nd Ward. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Colin Turns 4!

Oh Colin's Birthday was a bit of a disaster! We went to the movie with friends and family because that is what he wanted to do but getting there was a adventure, on the way we had a tire blow out so we had to sit on the side of the road and wait for onstar *thank goodness* to come and fix it because the spare had some super tricky contraption on it that even the tow truck driver had to fight with. BUT we still did our best o make is day super special and he sure thought it was! 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What else happened in May 2011

 Taylor had Kindergarten Graduation just a week after Ace was born, My parents (Gma/Gpa Ward) made it in time for graduation and to spend some time with our new little man, we got to do all sorts of fun things, we stayed at the Az grand, went to the park and to all sorts of different graduations and activities, here are a slew of pictures from the end of May. 

 Here are some pictures of Ace during his first month!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ace Kalvan Martin

Our Handsome little Ace Kalvan joined our family just before 11am on Wednesday May 11th. He came a few weeks before his due date but we sure are glad he did, I will give details on that toward the bottom so that those who wish not to read the details don't have to.
Ace arrived at 10:53am the bruise you see on his forehead is because he came out face up but still didn't give mom too much trouble during delivery. He is a light weight at 5lbs and 8oz and 18.75inches. Despite his tiny measurements he is a huge spirit in our home. He is quiet and calm so far. The kids adore him, he sleeps wonderfully, he is eating pretty well gets a little exhausted by nursing but he is so perfect! We are so blessed to have him join our family!

The Details:
So here are the details again as fare warning you may want to skips these but for some reason I know other Mom's care and want to know :) So as many of you know at 32 weeks I was put on bed rest, I had started to dilate and had a positive Ffn test( google it) so they gave me steroid shots and sent me to bed in hopes I could make it to 36 weeks. Those weeks were a struggle but with the help of MANY friends from the community and ward we did make it! At 36 weeks we were given the OK, to have baby! I had been to the hospital twice in my 35th week for contractions and dilating and although I didn't actually go fully into labor my body sure was trying, I was at a 4 by the end of my 35th week but they never felt is necessary to keep me at the hospital during that time. I went to the Dr. Monday and was a 4 or 4.5. Monday while Sheri and Grandpa Hone were visiting I was having a lot of contractions but before we decided to head back into the hospital Grandpa and Josh gave me a blessing and later that night the contractions stopped. It was a little frustrating, Tuesday night about 4pm Contractions started up again and this time they were harder than they had been in the past, I was hesitant to go to the hospital but we decided we had better go. I was checked into Triage and was a 5.0 but not contracting consistently so they had me walk and I had a little change so again they had me walk and then no change so about mid-night at a 5.5 they sent me home, I was in shock considering my last delivery that they would send me home I was NOT happy! On my way back home I was contracting again pretty hard but refused to turn around so I went home, showered and went to bed, I was having hard contractions for the next few hours and working through them until I thought my water had broke, when I got up to see I realized it was blood not "water" or fluid leaking and I passed a large clot of blood or what we now know could have been a portion of the placenta, ( its now 4:30am) Josh and I headed to the Hospital after he saw the blood he drove FAST!!!! So we were sure not to have another 347 baby. We checked in to triage at 4:55am and they checked me, I was a 7 so I was finally admitted. We were moved to labor and delivery and they needed to give me antibiotics because my strep B test hadn't come back yet so they tried not to check me or anything for the next couple hrs, After I received both sets if antibiotics they checked me and I was an 8 and my water was "bulging" so shortly after my water broke and things went quickly from there, after about 30 mins I was ready to push and so were all the other women in labor and delivery I guess because they didn't have a Dr. for me, Luckily Dr. Ragaini was walking by on her way to a c-section and had 10 minutes to deliver me~ She came in we pushed about 5 times and little Ace entered the world, he was face up so that is why I had nasty back pain much of my pregnancy and made the last few pushes a little challenging but my Sister and husband were there to help me through it, Ace had a big bruise across the top of his head but it has already faded and its really hard to see even in pictures. So when I delivered the placenta they realized that it was deteriorating and had probably been detached for a quite some time, they don't know why it detached or exactly how long it had been they just new it was in sad shape and that Ace probably wouldn't have been supported him much longer. So once again we were blessed with a perfect miracle. Child birth is so incredible! exhausting, scary and painful yes but the lords miracles are clearly visible there. I am so grateful our tiny Ace made it to us healthy and safe. He is perfect and amazing in every way!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

Since I was put on Bed rest at the beginning of the week our Easter Weekend was pretty low key but the kids had a great time. We got the kids a special surprise on Wednesday for Easter ( see below) and on Saturday a friend hosted an Easter egg hunt that was perfect for us, not too much work but the kids got to find eggs and sugar up. We had BBQ chicken with Potatoes and Deviled eggs for dinner and it was nice to not have everything too focused on the things that don't matter as much but we spent a ton of good time together and had a nice relaxing day. Hope you all had a splendid day and had the opportunity to think about our loving savior who died for us and was risen again on this day! Happy Easter everyone and remember that we know that Our Redeemer lives and loves us!

The Easter Bunny came a little early to our house this year, he brought the kids a couple new pets that we have been debating on getting for a while, Easter seemed like as good a time as any. We looked at Frogs, Turtles, Chameleons, Birds, Rats, Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs and Birds. After much consideration and a bit of research we decided on these two little ladies!
Here is Colin holding Rosita she is black and white and what they call a "silky" Guinea Pig, she has a little bit of a rat look but she is pretty sweet and purrs alot. This is Gabriella she is super furry and Brown and Black she is a little more skiddish but is warming up to the family. They have been a lot of fun so far even though we can't play with them as much as maybe we would like to since they are still young and working on getting used to their new home. The kids adore them and just want to watch them all the time. This is Taylor holding Rosita. Morgyn doesn't get to hold them too much and defiantly can't take pictures while she is holding them but maybe soon enough we will get one of her with her new "babies" as she refers to them.

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