Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Our life lately

He will How has time passed so unbelievable fast! Lucy is now 6 months old and our life seems to go as it always does... Too fast. 
Arland started kindergarten this year and it has had many ups and downs. We started off the year with many questions for his neurologist. He started having panic attacks at school, some so bad that he just starts crying and can't stop. He will tell me that his head is sea sick and that he wants to stay at school but his head wants to go home. Poor kid! So anyway we have been to see his neurologist and she told us that he is ready to be weaned off his medication. Which is terrific and terrifying at the same time. Arland has been having much better days at school the past couple of weeks and we have been thrilled! He loves school! We have a chart at home that if he has a good day at school then He gets to put a sticker on his chart. He runs out to the car now waving his hand which has a sticker on it because he had a good day. He is such an amazing little person that is learning SO much. He is so helpful and is learning patience harder then any other 5 year old I know. We love him more then he will ever know❤️. 

Porter started his first year of preschool and has LOVED it! He loves his teacher miss Claudia, who also teaches in Spanish! He loves going every day, and looks forward to showing me everything he is doing. The other day we heard him singing to himself and then we realized he was singing the color song in Spanish! It was amazing and so adorable! He absolutely is in love with Lucy. He calls her lulu lemon and loves to make her happy and smile. It is so fun to see their relationship and how much they love eachother. He loves to play dinosaurs and especially the miniature dinosaurs. He will go in his room or downstairs and play quietly by himself and I just love listening to him play. 

Lucy is 6 months now and is smiling, giggling, rolling over and playing with toys. She is our little ray of sunshine and just loves to lay on the floor and watch us walk around the house. 

We just got back from a trip to Yellowstone with heaths family and it was a blast! It was so fun to unwind and drive around the park. The kids did amazing and didn't have any technology the entire time we were driving! We loved to just look out the window at the beautiful scenery and animals. We are just loving our time as a family right now and we are so thankful for so many amazing memories! 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A day to remember

On April 12, 2016 the boys and I started out the day at the mechanic. We got our car registered and went out to lunch at kneaders bakery. I remember watching them as we enjoyed our meal thinking to myself how lucky I was to have these two. We laughed about little things they would say and different things they wanted to do that day, "mom would that be a great idea?!" -Arland 
After lunch we went to the river park which we love! I layed on a blanket and watched my two little men run through the trees and go down the big slides. They each got to pick out a rock to add to their collection as we walked back to the car. 
After we got home I noticed our cute little neighbor girl waiting patiently outside for her two little boyfriends to ride bikes with her. The boys ran out of car embracing her as if it had been years since they had seen each other. We sat outside, me on a lawn chair chatting with my sweet neighbors and the kids riding bikes and getting much needed sun light! After several hours we decided it was time to get ready for bed. I put the boys in the shower and put their comfy Jammie's on them. Porter had some left overs for dinner and Arland wanted chicken and ranch. As I walked down the stairs I felt as though I had peed my pants. I hoped it wasn't my water. I walked into the bathroom and noticed that my thought had been confirmed. I called Heath and told him that I had thought my water broke but I wasn't sure. He raced home as Sophie came over to watch my boys. At the American fork hospital we were greeted by dr. Lameroux who was also my dr for Porter. They tested my water and confirmed that I had ruptured. They started me on magnesium and steroid injections while we waited for the helicopter to arrive to take me to the u of u. As the life flight nurse entered the room I noticed that she was the same sweet nurse who comforted me when I flew with Porter. She walked right up to me and hugged me, we noticed each other right off and she held my hand as the rest of the team strapped me to the helicopter bed. She looked and me and said "we've got this!" They loaded me into the helicopter where a new flight nurse instantly became an angel for me too, Julie. As the helicopter took off, Mar (my nurse with Porter) held my hand and waved to my family out the window. She asked how I was doing as she pulled out a thing that looked about the size of a game boy. She put the monitor on my belly to listen to baby's heart beat and asked me what position I thought baby was in. I told her breach. She told me I was wrong, that baby had flipped head down, she turned her little game boy machine to me and showed me that it was an ultrasound machine! She was doing an ultrasound in the air! After we landed I found out that my same doc was on call that night, the same one that delivered Porter. Also one of my favorite nurses would be on there next night! Road down memory lane! They started me on antibiotics in the same room I had with Porter, the room with the window to the NBICU. Heath accidentally tapped the window with his head and what do you know... Porter nicu nurse opened the window! Seriously baby Lucy is in the BEST hands. We know this because we have had first hand experience! These people were set in our path for a specific reason. We have laughed with them cried with them and shared milestones that no one can ever comprehend, they are our angels on earth and we have been bound forever in friendship to them. We feel so blessed to be here with Lucy, she is so lucky to have so many people fighting for her. She is measuring at 3 lbs and 29 weeks gestation. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

I love.....❤️

From the moment I started having babies I knew what my girls name would be. From the time I was a little girl I would watch old black and white shows on Nick at Night with my grandma Jepsen. I loved them. And I loved watching them with her. We watched the classics "Lavern and Shirley" "Happy Days" we would stay up late into the night laughing our guts out. But my most favorite was "I Love Lucy." We would laugh with her, quote lines. We would talk about her for endless hours! I have some of the best memories surrounding I love Lucy and my Grandma. I always knew I wanted my own Lucy. I hoped I would have a Lucy. And now I do. So in June we will get to meet our very own little Lucy. I love Lucy❤️

A While...

Whelp a lot has changed since my last post. I feel like I have been saying that every time I get on here to post somthing. To start we are having a baby! We found out in October and we could barely keep our excitement! We ended up telling out families on Halloween. Nothing big or exciting, Emmaline happend to be in town and we thought it was a good time to tell. Little did we know that a week later Amanda and Cort told us they were expecting too. And just 2 weeks before us! Yippee! So that put them at June 14th 2016. And our little peanut at June 29th 2016. That's right, the same EXACT day that Porter was due. We were terrified, excited, nervous and any other emotion you can think of. Just 8 weeks after that (I was 16 weeks) we were having dinner at keith and Suzanne's when josh and Whitney announced that THEY are expecting! Haha seriously so funny! And they are due July 3rd 2016. Less then a week behind us! They also knew what they were having! I was a mess! Everyone knew what they were having, but us! Amanda and Cort = boy! Josh and Whitney = girl! And us...... We had our appt that week. I had a regular heart beat check and I asked dr. Ollerton if he wouldn't mind just taking a peek. As I layed there I kept seeing what I thought was a boy part, I had been convincing my self that I would be an all boy mom. Heath had 3 brothers before a girl and I expected the same. I had prepared myself. "That means boy right? It looks like a boy right?" Heath just laughed the entire time! Dr. Ollerton confirmed my dream...... It's a GIRL! I cried! I was in shock, disbelief! I was going to have a girl after all! I was going to get to do the pinks, and the hair bows, and the American girl dolls! After that appt we took some pink sugar cookies to my family and had them open the bag! Their reaction was priceless, Sophie was screaming and jumping up and down! And my dad couldn't stop smiling. My mom couldn't start sewing fast enough! That night we had a gender reveal for heaths family. The kids got to pull open a box that had pink balloons and glitter fall from it. It was awesome! And my boys.... Couldn't be happier! They love touching my belly and talking to her. Arland loves to say " don't worry baby, I will teach you everything!" 
I am now 24 weeks, one week over 23. It's a huge milestone for us! 23 weeks is when I was flown to the U of U. We feel so much love for you baby sister, we can't wait to meet you... Just not until June. 😉 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Time just keeps blowing by and I then realize that I write the most frequently on our blog when the most stuff is going on in our life. 
We have felt EXTREMELY blessed the past while. My children are happy, and we are just enjoying our life with our little family. 
I love reading our blog and the letters I write to our children. I love seeing how they have changed and I love being reminded of who they are and how they have grown. 
Today we went to the splash pad in alpine. I try and do something everyday with my boys. From going to the library, park, thanksgiving point museums, riding bikes infront of the house or playing on the swing set in the back yard. Today was the splash pad. Arland began with telling me he was starving and wanted lunch, so we opened our sack lunch and ate on a blanket under a tree. As we were sitting there I could see his little eyes watching the splash pad and the water shooting all over the place. He was a little intimidated. Porter wanted NOTHING to do with it. Eventually arland stood up and said "mom, I think I can do this now!" He started running towards the pad when he turned around and looked at Porter and said "Porter I will hold your hand so you are scared." ..... My mom heart burst. I love this family of mine! I watched them hold hands walking into the splash pad avoiding the water spraying all over them. They truly are amazing little people and I am so grateful to be their mother. 

We have seen miracles with you! You are so amazing to me and the bright spirit you have. When you started having seizures I didn't know if I would ever see "you" again. Between the seizures and your medicine I felt like I had lost you. Many people had said to me that they didn't notice a change... They just thought the temper tantrums and fits were a "normal you" kind of thing. I knew they weren't and I had felt like I would never see the real you again. When we started to wean you off of your medication I started to see glimpses of "you" coming back. You became more calm, relaxed and happy. I missed that in you. By nature you have always been very empathetic. You feel other peoples emotions and you are gentle and loving towards everyone. I started to see all of that again. 
Today I have my arland boy back. You are a shining light in our family arland. I learn from you everyday. You are the best big brother and you love to play with anyone. You are a lover of all things pirate, paw patrol, chocolate dipped strawberries, and Cheetos. You love to play memory cards, and hide and seek. I love all of the things I am seeing in you now arland. Love mommy 

My little instagator... You love to tease, chase, hide, and wrestle. You love your brother and playing with him and his friends. Porter you are so loving and snugglie. You love to come in my room in the morning and cuddle in moms bed with arland and watch cartoons. You love to be in the center of it all, and we want arland to just give you the most attention of all. Porter you are such a sweet little friend. You love to make people happy. I love everything you are Porter boy. Love mommy 

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Wow to say I am proud is an understatement! Heath is the smartest, strongest, hardest working, most kind, most compassionate and understanding person I know. He is good through and through. I have been so blessed to have him as my partner and eternal companion. He has overcome obstacles many can't even begin to comprehend. While in the midst of his schooling he bought two houses, has two babies, made ENDLESS trips to the hospital for both his wife and children. He tackled job challenges and still made a constant and consistent effort to provide for his family. He is my Hero. I love you so much Heath Pulham and I knew you could do it! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Oh Porter where do I begin! You have changed before my eyes. You love to play with Arland and steal his toys:) you are a firecracker! We took your high chair away because you love to just sit up on the bar stool with your brother to eat. 
You are saying two words together now like "where's arland?" And "go paze" it's adorable! 
You love your cousins! Any and all friends too! You have the sweetest disposition about you Porter. We say family prayers at night and I love to watch you during them because you fold your arms and bow your head to pray. You truly are a miracle porter and I am so glad you chose us to be your family.