Monday, February 24, 2014

WHOA! Way to long!!!

I have not blogged for so long. I have no idea on where to start and don't really feel like back blogging for the past year so hers a small update and maybe in time I will catch everything else up!

Alivia is now 8. She is growing so fast into a young women. She is bright, kind, thoughtful and loves animals and babies. If there is a baby around you will bet she will be holding it. She loves dancing and gymnastics. She is doing really well at school and just started piano lessons. 

Austin is 5 almost 6 - He is an active little boy and most people describe him as "just being a boy" He loves to get into michief and is really good at using his cuteness and charm to get himself out of it. He loves racing snowmobiles with his dad and took 1st in 120 stock class and 2nd in the champ class at his first race a couple weeks ago. He loves baseball and golf and loves to be busy all the time!

I am still working at the hospital and going to school. I am hoping to be in a nursing program by next year. Mitch is just starting his race season is hoping for more snow soon so he can finish he is racing season. 

Here our some of the pictures from the past year:
My little sister and I - She is now at college at Washington State!

 Mitch finally built us a deck for our back door!! We love it and spent many evenings on it!

Austin took up golfing with his dad and grandma Tami!

Livi is becoming an amazing dancer!

Most of our summer was spent with our cousins swimming, watching scary movies, roasting marshmallows and the best of all going to Lagoon over and over!!


 Liv started the 2nd Grade

This fall I lost one of my best friends. It was so sad to say good bye but I know she is now in a better place and taking care of us -- that is why she is the best she was always taking care of us!

 Halloween 2013 -- was pretty fun! We spent it with the Schiffman's -- Liv and Carter even went around alone!

 We sent my little brother on a mission - He went to Torreon Mexico. He is doing so well and loves what he is doing. We miss him dearly but get emails weekly from him and know that he is doing what is best for him!

Thanksgiving in Vegas!!!

 Alivia was able to go to Justin Timberlake with me while we were in Vegas!

The kids on Christmas Eve
Alivia doing what she loves ... holding a baby!! She has a few she loves to hold -- Bridger, Layla and Chloe (who is pictured with her here)

Austin's awards for his first race of the season. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alivia Marie Sherman

The morning of January 16 I got off work and went up stairs to labor and delivery for my routine stress test. I got all hooked up and starting drinking ice water and settled in for my 1/2 hour of monitoring. Towards the end the nurse came in and said I was contracting and Dr. Dyer was rounding if I wanted she would see if he would induce me today!! Well be 38 weeks pregnant that sounded like a dream. 
So I said yes and so did he!!

I called Mitch who was still home sleeping since it was a holiday! He came up and met me and we got settled in to our suite. We watched TV and I rested since I had worked all night. I really hadn't felt much pain at this point. I was excited to meet my little babe!!

The doctor came in around 10 and broke my water which got things started and guess what I didn't have to have Pitocin thanks to that. (I had it with Austin and I about died with the intensity of my contractions. Around 2 the nurse came in and said I could have an epidural. I was excited I still really hadn't felt anything but decided might as well stay ahead of the pain. So in went the epidural and nap time! It was the best sleep ever. The day progressed and so did I. I don't want to brag but can I say the easiest delivery ever!! The only way I knew I was having a contraction was by watching the monitor. 

The CRNA that did my epidural did an amazing job! (I was numb from my abd to my thighs and that was it. My first delivery with McKay I was numb from my neck to my feet and I was miserable). Anyhow it was great! We had visitors and we rested and waited! Finally at 6:30 it was time to push. Everything was set up and I started pushing. Liv didn't want to come out at first. They tried the vacuum suction but she had too much hair -- they finally told me I either had to push her out or I was going in for a C Section (my fear). I had developed a fever at that point and there were some issues with Liv's heart rate. So I pushed with all my might and at 7:15 Alivia Marie Sherman was born. She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz (for 2 weeks early thats good size) she was 21 inches long. She had tons of hair. 
Due to my fever and her heart rate Liv was taken away for a few hours to the NICU. Daddy went with her and it wasn't too long before she was cleaned up and in my room so I could hold her. It was amazing. I hadn't slept in over 24 hours but I didn't care I was in love and wide awake. Brandon and Noel, Rick and Letty, Grandma Tami, Grandma Cindy, Aunt Kristina were the first to visit us and meet Alivia. All in all it was an amazing delivery!! 

And now the little baby is 7. She is growing ever so fast. She is an amazing student. She loves to smile. She is quiet and shy, but she does get excited every now and then. She has sweet tooth. She LOVES Justin Bieber. She is a beautiful dancer and a great gymnast. She is a friend to all (animals included). As much as he drives her crazy she loves to take care of and entertain her little brother. She HATES to clean her room, but likes to clean the bathroom. She is everything you could want in a daughter!

Can't wait to see what she will accomplish in life!! We love her so much!! 

* I need to add more pictures to this post but it is late and I am tired and I wanted to post this before Liv's birthday is over.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry Christmas

Late again -- like usual!! Finally made the Christmas card for this year!! We have had a pretty good year!! Nothing huge!! Liv is still dancing away and starting to love it more and more. She did great on her first competition. She even wants to do a solo at the next one!! Austin is still ....well Austin is Austin!! And we love him for that. He loves to make people laugh and he loves any type of sport!! He just goes with the season. He can't wait to get out on his snowmobile with his dad this winter!! Well Happy Holidays and I hope everyone  has a Merry Christmas!!

Stationery card
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Love, The Sherman's

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Alivia's Dance at Lagoon 5/19/12

Will edit when I get the video to upload.  For now, here is a shot of the Sherman and Schiffman kids.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

What happened??
How did he go from this....
 to this?????

 Happy 4th Birthday Austin!!! We love you so much!! Thanks for always giving us a reason to smile!!!
Love Mom, Dad, Liv and Gizmo!!!