Monday, December 12, 2011

Not to live in the past...

but let's catch up a little bit.

We left off in March -- Kaden turned 1. Hooray! Little did we know that we had few months left of babyness. We soon discovered a little toddler on our hands. We had a couple of crazy scares with Kaden. We spent some time and money on hospital stays and visits this past summer. 
First Kaden got a bacterial infection in his blood-stream and thanks to some great docters -- ended up recovering quite nicely. We were able to also start him on Asthma medication to help the little guy feel better regularly. 
This pic was in Primary Children's sitting in the rocking chair with Daddy watching the current favorite -- Little People - Things That Go. 
If you've ever seen it... you feel my pain. WE probably watched that 100 times becuase Kaden was quarantined to his room due to the nature of his infection and he also had RSV (in JUNE).
We so lovingly called that thing on his arm -- the club. 
He had to have it only because he kept pulling his IV out every single chance he got.

Around this same time we started building a house in Heber City. 
Rented out our Townehome to (seriously) the perfect renter. At least it seems that way considering all of the horror stories we have heard about becoming landlords.
WE moved in with my parents in Orem, August 1st. 
Oh... the joys of being home again.
While we were living with my parents and working on the Heber Hacienda (and only a few weeks out of the hospital I might add) - Ryan's Grandpa passed away quite suddenly and the same day Kaden was running and fell and hit his head on the corner of some cement. 

15 stitches and two (that is correct, two) ER visits later we were at the end of a really crummy day.
We had some trips planned this Summer to Lake Powell and New York which were both put on indefinite hold because of all of these unforeseen events. I was attending school "full-time" in the summer. 
Ryan was working at the Bank - got promoted to "Assistant Vice President of Business Banking". (I just like to tease him because that is his official title) or "Business Manager" or as we say Business Banker. Meanwhile he put in beautiful Tile, Electrical, Lighting, Wood Floors, Paint and a killer Master closet into the new house. Needless to say we had a craAazy summer.

In September we got another giant surprise -- 

This little bean is on it's way-- gender still to be determined. May 16th is my "official" due date. I took a pregnancy test (almost as a fluke) which was positive, and this babe was a BIG surprise. Although Ryan claims "he thought I might be pregnant". 
I continued to be very ill throughout my first trimester. Throwing up multiple times daily, which was not the case with Kaden. Every time I go to the doctor they tell me I'm 2 weeks less than I thought I was. I got some great medications the helped with the nausea and I'm now at 17.5 weeks (cross your fingers that doesn't change for lesser).
We have loved having it be just little Kader Baby around here, and once we wrapped our heads around the idea that our plans would be changing -- we are now very excited to welcome Baby #2 into our hearts and house. I can say that honestly, but also must acknowledge how frightened and anxious we are about how to handle two kids possibly both as crazy as Kaden. :) Life is an adventure I guess.

In October we moved back up to Heber into our completed House -- PICTURES to come soon -- and have been trying to settle in, unpack and make it home.

-- be back soon.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Well -- Hello.

Hello, you sad lonely blog you.

I really do enjoy you, I miss you. I sit down to update you, only to never hit "publish" on a half finished blog post. 

As far as the internet knows... Kaden is still only 1. And the only thing that has happened this year is him turning said number. 
 In some ways I'm okay with that. 

I know I've been running around on Facebook, Pinterest, and even blogger checking out other blogs faithfully.
I'm sorry.

I want to re-kindle our love. What do you say?
I'm committed to making this work -- promise promise.

Monday, March 28, 2011

->February the Eleventh<-

this little man turned ONE.

kaden playing with a car.
 with grandma kohler

 baby K's mini-cake

 Kaden's big cake!

Kaden is our little hurricane!
He loves to eat grapes, blueberries, and oranges.
He can say - Mama, Dada, Baba, Uh-oh, All-done (sounds like aaaadunn), Izzy (pronounced zeezee), and NO!NO!NO!.
He also loves to make car noises.
He walks quickly, and climbs the stairs up and down.
He has 4 teeth, and a big happy smile.
We love him so much and he makes our lives so much better, 
and certainly more exciting and lively!

we had a small family / friends get together at my parents.
Uncle Tyson was wrestling in the state tournament that night at UVU,
and ended up winning and going on to take state which was VERY exciting for all of the Kohler clan!

Saturday, March 26, 2011



2010 was a big year for us, we had a lot of firsts...
just to name a few -

we started as 2 and ended as 3.
we prepared for a baby.
we delivered a baby.
Ryan learned how to change a diaper.
I began life as a stay-at-home momma.
I turned 23 and for the first time -- really felt 23 (maybe even older than that).
We took a fabulous trip to San Diego with the Welling family (not a first, but our first trip with Kaders).
Kaden swam and took his first trip to Disneyland.
Kaden crawled at 6 months - around August.
we baby-proofed.
Kaden took a trip to the Zoo, and some football games.
Ryan (and I) got to Hawaii for the first time over Thanksgiving with the Kohler Fam. 
We started in a brand new ward in new(and scary) callings.
I returned to school in the fall.
Ryan turned 28 and so began the 'nearing 30' jokes.
Kaden took his first steps before Christmas. (10 months)
we toddler proofed.
Ryan was the number one banker in Utah!
We sent out Christmas Cards.

Now prepare yourself for A LOT of pictures -

we grew up, we grew in numbers, our love grew, our faith grew,
our testimonies grew, our friendships grew.

yea... 2010 was a good one. My best so far.
Here's to an even more fabulous 2011 --
that is already 1/4 over (I know.. okay?)