Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

I love this man so much!! Jer and I celebrated our 9th anniversary this past tuesday. Its been a wonderful 9 years filled with its fair share of ups and downs, but its all been wonderful none the less. Most of the success of our marriage would have to be because of Jer. He has the biggest heart and hates confrontation. When we first got married he was always the one who wanted to work out problems and I just wanted to be mad. He never lets me go to bed upset and has been such a strength to our little family. I know that he loves me unconditionally and puts up with me and all of my mood swings (which lately have been quite a few, but I'm blaming that on the newborn and lack of sleep). I have been a little disappointed that none of our boys look like Jer (lets be honest they don't really look like either one of us) but I think Jer is such a handsome man that I was hoping at least one would get his rugged good looks. Drew might have got his coloring, but as cute as they all are we will have to keep trying to see if one will look like my Jer. I am so very blessed to have such a wonderful husband and father and am so grateful for his patience cause I know I am not always a peach to be with. I love you Jer and am so grateful for the last 9 years I have got to be with you and look forward to eternity with you!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drew Hansen Terry

Happy Birthday Carter!

My chubba-bub turned 4 on the 16th! I can't believe it, where did the time go. Being 3rd in line of an all boy family has sure made this kid one tough cookie. Behind all the wrestling and the dirt he is such a sweetheart. He has been such a big helper with the baby and at times I feel bad cause he is so good to entertain himself that I feel like I neglect him at times!! He LOVES green!! We hardly wear anything else and most anything and everything he picks out has some sort of green connection. He loves motorcycles, 4-wheelers and rough houseing with his Dad and brothers. This kid is all boy and now that he is 4 he told his grandpa Stuart he is ready for the "pain cave" (a game my Dad plays with the grand kids). We sure love you carter and are glad you are part of our family! Blowing out the candles on his cake.
A shockingly decent family photo, even with goofy uncle Jeff in the back!

The sad store bought cake, Baby Drew was my excuse for not making a fun one but lets be honest it was really a laziness issue!!!

No Carter birthday is complete without a green motorcycle!

He really wanted a guitar this year, we had to get red cause they don't come in green!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Our Greatest Blessing......

He has finally arrived. Drew Hansen Terry was finally born on January 28, 2012. He was 6lbs 7oz and 21 1/2in. Definitely the runt of our litter. He was almost 2lbs less than the rest of my boys, but he is perfect none the less. He was due on the 27Th and three weeks before his due date I started to dilate and he dropped. I was hoping to make it till the 21st because Jeremy's brother was getting married and I didn't want to have to try and figure out a new born at the wedding. So after the 21st came and went I was ready to go into labor. You can only imagine how long the next week was when I was still pregnant on my due date! Anyway, I starting having contraction around 3am Saturday morning, but when I got up they stopped. I was so disappointed, Jer and I even went hiking up the mountain to see if we could get them to start back up again, but nothing! We went through the rest of the day with hardly a contraction, then at 6 Saturday night he was finally ready to come. My contractions started and were about 5 minutes apart and just continued from there. We got the boys to my parents and then headed to the hospital around 8. We got checked in and he came at 11:27, 2 pushes and he was here. I was totally shocked when the told me his weight, I've never had a baby that small, but then when Dr. Ward delivered the placenta, he found a "True Knot" in the cord. They say it doesn't happen to everyone, but most of the time when there is a knot in the cord it can result in a still birth. We are so grateful he is here and that he is healthy. The boys love him so much and he hardly even gets to lay down because he is constantly being held. He does have some red in his hair, but Jer says that he will still love him all the same! We can't imagine life without him!

I finally took a belly shot before we had the baby. He is the first one that I have remembered to take before getting to the hospital and getting in the gown!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Christmas 2011

So I must be getting worst at blogging because the pictures came posted in all the wrong spots and I don't know(and part of me just doesn't care right now) to try and move them to the right spot. I could probably blame my computer again!! Anyway, we had a fabulous Christmas. Jer and I have been so blessed this year and are so grateful for such wonderful family and friends we get to be surrounded by daily. This year was especially fun with the boys. The only hard part about having 3 boys is that you can't get something cool for one without getting it for the other ones. Plus they wrote their list together and ended up having identical list, which in all reality made my job much easier. Here we are Christmas morning ripping through the gifts. They were fun to watch and all of them got watches and pocket knives (I know what was I thinking right) but they could have stopped there! Waiting to be released to come and open presents Christmas morning. We ended up waking our boys up Christmas morning, mostly to shower and be ready so they could have fun opening gifts instead of feeling rushed to get to church!

Random picture, but Carter had a Christmas program. He is such a fun and happy kid and loves to play until you put him in front of a crowd and then he shuts off, so I have been very impressed with how much he does the actions and sings with the group. Love the Chub!!

So Handsome!!

One of my dear friends gave the boys these antlers and I shockingly they wore them around for a little bit. It at least lasted long enough for me to get a picture!

Over the break we headed up the mountain with Jers family to do some 4-wheeling and pull the sleds. Since it was so warm there was not much snow so it wasn't snow sledding it was mud sledding, but they had a blast. Anything that allows my boys to get dirty with Mom and Dads permission is always a bonus! This is the whole group that headed up with us!

We did find a little snow!!

The boys geared up and ready to head up the "B"!!

The winner of "Best Christmas present ever" goes too..... the Bunnies. All the boys had a puppy on their list for Christmas so we settled for bunnies instead. The result was the same and they boys loved them. We just hope the bunnies are durable enough to survive all the love that they get from the boys!! Cause it is TOUGH love... literally!!

Carter with "Army", Cole with "Thumper" and Tate with "Bugsy" the newest members of the Terry household, at least for the now.

Trying to clean off some of the mud after wheeling.


We had Jeremy's oldest sister in town over the break and had them come up New Years eve for some fun. We had sinner and then played some games and ended the night with noise makers and a silly sting war. It was a wonderful holiday break.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Holiday Catch-Up....Again!!!

So by no fault of my own I have gotten behind on blogging again! This time was really our computer, I have tried to post several times and have been unsuccessful due to computer issues. So again we are playing catch-up. The motivation behind this one is so that when our next little one arrives I feel like I can post because I am all caught up. So with the said, we had a fabulous Thanksgiving (with or without snow). Its hard to believe that the Holidays are all over and that we are moving ahead with a new year. It seems like summer just ended......(and with the weather that spring is now here)! We spent a lot of the holidays up in Huntsville even though it was not the most ideal conditions. There was just enough snow to not really be able to do anything and just enough for the same but we still had a good time! Olivia, Cole and Dayvis made use of their time by using the bendaroos (who knew bendaroos) but I thought it was such a neat wall! I got a kick out of what Carter was Thankful for Elephants, Chickens, $-wheelers and his brothers. When I told Jer that at least there was one priority on there he said... 4-wheelers, so I guess I shouldn't really be surprised at the list!!

The boys wrestled again this fall. They both did great, Cole is a very natural athlete and little Tate has to deal with Cole so he didn't do to bad. There were still a few tears this year, but overall a fun year to watch them improve. Cole took 1st in a tournament that they were in and Tate took 2nd. There were both very please with the results!!

No Thanksgiving is complete without a little football!! The snow made things a little interesting, but everyone still had a lot of fun!! We had some new additions this year which added to the fun and the competition!!

Finding things to do with the snow when there was not that much snow to play in!!

The boys also did the Thanksgiving 1K at the Rec center. Cole is so competitive that he want to win and the other are just happy to get the T-shirt. Either way its a good way to burn some energy and have some family fun!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nice Solar Panels!!

This is the bill that I opened up last week for utilities, AHHHHH!!!! I was seriously freaking out. Jer and I put some solar panels on our house earlier in the year to help with our bills and they have been great, we have cut our bill to almost nothing with them. Nothing at least until I got this, I called Jeremy in a panic thinking we were getting some sort of penalty or fee for the panels. He just laughed when he heard, I on the other hand did not find it that funny. It was veterans day so of course the Bountiful office was closed so we had to wait all weekend to get to the bottom of what was going on! Jer called on Monday and come to find out we were suppose to have a credit on our account but since they have never had that happen they just charged us for the meter going all the way around instead of going backwards!