Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Going 007

So, we have decided to go private with our blog. It's a scary world out there and we need to protect our children. Please reply to this post with your name and email address if you are wanting to have access to read our blog. We have set it so that your comments will not be shown for your protection as well.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Update


Sorry it has been so long since we have blogged. As with everyone else, things have been crazy busy. We have had a lot of fun with our boys this Christmas season.




We went to see Santa, which went over much better than last time. Aidan went first, and was pleased as can be because Santa gave him CANGY (candy). Tucker, a little wary of the Big Man, waited in the sidelines watching Aidan get his candy. As soon as he figured out that if Aidan could do it, how bad could Santa be. He was soon totally mesmerized by his candy.


We went to temple square to see what Tucker calls "Jesus' castle", and also to see what Aidan calls the "happy", or in non 1 year old terms, the Christmas lights.

It is so much fun to see Tucker become more familiar and more excited about Christmas. We have been telling him that he has been a very good boy this year and that Santa is going to bring him some toys. Yesterday he asked me if I had been a "good boy". I corrected him and told him that mommy was a girl, to which he replied: "You've been a good GRIL mommy?" He's just so cute!


And of course Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a trip to the emergency room (at ten o'clock at night)! Our Aidan, being the very rough and tumble boy that he is, fell against my parent's coffee table and cracked his head open right above his eyebrow. It resulted in a long night and six stitches. But, boy, was he a trooper! While we were waiting for him to be stitched up, he was walking around the emergency room like nothing had happened! Too bad Mommy couldn't have been that brave.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Disney on Ice

We took our boys to Disney on Ice yesterday. I think we enjoyed it more than they did, though. It was 100 Years of Disney this year. Tucker broke our camera, but, we got a few pics with Chad's phone. Here they are (even if they're not that great).

Me and Aidan before the show.


Tucker's eyes were glued.


The Beast (I think)
Aidan enjoying his popcorn.


This one turned out pretty good.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Funny Boys







Super Mom?



So I kind of had a freak out moment today. As I get closer to my due date, I get more and more nervous and unsure of how I am going to handle three kids under the age of four. I would like to have the confidence that Chad has in me, but, it is difficult to see your own potential and ability.
Life is difficult enough when it follows the path that you have planned for yourself. It is a completely different thing when you find yourself on a road that wasn't even on your map! I love my children and wouldn't change what Heavenly Father has seen fit to bless (and challenge) me with. I can only hope that I can become what He and my husband see in me and be the "super mom" that my kids deserve.




Thursday, October 23, 2008

Girly Clothes

So, it occurs to me that having a girl will be extremely... uh... pricey. I wish I could blame this one on my wife, but I think I will be the culprit. I am already wrapped around her little finger, and she is still 4 months from being here. We are in trouble.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Survey says...


Werehavingababyitsagirl - She looks really pretty.
Her name will be Isabel Christine. (spelling of Isabel is pending)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Political Speak

Hopefully, I don't get in trouble for posting this...

I am kind of opinionated when it comes to politics, just ask Megan. I don't hesitate to say how I feel about things, and I try my best to be informed. To provide full disclosure, I do not like McCain or Barack Obama. In fact I think that they both have things completely wrong.

Anyway, that being said, I was listening to some talk radio, I must have been (here is where some people might get angry with me) quoting Rush Limbaugh too much, and Tucker, our two year old picked up on it.

For an entire evening, he was running around saying "Rush Leeeeeeeembaugh". It was very funny, and it goes to show you that kids pick up on everything.

Apparently, I did not learn my lesson about watching what I say because, later that same day I was also yelling at the TV when a stupid politcal ad for global warming came on. I turned to Megan and said:

"That is a bunch of bull crap!!!" (Again, not really thinking about the 2 year old boy that will regurgitate anything I say).

A commercial then came on saying, "I am Barack Obama, and I approve this message." Ever the copycat, Tucker enphatically says, "That's bull cwap".

Oh well... at least he knows bull crap when hears it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Aidan's 1st Birthday

This was a present from Mommy and Daddy and both boys absolutely love it. They laugh hysterically every time we play with it. Big hit!!

This was from Tucker.

Now they both have a chair to sit in.

Mommy was very proud of the cake.

But it turns out Aidan didn't really care what it looked like. Go figure!


The Wonderfull World of the Legacy Highway



I know that this may seem like much ado about nothing to those of you stuck in traffic elsewhere in the USA, but Legacy Parkway is totally RAD. My drive to and from work could be a combined 3 hours a day, and now I am sitting pretty at 1 hour 10 minutes. That means I can be home earlier, and my hair will fall out less frequently. Not to mention being able to actually be home before it's dark in the Winter!

WOO HOO!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Correction: We Still Live in Utah

The Ashville, North Carolina thing was a joke. I apparently have confused several people about moving. If you think that the fake place we moved was familiar, then you have probably watched Richie Rich.


For those of you who want to know, this is where we live now:


Sorry for the confusion. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

MEGAN'S MOMMY MOMENTS

So, Tucker taught Aidan how to play in the toilet. Enough Said!

On a much cuter note, when I went in to get them from thier nap today, Tucker looked at me, touched my arm and said "I missed you". At that moment anything he might have done earlier was all forgotten. (okay maybe not forgotten, but, definatly forgiven)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

MEGAN'S MOMMY MOMENTS

So, Chad has been hounding me to get on the computer and blog. So, after a month, here I am. It's not that I didn't want to. I just couldn't think of what I wanted to blog about. I can't post pictures because a certain very cute two year old broke my camera. So, I finally thought of something I am excited enough about to write. I came up with "Megan's Mommy Moments".

"Megan's Mommy Moments" are going to be things that my kids do that are cute, funny, aggravating, or all three at the same time. Things that other moms that may be reading this might be able to relate to.

My first is so stinkin' cute it makes my heart melt just thinking about it. About a week and a half ago, I wasn't feeling very good so I was laying on the couch. Tucker walked up to me, started to stroke my face, and said "Sorry, Mommy. Sorry".

I will try to remember to post these cute, funny, or aggravating things. Both, so I can remember them and so they may bring a smile to someone else's face.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mobile blogging

Well, I am blogging from my IPhone wanna be... Really fun. We are sitting in front of the computer trying to make our blog look nice...

I already think it looks nice, but as a man, I understand that I don't really know good stuff... So I give the power to my wife. ;) Love you dear!

Family Pic

This is the latest family picture, however, in about 6 months it will be out of date:





Just for fun, we took 8 million other pictures trying to get the kids to look in the right direction... didn't really work.







Oh well. They're still cute.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pictures----Random


Here we are at the Provo River Falls. Really cold. Just ask Tucker:


video

Moving...Er...Moved




So, this past week, we moved from our home in Utah to a cozy little hamlet in the hills of Ashville, NC. It was quite the task, considering we only had a week to prepare. The nice thing is, we now have plenty of room to grow and we have a very nice A/C unit that freezes us. (I guess that will be nice until we get the electric bill). Also, we can't get the darn neighbors from toilet papering the place... ARGGGHHH!!!




Monday, July 21, 2008

Babies

So, a wise man once said, "Don't have three kids under the age of 3." Well apparently we don't listen so good.

The news came as a wee bit of a suprise, but I can honestly say, we are very happy. The due date is February 22, 2009. It is amazing to think that we can be so blessed to have such wonderful screaming... (they are currently screaming behind me and pushing each other) children.

All kidding aside, it is an extremely humbling thing to be a parent. We only hope that we can do right by our kids, and help them learn to respect each other and serve their Heavenly Father.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wii Fat, I mean Fit

So about 4 weeks ago, I picked up the Nintendo Wii Fit. It was a great buy, and I have already lost 10lbs. You really got to check it out... http://www.nintendo.com/wiifit/launch/.

If anyone buys it, add me as a friend, and we can see who gets less fat quicker... (really good English).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

FrontRunner


Bright and early this morning, I jumped on my bike and headed out to my local FrontRunner station. FrontRunner, for those who don't know, is the commuter rail system in Utah that opened this past April.
Leaving my house at 6:15am, I arrived at the station with plenty of time to spare before the 6:30 train arrived. In no time at all, I had purchased my ticket, and was on my way. I am exceedingly wary of riding as I get extremely motion sick.
I was pleasantly suprised by the smooth and quiet ride. The trip from the station in Layton to Salt Lake City took about 30 minutes. From there the ride took me west to my work. Total biked distance was 10 miles. Total time spent on train/bike was a little over an hour.
The beauty of this experiment, is that I now know that I can do it. I MADE IT. Consider this Mount Everest for me. I haven't traveled that far on a bike for years and years. My butt is killing me, but I made it.
Even better is the fact that tomorrow I will have a free pass to take the train due to my schooling at Weber State University. Gotta love that! Could save over 200 dollars a month...
To view the FrontRunner schedule, please visit http://www.rideuta.com/.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Us... Well... Kind Of...


Our First Blog!!!!

So, about a week ago, I noticed a gray hair in my beard... Yep, I can grow a beard! Took 10 years, and it's not as full as I would like, but hey... progress is good.

Anyway, so after High School, I attended Weber State University for a Semester and then served a mission in the Philippines. I left at 210 pounds and returned at 180 pounds. Gotta love the Philippines.

Anywho, when I returned a re-entered school without a clue what I wanted to do. So I took classes randomly in order to perhaps get some sort of idea what I wanted to do. I settled on Hospital Administration and am a year off of completion.

In 2004, I (meaning my Mom made me) tried out for the singing group 'Choralairs' at the Ogden LDS Institute. She told me if I didn't use my talent and try, I would be kicked out of the house... My Mom is a smart woman... I made the group and within 5 months I was dating the future Mrs. Peterson.

Megan and I were married in November that year in the Bountiful Temple. We currently have 2 boys. Tucker is 2, and Aidan is 9 months. They are a handful, but we are as happy as we can be as parents. We currently reside in Layton, UT.

I am currently employed with United Healthgroup in West Valley, Ut as a Technical Analyst. I manage the software that most doctors offices use to bill their claims. When I finish school, I am in a prime location to move on to Hospital Administration.

Megan is a graduate of Roy High School, and is a very accomplished singer. She has produced her own CD, and I can guarantee you will see her on American Idol in 2009. Just don't tell her I said anything. :)