I have put together a short video of the ultrasound and the experience. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Well believe it or not! We are having a baby. You are now looking at the first two pictures of our child. As we were watching the ultrasound I was completely blown away as to how clear the picture was. In fact, at one point we say little hands and feet. I was so moved by the moment.
Our doctor is Dr. Boheen. She came highly recommended from our friends at work. She is layton, but well worth the drive. I was very impressed by her, she came in, sat down, and the first thing she did was ask us, "Do you have any questions?" It was so nice to have some care about us and not just start telling us what to do. We are very excited to see what future visits will bring.
The baby is just about 10 weeks along and is a little bigger than an inch. Delena was a little sad she wasn't further along. You see, morning sickness has been tough. She has been sick nearly ever morning and has stayed home from work a couple of times. My heart goes out to her. Did you know there is no medical explanation for morning sickness? I have heard tons of theories but no concrete scientific evidence. Well we will survive.
Delena and I are very excited and glad to share these moments with you all. More pictures to come, we promise.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Since this situation is so unique, today was as good a time as any to announce our big news:
WE ARE HAVING A BABY! Delena is two months pregnant, we found out two weeks ago. So we told both our families for father's day. All our family is so excited!
We are very excited too. I will keep you poste later.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
The first home we looked at was horrible! It was priced at about $125,000 but looked like it had been cleaned in 20 years. The green shag carpet had become matted a long the walkway that everyone had used. Like when a dog walks on the same place in your lawn.
The second home we saw was the same value and as soon as we walked in, we knew it was the home for us! We compared every home we looked at to this one. We just felt it!
The funny thing about this house, is we saw it's picture on the internet and didn't like it at first. But when we went inside, we just fell in love with it!
That night while watching a play we called our Realtor and made an offer on the house. We just had to have it! One our second visit to this house, we found that it has a workshop in the back that would be perfect for a home salon, again, we new that we had to have it.
The loan process was a hard one. Of course I send everyone to Goldenwest Credit Union, where I work, but it was still very stressful. Lots of signing, appraisals, etc. The home inspector found stuff that needed to be fixed; the appraiser found stuff, the title company messed up the Purchase Request for the home, etc. It was crazy. But after a month, the home was ours.
Now we live in this beautiful home. Hopefully I will post more about being a homeowner. Our house is on Raymond Ave in South Ogden. We feel we are right in the middle of everything. The home is just amazing. It is a ramble type home, 3 bedrooms, and 1 bath. A basement family room, and laundry room, a nice backyard, with a cherry tree and garden (my tomatoes are already looking great). We have a detached garage and of course the workshop for our salon.
One of the most stressful but exciting times of my lives.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
It has been way to long since a post to the Markland Family "slash" Newlywed "slash" life Blog. But now is a great time. Every year I down play my birthday, I don't tell anyone and I pass it off like it is no big deal. Every couple of years Delena makes an attempt to through me a surprise party and every year I figure it out and spoil the surprise. This year she got me good!
I guess she has been planning it for about a month, going through my planner to find people to call, etc. Finally she planned it for last night. I had suspected for a few weeks she was doing one, but she was very sneaky and I finally gave up on Thursday night that she was even doing one. Then last night she told me an old friend was in town, Brandon Elmer, and he had gotten a hair cute and wanted to go to dinner with all of us. So we went to Applebee's for Dinner and they played innocent as we ate dinner.
Mike and Rebecca Mitchel trying to be sneaky!
As we were leaving the restaurant Delena said, look I am tired lets go home and rent a movie and just relax. I was tired too, and thought that was a great idea. Again I had been suspecting things all this time, but this was the final shot that made me believe that there wasn't. Just before Dinner I had run home to get something and the house was super clean, and that made me wonder too. Still nothing! As we drove home I kept thinking maybe, but again thought no way, when we pulled up and not a car was in the drive way. We got to the front door, and then I could see the candles glowing in the window.
"DELENA!!!" I walked in the door and BANG! Silly String and noise makers galore. IT was HUGE Surprise Party. Who was there, tons of people:
It was a great party, with games, fun stuff, and great presents. People went to way to much trouble but it was fun time and I was very surprised.
Delena did a Great JOB!.