Friday, May 14, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010


On Friday April 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm Ethan Matthew Crooks was born in Idaho Falls, ID via "C" section. He is a healthy 6 pounds 9 ounces and 19 inches long. He has his mothers eyes and his fathers appetite. Mom is doing good, recovering quickly and already feeding him regularly. He hardly cries and sleeps most of the day. We love him and are excited to present him to the rest of his friends and family. Thank you all for you love and prayers.

The Crooks Trio

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3D Pic

So I finally decided to get on here and post a picture of the baby. This is a 3D one we took about a month ago. I still can't believe we are having a boy! We still don't have a name so let me know if you have any suggestions. Everytime I feel like we finally come up with the right one, I find myself not liking it three days later. Hopefully we will have a name when we arrive at the hospital.
Matt and I have been trying to get ready for the baby but the closer I get to my due date the harder it is to know where to start. There's just so much to do and so little time. He better not come to early! We have been going to birthing/parenting classes which have been a blast. The first class Matt had to put a pregnant suit on with twenty extra pounds. He had to bend over and tie his shoes and lay down and find a comfortable position etc... They had all the husbands try it on which was hilarious to watch! I totally got sympathy after that one! The next class we watched some birthing videos and looked at epidural kits. I had to chew on ice the whole time so I wouldn't pass out. Matt did great so I know he'll be a good partner to have around during delivery! I asked if I could opt to be put completely under and have a c-section but they assured me I would want to be present for the birth. hmmm... I still don't know about that. I'd love to just wake up with a beautiful baby in my arms but I don't think it's gonna be that easy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall is here

So I've been pretty bad at this whole blogging thing. I am going to try and post more often! These are some picture of the day trip we took up to Swan Valley and Jackson Hole a couple of weeks ago. It was so beautiful up there and it reminded me of how much I really love fall. Fall is great here for the two weeks it last but I miss the fall in California.

We had a great Halloween this year. Matt carved a pumpkin that resembles are dog Sophie perfectly! Matt carves like the pros. He used a knife, a veggie peeler, and even a drill to get the job done. I was so impressed. I was so sad when we put it outside and it wilted in the cold!

We went to some pretty fun parties too this weekend. On friday we went to a party with one of Matt's old mission buddies Clayson and his wife Cierra. We forgot to take pictures but I dressed up like a deer (because I look like one) and Matt dressed up like a hunter. We all brought a clip from our favorite scary movie and watched them all. I thought it was a blast and Matt had fun even though he HATES scary movies. Then on Saturday we went over to Chris and Kendra's awesome new apartment and had tons of fun. We had an amazing dinner and watched one of of my favorite movies, Hocus Pocus. Matt and I made sure to bring "Mexican Cokes". For those of you how don't know the difference between Mexican Coke and American Coke, its that our coke is made with corn syrup and Mexican coke is made with cane sugar. Matt is a big fan. After that we went to the Haunted Mill and got the crap scared out of us. All in all it was a fun Halloween and I can't wait for Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's about time!!!

We finally started a blog because we have some exciting news...we're pregnant!!! I'm twelve weeks along and feeling pretty good! Matt is taking really good care of me and we are excited for the next few months to come. I'm due April 28th and I'm sure I'll be posting ultrasound pictures soon!