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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Catch Up

It most certainly is time for a new post and an update of how the Whites are doing. Since the last post, we have a new addition to our family...Grace Joelle White. She was born on October 19th, 2010 at 4:37pm. She was 6lb 11oz. She was born with pneumonia and a bacterial infection coating her lungs. She was put on a ventilator with in the first 3 hours she was born and was rushed to the NICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical first thing the next morning. She was in the NICU for 7 days straight to get rid of her infection. After a week we were able to bring her home. She has been doing great except for a quick 4 day hospital stay in February for RSV. Now she is like any other 6 month old. She is an absolute sweetheart. She is so mellow and just the happiest baby. Miss Adie will be 3 in July and is such a little mother to Grace. She also is the sassiest little thing known to man. but a lot of the things she says are hilarious. Jonathan is still working for Mountain America but is now in a different department and is loving it. His office is a lot closer to home which is so nice. I am teaching this year at an elementary school in Lehi and loving it. Life is great at the White home. Enjoy some of the latest pictures of the girls.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sorry for the Delay!

Well it has officially been 9 months since our last post and lots has happened in our family! Here is a quick breakdown of where we are!

Jonathan is still going to school and started at Emrby Riddle Aeronautical University back in February. He should be done in about a year and a half and then it is on to the Air Force to fly! Other than that he is still working at the credit union.

Adie just celebrated her 2nd birthday. We cannot believe how fast the time has gone by. It seems like just yesterday that we were counting down the days until she got here. She had two different parties, one with friends in family at Nana and Papa Botkin's house. It was a pool party and everyone got involved. The other was a little party in Wyoming on her actual birthday.

I (Jeana) graduated from the University of Utah in May with a degree in Elementary Special Education. In addition to that, I was hired to be a teacher at Fox Hollow Elementary in Lehi, Utah. I am excited to start this new little journey, but am really nervous at the same time! I have really enjoyed this summer off and spending it with Adie. She keeps me busy!

This summer has been a really fun one for our family that was highlighted last weekend with our trip to Yellowstone National Park. Jonathan had never been there and he absolutely loved it. We were all amazed at the Bison stopping traffic! We took a few trips to my parent's house in Wyoming and always enjoy that. Jonathan's sister came into town with her family and it is always a blast being with them.

Other than that we are just living life and loving every minute together. Oh and by the way, baby number 2, another little girl, is set to arrive in October!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. We had a great one, Adie went trick or treating for the first time and had no clue what we were doing, but had a great time. She would just smile at the poeple when they opened the door and found this...

a cute little ladybug standing on their porches. We only went to three houses before we went back to my Mom's house. Jonathan ate all her candy when we got back.

We first started out the afternoon by going to my Mom's school to surprise her, Dad went with Adie and me.

Mom was a tree.
Next we went to Jonathan's work so he could show off her costume. She was a big hit.
After that, we tried to get some pictures with Hannah and Alexis before they went out trick or treating. Erin and Greg were with us for the weekend, it was great to have them here. The girls looked great in their costumes.

And finally, we went to Nana Botkin's and took pictures with Branson and Mattox, they were both Lions. They looked adorable!!!! It was a great night and we look forward to next year!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Yes, yes I know, I have been a major slacker when it comes to blogging. This semester has just been kicking my butt. Jonathan is taking 19 credit hours and working full time and I am taking 15 credit hours, interning at a local high school, trying to fufill a new church calling, and trying to keep up with Adie in every sense of the word. It's been a really crazy semester, I've hardly had time to breathe. Aside from the weekly all nighters I have managed to spend time with Adie and Jonny and get some classic pictures. Here's what we've been up to.

Adie learned to walk over Labor Day weekend, she has been running since

Adie discoved the dishwasher is just the perfect height for climbing. She comes running whenever she sees its open

On a quick weekend trip to Star Valley, Adie discovered slurpees. She left only a fourth for Jonathan, even though it was his slurpee

She is simply perfect

I found this adorable bumble bee costume in some clothes Erin gave us and had to put Adie it in. She looks so cute. Adie actually is going to be a ladybug for Halloween, but I wanted to see this costume on.

My two favorite people

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ode to Rosco

Sadly, at approximately 7pm last night a member of our family passed on. Rosco was a very loyal, sweet, and caring pet to us. Rosco was a happy beta fish that my brother Jeramy gave to us after he killed our other beta, Oscar while we were on vacation. Rosco lived a quite life of peace, and never complained about anything; like the time we left him on my brother Blaine's porch in January for 2 hours and he almost froze, or the time his fish bowl got so dirty that I couldn't find him and I had to swoosh around the water to see if he was still alive. And he never said a mean thing about all the people who would come over and vigorously tap and bang on his bowl, awakening him from a peaceful nap or a nice leisurely swim. No, not once did he ever complain or cause any trouble to any member of the family. After discovering Rosco floating upside down at the bottom of his bowl last night, Jonathan proceeded to give him a funeral service worthy of any deceased fish; he returned him to the sea by way of pipe. Rosco, you will be greatly missed my friend!

"God be with you til we meet again...." Rest in Peace Rosco.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last of the Summer Fun

As Summer is closely at its end, my family decided to do have one last summer outing, which took place this past Saturday. My Mom wanted all of us to hike up to Timp Caves and take the tour through the caves. It is about a 45 minute tour and was a lot of fun. Sadly Justin and Kamie couldn't make it, Justin has been out of town for work for over a week. We had a really good time laughing and joking all the way up and the caves were pretty cool. Mom and Dad were excellent troopers and kept great pace going up and coming down. The total hike is 3 miles. We are planning to do it again next summer if anyone wants to join!

Here we are as we start up the trail and I straped Adie to me with my backpack straps since we forgot her backpack.

Mom, Dad, and Blaine

Cheri, Jeramy, and Branson

Jonathan, Adie, and Me

Inside the caves. This one is known as the "heart of Timp Caves" because this stalactite is in the shape of a heart

Jonathan, Adie and Me in "The Big Room." We can actually stand up in this room, all the rest were a bit crowded

And we all made it through the caves alive and without any injuries. It was a really fun and neat experience. After we hiked down the mountain, we found a nice shaded table and had a picnic. It was a great way to spend a Saturday. Thanks Mom and Blaine for planning it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

A New Experience

Undoubtedly, I love my baby girl more than life itself and last night Jonny and I experienced something completely new as parents. It's one of those events that makes me love, respect, and appreciate my own parents even more. Over the past couple days, Adie has been really grumpy, clingy, and just not her happy sweet self. We figured it was because another tooth was finally coming in and showed all the normal signs of a teething Adie; bad sleeping habits, really warm, but no fever, indecisive about what she wants, only cuddles with specific people, etc. Well teething could have been a contributing factor, but on the way home last night from my parents' house, Adie was almost asleep in her car seat when I heard this unmistakable sound.......the throw-up sound. I instantly turn back and Adie had thrown-up all over herself, the car seat, and on the seat next to her. And mind you, Adie is eating solid foods now. Nice mental picture huh? She just gave me this look like, "Oooohhh, I feel so much better." Luckily we were less than a minute away from home. I immediately took her in, washed her, and put her to bed while my sweet, amazing husband took care of the car and her car seat. This has never happened before, sure the occasional spit up when she was a newborn and all of the blow outs were nothing compared to this. Happily, Adie slept like a rock and has been a very chipper baby girl this morning and seems perfectly fine. I now deeply appreciate my own parents for loving me enough to take care of me all those times that I was sick. But I guess when you love your child enough that you would move heaven and earth for them, cleaning up some throw-up isn't that bad. Well to all those parents that have already experienced these kinds of situations, I tip my hat to you and say to myself, "Welcome to Another Stage of Parenthood!" I can only pray that Adie won't be the kid who smears poop or boogers on the walls. Yuck!