We finally blessed Hannah last week. We had lots of people here over the weekend and enjoyed everyone being together. The weather was bad, but Rusty dragged his mom, dad, and nephew, Caden, out on the boat in the pouring rain...only to catch 2 fish. Saturday evening we had a small break in the weather and headed out in the sagebrush to search for mushrooms. We only found a few, but it was worth getting the little boys out of the house and burning some energy. Sunday was chaotic with a 2 hour planned power outage, but we made it to church on time and had a moment to reflect on our little Hannah. She looked so beautiful in her dress, and I felt so blessed to be her mommy. Little Hannah, I love you girl, thank you for being mine!

It's tiring being so loved!!


Late Announcement

On An Early Arrival.

I'd like to introduce the newest member of the Kaiser Family, Hannah Kaiser! She was born Tuesday March 17th at 1:17pm. She weighed in at a whopping 4lbs 11 oz and measured 17 3/4 inches.

This was an unexpected delivery, but we are grateful she is here, healthy, and growing quickly. We had a longer than hoped for stay at the hospital, but she was finally released on Saturday afternoon. We made the 2 hour drive home from Jackson just in time to get some dinner into us, put Bridger to bed, and start our first night home together. We are so blessed to have her in our family and we all ADORE her. Bridger is adjusting to having a baby around the house, but is really craving mom and dad's attention. Although I am lacking sleep I am thrilled to have a baby around again...aren't they just so beautiful and amazing!!


Little Buddy

March 25th is growing closer each day, and I am getting more and more excited about seeing my little baby girl. I have all my 0-3 month clothes out and clean, I've bought a nice soft blanket to cuddle her while nursing, I'm ready to get the crib up, I find myself daydreaming about what this little girl will look like, and I am starting to seriously think about names. But in all this excitement, I can't help but feel a little sad about Bridger Boy not being my one and only. I know it will be wonderful to have another little person around to love, teach, and see grow up, but I will miss the special times that Bridger and I have spent together. We've had so much fun together on our many road trips, we've played together for hours and hours, I've spent days (and nights) of my life devoted to him, we've read book after book after book together...and it's hard to imagine it any other way. So here's to my boy, my little Bridger Boy, I love you sweet heart, thank you for all you've given me. We've got quite the adventure ahead of us...and you are going to be a great big brother, I just know it!!



So last weekend we had a little Kaiser Girl weekend. We headed down to Salt Lake for a weekend of shopping, eating, and playing games...all without the kiddos. Well, we did have 2 little ones with us, but they both are too little and too cute to not have around. So anyway, we did lots of shopping (thanks Tessa and Steph for putting up with us), ate tons of great food (all I have to say is Rodizio Grill and chocolate cake...yum!!), went bowling (I won with a 103), and hung out as Kaiser girls. We were missing one Kaiser family girl, Janell, who lives in Colorado and is busy teaching, but will hopefully have her and the kiddos around when we all meet up again in June! Well, thanks Laurie for a great time! Here's to being a Kaiser girl!!


Need For Speed

The weather has been incredible here in Pinedale the past week or so! We are reaching temperatures right now in January, that we didn't see until March of last winter. So, with all the sun and none of the wind we have been enjoying the outdoors. Bridger has been lucky enough to get his dad to take him on the snow machine a few times. It is hilarious to watch Bridger on the snow machine with Rusty...his eyes light up and he wants to go faster and faster and longer and longer. When he comes in from his ride he is talking so fast about his little adventure and his arms are moving around trying to show how fast he is going...what a character. I just love my boys, and I'm so happy they have each other...what a good pair, Rusty and Bridger! I love you guys!


To Sling or Not To Sling

That is the question. So I'm trying to get ready for this little babe and I only have a couple of items, besides clothing, that I still need to get. The one item that is on the top of my list right now is either a sling or a front pack. I'm not really sure which way to go. So, I pose the question for you...should I purchase a sling or a front pack? Please let me know what you have used, what is good and bad, and what you will continue to use with other kiddos. I have a hard time making decisions about purchases, and feel more comfortable with input from people who have actually used the items. So thanks in advance for your help!!


In Review

Although Christmas has come and gone, decorations are taken down, and life is back to normal...Bridger is still talking about Christmas. Every day I hear, "Merry Christmas, Mom" or "It's Christmas Eve, Mom" or "Open a present, Mom". So even though we are months away from celebrating the holiday again, I guess I know that Bridger totally understood Christmas this year, eh? So here are a couple of highlights to help me remember my little man on, what I would say, was his favorite day of his life thus far.

Christmas Eve bonfire at the Live Nativity, courtesy of the Noble family.

Opening his Christmas eve PJ's.

Finally noticing his Thomas trains that Santa left.

Enjoying his stocking stuffers.

Too busy looking at Thomas pictures to eat mom's homemade cinnamon rolls.

Falling asleep on the snowy drive to Grandma & Grandpa's, but wouldn't let go of his trains.

So excited for his Thomas movie from Grandma and Grandpa.

Taking TRAX with the Prescott clan to have dinner and see the lights at Temple Square.

All in all, I'd have to say this was a great Christmas for our little family. Hope yours was great too!