Saturday, April 26, 2008


I am having mixed feelings about the latest in our lives. It is no secret that I had "seasonal" depression this winter. The weather was so bad almost every day. Rick was out of town a bunch and I was pregnant. Who could blame me for not being in the best of moods, right? I wanted to move back to California like no body's business. I complained all the time. But then I figured that this is where we are supposed to be and I was going to deal. I was really getting excited for the summer. We had so much fun at the pool last year. Rick is working from home now and I was looking forward to him being able to go with us.

Then Rick says to me that he is sick of this Utah crazy weather and that he wants to move back to California. This is all I wanted for the last 6 months and now that it IS going to happen, I am really sad. I LOVE my friends here and am afraid that we will never find a neighborhood quite the same. I will be excited to live near family again, but our friends here have become family.

So... looks like (if all goes as planned) we will be back before the summer is over. Wish us luck!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Here He Is!

Ace Van Cellars Jackman! Born on April 7th @ 3:35 am. And we finally have a "little" baby boy, 7lbs. 9oz. and 19 1/2 inches. It was a very smooth and enjoyable labor. Almost makes us want to have another (but not quite). You might be wondering about the middle name. It was going to be "Vaughn" but then Rick said that he liked "Van" too. Then we found out that his Grandpa Jackman's middle name was "Van Cellars". He actually picked it out for himself since he didn't have a middle name. It's Dutch and both Rick and I have Dutch ancestry and all of our boys have "Jackman" family middle names so it worked out perfectly!

Getting cleaned up

First Bath

Getting some love from Grandma Terri