Families and the Temple

Earlier this year, Natalie and I were asked to speak in church. We were given the topic “Families and the Temple” due to our recent experience of having Tateym sealed to us. Because the topic was so near and dear to our hearts, and we had so much personal experience to draw from, it was probably one of the easiest talks I’ve ever prepared. In fact, it was one of the rare times in recent history where I didn’t come scrambling into the meeting late because I was still finishing my talk. We didn’t really let anyone know we were going to be speaking, so we thought we’d post our talks here for those who might be interested in seeing what we had to say. Continue reading “Families and the Temple”

Baby Gibby Contest

Baby Gibby - Artist's Rendition
* Artist's Rendition

Alright folks, we’re less than two weeks away from the baby’s due date. With the big day drawing near, we thought it would be fun to hold a little competition for everyone to try out their guessing skills. Make your guesses at any of the following:

  • Date and time of birth
  • Weight
  • Length/height

We’re giving away a $10 iTunes gift card to the closest guesser in each category. It’s not Price Is Right rules here, so no “$1” guesses. Whoever guesses the closest, even if they go over, wins. Ties will be decided through a random number drawing. If you guess more than once, only your most recent guess counts. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Blah, blah, blah.

In the interest of fairness, here’s all the facts we have:

  • His official due date is May 11th.
  • In the last ultrasound we had (3/7), it was estimated that he weighed 3.7 pounds and his due date would be May 6th.
  • At her last appointment (4/27), the doctor told Natalie it looks like he’s not coming until May 11th.

Good luck, and happy guessing!

Baby Gibby, Baby Gibby

Several weeks ago, one of my coworkers introduced us to the YouTube sensation Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig). It’s a video that’s been watched over 6 1/2 million times featuring, well, a baby monkey going backwards on a pig. What really burns this video into your mind though is the catchy, high-pitched tune that accompanies the ridiculous footage. If you haven’t seen the video, you can check it out below.

So why am I talking about a video of a monkey riding a pig? Well, my incredibly talented coworkers surprised us with this very clever spoof, in honor of our soon-to-be new arrival:

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And in case you haven’t seen the original, here it is:

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Meet Baby Gibby in 3D!

For Natalie’s birthday this year, she really wanted to get a 3D ultrasound of our upcoming addition. He was kind of a stinker and kept his hands in front of his face most of the time, but we were able to catch a few glimpses here and there. It was a lot of fun getting a peek at what he’s going to look like. We’ve included a clip from the ultrasound as well as a few of the still shots for your enjoyment.

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… And they lived happily ever after!

On August 8, 2008, an angel gave our family the greatest gift we could ever imagine–our beautiful baby girl, Tateym. To take a trip back in time and remember that event you can check out this post. At that moment in time, life seemed perfect. Little did we know of the roller coaster that lie ahead. Continue reading “… And they lived happily ever after!”