About Us

Andy and I met on a blind date in Dec. 2005. One of my 7th grade students was his neice, and she set us up. Go figure. We saw each other every day after that! We were engaged by June and married in September of 2006. In January, 2008, we welcomed little Ethan into our home, and in August, 2010, little Addison arrived.

Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

addison's birth announcement

Friday, August 20, 2010

Addison's Pictures

Thursday, August 19, 2010

She's here!

Introducing Miss Addison Lee Allen. 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 19 1/2 inches tall. We are thrilled.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Not Quite Yet

And the amnio says . . . the bun is not quite cooked enough. So, we have to give our girl one more week of baking time, and then she should be fine. So, the plan is to have a c-section at noon, next Wednesday, August 18th. I'm excited that there is an end in sight, but I was so hoping that we'd have her here today, and I was a little disappointed. Oh well, she'll be here soon enough, and then I can get that pesky gall bladder taken out that's causing so many problems.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Never a Dull Moment

Well, it's going to be quite an interesting week. Last night we spent most of the night at instacare with Ethan. Turns out he fractured a metatarcel in his foot. He tipped over in one of our kitchen chairs, and it the chair landed right on his little foot. He has to wear a little boot around and won't walk on it at all. He keeps telling us that "I hurt real bad."

I've had a lot of bird poop on my porch lately, and wondered where the birds were sitting. Last night when we came home there were 4 birds sitting on the sign hanging on our front porch. So, we were checking them out, and when we walked in the house, one followed along with us. Andy spent quite a few minutes chasing the bird through the house trying to get it back out the front door. Quite a scene.

Today we're off to the surgeon to figure out when we can get my gall bladder taken out.

Wednesday morning we're going in for an amniocentesis to determine if little Addison is ready to be delivered, and if she is, then we are scheduled for a C-section on Thursday!

Cross your fingers for us, because it would be wonderful to be holding our little one on Thursday! That way we can get this stupid gall bladder taken care of earlier than later.