Saturday, July 31, 2010


Why do i even have this thing anymore? I never write here, but i do read everyone elses. Find me on facebook, i actually update that every once in a while!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

so much to catch up on

Wow it has been so long since i have posted! Facebook has kind of replaced blogging for me, but i know there are some people who read this that dont read my facebook and i would like to start the whole famile diary thing again. so here we go...

Landon Blake Boettcher was born on November 29th at 12:07 pm weighing 7lbs 8oz. He is now 6 weeks old and weighing close to 11lbs (is that to much weight gain?). He has acid reflux and currently has a stubborn case of thrush that we cant seem to get rid of. Matt and i are both exhausted.

Tomorrow matts family will be coming to visit for a week and the day after they leave my grandma will be coming for a week. Maybe we will be able to get some sleep while they are here!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Elusive Hamsters

Yes, you read the title right. Anyone ever heard of a zhu zhu pet? I have been chasing these little creatures (who are supposedly hamsters, though i have yet to see one) around this island for the last 2 weeks! I have probably been to 20 different stores. No hamsters. At this point i am not even convinced they exist. At every store there is an empty spot where these hamsters are supposed to be, but of course they have always "just sold the last one" and they "might be getting some in the next shipment". I dont believe them! I think it is a marketing scheme to keep you coming back in the store and looking for a toy that they never had and are never going to have! I did however find the hamster ball and the hamster house at 1 store, but that does me no good without the dang hamsters! It is to the point where i had a DREAM last night that i found these hamsters. :) just call me determined because i will find them!!

Monday, October 19, 2009


It seemed like a really long weekend.
  • Friday night Matt had some friends over to play poker and i went to dinner with a friend.
  • Matt had to get up early Saturday morning to do PT and when he was done we laid down to take a quick nap and ended up sleeping for 4 hours! Then we babysat our friends 6 month old twins and 2 year old for a few hours.
  • Sunday morning we had a 3D ultrasound and then we came home and matt worked on some shelves he is building and a bookcase and dresser he is staining for Landons room, and i printed all of our ultrasound pictures and put them in an album.

We have been really tired around here. No particular reason, just worn out. Matt is working hard and doing PT alot. He is also doing physical therapy 3 times a week, but it seems to be helping. He was able to take his walking boot off and is so excited to be wearing a regular shoe. I havent been feeling great. My throat hurts, my nose is running and ive had a constant headache for the last 3 days. No fever though so im hoping its just sinuses. My back and my hips are still hurting and i still cant sleep. At our ultrasound yesterday they said Landon weighed 4 pounds and 9 ounces. Im not sure if thats about normal or not. I havent been to the doctor in 2 weeks and i dont have another appointment until the 26th! That is the longest ive gone this whole pregnancy without going to the doctor.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sweet Tea Blues

The only thing i have consistently craved throughout my pregnancy has beeen sweet tea. And of course here in Hawaii they dont believe in sweet tea. Theres mango tea, or rasberry tea, but no tea with just plain sugar. Yeah sure i can make it myself but then i have to wait for it to make, and then wait for it to get cold (because i HATE it when tea melts the ice). I miss just being able to drive through somewhere and get some sweet tea. I guess i will have to resort to making it myself and waiting. I bet we have used 2972358 pounds of sugar in the last 8 months.

Im pretty sure the really not fun part of the pregnancy has started. My back hurts, my hips hurt, i cant sleep, im tired all the time and dont even get me started on the mood swings! Poor matt. He gets up at 5am and goes to PT and then to work and then to PT again, and then he comes home and does the housework that i didnt do because i was too tired...all while walking on pins and needles, never knowing when im going to start yelling at him for no reason. He never complains or anything. He just apologizes and tries not to laugh. I can truly say that i am blessed with an amazing husband. And i owe him big time once this pregnancy is over!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


As most of you know i was not the only one in my family that was pregnant this year. My cousins Shanna and Nikki were also expecting. Shanna was due mid October and Nikki was due towards the beginning of November.

Well i am happy to say that i am now the only cousin who hasnt popped! Shanna gave birth to Hayden Reed last Thursday, and Nikki gave birth the Grey James today. We are all so happy for both of them and i cant wait to meet my new 2nd cousins.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


"A tsunami watch has been issued for the state of Hawaii, following a 7.9 earthquake in Samoa. The earthquake happened at 7:48am Hawaii time. An investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii. The Pacific Tsunami W...arning center says if a tsunami wave were to be generated, the earliest it would arrive to our shores would be at 1:11pm Hawaii time."