May 25, 2008


Introducing Connor Allan Smith

He was born May 21 in the early afternoon 5 lbs and 11oz and 17 inches long!

I just love him so much already!

May 21, 2008

The baby is here!

I am an Aunt now! I am so excited. He is just the sweetest little guy! So this moring around 3 Aleta felt like she was going into labor so they went into the hopsital and they told her she was 100% efaced but only dialated to a 2 1/2 or a 3, so they sent her home with some medicine to help with the pain. Later that morning she felt her water break and they hurried up to the hospital. Meanwhile we were all rushing to meet them there. Once they arrived at the hospital she got checked by a nurse and she was already dialated to a 9. They got her the epideral and let her settle in for a while. When the checked her again she was dialated to a 10! She started pushing about 12:30 and within the hour he was here. It was a pretty emotional day. I don't think I realized the excitement of it all. I am just so happy that he is here and I can't wait to get to know him. They still have not decided on a name, they are debating between Conner, Tanner, and Erick and who knows could be something totally different. I think he looks just like Andrew's baby pictures. I could just go on about how cute I think he is, but I will let you look at the pictures and see the newest edition to our family!

May 18, 2008

Aleta is 37 weeks!

Aleta will be 37 weeks tomorrow! She said last night she was having "uncomfortable" contractions for almost 2 hours. They thought she was in labor, but they stopped. They have been taking lots of walks, so maybe this week I will finally be an Aunt! She has grown a lot since her last pictures, her belly gets so hard when she is having contractions. I don't think I have ever been close with someone who is pregnant. It has been so fun.

May 17, 2008

Any day now!

Well Aleta went off the medicine to stop her contractions on May 12. We had a baby shower on the 10th, I think she is pretty much set. We are just so excited for the baby to get here. Her official due date is June 5th (I think) So really anytime she could go into labor, but we are just hoping he gets a little more time in there. It was so much fun Darcie and Dennis made a trip down for the shower. The guys went golfing, except for Andrew he had to work. Well I will keep you posted!

May 4, 2008

Cruise To MEXICO

We finally went on our cruise! I felt like it would never happen. We flew to San Diego on April 28th and we flew home on May 3rd. We stopped in Cabo San Lucas and Ensanada Mexico, and we also celbrated Mom's 50th birthday on the ship. We were on the Carnival Elation, this ship had 12 floors it was HUGE! There was amazing food available 24/7 and you can have as much as you want. Needless to say we enjoyed the buffets to their fullest extent! They told us you usually gain 3-7 pounds over the cruise. I think we both did! We ate in the imagination dining room every night. It was one of those fancy restraunts with 4 forks, 3 spoons, etc. I think I caught on after the first few days. We had the same waitor every night, and he had a little crush on me. He would always put his hand on my back and call me senorita. Made for a very fun trip though. I have never felt more pampered in all my life! They made our beds cleaned our rooms and straightened up all our stuff every morning then every night they would turn down our beds put chocolate on them and leave out a new itinerary for the next day. They also made a different animal out of towels every night. We went to shows every night with singing and dancing Vegas showgirl kind of shows and they had 2 different comedians come on. There were bands and dancing and a hundred things going on all the time, and of course the buffets were always open! We attempted to snorkel in Cabo, big mistake. It was a joke but we had a great time trying. I think we laughed and relaxed more on this trip than we ever have before. We did lots of shopping and I had several marriage proposals along the way. For some reason Hispanic men are very attracted to me. We did the coolest thing in Cabo, we walked by some zoo representatives and they were raising money for the zoo and they had a 6wk old baby lion that we got to hold and take pictures with. She was adorable and she snuggled right up and fell asleep. It was an amazing experiance! Mom and I got hot stone massages on her birthday. We werent really thinking when we scheduled them cause we were already sun burned by Thursday and it was a little uncomfortable still felt amazing though, but when we got back I had set it up so the staff would decorate our room for Mom's birthday so it was a nice surprise for her. I also got the cute Australian cruise director to wish her a happy birthday in the big show lounge. I think she had a great day. In Ensanada we toured the area then went to a restraunt called Mango Mango and made our lunch of Salsa, Guacamole, Tamales, and Tostadas. The chef that hosted it was hilarious, we had such a great time. Also in Ensanada during the tour be drove by the bay and the origial Black Pearl from the first Pirates of the Carribean movie was stationed there. We took lots of picutres! We met some amazing people and got really close with one of the couples at our dinner table. Our dinner table sat 10 people and we sat with the same people every night, 2 older couples, a couple of honeymooners and a couple celebrating their 25th anniversary. It was just so fun to wander around the ship and meet people from all around the world. There were over 2,400 guests and over 900 staff representing over 50 countries. It never felt like there were that many people on the ship though. People seemed extra friendly, maybe its cause we were together for 5 days. We are planning on going again very soon. It was worth every penny. I can't wait to go again. Mom had a very special birthday and I had an amazing vacation. Really relaxing and so much fun.