Wednesday, August 22, 2012


This past week has been nuts, well actually the past two weeks. Both families were in town which was hard and honestly, I did a terrible job juggling. I just wanted to spend all my time at home because I am used to having a lot of alone time. But I suppose there is no need to dwell on that now. I think that by the end the grandparents were pleased with their Mikey time- which in reality is what the were really in it for.

On Friday the 10th we graduated! Huzzah. It was exciting. Well in reality it is just a fake day because we don't actually complete school until December. Plus it was way hot. Bleh, those gowns don't really breathe. Even more exciting- on the 10th Mikey turned 1! How awesome right? What a big kid we have.

On Saturday the 11th, we had a birthday party for the "triplets"- Alicia, Scarlett, and Mikey. Unfortunately, Scarlett and her family didn't get to come for that but Jordan surprised us on tuesday by bringing her along so here they are!

This was taken at James' wedding on Wednesday 15th at Mount Timpanogos Temple
Here are a few pictures from the birthday party. Val did a great job with decorations making it Mickey and Minnie themed and Jake and I did the food with the exception of the cake- Michele did the cakes.

( I wanted to add more b-day pics but my computer is being silly and won't let me) But isn't that totally cute? You can't tell but in the background there are banners that say Happy Birthday and one with each of the kids names on it. Awesome.
The next big event was James' wedding- it was really nice. Married at the Mount Timpanogos temple in American Fork on Wednesday 15th then we had a family luncheon at Stonegate Center for the Arts which is a pretty cool building, which is also where their reception was held. And boy oh boy, the food from the reception was SO good. A pasta bar. Delightful. We all got pretty tired towards the end though.
Next was Gideon's wedding on Friday. At the Salt Lake Temple and then there was a luncheon and a reception. The reception was at the McCune Mansion in SLC and it was awesome. That building is seriously cool and the reception was so fancy. I am glad that we got to be part of two weddings because that is such a blessing to our family but I am also glad that I don't have to do it again for a long time.

On Saturday the 18th we had Mikey's other birthday party with the Logan family. We had it at Carterville Park and the food was excellent. Plenty of people come and Mikey made out like a bandit with all his gifts. It was so nice to get to share his day with so many people we love. Especially exciting was Jake's family from Hawaii and his McKinlay cousins got to come, some of them I have never met before... unless I am sorely mistaken and if so, my apologies and my promise that I won't forget you again.

And now, even though this is a seriously long blog here is a brief individual update.
JAKE: doing great, really loved having his family here. Still just about the greatest dad and Mikey adores him. He starts his final semester on monday with three classes to go and then he is a college graduate with a degree in Computer Science! I am so excited for him and it will be so nice to not have homework and school and all that jazz.
MEREDITH: I am doing about as well as can be expected. After such a busy week I am still tired and working to catch up on my energy. I am having a really rough time with the pregnancy and have to wear a heart monitor for the next day or so because I am having dizzy spells and have fainted. I am also starting my last semester and I am constantly praying that everything in the pregnancy goes alright so that I can actually finish my  classes and be done at school.
MIKEY: Mikey had his 1 year check up today and had to get 6 shots which was awful but Mikey is so brave. He cried a lot but Jake was there so he cheered up pretty fast. He is 20 lbs 4 oz and 29 inches long. He is in a pretty low percentile but I still feel like he is a good size baby. He sleeps like a champ and is such a happy and social baby. He is starting to decide that he has a little stranger anxiety, which honestly, is probably not a bad thing and he is getting more clingy all the time.
BABY #2: We had out official ultrasound on the 7th (maybe...) and they changed my due date to December 22 which is a little bit of a bummer because I am not interested in having a Christmas baby but all in all its probably better for the baby to be due after finals- even though they come whenever they want. And we are having a BOY! We are so excited! Especially Jake. Logan #2 was very proud of being a boy, we have a picture of him all spread eagle showing off everything, Jake was proud.

Well I hope you made it to the end. We are pleased with how things are going, even though I am sure they could be going better. But if Jake was here he would say the opposite and that things could in fact be going a lot worse. Gotta love that guy.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Today is my last day of my french class.
Which means it is the last day before the first day of my last semester!
Can you believe it?
I don't want to get over excited here but I can truly say that I never thought I would get to this point.
I am just so proud of myself.

On December 14, all of the life goals I set while I was younger will be achieved.
Except Europe.
But I almost did that - that counts right? haha
However those goals were not achieved in the order I thought
At all.
Interesting how life works out.

But ya know what?
It's better than I expected.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I've never been a huge fan of the month of August- Let's be real here- I hate heat. Ask me any day- even the coldest of the year- and I would tell you that I would way rather be blue because of the cold. I love sweaters and blankets and socks and toques and scarves and gloves and all that jazz. Ya know what I hate? Shorts and t-shirts. (well to say I hate t-shirts is a little strong but definitely warranted for the shorts) Besides the heat, it was always just a long and lazy month that ended with having to go to school- which was always one of my favorite things- weird how things change...- anyways, it just seemed to go so slowly and I was so anxious for September- school, autumn, leaves slowly changing colors, one month closer to my birthday and thanksgiving- favorite day of the year- I don't know any other 20-ish year old girl that pack away Thanksgiving dinner like I can- don't believe me? Ask my brothers, or my sister- while your at it, ask Shelly about pie ;)  uh... tangent, my bad.
Well this August is crazy! No joke. Starting August 4 until August 20, we have both families coming (all the family- except my lovely sister inlaw and her three kids- *sad face* I will miss them), 2 bridal showers, 2 birthday parties, 2 weddings, 2 sets of bridal pictures for me do (yay for photography!), 1 graduation, 1 ultrasound,  2 doctors appointments, a family reunion-ish thing (I obviously don't know much about that one), 3 birthdays- all turning 1, 1 move (not me, my sister), 1 bachelor/bachelorette party, 1 final exam, 1 final project due- whew, I think that is it. Plus my lovely little son is now walking (but mostly falling and gets quite upset), becoming a pickier eater (I was hoping he would take after his dad in that regard but I guess we don't always get what we want) and then we have a one week break until fall semester starts.
Then we are in school until december 14 I think- never to return to a classroom again! Hurrah! But before that happens we are going to have another baby! And, hopefully find Jake a job. And then in January our housing contract ends and we have to figure out if we want to move or not (which may be unnecessary because we don't know where he'll be working) - man oh man- our future, near and far, is looking full and bright.
I wonder if we'll ever get a break- wish us luck!