Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Gifts

I love how baby Jesus is gnawing on Mary's shoulder. It reminds me of my own sweet baby.
We have some friends from our old ward that are some of the most amazing people Kyle and I have ever met. They now live in Maryland. They are looking to adopt a baby and asked if we knew anyone looking for a loving home for a baby. I personally do not know anyone right now but networking is a great tool. So...if any of you out there know anyone looking to place a child up for adoption please let us know. I can't think of a better Christmas present than that.

We wish all of our friends a very, Merry Christmas and hope that you will remember to invite Christ into your homes all year round. We have been so abundantly blessed by Him all year. We are so grateful for the knowledge that there is a God above who loves us and we are His children. He was willing to let His Only Begotten Son, even Jesus Christ come down to earth to live and die for us. For He truly did show us the perfect way to live. We know the Book of Mormon and the Bible are testimonies that He lives and are our instructions for how to return to live with Heavenly Father after this life. How gratful we are for the scriptures. We know that God restored the gospel, the same gospel that was on the earth when Christ was alive, through the prophet Joseph Smith. Because of that restoration we have the priesthood, the power of God, on the earth today that binds families together in this life and in the next. We are so grateful to have an eternal family, one that breaks the bonds of death. We also know that we have a prophet on the earth today, Thomas S. Monson who acts as Gods mouth peice for all of the people on the earth today. We know that if we follow the counsel he receives from God we will have happiness in this life. We also know that sorrow and trial is part of this life, but without it we could not grow and all of our joys would be less rewarding. We know that there is life after death and because of this perspective and the knowledge of the gospel we are able to get through anything together.

We love our Savior and are so grateful to celebrate his birth this Christmas Season!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

To the moon with grandpa

Trey loves his Grandpa Steve. He was such a good sport to play astronauts with him. Trey is definitely entering the creative, imaginary play stage. It's so much fun :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wesley Reese Jackson

Kallie had her baby!!! He is soo cute. He looks more and more like his daddy everyday. He has Kallie's adorable dimples and danny's chin :) He was 6lbs 5oz and 20in. long. Kallie had to have a C-section so she is recovering a little slower but she is so positive and loving being a mommy. Her Danny will be amazing parents. I know Heavenly Father is more than happy to send children down to the Jackson family. We are so happy for you two and can't wait for Kajsa and Wesley to get to play together :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Baby Pics, Fam Pics and Halloween

I forgot to take a picture of my costume but this is what Kajsa and I were for Halloween except that she was facing my chest in a sleepy wrap.
Kyle is such a good daddy to dress up in all yellow. I know Trey loved it!!

Kyle said he was teaching Trey how to ride his Tricycle :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kajsa Elaine Sherman is finally here!

SHE IS HERE!!! Kajsa Elaine Sherman (the "aj" is a long i sound, like in kite or write and the s is soft not a z sound ) Her name is Swedish. I heard it while I was on my mission and Kyle and I both love it. Kajsa was born on October 8, 2010 at 2:17am. She was 7lbs 8oz and 18 inches long. Kajsa was healthy overall but had a slight gurgle when she cried so they sent her to the NICU to be monitored and suck some stuff out of her lungs for 2 hours. We finally got to be with her at about 6am that morning.

Here is a synopsis of my labor for those who are interested.
-Wednesday night at 10pm slow contractions started. By 2:30am I was having contractions every 8 minutes and by 5am they were about 6 min.
-7am Thursday morning contractions slowed way down to about 2 per hour. Went on long walk at 9am. Mom came at noon and we walked Trey to the duck pond. I climbed stairs while we were there to try and keep my contractions going.
-Walking home from duck pond at 2pm contractions became 8 min apart.
-5pm contractions 4 min
-6pm went to hospital totally expecting them to send me home. Was dilated to a four. Waited one hour to see if I would progress.
-7:30pm dilated to 5. 8:30pm got an epideral. Heaven bless the person who invented those!!!!!!!
- 1:30am Friday morning dilated to a 10. Called doctor
-Doctor arrived at 2am got prepared.
- Started pushing at 2:05 and Kajsa was born at 2:17am. 6 contractions, 12 minutes. (Trey was 3 contractions and 10 minutes) My body sure knows what to do when it's time to push. The pushing is the easiest part of my labors.
Kyle was wonderful through all of this and was such a wonderful support to me during labor. I couldn't have done it without him. He is my rock and my support system and I am so grateful for him and the wonderful husband and father that he is.

The morning after Kajsa was born I looked at the clock at 11:11 and thought make a wish. :) As a pondered what I wanted to wish for most I couldn't help but think of Kajsa and Trey and my desire for them to reach the highest degree of the Celestial kingdom and have all the joys of the gospel. I re-committed myself then and there to do everything in my power to be the best parent that I can and always be a Christ-like example to my children. Kyle and I will do our very best everyday to do this for them. All of God's children deserve this! What an honor it is to be the parents of two of God's sweet children.
Here are some pics of our sweet new additions.
Just after she came out, before they took her to NICU they let me hold her for a sec.
Kajsa in the NICU. :( She loves to suck her two little fingers
Our first family picture
The morning she was born with Trey and Grandma Jan
Trey holding her all by himself!
Coming Home from the Hospital
Her first at home bath
All Dressed Up

Thursday, September 30, 2010

No more M.I.A.

Baby Shower Pics

So, I haven't blogged pretty much all summer. My friend Shannon Fuller inspired me to make a quick synopsis of my summer events and then start over with being a better blogger. Now would probably be a good time to start anyway since Kajsa is coming in two weeks. Then it will be back to blogging about children again I am sure. I never feel like my life is interesting enough for ya'll to read about. Here's the overview:
  • Kyle and I started managing some BYU women's housing in June (this made us extremely busy for the months of July and August)
  • I turned 27
  • Trey and I went to 7 peaks all summer
  • Kyle went to school this summer and took Chemistry
  • We went home to CA to visit for a week and saw Kyle's family and some of my friends, and went to 3 weddings. We had a great time but didn't get very many pictures. :(

  • Kyle got a job working at BYU for their Multimedia department. He works from 6am to 10am every day. He is not a morning guy but he's done great! and enjoys his job.

  • I had two wonderful baby showers for Kajsa and we are so grateful to everyone who came and who thought of us. We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends in our lives. We can't wait for all of you to meet her.

    Kyle: Now its back to the nitty gritty of school life. Kyle is in school full-time taking Biology, Physics, Physiology, and a religion class as well as working full-time. He is also playing intramural soccer and football and helps me with all of the yard work and some of the maintenance at the apartments on Saturdays. He does a great job of balancing all of that and family time with us. He works so hard and we love him and are so grateful for him and who he is.

    Crystal: I am at home with Trey keeping up with our home, my management job, and my calling. I am due to have this little girl in 8 days. I am really hoping to be induced on the 7th of October if she wants to come but if she's not ready than I can wait for a healthy baby whenever. I think that Trey is more excited than any of us. I took him to the doctors this week to get his flu shot. He asked me where we were and I replied "the doctors office" he responded very enthusiastically, "To take baby Kajsa out!" He is so sweet and anxiously awaiting her arrival.
    My barbershop quartet just sang at a rest home and that was a lot of fun to be able to perform again. My newest hobby is making baby bows for Kajsa. They are so expensive to buy so I have tried to make a few on my own.

    Trey: He is growing up so fast! He grew a few inches in August and really is starting to look like a boy and not a toddler. Trey is quite the talker and makes me laugh everyday with the new things he says. He is very observant and catches on to things quite quickly. He learned to sing his ABC's this summer, all of his colors, and can count to 13 and then from there it's eleventeen, seventeen etc. He is very coordinated. We took him miniature golfing the other night and he got a two on the first hole all by himself. (I got a 3) Kyle was very proud!! Trey loves music! He will sing, dance and pound away at the piano or his ukulele. Trey also loves to play with friends of any age. He is definitely our social butterfly. He has the sweetest spirit and loves to learn about the gospel. It makes teaching him so much fun and so rewarding. Children are truly a blessing from God!

    My Birthday, that is the only candle they could find :)

    In CA we went to a museum behind the OC airport with Grandma and Grandpa Sherman

    They also took Trey to the airport to see the airplanes land and take off. He liked all of the airplanes except for the big ones because they were too loud. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hair Cut

So I went with Picture one but with a side bang. Thanks for all of your votes. We are headed off to California so I will post pics of it when I get a chance. Can you all believe summer is almost over! :( I love the long days of light and the warm weather!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

What to do with my hair?

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So I've been wanting to cut my hair for a while now but I haven't been able to decide how I want to cut it. Part of me wants to go short and the other part loves that there is so much versatility with my long hair. It's getting extremely hot though and I hate blow drying it so.... here are some pictures I found of medium length hair cuts. I would love any votes or suggestions from everyone on which one they think would look good on me. If you have another hair cut in mind please share. Keep in mind, that I do like shorter hair to be more textured and a little funky if possible. I'm also not afraid of the assymetrical look but I think I will wait on that until it's short first. I don't want to be too shocked when I cut it. :) Vote for your favorite on the side of my blog.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Co-ed Softball

Every year when Summer term comes around I look forward to playing co-ed intramural softball. It's a blast! We have our second game on Saturday. I'm so glad that my doctor is supportive of me playing sports this time around. I really, really missed it with Trey and feel more like myself this pregnancy :) I think it's also keeping my hormones in check thus making me happier. (Kyle appreciates that) Kyle and I just got done playing co-ed soccer and that was super fun too. My only issue with playing is that I pay for it the next day. My ligaments that hold up my uterus get really sore from all that bouncing when I run :) (That's sounds so funny, but that's what's sore so, there ya go) If anyone wants to come out and cheer for our team let us know, we'd love the extra noise. The season goes till the beginning of August.
P.S. Don't worry I will not be sliding head first on my belly like this guy!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Pictures as promised

Trey got to spend the last friday and saturday with Grandma Jan, Grandpa Brad, and Kallie. Kyle and I went on a day date and saw Cirque du Sole. It was so fun. Trey had a blast at Grandma's too. He played in shaving cream.

While we were in California we got to go to Disneyland to celebrate Trey's 2nd Bday. It was a blast. We went with Kyle's whole family. Trey loved Talking with Crush (from finding Nemo) and his favorite was Playhouse Disney show. He danced and laughed the whole time.

Trey turned two during the month of May. He loved his birthday party and some of his most favorite people were there. Trey is usually terrified of the swings. Malia got him to swing with her for a while and she is a miracle worker because he'll go on a swing now all by himself. Maybe Chef Malia can teach him to not be such a picky eater :)

These pics are backwards in order but here he is eating his birthday cupcake :) He loved it. He actually had two.

Blowing out his candle.

On warm days trey loves to go outside and color with chalk.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Coming Soon....Pictures

Holy Cow it's been forever since I've blogged. I am actually at my parents house using their internet because we haven't had internet for a week. We went to California (pictures coming) to surprise Lynda, kyle's mom, for Mother's Day. We spent 5 days there. It was lots of fun. We went to Disneyland the second day we were there. Trey loved it! We also found out the gender of our baby while we were in California. What for it.... ITS A GIRL!!! We are so excited to have one of each. I had my "20 week" ultrasound last wednesday and they said that she is healthy and looks great. Due date looks right on for October 12th. As soon as we get internet I will upload all of my pictures and post more. Sorry I've been so horrible. Thanks to those of you who check consistently even though I've been so bad lately. We appreciate all of your friendships!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


It's been forever since I posted but I have some good excuses. Since my last post we moved apartments, which we love. That took a little while to pack and unpack. Also, since we've moved our internet doesn't work very well so I never get to get on because if it is working Kyle has to use it for school. (where are his priorities? :) ) My parents took Trey to the Zoo last week and he has a blast. Our camera needs charged so I will have to post pictures later but he loved the monkeys and says everyday "Silly monkeys swing from rope" It's so cute :) He also saw a cougar and in true cougar fashion started shouting the cougar fight song right in front of the cage. It was hilarious especially because we were right next to the U of U. Trey's speech and vocabulary has really blossomed in the past few weeks. It's so fun to here his little personality come out even more. He is surprisingly well mannered. :)

And the biggest reason why I haven't posted is because we are pregnant with baby number 2 and I have been sick. Not as sick as I was with Trey but still throwing up several times a day :( With Trey I stopped getting sick at 14 weeks and I am 13 right now so hopefully the nausea will go away very soon. My in-laws are also in town for the week so we have had fun seeing them. Trey is so lucky to have two sets of grandparents that he loves! We are so excited about adding another child into our family. Neither of us have any feelings about whether this one is a boy or a girl so we will have to see. Although, both sets of our parents think that it's a boy. Maybe for us it's grandmothers intuition and not mothers.

Monday, February 22, 2010

February 20th

So February 20th is a special day in the Call family. My dad, Brad, was born on February 20th, my brother Bradley was born on February 20th and 2 days ago our little neice, Ben's daughter, Reese was born on February 20th. We have three birthday's on that day :). We are so happy for Ben and Kristen and can't wait to meet little Reese. I told Ben that it must be fate to change Reeses name to Bradita since she was born on February 20th. He said he would run it by Kristen and she what she thought :) Happy Birthday to all!!