Saturday, June 12, 2010

Moving to the Gila Valley

Well, It's official.
Ou family is moving away from Globe and into the Gila Valley area. Matt has a job as a substitute teacher at Safford district, Thatcher district and Pima District, so he should have pretty steady work. We're moving into a rental home for a few months, until we can moove into a house, which we are dilligently working on. We'll be closer to sooooo many friends and family and we are so excited to be moving to the town qwe have always wanted to raise our family. When Matt and I met there 8 years ago, we always said we wanted to move back someday and now it's finally happening. The new temple is so close and The town is just so dear to us. So, June 26th, we're making the dream come true!!! Gila Valley, her we come!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Third Trimester, Here we go!

So, This Tuesday marked the end of the second trimester and now we are entering the last three months. It is exciting, but frightening at the same time. Ethan is soooo excited and sweet when we talk about Talia being born. He's started hugging and kissing other people's babies in church for practice and he's started giving my belly kisses too. He says he wants to help me give Talia Baths and sing her to sleep at night. I just hope this keeps up AFTER the baby is born and he doesn't completely freak out. Matt and I picked out some SUPER cute fabric online for the nursery. It has fairies on it, but it's neither pink nor purple, so it's feminie without being overly girly, which makes both of us happy. It's got light green and yellow dots on it and lots of fairies with white flowers, It really is perfect. Now I just need to get my mind and body ready to go into labor again(It was horrible last time) and just keep holding onto those happy excited feelings until the end of the summer!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Talia Grace Leavitt

We found out in the ultrasound place that we are having a little girl. So, I guess Ethan was right this whole time. Matt was soooo excited to find out the news. he's been secretly wanting a girl this whole time, but didn't want to say anything out loud to me about it. Today he was so sweet and gave me a big hug and said, "I'm holding BOTH of my girls". He is just so happy that we'll get to experience raising both a boy and a girl. Her name will be Talia Grace and we're so excited she's coming to our family!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Feeling the Stress

So, we're 3 weeks away from the end of the school year. Matt has to teach a mini poetry unit and then he has to do the final test of the year. The good news is that Matt's stress level about his job will go down, but the bad news is that we still havn't heard from ANY of the places we've applied for jobs. We really need to know what we're doing and where we're going. Matt and I just feel like we REALLY need to move away from Globe, but until we get another job, we're kind of stuck.
I've also heard that my current OB has lost Hospital privilages, which means HE CAN"T DELIVER OUR BABY. I'm super scared about that. I just want a good OB I can trust to deliver my baby.
We've also decided to go to a 3D ultrasound place this weekend to see if we can determine what gender the baby is. It will cost about $65 Dollars, but with everything that has been going on, we just feel like we need to celebrate about something. Hopefully I'll be posting the good new soon!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


So, we went to our ultra sound appointment and the baby was VERY uncooperative. We just could not see whether it is a boy or girl. It kept rolling over and balling up so there was NO WAY to see what it is. The good new is that it is very healthy and It is measuring bigger than we thought, so our due date has been bumoed up to August 31, instead of Sept. 7. This Probably means that it will still be born on Sept. 7, we'll just consider it late instead of ontime.
We've alos decised that if it is possible, we would like to move to a slightly more....uh..moral environment than the the one we currently live in. It's also getting very difficult for us financially here. It's getting almost impossible for us to make enough to meet all of our needs and with a baby an the way, that is pretty frightening.
We've applied for english job openings in about 6 different places, but no word back yet, so we just have to wait and see.
It would be great if everypne couls remember us in your prayers, we would be EVER so grateful.
LOve you all!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Boy or Girl?

We have an appointment on Friday to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I think it's a boy, but Ethan INSISTS it is a girl. He tells me every day that he is having a baby sister and if I try to suggest it might be a boy, he gets really mad at me. So, I guess we'll find out this Friday which one of us is right.
If it is a boy, his name will be Logan Jay Leavitt. If it is a girl, her name will be Talia Grace Leavitt. We're super excited and it really doesn't matter what it is. We'll be so happy to welcome a new baby into our home no matter what it is!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Hey there everybody,
So, Sorry it's been so incredibly long since I've posted anything. I guess Things have just been so unreal and busy that I don't have much time for stuff like this anymore. So, Matt and I have Moved to Globe Arizona. Matt is working as an English teacher at the HIghschool here. It's been a hard job for him and he would like to try teaching somewhere else, but we'll see if we get to move or not. I'm hoping that if we get a job offer somewhere else, it comes early in the summer becuase we are expecting baby #2 in September and I don't want to move when I'm too far along.
We are thrilled that we are going to have a new member in our family. We don't know if it is a boy or a girl yet. I think it's a boy, but Ethan INSISTS it's a girl. He even gets mad at me if I suggest it's a boy. He tells me every day that he's having a little sister. I guess we'll see who wins this one in about a week and a half.
We really love the Ward here in Globe. It's nice being needed. MAtt is serving as the Sunday School President an I'm teaching the sunbeam class in the primary. It's not easy teaching the kids that have just barely come out of Nursery. They're used to playing and running around and now suddenly, I want them to sit down and listen. I consider it an accomplishment if they can remember what the lesson was about at the end of class.
Ethan is growing up sooooooooo much. He knows how to count, he knows all of his upper and lower case letters and he is learning how to sound out words and how to write. His favorite letter to write is the letter H right now. We went out and coloored the sidwalk a few days ago and half of the driveway was covered in squiggly letter H's. It's pretty great. He can alos write the letter A, and T pretty well, so we just need to help him with the letters E and N and he'll be able to write his name! It's exciting, but sad to watch my baby boy growing up so fast.
So, I guess that's us in a nutshell right now. I'll post some pictures as soon as I can!