Monday, September 27, 2010

Finally we move back to Iowa!

Nate had gotten a job at his former High School to teach Industrial Technology and to teach high school aged kids to build a house. We were looking for any way to get out of Wyoming and back to Iowa! I got a job waiting tables at a well-known resturant in Fort Dodge. Shortly after moving to Iowa we found out we were expecting our first child!

A little background on how I told Nate:  We have been trying to have a baby and one Sunday morning I decided to take a home pregnancy test and hid it from him and we went to church. When we got home, I remembered I had taken it....and thats when I found out we were pregnant. I then took the test to Nate, who was getting ready to take the trash out, and asked him what the test said. He looked at it....said there's two pink lines, big deal what does that mean. I looked at him and said, "we are having a baby." Nate's mouth dropped to the floor. He was in shock and he said that one line is lighter than the other.....are you sure?
He was in shock but after he thought about it for a few minutes he was very excited!!

Here is our very first picture of our baby. We did not find out the sex until She was born!

The Sandstrom Family has a tradition that the fathers grow their beards during the pregnancy. Nate had to trim his several just would have a been so long! Enjoy this picture....still makes me laugh!!!

More updating

After we were married and had a lovely honeymoon in Mexico our next adventure led us to Wyoming. We moved to wyoming in hopes of Nate and his boss to build homes. We moved knowing we were going to live in a Fifth-Wheel, yes we are crazy. It was a very long and trying year for us but we made it through and wouldn't trade if for anything!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Updates....rewind 3 years

It is hard to believe that we were blessed with the birth of Lauryn 15 months ago. She has brought so much joy to our lives and we don't remember what we did before we had her. Over the next couple of days I'm going to post some past photos to catch you up on our lives since we got married, so bare with me.....some pictures are old and yes many things have changed, but we want you to see the fun and joy we experience every day!

This is Leroy our Mastiff/Pitbull Mix Puppy. He was 9 months old here and Nate captured the perfect picture!
This was a weekly event for us when we lived in Colorado. We spent many days hiking and enjoying the scenery.
A family portait by Mount Evans!

Nathan and I were married June 9, 2007. This was the happiest day of our lives.
Thanks to those who made it special!

We enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Mexico. We did alot of site seeing. We also got to swim with the dolphins, saw chichen itza, tulum, Xel-Ha, and relaxing at our amazing resort!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Keeping our family informed!

We are creating this blog to keep family and friends in the know about what is happening in our lives. Please visit back as we will update often!