Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jace Willem Zierse

On Sunday March 28, we welcomed the newest member of our family.

Jace Willem Zierse was born at 12:28 pm, weighing 8 lbs 14 oz, and 21 3/4 inches long. If it weren't odd enough to get one redhead, we were given another! Towards the end of my pregnancy, we were talking about how weird it would be if he had red hair like Kate. Sure enough he does! It isn't quite as red as hers, but it is red.

Everything has gone really well. Jace is such a sweet baby and it is such a blessing to have him here!

Enjoy some pictures of our little man!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just an Update!

Well, I haven't blogged for a while and our life has changed quite a bit since my last post.

First and foremost, after a little more than 5 years in Phoenix, we packed up our home and our family and made the move back to Salt Lake. It all happened very quickly and came to a surprise to most people

After a course of events (which we still wonder why some happened the way they did,) we felt the time was right to move.

We have been here for 4 weeks now and things have been going well. Kelly is enjoying his new job and the kids are adjusting well. Connor's new school is year round, so I don't know how I feel about that yet. He is off track until just after Easter. He has made some new friends and going to a new school has been an easy adjustment for him.

Carson has enjoyed being here too. He asks EVERY day if his cousins can come play. So far we have been able to spend a lot of time with cousins, which has been fun for him. He also asks nearly everyday, when he gets to start Kindergarten.

Katelyn must have a little bit of her mother in her because she hasn't adjusted quite as easy. The first Sunday here, she cried because two of her best friends weren't in Nursery. She asked for Nate and Elsie, which made me start to cry because I wanted Tiffany and Christy! She has also asked a few times "when are we going home." I have to keep telling her that we are home, but she doesn't agree!

Now for me.......I have really missed our friends in Phoenix. Living away from family made us really close to our friends, and sadly, we left some of the greatest people on earth! So, to any of you friends that are reading this now, just know that I miss you greatly and think of you often! As much as I miss our friends and the lovely winters of Phoenix, I am grateful to be here.

We are also looking forward to welcoming baby number 4 to our family. We only have a few short weeks left! I don't know if I am quite ready for the newborn schedule yet, but it will be exciting to have a new little one!

Well, that is my update on our life! Hopefully I can get around to posting some pictures soon.