Monday, October 11, 2010

More Griffin

Pretty much the cutest kid ever...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Baby Griffin has arrived!

Blogging obviously isn't my strong point but I will try to at least keep everyone posted on the big events in our life. Ten days ago was by far the biggest and best event of our lives. Our son, Griffin Michael Hildebrand, arrived on April 20th, ten long days past his due date.
About 5 days past my due date we had and ultrasound to check fluid levels and the overall health of the baby and they found that the fluid levels were low. They gave me the option of being induced that day or waiting through the weekend to see if I would finally go into labor on my own. I really wanted to have a natural birth so I waited it out but labor sadly didn't come. When they checked the fluid levels on Monday they found they were dangerously low and they calmly told us that we would be having our baby that day and to head over to the hospital to be induced. After two long days and a c-section we finally met our little boy. I will never forget seeing him for the first time. He was so perfect and we are so in love. He is a fantastic baby and we so blessed to have such a healthy, happy boy. He weighed in at 7lbs 5 ounces and was amazingly alert from the moment he arrived.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Our Next Big Adventure

We headed to Hawaii for our fourth Anniversary on the day of our first doctor's appointment. This is how we broke the news to our family.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Past Few Months

Long time, no post. I have been crazy busy at work and have forgotten all about this little blog. Does anyone even check this thing anymore? Here are a few updates from the past few months.
Michael's mom Nancy spent most of December with us. Michael couldn't drive after his surgery so she woke up early, took him to work, and grabbed him things around the house while I was at work. We were so grateful that she was able to come help out. We spent Christmas with our friends John and Sarah at a cozy little cabin by White Pass ski resort. I skied and Michael sat patiently at the lodge.

Michael's leg is healing really well and the Doctor says that he is ahead of the curve. He is hoping to be back to 100% by June when we are planning to climb Rainier with one of my co-workers.

We travelled down to Mexico in February and had a great time basking in the 80 degree weather. We also had a one night layover in SLC so we got to see our brand new nephew Max and man is he cute! My sister from Baltimore was in town too so my sisters came and picked me up and we stayed up all night talking. Michael traded training for a week at the resort we stayed at for the first week. It was fantastic but we aren't used to traveling that way so after a few days at our resort mecca, we had to get out and explore the smaller villages and hang out with the locals. One day we rented a car and drove 500K and hit a bunch of awesome ruins. We spent the last few days on Isla Mujeres in a little hostel. It happened to be Carnival so all of the locals put on a huge parade, performed Reaggaeton music in the street, and had a huge food and dance festival in the town square that night. It was pretty awesome. Here are a few pics the trip.

We returned to snow and rain, and more rain. I can't wait for spring. I have big plans for a garden this year.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


In the Greek Myth he is the most handsome, quickest, strongest man in the land and was invulnerable in his body everywhere except his heel. There are lots of similarities to Achilles and my man. A few weeks ago during one of the final in a series of Volleyball games, Michael experienced a complete rupture of his Achilles tendon. He had surgery today and is recovering well. It is going to be a long road until he is back to 100% though. We are slightly depressed about the lack of skiing this Winter as well.

We made it!

If you want to see a not so little slide show from the trip, post a comment with your email and I will send it on over!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Our Summer

Below are a bunch of posts summarizing some of the highlights of our summer. We got in a lot of backpacking and time with friends and family. The count down is on for our big trip to Africa. We leave in less than four weeks. We have been training hard, learning some Swahili, and coordinating last minute plans. I sent out an email to friends and family discussing an opportunity we have to help a few schools in Tanzania while we are there. We are carrying books, clothing, and supplies and are collecting money to give as a donation to the schools. If you would like to help, please send me an email or leave a comment and I will get you more information.
I apologize for the lack or makeup I am wearing in almost all of the photos I posted today. I guess I am feeling brave. Makeup is overrated anyway right?
One thing I didn't mention is that Michael and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary last week. It was awesome. The adventure continues...