Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Zoe & Antoinette @ her 3rd bday party
Amigas por SIEMPRE
This is what I call 'Having your Hands Full'
I love to cuddle my babies
*Super Stars*
*Eva & Elijah Chappell*

Zoe Marie ~ 2 months
Elijah Sherdon ~ 2 months
Eva Helena ~ 2 months

Livin' the good, drink, sleep & play all day!

A day that changed history!
"On this day, we gather because we have chose HOPE over fear, UNITY of PURPOSE over conflict & discord!"
Zoe & Antoinette celebrate the future of AMERICA!
"Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."
OH......YES WE DID!!!!!
Katie & friends @ an Obama Inaguration Party!
"The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation."

Friday, January 16, 2009

Zoe's 1st Snow Day!
Maddy & Elizabeth show Zbug why Utah
has the Greatest Snow on Earth!
Cousins are the COOLEST!
Zoe, Eva, & Eli have had a total blast getting to know all of their cousins!

Eli's Fan Club
Maddy, Lizzy, & Amanda give Eli a bath
Trae visits from Colorado!

We have found an interesting trick to quiet the ball therapy. Here Madalyn & Sydney take their turns bouncing, bouncing, bouncing!!!
Sweet Smiles!
I love this stage when the social smiles emerge!

Zoe's long awaited trip to Grandpa Don's barn to see the new baby lambs. Zbug LOVES animals & she loved seeing the sheep. She kept saying, "More, more, more!" and she didn't want to leave the barn. I swear, she is not my child....when I was a kid you couldn't have paid me to spend time over there! :) My dad was so proud of her! He had a blast showing her around & introducing her to all of his furry friends!
Grandma & Grandpa with Zoe @ the barnyard

Christmas Eve 2008
Woolstenhulme Family Party
Maddy & Jenessa with Eva & Elijah

Syd & Susie take on the twins!

Zoe spreading some Christmas Cheer!

We had a little get together with all of my nieces & parents on Christmas Eve. It was a blast! It was so good to see everyone again.
I love my nieces!

Eli asleep in the sink....
....Zbug asleep in my bed....
....and Eva snoozing on the couch!

Adventures in Motherhood
So... last week was the first official day I was home ALONE with all three kids. Up until then, my nieces, cousins, friends, sisters, grandparents, aunts, husband, and in-laws had all signed up to volunteer with Chappell Childcare. I must admit, I was a touch nervous about being alone. I had NO idea how I was going to make it through the day...especially Zoe's naptime... but I was also a bit excited to see if I could succeed & keep us all alive until Wes returned from work at 5. I am happy to report that we were all ALIVE & WELL and there was even a moment of silence during the afternoon when all 3 kids were sleeping!!! I was so impressed with myself I had to take a picture of each slumbering child (even if one of them was asleep in the bathroom sink)! I have to say, each day life gets a little easier. The four of us are figuring out this
delicate dance day by day!
Aunts Wendy & Mitzi

Uncle A

Auntie "M"

You've heard
and I am here to say that's especially true when you are trying to raise 3 children under the age of 2! We have been so blessed to have so much help & love from our families with the arrival of our new babies & our move across the country. In December, my Aunt Meresa came out to stay for a week. She babysat, cleaned, cooked, and helped me through a million doctor appointments. It was incredible to have her around. She was a joy to have in our home. The day after she flew out my 2 older sisters, Wendy & Mitzi, came to help me pack our suitcases & fly to Utah. We had a busy couple of days & then headed home to Salt Lake City. We each took a child, a carry-on, and a deep breath as we boarded the plane. I could never have made it back home without them! In addition to aunts & great aunts, we have continued to be blessed with the presence of Uncle Austin. We are convinced now that the reason he moved to MI was just to help us get back to UT. Wesley drove across the country with Austin & Tyke, meeting us in Utah 4 days after we flew home. Austin was an amazing help throughout our entire pregnancy, birth, & move. We will never be able to repay him for his time, patience, & efforts.
Thanks to everyone who helped us get back to Utah!
We love & appreciate you.

Monday, January 05, 2009

2 months old....time flies!