Monday, May 31, 2010


Saturday we took the boys to see Thomas the Train in Heber City.

We stayed at a condo the night before in Park City with our friends Ben and Andrea and their two kids.

The condo had a loft and the boys loved playing up there. -Ian, Ethan, and Logan

Me- I got my hair cut- I needed something easier to do, because I have been too tired to spend much time on it.

The boys were so excited when they saw that there really was a Thomas the Train.

Boarding the Train.

I love this picture because we are all smiling!

Andrea, Ben, Ian, and Sadie

Ethan had so much fun!

Logan pretending to take pictures with his Thomas camera.

After we got off the train, they let us take pictures in front of Thomas.

You could get pictures with Sir Toppin Hat, but the line was too long so I just decided to take one of him by himself.

I don't know if it was worth the money we paid, but I'm glad we went because the boys had a blast!

We had a nice barbecue with some family today. It was such a fun weekend. Too bad tomorrow it will be back to life as usual. :)

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Weekend Retreat

We were able to get away for the weekend and visit my grandparent's in Nampa, Idaho. We were even more excited to go because we got to bring our van and it has so much room in it for traveling.

We stopped in Twin Falls on the way and visited the Shoshone Falls (below)

The water level was pretty high. The boys loved it.

Grandpa took us to the Wahooz Fun Zone in Meridian, Idaho. We were excited to find out that Ethan was tall enough to be a passenger on the go-karts.

The go-karts were too loud for Logan, so Grandpa took him inside to play arcade games. Grandpa is 87 years old, but he is still as active as ever.

Ethan was a little unsure of the car at first.

Nick had already been staying at Grandpa's house for a few days and so he got to hang out with us.

Ethan loved every minute of riding in the go-kart. It was so cute!

Boys swimming in the pool at our hotel.

I didn't take pictures of the other things we did. We went and saw Shrek 4 at the theater, we went out to eat, went shopping, played games, went to church, and then Grandma made us a yummy roast beef dinner.

What a great retreat from normal life!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

ThirTy-TwO Weeks

I am 32 weeks today!

I can't believe it.

I got to have an ultrasound yesterday and see my sweet baby boy.

He wouldn't let us see his face. I think he knew we were looking at him.

Everything is going great, though, and he weighs about 4 pounds now.

Logan got to go with us to the doctor's appointment and I think he was excited to see pictures of the baby.

Here is a little conversation I had with Logan yesterday:
Logan was sitting on my lap and he saw me yawn.

Logan: Mommy... you tired?

Me: Yes

Logan: (in a concerned voice) Ohhhh

He then leaned over and gave me a kiss. It was so sweet. Since getting his tubes he has started talking so much better!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Quarter Century

Yesterday I became an old woman.

Well, not really... but it just feels like time is slipping away so quickly.

It seems like I was just in high school and now here I am a quarter of a century old and the mother of soon-to-be three boys! :)

25 years old and 31 weeks pregnant.

Okay, so I'm really not complaining, I just wish I could freeze time and stay the same age forever.

Anyways, I had a great day.

I spent the morning and afternoon hanging out with the boys and doing crafts.

Chris surprised me with a date in the evening. He had his Mom come over and watch our kids. Thanks Lori! We went out to eat and saw Iron Man 2 at the theater. We don't get to the movies too often, so it was a lot of fun.

When we got home I opened my presents (well actually my kids opened them. Ha ha. :) ) and then I blew out a candle on my birthday donut.

It was a great day and it's good to be alive!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Happy Belated Mother's Day to everyone!

I'm grateful for the gift I've been given of having such a wonderful mother.

I am also grateful that I have been given the gift to be a mother to my 2 (soon to be 3) boys!

For Mother's Day Chris gave me the gift of a beautiful garden with flowers and vegetables:

Thanks Chris! :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Baking King

This is our mixer:

The Sunbeam Mixmaster 2000... or something like that.

We got it as a wedding present and unfortunately it hasn't been used very much. Not that it is a bad mixer. We have just been too lazy to bake and we usually resort to frozen or store bought stuff.

Well, things are changing at the Gamble household.

What has caused this changed you might ask?

The arrival of the Baking King.

That's right. Chris Gamble is officially the new Baking King. At least at our house.

He has always liked to bake, but just the last couple of weeks he decided that it was time we do it more often. He is really good at making homemade cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bread. He also told me that he used to make pretzels. I can't wait to taste those. Yum.

Luckily, I'm pregnant so it's okay for me to gain weight... for now!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

"Choose Ye This Day Whom Ye Will Serve"

This post should be more uplifting than my last.

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the BYU Women's Conference this past weekend.

It was just what I needed to motivate me to do better in my life; not only spiritually, but also as a mother and wife.

This was my first time attending the conference, but hopefully not my last.I attended some great sessions about marriage, motherhood, and living a righteous life.

One thing that really stood out to me was a title to one of the sessions which was, "Choose Your Love, Love Your Choice". I didn't understand what it meant at first. It means that we choose the people we want to be around and love (especially our spouses) and once we have made this choice than the Lord requires us to do everything in our power to love them.

I was also reminded that I need to do more to serve others and be less selfish.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks spoke at the closing session and he stated that, "We should not preoccupy ourselves with a bad hair day. Don't let it stop us from serving and doing good". This is so true. I always get caught up in my imperfections all the time; not realizing that it has been keeping me from serving others.

A few pictures from the weekend:

Katie sitting at the Wilkinson Center
Mom and her cousin Lisa

Naomi and I

We went to an awesome concert the first night. We were dead tired, though, and so Naomi was showing how she felt.

My mom and I were able to get a picture with Alex Boye
I mentioned above that we went to a concert. There were a lot of artists who performed including: Michael McLean, Hilary Weeks, The Fab Five (cloggers who were on America's Got Talent), and Alex Boye.

I don't know if any of you are familiar with Alex Boye. He is British and was in the teen pop sensation "Awesome". I know... dorky band name. He moved to the U. S. in 2000 and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He is also an excellent dancer.

A picture of the whole gang. We met up at the conference with my mom's aunt, 4 cousins, and two of their children. Most of them live in Montana and I haven't seen them for a long time. It was great to get to know them! From left to right: Cassy, Abby, Naomi, Mom, Murlene, Me, Lisa, Katie, Cammy, Linda, and Lelani.

I hope to be able to come again next year. Any one who wants to join us, feel free to come. It was a spiritual and uplifting experience. I plan on changing a lot in my life to gain better relationships with God, family, and friends.

My only piece of advice if you do go: Get more then 3 hours of sleep the night before the Conference. You will be able to enjoy it more and won't be walking zombies. (The BYU campus is huge and you do a lot of walking). We learned that lesson the hard way.

Thanks to my Dad and Chris for watching the boys. You are awesome! :)

P.S. I still can't figure out why the pictures are spaced so far apart. If any one knows why, let me know. Thanks.