Tuesday, January 24, 2012


For my birthday present last year Will got me tickets to Brian Regan. He is seriously HILARIOUS! If you haven't heard him, look him up on youtube. Originally the seats were row 33. Then I got an email saying they were opening another show up. So we got on first thing and bought four tickets. (my good friend is also a Regan lover, so we got some for her too) We ended up getting front row but way off to the side. About a week later I got another email saying they were opening ANOTHER show. This time we bought six tickets, and another friend of our bought six tickets, and we got seats 1-12 on row one!!!! We made a night of it and went to dinner and a show with 3 other couples. We had a blast! Will was crying the whole show because of how hard he was laughing.

I lent my lens out to a friend, so the images aren't the best quality. (Compliments of Will's phone actually)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January happenings

Since Spencer refuses to take a bottle, we started him on rice cereal.
He liked it.
We have also been potty training Lincoln, which means a lot of time spent in the bath tub.
Lincoln doesn't seem to mind it.
Lincoln is constantly putting a smile on my face. While eating his lunch he put his bowl on his head and said "Happy birthday head!"
Spencer hanging out with his girl friend Hadley.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

CHD Awareness week

CHD Awareness week is February 7th-14th. 
Having a child with a congenital heart defect is heart breaking. Watching your child suffer is something no parent should have to go through, and no one can really take that hurt away. However, anyone can help make a parents burdens a little lighter. 
Two days after Lincoln's birth I walked through the hospital completly drained. The last two days were a whirlwind of emotions and I was left with little hope. I walked into Lincoln's room to find a stuffed animal racoon sitting on the end of Lincoln's bed. I asked the nurse where it came from. She said Lincoln won it at Bingo night. Tears filled my eyes, and my heart filled with hope. My baby was lucky. Someone had donated this little racoon having no idea how much joy it would bring to someone who had little to be joyful about. You too can make a difference. 

As part of CHD awareness week I will be collecting items to deliver to the families that have children in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Primary Chidlren's as well as items to donate to the kids in the hospital. 
I will be putting gift baskets together for families:
Note books/pens
Water bottle containers
Books/ magazines

Top Needed Items:
They ask that the items be new or lightly used.
  • Nail Polish
  • New Release DVDs (child appropriate)
  • Match Box or Hot Wheels cars
  • XBox 360 Games - rate E
  • Snappable Newborn Sleepers (0-12 months)
  • Rattles - washable, no cloth
  • Bubbles
  • Washable Crayola markers
  • 3 oz. containers of Play-doh
*Email me at caradahl@gmail.com to arrange for me to pick up items you would like to donate

A complete list of items to donate can be found at:

To donate online go to:

  • Congenital heart defects are America’s and every country’s #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD.
  • Congenital heart defects are the #1 cause of birth defect related deaths.
  • Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of all infant deaths in the United States.
  • Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. Thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
  • Each year over 1,000,000 babies are born worldwide with a congenital heart defect. 100,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.

Lifelong Disease
  • Almost half all children and adults with complex congenital heart disease have neurological and developmental disabilities.
  • There are an estimated 2,000,000 CHD survivors in the United States.
  • For the first time, more than 50% of the CHD survivors are adults.
  • 10% of all CHD cases evaluated in an Adult CHD clinic are first diagnosed in adulthood.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

4 months!

My heart has been stolen, yet again, by this little man!
He is so sweet and loving. My little cuddle bug.
He smiles at everyone he lays eyes on.

Weighing in at 14 pounds!
He is still 24 inches tall.
His eyes light up when he sees his big brother!
Oh how I love him.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Night

On New Years Eve we decided to go the the First Night at the Provo Town Center. It was nice to have it inside, and we really enjoyed it.
~Happy 2012~
 They had all sorts of things for kids. Lincoln rode the carousel a few times.

 Will and Lincoln both entered the hot dog eating contest.
 Lincoln won.
Just kidding. But he did down one hot dog pretty fast.
 They also had a magic show, a puppet show, juggling and a live animal show.
 The 80 pound tortoise was the coolest.
 Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year, and may 2012 be full of happiness.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Goodbye 2011!

It's been a wonderful year! Free of hospital stays! Here is a little picture recap of the year.

January-Lincoln had his first taste of snow.
We celebrated my step dads birthday, without him for the first time.
February- We announced that our little family was growing.
March- Found out we were having a boy!
Celebrated St. Patricks day with corn beef and cabbage.

April- Had a fun month full of Easter egg hunts, and trips to Thanksgiving point, and This is the Place to see cute baby animals.

May- My baby sister graduated from high school!
June- We entered Lincoln in another baby contest! He got directors choice.
And of course we went to the Strawberry days rodeo.
July- My sister Soni came to visit. We spent a lot of time basking in the sun at Seven Peaks. The highlight of the trip was the Stadium of Fire. 

August- My Friend Nikki threw an amazing baby shower.
We celebrated our anniversary at La Chaille.
And Will's 30th birthday!
September- We welcomed Spencer to the world.
And celebrated my birthday.
And loved on this little guy.
October- We went to Tennessee to visit family.
And celebrated Lincolns 2nd Birthday.
November-Lincoln and Spencer met Santa, and neither of them cried.
December- Was full of festivities! Temple square, more Santa visits, Riverwoods, gingerbread houses, and a visit from Will's mom.
What a wonderful year! I look forward to another great year with my wonderful family.