Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas time

I love Christmas. We have so much fun during this time. Here are just a few pics of us.


Sydney is so excited about the Christmas decorations.

Us at our Ward Christmas party.

They did the cutest bit ever, Robyn just loved it.


Then Santa came.

Tyler with the ladies.

Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Viva Las Vegas!


This is our family picture. I think it is hilarious.



Well, we are home! We had a ton of fun seeing everyone. We got to see friends we haven't seen in a long time, we got to see my baby sis get sealed, had yummy food for Thanksgiving, finally got a somewhat decent family picture of us, and the girls both got the stomach bug, so lots of cleaning up puke. We drove to Provo to see Alex and Jennifer, man we miss you guys being close. The drive out was interesting in the first 3 hours Robyn threw up 3 times(she gets carsick) and she slept the first 2 hours. So we made lots of pit stops. She did better after we gave her Dramamine. Sydney was so good we almost forgot she was with us, j/k. We can't thank everyone enough for making our stay enjoyable, especially John and Ashley for letting us stay with you guys and throw up all over your house, so gracious. Love you all and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving/Tracey's wedding Trip

Sunday, November 16, 2008

So, we can hardly contain our excitement



We can not wait to see everyone again. Robyn is old enough to enjoy the time with her cousins and uncles, and I am sure she will be good friends with them all. She is very social, just like her daddy. Sydney on the other hand will probably freak out if I am not around. We are trying to get her over this. As cute as it is and as much as my heart melts when I hear this, I know it's not a good thing.
So we are taking the 8+ hour drive to Provo, Ut and then the 4+ to Las Vegas. We are splitting up the trip so we can see as many people as we can, plus It sucks driving in a car with a car sick toddler and a baby your still feeding every 3-4 hours. Although it may be rough we are determined to have a BLAST! I am excited to see Tracey and Matt getting married. I hope they will be happy.

Ok, so I have to get off the subject for a second. I thought I had really good spelling skills until I started this post. Thank goodness for spell check. I have been misspelling words left and right. Maybe my brain isn't working. Maybe it's trying to keep the sabbath day holy too.

Anyway, I am so excited I hope to get to see everyone. I love you all.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sydney's first tooth


That's right she got her first tooth and the second was following along a week later. It seems like it happens so fast. To top it all off, she bit me. Robyn never bit me so I didn't know about it until my friends told me. Then I was thankful I still had time until her teeth came in but she decided to get them a little early. At least I think 4 months is early.

Robyn has quite the personality. She loves buckets and putting things in them (like her head)and she put my nursing cover on like a cape, I couldn't help myself.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Curtis' s hand



Everyone has been asking about his hand, well he is doing great. The doctor said he can use his thumb but there is a good chance he will have to fuse it in the future if it is problematic. The thumb may come out of joint a lot. We are so blessed for his hand to be doing so great after what he did to it.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

What does the future hold for the Rockwoods?

This is the question we have been asking ourselves since he cut off his dumb fingers. I wish we could go back. I hope we can figure it out soon it's slightly depressing. I thought we had it all figured out, but I knew Curtis wasn't sure he wanted to go to school for industrial design and I was just hoping that we had a plan cause it's better then not having one. Then he was talking to a friend about school. I didn't know this but our little Curtis was holding out on me. Apparently he wanted to be an anesthesiologist. Who knew that was coming? I always saw him doing creative things like Industrial design. Anyway, school for that is like 12 years. So he is going to do nurse anesthesiology. It's half the school and still really good pay. The only question is where are we going to go. And I thought Provo was where we were supposed to be. They won't accept him with his great gpa being so low because he dropped out of 2 different schools. I was all prepared to leave this life for a much more challenging one. We were going to sell the house live in a tiny apartment and have our neighbors hate us, because our daughter is so loud. I was ready to leave all the wonderful people I met to dreading making friends again. The one good thing I was looking forward to was living closer to family. I don't know what's going to happen now. I don't feel sure about anything anymore. The future I mean. Now that I have depressed you all, I ask you now for advise about what I can do as a mother and a wife to support Curtis and show him I am ready for the challenges we may face, even though this is the hardest one yet. He is so upbeat about it, it's kind of amusing to watch. Especially when he first lost his finger, he's such a show off.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Robyn's Big day

Robyn's 2 now!

I wanted to share with all of you some of Robyn's 2 year pics. I hope you enjoy them.

Robyn learned how to hold up 2 fingers.

She is so freakin' cute.

I love this expression!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sydney's 2 month pics




I just wanted to post the newest pics of my sweet baby. She is so good I couldn't have asked for a better baby after Robyn!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fun slide show

Crazy Stuff!

So it's been really crazy since Curtis cut his finger off. We decided to sell the house and go back to school. So in September the house will go on the market. We have unfinished projects to finish and then in January we are moving up to byu Idaho for a semester so he can finish his associates and then transfer to byu. He wants to go for industrial design so it will take 4 years part time to get. After the accident Curtis hasn't been able to work, we thought about all of our options and this seemed to be the best for our family for the future. I am sooooo sad to be leaving, I love Colorado, this house we have made a home and my friends and family. But on the upside I will be closer to my family and we will just have to make more friends and we figure a house is temporal and can be replaced. There is a lot to be done on the house and we will be quite busy for sometime. I can't wait for the day Curtis gets a schedule then we can make plans to do stuff as a family.
Curtis' finger or where his finger was has healed nicely. He says he can still feel it. Last night he went to do the finger quotes and realized he only did it with the one finger and was quite sad. His thumb no longer has a pin in it but they are unsure still whether it will be okay without having to fuse the joint. He claims to be able to predict the weather, as a joke. He is being very amusing.
Robyn is growing so fast. She loves her little sister Sydney. We can't keep her away from her. She will be 2 on the 30th of this month and she is trying to talk, still not making much sense yet but we try to understand.
The blessing went well and with all the excitement about the finger I didn't get a chance to tell about it. Thank you all for coming by the way. It made it more special. We have some pics to post and there are a bunch so I am going to post just the minimum and if you were there and want certain ones(Ashley) I can email them. Well we went to a 4th of July parade on Fri and had a bbq. There were a lot of people so it was Chaos, but the fun kind. The blessing was nice and Sydney is such a good baby. I was nervous that she was going to scream like Robyn did but she cried a little then stopped. Curtis said she was gripping the mic cord and stopped crying. Then we had a nice dinner at our house. We pretty much just hung out the rest of the time. I love family.
As for me I am super busy with the kids and I have my photography and also the house. I am also working out. Some of my girlfriends and I started doing pilates-yoga. It's hard but I think it's funner then aerobics. My goal as of now is 20 more pounds by November. we will see. My friends also threw me a baby shower and that was fun. Anything to get out of the house, even though I had the girls I still had fun.
So fun stuff, huh. If anyone knows anything about Rexburg or where it's cheap for married people to live, please help. I can't seem to find much other then 600 for a 1 bed plus den. PEACE!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008



I finally finished Sydney's announcement. Finding time was the hardest part. It took me a month to take the pictures and one day to do the announcement. So keep an eye on your mailbox.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Update on Curtis.

The surgery went well. He is sometimes in a lot of pain, but it doesn't stop him. He is such a hard worker. He isn't the type of person to sit around, he is always doing something. Which isn't a bad thing, I mean look at our house. He has done some amazing things to it. I should post pics of the floor it looks great. The entry way isn't finished but it will look sweet. Anyway about the surgery, please pray with us. The surgeon said the the was worse then he thought, so if it doesn't heal right then they will have to fuse it at the joint. Still usable but not fully funtionable. He has such a positive attitude which helps me not worry. So we are doing fine and we are looking forward to a full recovery.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Curtis cut off his fingers!



So we had a fun experience on Friday. While Curtis was working on the table saw, the piece of wood he was cutting got caught and pulled his hand in the blade. He cut off his left index and his thumb. The index finger is not fixable but the thumb is. As you can see in the x-ray, his finger was cut long ways loosing most of his knuckle making impossible to ever use again. The thumb he cut at the base but they said it was going to be okay. They are amputating the finger and fixing the thumb Monday. He is doing surprisingly good. Actually I think he's being a little morbidly happy. He doesn't even seem to care he is going to only have 9 fingers. I am probably doing worse then him. After talking to the surgeon I am doing much better. The ward and friends and family are being so supportive. You can see the love people have for him and our family.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sydney Kriss Rockwood has arrived!




June 17th we arrived at the hospital at 6:30am for the induction. They started me on pitocin at 7am. Nothing happened until the Doctor broke my water. Then I felt like I was dieing. They started strong and only got worse. An hour after they broke my water I was ready to push. I pushed four times and she was out. Very fast, but very painful. She was 6 lbs 9oz 18 1/2 in. She has dark hair which I was excited about. Very healthy and very mellow. She is a great little eater. All the opposite of Robyn.
Robyn on the other hand is sick so she hasn't been able to play with her new sister. There are too many changes in Robyn's life right now I hope she will be okay. So far it's been great. Not much else to say except we are all doing great and I am excited about life with 2. I was scared at first but I think it will be okay. Robyn is a very social girl so I think having a sister around will be fun for her. I am posting the hospital pictures and I hope to be taking some good ones soon.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Website is officially up and running!

We finally got the website up and running. You guys will have to let us know what you think. There are a few things that need adjusting, but if you find anything let us know! www.rockwoodindustriesanddesign.com
We are holding out to buy more furniture so the inventory is small.
Also, after a long wait we are finally putting in our wood floor and Railing. We decided on Walnut. We hope to have it done by July when everyone comes out. I think it will finish off the house so it doesn't look so dated. We are so excited.
By the way I am still pregnant! I have a scheduled induction on the 17th. I am hoping to go natural though. Does anyone know anything about stripping the membranes? I am thinking about having my Dr. do it on Thursday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Still prego!

So I am happy and annoyed to announce I am still pregnant. I have mixed emotions about it. I know now that if Sydney is born now she will be healthy, as this is when I had Robyn. I am 36 weeks. Not much has changed. I hope she comes soon now!
Okay so no one told me the age between 18 mo. and 2 years was so hard. Knowing that we would have waited a few more months to get pregnant. Maybe it was better not to know now that I think of it. Anyway, Robyn is a pill sometimes. She ignores me and we are having a hard time getting her to sleep by her self in the big girl bed. Anyone have suggestions. Let me just note that she makes herself throw up when she gets really up set. But on the other side of things she is so freakin' cute. She is talking more, still not making a whole lot of sense but it's so fun. And she is learning to help mommy clean and do thing around the house. Some days when I just want to be alone in my room I will go in there and find a collection of her alphabet magnets in my bedding. Then all I can do is smile and laugh. Families are fun aren't they.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

34 weeks!






Well, I saw my doc today and I asked if he would check how far I was dilated, because I was having some strong contractions a few nights. So he agreed. I am a 3.....70% effaced. I was a 3 and 80% effaced the day before I had Robyn. So he prescribed me something that will help Sydney's lungs and stuff. I know she will be early but who knows. So I am to take it easy, whatever that means. Okay, I know it means no sex and no lawn mowing, but What can I do. There are so many more things to do before she arrives. I still don't have her space set up. So I am kinda freaking out. The doc estimated that she is a little over 5 lbs. Which I was kinda glad she was not 4 like I Thought. Any way we finally took Maternity pics so here they are. And yes I touched up the stretch marks.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Robyn was chasing and laughing at the peacock.

video

Cheyenne Mnt. Zoo slide

Colorado Springs Zoo

So we decided to go to the Zoo and we had so much fun. Robyn's face was so funny almost the whole time. The Zoo is in the mountains so I had a hard time walking around, but it is an awesome zoo. Here is a slide show of our trip. I look hugh, you probably can't tell from the picture of me. The maternity pics are still to come. I am thinking about doing them myself.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I love Colorado!

Can I just say how much I love Colorado? I went for a walk with Robyn today in our neighborhood and I felt like I was in the mountains hiking. We aren't in the mountain, but the air smelled so fresh and the weather was so nice, and we live on a hill. I can't get enough of Colorado. The water is sooooooooo good, too. I think I am addicted to it. I was used to not being able to drink it from the tap, but our water is better then bottled. Confirm that, Tracey! Anyhow, I just wanted to share that with everyone! Can wait to see everyone in July!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Over the 20's hill!

Well I finally am in my later 20's. Okay, it's just 26 but still I feel 90 right now because of this pregnancy. It has been really painful. I am getting all sorts of weird pains that I didn't have with Robyn. Not fun but it will be worth it after Sydney is born. So anyway, my Birthday... It was nice. My mother and Father in law came and made me lunch. Then she helped me with Sydney's dress we will be bringing her home in. I will have to take pictures of every project I have done. I am kinda surprised with myself. Anyway...Then we went out to dinner and came home and hung out. Not very eventful, but it was nice.
I have a question for the women who had multiple pregnancies. Or even if you can answer this I would like help. How soon does your baby usually drop. I never knew when Robyn did and I have been feeling a lot of pelvic pain today. Kinda like a muscle was pulled. It's on and off. Also some pressure. I don't look like I have though. I am due on June 24th but my doctor said I will probably go in the end of May because I was really early with Robyn. I just need to know what the heck is going on. AHHHHHHH!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Update!

Here is a little update on what is going on in the Rockwood household! We are trying to finish projects around the house we started so long ago, like the downstairs bathroom. I got to grout for the first time, kinda, Curtis helped cause I was too slow. We are getting the house ready for another resident (Sydney).
I am trying to take my mind off being pregnant, so I decided to start more project, ones that I actually want to do. So I repainted and redecorated one of our upstairs bathrooms. I am also redecorating the nursery to accommodate two girls, Get our Furniture website going, taking pictures on the side, Replanting our garden out front, and Sewing a lot (reupholstering, making cradle bedding and Robyn's big girl bedding).
Curtis was going to give up the cabinet business but we have been blessed with big money makers, so he decided to stay a little longer and have me do the website while he does the cabinet thing. People really like him and keep referring, making it hard to turn down the money. Plus he will subcontract the sucky work, like spraying the finish. Anyway he is got a full load and he is working hard all the time, leaving little time for play:( but we make it work. There will come a day where it will be quite the opposite I am sure. At least he is there when I need him.
Robyn is growing like a weed. She is starting to say real words, kinda. It's kinda fun to figure out what she is saying. Na is nursery, nana is banana or food in general, done is done, nyny is night night, ba is bath and so on. She loves to play outside but our days aren't consistently warm yet so she has a hard time understanding when it's too cold to play outside. She has the funnest little personality. She's our little toddler what can I say!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Robyn is in nursery!

Well it is official. Robyn is now in nursery all by her self. She just loves it there. I am so glad for that. Curtis is the one that sat with her for a few weeks and I am sorta sad about that. I would have like to have done it but I teach primary. I was able to pick her up this past Sunday and she was so excited, she ran to the toy cabinet and was showing me all the toys and everything she was doing. I am so happy to see she is happy. I couldn't ask for a better toddler.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

David & Jennifer Sellers #2

For all of you who could not be at the sealing or reception, it was beautiful! I know some of us were questioning "why San Diego Temple?" but after the day was over I could see why! It was so amazing from the weather down to the words in the sealing. I find it hard to believe there is only one more Sellers not married, no offense Tracey your still a baby. Congratulations David, Jennifer is a cutie, and Jennifer.....I hope he doesn't play with Lego's anymore;)
As for their reception, it was a blast. Their was never a dull moment. They looked so happy. It has been too long since Curtis and I were married, I almost don't even remember being without him. Good luck you two, you have a lot of people who love you!

David & Jennifer Sellers

Thursday, February 7, 2008

All by myself!

So I am freaking out! I am going to Vegas for David's wedding alone. Without Curtis and Robyn it will be hard. Mostly because I have never spend longer then 5 hours away from Robyn. I will be gone for 3 whole days 5 really. See Curtis has a bunch of deadlines he needs to meet this weekend and I can't take Robyn on an airplane alone. Carrying a camera bag, luggage, car seat and her. I can't fathom ever doing this kind of thing alone. I don't know what I would do without Curtis. I should tell him that, huh! Naaaaaahh then his head will get bigger. Anyway, I needed to get that out. There it's out!

Monday, February 4, 2008

It's a girl!

Well we found out he are having another girl. Curtis is so excited and relieved it's not a boy. He's so afraid he'll have a son that likes sports. Weird, huh? Robyn came to the ultra sound with us and she wanted to get up on the table with me so bad. I think she was a little freaked out I was up there. So we had a name all picked out if it was a girl. Daphne Lorraine but when Curtis saw the baby he said she didn't look like a Daphne anymore. So we may name her Sydney. No middle name yet. We still like Daphne Lorraine so we can't use Lorraine. I kinda like Sydney Kriss you guys will have to let me know what you think. Well that's the big new!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our family!






I was thinking about it and there isn't much on our blog. It's kinda boring! So I decided to tell a little more. Well Robyn is so big now. She is a sponge for all the personality traits of Curtis. Which isn't all that bad. For instance when she gets into trouble and we try to punish her she just laughs. We tried time out she just loves it. We tried spanking and she thinks it's a game. One day we told her "NO" and she did it anyway and got a spanking. Shortly after her punishment she tried to do it again. We said "NO" and she just laughed and started spanking herself and runs off. When Curtis gets into trouble he makes jokes to lighten the situation. It's so fun seeing them together. Two peas in a pod.
As for me she has nothing but my smile and my absence of toosh. She is definitely a daddy's girl through and through. Being a mother has been so much fun for me, after the first 6 months anyway. I am expecting my 2nd in June, and I want a boy Curtis wants all girls. I find out really soon what we are having. We had a fun Christmas. We stayed in Colorado for that and just spent most the time with family. I just love my in-laws. I think I got lucky on that one. As for New Years we went to Vegas to see my family. Most of which was spent with John, Ashley and Brendyn. What a cute family, huh? Anyway the night before new years eve we stayed up and talked so new years we were all pretty pooped. By the way I absolutely hate to fly out of vegas. The flights are always delayed by like an hour. and with a toddler it's not fun.
So I want to talk a little about Colorado Springs! It is the most Beautiful place I have ever been. All the good stuff here. Mountains, nice summers, snow, homes with yards, good traffic, most people here are Christians, and the most important, it feels like home. We bought a house about 2 years ago. It's a 1979 house but the best part is our floor plans is unique. It's a 4 level split. It's on 3/4 of an acre and it's about 3,500 sq. ft. Curtis is multi-talented and we have been remodeling it the way we want. We even have room to expand. And expand we are. Curtis is very creative. Anyway enough about all that. I hope to post more as time goes on.
These pictures just show you a little about Robyn's personality.