Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Welcome Home Emmy!

Our little sweet heart is finally home after a long 13 days in NICU! We got to bring her home on Saturday. I would be okay if I never stepped foot in there again. Here are some pictures of her first bath.

I bet you didn't know Riley could sing!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Emmy Update

Emmy is eight days old and all the the I.V.'s have been removed, she's eating on her own from a bottle, she is keeping steady blood sugars by herself and her Bili Rueben (spell? her jaundice) levels are decreasing. She is doing great!! Riley has to all but drag me away from the NICU to go home and sleep. We can't wait to have her home! Riley and I are hoping by Sunday but I have a feeling it will be a lot sooner!

Monday, November 30, 2009

With Erika almost crippled, I think that I, Riley, will post some pictures so all of the inquisitive people out there can see our brand new beautiful baby girl. Emmy Lynn Gray, Lynn for Erika's cousin Lindz, and Emmy for all of the award shows that we love to watch...........Bad joke I know.
She was 35 weeks so about 5 weeks early but, she was also 7 lbs. 10 ounces and 20 inches long. She might have been earlier than we thought but definitely not small. She will be in the NICU for next little while but the Docs and nurses tell us that she will be just fine. We will keep the news coming as we go. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers.

The Gray's

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Monkey Update

As some may have notice, Riley affectionately calls our little no-named girl, Monkey.
I went to the doc yesterday and I gained a whomping 4 lbs the past two weeks! Yikes! That brings my grand total to 15lbs. I'm told that's good. I still have the Thanksgiving experience so we'll just see how disciplined I can be around all the goodies.
I am 32 weeks and am measuring at 36 centimeters! I became a little concerned wondering if I was carrying a large dinosaur instead of a baby. But without getting into the yucks, I have extra fluid according to my last ultra sound and the docs not worried so neither am I. We're looking at December 21st or 22nd for a due date! The time has flown and I have been very blessed with, I think, a rather uneventful pregnancy. With only one throw-up on record (because I smelled olives) and only one purchase of maternity pants, (I great have sisters and friends who have donated clothes to 'the cause') I consider myself in a quite blessed and happy state.


Albeit a diabetic's worst nightmare, I have been able to stay away from the sweets pretty well. My poor husband has never at the adventures of trick-or-treating because of his being raised JW. But we will not judge him. Now, he and our little "monkey" will share their first trick-or-treating experiences together!
If you're confused, Kaylene is The Devil Wears Prada (ask her), Liv is Alice, Gavin was first Woody then a pirate due to snug fitting the first go 'round, Riley a Korean man wearing Korean clothes from Dad's mission. And can I just say he nearly started crying when I had to put eye liner on him. I mean come on! Just like last year when he was a cheerleader. Maybe we'll do a no make-up costume next year. And I was a gumball machine.
Thanksgiving, here we come!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Good Times

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Welcome baby Lucy!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!!

It's been a long time since I've updated, I know. I wish I had a good excuse but I sure don't.
We found out in July we are having a little girl! No names yet... hopefully we'll decide on one sooner rather than later.
The doc says I'm due January 1st. The ultra sound says December 31st.
The ultra sound photos revealed a squirmy little baby who crosses her legs, taps her toes and appears to have long little legs. Riley wants the Spjute tall genes to come out.
We're both very excited and are anxiously awaiting the days to come.
I wonder what she will look like...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fabulous Five...

I just really want a present from Kaylene and Sherstine...

So this is how this works...the first 5 people to respond to thispost will receive something made by me for you.my choice.made especially for you.of course there are some restrictions and limitations:~
1 .I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2. what I create will be just for you.

3 It will be done sometime this year.

4 you have no clue what it will be... it may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a masque. I may draw or paint something. I may bake something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure. ;-)

5 I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? The catch is that you must repost this on your own blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on their blog.The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did will win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!!

Oh! And be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Riley James Gray

I Iwould like to shout from the roof-tops how much I love Riley. Instead, I will post a blog just for him. Here are just some of the millions of reasons why I have the greatest husband...

He makes me home made dinners that surpass anything I could get in a restaurant

When I want to drive, he let's me

When I can't sleep, he plays with my hair until I am

When I eat fruit, he moves to the other couch...instead of throwing up

He makes best friends with complete strangers that I consider truly strange

He always wants to pick-up hitch-hikers

When I'm sad, he's sad

When I make "surprise dinners" he takes two helpings even though I know it tastes bad

He gives me flowers just because

He sings duets at the piano with me

He eats brown rice instead of white because I ask him to

He never pushes the snooze buttom, ( I push it at least 3 times)

He doesn't snore

He has a better sense of style then I do

When I play the piano he turns my pages

He misses me when I'm gone

...and there's so many more!

Three cheers for Riley! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hello Dolly!

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Kerma Dean Bernard, Love you Grandma!

Kerma D. Craner Bernard

Kerma D. Craner Bernard Kerma D. Craner Bernard, 83, of Boise, Idaho passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 surrounded by her family. Kerma was born Sept. 29, 1925 in Emmett, Idaho, the sixth of seven children born to Delwin Ernest Craner and Margaret Jane Tadlock. Kerma was educated in Emmett schools where she was active in music, playing the clarinet in school bands and singing with her sisters around the Treasure Valley. She not only worked for the family business, Craner Shoe Store, but became quite the baker and cake decorator at the local bakery. She made many wedding cakes for family and friends over the years. She attended Utah State University for a year until she returned home to help her father with the family business while her two brothers were serving in WWII. At age 13, she spotted a tall, handsome, young man and knew immediately he was the one for her. On Feb. 9, 1946, she married Calvin McCan Bernard and they were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. Following the profession of her husband in law enforcement, she became a Deputy Sheriff for Elmore County for nine years. She also worked in the Magistrate Court System in Twin Falls and Ada Counties until she retired with her husband. They then began serving in the Boise Idaho Temple until Calvin passed away in 1990. Kerma and Calvin were the parents of three daughters. They lived in Emmett, Mountain Home, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Boise. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; daughter, Andrea; brothers, Keith and Darwin; sisters, Ruth, Marjorie and Becky; and her mother, father, and step-mother, Freda. Surviving Kerma are daughters, Kathy (Rick) Hall of Twin Falls and Karen (Scott) Spjute of Boise; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Shirley (Cal) Bowen of Emmett. We wish to thank all of the caring people and physicians that blessed the lives of Kerma and her family during her illnesses. We gratefully thank Dr. Newcomb, Dr. Kent, Dr. Patterson, St. Luke's Hospital, Boise Care and Rehab, Meyer Manor, Sun Health Hospital, Capitol Care Center, and all their staffs and the Hearts for Hospice family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009 at the LDS Chapel, 3200 Cassia Street, Boise. A viewing will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Emmett Ceme

Grandma Bernard Passed away this morning at about 11:00am.
This is the pink hat she wouldn't take off for a couple of days. Man she loved that Hercules.
This was a picture of her and I last Thanksgiving. I know it's kind of blurry but I liked it.
She is a stubborn little lady who loved her grand-kids. But even more, she love my grandpa, "Cal". I remember when Grandma and Grandpa would take us to lunch for our birthday. Grandpa would like to steal our french-fries.
After Grandpa passed away, I was only five, Grandma liked to take us with her to go clean his head-stone where he was buried in Emmett. It seemed she would dump a whole bottle of baby oil on it to clean it off. After that we would visit Andrea's grave, my aunt who died a few days after being born. Then she would usually always take me to the Shamrock resurant and we would get BLT's with a pickle on the side.
Grandma Bernard made the best stew EVER! I remember going to her house and playing the ATARI (spelling?) and eating he delicious vegetable stew. Meanwhile, Kaylene and Sherstine would be sitting in the middle of the room with their hands tied behind their back for fighting.
Before Gradnma would go to bed I would go in her room and we would soak our faces in witch-hazel followed by a good lather of Oil of Olay lotion. I loved to do facials with Grandma.
Before I was diagnosed with diabetes Grandma, who had Type II diabetes, would have me prick my finger to see what my blood-sugar was. None of my other sisters liked to do it but I didn't think it hurt too bad. I believe she best prepared me for the years to come of pricking my fingers.
Yesterday at the care center everone had left but my Dad and I. He had wondered off to go find a book to look read. I remember feeling the Spirit very strong in Grandma's room. I told her I loved her and to tell Lindsey "Hi" for me when she saw her. I know she heard me.
We will miss Grandma but are so glad she is with her sweetheart Cal, her Mom and Dad, her daughter and many other family members that have been gone for quite some time.
Love you Grandma!