Thursday, March 22, 2012

The stork has delivered.....over a month ago!

Our 4th little boy arrived on February 17, 2012 @ 2:00 PM. He weighed 8lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. We named him Blake Kelly Brower. We are so excited that he is finally here and we are so in love with him. Our other 3 boys think he is so cute and love to look at him and laugh when he makes funny noises. He looks a lot like our 3rd boy, Luke. He is such a good, happy baby and was smiling while we were still in the hospital. He has the cutest dimple in his left cheek, which you can see in the last picture. My sister took these pics of him when he was 2 weeks old. These are just a few of the pics she took.

Eight is Great!

Easton turned 8 on January 3rd and decided to get baptized. He was baptized on March 3, 2012. We are so proud of him. He is a good kid and is so smart. I can't believe he's 8 already, it has gone by so fast. Good job Easton, we love you.

Monday, September 26, 2011

IT'S A BOY!!......AGAIN!

So it's official! We are having ANOTHER BOY! We are excited and just hope that he is healthy and strong. Everything looked good in the ultrasound, and I am measuring right at 19 weeks today, so my due date should still be February 20th. He is about 6 inches long from the top of his head to his bum and weighs about 11 oz. So now all we have to do to get ready for his arrival is get all the boy stuff out of storage and give him a name and we're good to go! I'm sure he'll be just as cute as our other 3. We know we make cute boys, so why not have another one! So just about 5 more months in the oven and he'll be ready to join his crazy brothers. And we will welcome him with open arms.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


So tomorrow morning is my first ultrasound for this pregnancy. I will also be finding out the gender. I am excited and anxious. I am just thinking it's a boy, just so I'm not so disappointed. I don't want to get my hopes up too high for a girl, but secretly, in the back of my mind, I'm saying "please let it be a girl", but then I say "it's gonna be a boy." So we will just wait and see. Only 14 more hours! Yay! So I will be back with the exciting news soon!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I have been avoiding posting about this because it's still a very sore subject for me, but I will get it over with. Our beautiful German Shepherd, Zoey passed away last Friday due to kidney failure. We are not certain what caused it, but we think she may have gotten into some sort of rodent control or possibly something of that nature. I noticed about a month ago that her leg was bothering her and she would whine when she moved the wrong way. I'm not sure what happened, but she may have gotten hit by a car and had some internal damage that may have set things in motion also. She was about 4 years old and she was a very good dog. The kids absolutely loved her and she will be missed a lot. It will take a while for me to heal because of my love for animals. It's wierd to not have her come up to us when we go outside or to see her lying on the lawn somewhere in one of her favorite spots under the pine tree or on the front porch. I miss her running up to our car every time we would come home from town or when we were gone from home for a few days. I know that things are better now for her and she is no longer in pain or suffering. We were very lucky to have such an awesome dog like her and she will be missed. I believe that we will get to see her again someday. We love you Zoey!

Friday, September 16, 2011

The last hoo-ra before fall!

Over Labor Day weekend my whole family headed up to Afton, WY to the cabin that we enjoy spending time at every year. It was kind of our last, big fun adventure before we really get into the routine of school and colder weather. It was tons of fun, especially since Tyrel got to be there for part of it. The kids had a blast riding on the little four-wheeler and big dirt bikes. It's a lot of work to feed us all and take care of that many screaming, crazy kids, but it's worth it in the end.
This is the adults attempting to get a picture of all the kids looking perfect. You probably won't get much better than this.

Our whole family

I just thought this picture was funny. It was just a test picture, but it shows all the chaos before the "picture perfect".

Getting down & dirty

The kids ran the life, and pullstring right out of this little four-wheeler. We replaced the pullstring, but it won't start anymore.

The Chapman family's newest addition, Beckham.

Jack had this costume on practically the whole time we were there, except when he was sleeping and for the family pictures.

Reluctant to get in the freezing cold Starvalley water.

Totally zonked out with his favorite person. If he got hurt or wanted something, he wouldn't come to me, he went straight to Gramma.

We spent an afternoon at Cottonwood Lake.

Tyrel doin what he does best

After we got back from Wyoming, later that week, was Luke's 3rd bday. We took the kids to this fun place with all the big bounce houses and slides. The boys LOVED it and had a blast. We'll probably be going back for the other boys' bdays.