Friday, November 21, 2008


Here are a few pictures of our little guy. This was just after he was born. So cute!!!

This is Wilson in his Utah hat his grandma got him. Everyone at the hospital loved his hat!!! In fact one night he had to go to the nursery and the Nurse told me there was another baby there that was wearing a BYU hat and the other nurses were commenting on how good the Utah baby was and that the BYU baby kept crying. I just told them was because the BYU baby was nervous about the game on Saturday, but Wilson knows we are going to do great!!!

This is me and Wilson (the only picture of me in the hospital that looked even remotely okay to post).

Wilson and his daddy. Ryan has been so wonderful with him. He takes such good care of the both of use. Wilson LOVES his daddy!!! And they look so much alike!

This is a good picture of all of his hair.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

And we have baby!

After nearly a full 24 hours in labor, the young fella has arrived! He was kind of hesitant and slow to come down, kind of like a little kid that is scared to go down a waterslide but then finally the lifeguard pulls him down the waterslide as he tries his hardest to cling to it the whole way down. He just loved it so much in there and didn't want to come out. He weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz and measured 21.5 inches. He has a pretty good head of dark brown hair and he is adorable! (He definitely gets the adorableness from his mom). We will have pictures of little Wilson Riley up soon enough.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Here He Comes!

This post is coming to you from the hospital. Mindi's water broke at 6:30 this morning and our little guy is on his way. By Tuesday morning, we should have a little baby! The only problem is we still haven't decided whether to name him Rastus Revenge Madongo Hettinger or Neptune Renegade Hettinger. I guess we better figure that out quick!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Have you?

Here's how it works: Bold and color all the things that you have done in your life.

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping (sort-of, but I’m counting it) 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing- 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, November 10, 2008

What can I say....He is just wonderful!

If you know anything about my husband Ryan it is that he is a Utah fan through and through. Ryan and I have season tickets the Utah football and last Thursday was the big Utah VS TCU blackout game. Ryan and I found ourselves in a bit of a dilemma. That night we also had our third trimester baby class (Ryan likes to refer to the class as baby catching class). I knew how important that game was to our season and to Ryan and I wanted to go also so I told Ryan we should skip class and go to the game. To my surprise Ryan told me that I could go to the game without him, but he was going to the class. He told me that he loved me and our baby more than the game and wanted to learn about the stuff that would be covered in class. Needless to say despite mocking from family members and friends we went to class oh and Utah beat TCU. Go UTES!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lots of Pictures.

So I finally found my camera cord so I need to share lots of pictures from the last few months!!!

Way back in September we went to the fair with our good friends Seth and Keri. So much fun!!!

So since it has been cold lately my cute cats have loved having the heater on, but didn't enjoy their baths!!!

Happy Halloween. I was an Oven and Ryan was the Baker. How cute are we??? (Thanks for the idea Jill!)