Thursday, October 8, 2009

Life as we now know it.....Busy!

Sorry for the delay in posts its been pretty crazy at our house. As you can see from my last post we lost one of our cars. In the month of september is was like our lives had been turned upside down. The only blessing in that month was that we had a beautiful baby boy who is our little piece of heaven in a rough month. Within the same week as our car breaking down I cam down with Mastitus for a few days. I had a fever and really didn't feel good but I had to feel good no matter what because Will had to work and I had to small kids who both needed me and sometimes at the sametime. Without me working we had to really cut back on expenses and boy have we learned how to live on our food storage and really budget. At least we have each other and we have come a lot closer as a family. Plus we still have a beautiful baby boy.... who of course looks exactly like Will!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Good Bye Honda!

On monday Will went to work and broke down in the Honda on the freeway. He had it towed to our mechanic. We later found out that we will be burying this car! It was going to cost more then the car is worth to fix it. It has been a good little run around car that my parents gave to us when we got married. We are thankful that it has lasted us this long but it could've at least happened later when we were a little more stable financially, But I guess things happen for a reason and I am sure we will find out what that reason is later on!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Welcome Baby Boy!

Sorry its been crazy at our house. Trying to keep up with a 15 month old and now a new baby that i haven't even had a chance to sit and upload some pictures of Brennan. Plus it was a complete surprise he came three weeks early and I went into labor all by myself. We went up to the hospital on Sunday Aug 30 just to see if anything was going on because i felt horrible and like i had ran a marathon. Sure enough in one hour i went from a 4 to a 6 and they kept me there. 3 hours later we had a new arrival. Brennan William Harkness was born at 10:43pm he weighed 6lbs and was 18 1/2 inches long. He is such a sweet heart and very patient (especially with his bigger sister). We are glad he is here safe and sound.

We have however spent the last two weeks every other day at the doctor. He lost a lot of weight and his juandice went way high so he had to spend a few nights under the lights. But he has gained all of his weight ut and more and is doing great!

Friday, August 21, 2009

24th of July

Better late then never! At my mom's home town of Bear River city, every year they have a huge 24th celebration. Thay have a program, races, a parade, an auctin, baby contest, fish pond and tons of other things. Well we entered Kaydence into the baby contest for her age group and she won! 2 years in a row she has won for the cutest baby! (Not to brag or anything!) I myself think she is the cutest! I am excited for next year because she gets to be entered in and if she wins she will be the queen and get to ride in the rodeo!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cutest little girl

Sporting a new bathrobe for Will's work barbque.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Hair styles!

Kaydence also finally has enough hair that i can play with it. It has been a lot of fun trying different hairstyles on her. I decided to try something that i wouldn't have to do for a couple days because we were camping so here is what i came up with.


Well we had what is probably the first of many to come. A big black eye! We went to our ward campout this weekend and Kaydence has just become pretty good at walking. She is still a little unstable ad tries to run and falls a lot but she just picks herself up and says "ouchie" and then is usually on her way. This time we weren't so lucky. A group of kids were walking by and didn't see her and she lost her balance and fell right into the picnic table and she a pretty good black eye. We were lucky that it didn't split open or anything else but she looks pretty bruised! Poor thing!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

So it's just a few days late but better late then never! On wednesday we celebrated our 4 year anniversary! Crazy how time has just flown by! It seems like only a short time ago we were dating and what seemed like FOREVER! We decided to celebrate on Friday but then Kaydence came home with a little bit of a cold, (which i though were just her teeth coming in again), sure enough we both got it and have been in bed for the last two days! What a celebration!
I was also reflecting on our ceremony when the sealer talked alot about family and that it was never to early to start on creating one. It has been a lot of fun to be parents but i guess when the sealer said that was never to early to start he also meant that we shouldn't wait to have more as well! :) We are excited though to have another little bundle of joy and excitement in our home!
Although we have been sick and haven't been able to celebrate on a positive note Will decided that he wanted to get me something that will last a lot longer then flowers because they just die, he got me a really nice house plant so that it will last a lot longer and it can be a reminder of the years to come.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Kaydence is obsessed with Will's glasses. She thinks it is so cool to put them on and take them off. However Will's glasses are way to expensive for her to be playing with them so one day at Walmart we found her some glasses of her own and she looks just like a movie star!! She had to wear them all through the store and so many people were commenting on how she looked like she belonged in Hollywood.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cabin Fever!

This weekend we went up to malad to work on the family cabin. We took up our buggy and Will drove his cousins around for at least two hours. It was a lot of fun.


Two weeks ago we went to colorado to Kristins Cousins wedding. This was the first time we have taken kaydence swimming. We also visited a museum and had lots of fun.

Anniversary Inn

When Kristin Graduated we went to the amazon rain forest room in logan.


This was kaydence fun time with her first easter egg hunts.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaydence!!!

Today is our Baby.... well I guess toddler's birthday! Kaydence is one years old! I can't believe where the time has gone. I was thinking this morning when I went an got her out of bed that one year ago I was holding her in my arms and just staring at her with amazement. She has become our world and life revovles around her! (Literally!)

Here's a little reminder of what she looked like exactly one year ago!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's a BOY!

We found out last week that we are having a boy and with all the hussle with my graduation I forgot to post about it! I was really secretly hoping for another girl because we already have everything girl but it is going to be fun to have a little boy around the house. Especially for Will! He is ready to have someone to wrestle with and play out in the garage! Even though Kaydence loves her daddy, mommy doesn't like her to be all rough and tough! I have really started to ge excited about a little boy. However this poor child might not have a name for a long time! Me and Will can't agree on anything so, so far we have a last name! If you have any suggestions please leave your comments!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

These have been some of my friends from my classes the last 2 years! Tiffany and Krista. We have been pretty close in working together and doing projects and many papers together! These girls were great to get to know and to have as friends while in college. Hope we can stay in touch!


Finally the day came and I am now a college graduate! It was a great day to finally feel done! I worked very hard all while being pregnant, a mom, and pregnant again! I am so gald it is over and we got to celebrate that whole day! I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies with and Education Minor. I just have to give a great shout out to everyone who helped us babysit Kaydence while I finished school! Thank you!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kaydence and her random habits!

Here are some pictures of the funny things Kaydence does. She loves her binky to death but sometimes she doesn't even have to be sucking on it to be happy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Harkness News!

Well as you all know because Will can't keep secrets we are gong to be having another baby! This came as a huge surprise in fact it was a complete shock! I was wondering how in the heck are we going to manage. We have just been getting used to the fact that we have a little person around the house with a very BIG ATTITUDE! There is a saying that says "I'm the princess and we'll run things my way" it completely true only Kaydence is the Queen! She definatly has a strong personality and if she doesn't want something or doesn't want to sleep she simply won't! So I have been having a struggle thinking how in the world, will isn't going to be done with school, how are we going to pay for another baby, and so on and so forth! Well i went to my first doc apointment and that changed my whole perspective. I am very grateful to be given the chance to have another baby and Heavenly Father knows that I can do it otherwise he wouldn't have given me this challenge. I am also greatful to have a husband who loves Kaydence and takes such great care of her so that will be a huge help to me! So we are very excited to be able to get another one so soon even though I am going to be very VERY busy!

Update on Kaydence. Besides having a HUGE ATTITUDE, she is crawling all over the place and into everything! She loves to stand up to every thing especially in her crib. Her favorite thing to do is stand up in her crib and yell "Mama or Dada" and the bounce. She is also loving be independent and finding her own toys and helping mom undo all of the laundry! She is going to be turning one in about a month and a half and I am so excited to have a birthday party and have my first attempt at making a decorative cake!

The big arrival date is September 20, 2009. However I went about a week early with Kaydence so sometime in the first part of Septemeber we will be getting another baby Harkness!

On to other news. Only four 4 weeks til I graduate with my Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies with an Educaiton Emphasis. I can't hardly stand it I am so excited to finally be graduating. This program has been a great education and it is going to benefit my family for years to come so now it will be time to put into practice what I have learne din the last 41/2 years!

P.S. More pics to come our camera cord is broken so I haven't been able to downlaod any pics.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kaydence The Big Sister

It has been a long time since the last post, but to let everyone know, Kaydence is going to be a big sister!! More details to come.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Year Up date!!!

Ok so here's the scoop at the Harkness house! A lot has been going to on to keep us very busy. kaydence is starting to crawl and she has so many new words that inlcude "MAMA" "DADA" which she is still working on this one so it is mostly "MAMAMAMAMAMA" when she wants something! She an also say "hi" if you tell her over and over again. She is also learning the word no. She understands it pretty good when you tell her no but she will look at you just to make sure you really mean it! It is so cute to see her face when you tell her No. She also loves the bath. The other night I was getting her in the bath and I usually let her splash around for a little bit, Well I went to grab her towel and came back and she had the whole bathroom floor soaking wet because she had splashed so much. So after 2 towels we finally got all the water cleaned up. Whoever thought that one little person could make such a mess?!

Also with me I will be graduating from Weber State in a few months and so I am hard at work finishing up my degree in Family Studies. This has been a lot of work and I have so many people tell me that I won't want to finish my schooling now that i have had a baby. So to all of you who think it cna' be done well guess what I am doing it! This is a huge accomplishment for me and I am so proud of myself for sticking with and finishing it up. In my spare time I am also reading the Twlight books. I have finished the first one and loved it I am reading the second one because I got the whole series for Christmas and I am stuck on like the fourth chapter. This one is a lot harder to get through but everyone has said it gets better so keep reading.

Will is still hard at work with Saunders. So far they have enough work to keep them busy for awhile and we are praying that the economy gets better so he will continue to have a job! He is also working hard to graduate from Weber State with his Construction Degree. He can't wait for me to be done so I can help him finish. He is a great Dad and Kaydence loves him! The other day he came home and picked her up and she was so excited for him to be home. He left the room for a minute to go get her some food and she started to fuss because he left her. It was the cutest thing! It is so cute to see him get down on the floor and play with her.

She's Here!

She's Here!