Sunday, February 27, 2011


I'm stepping it up!  I used a saw yesterday.  Normally I stick with tools that can't remove limbs or digits, but I'm determined enough to overcome my phobia.  It was actually kind of fun except for the dust part.  (I had to do it indoors because the weather hasn’t been great and I’m on a time crunch.)  I’m making a triple bunk bed for the girls’ birthday.


I made my plans a while ago, but just bought the wood on Thursday.  That was an interesting experience.  I gathered my supplies and ordered wood at the project desk at Lowes.  An older man at the desk asked me who was going to build it.  I told him that I was.  He looked at me and I could almost read the thought, “But you’re a girl!”  It seemed like those I talked to there were surprised that I actually knew what I wanted and had my plans in order.  I don’t have experience, but I do have a good brain, so I’m hoping this will turn out well.  We shall see!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Emma and her nicknames


It took a while to come up with Emma's name. (We had chosen two girls' names before we knew we were expecting triplet girls and had a hard time coming up with a third one.) I checked some name books out of the library and started looking through them. I made a short list of possibilities, but nothing was really standing out. Then one day when I was looking through the name books, I came across the name "Emma" and had a very strong feeling about it--so strong that it actually brought me to tears. "I guess that's her name" was my immediate thought. It's not something I would have picked on my own, but it is right.

Cary and I narrowed the middle name down to Brynn and Faith, and went with "Faith". It reminds me of Cary's grandmother's middle name, which is "Fay", and means something on its own as well.

Emma Faith Campbell was born on November 12th after a very stressful pregnancy, weighing just about 7 lbs.  Her first cry released all of the burden of worry I had carried for nine months and longer, and I cried along with her for joy and relief.  After that, it really didn't matter how labor had gone or what previous loss and heartache had been like. She was a crowning blessing that healed me. Her smiles continue to do so.


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Sometimes we call her Emma. Sometimes we refer to her as "the kid". I also call her baby, sweetie, sweetheart, or pookie. (Cary doesn't approve of that last one.)

Friday, February 25, 2011

What has happened since August 17th 2010

Well, in case I never actually "catch up" here, I'll at least list the important happenings!


We took a day trip and a little vacation
Everett started first grade
I was big


Cary defended his dissertation
Everett's school went on strike
Cary and I went to the temple
I got bigger


the girls started preschool
Trick or Treat!
A deer hit Cary
I got even bigger


Everett turned 7
Emma was born
I didn't get much smaller :)


Cary's parents came for a visit
Emma was blessed
I got older (32)

2011 so far:

I'm getting back to my normal self, emotionally and physically. I'm getting adventurous with cooking. The kids are getting cuter (but that's normal). Life is busy and joyful. I count my blessings every day.