Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby MaKenna is here!

Baby Makenna is here everyone!!! She is so cute!! She weighs 5 lbs 8 oz and is 17 1/2 inches long. We love her so much! I will post pictures when we get home from the hospital. :)

Saturday, December 27, 2008


So, growing up when Santa visited my family he brought us wonderful gifts wrapped up in beautiful wrapping paper. And of course the excitement was incredible looking to see who the presents belonged to. Now that I am married I am seeing other ways Santa delivers gifts.. unwrapped under the tree. I can see how that would be exciting as well! And how time saving it can be too.
How did Santa deliver gifts to you as a kid and how is he doing it with your current families?! I just want to see what kind of traditions you have, so Dave and I can get some ideas for our future family!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Sneaking Up on Me Again!

I am sitting here at work thinking of how I swear it was just Christmas.. As usual it has snuck up on me! I cant believe it is this time of year again. Dave and I have had so many distractions this holiday season that we haven't been able to soak up the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Dave likes to make fun of me because I love Christmas so much, I am the kind of person who has to put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and I start listening to Christmas music right around the same time. I feel like I am still putting stuff up around the house for Christmas and will never have it done like I did last year. We haven't even gone to Temple Square like we always do.... I think the only Christmas stuff we have done this year was the Festival of Trees and we took our niece Emery to see the lights at Thanksgiving Point which was so much fun because my Brother, Kylee and Kai came as well. It was so much fun to see the kids face light up with all the awesome Christmas Lights everywhere! We cant wait til next year to be able to do that with our little one! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! I am so grateful for this time of the year because we get to be with family and think of the Saviors Birth. It really is a WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Merry Christmas to everyone!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Twilight

This is so funny! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Contractions Anyone?!

The last week I have been feeling some pretty intense contractions... At the time of course didn't even know they were contractions! I kept telling Dave that I feel all this pressure in my lower abdomen and started to get lower back pain and sharp stabbing pain in my whole stomach area. After a couple days of feeling that I started to worry thinking maybe something maybe wrong. So I called my Dr. and the nurse told me, "oh dont worry, just take a warm bath and take some Tylenol." TYLENOL?!?! humm....
So, I decided to go to labor and delivery. I wanted to make sure my baby is fine and the pain I was feeling wasnt stressing her too much. I felt so dumb walking into the Hospital. It was after 9pm and the security guard saw me walking in alone and started to tell me I needed to hurry and get to the 3rd floor where Labor and Deliver is. I told him I am waiting for my husband to park the car. He then told me, that can just hurry and get to the 3rd floor. Right then Dave walked in and we both went to the 3rd floor. So at the door to call in Dave picked up the phone and said to the lady at the other end, "my wife has stomach pains..." hahaha... then when we were let in he proceeded to say to the nurse, "I think my wife is pregnant"...DUH! I love my husband! :) So to make a long story shorter, they strapped me up to the heart monitor to track the babies heartbeat and another for contractions. I told the Dr I am not having contractions and that I just want to make sure the pain I am feeling is normal. As the DR was talking to me she said, "you say you aren't having any contractions... well you are! And they are very regular. About 5 min apart." That is when I realized the pressure was a contraction. Man am I a genius! And the sharp pains were me being dehydrated. So they did my FIRST pelvic exam and I am dialated to a ONE and 50% effaced. Very cool.... and the Dr also said I will most likely only carry till I am 37-38 weeks along. CRAZY cuz I am 36 weeks along tomorrow!
Well enuf of all this mumbo jumbo... I better finish all the baby stuff I still need to do before she comes!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Totally Cute Backgrounds!!

If you want cute Christmas backgrounds go to:

Not only is Cristi a talented photographer she is a talented background maker...

Monday, December 8, 2008

No Final For Me!!

Thanks to everyone who took the survey. I dont have to take the final next week!! Thanks Cristi for posting it on your blog!! You sure are great!! :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Oh wow... This is awesome!

I couldnt resist.... I had to post this. I saw this on Cristi's blog and had to post it on mine as well. So funny...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008



A = Age: 26

B = Bed size: Queen

C = Chore(s) you hate: Laundry and dishes

D = Dessert you love: Anything with chocolate

E = Essential start your day item: Prevacid.. haha

F = Favorite actor(s): Ashton Kutcher

G = Gold or Silver: Silver

H = Height: 5'3"

I = Instruments you play: umm.... Clarinet and piano

J = Job title: Escrow Assistant

K = Kitchen color(s): Red and Black

L = Living arrangements: Condo with hubby and dog

M = My name is: Julie Ann Neal

N = Nicknames: mio, jules, julita...

O = Overnight hospital stay(s): zero!

P = Pets: one dog who rules the house!

Q = Favorite quote: When you are tired of standing, get on your knees and pray

R = Right or left handed: Right

S = Siblings: 2 Sisters and 1 brother

T = Time you woke up today: 7:20 am

U= Unique about you: I have a tattoo on my tooth

V = Vegetable you love: Corn

W = Worst habit: Pick my split ends

X = X-Rays you've had: Head, wrist and stomach

Y = Yummy food you make: dessert...

Z = Zodiac Sign: Libra

Now you know my abc's, next time won't you answer me?