Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So finally after 6+ years of marriage we are taking a long, and desperately needed vacation. We found a great deal on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera, and our group of friends decided it was time for some fun in the sun. We are all so excited and definately deserve the break. We will be gone for 7 long days which will be hard for me because I will be away from my little buddies, but luckily they will be staying at Gommy's and Aunt Karlee's. So in the next 3 months if you get sick of hearing about our trip, I apologize ahead of time, but I dont really care. We deserve it~ha ha ha JK~

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Field Family Christmas!

This was our 3rd annual Field Family Christmas party. It takes place every year in Nibley Utah at my Dads youngest brothers house. It never fails to put us all in the Christmas spirit. My Aunt Julie is an amazing cook and she puts on quite the food show. Her homeade rolls are the best. Each year we draw names and also do an ornament exchange. Its always a Field Family brawl. This year the hot ornament was a John Deere Tractor ornament and my brother Tyler ended up going home with it. Our children were spoiled beyond belief, as well as their parents. It always so much fun to spend time with my Dads side of the family, although it is hard because he is no longer here. This time of year always makes me so grateful for all that I personally have been given. This year we were blessed with another bundle of Boy Joy, Carter John. He has a personality much like his momma. He is a smiler and he laughs at anything Dallin does. I am also very grateful for my marriage. My husband is the most supportive man and I am amazed at the love that i still have for him after 6+ years. he is my heart. He is also by far the best dad, he is so interactive with our boys and he truly loves to play and hang out with them. I still ask myself how I got so lucky. I am also very grateful for siblings that I love very much, between my brother, sister and I, we had 3 babies in 3 months. WOW are family dinners chaotic now! Tyler and Karlee are always there to lend a helping hand or offer to babysit. It so fun having kids together so close in age! Wow as I reflect back on 2009 I personally have been through alot. All of which trials have made me stronger. I have learned more about myself this year than any other year and im grateful for those friends that have truly been there for me. Looking to 2010, well all I can really see is that we booked a cruise in April to Mexico with some friends and we cant wait!!!! Much lies ahead for The VanDyke Family in the coming year..... and No folks a baby is not one of them! ha ha ha From Our Family to yours we wish you all a very Merry Holiday and great Blessings in the new year to come!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our little Carter John!

Ok so many of you have been asking how are little angel has been doing since the discovery of his severe acid reflux! He is doing SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!!! Carter is so amazing because he is only 5 months old and for about the first 2 months of his life, could not hold anything down! He is now on formula call Allimentum-$30 for a 16 oz can. we go through about a can every other day, (yes, I know, very expensive!) he is on Zantac 2 times a day, and he also has to have rice in his bottle to help hold the formula down! At his 4 month weight check he weighed 11lbs, which is not very big, but we will take it! In 5 short months I have fallen head over heels in love with this little sweetie! He smiles like CRAZY!!!!!!!! I get tears in my eyes everytime he smiles at me, it is just so cute! He also reaches for people! Well, the first person he reached for was his favorite Aunt Karlee! He loves the sound of his Daddy's voice and he looks all around the room for it if he hears it! He laughs at everything Dallin does, he literally laughs so hard he cant breathe. Doesnt matter what Dallin is doing, he laughs if he can see him! Carter is a MOMMAS BOY, which is good for me because Dallin sure isnt. Carter has been sleeping through the night since he was 2 months old, we put him down around 930 and he wakes up about 8-830! I am so blessed to have these two amazing baby boys in my life! I love them both with all of my heart and they are my soul, Daddy too! Well thats the update~Love and wish you all a fun fall!xoxoxo

Monday, November 2, 2009

Run the bases!

So for the last two years my brother and Drew have been putting together a softball team. They love it and the kids and I love to come and watch them play! Dallin has become obsessed with softball and "runnin the bases". He is such an active boy and he loves to watch his Dad and Uncle play. Well, a few weeks ago it was to cold for me and Carter to go but Dallin just had to go with Gommy and watch the game. When my mom brought Dallin and Drew home she pulled me aside and told me a story that ultimately put me in tears! I guess their team played that last game of the night and after the game Dallin went running out onto the field to meet Drew, the two began to walk the bases! :,) It brought tears to not only my moms eyes, but to my brother as well! My Mom said she was speechless! She said she was amazed at how much fun Dallin was having with his Dad by doing something so simple! So recently I witnessed this myself! It is all that Dallin will talk about! Sounds silly, but I truly am so grateful for the father that Drew is to our boys! Thanks babe, I cant tell you enough how much I love and appreciate all that you do for us! Love you to the moon!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thanks Brooke!

One of my dear friends did some professional pictures for us last month, she did an amazing job! Thanks Brooke Love you!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why is Drew so amazing?

Ok so Ive been getting a lot, and I mean a lot of crap because Im always talking about how wonderful my hubby is! So I will tell you a little story to help illustrate why I think he is so great! So we recently had family pictures taken, and after getting the pictures printed Drew asked if I would get him one for his desk at work! So me being the overweight, extremly unattractive wife that I am, I put it off and put it off! No way I will be displaying my fat, ugly self on my husbands desk for all to look at. So finally Monday he asked if I had his picture for him to take to work, I said "Yeah, but Im not letting you take it to work, Im too embarrassed about the way that I look!" Then of course I break down into an uncontrollable sob, I am quite frankly ashamed of the way that I look. After calming me down, Drew grabbed my arms looked me in the eyes and said "Honey, I think you are the most beautiful woman in this world. It hurts me to see you be so hard on yourself. Im taking our family picture to work, I dont care what you say!" So friends this is the reason I am consistantly praising Drew. He makes me feel like I really am the most beautiful woman in this world. I love you honey! Beauty is only skin deep!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcome Waylon

We are excited to announce the arrival of Waylon Curtis Field!!! He weighed in at 8 lbs 12 ozs and 20" long on September 21, 2009! Congratulations Tyler and Kristen! We are so proud of them and we know that they are going to make great parents. Just a little thought.......over the last 3 years I have been able to enjoy seeing my brother interact with my sisters kids as well as mine. It has been so neat to see him as an uncle, he is so interactive with the kids and he does whatever they want. Well, what a treat for me and Karlee to go to the hospital today and finally see my brother as a father. Its tears me up everytime! I am so proud of him and as I sat there and watched him hold his sweet baby boy in his arms, I feel nothing but gratitude and happiness. Tyler has been such a good sport on the other end, and now he finally gets to be the Dad! Its a bittersweet feeling also because we have a missing piece to our puzzle, my Daddy! I know he is in heaven smiling down on his children, proud as ever because of all we have done. We are still a family no matter what and I'm sure Dad got to play with the kids before we did. Anyway, now the craziness begins.....Sunday family dinners will no longer be quiet and uneventful.....with 4 boys and 1 sweet little princess, they will be out of this world crazy~ Cant wait!!!!!!