The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Yeah, I haven't posted for a while. For almost a month, in fact. And Kent's stirring rendition of labor didn't count, considering he made it sound like I walked in, had a baby, and walked out without even breaking a sweat. Okay, I admit, it was the easiest. But it was still childbirth, nonetheless. And I could still wiggle my toes after getting my epidural- I personally thought the anesthesiologist was being slightly stingy with the meds.

Life has been pretty good- it's a lot more hectic with 3, but not as bad as I thought it would be. I was slightly horrified at the prospect of life without my mother-in-law here to clean and cook (did I mention I have a rockin' mother-in-law who is amazing?). I even tried to convince her to rent a house down the street. She didn't seem all that eager- probably because she knew we'd practically live at their house if they did. But it hasn't turned out as bad as I thought. We at least have clean underwear and something to eat during dinner. And the boys have been better than I thought they'd be. Taylor enjoys helping as much as a boy could be expected to help, and Erik has only tried to bite her once. Other than that he just grunts and tries to give Melanie her pacifier every now and then.

Kent's whole family came up to visit us for Thanksgiving. It was fun to have everyone here, and while everyone was together, we thought we'd get some family pictures done. A photographer in our ward took our pictures, and she did an awesome job. Thanks a ton, Blaire!The typical Saunders family photo:


Stacey B. said...

Such great pictures! You could have 10 kids (wouldn't you love that!) and still look great. Melanie is so lucky to come to your crazy household. Congrats!

Andrew, Jessica and Family said...

Ohh my gosh!!! How did I miss your baby's birth??? (I mean the blog posting of her birth)Congratulations girl! She is beautiful and I love her name! So cute!
Those pictures of your family are amazing! I slightly hate your guts for looking INCREDIBLE only 1 month after giving birth! WHATEVER Steph! Somethings in life just aren't fair....
Can you email me your address? I have a Christmas card with your name on it-

Congrats again! Your family is beautiful!

DR Gunderson Family said...

Dearest Stephanie,

How on earth do you look sooooo amazing after giving birth a month ago? We had our girls the same week and I look like a crazy homeless woman most days! What is your secret? A potion of sorts? (I'm hating you just a little bit right now).


Allison and Mason: said...

Your family is so beautiful! Seriously Stephanie!! Every single one of you!

Quindi said...

I'm pretty sure Erik will grow up to be a mindreading vampire that falls in love with a 17 year old girl.

That or he already is an "immortal child"

And in that case--how dare you not tell me.

P.S. Your family (and by that I mostly mean your kids) are beautiful.

Millers! said...

Awesome pictures... Yes you do look amazing.. YOU MAKE ME SICK.. LOl! Loved loving on little melanie at the movies..she is adorable! Love ya!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Great pictures!!!! And YOU look amazing my dear! I wish I could look that good on any given day....