Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Cindy!!!

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Cindy!!!!!! Happy birthday to you!

For those of you who don't know today is Cindy's 32nd birthday ;) It probably won't be one of her most enjoyable birthdays ever since on Tuesday Cade went to the doctor and came home diagnosed with a double ear infection, tonsilitis, and the early stages of pink eye. Yesterday Kaitlyn went to the doctor and came home with a double ear infection and spent most of the night caughing, tossing & turning, and moaning with a high fever. Sadie is cutting teeth (probably 4-6 at a time like our other kids) and I had to go to work today.

I'll do my best to make it end well but I'm sure a phone call and/or e-mail would be appreciated today ;)

Cindy is doing a great job. Everyone of you who know her would be very proud. The kids are now almost 4, 2 1/2, and 5 months old. They all play very well together and are the happiest three little kids you'll ever meet. Cindy is fantastic wife, mother and friend. I'm sure being home all day cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, coloring, gluing, and listening to dumbo and dora isn't the most exillerating way to spend your time but she does it and keeps a very possitive attitude. I love you hun!!! Thanks for all you do and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mouse killer

A couple months ago I found a little field mouse in our garage. I set a trap and got one, then another, and another, and another. I haven't caught one for a while so I think they are all gone.
Well a couple of days ago I was watching Dumbo with the kids. There's a scene where dumbo visits his mom, there's music, and all of the various baby animals are being shown with their mothers. Then the little mouse starts to cry and Kaitlyn looked at me and said, "the little mouse is crying because you killed his mom and now he misses her huh?" :) What do you say to that? :) I convinced her that those were diffrent mice and that dumbos friend is probably just lost and looking for his mom who I'm sure is still alive :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our family picture attempt

So we've been talking about going to get family pictures for a month or two and still haven't. Now most of the leaves have fallen and the color is gone so we decided to get out and at least take a few on our own. We'll probably still go get some but here are the results of our attempt.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our first corn maze (ok everyone but Cindy)

We went to a corn maze / pumpkin patch the other day with some friends. I don't know why I'd always imagined a corn maze as an actual maze that I'd get lost in and never find my way out. Luckily you just try to find all the stations and punch your card to verify that you found them (I was ok only finding 3 of like 20 stations and calling it good) :) There were little animals to pet and feed along with a maze (that was supposed to be for kids probably 6 and under) built out of hay bails. I got crawling back in the hay maze and had to turn sideways a couple times to keep from getting stuck. There was also a 40' long slide coming out of the loft of a big barn that the kids loved. Cade ended up going down head first on his stomach. We had a really good time, cold weather and all.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dad & Mom Petersons visit to Knoxville

This past week my mom and dad came into town from Arizona. While they were here we went to parks, had picnics, saw 5 bears in a tree, went out on the lake with some of our friends (the Pulvers), did a little geneology searching (ok dad did), ate like kings (thanks mom and Cindy), and played a lot of games.
None of the kids liked dads mustache :) Every night when it was time for hugs and kisses Kaitlyn would say that she didn't want to kiss grandpa, only hugs (because of the mustache). I think you should shave it pa ;)But they sure loved having their grandpa and grandma here. Kaitlyn SOBBED for over 1/2 hour after they dropped them off at the airport.
It was great to have them come visit. We love you mom and dad!!! Thanks again, welcome back any time :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sadie Smiles

Sadie has started to smile a lot. Kaitlyn can really make her smile. We tried Sadie out in the Bumbo now that she's 2 months old. She likes it.. most of the time.

Friday, August 21, 2009

5 years into time and all eternity. I love you Cindy!!!

Happy anniversary Hun. Marrying you has been the best decision of my life. I'll never be able to thank you enough for saying yes ;) Just a quick trip down memory lane (since that's what I do).
In the first 5 years we've:
- Lived in 7 diffrent locations including 3 diffrent states.
- Had 3 GREAT kids (one in each state)
- We've had 4 diffrent cars (hopefully we'll soon have one we can hold on to :))
- Driven to (through) 21 states
- Taken walks on both the Pacific & Atlantic coasts
- Been camping, biking, boating, fourwheeling, snow mobiling, sledding, and even to an opera (ok so I hope we never have to do that again)and sorry I STILL owe you horseback riding
- We've played more card games and board games than I could even attempt to count and made great friends who are now all over the country.
- You provided me with my first real white Christmas

We've been to weddings, funerals, family reunions, class reunions, graduations, church history sites, etc.

Thank you for a GREAT first 5 years. Even more than the places we've been and the things that we've done, I love the moments that we've shared. Thank you for all the tender and sincere conversations and dreams that we've shared. Thank you for believing in me and for sacraficing so much for me and our family. I love you with all my heart. Nate

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Idaho trip 2009

We went on our first cross country road trip and the kids did great. I'd recommend mountain dew and driving through the night for anyone considering such a trip with three kids under the age of four. It was great to see each of our families.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Zach (nephew) and Carries wedding in Oklahoma City temple

Congratulations Zach and Carrie!! It was great to see everyone and you both looked great! You've both made a wonderful choice and may the Lord bless you throughout eternity!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day on the lake

We rented a pontoon boat with some friends from our ward on Friday and went out on the lake. The kids had a blast (ok, me too. Everyone had a blast :)). We swam, played, ate, and saw some BEAUTIFUL country.

HAPPY 4th of July from Tennessee

A little late but HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!

July 10th was a pretty good day too :) Free combo meal at Chic Filet if you dressed up as a cow :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Good family time at the park

Yesterday after work we had a little picnic at the park. Cindys brother (Brian) and sister-in-law (Kathy) came over from Johnson City. We had a couple nephews from Oklahoma City stop in on their way through to the Hill Camorah Pageant in New York. Cindys parents are also here. Needless to say we had a great time.

Cade loved the ducks, chips, and water.

It was great to see Zach, Clark, Brian, & Kathy

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Everybody meet Sadie

Kaitlyn & Cade got to help give Sadie her first bath

They really did a good job and even with water dripping in her eyes Sadie was calm and mellow. I sure hope her next few years are as easy going as her first day :)

Thanks Doctor Schroeder! You did a great job.

Friday, June 19, 2009


We're proud to announce the arival of SADIE GRACE PETERSON
Born: 6/19/09
Time: 3:07 PM
Length: 20 1/4"
Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz

Mommy and Sadie are both doing great!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

pics later. More good stories

Cades story: So at 21 months Cade is turning into quite the little chatter box. This morning he was eating cereal and like always, had way more on his spoon than could possibly fit into his mouth. So for about five bites in a row he'd get the spoon in his mouth and drop ~1/2 of the spoons contents onto his lap. After a few bites he looked up at me and said, "oops, sorry dadu." Then he looked down at his chair and said, "sorry cereal." He then picked up every little piece off his chair and ate them :)

Kaitlyns story: Yesterday while Cade was taking a nap Cindy, Kaitlyn, & I laid down to watch a show. About an hour into it Kaitlyns attention span took over and she went to play her little keyboard. "Kaitlyn" I said just loud enough for her to hear, and she turned the keyboard way down so I could barely hear it. A minute later I heard a little crash. I got up and saw her lying on the ground. She had sat on a little plastic container we use for files and it had broke. She had a pretty big scratch on her leg. She came over and said, "I'm really sorry I broke your thing." Then she began to cry and apologized about ten more times. Repentance in its sincerest form :)

If we're really supposed to learn from our little ones then Heavenly Father has sent me two of his best teachers. I love you Kaitlyn & Cade.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kids are the best

So just a couple quick little stories:
Sunday Kaitlyn gave her first talk in primary. I went in and sat by her so that I could help her. I asked her if she wanted to go sit by the other kids who were going to give talks and she hopped up and skipped over to her chair. Then during the opening song I looked over and she had huge tears rolling down her face. The primary councelor looked at me as if to say "is she too scared to give her talk"? I motioned for her to come sit by me so she came and sat on my lap. I asked her what was the matter and she said, "I'm really going to miss you when you leave my primary class daddy". :) WHAT A LITTLE SWEETHEART.

Friday was our father and sons campout. I took Cade and we had a great time. ~9:30 p.m. I took him to the tent to lay him down. He threw a huge fit and after a half hour of failing to get him to lay down I let him come back by the fire with me. ~10:30 I decided to take him and put him in his car seat. At 11:00 I went to get him and lay him down (assuming he was surely asleep by now). When I opened the door he immediately said, "hi dadu". So I again let him get up. ~midnight I put him in his car seat again. Around 1 a.m. I went to get him and attempt to lay him down again. He was asleep but as soon as I laid him in the tent he whoke up and started screaming. After a couple minutes of waking everyone else up a friend handed me a flashlight. I held it shining toward the ceiling and within 10 seconds Cade was out. DANG KIDS!

Life is fun!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oklahoma City for Zachs Homecoming - Memorial Day

We drove over to OKC for the weekend. It was pretty fun. The kids had a blast playing with their cousins and welcoming Zach home from his mission. Zach had a blast getting engaged! Congratulations!!!

We also went to Bartlesville on our way home to see my grandma and the McBroom/Bastings cousins. It was great to see them all but after we left it dawned on me that I hadn't taken a single picture :O If you guys could send me some I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks everyone for a great weekend. It was great to see everyone.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Slip n Slide

We were invited to a bbq and slip n slide yesterday. I hurt in places that I didn't even know had muscles but it sure was fun. Thanks Pulvers & Watsons for a great time


Sunday, May 10, 2009


Happy Mothers Day Sweetheart. Thanks for all you do to make my life wonderful. I appreciate the great example you are for our kids. I love the fact that you love to learn, read, and try new things. I admire your kindness, goodness, and faithfulness. You are the best friend and wife I could have asked for.
I realize that being home all day with a three year old and a 20 month old, while being nearly eight months pregnant is not always the most stimulating or exciting life. Please know that I love you and am grateful for the sacrifices that you make. YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!! You are a wonderful wife and mother. Thank you and I hope the rest of your day is wonderful.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Oh the weather outside is....... AWESOME!!!!

Turning 30 wasn't so bad :) Thanks: hun for going camping on my birthday, Matt & Karen for going with us, Steve for giving me the day off, & our Father in Heaven for the GORGEOUS weather and such a beautiful world. I've been so blessed and am grateful for so many wonderful blessings in my life (my wonderful family, friends, the gospel of Jesus Christ, a good job, health, just to name a few).

More Easter

So we seriously need to work on our special occasion traditions because they always take a week or two to complete :) Easter was no different this year; we had a neighborhood Easter egg hunt one week, then an Easter egg hunt at the church the next week. Then the kids got new Sunday clothes for church, we had a big group dinner and spent time with friends after church, then the kids found their Easter baskets on Monday.