Thursday, December 23, 2010

Random Picture of the Day

Anybody else see the comedy in this picture? Fresh must be a relative term inside of this convenience store....

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Letter 2010

Rand    Madison    Lula

This year was a very exciting one for us!  It’s been a stressful year going through it day by day, but we wouldn’t change a thing.  We have learned quite a bit and had some really great experiences.  

We went on a cruise back in March with our friends, Jace & Jenna Welk.  Our cruise took us to the Western Caribbean with stops in Cozumel, Costa Rica, and Panama.  It was an absolute blast and we would do another cruise in a heartbeat!  It was so much fun for us to leave everything behind and not have to worry about food and lodging arrangements.  I seriously enjoyed the ice cream cones and 
midnight pizza runs...and don’t get me started on the cheeseburgers...

We moved out of our apartment back in late May and into my parent’s house while we looked for a house.  We were so grateful for their hospitality and kindness in letting us shack up with them for a few months.  We casually looked for a house and when we found one we liked, we jumped on it.  We just moved into our town home at the first of December and we’re still trying to get settled in fully, but we love it!

Madison has been working for the Utah Jazz for the past few seasons at home games.  She is a hostess at the “Sponsors Room” and she loves her job and all the people she works with.  She’s also been working full time (up until a month ago) at Daily Bread, a food storage company located here in Kaysville, Utah.  She has been a really good sport about working and taking care of things around the house.  Madi can’t wait to get back into working out and doing triathlons.  She also really enjoys interior decorating. I’m so grateful for her help with everything!  

I have been working at AT&T now for two years.  It’s been a great job for me and I also love who I work with.  This past summer I enjoyed golfing once again, although now it’s not paid for, so I’m rethinking how often I play.  I try to play basketball now and then, but don’t get to as often as I would like.    

On December 8th, we welcomed the newest member of our family into the world: Lula Jane.  She was born at 11:05 p.m. and weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs 2 oz.  She was 20 1/2 inches long and has some good looking hair and little tiny eyelashes that we just love to look at!  We haven’t given her cheeks much of a break from our kisses, but we can’t stand to put her down.  She has been so much fun and we really look forward to our new lives with her being a part of them.  She’s amazing!  We are so grateful that she is healthy and that all has gone well so far.  We feel so fortunate to have her in our lives!

We are also so grateful for this time of year and the tendency it gives us to reflect on the Savior.  We are so grateful to live where we do and to know what we know.  The gospel is so amazing and we often talk about the wonderful blessings it brings.  We express our love and gratitude to all those who have been part of our lives and for the help we have received with moving and with our new baby girl.  We can’t wait for what this next year brings, and we look forward to our continued relationships with great people like you!

The Sargents (Rand, Madison, and Lula)

Saturday, December 11, 2010


What a week!  Madi and I have been so blessed to be able to have a healthy little girl:)  This past week, Madi had an appointment to go in and get checked.  On Tuesday when we went in, the doctor told us that there was protein in the urine sample and that her blood pressure was high.  He also said that because of Madi's swollen feet and legs, that we was going to do a medical induction the following day.  He told us to be at McKay-Dee Hospital at 7 a.m.  Later that day, the hospital called us and asked us that we come in at 8:30 instead.  It appears that our Doctor didn't get that memo because we were still waiting for a room when her doctor came to break her water!

Madi was started on an IV and was given pitocen to induce labor.  Her contractions began and she got an epidural when she was dilated to a 4.  I actually got lightheaded during the epidural and had to sit down.  I thought for sure this meant I wasn't going to last 5 minutes during the actual delivery!  The doctor finally made it back to the hospital from his busy day to break her water at 6 p.m., so all day she waited for what could have happened early that morning...she was amazing throughout the whole process though.  My wife is a tough one!  After breaking her water, Madi went from a 4 to a 9 in about an hour!  She started pushing at 9:30 and by 11:05, we had our bundle of joy in our arms!  She didn't want to come out though, as the doctor had to use both the vacuum and forceps to get her out.  Considering all of this, her head turned out pretty normally shaped.

Little Lula Jane was born at 11:05 on December 8th.  She weighed in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long (and she was a week early to boot).  She has been such a blessing in our lives in the four days she's been with us.  We are so lucky to be trusted with her from our Heavenly Father.  It's amazing to both of us how much we can suddenly love a little human we just barely met!  I have started crying on multiple occasions just holding her and looking at her.  I am already tied around her little fingers!

We just found out today, however, that she has mild jaundice.  It is so hard to have to have her on her little billy bed under the fluorescent light and not be able to take her off except to feed and to change her...we just want to snuggle her!  If all goes well, it will only be a day or two and then we'll get to have our daughter to ourselves to snuggle all day long.

We are so grateful to our many friends and family who have paid visits, brought dinners, and showed their support for our new little family.  We could not be happier than we are!   Here are some pictures of her for you to enjoy!

 Lula with Grandma Melissa

 Lula and Grandpa Scott

 Madi, Lula, and Dr. Naisbitt

 Lula and Uncle Garrett

 Lula and Uncle Colter

 Lula and Uncle Taige

 Mom and daughter:)

 Look at those cheeks!

 Lula and Grandma Sargent

 Lula and G & G Sargent

 Hangin' out

 Lula and Jentrie

 Jake and Jentrie Williams and Lula

 Katie and Lula

 Cousin Erinn, Ike, Amy, and Lula

 Connie, Diane, and Jinii

 Mom and daughter

 Dad and daughter...I loved this!

 She's the best!

 Cousin Megan and Sam with Lula

Madi, Meg, Amy, and Lula