Saturday, April 11, 2009

Its a girl!

Monday I came home from Holbrook, after spending the weekend helping Alli and Kyle unpack. On the way stopped in Fountain Hills for Derek's tennis match. Lost singles, but won doubles. Yeah Derek! It's a yucky place to watch a tennis match :/. Chris called and said Kati had been to the Dr. and she could have the baby soon. Monday night I felt anxious so I decided I'd head up on Tuesday morning. When Kati & Chris have a baby I usually go up for several days ahead, Kati and I work on projects that she'd like to get done. Tuesday morning I got up early with Robert, cleaned the kitchen, did some laundry, shampooed the dogs, general pick up. Basic stuff you have to do when you have been out of town and left a couple guys on their own. Got in the shower, figured I'd finish packing, go get my nails done (I know- not necessary- but I love getting my nails done) and head to Tucson. Nope...that's not what Baby Girl Carbonneau had planned:) Chris called when I was almost ready to leave and said Kati's water broke... I knew I better head out cuz she "goes fast". No grass grows under that girls feet - not even when it's time to have a baby!
So off to Tucson I headed- part way there I realized that Kari -Kati's mom was a few miles behind me. We played tag on the way, dodging through the retarded trucks! Didn't they know we had a granddaughter to welcome into the world!? Got to the hospital with about 20 minutes to spare. It was so nice of the baby to wait for us :). We hadn't missed one yet, but we were afraid this was going to be it...
Brelee Kate was born at 11:21, 6 lb. 13 oz, 20 1/2 inches long.
She is adorable and the little boys love her! Well Nathan started to love her after she was home a couple days, and when he realized she wasn't going to leave :) Travis loves to play with her little hands, and Wes likes to kiss her head. it is soo precious to watch.

Brelee Kate Carbonneau * April 7, 2009 * 6 lb 13 oz * 20 1/2 inches long

Brelee and Kati came home from the hospital on Wednesday. Alli and Macy came from Holbrook to visit the newest addition to the family. We got some cute pictures of the little girls. Macy seems so big now! She is a tiny little thing , but not compared to a newborn. Every time Kati snapped the camera and the flash went off, Macy giggled! It was the cutest thing!

Brelee - 2 days old, Macy- 3 months old

Travis, Wesly, Nathan
Macy, Brelee

Kari had to head back to the valley, and Alli to Phoenix to help Kyle with his High School Choir music tour. Thursday when Chris got home from work I took Macy to my house and kept her till Saturday. It was so fun! She is such a good baby, sleeps great! Course what Grandma doesn't like to rock her sweet grand babies?
Saturday Alli came out to Buckeye to pick up Macy and I headed back to C&K's .
This morning was fun to see the little boys hunt for eggs that the Easter Bunny hid in the house. We watched a movie about the Resurrection, Grandpa & Derek came down after church for dinner. Steven and Meghan stopped by on their way home from Benson.

I am truly grateful to my Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ for the blessing of the Atonement. I have felt it work in my life- can't tell ya how it works...only that when my heartache feels like too much to bear, and after humble prayer, He does lift the burden and I feel relief. Relief that I know is only possible through the great blessing of the Atonement.
We have a wonderful family, with so much love. Each donating a different gift or talent to make us a perfect family unit. I can't imagine my life without any one of them, and look forward with excitement and anticipation to the additions that are yet to be made.


  1. Thank you for coming up and helping!! We love you!

  2. Love your blog....I'm sure you'll be better at it than me....jsut one more thing on my plate...ugh!!! Good job!

  3. have a blog.....I'm sure you'll be a better blogger than me....ugh...I suck at it. Good job...dang've been busy....funny how when we put into words all that we do we realize we really do a lot...maybe I should blog more often...I might not feel like such a slug. :)