"Do your best and be a little better then you are."
Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Grandma to the rescue!

My mom got here two days before I had John. I really don't know what I would do without her here. She has been awesome. Gotta love Moms!

My Boys

Here are my BOYS! Aren't they the cutest. Joseph found the remote to the TV even at the hospital. This is the closest Jo Jo has come to John since he was born. He is having quite the adjustment. Gotta love them.

More Pics of John!

Here are some more pictures of John! He just loved his first bath as you can see in the picture. He really is such a good baby we are crossing are fingers it stays this way.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

John Russell Runyan!

Hey everyone! We are back home and doing well. We have already spent the night in the ER but all is good now. John was throwing up blood so we took him in but found out about 5 hours later and a ton of tests that its from all the blood he is getting from nursing. That might give you a picture of how I'm doing nursing!!! Two words cracked and bloody. The things you will do for your baby. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Junior has Arrived!

John Russell Runyan came into the world at 10:56 PM on April 19th. The little guy weighed in at 9 lbs. 6 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Mother and baby are doing just great.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Gotta Love the Spring!

So this is what I woke up to today! Isn't it April 16th??????? Let's just say I just wanted to start crying. My mom is trying to catch a flight out here today. I'm pretty doubtful she will make it to Ithaca today but I hope she will. I really can't believe it's April. WHY!!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


The other day I walked into Joseph's room and he was all cuddled up with his stuffed animals in his tent watching his movie. It was really cute. He can always seem to find a comfortable spot for him to relax after jumping up and down for hours. He's a cutie!

Cornell Vet School!

Today we went to the Cornell Vet school. Cornell has the number 1 vet school in the nation and they had an open house for all the kids. It was really neat, although Joseph wasn't to into it. Maybe next year we can get him excited.

They had a place called the Teddy Bear ER where they stitched up your injured teddy bear. We brought Josephs favorite toy Buzz light year and they tried their best to fix him. It was really cute.

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Memories!

BYU, MCC, & Cornell! Joseph and I have loved watching you play football for the past four years and loved the example that you set for your team mates and all the sacrifices you made. We will always be your biggest fans! We love you.

Retires from Big Red Football!

Todd has decided to retire from college football. He won't let me say quite just retire. It was a really hard decision for him since he loves football so much and has played for so long. With spring ball starting on friday he had to make his mind up now. Not to play his Sr. year was really hard, but it was time for him to move on. Are family is getting bigger and with him wanting to get into PT school next year he knew he wouldn't have time for it all. I'm proud of his decision of putting his family first. I was sad to think of never seeing him play football again, but so excited to have him home with us. It's to bad Cornell is losing it's cutest football player!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Congrats to Meg!

I just wanted to say Congrats to my sister-in-law Megan. She just got her mission call to serve in Romania. She leaves June 20th! I'm so proud of her and think she will be the best missionary. I know she won't regret the time she serves her Father in Heaven and the people of Romania. This I know the people of Romania are lucky to have her. She is such a fun loving girl with a solid rock testimony of the gospel. I'm proud of you girl!!! Love ya

More Easter Sunday

Here are some more pictures of Joseph and Dad on Easter. If any of you are wondering Joseph's favorite thing to do is watch movies and shake whatever he can find. He found that his Easter basket worked great

Here Todd is trying to get Jo Jo to play with him and Jo Jo ignoring him! He is way to busy looking for the next movie he wants to watch. He is down to business!
Joseph got a Dash T-shirt for Easter. He loves the movie "Incredibles"

Happy Easter!

It was an interesting Easter for us this year! It was freezing and snowing. Why???? I got Jo Jo a pink tie for Easter against Todd's opinion. I think it's cute. Trying to get a picture of Joseph sitting still is really hard and trying to get one without the Binky is even harder. We had a good day we went to church, came home relaxed, cooked dinner, and watched the suns game. I'm hoping to make it the best Easter and go into labor! I know I'm dreaming. Overall we had a great first Easter in NY.

Above is Joseph eating a snickers egg and enjoying his TV!