Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Just a quick picture of our cute little Lucas, that doesn't seem so little anymore. I would post more pictures, but Betsy is the picture taker and I am the blogger, and I am unsure as how to convert her RAW to small enough .jpeg to post on the web. I will get to the bottom of this however.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Here are a few more pictures of our little Lily. In a couple of these pictures are Betsys mom, Joyce. She came up from Salt Lake and has been so much help. Betsy and Lily are doing great. The other day I had Lily and Lucas on my lap and was sitting next to Betsy. My heart was so full. Children bring so much joy into our lives. We are so blessed to have each other and two healthy children.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Well I'm not to good w/ the whole blog thing, so I don't know how these will turn out once I post them. We wanted to share with all of you, our precious little miracle, Lily Elizabeth Bulkley. Election day was held on her birthday, and though some people with good intentions tried to help with the name (Obama, Democracy, Liberty, etc) we did the same as we did w/ Lucas. Betsy picked out the first name and I got most of the say on the middle name and named her after her wonderful mother (for those of you who don't know, Betsy's real name is Elizabeth. She was born at 11:08 pm and was 7 lbs 6 oz and 21 inches long. We are happy to report that Lily and Mommy are doing great. Betsy was going to try to do it w/out a epidural but when she got to 6.5 cm she didn't go much further on her own, so they broke her water and gave her some pitocin. When the contractions really started going, she decided to get an epidural, but little Lily came and Betsy felt what seemed to be the full brunt of Lilies force. She was screaming at everyone. The doctor (and Betsy) had me gown up and help w/ the delivery. She came out like a greased football, but I didn't drop her!! They are doing great!! We are so thankful to have them both healthy and happy. Lucas is a great big brother and I am sure will be so helpful!! I will try to keep up to date on the pictures.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Isn't our boy cute!! This was probably one of my first days of rotations. I started my 3rd year of medical school which consists of mainly 4 week rotations with different doctors and different specialties. So far I have done Surgery and am 1 week into my second Family Practice rotation. It is so much fun!! I love it. It is so nice to have the support and love of my wife and Lucas. They are so much fun to come home to.
I was able to do some great Mtn Biking with my friend Seth this summer. I had to take a picture of him pushing his bike up Cardiac hill. He is a great mtn biker with endless climbing endurance. But I climbed it and he didn't!!! I guess to be fair I should mention he was riding a single speed, which he still is usually able to climb anything on. But this was a super long climb. Can't wait to get you back Seth!!
Ok, so this is not that interesting I confess. But I had to post something of my races. I had a blast this summer (unfortunately Betsy couldn't do these races with me, but next year we'll be able to do them together). These are pictures of the swim portion of one of the Xterra races I did. This one was a 1 mile lake swim, 18 miles of mtn biking and 6 mile trail run. It was awesome. I am hooked and can't wait for next year. I (along w/ Betsy's sister Jen) did one above Boulder on our way out west as well. It wasn't as long, but very grueling as the elevation was over 8500 feet which was a difference of 7500 feet for me and 8500 feet for Jen. So that made it very challenging alone. Over all they were so much fun. I also finished my first marathon in October w/ a time of 4:03. I was very happy and fortunate to be able to run most of it with my friends Trever and Ryan. Unfortunately we missed Nate (injured) and Lexi (my sister in law who tried it knowing she was injured, but was unable to finish due to injury. She gave a valiant effort in which most of us wouldn't even have attempted). Well thanks for letting me share with you some of my summer. Betsy took very few pictures as you can see, her claim was that she wanted to cheer for me instead of focus on pictures. And they were so darn expensive to order from the event photographer, and Betsy wouldn't let me screen clip them and post them on the blog (something about copyright). So this is all that I have. Betsy and Lucas were troopers throughout all of the races and sacrificed alot to support me. I have the BEST family.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
So, mom came home one day w/ a Sandbox and swimming pool for Lucas. At first Lucas hated the sand, but loved the pool, well in Missouri, you don't have to wait long, (we got 7.3 inches of rain two days ago), and your sandbox turns into a swimming pool, and as you guessed, a big hit for Lucas.
When Betsy and Lucas flew in from Utah to Kansas City, we went to my old mission buddies house and stayed w/ him and his family. Well they have a wonderful free petting zoo there in Overland Park, KS for anyone w/ kids and a little time. Lucas absolutely loved it. You can pay to get a bottle to feed the little goats, Lucas was a bit scared at first but then he had a blast. The funniest though was that there is an area where they let the water run over the concrete so the kids can play in it. Lucas for some reason loves dunking his head in water puddles. So there he was just walking around dunking his head in the water. All the parents were frantic that the water wasn't safe, but looks like he made it okay.