I know, I know its been too long. so much has gone on and i don't know where to start. I won't go back too far because really i don't think i can remember much. let's start with yes we are having a BOY. we are way excited, especially nathan. he can't wait to get some boys stuff around here. really he can't complain because sydney and i are really good about watching sports and doing other boyish things with him. we really don't mind. everything is going great with my pregnancy, i don't have a thing to complain about. i guess i am just lucky! lets go back to halloween. sydney was the cutest ladybug ever. she didnt keep it on very long but she was cute none the less. I didn't dress up but nathan had to for his work party and was a monk. he was going to go nacho libre style with the mustache and all but ended up having to shave to go to his uncles funeral. that brings us to uncle gordon passing away. he was nathans closest uncle and was very hard to see this happen. our prayers are with the smart family and we love them very much. Thanksgiving has come and past. every other year we go to st. george, utah to be with nathans whole family. it was a great time getting to see cousins and getting to know them. sydney especially had fun with all the little ones her age, i think there were about five of them. good times. I couldn't have done the trip without all the help of the family. they were great at keeping her entertained on the drive there and back. thanks guys. christmas is coming and we hope to spend a lot of time with family and doing christmas things and hope to have more to write about.