Saturday, September 20, 2008

Introducing Jacob Marshall Gleckler

The Gleckler Family
September 20th 12:55 am, Jacob was born. He is 6lbs 3 ounces, is 21.5 inches long, is totally healthy. Kara is going great, she has been up walking around all day. Both will be coming home Sunday moring, just in time to get settled for my parents arriving on Monday. He seems really easy going, sleeps a lot, and poops even more. Here are the pictures:

(Jacob wanted me to take a picture of his best side)

(Jacob cheering for BYU, 44-0)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Lots of Time in the ER

Well it's been quite the interesting last week...three trips to the hospital but still no baby! It all started last week when Erich felt left out of the gimp life and so decided to join the fun by crashing his motorcycle. It was actually quite scary, but all is relatively fine. Erich met me at my doctor's appointment last week. He was driving away on his motorcycle and he hit a really big dip. The impact made him loose his balance. He fell back and inadvertently grabbed the throttle which shot the front of his motorcycle up and over. The crazy thing was I was walking home and looked up to see my husband and his motorcycle flying through the air. They ended up crashing between 2 cars almost half-way down the block. It was very, very scary. Thankfully Erich was wearing a helmet and good shoes, pants, & coat. He got some pretty good road rash and hurt his left knee. They think it might be a partially torn ACL but they're not sure. At any rate Erich's been getting a good upper body workout hobbling along on crutches and is now guaranteed to be home for the baby since fire season is officially over. I am just grateful that he wasn't hurt any worse then he is. You are so vulnerable on a motorcycle. So moral of the story if anyone wants to buy a Motorcycle we'll make you a good deal on one :)

Other than that we've just been waiting in anticipation for lil' G to come join us. I have had some false labor and fake scares but not the real thing. I just hope that now he at least waits until after the BYU v. UCLA football game! I still have a few days until the due date so we'll see!

(You can see Erich's road rash after several days of healing. Thankfully one can still do lots of hunting prep even with a bum knee...his guns are all cleaned now, his hunting maps printed, and his bullets loaded)

(This is a picture packing up for the first trip to the hospital. I was definitely having some serious contractions but they were just a false least I got my tour of the hospital!)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This weekend Erich and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. It was lots of fun. It is pretty unusual that Erich isn't either on fires or out hunting on our anniversary so we enjoyed just the fact we were together for our anniversary! Since Erich doesn't like "mushy" stuff (as he puts it), I'll spare him the embarassment of posting lots of wedding pictures or a tribute to why I love him so much. Suffice it to say Erich is a fabulous husband and it was fun to celebrate five years, as each year of marriage just gets better and better.

(This is one of Erich and I's engagement pictures)

(Since it was our 5th wedding anniversary I cooked a five course BBQ rib meal and gave him five to follow each of his courses. I think I enjoy doing the romantic stuff more than Erich enjoy receiving it, but it was a fun evening nonetheless. Most of Erich's gifts revovled around bird hunting as that is his new craze these days)


For those of you who know me, I LOVE traveling, but I am supposed to stay close to the hospital right now so we had to stick around for the weekend. I was pretty bummed at first but we managed to have a pretty eventful weekend.

I couldn't quite convince Erich to go camping...something about "why should I sleep on the hard ground when I have a perfectly good bed at home" (which one would think is a more likely comment to come from the 8 1/2 month pregnant woman than the hardy outdoors husband...but hey). At any rate Friday we went up to Fish Creek Campground and had a picnic dinner, rode 4 wheelers and ate schmores with the Petersens...then we came home to play cards. The girls have been on a several month winning streak but the guys came back and put us to SHAME, it was an embarrassing performance by the lady folk but we'll come back---not that I am competetive or anything! Saturday Terri, Kelli and I went down to the river...we even tried a new beach this time which was very beautiful, though a bit chilly. When I got in the river baby Gleckler really started moving around and kicking...I think he was shocked by how cool the water was. Saturday night was the long anticipated BYU FOOTBALL GAME....go COUGS! I absolutely love football and with the Hall/Pita/Collie/Unga + combo it is bound to be one heck of a fantastic season. One reason to just love the fall. If only we could get down to UT and make a football game live!

SUNDAY we went back to the river with a few friends for tin foil dinners and fires. The guys made fun of me for taking so many pictures so they made some great poses and mocked my photo happy habits. Erich finally caved in though and gave me my "posed" shot. What a great husband! Even Libby cooperated. It really is spectacular here down along the river.


Monday was the highlight for Erich. We went up to Lewiston with the Petersens to shop and eat out and then Erich, Bryan, Logan and I headed out to go Dove Hunting. It was pretty poor hunting at first...only two doves for two hours of hiking, but then we drove around and found the honey spot where we got into hundreds of birds. I think we ended up going home with 11 birds all together only one of which was possibly mine and most of which were Erich and Bryan's. It was one of the more enjoyable hunting days. For awhile there the birds kept coming in and coming in (and I kept missing them and missing them again).

The scenery was beautiful out there on the rolling fields. I tried to take a pictures but it doesn't really capture it--it was a little late and the sunset all but over. The guys were proud of their kill though--Doves are very quick birds and challenging to shoot.

WEWH...that was one thorough recap of our weekend. To sum it up...good times--we'll see if we can slip in a few more outings before baby Gleckler decides to arrive.