FAMILY LIFE IS FUN!!!

FAMILY LIFE IS FUN!!!

Hunter and Julie Moore

Hunter and Julie Moore
Best Friends

It's ALL GOOD :-)

It's ALL GOOD :-)

LOVE MY MAN!

LOVE MY MAN!

Moore Family February 2011

Moore Family February 2011

THE Johnston-Flake Gang

THE Johnston-Flake Gang
Christmas 2010

Johnston Family

Johnston Family

THE BEST BROS IN THE WORLD

THE BEST BROS IN THE WORLD

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dance Studio Fall 2011 Recital

 Hunter MC'd the show and ended up being the talk of the town!  He was amazing!  Hunter made more costume changes than any of our dancers :-).  He also gave away about $100 worth of t-shirts, pies, candy, gift certificates, etc...it's no wonder EVERYONE LOVED HIM!! By popular demand, he will be the MC for our recitals from now on!
 What a fabulous group of young women.  Mariah and Amber have surrounded themselves with the salt of the earth.  These girls (and their families) are very dear to us.  They raise 'em well!  It's so wonderful to be in such good company here in Snowflake, AZ!

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In preparation for the recital, the Int. Ballet class met together at our church building to polish their routines in a bigger space.  You can see how much fun these girls have together :-).







Amber and Mariah had a great time this semester.  They improved day after day.  I am so proud of them.

Thanksgiving 2011
















We were lucky enough to have the extended MOORE GANG join us for Thanksgiving!!  We were joined by Poppy and Nanna Moore, Uncle Nate (Hunter's brother) and his family, Uncle Kyle (Hunter's brother), and Uncle Jeff (my brother).  GREAT FOOD!  GREAT COMPANY!!  What an amazing Thanksgiving!  We have so much to be grateful for.  My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going around the dinner table and hearing the things that our family members are grateful for.  The lists went on and on this year.  LOVE IT!  Thanks be to God :-).

Baby Sabrie

  Sterling just loves Sabrie.  He can't help but MAUL her every time he's around her.  He calls her "his baby".  He has to kiss her head each time he walks past her.  We are very grateful that he's such a loving big brother.  He scares us at times!!! BUT, we're grateful that his intentions are always good :-)


This little girl has chunked up FAST!  She is oh so kissable!!  Unfortunately, she has struggled with tummy issues, as have all of our children.  BUT--she gives us plenty of little smiles here and there to let us know that she's still happy she's here.  WE LOVE HER!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sabrie Ann Moore HAS ARRIVED!!!

Sabrie Ann Moore made her debut appearance on Tuesday October 11, 2011, at 5:59 pm.  She was 6 lb. and 5 oz.  Her head was bruised pretty badly at first because of her fast entrance into the world.  The bruising disappeared quickly, though, and Sabrie is just as beautiful as can be!

I had gone into early labor a week and a half earlier--and had been sent home still in labor!  My doctor and hospital staff weren't going to allow Sabrie to be born too early.  I took nefedimine (sp?) to keep Sabrie in for as long as possible.  Hard labor began Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The contractions were intense and painful and came faster and faster until there wasn't time to breathe in between them.  Because of the low-pressure and unremitting contractions, I worried that we were going to have the baby right there on the side of the road!  Fortunately, we arrived at the Show Low Summit Hospital just in time :-)!!

I had pre-determined that I would have a natural delivery--without an epidural (because of my 3 BAD experiences w/ epidurals in the past), but I was insisting on an epidural when I hit the transition period (dilation from 6-10 centimeters, which took only a half hour of time).  I was shocked by the uncontrollable, inhuman amount of pain!  Hunter was good NOT to allow me to have an epidural, but at the time, I was about to show him just how bad it hurt, and demand that I get some relief!!

My doctor came at that moment, and she too explained that I was beyond the point of medicinal help.  Fortunately, just a few minutes later, I was pushing.  Sabrie's arm was lodged beside her face, so she was stuck momentarily.  At that moment, like many of the deliveries in the movies, I was screaming!  Trying to breathe the pain away, I began hyperventilating, which caused my arms and my face to go numb.  Of course, that scared me even more, and I panicked.  Hunter coached me all the while, reminding me that our little girl needed me to fight through the pain.  Because of the ever proliferating pain, I had forgotten about Sabrie, but Hunter's reminder was just what I needed to get through the final minutes.  Sabrie was worth fighting for.

AND HERE SHE IS!!  OUR 3rd MOORE PRINCESS!!!
 
Granny Jo and Poppy Keith