Monday, February 25, 2008

Owen's Here!

I just wanted to announe the birth of Owen Glen Sanders on Tuesday, February 5th. He was born at 10:54 am and weighed 7 pounds, & was 21 inches tall.
Sorry it's taken so long to post, but I've been couped up in my room a lot with Owen for 2 and a half weeks! Ryan got sick the day Owen was born & Clint tested positive for RSV the following Monday. So, we've been trying to keep the big boys away from the little one. It's looking like we'll be able to come out of hiding within the next little while.
Anyway, we're so happy Owen's here & all is going well with him. He's a great baby! He's very calm when he's awake & he sleeps great at night already!

Talk to you all later!!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cloth Diapers

I'm not sure how many of you check my family blog, so I wanted to put a plug here for cloth diapers. I'm sure most of you are reading this and rolling your eyes, thinking I'm nuts, and that's okay.

A few weeks ago, I read a blog where this young mother listed all her reasons for choosing to cloth diaper her son, who is now 15 months old. For some reason, all her reasons made sense to me. Before reading that blog, I never in a million years would have ever considered using cloth diapers on Tanner or my other future children. I had this notion of cloth diapers being those flat, square pieces of cloth that you had to fold and pin and cover with rubber pants. Then, when you had to change the diaper, you had to swish it out in the toilet. But, cloth diapering has come a long way.

Although they still make diapers like in the old days, the covers aren't rubbery anymore. They even have new styles, my favorite of which is the pocket style diapers (very similar to disposables). After reading this blog, talking to my sister-in-law who was getting ready to cloth diaper her sons, and doing a lot of research on the Internet, I decided to try it out. I bought a pocket diaper sampler package from It came with five different brands and it helped me figure out which brands work best for my lifestyle and on Tanner. So far, the bum genius brand is my favorite. See how cute they are?

Anyway, if any of you are interested in cloth diapers, let me know and I will be happy to answer any of your questions as best I can. Also, if you already cloth diaper, you should let me know!


Friday, February 1, 2008

I probably won't get into this... but here it goes

I'm not up to speed when it comes to blogs, and I guess I don't find my life so interesting that other people would want to read it in their spare time.

John and I on our wedding day, 17th of April 2007.

Life has changed drastically for me and my husband. But we are excited about what lies ahead.

John now has to get used to living in Utah, after 36 1/2 years of living near Cape Town, South Africa. He has given up everything for me and is the most wonderful man in the whole universe.

We do have an anouncement to make, after a difficult miscarriage in October, I have "fallen pregnant" as the say in ZA and we are expecting the next generation Bromberger at the end of July. My sister in law has the exact same due date so our child will have a cousin very close in age.

Life is moving forward. It is so nice to see pictures of all of you and all of those babies! I have finally caught up to you all!

I hope you are all well.

~ Laura Packer Bromberger

Still Preggie!!

Hi! Sorry it's been so long since I've given an update!! & sorry to make everyone wonder if Baby has arrived yet. No, he's not here yet, but I'm definately thinking he'll be arriving any day now. He will for sure be born on February 12th, (his due date), if he doesn't come sooner! I will keep you posted.
All is going well here. We've had kind of a crummy sick winter season with both Ryan & Clint hanging on to a cold for about 3 or 4 weeks straight, & then Chet getting sick too. But besides that, the boys have had fun playing in the snow & shoveling the driveway with their dad. Oh, & we're the proud new owners of a huge GMC YukonXL, (just like a Chevy Suburban). I was sorry to have to get rid of our favorite Camry, but 3 carseats just wouldn't fit in it. Ryan misses "our red car" a lot too, but he really likes riding up high in the Yukon. Clint could care less. Chet hasn't even driven it since his test drive in mid-January since he's at work all day & drives rental cars wherever he goes. It's been fun to drive a big car around (except parking), & it reminds me of my days at the Mosquito Abatement driving around trucks all day.

I just remembered about our spur-of-the-moment trip to San Fransisco in November. Chet had a four day weekend so we hopped in the rental and drove to California, with a stop in Reno, Nevada. We'd both never been there before so it was fun to go to the peir, ride the trolley up the hilly city, visit the Ghiradelli Chocolate factory, & see some aquatic life. We thought we were driving on the Golden Gate bridge once, but realized afterward that it was the Bay bridge. We'll have to go back again some day to see the real thing & swim in the water since it was freezing & filled with oil from an oil spill. It was fun, despite the long drive & the boys being sick yet again.

It's been fun to see cute pictures of you guys & your families! Terre, I agree with Brooke--you can tell Bennett & Kylar are related!! They're both soo cute! And Nick & Lorie, your little one is definately yours too! Claire is darling! Keep up the picture updates everyone!!

Well, that's about it for me--not too exciting, I know. I'll try to post some pictures of our little one (possibly named Owen Glen unless Chet can think of a different name) when he arrives!