Friday, April 25, 2008


So, I haven't updated in a while. It's because I've been too busy being blissfully happy here in AZ. Here's a quick summary of what's happened in the last few days. . . 
Monday was full of driving. We even got a ticket for speeding and making a cop's bad day worse. (He was a super-duper-grumpy-pants man!) But we made it home safely and in relatively good time. 
Tuesday was my birthday. (Happy 25th to me!) I got to go to the orthodontist. YAY! Then we had lunch with Ty's family and a barbecue dinner with mine. And I got the yummiest fancy bundt cake too. It was so tasty!
I have no recollection of what we did on Wednesday. Blame Leo for that one. It may have involved shopping. Oh yeah, I got a preggo swim suit. May I just say that I look quite similar to the love child of Jabba the Hut and Chris Farley? I seriously sat there in the dressing room and  laughed until I almost cried. Then I decided that it was way too hot to care about what I looked like in a bathing suit.
On Thursday I got to go on a field trip to the desert botanical gardens with my nieces Kassidy and Kinley.
(Yes, I really looked like that. I didn't come prepared for a field trip and had to borrow what I could to get me through the day.) I was a chaperon and I felt very grown up. I also felt very sweaty, but we had a lot of fun. We learned about the life cycles of plants and animals. Who knew cacti had so many methods of reproduction? (By the way, the woman who was our tour guide kept saying "cactuses." I wanted to correct her so badly, but I'm guessing she did it so the 2nd graders would know what she was talking about.) We also got to go into this room that was absolutely swarming with butterflies. It was very cool. 
So far today we've just been hanging out and shopping for the kiddo. May I just say once again that I love AZ? And I love even more that we get to be here for three weeks, hanging out with some of our favorite people in the world. I'll probably write again soon, unless I'm just having too much fun to make the time for it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Graphic Content

This post contains graphic content. Proceed at your own risk.
You have been warned!
So, for the past few days I've had a cold. As if that's not bad enough, I've reached the stage of pregnancy where sneezing makes me pee a little. Now, I would be absolutely disgusted by this but I'm too busy thinking its hilariously funny. :)
We got a coupon for Depends this week and my first thought was, "Just in time." Ha! Ha! You gotta love being pregnant!

Friday, April 18, 2008


So I've been at a bit of a loss about what to blog about lately. I don't think it's necessarily because nothing has been happening, but probably more because all I've really been thinking about is our upcoming trip to AZ. (We're leaving Monday morning and I already packed everything that we don't absolutely need to use between now and then.) Part of the reason I'm so looking forward to it is that its still so blasted cold here. Most of last week had highs in the 50's and it's supposed to snow on Sunday. Am I the only one who thinks that's disgusting?
Any how, we really have been doing stuff. Yesterday we had a picnic with Krystal and Melissa up on campus. It was really pretty nice outside with a sweater on and it was nice to just relax in the sun for a while.
Also, we had a talent show for enrichment last night. A bunch of the pregnant ladies (there are a TON of them!) did a little dance. It involved putting balloons on our tummies so they looked like flowers, synchronized swimming and hula hooping. It was pretty funny. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera, so you'll just have to use your imagination. It also made me slightly depressed about the size of my belly. Everyone who participated was due at least a month before me and the only one who's tummy was bigger is due next week. :( I also had someone ask me when I was due. When I said July she said, "Oh, I have a sister like that. She starts showing at 3 months and just keeps getting bigger and bigger." You'd think someone who's had a baby would know better, but apparently not.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A little bit of bragging

So I'm really not a bargain shopper. I guess I'm too lazy to go through ads, clip coupons and run from store to store to get the best deal. Lately though, Ty and I have been getting pretty good at finding deals. (I guess being poor is a good motivator.) Any how, we went to the store today to get a few things and ended up getting a bunch of things for really cheap. Like over $50 worth of groceries for $15.52. I was quite pleased with our mad bargain hunting skills. (Even though it was a total accident that we even found this stuff while it was on sale!)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

3 Thoughts From Today

1. This is what I have to look at every day. And
it gets bigger every time I look away. Some days I think it's kind of cute, but most of the time my reaction is more along the lines of, "Ahhh, it's taking over my body!" I'm getting big to the point of walking and sitting down like a pregnant lady. It's not all the time, but I do catch myself doing it every once in a while. And yesterday I was trying to put on socks and I had to use my hands to get my foot on my knee so I could reach it. I'm embarrassed for myself.

2. The main creamery at BYU is closing on Tuesday so Ty and I decided to go there and get ice cream one last time. Well, there must have been a big game that ended right before we got there because the line was out of control. We even tried to sit down for a minute to give it time to get smaller, but people just kept coming in. So we were forced to buy 2 half gallons instead of just getting child-sized scoops. I hope those people realize that they're helping my belly in its endeavor to overtake me!

3. We saw Penelope this afternoon. (It's the one about the girl with the pig face.) It was really cute and I highly enjoyed it. That's all for now.

Oh, and I forgot . . . yesterday Ty and I ate ourselves sick. I mean, literally we ate until we hurt so bad that Ty had to recline his seat just to drive home. And then we came home and laid down for a few minutes, just to have a little horizontal digestion time. We woke up nearly three hours later when Ty's sister Krystal called to see why we were late coming over for root beer floats. It was hilarious. We ended up not eating dinner because we were still nauseatingly full, but then I had to get up around 4 in the morning to have a snack. :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Random Thursday Thoughts

*I am so cold! I don't mean so, kind of cold. I mean really, really, really cold. For the last three days I have pretty much been wrapped in my sweats and hovering over the space heater. (Let me tell you, it's attractive!) In fact, right now one of my legs is about to burn off it's so close to the heater and I'm still cold! Isn't it supposed to be spring? I swear, Utah has dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities). AZ here I come. YAY!

*We had corn on the cob yesterday for dinner. And yummy onion soup mix potatoes. It made me really happy. So happy I didn't even want ice cream after. (Well, not bad enough to get it any way.)

*I finished one of the blankets I've been working on. (There were 3 in progress.) It started out being one of the easiest blankets I've ever made and turned into the most annoying. It's one of those rag quilts. They go together so incredibly easy but cutting all the seams took me forever! Plus I kept cutting through the stitching and having to mend it. Any how, it turned out to be so cute that I can almost forgive it for taking so long.

*I finally found a place that had cute, cheap maternity clothes. I am basically the biggest cheapskate you'll ever meet, especially when it comes to clothes. I just can't justify spending $58 on a shirt that I'll only be wearing for a couple of months. In fact, I can't stand spending more that $20 on pretty much any item of clothing. (Shoes are another matter, but I hate buying clothes.) Well, I'm getting too fat for most of the maternity clothes that I currently own and was getting a little desperate. Then we got an add for Shopko and they were having a huge sale so we checked it out. YAY! Unfortunately even the large maternity clothes are almost too tight for my belly. It's depressing.

I could go on but I'm kind of hungry. Breakfast awaits!

Monday, April 7, 2008


So far this morning it has rained, hailed and snowed. It's 9:40. I don't get it, and I don't like it. Maybe the great state of Utah thought it would be nice for us to have a little variety. Thanks Utah, but I'd rather just have sunshine. Honestly, people are so attached to fall and spring but I think they're totally unnecessary. I'm ready for summer. (Good thing I'm going to AZ soon!)

Any how, on to a happier note. I have been forbidden to blog about this, but I'm going to any way. (I mean, I can't let Ty boss me around too much or he'll get used to me doing what he says.) He may just delete this post as soon as he sees it, but hopefully at least some of you will get to read it. Ty is a very manly sort of man. He thinks that means he can't take care of his skin. Apparently using lotion, chap stick etc. causes your skin to lose its ability to regulate itself. Living in Utah also has the same effect. Since we've been here his skin has been peeling off his face like crazy. I finally convinced him to do a microderm abrasion and he actually liked it. Last night was his second time and I got pictures.

Isn't he cute? I especially like the headband! Any how, it's time for my daily shower. Have a good one!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Conference Day

So today was the big Conference trip and it was pretty much awesome. We packed a little lunch and drove up to Salt Lake during the morning session. (Don't worry, we listened to it on the radio.) We had a really good time and we even got to see Ty's sister Connie a couple of times. It was really cold, especially when we first got to Salt Lake, but it was still a lot of fun. Here are some of the things I loved about it (in no particular order):

1. Chatty McChatterson that sat next to me - We were sitting in the 4th row of the top balcony on the very end of the row (minus one seat). This older man sat down next to me and seriously chatted me up for over an hour. I think people like that are hilarious because I am so not that way. I would never just go up to a random stranger and talk to them about nothing. He told me about his granddaughters that were singing in the choir, about the lesson he was teaching the High Priests next week, he even asked if he could "share an inspirational thought" from the Duty to God book. It was funny. He was really nice.

2. Being in the Conference Center even though we were too far away to really see anyone - At first I thought, "If I'm going to watch the screen the whole time I might as well do it from home." Once Conference started though I realized that it really does make a difference to be there. There were no distractions so I could really concentrate on what was going on.

3. Sleeping people - Two in particular. First there was a man (who I thought was a woman for at least half of the session) with his two boys sitting in front of us. He fell asleep about 20 minutes into it and his head was slumped down on his chest. Within a few minutes both of his boys, one on each side, were also asleep with their heads on his shoulders. I thought it was cute. Then there was another man who was sprawled across his wife's lap sleeping when we first sat down. (An hour before Conference started.) He literally slept through at least 87% of the session. I think he woke up for the congregational hymn and one other time to switch places with his wife. (I'm not sure why.)

4. The congregational hymn - I really love Redeemer of Israel, and it's even better when you get to sing it with thousands of other people. It was a really cool experience.

5. Protesters - I don't know why but they make me laugh. I mean, if you're going to go out of your way to interrupt someones special event you can at least actually protest something. Most of their signs were just vague scriptural references about God condemning sinners. Are we supposed to be the sinners? I'm not sure.

6. Elder Carlos H. Amado's talk - In particular the part where he said that any two people can accomplish anything as long as one of them is God. I thought it was really funny, and really profound at the same time.

7. The usher for our section -She was a really cute old lady and she was sincerely concerned that I was going to fall down the stairs to my death (and Leo's). She made Ty go down first so I would hit him if I fell. Then she made me hold my purse in the other hand so I could firmly grip the hand rail.

8. Ty being afraid that the balcony was going to collapse - Apparently it freaks him out that there are no columns supporting either balcony. I looked over at his notebook at one point and he was drawing sketches of the balcony collapsing and little stick people falling to their deaths.

There's a lot more, but this is getting kind of long. I'm just going to end with two (minor) things that I didn't so much love about our trip.

1. The static cling issue that my skirt was having - Just bad enough to be an all day annoyance.

2. My shoes - This one requires a short story. I decided to wear a pair of shoes that I haven't worn in a while because I thought they would be more comfortable that high heels to walk around in all day. It would have been a good idea except for the fact that they did this:

to both of my ankles. Stupid shoes!

Any how, that's my Conference story. Oh, and I get to go to AZ two weeks from today. YAY!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pregnancy and General Crankiness

First of all I'd like to say that pregnancy is turning me into a huge klutz! (And I was never graceful to begin with.) This morning I sat down right here in front of the computer with a bowl of pineapple and strawberries to read my e-mail. I grabbed a strawberry first thing and immediately dropped it on the floor. In my attempt to catch/pick up the strawberry I sent the entire bowl of fruit flying off the other side of my lap onto the floor and the space heater. It was not a happy way to start my day.
Second, I am also losing all ability to think rationally/remember anything that I talked to anyone about. The other day I was talking to Becca on the phone. Our conversation went like this:
Becca: Well, we both know what I'm getting you for your birthday. . .
Me: We do?
Becca: Yeah, remember? You told me what you wanted when I was up there.
Me: What are you talking about?
Becca: Are you serious?
Me: Yes, I have no idea what you're talking about.
Becca: You told me exactly what to get you.
Me: I have no recollection of us even having a conversation about my birthday, let alone what I told you to get me. In fact, I can't even think of anything that I want/need.
Becca: Well then, I guess it will be a surprise after all.
I swear I'm losing my mind.
And third, this is where the general crankiness comes in, we have neighbors who cannot seem to be responsible for their garbage. Not just one set of neighbors, five of them. There are six couples that live in two houses right together and we are the only people, literally the only people, who take our garbage can out to the street on garbage day. And I don't mean that they forget every once in a while. That would be understandable. I mean if we don't take everyones garbage to the street it doesn't get taken out. They can be spilling trash out onto the ground and still, no one thinks it's a good idea to take them out. And yesterday night we took out 4 of the six cans because they were overflowing, and the people can't even manage to put their empty cans back where they came from. I don't get it. And we would just let them deal with the fact that they have no where to put their trash, but the way they deal with it is by putting it in our can. Whatever.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Belly

I got a request for an updated pregnant picture, so here it is. Unfortunately I'm not pushing it out this time. I just really am that huge. Sometimes I look down and think, "Oh my goodness! Can it get any bigger?" Then I remember that I still have 3 months left and that my little boy is going to go from 1 pound to 8. Not looking forward to that!