Tuesday, October 28, 2008

For the Heathers'

I was tagged a very long time ago by 2 Heathers to do the '6 things' and I'm finally doing it! The idea is to name 6 quirks about yourself and I have to admit that as I was writing them down I started to feel a little crazy. Anyone who knows me would probably say that it's too late for that, and Josh frequently tells me that I'm a little 'off', so these may not be all that shocking!!

1. For a long time, I've counted things in 5's. Like if I stub my toe on something, I have to go back and do it 4 more times. Or if I'm eating something that can be broken up I'll put them in little groups of 5's.

2. Speaking of putting things in groups, when I'm eating chips or fries I always have to separate them into piles of big and small - and then I eat the small ones first cause the bigger ones are way better.

3. I always have and always will LOVE to push buttons. I am not joking when I say that when I was a cashier it was the best thing ever for me! I don't know what it is, if I see a button - I just have to push it. Toy isles are the worst because I'm like an annoying child who has to make every car light up and every siren go. It drives people crazy, I know, but too bad cause I can't help it.

4. I absolutely hate the feeling of things sticking to my skin. Ever since I was little I remember just despising the feel of stickers or tape or anything like that being stuck to my hand. Eww, just the thought makes me cringe.

5. My pants and long-sleeved shirts must be extra, extra long. If my pants are not dragging on the ground, they feel too short and I can't wear them. Any shirt that has long sleeves has to be long enough so that I can pull it over my hands.

6. I usually make my bed in the morning anyway, but if for some reason it has not been made and it's bed time, I have to smooth out the sheets and put the comforter on perfectly like it was already made. When Kari and I were at Snow, she would always make fun of me for doing this. If it's not 'made' when I get in, I just can't stand it and feel yucky.

There you go, now you know how nuts I really am!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Big 2-5!!

My birthday was yesterday and I had such a good day! Kari is a doll and sent me these gorgeous flowers - they made me cry!
When Josh got home I opened my presents and was so surprised that he got me a Wii! I had been wanting one so bad but didn't think we would ever get one. He's so sweet and knows how to make me happy! He got me Mario Kart with steering wheels (because he also knows that's about the only video game I can actually play!!)

After I opened my presents we went to Red Robin with my parents and Cameron and Jared. My parents gave me this adorable new bedspread set, I love it and it matches my room perfectly! Jared was sneaky and paid for us as my present (thank you!) It was so fun and I loved being able to celebrate with my family! I also got so many phone calls and texts and emails and cards from friends and family - thank you so much, you don't know how much it meant to me!

Of course as soon as we got home we had to set it all up and try it out. Josh and I had so much fun playing together, and (gasp!) I didn't even get mad when I lost almost every single time. That's unusual for me, but it's so fun I didn't even care about who won. I want to tell Josh THANK YOU and I love you so much!! He knows how much I love birthdays and he made this one perfect. By the way, you're all invited to come over and play with us anytime!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Yay for Babies!

I went to my 1st doctor's appt on Friday and was lucky enough to be able to get a glimpse at our newest addition. I'm 13 weeks so the baby is only 3 inches long at this point and weighs just ounces. It was so neat to be able to see our baby, even though he/she is so tiny and you can't hardly see anything - I still think it was about the cutest thing ever. The baby had a strong heartbeat and everything looks good so far (thank goodness!) so that made alot of my initial worries go away. My next appt is on Halloween so I will update then. Here are the first pictures of Peanut (as the baby is known for now). My due date is April 13th so we've still got a long way to go but I've been feeling really good so I pray I stay that way!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Last Saturday we went to Lagoon with the incredible Davis family and it was a blast! It was kind of a bummer for me since I absolutely LOVE roller coasters and couldn't so much ride them being pregnant and all! But alas, it was still fun to go and just be with everyone. It made it all worth it when Jackson would grin at us as he was riding some crazy kiddie ride. He wasn't happy the whole day as you'll see in the pictures!
We put him on a few rides when we first got there and he tolerated them but didn't love them. We put him on another one and he screamed as soon as we buckled him in. So after Josh and I each stood in line a few times (for at least 10 min if not more) and had to take him off of the ride because he was freaking out, we decided to take a break from that. After a whole day of walking around, playing games, and yummy junk food, we tried it again. I think by this time he was just sick of riding in the stroller because when we put him on the helicopters he loved it and all the rest and kept asking for more. So all in all it turned out to be a great day after all.
Thanks to our family for taking us and making it such a great day! We love and miss you always. And a special thanks to James for making sure the pregnant lady got her giant ice cream cone!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Getting started

Since I don't have any news or funny things to post yet, I just wanted to share a couple of pictures that I like. We were trying to take some new family pictures to post on our Google webpage and this is my favorite of the bunch. We are going to get into a real studio sometime in our life but until then, Jared is our photographer. As you all probably know, Jackson just turned 2 so we had a party for him at my parent's house. It was so fun for Jackson (meaning messy!) and for all of us to see friends and family and just hang out. We love all of our family and friends, you're the best!!

Here we are!

I've kind of always been against blogs for some reason, but recently decided I might as well try it out since that seems to be the way to communicate these days! I know that it's a great place to share news and pictures and fun new things so we'll see how it turns out. I don't promise to be any good at it- or even update it every day, but I'll try to do my best and keep you all in the loop!