"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy 28!

Chad's birthday was on Sunday.

28 years old!

Obviously we didn't do much since his birthday was on Sunday but we did have dinner (which was not so yummy) and I made Chad's favorite cake.

-boxed yellow cake with store bought chocolate frosting-

I must say, I didn't complain, it was an easy cake to make :)

Carly and I decorated the living room after church while Sam and Chad watched a movie and napped in the bedroom. Carly was so excited to be decorating for Daddy's birthday.

I think he had a great birthday and I'm sure glad that he was born!


Baby news

-I've been feeling much better recently. Still have moments of yuckiness but mostly just tired.

-I think I've been feeling baby move. It's been four years since I was last pregnant but I'm pretty sure it's the baby and not just gas :)

-Now that I think I've been feeling the baby move I've been obsessed with it. I find myself concentrating so hard sometimes to see if I can feel it.

-found out I probably won't have to take blood thinners (the dreaded shots) this pregnancy. We'll just keep an eye open for any issues. I'll most likely take blood thinners after delivery though.
-Probably won't find out what gender the baby is till January. I've toyed with the idea of not finding out at all but that probably won't happen.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Just a few pictures from Thanksgiving this year, thanks to Sharise because I forgot to grab my camera.

As always, there was loads of food and lots of family and friends.

There was even an amazing race set up for the kiddos which they LOVED!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


*This is a terrible picture. It's the best I could do with self-timer.

*I have really bad posture apparently.

*I wear sweat pants probably every day.
* I hit 14 weeks as of yesterday. (wishing I was 40 weeks)
* I should not clean out the fridge while 14 weeks pregnant. Way too many nasty smells for my nose to handle.
*I'm showing mostly because I'm bloated, unfortunately. TMI?
*You know I'm having a "good" day when I took the time to shower AND dry my hair.
* I wish I could sleep ALL THE TIME. The truth, I probably could sleep ALL THE TIME.
* The thought of cooking dinner about kills me every day.
*I almost puke every time I brush my teeth.
* I complain too much.
* I am excited for this baby!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"I didn't want to loose it!"

November 12, 2011

Tonight was the night. Miss Carly's tooth had been loose for quite some time. Today while I was gone, Daddy had fun playing around with it, loosening it up. We told her tonight was the night, it had to come out. We probably shouldn't have said that because I think she worried a little too much about it all day! We got home from dinner and began the process. It took a while but with some floss and some surprise hard tugs on it, it finally came free.

Her reaction wasn't quite what we thought it would be. I'm glad we got it on video, although it was kind of sad. She was really upset that it was gone. I think she was worried about how she would look. She seriously cried for probably 1/2 hour. She didn't even want to look at her tooth.

After we brushed her teeth and got ready for bed she took some time looking in the mirror, studying it out and I think she's come to terms with it.

Although, she just told me she's worried her new tooth will come in and be bigger than the rest and then she'll look funny.

(when do I tell her that is most likely what will happen?)

Anyway, as of now she seems to be okay with it and is excited to show people at church tomorrow.

p.s. Don't mind out nasty paint colors in our bedroom. Unlike the way carly feels about her tooth, I can't wait to loose those paint colors ;)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Halloween was really fun this year. We went to Chad's cousins' house this year. Their subdivision gets really into Halloween. Seriously, I've never seen so many kids, decorations, costumes.....it really was amazing!!

We enjoyed good food, family, lots of Candy and some dancing in between.

The kids had a blast trick or treating, although Carly got quite a scare from a man dressed in a wolf costume. Sad, but funny.

Sam had fun dancing but every time I'd start to video him he'd stop.

I wasn't planning on dressing up but I made a last minute stop to wal-mart and picked up some things for Chad and I. They didn't last long though, that wig was annoying.