Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank you everyone who gave me advice on sewing machines and what to use and all that stuff.
I haven't bought one yet (big surprise) but I am narrowing down my
options and I really appreciate hearing views from people who OWN sewing machines.

After not seeing him for 6 months, my little brother Robert and his friend have come over from Wyoming and are staying with us! It is really great to see my brother again! I have missed
him! I actually miss all my family (imagine that). It's hard when you don't get to see them more than once a year. I guess that is what phones and skype is for but still, nothing can really beat how nice it is to see them face to face and hug and just be with them!
So, while they are here I have been searching my brains (and my husbands brains, and the internets brains) on things to do in Washington. I think one of my big fears is that
people will come and visit me and have a horribly boring time and never come see me again (abandonment issues, anyone?) So anyway, yesterday was our first full day with the boys so we went to the farmers market in the morning and walked around (they really don't have a farmers market in wyoming so Robert was in awe, aw, ah, ?, of it and it's producey, homemadey awesomeness) , we went out to dinner at a local pub/lunch. Truthfully, I don't know what came into our
minds to decide to take two boys under 21, and a pregnant woman into a bar but I guess we were feeling pretty rebellious. Needless to say, we got a LOT of funny looks, but the food was good nevertheless.
After that we went to Anacortes and hung out at Washington Park. It is right by the ocean and there are all these really cool jagged square like rocks that you can climb around on.
These are pictures from the last time Michael and I went (about 2 weeks ago) but I'm just trying to show you how pretty the beaches in Washington are!

After Washington park, we went to our wards Pioneer Day Luau. Because you just KNOW that after the Pioneers got to Salt Lake they celebrated by roasting a WHOLE pig (be thankful I don't have any pictures of that)  and wearing leis . All sarcasm aside, it was fun.
After that we went home. Thank goodness. I didn't know entertaining people for a whole day could be so exhausting. My feet hurt, I had to pee (which isn't really that different from normal days) and I wanted to lie down and watch a movie and never move again.
And Monday....we're going to Seattle. Oh beer me strength (that is a quote from "The Office"...anyone?)

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Okay everyone, it has come down to one conclusion...
I need to learn how to sew. My mom can sew, my sister can sew,
my cousins can sew, my sister in law can sew,
and I must learn.
Especially since now I have a baby boy on the way
I'd really like to make him clothes
and curtains
and shoes
and toys (if that even requires sewing...?)
and stuff.
Looking online at all this plethora of patterns and cloth it makes
me want to drool with longing!
First things first...I need a sewing MACHINE. I guess I could do the old old fashioned needle and thread and
making dinner over a hot fire in a pot waiting for my men to get home from slaving in the field-
 sort of thing but I'm too impatient for that.
Does ANYONE have any suggestions for a good sewing machine that isn't too expensive?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

it's a...

Went to the doctors/ultra sound place on Friday (the 8th) to find out what our child is going
to be! This was SUCH an exciting thing for me, let me tell ya! Now I can TRULY
prepare! Prepare how I want the nursery to look, the clothes, and the name!
So we went to the ultra sound tech place (how do ya like the technical name?) and I had to have a full bladder. This was the most horrible thing ever! To have to have a full bladder and sit in a waiting room for FIVE HOURS (okay more like 20 min, but it felt like 5 hrs) while your husband
is being sweet and awesome and trying to make you laugh and you just CAN'T or an accident
might occur, and for some unknown reason your nose has decided to see how many times it can make you sneeze is, in a word, HORRIBLE! This must be what hell is like!
SO! I finally get called back there and lay down and the sweet lady who is doing our ultrasound is "I'm going to check all these things and afterwards we are going to see what the sex is."
Ten min into checking everything she was like "Oh, look at that! It's a boy!"
we were both stunned with our mouths agape. A boy? Us? We are having a BOY?
This was/still is big news since we have seven (count 'em, SEVEN) nieces and no nephews!
MIchael kept saying "Are you sure?"  "Are you positive?" That poor ultrasound tech! She was like "Well, I'll check again" ....MIchael made her check 4 times.
So we are very very sure it is a boy! And we are very happy and excited!

So ending this whole unnecessarily (sp?) long post I just wanna say how BLESSED we feel that we are even able to HAVE a baby, let alone a boy! And that it is healthy and strong is the greatest blessing of all!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


SO the past couple of weeks have been so much fun! A couple of weeks ago Michael's brother and sis in law came over for Father's day weekend! We hung out, got some delicious ice cream from Dairy Queen and I got to see these two lovely girlies (below) Annie and Maddie. some of my nieces. Aren't they ADORABLE?!

AFter they left, my sister and her family came over to visit me! I had not seen them for six months so it was so nice to see them again! I really missed my sister...which is really weird for me to say if you knew us at all growing up.
This is us...all pregnant and stuff. OH yeah, we are pregnant together! She is due about two weeks after me! How cool is that?!

I got to see Makayla too. Danielle's daughter and another one of my nieces! She is so cute! She has grown so much in the last six months!

And in other news, I find out the sex of my baby on the eighth! So less than a week! I am so excited to find out!
do you guys have any guesses on what it could be? :)