Monday, July 30, 2012

Coming January 2013

We are beyond excited that we will be welcoming a little baby in January! The "official" due date is January 19, 2013 so we'll see how close we actually come to that. We're 15 weeks today which is crazy that it is going by so fast. We found out that we were pregnant right after we moved into our new apartment. When I say right after I mean we moved in on Wednesday and found out on Friday. No wonder I seemed so moody throughout the whole move. I kept thinking, "What is wrong with me? This is stressful but come on, get it together!" Thank goodness that was not my normal self...maybe...I remember when we moved from Pleasant Grove to Spanish Fork and I was thinking about how I wished I was pregnant so that I didn't have to help move the heavy stuff. I guess it was not in the cards for me to get any easy jobs with this move but maybe with a hopefully soon move into a house I will get a bit of a break.

We went to Filabertos for dinner the night that we found out.

Luckily I wasn't too sick, or at least more sick than I was expecting, but man was I tired. Going to the grocery store would take it out of me for a couple of hours. If I woke up before 8:30 or 9 I felt awful all day no matter if I took a nap or not. I only ate bagels/toast with jam, fruit, fruit snacks, and goldfish for what seemed like forever. And pizza, let me tell you, was the absolute enemy. Really anything with red sauce like that seemed to just not work. I had a couple of dizzy spells, especially if I hadn't had enough water that day.

13 weeks

Now that I'm in the second trimester it seems like things are getting better. I haven't thrown up in a while with one exception. I told my sister in law that I feel like a person again and not just a blob. I actually cook again and I can run a lot of errands at once without feeling awful when I get done. Let me tell you though, no one tells you about this thing called stretching. I obviously realized that stretching takes place but man, not fun. However, with tylenol, rice heating packs, and a very loving husband, I have seemed to survive so far.

...I was going to upload a current week picture that Jeff just took on Saturday but I don't know where the camera is so more to come...

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Most Perfect Weekend

Jefferson somehow managed to surprise me with a weekend vacation this last weekend. I say that because since I don't have a job at the moment, I am home all of the time which makes surprises harder to pull off...or so I thought...I have a pretty sneaky husband. Last week was Jeff's final week of Monday-Thursday schedule. This week he goes back to the normal Monday-Friday so he planned a weekend getaway for the two of us.
Ready to start the journey!

Packing up for the weekend!

On our way to the car! Isn't he so handsome

He got us tickets to see Cirque du Soleil which was absolutely amazing.

They set up the entire tent in the parking lot of Cardinals Stadium. Crazy!
Next came Culver's for dinner. Jeff ate here a lot (especially the ice cream) when he was on his mission in Chicago. We were talking about how good it was the other day and realized that they are all over down here now. Hint: if you join their club online you get a buy one get one free coupon for a meal but you have to use it within 2 weeks of joining. If you have them around you, go. You won't be sorry.
Thank goodness we parked right next to the trailer so that I could get this awesome picture. This boy was excited!

Double bacon butterburger delux did not disappoint.

However the peanut butter with peanut butter cup ice cream topped it all off.

Mine was leaking out the bottom. Still just as delicious. 
After dinner it was time to pick up apple turnovers for breakfast (this tradition started on our honeymoon and has no end in sight) and then headed to the Wigwam for the weekend.

Breakfast the next morning. Proof that we do love those turnovers.

 Then we relaxed and finally decided to get ready for the day. First stop, Wendys for lunch.

Then on to see the new Snow White movie. It was awesome! And yes, we did buy our drinks at Wendys and sneak them into the theater in my purse. Good thing no one seemed to hear the clanking of the ice with each step. In the theater's defense, they didn't have much hope of catching us when the movie in each theater was printed on computer paper and taped next to the theater number. 

Then we went swimming. No pictures of that. A storm had just hit and another one was coming so it was a bit chilly which is always weird for July in Phoenix. 

The other night while laying in bed I told Jeff that I really wanted Macayo's mini chimis. In his mostly-asleep voice he said "if you want it, it's yours." Guess where he planned on going to dinner? Funny story. We each ordered our meal and then got a cheese quesadilla to share plus they give you the chips and salsa. Yes that is a lot of food. The waitress got a little confused and thought we were splitting Jeff's meal so she brought it out on 2 plates. Our table was literally completely covered in food. We looked like total pigs but it was so funny!

The next morning it was more apple turnovers and more relaxing. We slept in later than we have in a while. Here's some more pictures for your enjoyment. 

Thank you for planning this whole vacation Jeff. It was perfect and I had such a great time!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

From the Mouth of a 14 year old

Did I tell you that we are teaching the 13-14year old Sunday School class? Well we are. It's great and hopefully we're actually teaching them something along the way. The things they say crack me up. Today I was teaching and at the end of every lesson every week Jeff asks them to pick something that they can become perfect at (praying, taking out the trash, etc). We don't get specific and we don't ask them to share what they picked but we like to think they pick something that can actually help them in life. So I started today's lesson asking them what we ask them to do at the end of every lesson. They look at us with blank stares so I finally tell them "remember how we ask you guys to pick something that you can be perfect at?" Then one of them says (totally serious) "I have honestly never heard you say that." We have been teaching for a month so they've heard it 3 or 4 times and we try to emphasize. It's funny and sad all at the same time but that's what you get with 13/14 year old kids.