Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Check out my splints to try to correct the possible problem:
In all reality, if it is an issue, now is a good time to try and fix it because with my pregnancy, I struggle to run long distances. In fact, last night I went 3 1/2 miles and was so proud! I have only been averaging 2 miles that are interspersed with walking breaks. :)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
No major events, but some quality family time.
It's so cute to talk to Jason about the baby in my belly. He was kicking off my stomach, so I told him we had to be careful. He was. One night, I'm guessing from the angle he was looking at me, he noticed by belly sticking out and ran over to ask about the baby and rub it. It was adorable! Another night we were at dinner and he was tickling me, then he reached down and tickled my stomach saying "I'm tickling your baby!" It is so amazing to watch children and how they begin to remember things and think about it without anyone even bringing it up.
After dinner at the Pizza Factory...just practicing for parenthood...
We attempted mini-golf. Totally different experience with a 2 and 3 year old instead of teenagers or adults. It was still a blast.
Bailey and Zach...she always likes the men...such a girl...
On the way home, Zach and I were in some serious conversation when I noticed his attention to the subject had changed, and his tone of voice changed when he said "Can we pause just for a second, do you know what that is?" He kinda geeked out over this....
He inisted this was the original and we HAD to take a picture. I love this side of my husband.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
With our new yard, Zach is the diligent man of the house who waters it and mows it and checks for dying grass or weeds. I like seeing him like that. We have been told our lawn is the envy of the neighborhood, which is due to Zach's professional eye for how to mow it and what weeds to eliminate. I took this pic on a Saturday morning after my run...I was sneaking up on him and was quiet enough to catch him unaware.One night, he convinced me to help him weed our lawn, so we did the front and back, on our hands and knees, pulling up the individual sprouts of crab grass. At first I thought it was fun, then lame, then rewarding when it looked so good.
Another night, I was quickly getting quite cranky because I had been feeling crummy and tired and totally lethargic. It dawned on me that the only remedy would be some exercise and a snow cone. We decided to get snow cones then go on a bike ride, then had the novel idea to ride bikes to get the snow cones! It was a perfect night for it and we tried the shaved ice shack that's pretty close to our house and now our life in Lehi is complete. I can't wait to go back. We then rode our bikes to Robbie and Lacee's house for a visit. We love having them live so close. :)
We had a BBQ with our friends Ryan and Melanie. I work with Ryan and have gotten to know his wife Melanie through our different activities. It was a blast. We had burgers and played games, which we hardly ever do. Most of the time, either our friends/family aren't that interested in games, or we play when there is a humongous group and the games drag on...this night was fun. We played Monopoly Deal - which is Monopoly in a card game and it was pretty sweet. We also played Ticket to Ride, and I got annihilated worse than I ever have in my life, and I was ticked. But since we had company, I tried to pretend it was okay...
I made this fruit pizza for dessert. My first time ever making one and I have a few tips. Don't cook the cookie crust too long...that was my biggest mistake..I didn't want it to be too soft, but it turned out kinda crunchy. My other tip: take it out of the fridge a little bit before serving. The cream cheese stays hard, and I think it added to the crunchiness of the crust.
Don't mind the little mouse that had to test it before the pic was taken...:)
Zach always talks about going shooting, but we rarely go because our Fridays and Saturdays just slip through our fingers. But, this one lucky Friday, we got to go with Robbie and Lacee. It was Lacee's first time, so that was cool. I loved shooting my handgun again. I feel comfortable enough that if I had to use it, I think I could. With all the fires this summer, we couldn't go to our regular spot, so we ended up driving like an hour to the range. It was fun, but I can't say that it was worth that long of a drive...
The next day, Zach had a work BBQ. They call it "mandatory fun" because you can't miss it. I had a good attitude because 1) if we have to go, why not have a good time and 2) I love BBQ's! and 3) there were gonna be cute little kidlets running around and 4) I like the guys on Zach's team. It turned out to be a good time, albeit a tad on the hot side!
Mr. Robert Houston
Friday, July 13, 2012
Please notice the Y on the hillside - yep, these two are bona fide zoobies.
If you look at this next picture, you will sadly see that this hasn't been a summer where I have gotten much sun. :( Pink and white skin, not very blond hair...yeah, not my best summertime look ever...
We went fishing, which I thought I was terrible at until I caught one, but then realized I am terrible at it because I couldn't get the hook out very fast and may have still killed the fish even though I released it. I further realized my terribleness at fishing when I could not shake my guilty conscience over that fish, at which point I decided to stop fishing altogether unless Zach was with me and could successfully save the poor little guys we catch.
Here are some fun pics of our ride:
We took this same pic 3 years ago, before our nuptials. Now look at us, an old married couple.
No wonder Zach has a feminine side.. jk, jk.
It took me a minute to figure out what the heck I was doing...I'm pretty sure I was trying to get them to stop because I thought we had lost one of our party..whatever it was, it looks fun, right?
This is on the take-down. Doesn't show the full glory of our 10 man tent with two rooms and a screened porch, but just know, that tent is awesome. I was torn with buyer's remorse and wondering if it was a good idea ever since we bought it. I thought it might be too big, too heavy, or a pain. Those worries are gone now. We loved it. Hopefully many more camping trips in the future.
Sadly, we aren't sure if we will go next year, since our baby will only be 5-6 months old, but we shall see.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Our baby measured 11 weeks and 1 day. The doctor is keeping our due date at January 16th, but said it could very possibly be January 21st. Medically, since it is within 5 days, they keep the original, but I am planning the 21st so if I do wait longer to deliver I won't be antsy yet. So instead of being 12 weeks the next day, I pretty much stayed at 11 weeks for a week longer...
This is me on the "new" 12 week mark:Almost done with the first trimester and looking forward to less nausea and fatigue! I bought some maternity clothes at Gap, which is wonderful because they are so long and comfy - I may need to shop there even when I'm not prego! Zach has started rubbing my belly more and talking about how there is a baby in there. He is gonna be the best and cutest dad ever. :)