Friday, October 9, 2009

Oh what a great day. So I woke up and got to cuddle with my sweetie for a long time because it was Saturday : ) He wished me happy birthday( I kept forgetting because the baby was coming!) and then I got ready for my baby shower. It was fabulous! The decorations were so cute, the food was yummy and we played games! I love playing games. One of the games was a memory game and I even got one right : ) So here is a picture of all of Jack's gifts. Thank you everyone, and especially to my wonderful ward friends and family who prepared the shower. It was perfect :)
During the shower, I had a "special delivery". It was from Jared. A birthday cake that said "Happy Birthday Mommy" and my favorite flowers- Gerber daises. He is the best and knows me so well. Thank you lover boy! I love you so much!

I love this picture. Jared is such an amazing husband. He wanted to make sure I had a special birthday and it definitely was. He even cooked for me later that night! That was a great surprise. And after the shower he let me take a nap : ) When I woke up....

He put together the stroller!!!
Such a handy man- Thank you!
My sweetheart. After my great nap - we went golfing. Unfortunately I wasn't that good. He was too nice to tell me that though- but I knew it after swinging 5 times at a little white ball that just didn't seem to want to move! I had a good time watching Jared!

What a handsome golfer!

Jared tried to teach me how to golf- it might have worked, but I wouldn't recommend it being 39 weeks pregnant!
Here are some pics of Jared and I getting the nursery all ready, and the nursery too! It's not quite finished, but I thought I better post pics so my family will stop hassling me : )

His crib and rocking chair- thanks mom and dad for the cutest crib set and most COMFY chair in the WORLD!

I love his little airplane mobile : )

Wall art painted by Jack's mommy : ) I loved painting these because I got so anxious the last few weeks and painting was a good distraction!

I was doing Jack's laundry and I pulled out all his clothes to put in the dryer. When I looked back in the washer to make sure I got everything, I saw all these little socks! I thought it was so cute : )
Me putting together his storage bins
Jared taking the tags off of all his clothes- such a good daddy and husband!
BABY JACK IS HERE!!! Before I tell about that experience, I need to post a few pictures- then I can get to the good stuff : )

Week 39- This was also the day of my fabulous baby shower and birthday!
Week 38- Ill miss my little table!
September 3rd....or week 37- it's all the same towards the end right???

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 30th!!!

A WEEK FROM TOMORROW!!! I can't wait to meet the little guy. We are so excited. In fact I think Jared is more excited than I am. He asks me AT LEAST 10 times a day if the baby is coming on that particular day. Or he will kneel down close to my stomach and say, "Baby! When are you coming out?!" He is like a little kid. It is so dang cute. Last night before we went to bed, he was talking to him and said, "Kick once if you are coming out tonight." Nothing happened. He then proceeded to do this for every day of the week and the baby never kicked. Usually he is super active at night, so we thought he would kick sometime. But the baby is not even going to give us the slightest hint! So secretive. I think he is having too good of a time being with his grandma Emma Lou, Grandpa Jack and siblings. He is just not ready yet : )

I am a lot more nervous. The birthing videos they show in baby classes=worst idea ever. The ladies look awful, they don't smile at all, and they make funny grunting noises.....I hope I am not like that.

Sorry there are no pics yet of the last month being pregnant,nursery, etc. I'll get those soon. I forget about my blog because it has been forever until Betsy said this morning that I needed to get pics on there. Thanks for the reminder : )

In the meantime, there is a great deal going on if anyone is looking to buy an Udder Cover for themselves or to have lying around as a baby shower gift. Go to, click on "shop now", select your fabric (there are only 6 options but they are really cute) and enter promo code "chatter". They are originally $32.00 but with the promo they are FREE!!!! You have to pay for shipping though which is $8.95. Not bad for a really cute cover. I don't know how long it is going on so hurry if you want one and spread the good news : )

Thank you everyone for your love and support. We are blessed to have such amazing family and friends. Hope everyone is doing well. The next time I write, we just might have a new addition to the family!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Growing belly

August 3rd- It's incredible that I only have 2 more months left! This has gone by so fast- which is good and bad. I can't wait to meet my sweet little boy, and then I have days where I am a nervous wreck and think- "What have we done?!" But ready or not, here he comes!

July 3rd- I can't wait until the summer months are over! Next time I am going to be pregnant during the winter months to avoid the constant heat wave.

Here is the most recent picture. It was taken on June 3rd. Only 4 more months till October 3rd! Oh and I was trying to think of what face I wanted to make and Jared snapped the photo so he said it was my "thinking face" : ) 20 weeks- halfway!
May 3rd- 5 more months!

April 3rd- 6 more months!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

He moves!

Last night I could not fall asleep. I just layed there enjoying feeling our baby kick like crazy. He was kicking pretty hard and I wondered out loud if Jared could feel him. Soon Jared's hand was on my belly and not long after he felt him move! He actually got to feel the baby serveral times. We were so happy! I love how this little guy already brings so much joy to our life and brings us closer. What an amazing boy we have and he is not even born yet. We love you baby!

Our baby already has a sense of humor

So this little alien inside me already has a sense of humor. He moves ALL THE TIME!!! It is great and makes me so happy to know he is saying hi. I don't know if it comes with the territory of being a first-time mom, but I am absolutely paranoid that I am doing something wrong. Like when I wake up in the middle of the night and I find myself on my back- apparently you are not supposed to sleep on your back?! That is just one of the hundreds of examples. Anyway, I have a funny baby. I am a super ticklish person and he knows it. His kicking tickles me! Hard kicking doesn't tickle but soft kicking does. Somehow he always chooses the best moments to do it. Coincidence? I think not. For example,

When we are in a room full of people who already think I am crazy and then I break out into sudden laughter.

Or the time when grandmother was telling a sad story and I was giggling the whole time.

Or how about during Relief Society? I have not even been in my new ward for a month. They probably think I should go to a psychiatric ward instead of the Chapel Hill Ward.

When Jared is trying to fall asleep and I just lay in bed laughing and laughing!

Oh what a funny baby we have! I know he does these things on purpose : ) Jared says he is doing it right now because I can't get him back. Baby is going to get the shannanigans tickled out of him that's for sure!


I just set up my blog and have discovered how fun it is. I guess you could say I am a little blog happy right now. I have even gone as far as "blog-stalking"- a term I learned today and have already turned into someone who does it. Great. Anyway, I have added a few friends onto our list and they probably don't know it. How creepy am I? I hope you guys don't mind! There are still more people I would like to add but I feel as if I have reached my quota for today. Don't worry, it won't be too long until the hunger strikes again. Bloggers ye be warned.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Okay, so I am up-to-date on my posts! (For now). This happened yesterday. Jared's family come in to town for Memorial day weekend. It was so fun to have Katie and Paul (his sister and her husband) and Christen here (his other sister). Jared also had aunts, uncles, and cousins come to town. On Saturday we spent the whole day out on the lake. I loved being in the sun and finally getting a tan!
Sunday we celebrated Jared's birthday(again) with the rest of the family. And the best part was that we had a PINATA!!! No wonder little kids have so much fun : )

The crew preparing for the pinata festivity
And of course once it was Jared's turn, he broke it.

Katie was a bit concerned about this

Me and Christen. Don't mess.

On our 8th month anniversary Jared and I decided to go to the place where we got engaged-Little Cottonwood Canyon on June 6th 2008. I thought that getting engaged was supposed to be a romantic affair but it actually was one of the funniest nights. I picked Jared up from the airport(He was in Kansas for the summer and I was in Utah) and we went to eat at Bajio's, one of Jared's favortie places. Well then we were going to see a movie but still had a lot of time to kill so we went on a drive up the canyon. It was great because it was sunset time, but there was no where to go except for on the side of some random persons yard. So that's where we sat! On a rock. Romantic huh?
Jared was not planning on proposing but decided that this was as romantic as he wanted to get (Just kidding- apparently he had it planned to do it the next day, but learned that the weather was going to be bad). So, we were sitting watching the sunset and then I realized it was time to make our way back down so we could catch the movie. As I stood up, he tugged on my hand and I spun around to find him on the ground on one knee. I was a little shocked because the night seemed so unplanned. Not the fairy tale engagement story I had thought of since I was a little girl. But it was even better! Of course he was sweet and said all the cutest things. Then, he opened the box to pull out the ring. But it was gone. Jared was in a panic. He even went as far as accusing the cleaning lady of stealing it. Ridiculous. I thought that this was some practical joke so I was laughing while he was frantic. But I soon realized he was serious. He looked up at me and said, "Someone stole your ring!" He was ticked! I have never seen Jared so mad and he was proposing. Ironic right? So we both got down on the ground and searched for it. After a minute I saw him pick up something shiny. He then got back down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. We both started laughing about what just happened. How could I resist??? I knew he would make me laugh for the rest of my life. As we drove back to Provo, he decided to put his feet up on my dashboard and turned off the car in the process while we were going 75 on I-15. What a legend.

So here is a renactment of Jared being furious because he couldn't find my ring.
The lovely rock and side yard of someone who has no clue what happened there

I love my husband!

Oh also, the night of commencment our familes threw a congratulations/going away party at Magleby's. We have such an amazing family and love them all so much. And apparently I don't have many pictures from that night.....My mom has them. But I do have one with the Ellingson's! It was so fun to have my bestest friend Bre and her amazing husband Martin living so close to us! I miss them mucho and better see them in October when the baby is here : )

Jared and I both graduated from BYU the end on April. His major was Buisness Managament. My major was Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Espanol. My graduation was at 8:00 a.m. and Jared's was at 5:00 p.m. All semester we tried to convince each other to walk with our own schools. But in the end we were both too stubborn and so unfortunately our family had to go to two graduations. They were good sports.

The handsome graduate
Cindy and Hailey woke up early to come to my graduation. Thanks guys!

We did it guys! I wouldn't have survived classes without these great friends and study buddies.

The graduates

Okay so I am backtracking a little bit. Sorry these posts are in a crazy order. Graduation is a long process! Here are a few pics from the Commencement eexercises.

Me, Rachael and Lindsay. These are two of the "Six Chicks" from Spain. I wish the rest of them could have been there! I love all of them!

A picture with the padresAnd the abuelos!

In the meantime, we have just been unpacking and being goofy! I love my husband so much. He is such a hard worker and never fails to make me laugh.

So I was unpacking and turned out to find my husband in this attractive outfit. Whohoo!!!


Take me out to the ball game! A few nights ago we went with Jared's parents to a Royals game. The weather was perfect and it was fun being at the baseball stadium. And, they won! Go Royals!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Okay, so I am not done posting, but it is really difficult to add so many pics about different events. I was getting very frustrated. Maybe I am doing this the hard way, but some day I will get the hang of it! So I found a few wedding pics on this computer. All my pictures are on a different one so once I get to it, I will add some pics of the best day ever! For now, here are some from the Mesa reception.