Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bows and more bows

Since we are having a little girl, I guess I better take my sewing machine out of the box and get to work. Lauren and I took a bow class last night at Ribbons and Lace and here is what the results were. Not too bad I think for a first attempt!

I am for hire.

Matts Birthday

Monday was Matt's 27 birthday!! Happy birthday my love!! I don't remember the day you were born, the day you got your drivers license, the day you left on your mission, or the day you returned - but, I do remember the day I feel in love with you, the day we took made our marriage covenants and the day we found out we were going to bring a sweet baby girl into this world.

I can't imgaine all the wonderful memories we are going to make together over the next many decades, but I look forward to them.

His special day started off with some nesteggs for breakfast, followed by the opening of presents. I got him a new pair of vonzipper sunglasses, an offroad dvd, some shorts and some whipped honey. I am pretty sure I took care of all the necessities a man needs in his life. I made chicken rolls for dinner and then we had people over for cake and ice cream. It was a great night to celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest men I have ever known.

I love you babe.

It was also Eda's birthday last Saturday, so on Sunday we had cake and ice cream at the in-laws.

The yota at it's best

Matt and Brett took the Yota out for a jaunder the other day. They have so much fun and it is a huge stress reliever for them. I don't know what is more fun for them, romping it for a few hours, or spending the next few weeks fixing it back up. Matt always tells me that he is not enjoying the endless hours at his parents' house tinkering with his car, but deep down I know better. I love seeing him enjoy this so much.

One day, you will see Matt in the Baja 1000, racing away in his prerunner truck. Probably with our little girl as his copilot!

Volleyball is over...

I feel like I have been coaching non-stop for 4 years since I started teaching high school. Once vball season is over, it's soccer, then softball, then club volleyball, then summer conditioning for never ends!

This season was especially hard for me. One being pregnant, I had a hard time putting in a 12-14 hour day. Coaching after you have been teaching special ed math all day is draining. Nonetheless, I loved coaching. I love how much fun the girls have, how much fun I have seeing them play well, and you know - the stuff coaches like. However, I had to deal with more parent drama than I ever have before in my life. I got emails from parents who daughters were starting, whose daughters weren't starting, daughters who were getting too much playing time and not enough playing time. I felt like I could never win.

Needless to say, it is bittersweet that the season is over. I enjoying coming home right after school now to hang out with Matt, shop for our new anticipated arrival, and taking naps. I know that is going to end shortly. Matt and I decided that I would not coach club vball this year and to be honest, it is a relief to know that I get to spend the evenings and weekends however I please. Here is to taking some time off!!!


We had a great Halloween, we drove to show low! I only threw up once, which is good for me! We kind of celebrated it the Friday before. Garrett, Kathryn, Matt and I went to a cute pumpkin patch and got our pumpkins. I really like the white ones. We went back, carved them and had some great tortilla soup that Kathryn made.

The final products are below.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The count is in...

We went for our Ultrasound last week. Not going to lie, the experience was not as great as I thought it was going to be. The tech did not turn the monitor so I could see. So, there I was, the mom of the little baby growing inside me, and I didn't even get to see the dang monitor. Oh well, the baby is safe, growing, VERY ACTIVE, healthy and a..... Little GIRL!!!!

Matt and I could not be more thrilled. The dr. called on Friday and wants us to come back in for another ultrasound. She said since the baby was so active, they did not get a great look at the heart. She reassured us nothing was wrong, so here we go again. Hopefully, I will get to see the little princess this time!