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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

35 Weeks

My sweet friend Laura took some maternity pictures of me today. I think they turned out great and I am so excited to have them. She is so talented! Here is her website; she does everything- babies, families and bellies! Thanks again Laura- you are the best! Only 4 weeks and 5 days left.. but who's counting?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Latest

In no particular order (thanks to blogger):
Jumping on the tramp in Wyoming- Will's favorite pastime besides chasing chickens.
Our new pet ladybugs; these are collected daily between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM. They are released back to their bushy home at about 6 PM after enduring many hardships including (but not limited to) sweltering heat and vigorous shaking.
A new big boy bed! Yes, it took us all day shopping in SLC and Provo to end up with a metal bed frame from RC Willey.

The Zoo: Animals? What animals? I want to ride the carousel!!!

My favorite picture.
PS- Are you aware that there are NO Lions, Hippos, or Polar Bears at the zoo? LAME.
My Birthday Breakfast at The Hub. I haven't had a giant scone in ages! I took a picture of the cutest people in the room.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I've been noticing some things lately, and maybe you have, too.

Have you noticed that everyone in the world is pregnant right now? Really. It seems like 75% of the blogs I look at have a strange floating baby in the corner announcing how many days (roughly) until the impending arrival of their newborn. Don't get me wrong; I'm a proud owner of that floating baby ticker. I'm just saying...
It must be my age.
Lucky for me, it just gives me more things to be excited about- because nothing is more exciting than a baby.

Also- have you noticed that the majority of shows on TV these days are reality based? Between The Bachelor, Jon and Kate Plus Eight, American Idol, and The Biggest Loser, I'm wondering if the sitcom hasn't already given up the ghost.

And what is the deal with the sheer amount of pharmaceutical commercials?! Have you noticed this?! I can't help but thing about how much money these drugs rake in.

Besides that, what has happened to good summer movies? Star Trek? Is that my only option? 'Nuff said.

And why, WHY?!, do schedules go out the window in the summertime? I'll tell you why- It's hard to convince a little boy that it is night time when there is still enough light outside for kids to be riding bikes and throwing balls around on the lawn. I remember feeling cheated as a kid when my Mom made me go inside to go to bed when Brandon Wilson (the neighbor, not the cousin) was outside lighting bottle rockets. Now I know why she did it- she needed a break. (Or maybe it could have been because bottle rockets are against the law. Either way, it's understandable).

This post was not meant to be a rant (although it seems to be taking shape as one, doesn't it?).

I've also noticed that people are friendlier when it's nice outside. If it's a really nice day, you might even get lucky enough to have a bagger at Smith's take your groceries out for you.

Music also sounds better with the windows in the car rolled down and the door to the house open.

It is also worth it to live in the mountains just so you can have the summer nights that we do.

Lastly, there's ladybugs. Ladybugs love my bushes in my backyard. I love ladybugs. Don't you?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Quite the Scare

On Tuesday Dallas and I had quite the scare.
Dallas was in Grandma Kaiserman's backyard repairing her fence, I was inside playing a game of Scrabble, and Will and Scooter were in and out playing. I would check on Will when he was outside when it wasn't my turn.
However, in the space of about 3 minutes, Will and Scooter all but vanished.
We looked everyplace close. I hopped in my car and drove around. Dallas and Grandma K. were on foot searching in back yards. Neighbors were out looking as well when they heard us calling for him.
We couldn't find him.
It was the longest 20 minutes I have ever experienced.
Then Grandpa Kaiserman drove up to the top of the street and saw our little boy by a canal being held by a couple that was out walking, and they were talking to a police officer. He called Dallas and we were up to get him in a flash.
In just a few minutes Will had ended up three blocks away. I couldn't believe how far he had gone so quickly. I hugged him on the ground sobbing while Dallas filled out the police report. Will had no idea what was going on; all he could say was "Mom, Scootie ran away!"
Now those "Hold on to Dear Life" commercials mean even more when they say, "Don't just be there, be aware." I'm so glad he was okay.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I wish I knew what I were doing...

I saw these words on my Academic Profile and started crying:

Academic Standing: Senior

Right now, I hate that I'm taking a break from school for awhile. I hate it. But I feel like I have no choice. Who quits when they're a senior? Oh yeah, ME.

PS- 4.0 is my favorite number.

Monday, May 4, 2009

32 Weeks

I wish I had something more interesting/funny to post, but in all honesty our new baby is pretty much all that is on my mind these days. I'm now 32 weeks, and this morning while I was walking my hospital called to pre-register me for delivery.
Seriously?! I still have awhile, but at the same time, I can't believe I'm close enough to necessitate "pre-registration."

I guess I am past the monthly appointment phase and on to bi-weekly.
I am definitely past the "honeymoon" phase of pregnancy and I'm feeling the aches and pains in my pelvis and ribs... and throat from heartburn. (Let's hope that heartburn means our baby girl will come out with hair like her big brother did).

I also have a tendency to lose my balance- on a flat surface none the less... and at that it is usually in my kitchen. (Good thing it is small and if I fall a counter or fridge will catch me.)

As for the little things that add happiness to my life and keep my mind off of the baby for at least a few minutes:
  • Dallas and I are both done with school for a few weeks! Dallas returns June 24th (yes, 5 days before I'm due), but it's only for one class so hopefully he won't be slammed.
  • This weekend is Girl's Day with my Mom and she's paying for massages and lunch. Really, I couldn't be more excited for this! Mom, and sisters, and massages; all is still right in the world.
  • I still feel like I'm holding my breath on this, but Will is potty trained! It's a miracle really. He's had one accident in the last 4 days, and has finally gotten the hang of going #2 in the potty. (Joy, your days are coming, I just know it!!!!!)
  • Thank goodness that we've actually had some new episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Who else can't wait for the 100th episode of Grey's this week?
  • I love free Redbox Mondays.
  • My sister finds out if she is pregnant with a boy or a girl in just 2 days... now I just need to convince her to spill the beans to me because they are going to keep it a secret.
  • Cub Scouts. I love my calling. Nine year old boys aren't so bad if seen for only one hour/week :o). Plus I have the best partner in the world!
  • Grades should be posted by the end of this week................. I hope I still have a 4.0.
  • Lastly, our weekly family activities. Dallas and I planned a list of things we want to do as a family for every week until the baby comes. Last week was the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point, and this week is the Hogle Zoo. Below are pictures from last weeks adventure:

This is probably the best belly picture I have right now- it was taken on Saturday.
Will thought we were going to the Dinosaur ZOO. He was frightened a few times and I had to tell him we were just seeing bones and no real dinosaurs.
This fake dinosaur scared the soup out of my little man. It took much coercion to get him to stand by it for a picture.

T-Rex and some handsome boys.