"The Savior emphasized the importance of keeping records. And one of the most valuable records is the one you keep of your own life." Spencer W. Kimball

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I am getting very excited about the campout! I hope everyone is too! I've emailed everyone the meal assignments so check your email. Also, those of you who didn't bring your music on Sunday, please get it to us as soon as possible. Unfortunately, I don't have any exciting stories to tell. Jeannette, I hope you feel better! At least now you have a story to tell, just tell your YW that you were riding your four wheeler. That sounds way cooler!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dunes Pics

This is what everyone claims I did most of the trip to the sand dunes.
Here I am waiting for Tom to finish putting the tire on the trailer.

Here is my hubbie after changing our trailer tire, although if you close your eyes you can imagine the picture with the sand dunes behind him. I forgot to take pictures while we were at the dunes, so I took some on the way home.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Girl Stuff

Last night I went to dinner with Liz and Erin for Liz's birthday. We went to the Olive Garden and I even got them to sing her a bday song which made her turn a little red. Then we went to Becky's shoe party where I found a way cute pair of strappy, brown sandals. Then I stayed up way too late and watched stupid TV shows. How come I always do that when I am really tired? I just got back from lunch with my Mom and sister which was fun because we rarely get together for something like that. I'm excited to go to my cousin's wedding reception tonight because I will get to see some relatives that live out of state. It makes me miss my Grandma even more because she would always try to get the family together when it was spring/summer and we would have a reunion in the park. Spring isn't the same without her because we would sit out on her back patio and eat Pizza Hut and chocolate milk. We would pick honeysuckles off of her bushes and lick the honey off of the insides. She always had beautiful flowers, especially her "red hot pokers". When I was younger, she would go with me outside and we would count how many "pokers" she had. Of course we always had ice cream with her homemade fudge sauce before we left. And then she would have my Mom go "shopping" in her storage room for food, we would pick out movies we wanted to borrow from her movie library, pile in our minivan (fighting for the front seat or middle seat by the door) and then she would stand in the driveway and wave until we were out of sight. I miss you Grandma!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Krista just told me that one of her client's does ultrasounds and she will do one for me at 16-17 weeks for free!!!!!!!!!! She is my new favorite sister-in-law. (Sorry Liz. If you give me the jean jacket you can have your title back.)

Weekend Fun!

We had fun at the dunes, even though everyone said I slept the whole time. It was so nice to take naps and relax. Tom didn't ride very much, because his bike was broken and he was fixing things that kept breaking on the trailer. Thanks to Brad for helping with our furnace so we didn't freeze to death! I'm so glad my husband is such a handyman! He fixed the water heater, furnace, water pump, battery and who knows what else. Then on the way home the tread came off of one of the trailer tires and the brakes were smoking on the truck. We pulled over in the middle of nowhere and Tom realized that the trailer wasn't plugged in all the way to the truck, so we had been using just the truck brakes the whole time! He changed the tire and I snapped some pictures which I will add later. But he still can't fix his bike which is killing him, his baby is broken. =(
Saturday night, Tom had UFC fight night, so I went to my mother-in-law's house and did pedicures with her and my sister-in-law, which felt really good. On Sunday we went to Wendy's for dinner and played Guitar Hero and American Idol. We had spaghetti which I thought tasted funny but I thought maybe the parmesan cheese was bad that I had put on it. I kept eating it and then when I was finished I found out that the meat in the sauce was half elk. GROSS! Tom doesn't believe me that I didn't like it, he asked why I didn't say anything and of course I wouldn't because that's mean!
Anyway, I can't say I'm thrilled to be back to work but at least now there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Of course work is dragging because I can't wait to get to the dunes! 27 more hours, I wish we were leaving tonight. I'm excited that so many of us are going! What a PARTY! Tom and I went to Wendy's to pick up the trailer and then went to Wal-Mart last night to get camping groceries. We didn't leave the store until 11:00pm. It was actually one of our faster trips and I had made a list (thanks to Liz!) but I always seem to drag my feet even if I want to hurry. I think they have some kind of special gas or something that makes me indecisive and stupid. I told Megan she could come live with us so I have someone to cook and clean house, but I really wish I had someone to do my grocery shopping. Oh and maybe fold my laundry too. I don't have a problem actually starting the laundry, but I HATE folding it and putting it away. I don't know why. Poor Tom, I don't think he realized what he was getting into. He's so good to do the dishes and clean up around the house. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful husband and he's been extra caring since I've been pregnant and he caught me throwing up one morning. He really is my Prince Charming! It's amazing to me how much more I find myself loving him each day. He's such a HUNK!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I am so freakin' excited for the dunes! Less than 72 hours to go! I know I won't really be able to ride much, but I am excited to be outdoors and be with family! Tom and I went to the Yamaha dealer yesterday to get some bike parts and I saw the cutest pair of little girl riding pants that were black and pink. Of course Tom asked me why I was looking at girl things, but I think he has come to realize that he might have to live with 2 girls instead of one. I can't stop being anxious for the ultrasound. I can't wait to find out if I'm having a girl or boy. I don't care either way I just want to know. I think though, that this might be a blessing in disguise, because otherwise it would give me several more months to stock up on cute clothes.

Friday, April 11, 2008

11 Week Check-up

This is my first post and thanks to Liz now I can share my intimate doctor's appointments details with the world. I went to my doctor today and I lost 6 pounds! Unfortunately, it hasn't come off of my stomach, instead people have been commenting on how skinny my behind is looking. It was amazing to hear the heartbeat and now I feel officially pregnant! I love saying "my baby" when I talk to people about my pregnancy and now I know that I really do have a baby growing inside of me. I can't wait for the ultrasound which will be in 7 weeks! I'm so glad that it's finally my turn to be pregnant! I am trying to enjoy what brain cells and time to myself that I have left. This really is a miracle and I feel so blessed that I can be a mother.