Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Not my Favorite Picture!

ok so this is really not my favorite picture but I haven't posted any on here of my pregnant belly so here you go. I am 30 weeks and carrying very high. also keep in mind that I am sitting down. Tolson had just been talking to and kissing the "baby" in this picture! He loves her already and I think will be a great big brother. We were hiking on Mt Graham with my family and had so much fun playing in the creek. Not as easy to hike when you have a big belly in the way. Well there you go, for those of you wondering how big I am getting ..... there you go!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

29 weeks and counting

ok so I went to the Dr on Tuesday and I am now 29 weeks along in this pregnancy. I am feeling pretty good and am so glad that things are going well. I tried to have Tolson take a picture or use the timer but It just didn't work so when Jason comes home I will try to have him take one. I passed my glucose test this week and am so glad that I don't have to do the 3 hour one. I have lots of issues with my pregnancies but I am so glad that I am not sick the whole time. I hope the last two months go as well as the rest.

So I have nothing exciting to report about or write about at all except that things are boring with this baby! and that is the best news ever. we still haven't for sure decided on a name but have a few we like. We like Atalie, Alayna, and a few other that are just ok. We will just have to see what we like in 2 months and what she looks like.

Hope you all are having a great day and that those of you that are prego are doing well too!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Good Deals!

OK so this was my shopping trip today! I did get a few other essentials but am not including them in this because they were not the great deals I got. OK so here is a list of all that I got.
6 boxes of cereal
3 cake mixes
2 suddenly salads
1 scalloped potatoes
6 cookie mixes
2 frosting
2 chex mix
1 cheerio snack mix
1 bugles snack
1 steamers veggies
1 Trix yogurt
1 delights yogurt

at regular price these items would have cost me $82.34
with my coupons and sale items I spent........$14.34
that's a savings of $68
there are 27 items on the list which makes them about .50 a piece.
now I know that these foods are not the best healthiest foods for our family but when I can get this stuff for free or cheap then I don't feel so bad about buying the good healthy stuff. SO there you go ! My shopping trip for today was all about coupons and sales and it worked and was worth it. Now if I would just take the time to do this every week then I would be in good shape.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Yesterday was Mothers Day, a day to celebrate our moms and thank them for being the best moms they can be and for doing so much for us. I love my mom and all the other moms I have had in my life. I love my sisters and the great examples of motherhood that they are to me..... But I want to celebrate the blessing of BEING a mom! I love this job more then anything else I have done. It is the greatest blessing to me. Growing up I was never very good at anything. I played soccer and was OK, I sang in the choir and was OK, I was just OK in school and was mostly just OK with being OK. I hope you all don't take this the wrong way but I feel like I am actually GOOD at being a mom. Not to say I am perfect or that I know everything or am the best there is out there but I feel like I excel in this area. I know I only have one child and he is three so we are far from seeing how I am really doing but I love being a mom. I love the feeling of being needed and that I can make everything better. I love reading with Tolson at night and rocking and holding him before bed. I love letting him help me with whatever I am working on. I love that for the past 3 years I have been watching other kids in my home and feel like I have done a great job with them (which is hard some days since they aren't my kids)
This may sound a bit proud to you all but I really feel that I have been blessed with the talent to be a good care giver and friend and mother to my little boy and whoever else I will be blessed with. I am sure after saying that my next child will be a difficult one but I guess I will just have to take what I can get and love it.
I know there are lots of you out there that are struggling with fertility issues or with difficult children or with the possibility of never having a family and I don't know what to say to you. I have no idea how you feel and I am hoping that I will not offend. I have had my own issues with child bearing and feeling hopeless. I am sorry and I hope that the Lord will comfort you and bless you with what you need.
I still just want to say how blessed and grateful I am for the privilege I have to be a mother. There is no job, no calling, no accomplishment that I feel will be more fulfilling then that of being a mother. I hope I will keep learning and keep loving and keep trying to be the very best mother I can. Take time today to hug your kids and feel the joy and blessing it is to be a mother!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Girls Weekend

OK so as some of you know I went on a girls weekend with my sisters and mom this past week. We went up to BYU for Women's Conference. The Conference is Thursday and Friday all day and then we were staying in Salt lake on Saturday to have a day to play. Wed afternoon we headed to the airport to fly to Las Vegas and then on to SLC. When we got to the airport the flight was delayed an hour, no biggy, or so we thought. When the time came, they loaded us onto the plane and then kept us there for another hour and then had us get off again. There was a bad wind storm in Las Vegas and they weren't letting planes land. We told them just to skip Vegas and go straight to SLC but they didn't think they could do that. anyway about 3 hours later then expected we got on our way. Well during all this time of waiting I started to get a migraine. Its starts with getting holes in my vision. then moves on to pain in my head and numbness in strange parts of my body like one arm or half my face and my tongue. (I know weird) So then it moves really into my head and I can't think straight. I hate this part because I can hear and see but can't comprehend anything that is going on. Not fun! Its a good thing that I wasn't going on this trip alone and that I didn't have Tolson with me. So anyway we got on our way and headed to Vegas. Well the flight was horribly bumpy and just before we landed I couldn't take it anymore. I tossed my cookies. I have never done this before and really it wasn't that bad. I think my body had just had enough. SO we hobble off the plane and head for the bathroom and then have to get right back on. the second part went better but still not fun. My head was feeling better but oh man did I feel like CRAP!!! we got to SLC at about 1 ish and then headed down to Provo. by the time we got into our dorms and into bed it was almost 2:30. Not a fun day for a sick and tired pregnant lady. Needless to say I slept in the next morning and missed the first session! so worth it. Here are some fun pictures of the weekend.

This is me and my sisters and mom. The flowers were amazing. Sorry about the closed eyes. there were several cameras going at once. In order, left to right, top to bottom: Kelli, Treisa, Michelle, Me, Juli, Ida and Mom.
Saturday we got Hot Stone pedicures. I only get to do this with my sisters on our girls weekends and it is so fun and so worth it. the only problem was that it was cold and everyone was wearing closed toed shoes. We wondered all over the mall trying to find some cheap flip flops to buy so we didn't mess up our nice pretty toes!!! Don't you love the foam ones they gave us.

We toured the conference center and the Beehive house. What a cool place to see. Maybe some day I can get to be there for conference.

This is Treisa, Ida, Me and Michelle at one of the classes. We learned a lot and enjoyed being there together. In some of the classes they had tables set up and had service projects going on during the talks. We helped make memory boxes for moms that have a baby that dies at birth, Quilts, and Procedure dolls.
We had such a great time together and learned a lot. I am so glad I have an amazing Husband that lets me get away sometimes and refresh with my sisters. I am also sooo glad I have sisters I get along with, even my sister-in-laws feel like my real sisters and I can't imagine not having them in my family. I can't wait to see what we plan for next years girls weekend.