We're so excited to have two little girls running around and even more excited that we won't have to buy any clothes! ; ) We're poor, what can we say!? She's due on my birthday, May 3 so 5 months down, 4 1/2 to go!
So once again my pictures are backwards, maybe someday I'll figure out how to upload them the right way! So here's just a few more pictures of our fun Halloween in addition to the creepy old man pictures of Jake. : ) We had fun carving pumpkins and making caramel apples which turned out to be so hard they pretty much break your teeth. We also got to spend Saturday with my cousins Joslin and Dusty and little Eder pants, and their brother and sister-in-law and their daughter. It was a really good day despite the nasty rain and cold! First we went to Gardener Village and saw all the decorations and witches. Then we went trick-or-treating at Jordan Landing to some of the little stores. Then we went back to Joslin's house and made some yummy dinner. We contributed the breadstick bones and monster toes, which were so nasty looking I really had trouble eating them! Later that night Joslin, Kerrisa, and I took all our girls trick-or-treating in the freezing cold while our husbands enjoyed watching football in the nice warm house. ; ) They would have come if we made them but we were feeling nice. We had a really good time and appreciate Joslin and Dusty letting us come over!
So for some reason I really procrastinated Halloween this year. Even though I was so excited and I love Halloween, I guess I just figured that our costumes would magically appear! So the day before our ward party I ran around trying to find Bridget a costume and luckily Old Navy had a super cute Princess costume which was perfect because she's our little princess! I just had to add a few touches and then it worked great! So then an hour before the party I realized Jake and I didn't know what we were going to be. So at the last minute we decided to be old people and I'm pretty sure Jake had way too much fun with it. He went in to the bathroom looking 26 and 20 minutes later walked out looking 62! Actually older I think! It was so funny! People at church seriously did not know who he was. We had fun with it and I would be ok if he looked like this when he really is old! ; )
I couldn't resist putting this picture up. This is so Bridget's personality! She's just so fun and so energetic. Of course I'm always so grateful for her, but lately I just can't help but feeling so blessed to have her. I can't believe I get to be with her everyday and watch her learn and grow. I love being a mom!
Hello Everyone! I haven't blogged in forever and I'm sure you were all just dying to know what has been going on in my life right? ; ) Anyway, we had a really fun summer and boy was it crazy! Jake got hired as a full time seminary teacher at Syracuse High School so we moved in to his parent's house while they are still living in Japan. We are still getting unpacked and adjusting but we really appreciate having free rent and tons of room! Thanks Curt and Colleen! So I took tons of pictures of our summer but of course I'm having technical difficulties and can't get them off my camera so I had to steal these pictures from Ethan and my sister-in-law Ashley. Hopefully I can get the rest off my camera soon! So here are just a few fun things we did this summer!
Best parts of this summer: -Moving -Stadium of Fire -Family Reunion with Jake's family -Ran a half marathon -Went to Mexico -My sister-in-law Steph got married to Geoff! I'm sure I forgot stuff but it was a busy summer! And it was so fun!
Here are some pictures from the Park City Half Marathon we ran with Jake's family. It was actually really fun and so rewarding. We left at 4:30 that morning with our kids and headed to Park City in the freezing cold morning air. We were so lucky to have had 2 of Jake's very responsible cousins there to watch the 3 kids while we ran.
The week before the half marathon we got to go to Mexico with my family and it was so fun! We stayed at a timeshare on a resort and had a blast! We stayed about a minute away from the beach and it was beautiful. We got to snorkel, which was a first for me, we visited Tulum on the LDS Tour, swam and swam and swam, and went to Cozumel. Did I mention how fun it was!? Because it was so fun! Thanks mom and dad!
We're still having computer problems but my cousin Joslin sent me this picture...last week Jake and I had to go to a meeting for his new job that started at 7 in the morning and went until 7 at night. So my WONDERFUL cousins Joslin and Dusty let us spend the night so we didn't have to get up even earlier and then Jos watched Bridget the entire day! She already has a baby of her own so I can only imagine what her day was like with Bridget walking all over the place. She took them both for a walk and crammed them both in the stroller...so cute. Bridget loves Eden and I hope they grow up to be best friends just like all me and my cousins. Thanks for watching her Jos, you're the best!
So I finally had a few minutes to blog today and of course, Jake's laptop died, and by that I mean shut off and when I plugged in the charger the computer had smoke coming out...not a good sign, my laptop's memory card reader stopped working so I couldn't download pictures, and the internet went out which luckily, is now working. All in all, there may not be any posts with pictures for a while. But I did find this lovely picture, Bennett on his 20th birthday. Today he is 21 and officially an adult and will be home from his mission next Friday! Yes, next Friday! I couldn't be more excited or more proud of him. So Happy Birthday Benny and I'll see ya next week! Whoo hoo!
Look how cute my little brother is! He and Mallory went to prom together and they were voted Prom Royalty! I can't believe how old he is. Here's just a couple pictures from prom, they are so adorable together. Sorry, I just had to brag for a minute!
We've had an exciting past few weeks! Jake turned 26, Bridget turned 1, and.....Jake got hired as a full-time seminary teacher! He's worked so hard the past year and a half and I'm so proud of him! Good job Jake! We don't know where we are moving to yet but we'll be sure and let you all know!
Did I mention I'm part Guatemalan? I wish! This
is the great family that my friend Lisa Pack Lindquist
and I stayed with when we went to Guatemala 3 years ago
with our friend Rico. They are here for Rico's graduation and
they came over for a visit. It was so fun!
Bridget and her cute cousin Eden
She's terrified of grass! So was I when I was her age
Eating her birthday cake and loving it
So I made their birthday cakes, but I really should have
had my sister make them because look at how amazing
Last week was Jake's Spring Break so we headed up to Smithfield, UT to visit my cousins Candace and Kevin and their 2 girls. It was a lot of fun! We always have a great time with those guys and we're glad we finally got to go stay with them. While we were there we got to go the the American West Heritage Center to see Baby Animal Days. They had baby ducks, goats, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, bunnies, and even bears. I didn't know how much interest Bridget would have in the animals but she seemed to really enjoy them and so did we! We really had a great time being out in the warm(ish) weather with family and cute baby animals. Here's some pictures from our trip.
Isabelle and Bridget
Here's the poor duckling that Bridget grabbed by the
beak and almost ripped his head off
She was afraid of every animal besides the chicks,
ducklings, and bunnies
My cousin's cute family
Lillian and Isabelle playing with Bridget...that's her
Last April I had long blond hair and I could see my hip bones, and in less than 365 days I now have short dark hair and can't even see my feet let alone hip bones!
When my mom was pregnant with my little brother Ethan, she showed us the ultrasound picture and my other little brother Bennett was pretty certain it was a picture of dinosaur bones. So here she is, our cute pile of dinosaur bones!! Hopefully she's as cute in real life as she is here!
The best money we ever spent!
It's been really fun buying stuff for the baby on the way, Jake has especially had fun setting up all the new gadgets that bounce, swing, and sing! We have no room left in our tiny one room apartment but it's all worth it! I'm just hoping she really is a girl because I don't know what we'll do with all this pink stuff if she turns out to be a boy!
On February 14th my mom, grandma, and sister threw me an awesome baby shower back home in Colorado. It was kind of ironic that the same weekend last year they were throwing me a bridal shower. Anyway, my mom and sister Meredith made me the cutest diaper cake I've ever seen!!
A lovely little sinus infection...
So despite all the other wierd little things that go wrong with me, I never get sick! But for some reason when I went home to Colorado, I got the worst sinus infection I've had in so long! Being pregnant I can't take any medication so I had to resort to..well just take a look!