Friday, November 28, 2008


So if anyone knows me really well they know that I can't keep a secret very well. If someone has told me something confidential or someone else has a secret then I can do it for them but if it's my own secret I'm not too good at it. That's why I'm pretty darn proud of myself for keeping my pregnancy a secret for more than 2 months. That's right...I'm pregnant and Jules is going to be a BIG SISTER. I am due June 4th. (if you can't read the shirt it says "i'm going to be a big sister")

So this is the how we told our families that I was pregnant. It took them a while to actually read the shirt but when they did they were all surprised and excited. We had told everyone that we were going to start trying after my half marathon. The marathon came up really quickly and I started getting scared that it would be hard to get pregnant and I didn't want family asking every week, so we decided to tell them that we were going to wait until we got a house. We still got questions all the time but just lied through our teeth pretty much. We were able to get pregnant right away and found out in mid-September. Last time we told family right away and the pregnancy lasted forever. This time we decided to wait until Thanksgiving. Brett really wanted to wait for Christmas but like I said... I can't keep a secret so Thanksgiving was long enough for me. We had our first appointment a few weeks ago and everything is looking good. This pregnancy has been a lot easier (not that Jules was hard). The biggest complaint is that I'm tired a lot but that's pretty normal. Jules loves babies and is pretty excited...we hope.

This is after our Thanksgiving dinner with Brett's family. This is Rob and Brett throwing the kids up in the air.

Needless to say, they loved it. I do have to admit that I didn't keep it a secret from everyone so there are a lot of you that already knew. It was the hardest keeping it away from family and that's the part that I am proud of. I just have to say that when I first got pregnant there were 13 other people that were pregnant at the same time. Since then about 5 of them have had their babies, namely, Melissa, Jen, Kelsey, Kaye, Chantell, and Jamie is going to pop any day.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Poop in the Bath

Does anyone know how to prevent a kid from pooping in the bathtub? Jules usually takes a shower with me but lately I've been giving her a bath every now and then, and lately she has been pooping every time. It's no fun cleaning it up and having to sanitize all the toys and bath over and over. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Day Finally Came

The long awaited day of going to the nursery arrived. Now I have worked in the nursery before and some of those kids were not happy when mom and dad left them all alone. Not the case with Jules. We brought her to the door and she was gone. She did turn around long enough to tell us good-bye and that was that. I was able to sit and listen to the rest of church in peace. I was able to lead the music in Relief Society without Jules coming up to the front and sucking on the chalk and eraser. It was beautiful and the time past much faster than before. I didn't have to bring a diaper bag full of toys and food to keep her entertained for 3 full hours. There was one time that I peaked through the window to see how she was doing and she was just playing and looked all grown up. There was a part of me at that point that was a little sad to see how big she has gotten but most of me just enjoyed the peace. All the leaders told me that she did really well and fit right in. This is a picture of the first projects "she" made from nursery that she is so proud of. I was lucky enough to get a big hug when I went to pick her up so she really does love me. I think she was just confused that I had been holding out on her this whole time.

On another note...Jules loves to get into the pantry. Every time I open it, she is able to squeeze herself in and get her treats which are just some Kix. I was finally able to get a picture of her in there. Look at how innocent she looks.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More Halloween..

Ok, here's what we really looked like on Halloween.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Brett and I are in a picture!

We finally got a picture of all of us at a Halloween party the day after Halloween. Enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Ok, Ok, Ok, I will post some pictures of Halloween now. I just don't enjoy the holiday very much. I like the fall the jacket weather but that seems to have already passed. I am just not very creative when it comes to costumes. We are cheap and don't want to spend money on a costume that you can only wear once a year. We are also trying to save money for a house right now so a costume just isn't in the budget. We were lucky enough to have someone loan us a costume for Jules, thanks Nettie. Jules actually loved the costume and loved looking at herself in the mirror.

We went to a few parties. Brett, of course, was Napoleon Dynomite. He actually won a contest at work for the funniest costume. He did the dance for everyone and everything. Everyone loved it. Unfortunately, we never took any pictures of ourselves. Other people did so we are just waiting to get some from them. One night I was a dead chef and painted my face. Jules wouldn't even look at me and would scream and cry every time she did. So for the next day I was just a boring old cat. She didn't even like that I painted whiskers on my face. The next day, Brett's nephew had a school dance and his date wanted to be Deb so he was Napolean and needed Brett's stuff. So we were the King and Queen of Hearts, yet another borrowed costume and one that we don't have any pictures of as of yet (thanks Jodi).
One thing I do like about Halloween is making goodies. I found these in a magazine and had a lot of fun with them. Jules and Maddie, my niece who looks homeless in the picture (her dad must have dropped her off that day), enjoyed eating them and helping me make them.

These are kind of old pictures but since they are so cute I wanted to put them up. A while ago we took Jules to a BYU football game. She did really well and we had a lot of fun. Luckily though, it was one of the first games, one that BYU totally dominated so we were able to leave early. It was fun to take Jules but it's more enjoyable without her.
She loves to play with my sunglasses. I am very proud to say that Jules does say cougar and when she had her Cougar shirt on, she points to it and will even hiss like a cougar.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I'm sorry I haven't updated in a long time. Life has just been boring and I've been lazy. My friend Kelsey posted this amazing thing online that is just shocking to me. It is Obama talking about abortion and his support of abortion. Listen carefully to what he says.


Since when is having a baby a punishment? Don't women have a choice to have sex or not? (Of course there are exceptions in rape victims, but there are plenty of people willing and wanting to adopt.) He's saying that women should have a choice to have a baby or not. HELLO! If you don't want a baby, have protected sex or better yet, no sex at all. Obama just gives me the creeps. Please get out there and vote for what is right!