Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lots of stuff

I've been a lame blogger. I know. Since I have to blog at home, I have a hard time, since my feet swell up at work while sitting at my desk and the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit at my computer and have my feet get bigger. We've done a lot of stuff I haven't talked about yet.

Before Thanksgiving, we went to The Good Guys Car Show. Brady wanted to get some video footage for his cinematography reel. I took my camera and took some pictures for myself. We had a blast being "artistic" together. A lot of these cars were pretty cool.

Brady filming.
Even I got to help out and film a little.

Not a real child. We didn't know what this was about, but it was funny.

It was fun, but it turns out, walking around for hours is not so good on my preggo body. I took a two hour nap immediately on the couch in Brady's office. My body was really sore when I woke up. Oh well.

Thanksgiving was fun. No pictures. We spent Thanksgiving day with the Gillmans. Brady and I were put in charge of providing the pie. We got kind of excited since I love having pies at Thanksgiving and Brady has always wanted to make pies. So we made 4 pies, a key lime (at the request of Brady's mom), a pecan pie, and 2 pumpkin pies. Everyone was pleased with them and they weren't nearly as hard to make as I thought they would. We all went to a movie that night and saw Harry Potter. Brady and I had already seen it, but were happy to see it again. I think Blake and Cindy were a little lost with the story. Fun times.

Grandma and Grandpa Bingham decided to join Sarah and mom at Sarah's house for Thanksgiving. It was nice to be able see them and spend some time with them around the holiday.

I'll have to wait until I get the pictures from my mom of my baby shower to blog about it. It was fun for me. :)

Brady has finished his degree! Woo Hoo! There's some mess up with his transcripts so he hasn't received his diploma yet. ASU is dumb like that. But he's done with his classes and is now on the major job hunt, which he basically has been for months now. *sigh* He feels really good about being done knowing that he has a BA degree that most employers are looking for. I'm so prond of him, he's worked so hard.

Last week, Brady and I had a major shopping day, we used the gift cards that we received and bought a lot of stuff we still needed. I feel a lot more prepared now since we have all the essential stuff. I just need to do a lot of pre-washing, which will get done next week when the detergent I ordered arrives. Yay!

As for the pregnancy itself, I've had a tough week, in my "easy pregnancy" standards. My mom said that I can't complain about though. So I won't. I'm 35 1/2 weeks along right now. Whew! Only 4 1/2 weeks to go. I can't believe we're a month away from meeting little Oliver. Brady and I are really excited, and get more excited everyday to become parents. It melts my heart to see Brady so happy. We wonder what he's going to look like. We're thinking he'll have dark hair and dark eyes. I'm also guessing that he'll be an 8 pound baby. I won't complain if he's smaller. ;)

Christmas Eve is tomorrow! Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Update on growing baby

I thought I should add an update on the ever-kicking babe. First a picture.This was taken on the the 20th, when I was in my 30th week. But it's the most recent one I've got for now. I will also later blog about the car show this was picture was taken.

We have nailed down the name! And since I'm putting it on the blog, we better keep it. The name is Oliver J Gillman. Isn't it cute? I love it so much. Oliver is the only name we had found that stood out to me as a possiblity. The J comes from Brady, since it's his middle name. There is no period on the J. We're still getting used to calling him Oliver, we still end up just calling him "the baby".

This kid is kicking like crazy nowadays. And I love it. I can watch my tummy for hours as it moves in waves, it makes me laugh sometimes. I just can't believe that a little 3.5 pound baby can move so much all day long. But it is pretty entertaining.

We finally got registered for our stuff. It wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. As new parents, we had no idea what we would need. We took a list that my SIL sent us, and used it as a template, which was a huge help, but other than that, we were lost. My mom called me and listed like 10 more things we should register for, so, online I went, and added more stuff. I hope we have the important things covered.

I'm starting to get a little worried about my weight gain. I'm not going to put on here what I do weigh but I have already gained about 35 pounds. I really didn't want to gain 50 during this pregnancy since I heard that it's harder to loose, but it looks like that might happen to me. *sigh* I was taking the stairs at work throughout the whole pregnancy until last week. I just couldn't do it anymore without loosing my breath and taking one step every other minute. It wouldn't be so bad if I worked on the 2nd floor instead of the 3rd.

Comfort! It is gone. I can never really find a comfortable position to sit, lay down, or sleep in. My joints, hip wise, really ache when I stand up after sitting for over an hour or when I walk around too much. Usually at night, I can just be laying on the couch, watching TV, and I'll end up feeling out of breath, for no reason at all, that annoys me the most. I'll never take comfort for granted again.

The swollen ankles still come and go, but I think the cooler weather has helped keep the swelling down a little.

That's about it for now. I'm going to do another post soon about things that aren't baby related. I just need to get my pictures edited for it.

32 weeks! Only 8 to go!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Third Trimester Begins

Here we are in the "home stretch", as people tell me. I'm 28 weeks along, only 12 to go. I'm starting to get more uncomfortable and sitting for a long period of time is getting harder and harder, especially at work. I have to slouch in my seat a ton just so I don't feel all scrunched up but of course, that is starting to hurt my back. Other than that, I've been feeling great.

We have finally bought some gear. My mom took us out and got us to buy a stroller and car seat,
and a Pack N Play.
We're quite proud of our purchases, and if we get nothing else, we at least have a way to move the baby around and a place for him to sleep.

I took my glucose test on Wednesday of last week. All I heard before taking this test is how awful it is. People talked up the horror of it so much I was expecting the worst. Turns out that it was nothing! I show up and they give me this small bottle of some orange drink that I had to get down in 5 minutes. I got it down in like 90 seconds because it tasted exactly like this stuff!
The annoying part was having to just sit there for an hour before they could do my blood draw. At least Brady came along to keep me company. No results on the test yet, by the way.

Here's the belly shot, taken Wednesday,

On to fun things we've done. Well, we went to a fun movie event with our friends Brian and Kat. They invited us to go see this:It was laugh out load hilarious. If you don't know what it is, Riff Trax are these three guys that starred in Mystery Science Theater 3000, and they now "riff" on more modern movies, but for Halloween they did this Vincent Price movie "House on Haunted Hill" and was broadcast throughout theaters. They also riffed on a couple of old, rather random, short films, from the 70's. Awesomeness.

Story: After arriving at the theater after we had dinner, we all used the bathroom. While in the bathroom, Brian saw a man wearing a fanny pack, he walked out and punched Brady, "slug-bug" style and they decided to begin the game that you can punch someone if you see a fanny pack. Kat and I walked out of the bathroom and we were told about this and Kat pointed at a guy in the distance asking "like that guy?" We all cracked up, since this was a completely different guy than who Brian originally saw. What are the odds? Let the games begin.

We've also seen a few good movies. In the theater! In the past month we've seen,
The TownThe Social NetworkWaiting for SupermanWe both cried at this last one. It was sad and frustrating. However it was really good and I recommend seeing it. I think Brady and I talked about education, schools, and our own school experiences for two hours after walking out of the theater.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

For the first time...

Brady felt our boy kicking! Last night, while we were laying on our bed playing with our phones, the baby started bouncing around. I told Brady and he put his hand on my tummy and finally felt 3 good kicks. We were excited. Happy times!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

24 Weeks

Hello! I'm still here. I'm 24 weeks pregnant and feeling good about it, 85% of the time. The 15% is when I have moments of mood changes. It's like when I was on the pill and I felt PMS-y all the time. It was no fun then and lasted a lot longer, but this time I have worries with it, like, this baby is coming sooner than later and we have nothing prepared. I like feeling prepared. Or when people treat me different in a way that makes me think, "geez people, I'm not handicapped!"

My favorite part about being pregnant so far, a tie between:
  • Feeling him kick me. It make me giggle sometimes and he has literally tickled me a couple times. I love seeing my tummy bounce. It just makes me think about how cute he's going to be.
  • I also love sending my dad updates through the email. His replies back to me make me laugh and I love being able to share this experience with him.
Here I am at 24 weeks! No I'm not pushing it out.

Brady has had my camera, and my point and shoot is kaput, so I had to use my phone.

Another annoying thing is swollen feet and ankles. Extreme man! It started when we went to Disneyland, then they went away after a week or so, then they came back with a vengeance, then they went away. Now they puff up a little every day, but go down by morning. On Saturday, Sarah came shopping with Brady and me. When I came out of a dressing room in a dress, Sarah was literally gawking at my ankles. I would've been offended if it wasn't so funny.

Some randomness:

I don't talk to my tummy/baby. Is that bad? Will my baby not recognize my voice?

My driving has gotten less ragerific, not that it was that bad before. I now notice that people run red lights all the time! It's scary, so I make sure all cars are coming to a stop before I go on my green light.

I like listening to rock and alternative music in the car. Is that bad with a baby?

I can't wait until my new clothes come in. I ordered a bunch online yesterday.

Brady and I watched the documentary "Babies". It was super cute and really funny. Our favorite baby was definitely the Mongolian baby. He was hilarious, even his older brother had us rolling.

I can't wait to see my mom this Friday.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Restaurant Week

I thought I'd talk about our fun experience last weekend. Right now here in Arizona is "Restaurant Week"

What is Arizona Restaurant Week?

"2010 Arizona Restaurant Week will give local, regional and national food lovers the opportunity to enjoy a prix-fixe dinner for $19, $29 or $39 per person (unless noted: excluding beverages, tax and gratuity) at a number of participating high-end Arizona restaurants. Arizona Restaurant Week’s goal is to position Arizona as one of the top culinary destinations in the nation by increasing awareness of the many dining opportunities available in the state, as well as stimulating business and revenue for restaurants throughout Arizona." - ARW website.
We were invited to go with our friends Brian and Catherine. We had gone with them last year to a restaurant called "Bloom", and it was such a fun/delicious experience, we had to go again.
Here is a picture that we have from last year. Buick was at this location taking "red carpet pictures" to promote their new car. Cheesy but fun.

So this year, Brian and Cat chose to try "The Mission" in Old Town Scottsdale. It's labeled as "modern latin cusine", but lets just call it amazing!

We walk in and can't really see anything. It was really dark. Jokes flew around about it being a swanky vampire bar. Then the waiters opened the shutters that were right in front of Brady and I and we were blind for a little bit, but it quickly got dark outside. Leaving to look at our food by holding up the single tiny useless candle to it, so we can see what we were eating.

We started out getting chips and salsa, which we later found out, on the bill, was not complimentary, as all latin restaurants are. Usually. Right? But that would be the only strike of the evening.

The appetizers were amazing. Brady and I both got this:"Almejas al Vapor", Peruvian clam stew + rock shrimp + chorizo + aji amarillo + roast corn + pan de yucca. It was so yummy. I could have had a huge helping of just that and left happy. I belive Brian and Cat both got "Duck Carnitas Gordita", roast garlic aioli + ancho plum gastrique. I thought Brian was going to die, he loved it so much.

For our main meal Brady and I both got "Chorizo porchetta", pork shoulder + house made chorizo + rosemary + cotija + white bean puree + sweet garlic crema. It was really good, the sauce was amazing and the pork was cooked just right. Brian got "Pecan grilled New york" smoked tomato + chiletepin + manchego + grits, which he also seemed to really like. And Cat got the "Black Grouper" white bean succotash + crayfish + aji rocoto.

For dessert, us girls got this:Pumpkin Bread + creme + butterscotch + pepitas + vanilla bean ice cream, which was amazing! I would totally get it again. Even the guys loved it.

Brady and Brian both got this:Espresso Churros + Ibarra chocolate ice cream shake, which was also delicious.

I would recommend this place to anyone and would love to go back some day. I also loved the fact that this restaurant was supposed to be a $39 per person place, but got advertised as $29 per person. Ha. You could see the disappointment on the waiters face, especially since we didn't order any drinks, not even soda.

Another successful year of Restaurant Week.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Random thoughts, fact, and figures

I bought maternity clothes. I went to Motherhood Maternity since they seem to have the best prices. On Saturday I went and bought 2 dresses and a pair of jeans. Love the jeans. When I tried the dresses on at the store, I thought they looked great. The next day I planned to wear one to church, but I put one on and saw not a pregnant me, but a fat me. I had a little break down. Brady consoled me and I wore a skirt that fit ok, but I'm sure I won't be wearing it again for a while. I'll have to try the dresses again next week.

Yesterday, I got tired of not being able to button any of my work pants, so back to MM I went and bought a couple pair and a few shirts as well. I'm wearing the pants, but they're still a little loose.

I talked to a girl on Sunday during Relief Society, we've never really talked before and she seems about my age, if not younger. She asked if I had kids, and I told her, one on the way. She asked how far along I was and I said, 21 weeks. Her eyes got really big and said, you don't look pregnant at all. After my break down over my body that morning, I didn't know whether to take that as a compliment or if it added insult to injury. So I just said, "yeah? I guess so."

I've gained 15 pounds in this pregnancy so far. I feel every ounce of it when I climb the stairs at work to the 3rd floor. I just hate using the elevator.

This movie made me cry.

But so did this show

I'll blame the hormones.

I have a co-worker on my team who is also pregnant. Our due dates are only one day apart. Which is pretty cool. We're both having boys. We swap stories and experiences we're having.

Brady and I are going to do cloth diapering. It may sound crazy, but I'm doing it more for economical reasons. We're buying them slowly until we have as many as we feel is necessary. I was always leery of the idea until I listened to a podcast talking about. They sold me on the idea, and Brady was on board with no problems with it. We're going to use the Bum Genius One Size 4.0. They have the best reviews.

I have no idea, what else to do to prepare for this baby. When should I buy stuff? After the baby shower? I don't even know what is essential things to register for. What brands are best? I don't want to go over board on a bunch of stuff that I'll never use.

I'm trying to decide on whether to take birthing classes. It costs money, which is precious to us these days, but maybe I'll learn a lot more than what I'm reading in my book.

I hate blogging on a PC.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dishin' It

It's a Boy!

We're very excited! It's crazy too! I'm going to have a son! I'm going to be a mom and have a little boy that will be my son. I can hardly believe it.

We weren't all that surprised that it was a boy since we were given a very strong hint at our 12 week ultrasound. When we were there, the technician said "I know it's early, but do want to know what I think your having?" We said yes. She said "a boy". It did seem pretty obvious in the ultrasound pics. And even the doctor that day agreed with her. But since she said that's still too early to be 100% sure, we shouldn't go buy all blue yet. So we only told some people and decided to wait until this ultrasound to announce what it really was.

We'll announce the name if we ever nail it down as official, since we have one in mind.

Brady asked me what color theme we're going to do for the "baby room". Look, I'm not a decorator. Never have been. You can look around my house and see that I'm not one to do color themes. Or a theme in any way. I do like color. I'm not into the whole neutral color thing that everyone seems to do nowadays. It looks nice, but I like seeing reds (obviously), blue, purples, whatever, at the same time, and I'm sure my children's rooms will be the same way, until they're old enough to take over decorating their own rooms themselves. I do have a cute idea that involves colored paper and cute shapes over the babies crib. I can't wait to know where I'll be living and what room to do this in.

Oh here's the gift my mom bought for my future boy.
Isn't it adorable? I'm loving the Classic Pooh stuff. If I do a theme, that's what it would be.

Cute little rattle

I think it's time for some maternity clothes. I have one skirt and one dress that fit ok, but since I have 20 Sunday's left (weird), I think I need to go out and buy a couple that I can grow into. I was looking online and I couldn't believe how expensive maternity clothes are! Come on! I'm only going to wear this stuff for 6 months or so, I hope.

Man, am I just rambling, or what?

Monday, September 6, 2010

A last minute trip

Last weekend, Brady and I decided to go to Disneyland for a few days. It was a last minute decision, and for me, last minute means, one week notice. We also didn't tell anyone. We liked being sneaky and knew we would get an earful from certain family members that would be TOTALLY JEALOUS! And I was right. MWAH ha ha ha.

Why would I go to Disneyland while pregnant? Because Disneyland is fun, even when you aren't riding one of the roller coasters. I decided to take my SLR camera to take awesome pictures. But since I'm not a dedicated photographer, I didn't get very artsy, and only carried it around the first day. That thing is heavy.

We left on Thursday after I go off of work.We drove into this pretty setting and ended up getting pounded on with rain and strong wind, and next to semi trucks. Luckily I was driving, so we were guaranteed to be safe.

We got to Anaheim a little cranky. It was late and we were tired. We camped again. Hey, it's fun and a huge money saver. We got set up and went to sleep and rose to a beautiful day for Disneyland!

The wildest ride I could ride was "Pirates of the Caribbean". We went on that after first riding "Jungle Cruise" nothing like horrible puns to start your day. We even did "Tarzan's Treehouse", we had along day to fill without the help of thrill rides. View from Tarzan's Treehouse.

We made reservations to eat at "The Blue Bayou". They amazingly had a table available for the very beginning of lunch, right next to the water. Sweet!
Yummy food to come!

The fun thing about sitting next to the water at this place, is that you have people going by on the boats waving at you. Brady had fun humoring them and waving back.

Next was a ride on the "Mark Twain Riverboat", something I hadn't done in many years.
A view of the canoe ride from Mark Twain. And yes, we did this too!
Fantasyland was a must for us, so we rode on "Peter Pan", my favorite, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride", and the carousel. We even did the castle walk through, which was also recently updated and really cool. Seriously!

As it started to get hotter in the late afternoon, we did a couple things on Main Street like watch all of the penny arcade movies, and go into the movie theater. We went and saw "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln", which was pretty good since they had recently updated it.

I can tell Brady kind of wanted to go on a ride and since "Splash Mountain" had a Single Rider line, I encouraged him to go. But just as we were getting there, Brady pulled me onto the "Davy Crockett Canoes". We ended up sitting right up front. We were excited and really wanted to paddle since we see most people just sit there while the cast members do all of the work, and we feel bad. So we got a workout. It was fun.

We went on the Winnie the Pooh ride for the first time. It's full of randomness and I'm not surprised that it's not more popular (HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!, inside joke). There was a couple in front of us on the ride that turned around at one point and asked if they could take a picture over our heads. We said yeah. They said it was because there were left over head mounts from the Country Bear Jamboree hidden in the Pooh ride. He pointed it out and we turned and looked and sure enough!
It was these:

We went Tomorrowland for one reason, to see...It was sooo cheesy awesome! I could have done without the new chair moving thing. But it was hilarious to see, especially with Brady. This is not his kind of thing. Unfortunately, the 3D quality isn't that great and so we couldn't bear to see it again on this trip.

Brady: "It's a CUBE!"

We watched the fireworks show that night, which was kind of a snooze, the music was too soft and there weren't enough fun firework explosions going on.

The 2nd day we did California Adventure. I didn't have my camera most of the day so not many pictures to show. We thought that they were opening at 9am so we get there at that time and the gates are still closed. Turns out that they weren't opening until 10am. But we waited in the line that was already there and at 9:30 they opened the gate to allow people to go get their "World of Color" fast pass ticket. Something you have to have, to see the new night show. So we headed to where they tell us and it's a long line. Good thing we go there so early. We only had to wait for about 25 minutes, but the line got A LOT longer the next time we saw it an hour later. But they do the show three times, so it's still worth the wait.

The first thing we rode was the Merry-Go-Round, with the swinging seats. It was early enough that we were able to get our own. It was fun and man do those things swing!

We rode "Soarin over California" which is always awesome. We even got fast passes for later when it would be more crowded. We saw "Muppets in 3D" and cute little stage show we stumbled on called "Drawn to the Magic". Since it was near by we even went on the "Monsters Inc" ride for the first time. It was lame.

For lunch we got delicious bread bowls. Then we headed over to Paradise Pier to see how Toy Story Mania was. The wait was 45 minutes (Ugh! They need fast passes!) We decided to not go in at that moment. Brady went into the bathroom and I called my mom. By the time I got off the phone with mom. The wait had gone down to 30 minutes! Sweet! It moved fast. I love that ride, and games are so much fun.

It was now 3pm and we were tired, so we went to our car, laid the seats back and slept until 5pm. It was the best thing ever!

We got back in the park and ate a simple dinner at the Fresh Market. We watched people get wet on the Big Bear River Run. Hilarious. And I took some pictures.
Hey that's nice picture, but...

Oh Yeah! Camera skills!

We headed to our line for "World of Color" and we were in great spot. We were almost dead center and not too close to the water, but not too far away. Showing up early for the tickets paid off.

Waiting for "World of Color"

World of Color pre-show. I know, you can totally tell what's going on.

I didn't get any pictures of the show. I wanted to really enjoy it without worrying about getting a good picture. Plus the mist of the water would hit us. This show was amazing. I was really impressed. It doesn't have a story like "Fantasmic" but the spectacle is awesome. It's crazy how high that water goes up and the effects they were able to pull off. And pyrotechnics like Disney's never done before! This show is highly recommended. See it the next time you're there.

I didn't take this picture, but I tried to after the show.

California had this thing going on at night called "Glow fest". We were wondering what it was, and it turns out that it's a big dance they have every night. It's a like a night club in the entrance to DCA.
The next day we went back to Disneyland to do a the few fun rides I could do, Pirates and Haunted Mansion. Brady went on 'Indiana Jones" by himself as well as "Splash Mountain". It was fun to be able to see him go down the drop. He was sitting in the back with a bunch of young college kids and I could hear him yell in joy as they went down. He got pretty wet on one side.

Brady decided that he wanted to go on the River Run at DCA right before we left, so we walked all the way over, but the wait was 35 minutes. And he didn't want to wait that long. So we ate a churro and left.

It was a fun trip, even pregnant. It makes me excited for when ever we go next time and I can go on what ever ride I want. But it also makes me really appreciate Disney for not making just thrill rides. It was also a good trip for just Brady and me, before we become responsible parents.

Miles Driven: 700
Churros Eaten: 6
Bathrooms Uses: Lots!
Lincolns' Seen: 1
Swollen Feet: 2 (3 times)
Fun?: Yes.

Goodbye California

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last weekend...

I'm amazingly almost done with work for today, so I thought I'd take a break and tell about my weekend with Madre (as Sarah would say).

To burn off some extra vacation hours I have, I took Friday off to spend the day with mom, just her and me. Her school is doing a 4 day school week this year so she has every Friday off (jealous). We started out getting pedicures, which is always a nice treat. My toes weren't looking pretty this summer. Afterwards we met up with Sarah for lunch at Olive Garden for soup, salad, and bread sticks. It was pretty good. I didn't tell my mom (until now, I guess) that I had Olive Garden two days before than because of a work team lunch. But no worries, I really like their salad, and that one breadstick really was the best breadstick I've ever had at that restaurant. MMMM.

Sarah went back to work and mom and I went to Babies R Us. I've only been to this place twice in my life and, it's been a while. We walked down every isle while my mom told me things like, "you don't need this", "I had something like this for you", and "I don't know how you survived!" (safety requirements were pretty lax when I was a baby). We got giddy with excitement many times. The word "cute" came out of my mouth way too much. After about an hour and a half, maybe two hours, my mom bought the "first gift". It's the most adorable outfit that I'll show in a later post. I can hardly wait for my 6 month old baby to wear it.

We went to Kohls so mom could buy some clothes and we looked at maternity stuff. Ugh, I'm not wanting to wear maternity clothes. I know there are some cute stuff out there, but the idea that I have to buy these expensive clothes to wear for less than a year is frustrating to me. I can't bring myself to committ. My mom bought me a simple shirt that was on sale, so I have something, but baby has got some growing to do before wearing it.

Amazingly that took our whole day. We lounged around at Sarah's house for a couple hours, just chatting before I went home to hang with Brady.

On Saturday, I went to see "Eat, Pray, Love" with the fam, and Brady, surprisingly, volunteered to come along. He felt bad for subjecting me to a movie the night before called "Brotherhood of the Wolf", boring, slow, dumb, too long. I don't know if I was comparing E,P,L to BotW, but I actually thought it was good. But it was also a little slow and a little too long.

Anyways, that's it, that's what we've been up to. The End.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm a walking cliche

I can't believe I actually had this craving.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

17 Week Picture

Here I am at 17 weeks. Actually the picture was taken on Sunday, the day before I was 17 weeks, but I still look the same.
I don't know. I don't think I'm "showing". I think I just look thicker.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Look at me, Look at me

Just kidding, I have no pictures. It's been a while so here's a quick run down of what we've been doing.

We have put our condo up for sale. We're very excited and anxious to get it sold and be able to be free to move where we want.

Brady is currently looking for a new job. He has a contract with CBS Radio to make videos for them when they ask, but he's still waiting for them to ask to make one. Keep him in your prayers on his search.

My sister-in-law came into town for a couple of weeks for a visit, along with nephews Rafe and Skye. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures while they were here. I'm terrible. But I had fun visiting. I ditched work one day to hang out with Shannon. We went and saw "Salt" in theaters, which was kind of disappointing of a movie, but I still had fun. I loved hanging out with my nephews, they are the cutest kids ever. I love talking to Rafe, he has a funny imagination.

Brady and I started working on our hobbies again. I'll have to post pictures of the finished products. Bradys is pretty impressive.

Yeah, this is all people want to talk about with me. I'm 16 weeks now! Time flies. I still don't think I look pregnant. I'll take a picture soon. I look like I've just gained 15 pounds. :(

I've switched doctors, and I'm very happy about it. I wasn't quite comfortable with my first one.

I'm feeling pretty great. Normal actually. The only thing that reminds me that I'm preggo is not being able to button some of my pants.

I got a bella band to extend my wardrobes life. I can't justify buying maternity clothes while not showing at all.


I'll try to update more often. With pictures. I've been so bad lately since I get home and never get on my home computer. (I'm at work right now) But I do want to blog about our busy life and our crazy baby plans. Not too crazy. (Mom!)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Picture Day!

Last month, I hired a photographer to take family pictures for Brady and me. It was a lot a fun. And HOT! (Temperature wise). But they turned out great. Just how I was hoping. Here is our photographer's website.
And here are a few of my favorites. We have a lot more than this but I can't give them all away.Check out how blue they made Brady's eyes. Kind of sexy...

This one's just funny to us since we know what's going on.