Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yup, I'm knocked up

I'll answer some of the questions I have received. Yes it's true. No it's not a joke. Yes it was planned (hello do you know me?) Yes I have been super sick. Week 6 and 7 I felt like crap but was in full function mode. Week 8 (the week work started again) I threw up so many times I lost count. Week 9 I got meds and only threw up every now and then. Labor Day we went to dinner with our friends and I got sick, threw up for over 4 hours and missed my first day of work. Went to work on Wed. and passed out while I was meeting someone. Yes I have lost all sense of shame. I have pulled into a parking lot to open my door and vomit all over, gone back to work and noticed that somehow it got on my shirt =). Thrown up in my hand, in many different toilets, my friends street, her lawn. Oh it has really been fun. Some people don't get sick, I envy them. But I am saving (or trying to) my sick days for when the baby comes- which is due March 27th but I would be ok if it came a week late- So I have pulled myself together and gone on living my life. There were and occasionally are still days when I wish I could stay at home and lay around all day. Every time I say how long it's been since I was last sick I always end up sick again- Like today =(. We are super excited and really want a healthy baby. I work with all the worst case scenarios so it's not too far removed from my world. Having a healthy normal baby is such a blessing. If it could have my hair and Caleb's eyes I wouldn't complain.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I need a time out...

Today is bad. So bad that I had to get on mt soap box and cry a river. So here it goes: It took me an HOUR to get home from work today. I was in Saratoga and I loath Saratoga. I stayed on one road (basically in one spot) for 30 mins. I have to drive with stupid Utah drivers and get a rock chip in my window...again. I also hate that Semi-trucks can get away with ruining my windshield. I get home. Turn on the TV and the ONLY channel we are getting is the Mexican channel. UGH! I don't live in freaking Mexico. I am not ok with having a Spanish speaking teacher for kids to "learn" English when our Special Needs kids can't get a one-on-one aides. I am not ok with paying taxes for illegal immigrants to use the hospital as their one stop Doctor apts. I am not ok with jobs going to illegal immigrants when we have thousands of our citizens who need jobs. I am not ok with enabling these illegal immigrants to get the lifestyle they have without doing it the legal and right way. I am perfectly happy and appreciate those who do come here (the U.S) legally, learn English and contribute every bit as much as someone who was born here. There. After stupid traffic, a rock chip, some other petty stuff I couldn't even write down, and a Mexican channel for TV, I realize I have it pretty good. I have a car to drive in traffic, a job to wear me out, a family to come home to and a TV to watch something (even if it's not in English). I thought about erasing this instead of posting it but I think I will keep in case my bad mood tries to strike again. I need to remember what really matters and how many blessing I have in my life. (I still think TV should be in English.)

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Caleb is Jarebare's favorite. He will tell you this openly.
Caleb and I went for a hike and meet up with everyone else after. We took them to a bridge and I lifted Jared up so he could see the view. He took a look and said "This is the most beautiful place eva!" It was so genuine and adorable. He can't say his /r/ sound.

Quinn and Jake before the night show or maybe they were taking a break. I wish you could see Jake's face, he's too cute. Don't you just love the mini camping chairs!

The hubs and I.

My mom and I. Once again I wish I had more pics of the family. Hum maybe if you have some you could email them to me?

The GParents minus Johnny who was too new to come to the Y party.

I have no idea why the spacing between pictures is different. Anyway, here we are at Yosemite. We went with my family (minus Kelly, Brent and Johnny). We had a blast! After our 12 hour drive we were so glad to see Kristie, Dave, Mattie, Jake, Mom, Dad, Khloe, Jarebear, Katie, Aaron and Quinn. My parents let us crash with them in their cabin, nothing better than a SLUMBER PARTY!!!! We had a great time swimming in freezing cold water, going on hikes, seeing the Redwood Trees, more hikes, bike rides with cute kids and seeing TWO bears. Who were in deed too close for comfort, a lot of deer, eating yummy food cooked by my bil Dave, the best bonfire with a light show like no other! We really had a great time. It was so fun to see my family and to enjoy the beautiful earth we have. We can't wait for next time!

Monday, September 14, 2009


After Montana we were able to meet up with Joe and Steff in Idaho. We stayed with Steff's family and ran a 5k on the 4th of July. It was both of our slowest 5ks but that's what we get for staying up and playing too hard. I wish I had a picture of all four of us after the race but I left my camera. After that we went to the parade. Please note the tree of liberty with Obama as the axe. Um can we say right winged repubs?!?! Crazy. I know most of you aren't Obama supporters (I have some issues with him) but lets not hate our President. We went to a yummy
breakfast, took a very long nap and went to an awesome firework show. They time the radio with the fireworks and it is a great show. If I had been thinking I would have snapped more pictures.

Monday, September 7, 2009


We were able to take a ride on the four wheeler. The best was Brian's dad would pick up the yard on the four-wheeler.

Just look at the pure joy on these boy's faces. This was a level 3 and a blast. Becka and I went in a 6 peson raft and she hasn't sent me pictures of those yet...

The plug in the raft came undone and flooded the raft. They had to pull over and let the water out. It was beyond freezing cold water.

This is Becka and Brian. They were awesome enough to let us stay with them at their family cabin. It was a really sweet cabin and I can't believe I didn't get a picture of it.

This is Bear Country Breakfast. You have to eat big to play big. We did both.

Bear Country is also know as Big Sky.

And the dog. Caleb fell in love with this dog. She was such a good dog. We had a blast in Bear Country. We couldn't take a ton of pictures because we were in the river most of the time. We had fun rafting in the river by their cabin, and also when we loaded up and drove somewhere and everyone (like 20 people) rafted down a huge river. It was beautiful in Bear Country.