Friday, November 28, 2008

Harry Potter Mania!!!

I am SOOOOO excited for the new Harry Potter movie! It stinks that we still have to wait until July 17th to see it but I just had to share this new trailer that I saw! Three cheers for Harry Potter!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! -

I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving! We did. We went to Soda and ate and ate and ate! I wasn't feeling very good (morning ... actually day sickness!) so I didn't take any pictures. Sorry about that. I think we had about 30 people squeezed into my in-laws house. It was really fun though and I am so grateful for such a wonderful family!

I love this time of year and the reminder that I get. I think I'm pretty good about being grateful all year long but it is nice to have such a special time to think and ponder about what you are grateful for!

By the way, I have to be to work at ShopKo at 4:45 AM in the morning for the dreaded Black Friday. So, if you are out shopping at that crazy hour, remember to come visit me and be nice to your fellow shoppers! ;o)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Not Much Going On -

There isn't much going on in our neck of the woods. We decided to watch The Lion King with Pto discover that it was too scary. It is amazing how you don't realize how serious and sometimes scary children's movies can be! The poor little man even squeezed out a tear! So we immediately stopped it and put in Veggie Tales. I think he should be okay now! ;o)

Things are going pretty good for me. I've been more sick with this pregnancy than I ever was with P. It makes me wonder if it will be a girl?! I'm also working as a cashier at ShopKo, in addition to working with my Dad, and I enjoy it. It is fun to see a lot of people that I know. I'm still serving in the Young Women as the Mia Maid Advisor and I really enjoy it. We have really good girls and they make it fun.

P is growing like a weed and progressing all the time. He is spouting out more and more words and he is such a cutie pie! I know I say it all the time, but it's true!

J is doing well. His job at Culligan keeps him busy and muscular, which I enjoy! ;o) We've decided that he needs a new suit coat because his shoulders have become more muscular. He ended up busting a seam at church today. Oops! J is such a good husband and man! I love him so much and feel so blessed every day for being able to be married to him. He takes such good care of me and has been especially good since I've been pretty nauseous lately. I am one lucky and blessed girl!

Sorry for the lack of pictures, I'll try and take some this week! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! Oh, and Happy Birthday to my awesome mom on the 26th! I love you, Mom!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Who Knew Nemo Was Scary? -

On Sunday, we were at my parents house for dinner and some family time. Usually, my dad always has some type of sports on the TV. He ended up going to Stake Choir practice so, in a very rare occasion, the TV was free! ;o) (You know I love ya Dad!) Anyway, P had found their Finding Nemo DVD and has been pestering to watch it for that last couple of weeks. We finally found our opportunity and decided to watch it. Lets just say that P was glad to have his Grammy near him. He was pretty scared of the sharks and of whenever Marlin and Dory were in danger. We took some cute pictures of him comforting his Grammy and of him really getting the comfort.

After Grampy got home from choir practice, he sat down with P and my mom and watched with us. I wish I had a picture of it but I don't. A "scawy" part came on and P jumped up to hug and comfort his Grampy. It was SO cute!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Good Man Tag -

1. Where did you meet your husband? - Idaho State University math class.

2. How long did you date before you got married? - Friends 3 months, dated 3 months, engaged 3 months.

3. How long have you been married? - 5 years this past July.

4. What does he do to surprise you? - The other day I came home from work to a cleaned living room, kitchen, dining room, AND bathroom! So sweet and cool!

5. What is your favorite feature of his? - His handsome face & sweet personality.

6. What is your favorite quality? - He is patient with me and he makes me laugh.

7. Does he have a nickname for you? - He always comes up with really weird, off-the-wall ones. My favorite is Fluffer (where that came from, I don't know). He does call me Sweetie too.

8. What is his favorite food? - He is loving the new mushroom swiss burger from Wendy's at the moment.

9. What is his favorite sport? - He isn't much of a sports fan. Give him Discovery Channel or The History Channel and he is a happy camper.

10. When and where did you first kiss? - Our first kiss was when were were sitting on my parents couch in the living room. I was nervous and giggling and he tried to wait for me to stop. I couldn't stop so he just went in for it anyway. Pretty cute.

11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? - Just hang out, talk, and laugh. We do like to go for drives and to an occasional movie. We haven't gone to a movie for months though! Hmmm ... I think another sleepover for P at Grammy's house is in order! ;o)

12. Do you have children? Yep. 1 boy and another on the way!

13. Does he have any hidden talents? - He is an awesome artist! Drawing, painting, sculpting, woodwork, etc. You name it, he can do it! I LOVE IT!

14. How old is he? - The big 2-9

15. Who said I love you first? - He did.

16. What is his favorite music? - Any music by English artists like Sting, Phil Collins, & Coldplay.

17. What do you admire most about him? - How much he loves. He takes such good care of me and P. He is an AWESOME daddy and I tell our Heavenly Father everyday how grateful I am for him. I also admire how hard he works for us. He has a really hard labor job and I feel so bad for how tired he is by the end of the week. I hope I tell him enough just how grateful I am for him!

18. What is his favorite color? - Blue

19. Will he read this? - Eventually, I think he checks the blog once a week or so.

20. People I tag - Whomever wants to share the love of their awesome man and/or wife! You men out there are welcome to blog too! :o)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Change Of Plans -

Hey all! If you haven't noticed my new widget to the right, I'M PREGNANT!!!!! Yeah! It kind of looks like an alien right now but that is okay. I'm 6 1/2 weeks along and doing good. My due date is July 4th. I haven't been sick yet and hopefully I can avoid it! Josh and I are really excited.

Now for the change in plan, I've decided that the job that I got was just too stressful. My first priority is to keep this pregnancy safe and stay healthy. So, I've decided to not continue and waste their time. I know it seems kind of premature but a lot of prayer and consideration went into my decision.

Anyway, I just had to share! We are so very excited for this baby ... as for P ... we'll see how he does when it comes. I'm pretty sure he will be an awesome brother but I anticipate some jealousy and hard times ahead for him. He doesn't like to share his mom and dad. Ah, life with kids, I guess!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I Got A Job!

Yippee!!!!! I got a job! First of all, I need to fill you in on a little back story. On Halloween, we went to my parent's ward Halloween party. While we were eating our soup, we sat next to Bill and RaNae McKee and their family. I told him that I was on the job hunt and that if he had any openings to keep me in mind. I decided to sell myself and tell him I had an associates degree in Medical Office Technology. He seemed impressed by that but that was how our conversation was left.

Much to my surprise, Bill called me this morning! He had an opening for a part-time receptionist and wanted to know if I wanted it. I said HECK YEAH! Well, actually I was a little more professional but still really excited. I went in today and started getting trained. For those who don't know, Bill McKee is a counselor and has his own company, Center Counseling. He has several (and I mean several!!!!) other counselors who work for him so it is a BUSY and HOPPING place!

I'm really overwhelmed by it all but I know I will learn it all eventually. I'm pretty pumped. I was really close to accepting a minimum wage job at ShopKo when he called. Hmmm ... I think the Lord might have had something to do with it! ;o) ShopKo would have been fine but I really did not want to work Sundays and holidays. Now, I don't have to!

Anyway, I'll stop blabbing. I just had to share my good news.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mark This Day In History -

I want to mark this day in history. P got into his first "almost fight" with another little boy. We were at the mall, in the little play area, and this other boy was about 3, if that. Anyway, he was kind of bullying some other kids and pushing them out of the way. He did it to P and P pushed back. They both started "boxing" their hands and acting like they were going to fight. No blows were actually landed or anything. The little boys dad and I got there in time to break it up. I'm amazed at P. Usually, he is kind of timid around lots of other children but he totally stood up for himself. Of course, he was scolded about not hitting and pushing but secretly I was proud that he stood up for himself! Am I bad for feeling that way? I hope not. Anyway, I just had to share.

Monday, November 3, 2008

With Great Regret ... -

With great regret, we wanted to inform you of our cool Spongebob pumpkin's death. He lived a good life, an entire week, before being murdered by some rude neighbor kid. We got home from grocery shopping tonight to find the crime scene. I wanted to draw a chalk line around it but it was raining! Actually, I am amazed the our pumpkin lived this long. I will now lead you in a moment of silence ........................................ Thank you for your support!

On a lighter and more serious note, here is a cute picture of P in his Sunday duds. He wasn't in the mood to smile but he still looks cute!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Our Halloween Day -

We went to Costco to look around and P threw the biggest tantrum EVER! He wanted one of those battery powered cars that he can ride in. $300 ... I THINK NOT! Anyway, after he finally calmed down we went to visit P's Great Grandparents. First we stopped at Great Granny Teeples house and got all sugared up. Then we stopped over at Great G'ma and G'pa Gower's house to show off our cute bee. He continued to get sugared up! Then we made a quick stop at my parents house while we were waiting for their ward's Halloween party to start. I wanted to dress up for Halloween but didn't have much $$$. I found this SEXY purple wig for $5.00 and decided I would wear that. It itched SO BAD!

Anyway, J was "jealous" and wanted to try it on too. I think he looks pretty cute ... and silly!

After the ward Halloween party, we drove to a few friends houses in our ward so that P could trick-or-treat. This picture is of P once we got home. He was trying so hard to get some of his candy open. We've had to hide it and let him have it in moderation! ;o)