Saturday, November 30, 2013

a spontaneous trip home. (pt 2)

My sweet families threw me some showers on my short trip home. I couldn't believe how many people were able to make it on such short notice. I was also just blown away at my family's generosity. People just melt when they know a baby's coming. I joked that all you have to do is hide a basketball under your shirt and people start slipping bills to you. But in all seriousness, we are so blessed. And this baby boy has no idea how much love is coming his way.
This, however, was my favorite gift. Given to me by my Aunt Holly on Addisons' side. She put so much thought into every aspect of her gift. And this was a stack of papers, stapled together with this picture of Jesus and Mary on front. I flipped through the book in confusion when I realized it was full of blank pages. I looked up at Holly, and she said it was a book to write how much I loved my new baby in :) absolutely perfect. i love it so much.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

confessions of a preggo.

Ever have one of those days where you just need to have a good cry? That was today I guess. Maybe I'm just pregnant. I haven't been super emotional through this pregnancy, but everything just collided today. 

I may have ranted on the phone to my mom, then had to take a shower to get the rest of the crying out. I sat and rejuvenated for a while, and then had to call my mom back and apologize for the phone call. Haha! I found some motivation deep down and all the sudden I got a flood of ideas and vigor to get things done. 

So then I went to Target, and spent three hours there for therapy. I got myself a new bra, which would make any girl happy. but what was even better was trying it on in the fitting room and spending a good 10 minutes laughing at my new body. They have those 360 degree mirrors in there, and it was the first time I've been able to check out my body for real, and it is FUNNY. Just so bizarre! Literally, from the back I still have a waste! And I am carrying so low! It makes sense why I have this pulling ache up by my ribs all the time. This is a taste I what I saw in that fitting room:
Being pregnant is hard. I envy those people who have easy pregnancies. But it will make the reward all the sweeter I guess? I am so grateful for the good days. I am grateful for my healthy boy. I am grateful for sweet moms who know when to listen. I am grateful for my Addi. I am grateful for work. 

And although we both have to work tomorrow, Addison and I are going to the movies! And we are gonna have popcorn :) 

Happy Thanksgiving all!


a spontaneous trip home. (pt 1)

so, a couple weeks ago my mom calls me with an interesting proposition. she was planning a trip out here in October, but because of her broken foot, had to cancel. she suggested that i use her ticket to come out there, and i'd be able to attend my best friends' wedding! ahhhhh :) at the urging of Addison, I jumped on the opportunity. although November has been extremely overwhelming for me, i knew that a missed trip to Utah would be regretted. it was just a short weekend trip, but it was just what the doctor ordered! i soaked up family, got a taste for "real" winter, had a few showers, and got to attend Cindy's wedding.

the first couple days:
 mandatory cafe rio dinner...oh how i missed it!
 my dads moccasins, soon to be worn by my boy :)
 we celebrated my parent's 40th anniversary at The Roof!
 one of each! (desserts)
 elevator selfie!
 playing games at the condo was a total highlight! we played a trivia game about my parents.
 my favorite picture of my father, to date. (just call him pink panther)
Heber was just as beautiful as ever, and absolutely FREEZING! I have become a total wuss.