Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another blog...

I have another blog going of my tales in the bridal business. Here is the address:


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's a Boy!

Yep! Baby number 2 is on the way, and Ella is going to be a big sister to a little brother! Tom and I are VERY excited! When the nurse first did the ultrasound, she said it was a little girl...but then as she was looking around she changed her mind and said, "Nope! Definitely a boy!" Maybe he's just a little shy ;) Tom is SUPER excited to have a little man around the house. Now he'll have someone to watch football with! :) The babys name will be Thomas Rex ("Rex" after my dad) and his nickname can be T-Rex! Tom says thats what we'll put on all his jerseys. ;)

So far all my Dr.'s appointments have been going well (all two of them! haha!) The ultrasound looked good and all my blood levels are normal, so that's nice. I had kind of weird impressions of my Dr. the first time I met him, but yesterdays appointment went much better and I really like him. So that's a relief :) As for the pregnancy in general, it has been going pretty well. I have been SUPER tired and there are days of just general discomfort and nausea, but overall...not too bad!

Everything else is going pretty well. Ella is NOT doing very well potty training and it is kind of frustrating. Hopefully she'll pick up on it soon...everyone is sick of changing dirty panties. Ew...much worse than dirty diapers.

That's about all that is new for us, though. We were in Utah this last weekend for Baby Kyle's first birthday. It was super fun! You can see pictures on Barbara's blog. Ella did pretty good traveling - it is about an eleven hour car ride, so we watched LOTS of movies and tried to get her to sleep through a lot of it! We were glad to be home, though...for sure.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby Poll!

Okay everyone - what do you think I am having? The winner (or closest) gets a prize! I'm not sure what the prize will be...but I'll think of something :) I have another five months, so no rush...

You have to answer the following questions:

Boy or girl?

Due date? (I am due July 13th, but I was 12 days overdue with Ella and had to be induced!)

Weight? (Ella was 7.6)

Time born? (Ella was born at 5:35p.m.)

So yeah, put a comment and let me know what everyone thinks! I find out if its a boy or a girl on Monday, so even if you are wrong for that but right on everything else, you may still win! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Videos :)

Yes, I am on an updating spree!

Picture Update 2!

Again, another set of long overdue photos!

St. Maarten Zoo

Ella loved getting the peanuts and feeding them to all the animals. There were these little monkeys, though, that she didn't like. When she tried to feed one of them a little peanut, it accidently grabbed her finger instead of the peanut and she FREAKED. It was kind of funny :)

It was SO hot at the zoo! Thankfully the fabulous Spouses Org provided slushie juice boxes and treats for all the kids!

Piano Students on St. Maarten

Performing at the "Christmas/Farewell to Laura the Teacher" Concert :) Seriously.

Trying to potty train...its still going on...its a slow process....

Pretty princess day! Ella LOVES her tutu!

Food prep for Book Club! We discussed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It is a fabulous book about a book club!
Memories of St. Maarten

This is for all you med students out there....a beauty salon on Front it. I don't think I'm getting my hair cut there, though...heheh :)

Just a little reminder of Maho... hahaha!

And a reminder of Cheri's Restaurant

Ella's Birthday Party!
Layla's, St. Maarten

Ella's pretty princess cupcakes!

Ella was having a blast opening presents and licking the frosting off her cupcakes!

Happy Two Year Birthday, Ella!

Dancing with Papa in her new sparkley shoes! This picture doesn't do them justice. They are COVERED in white sparkles! Ella loves them!!

New costume jewelry for her birthday!! :)
Heading to the Butterfly Farm!

It was kind of squishy in our full car! :)
Ella loved the butterflies and kept trying to chase them!

Lounging at Sarafinas...I don't know where she learned to lay like that,
but it is pretty freaking cute :)
More Memories of St. Maarten
A makeshift chapel they made across the street from my piano ladys house. It is just in a vacant lot surrounded by broken down cars :) It makes me smile...

Ella watching the singers at Cheri's

She was quite enthralled.

Ella and Daddy in Maho

Mommy and Ella in Maho

Yummy desserts at the Creperia in Simpson Bay

Mommy and Ella in the Jolly Jump outside of Burger King...before it started pouring!

Sugar Apples. Definitely NOT my favorite fruit...

Baby Bananas! YUM!!

Starfruit! Yum! They taste like apricots!

Picture update!

Okay, here are some posts with pictures of all the things I have been telling about! :) Haha!

CHRISTMAS: Chicago and Salt Lake City
All of us at the Jelly Belly Factory in Wisconsin! It was fun :) We got to ride the Jelly Belly Express!
Giant floating Jelly Beans!!

Daddy and Ella waiting in line! Woo!! Jelly beans!

The Jelly Bean store. It was CRAZY insane! So much jelly bean goodness! :)

Ellas new "mean face" Just for fun :)

Mommy, Daddy, and Ella on the Jelly Bean Express!

Ella in the COLD COLD weather in Chicago!

This was supposed to be a super cute picture of Ella with Santa Claus....but needless to say she had a complete MELTDOWN when we got up to we took her on the merry-go-round instead...we are such suckers...

Flying from Utah to Chicago!

Uncle Seth and Ella riding the little train in the Mall in South Jordan. Ella LOVED it! She would say "Choo choo!!!"

NAMM: National Association of Musician Merchants
Anaheim, California

I saw Weird Al. I waited in line for a LONG time to meet him, but they cut off the line 10 people in front of me! Grr....So here is a picture anyway...

Same story with John Petrucci *disappointed sigh* Lead guitarist of Dream Theater

I did get to meet Jordan Rudess, though, which I was SUPER stoked about!! :) He was a really nice guy! I also saw him give a demo on these new synthesizer products that was AWESOME. Two thumbs up for Jordan Rudess (keyboardist of Dream Theater)

I met David La Rue and Steve Morse (recording artists for a lot of bigwigs!)

Display dedicated to a guitarline based around the old Bat Mobile

Peter Frampton!! Such a nice guy! He had fabulous teeth, bytheway!

Alice in Chains. They were super nice. When I asked them if I could get a picture, they said, "Of course! It always looks good for us to get pictures with hot chicks!" Ha! They said I was hot!!! Talk about a good self esteem booster :) Hehe...especially being three months pregnant! Woo! I've still got it! :) haha!