Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crafty Wood Cutouts...I've been crafting.

A lady in my ward told me about the cute Crafty Wood Cutouts Store in Orem and I've been crafting! The J-O-Y we did in Relief Society a Christmas or so ago, and then at Christmas time I make the Give Thanks; for my birthday P gave me the wonderful P&K that I just barely got around to making - and then I just made this cute watermelon for my summer - shelf decorating. Who knew modge podge and paint could be so cute and fun?!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wheeling Around Yosemite

So - instead of cancelling our vacation due to bed rest my wonderful husband still let us go and stubbornly pushed me around Yosemite in a wheelchair. It was a steep ride up to Vernal Falls in a wheelchair and I had to get out and walk the last little steep stretch. People were looking at me with sympathy - or more so my husband because of the tough job of pushing me up - but I could tell no one knew why I was in that wheelchair. One little kid spotted it though (bless his heart!) He said, "Oh, your pregnant! My mom's pregnant!" Love that kid.

We did go on to Sequoia National Park and to San Francisco and I "shuffled" about and saw the sights. We were slow-and-go, but it was a great trip!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

I Made the Baby a Blankie

So - having been on baby bed rest for quite a while now - and finally knowing the gender of our little one - a boy - I decided to make a baby blanket. This is the first thing I have sewed for a very, very long time (my mother will assert that it is not my talent) but I think it looks pretty cute!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Utah Lake - Can Be Pretty

Utah Lake might be at its best in this time of year! 

We love to be out in nature - even when it is freezing cold!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sand Dune Arch

P and I took a quick weekend trip last week to Moab - one of my most favorite places in the world. We hiked Sand Dune Arch, the Delicate Arch (on the Utah license plate), and we did half of the Devil's Garden hike - which goes past Landscape Arch and the Double-O Arch.

Me sitting on top of the Sand Dune Arch, probably illegal.

I love, love, love this view into the slot canyons from the Devil's Garden trail.

P & I at the Double-O Arch

P climbing onto Double-O arch.

The Delicate Arch - it only took us 5 shots to get a perfect picture.

I love that my wonderful husband & I both share a love for the outdoors. It would be hard to be married to someone who did not share this love of mine.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Haunted Houses & The House of the Lord

I love my husband more this week because of two places, a haunted house and the House of the Lord.

P and I went to Insanity Point in Lehi for a fun double date. As we wove through the haunted locations I was screaming my head off - and my dear, sweet husband would just go up to the scary dudes and say, "Hey - how are you doing? Nice face paint." Just like that. All calm and conversational. You would think he was being friendly with the clerk in the grocery store (which he always is). It was awesome. While I attracted more attention, because who doesn't want to freak out the screaming girl, they kinda just left my husband alone. When I thought I was losing my mind (even while knowing it was fake) he was calm like a Sunday walk. I LOVE HIM. Oddly, going through the haunted houses with him made me realize if we were in a real panic situation he would probably be able to calmly neutralize my nerves. He claims he was secretly a little scared inside, but able to exude cool and collected on the outside. Nice move, P. I think I will keep you.

As for the House of the Lord - going to the temple always strengthens our marriage. We love to go to the Mount Timpanogoos temple where we got married last June. Feeling the spirit of the Lord together reminds us of our marriage covenants to one another and infuses us with the desire to love each other better everyday.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I'm Secretly Scared of...

So, I am secretly a little scared of babies. I think they are cute. I do want some...eventually. But I am secretly a little scared of them. Or maybe the getting there process. Maybe I've been scarred by too many delivery stories of desperate pain.

We have had three new little babies born in our extended families over the last week.  In just one week: my older sister had her sixth baby, my brother's wife had her first baby, and P's older brother's wife had her fourth.

After visiting one baby, who is local, and talking to the other new parents on the phone - I woke up crying the next morning. I'm sooo excited for everyone's babies - but it made me scared! I will be a mom someday (no I'm not pregnant), but it just made it all a little more real.

Congrats to all new moms and dads! Thanks for your example----I will need lots of advice and help and fear-therapy if I ever get pregnant.