Monday, February 27, 2012

36 weeks

I am 36 weeks today!  Only about 3 weeks to go, depending on when my Dr. schedules the c-section.  We have almost everything ready for this baby now.  I just need to get out all the clothes and get them washed and put away.
Here I am in my 36 week glory this morning.
 Here's a slightly different, and less flattering angle.  However, I am sure this picture is a more accurate account of what I really look like at this point.
Hooray for pregnancy, but bigger hooray for seeing the end in sight!!!!  I do feel pretty good overall.  I have some minor discomforts, aches and pains but nothing to bad.  I did pry my wedding ring off this past week because I didn't want it to get stuck later on.  It was still loose where it was sitting, but I could barely get it over my knuckle so I guess I may have slight swelling.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On Presidents Day:

This girl woke up and realized that she lost her first tooth in the night!  We are still unsure if it got lost somewhere in the bedding/bunkbeds or if she swallowed it?  So she wrote the toothfairy a note and put that under her pillow.
 We played a big family game of War.  Dad ended up being the ultimate winner.
 Some friends came over for a little while to play.
 Someone got a nice, short hair cut.  He loves to have his hair short, but sometimes it takes a while for someone (the mom) to get around to actually cutting it.
 We built some more shelves in our garage, now we have some on every wall and we still have room to park our vehichles!  This time Chris built them all himself and found out it was actually really easy, we just had the store cut the wood.
 Later in the afternoon we did a home movie theater.  Our movie theater is so expensive, so we picked a movie from our collection that the girls had never seen before and had movie theaterish treats.  It was better the going to the movie theater because I could lay down on the couch and take and nap!
We also folded a TON of clothes and hung up some blind brackets for the babies room.  Just trying to get lots of things checked off the list so we can be ready for this little one in a month.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Family Date

Last night we went on a whole family date to a show at the college to see some of Chris' students in a musical review called "Connections".  It was only a little over an hour long, so perfect length for the girls.  Plus, their absolute favorite of Chris' students was in the show so they LOVED watching her.
It's crazy to think that we won't be a family of 4 for much longer.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Be Mine

Happy Valentime's Day! (as the girls would say)
We had a nice day of just girls, although we did wish that Dad could have been with us. 
He has a theater competition every year the week of Valentine's Day so we are use to him missing it :(
The girls had pink, chocolate chip, heart shaped pancakes for breakfast.

Our beauties dressed for the day.
 And they thought it would be soooooo funny to have their eyes closed on purpose. 
They are in a very giggly stage right now, which is very fun but can also become annoying.
I now know how my family felt when Annie and I would start laughing and laughing for what we thought was hilarious but no one else thought was funny- sorry family! (we do have an occasional laughing fit still- it is funny to us)
 And they painted a heart craft thanks to G&G Will!  They love painting.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

the fam


We had to snap a photo of each of us for my mom, so I decided to post them. 
Mostly since Chris and I rarely have pics on the blog (although the last post was about us).
I told Chris to not get my stomach at all, so I would hopefully look less pregnant.  My face is fuller than normal, but at least I don't look super super pregnant.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Moustache Bash

Last night we attended an ugle moustache party at some friends house. 
The men all started growing out their beard on December 26th, then shaved them into a moustache for the party.  They all came with their faces covered until the big reveal.
 Here's the group after they finished revealing one by one.  Everyone had a great moustache!
Chris can grow quite a beard, and it was super big and full since he didn't shave for so long.
He shaved Friday night so that some of his students could see it and Ashlee said, "Dad, do you want to look like that?"
It was SUPER ugly.
 Chris ended up with the "Brillo" prize and the "Tom Selleck" award, which was the overall best-worst moustache award.  He and all his fellow winners posing with their prizes.
 And a group picture with everyone except the hosts, thank Adam and Julie- it was a blast!
Look at me, the big pregnant lady front and center- great.  Chris chose where we were standing :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012


It took us just over two years, but we finished reading The Book of Mormon as a family.
This Family version really breaks it down into small sections so it took a while, but we did it!
Now we are picking up the pace a bit to try to meet our Stakes goal of reading it as a family this year.  We started counting from where we were at the first of the year, so we need to get back to Ether by the end of the year.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Caitlin got her first black eye on Wednesday.  She hit her eye really hard on the handle bar of her bike and had a bump that turned into a black eye by Thursday morning.
She hasn't had that many bumps and bruises in her lifetime because she is not nearly as accident prone as her sister.  Hopefully she stays that way.