But not really. I am ashamed to admit that I couldn't even remember how to update my blog, it has been that long since I haven been on here. It's certainly not a New Years Resolution of mine to blog more often but I do hope to blog more often. And I should be capable of that seeing as how I have graduated and have no job and have a husband who is at school all day, then does home work and who has a time consuming calling in the church. So needless to say, I have A LOT of time on my hand. So now is a perfect time to play some catch up on my blog. Some highlights of the last 7 months have been.
Taking Matt on some of my favorite hikes. Crypt, Wishbone trail, Chief Mountain, Goat Lake, and or course Bear's hump. As you can tell he was a little afraid on top of Chief Mountain. (You can also tell I don't know how to format my pictures on here...)
Teaching him how to golf. He broke two of my dad's nice golf clubs in the process, but the end results were worth it. He has also become a pro golf ball hunter like my dad.
We got to see ALL our family members this summer. So much fun!
We also found out in August that we were expecting a baby! It's a dream come true for us. I didn't tell Matt in any fancy way, because I had gone to the Dr.'s office for something I thought was unrelated to being pregnant, but found out there that it wasn't! So I got home and Matt asked me what the diagnoses was and I said. "That you are going to be a daddy." We were both a little shocked for a few days and walked around the house repeating, "We are going to have a baby. We are going to be parents."
In October for Halloween we dressed up as an oven and a baker for our ward Halloween party. We thought we were pretty clever, until someone showed up dressed as the same thing, and their oven was a lot more fancy. Also you'll notice my bun is missing a couple of bites. Some friends of ours snuck into our house that day and thought it would be funny to eat have the roll...Little did he know I was planning on using it that night...
Matt played competitive soccer for the last time this year. They won all their games! It was a great way to finish and I was a nice wifey and went to all his games, no matter how late or how cold. Whether or not I saw the whole thing or sat outside cheering him on is a different story though.
For American Thanksgiving we travelled to Canada and got an ultrasound done while we were there. We found out we were expecting a little GIRL, which was sort of a shock to both of us cause we convinced ourselves it was a boy. Matt asked our Dr. "Now what is your confidence in that?" to which the Dr. Replied 99.9%. We were satisfied and so thrilled. We love her so much and can't wait to finally have her here! She moves all over these days in my stomach but you can't REALLY tell I am pregnant yet.
It was also Matt's birthday in November. We celebrated by going to Red Robin beforehand since his birthday was on a Sunday. Then I made him an Ice Cream cake, which was DELICIOUS. (And yes I made the plate and yes I am aware I spelt Celebration wrong. How embarrassing.)
In December I graduated. Hallelujah. It is very nice to be done, but now I have nothing to do, cause lets be honest, getting a job in Rexburg is hard enough as it is already, then throw in that you are 6.5 months pregnant and leaving the end of March and your chances dwindle to below zero. I am hoping to be able to volunteer at the temple to make time go by. Other then that, I watch netflix, clean/organize the house, make dinner, exercise, nap, and am learning how to crochet in the meantime.
For Christmas we went to Fresno, California to spend it with Matt's mom. We were also able to make a little stop in Southern California where my brother and sister-in-law live. My parents were also with us so it was nice to be able to spend a little christmas time with them and enjoy a BOWL OF HEAVEN. Believe me, it really is a bowl of heaven. We went to the Fresno Zoo which was a lot of fun as I have only been to one other zoo in my life and that was when I was 10. Sadly no pictures were taken as my iPad was malfunctioning and my battery died. We also picked lemons and oranges and had homeade lemon meringue pie, lemonade, and fresh squeezed orange juice. The fruit trees alone have me thinking it's okay to live in California, granted we have a tree in our backyard! Also the 65 degree weather in the dead of winter doesn't hurt either...
Lastly, my most recent baby bump picture. She kind of exploded over christmas for some reason... I actually had a girl come up to me in church the other day and this is how our conversation went.
Her: You are pregnant right?
Me: Yup sure am.
Her: I thought you had to be cause there is no way you could've gained that much weight over Christmas. I was looking at your arms, legs, and face and they were still skinny, you just have a belly now.
I accepted her compliments gracefully.