Tuesday, December 29, 2009

And so it begins...

I was at the mall today and noticed that Gymboree was having a giant clearance sale, so I thought, eh what the heck? Of course they had super cute clothes, but I wasn't expecting an entire collection with kitties on it! I had to buy some! (Don't worry this will be the extent of my kitten clothes). I have been saving all my "haircut" money since I've know I was pregnant to help pay for the necessities and what-not, and decided a couple of outfits were definitely a necessity. Katie Berry caught me in there and I can't decide what was more embarassing, the fact that I had just crawled out of bed unkempt and void of make-up, or that I was buying clothes so early! Ha!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Time!

Here are some random pictures of our Christmas fun. We went to my parents house this year and look forward to going to Price for New Year's to see Mom and Dad Cardon and Ben and Kim and kids! Yea!


I was writing in my journal the other day, and letting the depths of my soul be documented on paper and realized why I was having such a struggle naming the baby. I never post such personal things, but this is what I wrote:

I'm trying to think of a name for my baby, but honestly nothing seems good enough. How do you name something so much bigger than yourself? What name do you place upon the small wonder that Heaven sent that has changed you forever, that has brought you closer to the Lord, and has made you love your husband more everyday? I guess whatever it ends up being, I'm just thankful that she is mine forever.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Good News!!!

The Rahlf family popcorn balls came today! YEA!! Best day ever! I look forward to these delicious treats all year long. It's a family tradition for the Rahlf's to make popcorn balls every Christmas and they share the joy via mail. Good thing it only cost them $10 to ship! YIKES! Sorry Ashley!

Almost as exciting as popcorn balls....

Oh ya, and here's some pics of my ever growing stomach that houses my tiny baby GIRL!!! I am offically 5 months! Yea! Tim reminded me last night that my baby will grow 6x's the size she is now before I give birth, so um ya that's not scary is it? Can I stretch that far? We'll see!

That look on my face says it all.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Family Pictures

So, these are some pictures that Kelli Johnson of Cache Valley (Smithfield?) took last November, and I couldn't scan them in, so she sent some to me via e-mail! We haven't changed much (except add 10 lbs of stomach on to my pic! Ha!) so I thought I would post them. She did an amazing job and is priced VERY reasonably! (Like I feel like we're stealing from her) I have her e-mail address if anyone is interested in using her!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I did it!!!

I finally re-arranged the furniture so I could bring my heavy, awkward, fake Christmas tree (which had dead spiders in it that I had to vacuum out) upstairs to fill our hearts with Christmas cheer! After fighting Morgan to stay out of the tree and leave the ornaments alone, I finally got it all done...and then the lights on the top went out! HA! I literally prayed that they would some how magically come back on, but they didn't, and guess what? I do not care!! Who says ALL of your lights have to work? Maybe this could become our new Christmas tradition!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Turns out I'm Thankful too...

Life for me lately has been the exact opposite of what I'm used to, and never what I expected. I went from being completely immersed in school and hair (like 50 hrs. a week) to being sick, unmotivated and unemployed. Luckily I have been blessed to be over the sickness, but found myself in a muddle of emotions that I didn't expect. I don't want to sound so dismal, so I will tell you now why I'm thankful. I am forever thankful for my Father in Heaven who listens to me complain, and sends the Holy Ghost when I need a hug. I completely see the wisdom of his ways, and am finally thankful for everything I have experienced thus far. I have had the sweetest, most sacred experiences that I don't necessarily want to share, but my testimony of his love for all of his children has increased. I read a scripture today in a completely new light that I want to put in the nursery: "Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great." D&C 64:33.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I thought this was funny...

Tim showed me these, and since I love a good laugh I thought you would too.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Great find at Old Navy!

Ok, so I walked into Old Navy to purchase some long sleeved T's, and my ears pricked up! They were playing SWV!! Sista's With Voices! I about died! When I was in middle school I was in love with R & B type music for some reason. My tape collection consisted of: EnVogue, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton and of course SWV. I remember turning up my tape player and walking down the stairs of my sister's bunkbed like I was walking down to the "stage" while belting out the lyrics as loud and soulful as I could! I am tempted to re-live my glory days as a diva and find those tapes and blast them in my living room! As the above picture proves, the dream hasn't died!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Cake Wrecks!

Ok for those of you who don't know I am OBSESSED with cake. I love to make it, look at it, and of course eat it. On my death bed I want a white cake with white butter cream frosting from Babe's bakery so I can eat myself into a delightful comma. In fact I might do that tomorrow...nah, but any way I found this hilarious (and sometimes randy so watch out) blog about professional cakes gone awry. I posted some favorites but if you want the complete collection go to: cakewrecks.blogspot.com

Ok, to start out if you want to be sarcastic what do you do? "Put it in parenthesis"

What the heck?

Ummm I don't know what these even are. Use your imagination.

More favorites

Crappily conjoined cupcake kitties

Mutant duck with Botox lips

This is supposed to say "Good Luck at CNU"

Saturday, October 10, 2009

OH MY! There IS something in there!

That literally was my exact thought after seeing those sonogram pics! I knew I was pregnant, but didn't at the same time! Super crazy! Those were taken at 9 weeks and I am offically 11 weeks now! I wanted to wait until I knew what it was to post, but I just couldn't resist!

Just to recap:
Up until recently I have been super sick! All the sterotypes apply to me. I have been living off of cereal, protien shakes, crackers and jello. Every time an Olive Garden commercial came on I would dry-heave! Ha! It's all funny to me now, because I've been feeling a lot better. I only get sick at night now! Thank goodness!

For the first couple of months Tim was sure I was having triplets. Ya, real supportive huh (not to mention sensitive). Why you ask? Because after month 2 my stomach started jutting out! I have no idea why and I'm super self-conscience about it! Luckily there was only one, but that still doesn't solve the "why am I so huge" issue. Oh Well!

They only way to ease my "sickness" is if I was rocking or shaking. I looked like I was going through withdrawlas or something. So, we bought a rocker-recliner which looks ridiculous in our smallish living room that already houses 2 full size couches, a book shelf and T.V. with surround-sound speakers. But again, Oh well!

To end my ramblings I want to give a shout out to my mommy and daddy! My mom calls on a regular basis to make sure I'm ok, and she is coming to take me back to Cache Valley for a couple of days soon! I'm really excited! And now to my sweet, sweet dad! He was so excited when he found out I was pregnant he danced in the kitchen! He is always telling me what a blessing this is, and looses sleep thinking about how fun it's going to be to play with his grandkids! It makes me cry! I have had amazing support on both sides! I am very lucky and very blessed!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunsets and Night stands

Tim and I run at a park near our house and the other night was the most beautiful sunset! Also, I finally got around to painting and changing the hardware on the night stands that we got from Ameritel! I know it's random, but that's life for me!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ode to Morgan

Morgan Kitty

So my life has slowly gotten more and more boring, so to spice it up I give you Morgan-Kitty! She seriously is like having a child sometimes! She is always getting into trouble, ruining things, throwing up on the carpet right before I have to go somewhere, and biting me...kids bite too! Sometimes I wonder why I love her! I guess it's cause she is covered in soft fur and has a cutie-face! I hope you enjoyed the random pictures of her.

Fun Facts:
She makes a noise similar to a goat when she's excited
Her father was a raccoon (we assume)
She loves loves tuna, hates almost anything else
She alway lays on something new we bring home, shirts, shoes, bags etc
She has mean eyes about 70% of the time
She plays fetch with pony tail holders
She puts all her play toys in her water dish
She hides behind doors and when we walk by she bites our ankles
She only answers to "Kiki"
We blame everything on her, the heat, weird smells, dishes in the sink, etc. ha!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cutie kids...more to come!

So I took some cute pictures of the kids (Nick and Ashley's) on the beach and couldn't find them! I'm pretty sure they're on Tim's phone, but I found these ones from when I was down in Price that will have to tide you over until I can get the others off of Tim's phone!

Coeur D'Alene

Tim and I went up to Coeur D'Alene to visit Nick and Ashley (Tim's sister who happened to marry one of Tim's closest friends) and their family: Reagan, Coen, and Ikey-baby. We had tons of fun! It is soooo beautiful up there! We snuck in time for golfing and hiking too. Thank you guys for letting us eat your food, rile up your kids and smother your baby! I miss you already!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Fray

It's Like You Were There!

So Chelsea and I didn't go to Vegas to the hairshow, so feeling sorry for ourselves we ended up going to Jack's Mannequin and The Fray at Usana. I honestly don't know how this happened- luck? but I was on stubhub and got front and center seats for $60/ea. It was super amazing! We got such good pictures because of how close we were, so enjoy it, like you were there!