Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baby Henry

We got to go meet little Henry today and he is PERFECT!! I could not believe what a beautiful baby he is! Here are some of the better pictures I got. I'll take more tomorrow :) Henry is doing well and so is Alissa. He was 7lbs 9 oz when he was born and is the cutest little thing! Alissa had a rough labor but she looks great and is feeling a lot better. She seems to be doing great. Her and Kyle are both naturals with Henry~ makes me so excited for July!!








Sunday, January 27, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Well... it looks like we have a little girl on the way!! We don't have a 100% confirmation, but we are feelin pretty good about it. We are both really excited. We will have another ultrasound in about a month and that should confirm things for us. Here are some of the shots we got. The top two are really clear. The bottom two were a lot more clear right before she printed them out.The first one is of her bottom half her little booty is at the far right, with her legs bent. The second one is her profile.... so cute :) The bottom left is the "gender shot" it doesn't really show up on here though, the print out we have is a lot bigger so its more clear. Then the last one is her little footprints, but you can't see them too well either.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Antsy Pants

We are going to get an ultrasound in half an hour and I can't think about anything else. I have been looking up baby names for about the past hour. I keep submitting names for Charles's review. He finally had to tell me to cool it so he could get some work done. I really hope we can see today if it is a boy or girl!! I'm trying not to get my hopes up... but that is impossible!! I'll let you all know how it goes later, and hopefully have some pictures to show for it :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

I've been tagged!

Michelle tagged me so I am supposed to write 10 weird random things, facts, or habits about myself and then tag 10 more people... and since I don't even know 10 people with blogs- y'all better get ready because you will all get tagged too :)
1. If there is any spot anywhere that is slick or icy... I will find it, and I will slip. Charles finds this VERY amusing.
2. Most of you know this- but its the most unique fact about me- I have a natural blonde streak in my hair that I have had since I was born.
3. People say when you glance at my feet it looks like I have six toes. They try to count them... THERE ARE ONLY 5, PEOPLE!
4. This one is gross... but I pick at everything on my face. Sick I know- I'm trying to break this habit, mostly because Charles hits my hand every time he sees me picking at my chapped lips.
5. I drape myself all over the place when I'm sleeping. Hand hanging off the bed, elbow in Charles's back, and a leg draped over him. That is the formula for a great night's sleep and an annoyed husband :)
6. I get the hiccups from eating carrots. Not just little hiccups either... we are talking SERIOUS hiccups.
7. I am afraid of water in a weird way. I'm actually just afraid of things that live in water. I have spent years conquering my fear of being in the lake... and now- Charles just wants to throw me into Ocean life- I don't know if I'll ever adjust!
8. I always forget to pick up my wet towel off the bed. Charles loves that about me :)
9. I am NOT a morning person in any way. I'm actually more like a... Troll in the morning. But then some mornings I am exceptionally perky- those are rare occasions.
10. I would have never noticed this about myself, but Charles says that when I am barefoot and sitting or laying down, I always cross my big toes, one over the other.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Today is my mom's birthday so I thought I would do a little shout out to the Red Hot Mama! I don't have a great selection of pictures- but here are some of my favorites. Since she is turning 20 today :) I thought I would share 20 things I love about her. Here are some of the things that I love about my mom:
1. She is the most selfless person I know; She puts everyone before herself!
2. She is so fun to get laughing and laugh with.
3. I love how she squirms and squeals when you double team her and tickle her neck (Courtney knows what I mean)
4. I love everything that comes from her kitchen... yumm...
5. She is the best grandma ever! The kids love Mimi!
6. When she is determined to do something, nothing gets in her way.
7. I love the way she could always tell right when I walked in the door if I had a bad day and needed someone to talk to.
8. I love how I could talk to her about things when I didn't want to talk to anyone at all.
9. I love how supportive she always was of what I was involved in. 2 games a week for years and years and she was there no matter where we were playing, or even if I got off the bench to play.
10. I love that she taught me to set my goals high and go after them.
11. I love that she can sometimes just be plain crazy- like call about square dancing dresses for sale in the newspaper. (does anyone else remember that? funniest thing I have EVER heard!)
12. I love how she always made sure our home was welcoming to anyone who wanted to be there or needed a place to go.
13. She is the strongest woman I know (and I don't mean muscles)
14. She has a greater capacity to love than most people.
15. She is forgiving when she doesn't have to be.
16. She is a miracle worker with a sewing machine. (you should see the costumes she used to make us as kids)
17. I love her passion for children.
18. I love how she is always excited for me and about whatever it is that I am excited about.
19. She is a wonderful teacher (inside and out of the classroom- especially in the home)
20. I love the devil that comes out in her when you play spoons :)





Happy Birthday Mom!! Thanks for everything you do for me!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Snow

Its one thing when it snows once or twice a year and everything closes down so you don't have to go anywhere in the nastiness and can just enjoy it. That kind of winter is enjoyable- after all, anything to get you out of a day of class right?

Well... I'm beginning to wonder if it will EVER stop snowing this year. It's my fourth (and LAST thank goodness) winter here and it has NEVER been this bad before. Seriously... it snows all the dang time. The snow doesn't melt in between snow storms... and no one cancels anything!! I think I might go sabotage the snow plows or something so the town will shut down! I am sick of walking to school either walking through about a foot of snow, or on a thin sheet of ice trying to keep my balance. That groundhog better end winter early this year!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

I just thought I would share with y'all what we have out our front door today... a TON of snow!! The street is even covered- normally those are plowed, but not today! It has been snowing since we woke up this morning- crazy, crazy- we'll see if it lets up enough for us to do anything on our day off!

Yesterday I made Charles one of his favorite Sunday dinners- Ham and Potatoes, but to top it off, I made him one of his favorite desserts- this chocolate raspberry cake. Well- by the end of the night he had eaten 4 or 5 pieces of this cake and was feeling a little overloaded, so he decided to try to "work some off." To my amusement, push-ups turned into push-ups with a clap. Then I had the idea to tell him to try clapping behind his back in between each push-up- after several tries I convinced him to let me video it so HE could see. He asked "no one else is going to see this, right?" He knew it would make the blog... What tops this video off is his outfit. Take notice of the Hawaiian shirt. I actually had to tell him that he couldn't wear this in public when he showed up at my apartment one night when we were dating wearing it!! He still doesn't understand why this is a shirt you only wear in the comfort of your own home :) So here is the video- Enjoy!

video

Thursday, January 17, 2008

15 Weeks


Well... after some prompting from Katherine today, I decided to get over being annoyed with my appearance and take a picture to start documenting the belly growth. I didn't really think I was showing too much because everyone keeps saying..."Oh I can hardly tell" blah blah blah... Then Charles took this picture and I was like- Holy crap, do I really look that big?? So maybe y'all are all laughing at me thinking... just wait- but it seriously weirded me out to see these pictures- especially the close-up. Is this normal for 15 weeks, or am I just paranoid that I am going to blow up before 9 months comes?? Yeah right... like any of you are going to tell me- yeah Heather... you are looking pretty huge... haha- oh well! On the bright side... I am feeling GREAT!! I think I am finally over being sick which is marvelous! Anyway- I'll probably try to keep y'all updated as I grow and we find out more. We'll be finding out the gender in about 6 weeks hopefully- WOOHOO!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Las Vegas Bowl


And here is the last of the promised catch up blogs. Here is a little bit of our trip to Las Vegas documented.


The airforce base from Las Vegas (or somewhere close by) brought 300 soldiers who during the national anthem (sung by Ms. America) pulled out this flag over the entire field. It was pretty incredible. Then they had 2 F-15's fly over the field right after the anthem. It was SO cool. I tried to get a picture of the jets, but they were too fast!


Mighty coug's running out

We WAY underestimated the Las Vegas weather. This expression says it all. We were FROZEN!! And, by this point in the game, it was looking pretty bleak for the cougars.Who woulda thought they would block an easy field goal to win the game. The kicker had nailed 2 field goals from over 50 yards, and we got a piece of this one from about the 15 yard line. The place went CRAZY!
And this is after we decided that instead of rushing the field, we would rush to the car and get warm!

Baby its cold outside...


Well, here is my response to Lori's blog about their 70 degree weather. This is what we woke up to Wednesday morning. When we were eating breakfast Charles looked outside and said, I think it's snowing. We decided it was but didn't realize how much had gotten dumped on us that night. When we went to bed at 10:30, no snow... when we stepped outside to walk to school, we sunk in a good 6 inches. We had snow midway up our calves- it was crazy.
We had quite a bit piled up on our car so I took these pictures while Charles was clearing all the snow off. We went to the Doctor on Wednesday and got to hear the little baby's heartbeat. It was pretty neat. It is starting to feel a little bit more real than before. Charles looks at my stomach every day and says- MAN, its getting so big! Mr. tact... gotta love him. No one else can see yet though, so we'll see how much longer until I am showing to anyone else :)

HOME SWEET HOME


Well, today was an exciting one for us!! We got the house we were hoping for!! We close in about a month, so we are pretty excited about it! I took a few pictures of the outside of the house when we were in Washington so I thought I would put them up.
Now... I know it doesn't look like much from the outside, but we are SO excited for the plans we have for updating it before we get to Washington in April. I will tell some of our ideas of the pictures we have and what we are going to do. FIRST... we are having the siding repainted. I need to decide what color!!! The windows and trim are going to stay white. When I told Lori about it today, she teased me about who is going to make all these decisions... I am prone to be a little slow on the decision making- so what better way to brainstorm than to ask some of my blog readers?? So here is the poll... what color should we paint the siding?
There is a little bit more of a close up of the siding in the front of the house. The roof needs to be cleaned, but its tan. The brick right under the siding is what used to be a garage, but they closed it up to make an extra room. We are going to dig that back out and put the garage back in. I'm thinking white garage doors, I really like the white with the brick to brighten things up.

There is the other half of the front again. There is a little pathway that goes along the front of this half to what is now the drive way.

Here is one of the side views. This is another area of siding that would be painted, and we would get rid of all those wires hanging around. Not quite sure what that is about...

This is the side view of the front with some of the front yard. We are going to get everything with the house how we want it before we do much landscaping, but we are going to get rid of a couple of the trees that are right by the house and some big bushes at the front of the yard that you can't see here.
This is one of the back corners. The deck upstairs comes out from the kitchen/dining area. The doors downstairs go into a second living room and an office/extra bedroom. Our plan for the basement is to get it ready to rent out to young couples or something. There are 2 bedrooms, living room, and bathroom down there, and this would be a good little carport for the renters. That is just an idea we have for now.

Those are all the pictures I have for now. I'm sure as things progress Charles's Mom will be taking more pictures. She is project manager while we are here :) Anyway, we are really excited about it! There is a lot we want to do to the place inside, and out, but if all goes as planned, it will be ready for us to move in early in May or June!! What an exciting summer we have to look forward to!!

Now... put your votes in for siding colors- I NEED IDEAS!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

update...

Well, our Christmas vacation was fantastic and pretty productive overall. The weekend we got out of school, I surprised Charles with a trip to Las Vegas to the BYU bowl game. We had a lot of fun, and I took some pictures... mostly of him (I am feeling... not so thin, these days). I will load them up as soon as I get a few minutes to do it.
But after a weekend in Sin City, we took off for Washington on Christmas Eve. We had a great stay there, Charles got a lot of work done and I did some reading and stuff. The last week we were there, we were house hunting and found one we really like. We are still working out details, but are hopeful for it to work out. I will keep you all posted on that. I have a few pictures of the house I will upload too.
I went to the doctor this morning and we heard the baby's heart beat. It was pretty cool. Still seems a little unreal that there is a little person just blooming inside me! I'm 14 weeks along and we should find out the gender at about 12 weeks.... TORTURE!!
Anyway- just had to give a brief update. I'll do more when I have pictures and time!