Saturday, December 19, 2009

A slacker with good reasoning

I have been a big slacker on posting some pictures and most of you know by now that we are going to be bringing a little boy into the world! We were soo excited to find out and it has been a blast going to the baby section every time we walk into a clothing store. With only having just over a week before we move life has been pretty crazy. With work, school,the holidays, baby shower planning, registering,and packing, time has been flying. Now if only I could say that about the pregnancy! It seems like it has taken forever to get to the 20 week mark but the more time we have to get ready the better. These ultra sound pics are when he was 18 weeks and when we found out it was a boy!

Kinda creepy but his face is looking right at you down on the bottom right. The skin is still see through so our little guy still looked more like a cute little skeleton =)

I don't think there is any doubt that it's a boy...

This is me at 20 weeks. I have been loving every little kick and punch I feel throughout the day. Mike can't wait to be able to feel him. I am feeling pretty good considering everything we have been up to!
This past Thursday we made a family trip down to the LA temple as a family to do a session and walk around the temple and see the lights. We had such a fun time and I loved the spirit that was felt in the temple. It was a great thing to do with the family before we leave.

Monday, November 16, 2009

14 week scare!!

A couple weeks ago Mike and I went in for our fourteen week appointment. The nurse was using those old school heart beat monitors and was having a really hard time finding it so of course Mike and I were getting very nervous! She kept trying but nothing so she decided to do an emergancy ultra sound. Now any of you who have gone through this know how scarey this is. Luckily everthing was ok but boy was our little one all over the place! I could not get over how much it was moving!! No wonder they couldnt find the heart beat! The best part was our little buggie decided to take a break and suck on its thumb it was soo cute!! We have decided our little one is not shy at all and just wanted everyone to see it again!

This is the top of the head and the arm is the thing sticking up.
This is me at 16 belly just keeps growing and growing!! I can't wait till we find out the sex!! Only two more weeks from Friday!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Proud of our pumpkins

Mike and I were pretty proud this year of our pumpkins. I really wanted to do something out of the ordinary and not so easy. Well we spent a few hours on our pumpkins on Halloween day and it was alot of work but we had a lot of fun and I would say it was worth it...

Mike did this one which was my favorite. It doesnt even look like a pumpkin! It is Michael Myers...

After carving pumpkins we headed over to Mike's parents house for a family halloween party, it was lots of fun dressing up and eating yummy food and being with family.
Marley our niece is so cute and she had the cutest little outfit on...I loved it!

I luckily already had a costume so I was Alice in Wonderland and Beky was the Mad Hatter
Marley was such a cute little lady bug!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween time at Disneyland!

It has been soo hard knowing we will not be renewing our passes at the end of November when they expire so we have been trying to soak up everything we can before it's too late. We had such a blast this past Tuesday with my mom experiencing Halloween time at Disneyland. We went to see the firework show they have on for Halloween and it was worth waiting two hours to see! We loved it! We had great spots in the front of the castle and loved every minute of it! They had this huge ball that would project faces which was lots of fun!!

You can only imagine the herd of people after the show and the park had just closed so we went through some open shops to entertain oursleves.

Even though I am pretty limited on the rides I can go on now, Mike and I are really going to miss Disneyland especially during the Holidays...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

12 weeks!

We were finally able to have our first ultra sound in my 12th week last week. I had heard the heart beat before but never seen our little one so you can only imagine how anxious we were and excited to finally see our baby!! It was soo fun to see it moving and floating around! I am feeling pretty good, I would'nt say I have had morning sickness cause it is pretty much a throughout the day thing. I just have days where not one thing sounds good to eat so it makes it real fun trying to plan dinners. The only thing I crave really is salty foods. We still can't beleive I am pregnant and are soo excited to find out what our little buggie is!!

This was taken right in the begining of my 12th week. I feel like I am showing soo quickly!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A carpinteria picture...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

First hockey game!

Mike and I were lucky enough to be invited to the Ducks game this past Thursday by our good friends Jared and Amanda. It was mine and Mike's first hockey game and we thought it was alot of fun! We would have to say the best part was when they would fight and I think the whole crowd felt the same way. We had great seats so we were really close to the glass which made the experience even better! Even though the Ducks lost we still thought it was blast! Thanks again Jared and Amanda!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Here we come!!!!

Idaho!!! Crazy and unexpected.....I know!! So Mike and I THOUGHT we had the next couple of years of our life pretty much planned out.......he would attend Cal state Fullerton and get his bachelors in Accounting and then from there law school. Well thanks to California being completely broke...all of the Cal states stopped accepting applications for a whole year!! That would set him back 8 months!! So last minute we decided he should apply to BYU and see what happens. A couple weeks ago we found out he got accepted to Idaho and today it was confirmed that he will be attending school winter/spring which means we will be moving in December!! We are sooo excited to start this new chapter in our lives and excited to finally live on our own again but sad that we will be no where near any family or friends. I am mostly terrified about the whole living in the snow situation.....soo anyone who has ever lived in Idaho or snow for that matter.....I would love to get some advice or tips on how to cope with the snow!! =) There seems to be soo much to do and no time at all but it will be a fun adventure for the both of us!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mike's birthday continued....

Last Wednesday, Mike's actual birthday, we kept the tradition alive and ate at yummy Don Jose's! It was alot of fun because we had both sides of the family together which is always nice to have. Mike loves his flawn!

After Don Jose's we ran over to Disneyland so Mike could get his giftcard. We tried to go on a few rides but out of both parks we only made it on two! It was really crowded and arriving when the light parade and firework show and fantasmic starts is not the smartest idea but we still had a ton of fun like usual!

On the dreaded walk back to the car we saw that some sweet stranger thought it would be nice to wish Michael a happy birthday!! We got a kick out of seeing that..

Mike felt very honored!
This past Sunday we celebrated his birthday yet again with cake and presents. The sunday after our birthday my mom always likes to make one of our favorite things, well Mike requested that we have burgers....which made a fun little twist for a sunday dinner. I had decided I wanted to make his birthday cake this year so it was carrot, his favorite, and I attempted at decorating it. Writing on a cake is not too easy! But I think it turned out fairly good with it being my first try and all.

Mike had such a fun birthday this year!! Thanks to all those who helped make it a special one!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Catalina trip!!

This year for Mike's 24th birthday we decided to take a trip and this trip was by far our favorite vacation yet. Mike and I had a TON of fun!! Mike had gone when he was a kid and I had never been so we did everything and anything on the Island which meant we were exhausted by the end of every day. Our trip started out early Sunday morning.... early as in leaving at 6:30 early to head on over to the Catalina Express... We decided to sit out on one of the decks which was lots of fun

We arrived on the Island and decided to go check things out, luckily we had a free shuttle service that took our luggage to and from the boat to our hotel.

Mike liked that statue...

This is on casino point looking out at the pier and harbor..

After doing some sight seeing we headed over to have some lunch at Steve's Steakhouse that was soo good! And not only was the food good but soo was the view!

After some delicious lunch we checked into our hotel early and decided it was time to go snorkeling at Lover's cove!! I had never been soo I was really excited!!

It was hard to get used to breathing underwater at first but after I got used to it I had a blast!! There were lots of fishies under the water and plant life!!

After Snorkeling we dried off and decided it was time to go Kayaking! I had never done that as well and that too was a blast! I got really drenched and killed my arms but it was way fun!

After Kayaking we went back, showered and got ready for dinner. This was my least favorite of all the places we ate but it was still good. It was Mi Casita Mexican

After dinner we went over to one of our favorite spots, casino point

The weather was soo perfect the whole time we were there!

Monday we slept in and headed over to go para sailing.......yes para sailing!!

I got soo excited when I saw our church on the sign!!

We were the first to go out that day but there were about 5 other couples who were going to go out on the boat with us as well. I was really nervous but really excited!!

This is before we went up...... I wanted to get the anxiety relieved by going first but we ended up being the second to last couple which made it even worse!

I was holding on for dear life!!

And we're off!!!

We were really high in the air but it was such a beautiful view!!

So something they like to do is lower you into the water, now I didn't mind getting my feet wet and Mike wanted to get drenched! Well they compromised and got pretty much all of our legs wet which was really fun but I was shaking the rest of the time...

Us slowly being lowered.......

Here we are about to land.....

After we survived para sailing we headed over to Armstrong's to get some yummy fish and chips...notice again a perfect view!

After our yummy lunch we headed over to Lover's cove to go snorkeling!

Funny story about snorkeling.....Lover's cove is a preserved area which I thought and what Mike told me was NETTED and you were not aloud to fish. Well the last day we went on an underwater submarine tour and they had mentioned that Lover's cove was not netted.....the minute I heard that I looked at Mike and he just started laughing!! He told me it was netted so the whole time we went snorkeling I was totally fearless of jelly fish, sharks and sting rays thinking they couldn't get to where we were!! I felt pretty dumb after but grateful he did that because he knew I would have been afraid the whole time snorkeling.

After snorkeling we dried off and rented beach cruisers so we could ride around and see more of Catalina!

It was yet another workout because the trail we went on was uphill the whole way...we went up to Wrigley's mansion and the botanical gardens. And to our surprise we couldn't even see was gated!! But the whole way down was really nice!

After the bike ride we went back to shower and get ready for some dinner. This was my favorite restaurant we ate at!! It was this really cute authentic Italian place that had really delicious food!!

Mike ordered a pasta that had like every fish from the sea in it, it had clam and mussels and salmon and shrimp and calamari and scallops and octopus I actually tried the octopus and Mike wanted to make sure we had proof of!

It actually was not as bad as I thought it was going to be just really rubbery but now I can say I have had octopus!

After dinner we walked to casino point....

Tuesday was sadly our last day there and so we slept in, checked out and did lots of shopping around all of the shops! There happened to be a cruise ship that stopped there that day soo it was really crowded!!

After shopping we went on the submarine tour! You sit five feet under water and they go to Lover's cove so you can see all of the marine life..

We were really sad to go, it was filled with lots of new experiences I will never forget and we had such a great time. It was definately a memorable birthday. Hopefully we will be able to go back some day...

Mike's birthday celebrations to be continued.....