Sunday, January 17, 2010

Snow day!!

One of the first days that we moved here Mike said he couldn't wait to go sledding and ever since then we have been wanting to but was having a hard time finding a sled since a lot of stores were out. Well we finally found one on Friday and went sledding yesterday! We had such a blast! we went about 20 mins or so to a place called Edin Lake and it has a bunch of sand dunes so you can only imagine the hills we were able to sled. =)The trip to get to the dunes was a long long walk down a long long path and then more walking through the thicker snow which was exhausting but worth it. It was soo pretty outside...really freezing because it was windy but beautiful!!

Ok so I will admit if I wasn't pregnant I would have been going down the big ones Mike was doing but of course I was being cautious and the slope may not seem so big but it was a lot steeper and bigger in person and was still exhilarating to go down.


This was one of the scary ones Mike went down...that's only half of the slope too....he got soo much snow in his face and all over but he loved it!

Here is just a silly video of me going down the little kiddie slope...
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While we were out there we saw a true "Idahoan".....he somehow either bent or welded two cookie sheets together and that was his sled....we thought it was hilarious and could only imagine how it felt going down the bumpy slopes.


I have been eagerly wanting to get up close to a cow since we moved here because they are EVERYWHERE and they just seem like fun well I had my chance on our way home!! That brown one...well actually all of them turned there heads and just stared at me....I was trying to call them over by saying "come here moo moos" but I don't think they liked it and they actually were kinda freaking me out!!
I was too afraid to get any closer....Mike even asked that brown one for directions but there was just silence...... lol ok we are weird but can't you see the excitement on my face over being near a cow?? We were soo exhausted from all the hill climbing and snow walking but had a really great time! We just kept picturing us next year on our little neon orange sled with a little marshmallow with us...we can't wait!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pictures from the move and me at 24 weeks!

We have officially been living here for almost 2 weeks now! There are days where I feel we have been living here forever and days where time is flying by. For Mike time has been flying, he has been soo busy with homework! He loves all of his teachers and classes but hasnt been loving all of the work they give. He is working part time as well but he is smart and manages his time to get everything done plus he always has time for the wifey =) The weather has been totally tolerable...I thought I would be miserable but it really isn't that bad. There was one morning when Mike walked to school and it was -12 and the wind chill was -26!! That day was a cold day! Here are some pics from the move.. The first day of moving was the worst! I think it took us almost 9 hours to get to vegas. Us in Barstow....there it seemed the trip should have been over but really it had just barley started.

We arrived on Friday and could'nt move in until saturday but thought it would be fun to drive by to see it...we got out to peek in the windows and luckily our manager was there so he checked us in.....Mike and I were sooo anxious to finally see our new little home!

The one thing that I can't seem to get over is the beautiful views we have everywhere!! This pic was taken through out back window in our dining area. And this picture was taken upstairs from our bedroom window. It is still soo weird waking up and looking out the window and seeing snow everwhere!


Well my pregnancy has been great, there are days though where I can't find the energy to do anything but other than that I have been doing good. I am not gaining much weight..total so far I have gained 7 which is good but boy do I want food all the time. The weirdest craving for me is how after the first trimester or so I wanted spicey food...now before, spicey food was NEVER something I could handle or want. Well now I am willing to try anything spicey and crave it!! It is really weird to me..
I think its funny how pointy my belly looks to me and seems to just keep growing outward!! I feel like my belly should be huge by now but then again I am just barley 6 months...hopefully there will be a big change in the next 4 week picture. I know I will regret saying it everytime but I really want a big belly!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Time to catch up!

Well I can't believe we are officially living in Idaho....it is soo different here than living in sunny California!! Luckily we had alot of help moving so it went pretty quick. The drive up here did seem to take forever but I am sure the anxiousness Mike and I were feeling to see Rexburg and our new little home did'nt help! I will post some pics of the move and our little new town and home hopefully soon!! Here are some pics from Christmas....it feels like it came and went too fast but we are really excited for next Christmas when we have our little boy!! Mike and I went and saw the Grinch at the Pantages

Mike and I thought this would be a cute picture....oh and no that is not my belly button sticking out...it's my hand.

At Mike's parents house Christmas eve...









At my cousins house on Christmas day...they live right by the beach...that's the ocean behind us...it was beautiful!