Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

We're expecting!!! :) Our little one is due October 29th, 2010. We are so excited and can't wait!! :)

This is our first picture as a family. We took it right after I told Todd we were having a baby. :) I had this whole plan of telling Todd. I had ordered a onsie that said, 'If you think I'm cute, you should see my Daddy' and then I was going to give him one of his favorite childhood books so he could read it to our baby. This was all planned for his birthday which would mean I would be about 7 weeks along. Well. I can't keep a secret that long and since I knew we were expecting pretty quick that would have been a REALLY long time!! I still gave him the gifts on his birthday but it wasn't as cool as if I had given them to him and said, 'Oh, and by the way we're having a baby too!' The way I really told him was during our FHE lesson and it was his turn to give it. We've been waiting for a family for a long time now and he had based his lesson on having a family. So...when he started talking about the Lord's timing, and having a family I couldn't keep a straight face and so I ended up telling him. I was really mad at myself!! I'm glad I told him though, it was such a relief. It was nice to be able to start having prenatal care also and have him involved.

We have more pictures to post of us telling our families and ultrasounds but I don't have them...of course...on the computer yet. I'll post them soon!! Promise! :)

Hope you have a good day!! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010




It's so weird! I've only been up here for the last half of the school year but it feels like it's gone so quickly!! Good news too!! We're/Todd is 1/30th of the way to retirement!! :) Wahoo!! :)

Tomorrow marks our D-day! It feels really weird to be leaving Barrow and not coming back for a few weeks. It's almost sad!! Almost!! I'll really miss all of our friends up here! I was also thinking about it and Logan doesn't have a lot of people but being up here has made me really comfortable with not seeing anyone except Todd for a few days in a row.....I could possibly have many panic attacks just being around my family!!! Sad I know!! :) I'm just used to quiet!! Really quiet!!!

Good news....(strong sarcasm)...Todd got an e-mail this morning about how Barrow is quarantining all the animals in the city for rabies because of the foxes around here. Well on the bottom of the flyer it said-"If you plan on leaving Barrow you need a vet letter from the vet clinic approving travel". Ok. First of all, all (ok maybe not all) the teachers in Barrow have animals. Second of all, most of the teachers will be leaving on tomorrow's Great White Flight (that's what the natives call the flight because most of the white people leave the day after school gets out). Why did they send that e-mail out a day before everyone was supposed to leave??? I called the vet to see if we could get in and get our little Kali approved-come on she hasn't been outside since November, how would she have gotten rabies???-she had one cancellation thankfully so we'll be able to leave with our kitty. Next obstacle....making sure the airline will let her come with us. They usually only let 2 animals in the cabin as carry-on.....a teacher that is leaving on the flight has 2 little dogs that will be going with him. Great!!! :)

Anyways!!! I'm done complaining!! We just have lots to get done before tomorrow night and it's slightly overwhelming!! But it will be good to leave and see family!! We are so excited!! I could barely sleep last night because of all the butterflies in my stomach from thinking about seeing my family!!! :)

Well I think that's about it!! :) Have a good day!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Best Part of Waking Up

I just love having Todd home again!! It's so much easier to fall asleep and wake up in the morning!! It's a lot warmer in the bed too!! I'm such a cold person all the time!! :)

Anyways!! We made it!! It really felt like forever that Todd was gone though! When he got home I was about to tell him all that had happened with the Branch and all that had been going on at school and then I remembered...he had been here for all that!! :)

He was able to get on an earlier flight and came home 2 hours earlier which was so nice!!! We were able to go to the high school graduation together!! It was a really good graduation I thought. I forgot to take pictures of the gym which I am so mad at myself for....I told myself Thursday, Friday and Saturday not to forget to get pictures of the gym! Sure enough!! :) No pictures! The seniors decorated the gym themselves and they went all out....seriously! It looked really nice! It was only an hour and a half to two hours long so it wasn't bad at all. We got there late too because Todd's flight came in at 5:30 and it started at 5.

We watched The Princess Bride after the graduation. I'm so proud of myself too.....I stayed awake for the whole movie!! I will admit....I have never seen The Princess Bride. Todd was so ashamed of me!!! Hahaha!! He told me, "how am I supposed to take a wife home to my family this summer that has never seen Princess Bride?" I went out and found a friend that had The Princess Bride and now he no longer has to be ashamed of his wife!! :) It was a pretty good movie too. :)

Well I think that's it for now! Sorry about the no pictures! I'll do better! :) 5 days until we leave Barrow!!! Only 4 days of school left!!!! Yeah!!!!! :)