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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Well, Matt, Kae & I are off to Iowa early, early tomorrow morning. I am excited for the trip, but not excited for the loooooooooong drive. 19 hours. Yikes!! Hopefully our DVD player will keep us entertained well enough. We will be spending a week visiting Matt's parents and we will be going to Matt's cousin Jim's wedding next Saturday in Chicago. It should be a fun trip. We will be going to Nauvoo also, since it's only a couple of hours from Matt's parents' house. I am really excited for that, and to see Chicago for the first time. I probably won't post any more blogs until I get back, so hopefully the Human Tetris videos will keep you entertained for now. Here are a couple of pictures of Matt's cousin & his fiancee. They're so cute. I can't wait to meet them.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

YES, I'M PREGNANT!!!

Prepare yourselves, it's the end of the world, ha ha. I know I haven't always been excited about the idea of having children, but it has finally happened, and I am soooooooo excited!!! We've known since cinco de mayo, well, I knew before that, but a test didn't turn out positive until cinco de mayo. We had our 2nd doctor's appointment yesterday, and everything went well, so now we're telling the whole world. I'll have to figure out how to put our ultrasound picture on here, so everyone can see the little peanut. I wish we had a picture of it from the side so you could see it's cute little arms & legs, but we only have a back view, where you can see it's little bum & head. We were only supposed to listen to the heartbeat, but when we went in the doctor couldn't find it, which worried us some, but he said we'll just do an ultrasound. As soon as he got it on screen, the little baby was kicking & flailing it's arms & legs everywhere, so it's definitely healthy, and definitely has a heartbeat. I'm just not as far along as I thought, so that's why we couldn't hear the heartbeat, the baby was just too small. So they moved my due date back to January 10th, and according to the ultrasound, I'm 10 weeks 4 days along. No, I'm not having twins or triplets, as my family likes to tease me, since my stomach is so huge. Just one baby, one crazy little, hyper baby. Matt is so excited. He's so cute, he always makes sure I don't lift anything, he makes sure he complies with all of my crazy food requests. He makes sure I always take my vitamins & eat my fruit that he gives me every day. He's going to be a great dad!! We found out right before Mother's Day, so he got me some beautiful aquamarine/diamond earrings for Mother's Day, and he made me breakfast in bed. He is so sweet. For Father's Day all he asked for was to be able to upgrade one of his pistols, so that's what we'll do when we get back from our trip next week. As far as the pregnancy goes, I've only had a couple of breakdowns, but only in front of Matt. There were just a couple of days where I was so sick & so tired, so hungry, but couldn't do anything about it, and I would just fall apart, but Matt was always there to pick up the pieces. I've been feeling good the last few days though, so hopefully I'm done with the nauseousness & tiredness and can just enjoy being pregnant. Keep your fingers crossed.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

PICTURES FROM THE TEMPLE
This is Matt & me coming out of the Salt Lake temple after my first endowment session on Friday the 13th. Don't you love my bag!! I made my dad find it for me in their storage, it's from the 70's or something. I love it! You can really see my big pregnant belly in this picture.
My lovely aunt Stella who doesn't like to get her picture taken.
Not sure why my mom's making a face here, but it's funny.
Sorry, I don't know how to rotate pictures.
The Hunter clan: Matt's mom Kate, Matt, me & Andrew.
I love their family, I always feel so small since they're all so tall.

The whole family: Matt's mom, Matt, me, Andrew, Jana, Amber, Kae, Stella, my mom & dad.
Matt & me on the temple stairs.

The Benally sisters, minus Lora. She was good enough to babysit the children.
I just loved Kae's face in this picture. Not sure what she's doing.

The Benally family, minus Lora.
Me & Kae. Aren't we cute??
Andrew & Matt. Brotherly love. Nice.
Kae & Amber. I guess they're cute too.
Here is a picture of Milo....finally!! He was hiding all day, and I finally caught him on camera. Matt's playing with his new phone, as usual.


Here we are coming out of the Manti temple after our sealing on Saturday.
Friday & Saturday really wore me out, but I was still happy, as you can tell.

Aaah. So happy!!!



This is the first time we see Al (Jana's husband, on the far left). He had to go pick up their boys after the endowment session on Friday, so that's why he's not in any of the pictures at the Salt Lake temple. Stella & Matt's mom didn't want to hike up the hill in the heat, so that's why they're missing from these pictures. It was hot!!!
Here we are holding the baby.

Milo, as always, cheesing it up for the camera.
These next pictures are from the dinner at my parents' house Saturday night.
Here is Jordan (one of Jana's young women from her ward), Jana, baby Jason, and Journey.
Kae & Morgan (Johnny boy). So cute.
Karilyn & me. I work with Karilyn now, but she worked with my dad at BYU forever, so I've known her since I was like 14 or 15.

Bro. & Sis. Marrott from our ward. He's the 1st counselor in the bishopric.
Matt's dad, Gerald. He's cute.
Emma Houghton (my two other boss' mom), Lynn (my boss & good friend), his wife Claudia, who is the sweetest woman ever.
Matt's mom Kate.
My sister Lora, and my cousin Lauren. Poor Lora was sick all weekend.

The Patch family: Linda, (I don't know her husband's name, oops), and Isaac.
My cousin Anthony, his wife Alohi, & their youngest daughter Journey. They have another baby due in September, possibly another girl, but they're not 100% sure. That will make 5 kids.
My sister Amber, & my cousin Kimri (Ant's sister).
The Kelloggs: Heather & Larry. Heather is due next month. How exciting!! They're having a girl. Larry was Matt's roommate way back in the day, and we're still good friends with him.
Andrew. He's still single, ladies!! If you know any TALL single women, hook him up. He's 6' 7".

My adorable niece Jordan.
Matt's older brother Patrick. We had to catch him from far away, he wouldn't pose for a picture.
Julie Beckstrand & Shannon Slinker, two friends from the ward. Shannon is my boss, I guess, she's the primary president, and i'm the primary secretary.
Shannon with her husband Geoff.
Our new neighbor Kevin & his son, batman/hook.

Kaiulani, Ant's daughter. She was really sick that day too, poor thing.
Jana & Amber.
Mom & Dad, working hard at the grill.
Al. Helping the parentals.
All the crazy kids. From left to right: Devin, Tyler, Jason, Nalani, Kaleo. Kaleo broke his elbow on his birthday a couple weeks ago, poor thing. He fell out of a tree, and had to have surgery to put in screws. So he'll be in a cast for a few more weeks.
Morgan's brother Jason was kind enough to take all of the pictures for us at the dinner, but he forgot to take one of himself. You can look at Lora's graduation pictures to see him, I guess. Thanks for all the hard work, Jason!!