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Thursday, July 24, 2008

HAPPY PIONEER DAY, EVERYONE!!! I thought I'd give you all a little update, since I don't have much time. I had my doctor's appointment last Thursday and everything went well. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat this time, so that was good, although I was a little disappointed not to be able to see it again. We have our next appointment on August 12th, the doctor said we should be able to see if it's a boy or a girl by then. I'm so excited!! I don't really care one way or the other, but at least I can start buying clothes then. Speaking of which, we haven't bought anything for the baby yet, and it's starting to stress me out, but I don't even know where to start. I guess we'll figure it out soon enough. Our friend Larry's wife had their baby yesterday by c-section. They had a little girl and named her Elizabeth. She was tiny, 6 pounds 2 oz, I guess that may be normal size, but it just seems so small since all our family's babies are HUMONGOUS. We're going to go see her today, and I'm so excited. I bet she is so cute, she has to be, being that small. Ha ha. Tonight I'm going to a birthday sleepover party. I'm excited for that, even though Matt thinks it's silly for grown women to be having a sleepover. It's my friend Lynette's birthday and we're going to make calzones and chocolate fondue, then watch a bunch of girly movies. It should be fun. I was a little worried about sleeping arrangements but they said they'd let me have a bed since I'm pregnant. Yeah! Not much else is going on, I guess. My birthday is next Tuesday, so you can start sending presents now. Ha ha. I'm going to be 29.....again. I've decided I'm just going to be 29 until I die, just like Matt's grandma. Hee hee. Have a lovely day everyone, and remember the pioneers and all they did for us. I have a new appreciation for the pioneers after visiting Nauvoo & seeing where a lot of them started from, the wagons they came in, and how far they had to go. Driving in a car was long enough, I can't imagine walking the whole way. Wow!! Anyway, have a great day!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's been a while since my last entry, and I'm sorry I still don't have the pictures from our trip on here yet, maybe sometime this week? I hope. It's been a little crazy around here, lots of stuff to do. Our trip was a lot of fun. We spent a couple of days in Nauvoo, did some temple work, did some sightseeing. We also spent a couple of days in Chicago. We didn't do too much sightseeing, one day was filled up with wedding stuff, but we did get to see a little bit of Chicago. The 4th of July was a lot of fun. I dragged Matt to the hot air balloons EARLY in the morning, which he hates, but he loves me enough to always go with me without complaining. Then we watched the parade. After that we saw "Hancock", which I really liked, then we had a BBQ at my parents' house. I also went to the Stadium of Fire that night. My family had an extra ticket, so I left Matt at home watching Amber's kids. He survived, so that's good. Well, he's better with kids than I am, so he was just fine. The Stadium of Fire was fun, I'm glad it wasn't as hot as last year, I thought I might pass out it was so hot last year. Anyway, the Blue Man Group was awesome, Miley Cyrus was ok. I only know one of her songs, so I sang along to that one, but I didn't really like any of her other songs. The fireworks were good, except the wind was blowing directly towards us so we were showered with smoke & debris, which was not fun. At least we didn't get burned, we saw some flaming pieces landing on other people. Kind of scary.

My friend Rocio's wedding was on Saturday, so we went to that, and to her reception. I forgot my camera both times, so I don't have any pictures of it. Her dress was beautiful, and it's always nice to see people committing to each other, as opposed to separating or divorcing each other. They had their wedding in the big cathedral in Salt Lake. I hadn't been in there since I was 7 or 8, and it is beautiful!! I really liked looking at all the stained glass & paintings they have in there. It was a very interesting ceremony since it was all in Spanish, but I still got the basic parts of it, I think. I just stood up when other people stood up, and sat down when they sat down. The reception was a lot of fun, once we finally found it. It was at a dance hall in American Fork. It was kind of hot in there, but it was still fun to see all of the different traditions at Mexican weddings, as opposed to American weddings. The food was really good. We had some kind of sheep or lamb, cooked in a tomato sauce (sounds weird, but it was really good) with beans, rice & tortillas.

Last night Matt had an interview with the stake presidency. They called him to be the 2nd counselor in the Elder's Quorum, so that will be an interesting new calling for him. I never knew that the Elder's Quorum presidency reports directly to the stake president. You learn new things everyday.

I watched my sister Amber & my cousin Kim play softball last night. It was their end of season tournament. Kim took my place on the team after I found out I was pregnant. My doctor said no sports, no running, so that was the end of my season. I was a little disappointed, but I'll do whatever is best for the baby. Some of the girls on my team have played when they were pregnant before, so they didn't understand, but they also said they never asked for their doctor's permission. Ha ha. We had two pregnant girls last season, and we still have one this season who is still playing. Anyway, they were in the quarterfinals, but they lost both their games last night, so now they are done for the season. They still did well, and were the regular season champs, so they still got champ shirts, which is the most important thing. =0) After the game Kim discovered she had locked her keys in her car. Luckily there was a policeman there because some guy had injured himself on a different field, so there was an ambulance, fire truck, policeman and sheriff there. The policeman was walking back to his car so Lora asked him to come help us. It took the poor guy 35 minutes to get her car unlocked, all the while he was getting eaten by mosquitoes. He was cheerful the whole time, and was really nice, so we gave him a Tinkerbell Valentine that my niece had given us earlier during the game, with a lemonhead. He was very appreciative. Ha. That was our exciting night, and I guess that's all the news for now. My next doctor's appointment is on Tuesday, so I'll give you another update after that, and again, I hope I can get the pictures from our trip up this week. Maybe I'll take some time tonight. Have a great day!!!