Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

This year we got to go to Seattle to see our families. Living in Pullman is so nice because it is a much shorter drive. I took a couple extra days off and flew on Friday. Travis drove over with the pups the following Tuesday night after he was done with his football work. I loved all the relaxing, socializing, eating and going through lots and lots of baby stuff!
We ate two Thanksgivings again this year with each family. We didn't get a picture of my family this year but here is Travis' family (minus Melissa and Eric and kinda Kaylee)

Top ten things I am thankful for.

1- Travis
He is such a hard worker and we have gotten through a lot together these past 4 years. I am so lucky to have him for eternity.

2- Mason
Even though he isn't born yet and I was so terrified he was coming at first, I am so thankful to be a mom, to be able to carry him and help him grow. It is crazy to think of myself as a mom but ready or not in 2 short months he will be here!

3- Bandit and Nala
I know not everyone is a dog person but I sure love my babies. They make my day so much more fulfilling. They are the most selfless creatures. They are so eager to please and just want to cuddle and play and be around you. Petting and cuddling them has such a calming relief to me.

4- Family
I am so thankful for my family. It was so nice to see them for 10 days over Thanksgiving. I love my parents and in-laws and my siblings and brothers and sisters in law and nieces and nephew. I wouldn't be who I am today without the influence of my family.

5- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
I am so thankful for the gospel and what happiness and hope it brings into my life.

6- Our Apartment
Although I can't say everything is glamorous about the Outlook, I do love living here. We have great neighbors, for the most part, a great location and lots of space. We have really made it our home the last 18 months.

7- My Job
I love my job. Although it is a much bigger task to do pregnant, I am lucky to teach 24 crazy kiddos. I am thankful for the things they teach me and for my co-workers

8- My talents
I am so thankful for my talents. I am thankful I have patience to work with so many crazy 4 year olds all day. I am thankful that I am creative and crafty enough to make everyone's Christmas gifts. I am thankful that I know how to be a good friend.

9- My friends
I have been blessed with some of the best friends in the entire universe. I can't thank them enough for getting me through tough times in my life and also for creating the best memories. I love my relief society and have so many friends at church. Project group makes me laugh so hard and fills my social fix every time. I love how even if I haven't seen some of my friends for a while we still have so many things in common and still have genuine concern and love for each other.

10- Technology
 I am thankful for this blog, pinterest, facebook and email because without it I would not be able to keep in touch as easily with friends, get great ideas in any category and keep a journal.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mason's First Baby Shower

On the first day I was back in Seattle for Thanksgiving my sister Clara threw me a baby shower. It was so much fun and we were totally spoiled with things for Mason. It was so nice to see so many people care about me and Travis and our new family. It was also wonderful to see so many friends and family members I haven't seen for a while.

I forgot to take pictures but my mom took a few. The theme was "Cute as a button" and there were button die-cuts hanging on ribbons from the lights, 2 banners and lots of jars of green and blue candies. There were crescent sandwiches, fruit cups and punch along with other little snacks. We played a matching game with candy bars. Everything was perfect.

Mason got lots of cute clothes and essentials

My mom bought me a breast pump. I have been reading reviews and stressing over this for months. I want to pump when I return to work. This is a very nice pump, 5 stars, maximum comfort. I sure hope it works!

Several people also made Mason gifts. I love getting homemade gifts!

We are pretty much set. I will take pictures and post about the nursery later and show off some of my favorite things later. Thank you Clara for an awesome first baby shower!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fathers weekend 2011

Travis' Dad and mom came over to Pullman for Fathers weekend. It was short but super fun to have them. While they were here we ate out, did a little shopping and went to the Blue Brothers in Concert. We spent some time with Travis' Aunt and Uncle too. I love family!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

28 week update

Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Peeing ten times a day, stomach itching and stretching, ribs expanding.... why was I so anxious to get to the third trimester?
WOW Mason is getting bigger and stronger everyday. I am so glad he is healthy and growing but really in only one week I have felt huge and he moves and it is either jabbing my ribs or pressing my bladder. And I still have 3 more months! I am trying so hard to be positive. I am so exciting to meet him! And my first baby shower in next Saturday! That is SO exciting!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

No work Productive Day

It worked out that I didn't have to work today since I am going in on Saturday.
I am happy to report I was super productive today. Just need to document:
First I got to sleep in and have a lazy time getting up with cuddle time with my pups and husband.
Then I drove Trav to school.
Then I got the oil changed in the car
Then I went to the dentist so they could fix my swollen gum (pregnancy related)
Then I went to library time with all my stay at home mom friends
After that I paid rent
Then took the dogs on a walk.
Came home and watched only ONE episode of Grey's Anatomy.
Went to the Jeep dealer got a new key for the Jeep
Then I went to Cartridge World and ordered new ink
Then went grocery shopping with a list
Then picked up Travis from school
I took him to the Eye Doctor to pick up his new Glasses and for his fitting
Then we went home and I watched him eat lunch because I had to fast.
I fasted for four hours then ate 25 jelly beans so I could pass my glucose test
I went to my glucose test (hopefully passed)
Took Travis back to football work
Then came home took the dogs out turned on the TV and relaxed.
Then I cleaned up the apartment,
changed the clock battery,
organized paperwork stacks from the office.
What a day! Many I love being productive!
Now its time for Modern Family!