“True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of one’s companion”
-President Hinckley

Thursday, September 30, 2010

To be....

That's right, ladies and gents. Dan and I are going to try and be The Phantom of the Opera and Christine Daae for Halloween. What are your ideas?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vacation Week: Tuesday

Today was pretty exciting. We decided to go to the Dallas World Aquarium because Dan loves sharks and it sounded like a lot of fun. However, navigating downtown Dallas proved to be much more trying than we had thought. What should have been a half hour drive turned into an hour and half because we got lost so many times. But, we did finally make it to the Aquarium and had a lot of fun.


The Indonesia exhibit was pretty unique. A real Indonesian ladies and gents

we still like each other. Amazing, I know.

Sharks! Okay, even I'm amazed how well this one turned out. Good timing guys.

We ended the day by eating Chili's, watching Wimbledon and playing with Elijah.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vacation Week: Monday

Remember how Dan promised for my birthday that I could pick anywhere in the Continental United States to go on vacation for a week in September? That's this week! We were going to go somewhere exciting, like Chicago or Boston, but then I got pregnant. Since I am sick periodically we thought it would be kind of a waste of time and money to try and go somewhere far away. What's the good of being in an exciting city and nice hotel if you're feeling sick all day and just want to watch movies? So, instead, we decided to vacation in Dallas and stay with Jill and Kyle. It's perfect because they're gone all day, so we can spend a lot of quality time together and do some tourist stuff if we want to, and then at the end of the day we get to spend some time with family. Perfect. I haven't seen Dan this much at one time since we were at the cabin. So far it has been glorious. Jill and Kyle give us plenty of privacy and we get to just relax.

Today we:
- got some Chicken Express (my fav. YUM)
- watched movies all day and cuddled
- went to the grocery store

What a great start to our vacation. What should we do tomorrow?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dan the Man

This weekend he:

-helped me do the laundry
-made me breakfast in bed
-made dinner on Sunday
-has been very strict about what I'm eating because I've been sick
-has done the dishes... a lot
-hugged me until I fell asleep
- Loved me unconditionally

Friday, September 17, 2010


Biolage Normalizing Shampoo.

Love, love, love, love. I mentioned a while back how weird my hair has been acting, weird oily spot in the back while the rest was super dry and unmanageable, and until this morning it was still doing all kinds of weird things. I went to get my hair cut (FINALLY) a couple days ago, and my hair dresser suggested I try this, so I bought it yesterday. It's quite pricey, but when you're pregnant and your hair starts doing all kinds of horrible things, it's worth every penny to get back to normal. Ahhhhhhhhh

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Lianne and Derek are in town for Derek's work, so Lianne and I have been playing all week. Lots of fun! Every time I'm around Lianne, I envy her make-up. I know that sounds weird, but her face and eyes always look stunning and mine are just... blah. So, I am constantly using her make-up while she's here and decided yesterday to get some of my own. Here's the thing though; her make-up is expensive. It works great and when I'm wearing it I feel beautiful, but I cannot afford to spend $100 on make-up. So, here's what I did instead:

Left: MAC Skinfinish Natural Powder Foundation-- $26.00
Right: Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Pressed Powder-- $8.00

Left: MAC Eye Shadow-- $14.50 each. I wanted two different browns
Right: Revlon Colorstay Eye Shadow "In the Buff"-- $6.00

Left: MAC Short Duo Fibre Brush-- $42.00
Not pictured: Almost identical looking brush from Target-- $16.00

Lianne and I were going to drive to Topeka just so I could go buy me some MAC make-up, but I think Dan would have had a heart attack. I have found that these products work just as well for me and I am really loving the way they look. Don't get me wrong, MAC make up is awesome, which is why it's expensive, but if it's out of your price range, like me, and you're looking for something almost as good, I would suggest these.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Surreal Life

Yesterday I went to the doctor, not knowing exactly what to expect, and ended up hearing my baby's heartbeat and getting an ultrasound. It was incredible. I thought that I would document on here what it was like and how I felt so that I don't forget because, honestly, this is as close to a journal as I get. Up until yesterday it has been really hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that I am actually having a baby. I mean, sometimes I get nauseous and I'm always tired, but even then it's easy for me to forget that I am actually pregnant and taking care of another human being inside me. Totally weird. So, when I heard the little heartbeat yesterday I was completely overwhelmed. There's really a baby in there! And then, I got to actually see my little tyke on the ultrasound. Nothing really prepares you for that moment when you first see your little guy and know that it's yours, that it's inside you growing, and that you really are having a baby! haha. It was... surreal. Now, I find myself touching my stomach more and just really loving my little lime sized baby. I couldn't believe how overwhelming the feeling of love was when I actually saw our baby on the screen. I can't imagine how much more powerful that feeling will be when we see our kid for the first time in the delivery room. I love our little baby and I wish more than anything in the world that Dan could have been there to share that moment with me. Vet School is a total life ruiner. He was so sad when he found out he wasn't going to be able to be there for the ultrasound, and I honestly don't know what to do to make him feel better. I would've given anything for him to be able to come, but it just isn't possible. So sad. How do I make up for that? How do I cheer him up?

So, our baby is healthy and the pregnancy seems to be going fine, although they did adjust my due date because of the size of the baby. I'm now due in April instead of March. Oh well. Both good months.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Break from Labor

For Labor Day weekend, I went down to Wichita to stay with the folks. Lianne and Jill also came up, so that was a lot of fun. We left our boys (except Elijah) at home and had a great girls' weekend. Mostly, we just hung out and talked, but on Saturday we did take Eli to Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS. He loved it. He got to feed the lemurs, a giraffe, and some turtles and bunnies. I'm pretty sure the turtles were his favorite. Cute little man. The rest of the weekend was spent with girl talk, movies, and food. All in all, it was an exceptional weekend.

In case you were wondering, I am now 11 weeks along. Our little baby is about the size of a lime now and I am already wondering when is too soon to get maternity clothes because my jeans are getting tight. I think I'll hold off a little longer still. I am noticing some changes in my hair. Apparently that's normal, but it doesn't make it any less annoying. So, I am adjusting to what my hair now thinks is appropriate and am doing okay. Most days I am not sick at all and can eat whatever I want, but then there are other days, like yesterday, when I'm tired and nauseous the whole time. I don't throw up at all, sheer will power I think, so that's a plus. Mostly, I am just exhausted. Only a few more weeks and it should get better! So, that's all about pregnancy.

p.s. I'll post pictures of the weekend later. Too tired to do it now.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I went to Target today to browse because I was kinda bored, and guess what I found!?


And, I bought them. I have wanted these boots since last fall, but I could never justify buying them. So, today I bought them. No second thoughts. Yay! Bring on the fall weather!
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