Saturday, January 26, 2008

I love living large...

and other lies I have to tell myself to get through this pregnancy.

Now that I only have 6 weeks left I'm feeling very large and incharge. It's just a fact of life. I really don't worry too much about weight gain during pregnancy (or any other time in my life.) Obviously. I don't diet by any means. I like to believe that my body just knows what it needs to do to take care of this baby. And my enormity is a sacrifice I am willing to make to bring this baby into the world. Now, for my list of lies:

1 - I love my pregnant body

2 - The weight will just fall off when the baby is born

3 - The baby wants this cookie/pop/chip (basically enter any type of junk food)

4 - I must be nesting because all I want to do is clean the house

5 - I feel great, never been better

So, that's how I feel about living large. Now give me some cookies.
Sorry about the picture - I'm not willing to take the time to figure out how to crop a picture on my parent's computer and get ride of the white side.

One of each...

So, we're making things even in our house with 2 boys and 2 girls. Yep, that's right! We're having a girl! We couldn't be happier - Jayden was right all along. Now, we just have to think of names - we actually already have the first name picked out but we're still thinking of a middle name.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Game Update

Okay, so I've had several people want to play the full version of the game I posted about. Here's the link that will take you to the website so you can see the whole map.
Glad everyone thought it was a fun as we did! Now I just need to find someone to take me all those places....

Monday, January 21, 2008


Why am I posting at midnight? Why am I up so late? Because Tim and I are taking turns battling for the highest score. Fun times.

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Snow and a Haircut

On Saturday Jayden got to play in the fresh snow in the backyard. We put a rope on our snow disk and would pull him around. He loved it he kept yelling, "GO, GO, GO!"

He threw a fit when he had to go back inside (Jayden not Tim.)

Then today Jayden got his first haircut at a salon. He was better than either Tim or I could of ever imagined. He sat willingly through the whole thing and ate some candy and read a book.
This was my favorite "cheese" face. I love it!
We love this shirt - Grandma got if for him and it couldn't be more accurate.

Mess Maker

We have a mess maker on our hands. When the house gets too quiet we know to hurry and find Jayden. The other day we were a little to late finding him. He unwrapped a whole package of gum. Silly boy. That's what we get for not paying close attention to him.

Things here are going great. Tim is just starting to get back into the swing of school. He has no school on Monday since it's Martin Luther King Day. He doesn't know it yet but I've got lots for him to do around the house.
Jayden and I are preparing to leave this week to go to my parent's house. We're going to visit and spend time with family until Uncle Eric comes home! I couldn't be more excited. Tim is staying behind until the weekend Eric gives his homecoming talk in church.
Jayden also gets his haircut on Monday - he needs it bad. So, we'll post pictures soon.
On Wednesday is the big day for us! We're super excited we finally get to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. Anyways I need to get going Jayden is yelling something about cars at me.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Christmas Morning Pictures

So, it turns out we did get a few Christmas morning pictures.
Here's Jayden on his slide he got from Grandpa - he loves the thing. As I'm typing this he is throwing toy cars down the slide and yelling, "OH, COOL!" He's such a boy.

Jayden is trying to climb over the pile of presents for our family. We really got a lot this year.

Here is Jayden telling us about the cars he got in his stocking, notice several cars in each hand. We need some kind of Hot Wheels carrying case now - they are all over our house and I keep stepping on them. OUCH! Not fun at all.

When we went into the room to look at stockings first thing that morning he started to run into the room then stopped when he saw the table and chair set and immediatly climbed into a chair. Today my project is to paint the set green so we can set it up in Jayden's play area.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nerd Test

Just so we both know where we stand.

Amanda's Results:

29% Geek

Tim's Results:

88% Geek

I must admit, I've always liked nerdy guys.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Blog

Hey Mom,

If you're reading this I just wanted to let you know I started you a new blog since Heather ruined your last one. I made it so you and Heather can post. The link is to the right and you can call me for the password.

So far your blog is lame... no one has posted. :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Hello everyone! Don't worry we're still here. We apoligize for abandoning the blog during the Holidays. Life got busy and I took a blog break to spend more time with family. (I'm not sure what Tim's excuse is.)

Here's a quick December rundown:
  • Tim finished school and we had a week to clean and organize the house.
  • My Dad had his BIG 5-0!!
  • We got to spend two whole weeks in University Place.
  • Christmas was wonderful - it even snowed Christmas Day!
  • We got to talk with Elder Scott!!! (He comes home Feb 5th)
  • Tim got tools and tool things for Christmas and couldn't be happier.
  • Amanda got some great home items and loved them all.
  • Jayden got loads of toys - his favorite are his cars, slide and pirate ship.
  • Jayden made friends with his Gamma (he calls Grandma gamma - just like a gamma ray.)
  • Amanda had her 24th birthday and spent the whole day being sick.
  • New Years Eve was boring, Tim was the only one who stayed up.

I don't have any pictures yet because we just got back and haven't had time to get the pictures off of the camera. Now that I type that I'm not even sure if we took pictures... I think we did (cross my fingers).