Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quick Update

  • I am excited to participate in another swap! If you want to learn more, click here or on the side bar "Favorite Things Swap."
  • Jamison has two molars that are popping through. Yay! Hopefully this means we get our permanent happy boy back.
  • We went to the doctor yesterday and I am halfway through the pregnancy. Another yay! Apparently I haven't been gaining enough weight, so the doctor told me to eat some milkshakes, burgers, and fries. I love my doctor.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Utah Visit

Last Wednesday we traveled down to Utah for my brother's wedding. We hadn't been down there since last July, so it was *fun* for me to become familiar with all the free-ways again. The wedding went smoothly, we ate our fill of our favorite Utah eateries (Cafe Rio, Barbacoa, and Crown Burger), and saw most of the extended families. Jamison was a good little traveler although he did get a cold while we were down there. Overall, it was a fun trip, but I am grateful to be in my own bed again. Air mattresses were not designed with pregnant women in mind.

Congratulations, Dan and Staci!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pregnancy Brain

For those child-bearing women out there, do you get the crazy pregnancy brain? I sure do.

This morning I was hurrying to get out the door to get to my ultrasound. I wanted to get our tithing check in the mail before I left, so I hurr
iedly wrote it out while Jamison was biting my leg. I rushed to drop him off at our neighbors, mailed the check, got in the car and jetted. Five minutes later I realized I had stupidly switched two numbers on the check and tithing slip, so it completely didn't add up. I also realized I forgot to grab Walker's laptop that he had asked me to bring. I felt like a big dummy.

The ultrasound went fine. I like seeing the baby, but the drinking 32 ounces of water in 30 minutes in the morning sure is hard. Kudos to those sweet ultrasound technicians -- I can't tell what anything on that screen is.

I was hoping the entire time that the check would still be in the mailbox when I got home. No luck.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hi, I'm Liz...

...and I am addicted to Craigslist. The past few weeks I have been lucky to find some great things and now I can't help myself. Here's what I have bought:
  • our fabulous piano
  • 4 barely used maternity outfits (surprising, considering I have a hard time finding my size)
  • 4 barely used Gap outfits for Jamison
  • a bread maker
  • toddler bed for Jamison (he gets kicked out of his crib in 4 months, poor baby)
  • and a top secret father's day present
There have been some funny experiences with getting some of these items. Well, I guess mainly the bread maker. The lady I bought it from let me come to her work office to pick it up, since it was closer to where I live. Her office happens to be in the Idaho State Liquor Dispensary. So I got to haul my pregnant self, along with my 15 month old, into that lovely place. We especially liked the enormous display cases of liquor bottles.

After that embarrassing encounter, we realized there was no instruction manual with the bread maker. The nice selling lady said she would look for it at home, but could not find it. Great. I did many google searches, finding every manual existing for every Welbilt bread maker, but none for my model, the ABM3100. Eventually, on a recipe site, I found a comment from 3 years ago about Welbilt bread makers. I searched the reply comments and found one from a man saying he had the ABM3100 manual and would scan it and send it to the lady in charge of the site. I e-mailed her, asking if she had it and could possibly e-mail it. Within one hour, I had it. Unfortunately, the 30 page manual had been scanned in one page at a time, so Walker had to do some quick editing last night, and voila, I have my manual. A big thank you to Betsy at recipelink!

This is just one story from my Craigslist experiences. Stay tuned for more...

Monday, May 12, 2008


We have a very friendly neighbor cat who loves to play with Jamison. It keeps him busy while we work in the yard, especially since the cat doesn't mind being harshly petted. We looked at his tag the other day and his/her name is Turbo. Jamison thinks that's a silly name for a cat.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

No More Dance Classes

The sad day has come that our dance classes have ended. After 10 weeks of classes, Walker and I now know the basic steps to the waltz, foxtrot, rhumba, six-step swing, tango, and the cha-cha.

It was a good experience for us to do. On the first day of class, the teacher told us that the men have to lead and the women are not in charge -- at all. What?! I was also excited to not know anyone, but lo and behold, we walk into the first class and there are two people we know! I was pretty surprised about that. It was definitely a plus having them in the class, though.

My favorite dance is the cha-cha, although I was pretty embarrassed when the teacher called me out in front of the whole class for "dragging my feet." Walker liked the tango because he liked imagining he had a rose between his teeth (those are his own words). My other favorite part was watching the cute old couples. Especially the two old ladies dancing together.

As much as we enjoyed the class, it was a big challenge for me to go during my sick pregnant stage. It did force me to get out of the house, though, and we would usually get ice cream afterwards. That always makes me feel better!

Also, a big thank you to the Aherns for watching Jamison for every class. He enjoyed hanging out with you guys, trashing your house, and patting Matilda.

We're planning on taking the intermediate class next year. Anyone else up for taking it with us?

Monday, May 5, 2008

Desperate Housewives Swap

Thank you, Kimberly, for the fun package!

I signed up for this swap, in which you are paired up with someone and are supposed to send them things that would give them a break from the rigors of being a "housewife."

I got my package today and was so happy to get something fun in the mail. Kimberly sent magazines, movies, lotions, a cake mix, and frosting (my favorite kind, too). And the best part of all is a vinyl wall lettering that says "Bon Appetit" to go in the kitchen. Here are some examples of her vinyls. Pretty cute!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Tree Murderers

Yesterday was such a nice day, with the weather being cloudy but very warm. Jamison has been really whiny for the past few days (either teething or cold, not sure which) so while he was taking nice, long naps, Walker and I worked in the front yard. Walker chopped down a tree that is dying, and felt very manly doing it. Or at least he looked manly while doing it.

Cross your fingers that our little cowboy will have a happier week!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Baby Info

For all of you who are eagerly waiting for the new baby information, here it is:

The due date is October 14th. We will not be finding out what the sex is.

Well, I think that about sums it up :)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Teething Proof

While shopping at the grocery store, I usually give Jamison something to hold while he sits in the cart. This week, he chewed on everything I gave him, including this zucchini that was in a bag. Teething? I think so.