Saturday, November 26, 2011

In case you were wondering...

Nope, I haven't had this baby yet.  I guess that's all fine and dandy since I haven't reached my due date.  I'm (mentally) ssssuuuper ready to have him though (except for the fact that my doctor isn't in town right now).

Even though I've been having a million Braxton Hicks contractions, as of last Monday, there had been no ripening.... or whatever the term is.  I go in again on Monday, so I'm hoping to hear different then. 

I've been way uncomfortable with really achy hips.  In the last few days I've been getting really light headed too.  I don't remember that happening as often with Danica as it has this time around.  Then again, I'm a lot bigger this time around too.

And they say when you're pregnant the baby sucks away your brain cells... well this baby is either going to be SUPER smart or I really am this dumb....yikes. (Ok, maybe no comments about that.)

My due date is Dec 1st, so like 4 more days to go!  We can't wait to meet little Talmage Joseph (oh yeah, that's his name... I don't think I ever mentioned his name on here)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Speaking of Christmas...

Right now I feel like complaining a little bit about something that's been on my mind recently... and since it's my blog I can :)

It's been bugging me lately, all the reactions I've overheard or read about people starting to celebrate Christmas.  Everyone has their opinions and I hear about it every year actually.

Here's my opinion.... Don't worry about what others are doing. 

As for me, I usually tell myself to wait until after Thanksgiving, like I hear a lot of people agree one should do, and what my parents had us do when we were younger, but every year I start listening to Christmas music sometime in November.  I love the feelings I get that come with the spirit of Christmas.  I love drawing nearer to my Savior and being reminded of Christ's life.  I feel like once Christmas is over the feelings somehow seem to fade quickly, but I think if I celebrate a little earlier those feelings will last a little longer.

I still celebrate Thanksgiving during the month of November.  In fact, you may have noticed that on my sidebar is a list of things I'm thankful for and I've been writing a new one each day.  Also, I usually spend the week of Thanksgiving celebrating a little more by thinking about why we celebrate, watching the TV version of Trains, Planes, and Automobiles, and eating LOTS of food. :)  I love that Thanksgiving is probably one of the least commercialized (big) holidays we celebrate; that most of us celebrate by being thankful and with family.

I can understand frustrations about seeing holiday decorations up really early in the stores, though.  I happen to find it exciting and annoying at the same time.  But what someone does inside their home is a different story to me.  I say, if they want to enjoy the season longer, just let them... even if they happen to decide to not remember Thanksgiving the same way you might.  At the same time, those who are enjoying the season earlier should be considerate of those who are not.

I guess it's a little silly for me on one hand to be annoyed and complain about this and then on the other hand tell people to deal with their annoyances and not complain to other people... but yeah.  I guess my hope is that we can all be more understanding of both points of view and eliminate the complaints.

Merry Christmas to me

I wanted to share with you this site I came across.  I've heard mixed reviews about it, but decided to give it a try.

It's Shiekh Shoes and they sell discounted shoes.

I just ordered some pairs last week and the total came to $65 (this was after using a 15% off coupon and free shipping by typing in "loyalty" at checkout).  These shoes should be coming in the next little bit, but they will stay in the box and go under our tree... as I will be getting them for Christmas.
These are the shoes I got... some are not what I may normally see myself picking out, but now I'm pretty excited to get them.

tan heels                                                           red heels                                                                  grey heels

taupe knee high boots                                                              black ankle boots

They have lots of cute shoes, in my opinion. 
If you feel like checking them out, click here... SHIEKH SHOES 

Friday, November 4, 2011

All our Halloween fun

This year was all about celebrating things for the first time!

We went to Cornbelly's this year for the first time and happened to meet up with my sister Anna there.  It was actually pretty fun and we'll have to go again when Dani's a little older and the weather is still a little warmer.  It was FREEZING by the time we left.
 I forgot to bring my camera, but luckily my sister used her phone to snap some pics.
They had some tire swings shaped like different animals and things and a tractor ride.

We celebrated Halloween on Saturday, the 29, and Monday the 31st.

Saturday we went to our ward's trunk or treat.  It was the first one we've been to and we were pretty excited.  We decorated our car with things we had already in our house.  It was fun to have my sister and her family join us as well.

 we added dry ice to the cauldron on the right 


                                      my sister's kids
Tinkerbell and a bum
I dressed up as Juno.

Saturday evening we went to our friends, the Gilberts, for a Halloween party! 
It was a lot of fun, there was yummy food and Tyler won the Best Costume award!

On Halloween, we went to Tyler's work were they have an annual Halloween trick-or-treating for the employees' children.  Danica loved it!.  Dani and I dressed up like Tinkerbell and Juno again.
Tyler works in the Tax Department with all women
so he and his co workers dressed up as a polygamist family.

On Monday we passed out candy for the first time ever.  Dani actually went out trick-or-treating and we had lots of trick-or-treaters!
Tyler passing out the candy

Here were some of the things we had going on around our house leading up to Halloween

I didn't take a picture of it, but I traced Dani's hands and feet
and made spiders and ghosts like this and hung them on the wall and ceiling.

We also made some mummy English muffin pizzas

We made some new decorations this year.  When I say we, I mean Tyler
I got the idea, but Tyler definitely executed and made it great!

When buying these birdhouses, I wasn't sure how the idea would turn out or if I could convince Tyler they might look cool, but we both really ended up liking them.

Our snake wreath