Sunday, April 27, 2008

What we have been up to

Mostly we have been doing the same things we always do. Working and going to school. Same old thing. Elliot has finals this week so he has been busy studying. Booooriiiiing. I am excited for him to be done with school so he can start concentrating his attention on more important things....namely me. Kidding (not really). We are leaving for our cruise this saturday! Only 5 more days of work to get through. We are going to drive down to Palm Harbor, FL on Saturday and stay with some people I know from my mission until Monday when we will drive to Miami to leave on the cruise. We are both really excited. I can't wait to have 4 days to lay around in the sun, eat and read. I am really excited for the 24 hr. sushi bar!! I know, I know, I can't have raw fish. I am only going to eat california rolls or any other rolls with cooked fish. Don't worry (Megan). I will take lots of pictures while we are gone and post them.
I just bought a cute swimsuit at target yesterday that I am hoping is going to last me my entire pregnant. I didn't see any maternity swimsuits I wanted so I just bought a large. Is that going to work? I hope so. It has a little skirt bottom which usually makes me feel like a middle aged mom but I actually think it is pretty cute. For a pregnancy swimsuit anyways. Pregnant or not, I am not a huge fan of swimsuits period. Maybe one day when I have a really hot body a swimsuit will be my day.
So back to what we have been up to. I was starting to get frustrated because none of my clothes were fitting right so to compensate I dyed my hair red (makes sense right?) At first it came out really purple

But it faded to a pretty red and then started looking pinkish so I dyed it again with a different red color and now it has faded to the perfect color that I wanted in the first place.

Right as I am yearning for it to be blonde again......

A few weeks ago Elliot received a scholarship from Georgia State. An Atlanta accounting firm picks one accounting student a year from Georgia State to give this scholarship to and Elliot was picked this year!! We were really excited that he got this. He studies a lot and works really hard to get good grades so I really thought he deserved it. We got to go to the awards ceremony where they handed out Elliot's award as well as other students who were receiving other awards. It was a neat event. After the awards ceremony they had reception where there was a live band and really good food. They had this amazing spinach dip that I am still thinking about. mmmm... Oh gosh, I just realized there is some of that amazing spinach dip in my teeth. But this is the only picture I have of Elliot and I on this day so you are going to have to pretend you don't see it.

I have started working on a baby blanket for our baby. Since we are not finding out the sex of the baby I am going to decorate everything in fall colors as it will be born in the fall and I figure fall colors are fairly unisex. I'm going to paint the walls a rust orange color and frame pictures of trees in autumn. I think it will be really pretty. So I am making the blanket in autumn colors as well. Well, as autumn-ish as I could find anyways. The store I went to didn't have exactly the colors I wanted but they were on sale so I decided to bend my expectations a little in the name of a lower price (which Elliot was quite happy with).

Well, that is about it. I will post some more belly shots this week sometime. I think it is getting bigger myself. We have our 2nd ultrasound this Friday. I am really excited. This is the one where we would find out the sex if we were finding out. I am going to have to admit, there have been moments where I have had doubts and asked Elliot if maybe we should find out but he has held strong and is insistent that it will be more fun if we don't know. My big wish is that they will tell me that there are twins in there and they just missed them at the first ultrasound!! That would be great. Very unlikely but great....

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

17 weeks!

Well, I am officially starting to show. Yesterday a pregnant woman smiled at me in the supermarket! I am choosing to believe she noticed I was pregnant as well and was smiling to show that we had a special pregnant woman bond. Or she could just be friendly, but whatever. I am still feeling really good except my back is killing me by the end of every work day. I am trying to get my boss to hire a massage therapist for the office. We'll have to see how that turns out. I know I said I was going to put up all kinds of pictures but I chose to hold Megan's baby instead of blog and now it is bedtime. Did I mention Megan had her baby? That is Elliot's sister. I will put up some pictures. He is ADORABLE!! It is making me so excited to have one of my own. Ok, I'll write more tomorrow.....or at least I'll try.


Well, I haven't posted in awhile. It just seems like there isn't enough time in one day and by the time I get home from work I am so tired and so sick of looking at a computer, posting doesn't sound like fun. Plus Elliot is always hogging our laptop to "study" (he thinks I don't see him looking at ESPN). Anyways, I am going to post about a million pictures tonight that I have been saving so be prepared.....

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

One of many anniversaries

I make poor Elliot celebrate every anniversary in our relationship that I can remember. The first day we met (Oct. 8th, 2001), our first date (Jan. 2002), our wedding anniversary -well I think most people celebrate that - (June 24th, 2005) and today just happens to be one of those great days.

And not only is it the anniversary of one thing, it is actually lucky enough to be combined with two wonderful events.

On April 2nd. 2002 we had our first kiss. At Rock Canyon Park in Provo, Utah. Elliot took me on a picnic (which consisted of a box of popsicle's) and then made the move. Don't ever ask for his version of the event. It is quite distorted.

The second event that makes this day so memorable happened on April 2nd, 2005 when Elliot proposed to me. He took me to this pretty castle next to the state mental hospital in Provo (so romantic) and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. If I had more time (I am dying to go to bed) I would tell the longer version, assuming someone would care, because it is actually pretty funny. I will have to save it for another time though.

So anyways, today is a pretty great day. Elliot took me to Chik-fil-A to celebrate with some french fries that I have been craving for awhile. I also indulged in a little milkshake and then I made the mistake of weighing myself when we got home. Now I am convinced that I have gained all my pregnancy weight in one night and am starting to freak out a bit. I guess it was worth it.......... Chik-fil-A french fries are darn good.

I know I haven't posted in awhile. I feel like we haven't done anything very exciting lately. I will come up with some stuff and maybe post again tomorrow. I am not ready to post any pregnancy pictures yet because right now I just look fat and am not ready to show that off to the internet world.