Wednesday, September 30, 2009


We've had cooler temperatures this week, cloudy skies, drizzly days and it's been downright cold at night. The leaves are beginning to turn, and there are already a few scattered on the ground. But what really tipped me off to fall being here? I was itching to have some hot chocolate. And I've been wanting soups and other yummy comfort foods. Yup, fall is here and I'm so excited.

We had a glorious summer...beautiful, not too hot. But when the weather starts cooling and I can start opening the windows, I love that time of year! And I'm especially grateful that I'm going to be pregnant during the fall and winter, so I don't have to deal with sweltering temperatures and being as big as a house!

So I've pulled up all our straggly flowers that have gone the way of all the earth and I'm going to run to Walmart and pick up some mums and pumpkins and fall-ify our place. I love it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bathroom Makeover

For months now I've been griping about how much I loathe the wallpaper in our bathroom. It's not that it's hideous, it's just that it's not us and besides, who puts wallpaper in a bathroom? It peels!

So a while ago, I went to the store, bought wallpaper stripping stuff with every intention of starting. Then we found out I was pregnant and the wallpaper got put on the backburner and was forgotten. Last weekend Bobby was in the bathroom for awhile and low and behold, he was stripping wall paper! He surprised me big time and I was so excited that he had started this project, because I was beginning to think it wasn't going to ever happen.

So he stripped wallpaper and I came back through and cleaned up the walls and taped every thing off and bought some paint. He painted for a couple days and now we have a beautiful new bathroom!

And yes, Bobby is the greatest husband ever! He's been willing to do so much since I've been pregnant and has stepped in and has helped so much.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Latest

I had another prenatal exam yesterday (Bobby wasn't able to be there because of school, alas!) and it went just fine. I'm doing great and the baby is doing great and that's all there is to report. I heard the baby's heart and was able to hear the baby moving around but I still can't feel it yet.

Our next appointment will include an ultrasound and we'll find out if this little lemon is really a little boy or a little girl.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lemon of my eye

I have to admit that it has been a while since my last post. You can ask Maggie about how I get a little harumph when I don't get any messages on my blog entries, so I just kind of stopped. Well, being an almost father makes me want to step up a little bit and brag about my amazing wife and my little lemon. Lemon you say?? Yes Lemon. Every Monday, we check on this website to see all about what the baby has developed, how big HE is and all sorts of little tidbits. Well, since Maggie still isn't sure what sex the baby is (I know its a boy), we call the baby whatever size it this week the little angel's name is lemon. Ode to a lemon....I love lemon....lemon is so sweet...lemon is my little baby. Okay, if that was a poem it was awful. Maybe it was a haiku. I happen to be related to some literati out there in the blogosphere who will probably correct me on my use of haiku (sorry). Anyway, blah blah blah, Maggie is amazing, I love her with all of my heart, and I also love my little lemon.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Year Picnic

Our ward had a picnic to celebrate the new school year and welcome the new students. We had tons of food and Xax was the grill master for the evening.

We sat around eating, chatting, playing games and it was a really great time. Both Bobby and I have loved our ward, we've made some great friends here, the Bishop Chapman and his wife are wonderful, and there's always something new to learn or do and lots of fun to be had.

Friday, September 4, 2009

White Coat Ceremony

Bobby's class at school had their White Coat Ceremony this past weekend. It marks the transition into their third year when they'll be spending the majority of their time in the clinic. The ceremony is a pretty big deal and involves a lot of pomp and circumstance. There was music, speakers, all the professors there to show their support, and of course, the class received their white coats. I thought it was going to be pretty cheesy, and it was, but it was also exciting to see Bobby moving forward with school, and coming nearer to accomplishing his dream to be a dentist.

Afterwards, there was a lovely reception and the class and their friends and family were able to congratulate each other on the accomplishment. Two years down, two to go!