Monday, January 25, 2010

The Best Husband Ever

So Bobby came home from doing a few things on Saturday proclaiming that he was the best husband ever. Naturally, I knew this already, being married to him and all. But I asked him what he was scheming and he told me not to worry about it.

Then on Sunday he said not to worry about meals or anything for next week because he would be cooking. And I thought, "Wow, I don't have to go to work next week and I don't have to cook!?" I thought that was going to be why he was bragging about being so great and I would have been totally happy with it...not having to cook for a whole week is a treat any day.

Sunday evening we were sitting in the living room, Bobby reading and me getting ready to putz around on the internet. I look at the computer and the recently downloaded list is on the screen and I see a flight confirmation on there. Hmmm...who's going somewhere? Me!!! Bobby booked me a flight to Phoenix for next Monday thru Friday to see my sister Annie and her family. How exciting is that! I had been really bummed out that we didn't get the chance to see them at Christmas and with both of us having babies coming we wouldn't get to see each other until maybe August. So today I went to my OBGYN office and got the all clear to go and next week I'm off to sunny Arizona for a few days.

Who has the best husband ever? I do!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The return of the internet!

We were without internet for the last 2 weeks! Yuck! Can I tell you how depressing it was? I felt like I was completely isolated from the world...who knew what was going on out there? My Dad would call and say my sister had posted a new update on her blog and I was ready to pull my hair out because I couldn't see it. We couldn't do video calls with her either and I was just about beside myself. And it made me realize that I don't really care about all the media and stupid information you can find on the internet. It wasn't all of that junk that I missed. It was being able to connect with my family and know what what was going on in there lives.

I guess that's what important huh?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ruby Update

We had another appointment this week. We're now 30 weeks along, and it's amazing to think that in just 7 weeks this little girl will be considered full term and could be born! Ruby's doing great, her heartbeat was strong and healthy and all is well. We brought our birth plan along to give to the midwife and she thought everything was great and was very supportive of all our choices.

We're getting excited as we get down to the wire. Bobby's practicing labor coaching and we're feverishly reading and studying to get ready. I'm working on relaxation techniques and exercises to be ready for labor, and the nursery is almost finished (I promise pictures when it is!).

We can't wait to meet our little girl and for our friends and family to meet her too!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


We all had fun playing with Bobby's mom's little dog, Lady. The last time Bobby and I saw her was in August and she was still teensy, so we were always worried about stepping on her, but now she's pretty much full grown and so much fun to play with.

Bobby enjoyed chasing her around the kitchen.

And Xax enjoyed getting a nice massage...although he soon realized it could be rather painful.

And then, when she was all worn out and done playing with the boys, Lady would jump up on my lap and enjoy a nice snuggle.

Monday, January 4, 2010


We had such a great time in Utah for Christmas! We spent Christmas in Logan with Bobby's mom, which was lovely--lots of food! She loves to cook and gorge us with food, which suits both of us just fine.

Christmas eve was spent at my Grandma's house. I hadn't been to her Christmas eve party since I was probably 3, so it was a lot of fun spending time with everyone. We even had a visit from Santa.

Christmas day was spent eating good food, starting with breakfast. Bobby's family traditionally has a lox and bagel spread in the morning, so we enjoyed that plus lots of other goodies. Bobby's mom stays busy for several weeks before Christmas baking and cooking gifts, so we got to enjoy the fruits of her labors. Mmmm...

The rest of Christmas was spent relaxing, opening gifts and just enjoying being with family. We left Logan the day after to stay with my parents in Draper. We opened our gifts to each other, and Bobby and I got my mom and dad a chocolatier (a hot chocolate maker which my dad fell in love with when they came out to visit us). So every night we were there, Dad made us hot chocolate and we even had Tim Tam Slams again.

We are so grateful for such wonderful family that loves and supports us! We are thankful to have all of you in our lives! Happy New Year!