Monday, June 29, 2009

Baby Update

I am now 13 weeks along and into the second trimester with our mystery baby. I am feeling great, mostly. Just like when I was pregnant with Benson, I started having headaches really bad at the 11th week, but I'm trying to drink lots of water and it seems to help. I feel really lucky to have easy pregnancies, and I'm aiming for ZERO throwing up with this one! I can feel that my belly is getting bigger and I can't wait until I actually look pregnant instead of just fat.

Benson seems to be excited for the baby. He knows there is a baby in my belly and he always tries to lift up my shirt and kiss my belly. He is INFATUATED with babies, and anytime we see one, he makes a HUGE deal about it.

We still don't know if it's a boy or a girl. The doctor took a guess at 11 weeks, but I'm not sticking by that at all. We will find out at our next appointment if it's a boy or a girl. We would like a girl because we don't have one, but it would be a lot easier and cheaper if we had a boy since we have a lot of boy stuff already. Plus Casey says he wouldn't know what to do with a girl baby.

Anyway, I'm putting up a poll, so take a guess if it's a boy or a girl. We will find out around the 15th of July, so be sure to guess before then!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Our Ride on the Open Road

We left on Friday afternoon for our early anniversary away. Benson stayed with McKenzie on Friday afternoon and then spent the rest of the weekend at my parents' house. He had lots of fun and didn't want to come home with us when we picked him up.

We drove to Logan and stayed Friday night there. We actually got to go see a movie in the theater, which we haven't done for a REALLY LONG TIME. On Saturday, we drove to Bear Lake and that night we went to an amazing play at the Pickleville Playhouse. Then we left early on Sunday morning, trying to beat the rain home. We drove through Randolph and over Monte Cristo home. Unfortunately we didn't beat the rain and ended up driving over Monte Cristo in a HUGE storm. Luckily we had ponchos with us, even though we looked like Dorks, we stayed mostly dry. Here are some pictures from our trip.

This was my view the whole drive. Notice the rain clouds in the distance.

Us in Bear Lake. This is as close as we got to that FREEZING cold Lake.

Us and the Bike

On top of Monte Cristo. Casey's poncho tore because of the wind.

Me sportin' the Poncho.

Benson talking about the bike.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


On Saturday we decided we wanted to go on a motorcycle ride for our anniversary.
On Sunday we looked for Motorcycles.
On Monday we got a STEAL on this Beauty.... (sorry for the stock picture).
2005 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic with 4000 miles.

On Tuesday we got an awesome deal on Saddlebags for it (Thanks, Dennis)
On Wednesday we sold this Classic... For more than Casey bought it for 8 years ago.
Casey almost shed a tear. It was sad.

Also on Wednesday, we conned a man into selling us his sissy bar (back rest). Thanks, Nick.
On Thursday we are getting new helmets.
On Friday we are leaving Benson at his Grandma's and we are going who knows where on our new bike. We'll see where the open road takes us!
Happy Father's Day, Casey.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We're Growing!!!!

A few weeks ago, we planted our very own garden. At our last house, we tried planting corn and tomatoes and a few other things, but of course, I killed them. So, this time Casey is in charge! And I must say that watching our garden grow is so exciting! It honestly thrills me to see new buds on the plants!!!!

Just for the record, my excitement levels are as follows:
Watching Benson grow is most exciting, watching my belly grow is next, watching the garden grow is a VERY close third and watching Casey's belly grow is DEAD LAST!!! (just kidding!)

Anyway, I thought Casey would do this, but since he hasn't, I wanted to post pictures of the beautiful garden just in case it never makes it!

The whole thing. We have 4 "big beef" tomato plants, 3 cherry tomato plants, 2 cucumbers, 1 cantelope, 1 watermellon, 2 jackolanterns, and 1 habanero pepper.

Beautiful tomatoes (my favorite!)

The cherry tomato buds (I can count 8 here, see if you can find them!)

Our big tomato... I call dibs!

Casey's pride and joy, the habanero plant. It looks like it might have bugs, though. Hope it lasts long enough for me to see tears in Casey's eyes when he takes a bite!