Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My mom had a dream a couple of weeks ago and it "told" her I was going to have a boy. I felt like it was a girl....so did a lot of people! The ultrasound technician said they were all smokin' crack because this baby is clearly a.............
I am in bed and am too lazy to scan the picture in...although I do have the DVD downstairs....
eh still too lazy to get up. I will post up the picture.....this little one is not shy about his privates. It's funny because Ashton's ultrasound picture was exactly in the same position- spread eagle.
I am not going to lie. I cried a little. I wasn't sure if it was because I was really surprised or because I was happy to find out. I think it was a little of both but I immedietely felt guilty because I was a little sad it wasn't a girl. To be honest, I have felt a little sad all day. But, after talking to my mom and reading an article in the Ensign my spirits have been lifted. Geez, I feel terrible actually admitting this. But now, I just really am grateful and happy to have a very healthy baby boy (I just hope he is mellow!!!!) I think I cried a little too because Ashton was going insane in the room and yelling and I thought- How am I going to handle 2 Ashtons?!?! The technician kept saying how beautiful and perfect this baby is, how that is a textbook picture of the heart ventricles, etc.
So yes, I am having a baby boy. The clothes I bought can be stored away for another day. And now I am looking at nurseries and bathroom ideas since they will have to share a bathroom :) I am so excited to hold this little baby boy in my arms and just fall in love with another mini-Lorin.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
so everyone. keep on voting and i will let you know as soon as i know!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Baby Bird #2 is due January 9th, 2011.
We are so excited. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride with this one, but are so grateful we have been blessed with another little one.
Ashton kisses my belly when I ask him where the baby is. I know he will be a great big brother.
I feel like this baby is a girl....but we'll find out on Aug. 24!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
I am about to turn on the TV (we have bunny ears and ONLY get 2 channels: some baptist channel and....UNIVISION). So, Ashton and I will watch the games in Spanish. Maybe he'll pick up some words and say them to his grandparents...won't they be proud :)
4 years ago, after Lorin and I came back from vacations after our wedding, we drove cross-country in June. We stopped at local sports bars to watch the World Cup Games....sure it took us longer to get to Utah but its already a looon ride, so why not make it fun? We were dedicated fans, cheering for our teams while eating a burger at some scummy sports bar. I can't help but smile at those wonderful memories! However, the only thing I didn't like was that we had to watch it in English. There was no excitement in the commentator's voice. Thanks for making sports even more boring! Seriously, once we were able to watch the games on our own (Dallin's) TV, we watched it in Spanish and it was amazing. I was so pumped. Have you even seen me pumped and watching sports? Yeah.....that is what the Spanish channel does to me :)
Who are my teams? I don't really have any. I usually cheer on the Latin teams first unless they are playing the US. I don't bite the hand that feeds me.
Now, I am going to sit back, relax, drink my smoothie and attempt to cuddle with Ashton as he grunts and cheers for the little people running around chasing a ball on the TV.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
*sigh* time to relax!
Woo hoo. I actually knew she was going to win.
The correct answers were Peru, family, being pregnant.
So, Miss, just let me know what you would like :)
Thanks to all those that participated!
To my second place winner: VAL!
Val, let me know what you would like :)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
this pic might give you a better hint to 1 of those things.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
No- we actually have no idea when that happened.
No- no comment.
Yes? The man in the back with the turquoise hat? You are correct!
Lorin and I got hitched! WoooHoo!
I want to tell y'all the story of how we met. It really is a fantastic one. So, pull up a chair, get some snacks ready and put your kids down for a nap.
It all started with 2 experiences before I went off to school the fall of '05. I didn't know what I wanted to major in and had been praying for guidance. I was led to research Business Management (for all that know me this is just ridiculous!). I wanted to major in business not to make beeelllions of dollars, but to work at a non-profit where I would make, well the opposite of that. So, I signed up for the business pre-req classes....like Stats 221. The other experience was a blessing I received from my daddy right before I hopped on a plane to Utah. When he said a certain phrase, I raised my eyebrow, opened my eye and saw my mom giving me the same confused expression. Ha! We thought my dad must be going crazy or something. Let me explain. I was "waiting" for a missionary. We dated all of freshman year, over the summer, and continued our "relationship" through my sophmore year. My dad said something to the effect that I would find my eternal companion this year and prepare for marriage. So you get the confusion right? My missionary wasn't coming home until next year! And everyone knew that I wanted to marry him. Anyway, I thought my dad was nuts, hopped on a plane and prepared for my pre business major classes.
As I sat down in the JKB classroom, I prepared my brain to stuff all this "cool & fun" stuff I was about to learn. I was right by the door and watched everyone as they strolled in. One caught my eye.....I believe he was wearing his green Hurley shirt and board shorts (his signature style). He was super tan, had long hair with a cute little curl on the ends and had piercing GREEN eyes. Hmmmm, ok enough of that, focus. And guess what? He sat down right next to me. That's right. There were empty seats and he chose the seat directly next to mine. And then it clicked. My roomate, Bev, had talked to him in church the previous Sunday. He was in my ward! He said "hey." He had me at "hey."
"I think you are in my ward."
"How do you know?"
"Um, I think I saw you in the building."
Ok weirdo. You talked to my friend. Whatever. By this time the teacher had started talking. And Mr. Sexy Hair kept talking. I obviously didn't really respond because it is rude to talk while the teacher is talking, duh. He didn't see it that way and thought I was rude. I believe he sat next to me the next class, too. But after that he sat next to this little blonde chick who was Snow White for Halloween....enough said. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I thought this "stats-mance" was over, afterall he had moved on to a cute little blonde.
Ha! Was I wrong, we "studied" for Stats even though I wasn't in his class anymore. (I switched times because work conflicted with that time). And by "studied" I mean we seriously talked the whole time. Then he didn't want to study with me anymore because we didn't get anything done. But we did hang out! We had a lot of fun times just hanging out as friends and eventually became more than that.
I will say that dating Lorin was not easy for me. No, not because he didn't know people actually celebrated Valentine's Day, but because I didn't want to fall in love with him. I just wanted to focus on school and my missionary. Lorin's roommate did warn him that I had a missionary but he paid no attention. When I prayed for comfort in my decision to break up with Lorin it never felt right. Something always kept us together.After struggling with the decision to keep on dating Lorin, and many many talks with my friend, Steve, about it....well I decided to go for it.
Monday, May 10, 2010
more of mom's gifts:
to top of the day we had chicken masala for dinner and had the fam over to play hand and foot. lorin and i won. boo-ya
first: happy mother's day! i am so grateful for a wonderful, beautiful, spiritual, strong-willed, intelligent, crafty, selfless, generous and patient mother. i really do have the best mom in the world. seriously, who else can i call for a quick question and end up talking for 2 hours? i love you, mom. you are my best friend, my confidant, my mother.
and a wonderful mother's day to my other mom. i am so grateful for your dilligence in teaching and raising such a wonderful young man. he is who he is because you are a wonderful mother. thank you for your love and helpful advise. we love you.
i had a wonderful mother's day weekend. we started the day with me going to a yard sale...alone! trust me, this is a good thing :) i returned to two sleeping boys (another good thing). we had breakfast and got ready for the day. we went to jcrew where lorin ordered my swimsuit for mother's day. utah stores don't carry swimsuits so you have to order them. if you do it at the store it is free shipping! then we went to the zoo! ashton loved it!! the bird show was so fun and ashton really really loves birds so he enjoyed it. after walking around, i got tired and super hungry so we went out to dinner to aristo's. we've been there before and we really like greek food. i got the lamb (yummy) and lorin got the pork gyro (even yummier!). then we went to joann's (i am addicted to crafting- it really is a problem). we got home and lorin and i got into an argument for some stupid reason. i believe it was my fault- i got mad at lorin for moving around my coffee table books.
will lorin stop moving the coffeetable books? will brenda let it slide this time? or will they call it quits- afterall they do argue over stupid things often.......stay tuned for part 2 on tomorrow's post.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Sorry about the crooked papers on the message board. I was in a hurry as this was done during A's naptime. Anyway, my less than $5 message center totally beats Pottery Barn's chic and sophisticated one ;) This is a just a fun version and an idea for all of y'all with a tight budget.
Friday, April 16, 2010
i bought my ticket to this:
I am soooooooo excited....and nervous! I am rooming with 6 other gals I don't know so it should be interesting. I am paying for a room because I want to make friends and not be a weirdo loner in the classes and sitting alone at lunch....yes I still worry about this stuff. maybe i should be a weirdo loner. anyway. i am excited to learn and make meeelllions of scrapbook pages...i am very behind so this will be a very productive weekend.
i will miss my baby though....2 days!! i don't know if i can do it. i think i may cry now.
wish me luck. i will be gone from the 22-24.
see ya on the flip side :)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
photo from here.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
i love my family.
2 reasons why i didn't want to turn 25.
1. i am afraid of getting old (like really old) and not being able to do things for myself. i know i'm only 25 but its one year closer to....OLD.
2. i thought by the time i turned 25 i would have 2 kids. yeah like ignoring my 25th birthday would mean i wasn't really 25. well it came and i was overwhelmed with love for the child i was blessed with.
what more can i ask for?
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
once upon a time there lived a beautiful brunette with her handsome beau and lovely little manchild. one day they decided to try out a new happening cafe in a distant land. they couldn't expect much since it was very inexpensive as it was frequented by college students. the next day, the bb (beautiful brunette) felt ill....and it got worse.....and she didn't eat for 2 days! she lived off a powerful water called the ade of gator. she felt weak and tired. by the third day her pants fit loosely and she felt it was time to eat....and eat she did! now she is back to her normal state....breaking even (lost 5 lbs and gained 5 lbs). woohoo.
i feel like getting sick was such a waste! when i lost the weight i thought it was worth it.....but nnooooo.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
then we went to pizzapiecafe with janelle, logan and lauren. i don't want to badmouth it but i honestly think it made us all sick! ashton has had the worst gas all day. like terrible. like i want to puke terrible. i was so embarrased at church. everytime ashton moved he would fart. i think people thought it was me! awkward. and the food wasn't even good. but it was cheap so i guess we can't expect much.....
ok i have to post about good food, now. i absolutely love this blog that i found last week. she makes all her meals in the crockpot and i have been using her recipes. so easy and delicious! check her out : www. crockpot365.blogspot.com
oh yeah we are watching a movie. guess what it is?
Saturday, January 30, 2010
the chocolate (212 s state street orem)
i loooooved it! i like sweet things but don't usually crave a piece of cake or cupcake. but this place is sweet. and very reasonably priced ($2 per cupcake). it isn't overly sweet- just perfect. i got this white cake- can't remember the name- and i had to save some for tomorrow.
can you say UH-MAYYYYY-ZING!
what i like about is it that we are always looking for a place to get dessert. just a simple date night and ashton gets to relax on the comfy couch. the ambience is so relaxing/inviting and just so darling :)
everyone should go!!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
ashton is 16 months old.
- doesn't like to drink whole milk when i give it to him in a sippy cup but gladly drinks it when daddy gives it to him in a glass cup.
- he throws himself on the floor and hits his face with his hands when he doesn't get what he wants.
- prays sometimes and can sign "jesus"
- can say mama, dada, and babba
- i think he said ball once
- gives hugs and kisses and signs "love" when i ask him if he loves mama and dadda
- dances everytime he hears music
- jumps like a little mexican jumping bean
- usually very happy and insanely energetic
i think that's all for now.
as for lorin and me:
- attempting to do p90x everyday (so far its every other day)
- reading our scriptures together has helped our moods and our relationship :)
- im on a creating kick....everything that has to do with creating i am up for
everytime i look at ashton i can't explain what i feel. i guess it depends on when i am looking at him. when he throws food at me after i've spent a long time making him something special i think- you are such a little rat. but then he smiles at me andi think- i am so lucky you are in my life. when he slaps me after i tell him no i think- what a brat! where did he learn that!? but then i hold his hands down and tell him no again and he looks down and gives me a hug i think- i love this kid!
i really liked 500 days of summer. although i am a big fan of "love" this one was more a realistic movie more than a romantic one.
i have a love/hate relationship with the batman movies. i liked them the first time but lorin puts it on all the time i have grown to HATE them.
we didn't send out christmas cards this year so i am sending out v-day ones and i am just waiting for them to get here. letme know if you want one :)
i loove music. i hate driving. put them together and you have a calm, collected and singing sensation that is me ;) if i can jam out to music, sing outloud then i can drive.
whilst singing i discovered that i can relate to some of the songs i hear.
for example: carrie underwood- before he cheats
i had a bf a long time ago that was basically a piece of crap. however i did not know it. he told me he was a "good" guy. turns out that he totally cheated on me (like not just kissed another girl) and i found out from my cousin. what a sleaze bag. needless to say, the next time i saw him i slapped him as hard as i could. and i've never slapped anyone since (not seriosly anyway). i didn't go so far as to slash his car or tires but maybe i should have......
anyone else have songs/experiences they wanna share so i don't feel like a foo?