Thursday, April 28, 2011

My "Mom Car"

With me being pregnant, and the price of gas going up and up and up, we decided it would be a good idea to look into buying a "mom car" for me. We decided on getting an Equinox since they have a big back seat and get good gas mileage (and I like how they look). So back at the end of February we traded in the big blue Tacoma *sniff sniff* for my new Equinox.

We both LOVED the Tacoma, but not the gas mileage it was getting. Plus the back seat would be a pretty tight fit for a car seat. It was really sad to drive away from that truck and leave it at the dealer, but we were happy that we got what we wanted for it, and got a good deal on the Equinox.
I have to say I still love my new car! ♥

Insight Bowl & New Years Eve (Dec 2010)

Okay, so I'm a little late on posting these pics. But better late than never :)

In Decemeber I was given 4 free tickets for the Insight Bowl football game in Tempe. We brought our friend cole and one of his friends. It was fun, and the seats were GREAT, but it was also really cold!
I was more than ready to go home when the game was over :)


New Years Eve 2010!!

Josh and I wanted to just have a low key NYE and just relax. We went out to dinner and then went and saw a movie..... I can't even remember what movie we saw. We got out of the movie at about 11:30pm with missed phone calls and texts from our friend's asking why we weren't at their NYE party. We felt guilty and decided to try to make it out to their house before midnight. We got there with a little bit of time to spare and got to celebrate a little bit with our friends. It was a fun night, good way to start the new year.

The next night I went on a ride-along with Josh. It was freezing cold, and my morning sickness decided to start that evening as well. Ugh, not fun. Morning sickness lasted for about 6 weeks. I didn't throw up at all, but I felt nauseous ALL THE TIME! It was horrible! I'm so happy to be past that nastiness of never feeling good, and having to force bland crackers down your throat....... blah! Good thing I didn't know how crappy I would feel or I might have waited a loooooooong time to get pregnant. lol

Friday, April 8, 2011


Back on March 13th Josh was in a pretty bad accident while at work. Both him and his partner were lucky to walk away with only some minor bumps and bruises, and lots of soreness. I got the scary phone call in the middle of the night that my husband was in an accident and was on his way to a hospital. I was told that someone was coming to get me and that I should get up and get dressed and grab my purse. One of our friends from our ward was there to pick me up before I even had the chance to get dressed. It's a long drive from where we live to the downtown hospital where they took him and I knew nothing about his condition other than "he has all of his limbs".

When we got to the hospital we were taken to a little room where I was greeted by some of Josh's squad/friends, and his partner's girlfriend. I found out a tiny bit more about the accident and that Josh was awake and alert, but hadn't been able to walk or stand after he had been dragged from the car. I was given a bag of his things including phone/wallet/boots/cut up clothing etc. I was amazed that his phone didn't have a scratch on it!

A Doctor came by to let us know that once they were done getting their CAT scans done that we would be allowed back to see them. (They had only barely beat me to the hospital) The Doctor also told us how lucky the guys were that they even survived that accident, and that it was a miracle the shape they were in! (He told us that they just had a guy come in that had fallen off of a mechanical bull and was hurt worse than our guys appeared to be)

A few minutes later we were escorted back to where they were in the triage area. The two guys were laid out and still strapped to the ambulance stretchers in neck braces, surrounded by Dr's/nurses, paramedics and other cops.. I went over to Josh and it was quite a shock to see him like that. I never think of him as a weak person, so to see him on a stretcher with a neck brace and blood on his face and hands and head...... VERY weird/scary. I got to his face and said hi to him and we both got tears in our eyes. It was such a relief to see him.

Neither him nor his partner had any broken bones. His partner did have a couple of cuts/gashes on his arm and was given some stitches. They had small nicks on their hands, faces and arms from the glass. They also had tiny pieces of glass, all over them and in their hair and eyebrows. They were eventually moved to room and we finally were able to confirm that Josh could walk. They were both very sore. We were discharged from the hospital the next day.

(This picture is when we left the hospital. They had had their clothes cut off of them so had to wear their hospital gowns home :) )

It was a very long and exhausting experience for all of us! But we are so grateful that they both were able to come home, and with nothing horribly wrong.

Here is a news video about it....

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's a............................

GIRL!!!! Last Wednesday (March 30th) we had our gender ultrasound and found out that we are having a little baby Girl!! We are SO excited! (The picture above is me on the u/s day. 18weeks 2days) I drank a bunch of water and orange juice before our appointment. Apparently the baby liked the OJ because she was moving around the whole time! The tech asked us if we wanted to find out the sex and we said YES! She asked us what we thought it would be. Josh said he didn't know and I said I thought it was a girl. I wasn't really surprised when she told us that it was indeed a Girl. Before we started the tech asked me if I had been feeling the baby move at all. I answered that I "thought" I was, but wasn't sure if it was really the baby or not. Well during the ultrasound the tech took the wand off of my belly to type something and I felt a big movement in my belly, stronger than anything I've felt before. I told her that I had just felt the baby move! When she put the wand back the baby had flipped completely over and was still wiggling around. It was SO cute to see her moving and kicking me! We laughed a lot and I wish we could have an ultrasound every day! She was so cute and feisty, I can't wait to meet her! (Here is a picture of her open eye) (She's kicking me in this one)

I don't know if I can wait another 5 months before seeing her again. I'm thinking we might have to go and get a 3d/4d ultrasound done in a couple of months! :)