Sunday, November 23, 2008

T minus 61 Days & Counting!

I just wanted to give a quick update! Yes...that's right! We only have 61 days left until our baby's due date! Wow that came fast! We're getting really excited though! I'm now finally starting to feel pregnant! I'm pretty much tired all the time, I'm not fitting into most of my clothes, and acid reflux has reared its ugly head! Our nursery is pretty much all done, we just need some of the finishing touches and then I will post some pics! She's now kicking like crazy, and we have even felt some of her body parts through my tummy!

At my last appointment the nurse was finding our baby's heartbeat, and she said "oh you must be having a boy?" We just kind of looked and each other and said, "no it's a girl" then she commented that "most heart beats at that rate are boys," then she kinda of trailed off and said that she was probably wrong or something! But I thought NO WAY, we already have everything ready for a girl, pink everything! We really don't think she was right, but there better not be any surprises on D-Day is all I have to say!

I have to brag on my hubby though, tonight it really became apparent to me how many things he's got going on, and how he never complains! Between taking 16 credits, working, and being in the Bishopric of our ward...he's amazing! Today he left for church at 7am and didn't get home until 5 pm, because he was doing tithing settlements! He stays up till 1 am or later every night doing homework and studying then leaves early in the morning to start his day. And the crazy thing is....that most the time, he's reassuring me about things! I just had to give a shout out to my awesome hubby because he truly is amazing!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Nearly two years later it's finally over! My first full on experience with a presidential election. I know that most of you who know me well are sick of hearing me talk about it so this will be the last you have to hear, but I do have one last thing I want to say about this election. . .

I've flipped and flopped and wrestled with this decision, even though in the end I knew no matter how I voted that McCain was going to get the electoral votes that represented me. Initially I was the biggest Obama supporter you'd ever find, then I wandered over to the McCain camp because I wasn't as big of a fan of some of Obama's plans. In the end I found myself back in the "change" column. I cast my vote yesterday for Barack Obama with some trepidation that I might be making a mistake. But after watching our new president elect speak, and reflecting on the results I'm confident that I did the right thing.

As much as people will tell you that Obama's call for change was just a platitude, and that nothing is really going to change, I can't imagine how anybody could have watched the election results last night and not felt the change and the accomplishment of our nation. We took a huge step forward last night. I felt more proud to be an American last night than any other time I can think of. Whether you're excited about the change, or scared, or a little of both, I find it hard to believe that anybody really doubts that it's actually there. Even though I still have my differences with our new president, and I'm sure that there will be plenty to disagree with, I'm excited for what lays ahead for the United States. Considering the current state of our country that's no small thing.

Above all I'm proud to live in a country that allows any of us to accomplish whatever we put our minds to. Congratulations President Obama, and good luck in the next 4 years.