Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tagged by Tiff

I can't live without....

My wonderful husband Ryan
See's Chocolate (or any other chocolate I can get my hands on at the time!)
My red high heels 
Fun music to dance to
Ice cream
Cinnamon scented candles (I love spicy smelling things)
Spell check (I can't spell to save my life!!!)
Cafe Rio 
The biggest looser (this show makes me cry)
The color red

I tag Allison, Chelsea, Melissa and anyone else who would like to play. Write things that people might not know about you. 

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

This pretty lady is my grandma Colleen. 

Grandma Colleen is my father's mother. Today is her 71st birthday. This is a picture of her at our family party last night. I have been very fortunate to live in the same town as her most of my life. Because of this we saw a lot of each other. She has come to every play, choir performance, dance recital and any other event I have ever done! She has taught me many things throughout my life. One thing that she taught me that I have used so much and love to do is how to crochet. Below are pictures of a few things I've made. Thank you Grandma for all your love and support. Happy birthday!
These are scarves I made and sold December 2005, I made $200! I used the money to buy Ryan a GPS for Christmas.

This was a gift for baby Kaden made October 2007.

This is a gift for baby Broderick made July 2008.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

25 weeks and 1 day

Well it's been asked for and I try to give the people what they want...........

Another belly shot!
September 14, 2008

A close-up of my shoes. My sister Brennan bought these for me while she was in china. 

Things are going really well with the pregnancy! Little baby boy is moving around like crazy. His newest thing is moving when I am trying to sleep. I move from one side to the other to try and make myself more comfortable. As soon as I move he thinks it is time to play and starts swimming around. When I say moving I mean moving so much that it wakes me up completely and sometimes I can't go back to sleep for hours. It's a good thing I love him or I would be really upset. I love feeling him move around, especially when I am not sleeping! He is also now responding to Ryan. In the beginning I would say to Ryan  "The baby is kicking come feel!" As soon as Ryan would his hand on my stomach he would stop moving. I felt SO bad for Ryan! Now even if he is not moving at the time Ryan will put his hands on my stomach and start talking to him and he will move for him. He loves his Daddy! Ryan and I are getting really excited!!! We just started are childbirth classes and are really enjoying them! We are also doing a lot of reading on are own trying to prepare ourselves as much as possible. 
How am I feeling? I feel great! My body sometimes just wants to give out on me. I can only do so much before my back and stomach hurt so much that I can hardly walk. I have been doing to much lately and I have been paying the price. It is hard because we are trying to get stuff done with the house and I really want it to get done so I push to much! I am really going to try not to do that anymore. I am still swimming and doing yoga. Both these activities make me feel great! Also I visit my Chiropractor often. Thanks Dad, your a lifesaver!
How is Ryan doing? He is doing really well! Work is going well, no more scary accidents! In his "free time" he has been working on the house and taking classes at work. He is always amazing me with what he does at the house. He is a trained plumber so I expect him to do a really good job at that. What really amazes me is how well he picks up new skills. He is always teaching himself how to do other things on the house and does a really great job! He is the most handy guy to have around! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Utah Vacation

August 26th- September 1st

We had a wonderful time in Utah! These were a few of our favorite things.......
Mom, David, Mission Reunion, Sub Zero, "The Game," Corn, The weather, Wind Turbines!

Ryan's mom Gail lives in Spanish Fork, UT (a very cute town). She was very nice to let us stay with her! The best part of the trip was just relaxing and talking. It was fun for me to get to know more about Ryan and what he was like as a child. Ryan's mom and I made salsa, and I learned how to make zuchini bread. ZUCHINI bread, I know it might sound weird or gross, but it is REALLY good! Thanks for everything Mom. We love you!

David, Brittany,Ryan, and Mom

Ryan and David were mission companions and roommates. While Ryan and I lived in Utah I got to know David really well. We had a great time hanging out. We love our David!

David and Ryan

Mission Reunion 
Ryan LOVES Brother and Sister Holdaway (Ryan's old mission president and his wife). It was great to see them! Unfortunately most of the guys Ryan served with didn't come. We did get to see Justin and his wife... and of course David.

David, Sister Holdaway and Ryan

Sub Zero 
Our favorite ice cream place in the whole world! This is a really cool ice cream place, they use liquid nitrogen to make the ice cream right in front of you! 

The Game or not. 
While we were in Provo there was a BYU game so we decided to go. When we get to the game and it was sold out and the scalpers were selling tickets for $40 each. While we didn't make it inside we did get to sing the fight song while sitting on the grass outside the stadium. Now don't worry we are STILL Rebels. We just really enjoyed going to the BYU games while Ryan was attending the school, so we thought it would be fun to go again.

Amazing; that is the word I would use to describe it. One night we just ate corn for dinner. One of the great things about Utah is the fresh produce. That and ittle road side stands, is there anything more quaint? Well, yes there is..... There is a little old man and he sells produce from his front porch. When we went he wasn't there so you just leave the money in a little box. Oh, the honesty system! This is a picture of the little old man's house. Sorry I didn't get any corn pictures.

The weather 
BEAUTIFUL! It was nice and cool. Every night we would open the doors and let the fresh air in. The last night/morning we were there there was a great rain/hail storm. I can't wait for the cool weather to get here! 

Wind Turbines 
Ryan's favorite! It was so neat to watch them working. Ryan LOVED them so we had to get a closer look. When we got out of our car to take a look, two police officers pulled over next to us. They thought we were having car trouble.

Ryan's Accident

Ryan was in a very bad accident at work on August 24th. His car was totaled and caught on fire! The amazing thing is that he came away without a scratch!!! His body was very sore of corse and his wrist was hurting pretty bad, but he is all better now. He was being watched out for, there is no doubt in my mind! I am so thankful to our Heavenly Father for keeping him safe!!! We feel so blessed! There were so many variables: that if he would have been two inches more to the left or if his car would have hit another way he would not be injured, he would be dead. He was taken to the hospital on a backboard via ambulance. Here is a picture of him in the hospital. Thank you Heavenly Father for your protection! 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kaiaking Trip

August 19th 
A couple of months ago the guys from Ryan's work planned a kaiaking trip. I can say that when Ryan came home talking about a kaiaking trip I thought he would say that it was next week or something. I was so impressed that one, the trip would be in a couple of months, and two, it was so well organized. We kaiaked 11 miles below Hover Dam. It was so much fun! We hiked to different places and saw a few different hot springs. Everyone was worried about me the whole time. "Don't let the pregnant lady fall in the water!" "How are you?" "Are you sure you're ok?" I must say I was impressed with my little five month pregnant self. The only not so fun part was the wind. There were times that it was so windy that you were rowing, but not moving forward. And, if you stopped rowing you quickly moved backwards. I hope to do the trip again on a not so windy day!

Just the two of us
The water coming out of the rock was boiling hot. Our feet were burning!
Beautiful waterfall
Ryan and the waterfall
Resting on the beach