Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow, Thanksgiving already here...and gone. Yesterday was a fun day. It was different being away from our families, but we had a good time making our own memories. First thing yesterday morning, Ben, Chris, and I started on making the pies. That was one of the few things Ben had asked me, was that at our Thanksgiving, we have some of his mom's home-made cherry pies. So we got the recipe and made the ventured. This was my first pie that didn't come with all the ingredients in a box. Having to make it from scratch is nothing like making it out of a box. But we all chipped in and did our best.

I don't think they turned out bad, and they taste really good, and that's all that matters. This is a picture of the one that turned out the best so it's the one you get to see. We did our best and made great memories.

This is our Thanksgiving Feast! It's not huge, but it suited our family just fine. We had turkey(light and dark meat because Ben's favorite is the dark), mashed potatoes, green salad, and apple/snickers salad. And of course the pies for dessert. I found out yesterday that if you don't put your turnkey in the oven until noon, you don't get Thanksgiving in the afternoon, you get dinner. Between pies and the turkey, we kept the stove hot all day. The smell was delicious. And I'm far enough into my pregnancy to enjoy it, not get neaseated from it. I'm thankful for that.

After dinner, we took the fat and skin and some trimmings from the turkey out to let the dogs enjoy their Thanksgiving too. They loved the food. Then we took them out to play. No, Chris isn't sitting on Harley. He was trying to catch her and she wouldn't stands still for a pictures so this was an attempt to catch her. But it made a fun picture to share.

I hope you all had as great of a Thanksgiving as we did. I realise I have so much to be grateful for. My family, the gospel, my home, my husband, my son, my healthy pregnancy, my husband's job, my friends, the atonment.....and I could go on and on. I am truely blessed. I hope you all had a chance to realise how lucky we all are. Thanksgiving should come more often if it helps us truely remember what great blesssings we have in our lives.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

20 weeks! Half way:)

Wow! It feels like this 20 weeks has taken forever, but then when I think about it, it also seems like it's gone by pretty fast. I am lucky though because this time, my morning sickness ended, for the most part, with the end of my 1st trimester. I don't mind being pregnant near as much when I'm not sick through the WHOLE thing. I have been blessed. Last pregnancy, I had family all around me all the time. I'm sure Heavenly Father knew my stengths and my weaknesses and thought better of making me face that all by my lonesome out here in Oak City. I am starting to show earlier this time then I remember showing last time, but I hear that's normal. I'm still not showing as much as everyone says I should, but I'm okay with that. Thank you long torso's. I went in for an ultrasound on Friday and the x-ray tech told me there was no way I was 20 weeks, until he measured the baby, he wouldn't believe me. Ben now believes that it's a girl, and he is just fine with that. We are really excited and grateful.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Old habits die hard!

It is still so hard for me to put on a post without a picture. But I know I like to see other peoples new post's, even when they don't have pictures so here goes again. We got Chris this past weekend for our first offical weekend since this new "arrangement" took over. It was so hard only having him 3 days, but I feel like the Lord is helping me big time to cope with it. We just had to have as much fun as we could while he was here. So we painted Christmas orniments, went bowling, rode scooter/walked to the park, read books, played with the dogs, and he helped me cook.

Changing the subject before I start to cry. I have an ultrasound on Friday, the 21st, to check the heart. Ben has decided he doesn't trust the "lady at the mall" on what the sex of the baby is so he won't let me buy a thing until the "guy who know's what he's doing" at the hospital confirms it. So I guess I can wait another 3 days.

I am now offically Relief Society Secretary in my ward. So that along with my calling as an activitier committee member, I am keeping busy with Christmas Program planning.

I am super excited about the Twilight movie that comes out in 2 days:) It's been a crazy ride trying to get to the mid-night premier Thursday night, but hopefully nothing else goes wrong and that I'll be able to go.

Sorry this has been so random, but I have a lot going through my mind, and I sometimes don't know how to get it all out unless it's like this. Thanks you to all of you for your support, prayers, fasting, and caring. I love you all.