Sunday, October 31, 2010

Baby Shower

Last week I had two friends throw me fantastic baby showers. One that was attended by old friends and family and the other with ladies from my ward. Both were super fun and made me filled loved.


My two great high school friends, Kayla and Shawna, put together a great shower with an awesome pancake bar (of which I unfortunately have no pictures :( )


It was so fun to see some many ladies who were great examples of Mothers to me while I was growing up, there to support me.


My good friend Mindi, who I have been working with in Wolves, put together a fun shower last Thursday night. It was so fun to hang out with all my girlfriends.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

25 Days Left!

Day 25: Cleaned my house. It may not sound like a me moment, but it really needed to be done and now I feel so good walking around a clean house :).

Day 26: Went to The Orange Patch and found myself a super cute Halloween necklace. I also happened upon a bag marked 75% off, it  will make a super dipper bag :)!

Day 27: Had a baby shower with all the wonderful girls in my ward. I love you all, thanks for making it so fun!

Day 28: Decorated Halloween cookies with friends.

Day 29: Baked the sugar cookies.

Day 30: Worked out and make sugar cookie dough. Eat way too much dough, but couldn’t help it, it’s sooo good!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hamilton Senior Night

Friday night was a long anticipated night for one of our Nero patients. I’ll call her Mary. Mary’s son plays for Hamilton High School’s football team, and on the night of  their homecoming the  senior football players are escorted out onto the field to meet their coaches by their parents. 5 years ago Mary had a brain tumor removed that left her in very disabled state. However, with lots of work she has made remarkable progress in the last year. She has begun speaking a little and walking very well. It was her goal to walk her son out on the field. So with the help of her sister, her son, and one of out therapy techs Mary was able to reach her goal, and walk with her son! It was so amazing, and wonderful for her and her family.

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I am really going to miss my job. The patients are so inspiring! I’ve been so privileged to be part of their lives.

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Day 31: Finished my Halloween shirt. I saw it online for $25, it only cost me $6, plus it was fun to make. It says “I’m dressed up as my Mom.” DSCF0232

Day 32: Had a wonderful baby shower! Thank you Kayla and everyone else who came and helped.

Day 33: Finished painting the nursery :) Finally!

Day 34: Went to RS Meeting, doesn’t really count as a '”me moment”. I had to speak and it was a little stressful, but I had a good time.

Day 35: Enjoyed sleeping in before beginning a very busy day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Counting Down 40-36

Day 36: Went to the gym :) felt good, now I feel way too tired again. Time to go lie down and watch some “Chuck.”

Day 37: Went to work for way too long, came home too tired to even enjoy myself.

Day 38: Worked on a fun Halloween shirt I’m making for myself.

Day 39: Worked on the baby’s room and made some very yummy brownies.

Day 40: Went to brunch with a girlfriend. Check out this Coffee Shop, they have to cutest cupcakes and garden!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Days 43-41

Day 41: Decorated for Halloween :)

Day 42: Got some exercise and a back rub, felt so good.

Day 43: Left work with a cold. Pampered myself with a very long nap, and enjoyed the idea that I was sick without having to take care of someone else at the same time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Me Moments 46-44

Day 44: Tried to work out. Let myself quite when it just wasn’t happening. Still working on not letting myself feel guilty about it.

Day 45: Visited some old friends in Surprise.

Day 46: Went to DQ and indulged myself on this month pumpkin pie Blizzard. I <3 seasonal treats!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Me Moments

Day 47: Stayed home from work with Dave and worked on carpeting the baby’s room. It’s so close to being done, I can’t wait. Pictures to come.

Day 48: Made these awesome enchiladas. Burned my hands on the peppers, not so awesome. (note to self: buy kitchen gloves)

Day 49: Went to the library and checked out a book and some videos I have really been wanting.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

50 Days and Counting

Wow! I can’t believe it, only 50 days until my life will change forever. It seems like just last week I was looking at 100 days left, so now I know it will really go fast! I am very excited for her arrival and for the shrinking of my ever growing belly, but until then I’ve decided to make the most of these last 50 days.

I started working less hours this week and I am already seeing the benefits of that decision, but I want to do more to make these last days great. Every day I am going to do something that I really enjoy and may not get to do once my little girl is born. I’m calling it my “Me Moment.” Today, Day 50, it begins with me in comfy clothes snuggled up with a soft blanket listening to the rain and taking a nap. Hurray to the next 50 days!

Shade Clothing Close Out Sale

Hey Girls! Check it out, Shade Clothing is going out of business. It’s sad but it means right now they have a ton of great deals!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Over a week later, here is the rest of the story…


Wednesday was a pretty sluggish day. Brent was sick and it was raining so we spent most of the day just hanging out at the resort. We played several rounds of our new favorite game Bohanza (just bought it on Amazon, can’t wait for it to get here. Thank for bringing it Brent and Andrea the trip wouldn’t have been the same without it.) And I made some peach cobbler with the peaches we bough at the farmers market on Sunday. yumm.

The best part of the day was that evening when Dave and I went out together. We took  a short drive to a small ski resort town called Beaver Creek where we heard there was a year round outdoor ice skating rink. It was the most beautiful town tucked right in the valley of some ski slopes. We enjoyed a great dinner at the Dusty Boot and then headed for the ice rink.

At 8pm we were the first ones to ice skate all day. The ice was very slick and cracked beneath our skates, but I’m proud to say I didn’t fall once despite my awkward shape. Dave and I felt like we were in a movie as we skated around the rink. It was so wonderful. We couldn’t believe that just days before we had been experiencing 100+ weather.


Thankfully Brent was feeling much better the next day. So we all drove down to a town called Edwards and took a very scenic fall walk along the Colorado river.  Beaver Creek was so beautiful that Dave and I took Brent and Andrea there so they could see it too.

After a great lunch and two beautiful walks we headed back to the resort for another wild game of Bohanza!  On our arrival back we were greeted  with a much needed room change (the lower floor in our building had been having drainage problem on week-YUCK) we were also given a complimentary dinner to any restaurant in Vail (sweet!) We swam and hung out the rest of the day it was relaxing and enjoyable.


Friday morning we drove and hour to Glenwood where we took the tram up to the top of the mountain where we went on a cave tour. At first the cave was dry and only some what entertaining, but as we traveled deeper in we arrived at the live part of the cave and were able to see some very beautiful stalagmites and stalagtights.  At the top of the mountain they also had an alpine coaster that Andrea and Dave we on.  And not to forget there was a great view.

We completed our wonderful week with an amazing dinner at Larkspur courtesy of Marriott. They were featuring their Harvest menu and were putting on quite the show for the event. It was the most beautiful fancy food I’ve ever had. We had fun enjoying the food and pretending like we could afford to eat there.

Overall it was an amazing, cool, yummy, and relaxing trip. Just what Dave and I needed. Now back to real life and waiting for our little girl to arrive. Only 7 more weeks!