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Friday, August 27, 2010

Random Thoughts

So, let me describe my typical day this last week or so. Bryn wakes me up at about 8:30am, usually by yelling "mama" very loudly until I give up, go in there and get her out of her crib. Then we watch some PBS and Bryn takes off all her clothes so that she can be ready if she has to make it the 3 feet to her potty in the family room. Then every 30 minutes all day I am emptying her potty and making her wash and reassembling the potty. And she has been good about always going in the potty, but especially if her tummy is hurting her I spend a lot of time just being with her while she sits in the bathroom. She also demands that her books go with her and she will sit on her 'throne' and read them. It is cute and exhausting work as well. I still haven't really taken her out into public without a diaper because I really don't want to clean up a huge pee puddle but we will eventually get there. Man, potty training is hard work for moms!! I swear that it will be worth it, but in the meantime it is so draining. And life for us is filled with callings and not much else. I have been craving weird food, but I made an awesome chinese chicken salad yesterday and I just thought I would share the recipe, so here goes. I got it off of cooks.com and here is the link: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1662,138191-246199,00.html. I changed it a little bit though. I used 1 Tablespoon of regular sugar and I used 1/2 spinach and 1/2 regular salad mix. I also added crunchy chow mein noodles. It was pretty good, I ate a lot of it. Too bad it isn't all that healthy, but at least it tasted really good. This pregnancy has been funny, I have craved mexican and chinese. With Bryn I stuck with pretty bland typical foods and I ate a lot of pumpkin stuff (pie, cookies, ice cream, etc). It is weird how different 2 pregnancies can be! And that is all I can think of for now. Bye!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The news

Ok, I am a slacker. I have not been into blogging lately and Facebook is just so convenient and I don't have to type out a novel when I post something. So here goes. We found out that we are having another little girl!! Yay, ribbons and bows and curls and diamonds and all that super fun girly stuff. Here is a picture:

And this is Bryn being a ham for the camera because she has decided that it is so much fun to take pictures and she likes to be a little cheeseball. I have about 30 with her just making silly faces.

And then here is my super cool anniversary present! It is a 5 carat green amethyst. (Get it, 5 years, 5 carats) It is pretty big but I really love it. It got here a little late (today) but I am so excited for it. I love how it is really light green, almost clear and it is definitely unique.

Other events this last month:

-I did have to have an overnight stay in the hospital and they found that I have some small gallstones which will cause me pain from time to time and a swollen and barely functioning right kidney. It looks like the problem is fixable after the baby comes and until then I will have some pain that comes and goes. Fun, fun.

- Justin and I had a great anniversary trip to Show Low while Bryn spent the weekend with her grandparents. She did great and it was so nice to get up into the mountains and pine trees and be alone together. We went and did sealings in the Snowflake temple and they let us kiss over the alter which is pretty rare except when you are actually getting sealed for yourself so that was cool. We also had some $30 prime rib at this really good steakhouse and we saw The Other Guys (which was pretty PG-13, but funny). And it rained a lot so we really enjoyed that as well. It was nice and relaxing and I have no pictures because although I brought the camera, it was completely dead and we couldn't even take one picture. And that is all the news!