Saturday, November 28, 2009

Crafty websites

So, I'm doing my own Christmas presents this year.  Making them that is.  I've been scouring the web for ideas and came across some awesome blogs/websites that have totally inspired me.  I thought I would share some of these websites (and record them all in one place for myself).


#1 Opps, I craft my pants  

#2  Someday Crafts

#3  Blog party link for christmas craft ideas

#4  Somewhat Simple

#5  Not so idle hands



I'd share what I'm making, but some of you awesome people may be recipients of my stolen creativity, so you'll just have to wait.  :)  In the mean time, here are a few crafts I've done recently to decorate my house with...

This next one is an advent calendar.  I made 25 different magnets for each day.  They store on the back of the cookie sheet.  
 
By Christmas our calendar should look like this!





And a few close ups of the magnets just for fun. 

 

Lots more crafting to go, and less than a month to get it all done!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ultrasound results

You'll have to forgive me for being a day late.  Goose has been sick with an ear infection and I was absolutely exhausted last night.  So much so that I fell asleep at 8pm!  Then this morning I went to get the pictures to scan them and Benson had taken them to work with him.  So... no pics for now.  They were really fuzzy anyway, but its always fun to try  to make things out. 

Anyway, the ultrasound went well.  I felt like the tech was going really fast, but I suppose he does these a lot.   He kept saying the baby was really active and moving a lot, but staying face down which made getting a view for gender difficult.  There was actually one point where we could see the baby opening and closing the mouth, then moving the hand up by the face.  The baby actually even had enough room in there to stretch its legs out straight!  I guess that's the advantage of being the fifth...  the womb has been well stretched out by now.  Anyway, the tech of course can't tell us much of anything, but he said he didn't see anything that he thought was concerning.  The peanut is right on target for size... the heart was beating away like crazy, and as I mentioned, there was good movement.  The doctor should call early next week with official results. 

I wasn't sure the peanut was going to let the tech get any view at all to tell us the gender, but in the end, the tech won the battle. 





























Its a girl!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A glimpse at the crazy lady

So, I finally went and got a haircut.  The last time I had a haircut was in January.  Since then, I've just trimmed it myself, and I was beyond hating it by now.  I'm loving the new cut, but wondering if I should've gone a little shorter... especially with my tendency to wait too long between cuts.  What do you think?


Next up... the big ultrasound is coming up.  I'm 19 weeks today, and my ultrasound is next Friday.  I'm sort of hoping for a particular gender, but more out of rational convenience than really wishing for one or the other.  :)  I'll let you know. 

Last up, just a fun photo I created in photoshop today.  The very front picture was me at 8 weeks.  I felt like I was showing at that point (well bloating, but still, I was beginning to LOOK different).  The final bit of belly you see is my belly today.  Baby seems to be getting big, and I'm finally beginning to feel little kicks. 





I'm trying to enjoy the flutters and the relative easiness of the second trimester... especially since I intend for this to be our last pregnancy.  LOL.  Its nice to have a bit of energy back, but I wish there was a break from the insane pregnancy hormones too!  I still feel like I'm struggling a bit much with those.  For example, my birthday was about a week ago.  We had family in town and they surprised me with a new closet shelving system for my workspace.  Benson spent most of the day installing it, then we all went out to dinner at a restaurant.  Overall, it was really a good day.  I had even gone on a date with Benson earlier in the month  to a "They Might Be Giants" concert.  So, I really had no reason to complain.  However, ON my birthday, there was no birthday cake, and no singing.  I thought I was totally fine with it...  until 2 days later.  I totally bawled like a baby to my husband about poor me and my lack of cake.  My good husband caught my ridiculous pregnant "hint" and bought a cake and sang to me with the kids the next night.  What a good man.  :)  I instantly felt a hundred times better.  If it isn't obvious, I tend to just blow everything out of proportion lately.  A birthday cake was an easy fix, but worrying about the future is a whole different ball game.  I won't go there today... then you'd see what a real nutcase of a pregnant lady I can be!  Just enjoy your little laugh at my expense, and I'll hopefully be back on Friday with some news!  (Pray for uncrossed legs!  LOL!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

For a little giggle...

So... last night my mom invited me and the kids over for dinner.  She made sour cream enchiladas (YUMMM!!!!).  With the leftover tortillas she decided to put some cheese on them and melt them and let the kids have those too.  Well, the tortillas my mom bought were fat free, omega 3 enriched tortillas.  Great in theory, however, when those quesidillas came out of the microwave, all my kids were asking "WHAT is that SMELL!!??"  After sniffing around and trying to figure it out, our best guess was that the omega 3 in the tortillas didn't agree with the microwave.  Anyway, they tasted just fine if you plugged your nose.   LOL!  The enchiladas came out of the oven and tasted amazing (as always).  As dinner was wrapping up, I think it was Tank who asked "Where did that awful smell go?" 

Sweetie answered:   "We ate it."

Oh the simple wisdom of children.  I haven't laughed that hard in weeks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trunk or Treat 2009


We had a COLD but fun Halloween around here.  We did a trunk or treat with the members of our ward at church.  The kids had a great time and were loaded up with TONS of candy as usual.  I let them pick out 20 pieces to eat whenever they felt the need and the rest were put into a community pot.  :)  They will be our dessert for lunches etc for a good long time.  The kids were disappointed that we didn't take them around the neighborhood this year.  I guess I don't blame them, but we were freezing!!  They tried to be happy with handing out candy to the handful of people who came to our house and eating some of the candy they got.