Wednesday, July 30, 2008

FINALLY Open! and Happy Birthday Whitney!

Yay! The Joseph City Pool is FINALLY open! Although it is not completely ready (the diving board didn't get installed right and some other thing that I don't understand) they said to just open the pool. It has definitely been LONG over due that's FOR SURE! I was told we would open it in the being of June, the the 4th of July, and it opened yesterday- which was July 29th... definitely long over due. Anyway- it was tons of fun to go swimming yesterday, I miss the water. The other thing that stinks though is the boilers are also not working- and the water is a bit on the chilly side. I had tons of little kids that I told to go outside and get warm because their lips were getting blue... not good.. ha ha. Anyway- I'm still excited.

It was kind of a bummer living up here and her being down there cuz I couldn't do anything for her- oh well, we'll have our chance before she leaves on her mission. Aw I'm gonna miss her.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

We're having a....

Today we had our first real ultrasound. It was the coolest thing to see this baby moving around and to know that it was actually happening inside of me! At first the baby has it's legs crossed so the technician was a little worried we wouldn't find out what the sex of it was, but later on we got a really good shot and she told us she is pretty certain that it's a... girl! The way she described it was we were looking at the baby's butt like it was sitting on a glass table and we were looking from underneath the table, and she also said that she could see it's parts pretty good and there wasn't any boy parts there. She also showed us these 3 lines she saw, and she said that girls have those 3 lines and boys don't- they have other parts :) She also said she has only been wrong 2 times in 4 years, so I really think we're having a girl! She said she would wait till next time to make it "offical", but she started calling the baby "she" instead of "it" or "baby", so I'm pretty sure she was just making sure to save her reputation :) Gosh it was so cool, I can't even describe it!
When we walked into the appointment the technician scared me a bit because she said "So the reason we're here a little earlier than usual is because their having a little trouble finding the heartbeat- correct?" and I kind of looked at Kyle and was like "um- they never told me that" and I laid down or what not and she picked up the heartbeat almost right away and said it sounded nice and strong and even and didn't look like anything was wrong... Well Kyle and I were talking later in the car, and we remember last dr appointment, he showed us the heartbeat on a portable ultrasound thing... so we kind of think that the dr said he couldn't find one so we could get another ultrasound in- when I went in for my very first appointment he said he was going to keep a really close eye on the baby because of the miscarriage- so we wonder if this is kind of what he's talking about :) We are also having another ultrasound next time I go in- and that one will be when everyone else usually finds out what their having, so we were pretty lucky to find out this time :)
The baby kept waving at us and stretching out.. showing us her fingers and all kinds of stuff.. it was so fun! My Mom and my best friends Mom Jolene were up here helping us pack up our house and they were able to go with us to the ultrasound with us so that was really fun to have them there!! I was so sad because they tape we brought wouldn't work in their ultrasound machine, but she told us next time to bring a CD and a video and maybe one will work... so we'll try that out :)
After the appointment we went and saw The Dark Knight and we really liked it! It was weird to me how the Joker was kind of a likable guy even though he was the villian.. he definitely made me laugh a few times. I really liked the movie a lot :) After that we went to Wal-Mart because I wanted to buy a baby thing :) I bought 4 little girl outfits and a pair of shoes that has a matching headband with it.. and my mom bought some little things too.... I'm so stinking excited. That's probably why I keep putting smiley faces :) It seems so much more real now to like watch it move around and see it's fingers and stuff... Kyle is a bit more nervous now... he told me now instead of just worrying about his own boy he has to worry about every other boy out there :)

Anyway- Here are some pictures :)

This one she kind of looks like she's eating an ice cream cone or something :) Her hand is up by her face
This one is probably my favorite- you can see her little arms and she two hands and her legs.. aww!

She's not shy- she's waving to everyone! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Kyle

Happy 27th Birthday Kyle!!!!

On Sunday we were at my parents house and we had home-made (made by my mom, which doesn't happen often so it was extra good!) chocolate cake and played some games. Then yesterday my mom and I went shopping for a Magic Bullet that we gave him (he's obsessed with the info-mercial on it, check it out) and then we headed over to Laveen and went birthday shopping with his mom and he got the game Apples to Apples and an ice chest. Today (his actual birthday) we have been packing (mostly him though) and right now we're just chillin, it's raining really hard outside so looks like a game and maybe a movie or something is in store for us :)

Shout for Joy!

This may sound like kind of a funny thing to post about- but I'm so grateful for teachers!!
With this whole Biology class thing I've been going through, I'm so excited for Rio Salado College and that they actually have a Biology TEACHER! I turned in a lab report, and she actually like told me the good things and bad things about my lab report, I was really excited for her to tell me what I could have changed in my experiment to make it better, which I couldn't have been more excited for! My last bio class the teacher wasn't involved with us at all, and I'm just so happy that I finally have a teacher!!! yay!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Moving Time

It looks like we're going to be moving out of our little yellow house in Holbrook. We're going to move in with Kyle's mom to save up for a nice down payment on a house for where ever we end up next year (Holbrook, Joe City, the Valley, where ever). And our house smells weird... I don't know how to explain it but every room smells different and it's just weird.. and I can't take it any more. It seriously makes me sick to my stomach to be there, so we're doing something about it :)
We're getting the good end of the deal, with a baby coming in January- and Zeus, I'm not sure Marie knows what she's getting into :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

4th of July, and then some!

I have been threatened a few times with my life if I don't update so here we go! :)

I don't even remember what we've been up to so I'll just start with 4th of July and see what I can think of :).

We spent the 4th with Kyle's family up here in Joseph City and in Holbrook. That morning we went over to Joe City and walked around their little "quarter carnival" and hung out with people that we saw there... Then we came back to Holbrook and hung out a little with Kellie & karl and Kathleen & David- and of course, their kids and Zeus :)
Marie had this dead tree in the front yard so Kyle and karl decided it was time that it was taken down... So they tied the top of the tree to the back of Kyle's truck (So if it started going toward the house they could pull it away from it) and Karl was on a ladder with a chain saw. I seriously thought the tree was going to land on the house, but the boys knew what they were doing (that's still a little hard to admit) and they took down the tree with no injuries :)
After that adventure we all headed back to Joe City for a b-b-q at Kyle's brothers house. It was so gorgeous outside, not hot at all. There was a slight breeze and everything ::you can be jealous it's ok:: and we had hamburgers and all that jazz. Then we headed over to the Holbrook fireworks.... they were pretty good, it was a really long show and we were super close so I had to lay down in the back of the truck to even see them. We thought Marie's car was going to catch on fire, that was interesting :) They had a ground display going and one of the sparks got taken away and landed on her car- it was fine but it was a little scarey.
The 5th, we went to "The badlands" and had a bonfire with the tree that they chopped down the day before. We set off fireworks and everything.. we know... it's illegal... but there was a police officer there with us, and it was his son that was doing it... so we figured we were alright :)

My friend Whitney got her mission call! yay! She's going to Argentina... I can't remember the exact mission (you know I still love you Whitney) and she couldn't be more excited! We went down to the valley and went to the Temple with her for her first time, that was really fun and exciting to finally have a friend go through! We went to dinner afterward and Steven and Meghan met everyone there so that was really fun.

At my last doctors appointment we got to have a ultrasound and the doctor said the baby is measuring exactly how it should be and that everything looked perfect, so that's really good! I'm pretty sure I'm over being sick... ::knock on wood:: for about a month and a half I couldn't eat hardly anything.. lost weight and all that jazz, but the Doctor gave me some really nice meds and since then I've been able to eat stuff! yay for food! :)
Next time we go in we get another ultrasound and we get to hopefully find out what our baby is! We're hoping it's a human baby and not like a puppy or something ha ha just kidding... we know it's a baby... but a boy or a girl :)

The other night Kyle and I slept on the trampoline.. it was really fun! It was kinda cold toward the middle of the night, and I have seriously 7 bug bites on the side of my face that wasn't on the pillow.. but I liked sleepin outside!! I figured we better have all the fun like that we can right now before we can't do it anymore :)

Well- that's all I got, I hope it was enough entertainment for a few minutes Jody :) love you!