Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's a......


We are super excited! 

We went to Arizona for Thanksgiving. It was so beautiful there. 

See in this picture: 
no sweater = warm
no jacket = not raining
smile = loving life

Nice and warm and no rain!

I can't believe I am 20 weeks now! "Woah oh, we're halfway there!"

But it really does go by faster the second time around. I am busy with an 11 month year old. 

I love this time of year. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

November - 9

I am so thankful for my little dog Apollo. 

I am so glad he is my first child. He is so caring and loving. He is always there for me. I am glad we rescued him from the crazy pet owner he had growing up... poor guy.

He is amazing with little kids. So patient, gentle, and kind. He and Sarger are buddies. He is the first to know when I am pregnant because he will come and lay by my tummy and he doesn't do that normally.

He makes me get outside to take him on walks. I never regret going on a walk or run with him.

He doesn't shed and he's the perfect size dog for us.

We love to take naps together.

He is very protective of baby Sarger ever since he was brought home from the hospital...haha 

(And yes, Apollo is sitting on my lap while I am nursing... he had to be where the baby was)

He loves going on hikes or any outings. We are so glad you are in our family Apollo!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November - 4

I am thankful for a modern day prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. I am also thankful for the First Presidency and the 12 Apostles.

Today, we had Stake Conference. We were able to hear from Elder Quentin L. Cook, one of the 12 apostles.

I am so thankful that these men that are called of God to be Prophets, Seers, and Revelators for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. 

I know these men are truly called of God.

Happy Sabbath Day!

I am making pumpkin chocolate cookies... delicious!

It is a gorgeous November Oregon Day!

Happy Sabbath!

November - 3 Beautiful Heartbreak

I am thankful that I was able to attend
"Time Out For Women"
on Saturday! 

It was fantastic! My friend Jackie Beattie went with me. It was in Portland from 9am - 3:30pm. It is sponsored by Deseret Book. They had speakers and Hilary Weeks performed multiple numbers. Wow, Hilary Weeks is amazing! 

She performed this song, Beautiful Heartbreak with this video. 
 Check it out!

It was an uplifting day. The theme of the day was "Seek the Good". 

The more positive we are about life, the more positive life becomes. It is truly amazing. The more negative things we pick out about our life, the more negative our life becomes. Our mind is so powerful. The thoughts we think become the kind of life we have. We can create the kind of life we want to have by our thoughts. It is such a great reminder of how I want to live my life. I don't want a hard, sad life. I want to have a joyful and wonderful life. I will seek the good in everything. 

P.S. I am feeling a lot better than yesterday. Still on the mend but a ton better.

Friday, November 2, 2012

November - 2

November - 2

I started feeling really sick yesterday, Thursday, afternoon. Blake even came home a little early to take care of me and Sarger. I started throwing up at 8pm and continued every 2 hours until 4am. And then I only threw up once this morning at 9:30am. I couldn't sleep all night and my stomach was killing me! I hate, HATE being sick! 

I called the offline nurse early this morning to ask what I should do. I get worried since I am pregnant and nursing that I am losing so many fluids. I need extra fluids for my two babies. I talked to a doctor and he told him to keep him posted on my condition. He said that I have a viral bug. Since I stopped throwing up by the time another nurse called me this morning, they didn't have me go in to get an IV of fluids.

I have just been laying around all day... it drives me crazy... I hate being sick. Have I told you that yet? This nausea reminds me of when I was pregnant with Sarger... how did I do it?! 

I am so thankful that Blake has his flex Friday today. Luckily, he has work off to take care of Sarger and me. What a blessing that I happened to be sick when he could take care of us. 

I am thankful that Blake is a worthy, Priesthood holder and that he can give me a blessing of health and strength. Blake is my best-est friend and companion in the whole world and I am truly thankful for him and his life. 

Here's a  random video from Sarger swinging on the swing at the park

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November - 1 Giving Thanks

It is November 1st!

I saw this on another blog (Caroline's) and I wanted to copy it. I want to blog each day this month about at least one thing I am grateful for. There are SO many things I am grateful for. 

(Warning: These posts might be kind of lame for you readers. But you don't have to read them :)

I am thankful for the sunshine and the rain. 

It has been raining a lot here in Portland and I am not quit use to it yet. I have to stop and think that it helps gives nourishment to all the plants and trees. I still need to get outside even though it's cold and rainy!

And let's not forget about the sun. Without the sun, it would be complete darkness. We would cease to exist. I love the warmth of the sun and the happiness it gives me.

Happy 1st!


Happy Halloween!

We had fun going to my sister-in-laws and going trick or treating at a shopping center. My three nieces looked so cute.

I cooked up some delicious Tilapia fish, rice, and green salad for dinner. We had about 30-40 trick or treaters come over to our house.

I really wanted to take Sarger trick-or-treating even though he doesn't eat candy. But I loved it growing up. Blake did NOT want to come with us due to embarrassment but I finally convinced him to come and not be visible to the home owners. Sarger and I just went to a few houses. It was really fun, for me!

Sarger had fun taking the candy out of the bag and then throwing it back in. I love my little dargon boy.