Saturday, May 31, 2008

Yeah, that just happened

I decided to wear a skirt to school on Wednesday. It was warm outside, and I happen to like skirts. Anyway, after a quick dash to the restroom between my classes, I was walking across the JFSB quad (for those of you unfamiliar to BYU, a very large outdoor quad where many, many people walk between classes). So there I am, strolling along, minding my own business, when a girl walks up to me and says, "Excuse me...your skirt is tucked up in the back. I just thought you should know." What?! So I reach back and...yep. There it is, baring several inches of garment-clad leg. Awesome. It took a few agonizing seconds to fix my skirt, then I continued across campus. Of course, there was no nearby building to duck into or even a tree to dart behind. It was just me, the wide open quad, and one hundred other students. The whole time, I was thinking, "Couldn't have someone mentioned this as I was walking UP THE STAIRS out of the JFSB basement? Or right when I got to the quad, rather than halfway across it?" I was very grateful for this random girl. I mean, really, who ever expects this kind of thing to happen to them? I have read about it several times in various teen magazines (always ending with the phrase, "I was so mortified," of course) but I didn't think I would be the vicitm of such a tragic incident.
When I told Ryan, he told me the Grandma Irma story, which at least made me feel a little better.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

ka-thump, ka-thump

Today we heard our baby's heartbeat for the first time! It was so amazing. It took a minute for the doctor to find it--I was kind of worried for a second--then suddenly I heard this little whooshing, thumping sound (that's honestly the only way I can describe it) and the doctor said, "That's your baby." Hearing the heartbeat makes this little baby inside of me feel so much more real. Ryan and I were both a little teary-eyed as we listened to the baby's little heartbeat. We are really going to be parents!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Put the Lime in the Coconut...

...and what do you get? No, not relief for a bellyache. The size of our baby.
Happy 12 weeks, Blastie!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Feeling Torrential!

I went to the grocery store today to get a few things. I made breakfast for Meg yesterday after our early morning church but we had to work so I didn't cook dinner last night. We had to go even earlier than our usual nine o'clock meeting time to get new callings. Meg and I are teaching the Marriage and Family class. We are excited to teach (well just me I guess). Anyway back to the store, I was going to get some stuff for a Mother's Day dinner. Meg and I decided on a few things and I set off to the store while she was working from home. I ended up getting twenty items, six of which were yogurt. So basically 15 items. Of those items five were bread-like foods. I got wheat bread, submarine sandwich rolls, french bread, bagels, and tortillas. When I got home and unloaded all of our groceries I noticed the spot on our counter dedicated to bread was quite full and realized the proportions of bread to other groceries. This reminded me of my family where I am known among other things as "The Bread Torrent". I love everything that resembles bread in any way. At family dinners I would always eat like three time severyone else at the table. Thinking of this made me laugh. I really miss sitting down to dinner with my family, checking my self esteem at the door and having a great time. I love you guys! By the way we had bacon wrapped steak, corn-on-the-cob, and garlic bread.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

when it rains, it pours.

When I was little, my sisters and I would put out bowls to catch the rain. We lived in Las Vegas, so rain was a novelty; and, when it rained, our poor little bowls usually only got to collect a very shallow puddle before the rain stopped.

Our bowls would have been overflowing today.

The morning was cold, but by early afternoon it was pretty warm outside. I went to work inside the Wilk at 2:00, and when I came out at 4:00, there was a lake in place of the cement outside. Unfortunately, I had to take a test in the testing center, which happens to be on the opposite side of campus--seriously, almost as far away from the Wilk as possible. I waited for 10 minutes, hoping the rain would let up a little. Not so lucky. So I ran out into it.

I don't think it has ever taken me so long to get to the testing center. I stopped in every building along the way, and cursed BYU for not having an enclosed campus like UVSC. Whose brilliant idea was that, anyway?

There is at least one good thing about the rain, though: if it's raining, it's not cold enough outside to be snowing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Number Girl

It has always really, really annoyed me when girls tell me how pregnant they are in weeks. No, I don't want to hear that you are 17 weeks along. I want to hear "a little over 4 months." Why? I don't like doing the math--call me lazy (or just an English major). Anyway, I have become one of those girls. And I think I finally know why: desperation. If you count in months, it doesn't seem like you are getting any closer to the end. But, if you count in weeks, it passes way more quickly! By the time I realize I'm ten weeks, suddenly I'm 10 1/2 weeks! Which is almost 11 weeks! I am considering starting to count my pregnancy in days...then I will really see some progression.

By the way, our friends the Fongs just had their baby. We went to see them in the hospital. Seeing Ryan hold the tiny little baby boy was ridiculously cute. I think I may have teared up a bit. It made both of us even more excited to have our baby!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Our Secret is Out.

So you all know we are expecting a baby. Well when we frist found out Meg was pregnant we started a blog for the baby. If you are interested its at Thanks for all the nice comments and support. We love you all.

Friday, May 2, 2008

A little riddle for you all.

Hope you understand. Love Meg and Ryan