Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mike and I are leaving for Utah today!!! I'm so excited to see snow and our families I woke up early cause I couldn't sleep anymore. It was like Christmas came a day early this year.

We opened our presents from my parents last night and I got so many books!!! I love it! The Complete Collection of Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and a Betty Crocker Slow Cooker cook book were among them. Not to mention two baby books. I think my mom couldn't help herself:)

Pumpkin Head's arms are now proportional to it's body and it created it's finger prints this week. Finger prints are unique to each person because as baby moves around in the amniotic fluid wrinkles are formed on the finger tips. So not even twins have the same prints cause when baby forms the finger tips are smooth. Cool Aye?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I'm coming home for Christmas!!! My Prayers have been answered!!!! We're flying out, separately, on Christmas Eve. Everyone pray that our flights don't get delayed or canceled!!!! Oh that would be awful. I'm going to be in Payson for probably 3 days and then at the cabin in Fish Lake for 3 days:) Happiness!!!!

Side Note: We gave our friends a ride to the airport, a mere 30 minute drive, and for our efforts they gave us a Turkey:) I was planning on cooking it Christmas so it's been defrosting in the fridge for 3 days. Now we won't be here so when I get home from work on Wednesday I have to bake a Turkey. We will eat some for dinner and lunch the next day then I don't know what to do with it.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mike and I have been released from Nursery:( We were only assigned to the first half of the two hours which meant I still got to go to Relief Society which was awesome. We are now going to be working with the Sunbeam A class. So we will get some of the kids we've had these passed 4 months in Nursery. Sad part is I can no longer go to Relief Society and Mike will no longer be getting candy in Elders Quorum.......But now we get to go to sharing time!!!!!! I'm a little excited about that part. I get to sing Primary songs:)

Friday, December 18, 2009


So today it snowed in Durham. Much to my joy and happiness there were big fat flakes and it's supposed to snow through the night. But, Durham people are funny about snow. They love to freak out about it like they may die on the way home!! People keep telling me "we're not used to snow." " We don't have snow plows." "I hate ice." And while all this is very true I still think they're all being weirdies. One person said to another today, "Did you see they salted and sanded the highways today?", "I know I can't believe they did that." .........Weirdies. Not only that but all the gallon water jugs were sold out at the stores last night and everyone was shopping in anticipation for not leaving the house the entire weekend. Schools got out 2 1/2 hours early today and most people wouldn't come to work or left early.......weirdies.

Key Change: I got a gift card for $15 from work today for Harris Teater which is kinda like a Harmon's Grocery Store. So Mike and I went and bought enough crab to stuff ourselves and it was awesome!!!!!! And Good!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Good news. Pumpkin head's intestines are now inside it's body so we can all stop panicking. Other facts: It's now almost 3 inches long and can suck it's thumb if it wants to but I hope it doesn't.

I can't wait to find out what Pumpkin Head is cause who wants to be called an it? The strange thing about this is I refer to all my nieces and nephews as "it's" till they can talk. Not in a mean "whats wrong with it" kind of way. Just a "can I hold it? Or Feed it?" kind of way.

Mike and I agree that I need to start showing soon cause I look chubby:)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis the Season!

I got in trouble several times the past week from Anneli for not posting so here it is. Christmas! Mike and I splurged and got a tree and all the fun that goes with it. I love it!!! And to my eternal joy so does Mike:) He is now done with finals and living care free...until grades come out but he's very confident that he did well. Now he plays World of Warcraft and Settlers of Cauton. I don't think that's how it's spelled but I did my best. Mike's been getting after me for my bad spelling. I'd rather sound something out and try to spell it instead of using spell check or looking it up on I used spell check this time but left some things miss spelled on principle.

Pumpkin Head is 2 1/2 inches long and part of its intestines are in the umbilical cord...something to think about. I get sick more often now and I can pretty much gag on cue. I'm quite talented. I'm finding it harder to want to clean my house after work when I'm not feeling well so needless to say it's starting to look a little scary around here. Then when I do clean it's messy the next day. Oh the cycle:)

I super glued an earring to my earlobe yesterday on accident but luckily got it off. I peeled glue from my ear for the rest of the day.

I put in for a week off in the end of February so that I can come home and see the snow!!!!! Everyone pray that I get the time off please.

Also, my awesome sister in law is part of a mass Christmas card sending to a special family. Here is the info:

There is a 8-year old from my Primary in Toledo that is dying of squamous cell sarcoma. He has only about 2-3 months left, and since he loves Christmas, his Primary teacher is working on getting him and his family showered in Christmas cards and well wishes this holiday season. If any of you get the time, please address a card to him and his brother:
Gabe and Mike DuBois
627 Pierce St.
Maumee, Ohio 43537

I'm organizing a large letter/card/sign/banner operation tomorrow for family night with my friends here, so hopefully we'll get a load to send out to them. I cannot imagine facing Christmas with a child that sick, but I also guess there's no better time to feel our Heavenly Father's and Savior's love either.

So send a card if you can. Love all of YOU!!!