Saturday, March 28, 2009

Utah Vacation

Trey's birthday was on the 14th, but being the procrastiator that I am, you all get to hear about it a few weeks late. That's right, 27 BIG ones! We had planned a while ago to go visit family in Utah for the festivities. But, after some recent, pretty major changes in our lives, we questioned if going was the right thing to do. So after some discussion, and learning that the plane tickets were totally nonrefundable, we made the trip. And we're so glad we did! It was a really nice break from life, and just gave us time to relax and enjoy time with family.

Trey, I'm sure, would say the highlight of his trip was the "flash over" he participated in with his brothers, Devon and John E. John E is a fireman up in Utah, and also teaches some fire science classes at the university. A "flash over" is basically when they set a trailor on fire and make the students, a.k.a. firemen in training, dress in the full gear and sit in the heat for about an hour. It was a great opportunity for Trey to see what he's getting himself into, since he soon will be taking EMT and fire 1 & 2 classes in pursuit of a career as a fireman. Pretty exciting stuff!


John E and Trey in their fireman turnouts

After the boys got back, and showered, we went to Salt Lake to meet up with Eric and Laura Allred and their super cute kidos at Rodezio's Brazillian Grill. Yummy! We love you guys and miss you tons! It was good to see you :)

All in all, love Utah, but love Mesa more. Guess we won't be moving anytime soon. Thanks to Amber and John E, and Devon and Nicole for housing and feeding us. Love you guys and miss you . And I know Ella misses Paxon, she asks for him at least a couple times a week.

Seriously, the cutest terrible twosome ever!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Why it's been a while...

You might want to ask me, "why has it been so long since you updated?" Well, if one were to ask that question, one might also ask, "Why haven't your floors been mopped in a while?" Or, "Why are you tired all the time?" Maybe then you would ask, "Why is your nose so stuffy all the time?" and "Why haven't you gotten out of your pajamas today?" But, if someone was really interested in knowing the reasons for my why's, all they would have to do is look at the oh-so-subtle bump I'm sporting these days, which would in turn be the reason why I can't button my jeans anymore and use a rubber band to hold those babies up, and why there's not a chance in heck of wearing a belt for the next 5 or so months.

On or somewhere around September 16th, our party of 3 will become 4. That's the reason for my "Why's". The greatest reason in the world! We're so excited for our new little one to join us, even though it won't be for a while still. So far, pregnancy #2 has gone great. Very few morning puke sessions, and no weight gained as of this morning at my doc appointment. As for Ella, she of course is awesome. She's started potty training all on her own. No big girl panties yet, but hopefully they're not too far off. We feel very blessed to be adding a new addition to our little family and that the baby is doing well. We'll find out in a month or so if it's girl #2 or a little boy. I guess only time will tell.