Friday, May 30, 2008

I guess I got tagged...? :)

My friend Heather just tagged me so here are my answers! :)
I'm tagging Charlynn and DeAnn. :)

USE ONE WORD ANSWERS:Not as easy as you might think.

1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Your significant other? Alan
3. Your hair? short
4. Your mother? Sylvia
5. Your father? Lee
6. Your favorite thing? sleep
7. Your dream last night? vivid
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? loved
10. The room you're in? ours
11. Your hobby? reading
12. Your fear? water
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? homeowner
14. Where were you last night? bookgroup
15. What you're not? male
16. Muffins? Costco
17. One of your wish list items? clothes
18. Where you grew up? Modesto
19. The last thing you did? eat
20. What are you wearing? clothes
21. Your pets? froggies
22. Your TV? big
23. Your computer? older
24. Your life? wonderful
25. Your mood? sickly
26. Missing someone? Alan
27. Your car? Toyota
28. Something you're not wearing? shoes
29. Favorite Store? Costco
30. Your Summer? relaxing
31. Like Someone? everyone
32. Favorite Color? burgandy
33. Last time you laughed? yesterday
34. Last time you cried? yesterday
35. Most happy when...asleep
(It's hard to answer these questions when you feel really sick! :))

Monday, May 26, 2008


Two of my nieces, Maile (7) and Alysse(3), came to stay with us from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. My sister, Francine, was in town from Reno, NV with Devin, her second-to-oldest son. He was playing water polo in Salt Lake City and we offered to take the girls. We figured it would be a happier situation on everyone's part. Plus, we hardly ever get to see them! :)
Saturday afternoon we went to Thanksgiving Point and saw the animals at Farm Country. It was so fun! We went on a "wagon" ride (horses pulling us) and the girls and Christian got to ride horses. We bought dried corn and fed all the animals. And I got to fulfill my dream of milking a cow! It was a cool place. We all had a blast (see pics)! The girls are so cute and fun!
Sunday we went to church and played around here (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, etc.) until Francine came to collect her girls. We had a fun time together! I am so grateful for family! What else would we have to look forward to without them?
So I've been getting sicker lately. I'm throwing up every couple days. I keep trying to remind myself that in the grand scheme of things this horrid time is just a blink of the eye, right?...
Thank you everyone for your love and support!...And for being patient with my complaining.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Of Provo and Nature

Yesterday Christian and I went for a walk up the Provo River early in the morning. We started out with jackets and ended up in our shorts and t-shirts as the sun shone brightly and warmed us earlier than I thought it would. The walk was beautiful! There were birds everywhere--much to Christian's delight--and the river and trees were so serene! The silence was only broken by Chrisian's delighted cries, "Birdie!" here and there, but I wouldn't have it any other way. We stopped on a bridge (picture attached) and had a snack and Christian just loved it. So did I. It made me very excited for the Bascom reunion which we'll be having at Bear Lake, UT in July. Yeah! Hooray for nature! It also felt so very refreshing to get out of our apartment, which I have been feeling closterphobic in of late. I just feel so sick that I don't want to go anywhere! And although I felt sick yesterday morning I am so glad we went. It was more than a breath of fresh air.
On our way home from our walk we stopped at the park and Christian played for a while. It was so fun! He is usually very shy but he walked right up to a little girl that was there and started babbling at her. It was precious...He loves the swing (picture also attached). He's such a fun, sweet baby and I am so grateful to have him in our lives!
Our neighbors had us over for dinner last night. I am touched and overwhelmed at the love and support we are receiving! Yeah! I love everybody!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Good Friends...

I am so grateful for good friends! Much to my distress I have had a hard time with food lately (being pregnant and SICK and all). :) I hate that I cannot do dishes or cook dinner...Well, a couple from our ward brought Christian and I dinner last night (Alan was gone getting new tires because one of them blew a couple holes on his way home from his SLC job). It was so sweet of them and I appreciated it I wanted to give them each a big kiss. THEN Matt, the husband, did half our dishes (half because he filled up the drain rack). We had been out of silverware, for crying out loud! I cried when they left because I was so grateful for their service, which was so little to them, but so huge to me. I am so grateful for service and the blessings it brings! Never underestimate how much someone values what you do for them, even if what you do seems insignificant. Afterall, we usually don't think a smile or a hug are a big help to anyone until we are in need of one ourselves.
P.S. Don't forget to smile!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tired of being sick

I'm so tired of being sick! Blah! I'm only about 7 weeks along in the pregnancy, but wanting to barf 24/7 wears on a person! And sometimes it just helps to complain...I try not to complain to Alan too often, but yah know...I love him so much. He's supporting me and picking up my slack. There are so many things I can't do right now and he does them gladly. How'd I get so lucky to have such a wonderful husband?
For Mother's Day I got $90 worth of maternity clothes (a dress, a skirt, and four cute shirts). Yeah! They're so cute and I'm so excited...I should be set for the rest of the pregnancy. (It's sad because my maternity clothes are cuter than my non-maternity clothes!) Then yesterday Alan did the dishes and cleaned the apartment and cooked all the meals. He's so sweet. And I had a cute card, of course, sitting on the table. I am such a lucky mommy and wife!
Christian is asleep right now. I love it when he's asleep 1) because I get a break and 2) because I know he's getting much needed rest. He's so precious when he sleeps I just have to attach a photo.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Christian is adorable!

Christian has been so stinking adorable the past few days! He's such a cute, fun, cuddly baby and I am so grateful to have him in my life. Here's a picture of him watching Baby Einstein, which he loves, and sucking his fingers, which he loves more, with one of his favorite blankies. :) I know when he wants to watch TV because he grabs those two pillows off the couch and sets them up against the coffee table. HA! He LOVES to be outside--he throws a fit when we bring him back into the apartment--and peanut butter and fruit. He loves to give kisses and run his fingers through my hair and he is ticklish on his neck and thighs. He is so fun and we love him so much.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Watch out, I'm a blogger now!

Woo-hoo! I am a blogger now! I went from not knowing what this is to being a full 0n blogger. hehehe...I know, I'm weird. So, I just chopped my hair off. Well, I had a foot cut off and I donated it to Locks of Love. It was fun and I don't miss it! :) Here's a picture of Alan and I at the Mt. Timp. temple...You can see my hair is SHORT. :) I can't stand to see my hair the same way for too long so I constantly cut it then grow it long again. It's fun, you should try it some time.

Alan is never home! Well, at least I see him on Saturdays and Sundays, but he is working two jobs this summer. He has an internship at GE in Salt Lake City. He leaves at 6:30 a.m. and returns at around 4:30 p.m. Then he has to leave anywhere from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to work at UPS--loading trucks--until 10 p.m. Since I'm pregnant it's hard to wait up until 10:30 p.m. for him to get home. :( So we miss him dearly...And love him lots and appreciate how hard he works for us.