I have been a horrible blogger and picture taker lately.  Might just have something to do with this…

I have been feeling yucky.  Worst pregnancy by far.  But I am 16 weeks today and slowly starting to come out of it I think.  I am due November 7th and we are pretty excited.  Although at least once per day I regret it because I cannot even manage the two kids I already have really.  But whatever…  Jack was pretty excited when we told him.  And Sophs said, “I no like a baby,” and threw down her arms.  Sounds about right.  Hopefully in 6 months we will all be ready.

But here are a few things we have been up to lately.

We’ve had a few fun outings with friends.  We have been to Wheeler Farm a few times and the Aquarium.  We took our Cub Scouts to Home Depot for a tour and my kids loved the cute aprons they got.  Jack joined right in with the 9 year old boys, asking questions and touching all of the tools.

I got to go to Women’s Conference at BYU this year.  It was an amazing two days.  And I loved being with my aunts.  We had the best time.  It made me wish we were all next door neighbors.  We would have the best time.   And it also reminded me why I loved college so much.  I really enjoy learning.  Sitting in a class and being taught by a quality teacher is priceless and something that I will always be grateful for.  Hope we can make this a yearly tradition with my mom next time!

My tulips came in and they were beautiful.  I loved them so much!  I spent all afternoon one Saturday weeding around them so they could be even more lovely.  And the next day half of them had disappeared.  Thank you deer.  So so sad.  Probably because I was getting too prideful about them!  My neighbor told me a few days later that he had shooed the deer away otherwise they probably all would have been gone.  Oh well!  They brightened my life for a good solid week so it was worth it.  Til next year!

We took the kids to mini putt for FHE one night.  It was pretty fun.  And I even had a hole in one!  Jack seems to have some left-handed sports tendencies.  He kept holding the club and putting the opposite of all the rest of us.

We took our annual trip to Temple Square to see the flowers.  It was a beautiful afternoon.  And the flowers are really unprecedented.  Like every year I am blown away by how beautiful it is.  No getting used to it for me.  We also took the kids to Benihana’s for dinner.  I failed to take pictures.  But we all thought it was pretty exciting to have a chef cook food right at our table.  Good times.



8 Replies to “Absent”

  1. I have been waiting for this post, Ame! Way too absent for my liking! 😉 j/k…sorry you are feeling so crummy! Hopefully it will pass soon! Pretty excited for another fall baby!

  2. Lots of fun activities! And I can’t wait to have another niece or nephew to spoil! Hurray!

  3. I saw your tulips and thought, “Oh, how beautiful” and then scrolled down to see the next picture and your words about the deer–“no deers allowed!” Sophie’s hair is getting so long and filling in. Can’t wait to see you guys. Love the temple flowers. I wish I had a green thumb. Looks like you guys have been having a lot of fun times even if you feel barfy! What a trooper!

  4. Hey! Do me a favor and have your baby a day early. I can highly recommend 11/6 as the best birthday ever. I’ve had 26 years of experience with it and it hasn’t disappointed me. Well, except for last year with the presidential election. Come on world, what’s more important – the leader of America or me? OBVIOUSLY it’s me. Sheesh.

  5. Congrats!!!! I’ve been waiting for this announcement! 😉 I don’t know if you guys went this weekend, but we were so sad to miss it. Just couldn’t get a sitter. We need together soon! Can we do a family dinner in June? I can just come up and Jon will already be there, we can go out or at your place and I can bring whatever to help. If your up for it

  6. So glad to hear you are feeling a little bit better. I would love to go to Women’s Conference one year, I’ve heard lots of good things! Your tulips were absolutely beautiful, as well as your kids…how I miss them!

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