due date....

so today is blake's due date.....hello due date. nice to have finally made it.

now what???

i am scheduled to be induced on Saturday (Halloween! EEK!) at 7:30 am if little man doesn't come before that...yahoo!


pumpkin patch...

we went to Mother Nature's Farm that is just down the road from us last night to find some pumpkins...it was lots of fun. avery and ethan had a great time climbing the hay and pumpkin mountains and trying to find a pumpkin too big for daddy to carry!

we think my stomach is just the right size for the $10 pumpkin slot....what do you think?


ward trunk or treat...

in an effort to say that we MIGHT be otherwise engaged on halloween....here are pictures from our ward trunk or treat that we had on saturday...it was lots of fun and the kids had a great time at all the carnival games and with the actual trunk or treating. i think the costumes turned out pretty good...

{on the podium for the costume contest}

{the trunk}

{let this serve as my 39 week and 2 day picture}

{all the incredibles}



heartburn is something that has been a constant part of this pregnancy pretty much. really, from VERY early on i had a lot of heartburn and now at the end, it is pretty much with everything and anything i eat. it varies by the day, though. today was an auspicious day...i finished the huge bottle of generic tums from walmart that i bought at the beginning:)

kendall and his dad took the kids to the fair last night, which ethan has been talking about since we went last year...seriously! the kid has a memory like no one else i have ever met! amazing. but they had a super great time it sounded like. here are a couple of pictures from their excursion..



why is it that with each of my pregnancies my doctor goes out of town during the last two weeks???? my doctor this time was just gone a few weeks ago and then at my appointment today i learned he's going to be gone next week as well! next week people! ethan's doctor in utah had to come back from boy scout camp to deliver him! he looked like a moutain man...full beard! so in an effort to speed things a long this week the doctor stripped my membranes...that did not feel good! i'm 90% effaced, at a 3 and his head is very low (which i could have told you just from walking around:)) so we'll see if this gets things going here...my mom is going to fly in tonight so she can be here...the doctor said if i hadn't had him by thursday then i could go back in and they would do the membrane thing again. so now i feel even MORE like a walking time bomb and am a little scared of my water breaking in public! yikes...has that ever happened to you? interesting...so we shall see what transpires....


are you ready???

i am getting this question a lot lately...are you ready for this baby to come out? frankly, probably not. materially we'll be fine, but how do you ever prepare for someone totally new to come to your family and be TOTALLY NEW???? lest we forget, babies have to learn to eat, poop, sleep and eventually smile and the learning is fun but it is sometimes hard and you help them do it all on very little sleep. that being said, i am way excited. i am excited to see what he looks like, does he look like his daddy, because the other two kids definitely favor that way...does he look like me? he has my "second-toe-is-longer-than-the-first" thing going on...what else??? i am excited to see how the kids respond to him. i am excited to see my toes again:) and while waiting for baby to come it's like BAM! one day you are doing your normal thing and the next, life has changed again, and always for the better. babies are nothing but happiness really, what a blessing it is to be able to have a baby, a new baby in our family. i am grateful for all that entails and i am so happy to be a mom. the "blake countdown" says 15 days today...we shall see when he decides to make his entrance. just know little man...we are as "ready" as we can be:)



hey look who did a little phone interview!

awwww...cute:) it was my first time doing something like that, kind of fun:)

check it out here


we've got a lawyer!!!!

it's official!!!!

kendall passed the bar exam! yahoo! way to go kendall!

if you care to see the press release...it's here

banner giveaway...

i love this banner! i want to win it!


halloween wreath...

so i got an itch to make a halloween decoration this weekend and i made this wreath:

i don't know why i got so fixated on the "rag wreath" kind of look, but i did and i liked how it turned out. the "form" for the wreath is actual a 14 inch embroidery hoop that i found at DI for $1.00! i just need to find my wreath hanger that i already have and then hang it on the front door:) it took a bit to tie all the fabric to it, but not THAT long...

****i forgot to mention that the sign is from the dollar store! so the whole project ended up costing about $5.*****

as a side note, it's 9:28 am on tuesday i feel like i have been up FOREVER already! whew!


TA DA!!!

okay, let's remember what the chairs and table used to look like:

and after a couple of weeks of sitting on the back patio...here they are now...i took these pictures at night, so they aren't the best light.

the stencil on the table and chairs is actually paper doilies that i pressed into service as a stencil:) it worked well i think. i like how they turned out. i also like that the placement of the stencil isn't the same on each chair. makes it kind of interesting:) whew! so now we can actually start enjoying them! yahoo!

also, today avery and i happened upon the goodwill while waiting for ethan
at preschool and they had these beauties...$9.99 EACH! come one people, and they match our cabinets! awesome!