Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pizza Pizza Pizza

When your husband suggest taking a picture of the pizza we've made; I have to blog it!! We use the Trader Joe's refrigerated crust, along with their Trader Giotto's (TJ brand??)pizza sauce. We've made calzones with the same dough in the past.

Trader Joe's plain pizza dough

One of the best things about making pizza, Allen loves rolling out the dough and adding the sauce. It's fun when he's excited to come home and help with dinner.

It was so yummy we might of made another the next night!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's a BOY!!

I'm 4 1/2 months pregnant and due on May 2nd!!!

It took us less than 30 days to get pregnant. We had no idea that we're as fertile as 20 year olds when we look a lot older!! We took a home pregnancy test and it said positive. The Monday prior to the test I noticed our dog, Hobo, was acting extra protective of me. I went to Kaiser to take the pregnancy test a week after I missed my period the test came back negative. We were shocked but the same thing happened to a friend from work that is due in January. We returned the following week and it was positive.

I was shocked to find out that once I'm pregnant they add several weeks to my pregnancy. It has gone by so fast. I've had about three weeks when I would get extra exhausted, nauseated and sick in the evening. I only threw up once. Most of the time I feel good and I go to bed a lot earlier than normal. Some nights I fall asleep as early as 8:30 otherwise my normal bedtime is 9:30. I'm feeling better now in my second trimester but I still get sick, just less nausea.

I've been sick several times with nausea and with two UTI's. I've never have been as sick as I am now being pregnant. I'm normally really healthy with lots of energy but with this pregnancy. I've learned to depend on my husband a lot to get things done and to help me.

I have no idea which baby products we need to get, so if you have any suggestions, let us know.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Life is Good

Life has been great!! It has been an easier adjustment to married life than I originally thought. Both of us have lived by ourselves for several years and I thought it would be more difficult. It has been having someone else do some of the chores!!

We were able to see Phantom of Opera before it left LA. It was my favorite show when I was in high school and it is still one of my favorite shows, many years later.

Two of my favorite little people.

My mom and grandma wearing the same shirt!! My mom bought the shirt for her and they both wore it on the same day. So cute, little twins, only a couple of years apart.
We're off to Texas for Turkey Week; Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Havasupai/Grand Canyon

Last April my good friend Lori asked if we wanted to backpack down to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. I asked Allen and he agreed. We bought a backpacking tent, boots and a backpack for myself. I enjoyed the first 8 miles to the Indian Village, called Havasupai. The last two miles to the campground was brutal. The trail wasn't any harder, I was just mentally and physically done. I think stopping in the village for a cold gatorade and an ice cream sandwich might have helped with the being done attitude.

Our campsite was gorgeous and close to the stream. The water was aqua blue and beautiful. It was very refreshing to soak our feet and legs in the cool stream after hiking. We spent the next two days enjoying the beautiful waterfalls and day hikes.

Allen has a new perspective about camping and hiking with girls, or at least my friends and I. He was a surprised at our willingness to climb down cliffs with chains and ladders. Allen demonstrated great restraint by not petting and playing with every dog that came by our campsite or we encountered on hikes. I was not in favor of dogs following us around or hanging out in our camp once you played with or fed them. I really appreciated my husband's self control.

Since we didn't enjoy the last two miles hiking in; we probably would only enjoy two miles hiking out, so we took a helicopter ride to the top. It was a short trip to the parking lot but so worth it!!

It was an awesome trip that was really worthwhile and enjoyable for everyone!!

PS There's lots of pictures and I don't care that they are out of order!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wedding Wagon

Maid of Honor Assistant or Maid of Dishonor

Wonderful Friends

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

My Brain - I had to write down everything otherwise I would forget.

I was saved by two great friends that came from UT. They drove into town on a flat tire and I met them at Costco around 8pm on the Thursday before we got married. I greeted them with tears in my eyes and they quickly told me to pull it together. Lori and I have been friends since being roommates at BYU in the summer of 1995. I met Natalie through Lori and I've known her for about the past 3-4 years.

They were such a big support and helped me stay sane over the next couple of days. They helped with decoration on Friday and drove me every place on Saturday. I was planning on driving myself around to get hair and make up done but they insisted on driving; which I'm so thankful.

We started Saturday morning going to get my hair done in Pasadena by my normal guy and then to lunch. It was awesome having them there to see the best way to do my veil. I kept my veil on the whole reception because it never feel off or became loose.

It doesn't get better than chicken and waffles on your wedding day!!

After lunch we went to my friend Melissa's house for makeup and my maids got ready. We then went straight to the temple for me to change and get married. Natalie was the expert at making everything just right, especially my veil.

I'm so appreciate to my maid of honor and maid of dishonor for making my day so much fun and relaxing!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weird Al & the Fair

The food at the fair is always entertaining and yummy if you don't count calories!! We enjoyed the Alaskan Jumping Pig Races.

Allen is a huge Weird Al fan, so we went to the OC Fair!! I'm not a fan and I was really worried about attending on Saturday afternoon when Allen was playing Weird Al on the way to the fair.

It was one of the most entertaining concerts I've attended. He had the most costume changes and crazy antics for every song. I was one of the few not singing along but I had a blast.

If he's playing in your area; I recommend you go. Tickets are really cheap and it is very entertaining, even for a non fan.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Car

I bought my first brand new car in 2002, a VW Passat and it lasted until this past month. About a month before I got married my car was having difficulties, especially the transmission. We left on our honeymoon and came home to a dead battery. We got it jump started and my mechanic originally that maybe the low battery was causing the transmission problems, WRONG. He then cleaned it, nothing looked wrong and put in new oil (he didn't charge and said it was a wedding gift). It still had problems, once not shifting above 3rd gear until I turned off and restarted my car.

We test drove cars for about 2 weeks and we chose a Honda CR-V. I was surprised that I liked as much as I do. We would of bought a VW Tijuan because it handled awesome but had a really small cargo space which would make basic shopping difficult.

We love our new car!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Reception

Only half of the candy bar!! A big hit with the young and old!! It sent my nephew Jack into chocolate heaven and complete sugar shock.