Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pregnancy Brain = Lame, Lame, Lame!

Just a couple examples of when pregnancy brain has gotten the better of me:

1. The other night, Dave and I were talking about eating some ice cream.  Dave said that he would get it because I had had a hard day.  But we were cuddling on the love sack and, you know, it's hard to get up and get ice cream when you're already comfortable.

So I said, "Are you going to get the ice cream?"

He said, "No, I've decided not to.  But I give you permission to." 

Me: "I don't need your permission to get ice cream!"

Dave: "Fine then, I take away my permission for you to get ice cream!"

Me: "Huh!"  [I got up to get the ice cream.]

Dave: "So, you're getting the ice cream?"

Me: [Realization dawned on me that I had been played.  I had been manipulated into getting up to get my own ice cream after Dave said he would get it!]  "No!!!"

I ended up getting the ice cream anyway, since I was already up, I really wanted it, and nothing soothes hurt pride like ice cream.

2. Dave and I went to Las Vegas last night to meet up with my brother Matt, who was visiting his long-time friend Lindsay (she lives near Vegas).  Lindsay and her boyfriend were going to be joining us for dinner too.  We were brainstorming ideas beforehand of where we should go eat.  Completely forgetting the fact that Lindsay eats Vegan, I suggested we go to Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  Yep.  Lindsay has been a family friend for years, and that's the place I suggest.  Needless to say, I felt pretty dumb.  But we ended up deciding on a fun Indian restaurant instead with lots of Vegan options, and the food was great.  It was a fun evening to spend with Matt while he's here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Time for a Change

Well, June was less busy than May.  I made a couple of trips to Utah to meet with tutors at Project Read for my master's project. We started telling family and close friends that we were expecting the little bug, as Dave calls our baby.  And Dave decided to cut off his beard!  He rides his bike to and from work now, so it's getting a little to hot for a beard.

He trimmed down to a goatee:

Then shaved so the goatee would show up better:

Sporting the 'stache:

 Still too soon?

And the clean-shaven face:

What do you think?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Where did May go????

I have been thinking that I needed to post about all of our activities in May, but the thoughts were always accompanied with the idea, "I'll do that later."  So, later is now July.  Oh well.  I'm pregnant (And that's an excuse for everything, people keep telling me.).

On May 12th, I waged a personal war against cigarette butts, broken glass, and plastic.  Our stake had a service day where everyone in the stake showed up in Pahrump to clean up the trash in our community!  Our ward was in charge of the area around our church building, and there was so much trash that we really only got to about a third of the streets that we were assigned to in the 2 hours that we cleaned.  But I felt great about picking up all those cigarette butts, and we did fill about 15 bags with trash.  And we got to wear the church's helping hands shirts, which they use for service projects all over the world!

Dave and I went up to Goldfield for a criminal trial on May 16th. Goldfield has an amazing courthouse that was built around the turn of the century, and it was neat to go up there and see it again (We went with the judge up there back in November too).  I sat in the gallery of the courthouse and worked on my project while I watched the trial.  It was the first time I had seen a criminal trial, and it was pretty interesting.  The whole trial lasted just one day, from motions made by the attorneys, to jury selection, to testimony by the witnesses, to the jury deliberation.  Actually, the surprising thing was that the jury took so long to deliberate on the verdict.  They took about 1.5-2 hours to decide, when we thought it would take them about 10 minutes.  So they were deliberating about as long as the rest of the trial time.  Here are a few pictures from the courthouse:

We celebrated Dave's 28th birthday on May 21st!!!  Yes, my incredibly handsome husband is now in his late 20s.  :D  He had to work that day, but we still had a lot of fun.  One of his office mates decorated his office for him.  We ate pizza and watched Star Trek.  And he got to pick out a few presents for himself.

Also on Dave's birthday, he was sworn in as a lawyer in Nevada!  Now he has two states under his belt! Here are some pictures of him being sworn in by Judge Lane.

No, they weren't high-fiving!  Here's a better angle:


And at the end of May (the 25th-27th) my sisters and I had a reunion in Las Vegas May.  I felt really spoiled to have it so close to home.  The rest of them traveled from Utah, California, and Arizona to be there.  All of my sisters were there, and my sister-in-law Megan.  We missed my sister-in-law Pam, but hopefully we can all make the next time we get together.  It was so fun to stay up late talking, eat lots of food, and just have a nice relaxing vacation.

All of us together in the Belagio.

Me playing with Shelby, my newest little niece.

And that was May!

Monday, July 16, 2012


This weekend Dave and I went to my 10-year high school reunion!  It was kind of crazy that it was already time for it.  I was excited to go, but a little nervous too.  I don't have the best memory for names, and I was worried that there would be lots of people whose names I couldn't remember.  I mean, there were lots of people in high school that I knew who they were, but I didn't interact with them regularly and they weren't my friends.  I am not surprised that my brain jettisoned their names years ago!  So I was nervous about how the reunion would go if that was the case with the majority.  :(

At the beginning, there were just a few people and it was a little awkward because there were a couple that I asked to tell me their names.  This was before they broke out the name tags.  But then when more and more people started showing up, there were lots of people I knew and I had so much fun talking to them that I didn't have time to talk to the people that I didn't recognize!

We had a school administrator give us a tour of the high school, since it has been remodeled in several areas.  The biggest changes were made to the cafeteria and the front of the school, so it was shocking to go in there at the beginning and see that it was so different.  I got to see all of the classrooms that I used to have class in, and I made a special trip to the choir room where I had so much fun singing in "Choraliers."  A lot of the school looked changed, but they hadn't done anything to spruce up the section of the school with the auditorium and the band, choir, and orchestra rooms.  It was kind of sad to see that the arts are so unappreciated.

The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out with my brother Joel, his wife Pam, and my nephew Will.  We went to get Thai food.  We played games.  We went to a farmers' market.  And Joel and Pam told Dave and me about a great place to go hiking that we decided to try out.  We went up Schultz Pass Road and hiked Sunset Trail.  We were trying to find Dry Lake and never found it.  But it was BEAUTIFUL up there!!  It was rainy all weekend (I love the monsoons!) and everything was so lush and green. I didn't get any pictures, but I told Dave that I have lots of pictures in my mind that I can think of again and again when the desert becomes too much for me.  It was a wonderful weekend in Flagstaff.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Little Announcement!

I never posted about this present that I gave my dad this year for Father's Day.  But it is a really great one.  Check out the photo below:

**I got this baby announcement idea a couple of years ago from Janssen's blog.**