Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Random Things

So, I did this for a Facebook tag, but I thought I would put it here too. Here are 25 random things about me. Some of them are weird, some are pregnancy specific, but they are all true.

1. I like to eat candy in even numbers. I don't have to, I just like to. I can bite a single candy in half so that I have a pair of things in my mouth and I'm okay.

2. I never drink the bottom of a bottle or can of liquid. I blame my sister Marie for this.

3. I enjoy being spoiled. If no one will spoil me, then I'll spoil myself. I feel that I am that important.

4. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do with my husband. I don't like cooking as much when I'm doing it alone, but I love to do it if Matt is there with me.

5. I love board games more than most things. If people are invited over to my house, I make them play board games with me because I only get to play when people come over.

6. I'm competitive, like the other members in my family. If someone wins too much when playing games at my house, they don't get invited back.

7. I really dislike pregnancy. I love my baby who is growing and growing, but I dislike the fact that I have to carry her.

8. When I say I'm doing "okay," what I really mean in "not okay." But, people don't usually want to hear that, so I redefined the word.

9. I love getting my picture taken. I especially love it if my sisters are in the photo with me. But, I prefer face only shots to full body shots.

10. My ideal job would be to design clothes. But, it probably will never happen because I don't actually know how to create patterns and stuff.

11. I have a scarf obsession... or maybe it is a tassel obsession. I love tassels and scarves have tassels, so we go well together. My husband is not too fond of my obsession.

12. I like to talk on the phone while I'm driving. I think it is because I get bored in the car. I need more books on tape to keep me occupied.

13. I have a tv addiction. I love watching tv shows. I follow so many, but I'm always looking for new shows to pick up.

14. DVR is the best thing that was ever invented. As much as I love tv, I hate commercials, and I hate being limited in my evening activities because I have to watch a certain show. DVR has made me much more social and much more likable to other people.

15. I hate it when people talk during a tv show that I like. Especially when it is an intense or sad moment. It ruins the moment for me and makes me not like the person. DVR has supplied me with a pause button which makes it managable, but I prefer that people don't talk.

16. My best friends are my sisters. They know me, they understand me, and they accept me for who I am.

17. Usually, I love to read. I try to read 50 books a year. But, while pregnant, I really don't like to read. I just don't know why that is.

18. I hardly ever style my hair because it takes too much time. I'll take the time to do my makeup and eat breakfast in the morning, but if something has to give, it is the time I would have spent styling my hair.

19. My least favorite chore is vacuuming. I know it is suppose to be one of the easiest things, but I hate it. I would rather do the dishes or clean the bathroom. Matt vacuums for me.

20. I used to be a Buffy fanatic. I've grown past my Buffy crazed days, but I've been to conventions, oh yes, I have.

21. I hate talking to strangers. If I have to call a company for some reason, I really try to get other people to do it for me cuz I don't want to. Plus, I don't like returning things because I don't want to talk to a stranger.

22. I occasionally change my handwriting just to try something new. Sometimes I see someone else's handwriting and I like it, so I try to mimic it.

23. I also mimic other people's laughs. If I'm around someone often enough, I'll start to laugh like them. I'm not really sure why. Maybe someday I will find my own laugh.

24. I don't like chicken... well, right now anyway. But, I remember liking chicken.

25. I really hate stupid people. They make me want to tell them how stupid they are. Then, they get their feelings hurt and I know that I'm suppose to feel bad, but I don't because they should never have been stupid in the first place.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Baby Shower Number 2

So, I had my second baby shower this weekend. My mom and sisters threw this shower and it was held at my Mom's house. The decorations, food, and games were fantastic! And, a lot of people showed up. I got a lot of clothes for Nicole. She will not be lacking in clothes. Mom got us a crib set (Thanks Mom) and Marie got me that super cute diaper bag in the pic. We almost have everything that we need for the baby. I just have to make a few small shopping trips and we will be all set. We have been very blessed with friends/family who love us (or me).

Here is a pic of me and Mom. I think that I look really uncomfortable in this pic.

Me and the party planners!

I don't think that me and my sisters look alike, but I hope my baby looks like them cuz they are super cute.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Shower Number 1

I had my first baby shower this weekend. My work friend Erin threw the party for me with the help of her sisters and mom. The house was all decorated really cute with cartoons of pregnant women.

Ree and I went together and were the first ones there because everyone got lost and was late. I blame mapquest for that. When everyone was there, we played a game where everyone cut a piece of string to the length they thought it needed to be to go all the way around my belly. Everyone was too big with the exception of Patty (a friend from work), who was right on. Patty got a prize. Erin bought and wrapped all these really cute prizes for the winners.

Then, we played a game where everyone cut out pictures from a magazine and reconstructed them onto a piece of paper to what they think that my baby will look like. They were all a little scary, but Marie and Karmen won that one. I would have posted the pic of the scary frankenstein babies, but I look like an ugo in the pics. So, I will leave it to your imagination.

Then, we opened presents, which was one of my favorite parts because I love presents! I got a lot of really cute stuff for Nicole, including a pink baby bath and a diaper bag. I was really lucky to get so many nice things. I have awesome friends! Momma Brisk even made me a blanket with a crocheted egde. It is really cute, but also not finished, so I will get it back when the baby is closer to being born.

After presents, Erin had an ice cream bar set up for everyone to make sundaes. I love ice cream right now, so that worked out really well. I had two bowls, but don't tell.

Everything turned out really great and I'm so thankful to Erin and her family for throwing me this shower. I have another shower on Saturday at my Mom's house and I'm just not sure that it will be able to live up to the shower that Erin threw me. We will just have to see.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Because I'm the Worst

I know that I haven't posted in a long while and I can only attribute it to me being the worst.

Matt and I have had a hard time the last day and a half. Yesterday morning, Matt had the stomach flu and was throwing up. But, he felt a little better later on and went into work only to be laid off. Codale was making cut backs and Matt was one of the cuts. I left work early and went home to Matt who had a fever of 100 degrees. It was a devastating day for us and even harder with Matt being sick and me being very pregnant, but we made it through the day with a little help from my wonderful Erin and Sarah.

We were very surprised by the loss of Matt's job. We thought that for sure it wouldn't be him if it came to lay offs, but we were wrong. Matt is applying for jobs and we are hoping that he will find something soon that will work for him and for the financial needs of our family. We are very optimistic that he will be able to find a job soon.

Luckily, I still have my job and our insurance is through me, so we don't have to worry about having the baby without insurance. We are both very grateful for my job and that we have an income to work with.

If anyone has heard of any good jobs in Utah County, give us a shout.