Friday, December 30, 2011

The Biggest Loser, Strawberries, and Cantelope. What more could you want?

There has been a television show that I have been absolutely obsessed with. I do not think that this is a bad show to be obsessed with either. It is.....

This show is the best and I love to see how much weight people can lose. They are amazing and they have such fun life stories. My husband always laughs at me because I am always eating something unhealthy while watching this show. So tonight we decided to change that. I am always in the mood to watch the biggest loser, but this time we had a healthier snack. Well mostly healthy.

We had strawberries and cantelope! We also made a delicious cheesecake dip to go with it. Well I like the dip but it is too rich for Alex. All you have to do to make the dip is take a regular tub of whip cream and mix cheesecake dry pudding mix and milk. Oh my goodness it was delicious! It is always fun to watch this show and see what Alex and I could be doing to become healthier. I would like to one day own the biggest loser cookbook so that I can make healthier meals.

The new season of The Biggest Loser starts on January 3rd and guess who is going to be on The Biggest Loser this time????

Its SANTA!!!!! I am so excited! And you know that I am going to be rooting for Santa the entire season. It will be so sad if he goes home, but we will see how long he will last! I am so excited!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oh the cravings!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas because we sure did! We are so blessed to have so much in life. Well recently Alex has had to deal with my different cravings and I thought that I would share with all of you a little of what he has been going through lately. There are three main things that I can constantly have that have not made me sick yet.

For some reason, only the stackers seem to appeal to me. I still have no idea why. 

 Mashed potatoes with corn. This is the best meal EVER! And what makes it even better is that there are always potatoes in Idaho!

ORANGE JUICE! I have always liked orange juice but not this much. I am typically a milk person, but have now been addicted to orange juice.

Oh the joys of pregnancy. The new school year is about to start and Alex is super excited. He is excited to take a computer science class and a math class. He also has his biology classes which he is always excited for. He is thrilled to get back into the lab and start researching some more stuff. He has enjoyed being in the gym and training for a half Iron Man. I love him. He is the best. I am so grateful that I have had him around over the break because he is just so much fun to be around. Always putting a smile on my face no matter what he does.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Baby Room Ideas

Since finding out that we were pregnant I have been super anxious to decorate and baby room and buy baby stuff. It is hard to complete this task when you don't know the sex yet so I am so excited to find out the sex of our baby in about 2 WEEKS! I have come up with some ideas though that I have run by Alex. There is one that he agrees on and the only blue and orange for Boise State colors. Luckily, the Denver Broncos have the same colors and mascot so that makes it perfect for a baby boys room. He would like to have the same color schemes for a girl, but I said no. For a girls room I would like to have yellow, gray, and white. I think that it would look cute and awesome. So I have been searching the internet long and hard to find what I would like to do and these are some of the cute things that I have found so far.

Cute huh? Now I just have to wait two more weeks so I can actually go out and buy stuff and start planning. We do have a second bedroom that we are trying to clean out, but it is just hard. We have a lot of stuff in our second bedroom and getting rid of it is not as easy as we thought. We have one big item in that bedroom that we love and do not want to take down. We are thinking that we are just going to leave it in there for the baby to live with. That thing is our...

SHELF RELIANCE! We love it to death and this is where we keep all of our food storage. There is no way that we can take it down now. So we have to play around with the idea of maybe moving somewhere else in our tiny apartment or something. Alex says just to leave it there so incase the baby gets hungry then they can just eat the canned foods....I don't think that is going to work out to well. Well that is all of the updates that we have for now. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and enjoy the wonderful Christmas time!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We're Pregnant!

On Thursday October 4th, we found out that I was PREGNANT! Yes this is a super exciting time in our lives and we are definitely stoaked! As of today I am 17 weeks along And cannot wait until week 39 or whenever it is that the baby comes. Our last unltrasound was on November the 12th and we were able to hear the heartbeat. A strong 153 bpm. That means that we have one HEALTHY and STRONG baby! Our next appointment will be on the 10th of January and we will be able to find out the sex. This is all such a whirlwind experience but exciting at the same time.Here are some pictures from an ultrasound that we had on the 13th of November. Seeing ultrasounds make it so real because we are actually able to see the baby and see it move around. CRAZY!!! I cannot believe how fast life goes by. The due date that we currently have from the doctor is May 24th and we cannot wait for that day (or week) to come!

Isn't my baby so cute! We cannot wait to find out the sex to start planning....alright I guess that is me that wants to start planning. Alex is just excited to see the baby! That is all of the baby updates for now! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Recent Life Updates

Well life is finally slowing down for a second and it is time to update everyone about what has been going on lately. In October we found out that I was pregnant and am due at the end of May. If you want updates about that, please click on our baby tab to see pictures and find out more about what is going on there. We also had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past year. We stayed in Rexburg, Idaho for Thanksgiving because I had to work the wonderful BLACK FRIDAY! Our neighbors, the Andrus's, also decided to stay here in Idaho because it was a very short break from school. So we had a fantastic Thanksgiving with them and their friends from Oregon named Andrew and Emily. It was so much fun and we had so much food. Alex was in charge of the TURKEY! He has so much fun doing it and he was so proud of himself. I was super proud of him too. I could not even imagine trying to make a huge bird taste good. Here are some pictures from that fantastic day.

This is Alex's wonderful turkey that he spent more than 24 hours working on. He is such a hard worker and it tasted SO good. If he make s a turkey this well, I wonder what other foods he can make really well.

 This is all of the other wonderful food that we had. We had turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, homemade bread, jello hearts, tons of different cheeses, chocolate covered strawberries, ghiradelli chocolates, stuffing gravy, this amazing fruit drink that Andrew and Emily made and so much more. We are so thankful to have such amazing neighbors, friends, and family. We are truly blessed.

 And this is a man that I am super thankful for. He always makes me laugh and is the most amazing husband that I could ever ask for. Who could ask for more? DEFINITELY NOT ME! I have everything that I could ever want and live a great life. I love him!

Now that this past school semester is over, we are ready for the new year to begin! We are excited to have this break from school to spend time with each other and focus on the goals that we have made. This next year Alex will be training for a half Iron Man and I will be focusing on being pregnant. We are excited for the adventures that are to come our way.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Again, trying to make the blog look nice and get used to changing things on the blog, not as easy as we thought. It takes a lot of work to be blog savvy.