Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's A......






BOY!



The technician said she is 99% sure that it is a boy.  We are so excited to finally know!
Now bring on the Batman gear!

Happy Birthday Jon!

On Sunday night we headed over to Jon's house to celebrate his 40th birthday.

We had a wonderful dinner of hamburgers, chips and dips, salad, and fruit.

We then participated in some silly wind-up-bunny "races" that's Andy's mom provided since we weren't going to be getting together for Easter.  Ethan just happened to be the big winner of that!

Then Jon chose to play Farkle, and we all had a fun time playing that.

To close things out it was time for dessert.  Jon chose cheesecake and Andy made a great one!



Happy Birthday Jon!

Friday, April 11, 2014

As the weeks go by...

So, I'm not sure if I really want to post these pictures, as I don't think they are all that flattering, but I'll probably be glad I documented this at some point.

Here are my weekly "bump" (or lack thereof) pictures for the past 9 weeks.










There just might be a little something there in that last picture....

Thursday, April 10, 2014

11 Years

It seems hard to believe that Andy and I have been married for 11 years as of today.  
It doesn't seem like it's been nearly that long.
But it has been one terrific ride so far!

Here are a few pics of us together that were taken over the last few months:





We've had some great adventures in our 11+ years together.  And to think we are probably embarking on one of our biggest ones yet with the upcoming little one.  
I'm sure this will bring us even closer together and we will be enjoying so many more anniversaries!

I love this man with all of my heart.  All others should be jealous!  ;)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

St. George Trip 2014

This past weekend Andy and I headed for St. George to visit MamaJo and Mel.
We were meeting Jessi and the family there as well to help celebrate Mom's birthday.

Once everyone arrived and got settled we headed out for a big birthday dinner.  (And I mean big.  The portions were huge at this place!)

Mom picked the Black Bear Diner for dinner.
Here is everyone gathered around the table.

I think everyone ate more than their fill of food, and then the staff of the Black Bear came out singing for the birthday girl!

After dinner we headed back to Mom's place for presents and cake.

Mom opening her present from all of us:

I think Mom enjoyed snuggling with the kids more than anything that night.

MamaJo & Allie:

Grandma and all the kids:

After a bit it was time for cake!  Mom had requested a carrot cake for the occasion and Andy provided one of his best!



The next day dawned bright and sunny.  We didn't know how long that would last since there was rain in the forecast, so we headed out to the Saturday Market at Tuacahn.
There were a bunch of vendors set up selling the wares and we enjoyed walking through the booths and enjoying the scenery.

 Jessi and the kids hiking the stairs up to the gift shop and amphitheater:

Me and Mom relaxing for a bit:

One of the best things about Tuacahn is definitely the landscape surrounding it!  I love the red rock!


After we finished spending our money at the Market, we headed into downtown St. George to check out the new Children's Museum.

It was a great place for the kids to run amok, and it was practically free to get in!  All they asked was for a dollar donation from each person.

The kids had a blast checking out all the different rooms.


While the kids played for a good long time, Andy, Mom and I went wandering around a couple of consignment stores that were close by.  It was great!

There was also a Carousel in the city park by the Children's Museum, so of course the kids had to ride it.



After all the fun in the park, which included the kids getting slightly moistened at the splash pad, we headed down to Five Guys for some lunch.  Then, since the kids had been begging the whole time, we headed up to the Washington Rec Center to let them have some swimming time.  We had planned for them to swim in the hotel pool, but the weather had started to turn chilly and rainy by then.  Thank goodness for the indoor pool!

Josh happy to be in the pool:

Allie all bundled up after getting out for a bit:

Claire just chillin':


We then headed back to the hotel room to get the kids all cleaned up.  We had a couple of pillow fights, and then it was time to meet back up with Mom and Mel for some dinner.

We had some yummy food at the Pizza Factory.

And topped it off with treats at the Sweet Tooth Fairy.
It was a great time spent with the family!



The next morning was Sunday, so it was time to head home.  Andy and I decided to get some breakfast before we hit the road.  We chose to go to a new restaurant in town called Geroge's.  It was awesome!  I enjoyed it very much and the atmosphere was great.  It will be one of our go-to spots in St. George from now on!


It was a great weekend.  It was so nice to get away for a little while and it was especially good to see all my family.  We had a wonderful time with everyone!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Sunday Dinner

Andy's mom Chris has been wanting to have Grandpa Ferguson down for dinner sometime.  So, this past Sunday we invited Grandpa and Marilyn and her friend Kent over for a nice dinner.

It has been quite a while since Grandpa and everyone had been down to the Springville area, and we were happy to have them.

Andy's mom helped us to prepare a lovely dinner of pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and rolls.
Everything was delicious!

We then served up some yummy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert and sat around visiting.


We had some good laughs with everyone and heard some interesting stories.



It was a great dinner with everyone and we hope to do it again sometime.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Blue & White Game 2014

This past Saturday was the annual Blue & White football game/scrimmage at BYU.

Andy and I always try to go to this game.  It is a great way to see some really early football and enjoy the Spring weather.

There were actually quite a few people there this year


Of course Andy and I had to indulge in a CougarTail!  They are so good, but you definitely need to share with someone.

It was a lot of fun to sit back and watch the guys play on the field.



I enjoy this little tradition that Andy and I have each Spring!  Go Cougars!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The News Is Out!


So, we've gone and told the world that we are having a Baby Bird.

We told the immediate family that we could in person, and the others over the phone.  Then we went out and posted the above picture on Facebook.  We have had really good responses from people, and it seems like everyone is generally excited for us.
Now if we could just get over all our nervousness and get really excited too.  I mean, we are somewhat excited, but we need to get REALLY excited.
I know I am feeling a little more on the way there now that the news is out.

As for updates of the situation; I am still feeling relatively good.  I was never really hit with bad morning sickness.  I am just feeling fat.  I must say that I am glad that people know now so I don't have to worry about them thinking I've let myself go.  I'm sleeping well enough now, but it still seems like I am always tired.  I guess that just comes with the territory.

Andy and I have started working on the nursery.  We have picked out paint colors and have decided to put beadboard on the walls.  Andy also spent the day yesterday putting trim on our bookcases in there to make them look nicer.  We definitely have a ways to go on the room, but at least we feel like something is getting done.

Jazz Game!

Last Wednesday Andy and I were invited to enjoy a Jazz Game through Andy's company.  The travel agency that they work with owns a Jazz suite box, and we were able to score a couple of tickets for it.  It was kind of last minute, but we just couldn't turn down the opportunity.

Andy and I had not been in a suite for a Jazz game before, so it was pretty fun.  They provided dinner and drinks for everyone, along with ice cream for dessert.

We were able to sit a little lower than we usually do for Jazz games, so that was great too!





It was a fun night even though the Jazz lost.  (But that's what this season is all about.)
I hope we get to have this opportunity again!  It was a blast!