Monday, October 30, 2006

Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Carving

This weekend was a blast! (for the most part.) Friday night, Doug and I went to the corn maze at Thanksgiving Point. The guy told us it would take about a half hour to do the entire thing, and we were less than half way done by the half hour mark. Nicole and I were freezing, so we ended up cheating and asked a worker the quickest way out. It still took us at least an hour all together. Then we came back to our house, turned on some tunes, and carved pumpkins. Nicole and I had some apple cider, and the boys had cocoa, it really hit the spot! You can view the rest of the pictures here, or clicking on "My Pictures" to the left. Saturday, we got up and went to the U of U hospital for an ultrasound and a check-up. Then we went to the labor and delivery area where we met up with Matt and Christy (Matt is Doug's best friend.) They had their baby last week, but found out that he has down syndrome. Pretty sad, but Joshua is such a cute baby! He's only 4 lb. 8 oz., he was born 4 weeks early. We went to Tepanyaki with one of Doug's co-workers and his wife. We watched scary movies the rest of the weekend.
Today was our second insemination procedure, so I took the day off work because last time, I felt pretty crampy the rest of the day. Buddy was pretty needy all day, he just wanted to sleep in my arms so I didn't get any work done. Gotta go make dinner now!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Carl's 80th Birthday Party

Here's my first video using my new video editing software. Keep that in mind while judging it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Buddy's Costume

Here's a picture of Buddy in his Halloween costume. I know, I can't believe I'm dressing up my dog either, but I have no kids to dress up yet, and I thought it was a funny outfit. He'll be our little stinker for Halloween! You can see him desperate to get out of it in the middle one. We got him some devil ears as well, but he took those off in like 10 seconds.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Our not-so-eventful weekend

Well we found out this weekend that our first round of insemination didn't work, so we're trying it again. Dr. Huang said that we should discuss in vitro with him if this doesn't work after 3 or 4 times of treatment. We really like our doctor, he's very open and always tells us everything to expect and what's going on. I went in for my ultrasound today to make sure there aren't any follicles left over from my last cycle, and I have to inject myself with hormones again until Saturday. We'll go in for another ultrasound at that point to see where I'm at, and go from there. At least I know what to expect this time around.
We didn't do much most of Saturday and Sunday because I wasn't feeling very well. We went and saw Flicka Saturday night, and I thought it was way cute. Granted I may be biast because Tim McGraw is in it and I really like him, but it was a good feel-good movie. We came home and hung out at home the rest of the night. Doug found a mouse in our kitchen (ew!), we put out a mouse trap but haven't caught it yet. I've been afraid to go into the kitchen by myself ever since he found it. I know, I'm a wuss, but I've come to terms with it. I'll write more later.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sorry, no pictures

Doug and I seemed to have a crazy weekend! Doug spent Saturday morning cleaning out the garage and cleaning the cars, then moved all his tools from the garage to the basement since he's working on the hutch from his grandpa. We'll also be working on finishing the basement in January, so he'll need his tools down there anyway. I spent the morning cleaning out our office closet, and combining everything from the 3rd bedroom closet into the office closet. That made room for all the baby stuff Eliza gave us in the 3rd bedroom closet. That was all in the basement, so I'm also doing my part in making room for finishing the basement. We still need to go over stuff under the stairs, but there wasn't time for that.
We then got ready for the day and had to leave for the stores, where Doug exchanged the shoes we got him last week for more comfortable ones at Kohl's. I also bought him a new sander so he can finish his hutch and the chair that I got from my mom early this year. I want to reupholster it and sand the paint off the arms. We made a run to CostCo, and made it home just in time to be late to having dinner with my cousin Corinne, whom we just found out lives in Lehi as well! We had lasagna and I brought pumpkin pie for dessert. We played hand and foot and had a great time. And of course, Sunday was our lazy day.
I got my video editing software this weekend as well, and have been fooling around with that, learning how to use it. I'm so excited to make my first video!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bedroom Almost Finished

We went to the home expo in Sandy this weekend with our friends Mike and Nicole. I ended up buying this vinyl lettering there that spelled out "Sweet Dreams" and thought it might look good above our bed. We got the same color of lettering as the surrounding walls of our red wall. Here are some pictures of how the hanging of that turned out, and how the red wall turned out. Luckily, we didn't have to start all over on it! The only thing I still want to do in here is get a shelf to put our wedding picture on. It's the picture sitting on the dresser next to the TV.

Finishing Touches

One of my birthday presents awhile back was the floor lamp in the picture. I wanted to finish our living room, and was finally able to do so. I also bought that bowl and potpourri recently for our coffee table. You can just barely see it at the bottom of the second picture.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Buddy's new haircut

Isn't this awful? Buddy looked so cute last week. We took him to the groomer yesterday, and he looks like a totally different pooch, almost rat-like! I thought I'd share with you the before and after. At least this way, we only have to take him every other month.

Conference weekend

This past weekend was conference weekend, so Doug and I were able to watch all 4 sessions from our house. It's kind of nice being able to watch it right in the comfort of your own home wihtout having to get ready and dressed to go watch it somewhere else. We invited Mike and Nicole over for waffles Sunday morning so that was yummy. They invited us over last conference weekend for crepes so it has almost become a tradition. While I was watching conference Saturday afternoon, I got the itch to paint our bedroom. So we went out and bought stuff to do that this weekend. The "brown bread" color turned out well, but our red wall is still a work in progress. Since we weren't given enough primer to cover the whole wall, we left it off the edges to see if it really mattered. Can you tell where the primer is? We'll see if we can just prime the edges now without having to start all over. I'll let you know how that goes.