Tuesday, March 31, 2009

So this blog...

Is supposed to be all about "us", and what is new with "us". Well, finally, something to update. For a visual reference for this post, please refer to the previous post, dedicated to my dear friend, Kimi. Guess what??? SHE HAD HER BABY TODAY!!!! (As a side note, I only had one exclamation mark after that previous comment, and realised that it deserved AT LEAST 4.) Anyways, she had her son 4 weeks early, guess that little man had places to be! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this little blessing is, and how excited I have been to meet him. I will have to wait another few weeks, seeing as I was just out there a week ago. Although, it was all I could do to NOT jump in the car today, and start the drive to CA to introduce myself to him. As an update, no name yet. Are you kidding, they didn't even have a car seat, much less a name! :) We love baby X, and can't wait to welcome him to this crazy world! Congrats to the new Mom and Dad! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunshine, Love, and Laughter

I was able to spend this past weekend in California, staying with my family, and spending lots of time with my very pregnant, very best friend. I had been having a really rough week, and the break was just what I needed. The second we got in the car on Friday, the windows were down, the sunglasses are on, music is turned up. Just like the good ol' days.

First we went and got pedicures. YAY! Then we went to In and Out. Something about going there with Kimi in the summer time just feels right. We had a blast. We spent the day shopping, eating, laughing, catching up. Goood times...

Kimi had her shower. Very fun. She scored big time. And, can I just say, I love that belly. Everytime I saw her, I couldn't believe it. Kimi has been with me through so many tough times, and even more good times, I am so happy for her. She will be the best mom ever, and will love this little boy more than anyone can imagine. If only she would get a car seat...

Can I just say that this picture is so US?! I adore her, adore her husband, and ADORE her baby.

I also got to spend all day on Saturday having some major gir time with my mom. We went and saw Confessions of a Shopaholic, then, as fitting as it is, we went SHOPPING! We tried to find a cute pair of well fitting jeans for me, but left empty handed. Well, other than a great pair of shoes for The Nephew. Good thing she is coming to utah in April! :)

I had such a nice time in CA, reality was harsh. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your weekend, everyone. I will come again soon!! :)

Third time's the... charm?

What the heck?? I am now sick for the THIRD time this winter. And its not just a little sick, I have a COLD!! I know, I know, I'm a baby. But I really feel like I was run over by a truck or something. I had the most wonderful weekend (went home to CA for a little R&R with Kimi and my family... just what the Dr. ordered), but then I come home and get sick! So here I sit, at my fun little desk, with a box of Kleenex, Sprite, and counting down the minutes till I get to go home and crash. Maybe Christian will even make me a little soup? That would be nice.

As for pictures of above mentioned trip, they are coming. Since they are on my camera, I can post whatever ones I want (watch out, Kimi), and I plan on doing that. For now, its back to work for me. Send me plenty of healthy vibes from blog-land!

Monday, March 16, 2009

You mean it got above freezing?!

Well, it actually hit 40 degrees on Sunday! (At least I think it did. It Might have only been 38, but either way its above freezing) Anyways, we had to take advantage, so after church, we went for a nice, fun little bike ride! Other than my hands turning purple with cold, it was sooo fun! There is nothing more recharging for me than to spend some quality time in the sun, with the one I love. Why exactly do I live in Logan again? I am SO a sunshine girl! BRING ON SUMMER!

Please disregard any snow you see on the ground. I try to.

Apparently, I can't take a normal picture. Nice.

Thank goodness for Christian.

The Nephew

Here are some cute pictures of all of our recent pics to see my brother, his lovely wife, and their perfect son. Oh, to live in Provo....

We MIGHT be related.

Yep. Babies really CAN be that cute.

They love eachother.

Catch up

This is my sorry attempt to catch up our past few months up here in Logan.
We went to the local rock climbing gym with some friends. I am terrified of heights. That said, please enjoy...

When I am carefully grounded on the floor.


Oh, he was there too. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Michael's 1st Birthday, etc.

Okay, so the pictures were supposed to be after the writting, but I can't figure out how to copy and paste it. Well, or I don't have the time or patience to figure it out. So, enjoy as it is.

We were able to spend the weekend in Provo with my brother Eric and his family.

When we got there on Friday evening, we put Michael to bed, and hung out for a bit before going to bed ourselves. Hannah was working Friday night, so we (Christian) got to wake up at 2 am to feed the little man and put him back to bed. I was so surprised how execited Christin was to get Michael and feed him in the middle of the night! Lets hope he keeps it up when we have kids one day!
On Saturday, Christian, Michael and I had SUCH a fun lazy morning while we gave Hannah a little nap. I LOVE lazy mornings! It was a little piece of heaven, just having Michael on the bed with us, just playing. Hannah and I went out on Saturday afternoon, and went to see New in Town, and do a little birthday shopping for Michael. The movie was super fun, very cute. Plus, I loved being able to shop at Target, we don't have one in Logan.

I think one of the highlights of the trip was coming home on Saturday, and seeing Michael playin with Chistian. Thoe two boys were having so much fun playing with eachother, I almost felt like I was barging in on private play time!
Sunday was church, dinner, and the PARTY! Michael was cute as ever, enjoying the cake, presents, and attention.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Story Time

Once upon a time, there was a girl. Woman/girl. Newly married, with a wonderful husband, and a wonderful family. This girl/woman had 3 manly brothers. One was older than her. This manly older brother was married to one of the nicest, most genuinely kind people she had ever met. He was really lucky. One day, this manly older brother told this girl/woman that he and the wonderfully beautiful wife were expecting a BABY! The girl/woman was really excited. In a pretty, "yeah,i'm excited, but I don't really know whats coming, and, lets face it, I'm selfish and am pretty wrapped up in myself" kind-of way. THEN, March 5, 2008 rolls around. Michael James Schott is introduced to the selfish, girl/woman. And she was forever changed. Never had she loved a little baby in such a complete way. She can't even imagine the kind of love she will have for her own child (ren) one day. Key words ONE DAY. Until that time, she loves her nephew. The most forgiving, loving, unselfishly caring baby boy in the world. And this girl/woman sits down, one year later, to thumb through all million pictures of Michael, and take a wonderful trip down memory lane. One day, she knows that he will follow his parents, move across the country, grow up far far away from his aunt, and she will hope and pray she can send enough love-vibes to reach him.

Happy 1st Birthday, Michael. I love you with all of my heart. Thanks for being my friend. :)