Thursday, August 11, 2016

16 Weeks

 So I have been a bad blogger. Maybe I'll be better :) Summer is coming to an end and school will be starting soon. Mr. J and I just made a big announcement on FB...

So now I'm going to attempt to post weekly updates....

How far along: 16 weeks
Gender: ?
Weight gain: 6 pounds
Symptoms: It's getting harder to bend over. 
Maternity clothes: Some tops but rocking my maxi dresses and leggings for the most part. Bought some pants for the fall and tops. 
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In but the top is starting to flatten.
Sleep: Good so far love my snoogle
Best moment this week: Lunch with Miss
Miss anything: Simple carbs
Mood: Happy 
Looking forward to: A pedicure tomorrow
Nursery: Ordered the crib and dresser this week.
Diabetes: Blood sugars continue to be good

Also signed up for our birthing class for the fall.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sun Bowl 2015

On Christmas day we drove to Battle Ground to celebrate with Mr.J's side of the family and to catch a flight to El Paso Texas for the Sun Bowl.
Since we were flying out of Portland we had time for me to finally checkout the Rogue that is in the airport.

We had no problems getting to El Paso. We grabbed a drink in our hotel and then headed to bed for an early morning wake up :)

We were up early the next morning to go the the alumni breakfast. We had fun eating, drinking and taking pictures. It was also so sunny that morning.

We then headed to the stadium for the game. It was suppose to rain during the game and then turn to snow that night. Well I guess mother nature did not get that memo because it snowed like crazy for a good majority of the game. But us Cougs are use to that kind of weather.

After an great game we headed back to the hotel to find dry clothes and then headed to dinner. It was snowing like crazy!

The whole meal was good

The next morning we were up at 3am to get to the airport. There was a lot of snow when we left. The hotel person told us it was snowing and not a good idea to leave. He seemed relieved when we told him we had a rental to return and that we didn't need a ride.

They usually don't get this much snow

Our flight was not canceled but it took us 2 hours to take off. We spent most of the time on the plane waiting for them to deice us and then to do it again. This caused us to miss our connection in Phoenix. We were guaranteed seats on later flight but were put on standby for an earlier flight. We got super lucky and got on the standby flight. I also got first class. The man I was going to sit next to was super nice and gave Mr. J his seat :) After landing in Portland we had a long drive home because of holiday traffic. We also spent 90 minutes in Verizon once we got home to get my broken phone fixed. Got to love that it stopped charging while on vacation. We had an amazing trip and I'm now counting down to next years football season :)
Flying over the Grand Canyon

Monday, January 4, 2016

Weekend Recap

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We were pretty low key this weekend and I was in denial about going back to school.

On Saturday we went shopping for a new couch and then had lunch.
 On Sunday we watched the Seahawks and I did some school prep. I also found an end table to go with the new couch. Hope everyone has a great week!

End Tables

How Stout likes to watch football :)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Reflections of 2015

I'm linking up with Kristin, Traci and Hadar to look back on 2015!

 I would say for the most part 2015 was a good year. Here are some of the events that happened.

January was a blur. We celebrated Great Uncle Frank's 91st birthday on January 14th and then said  goodbye to him two days later. January was also filled with week long GLAD training and submitting my portfolio for my professional certificate. We also celebrated our good friend graduating from the police academy.

Time spent with Uncle Frank

Our graduation card to the new officer

February started with the Seahawks in the Super Bowl again and then a trip to CA to celebrate Great Uncle Frank's life.

Super Bowl Sunday

One last step picture at Uncle Frank's house

March we celebrated my Father-in-law's 60th birthday but throwing him a surprise party.
The party was a dirt bike theme

April we celebrated our goddaughter's christening.

Our goddaughter and her parents

 May was spent with family doing some fun things around the area.

Glass Babies lighting the bridge

Fun with my cousin

June wrapped up my 6th year of teaching. We also celebrated some graduations.

The girls I use to babysit. One graduated from college and the other from 8th grade!

July was spent celebrating my Mom's birthday and Mr. J's 30th birthday. We did our annual trip to the Newport. We also welcomed my bestie to our neighborhood. We also traveled to Montana to see family. We checked out the cycle saloon.
Mom's birthday

Mr. J's birthday

Our trip to Newport

Housewarming gift for the bestie


So much fun

The End of July and beginning of August was spent in Australia! We also celebrated my Dad's birthday and got ready to head back to school.  Plus we took down the playhouse!

Australia was the best
Good bye playhouse
Happy Birthday Dad!

In September we celebrated my 30th birthday. We also went to the state fair to see Weird Al. We took also went to the pumpkin patch with our goddaughter.
My birthday!

Fun at Weird Al
The boys at the pumpkin patch

October we celebrated our goddaughter's 1st birthday and hosted a Halloween brunch.

Happy Birthday A!

Halloween decorations

November we celebrated Mr. J's promotion, watched football, enjoyed turkey and got a new bed.
Promotion celebration

Love our cougs

New bed
December was spent enjoying the holidays. We also traveled to Texas for the Sun Bowl.

Christmas tree hunting

JDRF Gingerbread village

Sun Bowl

It was a fun trip

2015 was the year we turned 30, traveled the world, took on more responsibilities at work, celebrated with people we love and most important did it together. Looking forward to whatever 2016 has in store for us.