Sunday, November 30, 2008

Silly Emily quote of the night...

So Bryan and I were sitting in bed watching "Elf." And Emily comes in.. This is the conversation..

Emily: Mommy, could you watch my dog. I have to run to the church for a quick meeting.

Mommy: what?

Emily: I have a quick meeting at the church. I have to go outside, past Oma's house, and then I'll be at the church. I will get a BIG candy.

Mommy: Are you going to drive the car?

Emily: No, I'm going to run.

Mommy: It's to late, you need to go to bed.. You're a silly face..

Emily: (makes a silly face) See my funny face.

The End

I love the personality she has.. It was so funny because we were just sitting in bed hoping that the kids would fall asleep.. And she had this Important meeting at the church that made her need to get out of bed and let us babysit her doggie... He he eh!

I lied.

Okay.. so a while ago i posted how Egg nog was my favorite food/drink during the holidays. Well.. It's ruined. For some reason (pregnancy i suspect) I don't like it this year. I liked it when I posted about it.. but then... it lost all it's goodness.

So i have changed it.. Lemon Merigune Pies! Yummy! Now there's a keeper!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Lentil Bean.

I know it's a day early.. But i'm having another thanksgiving celebration tomorrow... So probably won't be online much!

6 weeks
How your baby's growing: This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


So today one of my good friends from High School called. She called me about two weeks ago... She found out she was pregnant, the baby was going to be her first! I was going to call her but missed placed her number, to tell her I going to have a baby a week after her.
When she called I was all excited to tell her. Though she told me that she miscarried on Tuesday. She had spent the night in the hospital and was now having to call her close friends and tell them the horrible news. That's how strong she is. I would just hid away from the world for a long time.

Misscarriage is one of my worst fears.. What do you say to someone who is going through this loss? Any advice?

I think we might plan a trip in january to visit her.. She's only a few hours away and we haven't seen her in forever..

If you wouldn't mind keeping her in your prayers.. She's been through A TON.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So after a long time of being mad at the girls' room. I finally had the motivation to do something about it. I was talking about it.. .and bryan was like "why don't we do it another night.." thanks to my crazy pregnancy hormones.. i got mad.. and cleaned it all out. I also made bryan help (don't worry it was actually not that bad and we had fun remembering some of the toys and stuff... Bryan enjoyed wearing different dress up accessories) and it went a lot faster then I expected. We sat the kids in front of the t.v. (so much for the no more t.v. watching ) and cleaned cleaned cleaned. We took all their toys out and sorted them. We threw away A HUGE box of odds and ends. (by huge I mean like a small refridgerater box) Then we got the toys from downstairs and organized them into the other toys. So now all the toys are together and easier to play with. AND all in their room!!!!

I'm so happy. A week or so ago I got mad at our room and laundry and took care of it. Now the girls room is done....

I also did a bunch of the closet underneath the stairs..

My goal.. Have the house whipped into shape and all the extra junk gone before Christmas. THEN we'll have places to put and ENJOY our Christmas gifts this year.. Instead of Bryan stressing about the lack of room. OH! I also got the craft/linen closet all re-organized.. yes. my house got pretty badly unorganized... Summer came.. we had fun and slacked off.. Now RAIN is here.. So we have some boring times to get the house organized.

My Rain To Do List:

I want to reorganize my room again.. It's going to be like a once a month think, i have a feeling..

I want to finish the closet under the stairs..

I want to clean out all the cupboards in the kitchen.

Borrow my mom's carpet cleaner.. and clean carpets.

Wash Bathtub out.. and probably toilet.. They aren't too bad but I am getting annoyed at them. .. eh.. let's just say whole bathroom.

Get Laundry caught up again. This one happens for a day.. and then we're back to not having it caught up. I hate it :-/

Okay so I know you all are bored. Sorry.. you could have stopped reading a while ago :-D

Bryan and I are going to have a movie night at home.. Bryan went to Albertson's to get popcorn and drinks.. And then we're going to just relax. I'm excited. I bought a movie a while ago at Blockbusters. It was the 4 for 20... We've watched all but this one. So it's a new one that we haven't seem yet. I love it!
Christmas ideas... More movies. We love all sorts..
OH! He's home! Time to go!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

5 Weeks.

Your pregnancy: 5 weeks
See the big picture
How your baby's growing:Deep in your uterus
your embryo is growing at a furious pace. At this point, he's about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. He's now made up of three layers — the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm — which will later form all of his organs and tissues.The neural tube — from which your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue.The third layer, or endoderm, will house his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job. **copied from**

So I probably won't be good at keeping up weekly on what my baby is like.. but i figured I'd try. I'm 5 weeks. AND TIRED! Luckily (knock on something) I'm no longer feeling sick. Hopefully this will continue throughout the rest of the pregnancy.
This pregnancy is already different from my last two. I had morning sickness for at least the first trimester with the other two. I also had to have Caeser salad all the time.. What do I want right now? Meat. Steak. OH! and Cheesecake. But I figure out.. I don't really like the cheesecake all that much, but I really like the crust on the cheesecake!

Let's see. What else is going on in our life? I get to do sharing time in Primary next Sunday, and I'm kind of excited about it. I have a good idea.. So hopefully next Sunday I'll be telling everyone how good it went :-D.

Well I think I'm going to go take a little nap. I really love how independent my girls can be sometimes. It's nice that they can play together without to much interference from me. Makes sneaking a nap in so much easier!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

To Daniel, From Wikipedia.

Carne asada is a roasted beef dish, literally meaning "roasted meat"[1][2]. The dish mainly consists of pieces or thin cuts of beef (e.g. flank steak, skirt steak), sometimes marinated, sometimes lightly salted or rubbed with salt, pepper and/or spices, and then grilled. It can be eaten alone, with side dishes, chopped and eaten as tacos, or chopped and used as filler for tortas, burritos, etc. It is commonly accompanied with guacamole, salsa, beans, and grilled scallions and tortillas.

Melissa's thoughts.. Aka.. It's also the name of the dish. So I guess we were both right!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Carne Asada

One of my favorite things to do is try to make the dinners i've tried at resturants...
Tonight's Special Carne Asada. Bryan's Grandpa taught me how to make it.. though i forgot and tried to recreate it tonight. It was okay. Sadly our meat was to thick...

Does anyone know a good place to find good meat for Carne Asada?!!?!? I might have to run down to Utah just to pick some up!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lisa.. Lisa... Lisa...

(No i didn't take a picture of it silly! You can find a picture of EVERYTHING on the internet!)

So after I told Lisa I was pregnant.. I explained that I wasn't sure at first.. Because it didn't show up and then it barely showed up, on the home pregnancy test, that I indeed was pregnant. She was like "wait, how long did you wait?" and it was just like a minute... And the line was soooo light.. So it got me thinking and worring the tiniest bit. So I waited it out a few days.. Wondering.. Maybe I wanted to be so bad that I saw the faint line and decided it must be true...

SO! Instead of waiting until my first Prenatal Appointment, I decided that I should take another test. Wouldn't that have been bad.. Showing up to the appointment and not actually being pregnant.. And then I would be in even worse shape because after being sick for so long and not treating it the right way... Yes that would have been HORRIBLE. So I took another test. This time it showed up VERY dark and RIGHT away...

So... Yes.. I really am pregnant. Yes, I've already started morning sickness.. Though, I've decided I'm having twins.. WHY? because I feel nauseous if I don't eat... and I feel nauseous if I do (though a lot worse if I do) Maybe I'll just not eat the whole first trimester... I'll get the lesser of the two nauseousnesses. I keep reading how morning sickness normally doesn't start till like week 8 or something. But that has NEVER been the case with me. The day I took the test.. I went to my parents house.. and before I had even boughten the test I exclaimed: "i'm pregnant." 3 days of feeling icky. Yes. I knew what that meant.

How many SO's did I use in this blog? He he eh.

Pregnancy quote of the day: "You ate the baby and now it's in your tummy?" -Emily trying to understand how the baby got in my tummy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

6 quirky things

I was tagged by Kaitlyn. It's my very first tag on blogspot.. (though i've been tagged a million times on my other site)I am suppose to write 6 quirky things about me...
It's taken me a while.. because.. I have to narrow it down to 6 things.. I'm very quirky..

1. I HATE fancy or mixed food. My philosophy with food: keep things simple. I love fruit.. but gosh put it in a fruit salad and i can't eat it. When I go to nice resturants I have a problem because they over do themselves with spices and such.. I just want it simple! I decided this was the reason I would have died on a mission.. I am soo picky about food.

2. I never think of anything the way an y of my friends do.. Like one time in Young Womens the teacher asked us to tell her what we thought the Celestrial Kingdom looked like... Everyone answered the same thing.. but me. That's when I knew I thought different..

3. My best friend and I have almost nothing in common. It's weird but it works for us. We are just completely different. She's tiny skinny, i'm.. not. She's like a genius.. I'm just average, I love egg nog. She doesn't like it.. Though our husbands are remarkable the same.

4. I make up my own words. Bryan calls them Melissa-isums. I think my words usually describe things better :-D.

5. I get way to excited for things. Like on my third pregnancy I was so excited to find out if i was pregnany, right after buying the test at Haggens.. I went it the bathroom there and had to take the test.. I just can't handle suspense. I can't buy people's presents to far in advance because I get so excited that I either give it to them or tell them. (each year for christmas bryan usually gets a bunch of extra gifts because I buy them and give them to him right away because I'm so excited.)

6. I'm a visionary. I have tons of creative ideas.. And normally they are difficult. Like I started sewing.. and for my third project I decided to do a tie, and then a pair of jeans. Or like for church activities I like having fun announcements.. and bryan is always saying "why do you always think of things that take so much effort." I just have so many thoughts in my head... It's kind of fun!

Okay so i have to take some people...
Andrea B., Michelle J., Sarah Y., April L., Lisa L., and anyone else who wants to!

Friday, November 7, 2008

The best part about the Holidays..

So a lot of people are talking about their favorite foods and such from this time of the year. Mine? Egg nog. I hope this year to try making it from scratch! I honestly go through a ton of Eggnog, due to the fact it's not sold all year long. I love egg nog with sprite, egg nog by itself, eggnog shakes, eggnog icecream. I just love egg nog! We normally always have egg nog while we put up the Christmas tree. I just love the taste and all the memories.
What's your favorite holiday food or drink?

(i was tagged.. i haven't forgot.. i'm still thinking :-D)

Monday, November 3, 2008

The good stuff....

(stole this picture.. not actually mine.. but thinking about making something cute like this)

So.. We pretty much suck at having FHE weekly.. Mostly because Bryan works the 1-9pm shift at work.. And doing it will out him is not nearly as fun... BUT! He has had a few more day time shifts (hopefully this continues for like ever), and it's been really nice. So yesterday we talked about it, and decided he would come up with something for FHE. So we were saying opening prayer.. And we decided to first have a lesson in being reverent during prayer due to Emily and Hannah being a little silly during prayer. So we had the lesson.. .And Emily really caught on... Hannah understands it mostly too! Anyways after the lesson we played a game bryan kinda made up. We each took a turn acting like an animal and then the rest of the family had to guess it. It turned out to be HILARIOUSLY funny.. At first Hannah was pretty nervous, she isn't use to doing things without Emily and she had to stand infront of all of us (the three of us) and act out an animal. After a few stage fright tries I told her that she need to at least get up infront of us and then she could sit down.. Well.. It started becoming really fun.. And Hannah couldn't help but start acting like the animals she could think of.. She went back and forth from a dog and a cat.. and then decided to also try being a seagull.. It was the cutest thing... I just love my family.. And I'm learning more and more how much I love them... and truly enjoy being a part of our family! So.. I think we need to do FHE more often.. I wouldn't doubt that Emily and Hannah ask to do it tomorrow night again.. it was just soo much fun!!