Sunday, August 29, 2010


So Gideon and I finally got to go on our honeymoon. It kinda counted for our anniversary trip too, since it's been a year since we got married. Thanks to my parents for some help getting to Florida. We cruised for 4 nights in the Bahamas. It was so fun to just eat, sleep, and be lazy. Highlights: Getting offered weed in Nassau; being so sunburned after snorkeling that all we could do was lay on our stomachs and occasionally rub aloe vera lotion on each other's shoulders; the waiter who actually picked up my fork and fed me my shrimp; the asian waiter who LOVED saying Gideon's name and so, he said it all the time; the violin player who only remembered certain words to songs. We had a ton of fun. Here are a few pictures.

How to make a pregnant woman sick 101

Our little crab we found on the beach. He was fast!
Nassau. What a cute little place!

Our ice cream man. I think the heat was getting to us.

Cheesy tourist pics. Gotta have some of those!

Every night, our room attendant would make these little animals out of towels.

Formal night in the dining room.

Snorkeling! It was so fun. The water was so clear!!

Asleep in the airport.

This guy had us laughing every night.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Baby Pictures and Video Games

12 weeks! First pair of maternity jeans. My belly has never felt so free and happy. It doesn't look that big yet, but rest assured it's growing. And sorry about the dazed look on my face; lately I always either just woke up from a nap or else I just look like I did. Can't win.

Things have gotten pretty busy around here. Lots of new things going on:
  • I started and stopped the throwing up phase of pregnancy since my last post.
  • Gideon finished his second summer term and still has a 4.0 He worked his tushy off for that G.P.A! So proud of him.
  • Our little one is now the size of a lime. 12 weeks!
  • For Gideon's birthday, I bought him a Wii. It was also an end-of-school present. I am always sore now from virtual boxing and table tennis.
  • Ben has been staying with us during the week this month since he has his nursing clinicals down here this month. It's been such a blast hanging out with him! I'm so glad to have at least one of my siblings here.
  • Gideon had a birthday (23! Woo hoo!)
  • Gid's best friend got married. We got to go to the sealing in the Salt Lake Temple. It was so nice being inside those sacred walls and to feel the peace that comes from being there. I am so grateful for temples!
  • We are leaving for our cruise on Sunday morning, so I'd better go pack and get my house cleaned.
Here are a few pics of the last few weeks:

Ben and Gideon setting up the Wii. They stayed up until four a.m. playing. Gideon also accidentally threw the remote at the tv while bowling and it knicked the frame. Close call.

Lynn and Grace at Gideon's birthday get together

We had some family over for Gideon's birthday. It was so fun! We had cheesecake, played with the girls in the park, played the Wii, and of course, chatted ourselves to death. Good times.

Monday, August 9, 2010


We had our first prenatal appointment today. So relieved that everything is going well and the baby sounds like it's doing fine in there. Hearing the heartbeat was so fun and amazing. It feels so real now! Gideon and I keep thinking, "are we old enough to have a baby?" I guess we'll find out in nine months!