Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tubing and Dinner

This weekend we went with Jason's sister Jenny and her husband Jeff and their friends Renee and Ollie to Soldier Hollow in Midway and went tubing. I opted against the tubing at first "just to be safe", but after watching them come down a few times I decided me and the baby would like it and the risks of getting hurt were extremely minimal, so I joined them. It was pretty fun. After tubing we met up with a few more of their friends and ate at the Mountain House Grill. The service left something to be desired, but the food was delicious. It was such a fun night.
Jen modeling her one piece snow suit, she was the envy of us all!
Jen and Jason after a run down the hill
Jason with his tube
Jeff, Jen and I, I felt like the little kid on A Christmas Story, "I can't put my arms down", but I was very warm!
Jason and I outside the restaurant

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Best Guy Ever

I don't like to brag, but I seriously have the best husband ever. I just read our friend Lance's kind words about his wife Becky and it inspired me. I was in the kitchen listening to Jason on the phone giving someone computer support and I thought "what a great guy". I then thought back on our evening so far. He ran straight home from work, changed his clothes so he could do some church work. When he got home we ate dinner, he cleaned up after dinner, laid down with me and listened about my day, emailed someone else regarding their computer woes and is now on the phone solving someone else's problems. And this is a VERY typical evening for him. His entire evening is often spent helping other people out (me most of the time) and he never complains. Not only all of that but he puts up with a very temperamental pregnant wife without ever complaining. I just thought it was about time he got some recognition. I think there are very few people who know Jason and haven't had some act of kindness done by him. He is really a special guy, and I'm a lucky girl. I love you honey.

P.S. I must be post happy cause this is my 2nd one today, see below for some of our weekend fun.

Car Show 2008

We had another "last" on Monday. Every year we go the the Auto Show at the South Towne Expo Center. Jason is a big car guy so this is really fun for him. They basically have all the new models of cars out on the floor so you can get in them and look around. A perfect thing if you are looking to buy a new car. The first couple times we went with Jason's friend Scott but he moved and the last couple years we have gone with our friends Jared and Shannon. I told everyone to pick their favorite car to get their picture with (see below). It was a really snowy day and I wasn't really in the mood to go but because it was the "last" time we went anyway and I am so glad we did.
They had this cute breast cancer mustang
Me and my Audi A4, this is obviously a dream
Shannon with her Lexus LS...something, this car is only $110,000 we ordered two :)
I would not want to buy a car that has to have the hazard button this big and red, not a good indication of reliability...I believe this was on a Saturn
Jason and Jared with the concept Jeep truck
Jason with is dream car a Mitsubishi Evo...someday honey, someday
Me hugging the gecko from geico
Ok this is just a random picture (that once again proves our nerdiness) but doesn't Jason look like Steve Jobs here??

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sundance 2008

Yesterday we visited the Sundance film festival for probably our last time :( It was really fun. As usually we didn't get into any movies, which is ok, we like to go for the hustle and bustle of the festival. We ate at our favorite restaurant Bankok Thai, which never disappoints. Then we walked around the downtown area. We saw a few celebrities this year including Jack Black, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson and Perez Hilton. We barely missed seeing Mary Kate Olsen and Colin Farrell. Perez Hilton is a celebrity blogger who I read for all my entertainment needs ( I know, how old am I), I saw he was blogging at a certain lounge so we headed over there and sure enough he was right by the window so I got my picture taken with him. Anyway, it was a beautiful day and I'm so glad we made possibly our last trip up to Park City. It has been one of our favorite places in Utah for sure!! Oh and as a sidenote we are turtle sitting my s-i-l's two little baby turtles this weekend. They are so cute, so I included a picture.
Jason and I
Me and Perez
Patricia Clarkson
Jack Black at Sundance, we didn't take this picture, but this is the day we saw him, Jason actually recognized him before me, he looked different with the blonde hair
Stanley Tucci
The two cute turtles

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


So today was my 12 week appointment and we got to hear our little baby's heartbeat. It was so neat! And now everything feels so much more real to me, there is actually a human being with a beating heart growing inside of me...CRAZY! Anyway, I decided to put up some of my progress pictures. I look sick in both of them but oh well. There is one at 5 weeks and another at 11 weeks...nothing too exciting yet, but I'm sure I will be turning into a huge fatty soon :)
5 weeks
11 weeks

Sunday, January 13, 2008


The only thing that has consistently tasted good to me through this pregnancy. Thank heavens for Gogurts!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Hawaii 2007

In 2005 we went to Kauai so this time the family decided to visit the big island of Hawaii. We stayed on the Kona side of the island but we made a trip into Hilo to see the waterfalls and the town of Hilo. We spent most of the time playing on the beach, but we also swam with Mantarays and sea turtles, snorkeled, boogie-boarded, and hiked around the island. Jason and John rented bikes for the week and went cycling about the island a number times. Kona is the location of the Ironman World Championship and since Jason plans on participating in his first Olympic distance triathlon in June he enjoyed training while on the island. Below is a slideshow of our vacation. And check below for other pics from our trip home to CA for Christmas.

San Rafael

Every year right after Christmas my entire family (aunts, uncles, cousins) take a trip somewhere close to home. This year we went to San Rafael. The first day we went to Muir Woods and saw all the huge redwoods and went on a fun hike. The second day we went to the Point Reyes lighthouse and Drakes beach. My favorite part of these trips is at night in the hotel, we all get together, swim, play games and just have fun together. I can't wait to move closer so these fun times aren't so few and far between!!


We had a great time in CA for Christmas. Being there made me even more excited to move back...I just have to get through the next six months!! We spent a lot of time with our families, which was great. And after Christmas we got to spend a few extra days with my family and then an extra week with Jason's (pictures of those trips to come).

I got together with some of my very best friends for dinner and a gift exchange, it was so fun to see everyone.

Jason playing with Alyssa in her new princess tent

Me and my beautiful sisters

The fam and Dave

Michelle, Jake and I

Me, Letty and Jack