Sunday, September 30, 2007
I know I am supposed to be enjoying these last couple of pre-baby days, but I feel kind of silly quitting my job to sit at home waiting for Amos to come. Relaxing seems pretty much impossible at this point.
The up side here is that you can all expect many more blogs from me! In fact, Eric just committed me to one a day.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Yes, you might think that I could just take the camera out, take a picture, then put it back but I am not that responsible. With how scatterbrained I've been lately I am sure we would rush off to the hospital, leaving the camera on the kitchen table where it won't be able to take any pictures of our new baby.
If I were to take pictures, this is what you might see:
1. The very large brownie I ate for breakfast.
2. Eric's new haircut. See Eric's blog if you need to know just how serious of a thing it is to him.
3. The buns, because it has been way too long since they've had their picture taken.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Only "1" week left. We'll see what Amos has to say about that. He still isn't showing any sign of wanting to join us.
In other news, we bought a juicer. I used 10 oranges for one glass of orange juice. Now that's practical. Eric opted for limeade. He learned the hard way that you still have to add sugar.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
We've come a long way in one day...carpet, a bed, and "matching" bedding! We had that lay in bed and stare at the ceiling moment too. It was as great as expected. We've even already had a nap.
There is carpet in our basement....which means it is now completely livable! I never thought this day would come.
Now if only Eric would come home from work so we could start moving some furniture!
I will always stand by our choice for a king bed, but it does have its downsides. When Eric comes home today we'll move into our fourth and final room. We used to talk about how when the basement was finished we'd lay in bed and look up at the ceiling that we built and be so proud. Well, tonight is that night!
Monday, September 17, 2007
It started with dinner at the Foundry Grill with the Browns and my Mom for date night. Dining at Sundance is always a pleasure. After dinner there was a rousing game of Phase 10, in which Britni kicked our butts.
Saturday was a big day for Eric, he got his concealed weapons permit. His thoughts on the subject: "I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with it. I can't see myself carrying a gun around, but I'm not one for restrictions. So I figured it would be better to have it and not carry the gun then to want to carry a gun and not be able to. So next time you see me, I may just be 'packing heat', gangster style!
" Eric also used the class to find an excuse to buy another gun...big surprise there.
Saturday was also the most amazing baby shower ever! I am so lucky to have wonderful friends like Bonnie and Susan to throw it for me. Everyone was so great to come, and the gifts were so thoughtful. Such experienced parents passed on great ideas. Amos is a lucky boy to get such fun stuff! There was also the most amazing chicken salad and fresh peaches ever.
Saturday afternoon we spent a solid three hours at Ikea. We got some amazing stuff, including our first bed ever. We've had a mattress on the box spring on the floor for the past 1.75 years. Pure class. We had to tie a box to the roof of the car, and then drive home on the frontage road (who knew there was a frontage road all the way from Draper to Provo?). Again, pure class.
On Sunday I taught Relief Society...it went better than most of my lessons, so I'll take it. Marriage is always a tricky topic. Eric made us dinner Sunday night, and then he made us cookies while we watched the Emmys. Hello "Husband of the Year."
This morning we had a doctor's appointment...Although I am checking out well, Amos is showing absolutely zero sign that he is interested in joining us anytime soon. I am buckling down for the long haul now.
Tomorrow the carpet gets put in the finished lower level (i.e. basement). I am sure that will warrant its own post.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The "IV" stands for the fourth, as in Amos Johnson Horne, the Fourth. Eric wants him brainwashed from a very young age the importance of his name. Eric painted the letters himself.
Monday, September 10, 2007
I can't wait to have this baby and to start getting back into shape!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
If you're interested in having a yard sale...you must check out the queen: Yard Sale Queen
Thursday, September 6, 2007
This Old House
As many of you know, Laura and I are renovating our house for the arrival of our son (and for some sweat equity). We added a master bedroom, walk-in closet with attached laundry room, master bathroom and converted our current bedroom into the nursery. The project started in January and is just now coming to an end. The progress went like this:
- Prep work (January –March) – I moved/installed plumbing and electrical lines to facilitate our new rooms.
- Framing (June) – We framed the new additions and ran the necessary utilities through the walls.
- Drywall (July - August) – We began the arduous task of dry walling, mudding and taping.
- Finish Work (August – Current) – Ahhh… the fruits of our labors… having sanded and painted the walls, we've begun the finishing phase. I installed the baseboards, bathroom appliances, the shelves in the closet and we're waiting on the carpet. Within a week or so, the rooms will be fit for habitation and we can move out of the nursery into our bedroom.
Several random statments:
Statement 1 - I have to say, we're cutting it really close. Laura is 36 weeks, which means she'll be full term in a few days. This little bugger could come at any moment. I don't want to suffer the wrath of Laura if our son doesn't have a nursery to come home to.
Statement 2 - I had forgotten how much I enjoy working with my hands. My soft, I work with a computer hands have been replaced by the tough, calloused hands of my past. I think I missed my calling in life, I should have been a contractor, but I think I like money too much to live that lifestyle.
Statement 3 - Laura and I have really benefited from the project. Laura never new she could build entire rooms and I never realized how tough my wife is... I wouldn't want to mud and tape a ceiling at 7 months pregnant. No matter how many times I tell her to take it easy, every time I come home from work I find her doing some ridiculously difficult task. AJ may not only have his own nursery, but he may be born in it too.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
We planted a garden this summer (new homeowner's ambition). Its been really great to have fresh vegetables, and I have definitely eaten my share. We planted: tomatoes, green beans, peppers, spaghetti squash, zucchini, and cucumbers.
The best part is that the buns have an open snack bar all the time.