Bryan, Angie, Lexie, Hoyt & Sabrie

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Final Countdown...

Well, here is a new pregnancy picture took just today before church. Now at 36 weeks we are down to just 4 weeks (28 days) until the due date! And if our baby doesn't decide to come early, I only have 20 more days of work! It will be quite a change not being in the workplace anymore, since I've had some sort of paying job since I was about 11 years old. I worked to pay for things all during my growing up years, then put myself through college, kept working to support myself, then after getting married I worked to help put Bryan through the rest of his schooling. Now I'm letting Bryan have the chance to support our family while I get to stay home with our baby and be a mom like I've always wanted. I know it will take some getting used to, but I'm excited to start this new adventure and chapter in my life. I'm so grateful that we have been so blessed to make it to this point. I was blessed I was able to work at the University long enough to get Bryan's tuition covered, and blessed to have a great job the past 7 months to get us through the rest of Bryan's schooling and have what we needed before the baby is born. I am even more grateful that Bryan has found a job he loves that will allow him to support his family. We really do have so much to be grateful for!

As you look at the lovely picture of me this week, I'm sure many of you are thinking that I have really gotten big lately. I don't realize how much bigger I am until I see the pictures of myself...or until someone brings it to my attention. Just yesterday in the store I had 2 different little girls comment on my baby belly. One girl asked her mom if I was going to have a baby. The funniest part was that it was the daughter of a girl who just started at my work a few weeks ago. She told her daughter "Yep, that's Angie, she's having a baby." So I start shopping again and 2 isles later a little girl with big bright eyes came up and said to me "Are you having a baby?!" So I guess at least it's obvious that's a baby belly I've least people don't think I've just been eating too much. hehe.

We have been getting some culture in lately which has been a lot of fun. We went to see "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Shakespeare Festival and it was great! Then last weekend we were able to go to Tuacahn to see "Les Miserables". That was the first time Bryan and I had ever seen the play and we had fun going together. It was raining for a while up until the show started, but that was a blessing because it cooled it down enough that it wasn't totally miserable which was so nice for me! Heat and I don't get along right now and any relief I can get is much appreciated!

I'm glad Bryan and I have had some time to spend together before our lives completely change when our baby is born. We can't wait to meet our little girl who is continuing to grow. She's now probably about 6 lbs and over 18 inches long. At the end of this week she's considered full-term and can be born at any time. We'll keep you updated as we enter...the final countdown!

Monday, July 7, 2008

July Celebrations

Showing off our $2.50 tees'

We thought we would show off our patriotism by purchasing a pair of extremely cheap tee-shirts we bought off the gotta-get-rid-of-the-Independence-day-stuff rack at Walmart. Don't judge us! We are true-blue Americans through and through! Then we were off to the most rockin', high-falootin' shindig in Utah. That's right...Kanab! Okay, so, not so much rockin'; in fact the band hosting the music at the park looked and sounded like a hippie/Christian rock group (complete with sitar for the groovy tunes). However, the fireworks did not disappoint; they keep getting better, bigger, and longer lasting every year. Especially since last year the fireworks sparked a large brush fire and they had to cut the show short. Top that off with some awesome dutch-oven grub prepared by the Terry clan, and you have one great ID4 (yes, I ripped that acronym off the movie). The beans were also a big hit, with the frequent question going around: "Can I get the recipe for these?" I must mention the rolls as well, good job grandma. And don't forget the checks-mix, which disappeared faster than cards at a magic show.

Happy birthday to my beautiful wife on July 1st. Her visiting teacher decided to show me up by buying her a full set of roses. I was trying to be sneaky by purchasing her gift with cash, but she found out anyway because she likes to keep informed on every aspect of my life (just shows how much she cares about me). At least I was able to keep what the gift actually was from her until she opened it: the complete collection of Jane Austen movies made by BBC. They are the old ones, but they are different and should be fun to compare to the newer versions. Perhaps we can even pop one into the DVD player at the hospital to take her mind off the labor pains. Most likely, however, she will remember little of the experience because she will be riveted to the Olympics. I even joked that she would be telling the doctor to move his head because he would be blocking the TV.