Wednesday, October 22, 2008

la dee da...

Wow, it's been a while. I've sat down and tried to start several different posts, but they all turn out so lame that I just delete it until I have something better to say. Plus, I still don't have a new camera so I don't have any fun pictures to put up of anything...and for some reason I have it in my head that you have to have a picture with your post. Oh well, I'd better get over it!

Things have been pretty quiet lately, not much excitement. It's still in the 80's here and I'm just counting down the days until I can wear a sweater. I hear a cold front is supposed to be coming through, and then they say it's going to get all the way down into the 70's and I just want to sob! Give me the 50's or the 40's at least! Oh, and they had these really cute maternity pea coats on sale at Motherhood Maternity and I got all excited and went to get one and the lady at the store looked at me strangely when I asked her if they had any left. Apparently this place doesn't sell winter coats. I swear it gets cold her in the winter, though...I remember it getting below freezing last year and it was sooooo cold! Michael was saying how people at work were freaking out about driving on the ice and I thought that was just so funny. Anyway, to make a long story short, I ordered one online and it should be here any day. I'll just have to wait a few months to wear it.

Remember a while ago when I said that I wasn't going to have any more kids until Aaron was potty trained? Well, I've started potty training him and I think I just might have it done by the time the baby comes! He's doing pretty well other than overshooting the toilet every time he sits down and goes and not making it to the bathroom in time. A few days ago he went all by himself and left a big puddle on the bathroom floor and Whitney came running in to congratulate him and totally slipped in the puddle and fell down. It was so sad and so funny at the same time...

Things with the Young Women are going very well right now! Our motto this year is Mosiah 5:15 "Be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works". So, we decided to make a challenge and asked them to try to reach the goal of doing 5, 515 acts of service (good works) by Night in Excellence. They wrote down the acts they did each week and turned them into me and I made one of those chart things where you color up to the line with the number they were at. I really didn't think we were going to make it, but last Sunay I tallied it up and we are at 5, 460 acts of service!!! I am so proud of them! We are going to write an article about it and send it to the New Era and see if they'll publish it.

This Friday I am going to Time Out For Women with a group of friends from church in San Antonio. My friend Mandy (woo-hoo! Mandy!!!!) got us a nice suite in a Mariott (I think it was Mariott) and we're going to spend the night there. I'm so excited!!! I've never been on an overnighter without the kids and husband, so this will be a new experience. I can't wait! The only thing I worry about is having to run to the ladies room every half an hour and three or four times every night...hahaha. The joys of pregnancy.

Speaking of which, I'm a few days away from being done with the first trimester! Yaaaay! I'm feeling pretty good! I'm already in maternity clothes which seems ridiculous...but what else can I do? I haven't been sick lately, so that's good. I'm just hungry every hour or so. I'm trying to stick to healthy snacks, lots of fruits and cheese sticks and stuff so I don't weigh five hundred pounds by the time this baby comes...which seems so far away....

Well, that's about all I can think of right now. I've got to go try to make sugar cookies for mutual tonight and dinner hasn't even been thought of yet and Michael will be home in about half an hour wondering where it is...eek!

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Jess said...

Wow that is hilarous about the kids and potty training. I'm trying to potty train t.j. and we got this little kid seat that came with a dvd creedance has watched it over and over and tries to coach t.j. We aren't making it very far because he gets horrible diarhea about every other week. Oh well good luck getting Aaron trained!!!!!!

Mike & Rachel Barton said...

Way to go Aaron! Funny little guy. Whitney cracks me up. Is your camera still broken (the one that cracked?)? You should still try to take some pictures. I want to see belly pictures and ones of the kiddies! Love you! I wish we lived closer so we could hang out :(

mandy said...

SOOO funny about Whitney slipping in the puddle of... um... liquid. :) Poor girl. She was just trying to be an awesome big sister!! GOSH!