Wednesday, August 24, 2011

12 Weeks

So, I just HAVE to post about making it to 12 weeks (And for journaling purposes too of course). It feels kind of weird actually, but so exciting! Today after work, my mom and I had to go pick up an Iphone for my dad at the FedEx by the Airport. And when you're that far have to go to REED'S DAIRY!! So my mom bought me an icecream cone to celebrate my 12 weeks. Thanks Mom!

To update you on my pregnancy so far: The past 5 weeks I have felt pretty sick in the mornings, but I've only thrown up twice. The only time I do lose my cookies is when I wait too long to eat. Other than that, I just feel sick. I've also been super duper tired. Sometimes I'll barely last at work for 2 hours. One day I will have some energy and the next I'm dead on my bed asleep ha ha. Work doesn't really help either. I think the desk job has gotten to me, so it's been a little rough now that I'm pregnant. But, I've recently changed my schedule from 9am to 2pm Monday-Friday. I love this MUCH better. In the last 6 weeks I've gotten sick from food twice which was miserable and have had the flu. Hopefully I'm passed getting sick from everything.

Well, that's pretty much it!! I'm tired, feel sick, and don't want to work ha ha! But the good news is, I'm 12 weeks and so excited about it! One of these days, I'll post a little story on our journey to pregnancy. I'll try to make it not too long because it is 3 years worth ha ha. It's just weird to think that I we're finally here and having or very first baby. I'm so freaking out just typing this ha ha!

And I'm so excited for my Sister-In-Law, Britney to have her little baby, Boston on Tuesday! Congrats Aaron and Brit!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" -Albus Dumbledore

The weekend before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II came out, I had a BRILLIANT idea. I had never thrown a Harry Potter Party before and I really have wanted to in the past. So I thought of the quote by Albus Dumbledore that I put as my title of this post: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." So no more dreaming!! I was determined to throw the best Harry Potter party I could!! And so Saturday, July 9, 2011... I did just that.
 Thanks to my Mother-In-Law, Nari, I was able to get a lot of great decorations! A buzzard and the dead version of Aragog, the Acromantula.
 I of course had to hit the party store Zurchers, and snag up a bunch of Harry Potter supplies. I got a center piece, tablecloth, plates, cups, napkins, and even some invitations.
 It looks like Harry's wand is actually glowing in this picture ha ha. The magic of throwing this party just came to life!
 Nari also let me borrow a few skeleton heads and some "potions" which is acutally embalming juice ha ha. Tyson and Alli bought the Tales of Beedle the Bard for me in New York City because they knew I would love it! And boy do I sure love it. It even worked great as decoration for our party.
 Can't forget the owl!! I loved this one!
 I hung this spider from the fan in our living room.
 Dead Aragog
 Harry Potter's glasses and wand were a nice touch to the party.
 I bought balloons that represented each House in Hogwarts and put them in each corner of the living room. After we ate dinner (which was just a BBQ...nothing Harry Potter worthy) we were sorted into our houses!!
 We sat in this chair and the sorting hat sorted us into Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. It was so much fun! After we were sorted, each house competed in a Harry Potter 1-7 trivia game.
 The official Harry Potter invitations I used to invite our special guests.

 Even though we didn't have a Harry Potter worthy dinner...we definitely had Harry Potter worthy desserts and beverages!!
 I made these chocolate cupcakes with lightning bolts and I called them cauldron cakes.
 These are droobles (aka cotton candy gum).
 Alli made Licorice Wands and they were a hit!! Don't they look sooo good? They were yummy!
 Me and Alli's Harry Potter shirts
 You can't have a Harry Potter party without Butterbeer!! We used cream soda and vanilla icecream for this. Everyone loved them!
 A friend from my ward let me borrow her sign. I think that was a nice touch don't ya think?
 I just HAD to let everyone know what we were celebrating!
 I made Amy and Adam put Che's graduation robe on, along with Harry's wand and glasses and shout spells ha ha. Had to get into the Harry Potter spirit!
 Amy got into character quite well
Everyone had a great time, and I was so happy I FINALLY threw my Harry Potter party. Nothing's better than having a party that makes you sooo happy!! We had a blast and the movie was excellent!! I'm just so sad it's over. We looked forward to each HP movie every year. Ten whole years of epic films came to an end. But what a wonderful ten years it has been. We love Harry Potter!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Che Miles + Amber Miles = Baby Miles

We are so happy to announce that we will be expecting our very first baby March 8th!! It just sounds so weird to say that ha ha. Feels like it's been forever in waiting, but the time has finally come! I'm almost 10 weeks and have had a 1st trimester ultrasound. I guess I should have posted that picture too. Anyway, I got to see that cute little peanut in my belly including the heartbeat which was amazing. I got some lab results back today and everything looks normal. what? I have no idea what I'm doing!! ha ha Guess that's just how it goes I guess. But we're so happy, I can't wipe the smile off my face. I'm so so thankful. Can't wait for March, Baby Miles!