Sunday, May 31, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
This is after the actual blessing from the Bishop - Jason is getting his certificate and a small cross from our Priest and the Bishop (behind Jason).
And, finally, this is everyone after the service. They're all laughing because the pregnant lady decided to stoop down to get the picture and someone made a crack about whether I'd be able to get back up again....
We wrapped up the Crab Fest fun with a show way outside of town at a local bar last night. Friends of ours called last minute with extra tickets to see Hobo Jim's show, and we couldn't turn it down. We're so glad we went, too!! He puts on an amazing show, and I had to quit before he did! He started at 9pm and didn't take his first break until about 12:15. As much as I wanted to stick around to hear some more, it was getting tough to sit in a folding chair, and the weekend of work was catching up with both of us. But I can honestly say I think that's the first time we've stayed out til 1am (by the time we got home) since we've been here. Sad, I know, but also exciting (bringing new meaning to the phrase, "You don't get out much, do you?")!
And now, at 9pm on Monday night, the sun has finally come out, though it's fighting with some fog, and my crazy husband just came in from puttering (his word) around in the yard. I think it killed him to stay inside all weekend!
So, that was our event-filled week! I'm super excited about the progress we made inside the house, including in Green's room. It's almost ready for her, and we'll still have about a month to finish up once Jason gets back from his last summer deployment. Where I was flipping out on Saturday morning, I'm feeling MUCH better now about being ready! We'll see how many time that changes over the next month and a half!
Speaking of Green... I almost forgot we took a picture tonight just because I was going to blog. So....
BUMP WATCH 2009
That's all from here for this week... hope it was enough! I feel like it was a non-stop week, but it was fun and productive, so that's good. Maybe the next entry will be from Jason, sharing this year's Man Camp experiences.... stay tuned!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Last year, Jason built me a small flower box/raised bed in front of the house, which I filled with a few perennials. As the weather has gotten nicer this year, everything exploded in growth, and it needed to be tended to. On top of that, we have this weird second driveway thing in the front yard that the builders used as an access to all the plots around us as they built the neighborhood. We lined it with rocks last year, and Jason built a huge raised bed next to it in an effort to make it look like it belongs, rather than being a building remnant. So between the second driveway and the flower beds, we had more than enough to do!
Those are 8 foot fence sections, so this is a lot of real estate to fill in. Now we just have to figure out how to keep Fred from using it as his own personal outhouse...
Notice the new gravel next to the box there? Yep, that's the stuff from the pile in front of house. Yay!
Speaking of Fred... we joined him outside this morning (taking a day off for Jason's birthday), enjoying some more sun (We're on two weeks almost straight of this. Something tells me it's not going to last much longer...). I don't know, I'm not sure he was enjoying the sun, or the belly rub he was getting from Jason when I snapped this....
Yes, Jason's wearing shorts. No, it's not shorts-weather for normal people. I think it's about 55 degrees out there right now, but that wasn't going to stop him. He said it's his birthday so he can wear whatever he wants. Goober.
Finally, because I'm tired of listening to Mom tell me it's been too long since I've posted any pictures of me, we'll finish with that....
BUMP WATCH 2009
So this is 31w6days. I have definitely gotten quite a bit bigger in the last couple of weeks!! I still don't look pregnant from the back (small victory!), but I'm a little scared of how much further OUT I'll be going since she already doesn't seem to have room in there! Recent movements include LOTS of hiccups (which feel like an annoying twitch... I thought it was neat the first time, but not so much when she gets them 5 times a day!), and what seems like stretching as she tries to find more room in there. I'm looking forward to the doctor's appointment this week because I'm hoping the doctor will be able to point body parts out to us! I'm still concerned I've been pushing on her head because I think it's her toosh....
I still owe a baby-furniture building blog... I'll get to it eventually. But I just wanted to share some of our handiwork in the yard instead. Off to enjoy the rest of Jason's birthday!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
But where was I? Oh, yeah... the tigers. Definitely random, and in an enclosure next to the wolves... strange combination, but entertaining anyway! Here's a shot of one of the tigers, and one of my favorites of one of the wolves. We watched the wolves for quite a while... they were really amazing.
Monday came entirely too fast (especially since I stayed up too late Sunday night), and we headed back to Kodiak and reality. At least it was my birthday, though, so the day wasn't a complete loss! Of course, work held no charms for me that day, but I came home to a flower delivery from Ryan and Gina and dinner and cupcakes made by Jason. Can't beat that! Here are those flowers... so cute!And, the coolest thing about that picture is that it was taken with my new 150-500mm telephoto lens that Jason got me for my birthday. I haven't had the chance to test it out much yet (need a monopod for it!), but I'm definitely looking forward to breaking it in on the Kodiak wildlife this summer. No more having to say "I wish I could zoom just a little bit more on those bears"... because I'll be able to do it! YAY!
So that was the birthday/babymoon weekend over in Anchorage. Now that we're down to just over a couple of months until Green's arrival, we have more than enough to do around here to keep us busy in Kodiak. One of those things was putting her furniture together... more to come on that later this week! And, hopefully sometime this week I'll have Christina come over and get a bump picture - I don't want to miss these weeks while Jason's gone. As the doctor told me at my appointment the other day, "Now's the time when you start to get enormous." I don't want to miss documenting that! (Wasn't that nice of him?)
That's all for now. Oh, and by the way, the picture at the top of the page is the view from our hotel window in Anchorage... not bad, huh?
Stay tuned for furniture fun!