Monday, December 29, 2008

I cried when I left Baltimore.
We got there Tuesday before Christmas and came home Sunday night.
I should take more pictures, J.D.'s parents have a nice house in Columbia, Maryland. When we visit we get the basement, which is finished and awesome. The bedroom has no windows (so in real estate terms its not really a bedroom, whatever). Its always the perfect temperature and it's impossible to wake up on your own. This year we had Christmas as the farmhouse, which is a big old house on J.D.'s mom Lauries friends property. We celebrated Christmas Eve with J.D.'s parents, his brothers family, Aunt Lisas family, a few friends from Lauries ward and a sweet family who weren't going to have much of a Christmas. There was a talent portion, songs, and Santa even came...(I couldn't find J.D. anywhere when Santa was giving the kids their presents...he just disappeared! And he magically appeared when Santa had gone home and he was a little sweaty. Where was he?) Christmas Morning we went back to the farm house, poor kids didn't get to start opening presents until we got there at 9...they were ready at 6. Poor kiddo's!! Torture! Christmas day I read my new book and took a 3 hour nap. I love the sleep I got this week. We had a yummy Christmas dinner, played games, chased our cute little nephew Trey (1). It was great.
Friday we went to the movies and watched Marley and Me. I cried embarrassingly loud, gasping for air. I really don't cry very often. My sisters are all babies and cry once a week. I rarely shed a tear. I was still crying on our way home in the car. Crying is a lot like laughing for me, once I start it's so hard to stop. I remember getting choked up in a touching sacrament meeting years ago I had to go home because I couldn't stop crying. Ugh. Anyway. Later that night we went to Washington DC to see the temple lights and the national tree. Beautiful.
We spent Saturday in Baltimore looking at lights, eating at a local seafood spot and walking around Annapolis.
J.D.s parents, Laurie and Cliff were so great. It was so nice to spend good quality time with them, they are so good to us, and to everyone really. Cliff made breakfast every morning, always the best. Laurie cooked delicious food for everyone all week and got me bagels and cream cheese, my current food along with Cheeze It's and Mexican Pizzas. I could pretty much eat those three things everyday. I'm starting to get a little belly. I can't suck in like I used to. It's fun, and awkward for my first. But mostly fun. Gosh I hope I still look cute when I'm huge.
Maryland was a great Christmas vacation and I can't wait to go back.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Baby Barker

We went to the dr. today, 15 week check up. This was the most fun, we could see the baby kicking! Those feetsies are so cute. It was a lot clearer when we were looking on the screen, you have to really look for those feet...the head is pretty obvious. :) So we'll find out next time if it's a baby boy or girl. I found out today that I have a hyperthyroid. Hopefully it will settle down after my body goes through all this baby building, I suck at routine pill taking. I guess I'll get used to it.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


My dad read the tupperware blog and got me a new set.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Since it's been raining so much this week, when Roxy hears it she asks to outside, then she sits there and does this....

Friday, December 12, 2008

So...I'll text J.D. on my way home and say 'OMWH'...(for On My Way Home)
Or if we're meeting somewhere just 'OMW'
J.D. will text me whatever he's doing, like SOTCWR
( Sitting On The Couch With Roxy)
Or, MT, JL
(Me Too, Just Left. )
Anyway, so I've gotten really good at looking at it and thinking about what he's probably doing, and figuring it out in NO time!!
Today was the usual... OMWH from me and I get THIS back
So I was like, k, give me 20 minutes, I can figure this out on my way home.
It took me FIVE minutes.
At The Football Game Sitting Next To Lori and Ryan.
Oh, and I had forgot that he was going to a football game this afternoon
(5A state championship, my cousin Sean plays for Centenial)
So. I'm really proud of this new talent I have, I just dont know what to name it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


This month I've read 4 Jodi Picoult novels, I just start reading one and i cant stop, then I have to pick up another one. It started with My Sisters Keeper when I was at Barnes and Noble I text'd my friend Kim and asked her for a book suggestion. When I was done with the book I found myself sitting cross legged on the toilet seat cover sobbing. Not all the books so emotional but they are all great. I let Heather borrow My Sisters Keeper, she just happened to finish it last night and text'd me this morning asking me why I put her through that, even though she loved it too. Ironicly Picoult was in Phoenix on her tour tonight and it was easy to get Heather to come with me! She spoke for about an hour about a few of her novels and interesting senerios from her research (with she is very good at, it shows in her books).

We got to meet the author, get our picture taken and books signed.
It was a fun night!