Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pumpkin Picky

Saturday Chris and I along with other law student families went to Uncle John's Cider Mill. We went last year, but it seemed like there was a ton more to do this year. They had a few blow up slides and jumps for kids, as well as an apple toss, corn maze, and pumpkin patch. Their cider is soo yummy, along with their donuts. It was a pretty hot day so Chris and I opted not to do the corn maze, but we did pick some awesome pumpkins! We have spent 2 Halloween's together, and we have never carved pumpkins. Chris promised me this year we would go to the pumpkin patch and pick them. I never realized how pumpkin picky I was until I was going through thousands of them trying to find the perfect one. We found a giant one, that is almost perfectly round and then a little one for Preslie. :D We just love the cider mill.

The MSU Law Group

Chris in the patch

Preslie's pumpkin

Chris hauling the pumpkins

Oops! I did it again...

Chris and I LOVE karaoke, and we found out that this Mexican restaurant El Aztecho does karaoke every Friday night from 7-11pm. We decided we needed to check this place out! So Friday us and the Becker's, Brady's, Pousson's, Major's, Koester's, Gibb's, and Wood's all joined us. We had such a fun group! Everyone was such good sports about singing. The food was o.k. and a bit mixed up, but I bet they didn't expect such a huge group. I would say the highlight of the night was Chris singing "Oops I Did It Again" with actions! Thank you guys for joining us, we had such a blast!

The cute Wood family with baby Brooklyn Brady

The Major's and Dan Pousson

Janee and Mia picking out songs



"Oops! I did it again"

"Baby Girl"

"Earl had to die!"

"Cowboy take me away"

"You Can't Stop The Beat"

Friday, September 26, 2008

And Time Goes By So Slowly

This afternoon Chris and I went to meet again with our doctor. When I got there they asked me to go ahead and go back and leave a sample. I handed Chris my purse and headed on back. After I was finished the nurse was there to get my weight, which I will add I did not gain anything since last week. Great to see! Well she took me into the exam room and did the blood pressure and all that jazz, and told me to change and then left. I thought they would tell Chris to come in...well he missed our entire appointment.

I reassured Chris that I wouldn't have wanted to be in that appointment. She took the Strep B test and all that jazz, and checked baby P's heartbeat and that was it! Preslie is head down but not engaged yet...kindof discouraging to hear but I know she will come on her own time. We just cannot wait to see her little face.

From now on we go every week to the doctor, and we'll be one week closer to her coming. =-)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Baby Martin Update, and our Weekend

Friday we had our doctor's appointment, and things are right on schedule. We were a bit worried that baby P might be breech, so the Dr. checked for that. Let me tell you I didn't expect him to cram his fingers into my stomach and grab her little body. It was painful, but good to know that she is head down. Seeing as we are first time parents we asked the ever naive "So what do we do if the water breaks?". Luckily we know what to do now, and when we should do it.

Baby P's heartbeat is really strong, and we are measuring right where we should be. I have been having some TERRIBLE TERRIBLE burning pain on my right side under my breast. I asked the doctor about that and he said that because she is all on my right side, it is pulling down heavier then the left side. He prescribed me a pregnancy cradle. I have never heard of one of these, but I guess they are a lot like a maternity belt which lifts your stomach and supports it better. Chris and I will go pick it up this week. I am hoping it helps, It is just awful sitting and sleeping with this irritation. Our next appointment is this Thursday!

After our appointment I went over to Faith's and made some bows. Oh my goodness! I now know why women become obsessed with making these cute things. I could make a million a day, they are just so much fun.

I had Chris model the bows for me...he is such a good sport!

Chris and I were finally able to have a date night, and we decided to check out a new Mexican restaurant called, Mangos. I really liked it! Chris thought the food was a bit bland, but I thought it was great. Later that night we headed over to the Blues festival with the Finley's. There were soo many people there! After a huge dose of some blues, we headed back to our house and did some major karaoke! We decided to do a competition Finley's VS Martin's. The Finley's crushed us both times, I think because we got all songs we didn't know. We laughed until we cried when Chris M. sang "Froggy went a courtin". I just love karaoke!! We decided to go to this Mexican restaurant Friday night to Karaoke....Oh! I cannot WAIT!


Anxiously awaiting Preslie's arrival, I thought I would kill some time with this tag. Thanks Lauren, hang in there! :D

THE RULES: You have to take 10 pictures of the following things and you have to do it right away. No straightening, cleaning or wiping you kids nose (I mean it!). Then you tag 6 others.

1. Kids
Well seeing as our kid is still swimming around inside, you can enjoy this front view of her. :D

2. Bathroom
We did a Finding Nemo/Under the Sea type style in our bathroom.

3. Closet
Our closet is TINY! When we have a huge house, we must have a much bigger closet!

4. Favorite Shoes
I am not a huge shoe person but I just love my Rocket Dog shoes.

5. Self Portrait
Ugh, it's one of those "I don't feel like doing my hair" days.

6. Laundry Room
I HATE going down into our basement to do laundry, it gives me the creeps!

7. Kitchen Sink
Yes that is a fondue pot from last week soaking. It is burned beyond repair!

8. Fridge
We live off bottled water and yogurt!

9. Favorite Room
I just love our baby room. I have been doing a little bit everyday to finish it.

10. Dream Vacation
I would love Preslie to be here, and all of us in Kauai laying on the beach soaking up the rays!

I now tag: Kara, Faith, Laura, Aubrey, Kelsey, and Aunt Deb...and whoever else wants to do it!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Almost to the Finish Line

This weekend has just flown right on by. Chris and I did a ton of work on Preslie's room this past weekend. Everynight we've spent at least 2 hours getting things put together, washing all her little clothes and steralizing things. We finally have started hanging up pictures and wall stickers. Slowly but surely things are becoming less cauoutic looking.

Faith and I went to the mom 2 mom sale Saturday morning, I got some fantastic deals. I got this really cute Pooh and Tigger shelf for $10. I also got a bobby, bumbo, and a bundle me. I was quite excited for all the deals I found. I will definatly go to more in the future. I was really impressed at how orgazined it was, and how much stuff people had.

My pregnancy is moving right along, and I am ready for this baby to come out and see us. I finally got a great nights sleep last night after many restless nights. This baby girl just loves to move all the time. Poor Chris has to deal with me tossing and turning, and going to the bathroom a zillion times a night. He is such a great support and sport. These last couple of weeks have definatly been the hardest. We have another doctor's appointment on Friday and we are hoping they can give us a more actual date. Since we were told to be prepared anywhere from October 1-31.....discouraging thing to hear. We know she will come on her own sweet time. :)

35 1/2 weeks!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

2 Years

August 25th Chris and I celebrated our 2 anniversary. I feel so behind on my blog! We were married at 12:30pm in the Boise Idaho Temple. It was a such a beautiful day! It was very windy, but the sun was shining the entire time and it wasn't too hot. After being late to the temple, and giving Chris a scare we were married for time and all eternity. After the ceremony we went back to my parents house for lunch, and to visit. We then went to our reception in our friend Laura's HUGE backyard. It was perfect! My mom was such a huge help. She did everything since I was living in Virginia, and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful reception. Chris and I had our first dance, cut our cake, and then sang to each other. It was so scary, but Chris did an amazing job. He would practise every night singing. I remember Curt and I would just laugh and laugh when he would practice. We had a great wedding, and I will never forget it.

It is amazing how fast time flies. We have been so blessed these past 2 years, and I couldn't ask for a better husband. I just love when people tell me how awesome Chris is because it's true. He is awesome! He will be such a great dad! He does so much for Preslie and I already. I know I wouldn't want to give massages everyday! I love you so much Christopher, and I am glad we have many more years to spend together.

Enchanted Princess

Last Friday night Chris and Sue took on the tedious task of painting our spare bedroom, and turning it into Preslie's room. Chris and I went out Thursday night and picked out our favorite pink from Home Depot. The color we decided on was "Enchanted Princess", it is part of the Disney color line. I was so bummed I couldn't help paint, so I made my contribution by painting the first few lines on the walls.

A few hours and 2 coats later the room turned out fantastic! It is VERY pink! I am excited to start doing the finishing touches on decorating. We will post pictures of the final room, once we get it all up and running. I cannot believe how fast these weeks are flying by. I have had a great pregnancy but these last few weeks have been the most difficult. No matter how I sit, stand or lay I am soo uncomfortable! I can't wait for little Preslie to be here with us! We are so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be parents.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

We're Back!!

We are back in Lansing, and things are in full swing. The night we got back Faith and Kara threw me an AMAZING baby shower. It was so great to see everyone after the summer. Faith made some yummy salad, and Kara made an adorable cake. I was so glad that Alyson, Laura, Amberly and Megan could all make it over before they headed out to their new adventures. I got some VERY cute things, and am excited for Preslie to wear and use them all.

The first days back I cleaned our place from top to bottom. I went through closets, cabinets, drawers, rooms, and even moved funiture to dust. It's amazing how musky and dusty things can get when you are gone for so long. I felt like there was just so much that needed to be done, and I still feel that way.

Last Thursday Chris' parents and sister Marissa flew in. Chris had a great time playing tennis with them (I retired), and we enjoyed spending time together. Marissa and Sue(Chris' mom) put together 2 puzzles while they were here, and we watched a TON of tennis. Saturday we all woke up early and went and tailgated in Ann Arbor before the Utah VS Michigan game. I made my infamous stadium cake the night before, which was a hit. After hours of eating food and spending time in the shade, it was time to go into "THE BIG HOUSE". It was INSANE! There were SOOO many people there! The entire stadium is bleachers, and you only have about 18 inches of butt space. It was such a blast!! I was so proud that I made it through the entire game. We were all so wiped out afterwards.

On Labor Day Chris and his family went to play some tennis, and then we went out to lunch at Bravo. I just LOVE that place, it has such yummy food. We then headed out to the Tanger Outlets. Chris and I got SOOO many summer clothes on sale at The Children's Place. That is our new favorite store, they have the cutest clothes. After the outlets Chris and went to the ward BBQ. It was a lot of fun, I am really glad we went.

Sue and I ventured out today and got a ton of baby stuff. Chris and his dad put together the crib before he left and it is soooo cute! We picked out paint "Enchanted Princess", which Chris and his mom will start painting tomorrow night. We are so blessed to have Sue here helping us, and are excited for our baby girl to come next month.