Sunday, August 30, 2009

Oh a little of this, a little of that

I can't believe it has been a month since I have updated, but to tell you the truth I don't have too much to talk about. It has been a real adjustment staying home. I can't help but feel that I'm not pulling my weight financially and at first I felt really guilty about it. Now I try to take full advantage of the blessing I have been given to really focus on taking care of myself and our unborn daughter.

*****I have a good friend of mine who is also out of work and she had the idea of possibly starting up her own business. She is a fashion designer by trade and unfortunately, their have been a lot of cut backs in that area. SO...she thought she might start working with people that may want to decorate rooms for their children but might not have the time to do the research themselves(Mostly the wealthier crowd). She wouldn't do the painting or anything like that, but have all of the information on where to buy things and who they could call for those kinds of services. She wanted to go look at several different stores to get an idea of what was out there and start creating a sample book of ideas and since I will be having a baby soon she invited me along this process. It was actually really fun. Although I don't have the money to spend on a lot of the things we saw, it gave me some ideas of how take some of the concepts and create them myself. I look forward to starting my little craft projects. I will definitely post pictures as I go so you can see what I came up with.

*****Kevin was in another race a few weeks ago. This one was a little different then the previous ones he had entered. It was a two day event, and they raced around buoys. The nice thing was that is that it was close by in Long Beach. I was able to sleep in a little bit and ride with another racers wife to watch. We packed sandwiches and drinks and sat along the beach to watch. It was pretty fun. I didn't take as many pictures of this event but here are a few that I liked.

*****I have always LOVED the color mustard for clothing and since the seasons are changing I am starting to see it everywhere. The problem is that is looks TERRIBLE on me. It totally washes me out. So I get drawn towards these clothes and think maybe this time it with look good. Haha NOPE. The good news? I found these cute flats at Nine West in MUSTARD...YAY! So I had to get them.

*****This past weekend their was a party for the young married couples in our church. Kevin and I were pretty glad that they were having one of those because we have a pretty big ward and we haven't had the chance to meet all of the people our age. Anyways, we were asked to bring an appetizer and I tried out a recipe that my mother-in-law gave me a while ago. It is for little pigs in a blanket on top of a mixture of walnuts, brown sugar and honey. It is so easy to make and they seemed to be a big hit. Thanks Linda :)

*****I have recently started to read the Harry Potter series. I know, I know I am WAY behind,but when they first came out I hadn't been bitten by the reading bug yet. I have seen the movies though and I enjoyed them so I thought I would try to set a goal for myself to read all of them before the next movie comes out. Right now I am on Prisoner of Azkaban. I think I can do it. I am really enjoying them so far.

*****In pregnancy news I am now at the 26 week mark. I can't tell you how much I enjoy it when people find out how far along I am and say that I don't look like it. One girl said that I look like I am only 3 or 4 months along. I'm sure it will catch up with me though. Overnight I will probably blow up and then everyone will be like wow..NOW you look pregnant! I just recently had my screening for gestational diabetes and i'm happy to report that my glucose levels were normal...whew! I'm trying to do a workout video at least 3 times a week. We had a crazy rise in temp. here so I haven't been walking outside as much. We are going to have a consultation with a pediatrician tomorrow afternoon. I swear there are so many things you just don't realize you have to do once you get pregnant. This is just the beginning of how much our lives are gonna change. Some people have been requesting "belly shots" so I will have to work on that. As soon as I have some good ones I will post those too.

Well, that is really all I have for an update right now. I hope you enjoyed my hodge podge of random information.