Monday, October 17, 2011

Japanese Dinner, Big Belly, and Baby Shower

So my sweet husband, a few days ago, informed me that we are having dinner at a friends house on sunday (yesterday), but would not tell me any details. So of course I strain my brain and try to get any clue out of him I can to figure it out. Little did I know he had been planning a Japanese Dinner with one of his co workers, Jenny Wall. Jenny served her mission in Japan and is very passionate about their food, and created her dining room into a Japanese Dining room... low table, pillows for chairs, and all! Its really a spectacular/beautiful dining room and so fun! I had no idea what was going on until we got to this unknown house and knocked on the door... and behind that door Jenny answered! I had guessed we'd be going to her house only because she was one of the 2 people I know that lived in Saratoga Springs! But I was still pretty surprised!! We were introduced to Jenny's husband and 4 adorable kids! They are such a fun family! Jenny shared her Japanese recipes with us and together we all cooked up a Japanese feast! We then enjoyed our meal in their Japanese Dining room and even ate with chop sticks! It was so fun!! Thanks Andrew for the wonderful surprise! You are stinkin cute and I love you!! And thank you to the Wall family for welcoming us into your home and for sharing a yummy meal with us!! :)
This is Andrew and I with Jenny and her kids in their Japanese Dining Room!

And for another pregnancy picture....

This is me at 32 weeks and 2 days... My belly is growing at rapid speed now! Ahh!! At this point in my pregnancy I'm starting to get a bit uncomfortable... sitting in a theater to watch a movie or sitting anywhere for too long is miserable and I toss and turn mostly every night trying to find a comfortable position to fall asleep and it seems that just when I find that spot I have to get out of bed to go pee! Parks also likes to do his kickboxing exercises just as I lay down! Little stinker! I've definitely got the pregnancy waddle down and Andrew is constantly making fun of how I often use my stomach as an arm rest! haha Lets just say I'm counting down the weeks wishing they'd go by a little quicker! Whenever I see newborn babies or just cute little kids I can't help but get all excited for our little guy to get here! I've almost got the nursery together and am super excited about the furniture I found on KSL! Not only did I get a good deal on both a crib and dresser, but they're both stinkin cute! :)
One last thing!!.... My sisters and sister in laws were so sweet to put on a baby shower for me in Arizona! It was so so fun to see and visit with friends and family there! Thank you all who came and for your love and support and fun gifts!! and to my sisters for all their hard work and creativity in planning it all! You are awesome and I love you all!! I was super bummed that I didn't get any pictures with my friends/family that were there! :( I think my sister in law snapped a few randoms so I'll have to track those down! The above picture though is absolutely adorable... My SIL Mindy made this diaper motorcycle cause she knows how into motorcycles Andrew is... how cute is that?!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

40 years

Labor Day weekend my whole family got together at our cabin in Colorado to celebrate my parents 40 year anniversary! Thats including my siblings, inlaws, nieces/nephews, mom, and dad for a grand total of 40. How sweet is that!? My parents have created a family of 40 in 40 years! :) It was quite the houseful, but we all had a grand ol' time! Below are pictures of our adventures and weekend together!
All because 2 people fell in love... my lovely parents! They are seriously awesome and I'm so grateful to them for all that they've done and sacrifices they've made to raise our family! They are incredible and I love them dearly! Happy 40 years Mom and Dad! WE LOVE YOU!
This is all 40 of us at the cabin!
My cute nephew Jordan! I seem to always get a picture of him gutting some kind of animal when at the cabin!
Kalicia was quite proud of the rabbit she shot!
Glenn and the boys! Adorable!!
The boys and their big guns! Watch out!
A few of my parents 21 grandchildren (mine will be #22!) :)
This was quite fun! Our family took a scenic train ride going from Durango to Silverton and Silverton back to Durango... this is Andrew and I in front of the train in Silverton.
Missing a few, but alot of us in Silverton just after eating some lunch!
Half of us on the train!
So beautiful!
Glenny poo and Willie!
More beauty!
Andrew and my Dad!
Some of the gang! My brother Jake his wife Lexie, their 3 boys, and my sister Amber!
More nature
More of the crew! My brother Jarom his wife Katie their 2 boys, mom, dad, Kalicia, and Willie!