Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Holiday's!!!

Wow! It's been a while since I've written! Life has been crazy since we found out we were moving, and I don't think it's going to let up anytime soon. That's okay though, we've been able to enjoy a great holiday season so far. Spending time with family is wonderful and we were able to be with ALL of Jared's family. It was a great reunion with many great memories. I think my favorite part was playing in the snow with Mary and Michael and making a pregnant snow lady. I didn't take pictures, but someone did.... we'll get them eventually :)

I'm excited for the rest of the holiday season. I am so thankful for family and for being able to celebrate Christmas and be reminded of the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ. On Sunday we had a lesson in church on Hope. I really liked the lesson and am thankful to know that because of Jesus Christ we can have hope.

I'm excited for the New Year- 2009!!!! It looks like it's going to be another crazy year for us :) What would we do without craziness :)

I hope you all are having a happy holiday season!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

First Official Wedding Cake

Thanksgiving weekend I took on a huge, and fun task... making my first wedding cake by someone who's not family or friends! I have to admit that I don't think I'll agree to make a cake the same week as Thanksgiving if I'm also in charge of Thanksgiving dinner, but it was a good experience, and I'm glad I did it.

I think it turned out good overall, I just felt pretty bad because I cut it WAY to close to the reception. I thought I had given myself plenty of time to finish decorating, but I was wrong. I was done by the time the reception started, but I should have been done at least an hour in advance... I guess that's what happens when you're starting out :)

I really liked the design on the cake. Elegant and simple. Here's to my cake decorating portfolio:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pregnancy 26 weeks

Yesterday I had a Doctor's appointment (and meant to take a prego picture of me, but didn't so I'll have to do that later). Everything looks good with the baby. I'm almost 26 weeks, and I saw this "pregnancy tag" on my friends blog a while back and thought it would be fun to do sometime during the pregnancy. Today is also (according to my sidebar countdown) 100 days until the baby comes! Yikes! That's not very much time at all! This pregnancy is flying by and is probably just going to keep flying by. I can already feel her moving on both sides of my stomach at the same time.... am I really that far along??? She'll be here in no time!

5 Things that make my stomach turn…..
1. The smell of garlic
2. leftovers (not always, but alot of the time)
3. lettuce- I know it's good for you, and I always have good intentions of eating it, but it always goes to waste in my fridge.
4. A messy house- but really it doesn't make my stomach turn, it just makes me feel angry.
5. I really haven't liked very strong flavors through this entire pregnancy.

5 Things I Absolutely Love/Crave…..
1. A bowl of cornflakes and milk- A funny thing though is it has to be the cheap brand. I think Kellogs Cornflakes taste gross.
2. Raisins with cereal- basically any healthy cereal will satisfy me.
3. Fresh fruit- it's really convenient that apples taste really good to me since they're in season.
4. 7 layer bean dip... yumm! I think I could eat that all the time and be totally satisfied. 5. I love feeling the baby moving. It's probably my favorite thing about being pregnant.

5 Things I worry about….
1. Finding a good doctor when we move
2. If the baby is moving enough
3. If she will be clobbered- I mean loved to death- by her sisters :)
4. Having the baby on our drive to Florida
5. Finding friends in Florida to help me with the new baby

5 Things I Am Excited About….
1. Having another precious little newborn.
2. Having my mom come stay with us
3. Telling everyone what her name will be :)
4. Having four girls to play with each other
5. Not having to wake up 3 times a night to go to the bathroom... I guess I'll still have to get up 3 times a night once she comes :)

5 Names that I love…
Sally, Suzy, Samantha, Stephanie, and Sarah--- really, we're pretty much sure about the name, but we're not telling anyone until she's born. I just started listing off all the s names I could think of :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Washington D.C. Trip Dec 08

When I go on trips I don't take many pictures. Work was fine. I got to hang out with Ken & Becky Hamblin, Tony & Jenny Roane (whose due date was the day I visited them), and Jon & Noelle Black. Jon took me to play basketball at his ward. On the last play I missed the game winning shot, ran for the loose ball and sprained my ankle. It was very painful the next day through the airport that some lady pushed me around everywhere. It was a little awkward, by I got to the front of security. From Denver to Boise, I rode with the whole Colorado State basketball team and their radio people who I recognized from the Mtn TV program.

Pratt Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving was fun. Joe & Liz came up from Provo for over two days. This was the first time that I helped make the turkey. Jen made me massage the turkey the night before with salt and it was hard, but somebody had to do it. Joe & I played in the turkey bowl with the ward and no fights this year. The meal was very good, especially the turkey, probably due to the great massage. We fed the ducks, watched a Jazz game while the girls made blankets, and sledded around the house. Jen & Liz braved black Friday at Joannes and ShopKo. They waited in long lines and enjoyed themselves.