Sunday, November 28, 2010

16 Weeks!

Yes, its true....I am now just over 16 weeks along. You can see my tummy picture below. As you can see I still don't have a real baby bump....just look it ;) We find out what the gender is at my 20 week appointment, which they refused to set before Christmas, so the big announcement will happen on Dec 28th, I can't wait!!!

Thanksgiving Time

This year we went to my side for Thanksgiving. We were SUPPOSED to start off our day like last year (running a 5K)...but that didn't happen. And I was glad because it was freeeeeezing! However, we still got some physical activity in. My dad set up a Turkey Bowl game and it turned out quite good.....and funny. My mom and I just drove over to watch, take pics, film. It turned out to be a good game. My dad's team now they want year.

We went to my Grandma Stape's for Thanksgiving was delicious! Then we headed to the Petersen side for dessert....our typical routine. It was a good day, I got stuffed, also heard some pregnancy horror stories-that's always a good time.
We also got lots of shopping and playing in....using up our vacation weekend well. It was mine & Joshs' first time doing some Black Friday shopping. We went at midnight and seriously....people were going insane. I think they all lost their minds. Needless to say I will not go back again next year!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Crafting

I got my craft itch again....this time I got to satisfy it with crafts for my absolute favorite time of year....Christmas! I made some mini-christmas trees....they turned out cute and weren't hard at all. Seriously...took me about an hour.

If you'd like to try it out here is how:

-Prep: buy 2-3 foam cones in different sizes, 5-6 pieces of scrapbook paper cut 1" wide/2" long, silver pins, bows/etc for the top of the tree

-Start with the base of the cone. Take one strip of paper folding it in half-pinning the top of the paper (where the two ends meet) to the cone. Repeat in rows until you get all the way to the top (alternating the different kinds/colors of paper).

-When you get to the top you can add ribbon, star, bow, whatever you want as your tree topper.

-Vwalla! You're finished! Super easy just like I said!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stape Family Pics

We finally got some overdue family pictures done on my side. We took them in downtown SLC and then behind this pretty old church up by the U. Here are my favs:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My poor dog..

Oh Romeo. My cute dog got a little too shaggy and was starting to look homeless so we finally got him to the dog groomers. His hair grows so dang fast that we told them to make it really short all over. Big no no. haha.
Before pic:

After work I went to pick him up and I wasn't sure if that was even my dog! Poor Romeo looks like a rat with really long skinny legs and huge ears. I literally stared and laughed at him for about a half hour after I brought him home. We made him ugly but I still love him :) He has so little hair now that he shivers in our house so I had to buy him a doggy sweater. lol, if you ever meet Romeo I promise he is the cutest dog you'll ever see when his hair is longer! Here is the after pic:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We're having a baby!

Yes, you read it right...we are having a baby! We are so excited and can't wait to welcome baby Sharp. I'm due May 13th and I have a feeling that it's going to get here a lot sooner than I expect.

We waited until my 12-week appointment to tell anyone, to make sure the baby was healthy and everything was rolling smoothly. Once we got the thumbs up we let the secret out. It was really exciting and I think most everyone was completely shocked. My side of the family was probably the most suprised, probably because i'm the oldest kid, no grandkids or great grandkids yet so it's the first!

Our 12-week appoint was fun. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat and it was a little surreal. I almost didn't feel pregnant until that day because I didn't feel different and I certainly wasn't showing yet...but once I heard the little heart beat it all became reality. So yeah, that leads me to the topic of pregnancy. I have been totally lucky, no sickness or anything! I was only a tiny bit nausiated for a few weeks, but i've never thrown up or anthing. The only difference is i've been a lot more hungry. I don't really crave anything crazy, just random stuff like waffles. Mostly, its just that certain things aren't good to me cereal. Anyways, thats the update! 13 weeks down.....27ish to go!

And here is my 12 week pic.
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