Saturday, October 25, 2008

ward party

and the results are.... I WON 1st PLACE! :) i was pretty shocked when they called my name for "best overall chili!" of course i noticed the judges kept going back to my crockpot for a re-taste which made me nervous, LOL. and my pot was nearly empty by the end of the night compared to the other entries. it made me feel pretty good obviously. i've never done anything like this before!
and here was my prize, LOL

it was a fun party :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

happy birthday to me!

we celebrated my birthday this past week and it was wonderful! my sister and i went to get a manicure and pedicure. DEFINITLY what my pregnant feet needed! then we went for some lunch and had a delicious piece of chocolate cake with creamy chocolate ganache. she brought me flowers and i also received flowers from my parents. my niece and nephews got me a 1 hr. prenatal massage. CANT WAIT! and my sister and her husband gave me a gift certificate to have another 3d/4d ultrasound done in a few weeks. i'm REALLY looking forward to it and comparing the 6 wk difference between the 2 scans. when jaren got home from work i was just too exhausted to go out for dinner. so we ordered in our favorite chinese food takeout. jarens gift to me was my 3d/4d ultrasound i had a few weeks ago. he also bought me a pair of ugg slippers from nathan, lol. and instead of a cake he bought me a 2 lb. box of see's chocolates. i've been really good with my eating habits so i think i deserved the chocolates, LOL. and its been almost 1 week and i still havent gotten through the first layer. and keep in mind i have a husband who's been sneaking a few pieces now and then too ;)

it seems every week at church someone asks us if we're new to the ward. um, no, we've been here 8 months now! our ward is quite large and we're pretty quiet and tend to blend in. and we don't have any callings to really put our faces out there. so this past week after being tired of being asked we decided to finally do something about it, lol! this weekend is our ward halloween party and i signed up for everything i could possibly help with! trunk or treat, game booth, cake walk and chili cookoff. and we're also having the missionaries over for dinner soon. that oughta do it right? and let me mention that im scared about the chili cookoff! i'll admit that my homemade chili is pretty darn good ;) and the main reason i signed up was because there was only 1 other person who did so i thought my chances were pretty good! but then they were begging for more people to sign up. so last i checked, now theres almost 2 dozen names on the list! i'll let you know how i do! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

sorry :(

for my long absence again. been going through pregnancy issues as most of you know. getting through life though :) thought i would share my sons almost full closet of clothes already! my sister in law sent me a heavy box that was PACKED full of clothes! 37 onsies, gobs of pants plus booties and socks and it was just a never ending box! it was so awesome! we went out and bought 80 hangers this past weekend and only had a few left by the time we were done!

also this past weekend i did my glucose screening which came back higher than normal. so tomorrow i'll be going in for the second test. not looking forward to fasting and leaving the house without eating breakfast and having to sit for 3 hrs!