Saturday, January 29, 2011

How to Watch TV With Sarah and Adam

We are pretty weird when it comes to our TV watching I will admit. We like the TV- its nice to be able to come home from work at 9 at night and just sit and veg together. Or to have background noise on during the day when the other one isn't at home to talk too. (I'm sorry, coming as second oldest in a VERY loud family of five never taught me how to enjoy silence. Or more than an hour of it outside of a spiritual realm. I like noise.)

Lately Adam and I have been looking for a new show to add to our repertoire, and it made me laugh when I realized what thought and trial and error we put into such an unimportant decision. So for your enjoyment, these are the rules we have when it comes to deciding on a new show to watch together. (We do have our own separate shows we watch separately- seeing as I don't love EVERY anime and Adam really cant stand BBC's Robin Hood. But there you go.)

1. It's got to be a comedy. We have only made one exception to this and that was House. And though you would HAVE to classify House as a drama, those of you who have watched it can attest that it is usually pretty darn hilarious as well. But no- we are not fans of reality shows, cop shows, drama's etc. If were gonna be watching something together, we better be laughing.

2. It can't require a whole lot of focus. For instance: this past week we tired to get into Arrested Development. We agree- its very funny. But the type of funny it is, takes a lot of attention to catch. You really have to be paying attention. And we just don't think the show, the acting, the jokes, are good enough to merit the type of attention it takes to watch and laugh at. Make sense? Whereas Big Bang Theory is witty AND slapstick, and yet I can still check my email while watching it without loosing the story line and character developments. The show has to be good enough to focus on, and easy enough to enjoy as background noise.

3. It needs to be consistently good, and good from the start. If we are not laughing hard by the third episode- we will NEVER continue to watch it. And if we go three or more episodes without laughing hard, we are going to turn it off. Hence our aversion to The Office. It makes me laugh a little bit maybe every four of five episodes. Hence- not worth my attention. Scrubs on the other hand, usually makes me bust a gut EVERY episode, and it maybe has TWO lame shows every SEASON. Much better odds.

4. It has to have a lot of basis in OUR lives now. Maybe that is selfish but we have to connect to it. Hence why Modern Family has never really been watched. But why we can EASILY invest ourselves in something like Friends, or Community. They are from times of life we recognize, people we recognize, situations we have been in. They all have references we know... and they are usually very charming as well as funny. We like the good feeling. But we WOULDN'T be touched if we couldn't relate. Make sense?

So... hence our newest TV addiction... (and you will all laugh at this) COUGAR TOWN.

One, by the second episode I laughed so hard I cried. No joke. Adam had to pause the show so I didn't miss the next joke.

Two, amazing quality. Same producer as Scrubs who ALSO helped write Spin City, Actors from Scrubs and Friends that we have loved, and wonderful new actors that really do their part.

Three, there is enough humor to keep you going while I am making price comparisons for strollers, and yet if I pause and really listen, I will catch onto quips from the son or the friend that make me DIE laughing.

Four, there has yet to be a bad episode. Seriously. (As far as I have seen.)

And five, besides the fact that the relationships are all pretty darn heartwarming, and by the middle of first season almost every character has been given some type of depth (okay all but one, but she isn't a major character... more just pops in for some comedy) but it really makes you think about the stages of life- being young, middle aged, getting older. Having babies, having teen-agers, enjoying being single, being a teen.... and it makes you LAUGH about all of life.

We heart it. Very much. Plus, Courtney Cox Looks ROCKING. (She was Adam's favorite in Friends too... I think he has a secret TV crush on her. :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Giveaway!

I work for Motherhood Maternity, and in working for them I gather A LOT of coupons and such. One of these is a $20 dollar off coupon to Shutterfly. However, you can only use ONE of these coupons per account, and your account remembers. I have used up the ones that I can use, but I have about 15 others and I would HATE for them to go to waste!

So I have decided that today, in honor of my baby shower (yay!) that i would do a giveaway on my craft blog!! (As Shutterfly is a kind of crafty thing anyways.)

So the giveaway for those of you who love Shutterfly like me, is one of these $20 dollar off cards, that expires on March 21st of this year.

Here are the rules.

You have to post comments on THREE blogs from my CRAFT BLOG HERE. They can be ones from before this post (there will be a post almost identical to this on my craft blog also today), or ones that I will be posting after.

Then, after you have done that, you have to come back to the original giveaway post (the one that is identical to this on my creative blog) and comment to me that you did it :) Link your own blog or some other way that I can get in touch with you in case you win. There can be as many winners as there are cards. (So about 15.)

The giveaway will start today, and then end exactly a week from today. So the last day to take part in the giveaway will be Saturday January 29th.

Have fun! I look forward to reading all of your comments :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Christmas Pictures! (Finally)

So while Adam was gone I FINALLY got onto his computer and got some of our Christmas pictures downloaded so I could post them here. I know, it took forever, but better late than never right? Enjoy!



















Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Three Years, Shutterfly Book

For those of you that think that I just spend my pregnant days moping around the house and missing Adam when I am not working- writing sad blogs and reading everyones facebook multiple times :) be prepared to be wrong! haha! :) I have been a crafting FIEND. I realized at the start of the year that I had a million and a half unfinished projects for this dear child of mine that is coming, so I made myself a schedule of certain things that I had to get done every week that way everything would get done before he came, and that way I would keep myself busy. (I REALLY enjoy crossing things off a list.)

Since I made a craft blog I am going to post everything on there, but I wanted to give you a taste with this :) (And because I couldn't get shutterfly to post it on my craft blog- only this one.) Either way- this is the type of thing I LOVE to work on, (I LOVE digital book making) and post on my craft blog so GO to sarahscreativebrain,.com and see other things!!

This is a book I made to document Adam and mines third year of marriage. I just printed it. Adam HATES having photo albums cluttering the house, but he lets me do this every year because it is a book and I get to use my writing talents :) And I love it. And then I get my way and I get to see my favorite pictures from the year in print. Good compromise I think.

Click here to view this photo book larger

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pathetic

Me not you. Don't worry.

Why you ask?

Adam left for Memphis this morning for a med school interview. Great for him! Yay! And since I was already scheduled to work tomorrow (the day of the interview) we figured he would go by himself this time. Plus- it would save us money because instead of staying in a hotel he can stay with a med school student on campus. For free. Great opportunity all around and it worked out perfectly and happily.

Almost.

You see... in April of 2005 I said good-bye to Adam when he flew home to Tennessee BEFORE his mission. Then late August of 2007 I picked Adam up from the airport when he came back to Utah after his mission. Since that day in August we haven't been apart for more than 24 hours. I always use the excuse that I am making up for the more than two years that I didn't get to see him at all.

Yes I do realize- a little pathetic. Even when I was in the hospital a year or so ago, Adam would bring his homework and study with me in my bed while I watched The Disney Channel. I have to tell you though- that first night when I actually saw him leave the hospital to go home, instead of falling asleep with him there, that I cried SO HARD the nurse came in worried something was wrong. Not joking.

I just don't like being away from Adam. At all. And really, this will be the longest we have been apart since August of 2007.

What's REALLY pathetic is that he is coming home TOMORROW NIGHT. Yeah, tomorrow. And yet when I said good-bye to him at ten this morning, and he gave me a huge kiss and a dashing smile, I had to use ALL My strength to send him off with a smile and not a scary huge crying mess.

And I thought- hey, I have the day off. I'll be productive. I'll get all my errands done. I'll clean, I'll shower, I'll shop, I'll sew...

I left the house at ten, right after Adam, and drove to the post office. To only realize it was closed since it was Martin Luther King day. Which means that ONLY errand I could actually run was to Wal Mart.

But shop I did- determined to be happy and productive. I came home, unloaded, turned on a Barbara Streisand movie, put together prizes for baby shower games (this Saturday- yay!) and then I sat back in my swivel chair and indulged in a bag of popcorn for lunch and let myself be sad and miserable until the movie was over.

I don't mind time to myself. I actually rather relish it. A lot. It's just a lot better when I know Adam's going to come waltzing home at the end of the day instead of thinking of having to go to sleep by myself in a large bed. I joked with Adam that it was going to be great to sleep with all the pillows and he smiled and didn't believe me at all.

Who would? It's so not true.

So, I am writing this to indulge myself in a little well meant sadness. Then I plan on going into my sewing room and watching Robin Hood while quilting. Then tonight I am going out with my best Tennessee friends, Leann and Kristelle which will cheer me up. Then I will come home, put on a movie, and most likely cry myself to sleep.

I am anticipating that. I know it will happen because I am THAT silly and I am fine with it. I don't even say that to make you feel bad for me- in fact, LAUGH at me. That will make me feel better.

And see? Now that I have had out with it, when Adam calls tonight I can be happy and positive and full of excitement for him and his interview. And he'll come walking in the door tomorrow at midnight and I will be so happy and when we go to bed I'll say something like, "Man, it sure was nice having more room, and all the blankets. Now I have to deal with you."

And he'll laugh and go, "Whatever, you probably cried yourself to sleep didn't you?"

:) Ah well. Maybe this is what they mean when they say it IS possible to love someone too much. Guess that's why I married him.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Healthy Living Confession

Before I got pregnant I lost a ton of weight and exercised my BUTT off so I could be healthy while pregnant. That was the point. (And that fact that I got hot just in time for summer was of course- awesome.)

It worked. I was in the best shape and best health I have ever been in my life and when I saw that little pee-stick that said, "yeah, guess what..." I was excited. All my goals were going to come true- I was going to exercise and eat right...

Despite hearing about the horrors of morning sickness and exhaustion... you never really expect what is to come. In the light of being STARVED (or feeling that way) during my first few months of pregnancy I gave into mashed potatoes with butter every night. I gave into plain greasy potato chips and fries. I broke down and had soda after soda. If I didn't have to cook it myself- I ate it.

Mostly because I couldn't stomach anything else. And because I was too tired to cook anything else.

Shocker number 2- exercise is HARD. Down went running with a quick and fast bang. I was out of breath, couldn't get enough hydration... Kickboxing worked great until the serious baby growth settled in, and then my clumsiness made me so nervous that I don't even walk down the stairs without grasping the railing.

Maybe these are all excuses and they aren't good enough. But I at least I know I am being honest when I say- "wow, I never saw THAT coming." And true- though sometimes I FEEL as if I have been the most unhealthy and lazy person ever, my weight gain has been right on track and not out of control. And my doctors say I am 100% healthy. (So I guess walking really IS a great thing.)

The thing is- my desire to be healthy is still there and that is something that I am happy about. Even WITH the doctors telling me, "Make sure you get enough sugar" and "When you have a head-ache drink something caffeinated before downing medication." (That's not a lie- my doctor really told me to try that.) Pregnancy diets are weird right? What? I just got the green light to consume soda and ice cream? Really? Are you sure? When I have a craving for something I should give in? really? Cause I might be missing nutrients? Are you sure sugar is a nutrient?

Pregnancy has helped me learn more about protein and fiber and healthy nutrients and chemicals that we often write off as awful (Aka: Sodium, and sugar) than anything else in my life has. And I am really grateful to have learned those things.

And I have gotten better as the months have progressed. I make sure I have fruit EVERY day. (Usually in the form of green apples or canned pears.) I try to sneak in veggies with dinner. (NO broccoli.) I have stuck to everything in high fiber forms. (Bread, jam etc... fiber is very important in pregnancy, as I have come to learn) I switched the chips for pretzels. I have been getting more protein in every day with eggs and nuts (who knew THAT could help get rid of swelling?)

I guess what I am saying is that I have felt horridly guilty for 8 months thinking I have given up everything I worked so hard for. Even though in the true blinding light of day- most of it I feel pretty justified in. And maybe this ramble was to make me feel better that I haven't been working out every day like I planned (though I do walk) and that when I want a cookie- no matter how processed it is- I usually eat it. Scratch that. I eat two.

Maybe its going to be REALLY hard to jump back onto my Weight Watchers band wagon in a few weeks. Maybe I will find giving up peanut butter is so hard it wasn't worth it giving in. (At least its something I can be ready for in round 2 right?)

You know what I DO feel good about though? All the things that HAVE stuck with me. Making sure I have more than 64 ounces of water a day. All the high fiber cereals and breads. Eating low fat dairy. I am amazed at how many healthy habits have stayed with me. Usually in the past when I have "gained weight" its because I loose all motivation and I go back to being just as I was before.

Weight Watchers really worked. It became a habit. Those healthy things I learned stayed with me.

And you know what? Even though it might be hard- I feel really good about the fact that I am already motivated. That I can't WAIT for the energy to run with my cool new jogger stroller :) That I can't WAIT to bust out some ab work-outs to really make sure my torso is tight again for baby 2. (I tell you- I think Biggest Looser Ab workouts SAVED me this time round. Really.)

I know it might take a while for that energy to come back- but everything is about starting off slow right? After all, when I started Weight Watchers its not like I was running a 5k in weeks. It took me a long time to get to that point.

People- I love healthy eating. I love healthy living. I love the way it makes me feel and look, I love the energy it brings to me, my family, my home... I'm sorry I took such a long sabbatical from talking about something that is so ME (there were other things on the brain... :) But I am going to try to get back into it. Now.

Even if I am not running (yeah... legs are too huge for even the doctor to approve of that right now) at least I can read about it, and talk about it. I can dig out those favorite healthy recipes. Don't worry- I'm not going to be counting points or calories in these last crucial months. And you know what? I am going to enjoy taking the second cookie while I still feel like I have an excuse to eat it.

But with the New Year comes new resolutions and everyone is talking about healthy eating and living right now and it is just getting me fired up! Because I love it. So despite the fact that I can't join in on your no sugar campaign- at least for a little while longer- I can still get on my soap box about how awesome it is.

And I can throw out the left over Christmas candy. And buy some dried mangoes.

Thanks to all of you who have been blogging about this lately- you brought a spark back to my life that I desperately was missing :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mawwiage is What Bwings Us Togeddur Today

I saw this on my friends blog and though I am not much of a survey person I thought this was darn cute, funny, and informative :) And I thought it would be a fun way to commemorate Adam and mines first ever kiss :) Man- 7 years ago! (Yes I remember it- but you have to remember. It was my first kiss ever. So it was a big deal for me. Who knew I would end up marrying him?)

1. What are your middle names?
mine: Elizabeth
his: Randall

2. How long have you been together?
We met in August 2004, became best friends October 2004, starting dating (today) Jan 15th 2005, got engaged Sep 12 2007, married Nov 7 2007. So take your pick:)
Married 3 years and "together" for 7

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
What... four and a half months? Maybe five?

4. Who asked who out?
We didn't really... date. More, became best friends and then sort of "fell" together. He initiated everything though. When we were freshman (because I was too nervous too) and when he got back from his mission because I forced him too :) I wanted to make sure he really wanted me

5. Whose siblings do you see the most?
Adams, because mine live so very far away :(

6. Do you have any children together?
Almost 1 :)

7. What about pets?
We used to have puppies, but we haven't had any pets for a while

8. Did you go to the same school?
college yes. That's how we met!

9. Who is the most sensitive?
Yeah me.

10. Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Well, when we were in Utah it was hands down the Rio. Now? We don't eat out much... pizza or burgers maybe. Or for a nice dinner Olive Garden all the way

11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Provo Utah to Johnson City Tennessee. 36 hours.

12. Who has the craziest exes?
I don't think any of our exes are really crazy... but Adams dating stories are way better

13. Who has the worst temper?
I freak out more... Adam freaks out MUCH less but when it does it worse. Make sense?

14. Who does the cooking?
Me.

15. Who is more social?
DEF me

16. Who is the neat freak?
Depends on what room. bathroom? me. Kitchen? Adam. We make a good team clean wise. (The bed ONLY gets made when the sheets get washed :) Which did happen this week I am proud to say.

17. Who is the most stubborn?
Again, depends on the issue. We both have things we could care less about, and some things we won't budge on. I would say generally though, Adam sticks to his guns more than I do.

18. Who hogs the bed?
I hog the pillows and blankets, but Adam the bed :)

19. Who wakes up earlier?
For sure me.

20. Where was your first date?
"Official" date? Like actually going out? (We never had many of those) Pizza with his sister and her boyfriend, The Incredibles at the dollar theatre, and then shakes and pool back at DT

21. Do you get flowers often?
Only when I demand them :) But I don't expect them or want them really. I get LOADS of attention which is MUCH better :)

22. How long did it take to get serious?
Well, we really didn't get serious when we were freshman.
When Adam was back from his mission? Lets see... he came to Utah Aug 28? And we were engaged sep 12? I say about 2 or 3 weeks :)

23. Who eats more?
Yeah me. Even when Im not pregnant :)

24. Who sings better?
Hands down Adam. Have you sat next to him in church? Man oh man.

25. Who does the laundry?
Usually me. Adam will toss in dirties when I ask him too. Or if I haven't notices he's run out of whites :)

26. Who’s better with the computer?
Also hands down Adam.

27. Who drives when you are together?
Always Adam.

28. Who picks where you go to dinner?
Me. I like food a lot more. If we go out its usually cuz I am begging. Or a special occasion. In which no one has to pick because we will always go to Olive Garden.

29. Who wears the pants?
Very much Adam. (Funny Story with that following on the next line.)
Hand guns scare me. But Adam really wants one some day. Adam's buddies were discussing this difference and Clark said (I'm paraphrasing here), "If Sarah doesn't want one Adam won't get it. He won't do anything she won't like." And Ryan laughed and said, "If Adam REALLY wants one Sarah will give in."
Ryan is very right :) I never deny Adam ANYTHING he wants or feels strongly about. If he REALLY wanted a handgun, he WOULD take my feelings into account, but if he still came out wanting one, no matter how scared I was, Adam would get it :) I am a wet rag. Lets hope my kids can't work me like Adam can :)
(DISCLAIMER: that is NOT to say Adam takes advantage of me. NEVER have I felt like that. I just... really won't deny him anything he wants :) Its a me thing, not a him thing :)

31. Who has the better sense of humor?
Adam. He's RIDICULOUSLY funny. Very witty though. You have to pay attention to catch it all.

32. Who eats more sweets?
Me right now. Funny enough otherwise- its Adam.

33. Who cries more?
That is a hard one. Neither of us are criers. Adam cried at the things you SHOULD cry at. I cry at stupid things like movies, or when someone is mean to me.
(Adam still won't forgive me for not crying when he proposed. And his friends still laugh that he cried through our whole wedding and I was close to laughter. However, I break down once a month about breaking a plate and Adam- bless his heart- tries very hard not to laugh)

34. What's your favorite tv show together?
The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Scrubs, Futurama, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Community. And we watch these shows OVER and OVER and OVER again.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Freak Out

Yes, I am freaking out. Did you guys ever go through this when pregnant? Did you ever sit in bed with your feet elevated because they are so huge and still HURT from only working a 9 hour shift and you look down at your belly as your kid SHOVES his foot into your ribs and you go...

Oh my holy freaking crap. What have I done. WHAT HAVE I DONE?!

10 weeks... and I am going to be a mom. A MOM. Do you know what that means? Think of your mom. Think of her patience. Her sacrifice. The fact that she hasn't SLEPT since her first child was born.

I'm sure it will be fine. I KNOW it will be fine. But having this kid, and everything that accompanies it.... such as becoming one hundred percent dependent on someone, even if they are as wonderful as my husband (and yes, giving up a job I don't LOVE and having to be dependent on Adam and watching him stress and worry though he doesn't mind stressing and worrying is what I HATE and worry about the most. I hate dependence.)... just hits me more and more each week that I and this kid get bigger.

So that is my dilemma. Or freak out. I want this kid. I want our family. I am excited for it. I am ready to get my body back. I m ready for pregnancy to be done. But I also don want to give up co-support. I don't know if I'm ready for screaming and long nights and mounds of laundry and wondering if I will ever get to shower.

At least I don't have any stretch marks yet right? Not one.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 9: A Picture of the Person Who Has Gotten You Through the Most

Lets be honest- the people I FIRST thought of have already been written about, or they WILL be written about soon. The person that I decided to talk about today, who fits well into the post category, is NOT the curly haired squenchy faced little girl, but the blond boy she is hugging. Yes, I am the little girl. (Cute right?) And that's my older brother Charlie.
Lets face it, Charlie has probably CAUSED as much damage in my life as he has fixed :) He tried to kill me- almost quite seriously, MULTIPLE times when I was younger. I have a two life long scars because of him, not to mention a dent in my forehead. We spent the first... ten years of my life? LOATHING one another. And then the next... four? ignoring the others complete existence.
And then I went into high school. Okay, middle of eighth grade. And we suddenly made this switch- and have been LIFE long best friends ever since then. I can honestly say if it weren't for my older brother, I would NEVER have been able to live with my parents during high school. (Charlie tends to be much more chill than I am. Silent anger. I yell.) In fact, we were SO close in high school, and looked SO different (Charlie is more... blond and lean while I am more brown and...well round) that people OFTEN thought we were dating. I guess thats what you get for eating lunch together and walking the other to class.

He was HUGE in promoting my self-esteem despite the fact that he STILL calls me Sasquach. He made me one of his friends, let me DATE his friends, tried to be close to me and my friends, wanted to love the guys I loved... was just the type of quiet support that I needed. We had a background policy in school- love me love my sibling. I was NEVER left out of any event, despite if his buddies didn;t want me there. I was excepted into everything. And NO ONE was aloud to bad mouth my brother in front of me.
I know almost all of his dirty secrets, he knows all of mine. I was first to know when he and my sister-in-law eloped, and when they got pregnant. He always comes to me for some fun talk, or girl advice. Still. He makes me LAUGH. Like... the way Adam makes me laugh. He is one of the few people that TRULY validates my reason for living. And he inspires me. He has come so far, worked through so much, is SUCH a great dad, works hard, has faith, is out at sea right now, DURING THE HOLIDAYS promoting our country for the Navy...

So... yeah. Maybe when I was younger Charlie would have been the one person I would hope would disappear. And though maybe he didn't hold me when I cried like my mom did, or write missionary letters with me when I was most lonely like Becky did, but Charlie has gotten me through A LOT of the deep issues within myself. He has gotten me through some of the basic parts of life by making me feel needed, loved, and useful.

I LOVE my older brother. A whole lot. And I am REALLY proud of him. And grateful for him and what he has done for me.

(PS- all this reminds me, and so I am going to promote here :) my "creative" blog, I am posting some super short personal essays I wrote about my family FOR my family for Christmas. So if you want to read them go to sarahscreativebrain.blogspot.com)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Look Back...

Some friends of mine did this and I thought it was kind of neat so I am going to do it too :) In very brief format though, so don't worry.

What Happened To Sarah and Adam in 2010:
January:
Came home from Christmas with the Rays. (Sarah's family.) Adam went back to school for his LAST semester EVER. Sarah worked for Dry Cleaning and Beyond. Adam worked on BYU campus as a O-Chem researcher. Sarah worked hard at loosing weight.

February:
They worked. Adam went to school. They decided to move to Tennessee.

March:
They worked. Adam went to school. Sarah ran her first 5k and did it in 30 minutes. (Almost exactly.)

April:
They worked. Adam graduated. Adam turned 24 (yay!) Sarah lost 60 pounds, reaching her goal weight (YAY!) Sarah's family came to visit and say good-bye. They packed up. They traveled cross-country to Tennessee. They saw Adam's brother and sister-in-law and all their kids along the way. Sarah traveled through more states than she had ever been through in her life.

May:
Sarah got a job working as a vendor in Wal Mart. Adam started working for his dad doing construction. Adam started applying for Medical Schools. Sarah met all of Adams best friends from high school. Adam showed Sarah around Johnson City and Tennessee. They enjoyed lots of nice sun. Sarah got called to teach in Relief Society.

June:
They worked. They went on a vacation to Missouri for a family reunion for Adam's mothers side of the family, and they got to see almost all of Adams sisters and brothers. (SUPER fun.)

July:
They worked. They threw a great big Fourth of July party. They went to Atlanta Georgia for a weekend to go to six flags and eat a very fancy expensive dinner. Sarah found out her best friends was pregnant. Sarah found out that SHE was pregnant! Sarah and Adams mom through a great Hawaiian girls summer swimming party.

August:
Sarah quit working as a vendor at Wal Mart, and started looking for work closer to home. Adam worked. They baked in the sun. Adams sister Amber and her husband and two kids came for a visit.

September:
Adam worked hard. Sarah turned 24! Sarah's best friend Becky came to visit. Sarah had her first doctors appointment and ultrasound. Sarah got a job at the mall working for a formal dress shop called Princess Diaries.

October:
Adam stopped working for his dad and started looking for work. Sarah got a second job working for Motherhood Maternity also in the mall. Sarah worked. Adam cleaned and kept her sane while she went crazy with early pregnancy hormones :)

November:
Adam got a job with Best Buy, and worked LOTS. Sarah worked. They celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary. They found out their baby was a boy! Adam went on his first med school interview to West Virginia (Sarah went with him.) They had a quiet Thanksgiving all to themselves. They saw their good friends Alison and Jared who were driving through JC on their way to New York.

December:
They worked. A LOAD. Adam found out his research from the O-Chem lab was getting published in January. He also got a second med school interview in Memphis TN (to be held in January). Sarah actually got big enough that you would call her pregnant and not just fat. They had a quiet Christmas with Adam's parents. They got to visit with Adams older brother Ryan who came down for the Arbys. They celebrated New Years with Adams friends by watching comedy movies. Sarah hit her third trimester on the 31st.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 8: A Picture that Makes You Laugh

Believe it or not it was hard for me to think of a picture that makes me laugh- a lot make me smile... but THIS one makes me laugh out loud out right every time that I see it. This is Adam and his best friend Ryan Miller Fourth of July of...2009. I think Miller was trying to express his love of Adam to Adam... and Adam was pretending to be weirded out by it.

But they really do act like this. A lot. They love one another a lot. Not weirdly but exactly the type of love you wish you saw more between guys because guys really need it.
Have you ever seen Scrubs? That is Adam and Miller- the are JD and Turk. Usually Miller is Turk, but they take turns switching spots every once and a while. At the end of the whole show JD is sitting with Turks wife and she says to him, "Do me one favor. Tell me my husband loves me more than you." And JD sighs and says, "It's about the same." :)

Sometimes I feel like I need to ask Miller to tell me that Adam loves me more than him :) But I guess Miller DID get Adam through his mission, and he has been best friend not only to Adam, but to me as well. We except all the love we can get from him.

And frankly- Adam and I are SUPER excited for March/ April, and sometimes we feel bad for realizing its NOT because we have a baby coming, but because Ryan Miller is coming :) "Cherry... Grape... both good."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! Goals and Resolutions.

Who can resist writing on their blog today? Shame on you if you can :) Its 1/1/11! How fun!

I used to think resolutions were dumb. Because I never followed them. Then my dad pointed out that they work when we make them serious, not too ridiculous, and we write them down.

So every year I take a normal sheet of lined paper, and I fill every line with a goal for that year. Sometimes they are very small, very silly, and very easy. Sometimes they are more big. I keep the list in the front of my journal always that way I have something to refer back to during the year and I don't forget.

This year I spent some extra time taking it more seriously than I had in the past. I made a list of all the things I really felt that I wanted and that I needed in my life- big and small, and then made goals on how to get those things. And then of course added in a few fun ones just for kicks :)

Some of my goals this year are really personal so I am not going to share all of them but I AM going to share some of them. Because i like to hear what other people are doing and because I like to say what I am doing :)

GOALS FOR 2011 (some of them anyways)

1. Blog on each blog twice a week. (Have a total of 99 blogs by the end of the year. This leaves me some room for when this kid is born- that way I can slack a little when I am adjusting my life :)

2. Get my pre-baby body back. (I am excited for this one :)

3.continue journaling for Logan (I have been writing to him every week since I found out I was pregnant, and I want to keep going. Maybe not every week but at least once a month so he has a record of who he was, even when he was very small.)

4. read something spiritual every day (I am a horrible slacker on this. Maybe not so much percentage wise- and some times are way better than others but I am going to work REALLY hard to stick to this)

5. Make and keep a new budget every time our income changes

6. learn/ be better at couponing

7. Learn to applique

8. Always do the dishes right away (or as soon as possible. I know right away may not be possible with a little man underfoot- or in arms :)

9. start at least one family tradition with Logan

10. have lots of quality Sarah and Adam time (I felt like this is a good goal with baby on the way because everything I read talks about how to MAKE SURE baby doesn't take over the marriage. Spouse needs to be #1 and I want to work REALLY hard to make sure Adam stays at the top of my list)

I have a few more but those are the ones you are getting :) Happy New Years everyone! Here's hoping that everyone can experience a wonderful 2011!