So here's an obvious statement: It's really hard to keep up on a blog without the internet.
I'll try to update on what's happened in our lives so far. With so much coming up, I'm hoping I can be a better blogger and keep the updates coming.
We're still loving our house. We've decided to wait on luxuries like internet and whatnot for a while and see if we really need it. I'm thinking internet will be a necessity but cable and stuff really doesn't matter to us. We'd rather spend our time doing something else. I finally have had some time to get some decorations up. It's a slow-moving process but this is what I have so far:
We've also made some progress on the baby's room. My mom finished the bedding and it is SO cute!! Thanks a million, Mom! You've really gone above and beyond so far for little Kennedy and we're so grateful!
We also found a dirt cheap dresser and I've spent some time making decoration for the room. One thing I've always known I wanted was a shelf with all the baby-related Willow Tree figurines on them. I've started collecting them, here are the few I have. I still want a couple more:
I'm plucking along and have about 7 more weeks to go until the grand moment when we finally get to meet her and I'm FINALLY not pregnant anymore. I can feel her move all the time now and it's starting to hurt from time to time. Instead of little kicks and jabs I can feel actually body parts glide across my belly and ram into some kind of organ or another. It's even weirder to watch, it always makes me laugh. I'm also starting to have those freak out moments where I realize what we're about to embark on and I panic. Don't get me wrong, we're excited. But anyone who tells you it's not scary is lying. It's terrifying and brilliant all at the same time. Cory is still just the most perfect man alive and helps me without asking and without a single complaint. He's also so excited to be a daddy. What a rock he has been!
Speaking of rock, I need to talk about our Moab trip. As I mentioned in another blog, I was nervous to go. But as soon as we got down there I was so happy to just be away, no matter what happened! We went with our friends and some of our cousins. We had 4 Jeeps on our convoy which was a lot of fun. The trails were slightly painful but not too bad. After about 6 hours I'd start to get pretty sore and want to be done. The weather was awesome! We had one day that was pretty cool (about 45) but it felt awesome to me. We tried new trails this time. We started on Metal Masher but had to cut out half way through because of a broken down Jeep. The next day we did Kane Creek Canyon. This trail was so much fun!! It winds through a cliff canyon and you cross Kane Creek a million times which means one thing: MUD!!! We made it out of that one with grins on our faces. The next day we did Steel Bender. We tried this one last year but turned around at a pretty scary obstacle that we tried this year. We successfully made it through the whole trail without major incident and without me losing my husband :) I got very few pictures this year. I didn't want to have to have Cory help me in and out of the Jeep all the time. We got 90% of the trip on video though so it wasn't a waste. We had a great time and enjoyed Moab with great friends and family.
Some guy thought it would be fun to drive his van off the cliff. Amazingly he was fine. He's one lucky duck.
Also Collin took Natalie to the temple this past weekend. It was awesome to have everyone in the temple together and they looked so happy!! I can't wait for them to get married Friday. More to come on that as it happens.
Life is good! :)