Friday, March 25, 2011

Two Peas in a Pod

I thought this was pretty funny. But it's kind of a sappy post so I won't be offended if you don't read, or even if you read it and then gag afterwards :)

So, I've been complaining for months about how much Whit has been working. I'm sorry. But it's been a hard thing for me, I think mostly because I have been feeling icky with morning sickness and it's no fun to feel not good when you are home alone all of the time. I kind of like being babied a bit, and Whit's really good at that when he's home. So I've really missed him a lot!

Well, I decided I needed to have a better attitude and realize that at least I didn't have to work that much, and I am so grateful to have such a hard working husband :) Plus, all of the overtime pay that he's been getting has been wonderful to put towards our baby fund. So it really has many positive benefits, and I'm trying harder to focus on those.

This week however, was especially rough. The deadline was Friday at noon, and Whit said they still had tons left to do. So he got up at 4 a.m. on Monday morning and went to work! He worked all day and didn't get home until midnight. Repeat that on Tuesday and Wednesday. So by Thursday he was so super exhausted. We accidentally slept through his alarm that morning, and didn't wake up until the late hour of 5 a.m.! So he jumped out of bed, threw on some clothes, and left right for work. They still had a lot left to finish up, so he called around 7 to say that he would probably be really late coming home that night.

I felt so bad he had to work so much and was so tired! I wanted to do something nice for him, to let him know how much I appreciate it. So I came up with the idea to make him some orange juice and blueberry muffins, since he likes those. I thought that was pretty clever, since when he came home it would be early morning. I thought that would be a fun snack and then he could take some for breakfast if he had to go back in on Friday. So I wrote a little note and left it all out on the counter and went to bed.

I woke up Friday morning at 4, and Whit wasn't home. I called and he had to work all through the night! I told him I would bring him in a treat when I got into work. So I took him the muffins and the note, and he just looked beat! So I told him to call me when he was done and I could drive him home. He called at 11 and said he couldn't work any longer. So he drove to my work, I hopped in the driver's side, and saw some flowers in the back seat!

Whit told me that he wanted to surprise me. He got the flowers the day before and was going to set them out on the counter so I would see them on Friday morning when I went to work. He was bummed that he never made it home so he could do that. I just thought that was so sweet!

So here I was, trying to do something nice for him--and he did the same thing for me! Great minds really do think alike! :) Aren't we just too cheesy for words?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm getting better at baking!

I've been home alone a lot lately, and so to bide the time I tried making bread yesterday. My mom sent me a new recipe for wheat bread and I gave it a try. And it worked! I'm so excited--I've tried making bread so many times and this time it finally worked. Aren't they pretty?
Last week I made these sugar cookies. We mixed up all the letters, and took them down to my parent's house for Sunday dinner. Some of them fell over in the truck and got a little smashed, oh well! When we got there, my dad ate an "I" right off the bat, so I had to be quick and tell them that the letters spelled out a message. I thought my brothers would like trying to figure out what the message was, but they got bored with it really quick. So my mom went over to give it a try, and she looked at it for a minute and then said "you're having a baby, aren't you?" She is one smart cookie! Ha Ha. She said the pastel colors gave it away. So the news is out, we are having a baby!

So I would say I'm getting to be a good baker don't you think? Cookies one week, bread the next, and a bun in our oven that's growing like crazy :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Family fun and stuff

Well, I haven't posted for awhile, it seems like we haven't been doing too many exciting things. Whit has been working working working, but the light is finally at the end of the tunnel--he will be done with the project this week. Yahoo!

We did go to Grandma Fife's last week. We had dinner with mum and dad, Dallin, McKay, Uncle Rey, Auntie Jo, Shay, RJ, and of course Grandma. We had a yummy roast that Grandma made and after dinner we played the name game. It was way fun. Sadly, this is the only picture we took.

Also we went to a concert last week, that was fun! I don't know if any of you have heard of Joshua Radin, but I would recommend him :) He gave a great concert and it was totally worth standing up for 3 1/2 hours, and two days of sore feet afterwards :) Note to self: wear tenny runners to next concert where there are no seats. Luckily though--I was standing near a pole and could lean on that.

And yesterday we went up to Whit's sister's house in Bountiful and had a nice Sunday dinner with Julie, Greg and Katie and kids, and Lamar and Linsey and kids. They are super sweet and had a birthday cake for me :) Dinner was super good (I can't wait to try their recipe for crock pot lemon chicken, yum) and we played the name game with them. Fun times!

So that's about it. Pretty boring post but hopefully we'll start doing some fun stuff soon! :)