Friday, September 12, 2008

Just some updates.

There has been lots of fun stuff going on in the lives of Kathryn and Andrew, so here is just a little update:

I went to California for a week to spend time with my family for my birthday week. I had so much fun and I loved being with my family, but I did miss Drew and his family. It seems like my heart can be in two places at once!! It was great to hang out with my brothers and parents. Of course my mom spoiled me rotten with maternity and baby stuff. I took one duffel bag
and ended up leaving with a backpack, a rolling backpack, and the original duffel bag. I feel so loved!!

(My two crazy brothers and I on my birthday night)

Drew and I started our jobs this last week. We've gotten better at it but it took a while. At first there was a big learning curve and we didn't know what we were doing. I think we'll be fine when we're actually at work. It's getting there that's the hard part. There is always so much traffic on the way there . It takes us an hour and a half to get there and an hour and a half to get home. Pretty lame. Drew is good in traffic, though.

Hurricane Ike is supposedly comin' at us. I'm not gonna lie--it's kind of exciting for me. The biggest weather problem we had in Merced was fog. I've never had anything this scary coming my way, so we'll see how it goes. All that is supposed to come to us is wind and evacuees.

Well, I'm still pregnant. I'll be posting belly pictures (no skin) near the bottom to show how I'm growing. We get to find out what it is next month and I am so excited!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

The missing wife & the hottness files

So, this is the first time my wife and I have been apart for more than one night.
She left for California last Saturday and will return Friday - a little less than a week. She spent her birthday back home with her family. And I must admit, it's been a little weird.

I thought I would spend some time doing some man stuff, like play basketball and video games and garden. You know, the usual. But instead I have been house sitting and taking care of other errands and paperwork, and missing my wife.

I noticed one day that I was missing Kathryn a lot and I created a new set of pictures. We have been together for about 30 months, and have amassed a few pictures in that time period. I went through most of them and created the 'Hottness Files' - a series of my most favorite pictures of my beautiful wife. They are my favorites because A) I think she's really pretty in them, and B) They remind me of significant times in our lives.

I have attached a few examples:Kathryn and I met at BYU. When I see this photo it reminds me of our college years together.

Kathryn and I have attended several baseball games together. This was our first, and the first picture my parents ever saw of Kathryn. She is wearing my "Texas" hat.

This was our wedding day. She was so pretty that her 4-year old cousin had something to say about it. When she walked out of the temple, Darrian's comment was, "Now that's what I'm talking about!" His big smile prompted me to remind him she was my wife, not his.

This picture was on the front of our wedding announcement. I like her simple smile, too.

The longest time we have spent away from one another was the summer before we married. Kathryn was back home for seven weeks, and it was the longest seven weeks of my life. This picture was taken during that time.