Thursday, February 24, 2011

Congraaaaatulations!!! (And some BIG news!)

Drew deserves a HUGE congratulations!!

Why, you ask?

He got a promotion! He will no longer be a Territory Representative for his company, but a Marketing Associate. He went and interviewed a few weeks back and 6 people interviewed him there and once he got home 2 more people interviewed him by phone. And apparently they LIKED HIM!! I am so proud of him.

Sooo, what's the big news? Well, this means we are moving so he can work at their headquarters.

Which is 1,135 miles from where we live now.

That's right! We're packing our bags and heading out to North Carolina!

Umm, does that seem crazy to anyone else? So basically, I'm going to have a baby and then a couple of weeks later we have to drive to North Carolina. And LIVE there.


It's so worth it so that Drew can have a job that he loves. He is so excited (he's so cute when he get excited) that I can't help but be excited, too. I'm just not looking forward to starting my life all over again. New ward, new friends, new home.

Anyone from North Carolina? Any advice for us?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

My son, my little Luke Andrew, turns TWO today!!

I feel so old. I have a two-year-old and one on the way...wasn't I just 16 and on the golf team and crushing on boys in high school? I feel like it was yesterday.

Anyway, back to Luke. He is such a sweetheart. I feel so blessed that Heavenly Father trusted Drew and I enough to handle such a sweet spirit in our home. He loves giving us hugs and kisses (on his own terms) and I love snuggling with him when he'll sit still for 2 seconds.

I just wanted to share some of my favorite pictures of Lukers from the past two years. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Celebrations

This year for Valentine's Day Drew told me he had a surprise planned and I figured he would spill because he almost ALWAYS does. He just gets really excited and can't wait to tell me (just ask me about when he proposed!). He's so sweet.

Anyway, Drew made it all the way to Valentine's Day without spilling the secret! He had me get dressed up and we dropped Luke off at the Peppers and headed out. We ate at Chili's and then exchanged presents. Drew told me not to spend ANY money, so I made him Funfetti heart-shaped cookies and got him Hot Tamales and sour gummy worms.

And when Drew went to get my present from the trunk, a bird pooped on him! Haha, he had to go back into Chili's to wash his hands. And then he gave me this:

Tickets to a live performance of Evita! Evita is one of favorite movies of all time.

Look at us! At Evita!! It was AWESOME!! This present was sweet on so many levels: Drew doesn't like musicals and a lot of Evita is in Spanish, which Drew doesn't understand, and it's my favorite movie, not his (he hasn't even seen it). This was one of the sweetest presents Drew has ever given me. I love you, honey!!

On the actually day of Valentine's Day, Drew wasn't here. But Luke had gotten a valentine from his great-grandparents with a McDonald's giftcard in it, instructing us to go get a Happy Meal on Valentine's Day. So we did! Luke and I went on a date to McDonald's...very romantic :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have two of the most wonderful Valentines ever! They are my sweethearts.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

And I can't forget my sweet, sweet daddy, who has ALWAYS been my Valentine. (And always will be!)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Packing for the Hospital

Sooo, last time I was pregnant, I didn't prepare very well for the hospital. In fact, I wasn't prepared at all.

Drew and I were in bed drifting off to sleep when my water broke. Drew was making a mad dash for all the things we needed to take with us. And of course, we forgot lots of things, so Drew had to make additional trips.

I REALLY don't want that to happen to us again. So, I'm starting to pack now (at 36 weeks. That's not too early is it?).

Here's my list. Please please please tell me what YOU needed or what I'm missing. I have an awful memory!

- Clothes for baby
- Blanket for baby
- Pajamas for me/going home outfit
- Chapstick
- Lanolin
- Nursing pads
- Something to read (yeah, like that'll really happen)
- Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, saline solution, contacts case, toothbrush and paste, brush, lotion, deodorant
- Glasses
- Hairbands
- Slippers & socks
- Make up (as if)
- camera
- snacks for afterward
- pacifiers
- Extra pillows and blankets

Am I missing anything? What did you pack that you couldn't live without? Or what did you forget that you wish you hadn't?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I don't like...

waking up to this:

BURRRR!!! That is so not cool. But our electric bill was astronomical last month, so I turned the heat off last night.

Yeah, now I live in a frozen tundra. And I'm being slightly dramatic.

I'm also not very fond of all of Luke's messes. But how can I blame him? He can't go outside in 12 degree weather: