Sunday, August 27, 2006

Visiting with Elder White

Here are a couple of pictures of our recent lunch with Elder Kory White (my little brother) who is serving in the Phoenix, AZ mission. We took them to Fuddruckers (their choice) and had a quick visit before getting him back so he could get ready to witness a wedding of a guy who would be baptized the following week. He is working hard and although he's had to deal with people throwing things at him while he rides his bike . ... he is doing great. They have already had a couple of baptisms so work is going well. And he's almost made it out of the hottest time of the year!

Rob, Kory "aka Elder White", and I in front of his apartment

Kory and his companion

Clean House

My mother in law came over on Saturday and did the nicest thing for me. She spent 3-4 hours cleaning my house for me! Mainly scrubbing down both of my bathrooms (tub, sink, shower, etc) and my kitchen. It was such a great gift! Rob likes to tease me and call me "Monica" from Friends because I can be a little nazi like about a clean house (which is funny because growing up I had the messiest room ever). But I do really like my house clean. Probably because it's finally "my house". Ever since I started getting morning sickness (which still hasn't fully gone away) - I haven't been able to clean my house like normal. In my rare moments of feeling well - I did your basic surface cleaning but not my normal cleaning. It is amazing to me how much of a pick me up that was to have a clean house. I feel so much better! Granted - the office and the soon to be nursery are a disaster zone! But at least I can close those doors and enjoy the rest of my clean house.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Father's Day 2006

Sorry to go in reverse order here but our new computer finally arrived and a good friend was able to salvage our hard drive so my pictures survived!!

We happened to be in Washington State for Father's Day since it was the same weekend that my little brother Kevin graduated from high school. I found these frames at Hallmark that said "The best dads make the best grandpas" and inside the frame I did some playing around with clipart and had a picture of a stork holding a baby and the words "Picture arriving February 2007". I wrapped it up and on Father's Day we gave it to my dad. I wasn't sure he got it at first but then it seemed to click and he got a little emotional since it was his first news that he was going to be a grandpa. We thought it was a great Father's Day surprise! We did the same thing with Rob's parents when we got back to Washington but it wasn't nearly as climatic because they already have 7 grandkids.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Broken Windows . ...

So yesterday I went to church like I do every Sunday. Meetings start at 9 a.m. and I'm usually out the door by 12:15. Yesterday though Rob got a new calling (actually the same calling in the Young Men's Organization as the Teachers Quorum Advisor/Varsity Scout leader but with a new president so they had to release him and put him back in again) so we stayed after church to deal with that business. So I went out to my car (we drove separately since Rob needed to be there early) only to be met with the site of my drivers side front window completely smashed in with glass everywhere!

I didn't even really look at anything inside - I just ran back inside to find Rob since I didn't have my cell phone on me or anything. He had just stepped back into a meeting so I had to wait a few minutes. I grabbed him as soon as he walked out and we ran out to my car again. Turns out someone was trying to rip off my stereo but they weren't successful. They had ripped out the whole area around the stereo but my face plate and stereo were still there. Now keep in mind - I don't have a fancy stereo by any means! It's one step up from the stock stereo that Toyota puts in. And I do have a detachable face plate but I havent really taken it off in 3 years or probably the last time I lived in an apartment complex! I was lucky because it seems like the thief was scared off. They probably have no idea how often people come in and out of an LDS church building! Anyway - I guess I should count my blessings since they didn't even get my stereo. But I had to wait around 45 minutes for a cop to show up and have him write a report and tell me I could drive home and call the Crime Scene Unit to try and dust for fingerprints. The Crime Scene Unit took 5 hours to show up at my house and got some fingerprints but I'm not very hopeful that it's going to result in anything!

Of course this had to happen on a Sunday in August in Arizona. Let me tell you how hot it is to drive with no window on the drivers side - even with air conditioning going full blast! No glass shops were open yesterday so I have to try and find a company that will come out today and fix my window for me. Then I have to find someone who can tint that window for me! Rob laughs at me because one of my first thoughts was how I'm going to find someone to tint my window to match my other windows in the car. My front windows are tinted a little darker than they are supposed to be legally (not that cops really are in Arizona) but you have to find people that do jobs on the side in order to get it taken care of. . ... Anyway - fun day for us!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day preparations are in full swing at the Bodine house. Many of you know I love holidays and like to plan really early . .. but this one is extra special because it's when Baby Bodine is expected to make its arrival. :) We are very excited about this! And my actual due date is really February 15th but everytime I tell someone that - I get "oh you are having a Valentine's Baby"!

So far things are moving right along. I'll have finished 14 weeks as of tomorrow and start into the 15th week. The first trimester was pretty rough on me. I have never been so sick and had a really hard time keeping anything down until my doctor put me on Zofran and Phenergan. Thank goodness for modern medicine! I still don't have my appetite completely back but I must be doing something right because I've managed to put on 4 pounds after losing quite a few at the beginning. I haven't quite figured out how when I feel like I'm eating less than ever but as long as the baby is healthy - that's all I care about! My clothes are struggling right now - I can only fit into two of my pants these days and had to go buy some longer and bigger shirts. But maternity clothes are still too big so I guess I just have to get used to feeling frumpy all the time. :)

We've had one ultrasound already and the baby was wiggling around like crazy at that appointment at 10 weeks and confirmed that there is only one in there (thank goodness!). And we've heard the heartbeat which was at 163 as of August 15.

So now we're just waiting for the big ultrasound which is scheduled in 4 weeks on September 12th. I'm already counting down the days until then! Rob is convinced we are having a boy and I think we are having a girl. So we figure one of us is right! And obviously we will be happy with whatever "it" turns out to be. I just am ready to find out so I can start shopping and decorating!

Anyway - for those of you that have been through this . ... any advice? I'd love to hear it!

Excuse the blurry picture - but this is the first real sign we got!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Update: Computer is Dead

So we recieved word yesterday that our computer is dead and not coming back to life. I am very sad about that. Although my brother in law is still optimistic that he will be able to retrieve the hard drive and transfer files to a new computer. So I'm still holding out hope that some of my pictures are not lost forever! But now the hunt is on for a new computer which really isn't in the budget but kind of has to be since Rob starts school in two weeks and if I ever want to see him .... we need to have a working computer in the house! My dad notified me of Dell Outlet though where they sell refurbished, scratch and dent, etc type of computers. I'm checking everything out. So if you have any ideas - let me know!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Week 2 of No Home Computer

So the computer is still in the process of being fixed (hopefully). I'm so grateful that I have my computer at work during the day but I really miss my home computer! I didn't realize how much I actually did use that thing for little things like looking up directions, movie times, etc. Now if I need the computer at home - we either have to go to someone else's house and borrow theirs. Or I have to use Rob's Palm Treo phone to access information which takes forever and usually likes to cancel out on me half way through.

This weekend we were able to take my brother Kory (who is serving his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Phoenix, AZ) and his companion out to lunch. It's nice since his only 30 minutes away right now. We got permission from the mission president and we were able to see his apartment and enjoy a quick lunch with him and hear how he is doing. I took a picture with him but obviously have to wait to post it until my computer is back! He seems so happy and surviving the heat (they have to bike everywhere). It was good to see family for a little bit!