Thursday, September 28, 2006

Half Way There!!

So today marks the end of week 20 of my pregnancy - which means I am officially half way there! I have to admit that everyone was right about the 2nd trimester being so much better. It took me a while to believe it though since I still have major food aversions through week 17 and was still throwing up a lot. But my doctor gave me the go ahead to just take Flinstone Vitamins and since then - I seem to be getting better each day and haven't been losing my stomach as much! I still can't eat Mexican or BBQ food which were two of my favorites before . . . but at least most other things sound good and I can start to make dinner again.

My little belly seems to be growing a lot more rapidly in the last couple of weeks which is obviously to be expected but still surprising to me how fast it changes! I had my first comment from someone who didn't know I was pregnant. A cute little lady at church (who I don't see very often since I am in Primary with the kids on Sundays) came up to me last Sunday and asked me and followed quickly up with "well you were just so little before - I had to ask". Well thanks lady for making me feel HUGE! lol. I know I just need to be prepared since my belly is just going to keep on growing!!

I am still getting tired pretty fast but I'm trying to get a lot of things done while I have the energy - since I keep on being warned that it gets harder as you get further and further along. I've already started getting pieces of my bedding set (found new on ebay) and am working on getting some of the other accessories as well. I'm trying to get a couple of pieces of furniture refinished in the next couple of weeks and then I will get to work on painting the bedroom (my doctor gave me the go ahead). Over Rob's winter break - we will be putting up a beadboard panel around the nursery which I think will be really cute! So I will do as much as I can without his help since he is super busy with a full schedule at school, 6 hours of student teaching a week, working full time and the first counselor in Young Men's (in charge of Varsity scouts).

I have other pictures but it won't let me post them . .. . so sorry - this is going to have to do for now!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Happy Birthday to Rob!

Rob turns the big 3-0 today! I think it's a little bit of a rough birthday for him but hopefully it turns out to be a great day. I know I am lucky to have found such a wonderful husband!

Follow up: I managed to pull off a surprise party for Rob this year! He asks for one every year which is pretty funny to me anyway. But this year I had him convinced that I was doing the party on the 23rd (the day following his birthday) and that I had something special planned out for him. With the help of some friends - we decorated this little park pavillion and then I ran home to get Rob. I made him wear a blindfold and we drove out to the park where we had friends and family yell surprise at him as he took the blindfold off. We had pizza and cake and candy and the kids played on the playground and flew kites. I was pretty proud of myself for pulling it off! But also learned that I really dont like planning surprise parties. So good thing he only turns 30 once!!!

Monday, September 18, 2006


So two years ago today is when Rob proposed! I am starting to think that we should start celebrating this date since our anniversary is right in between Christmas and New Years and we're starting to realize that it's going to be hard to ever celebrate that one on it's date due to the holidays and traveling, etc.

Two years ago - I had spent the day with my friends Nicole and Jen running around to different wedding reception locations. I knew Rob and I were going to get married so I needed to get somewhat of a head start since most people take a year or longer to plan a wedding, but Mormons like to pull it off in much less time! :) Well Rob had me convinced that the ring wasn't done yet (he picked it out) and I believed him. For weeks we had been talking about going to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix but hadn't made it there yet. So he came to pick me up that evening to walk around there right around sunset time and then we were going to go and eat. He was rushing me though and I didn't know what the big hurry was! It looked like it was about to rain so I was seriously questioning why we were still going to this place. We got there and grabbed an umbrella and he was hurrying me through the gardens since it was starting to rain. I am still clueless at this point even though we were practically running through the gardens and not even looking at anything! We finally get to this overlook point and I see a HUGE bouquet of roses with a ring box in the middle of them. I stopped in shock and then saw Rob get on one knee and propose. I didn't even cry because I was in such shock! Nicole and Jen had been in on the whole thing and had been talking to Rob all day long without me knowing and set up the arrangement. So they were there to take some pictures afterwards for us since they didn't have time to sneak out of the gardens without me seeing them. At this point it was totally pouring rain! It was a cute spot that he proposed at but to this day it still seems like a blur since I was shocked. I guess he had planned to propose on his birthday (the 22nd) but couldn't wait another 4 days. :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

It's a

GIRL!!! I am so excited. We just got back from the big ultrasound. She was wiggling around like crazy and not crossing her legs or anything but the doctor still had to move around a bit to get a good view between her legs. I think Rob is a little doubtful still since the first words out of the doctor's mouth were "I am pretty sure it's a girl". But upon closer inspection we were able to see the 3 little lines that indicate girl and no boy parts anywhere. She is growing right on schedule with everything looking good. We weren't able to see her little hands and feet clearly so hopefully she has all those body parts! The name hasn't been picked out yet although her middle name will be Colleen after my mom since she passed away last year. Now I can finally start shopping!!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ode to

So I just have to comment on how is one of my favorite sites! I've used it a lot over the last year but this last week has been an extremely eventful one with the site. I sold my wedding dress (for half the original price to a cute little Mormon girl who is getting married on my same wedding date), sold a matching dresser and desk from my spare room, and found a glider/rocker for a 1/4 of the original price and in great condition!

The last one is my first "official" purchase for the new arrival. I kind of jumped the gun on buying it so soon but it was such a great deal and in such good condition that I couldn't pass it up! The chair is super comfy although the distressed pine wood really isn't my favorite. I'm trying to decide if I should paint it white (since I plan to do an all white furniture nursery no matter what the gender) or if I should just leave it alone and just have this one piece that doesn't match - what do you think? The cushions are a really light tan so I'm a little hesitant on how they would look against a white wood finish.

The new rocker/glider chair (the chair is in the future nursery but that room will be undergoing some major updates soon)

A closer view of chair

Friday, September 08, 2006


So I am stealing this from my friend Kristen's blog. And it's Friday and I'm super bored at work. So I decided to stop with the baby shopping/daydreaming and fill out this state map.

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

It's kind of fun. Apparently there are two portions of the USA that I still need to visit!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


So the big ultrasound is one week from today. Take your vote on what we are having!

Is Baby Bodine a boy or a girl?
Baseball loving boy
Gorgeous little girl
Free polls from

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Along with many other thousands of people across the country this year, I had the chance to go and see the musical Wicked on it's way through Arizona. Rob has no interest in musicals so we ended up making it a girl's night. My coworker came, Jen flew down from Utah, and we met up with Nicole, her little sister Colette, and Stacey and Britney. I thought it was absolutely fabulous! I've been listening to the cd for months now but I never really understood the completely story line! It's definitely one of my most favorite musicals and two days later - I'm still singing the tunes!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Children of the 80's

I thought this would be a fun post for a Friday. And don't worry - I'm still singing some of the songs mentioned here!

You Know You Grew Up In The 80's or Early 90's If:

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.

2. You watched the Pound Puppies.

3. You can sing the rap to the Fresh
Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.

5. You yearned to be a member of the
Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.

6. You owned those lil' Strawberry
Shortcake pals scented dolls.

7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey
on Blossom

8. Two words: Hammer Pants

9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"

10. You had plastic streamers on your
handle bars... and spokey-dokes or playing cards on your spokes for that
incredible sound effect

11. You can sing the entire theme song
to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)

12. It was actually worth getting up
early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

13. You wore a ponytail on the side of
your head.

14. You saw the original Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles on the big screen..and still know the turtles names.

15. You got super-excited when it was
Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

16. You made your mom buy one of those
clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

17. You played the game "MASH"(Mansion,
Apartment, Shelter, House)

18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean
jackets and were proud of it.

19. L.A. Gear....need I say more?

20. You wanted to change your name to
"JEM" in Kindergarten. (She's Truly Outrageous.)

21. You remember reading Tales of a
fourth grade nothing and all The Ramona books.

22. You know the profound meaning of

23. You wanted to be a Goonie.

24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing.

25. You can remember what Michael
Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette
was the only female smurf.

27. You took lunch boxes to school...
and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.

28. You remember the CRAZE, then the
BANNING of slap bracelets.

29. You still get the urge to say "NOT"
after every sentence.

30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.

31. Barbie and the Rockers was your
favorite band.

32. You thought She-ra (Princess of
Power!) and He-Man should hook up.

33. You thought your childhood friends
would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

34. You ever owned a pair of

35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big
Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"

36. You remember "I've fallen and I
can't get up"

37. You remember going to the skating
rink before there were inline skates.

38. You ever got seriously injured on a
Slip and Slide.

39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

40. You had or attended a birthday party
at McDonalds.

41. You've gone through this nodding
your head in agreement.

42. You remember Popples.

43. Don't worry, be happy

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks
over tights with high top Reeboks.

45. You wore socks scrunched down (and
sometimes still do..getting yelled at by younger hip members of the

46. You remember boom boxes and walking
around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

47. You remember watching both Gremlins

48. You know what it meant to say "Care
Bear Stare!!"

49 You remember watching Rainbow Bright
and & My Little Pony Tales

50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha
Micelli was hot.

51. You remember Alf, the lil furry
brown alien from Melmac.

52. You remember New Kids on the Block
when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as

53. You knew all the characters names
and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.

54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi -

55. You just sang those words to

56. You remember watching Magic vs.

57. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter
the better)

58. You remember when mullets were cool!

59. You had a mullet!

60. You still sing "We are the World"

61. You tight rolled your jeans.

62. You owned a bannana clip.

63. You remember "Where's the Beef?"

64. You used to (and probably still do)
say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"

65 You had big hair and you knew how to
use it.

66. You're still singing shot through
the heart in your head, aren't you!