Monday, September 27, 2010

I hate fire drills.

After a pretty-darn-good-20-minute contraction and 20 more minutes of shorter ones last night, we decided to head to the hospital. Much to our dismay, it was only a false alarm. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG IT!! I was SO frustrated - not only for having it be a false alarm, but for the fact that I looked like a total rookie (as if I'm not!). Better safe than sorry I guess.
On a happier note...
My mom is coming to see us in less than one week!!!!!! Yessssssssss!!! It's going to be so nice to have her here to help me know what the heck I'm doing [This is a side note/hint for you, little Miss Harli... hurry up in there! We're ready for you! ;)], and to just have some company from home.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My belly.

Here "it" is... 37 1/2 weeks - 2 1/2 to go!

I went to the doctor yesterday and had an ultrasound and things are looking great! After a big confusion about my actual due date, it has been set to October 11... if I can make it that long. My regular doctor was out yesterday, so I saw one of the others and he doesn't think I'll even last to next week! Ah! Who knew! She has dropped a lot in the last couple of days too, so when they went to do the ultrasound, they couldn't get a picture of her head because it was so far down in my pelvis... They also did a "non-stress" test, and apparently I've been having contractions and I didn't even know it! ...I always thought that they were like cramps, so I hadn't been tracking them.
I guess we'll just see.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sorry Charlie.

I've had a lot of people ask to see pictures of my belly.
Well, the truth is, I haven't taken any.
...And then our camera broke. (We know now not to buy Sony or Kodak...just go for the expensive one.) So, in the meantime, we are trying to fix it hopefully before October - seeing as there might be a couple of events we would like to capture.
So just look closely at the 'white out' picture. It's definately there.

Amen sista!

...5 more weeks, 5 more weeks, 5 more weeks...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mississippi State vs Memphis

Last Saturday we were introduced to what "real" college football looks like. Wow. For those that have never been to a football game in the South, we'll just say that it is definately not a Utah State or even BYU game. It is CRAZY!! People started tailgating for this game Thursday night... Certainly not lacking in the school spirit department. It was a total blast. We had a great time.

The student section - this is only about 1/3 of the stadium.
Cowbells are also allowed this year, which is what most people in this picture are holding. Oh boy, what fun that is!!! It gets pretty darn loud in there.

Mike's football helmet face paint :)

If you couldn't tell, the game was a 'white out'... Second row baby!!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Goose (Geese? Gander? Gaggle? ...whatever) Hunting

Notice I changed the wallpaper to match? ha ha)
Yesterday Mike's good friend, Travis, took him goose (again, the tense throws me off... I'm just calling it goose. :) ) hunting for Mike's first time. They left pretty early, about 4:30 - but not after Mike had his special hunting breakfast of toast and hot chocolate (when he was little, whenever he would go hunting or fishing with Grampa Robb, they'd sit and eat toast and hot chocolate together before they left. I think it's pretty cute he keeps the tradition). Within a couple minutes of them getting there and all set up Travis had his limit and it only took Mike a couple more minutes to get his. NOTE here: He didn't take longer because he's a bad shot - he's actually a pretty darn good shot. He was shaking and fidgety because he was just so excited!! He was like a 5-year-old on Christmas day! He said that it was right up there with one of the best hunts he's ever been on.
Travis took his video camera and got some video of Mike shooting at a flock (which was pretty cool to watch). In the video clip, while Travis and his dog, Dan, went to go get the goose, the camera was still rolling... (Mike forgot about that part) and he was fidgeting with his gun, then the net, then the ground... I could tell he was just excited! :) By the end of the outing, Travis got 5 and Mike got 4. They had such a blast!
...Anybody got any good goose recipies??? Yeah. We've got lot's of meat.
This is Dan and "his" collection... You can see on both sides of him the holes the boys were hiding out in with the sheets over them for camo.
Mike's biggest goose of the day...
Travis and Dan
Mike and Dan (the goose on the left is his big one)

Dan was a really good dog the whole time - probably more even-mannered than Mike! :)