Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 2014

A few things to remember:
  • THIS also made us laugh so hard and maybe (me) cry
  • This also had us rolling
  • Loved watching Master Chef & Hotel Hell together
  • Jared came home and told me the funniest story:  The owners of Wild Florida also own a law office named Bogin, Munns & Munns.  An individual seeking to work at Wild Florida brought in an application and on References put "Bogin Munns."  lololol
  • A late night FHE where we were reciting part of The Family: A Proclamation to the World and Jared started slurring his words 
  • Finding out on August 12th we are having a BOY!!! 
  • Going maternity clothes shopping with my mom in SLC and finally buying a pair of maternity dress pants.  They changed my life!!!  I was wearing dresses for the first 20 weeks haha.

Baby's first words will probably be, "I love Wendy's."

Renewed our annual Sea World passes.

Love getting these messages every Monday.

Got to see my sweet friend Natalie Allen and her husband

A. Jared finally finished off the Nesquik chocolate milk we got for our wedding three and a half years ago.  :)
B. Listening to Christmas music in August and getting so excited for baby to come!
C. Had to buy some attractive compression socks to help my swollen ankles.
D.  Did a fun service scavenger hunt for mutual.

Emily & Evan Romrell came to visit!  It was a blast!  Making homemade strawberry ice cream here.
I love you, baby Bruce.

We of course had to take them on an airboat ride.  Also, the small Mormon world just gets smaller and smaller - the owner of Wild Florida (in the top left pic) was roommates with Evan's dad when they went to law school at the University of Utah and are still good friends to this day. 

Fun 80's stake dance!

Best friends

Love this faithful missionary, Sister Salveson.


This was the day we were going to find out if baby was a boy or girl.  
I love how Merry said, "What WE are having." lololol

Gah!  I get butterflies just looking at this picture.

A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our sweet baby boy!!

Gah!  A boy!

Thought we'd be funny and text this to my dad during the ultrasound (he's a radiologist).

Celebrating at CiCi's!  Before this though (after the ultrasound) we went straight to Babies R Us to register.  I was flying to Utah in a week for Mikele's mission homecoming and my sweet in laws wanted to throw me a shower, but needed to first know the gender and I needed to be registered!

Going back to register on a different day and loving all the cute clothes.

Babies + fall time = love

Had a great mutual activity on budgeting.

Hollywood Studios

He he he!  Texting to Emily, "My exercise shirt is getting too small!"

Sorry Jace, you will love this when you're older ;)

Lauren with her driving permit!


MIKELE IS HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And Lauren's 16th birthday

Gah!  I love her.

My OB told me I had to wear these beauties on the plane to prevent me from getting blood clots…and this was Jared's reaction to my attractiveness :)  He called them polygy-socks.

Nothing like coming down those escalator steps to see your family at the bottom

Family selfie at City Creek.

Love my temple and sibs

Ate at Kneaders and loved all the fall decor
Mikele skyping with (and seeing for the first time since their missions) her pre-mission boyfriend.  
Ooo la la :)

New puppy, Bella

Loved seeing the Reids!
Yummy peaches from the fam's peach tree.  Really, they were better than store bought.

Baptisms as a family at the Jordan River Temple.

Love my mountains 

The top right photo - Wipout laughs, hahahaha.
Lots of tummy feeling while home.
Stopping for goodies on the way home from the temple.

Selfies from the hub

Seeing Hillary Olsen!!! Love you, Hill.

This had me rolling.

Our second family, the Bryans!  (Sister Bryan is taking the pic)

Went maternity clothes shopping with my mom and I was dying when she had me try on the "bump" to see how the shirts would fit when I was bigger.

Mikele's food baby 


Jumping on the tramp.  Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant :/

Lauren's volleyball tournament
Great Grandma Kramer's grave with my momma

The first of the baby gifts..ahh this is getting real!

Sweet baby Violet!!

Best friends from college.  I love how some things never change!  So grateful they were able to come to my baby shower.
Katie Taylor, Taylor Fonbuena, & Ally Mullen

Amazing diaper cake made by Britney

Amazing amazing baby shower put on by the Reids.  It was so fun to have Stephensons, Reids, 9th ward friends, and college friends there!  It was perfect.


The adorable "Up All Night Survival Kit" the Reids made for Jared.

Loved loved loved going to the temple with Mikele.

Sweet best friend, Mary-Martha Jackson.

Long leg party

Some family pics

Mikele's homecoming luncheon

These girls <3

Basically siblings <3

Family pic before the airport

Bye to my sweet fam

Camp cooking certification night at mutual.

Jared finally got to fulfill one of his dreams:  gator hunting!
The baby and I feasted on Wendy's while he was gone.

His catch

Dream come true!

End of summer water games for mutual.

LOVE my favorite fall candies and candles.
Loving the maternity pants I got in SLC.
Eating out…our favorite thing to do! Trying a place we've lived by and said we wanted to go to for two whole years.

8/4/14 - 19 weeks - mango

8/11/14 - 20 weeks - banana

8/18/14 - 21 weeks - carrot

8/25/14 - 22 weeks - spaghetti squash