Spent many nap times looking at these pretty ankles
Made some freezer meals. Best.idea.ever.
Fun mutual activity painting canvases
Tried a puffed pancake recipe. Super yummy!
A memory of Ollie running through the sprinklers while on a walk.
One of those golden motherhood moments.
Love that last quote.
8/6/17 - 38 weeks - baby the size of a leek
Tried this yummy Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder recipe
Made this crumble from Hungry Runner Girl and it was sooo good. (Recipe below)
He loves being turned around to face the backyard to look for the (gross, wild) kitty cats and lizard that lives on our BBQ. (*shudder*)
Love that cheeser face
Feeding his cow some ice water :)
Had a fun family outing to the Kennedy Space Center!
This was delicious! A freeze dried ice cream sandwich.
Had a fun girl's night with these ladies. I am soooooo grateful for them!! They are so genuine and real and full of love. They give me a motherhood and wifehood and life refresh.
One of the "last times" for a while...you moms know how temple relationships go when you have a baby...
Ankles up. Again.
Our mealtime view.
An Ollie favorite. Grilled cheese and broccoli.
8/13/17 - 39 weeks - baby the size of a watermelon
SO much learning trying to happen over here.
Tried these chicken enchiladas from Hungry Runner Girl. Can't remember what we thought of them. Ha
A memory from a sad night when Ollie refused to eat one bite of those enchiladas. It was an eye-opening parenting moment for me. Force child to sit in his chair until he takes one bite? Realize their wills are stronger than ours sometimes and let it go? Still chewing on this thought, even seven months later.
These Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Bars were so good.
We are so blessed to hear from the prophet and his apostles. And frequently. The dedication of the 12-year-old above to be able to attend the broadcast was so touching to me.
Goodbye to the holy crosses....
We found ourselves doing a lot of "last things" before baby.
This was a "last date." And that has proved to be true, seven months later. 😂
This was a tasty meal at Texas de Brazil! Love gift cards.
Really like these scriptures.
He loves going to the fish store and the "trampline place."
Really like this last paragraph from my friend's blog.
A throwback picture. Haha so frightening. Love that birth bud of mine!
Constantly gathering ideas!
Fun mutual. A slip n slide water dodgeball activity I think?
Halloween stuff already! Never too soon, in my opinion.
He was loving these Lightening McQueen shoes. Cute little model.
Ankles up. Again.
Can't remember the recipe but a yummy banana bread with a streusel topping.
Been eying this gorgeous temple print for a long time... ^^^
Tried to catch up on some scrapbooking before the baby came and came across a picture I don't think I've ever seen from the BEST.DAY.EVER.
Came across goodies from college. Those were the days!
Lovely ward temple night
Love this. Trying so hard to do it. Failing all the time. But trying.
Love these cute YW
8/20/17 - 40 weeks - baby the size of a pumpkin
Jared trying to make me laugh. SO many people were asking me if the baby had come yet and I wished I had news to give them but I didn't!
Our primary presidency organized a Primary Temple Day. So special!
Beautiful pics by Hailey Mabey Photography
President Thomas S. Monson once counseled, “As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us.”
Bug spray was my life the past nine months.
I was glad to say goodbye to it and to fears of the Zika virus.
Love these two so much.
That was a really fun family day. Ollie "helping" dad with yard work, going to the fish place and trampoline place, and later Cici's.
A fun Zumba mutual activity
Love these quotes and love Ashley's blog!!
Love this oldie
By this time my due date of August 20th had come and gone. Luckily, three days later on August 23rd...Yaya flew into town!!!
She brought the cutest gifts. Balls for Ollie, my favorite Biscoff cookies (she saved one from her flight...so selfless!! Haha I love those so much), and a cup from my Grandpa & Grandma Stephenson's home that they were giving away (among other things). Such special stuff!
The next day, August 24th, would prove to be a very exciting day...