We had our anatomy ultrasound a couple weeks ago and we are adding a precious little girl to our family! The Dr. visit went well and everything looked healthy and normal on the ultrasound. The day after we found out I went shopping with the girls and found some darling little outfits and clothes for her. I have been dying to just find out what we are having so that I could enjoy looking at baby things. We are starting to get the baby room ready and we cleaned out the closet and Chris created more shelving for her stuff. It's been fun!
So I met my family in California a few weeks ago to hang out, go to Disneyland, and the beach. We had tons of fun and I took my first baby bump picture while we were there. We went to Newport Beach to enjoy the beautiful day; and we also went to Disneyland for a day where we had a blast. Unfortunately for me I couldn't ride any of the fun adult rides due to my health status....but it's worth it it!
We had our first ultrasound for the baby a few weeks ago and it was awesome! I never thought about what it would feel like when I was the one put in this situation. The moment our little one popped up on the screen I started to cry. It was such an amazing feeling I can't even describe with words. He/she is two inches long in this picture and has a strong and fast heartbeat. Chris and I are so excited to be pregnant and expecting our first child..... its definitely time:)
Tieg and Kona came with us on our hikes and walks this weekend were such good boys! I love this picture of the two of them because you can totally see the happiness in their eyes. They are on a hike with their mom and dad and couldn't be more content:) I also love this picture of Tieg......he is so photogenic!!
Katie and Blair came up to Flag to spend a weekend with us out of the phoenix heat and in the cool mountain air. We had such a fun time walking around downtown, playing frisbee in the park, hiking near Snowbowl with the pups and BBQ-ing with all the friends. We went for a walk at Buffalo park and Chris and Blair managed to ride the buffalo and see the sites!
So my student dental hygiene career is officially over! I graduated May 7, 2010 from Northern Arizona University with my fellow classmates. It has been such an experience moving away from home and making my way through this scary adventure. School was stressful, hard, an emotional rollercoaster, but there were some fun times as well. I met friends that I will cherish always and my life will be forever changed by having met them. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the support of my husband, family and friends along the way and I know that I could not have done it without them. Thank you to everyone who believed in me and was there for me along the way!
So Chris and I went with our good friends Katie and Blair to Show Low Arizona for a weekend at her parents cabin. Well, you really can't call it a cabin because it was so freakin' nice..... more like a mansion. We had so much fun and let me just say there was never a moment of boredom. From our own personal theater room to foosball, air hockey, pool, ping pong, darts, hot tub, zipline, and razor rides we had so many activities to do!! We went snow boarding all day at the Sunrise Resort there in Show Low and my butt sure hurts because I had not been in four years. I pretty much got the hang of it there at the end though!
For my birthday this year Chris and I met my parents and Katie and Bella in St. George to be together for the weekend. The guys went golfing and us girls did our shopping! We also went to snow canyon to see the beautiful park and had so much fun. My dad insisted that he could still hold me on his shoulders, but I thought I was too big....guess he showed me:)
As many of my friends and family know, I lived with my parents in SLC for one month to complete an externship for school. I worked at the VA hospital doing dental hygiene and had a great experience. I saw many interesting patients and met some of the nicest people ever. I had a blast spending time with my family and friends and also had the opportunity to be apart of one of the prettiest weddings I have ever seen. My best friend Emily and her husband Tad got married on June 19th, 2009 at the Willow Creek Country Club and we had soooooo much fun. The only sad part was saying goodbye to my husband after the wedding as he had to fly back to Flagstaff and I had to complete my externship in SLC.
When the time came for me to get back home to Flagstaff I was more than ready:) I missed my husband and puppies and needed to get back to some type of normalcy in my life. I'm so glad to be home and excited to begin the last year of my dental hygiene education!
Chris and I recently went to Gilbert to stay with our friends Katie and Blair for the weekend. My friend Abby from my school class got married and we went down to the Valley for her reception. Phoenix is about two hours away, so we wanted to make it worth the trip so we decided to go boating with Katie and Blair the day before. We went wake boarding and tubing at Lake Saguaro and it was soooo HOT! I forget how hot it gets in the Phoenix area during the summer. Good thing we had the lake to cool off in or we would have been toast! We also went to dinner and to the F1 racing factory with them and their family and had so much fun. They are such a cool family and we are so glad we got to know them better.
Spring Break is finally here...... Chris and I had the opportunity to meet our best friends Tad and Emily in Moab, UT for a weekend and it was a blast! They brought Oakley and we brought Tieg and Kona for a fun, carefree camping trip, and thats exactly what it was. Yep, Em and I roughed it in the wild for a few days and we really had so much fun. We did some 4 wheeling and went down to this little waterfall/river by potato salad with the dogs and they loved the water. We made camp fires and cooked smores and tin foil dinners that were AMAZING! A weekend of camping with our friends was just what we needed to have the perfect break from work and school.
So my family finally took a new photo so we could have the most recent members of our family in it, yay! We gathered the day after Christmas 2008 at my Aunt Lisa's house (who is also the photographer) to attempt the challenge. I have to say it could have been a lot worse with all the grandkids my parents have!