Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's a BOY!!!

For those of you who didn't read Eliza's first blog entry and or didn't quite grasp the subtle hint of the good news, IT'S A BOY! If I had the ultrasound with me right now I would upload it and post it along with this entry, but I think Eliza still has it in her purse. We've already been clothes shopping and stroller shopping, and we are even starting to clean out the dirty guest bedroom for the new arrival.

For Christmas, Eliza really wanted a pair of Ugg boots. I was more than happy to try to get them, but I had no idea how hard it would be to buy a pair. I tried the official Ugg website, and just about everything had to be backordered. I tried,,, everywhere, but they just didn't have any boots available. So I finally resorted to, which I normally love, but for an item that is unattainable, you have to pay quite a bit extra. I set my maximum bid $50 above the normal retail price (high, I know, but I am a very competitive ebayer). Even at that extravagant price, I couldn't win a pair of boots. Finally, after a Google search, I found a store that was selling the black Classic Short Ugg boots that Eliza wanted, and I bought them at retail price, free shipping. They might take a week or two to arrive, but it will be worth it. In all the excitement of boot shopping, I bought myself a pair of Ugg boots to keep my toesies warm up here in the North Pole of Utah. I found them on ebay for cheaper than retail, so I jumped on it (men's Uggs aren't in high enough demand, I guess).
This Christmas will be a little lame because I have to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but we will hopefully be able to find some time to visit our family. We are going to have Michelle and her sister Wendy over on Christmas night to celebrate. We are very excited. We got them stockings and some fun stocking stuffers, and hopefully we'll have something good to eat. Michelle, what do you want to eat that night? I was thinking about making my Red Pepper and Gouda soup, but I don't know what else to eat with it. Let me know if you have any ideas. (I can ask Michelle questions in our blog because she is one of our loyal readers and commenters. Thanks Michelle!)
I'll talk about graduation another day. Christmas and the new baby are topping the importance list. I will just mention that I passed all of my classes with a C+ or better, so I will receive a diploma. Yeah!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Chasing Santa

So today has been a good day. I had some news I wanted to share with my family so naturally I called my mother. She of course didn't answer so I called my sister Carlie who always has as much enthusiasm, and always knows where my mother is so I'll know where I can find her at later. Well I called to let my family know that my ultrasound went well and that I'm expecting a boy! Yes a boy. Which most of you know because I sent out a mass text. The ultrasound went well and even I could recognize the little penis! Chuck and I reminised over the time my sister asked me to set her baby down and not realizing 3 mo. olds don't sit on their own it plopped over and banged it's head. This was only a month ago so the embarresment is still quite fresh. That's not as bad as the time I forgot I was babysitting and left her baby in the crib to go get lunch with my brother. My other sister Katie reminded me of this today. So at the doctor's office Chuck and I were joking about how when our baby is born we won't know what he's capable of. "Hey go get yourself some cereal! Have you eaten yet? Baby! Answer me! Baby!"
Anyway I was so excited I completely ignored the fact that Carlie was barely breathing and yelling at her daughter Halle to hurry. My curiousity got the better of me and I finally asked what she was doing. "I'm chasing Santa." I let her go and left Santa to who knows what fate.
I think now would be a good time to remind everyone to take a step back and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Appreciate family all that we've been given, or you could end up like Carlie, chasing Santa this Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2007


That is totally how it's going to be when we find out! We are going to scream it from the rafters. But we really don't know what our baby will be until the 18th or 19th of December. We could know now, but we don't because we have to wait. So we wait.

My sister is having another boy! Congratulations. This is her second. Here is her ultrasound. I don't really see a boy in the picture, but I'm sure he's there.

I'm graduating soon! I graduate December 15th. I don't really feel like it's happening for a number of reasons. 1) I hardly ever go on campus for my classes, so I feel disconnected from the University. 2) I still have to take a biochemistry class next semester to be able to get into the U. I originally thought that I didn't have to take Biochemistry, and that is why I opted to graduate early, but it turns out that I have to take it, and I have to graduate now because I said I would be graduating now. The admissions committee at the U is very hard to please. 3) I have been working more than schooling, so it really isn't a big part of my life right now.

Anyway, it will be interesting. Anyone is welcome to come. My graduation is Saturday, December 15th, at 10:30 am at the Dee Glen Spectrum on campus here in Logan, UT.

Here is a reminder of Eliza's big day last May:

We'll keep you updated on any baby news that might pop up. Eliza claims that she can feel the baby move, but then she farts. I'm pretty sure it's gas every time. She probably doesn't want me to say that, but it serves her right for not ever posting on our blog.