Sunday, February 28, 2010

whatever will we have....
boy... or girl...

tune in tomorrow for the results!! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

ha! love it!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

in memory...

i am a huge voicemale fan! they are an amazing a cappella musical group of 6 fabulous and talented men. last week one of those wonderful men, Phil Kesler, passed away.
On Thursday, February 11, 2010 Phillip Andrew Kesler passed peacefully from this life into the next. His wife, Heidi, and daughter, Eden were home with him at the time of his passing. He had fought metastatic colorectal cancer for the past three years. During that time, he continued to serve his church and to teach graphic design at Jacksonville State University. He held degrees (BA, MFA) in art from Utah State University and has been an Assistant Professor at JSU since fall 2005. He loved design, typography, and especially his students and colleagues.
Phil was also a member of Voice Male, an award-winning contemporary a cappella group based in Utah. He loved music (both vocal and piano) and poetry.
Phil was born in Midvale, UT on July 23, 1968. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. In addition to his wife and daughter, Phil is survived by his parents Claudia and Orson Kesler of Alpine, UT; and brothers: Matt (Tauna) of Liberty, MO; Dan of Taylorsville, UT; Ken of Thousand Oaks, CA; Aaron of Alpine, UT; and Steve (Morgann) of Salt Lake City, UT.
Services will be held Monday, February 15 at noon at the LDS Chapel located at 1217 Lenlock Ln Anniston. A viewing will also be held at the church from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The funeral service in Utah will be Saturday, February 20th at the LDS Chapel at 625 East 600 South, Smithfield. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Phil’s request is that those interested make a donation to the JSU Art Department Foundation for Student Scholarships, or you may make a donation to the Eden Marie Kesler Trust Fund at any branch of Zion’s Bank.

Friday, February 12, 2010

the story...

i have had lots of people ask me about "my story"... how i found out i was pregnant... etc...

so here is the story!

being pregnant never crossed my mind. we had given up on the idea that we could have a baby a couple of years ago. so any symptoms i may have had i totally ignored.

and then...

i had noticed the week of thanksgiving that i was really tired all of the time. even napped on thanksgiving day! which is very rare for me, i never ever take naps.

then i caught myself telling kevin that i was a little gaggy in the mornings. not sick, just gaggy.

and the final clue was that my breasts were super tender... and more than usual.

that is when i began to wonder when my last period was. i didn't know! i had stopped keeping track of that sort of stuff years ago!

a few years ago i bought some pregnancy tests from the dollar store... well the weekend after thanksgiving i figured i better pull them out- just for fun. surely nothing would come of it! on that sunday morning i woke up early to use the restroom and thought it might be fun to try one of the tests.

it was postive.

i blew it off because:

#1 it was from the dollar store! how reliable could it really be?
#2 it had expired in november of 2006 !!!!

so when i woke up for good a few hours later i took another test.

it was also positive.

so i proceeded to take the remaining 2 tests in my cupboard!

they all were postive!!

at that point i decided i needed to go to walmart and buy a real, current and name brand test. when kevin called that morning i told him i needed to run to walmart to get a few things. he was confused because i don't usually shop on sundays. i ignored the question at first and then finally gave in and told him why i was going to walmart.

he told me to go now!!

i laughed and continued to take my time getting ready. i didn't want to get my hopes up because i was sure that i wasn't really pregnant.

when i went to walmart i was careful that no one saw me and that i had other things in my cart so the tests wouldn't be the only thing in there! i decided to buy 3 packages. the walmart brand and an EPT brand. each package had 3 tests in it. i wanted to be sure.

i didn't need to use the restroom when i got home, so the wait begins. in the mean time kevin is calling me every 30 mins or so to see "how it was going". ha! a couple of hours later i decided to give it a try! now, in my opinion, they "pee on the stick" method doesn't work. :)

so off i go to wait for another couple of hours. drinking water along the way!
finally i figured i could try again, this time using the other method. i was so nervous. hopeful, but careful not to get excited!

the test was positive. almost immediatley!

now i have taken many pregnancy tests in my life and they have NEVER been postive. when i saw the plus sign i instantly started crying.

this time was different.

i couldn't believe it! i called kevin in tears, holding my postive test, and told him that we were going to have a baby. i was pregnant. wow!!

we both cried for a bit, very excited and overwhelmed!

the next day i went to the hospital for a blood test and it too was postive. i then scheduled a dr. appt for the next week. wow... i was pregnant!

we told my mom and a few of our closest friends, but decided not to make any other announcements until i hit the 12 week mark.

the next week i went to my first dr appt and i got an ultrasound!! guess what!!!

there was a baby in there!!

i kept looking at the pictures and said it over and over again...
there is a baby in there. there is a baby in there!
i was in shock!
at that appt i learned that i was 9 weeks along,
making me due july 14th.
overrall, i have am enjoying being pregnant. i haven't been sick at all. i am really tired all of the time and i find that i am hungry most of the time. :) i am now 18 weeks along and feeling good.
we are thrilled beyond belief and are so very grateful for this little miracle in our lives.
i will update more later, but here is
... the story ...

Sunday, February 07, 2010

a free give-a-way!!

a friend of mine is very talented and has an amazing blog!!
she is giving away this very cute sign for free!! you should go to her blog by clicking here and check it out!!
after all... isn't is all about ...