I am finally in my last trimester. I am at 31 weeks this week. Olivia is growing like crazy. Our last visit she was 3 lbs, but that was almost 3 weeks ago. It has been a fun journey, but I am starting to be really uncomfortable and its getting harder and harder to do my everyday tasks. Josh and I are a little behind on setting up the nursery, but hopefully the long break over Christmas will help us get a little more organized.
Josh and I went on a little getaway to Mexico last week. It was so much fun. It was beautiful, warm and just nice to be together alone. We did get stuck in the middle of hurricane Ida, but we still had a great time despite the winds and rain. We stayed at an all inclusive resort which was perfect. The resort was gorgeous and the food was amazing. Josh loved Mexico especially, because he was able to speak spanish for an entire week. It was good for him to freshen up on his skills.
Well Josh finally made it home a few weeks ago. It was the best homecoming anyone could have asked for. It really felt like Christmas morning, but much better of course. Josh came home on the main body, so he got to sit in first class for 24 hours. Lets just say he was nice and rested by the time he got home. It is so great to have my husband back in town. He is so wonderful.
So we are having a little girl. Josh and I are so excited. Sorry I have been a little behind on my posts, but I thought I would let everyone in on our good news. Time to start buying all the cute girly stuff I can find. Watch out Josh :)
Josh and I have been so busy the last month preparing for him to leave. We do have some good news, we are expecting and the baby is due February 7th. We are so excited. This summer has been filled with lots of trips and just spending time together. Here are a few pictures from our fun adventures this summer. Hopefully we will find out the gender of the baby in the next couple of weeks. I think I am going to email Josh the picture and let him guess. Just something fun for him since he can't be here for it.
Josh and I also had the opportunity to go to a reception put on by the church for the Thunderbirds. It was an amazing experience. We got to meet Elder L. Tom Perry, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Robert D. Hales, and Elder Richard G. Scott. They have such a spirit about them. Afterwards the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang a tribute concert for the Air Force. They always give me the chills when they sing.
Josh and I had the opportunity to help with the Air Sow last weekend. We sold gear from the squadron . It was so much fun to be right in the middle of everything. Although I have to admit that by Sunday I was ready to be done. The Thunderbirds put on an amazing show this year, and I was so excited my family came to watch. The weather was great on Saturday, a little rainy and cold on Sunday. Whats up with the weather this week? I feel like we live in Seattle or something.
So Mother's Day is always a little harder for me. I managed to make it through Sunday with only a few tears. Saturday we had a huge birthday party for my dad. It was really fun to get together with only the adults. My dad's wife made chinese food which was sooooo delicious. Afterward all of us went down to my mom' s grave and gave her some flowers and talked about how wonderful she is. Sunday Josh and I had his family over for dinner. We grilled and played games. It was really nice to have all of them over, and for once Josh's mom got to rest and didn't have to worry about cooking. I just wanted to say how thankful I am for my mother and all she taught me throughout the years. You never realize how important someone is to you until they are gone. I wish everyday I could tell her how wonderful she is, but all I can do is cherish the memories and try to be like her with my children.
Today was our annual easter egg hunt at my dad's house. Its always fun to get together with family especially on the holidays. Easter egg hunts are fun around my family because most of the eggs are filled with money. The kids love it, because two dollars feels like a million dollars to them. The sad part about today was Josh is still in Lousiana and it's always hard to celebrate holidays without your spouse.
Josh and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary on April 6th. Josh is in Lousiana for a couple weeks with work so I flew out there for a week so we could be together. It was so nice to be together on our anniversary even if it was spent in Shreveport, Lousiana. We managed to find an awesome steakhouse for dinner. I can't believe we have been married for 2 years. I love being married and I feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful man.
So I know it looks a little creepy and old manish, but I had to share Josh's great mustache with everyone. Every March all the guys in the squadron decide to grow a mustache cause why else not its March right????? So Josh has been growing this crazy mustache all month long, and yes I am excited that this month is almost over. I have to admit I am getting a little used to it because I see it every day, but its about time for it to go.
Last week Josh and I and my family all went to Kauai. This is on of our favorite places to vacation. We went there on our honeymoon 2 years ago, so it was so nice to go back again. The island is so beautiful and green this time of year. We did a lot of fun things including zip-lining 80 feet up in the trees, a sunset whale watching cruise, kayaking to a waterfall, and of course laying on the beach. I must say I love the beach. Dustin and Melanie's had a rough time when Brock came down with bronchiolitis and a double ear infection. Not fun when you are away from home. But I think it was nice for all of us to get away and enjoy the ocean breeze. While we were on our sunset cruise a huge whale jumped out of the water about 50 feet in front of our boat. It was a pretty amazing experience. I think Josh and I have convinced ourselves that we need to move to Kauai. Wouldn't that be the life!
So Josh really doesn't like parties but it was his 30th birthday how could I not throw him a party. I tried to make it a suprise but I think he figured it out earlier on Saturday, I guess its the thought that counts. It was a great success both families were there along with some friends. I made Cafe Rio pulled pork burritos which is Josh's favorite meal. My husband is so great and he does so much for me, I just wanted him to know how special he is. He said that was the best party he has ever had. He married the right girl for good parties.
I went to Denver for the first part of the week to visit one my dear friend Sarah Cross. She was living with her parents while her husband in in Iraq. I really envy her because she was making the long trip back to Misawa Japan alone with her 7 month old. Plus he was sick with RSV for the trip back. It was so good to see her, Josh and I met them in Arizona and it was so sad to part ways when we moved. Maybe one day we will live in the same state for 3 years.
So I totally spaced posting me and Josh's fun adventure of getting our Christmas card picures taken. I am adding them now so everyone can see them. We went up on base and Dustin and Melanie came with. Josh had a lot of fun explaining about the F-16 and bombs. He is just like a little kid on Christmas when he gets to talk about it to people.