Baby on the Way

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Can I admit that I actually miss blogging sometimes? Maybe it's that work has started to slow down so I actually have time to sit in front of the computer and blog rather than have the computer be something I'm so sick of by the end of a long day in the office. Either way here I am and I cannot believe it's mid October.

So much has changed since my last blog post in February. The biggest one being that I am now pregnant! I laughed when I read my last blog post as I said, " It seems like every night turns into a conversation about what we want to do next in our lives. We seem to change our minds every week so who knows what the next few years will have in store for us but every possibility seems exciting so I can't wait!" Little did I know that I would be pregnant just a few short months later. We were hoping for a baby to come bless our lives but I was trying to not turn it into a big stressful thing. I'd been off birth control for close to 2 years and we were hoping it would just sort of happen and luckily it did! I probably wouldn't have planned a January 1st due date for my first child but now I couldn't be more excited to start off the new year with my little guy by my side. The only bummer is the timing with the holidays my parents won't be able to come out after baby is born which was hard for me to get over at first. My mom is able to come for Christmas though for a few days so maybe we will get lucky and baby boy will grace us with his presence a few days early. Cross your fingers!

 We have a little over 2 months to go until baby boy makes his appearance. I had no idea picking a name would be so hard. We can't seem to find anything we love and I am having a hard time not associating any name ideas with someone I already know. When we got our first ultrasound picture our little dude had the exact profile of Charlie Brown. A little long skinny neck with a big round basketball head. We jokingly started calling him Charlie and now it has kind of just stuck. Every night we pray for Charlie to grow healthy and strong and we laugh at Charlie's kicks and moves in my belly. 

Life Update

Monday, February 8, 2016

I'd say its about time for a little life update around here! It is definitely very much overdue. Tim and I are still loving life in the bay area and feel like we are definitely starting to have some deep roots here. We have incredible friends that we love like family and still seem to be able to find new things we love about the area all the time.

Tim is still commuting from  where we're located in Redwood City up to VISA in the financial district up in SF. I make up for his long commute with my short one (10 steps down the hallways to my office) so I suppose it kind of evens out. I've been apartment managing for about 5 months now and feel like I'm finally getting the hang of it. It's been such a blessing to not have to pay rent with how expensive the bay area is. The perks are excellent and I am coworkers with two of my best friends which makes it even more fun!

We've had tons of visitors lately which has been so much fun. We've loved moving into a bigger place and having a guest room so that friends and family can come visit without being squeezed into our tiny previous apartment. My parents finished their mission in Puerto Rico in December and came and stayed with us for 2 weeks over Christmas. It was so much fun for us. I love being able to be a tourist in our own city so we can check more items off our bucket list. We had fun going to potlucks, a Stanford basketball game, a BYU game at St. Marys, Muir Woods, lots of days in the city, beach days, more rounds of Pounce that I can even remember, my dad doing dishes every night and my mom organizing my apartment to perfection. Parents are the best, right?

About a week later one of my cousin besties, Allie, and her husband, James came to stay with us for a long holiday weekend. They had a lot planned on their own while we were working but we also had a ton of fun walking the entire city of San Francisco in the pouring rain, eating and eating and eating, and of course more rounds of Pounce. Tim and I have been kind of hooked lately in case you couldn't tell. We love Allie and James so much and were so glad they flew out from Utah just to see us!

Tim and I feel incredibly blessed with amazing family, friendships, and incredible experiences that we have been able to share together. It's hard to believe we're getting out of the newlywed stage of life and inching closer to 4 years of marriage. It seems like every night turns into a conversation about what we want to do next in our lives. We seem to change our minds every week so who knows what the next few years will have in store for us but every possibility seems exciting so I can't wait!

Ciao Italy!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Italy has been at the top of my travel list ever since I can remember. Tim and I were talking about it A LOT and then for my birthday in July he surprised me by saying we would be going a few months later for Thanksgiving! We had enough hotel and credit card points saved up to do it really cheap with free flights and a couple free hotel stays. If there is anything I love more than traveling it is traveling without breaking the bank. We booked our flight to Rome but knew we wanted to hit a few more cities and narrowing it down was honestly so hard! Ultimately we ended up narrowing it down to Rome, Cinque Terre, and Florence (with a quick stop in Pisa on the way from Cinque Terre to Florence!)

We ate and ate and ate and made sure after we were stuffed we had gelato to top it all off. One thing I loved about Italy is that besides taking trains to get from town to town we didn't have to take public transportation at all. Everything was so compact and close together that we just walked. And boy did we walk! You know you are doing a trip right when you come home at the end of the day completely exhausted from running around.

Click the clip below if you want to see a little taste of our adventure. Warning my video making skills are seriously lacking! ;)