Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Crock Pot!!

 ***Pot Roast***

This is the best Pot Roast! So easy, but so yummy! 


4-5 Potatoes
3-4 Carrots (10-15 if smaller size)
1 Pound Roast
1 Package of dry Onion mix

Directions: Cut carrots and potatoes in half. You can peel the potatoes if you choose. Place potatoes, carrots, and roast in crock pot. Add the package of dry onion mix to the top along with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 cup of water to crock pot. Turn on crock pot and let it cook. 

Turn on medium heat for 6-8 hours.
Turn on high for 4-5 hours.
Check the meat and potatoes to make sure they are tender before serving.

Serve with Green beans (or any vegetable) and a salad. 


Monday, July 14, 2014

Washington D.C.

One last trip before we have this little one! It was a little brutal being 7 months pregnant... and driving 10 hours from Nashville to Washington D.C.  BUT totally worth it! 
I am so glad we got this trip in before we had a baby....Washington D.C. is not a place I would want to take a baby or even a toddler. They just would't appreciate everything there is to learn in D.C. 
We were able to visit so many museums. I learned a lot about what our nation has gone through in order to be where it is today.

Of course we went to a Nationals game. I've actually really enjoyed going to baseball games in the different states we visit. I mean I might not watch the game... but I love the food!! This game was special because they had fireworks at the end for the 4th of July. 

This little fan saved my life! It was the best purchase I ever made... It even had a little map which came in handy. 

We were lucky enough to visit the Washington D.C. Temple. This picture doesn't even do it justice. It was beautiful. Our cousin Tiana is serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the visitor center. 

This is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. If you are in D.C. this something you need to see. They change the guard every half hour which is an awesome experience to witness. There is always a soldier guarding this tomb no matter what the weather is like. 

I am very proud to be an American. I am grateful for all those who have and still are sacrificing their lives so that we can be free. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Well... It's been a long time since I have posted! Lots of things have changed since then.

We are now expecting our FIRST!!  

The picture on the left is how Ben really felt when we found out we were pregnant... he was a little shocked! We found out on Christmas Day. That was the best gift Ben and I could have received. We are so excited to meet this little boy. I know he is going to look just like his Dad.... Or ME haha! I can't even picture what his little face will look like. It's going to be the best thing ever! 
I have loved taking my little buddy everywhere with me. What I love most is, seeing Ben talk to my belly and waiting for that little kick. Lately, he has been moving so much that you can see one side of my belly pop out and then the other side immediately after. It looks like a wave pool. It's so exciting to watch but is a little shocking. Every time we see him move we have to process that there is a little human in there. It's just amazing! 

We are still deciding on a name... We have narrowed it down some but, we are still unsure. Hopefully by the time we leave the hospital we will have a name. 

This is the moment I thought I was showing.... little did I know I would be pretty large. 

Gotta get all the traveling in before this little one comes. We are going to be on lock down for a couple months when he gets here.  (5 Months) 

I thought it was so special to be able to graduate and have my buddy with me the whole time.  The cool thing about this is, when Wendee ( Ben's Mom) was graduating she was also pregnant with Ben. What a special thing for Ben and his son to share together. (6 months) 

6 and a half months

7 Months 

Can't help but stuff my face any chance I get! 
Luckily I had this before I found out I have Gestational Diabetes. This delicious Chocolatey Strawberry S'more is definitely not on my diet anymore. Good thing they don't have these in Nashville... I would have a hard time resisting the urge to have one. 
I thought it would be pretty bad to having GD but besides pricking my finger 4 times a day, its not too difficult. It's probably a good thing I have GD because during this pregnancy I have been craving sweets. I normally would choose chips and salty treats but this little boy wants sugar. 

I didn't think being pregnant would stop me from doing anything... I was wrong. I thought it would be a good idea for me to play kick ball. I was just going to be the all time pitcher and not run the bases. In my mind I was thinking this would be fine to do pregnant..... 

Next thing I know, I'm knocked down crying on the grass. I had been hit directly in the head with the flying kick ball. This kick didn't come from just anyone. It was from an experienced athlete who had a lot of muscle to use. Honestly, I'm so thankful it was my head and not my belly. That would have been really scary for the little one. I'll totally have some fun stories to tell my son when he gets here. 

Saying goodbye to my sweet mama! The next time I see her I will be in labor.... which is kind of a scary/exciting thought. I am lucky that Ben and her will be there to coach me through everything. 

Ben practicing to be a DAD! These little ones love him. He is going to be such a great Dad. He is so good at playing with kids and making them laugh. It's a good thing he loves to play because I'm not very good at playing with kids... Hopefully when I have my own kids I'll be better at that. 

Ahh I can't wait for this baby boy to be decked out in BYU gear. Ben told me that he wants to match what his son wears. It was so fun to hear him say that. They are going to be little twins in their BYU outfits. It's definitely starting to feel more real. Just a couple more months till we get to meet this precious baby boy! 

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