Saturday, December 27, 2008


Last night we threw Jen & Mark a surprise baby shower at the Thurik's house. Since they are in town for Christmas, and in the UK they don't have baby showers, we thought it would be fun if we surprised them with some baby goodies and had a proper baby shower for Jen with all the baby shower essentials; cupcakes courtesy of Leah and a bunch of decorations and a wonderful meal from Frankie's Pizza & Pasta. As the night went on the guys had a bit too many shots of whiskey and tequila and it turned into what they refered to as a "man shower" and what the girls would refer to as a "s$#t show". It was so fun to all get together while Jen and Mark were in town - Dett was also in town and that was truly wonderful to all be together again. I think they will have to purchase another suitcase before they leave tomorrow as they got a ton of cute baby clothes from all of us - I will leave it up to Jen to post the sex of the baby as they found out last Monday before they left for Seattle. Get a load of Jen's belly button on the second picture and our see-threw outfits - this had us laughing for a good 10 minutes.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas with the Wrights

What a busy yet relaxing weekend we have had. If we didn't have a 4-wheel drive car we would most definitely be stuck out here but luckily we made the best purchase earlier in the year and bought a Subaru. Once again we got about 6 inches last night and are now totaling around 12-15 inches of snow. Troy went off to work this morning so I am literally stuck here all day - luckily I work remotely from home so I can get everything done that needs to be done beofre my office closes.

On Friday Troy and I ventured to Seattle for my monthly appointment where I had to down the not-so-tasty fruity glucola liquid for gluclose testing (this is to test for gestational diabetes), the appointment went great as now that I getting further along Troy and I had more questions for my doctor. He also measured my belly which was kind of fun and checked my weight which was such a relief considering my high weight gain the last time around. I am having a miserable time sleeping at night and have found that putting a pilow inbetween my legs while laying on my left side works the best. It really is true what they say in all these books about laying on your left side as opposed to your right - when I attempt to lay on my right it feels like the baby is going to detach right out of my belly. But all in all everything is going great and I feel good except for a few minor discomforts throughout the day and lack of sleep.

Saturday night we celebrated Christmas with my brother Brandon & SIL Crystal and of course the kids. They are leaving for Tri-Cities this afternoon and won't be back until after Christmas. We went to my parents for a wonderful meal and then exchanged presents. It was quite windy that night and whenever it's the least bit windy our power goes out, so when Troy and I got home of course our power was out and the house was dropping to a low 40 degrees. Luckily it came back on in the middle of the night so we were able to spend all day Sunday watching football.
Here are some pictures from Saturday night of our niece and nephew Jaxon & Campbell

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Family/Belly Pics

We finally got batteries for our camera so I thought it would be fun to post a picture of my protruding belly along with a family pic with Kenai of course and our 10 foot + Christmas tree. I wish I had some clue as to how to take pictures as our living room is so cozy with the tree lit up and the mantle, it's a shame I don't know how to take pics in the dark... or maybe its the fact that our camera sucks. It's so funny when we take pictures with Kenai as he'll pose for hours if he thinks he's getting a cookie. He's going to be the best big brother - maybe a bit strange to think this way but as everyone that has a pet knows they are your children before your real babies start coming along.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Birthday Girl

Happy 29th Birthday to the ever so wonderful Keri Devine!

Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy Birthday to my wonderful Mother!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday!

Happy Birthday (on Saturday) to Miss Kristina Dettwiller!
I hope you had a wonderful day and I can't wait to see you in 14 days.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cary Brothers

Last night Troy and I, my brother and cousin Merritt went to a concert at the new Snoqualmie casino - the guy we saw was Cary Brothers. Has anyone ever heard of him?
His music is thought of as somewhat folky but has been heard on many television shows including The OC and Scrubs...I did not think he sounded folky at all. He's good buddies with Zach Braff so a few of his songs were on the soundtrack for Garden State, which won a Grammy. Listen to the link below - you may have heard his music. This song is the most recognizable, at least to me.

The concert was really fun and chill but going to a casino for a concert was somewhat irresponsible of me because of the the smoking. At least you couldn't smoke in the lounge while Cary was singing but it was definitely wafting through.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ahh memories

For some reason I was thinking about my trip to Europe tonight for Jen's wedding - which was over a year ago. It was sureal to roam the streets of Ravello with all the girls after a days worth of drinking wonderful red wine. I will always be thankful to Jen & Mark for inviting the 4 of us to be in their wedding and share in such a wonderful trip. Here are just a few of the many pictures from London & Italy.

This is where Jen, Keri, Dett and I had espresso and croissants every morning - seriously??

....and then back to London

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nursery Pics

We have the bones of our nursery put together with the crib and dresser in place, the rug I found at Lowes and our beautiful fleamarket-looking chandelier (thank you Gary). Now all we need are the curtains (once I find the fabric my Mother-in-law will be creating them), clothes to fill her closet, and lots of decor for the wall. I am in search of the perfect basket to fit the leftover space on the changing table (where the teddy bear is) which will be used for diapers, and then I can go buy the lavender polka-dot basket liners from Pottery Barn kids. All in all it's coming along but we definitely have a lot to do.

Here are a few pictures that I took - you'll notice that the paint doesn't go all the way to the ceiling.. we are doing crown molding, I promise it's not due to my painting ability.

We had a bit of problem with the length of the chandelier since Troy is so tall so we decided to only use one chain link, that's why it looks a bit like a mini-chandelier.

I want to send a heartfelt thanks to my parents and Troy's parents for buying this beautiful nursery furniture, we love it so much and can't wait for your new granddaughter to see it.

I also wanted to say Congratulations to Laurel & Russ for the birth of their baby boy this afternoon around 2pm, Jett James Ortega. He was 7 lbs 7 oz, and from what I have heard Laurel was a complete champ. So much so that right after she got her epidural around 6:45 this morning and was sitting in her hospital bed she gave me a call to let me know she was in labor. She was so chill & relaxed, just like the Laurel we all love.

I cannot wait to meet him.