Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's a long one!

I guess i've got some catching up to do!
The last week has been pretty busy, in both good and bad ways.
Brad has been crazy with school work and projects and finals coming up.
I feel like i've barely spent any time with him lately, which stinks, but it will be over soon.
That is, until Fall semester starts. Grr.
I've been able to spend some time with more of the girls from the ward though, which is wonderful.
After being in Rexburg, off and on, for 2 1/2 years, I finally feel like I have a group of friends!
Sure, when I was single I had my roommates, but still.
I think it was 2 Fridays ago that a bunch of us got together for a girl's night in the lounge.
It started at 9 and I didn't get home until after 1!
Brad stayed home and played Call of Duty with his friend Mark for a bit while I was gone.
Anyway, it was tons of fun!
We played some games and ate desserts and really got to talk and get to know each other.
Here's the group (I stole the pictures from Stephanie. Thanks!)

Yes, I know i'm ginormous!
Anyway, I love these girls and i'm so excited for all the future stuff we'll do together!
I think it was the following Sunday that Brad and I went over to Daryn and Mat's place and played games with them, as well as Stephanie and Hans.
Curses can get pretty crazy! Haha.
The next Tuesday was a RS activity on nutrition and fitness, which I gave a spiritual thought on.
I know, me giving a thought on nutrition and fitness is kind of an oxymoron, but I think I did alright. Lol.
It was fun; we learned about what kinds of foods are good for you and portion control and then we did some exercising for a bit.
I felt pretty lame since I couldn't do a lot of the things, like jumping jacks, but I tried my best with my lame modifications.
It was probably pretty funny to watch.
Saturday, I spent like 2 hours going to every store in town looking for a certain kind of Easter candy for Brad, but everyone was sold out!
It was kind of lame, but I made due with what candy and stuff I could find.
I really shouldn't put off Easter shopping.
Later in the day, I went with Daryn and Steph while they did their Easter shopping (and I bought some candy for myself. Darn impulse buys).
Brad and I tried to dye some eggs later, but the dye was cheap, and all the cute Martha Stewart ideas I was trying wasn't working, so we kind of gave up.
Sunday afternoon, in between conference sessions, I presented Brad with his Easter basket!
I made my own using leftover candy from his.
I think we've both been on sugar highs the last couple days. Haha.
Especially Brad. He's been extra kooky lately.
I spent a good chunk of Sunday trying to make some Easter cake pops from Bakerella's blog.
Basically, I was making balls of Red Velvet Cake on a stick.
Here are my hands as I was squishing the cake up with some frosting and trying to form the balls.
They were supposed to turn out like these, in the picture below...
... but everything went wrong!
I had forgotten to buy orange sprinkles for the feet and beak, so I decided to try and dye them somehow.
Unfortunately, I seemed to be out of red food coloring, so I couldn't really make the color orange.
Then the candy wouldn't melt right (the stuff that coats the cake balls) and it got all weird and crumbly.
So anyway, nothing was working out and now we have 30+ balls of cake on sticks sitting in our fridge.
I've been slowly eating them undecorated.
They taste really yummy, they just don't look so cute.
If anyone wants any, come on by! Lol.
Sunday evening was a pretty busy one.
I was making the cake pops for two different parties Brad and I were going to, both in the lounge, one right after the other.
First was with our friends the Ensigns and 2 other couples.
We all brought a dish, a drink, and a dessert and had a potluck type dinner.
We watched a movie on the TV in there and then played Apples to Apples for a bit.
While Brad and I were waiting for everyone to arrive (we were the only ones that live at University Courtyard, so everyone else had to drive over), we took some pictures.
I can't seem to get Brad to take a good picture of me, but these will suffice for now.
Here I am, just about 31 weeks along.

After the first party, we had a birthday party for Stephanie!
Daryn got together a bunch of us to bring spaghetti and garlic bread and salad and what not and we had dinner (the second dinner for Brad and me. Lol.)
Afterward we had cupcakes and played Pop 5.
Stephanie is so cute!
We're almost all caught up now! Yay!
Today I had my next check-up.
Everything is going along perfectly, thankfully.
I wish it was almost over, but i've still got 9 weeks to go.
I just want to lay on my back again and be able to breathe!
Not much is going on this week, apart from finals for Brad.
I've been trying to film my belly moving, because she goes CRAZY in there sometimes, but I never seem to have my camera accessible when it happens.
It is SO fun to watch!
I guess i'll just have to try harder to catch her in action.
Until then, I hope everyone is having a great April, even though it's snowed here almost everyday since the 1st of the month. Poo.


Stephanie and Hans Petrich said...

So cute, love it! We sure have been having some fun weekends lately!

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