Monday, March 30, 2009

6 months and growing!

I start the third trimester tomorrow! Holy Cow! I weigh a whopping 120 pounds! I am feeling great! I have had high energy and I haven't felt sick or tired at all. I am not looking forward to future aches and pains that come with a growing belly, but for now I am enjoying the pregnancy. Today I took the glucose screening test, (where they make you drink the orange nasty sugar water that tries to fake you out like it will taste like cactus cooler soda and really tastes likes flat soda barf!) and also had blood work done to check if I am anemic. Hopefully everything will look as good as I feel. The bottom picture is from Saturday when Devin and I played some tennis with his sister, Chanel, and his parents. It was so much fun and I was not too shabby for a pregnant gal.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Phantom of the Opera!

Phantom at the Venetian
The Bellagio water show
Grandma and Grandpa Dickson
On our way home from Utah we stopped in Vegas for a few days to visit Devin's grandparents that live there. While we were there we celebrated Grandma Dickson's birthday and enjoyed dinner with them at PF Chang's. Another night Grandma bought Devin and I tickets to see Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian. It was a great musical and my favorite Vegas show yet! Thanks Grandma, you sure did spoil us!

Utah to visit Devon + Whitney

I love the picture of my brother below. We had just finished watching the movie Australia and were soooo tired. Gotta love those "cheeky bulls" and "ms. boss"!

We finally made it to Utah to visit my brother Devon and his awesome wife Whitney. We were supposed to go up there for a family vacation right after Christmas but couldn't make it because of my crazy morning sickness. They live in a super cute duplex in Provo and we had a lot of fun hanging out with them for a few days. The Devin/ons went snowboarding, we did some shopping, and my favorite was when we ate at the brazilian steakhouse Tucano's. Thanks you guys for letting us party with you! We also got to see a few Hawaii friends; Jared, who's living in Provo now, and Dan, Jonna, and baby Brighton who were visiting family in Bountiful.

Monday, March 23, 2009


A couple weeks ago we went to SeaWorld with my sister-in-law Dawn and Natalie and each of their 3 kids. Devin's mom and sister, Chanel, were there too and it was so cute to watch the our nieces and nephews have so much fun. We were so exhausted by the end of the day!
My childhood SeaWorld memory-
When I was about 6 years old at SeaWorld with my family I was eating a churro and a seagull swooped down, clawed my face (leaving a scratch), and stole my churro from me. I started crying and some people crowded around me, including my parents, asking if I was okay. I cried, but only because I wanted another churro!

Getting Adjusted!

A few weeks ago we went to play some games with Janae and Taylor at Taylor's parents house. We had a ton of fun! (Janae you'll have to help me out with the names of the games because I can't remember what they're called) I think one was a version of murder in the dark and the other may have been called "who sir, me sir?" We enjoyed hanging out with the Holland family and learned that Taylor's dad is a chiropractor. He offered to adjust me for my FIRST time! It was the coolest thing ever! My hips usually hurt from sleeping on my sides and they felt relief for a good week! He also adjusted my neck and it relieved me of a headache. I love my dad, but I sure do wish he could have been a chiropractor. Thanks John, you crack me up! (pun intended)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Friends Visit + Baby Update

Our friends Dan and Jonna from Hawaii are visiting the mainland along with their cute baby girl Brighton. Brighton was born about 2 weeks after we moved to the mainland so I thought I would never get to see her! I was so excited when I got a call from Jonna saying they were coming to the LA area for a few days!!! Yesterday we met up with them at Pedro's Tacos in San Clemente. We went to the rip curl outlet for some shopping and then Devin and Dan surfed T-Street. Brighton was such a good baby....the cutest thing was Brighton smiling for me. Jonna told me the trick was to talk in a really high voice and it worked within seconds. She had the most cute chubby cheeks and she really liked Devin, so naturally he loved her! We were so stoked to see Dan, Jonna, and Brighton and hope that they, along with all of our other Hawaii friends, (you know who you are) move to southern California someday!
Baby Update:
I began the 24th week of my pregnancy today.
The last week and a half I feel like my energy level is back and I am finally feeling normal, well almost.
My belly has been growing at a rapid pace! I'll have to post some belly shots soon!
The name we are thinking about is Maddox. We aren't for sure though.
He has been judo chopping me in the stomach like crazy lately.
My sister-in-law Natalie set a date for my baby shower...May 30th!
Just to remind everyone, the baby is due on my birthday June 29th.

Family Beach Day!

This weekend my brother Devon and his wife Whitney were in town for a wedding so we got to spend the weekend with them. On Friday night we had family come over to celebrate Whitney's birthday. On Saturday we spent the day at the beach. The boys did some rock climbing at Corona Del Mar and everyone played some volleyball. Then we went to Balboa beach and rented beach cruisers to ride on the bike path. Then we ate at BJ's pizza for dinner and finished the night playing games at my parents house with some of the cousins. It was fun to be with the family! The only thing that could have made it better was if my little brother Cameron, who's in Argentina serving a mission, was there! We definitely missed him!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day was perfect. Devin is a sweetheart and he took me to my favorite restaurant Zov's! Dinner was delicious and they have the most decadent desserts! If you haven't been there you need to try it!

The Dance

My little brother, Tanner, and Devin's little sister, Chanel, went to the Brea High School Winter Formal dance together a few weeks ago. They were both styling in their cute outfits and they told us they had alot of fun. Devin and I went to the park to take these pictures of them before the dance.

Baby Eliza's Blessing!

Katie and Brent (our awesome friends from Hawaii) came to California for a wedding and to bless their cute baby girl Eliza. We were so excited to see them and Eliza, who was born less then 2 weeks after we moved back to the mainland. The baby was blessed at Brent's house and Eliza looked adorable in her blessing dress. We also got to hang out with them a few days later and grab dinner. After dinner we got frozen yogurt and played our favorite card game Nerts. It was so fun to hang out with them! We love those guys! (and super miss them)

A week in Carlsbad

My Uncle Richard and Aunt Irena let Devin and I use there timeshare in Carlsbad for a week in mid-January. The weather was perfect and Devin got to enjoy some good surf sessions. We went to Coronado Island for our first time and had a relaxing week. Above is a picture from our room, the sunsets were beautiful! Justin and Natalie joined us for a few days while we were down there and we had alot of fun. I also finally got to see the movie Twilight while we were down there, since I had been sick forever and hadn't had the chance to see it.