I haven't done a tid + bits update on my blog for forever and that is probably due to the fact that we have been so busy! I also haven't been very good about documenting things. Sometimes just being somewhere when you are pregnant is enough of an accomplishment that taking pictures of such events is the last thing on my mind, haha. But I thought it was about time I did some kind of an update on life. Trevor and I continue to work our butts off, and scramble on the weekends to get stuff done. I swear our place has been a hotel the last few months! We have had friends and family staying with us a bunch.
My parents came up a few weekends ago for Wendy's graduation, and my other sister-in-law Sharley's baby shower. While they were here they helped Trevor and I with our yard which got incredibly out of control while we were gone in New York. Utah has been having a ton of rain and my goodness our grass must be mutant grass because it looked like a jungle when we got back. My Dad was amazing and mowed the lawn while Trevor and I were at work, and we have a big lawn you guys! Then Saturday morning Trevor had left early to go turkey hunting, and when I woke up my parents were out weeding our yard and flower bed in the rain! They really do go above and beyond when it comes to serving those around them, and it was a really sweet gesture. Trevor and I were both so appreciative. Just getting the yard in shape made such a difference! The house looks ten times better and I am excited to get some new plants in the flower bed and polish it off. My mom and I were even talking about how to make over the front doorway. Many, many exciting and exhausting house projects coming to the blog soon ;)
I also got to spend Mother's Day with my parents, which I honestly can't remember the last time I was actually with my Mom on Mother's Day, so that was nice. It was extra special since I am going to be a Mom myself soon, and felt like this was my first "official" Mother's day! We had a great breakfast, where we exchanged awesomely cheesy Mother's Day cards and gifts, and then went to Church. After Church Trevor, my little brother Alex, and my Dad prepared me and my Mom dinner. They made on of my favorite meals from growing up! Homemade roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy. My Dad even made some homemade lemonade from some lemons from our tree in the backyard. Yup, he brought them up from San Diego specifically for this dinner, I was in heaven!
A few weeks ago I attended Bright Night with my friend Tearsa. I went last year and briefly blogged about it as well. I know the ladies who started the event and they each are such rock stars! I love them to bits and they did an even more amazing job than last year if you can even imagine. It was such a fun evening spent with so many fun and inspiring women. There really a lot of amazing women here in Utah, it can be overwhelming! My friend Ali spoke and it was really cool learning about how she started and grew her business. She makes some incredible bags, her company is Sage & Harper, you should check her out! Tearsa and I had a blast, which we always do, so that wasn't a surprise. It was nice to just get out together, get inspired, eat amazing food and have fun.
And on a random side note of complaining, Trevor and I have had some bad luck these past few weeks! Someone stole several hundred dollars worth of merchandise off my doorstep. BAH. These packages shouldn't have arrived until we were back from New York, but they came early. I learned the hard way that I should put my mail on hold while we are away. I will chalk this up to first time home owner lessons because we have always had apartments with lock boxes so this was never really a concern before. Some people really suck don't they? I hope they felt bad when they opened them up and saw a bunch of maternity clothes! Geeze. THEN a few weeks later while Trevor and his friend were out hunting, someone broke into his Bronco, and took his wallet out of his glove box. He had some particularly important stuff in his wallet for some reason so it was an extra hit, but thankfully, for the most part, it is pretty easy to recover the losses with stuff like that with being able to cancel cards etc. But still, both of us in a matter of weeks having something taken from our property... SUCKS!