Monday, August 30, 2010

Note to self

When asking Sam to hang mirrors and picture frames, tell him exactly where the top of the mirror should come to. His perception may be a bit skewed due to his 6 foot 7 build:

Thursday, August 26, 2010


PetSmart has a daycare here in the office which I signed up for in March when I was about 27 seconds pregnant. They informed me I can be on the list however, they didn't foresee an opening until April. APRIL!! I needed that kid enrolled for February. What was I supposed to do with James for 2 months? I don't have family close and I feel like asking a friend to watch a newborn for a couple months would be WAY too much to ask of someone, even if I paid them. So I have been stressing about this for MONTHS. Pretty much my entire pregnancy. Sam's point of view was, "Don't worry about this now. These things end up just working themselves out."
I disagree.
I think all of my stressing and worrying works these things out. He has his way and I have mine...
Well today I went into the daycare to see if there were any updates and what do you know, my worrying payed off and James is officially in to the PetSmart daycare for February.
Now I can breastfeed. TMI? Sorry. But it was a big issue for me to consider.
For anyone judging me for putting my precious infant in daycare when I should be a good Mormon mommy and stay at home with him, save it. I feel sick about it. I want nothing more than to stay home with him and be with him every second of every day but it just won't work out. With Sam in Medical school I have to work. If I work now, we will be in a much better financial position as our family grows. No one made us have a baby while attending med school, it was our choice. This is the price we pay for being so anxious to have a little one in our lives. We'll see how I deal with it when the little guy is here...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baby bump or baby mountain

Either way I'm loving it...

I am 27 weeks pregnant, and I really can't complain. James kicks all the time, I think it's to make sure I don't forget about him (like that would ever happen). We had an appointment yesterday and the doctor said everything is perfect, just what an expectant mom loves to hear. I feel very blessed that the pregnancy has gone so well, that the baby and I are both healthy, and that I have a great husband who loves the baby as much as I do (if that's possible:)).

I thought I would share a little belly action with you...

Mirror makeover

We thought our black mirror needed a face lift :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shopping 30% off at Gap

Just click on the photo below and print. Take it in to any Gap store (including Gap, Banana, Old Navy, Gap Kids, etc) or use at

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sew what?

I have been begging Sam for a sewing machine for about a year. He kindly let me know we do not have room for a sewing machine and they are expensive so it may not be a great idea right now.

I have had my heart set on getting one.

When we went to LA last weekend I mentioned my current desire to my family, and what do you know but my ALWAYS generous grandma gave me her sewing machine!!

It's like brand new and it works beautifully. I found the perfect spot for it in our home so Sam and I are both happy and excited.

My first project, maternity pants.

Why must most maternity pants come with bell bottom legs? Pregnant women don't want to look or feel even more ridiculous than we all ready do.

I pined up my pants and hit the sewing machine.

My mother was on the phone for tech support purposes, which helped immensely. She gave me the help I needed and the pants looks pretty good, take a look:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fish Tank

Monday mornings have a bad rap, and this Monday I found out why. It seemed like everything was going wrong. One of my vendors had a huge recall (which is a very big deal and very time consuming), I forgot my breakfast, and I was so tired from our LA trip that my eyes were literally burning.

Then I heard a really loud thud.

I didn't go to see what was going on, instead I rolled my eyes wondering what else this terrible Monday was going to bring.

A few minutes later on my way to the bathroom this is what I saw:

A small lake in the middle of the walk way

A very sad Erin

An extremely embarrassed Kevin

Needless to explain someone (namely Kevin) dropped Erin's 10 gallon fish tank. There was glass, water, and tiny rocks everywhere.

Immediately several PetSmart employees ran to Erin's desk with buckets of water to save the fish.

Luckily, the fish were removed prior to the tank transport.