Thursday, September 2, 2010

I have been busy... I promise!

I have not been keeping up with the blog lately! Things have either been crazy around here or I have been lazy. Probably more of the later but I'll just play the pregnancy card on that one. Yep you heard it. We are expecting #3 sometime in March. I am not quite sure I am ready for this but I guess its a good thing I have 9 months to get used to the idea right? One and two were so close together that I didn't really have a chance to fully recover before #2 came along.

However, this time around my youngest will just be barely turning 3 and so I have had more time to adjust. But if there is one thing in my life that I've learned it is to not get too comfortable because as soon as I do Heavenly Father throws something new into the mix to keep me growing. I just didn't expect the growing part to be so literal.

I am happy to say that the nausea and extreme tiredness has lifted and I am starting to get my energy back. I even started going back to Zumba! I missed it so much. I was sooo expecting to be teaching a class of my own about now since I received my license to teach. But just after I got it, I found out about our soon to be. So for now I will stick with attending classes and try to enjoy this pregnancy.

I have been productive too. Don't get me wrong. I have accomplished quite a bit too. I've gone on two camping trips with the family, I've helped the hubby build two picnic tables with benches (more on that later), I've taught myself how to crochet, and I just finished canning 21 quarts of peaches!

I've been meaning to share some of my latest projects but haven't gotten around to it. Until now.....
This picture is a little confusing but what you are looking at are two separate table tops stacked on top of each other and two of the finished benches upside down on top of that. Each table will have 4 crescent shaped benches to seat at least 8 people. One set is for us and the other is for a lady in our ward who said she'd pay someone to build one for her. Dan is the scoutmaster in our ward and so he used this project for the boys to pass off their carpentry merit badge. It has taken forever! That may be due to the fact that the boys were only allowed to use hand tools. But we're happy to say the boy's parts of building the rough benches (minus the crescent shape) is done!

The plan is to paint one of the tables a sort of cedar red (per her request), and the table we are keeping will be stained. I just can't wait til we get to that point! I love staining furniture!

This is a quick shot I took of the crochet project that I taught myself on. It is a photo prop to be used to photograph newborns. It's called a kangaroo pouch/cocoon. I don't have a little one to use it on yet but I sent one to a friend of mine who is a professional photographer as a new baby gift for her. I am hoping to get a picture back from her soon so that I can show you what it is really supposed to look like. The one I sent her was purple. But since I don't know what I am having yet (I am thinking about not finding out and keeping it a surprise this time) I decided to keep the neutral colored one.

21 quarts, 1 pint, and 4 quart sized freezer bags (we use the frozen ones for smoothies and cobblers). I love canning peaches. They look so pretty in the jars!

Oh and before I forget. Another thing we are excited about is that Kiera starts preschool this month! I am doing a co-op preschool with 3 other moms in my stake. It is going to be a lot of fun! I can't believe my baby is old enough to start! She is way excited and tells everyone she sees that she's going to school.


Erica said...

Brittany! I got the Kangaroo Pouch and I love it! I can't wait to do a session with it! I've actually been wanting one of these for a while, so it's perfect! Thanks so much! I'll make sure I send you a picture as soon as I use it!

Bob Lazenby said...

I remember how excited YOU were when we drove by Whitney Elementry School. You would always say "THERE's MY SCHOOL!" I also remember how often we got to hear you sing the ABC song. So Kiera gets that love of learning from her Mom. Love, Dad

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness!!! MANY MANY congratulations!!! I am THRILLED for you!!!
And yes, it DOES sound like you've been VERY busy!!! Crochet'ing....I don't think I could ever do it(you can't hide it if you make a mistake!) LOL!
And canning peaches....YUMMO!!! I've got to get more "up" on this canning thin next spring! The only thing I made was strawberry jelly! In fact I think I better make another batch or two before summer is officially over!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are pregnant! Congratulations! May I ask if this was planned or a surprise? Our next one I want the sex of the baby to be a surprise. Steve doesn't think so. He doesn't like those kinds of surprises! I hope that your happy and that all the sickness is over with. Good job on keeping it a secret though!