Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oh The Weather Outside Is FRIGHTFUL!

I have never been a huge fan of the snow, so one thing I was looking forward to about being in Seattle for December was NO snow! I think that my thinking that way is what made the snow follow me to Washington this year! Since we have gotten to Seattle there has been a few snow storms and very cold weather which is very odd for Seattle. Conner's little sister had school canceled for the week and church has even been canceled two weeks in a row. I'm making it sound like there is tons of snow here, but really if this was Utah it would be no big deal! People here are just not use to snow or driving on bad roads, and so even if there is 2 inches the city shuts down!! However, there was a big snow storm last night which brought us about 6-8 inches! That is a lot for Seattle!! The difference between Conner and I is that I grew up with the snow every winter, so for me when it snows it is no big deal and I would really rather be in the warm house being nice and cozy! Conner feels that since snow is so rare here in Seattle, we need to be out in it every second! He has loved driving in it, going on walks, and snowboarding down the driveway. To him this is heaven!! He's a funny kid, I just have to humor him and let him enjoy his snow!! :) However, today as I was watching Conner through the window, I just couldn't resist anymore! I decided to buck up, and head out in the cold to play with my hubby! When I brought up the idea of building a snowman I thought he would laugh, but I had no idea he would get so into it!! The snowman still needs a face, but it got dark so we decided to finish the little guy tomorrow. I love how Conner tries to make each moment so fun for us. He really is such a fun person and I'm so incredibly lucky to be married to him!

I have really enjoyed being here so far! We have done a lot of relaxing which has been a good break! Conner's family is all so sweet and really make me feel so loved. It still hasn't quite hit me that they are my in-laws who I will be spending the rest of my life with, but when I do really think about it, it makes me so excited! I don't know how I managed to marry such an awesome guy who has such an amazing family! I really hit a jack-pot! I miss my family very very much and it is sad I won't be with them during Christmas, but I know this is a part of being married! Well...I'll try to keep you updated on the rest of our activities, until then I love you all and hope you're having a great Christmas!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's Time To Talk About It!

I have been debating for awhile when I can start talking about the biggest thing that's going on in our life. I have felt like since it wasn't done the right way that I can't really talk about it and I need to try to "hide" it as much as possible. I was thinking the other day how ridiculous it is to hide something that is so incredible!! Another reason why I haven't felt comfortable talking about it is because of the fear of what others will think of me or even think that Conner and I HAD to be married rather than the truth which is we were going to be married, but it came a few months quicker than originally planned!! We all know that even though we're not suppose to judge, everyone does it!! Throughout this whole process I have been told to just not care what others think...and that has been a really hard thing for me to do! But lately I have really realized that if people choose to judge us and think we are some horrible people then that really is their own problem right?? :) Sorry if that sounds a bit harsh...I know that the people who really love and care about us and know our intentions are all really excited and happy for us!
So anyways...I'm sure almost everyone by now knows exactly what I'm talking about, but if not, Conner and I are going to have a baby!!! The thought of that still doesn't seem exactly right, but the bigger and bigger I get the more I realize it really is happening!! Even though things didn't really go as expected, Conner and I are both so excited to have our little baby and right now we wouldn't want things any other way! We are also very anxious for the day that we will be able to be sealed together and to our baby!! That is one of the biggest days we've got to look forward too!
I am 24 weeks today and it seems like I just get bigger each day :(. (There really is NO way to hide a pregnancy in my opinion!!) I have tried to teach my dear husband that the words FAT and Chubby just aren't very appropriate during this special time!! haha it was kinda hard for him to understand given the fact that all he really was meaning was that my belly is surly growing!! But I think he knows now after having me flip out a few times that he is just better of saying things like "your stomach is getting bigger" rather than "Come here my fat little princess!" haha oh I love that kid!! We found out a while ago that we are having a baby boy, and I have never seen Conner so excited then the day we found out! There are two things I'm most excited for and that is of course to meet my little baby, and also to see Conner with him!! I know he is going to be so an amazing daddy and I can't wait to see their little father-son bond!!
I'm pretty sure this is probably the most I have ever talked about it, and it still just seems so unreal! I feel way to young to be having a baby, but when we look at age I'm almost right with the Utah trend! At least I'm following in my sisters footsteps...age wise!!
Well there you have it...The biggest & happiest news in the Edwards' home is officially spoken about!

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Joy of Finals! (24 hr computer lab!)

Since Conner and I first started dating I tried introducing him to a new way of studying and getting school work done...that great way is simply just the opposite of procrastination. I don't know why it took this long but it finally kicked in for my wonderful boy!! I'm so glad that the computer lab is open 24 hours this week! They really put my sleep into consideration! So, everyday this week we have spent each night on campus while he has been working on assignments that aren't due until FRIDAY!! He started three days ago rather than doing it all last minute Friday night!!! What a kid!!
He got off work early at 8:30 and my first mistake was thinking that it was so he can come home and spend the night cuddling on the couch watching movies! I was wrong! He clearly had strong intentions to continue is routine of going to the lab so he could work more on his project (I really don't know what has gotten into him!)
We ate dinner and headed to the lab around 10:30. I was apparently wrong again when I thought he was joking when he said we'd be here for "four or five hours". He gave me the choice to come join him or else stay home. I really only thought we'd be here for an hour at the most so of course I chose to go with him! (Plus its scary being home alone at night!) He filled a grocery bag up with all the food in our cupboards and out the door we went.
It has been three hours since our arrival and each time I ask if he is almost done he laughs and says, "I'm not even close!" So I decided to wad up our coats and make a little bed under his feet for myself. As I was laying there trying to go to sleep I thought...this is kind of a silly thing! So I decided to make a post! I'm sorry I don't have my camera with me, it would be a great sight to see our private kitchen back here in the corner with legs stickin out from under Conner's desk! I hope people don't get the wrong idea of what is going on under there! I'm just trying to sleep...HONEST! :)
Since according to Conner we still have a couple more hours left here at the lab, I'm going to head back down to my little nook, eat an apple...possibly more, and try to get a couple hours of sleep! Oh how I can't wait for finals to be over!! Only 2 more years following this!! Yahoo! :S