Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

This weekend has been such a whirlwind! We have been so busy, but we've been having tons of fun at the same time! From Applebees to Hobby Lobby, from Autozone to Mesa - we've been all over the place. But where to start?! I guess we'll start on Friday....


Friday means date night! At first we weren't sure what we should do, but then we got to thinking. Hobby Lobby just opened up this past week, so why don't we go get something and make a craft? This was actually the 3rd time we've gone this week... We have been making little things here and there for the baby's half of the room. This is what we got this time around!

After Hobby Lobby, we decided to get dinner at Applebees! Matthan wanted to go to a Peruvian restaurant  but I was really in the mood for Applebees... Sorry honey, maybe next date night! ;)

After dinner, we went to do laundry and watch a movie. The movie of choice was Pirates of the Caribbean, definitely one of my favorites. About twenty minutes into the movie, I remember that a movie just came out in theaters that I really wanted to see. The Host. I've read the book many times and just love it. We look for movie times and turns out, the next showing was in thirty minutes! As we were about to leave, the washing machine started dinging. It was done! So we quickly moved the wash, started another load and bolted out the door. We made it just in time for the movie to start! I was worried that the movie wouldn't really follow the book, but I was quite surprised. They did a really good job. After the movie we were driving home and a headlight went dead on Rodger (Matthan's car). We needed to get that fixed. We didn't get everything done we wanted to so we knew that Saturday was going to be a long day!


So today we planned on going to the Mesa Easter pageant and all our plans revolved around that. It started a 8PM and we had to be there at 4PM for a picnic.  Matthan has been taking a class every Saturday to be certified as a lifeguard instructor. He will be able to teach others to be professional lifeguards. In other words, he will shows 16 year olds how to put on their sun tan lotions. The class is supposed to be from 10AM to 3PM and Matthan said he would be late today so i thought we wouldn't head to Mesa till 4:30. 

I started on more laundry while Matthan was at his class. It's true what they say - you never know how many clothes you really have until laundry day comes around. So as I'm moving a load of laundry Matthan calls saying he is done. It was only noon!!!! I jumped in the car and picked him up.

We went to Auto Zone to get a new headlight and an air filter for the car. We bought them and in the parking lot we started to put them in. I changed the air filter while my hubby started to do the headlight. He had me turn on the lights to figure out which one is bad and when I did the lights worked perfectly! I guess it just needed a little jiggle for it to work.

After Auto Zone we went to Sonic to grab some food. The food was horrible. We will never get food there again. As we are eating Matthan pushes me and says look. I turn over and I see a black car that look crazy. I tried to get a picture when it was on the street, but it pulled away and turned into Sonic. I kept pushing Matthan out of the way to take a picture until it pulled up next to us. Look at it!! It's so small!

We went back home, packed everything we would need for the night and started our drive to Mesa. It was only 2:30 PM so we were able to make the picnic.

We make it up there for the picnic and ran into our friends and family (Love you Mutti!!!) After eating we had 3 hours to kill before the Easter Pageant so we killed time by watching videos in the visitor center at the temple, walking around, and waiting 30 minutes in line at Dairy Queen. With my ice cream in hand I watched the pageant with my hubby. It was amazing! 

Trying to leave was crazy. Thousands of people were trying to leave and the streets were packed, but my hubby is so smart. He got us out of there super easily. When we got into the car he looked at a map of the streets for a bit then took off. We cut through and old folks neighborhood then passed through a park to make it to the main road. The road was already stop and go and we needed to make a left turn. That was definitely not going to happen. He made a right turn and when the traffic was stopped and no one was coming, he made a u-turn in the middle of the street. It was all free flowing from there! We drove out to the Gilbert area to stay with the Hanny's. It was great seeing everybody!


Our first Easter together! I remember a year ago from today (Easter 2012) I was on my way down to Arizona from Idaho. Definitely one of the biggest and scariest decisions I've ever had to make. But it was sooo worth it! A year ago I never thought that I'd be married to my best friend and 7 months pregnant!

We had an amazing breakfast, got dressed and headed to church. We only stayed for sacrament meeting because we had to get down to Matthan's parent's house in Sahuarita for Easter lunch. We said goodbye to our friends and headed out to our next destination - the Gilbert temple!

It's still under construction, but most of the outside is finished. It is hoped to be finished late 2013, early 2014. Even outside of the grounds and with the construction, you could feel the spirit! It was truly an amazing site to see. I'm so glad we made our little pit stop!

My aunt and uncle live in Chandler, and since it was on the way down to Sahuarita, we thought it would be fun to stop by and say hi for a few minutes. I'm glad we did, we haven't seen them since November when we first told them we were expecting. It was actually just around the corner from their house that Matthan proposed to me! We took the opportunity to take a few pictures since we haven't gotten any before.

When he proposed (June 16th, two months after we started dating), he used a ring pop! It was so cute. Afterwards, we went out to In N Out for lunch and to pick out a real ring. I loved the ring pop, but it was a little bulky and sticky to keep using as the engagement ring. Naturally, I ate it. Yummy!

Traffic wasn't terrible, but there was definitely more than expected. We had (roughly) a 2 hour drive to his parent's house. The sun was mostly overhead, but since we were headed south, I got most of the sunshine. Ultimately, it resulted in a light sunburn on my right arm. It's not that bad, but it started to sting last night. Hooray for aloe vera!

We made it down just in time for lunch! Matthan's grandpa comes over every month-ish to cook for us. He's a really good cook. It's fun to have everyone together. We had a really yummy dessert that my MIL made and that when we announced the gender of our little peanut! Shortly after dessert we all decorated Easter eggs! 

Okay folks, here's the promised and anticipated gender reveal!!! 

Baby facts:

How far along?: 27 weeks and 3 days!
Baby is the size of a: Head of cauliflower!
Length of baby: 14.5 inches!
Total weight gain/loss: + 20 pounds
The Bump: Definitely there and keeps getting bigger! My belly button has officially flat-lined and is starting to poke out just a little bit.
Symptoms: Allergies :(
Food Cravings: Applebees!!
Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope. Just the allergies.
Sleep: Still don't have trouble falling asleep, just the getting comfortable part. No leg cramps yet, but I woke up Friday morning and my calves were really sore. Maybe those are the cramps, but we did do a lot of yard work the day before. Hmmm...
What I Miss: 
Wedding Rings - On/Off: Off for the most part. 
Names: Abigail Jane Bosse!
Movement: Tons of movement! I read that since I've started the 3rd trimester she is preparing herself for birth and positioning herself in the perfect position. Also, I will notice a slight decrease in her movement due to little to no room to move anymore! My little angel is getting so big!
Maternity Clothes: I still have not bought any maternity clothes, but as of yesterday I inherited a ton of maternity clothes from Matthan's cousin who just had a baby. Woohoo hand-me downs!
Labor Signs: None that I can think of...
What I'm excited about/looking forward to: I just can't wait to hold my little girl!

We are SO excited for our little girl to come! I can't wait to dress her up in tons of cute clothes! Matthan is so excited that he gets his little princess. 

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