Seven Years!

I can't believe it's been 7 years since I married my best friend! Seven years, three moves, three kids (since the 3rd is coming in just a couple days, it counts!), and numerous funny memories and adventures! Not every minute has been great, but it's totally been worth it! Because I was too lazy to round up a wedding picture of us, here are some from my current computer!
This summer at the Astro's game! (maybe I'll post a picture later of what we look like TODAY, but maybe not! I'm just a whole lotta belly now!)

December 2009. One of the best things about marrying a guy the same age as me, is that we have the same fond memories of things like Ninja Turtles, and both have high school flashbacks when certain songs come on, and went through the same awkward stages in basically the same years!
This is from last summer. One of my favorites of us! Partially because I miss my waist! Oh! So not good going through pictures 9 months pregnant! BUT, I love this picture because we have the temple behind us, and just witnessed the last of either of our siblings marrying their eternal companions! Very cool! How blessed am I to marry into a family that, just like my own, I can enter the temple with!

Love you Jon Jon! You are by best friend, the father of our crazy kids, and my favorite person to pester!


First Day of School!

Sevy started Kindergarten today! We set her very own alarm clock and when she got up you could see the joy in her eyes! She told me that she had to wake up in the middle of the night to get ready for school! (since it was still dark out when she woke up!)
Backpack on and showing off her super cool lunchbox! I'm jealous! I love her little owl!
At her school desk ready to go. She asked me to walk her into class, but as soon as she got there she quickly dismissed me! My little girl is all grown up!


Worse Week Ever

Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything that could go wrong does? We seem to get these a lot lately. This week is definitely no exception.

It all started just a week or so ago when our trusty Nissan decided it was time to have major problems. A warning light had been on for a couple months and we knew we needed to get it fixed, but were avoiding it. Well, this all changed when the temperature gage decided to give up the ghost which lead to a/c issues. In Houston, not having a/c is not an option, and since Jon was heading off to Amarillo, and I would be driving the Nissan, we had to buck up and pay. One thousand dollars later, the Nissan is rocking again and we were in business!

Now for this week. We've been enjoying the last week of summer with Jon which means a lot of driving and a lot of fun. This was true until our a/c started to give out in our Honda. At first it was sporadically coming and going and then it totally gave up. Keep in mind that all week has been over 100* and I'm 36 weeks pregnant, AND we have kids who sweat in a snow storm. Awesome. Jon's been looking up potential problems, and if it's what we think, it'll be $1000 to get it working again. Keep in mind: Houston=hot until November=not having a/c is not an option.

Now for the best part. After dinner, I headed upstairs to get our guest room cleaned up and noticed it was uncommonly hot. Oh yes. Back in March we were having this problem and had it checked out and learned we have to get a major a/c unit part replaced, but put it off because 1: it cost a lot and 2: after the freon refill, it's been working just fine. Well, it's lasted a good while but our luck has run out again. Here's to another $1000+ bill heading our way--which once again is a necessity, not a luxury.

For me, I don't think this would all suck so bad except the fact that we are students, and since I'm so pregnant, the money I would be able to bring in thanks to my classes is basically nonexistent for the next few months. I physically cannot teach much, and everyone is coming back from vacation which goes all the water-aerobic subbing I could actually do, and baby is coming this month so I won't be teaching after that for a couple months anyway. Grr.

It's just turned into one of those "when it rains, it pours" situation that makes us focus on all the other crappy things going on; like how uncomfortable I am, how Sevy starts school so soon and we'll have to pay a load in gas and parking, how we still don't have a name for this baby, and how our house value keeps dropping. Yeah, we are full of optimism in our household right now!

So, if anyone has any great names, any really cheap meal ideas, or any happy thoughts, send them our way! We could sure use it! On the bright side, baby is officially coming August 30th, so at least we have that to look forward to!