Monday, December 8, 2008

Nursery (thus far)

We decided to take the plunge and buy a crib, finally. We bought all of our furniture from Babinski's, but it was a struggle to pick something out. Pregnancy has made me extremely indecisive. I picture us using this furniture for all of our children so I guess it's a good investment, right?
This is what we have finished thus far. The chair is super comfy and everytime I walk past the room Tim is sitting in it just relaxing. We have still to hang pictures and decor from the walls, but that will get done in it's own due time (hopefully before he gets here).

Tim also spent the better part of 3 weeks (in the evenings after work) redoing our closets. He formatted them to his liking and then went to town. I love how they turned out and it was so much fun to fill them with all of his little stuff.

I love this tall shelf from Ikea. Even more, I loved the price!

A while back I made this cloth growth chart and hand stitched the numbers in with different colored thread. I still need to stitch our little guy's name at the top and hang it somewhere in the room, but for right now it debuts on the backside of the door.

Oh woops! How did these two cute foolios get on this blog post? I'd like to think they are very excited to meet this little guy, but in all honesty they have no idea what is about to happen to them. I have a feeling they are going to be uprooted and their entire lives as they know it will most definitely change.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

HypnoBirthing Conversation

Tim: Hey when we listen to the relaxation CD and it asks you to think of a soothing and relaxing color, what do you think of?

Kirsten: Green, why?

Tim: Oh I was just curious

Kirsten: What color do you think of?

Tim: (with a very serious face—all jokes aside) I think of a pale pastel blushy plum color.

Kirsten: (laughing)

Tim: Why are you laughing?

Kirsten: I don’t know sweetie you’re just cute. I say simple “green” and you say “pale pastel blushy plum” that’s all.

Tim: Well… I happen to like the color plum.

Kirsten: Good, I’m glad. I like the color green.

Tim cracks me up. Would you have ever guessed that he likes the color “plum?” Not me. In fact, the only colors you would find in his closet are black, brown, gray and navy blue. Ohhh… the conversations we’ve found ourselves in due to this Hypno-Birthing class. I think someone is just begging for a "pale pastel blushy plum" shirt for Christmas :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Juno & Bleeker (the married version)

Our ward did an Oscar's night a couple of weeks ago and although dressing up as Juno and Bleeker wasn't the most appropriate thing to do, we couldn't think of any other actors/actresses we could imitate for the evening. Every class was in charge of recording a video to portray a value out of the Strength of Youth pamphlet. Tim's boys did an animated video on "sexual purity." The animations had voice-overs and Tim spent weeks making it on his computer--it was a big hit. In this photo I'm approximately 31 weeks, but now I'm closer to 34 weeks and much much larger in size (or so I feel). :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Best Ward Ever!

As I was walking into Young Women's last night I noticed a plethora of cars in the parking lot, but didn't think much of it. Then as I entered the room where we meet everyone yelled "surprise." Needless to say, my ward threw me a surprise baby shindig and showered me with baby gifts galore. It's official... I have the best ward ever!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What an inspiration!

I often forget how cool my job is, but last night was one of those times I was reminded. A few months back I ran into the Mayor of Taylorsville City at a chamber meeting and after repeated emailing and back and forth phone calls, the Mayor wrote an editorial piece in the town’s newspaper about foster care. The article started out with imagining yourself during the holidays without a family. He then ended it with a quote from our foster dad of the year (who happens to reside in Taylorsville). The article was inspiring and it generated a few telephone calls, but what was even more inspiring was last night’s events. After writing this article, the Mayor wanted to honor Paul Jensen and his wife Nancy (who also happened to be voted foster mom of the year as well). The Mayor suggested that he honor them with a plaque in front of the city council. I had the opportunity to attend the meeting and take some pictures, but I was moved by the fact that when given the opportunity to speak after receiving the award, Paul Jensen spoke to the audience about the need for more foster parents. He proceeded to give an extremely self-less talk and behind my camera lens I got teary eyed. What an awesome family to care for so many children in need. I love my job!

Monday, November 17, 2008


I know what you're thinking..."what a hippie!" Don't knock it. So far, I think we've decided to try this birthing method. It sounds fascinating, but corky at the same time. In fact, during our first class Tim and I couldn't stop giggling about one of the exercises they had us do. I'm pretty sure everyone in the class thinks Tim and I are too immature to even be parents. Stay tuned for more funny stories about this birthing method. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I found this online and thought it was hilarious. Enjoy!

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

SARAH PALIN: Before it got to the other side, I shot the chicken, cleaned and dressed it, and had chicken burgers for lunch.

BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change!

JOHN MC CAIN: My friends that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken doesn’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he’s acting by not taking on his current problems before adding new problems.

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn’t that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart-warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken 2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken 2008. This new platform is much more stable and will never crash or need to be rebooted.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

27 Weeks

YIKES! It's gone way too fast. I guess it's time to start thinking about buying a crib huh? Oh and by the way...I'm 5 lbs. too heavy for what I should be at this point. Most likely I'll be having a huge Fuller baby. Let's just pray it doesn't break the 10 lb. mark.

The First Snow!

I woke up a couple of Sundays ago to snow, broken trees (due to the snow) and a snow cake.

Not only was Tim outside helping our neighbors cut down broken limbs so they could get out of their driveways, but he had already made our annual traditional snow cake before I even awoke from my slumber.
And boy was it yummy. Doesn't that sight make you want to move back to Utah Teisha?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

One Year!

Happy Birthday Logan Bean! I can't believe you're already one! Yipes! Where did that year go?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy 6th Anniversary

I always tell you stories about what fun surprise he’s done for me this week, but this time I really want to reiterate how sweet of a husband I’ve married. Every morning he wakes up before the butt crack of dawn and he’s ever so careful to not awake me in my beauty slumber, by making sure to close doors softly and tip toe around our room in the dark. The other morning I realized what a sweetie he really is. It’s not that he changed his routine or anything, but I just finally noticed. After he’s gotten dressed, taken the dogs out to the bathroom, fed them, gathered together his computer and papers, he then proceeds to load everything up in his car (or bag if he’s taking the bus). He then backs my car out of the garage so I don’t have to squeeze in with my belly and hangs my keys on the front entry way mirror. All the while I’m cognizant of his every movement, but stay put in my nice warm, and bigger bed at this point. I spread out as soon as he awakes and take over his pillow and his side of the comforter. In a sense, I’m selfish and don’t think twice about him wanting to return to the bed and snuggle a little longer. So after he’s done his morning ritual and could leave at this point. He comes back inside the house, walks all the way upstairs and gives me a soft kiss on my forehead or cheek. This happens every morning and he’s not aware that I’m aware how cute he is. He probably thinks I have no idea that he even kisses me goodbye, but I’m here to say I do. And…I appreciate it! You’re the best Tim. Happy Anniversary.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

23 Weeks

Not sure why I'm holding above my belly, but there you have it. I've had requests for pregnancy pictures and this is the best I can manage. Please ignore the hideous hairdo and awkward body position.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Evening Boating (no judgements please)

The Lilyquists invited us to go boating at Deer Creek one of these past evenings. Tim and I had never been wake surfing before and after much deliberation on whether it's safe or not for me to do it, we derived that it was (and truly it is--when you fall you basically sink into the water). The only problem was finding a life jacket that fit over my 22 week pregnant belly.

One of Tim's first attempts. He was a natural.
Tim and Mike rocking the tube. This picture was taken right before Mike was elbowed in the eye and flung off.
Mindy and Jack. Jack had is turn on the tube with his daddy and he looked less than thrilled to be out there. In fact I think he was more fascinated with the surrounding area than being on the water.

I was finally able to get my groove on and surf the wake after a few tries. We've decided that a boat most definitely will be in our future.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

100th Post

This post is a long one…bare with me. My friend did this for her 100th post and I thought I would copy because it was so fun to read. So here it goes…50 things about me, and 50 things about Tim most of you didn’t know. The good, the bad, and the ugly…


  1. In the 3rd grade I won the school spelling bee. That was after I refused to read for my 2nd grade teacher (I was a complete brat when my parents were getting divorced and refused to do anything for anyone) and was put into resource because of it.
  2. I was deathly terrified of dogs until I met Tim and his dog Willy. Now I can’t get enough of them. I suppose it was an inbred unnecessary fear.
  3. I didn’t kiss a boy until I was 16. I wanted to make sure I was sweet sixteen. Now I realize that has a different meaning (like who can have the biggest and most expensive birthday bash according to MTV).
  4. My first job was at Leatherby’s ice cream shop in Bountiful at the old five points mall.
  5. My junior year in H.S. I skipped school about once a week to go snowboarding. I don’t know how I managed to keep myself on the high honor roll.
  6. We eat cafe rio about once a week
  7. When I was 2 years old we lived in El Paso, TX (on the border of Texas and Mexico), while my dad was in his first year of medical school and someone broke into our house and almost got away with kidnapping me (my mom tells me that blonde hair, blue eyed girls were a hot commodity on the black market in Mexico, and she believes I would have been sold and never to be seen again).
  8. Tim and I both have chicken pox scars right next to our right eye in the EXACT same location.
  9. I hate raw tomatoes, except I’ll eat them in prepared dishes. I think this hatred was brought about from my padre. He used to grow tomatoes in his yard and he would force me to eat them when I was little. I’m scarred for life. He denies this fact, but it’s true. :)
  10. I weighed just over 5 lbs. when I born and was about a month early too.
  11. I love to fall asleep to the TV and Tim hates it.
  12. I also love to sleep completely submerged under the covers while the rest of the room is ice cold. Tim also hates this. Ironically enough I hate being cold and use my space heater at work in the summer (my heater is on me right now as I type this).
  13. Gus is my favorite dog ever! I know you’re not supposed to have favorite animals, but he definitely is mine. I promise I won’t be like that with my kids.
  14. I’m always making up my own words and butchering phrases. Tim is constantly teasing me about this and at one point he had a notebook he kept handy to jot down all of my funny sayings.
  15. I love my alone time and sometimes would prefer to sit at home cuddling with my puppies, watching a movie or reading than going out with friends (no offense friends, but I’m lazy sometimes)
  16. I used to be a competitive figure skater and stopped training seriously my senior year in H.S. when I lost my oomph and vigor.
  17. I played soccer on a team for about one month with my cousin, but quit because I hated the heat and running back and forth. I’m weird about my temperatures. I don’t like it too cold or too hot, but somehow managed to figure skate for years inside that ice box of a skating rink.
  18. I love good food and hate wasting calories on something “so so”
  19. One time I was trying to ride my bike while talking on the phone with this cute boy and somehow got spooked and slammed my front breaks on (because my other hand was busy holding the phone) and went head over the front handle bars.
  20. I’ve popped my shoulder out of place while ice skating
  21. I’ve popped my knee cap out of place while ice skating
  22. I’ve stabbed my ankle with my blade while ice skating
  23. I’ve gotten a concussion while ice skating
  24. One time I was chasing Meg (my sis) up a five story ladder play ground thingy when she was 3 years old and I stepped backwards and fell down 5 stories before landing on the sand below. I woke up some time later with blood on my forehead and required stitches. I actually don’t remember most of it because I think I lost some of my short term memory from it.
  25. It’s a family tradition to make homemade cinnamon rolls on general conference weekend. Then we pack them up and take them around to friends so we don’t eat them all ourselves.
  26. I almost got sucked into a drainage ditch when I was canoeing with my girlfriend, Erika. We were told to go left ALWAYS and so we did, right into the drainage canal ditch. :) What my husband doesn’t know (I guess he’ll know now) is that we really didn’t intend to go that far left but we were rather distracted because we canoed right under a low hanging tree and right through a spider web, so we weren’t really paying attention when our canoe flipped over to as which direction we were headed. :)
  27. I sluffed Sunday school with 2 friends once, to go do "swirlies" in the snow up by the "B." We got kiddie cones, (cuz they were FREE & we weren't breaking the Sabbath :) and headed up to the mountains. We ended up getting stuck, and had to get out and push the car out of the snow and mud in our Sunday attire. We were soaking wet when we went back just in time for Sacrament to start. Let's just say we decided to never ditch out on Sunday school again after that fiasco! (I stole this one from my friend because I couldn’t state it any better than she did)
  28. I always joke about this, but I’ll set the records straight….I’ve done the laundry no more than 5 times since we’ve been married. Tim is too good to me, either that or he knows he won’t have clean underwear if he doesn’t do it himself. I tell him all the time that as soon as I’m a stay at home mom I will take over that chore, but he doesn’t believe me :)
  29. I took kayaking lessons at the U so that Tim and I could do this sport together. The first time we went I was too scared and haven’t been since. However, I plan to push my fears and overcome them….some day.
  30. I memorized the entire song of “Gangster Paradise” with my friend Liz when we were 17 years old.
  31. I hate clothes. When I get home from work I immediately transfer over into comfy clothing.
  32. I was breech and my mom had a c-section with me.
  33. I got a nose job when I was 16 years old.
  34. I’m a carb-aholic…love breads and pastas…yum!
  35. Since I’ve been married I’ve gained approximately 25 lbs. Tim has gained about the same too, so it doesn’t make me feel all that bad. Plus…I’ve never been one to feel all that guilty about my weight anyways. I like food. What can I say?
  36. I scored higher on my ACT than Tim. Something I’m proud of because I now think that he’s definitely smarter than me.
  37. The first channel I flip to when I’m watching TV is the food network. Did I not say that I love food?
  38. I loved to watch Today’s Special, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Smurfs, Berenstein Bears, Care Bears, and the Goonies when I was a little tike. “C'mon chunk, you gotta do the truffle shuffle before we let you in”
  39. I was also OBSESSED with Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Avonlea and watched EVERY episode religiously with my mom.
  40. I find so much joy in preparing my YW’s lessons. I search the net and think of ways to convey my message in creative ways and then I spend days executing my plans.
  41. I love doing crafts, but I hate displaying them in my home.
  42. I bought little boy clothing for a little boy that hadn’t even been conceived yet (almost 2 years ago). Luckily we’re having a boy and they’ll all get used. Furthermore, Tim’s mom started crocheting a little boy blanket before she even knew it was a boy too. I guess we all sort of just felt it was a little boy.
  43. I almost drown when I was 2 years old. I ran and jumped into our apartment pool without any floaties or parents nearby. My dad saw me and pulled me out by my hair.
  44. I used to love putting on shows for my family with all of my sibs. We would scheme all summer long and practice our little butts off. Then we would charge our parents to watch these hour long productions (of which we have video of and love to watch them when we’re all together)
  45. When I was 6 and Meghan was 2, I convinced her to take a poop outside behind the swing-set because I didn’t want to walk her up to our apartment to use the bathroom. I got in big time trouble for that one. Our babysitter grounded me from outside for a week and I remember sitting by the window watching all of my friends play (on my birthday nonetheless).
  46. Katarina Witt was my idol and I used to pretend to be her with my roller skates.
  47. When I was 7 years old I cried so hard when my mom gave away our ugly 70’s brown couch (it resembled something you would see on “That 70’s Show”). It reminded me of my dad and I wanted to keep it so bad, but it wouldn’t fit in the basement.
  48. I envy my little sister’s skin (Meg’s got the most perfect olive complexion that NEVER burns).
  49. I love my family more than life itself. I enjoy the time I get to spend with them.
  50. I love Tim more than anything in this world and can’t imagine my life without him.


  1. When Tim was on his mission, he saw another friend of his on a mission and they ditched their companions for the day and spent their P-day hanging out.
  2. Tim is super shy and has only kissed 4 girls (or at least that’s what he claims).
  3. Tim didn’t attend any of his high school dances. He was asked by girls to attend the dances and he always had an excuse to why he couldn’t go.
  4. Tim used to ski race (Downhill, Super G, Slalom, and Skier-cross). In fact he was invited to a world’s cup race in Australia right before we got married. Also…in one of his races, he placed above the previous year’s world’s cup champion.
  5. Tim’s first job was at McDonald’s at the age of 15. He always claims that he knows the restaurant business inside and out now because he’s had experience working for a fine dining international restaurant.
  6. He used to want to be a patent lawyer and studied his brains out for the LSAT and got a really good score and then applied to 3-4 different schools and didn’t get into one of them (was on the waiting lists, but nevertheless…). That’s when he realized that he didn’t want to do law, but rather be a professor in mechanical engineer. This all went down at the end of the summer 3 years ago and one week later he was enrolled and in his classes at the U. I swear he gets the rules bended for him all the time. All he has to do is bat his eyes and flash his charming smile and everyone LOVES him.
  7. Tim weighed over 10 lbs. when he was born (and his mother birthed him without any drugs---ouch!)
  8. When Tim couldn’t even walk yet he climbed up an 8 foot ladder and instead of getting him down immediately, his mother ran to get the camera. If I ever can get my mother-in-law to find her picture albums (hint hint Peggy) I will post these pictures.
  9. Tim is obsessed (and when I say obsessed I mean it) with MACS. He might as well go on a MAC conversion mission, because he could talk MACS all day long with anyone who will listen. He also loves those Mac/PC commercials…I will be upstairs and I can hear him giggling downstairs…it cracks me up.
  10. Tim is deathly afraid of snakes (and turtles) and screams like a little girl when he comes in contact with them. My family can vouch for this one too. :)
  11. Tim sings in the shower. He also likes to sing church hymns opera style and thinks it's funny to embarrass me with his over the top facial expressions while in sacrament.
  12. He gets really giddy sometimes over the funniest things and it’s fun to just stand back and watch him.
  13. He paces while he’s on the phone. As soon as his phone rings he’s up walking back and forth and it doesn’t even matter who he’s talking to. It appears to me every time that he’s on the phone that he’s speaking to the bishop or president or someone really important.
  14. He loves loves loves his calling in the YM’s and it fits him perfectly!
  15. It’s a family tradition to go skiing every Christmas day with the ENTIRE Fuller family.
  16. Tim was born in San Jose, California. He tells people that he is a native Californian, even though he only lived there for the first 6 months of his life.
  17. Tim loves to go back country skiing, leaving me behind at home to pull my hair out and bite my finger nails until I get the phone call that he’s safe back at his car.
  18. Tim loves punk rock music. We play this game with our XM satellite radio…I cover the radio screen and if he can’t tell me what band is playing than we change the station. Needless to say the station is permanently fixed on the punk station.
  19. He’s super protective of me, sometimes getting himself into trouble :) I won’t go into any details.
  20. He has worked at Deer Valley part time for 9 years. He would love to quit, but he’s established a relationship with a certain family and he enjoys skiing with them when they come into town. Not to mention we get free season passes.
  21. He’s addicted to coca cola classic and red bull
  22. Tim has had just about every hairdo possible (Mohawk, bi-hawk, buzzed, long—which required blow drying and straightening by his sister in high school, and the mullet)
  23. Tim is definitely a brunette, but claims to be blonde on his driver’s license. He claims that since he was born blonde that he’s always a blonde. He tried to personally dye his hair once and turned it orange.
  24. When he was 4 years old he was hit by a car. He was riding his big wheeler down his drive-way and spinning out in the street and a car came around the corner and hit him. He didn’t break any bones or anything…just got a concussion.
  25. Tim was almost born in the car. His parents stopped at a closer hospital just to see how things were progressing and his mom ended up having him minutes later.
  26. When he was born, his mom cried because he was so ugly :) Ok Ok so that’s not exactly true. At first glance she thought he didn’t have a skull and that his brains were exposed so that’s why she cried, but I think the first reason is better. He was so fat that he couldn’t even open his eyes.
  27. When Tim was 4 years old he convinced his older brother (about 7 years old) that he could fly because he was wearing a cape. His brother then proceeded to jump from a ledge. He has a way of talking people into doing things.
  28. When Tim was 4 years old he followed the family dog (because the dog was following his older sister) to the elementary school (which happened to be almost about a half mile away). No one really knew he was missing until the school called his home and said “you need to come pick up your dog and little Timmy as well.”
  29. Another funny event, when Tim was about 4 (seems like a good time in his life), he climbed to the top of a pretty tall tree to tie a rope swing (alone). When he was done Tad (his older bro) took the maiden voyage and the knot came undone. He flew down the hill and broke his arm. Who on earth trusts a 4 year old to tie a reliable knot?
  30. Tim takes the bus 80% of the time to school. He enjoys people watching and studying while commuting.
  31. Tim is extremely smart. He’s always got random people asking him for tutoring.
  32. He also knows weird factoids about EVERYTHING and he’s ALWAYS right. Yep! I said it…he’s always right! I’ll be the first to admit that while in a debate, 99% of the time he’s correct.
  33. He loves to watch nationwide news. Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC are his faves. He always says…”we got to keep up on what our enemies are thinking and saying.”
  34. Tim has never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld or anything related to Disney and he doesn’t ever have the desire to go either. I know that will change with kids.
  35. Tim loves the smell of cigarettes, but has never smoked one (and neither have I). Crazy kid.
  36. I do believe that Tim has never broken a bone (sprained some, but not broken). CORRECTION- Tim told me he once had a walking cast because of a small fracture in his foot, but I don’t think that really counts.
  37. However, he’s terrified of getting stitches and will go to great lengths to avoid getting them.
  38. Tim reads engineering text books for fun in his spare time.
  39. Tim likes to vacuum naked. One time I came home he was wearing a flame covered male thong he found at Smith’s Marketplace and he was whistling and vacuuming his little heart content. Funny kid. That was probably too much info.
  40. When Tim was a youngster he started his backyard (and other surrounding areas) on fire with his friend Amanda Butterfield (now a news anchor for KSL). Furthermore, he did it with a stolen lighter. What a punk.
  41. The only fist fight Tim has ever been in was with his best friend Ben when they were in the 9th grade. I’m not sure what it was over, but most likely it WASN’T a girl.
  42. Tim pooped his pants in the first grade and sat in the bathroom for an hour all embarrassed until someone came and got him.
  43. For mother’s day one year Tim saw a beautiful red necklace at the grocery store and thought “that would be pretty on mommy” so he took it without paying. He later gave it to his mom and she was suspicious to where he would get such a thing so she finally grilled him enough to find out it was stolen and made him return it. He was 4 years old.
  44. Tim told me that he loved me only after 27 days of dating me.
  45. Tim was still kind of dating another girl when we met. We hung out a few times and then he decided to break it off with her. Later that night he kissed me for the first time. He didn’t want to cheat on his girlfriend.
  46. Tim is still considered to be the “Golden Child” in his family because he rarely got into trouble and he practically got to do anything he wanted in high school (or so his younger sister Teisha says).
  47. Tim says, “if our kids aren’t as cute as Gus & Tug we’re putting them back.”
  48. Tim used to be a vegetarian before he met me.
  49. Tim is a family man. He’s always talking about his niece and nephews. He adores every single one of them and quite frankly I do to.
  50. Tim is by far the best husband EVER! Anyone want to dispute this come see me.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

You want him? You can have him...

I love this dog, but his hair is driving me up the wall, especially with a baby coming. We either need to find another home for him or move into another (and bigger) house with a yard. So that leaves me to my original want him?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bambino Names

While trying to having a serious conversation with Tim about what we should name our little muffin, these are the options he came up with.  You tell me, which one is our best pick?

Collin Flower Fuller
Russell Sprouts Fuller
Terry Yaki Fuller

and my favorite...

Brock Lee Fuller (not to be confused with broccoli)

I think it's pretty safe to say that for the most part, Tim has food on the brain.

Monday, August 25, 2008

He's Got Lumber!

Those are the words we heard our doctor say on Friday afternoon. So for those of you who don't know what "lumber" means we're having a BOY and Tim couldn't be more thrilled.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Turing in the Trike, Sunday Hike, and Early Birthday Surprise

This past week we had to say goodbye to one of Tim's most treasured possessions--his beloved Honda civic. When I met Tim he drove this baby like it was in style and going out of style at the same time. He always told me that he would drive that puppy into the ground before he would get a new car, but when it really came down to it I had to convince him that his car was driven into the ground 5 times over and it was time for the Honda to grace some other lucky person with it's presence. On Friday evening we decided to go car shopping and we came across a Toyota Tundra that he AUTOMATICALLY fell in love with. We went into the dealership and worked a deal and then walked out WITHOUT the truck. We had every intention of returning to buy that vehicle, but as we left the parking lot, Tim spotted a Nissan Titan across the street and decided to "just take a look". We drove in and set our eyes upon this truck and the sales man reeled Tim in like a dead carp on a loose line. You can pretty much guess what happened. We walked out of the there with keys in hand to Tim's new truck and he could not be more happy. However, Tim was a little disheartened when we drove away and left his white stallion (the honda) behind. RIP civic. You served us well. 1999-2008.

Okay so onto the new truck. I'm not too excited about having another car payment, but I am excited about the safety features in the back for the baby and more importantly (and the real reason to why we purchased a truck), Tug rides in the way back...leaving the cab of the truck hair free. YIPEEEEE! Not to mention that he LOVES the wind blowing in his face.

Also this past weekend we joined up with our friends, the Lilyquists & Klcs on a beautiful hike up at Snowbaisin. We took the tram up to the top and hiked around for a few hours and then ate lunch on the patio while listening to some great music. We've all decided that we would like to own some land up that direction some day. The view and valley was beautiful and I wouldn't mind living there some day :)

Staring to show a bit in the tummy (and everywhere else too) :)

Last night Tim surprised me with an early b-day gift and took me to see Jack Johnson in concert at USANA. I've seen him a few times before and he never disappoints. My hubby is seriously the best and I'm always so amazed with his attention to detail. I think I may have said that Jack Johnson was coming in concert like 4 months ago and this whole time he remembered. He's the best! Sadly we have no pictures (other than what's on my cell phone), so this picture of him will have to suffice. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hubby Tag!

Tim snugglin' with his boy

Tim snugglin' with his other boy, Nate (his younger bro)

My sister-in-law, Sabrina, tagged me and usually I procrastinate on those tags (or never do them period), but since this one’s about my cute hubby I thought I would take the time to do it. :)

1. What is his name? Timothy Jesse Fuller

2. Who eats more? Tim, but I can hold my own.

3. Who said, "I love you" first? Tim did all the way and it was on his 23rd birthday and he said it was the best birthday present EVER when I said it back!

4. Who is taller? Tim

5. Who is smarter? Tim is extremely intelligent (but he knows it and sometimes is not too humble about it), but I’d like to think that I have more common sense.

6. Who is more sensitive? We’re both too sensitive.

7. Who does the laundry? Tim, and he does the dishes too.

8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Tim

9. Who pays the bills? I am the bill woman, but 90% of them are done on automatic bill pay.

10. Who cooks more? We both do. We enjoy cooking together and trying new things, but I hate picking up afterwards—and that’s where Tim comes in. :)

11. Who is more stubborn? We're about equal on this, but I'd like to think that Tim is slightly more stubborn....maybe that's my stubbornness talking.

12. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Hmmm….we both can admit when we’re wrong, but most of the time it takes Tim a lot longer to come around.

13. Who has more siblings? I do! 1 brother and 5 sisters. Tim has 2 sisters and 2 brothers

14. Who wears the pants in the relationship? Tim would think I do, but I think he does.

15. What do you like to do together? Hike with the dogs, work-out, bike, climb, cook…etc.

16. Who eats more sweets? Tim! He is a sugar-aholic. If there is candy in the house then he’ll eat it---that’s why we don’t keep it around. Surprisingly enough I have more cavities, though. Go figure!

17. Guilty Pleasures? Tim---Redbull. Kirsten---cheesecake and guacamole.

18. How did you meet? Through a mutual family friend--thank you Clark family (especially Erika).

19. Who asked whom out first? Tim did, but he told me he had some tickets to go see a movie, and then when we got to the theatre he bought them, so I was always so confused because I thought he had said he already had them. Nevertheless, he was too nervous to ask me out without a reason. Thus, our relationship began on a lie.

20. Who kissed who first? Tim kissed me first, but he was so nervous he just planted one on me in the middle of his sentence and then he finished his thought afterwards. He denies it, but it's true.

21. Who proposed? Tim. When I got back from a cruise with my family he was at my house and he had decorated with roses and flowers GALORE. He was so nervous (AGAIN) that he couldn’t even speak and he just sat there with the ring smiling at me.

22. His best features and qualities? Besides he chiseled abs, jaw line and overall smokin’ body…he’s got a tender heart and he loves and lives to make me happy. AND…I would have to say that he does a pretty darn good job at it. Also...I love his drive and motivation with life. I feel secure in saying that he'll be successful in whatever he does.

23. Tag you’re it. Who do you tag? I know most of you have already been tagged, but those of you that haven’t done it yet, do so.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

YEAR IN REVIEW and NEW NEWS (not in any particular order)

  • Finished my first triathlon with some friends
  • Finished my first half marathon with my sister-in-law Teisha, followed by a couple more with my sis.
  • Gone camping/hiking/biking…etc.
  • Realized I had the cutest dogs ever, but also realized that I don’t want them sleeping in my bedroom anymore (let alone on the bed with us). I was done breathing in their shedded hair all night long.

  • Realized that I suck at softball and should only watch games from here on out.
  • Rediscovered my love for drive-in movie theatres.
  • Watched my hubby ACE his PhD qualifying exams
  • Said goodbye to family that was moving across the country :(
  • Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary
  • Surprised Tim with a trip to see the Rockies play in Colorado
  • Attended my cute surrogate g-pa’s funeral
  • Hosted a small Thanksgiving dinner at my house and made the turkey
  • Got released from Primary and put into YW’s (that was actually longer than a year ago, but we’ll keep it on the list nonetheless).
  • Bought a new car—love it by the way
  • Went to President Hinckley’s viewing
  • Skied and skied until I was blue in the face (with family of course)
  • Vacated without the hubby (visiting friends in Portland & Phoenix)

(this picture is actually in Utah, not Portland, but aren't we an attractive crew?)

  • Took some fun vacations with the family (Hawaii)
  • Continued to work at the best place ever- Utah Foster Care Foundation
  • Learned how to sew better and actually make items I will use. :)
  • Watched some of my good friends become moms.

  • Watched my brother-in-law and sister-in-law become parents and realized that we too want that for ourselves….
  • Discovered that we’re pregnant and expecting January 25th

This is a horrible picture, because I don't have access to a scanner, but it was taken at my first doctor's appointment at 9 weeks. Our little bambino is now the size of a large peach (compared to this picture, he/she is the size of a grain of rice).

As my sister-in-law, Nikki says, we’re excited to meet baby Tuggus (our two dog’s names put together). We are currently about 14 weeks along and couldn’t be more thrilled about it all. We can’t believe how much we already love this little guy (assuming it’s a boy but we have yet to find out). :)