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). :)

15 comments:

Sabrina said...

Yea, it's finally out there. I've wanted to comment on it but knew I couldn't yet. 14 weeks!!!! OMG! The wait might actually kill me. I'm so excited for you guys and myself because I'll have a cute Tuggus to kiss and cundle and won't leave dog fur all over me. Hee!

Be careful with the Sour Patch Kids. They sounded so good to me that I ate an entire box at the movies and then came home and threw up. Only time I did that while preggo but I hated it. Also SPK burn holes in your tongue and I couldn't taste anything for a week.

Tim&Kirst said...

eeek holes in your tongue. Bean that doesn't sound good at all.

Erika Hanks said...

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, CONGRATS again, I am so incredibly excited for you! How are you feeling these days? I started to feel really good right around 15 weeks, what a blessing the 2 trimester is! Let's see...if you go to fetal photo, you could find out what sex it is in one week! I can't wait to hear what you are having! So glad to hear to you have a trip to PHX planned, by then we will have moved into our new house, so you and Kim will have to come over to swim!

Erika Hanks said...

By the way, when I exlaimed FINALLY on my last post, I meant finally it is out in the open!

Em said...

KIRST!!!! I am SO excited for you and Tim! You will be the best mommy, and I just cannot tell you HOW happy I am for you!! I can't believe your mom will be a GRANDMA....she is too young! :)
CONGRATULATIONS!!

The Van Leeuwen Family said...

HOORAY!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Your mom & sisters are going to love having a little one around (I know mine can't get enough of B, and can't wait for #2 to come in Oct)! Hopefully you're feeling alright, that first trimester can be a beast! Lets get together and do lunch or something soon. CONGRATS!!

kendall said...

Congrats! If you do get a little boy get ready for more craziness and fun than you thought possible.

Kendall

Adam and Cara Rigby said...

CONGRATS!!! I seriously got goosebumps when I was reading your post! That is awesome, I am so excited for you guys! You two are gonna be such awesome parents!!! S/he is going to be super lucky and loved :)
Congrats again, can't wait to hear and see more :)

Becki said...

Congratulations!! That is exciting news and such a cute way to announce it on your blog! Hopefully with all of the holidays during your last trimester, the time will pass quickly! Babies and kids are the best thing that will ever happen to you! Keep us posted!

Amy & Wes said...

YAH!
So so so excited for you guys-and so happy to be able to share this wonderful experience you are going through!

Sim Kam said...

What a good year!!! Next year will be even better when the little bambino arrives!!!

Tiffany and Colin's spot said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and tim! I can imagine what Fun, Silly, Awesome, and Loving parents you guys will be! I hope you are feeling well!
Tiffany

jess said...

CONGRATS!!!

J.C. & Tiana said...

Yea, Congrats I am so excited for you guys. Seriously it is so much more fun that you can even imagine. It was fun seeing you the other day, we can't wait to see the little fuller!

Barnes Squad said...

YAY!!! I am so excited for you two. I will never forget our morning runs and talks about getting pregnant. I heard it threw the grapevine that you were but now I know for sure. I am so happy for you.