Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I don't know if anyone noticed, cause I sure didn't - but by the end of this week, I will only have about 2 months before this baby is due. Uh. Yeah. It's crunch time.

A little overwhelming? I think so.


On a slightly less overwhelming thought - I slept pretty well last night. That's the first time in about two weeks. Yay me! And today I meet with my counselor about graduating in August. So hopefully all goes well and I can graduate before this baby comes!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Purles Reunion: Cake

I have tons of pictures of our reunion (thanks to all the girls with their photography skills and great cameras) and I thought I would post the pictures in a series. We were lucky enough to be able to use my sister-in-law's family cabin up in Park City. It was absolutely AMAZING.

Today, I wanted to post about the cake I made for our June birthdays. I got this recipe from Sweetapolita and it not only tasted delicious, but it was so fun to make.

I loved watching the kids faces when Jason cut into the cake.

Loved it!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Baby James

We had sweet baby James' baby blessing a few weeks ago and it was quite wonderful. I'm glad my mom got around to taking pictures with my camera, otherwise I wouldn't have. Here's the happy couple and the star of the show.

7 months for me, and 8 months for Kenzie. We're gettin' close! It's fun being pregnant with my sister.

The kids loved taking rides on the golf cart thingy - or whatever it was. Of course, Daniel had fun with the kids too.

Just ignore Daniel's tie. We don't really know why his tie is over his shoulder. I still think he's cute.

It really was such a lovely day full of family, food, and lots of love.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

GMAT and blogging

Daniel is currently studying for the GMAT, while I sit here and blog...I should be working on my online class or internship, but I'd rather blog. So here I am.

Here are just some of the things we've been up to lately:

We have LOVED our new apartment. Pretty much everything about it is awesome. I love having a bigger kitchen. It's been a nice change to actually want to cook because I have room to. We made pizza last week and Daniel looks like such a pro.

These are some pictures of our glorious trip to St. George. It really was heaven on earth.

This is Maggie, Keric, and baby Boston. We wish they lived closer so we could hang out with them more often.

Of course, whenever we get together with Keric and Maggie, the talk of music, or music is always involved. Daniel and Keric used to be in a band in high school so they always like to remember the old days by bringing out their guitars and jamming. I absolutely love to hear them play.

This is me just being goofy.

So, I have a funny story. If any of you know me, you know I'm very sensitive to anything that has to do with animals. I don't know why, but in all the movies where animals are hurt, I end up crying. Call me weird, but that's the way it's always been. Ever since I've been pregnant, this sensitivity to animals and their treatment has been magnified a hundred fold. Yeah. You heard me. The other night I was looking up viral videos for my internship and came across this. Watch it. I'll wait.

Did you watch it? Seriously though. If that didn't pull at your heartstrings, I don't know what will.

Long story short, I ended up bawling at the end of it. Yes, actual bawling. Daniel, who never quite understands my pregnancy hormones, ended up laughing his head off at me, which in turn, made me do the laugh/cry thing. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I was bawling and laughing at the same time and couldn't stop. It ended up being the funniest thing ever. I tried to get a picture of Daniel on the ground laughing so hard he couldn't get up, but as soon as I pulled the camera out, he sat up. This is all that I got -

And yes, that is my foot trying to get him back to the ground because he was still laughing hysterically and I wanted the picture to capture that moment. Obviously, it didn't work.

Confession: I would do the laugh/bawl thing over and over again just to hear Daniel laugh that hard. I love it THAT much.