Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sending You A Little Christmas - From The Angels Above

Roger and I went to our first doctor appt Monday...I cried, so did Roger.

(Sorry about the blurry picture, I couldn't get it to focus on my camera.)

The hightlights:
  • Hearing the heartbeat
  • Realizing that there really is a baby in there!
  • Finding out I was a month farther along than I thought (ya I know!)
  • The hospital I'm delivering at is one light away from our house
  • Lots more that I'm still too excited to actually think of

We feel so blessed to finally be pregnant. This baby has been in the works for a long time. I like to think that our family members in heaven are hanging out with our little one until its time for he/she to make the journey here. That thought alone makes me a little teary.

What a perfect Christmas gift for Roger and I. We feel amazed that we are being given the opportunity to be parents. We are so excited!!!

Baby Gardner is due July 6th!

Christmas is in the Air

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year! The trees, the lights, the snow, the smells - love it all. Roger and I did the usual list of christmas activities this year...

We decorated our tree (gotta have a real one, can't beat that pine smell) in the new house, while drinking sparkling cider and (of course) watching the football game (no idea who was playing). :)

We also visited Temple Square, the Gateway and ate dinner with some of my favorite in-laws at Little America. Roger totally spoils me!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Holidays From Our "Family" To Yours!!!

Baby Gardner is due July 2010!!!

Crazy Busy Week

With Meg and Dev in town we jam packed a whole lot of fun into the week they were here.

We went to lunch...a lot. :)

We went to Chilis and Twilight with some of my favorite cousins.....

We cheered on the Utes! (Roger was down cheering on "his" team down south, so I was a widow that day.)

And finally had an early Thanksgiving dinner for Meg since she had to fly home to work on Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm Alive

Holy cow.

Started the week out with strep, then got the flu (not the swine flu, just the good old regular flu. So much for the stupid flu shot I got this year!)

I've been flat in bed since Monday - today's Sunday!! I've called in sick to work all weekend. It's been a tie between which spot I've spent the most time...the bed or the couch.

Me and the new couch have a love/hate relationship at the moment.

Did anyone else know it snowed this week? Not me. Never made is past the bedroom all week.

New house? Total mess.

Roger? Bless him for keeping things running for me while I've been sick. Have I mentioned he could be a better nurse than me? Fabulous bedside manner!

On a more serious note, being sick makes me grateful for my mom. And Roger's mom. My cute mom brought me soup this week (couldn't eat it, was dealing with some serious nausea). How in the world do our wonderful mom's do what they do when they are sick? I only have to worry about me and Rog (and he basically had to fend for himself this week), yet both of our mom's can single handedly be supermom on top of sickness. Love them both.

Now that I'm finally getting around to the land of the living I can say how excited I am for these two to come visit this week!! Counting down the hours Meg! :)

(Devin and Megan, San Diego 2009)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I'm sick. I have strep throat.

Who gets strep throat at 25? Me. Probably picked it up at work this weekend, but have no idea how...none of my patients had it.

Woke up this morning with my throat on fire. After a quick trip to the instacare (right down the street, how convenient is that), I walked out of there with my party treats:
  • Penicillin twice a day for the next ten days
  • A one time dose of a steroid to take down the swelling - holy cow those work wonders! I couldn't talk when I walked in there; thirty minutes later I could actually say my name normally.
  • On the flip side, the steroid made me sick to my stomach. I think I have more sympathy for my patients. The whole "take with food" really does apply.

Came home and slept for five hours! Probably could have slept longer but Roger called to make sure I was still alive. He (along with everyone else) will be avoiding me like the plague for the next twelve hours. Did I say I hate being sick?

I've had this whole week off from work. Why do I manage to always get sick on my days off? (If any CSU people read that - don't pass that on to managment!) :)

At least its not the swine flu.....(knock on wood)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sign Here Please....

Signed our lives away last Friday, and had a blast doing it! By the time we were done signing the last paper I was pretty sure my name had three ee's in it instead of two... I couldn't tell anymore. That' s what you get for signing a tree or two worth of paperwork!

What I love about our house:
  • My kitchen...yes I said "my", Roger doesn't cook (except for breakfast)
  • The pantry
  • There is enough space between the dresser and the bed that one of us doesn't have to sit on the bed while the other passes by
  • We have two bathrooms
  • We have a garage (no more scraping ice in the morning!)
  • Our huge windows.....for those that didn't know, I hate gloomy places. I used to leave our apartment and drive around just so I woudn't have to sit in the dark on my days off
  • The ward/neighbors. We were amazed by the noise level at church, yet our bishop talked as if absolutely everyone in the room was listening to him instead of chasing after kids.
  • No more flushing money down the toilet, at least we own the toilet now! :)

What I don't love:

  • The drive to work...I can't push snooze bar three times anymore. I actually have to get out of bed and in the car on time
  • We don't have a fridge. Correction: our fridge won't be delivered until Saturday. Which means I haven't and won't be cooking all week. On second thought, maybe I should move this one to the "like" list. :)
  • How much money it actually costs to buy a house! They'll take everything you've got plus your firstborn! (No, that is not an announcement)
  • I can't spend Roger's hard earned money as quickly anymore...sigh.

Things that have made me laugh:

  • Roger smashed his foot in the shower door. We're both still getting used to having a separate "master" shower
  • Watching the news in bed last night, sideways, on the TV that we put on the floor because we don't have anything to set it on yet. Good times.
  • Watching Roger get soooo mad at a knot in the blinds he was putting up. (Did I mention that my awesone husband spent hours two nights in a row putting up the blinds on our huge windows? Did I mention that we have lots of them? Did I mention they're huge? Sigh of happiness....)
  • The tan construction paper we used for blinds until the real ones were ready. Might not have noticed that the one in the bathroom had fallen down as I was getting out of the shower. I'm blushing as I write this hoping our neighbors were sound asleep and not looking out their windows that night!
  • Asking my husband how we were going to mount our little TV in our bedroom. He proceeded to tell me we'd have to find a stud? (A what? Is that something I'm supposed to know?) I asked him how we do that...he said I was looking at one! (Love my sexy husband and yes he is a total stud...still gives me flutterbies!)

Here are some pictures for those that want to see:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Homeless....Sort Of

Because everything we own is packed.
And we don't move until Saturday.
Rog and I will be eating standing up the next couple of nights (we took apart our table tonight)...take out anyone?

We're seriously considering sleeping on our air mattress Friday night so we don't have to take apart the bed early Saturday morning.

Our apartment could be considered a disaster zone - do you think utah disaster clean up would consider it their job to take care of this mess for us? And move it all for us? Pretty please? We really don't want to track snow (can't believe we're discussing snow already!) into our brand new house!
Signed away our lives today - it sure was fun! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Moving On

I'm nervous. We close on our house next week!
It has been a crazy few weeks of boxing our life up, buying the stuff we don't have
(Did I mention we had to buy a fridge? Weird. Expensive. But its "ours" and I couldn't be happier!),
and saying our goodbye's.
I don't do well with change, this is not a secret. But I am so excited!!

Here are a few pictures for my sake of our apartment:
(The view as you walk in the front door...including my sexy husband on the couch)

(Our bedroom. Excuse my mug on the wall, Roger insisted on that one.)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

You're invited...

What: A move in party

Where: Our new house in Riverton

When: No clue yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we've moved in!

Roger and I have been house hunting since June and finally found the one we love! We close the 30th of this month. Please come visit when we've finally settled in.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Once Upon A Time...

As a little girl I dreamed of the day I would find my "prince charming" and get married and live happily ever after. Two years ago that day came! Roger and I have been married two years today and it has truly been a "happily ever after".

Roger swept me off my feet and continues to do that everyday. How did I ever get so lucky? I am so happy to be Mrs. Gardner!

For our anniversary Roger surprised me with a night in Park City at Stein Erickson Lodge! Am I spoiled or what? We spent our wedding night there and this place will take your breath away! We talked for hours and drank our hot chocolate in the hot tub.

Happy Anniversary Roger! It's been a perfect 2 years!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Born to Be Wild" the Big Apple!

Okay not really. But New York never sleeps! My dad invited those of us who could go to New York this past weekend. Can I say how much I love this place? New York is designed for women. Bring on the shopping, plays and eating!

Things I loved:
  1. Sbarros pizza (we might have paid their bills for the next month considering how much we ate there)

  2. The play South Pacific (Yes, I'm a hopeless romantic. Yes, I'm making Roger rent this movie with me)

  3. The shopping - keep an eye out for my new bright yellow purse! Roger may be hiding when he's with me due to embarrassment!

  4. The beds in the Mariott Marque hotel in Time Square. (I'm seriously considering buying one of their mattress toppers.)

Did I mention that Megan and my mom were told they had "sexy nostrils"? Hello, what about me? Gotta love new yorkers!

What women want...and what men want!

Living with a boy is easy. Want to know why? All you have to do is:
  • Surprise him with a plane ticket to Texas to see his favorite team play in the new Dallas stadium
  • Invite three of his brothers to go with him
  • Let him enjoy a weekend off from "husband duty" :)

Roger went to Dallas to see BYU play Oklahoma a few weeks ago. Rick, Dusty, and Rodney went with him to help cheer on their team. Considering I bleed red, this was very nice of me huh?

It's Cold.

It was 89 yesterday. When I woke up this morning it was 40. So much for doing anymore of this!

Roger loves the cold...I freeze at night.

(San Diego July 2009)

Our conversations at night go something like this...
Roger: "It's hotter than Hades in here. Can I turn on the fan?"

Me: (as I put my ice cold feet on his oh so warm legs) "Yep."

Roger: (as we cuddle and talk for a minute before we both pass out for the night - neither of us are night people) "You're like a furnace!"

Funny how men and women are so temperature different. I love to cuddle with my personal heater - he may or may not love it back...but I stay so toasty warm!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Have You Ever??

I might have gone running into the bathroom last night...

I might not have noticed that the toilet seat was still up...

I might have fallen in the toilet...

Oh the joys of being married! Still getting used to living with a boy after 23 years of living with sisters. (Ya keep on smiling those of you who have done this too!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No Longer Living In a Bubble

Yes, we're finally joining the club! After many hours of blogstalking (that would be me, not Roger) we are starting our own blog.

Will we actually post?
Ashlee, yes.
Roger - he'll probably read it when I force him to.

Will I post frequently?
Depends on how exciting I think our life is at the moment.

Will I still be checking everone else's blogs while ignoring my own?
Probably. :)