Friday, October 21, 2011

A couple Utah things I forgot to mention.

I think I posted this a few days ago, but forgot the pictures. I haven't been doing so well lately with blogs/computers/my brain...

So Paul drove out Thursday night for the wedding on friday. He got to town at about 3:30AM. On his way out of town the evening he left California, he stopped at a car dealership and traded my Jetta in for a mini van! I've wanted one since I found out I was expecting #2. Paul wasn't ready to be a mini van dad. I feel they are affordable and practical and that's what we needed! We are thinking of selling our explorer too, and being a one car family for a while, because Paul never needs a car and the Jetta had been sitting in the same spot since we moved here. So my main requirements for a new car were: Comfortably fit 2 car seats, and have room for our family of four, plus 2 visitors. A mini van seemed like the best option to me! I guess somewhere along the line I convinced Paul, because he found the van and worked out the trade without me knowing. I was so happy and I love my van!!! So the van is what my mom and I drove back in with G. It's great!I've had "make freezer meals" on my to-do list for over a month. I always put it off because I want to wait for a store out here to have a meat sale. It never happens, and meat is way more here than it Utah. Anyway, 2 Utah grocery stores had big meat sale ads come out while I was there. So I decided to stock up! I must have got at least 50 pounds of meat- baby back ribs, boneless ribs, roasts, chicken, streaks, it was great! I put it in the parents deep freeze for a few days and then packed it in ice to bring home. It stayed frozen solid, and now I've been cooking! I didn't even come close to using half of it, and I have 17 meals ready to eat, and I'm saving the rest for future meals.

My mom and I (mostly my mom) sewed a little here and there in our free time.
I made 8 pairs of babylegs.We tied 2 baby blankets.My mom made me a hospital gown that is longer, nicer fabric, and more comfortable than the ones they give at the hospital. After G was born I wanted to be out of the gown, but with all the feeding and pumping and post baby discomfort I was feeling, a t-shirt and sweats wasn't great either. So we found this free downloadable pattern online and my mom whipped it out for me. The shoulders have velcro so I can undo them for easy access without showing everything to everyone who walks in. I think I'm going to love it.She also made these hooded towels for both kids. The hood is just a wash cloth with 2 corners folded down, a little cut off, then sewn to the towel. I love them. Baby towels are cute, but typically too small and I don't need towels with tails, eyes, ears, paws, etc, (but I love hoods.) I'm becoming more and more practical in my mothering years.

I'm feeling really good about my to-do list that seems to never end. There will always be things to do, but I don't have anything really stressing me out right now that HAS to get done. It's a good feeling.

And a little shout out to my awesome husband. I came home from Utah to a completely spotless house from top to bottom, (it was left in quite a mess after Garrett's birthday party and I didn't have time to clean it up because we left the next morning), a bouquet of flowers for me and one for my mom, a new crib all set up for 2.0, and a new iphone came in the mail for me the next day. I need to take long trips without him more often!

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