December 31, 2012

best of 2012!


2012 is almost over!! And I'm still pregnant!!!  (8 days over due ..... but who's counting?!? Everyone is because if you didn't already know I was overdue, I WILL inform you when you dare ask me how I'm doing, when I'm due, what my name is, etc.)
Annnyway, we've had quite the year. Highlights include:

-Finding out we were pregnant again!!!
-Going to Disneyland!
-Toph graduating from law school!
-Finding out the fetus baby is a GIRL!!
-Bronson turning 3!!
-Toph passing the Bar!
-The summer Olympics (this was definitely one of our greatest achievements of 2012)
-Toph being sworn in as a real lawyer+getting offered a job the same day he was sworn in!!!
- Not having the baby that was due in 2012 come in 2012 ..... maybe, there's still a few hours left!!

2012 turned out to be a long, fast, hard, easy, boring, exciting year. We've been blessed and tried, there have been lots of happy and frustrated tears. Can't wait to see what 2013 will bring us! (Better start with a BABY though!)

December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012!!!!

 Woo hoo stocking stuffers!
My dad IS Santa + Bronson sporting (hehahehe) the Utah Jazz  warm up suit he got from Mama Carlos.
Best gift? I think definitely.
Enough with that dang water bottle, Carlos. Expect yeah, I LOVE mine too!!!
Hulk Smash Bronson was born today. Worst gift? Thanks Toph!
My mom's way more intriguing than Ms. Rodham Clinton. SHE deserves a book deal.
Oh these two. 

Christmas came! And, despite what you see in the amazingly glam and happy pics above, it was ... kinda crappy crazy actually. This year was Bronson's fourth Christmas (I don't even know how that happened) and all he wanted was a green dinosaur and maybe some Legos. Done. As in, he was pretty much done after we opened stockings but we forced him to open all of his gifts (worst parents) resulting in a meltdown that made much more sense when we realized he had an ear infection and pink eye. Best day!! :/ Plus: I'm still very much pregnant with nary a useful contraction in sight. So whatevs. Better luck next year?


December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve. Guess who's still pregnant?!

 Mary, Joseph and fake baby Jesus. Obviously.

 The one wise man we could commission. He insisted he was a king from "RUSSIAN."

Not exactly sure what Bronson was supposed to be, to be honest.

Well Christmas Eve came and went and I'm still very much knocked up. Since I went over with Bronson I'm not too freaked out. Was I hoping to have a newborn and a weird deflating tummy by now? Sure. But I'll settle for Chinese food (our Christmas Eve dinner tradish) and a ginorm basketball belly instead. At least for a few (FEW) more days.



December 23, 2012

happy due date!!



Today is officially my due date. So I didn't really think she'd come early (or even on time) but I hoped. Real hard. So far we're two for two on late babies in this fam, tardiness is our tradition. I'm still feeling pretty great, thank. goodness. Hopefully the next update includes pics of our newest little nugget!

December 22, 2012

he slept through the Christmas lights. what?




Bronson was absolutely enthralled by the Christmas lights this year ... We drove for an hour to see some amazing neighborhoods decked out in their holiday finest and the kid slept the whole time! Ungrateful. Good thing I took lots of pics. Merry Christmas!!!



December 9, 2012

Christmas Partay 2012



We went to the Davis ward Christmas party last night where we ate lots, decorated cookies, watched Bronson chat Santa's ear off ("I tole him I wanted a green dinosaur with batteries!!"), and visited with everybody. I'm due in three weeks (or 5 ... please be on time, kid!) so we'll be in Red Bluff for Christmas but it was nice to celebrate a little bit here in Davis before we take off again. Merry Christmas!!






December 8, 2012

swearing the boy in


Toph is an official lawyer! Kinda. Last night he got sworn in at the law school, it was awesome! Highlights include:
-There was an Atticus Finch reference!
-It was short.
-There was really good food afterwards. (Seriously, so good.)


I was so proud of Toph and all of his accomplishments. As he raised his right hand and pledged to uphold the constitution and all that, everything just hit me and it seemed so official. I'm so proud of all the years of hard work he put into law school. He managed to be a fantastic dad, husband, and Elders Quorum president while getting good grades and passing the bar. Bronson and I are pretty impressed. GO TOPH!