Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's new with me?

Well, for starters, I've got this growing fetus in me. That's pretty new. About three months is all. I guess she/he is only about 3 little inches long, but you wouldn't believe how this kid eats!! I'm not kidding. I've got to eat constantly to keep him/her happy. And guess WHO is due the EXACT same day as me?! Again, I'm not kidding. I was destined to never be pregnant alone. Small world, when you're having babies. (May 2, since you're all too lazy to do the math). Also, my two sister-in-laws April and Katie are both due at the end of February/beginning of March. Both boys. My parents have done quite well for themselves, in their grandparenthood. The youngest Tribe will be numero TWELVE!!

Let's see, I'm teaching sewing lessons now. It's been great! I get to stay in the comforts of my own home, and enjoy PAID crafternoons! Thanks Trine, for opening my eyes to the possibility! Besides being fun, it is much needed income, as it fuels my ever-depleted craft fund.

(My quilt progress)

Also, Merritt and April were just in town, and we had ourselves a heck of a good time together with all the family. I can now say with confidence that 25 people CAN fit in our basement. It was a bit of a squeeze, but it since we consumed nothing gaseous, it was nothing but fun.
Check out the murky water!! What can you really expect from a tub full of cousins! (Or gudgies, as we refer to them. Gudgie: Noun that refers to the title cousin, neice, nephew, and grandchild all in one convenient term.

We also attended a party of special magnificence. I don't want to steal from the post that Eirene will no doubt write ( well, at least I hope she writes it), but we all had a marvelous time at her costume ball. The atmostphere was magical, the decor was breath-taking, the food was good, and the costumes were brilliant. It was a wee bit cold, but the blazing space heaters added to the general splendor of her backyard. If my newly-made-mother-of-two-sister does not post about it, I'll show photos of everyone, but for now I'll give you sneakiest little peak of my little clan. Who were we? I'll give you a hint. I wasn't autumn. I was Peter Pan. Accompanied by a really attractive lost boy, and an irresistible little TinkerBell.

YES, that IS a gutted teddy-bear on Allan's head. Brilliant, I know.

Helllllooo!!! Can you even HANDLE how cute little Tink kissing her neighboring woodland fairy is?!

Allan is taking the GRE this Saturday. Wow. That's a beast of a test. He's studied a lot, and I'm proud of him. We're both excited for this test to be behind us. WOOHOO!

I'm in charge of our ward's primary program this year, and it's been....awesome. SO much work! Do women all over the world REALLY do this EVERY year?!? I just can't wait for this Sunday to be over. I've put a lot of work into it, and I really do hope it all comes together, and that it helps these special little kids feel the spirit as well as their families. Despite the chaos of putting it all together, I really did enjoy spending time with the kids one-on-one, and hearing their sincere and simple understanding of the gospel. Kids now-a-days are soooo smart! I've actually been kinda blown away with how much they know, and how much they have to teach me.

So yeah, it's been a good Fall. p.s. I love the fall. Changing colors....crisp birthday (oh, by the way it was GREAT, with a big fat BESIDES the fact that BYU lost)....
But anyway, I'm feeling pretty lucky. Actually, blessed is a heck of a lot better word.

Peace out.


Ster and Jen said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! You are the coolest ever. It is good to know what is going on in your life things just happen too fast don't they? I don't know if you have checked out our blog but you are welcome to. Keep nourished :)

Averi said...

Hey! Congrats on baby #2! That is great news! you and Martha prego at the same time, how fun!

2P and Super B said...

I can't tell you how long I have waited for an updated post. I have been thinking about you a lot! I just love and miss you tons!
CONGRATULATIONS on the pregnancy! I am so stinking excited for you and for Martha!! I wish I could come out there and throw you a baby shower.
Also, awesome that you teach sewing lessons. Also, LOVE your quilt! It is absolutely beautiful.
Also, Great costumes! Genius.
Another thing...I am in our primary program! They asked me to sing a song with a small group of girls. Also, good luck to Allan.
Also, love getting together with family. I am glad you all had such a good time.
And one more thing. I love you. I am happy for you. I miss you. oh wait, that was 3 things. Oh well. You know I can go on and on.
Anyhow, Great things going on for you! So wonderful!

LeAnne said...

Congrats that is wonderful news! How fun to be pregnant with a good friend at the same time. Sewing lessons?! Too great. True story. I have been thinking about doing the same thing. Combines to of my loves teaching...which I am not doing currently cause of my sucky state's economy...and of course sewing.

Great to hear your news!!!!

The Piersons said...

Yeah that is very exciting!! You guys obviously make abnormally cute babies. I've been wondering if there was a bun baking in that oven.(Sigh...I'm so jealous)

Did Allan tell you that we are coming up there Thanksgiving for a whole week?? Aaron told Allan that we want to meet up with you guys wherever you are. We'll be staying up north in Kayesville but will drive wherever you guys are.

The Piersons said...

Oh and how fun that you and Martha will be pregnant together, you will love that.

And I love y'alls costumes, they are fabulous.

M-Ware said...

pretty sure your little basement party would have been even more fun if you were all gaseous.

did you know i forgot your birthday? well, there, i admit. i completely forgot it. and to think, you threw yourself the best surprise parties. you only needed me there to drum up anticipation and keep the lie going. anyway, happy bday you filthy little jan (love, peg).

you amaze me w/your costuming skills (gutted teddy? WHO? i mean, WHO? thinks of that?)

i'm excited to have babies together. our wombs are one. what the h are you naming it? i wish i could name it five things.

Katie M said...


I just LOVE your quilt! It's amazing! You are one talented woman! I'm always excited to see your new blogs and to see what you've whipped up. Check ya later!

Love ya


Shanna said...

Yeah! Congrats! That is very exciting. I am so happy for you. :)

Heather E. said...

Who are you kidding? Eirene won't post about her costume ball anytime soon. She has two keeds after all. Oh I miss you Mitchells soo badly!