Sunday, December 13, 2009

**38 Weeks**

Here is a lovely shot of me at 38 weeks...ready to POP! This weekend started off with a great little date night of Cory and I ordering some pizza and getting this place all ready for our baby to come! I definitely was feeling a little anxious this past week thinking of all the things we needed to get done, but after friday night I was feeling much better and ready for our boy to arrive now!

Then on Saturday Cory had a great home game where they beat EMU!! The SVU barn was packed for the game which made it very hot for me, but it was still a very fun and exciting game! Then that night was our Ward Christmas Party. Food, entertainment, and friends always make it a good night! I asked Cory before we went to the party to remind me to have someone take a picture of us so we don't have to take a head shot of ourselves. Well as you can tell we both forgot. :) Oh well! I think everyone needs to bust out in singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" because thats how far away it is and my due date!!! woohoo!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The title of this post applies to many reasons why this time of the year is the most wonderful...

First off, at the beginning of November is when basketball games kicked off for not only Cory's last year at SVU but also for the NBA and for College, which makes Cory a very happy man! I have come to understand that during this time of year, all the way from November to the NBA playoffs, my sweet husband gets full access to the TV whenever he wants. (well unless I am very persuasive towards something I would like to watch, then I may get my way!) But I know how much he loves the game and can't stay away from it. These are just a couple pictures of Cory playing ball this season so far. I just love to watch him play!! Even though basketball takes up alot of his time away from home, I will definitly miss watching him play something he loves so much after this year.

 the holidays! I love this season of giving and sharing! This year for Thanksgiving we had to stick around here do to basketball, but Cory's parents were able to ome out for a whole week and visit! We had such a great time with them celebrating Thanksgiving and going to lots of bball games. The week went by way to fast, but we love anytime we can get to spend with family! Thank you for coming out to visit and for all you do for us Mom and Dad Evans! Also, throughout the week of Thanksgiving I was thinking alot about how over the past 2 years I have been blessed so much! First I got engaged over Thanksgiving break 2 years ago, then last year I was married for the first Thanksgiving of my life and now this year I am very blessed to be pregnant! I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has given Cory and I the greatest blessing of becoming parents to our sweet little boy! Which leads me to what is THE most wonderful thing for us this year...

Thirdly, Christmas=Baby!!! I am less than 4 weeks away from my due date!!! I am so excited to finally meet our little one and to hold him in my arms! I feel like I am getting really close to feeling like I am fully prepared, in my mind, for our boy to arrive! This Christmas is going to be the best one yet in our home as we get to welcome in a new member to our family! Life just couldn't get any better!
This is me at 34 weeks...I will update with a more recent picture when I get one! Just imagine me 2 weeks bigger than this one :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Fun

We decided to pick out one pumpkin to share between the two of us this year and for the first time since I can remember, I didn't use one of those store bought pumpkin booklets. I ususally always do one of those really difficult and cool looking pictures, but with our lack of time this year we decided on doing our best version of a scary pumpkin face. I thought it turned out pretty good and we had fun doing it together! I made Cory do the cleaning out of the pumpkin which I usually don't mind doing at all, but for some reason it kinda grossed me out this year. :) I did all the poking and Cory did the fabulous carving job! Then on Friday our ward had a Halloween dinner and Trunk-R-Treat activity that was so fun to see all the cute kids dressed up in their costumes. I was getting really anxious for our little guy to get here so I could have dressed him up! Seriously everyday now I look down at my belly and wish he was here so I could hold him and give him hugs and kisses! Everyone keeps saying that its not too far away now, but to me it still seems like forever! I just can't wait to meet my little boy! Well, finally on Halloween night we got together with some friends and played games and ate yummy snacks! We had a great time celebrating this spooky holiday and are excited for next year when we get to go trick-or-treating with our own kid!!

I was laughing so hard as we tried to get a good picture of both of us with our pumpkin. Cory's head just kept getting cut off! hahaha

I wanted to compare which was belly or our pumpkin. I think I win! This is my growing belly at 32 weeks!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall Break!

So on Monday and Tuesday this week SVU had no school for Fall Break and we were able to make a fun short trip over to the DC Temple with our FHE group. We drove up on Monday morning so we could have time to do something fun that night. After the guys tried to convince us that a hockey game would be the best activity for the night, we decided on Olive Garden for dinner and games at the hotel after! Sorry guys, maybe some other time. :) Then on Tuesday we went to the temple and that was wonderful! It was just so nice to get out of Buena Vista for 2 days and have a great time with friends. Oh and being able to eat at places other than the fabulous selection we have in BV was nice too!

Family picture! I can't wait for our little man to fnally be here! Oh and Cory says to excuse his dressed down attire...we were in the first shift of going to the temple and this is all he brought to were this day.

The group!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

28 Weeks...and GROWING!

I am posting again and its only been like 5 days, shocker! hehe However, I realized I have not taken a belly picture for awhile now and decided that today I was going to. So the past couple of days I have been finding myself making several comments about how big my belly is getting to Cory, and he politely responds to my repetitiveness with a cute smile and a nod saying "yes you are getting bigger." I don't know why but all of a sudden all I notice is my growing tummy. I notice it when I stand, when I sit, and especially when I am trying to sleep! So here are a few pictures I snapped of my baby bump large and round, poking out for the world to see! I am in love with it nonetheless because of the wonderful miracle inside whom we are patiently awaiting his arrival!

This is a close-up and if you look real close you can see my little man pushing out his hand making a lumpy bump. Do you see it? haha just kidding! This is just me dreaming of all the cute baby stuff I wish I could get! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Birthday wishes and a trip to Chicago!

Me on my 23rd birthday! Don't you just love the amazing wrapping job my wonderful husband did? Complete with balloons on every gift! hehe I sure do love him! Cory was very sneaky this year with my presents because he knows how big of a peeker i am, so I didn't know anything about what he got me. He did a great job on making the day special for me! The best present I got this year though was finding out that we are having a BOY!!! The day before my birthday I had a very long awaited ultrasound scheduled to finally know pink or blue, and now we know we are definitely going BLUE! We are both so excited and this will be the first grandson on my side of the family! I can't wait to meet our little man and I already have so much love for him! Also, I got another big present this year that was a trip home to see my little brother before he leaves for his mission! So, bright and early the next morning after my b-day I flew out to Chicago and had such a great time with my parents and brother! For the ten days I was there we went to a Cubs game, Red Robin for birthday burgers, celebrated my brother's 20th b-day, spent time with family, and of course of baby shopping!!! I had such a fun time with my mom going to tons of garage sales where we were able to find some great deals! The greatest part of the whole trip though was when I got to go to the temple with my brother for his first time! What a wonderful experience it is to be with the ones you love most in the most perfect place on earth. Thank you Cory, Mom, and Dad for allowing me to do this trip!

Monday, August 3, 2009

19 Weeks and Something to Show for it!

Finally over the past two weeks now I have noticed my belly getting bigger. So here is the first belly picture I have taken being pregnant! I have also been able to feel the little tooter moving around which makes me so happy! I won't be able to have my ultrasound to find out the gender of the baby until Sept. 1st. Boo. Cory and I are very anxious to find out, so just one month more of waiting!

Monday, June 8, 2009

We are going to have the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT this year!

Well The word has been out for a little while now, but for those who haven't heard the BIG news yet...I am PREGNANT! Last week I was able to have an ultrasound done and this is a snap shot of our cute little baby that we are so excited to meet in December! I just love looking at the picture and seeing that tiny hand sticking up! I am 11 weeks along right now (almost 12!) and am feeling so much better than I was the last couple of weeks! Pregnancy is a whole new experience that both Cory and I are trying to figure out! My sweet husband has been so incredibly amazing these past couple weeks and I am so grateful that he is my baby's Daddy! hehe Cory and I have been so excited since day one when we found out we were expecting and our excitement continues to grow each day! The due date as of this most recent ultrasound is December 28, 2009...but we'll see if that changes as I get further along. There isn't any belly bump developing yet, but I know once it comes it will only get much bigger! Which I am fine with because I love my babies WELL rounded! hehe

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What A Wonderful First Year

Its been one whole year since Cory and I tied the knot and I have to say my love for him has grown so much! There was so much that happened throughout our first 12 months together and I am grateful for every experience we have had! Our Anniversary is on May 3rd which was a Sunday this we went out the day before to do some celebrating! Cory planned the night for us which included a fun dinner by the beach followed by a walk on the beautiful white sanded beach! Then after that we got some ice cream at a cute little spot. While we were there another couple were there getting some ice cream who we asked to take a picture for us and Cory told them it was our 1st year anniversary. They were very happy for us and said they were going on number 35! They also wished us many more to come! I look forward to the day when Cory and I celebrate 35 years of love and happiness together! Then to finish off the night Cory wanted to get us a fun gift so we picked up a WII on the way home! I cannot wait to get all the mario games to play on it cause thats really all I like hehe! Here are some pictures from the night...oh and on sunday our real anniversary we did the whole tasting of the top of our wedding cake! which was gross and very dry! But atleast we can say we did it!

I Love You So Much Sweetheart! I have never had as much fun in my whole life as I have this past year being married to you! Life is Good!

Another School Year Comes To An End...

I realize that I haven't posted in over a month, but I honestly have not been able to due to school ending, moving for the summer, and not having a working computer! But at last we purchased a new laptop that we have been dreaming about for awhile! So hopefully now I won't have any excusses not to post. Well let me fill you in on some recent happenings in the Evans's Life.

For the past little while Cory has just been finishing up with his junior year at SVU and doing some preseason work/recruiting for the summer. I on the other hand was not doing much but hangout with girfriends and their beautiful babies, and getting everything ready to move down to the Dirty South for the summer...Mobile, AL Baby!

The last week before moving is always caotic but I had lots of time on my hands and two wonderful friends who afford their services. But even with all the craziness of packing we were able to squeeze in one last FHE with our cherished group of friends! Next year we are going to miss the Holt's and the Hansen's very much because lucky JJ and Pete got to graduate this year...congrats guys! It was nice to be all together, minus Holly and Jacob :(, one last time and have a fun little BBQ. Here are a few pictures from the evening! Cory and I have truely enjoyed such wonderful company and lessons each week for FHE...not to mention the always delicious treats! hehe

If I knew how I would photoshop Holly and Jacob in...missed you two very much!

Silly picture take 1...not everyone knew that we were doing one! haha

Silly picture take 2...I honestly don't know what me and Cory are doing!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

poot wedding

My Cousin's Wedding

This past weekend Cory and I were able to make a quick trip over to Ohio for my cousin Rebecca's wedding. It was really nice to see extended family that we don't get to see that often, as well as my parents and little bro. Cory and I always have a blast at weddings because we love to get our grove on! Thats why at our own wedding the whole night was pretty much a big dance party and we never left the dance floor! haha! I just wanted to post afew pictures from their wedding day and say how happy we are for Rebecca and Jason! Weddings are just the best! Two people in love, committing theirselves to each other, and becoming one! Such a happy day!

Another tag for fun!

Here are some questions about you and your spouse. Once your finished tag whoever you want to do this! Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know!
♥ What are your middle names? Cory Jacob and Lindsay Victoria
♥ How long have you been together? dated in high school, after the mission and have been married 11 months tomorrow! so altogether its been around 5 1/2 years baby!
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? 4 months
♥ Who asked who out? Cory asked me to go on a date to see ELF and then ice cream after. One of the best dates we have ever had.
♥ How old are each of you? C-dawg 23 and Linds-dawg 22
♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most? hmmm its a tie!
♥ Do you have any children together? not yet!
♥ What about pets? not yet and probably never will, boo.
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? when i am moody! ha!
Did you go to the same school? Nope
♥ Are you from the same home town? yes. thats how we met
♥ Who is smarter? i would like to say me, but thats a lie!
♥ Who is more sensitive?ME, but he has a sensitive heart too.
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? probably Taco Bell
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? texas
♥ Who has the craziest exes? well taking that cory is pretty much the only guy i ever dated, probably Cory then haha
♥ Who has the worst temper? neither of us have bad tempers but i get mad a lot easier than he does
♥ Who does the cooking? totally me, but i enjoy it very much...the food network and me are close friends
♥ Who is more social? Cory
♥ Who is the neat-freak? its a tie
♥ Who is more stubborn? i am
♥ Who hogs the bed? Cory might be bigger than me but i tend to always be leaning on his side
♥ Who wakes up earlier? Cory for class
♥ Where was your first date? the movies and ice cream after
♥ Who has the bigger family?Cory but only by a few extra neices and nephews
♥ Do you get flowers often? no haha but its happened before
♥ How do you spend the holidays? with family
♥ Who is more jealous? me, its a girl thing
♥ How long did it take to get serious? not til after his mission did we get "serious"
♥ Who eats more? Cory
♥ Who does/ did the laundry? we both do
♥ Who’s better with the computer? Me
♥ Who drives when you are together? mostly cory

I tag Jenna, Mal, Katie, and Amber

For Fun!

Answer the following with only one word.
Where is your cell phone?..............before me
Your significant other?.............amazing
Your hair?............short
Your mother?...............loving
Your father?............hero
Your favorite thing?
Your dream last night...........blank, too tired
Your favorite drink...........real lemonade
Your dream/goal.............dream=to be a mom/ goal=to become an RN
The room you're in...........nice
Your children?..................waiting to come
Your Fear?....................losing cory
Where do you want to be in 6 years?......................a mom, cory done with school, living close to family
Where were you last night?................the gym playin' ball ya'll
What you're not?....................outgoing
One of your wish list items?..........a house
Where'd you grow up?..............WA state baby
What'd you read last?..............BOM
What are you wearing?..............t-shirt and b-ball shorts
Your TV?......................was free!
Your pet?....................never going to have, boo.
Your computer?................flat
Life? good!
Your mood?................cheery
Missing someone?...............lots of someones
Your car? attack
Something you're not wearing?.................socks
Favorite store?
Your summer?....................pinnacle
Like someone?..........................oh i am in love!
Your favorite color?
Last time you laughed? 30 minutes ago
Last time you cried?

I tag Jenna, Mallory, and Amber

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Craft it Forward...

I've seen a lot of people doing this on their blog. It sounds fun, so I figured I would give it a go. The first three people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!2- What I create will be just for you.3- It’ll be done this year.4- You have no clue what it’s going to be.5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 3 people who do the same on your blog. The first 3 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!Who’s in?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"The EVANS Brothers"

Some of you might not know that Cory and his younger brother Wesley play together on the Basketball team here at SVU. It has been alot of fun watching both of them play! They are really enjoying being able to finally be on the same team together which, because of there age difference, they were never able to do before until now! And speaking for their parents it has been an absolute joy for them to see their boys play together in college. We are so grateful for Cory's wonderful parents who are able to and make the affort to come out here to BV and watch their boys play! Last week they were here for another visit and got to see three of their games, which they all won! So here are just a couple shots of Cory and Wes playing some ball and a group picture of us out to eat.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

And Lastly...Chicago!

The last leg of our long Christmas Break trip was back home to Chicago to visit Cory's Family and some of mine as well! I wish I had some pictures of when we did this really fun mystery dinner game night, but i don't. It was a blast though, thank-you again Matt and Val for getting it! So, we all dressed up into different charaters that were invited to a dinner party where someone got murdered! It is just like the movie/game Clue! It was really nice to be back home with family being able to relax and spend time together. Cory got to play alot of basketball and video games, of course! We were able to celebrate New Years Eve there too! Growing up Cory's family has a tradition to throw tons of confetti all over when the clock hits midnight, so I decided we need to do it again! Cory and I are so blessed to have such wonderful families and had such a great time with all of them this past Christmas Season! We love you all and miss you even more!

This picture cracks me up! Only ten minutes till 2009 and all the adults are passed out and the kids still wide awake playing downstairs!Of course Cory has to be in the middle throwing confetti at everyone! He's such a cute kid! hahaHAPPY NEW YEARS BABY! 2009 IS GONNA BE FINE! WHOOP WHOOP!
Video of right before Midnight!
And this one is us celebrating!


The day after Cory's Birthday I was on my way to Utah for my sister Jenna's Wedding!!! I wanted to get there a little early to help out with things before the big day, but little did I know that my trip was going to take much longer than planned to get there. Never again will I choose to stop in Chicago for a lay-over during the winter time! Thank-goodness my dad was there and could come and get me for the night. However, we only got 3 hours of sleep before having to get up and go back to the airport. To make a long story short there was more complications that made me look probably somewhat like a lunatic running through the O'Hare Airport with two bags of luggage and crying hysterically! But I had been traveling for over 112 hours straight by then with only 3 hours of sleep! But I did make it to Utah and hit the ground running with all that needed to be done before Saturday! The day I got there I had to make 140 truffles with my mom and sister's for the wedding favors and then help Jenna pack and move all her things to her new place. On Friday we got to have a little girl fun by going and getting pampered for the big event, followed by a bridal shower! It turned out really great with lots of food, friends, games, and gifts! Then the day had finally come and it was such an incredible Temple Marriage and Reception! I am so happy for Jenna and Bennett!!! Love you two so much!

Madison givign Brooklin a pedicure! Love these girls!
Me and Brookie!

My Beautiful Sister-in-Law Amber! (can you believe she just had a baby!!)

Ooooh la la

Brooklin loves playing dress-up...and she thought these were some pretty dresses :)

It was so good to see good friends that live so far away from me!
(Michelle and Katie Shakespeare)

My Mal! Another great friend I haven't seen for awhile!


The Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

Cory with two little princesses!

C-Dawg and Linds-Dawg

After the craziness of the wedding had passed, it was time to just relax and hangout with the fam! Because we where all there for the wedding and it was so close to Christmas we were able to have mostly all of us there the spend it together! It gets really hard somedays being so far away from both mine and Cory's families that I cherish the time we have together! But I don't recommend spending Christmas in a hotel if you don't have to...its jsut not the same as being at home. But always the important part was being able to be with family!

All of us to eat! I miss all being together!

We had a very traditional Christmas Day a Japanese Restuarant of cousre!

(Brooklin, Amber, Newest member - Baby Ella, Tyler, and Christian)(Rob, Madi, and Katie)

(Me, Cory, Dad and Mom)

My brother Tyler (the new dad!) with his lil angel Ella, and Brooklin admiring her new "baby doll" cousin

Christmas 2008 - First one as a married couple!