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!