Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pregnancy is Fun

Here's why:

1. It's the only time in his life my husband can crack fat jokes at my expense and not incur my wrath. I don't know why, but hearing him lovingly call me "butterball" and "pork rind," having him touch my belly and smilingly say, "Wow, you've really let yourself go," and getting texts from him that say, "I love you, chub chub," makes me love him more and more.

Now if I wasn't pregnant...that's a different story.

2. I have an insane sweet tooth. Brown-Eyed Boy's Halloween candy didn't stand a chance against me. Since getting pregnant, I have made at least four different kinds of muffins and devoured them all, whipped up late-night batches of cookies, and happily dunked graham crackers into a big tub of frosting.

Unfortunately, my stomach is now being squished to a smidgon of its usual size, so I can't eat as much as I usually want to.

With Thanksgiving coming up, like, tomorrow, that's probably a good thing.

3. Although, at this point, Brown-Eyed Boy is pretty much in denial that there will soon be another child in our family, sometimes, when I ask him to, he will bend his little blond head over my belly and say, "Hi, baby sister." And then, as he jumps and rolls all over me, I will feel baby sister wiggle, as if to say, "Hey, I want to play, too!"

4. I can go from happy to angry to sobbing tears in five seconds flat. You should have seen me when Romney lost the election. And if I happen to enter a crowded place, such as a grocery store, when my pregnancy hormones are raging, there is a good chance someone is going to get kicked in the shins. Very likely the perky Fry's worker who not only had the nerve to ask me how I was doing, but called me "ma'am" several times.

Ok, maybe that part is more of a sarcastic "fun."

Danielle Bright Photography
 But I will take it all if it means I'm pregnant.

Hormonal and happy,
The Brown-Eyed Girl

Photo A Day Challenge - Happened This Weekend

My niece got these for her birthday. And the little boys went crazy over them.

Photo A Day Challenge - The Last Thing You Bought

A pregnant girl's best friend.

Photo A Day Challenge - View From Your Window

Photo A Day Challenge - In Your Bag

Photo A Day Challenge - Man-made

Our driveway. Made by my man.

Photo A Day Challenge - Where You Slept

I very rarely make my bed. Just keeping it real.

Photo A Day Challenge - Drink

Photo A Day Challenge - Night

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

After a Disappointing Election Night...

...this quote from Harold B. Lee, eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made me feel better:

"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in America ; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ...

I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through."

(Excerpts from a talk given at a Ricks College Devotional Assembly, “Have Faith in America,” October 26, 1973; see printed in two sources: Ye Are the Light of the World: Selected Sermons and Writings of Harold B. Lee, 340, 350-351, and The Teachings of Harold B. Lee, edited by Clyde J. Williams, 365-366.)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Once upon a Halloween, two skeletons fell in love.

They had a beautiful little boy skeleton who loved to eat candy.

And a baby girl skeleton on the way.

Together, they were a happy skeleton family.

The end.

Oh, and look at Little Boy Skeleton and The Hulk holding hands.

So cute.

I hope your Halloween was as sweet and skeletal as ours.

The Brown-Eyed Skeletons

Photo A Day Challenge - Whatever You Please

My two favorite boys

Photo A Day Challenge - Clothes

Clothes to donate, baby girl clothes, and Halloween costumes. I need some organization in my life.

Photo A Day Challenge - Moon

Photo A Day Challenge - Looking Back