Thursday, January 28, 2010


So I still don't feel that great. I have lost 25lbs and I haven't left my house in weeks...but I still have a lot to be grateful for and I thought it would be good for me to write down a few of them.

Number One: Joe

I am really grateful for Joe. Life has not been easy at our house and he has been nothing but great. I can't even go into our kitchen so Joe literally gets my food for me all day everyday. This experience has shown me how wonderful he really is.

Number Two: A Stateside Phone Number

So on our base in Japan we have home phone numbers that are from the USA. We have a Utah phone number so our family can call without it being really crazy expensive. It is really inexpensive for us as well and has made it life so easy for us in Japan. Family and Friends are only one call away.

Number Three: Friends

I am so grateful for Friends! Since we are so far away from family here it has been amazing to see the friends that are willing to be our family while we are here. We always know that if something goes wrong we have lots of people we can call for help. It is nice to know that people care about you!
Number Four: Facebook/Blogs/E-mail...etc.

I know it is silly but it has been nice to stay slightly connected with the outside world. Not much to say about it... I am just grateful.

Number Five: Baby

Even though I feel awful all the time... and sometimes I am not really sure how I can even move. I am really grateful that we are going to have a little person. This isn't easy but I am really happy that a I am not dying I am just pregnant!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Finally Expecting

We are so excited!
We have been waiting for this for a while so when we found out it was really neat. I can't wait to have a little person around. BUT... I really never knew how sick you could get when you are pregnant... I have already lost 20lbs and hope that it will get better some time sooner than later.We didn't really celebrate the holidays because I have been too sick... But no matter how sick I am if it means a baby I can do it, with Joe's help! "Joe helps a lot!!!"
Soon we will have a better ultra sound... this is our 10 week one.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

These were the only picture we got for Christmas break. This will be the last Christmas without our family. hopefully next year will be filled with lots of little people and our parents!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Joe played football with our branch...and luckily the worst injury of the day was Joe's shirt! The first Turkey I have ever made!

We took some food to our friend who just had her baby!
walking down the halls of the hospital on thanksgiving! Holding the little one
Paul and Jill
The whole dinner party
so fun
Crystal and Jeff

Our Dinner!