Friday, August 31, 2012

New Things! this has been a summer of NEW things for us!!  Its been super busy, and we've been loving it!!  So I figured its time to write it all down and post some pictures!!  

First off... Meet Stewy...

Stewy is my surprise 3rd anniversary present.  Stewy is a chocolate lab puppy.  Not gunna lie, if Tyson had asked me instead of just showing up with a puppy one day, I probably would have said absolutely not.  I mean, we are having a baby in 6 weeks!  We cant have a puppy AND a baby right?  But Tyson was so excited when he brought him home, and I didn't have the heart to not be just as excited with him!  :)  Lucky for us Stewy has been a pretty awesome puppy.  He stays outside 95% of the time, hardly ever barks, and besides a few issues (like my brand new flip flop being chewed up, or the 1 AM wake up call when our sprinklers turned on automatically and FREAKED him out) he's been pretty much the dream dog.  And now after 3 weeks of being puppy owners we can't imagine him not around! haha so I guess he stays.  

New thing #2

Meet our new house!  

Sadly, this is the only picture I have of it.  Its on I took with my phone, right before going to work.  I didn't even take the time to close the garage door.  oops!  But we love the house!  One of these days I'll get the energy to clean it up all nice and take pictures of the inside and put those on here.  But for now this is all you get!!  We moved here about 2 days after Stewy came along.  Basically moving when you are 7 months pregnant is not the funnest, but I guess it was better than moving when I was 8 or 9 months along, right?  Its been so fun to have more space and decorate and have a room to get ready for our baby!!  I'm in love with it!  And now we have tons of extra space, so COME VISIT ME.  :)  

The last new thing...

I'm gunna do something I said I would never do...

Mandi...all prego....

There I am.  34 weeks.  Fresh out of the shower.  haha I can't believe we only have 6 weeks left till we meet this little girl!  We are pretty dang excited.  Feel free to tell me how huge I am.  I've had 2 people this week ask me if I'm having twins... ouch.  And I still have 6 weeks left!!  Oh well...what can ya do....   :) 

Anyways...there is our summer update!!  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Made me laugh...

Found these gems on my lap top...Seriously LOVE this guy!!  

Seriously how can these not make you laugh???

Also....for those of you waiting in suspense...
WERE HAVING A GIRL!!!  Seriously I am sooo excited!!  And as of this Friday I am HALF DONE BEING PREGNANT!!  Crazy stuff

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

17 Weeks, 4 Days

How far along? 17 weeks, 4 days
Maternity clothes? Some...mostly I just cant do my pants up anymore so I found some super cute and cheap maternity ones at Ross!  I love Ross...
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep?Always...No longer having issues in the sleep department!!  Now I wish I could sleep all day, every day.  It's been awesome!  I can work all night, come home and go to bed at 7 in the morning, sleep till 2 in the afternoon, and still go to bed by 8 or 9 that night and sleep all night!  I love it!  
Miss anything? Having energy...and not peeing every hour all day long and all night long...seriously, I thought that was supposed to be better in your second trimester!!  I think this baby is camped out on my bladder and thinks its funny.  Tyson thinks its great cuz that means its got his sense of humor...
Movement? Twice I have felt it move for sure...other times I wasn't sure.  So fun tho!
Food Cravings? BEEF.  Seriously all I think about all day long is hamburger and roast and steak.  It's ridiculous!  Seriously its a dang good thing we got an unlimited supply of beef on the farm or I would be DYING.  haha...that and potatoes still.  Oh my I'm getting hungry...
Gender? Mandi still thinks boy...Tyson thinks girl now.
Labor signs? nope
Symptoms? Still having the nausea on and off...I was doing so good and then kinda back tracked this week and threw up like 5 times in the last 3 days...but today has been better again...

Back pain...seriously killing me!! I think that has to do with all the lifting I do at work too...
The whole bathroom every hour issue...
Sleeping always...
Seriously want a hamburger right now...
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody? I'm getting better control over the whole mood issues I feel.  I still have my when Tyson fed my left over roast beef to an outside kitty trying to lure it in...SERIOUSLY lost it!  Tyson calls that side of me the beast.  Hopefully none of you have to ever meet her...She scares me too...
Looking forward to?
Finding out what we are having in LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!!!!  Gahhh...I'm dying to know...seriously its killing me!  Is it a boy??  Is it a girl??  I've been calling it a boy, but what if its a girl and mad at me now?  Seriously its ridiculous how impatient I am.  

Anyways...there is my update.  Our life is basically the same as usual...I gotta go practice building a shelter tho...I'm supposed to be certifying the YW in that for their camp this summer...seriously??  Why couldnt they give me the first aid station!  There I'm comfortable.  Shelter building...I sit in the car and Tyson takes care of it!  haha should be fun...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

13 weeks!

How far along? 13 weeks!
Maternity clothes? Nope
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep? Having some issues...I usually fall asleep super easy ever since I got pregnant, but I am having trouble staying asleep...I'm usually wide awake every morning around 6:30 lately, which is WEIRD for me...and sucks when I have to work nights! haha but I can usually have a nap so I wont complain too much...My other issue is I am having the most bizarre and messed up dreams since I got pregnant! Seriously woke up sobbing for the first time in my life the other day! Freaked Tyson out! haha but what can you do, right??
Miss anything? Not feeling nauseated! Seriously, what is that like?! cream...I can not eat the stuff...Seriously DQ blizzards used to be my favorite thing ever...but they just make me puke these days... :(
Movement? nope
Food Cravings? Depends on the day for me...Usually I want something so bad, then I eat it for like 3 days, then I never want to eat it again. Probably the most consistent thing has been potatoes! Good thing I live in Idaho! haha
Gender? Mandi thinks boy...Tyson thinks boy. haha...we will definitally be finding out as soon as possible...we are both WAY to impatient to wait the whole 9 months!!
Labor signs? nope
Symptoms? Constant nausea! I wont complain though...2 weeks ago I couldnt make it 2 hours without puking, and now I usually only throw up once in the morning when I first get up, and sometimes at night if I get overtired! Seriously compared to then, I feel AMAZING! But I am hoping that soon I can go through the day without feeling nauseated at all! Or even without puking at all!! Other than that...I've been pretty lucky...nothing too extreme...But I think I'm starting to get heart burn sometime? I've never had it so I don't know...haha
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody? I would tell you I have been completely happy always...But that would be a lie. I have been MOODY! haha but you try throwing up all day every day and then never being grumpy! This has actually improved a ton too the last week and a half now that I'm starting to feel a bit better!! haha but Tyson did tell me once after one of my "episodes" that he missed not prego Mandi! haha After that I have tried a lot harder to control my hormones :) Today, Im happy!
Looking forward to? Finding out what we are having...even though that is forever away still...And looking pregnant, and not fat. I'm getting into the awkward stage that nothing I own fits right and anyone who doesnt know I'm pregnant probably is thinking I'm just letting myself go...sigh...

Anyways...there it is! We are having a baby! YA! haha We are so unbelievably excited it is ridiculous! Other than that life is pretty much been the same old for us! Tyson is finishing up this semester of school and I am just working!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Ok...I need to blog. I get it. Tyson is going to kill me because he thinks I'm a freak, for 1, putting the picture up of myself that I did on my last post, and 2...leaving it there so its the first thing people see when they look at my blog for the last 4 months!! haha, but lets face it...Our life is a little boring I feel sometimes! haha. So I decided I would post about re-doing our trailer last September...haha I know it's now February of 2012...but I think that is seriously the last time I took pictures of anything we thats all I got! Haha I forgot to take a before picture...and this is the best I got...Basically the whole house looked like the bottom part... Just rotting and falling apart. NASTY!!

Here is Tyson working sooo hard! Seriously...I pretend I did a ton, but mostly I complained about how hard this was, and Tyson did the hard work. He's a champ! :)

See here I am. Working HARD!! I'll be honest...I painted EVERY SINGLE board that we had to put up on our house. And they all needed 2 coats!! ARE YOU SERIOUS?? Ya...I had some major blisters after about 2 hours, and it took us 3 days to finish...see why I complained?! haha I hope your all feeling really bad for me now.

My injury that I cried about for at least a couple hours! Haha...I think Tyson finally felt bad for me...or got sick of me complaining about painting, so he gave me another use the hammer and dig out the stones that go around the edge of our house...I swung real hard, missed...and this happened. Haha...I don't think he felt a whole lot of sympathy for me...

And, the finished project! Looks good eh? It was a lot of work, but totally worth it! The paint job looks AMAZING right?? :)

We had some left over supplies and thought it would be fun for kitty to get a matching new house...cute right? It's got 2 levels, carpet, and shingles...rough life, right?

Kitty also somehow managed to climb on the roof those 2 days...this became her favorite hang out...weird...she couldnt get down though, so Tyson had to keep climbing up to get her off.

Putting the deck on...Also a funny story...I won't go into much detail, but lets just say I've never been a big muscle girl...and this deck is HEAVY!! Tyson tried to move it with just me, but ended up having to call in some reinforcements...He kept saying, Ok Mandi, when I say lift, just bend your knees, and then stand up and just pull the deck can do it... (he has so much faith in me...clearly never seen my try to lift weights...) He would count down, and when he said lift it only moved on his then he would have to come to my side and lift it so that my side would catch up to his side...Anyways...we decided that doing it that way would have taken HOURS, so we called Matt and Riley...THANKS GUYS!!

Anyways...thats my exciting life!! :)