Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's time...

I don't even know if anyone still reads my blog, especially since I rarely blog, but with the little babe about to make her debut, I plan on blogging more often. I swear!

With that being said, I have decided to make my blog private in the near future. I want to share lots of pictures and thoughts and feelings and I don't necessarily want to share those thoughts and feelings with the whole world.

I never really thought I would ever make my blog private because I get annoyed when others make their blogs private, but I feel good about it for right now. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, if you would like an invite, please send me your email addresses.

Thank you!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sugar and spice and everything nice...

...that's what little girls are made of!

Baby Meadows is a baby GIRL!

I am in love with her cute little profile

This past Friday we finally had our big ultrasound. Since I was about 15 weeks along, I had been begging Josh to take me to Fetal Fotos so that we could find out sooner, but being the patient, frugal man that he is, he insisted that we were fine to wait until our appointment with our doctor's office. Luckily, these past four weeks have flown by and it was well worth the wait.

There was no question that baby was a girl as soon as the ultrasound tech started looking at her cute little legs. I absolutely love ultrasounds. Seeing baby girl moving around on the screen was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. She is already so cute and was having a little dance party during the ultrasound. She is an active little thing.

The odds of us having a girl did not seem to be in our favor considering the fact that Josh is the oldest of five boys, and I'm the only girl in my family. I am so excited for his family to experience what little girls are like. I'm sure she will have all those boys wrapped around her little finger in no time!

I can't wait to meet our little princess and I cannot wait to see Josh with our baby girl. He was grinning from ear to ear during the entire ultrasound and I know he will be such a cute dad. I am pretty sure this song will describe him to a "t."


We are so grateful and excited for this new phase in our lives and can't wait until the end of November to meet our sweet little girl.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Our new love

Most of you know by now, but baby Meadows will be joining us the end of November. We couldn't be more excited or feel more grateful.

My whole life I've wanted nothing more than to be a mom. When I was little, I would have my childhood best friend babysit my baby dolls for me when I would go out of town. I had to make sure my babies were in good hands of course! I have looked forward to this moment for 28 years. I can't wait.

Getting pregnant was not the easiest journey for us. Unfortunately, I know too many people who have gone through much worse than us trying to get a baby here, but we definitely weren't able to get pregnant as easily as your average couple. It took much longer than expected, but looking back now, it was worth every tear and moment of frustration. Timing is everything, even when the timing isn't what we would initially choose.

Pregnancy has been an interesting, rough and amazing experience. I can honestly say I have experienced a whole new level of nausea I never knew existed, but a big part of me feels grateful every time I'm leaning over the toilet bowl because I know the reason for it is a precious little miracle.

A few years ago, when my friend Melissa was pregnant with her first child, she said something on her blog that really stuck with me. She said something along the lines of she was trying her best not to complain about feeling sick or uncomfortable with her pregnancy because she asked for this and she wanted this. I loved that she said that. I have tried to follow Melissa's example because I too asked for this and wanted this. There were several times during all that time of trying that I would see complaint after complaint on Facebook or blogs from pregnant woman and I would always say to myself that I would give anything to have morning sickness because at least it would mean I had a cute little baby growing inside of me. Now being pregnant, I can definitely see how and why these women would complain, so I don't fault them for it, but waiting so long for a baby to come has definitely given me a different perspective on things. I don't want to take anything for granted. I try to only complain to Josh...haha

Speaking of Josh, he has been amazing these past few months. My love for him has grown to a whole new level. He has been so sweet and patient with me, even though I have turned into the world's most boring wife. I have preferred to stay home most nights for a few reasons. One being the fact that most nights I need to be near a toilet at all times just in case, and another being that I can barely stay up past 10 pm anymore. I can't get enough sleep. He has picked me up random food that sounds good at the time and he gives me my space when I don't feel well. I can't wait to see him with our little babe. He will be so cute.

I am so excited for this new chapter in our lives. I feel so grateful for this little babe inside of me. I thank Heavenly Father everyday for this sweet little miracle. I am so in love with baby already. We both are. To my sweet friends who are still waiting for a little one, please know that I love you. I think about you and pray for all of you daily. xoxoxo

Baby Meadows, we can't wait to meet you!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Trevor and Jeana wed

On January 3, the Meadows family gained another girl.  {FINALLY}.  This wedding has been a long time coming and I couldn't be happier about having a new sister-in-law.  Jeana is the perfect addition to the family and we are so glad she is officially a Meadows.

Their wedding day was perfect and beautiful.  It was close to 50 degrees while we were outside the temple, which was pretty amazing considering the time of year.  Jeana looked beautiful and it was very obvious that this was the happiest day of their lives.

They had a beautiful reception at Heritage Gardens.  I wish I would have taken more pictures, but as you will see by the quality of the pictures below, my beloved pink Sony camera is on it's death bed.  (I have a really good suggestion as to what Josh could get me for my birthday...hint hint).

Anyway, here are some pictures of Trevor and Jeana's reception.

Me and Riley- the youngest Meadows.
We like to call him Roo Roo.  Or Riley Bieber - for obvious reasons. 

Me and my favorite Meadows boy

The happy couple

My new sister

Cutting the cake

They got each other sooooo good.

Bubbles galore as they left the reception

And they're off to Cancun!

What a fun day!  We wish Trevor and Jeana all the best and look forward to many fun Meadows family moments ahead.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Playing catch up

Long time no blogging.

I have been having too much fun reading everyone else's blogs and spending way too much time on Pinterest to blog.  I want to be better at updating.  Maybe that will be a 2012 goal.

Anyway, here's a rundown on the last few months of 2011.  This post may get long and boring, so read at your own risk. :)

In August we went to Lake Powell with some of our fun friends in our ward.  It was my first time there and it was amazing.  I finally understand and know why people are so in love with that place.  Not only is it so much fun to play in the warm water all day, but the scenery is absolutely gorgeous.  I want to go back again and again and again.

Josh and I on the house boat.  Oh how I miss that warm sunshine.

View from our beach.

The LP crew.  

Hottest wakeboarder I've ever seen

Proof that I got up on a surf board.  I did not grow up in a family that boats, so my skills are limited, but I sure love being out on the lake, even if I can't do much on the water.

Missing this so much right now.

Also in August we finally mounted our tv and got cable and DVR.  HALLELUJAH.  We did not have a tv set up for the first five months we lived in our house and we hadn't had cable the first two years of our marriage.  Not that tv and cable are everything, but it's definitely nice to curl up on the couch and watch your favorite shows now and again.  Plus the only way I can fold laundry without wanting to poke my eyes out is to fold while I watch a show I love.  Now we finally have folded clothes...most of the time. My favorite folding movie is "Tangled."  Can't get enough of that movie.

This fall I was put in the Young Women's in my ward.  I started out as the Mia Maid adviser, but was just made the first counselor.  I absolutely love my calling.  It is definitely more time consuming, but I absolutely love and adore every young woman and leader.  We have a small group of girls, but they are all amazing and beautiful.  I feel so lucky to spend this time with them.  They teach me so much.

This past year, I have become very grateful for health.  I've had a few health issues and it has been a real wakeup call.  I've always considered myself to be a fairly healthy person, and while most health problems just happen and are out of our control, stepping up the healthiness a notch never hurt anyone.  Here's to a healthier 2012.

I have to brag for a second about my husband.  He has been rocking his job.  He works so hard in everything he does and I am forever grateful that he is mine.

We also decided to end 2011 by redoing our kitchen and full bathroom.  It has been a crazy 7+ weeks(and still going strong) but so far, everything that's been done looks great.  The bathroom is done and the kitchen is about 75% done.  I long for the day to have a functioning, updated kitchen but I know it will be worth the wait.  I'm just glad we're getting these big projects out of the way before kids come along.  As soon as the kitchen is done, I will post lots of before and after pictures.  I'll do a bathroom post soon.  I am so happy with how it turned out.  It looks 100x better.  I'm obsessed.

Anyway, I have a new goal to blog at least once a week from now on.  So please get on my case if I don't.  I've got to keep a journal somehow and I think this is the only thing that will work for me.  Happy February, everyone!  xo