Thursday, November 26, 2009


I figured that since it being Thanksgiving and all I would compile a list of things that I am grateful for. I need to be more grateful all throughout the year, not just at Thanksgiving. Oh and they aren't in any particular order or anything.

  • Family- I have one of the greatest families ever... whenever we get together (which unfortunately isn't very often) we have an awesome time. I know we don't say it much, but this seems like as good a time as ever... I love you guys!
  • Pets- Puma and Fenway are part of our family and even though they bug me sometimes they are still my children. I look forward to Puma snuggling under the covers with me at night and just whenever Fenway is being a good puppy.
  • Food- I am grateful for having good food to eat every day and a husband who likes to cook it for me!
  • Little baby Chambers- I know he isn't born yet but I love knowing that I have a little guy in my ever-growing belly. I love feeling him kick when I am relaxing and just knowing that he is doing alright.
  • The Gospel- I am thankful to have the church in my life and for freedom to worship as we wish. I am also glad to be married in the temple to Ryan and to know that we will be together forever.
  • Friends- I have some of the best friends a girl could ask for. They are there when I need them and I appreciate the time we spend together and the activities we do.
  • A Home- We love having a house now and being able to feel more like a family in it. It is perfect for us and we love being able to decorate it and make it feel warm and comfy.
  • Technology- I am so glad that we have computers and internet because I can stay in contact with so many more people than i would normally. It makes life much easier and I am glad I am in this world during the technology era..
  • Neighbors- We have some really great neighbors that are always willing to help us out. Whether it's pulling out a tree stump or taking out our trash when we forget. They are great.
  • Jobs- Even though I don't have the job I would like to have I am very happy that I am working and making money. I am also thankful that Ryan has a full time job where we have awesome benefits and alright pay. We make enough for our needs which is all that I ask.
  • Garage- I LOVE having a garage this year... no more scraping the frost or snow off my car every morning... it is sooooo nice!
  • Hot Cocoa- It is so nice to wake up and get a nice cup of cocoa... I got the stevens candy cane cocoa on sale after christmas last year so I have like 3 big boxes and i LOVE it!
  • My Husband- Ryan is an amazing husband who is always there when I need him. He provides for our family, is a strong priesthood holder, a good family man, and a very generous person. He takes care of me when I feel sick and gives me nice back rubs and foot rubs. He will be a great father to our children and is a good support for me.
  • Christmas movies- I love watching christmas movies... usually they are pretty cheesy but I don't care... cheesy is cute and makes me feel more christmasy!
Well I hope I didn't forget anything... if I did maybe I will add it later. But this really helped me think about the things I am grateful for and often take for granted in my life. I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving and that you are surrounded by those you love.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Baby Chambers

Well, we had our first Ultra sound today and we were able to find out the sex after about 45 minutes. He was being very stubborn with his legs crossed and knees together. I think he was embarrassed and didn't want us to see his goods! She had me turn on my side and my back several times before he actually moved his legs.
This is his face... I don't really see the features or anything but I have a hard time reading these things. I am sure the lady was sick of me because I kept asking her what everything was.
This is his little arm. He had it curled up near his face and you can see his little fingers.
His profile is so cute... she said that he was right up against my placenta. You can see his chin and nose and lips a little bit if you look closely.

FInally after a lot of waiting we are finally able to spot his penis... The long thing under "it's a boy" is his leg and right above that are the boy parts. I was nervous at first because they said that the ultra sound machine was having issues and that they may have to postpone our visit... I was just praying while we were waiting that we would be able to see our little guy. But they were able to take the back up machine out and give us the ultra sound. We will have to go and get another one done in 4 weeks to monitor a "bright spot" she saw on his heart. Hopefully it will be gone and we won't have to worry about any heart problems in the future.

Ryan knew all along that it was a boy since he has had several dreams about a little boy with dark hair... so I guess we will see if this little guy has dark hair or not. It is nice knowing that we can call the baby a him now and not just baby. We are really excited and look forward to getting everything ready for him to arrive in April!