Isn't that hilarious? I'm pretty sure this was taken when he was supposed to be cleaning our old apartment. I'm trying not to laugh so I won't wake him up. Aaron is the best. This morning he worked from five to eleven and tonight he's working another shift, four to ten. He's always willing to help people out - he's the hardest worker I know.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
I didn't have a lot of morning sickness in the beginning, I was mainly tired and the smells of food really got to me. I threw up only once in the first trimester and that was when I watched a video of a kid picking up poo.
During the second trimester, I started throwing up when I didn't have food in my stomach, so mostly at night before Aaron came home. Sometimes I'll throw up if I see something really gross.
The weirdest part of being pregnant is probably how my abdomen doesn't have enough room for my stomach, lungs, and baby. Excersise is harddddd and I walk slower and don't run up stairs. I also have the smallest torso in the world, like I have two available inches between my ribs and my hip bone. So after I eat a regular sized meal I can't get enough air in my lungs... and I'm only half way! haha.
Recently I've been feeling my baby kick, which is just a really cool feeling. He kicks right where my pants bunch up under my belly, and it feels like little flicks inside. Awesome.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
We are just so busy inbetween moving, Christmas parties, finals, doctors appointments... it just feels insane!
Luckily we saved all that money in rent because I just blew it on a washer and dryer on Craigslist...
Craigslist and I have a dear relationship. I found 2 out of 3 apartments on craigslist, bought 6 chairs, a washer and dryer and a bicycle.
I sold and entertainment center, and one time gave away free pregnancy tests on craigslist... that is a really good story...
Craigslist I heart you.
The other night we went over to our new apartment to check out everything and to do a little inspection. The carpets were kind of naaaaaaaaaasty. And it didn't bother me too much, I figured i could cover it up or whatever..
The next day I was at work and these images of carpet stains were swimming through my head... so disgusting... so I called Aaron who said if it was bothering me I would have to call to ask them what they could do about it.
So I called and they're replacing the carpets! yes!
This is really boring.
Aaron has been applying for some jobs up here so if anybody hears of anything, let us know!
Dear new bathroom,
sorry about the puke... consider yourself christened.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
and then ALSO they're giving us a free month's rent so we're getting a month and a half of rent free!
Monday, November 29, 2010
In Virginia growing up it was a time to see family eat good food and nap, nap, nap.
Family Thanksgiving Favorites
Dad's Smoked Turkey
Stuffing with Jalapenos
Cauliflower Casserole (with or without Jalapenos)
Green bean Casserole
Sweet Potata Casserole
Cranberry sauce (from a can, duh)
Hot apple sauce
Hot apple cider
24 hour salad
Yum Yum Yum!!
I wish everyday could be thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
BETSY JOYCE SANTA CLAUS HERRMANN
beautiful, don't you think?? In my dream, my mom kept reassuring me that it was such a cute name for a cute baby! I went to the hospital, and I couldn't remember what happened from there, my mom said I had a c-section, but they didn't even ask me if I wanted one.
I forgot to text my mother in law that I was having the baby though, so I lied to her and told her I got there, had the baby, and they let me go an hour later. (Which helped with hospital costs, for me). Cute little Betsy Joyce had the cutest straight black hair.
But really though, without "Santa Claus" I think it might be a name for the list.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Okay, this movie is definitely the dumbest thing ever EVER ever made.
BUT, last night I saw this trailer while I was watching Toy Story 3 and I seriously bawled when Santa said something about giving a puppy to a foster home. Seriously I cried for fifteen minutes, so hard that I almost puked. Aaron had no idea what to do, he was trying so hard not to laugh...
I'm seriously losing it. I don't feel like I'm psycho all the time, but there are times when I just completely lose it.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
All with his zipper wide open. Apparently he yawned and stretched and saw some white undies.
I like him.
Life is good these days. I need to be a better blogger that doesn't just post funny things (see above) and pictures from my life. I should write real things sometimes. Like lists about what I like about my life right now...
- Aaron Herrmann (aka the Herrmannator) - Aaron is my best friend in the entire planet. He'll sing "Don't want to miss a thing" by Aerosmith at his loudest volume, and lip sync the parts that are too high for him. We only get to spend an hour together most nights before bed time, and that time is always spent with him cuddled up next to me, kind of like a girl child.
- Babies. Seeing babies, looking at pictures of babies, looking at baby things online, Aleah, Zoe, holding babies, pushing kids down when they walk.... these are all my favorite things. I can't wait til my little Peep (like easter candy) is born so I can knock him/her from his or her wobbly stance.
- Diet Lemonade from Chick-Fil-A. Seriously heaven. In a cup. I used to work with my friend Amanda at Hollister in the mall, she got me hooked. Being pregnant, lemonade is almost always on my mind. Oh yeah, and French fries. And Ketchup.
- Work. I do like my job, even if i don't really like working. I have a good boss and good co-workers and Chick-fil-A is real close which means I can get diet lemonade whenever I want.
Wait I think this list is turning into another nothing-post. But! Life is good. Aaron and I are both doing pretty good this semester. I'm debating on taking classes next semester since I'll be having a baby at the end of the semester. I guess we will see.
Pregnancy - It's not too bad. I throw up sometimes but usually I have time to run to the bathroom, or on occasion open the car door in time. Mostly, I'm exhausted. Standing and walking are my enemies because I get so dizzy. Bread is a no-no, I hate the way it smells lately. And I have been getting migraines every few days. That sounds like a whole lot of complaining, but really I just am glad I'm not ill all the time, some people get so sick pregnant! Also... I've only gained like one pound so far.
Anyway... Do you know what I'm trying to say when I say:
"Olivia is the new Ashley,"?
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
dear future children,
here is the proof that we have always been this way.
even before you were born
we're really sorry.
try to remember we love you,
even if we sing "I believe in a thing called love"
in front of (and sometimes to) complete strangers
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
And then I went back to work.
But, it's not due to laziness, promise.
I went to sleep 36 hours ago and woke up twenty minutes later with severe pain in the back of my head. Night migraine? What? Usually my only cure for a migraine is sleeping in a closet or bathtub, or some other cool, dark place. Sleeping doesn't usually trigger them.
I woke up in the morning feeling fuzzy and spent most of my day hunched at my desk with my snuggie sleeves working as a visor. I came home and crashed.
There are some fuzzy moments around hour 7 or so when Aaron brought me a bowl of cereal in bed and we watched an episode of Eureka, and then I realized I missed class and had a take home exam due. Aaron said he'd take it to her in the morning. And then I slept for another seven hours.
So here I am, still fighting that same migrane. What is going on with you, body??
Anyway, my hair looks really great.
Going on hour 48ish, do I have a brain tumor?
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Here is the recipe for the best soup you will ever make:
Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
1 large or 2 small butternut squash, 3-4 pounds total
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 chopped shallot, about 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped, about 1 tablespoon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks, about 2 cups
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/4 cup heavy cream
1. Roast squash: Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut squash in half lengthwise and place cut side down on a nonstick baking pan. Pour 1/4 cup water into pan and roast for 45 minutes or until squash is tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool. (This step may be done the day before preparing the soup).
2. Prepare soup: remove seeds and peel from roasted squash. Place cooked squash in a medium bowl and mash coarsely. Set aside. In a 6 quart saucepan, heat oil and add onion, shallot, ginger, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until onion is soft and begins to turn light brown, about 10 minutes. Add pears and cook another 5 minutes. Measure three cups of cooked, mashed squash and add to the saucepan. Stir in broth, honey and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Puree in batches in a blender or food processor, then return the soup to the saucepan. Stir in the cream and keep warm. Do not boil. Serve warm.
Makes 9 Cups
Calories: 169; fat 6 gm; protein 4.3 g; carbohydrates 30 g; fiber 6.7 g; sodium 381 mg; cholesterol 12 mg.
From pg 166 of the October 2000 edition of Country Living magazine.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It was the perfect mix of a Man's show with a romantic comedy. You know, when people have attempted that before it turns out to just be a really rotten dirty show, but this one was fairly clean. I loved it!
Also, looking at it online, it says that there's nudity? but I don't remember any.
I loved it!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
I'm a grump.
I just found out we're going to be paying about 600 dollars more than I thought for tuition this semester. Yuck. Also Aaron recieved this email saying "Our records indicate you have dropped out or graduated last sememster" And something about him needing to pay his student loan.
He's already registered... so...
anyway basically our school just doesn't know what they're doing half the time.
Anyway, I'm excited for this semester, it should be really easy for me, but super hard for Aaron. He's starting to take engineering classes and science-y stuff, and that is what he loves! I think he'll do well.
Yesterday, I took a spill on my bike. Like probably the 5th minute I was riding it. Hilarious, now, but painful at the time. I have a skinned arm and knee. I feel 12. It's awesome.
I didn't know riding a road bike would be so different from a mountain bike. Also, it's from the 80's, so I'm not exactly sure how to use the gears yet. Ahh well. One day.
This weekend is going to be awesome.
Dinner with The Snow Family
Travelling to Idaho
Spending the night at Melissa's
Dawn's baby, Spencer is being blessed.
Travelling back to Utah.
p.s. Sometimes when we send back our netflix DVDs my landlord opens them and throws them away....
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Day 2 - Your least favorite song
Day 3 - A song that makes you happy
Day 4 - A song that makes you sad
Day 5 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 6 - A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 7 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 8 - A song that you know all the words to
Day 9 - A song that you can dance to
Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 - A song from your favorite band
Day 12 - A song from a band you hate
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 - A song that describes you
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 - A song from your favorite album
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you're angry
Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you're happy
Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you're sad
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 - A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 - A song from your childhood
Day 30 - Your favorite song at this time last year
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
An albino elk.
A family of bears
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Also yesterday my eye did this really freaky thing where the cornea looked like a giant blister around the brown part of my eye (iris?). It was sick. Should I be sharing this with you? maybe not, but it was really sick. It looked like my eye was just full of liquid and I was afraid it could burst. The strange part is that it didn't really itch or anything, and it wasn't watering a whole lot, so I went to an Urgent Care and they fed me a popsicle. Oh yeah and they fixed my eye too. They dropped antihistamines into my eyeball and everything was fine, apparently my body just reacts really weird to allergies.
Tonight I'm going to my first Young Women activity as a Leader. I'm the Laurel Advisor. Weird! I feel like it was just a month ago I was crocheting something with my own Leaders. I give my first lesson in a few weeks, and I'm really excited. I just want to get to know the girls, and have fun!
Lately I've tried to make it a goal to do something every night and more importantly every weekend. I feel like my weeks are structured enough with work and school and grocery shopping and cooking church callings, church on Sunday, family dinners... etc. It's just a busy busy life, not that it's any busier than anyone else's, but when Saturday rolls around I just want to sleep in and sit around all day. Does anyone else have this problem? Where you just wanna go brain dead after a long day/week/month/hour? What a waste of time! And time is just flying. I've been married for almost 11 months.
Anyway, life is good. We are happy, very healthy (minus weird eye thing). We are both going to go to school in the fall, and working working working our souls away.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
(I love my Divas!)
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I attribute my success to:
But you guys, lets be real. Aaron and I always see people running and biking with their headphones in their ears. That's dangerous. I say play it on your phone without headphones or buy some kind of speaker system. Kinda nerdy, but if you need music, do it! Or just wear one headphone perhaps? Should I be giving you advice? no, like I know anything about running... but lets be real I don't want to run over any MGs anytime soon.
basically this guy:Was riding a razor scooter beside me. Freak me out.