Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Last day of class ever!

Today, I had my last day of classes at BYU! What?! It has been an amazing four blessed years. I'm so grateful for the education I've received and the many ways I have grown. After student teaching, I will officially be graduating in August. So, I've been thinking how I and my life has changed in these four years. I remember being a freshman on my first day on campus. I was overwhelmed at the amount of people walking around. I have had many amazing and life-changing classes. I've grown spiritually. I met my husband and we got married. And now we're expecting a baby boy. It has been an eventful and rewarding four years.

So, thank you BYU. It's been a good run. Thank you dear professors. Thank you tithing money and the church for making this possible for me. Thank you mom and dad for your support and encouragement. Thank you Choco for your love and support. Woo-hoo!

in front of the McKay Building (aka my home on
campus for the past two years)

my excited face

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

We're having a...

We had our first ultrasound last Wednesday to find out the gender of our babe. I was really nervous and excited before. I was worried they wouldn't be able to tell or something. But it was pretty easy to spot that a little boy will be joining our family!

A little boy. We are very excited and grateful. And I must say, he is so adorable (at least from what we can tell). His little hands and feet are so fun. It was a really sweet experience to see him moving around. He is the size of an avocado this week. It is miraculous this little avocado already looks like a little person. He was sweet and moving his hands to his head and walking with his little feet. We just love him so much already.

I'm trying to get used to the idea that I'll be a mom first to a boy. I look forward to and daydream about exploring outside together, going on treasure hunts, playing in the dirt, and just learning together. We'll take trips to the library and museums and the park and wherever else. Probably not too much dressing up or barbies will be happening, but it will be fabulous. I already feel some of the weight and responsibility on my shoulders for raising and teaching this little boy. But when I feel overwhelmed, I just think that I can do hard things and with God I can do all things. I have a feeling we'll need Him on our side for this journey we'll be starting. What a blessing to be able to turn to the best parent for help.

And so, that's where we're at. I'm excited we'll have an older brother for our family-to-be. I'm sure he will teach us so much. We took a couple pictures after we just found out. Also, I had to throw in a couple of Chris a few Sundays ago. He is so cute. I hope our little boy looks just like him, especially that dark curly hair.